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    Hello,
    I'm going to be looking to start some basic tuning on this engine next month, maybe changing the air filter, plugs, exhaust etc.
    I've done work like this to nearly every car I've owned but my aims have been different in the past, I'm after a more refined setup this time so I thought I'd ask a few opinions before I get cracking.

    1. What plugs would you suggest, are "performance plugs" worth it?
    2. Would an engine remap be worthwhile, they're quite expensive and I don't really know if it would make a difference to this 2 litre 4-pot?
    3. Any suggestions on air filters? I did consider going for an induction kit but I want to keep the car looking fairly stock, a slight induction roar is nice but I don't want another noisy car!
    4. Considering going for the twin-pipe scorpion backbox - again, I don't want a noisy car or massive tailpipes - just a "bassier" sound and a tidier back-end!

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    I used splitfire plugs in my 318is but Genuine BMW in the M-Power lump.

    A remap is one of the most effective ways of gaining the most amount of BHP

    With regards to an Air Filter, Use an uprated panel filter as Induction kits can have detrimental effects on power due to being subject to heat from the engine bay. If you choose an induction kit then you will need to ensure it comes with a heat shield AND a cold air feed

    Scorpion are BRILLIANT!!! I use the Scorpion STW design



     
     

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    I like that exhaust.. pretty much exactly what I'm after, cheers for the advice
     
     

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    Hey I might be selling a good induction kit if you would like one?

    Its a special kit with an aluminium and foam heatshield and an air feed,
    its a dave F kit they are generally raved about
     
     

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