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Old 05-26-2004, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There are four things right off the bat that I want to do to my new TI and would love to here peoples opinions/advice.

1.) Want to get some M3 replica wheels, not sure whether to get 17's or 18's. Looks like the 18's are pretty far up in the wheel wells from pictures I have seen.

2.) Want to get a Cold Air Intake, does it matter what kind and what are typical costs? Going to get a FRAM air filter, because that appears to be a no brainer.

3.) Want to get a new exhaust system that will add performance but won't make my car loud as hell either. Someone told me that Remus and Dinan are the best, what do you guys think?

4.) Is there any other inexpensive mods that I can do to add performance to my car?

My car is a 98 5spd with 80k. Thanks for any suggestions!
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1. I prefer 17s. 18s will fit though.

2. Don't use FRAM, use K&N or Green filters. CAIs run 75-375.

3. Supersprint is also good.

4. JC Shark injector (not cheap though)
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Intakes can be found fairly cheap on ebay

Is your car a manual, bacause U might add to your lis a short throw shifter.

you could add a chip, intake, exhaust, larger throttle body, shifter, Xbrace, even a supercharger. just depends what you are looking for. However the aftermarket performance market doesn't really seem too big for the 318ti
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Intakes can be found fairly cheap on ebay

Is your car a manual, bacause U might add to your lis a short throw shifter.

you could add a chip, intake, exhaust, larger throttle body, shifter, Xbrace, even a supercharger. just depends what you are looking for. However the aftermarket performance market doesn't really seem too big for the 318ti
id stay away from cheap ebay intakes. most of them have bad positioning and it will bring hot air to your engine. No good and may make preformence go down.
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He also can;t add a chip, as it is OBDII. he would need a shark injector.
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- go with 17's. the perfect setup for ti's IMO is 17"x8.5" with 235-40/17 rubber. but 18's will work too

- just build a cold air intake using a K&N filter, its alot cheaper than buying one and is pretty easy

- i have supersprint, im happy with it....but yes dinan and remus are very good

- suspension upgrades make the ti's amazing in the corners
- for speed there isnt as much available for the 4 cyl's as the 6 cyl's. a supercharger would be nice, but also better than $3 grand.
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