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#1 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 03:43 AM
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question 1(with a perhaps unecessarily long explanation): i'm going to be getting some 18" rims within the next month or so, and hopefully a new suspension a few months after that...*cross fingers*. and i was trying to figure out what my following mod would be, and big breaks came to mind. now i've done quite a bit of research, and i've found kits ranging from replacing stock rotors with drilled and slotted ones, all the way to brembo six piston caliper systems with rotors specifically designed for 18" setups. now that's all been done before i'm sure, and many times over at that. with that said...has anyone ever heard of putting porshce breaks on a bimmer? would they even fit at all? or am i just being "anti-bimmer" (i don't know what word i was looking for)? or is that a realistic, do-able, and unique idea? if it is, don't go out and do it or i'll just look like copycat.

question 2(if anyone is still reading): what kind of spark plugs are you guys running in your cars? and do you notice a difference with originals or between brands? and has anyone tried using iridium plugs?
-i'm running the bosch platinum +2, and have now come to the realization, that the +4 are suggested for use...so i've heard.

thanks for bearing with me here guys...any input would be great!
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looking back on it, maybe they weren't quick questions...my bad guys
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I run the NGK Iridiums. I like them, can't really tell a difference though from the Bosch Supers. I hear platinum spark plugs are bad for BMWs.

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i second that. i run ngk plugs too. i either run those or bosch supers. don't waste the money on platinum.
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From what I've heard the platinums are very sensitive to proper gapping - all in all, I would agree that they're not worth the extra dough.
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