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    Quote Originally Posted by Gjr_Bartlett View Post
    As for the remap, cheers SootE46, I'll certainly look into Emaps & Motech, so you'd recommend a Remap in general?
    I fitted a Pipercross replacement air filter as well prior to having it re-mapped. The difference between before and after is like chalk and cheese, I only had the middle of the road map due to the high mileage of the car but it's now such a more complete drive. Hesitation reduced, pick up vastly improved and overall drive just awesome.
    You want a great bang for buck tweak, remap is the way to go!
     
     

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    Cheers SootE46,

    I had a look at Pipercross's website, is it worth fitting a filter, I've heard that the gains are small & that BMW's filters are pretty good anyway?

    What sort of bhp increase would I be looking at if I was to fit one prior to having it remapped? Would I benefit more from getting a K&N 57i Induction Kit fitted?

    Please let me know your thoughts?

    Totally off track, I've got a carbon fiber lip splitter for the front SE bumper, where do you think is the best place to get this fitted? BMW themselves, A bodyshop or an I do it myself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gjr_Bartlett View Post
    Cheers SootE46,

    I had a look at Pipercross's website, is it worth fitting a filter, I've heard that the gains are small & that BMW's filters are pretty good anyway?

    What sort of bhp increase would I be looking at if I was to fit one prior to having it remapped? Would I benefit more from getting a K&N 57i Induction Kit fitted?

    Please let me know your thoughts?

    Totally off track, I've got a carbon fiber lip splitter for the front SE bumper, where do you think is the best place to get this fitted? BMW themselves, A bodyshop or an I do it myself?

    Cheers

    Gareth
    I wouldn't expect massive gains just from a filter alone no matter what the brand, but I'd advise you to do a search on here about K&N filters and you'll find a split opinion on them due the fact they're oiled and can knacker your MAF sensor (air flow meter). I went for the Pipercross one as it's not oiled, has a good reputation and can be cleaned and re-used repeatedly which saves money in the long term over buying a standard filter. I'm not sure there is an induction kit for the diesel engines AFAIK.

    As for the splitter, if you can put up a shelf you can fit a splitter.
     
     

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    I know what u mean about brake calipers looking naff, was thinking about the BMW performance 6pot calipers myself as they look great.

    you have standard suspension which can always be improved on for performance. but its always a trade off for comfort. mine has 19's and eibach/bilstiens as standard but is very hard especially for ppl in the back. dont think its a lot lower than a standard car with 19's have a look at my pics and see what you think.
     
     

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    Evening Alpina D3,

    So you thinking about getting the brakes? They do look awesome!!

    I may look into the supension, maybe dropping 20mm (ish) any more/less?

    Let me know your thoughts?
     
     

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    Paint your calipers.

    Mine looked rubbish, a quick clean up and sprayed them satin silver. Cheap, quick and look sooooo much better. Did them 4 months ago and still looking factory fresh.

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    you need to post up some pics to see what it looks like with standard suspension.
     
     

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    I'll do some pics tomo, after its had a wash & polish!!

    What else could I do?

    Anybody, any thoughts?!!
     
     

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    Can you get a decat pipe for your E90, they get a good review for the E46
     
     

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    What benefits would a decat pipe give?

    I've spent all morning washing the motor, to find the other half has gone out for the day & taken the digital camera with her, So no photo's just yet!!
     
     

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