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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:24 AM
MuayThaikid MuayThaikid is offline
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128i upgrades

What are somethings I could do to my 128i to make it faster or maybe put a body kit on it by bmw? I would eventually like to add things to it to make it even nicer than it already is or is that considered kind of douchey to do to BMW's. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:51 PM
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First things first you could add a cold-air intake for 5-10HP, full exhaust for about 10HP, racing headers are good for about 20HP and a tune to maximize all those upgrades for max power.

You could also add a nice spoiler for extra downforce at high speeds (and looks) as well as a body kit. Some lowering springs would be nice (slam that baby!) and put some HID bulbs and tint the fogs yellow. You could also get some really nice 20 or 22" chrome wheels which would really make the color pop.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:39 PM
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What are somethings I could do to my 128i to make it faster or maybe put a body kit on it by bmw? I would eventually like to add things to it to make it even nicer than it already is or is that considered kind of douchey to do to BMW's. Any thoughts?
Forged wheels Lighter unsprung weight.

Also you could go on a diet and lose weight every little bit helps
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:50 AM
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What are somethings I could do to my 128i to make it faster or maybe put a body kit on it by bmw? I would eventually like to add things to it to make it even nicer than it already is or is that considered kind of douchey to do to BMW's. Any thoughts?
Burger tuning (Motorsport) has a chip mod that will give you another 10hp and torque.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:51 PM
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Burger tuning (Motorsport) has a chip mod that will give you another 10hp and torque.
Do you really want to put a body kit on a BMW? Oy vey.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:29 PM
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Do you really want to put a body kit on a BMW? Oy vey.
No but the OP appears to want to. Personally my goal is for all mods to be stealth upgrades -- the car should look stock but behind the scenes be stellar (power and handling mods, upgraded soundsystem, etc).
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:32 PM
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No but the OP appears to want to. Personally my goal is for all mods to be stealth upgrades -- the car should look stock but behind the scenes be stellar (power and handling mods, upgraded soundsystem, etc).
I'm not sure it's stealth, but you could try this upgrade.

As VW is a German car, it should be adaptable to a BMW.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:54 PM
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Yeah, well, maybe if it was a little bigger.
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