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Old 06-14-2004, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a few things doing to my car, can anyone help

it is a 1998 BMW 328i Convertible with manual gear-box

Firstly i need a set of tyres..... they are Continental Sports on it now, does anyone suggest anything else..... either as good as or better?

secondly i need some new brake pads, i would ideally prefer some which don't kick a load of dust on to my alloys.

and thirdly can anyone suggest a good stainless steel/chrome exhaust for the car?
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for an exhaust id go with the Borla cat-back system or the Generation 3 exhaust from activeautowerke.com

PM Jllphan and hell send u an audio of his borla DTM exhaust...it growls nice and deep.
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dustless brake pads are not a good idea. For the most part they are alot harder and increase stopping distance.
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Buy Bridgestone or Yokohama tires. Dollar for dollar they are superior to anything out there. (I like Z, but if you want a little more confort go for the H rated tire)

I am gonna try Pagid Brake pads soon. My research found these to be the most sport/best wear/no dust pad I could find. I'll let ya know how they do...

As for exhaust if you want aggressive, go for the Borla. Hear is a link to my audio clip. For more info on it, you can read the thread that skawful started for me.{HERE}
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I have Bridgestone Turanza LS-H's and they are awesome even in the snow and rain...not high perf. but I will upgrade when I get bigger rims.
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EBC pads aren't too bad for messy wear
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that link is incredible, if i ever get my E36 (it feels so far away!) i definetely want it to sound like that. My car tends to drone around 2000-2500rpm, but you said yours doesn't get intrusive when cruising... awesome
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