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Old 11-06-2010, 11:36 AM
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Christmas is coming - Next upgrade??

I wanted to get some opinions from you guys that may already have the two upgrades I'm debating over as a Christmas gift from my wife to me. I'm stuck between the Shark upgrade and the BavAuto Autosport Suspension Kit. I would be chipping in the difference between the Shark and suspension kit so the cost to the wife would be the same - nice guy ain't I?! I have the 2.3 so I see that the upgrade with the Shark is more than some other models and it would be the easier upgrade of the two. The suspension upgrade is 100x's harder than the software update but it makes the car look bad-ass!

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Old 11-06-2010, 02:07 PM
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I wanted to get some opinions from you guys that may already have the two upgrades I'm debating over as a Christmas gift from my wife to me. I'm stuck between the Shark upgrade and the BavAuto Autosport Suspension Kit. I would be chipping in the difference between the Shark and suspension kit so the cost to the wife would be the same - nice guy ain't I?! I have the 2.3 so I see that the upgrade with the Shark is more than some other models and it would be the easier upgrade of the two. The suspension upgrade is 100x's harder than the software update but it makes the car look bad-ass!

I'd go for the suspension mods first!..
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:59 AM
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I'd have to agree. Going fast is the easy part.

It's hugging the turns and quick stopping that set these cars apart from the rest.

I'm curious to know the pricing on each of these mods. Link?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:48 AM
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I'd have to agree. Going fast is the easy part.

It's hugging the turns and quick stopping that set these cars apart from the rest.
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:29 PM
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For PANTS:

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
Bavarian Autosport Suspension Kit
Part # : SK Z306 016 BIL $ 659.95

http://www.turnermotorsport.com
Performance Software System for Z3 2.3 M52tu 1999-2000
$299.95

I think it's unanimous! I'm going with the suspension. Thanks for the input. It was much appreciated and I have been leaning that way for a long time. Bring on Santa!!
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just do coil overs from ecstuning.com there like 700$ better bang for your buck plus u can choose how low u wanna go ive had fks in my vw and bmws good begginer coil over
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