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    Hi Everyone

    Just bought my first BMW and wondering what quick and relativly upgrades I can do to get my car just the wee bit more responsive.

    The car is a 2000 year model with 122,000 miles.

    Sorry if I covering old threads.

    Many thanks in advance
     
     

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    Getting it remapped will smooth out the rev range and make the throttle more responsive. I'd suggest improving the handling rather than increasing the power as the only real option is a turbo/super charger conversion which will cost £4k+, money which it better spent elsewhere.

    For example:-
    • Front + rear strut braces - £49.99 + £39.99
    • Coilovers - £195 inc shorter droplinks, (may need wheel spacers!).
    • Eibach anti roll bars - £282.52
    • Powerflex suspension bushes - £250.92


    This lot will stiffen up the chassis a treat making you car handle like a go kart. All for only £820!

    You could also add 255/35/18 rear tyres for £222.20 (assuming they aren't already fitted and you have 18" wheels). Wider tyres means more rubber on the road = more grip!
     
     

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    avoid the rear strut braces, they do nothing really!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    avoid the rear strut braces, they do nothing really!
    Just saved me £40! Cheers
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice guys

    Was thinking of going down the re map route.

    Is there much of a difference?

    Not looking for massive power just to liven it up a wee bit...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggis555 View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys

    Was thinking of going down the re map route.

    Is there much of a difference?

    Not looking for massive power just to liven it up a wee bit...
    A remap will give you an increase of 18bhp (see EndTuning), but as I said before it'll also give you a smoother power curve and iron out the flat spots.

    Expect to pay £200-250 and there are a few vendors on the forum who are highly recomended.
     
     

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