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#1 (permalink) Old 04-03-2005, 09:50 PM
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I live in northern New Jersey and I was jsut wondering if anyone knew of a good body shop where I could have my engine souped up so that I get a lot more horsepower, but still retain my handling. Basically, I want it to go faster, but still handle well. Anyone who knows of any shops please let me know. Thanks.
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Originally posted by RandolphBMW@Apr 3 2005, 07:50 PM
I live in northern New Jersey and I was jsut wondering if anyone knew of a good body shop where I could have my engine souped up so that I get a lot more horsepower, but still retain my handling. Basically, I want it to go faster, but still handle well. Anyone who knows of any shops please let me know. Thanks.
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well, if you go any shop anywhere people will just look at you, your going to need bmw specific parts, go on google.com and type in your bmw model and type something like "bmw parts", try out this site...

http://www.mesaperformance.com/web_store/w...d=8584332.18743

a chip might do some good in giving you more horsepower, as well as intake and exhaust to start, good luck
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What engine and year do you have?
Going for Genuine BMW parts will limit your gains, after market suspension upgrades are far better. As for tuning, depends on the engine and year of your car.
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You know... there are only so much that you could do to the car. Intakes, exhuasts, and chipping seem to be the most popular in that reguard. However, and i could be wrong here, getting forced induction will be the only way to go if you want ALOT more power. Looking around $5000-6000+ for a BMW specific supercharger, most known would be AA but there are others. Try thier site. If you go the FI route, you should have that professionally installed. But other mods could be done by yourself ie intake and chip.

AA tunning

Now where to go...
I live in Bedminster, NJ and had to have my tires installed. Tirerack.com recommended a shop off of RT 202/206 that could do it, once in there, they told me that they also do installations of all sorts of modification. It doesn't really matter where you go, price wise, it'll probrolly be all the same between $75-$110 an hour. It all really depends on what you want to do. If you do any internal work ie., cams, you're looking at a more Bimmer specific place, that's what I would trust at least. There's a place in Gillette, NJ called Pinacle Motors near Shoprite. They are on the expensive side, the owner is a nice guy but raped me on a simple brake job. They do some mods i believe and work on Bimmer, Porsche, VW, Mercedes etc. I got they're number somewhere....

Note that of course it is cheaper for you to buy the mods yourself and install them, however, some garages will turn you away for that. The dudes at Pinacle would, the other place would most likely accept them, just gotta pay the $97/hr (i think it is).

You seriously have to consider what it is you want to do... exactly.

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btw, you can do a search on the forum for specific mods, I believe most, if not all mods have been considered and mentioned in some way. D

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