2- Michelin pilots are Great tyres ( For normal roads )
I had them on the front wheels but few weeks agou swapped for new set of
Falken tyres , because the price difference ( christmass commin ), and i am actualy very happy with them ,saved 200,- , Pirelli on the rear side.
The man in tyre place said the same to me (plenty of tread left) but i not agreed with him because on the left side the outer side of the tyre vas practicaly bold.
If you get a new set you can give the old one to someone who will be happy with them for some time. (drifters )
I believe the size is ok, only some milimeters diference there but its better to have the same tyres paired on front and the same on the back end ( especialy in winter ).
What type of exhaust is on your car? ( haved you kept the original one ? )
Whatt do you think about strut braces? ( waste of monney only for the looks or it really make a difference? )
I like this:
I've kept my exhaust standard as I've heard the standard exhausts are probably the best systems for our specific engine. These are already stainless steel. I've read somewhere on this forum that some exhaust systems retard the performance and its best to stick to what you already have. I've also heared that Einsenmann (however you spell it) are very good exhausts for BMWs. Someone will correct me if Im wrong though...
Strut braces only make a significant amount of difference when used on the track. For normal everyday driving, it will feel the same. People put them on for the looks more than the actual handling improvements.
To be honest with you, for the money you will be paying for the strut brace, you rather get a remap done as you will get much more 'bang for your buck' and much better improvement on your throttle response and lower end torque. I am going to get mine done very soon too.
As far as i know most of the aftermarket exhausts give you better sound( ), few more horsepowers but lower torque !!!
Only some give you some extra torque as well , that is what i am loking for.
I am happy with the power of my engine and i love the torque , if i gain a litle bit more without touching the engine i will be hapy.
I am scared of ECU remaps and sport air "filters" i did some search on this and was very surprised with the results.
With these filters on our cars the gain is about 15hp nice but the filtration capability is very bad and in long term using of such a filter you get engine damage! ( youtube you will find some scary vids how the filters been tested)
NO option for me i stick with the OEM filter.( always hav a clean one in)
Remap- original bmw settings are the safest for the engine, yes it will not damage the engine directly but it will shorter the life time of the engine in total.
Strut brace- no damage to the car , it looks good , and there is a posibility of improving the handling
Last edited by ZXraziel; 19-12-2009 at 23:55.
Just came back from Stealers , and yes they hav taken the car happily and the price? 978£ after 10% discount!!!!.
I nearly passed out!!! That is just for the work , because i suplied all parts needed (spent 800 pounds)
LIST: oil,oil filter,air filter,spark plugs,front and rear brake discs,brake pads,handbrake pads and rear protective plate.
They claim that it is a 10 hours job .
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