Hey, how's it going? I gotta say this site has been a TREMENDOUS help to me already. I bought an off-lease 2002 BMW 325ci (40,000 miles) about 2 weeks ago and I'm really happy with my decision.
I have a lightly modified 1995 Cavalier Z24 that I know inside and out pretty well -- however this 325 is a whole different level...Our word for today: UNDERSTATEMENT!!!
Needless to say, any insight you could give would be appreciated.
I don't plan to do anything major with the BMW but did go with a 2-way pager alarm system last week and next week bring it back to the shop for a light tint. This summer I'll have the Kenwood TV/DVD/CD in-dash touch screen unit installed. Other than that, I may upgrade basic items (especially as it comes time to replace them) but nothing too major and nothing with the body design -- I love how it looks as-is.
The one problem I noticed with the car is that the brake pads need to be replaced. This leads to my first question... (1) What brake pads would you suggest?
- EBC Greens
- Other (2) Anyone have a front strut tower brace and/or rear anti-sway bar?
What brand and what do you think of it?
n (3) Someone said K&N offers a Cool Air Intake for the E46.
Any comments or can anyone suggest a better CAI? (4) Does anyone make a QUIET exhaust setup
that sounds near stock but allows the car to breathe better? (5) Bosche Platinum spark plugs (+4) are great in my Z24
-- how are they in a BMW? (6) I've personally seen the numbers of a dyno run
with a turbo VW Jetta and non-aspirated Mustang Cobra, before and after the installation of a performance chip. Impressive numbers! Can anyone vouch for a performance chip that really produces numbers on an E46? (7) Anyone familiar with MMS Tuning out of Florida?
I read about them in a BMW magazine yesterday and saw their site. Just curious if anyone has dealt with them. Here's their website if you're interested (pretty nice -- impressive Gallery as well). http://www.mmstuning.com/bmwshop.htm (8) What car wax do you suggest?
Hey, what sense is there in having a nice car if its not kept clean? B)
THANKS IN ADVANCE, EVERYONE!
Also, if there's anything you'd just like to give me insight on I'd appreciate that as well. Thanks again!