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#1 (permalink) Old 04-13-2006, 10:32 PM
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Tune up...

Im looking to replace a few things on my car and perhaps get a few upgrades this summer. What would you guys recommend for each item. I want good performance, but Im not paying rediculous prices... (My car is a '97 328i sedan)

Battery
Spark Plugs and wires
Brakes (Rotors and pads)
O2 Sensors
Wipers
Speakers... (yes I know this isnt ness. a BMW question, but i have a blown one up front, so im not getting stock.)
Exhaust... good performance for the $$?

And anything else you guys think I should replace...

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Anyone have any suggestions?!

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dont get ur chip until ur done with all ur engine mods...

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Sorry for the ignorance, but what is the "chip"?
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doesn't sound like you have too many electonics in your car.. so a optima wouldn't be your best buy on the battery... u can just get a diehard or somthing...

bosch spark plugs are the way to go...

def upgrade the brakes to crossdrilled, u can buy a kit on ebay(i got mine there) with zimmerman rotors and pbr ceramic pads for 350...

i had a hard time with wipers on my car...i dunno why.. but my wipers would crisscross and break..so i had to go tot he dealer and get them...

speakers int he front at 5 1/4... u can pick up a pair anywhere for like 60 bucks

exhaust... ehh not too sure.. never really thought about it

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Sorry for the ignorance, but what is the "chip"?
it changes info in your computer like timing and air/fuel ratios to give you more power
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doesn't sound like you have too many electonics in your car.. so a optima wouldn't be your best buy on the battery... u can just get a diehard or somthing...

bosch spark plugs are the way to go...

def upgrade the brakes to crossdrilled, u can buy a kit on ebay(i got mine there) with zimmerman rotors and pbr ceramic pads for 350...

i had a hard time with wipers on my car...i dunno why.. but my wipers would crisscross and break..so i had to go tot he dealer and get them...

speakers int he front at 5 1/4... u can pick up a pair anywhere for like 60 bucks

exhaust... ehh not too sure.. never really thought about it
I know the speaker size... but what aftermarkets sound good for the money? I had some MB Quarts in my A4 and they sound great... but were pricey.

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are all original bmw speakers made by nokia? mine were! yeah i replaced mine with crossover alpine, only like 25W rms and they're good enough! could do with a bit more base in the back with the 4" but good enough for now anyway!

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oh and gettin good wiper blades is impossible, do u think the dealer sells good ones? sorry dont mean to steal!!

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dont get ur chip until ur done with all ur engine mods...
Unless you have an intake and exhaust on there....

Battery: Optima... only way to go.
Spark plugs and wires: Get OEM. Period.. they are copper. Wires: Yours are fine unless you plan on re-doing fuel... timing.. ect.
Brakes: Rotors: Zimmerman (good price) get regular rotors... no need for x-drilled or slotted.. unless you plan to use them for more than sprinted driving. Pads: Get OEM... unless you need more... should be no need.
O2 sensors: Get OEM... www.bimmerworld.com
Wipers: Get the teflon ones.. thy work good and last.
Speakers: I have no clue...
Exhaust...: Borla... a little exspensive.. but the sound is wonderful.. I'm partial..

All the above is opinionated.

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Lux edition cars came with Harmon-Karmon Speakers.

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