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Old 01-01-2013, 03:40 PM
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2011 BMW E90 328i - MOD HELP?

Car: 2011 BMW E90 328i LCI Sedan

Modifications - Cosmetic:

BMW OEM M-Tech Aero Kit (Front Bumper, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper): $2140 (link)
3D Design Carbon Fiber Diffuser for 2-tip Exhaust: $??? (link)
3D Design Front Lip Spoiler: $??? (link)
Matte Black Kidney Grills for E90 LCI: $99 (link)
Lux H8 LED Angel Eye Upgrade v3: $245 (link)
BMW Carbon Fiber Performance Trunk Spoiler: $245 (link)
BMW OEM M3 Mirrors: $1750 (link)
Vorsteiner BMW E90 Vented Race Hood (2x2 Twill, Double Sided): $1705 (link)
BMW Carbon Fiber Roundel Overlays - $45 (link)

Modifications Wheels / Tires / Suspension:

BarvarianX M359 19" style rims (Black now, but can revert back to original silver) F 19x8.5 R19x9.5
Hankook V12 tires F 235/35/19 R 265/30/19
H&R Spacers F 10mm R 12mm
KW Variant 3 Coilover System: $2900 (link)

Modifications Performance:

Rogue Engineering Power Pulleys: $385 (link)
BMW Performance Exhaust System: $1160 (link)
BMS Power Box Performance Chip: $280 (link)
N52 Euro Air Box: $410 (link)
N52 Euro Air Box High Flow K&N Air Filter: $50 (link)

Modifications - DIY:

1) 35% TINT (ALL-AROUND)
2) SMOKE TAIL LIGHTS
3) VINYL WRAP

Side Projects:

1) Lighting - convert from halogen to HID angel eyes
2) Rim/Tire - find out correct setup with offset
3) 335i Exhaust Conversion - will change the exhaust configuration from two tips on left side to one tip on each side

Questions:

1) What pipes/muffler/exhaust would i need to change from the 328i exhaust setup to the 335i exhaust setup (in other words, i want one tip on each side instead of two tips on one side).
2) Could the PRE-LCI blackline tail lights fit the LCI tail lights?

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:53 PM
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So you are going to drop $15k worth of mods on a $35k car that will get you may 20hp?

Why not just buy a 335i?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:08 PM
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This is a first car -- I don't want as much speed as the 335i offers. I'd rather have a relatively slower car that I can modify and then upgrade to the 335i down the road.

Besides, I could effectively mod the 328i for $8K -- some of this is overpriced and/or unnecessary. Do people like the setup, though? Any questions/concerns?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:10 PM
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So you want to dump a bunch of money into a "slower" car for now and then when you are ready for a "faster" one, lose all that money that you spent on modding plus the depreciation value?
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:48 AM
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Skip all your engine mods and opt for the KW V1 instead of the V3. The rest is personal preference (which I agree will probably look pretty sharp). I'd also recommend considering side mirror cover plates rather than full mirror swaps - still a visual improvement but without the extreme cost for such a minor detail.
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This is a first car -- I don't want as much speed as the 335i offers. I'd rather have a relatively slower car that I can modify and then upgrade to the 335i down the road.

Besides, I could effectively mod the 328i for $8K -- some of this is overpriced and/or unnecessary. Do people like the setup, though? Any questions/concerns?
Why don't you sell the car and get a use E90 328i or F30 328i loaded and not messing around with mod, this doen't make any sense.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:02 AM
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OK, I've decided to go with the 335i. Thanks for all of the input, and look forward to my COMPLETE modifications thread in the next day or so.
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we can offer the mtech parts for much cheaper
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