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    Hi there, had my car for six months now its a uk e46 330ci 2001 pre facelift. Id just like to know what mods you would do next as I'm finding it hard to decide.

    mods so far: fitted/purchased/not yet fitted

    1. HSD mono pro coil-overs adjustable top mounts etc : fitted
    2. fully polly bushed arms all round and rear subframe :fitted
    3. Mason engineering X brace rear subframe :fitted
    4. safety devices rear roll cage :awaiting delivery
    5. 2x corbeau spring carbon/kevlar buckets :awaiting delivery
    6. schroth 4 point harnesses 3 inch wide :awaiting delivery
    7. stripped out :when cage is installed
    8. 215mm racing clutch single plate with lightweight flywheel (made by me as i work for helix autosport) :not yet fitted
    9. Smaller racing wheel : not yet ordered

    im not sure what to go with next , upgraded brakes 996 brembos cheep for me as I'm an engineer and can make brackets, or new wheels 18 x 8.5 square set up rota grid drifts all round, or carbon bonnet to get some weight off the front ?????


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    Hi bud, I'm no expert but here's a few things I think you could benefit from:
    A bit of a cowboy job but has always worked wonders for me - ducting pipe fixed to a coned air filter (in any way possible) leading out to an opening I.e hood scoop or front grill for direct cold air feed. Cheap/easy job and sounds brilliant. Plus (arguably) better for the engine than factory standard.
    Have you looked into red-top spark plugs or other high quality sparks? Can make the world of difference in any petrol engine. Not ridiculously expensive but not cheap, sometimes quite difficult to find good ones, but definitely worth it IMO.
    I'm assuming you have taken the car in for an ECU re-map? The first thing most people do when increasing BHP and torque. Darren from APTuning is capable of transforming that car into a something out of fast of furious using nothing but a laptop! I call him Jesus Christ of the automotive world haha.
    Good luck
     
     

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    Cheers for that, no not had a remap yet, thought id make it handle properly first and save some weight, I will drop him and email st some point though :-)
     
     

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    Not a bad idea matey, best of luck
     
     

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    Wont hurt to stiffen up the nose of the car and maybe some subframe connectors.
     
     

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    Yeh i do want to get a front brace at least, but i want a rigid style like the OEM m3 rather than one with a flexible joint like most on the market.
     
     

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