hey, i'm still making a list of things to do to my car. Right now i'm trying to think of all the mods i can do without cracking open the engine for some big buck mods. I'm talking about things like performance chips, underdrive pulleys, CAI, various suspension parts, etc...
if you all would, please list all of these types of mods you can think of. this will help me get an idea of what all i can do to my car and can also help others who don't know what to do with their ride next.
i will start by listing a few i can think of...
upgrade shocks & lowering springs
short throw shifter
high performance ignition wires
brake duct vents
supercharger.... dont need to crack open the engine for that... runs safe amount of hp, hell get crazy and run 543 hp on the stock internals... i know of someone on bimmerforums that did it, give you a hint, his name starts with a C
You can do all that but would see a bigger gain from a supercharger like bigred said. I wouldn't do alot of those anyways as the money is not worth the performance boost.
I like my small list of what I want to do
wheels and tires
wheels and tires are a big expense but one that greatly changes the look and adds alot to performance if you get some good tires.
By the way a chip/software is not on your "list" although you mentioned it earlier.
your list sounds much similar to mine, however, i want to do all of the other odds and ends as well minus the supercharger for now. sometime down the road i will look into superchargers and turbochargers. i've found that no matter what you do they are always expensive, so i'm gonna wait until i can get a really good _______charger and in the mean time be keeping up the other performance odds and ends. i like the suspension mods, can't wait for those!
pads and lines won't help you much... tried that already... got myself some ferodo pads and brembo oem rotors... still have overheating problems... guess i have to start thinking about getting a big brake kit...
i'd like to know too if the e46 rsms will bolt on to an e36 or if i have to modify something... new springs and shocks coming next month so any info would be welcome...
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