Hi, I'm new to this forum and also to BMW ownership. I'm going to have this car a few years, so I would like to (tastefully) mod it a bit. My priorities are:
Handling - I'd like to sharpen it up a bit, what would you recommend on a budget of £600 tops? I was thinking coilovers, but which ones? The car has done 93k so there's probably not much life left in the originals.
Go - I realise I can't expect miracles, but I was thinking about a remap and sports exhaust system, having done this on other cars it makes them feel a lot quicker whatever the dyno says! Also, perhaps an induction system if they're a good idea? For a total budget of £1000, what's best?
Stop - I might want to do the odd trackday, and while I've never had any probs with the brakes on the road I'm led to believe they're not up to track work. Up to £400, what solution is most effective?
Interior - If I can get hold of a set of M-sport seats from an e46, will they bolt straight in? Also, I've got the BMW business stereo and the display's knackered. There are a few for sale on ebay, but apparently they have round or square sockets on the back. Can anyone confirm which mine is? I'd go out and look, but the car is away with the Mrs at the moment.
Lots of questions, sorry! I have searched the forums but these cars are so complex and there are so many variants (compared to my last car anyway, a VX220) that it is difficult to figure out what is available/will fit/is a good idea. Hopefully your collective knowledge can help! Thanks in advance!