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Old 03-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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Question What is your budget for modifications?

I am curious, how much an F10 owner spends on modifications? After leasing/buying your F10, how much do you plan on spending for any additional accessories/equipment/enhancements? And what are the priority items that you'll buy immediately?

I already have tint on the car after less than a week and plan to spend probably $6-7K during my ownership, or roughly 10% of the car's value for both the parts and installation services. (not including any tires that I may have to replace). I am planning to uninstall everything at the lease end and sell the parts.
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03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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Old 03-07-2013, 12:29 PM
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For me, it is hard to answer that up front. Common sense dicatates that I don't spend that much being that I plan to return the car at lease end (unless I can remove the part and sell it myself). That said, I haven't driven the car yet to detect needs for upgrades etc. The car as it is now has every thing I wanted.

On my e39 540, I spent close to 2k between rear m5 sway bar, rear fog lights and a quality short shifter. The 540 is a car I kept.

Tint is a good first start. I am not a big fan of the orange relectors. Perhaps change those to the body color? Spoiler?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 PM
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For me, it is hard to answer that up front. The car as it is now has every thing I wanted.
Elmanzah, in your case, you have almost everything on the car except maybe spoilers and exhaust.
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07 BMW E64 630i - 3.0 L 200 kW (272 hp)
03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


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09 Mercedes C 350
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:33 PM
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$600 to $1K max on a Leased car (or even if I buy, preferably). Reason being, amongst obvious fiscal sense when Leasing, because I try and get a car good enough, and equipped good enough to where it doesn't need any more mods than my usual suspects (some clean-ups, slight variances here and there for individuality, and tinted windows). I get a car with a perfect set of wheels and body cladding, etc., so I can just do small accessory stuff to personalize it.

When I had a white car, I spend a lot more because I wanted to get certain things blacked out. On a black car, it's saved me several hundred dollars because I now don't want/need a black grille, or wrapped roof, or any other black-accents I'd usually consider painted/wrapping/doing on a car.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:56 PM
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K-A, do you still have the stock Goodyear LS2's?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:11 PM
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Well the dinan stage 2 was my most expensive upgrade. But buying a car is never a smart investment. Some of us have a passion for cars and do this for fun
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:22 PM
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K-A, do you still have the stock Goodyear LS2's?
Actually I guess I was kinda lucky in that my car came with Pirelli P-Zero Nero's as my stock tires.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:25 PM
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Well the dinan stage 2 was my most expensive upgrade. But buying a car is never a smart investment. Some of us have a passion for cars and do this for fun
True that. That's why every time I "blow" another chunk of change on my car I just think of how much money goes into far less pleasurable avenues. I'm at a point to where as long as I stay within a realm of "reality" and don't go crazy (to which most people would already think I am when it comes to cars) on it, if it brings me happiness via my car, then money isn't so much as much of an object as it would be in other various scenarios.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:12 PM
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Now that I got Dinan Stage 2 I need the LSD from them as well. The tire(s) spin so easily. Has anyone installed this?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:56 PM
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My budget limit is when my wife gives me the look or when I decide to upgrade which is usually after two years of ownership.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:59 PM
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My budget limit is when my wife gives me the look...
That's the best gauge.lol
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07 BMW E64 630i - 3.0 L 200 kW (272 hp)
03 BMW E65 745i - 4.4 L V8, 242 kW (325 hp)
98 BMW E39 535i - 3.5 L 183 kW (245 hp)
95 BMW E34 540i - 4.0 L V8 210 kW (282 hp)
89 BMW E30 M3 non-cat 147 kW (200 hp)


15 MB W222 S550 4-Matic on order
10 Infiniti G37x Sedan
09 Mercedes C 350
08 Infiniti G35x Sedan
04 Mercedes CLK 350
01 Mercedes C 230
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:44 AM
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....I started buying stuff months before I even picked up the car in Sept 2012......a lot aren't "Mods" really but accessories and I'll still need to pay $500+ to get the ACS springs installed someday.

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