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Old 07-20-2009, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question If I have 1000$, what performance enhancement I can do on my e39?

My car is 530-2002 … will appreciate advises with recommended shops / web sites …
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How about Sprint Booster, high performance air filter plus NJK iridium spark plugs? All together will cost around 600$ as first stage.
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How about Sprint Booster, high performance air filter plus NJK iridium spark plugs? All together will cost around 600$ as first stage.
what type of numbers whould the 530 get from these mods?
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Very few HP & better acceleration.
As a cost effective solution, it should be ok.
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Conforti or AFE intake, sprint booster, and maybe a cat-back exhaust. For a little more you could get a Dinan chip tune.
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Conforti or AFE intake, sprint booster, and maybe a cat-back exhaust. For a little more you could get a Dinan chip tune.
+1^ The AFE $25.00 off & free shipping......

The software Conforti.....that is that!

& the cat back's are pretty pricey, $1,000 & up Borla etc. but I found this Supersprint @ a decent price......


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Exhausts aren't that bad when you have one built for you. I had mine done last year for $500 including the price of Magnflow muffler.
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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
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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.
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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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I believe Johnny may have given you this link as he is a customer of theirs (as well as me) but I'm too lazy to check links.
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I believe Johnny may have given you this link as he is a customer of theirs (as well as me) but I'm too lazy to check links.
Too lazy to check links, but very helpful & friendly with great advice! You Da Man!

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Too lazy to check links, but very helpful & friendly with great advice! You Da Man!

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Haha, I've been clicking on links all day because I had nothing better to do. Thanks for the rep as well, I happened to click on the user control panel to check something and I saw it there.

You've been even more active than me and you always have good advice so I'm giving you the rep right back.
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That was disappointing, it said I had to spread rep around before I could give it back to you. Now I look like a jerk...
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That was disappointing, it said I had to spread rep around before I could give it back to you. Now I look like a jerk...
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