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Thanks for the feedback & advices. I don’t want to exceed the 1000 because I need to upgrade the handling & do few repairs. I will go for the maximum with this amount & I may not change the Exhausts at this stage.
One of my main concerns now is the driver & passenger seats which are worn & noisy. The dealer has shocked me yesterday when they told that they don’t sell the leather skin for the seats & therefore I need to do my own search
If $1,000 is your max budget, I would stick to the intake and chip tune. You might even be able to sneak an under drive pulley system in there as well and those do make a pretty big difference with how the engine revs up.
Onto the seats part, you could always go junk yard searching and see what you can find. Not too long ago I found a set of sport seats (color matching to my interior) out of a 2002 530i sport for $400. Unfortunately, I was stupid and didn't pick them up when I had the chance.
Oh, and I forgot. Turner Motorsport is a BMW specialist located in Massachusetts. They have a wide array of BMW stuff that they sell and build and engineer themselves. They also have international shipping as well which is a benefit for you.
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