I would say that's probably the best idea mate it would definitely keep the value up, correct me if I'm wrong but I think a convertible bmw needs to look how it comes out the factory anyway and a coupe like mine is nicer with a few upgrades obviously to a certain extent but if I had a convertible I would probably just leave it as it is like you say, what are your views on a remap?
Ok 2 questions
1) yes i agree mate convertables look nicer standard and cleaned like glossy and smooth paintwork. Coupes you can get away with doing more like changing the lighting, installing window tints and ummm different alloys on also maybe lowering it thats about it on them aswell lol.
2) remaps, depends mate on what stage of remap you have done? where you get it done? what your expecting to get in the results?......
Remaps can be good but.... if you go to some joe blogs you can ruin the car, if you go to a high one like stage 2 or 3 you need extra cool air so people have an extra intercooler fitted, bigger brakes fitted to cope with the speed and also usually have more points on there licence.
My old zafira gsi had a stage 2 remap they fitted an aftermarket intercooler with all the wrong fittings. they went to someone who didnt give them a receipt it was a mate of a mate to the previous owner. I will tell you something when that shifted that shifted, it left bmws, merc and jags standing but it was to fast i ended up stripping most of the aftermarket bits out and replacing them with standard parts. people say you get better mpg but tbh i couldnt and still cant see much difference. but the main question is why do you want a remap? to make your car go faster? get better mpg? to brag about? everyones got there reasons. oh and also check your insurance because thats classed as a mod so it will also put your insurance up. Im not having a dig fella just saying my point of view on remaps.
Haha no I fully understand and I have never been to keen on them to be honest, there seems to be a lot of people out there that do it I have never had it done on any of my cars and if I was to I would have a serious look into it and see what the best place is to get it done, I have thought about it but I'm a bit worried about how the car would take to it being faster etc it would probably be fine but like you say if I went to the wrong place it would be a nightmare if something went wrong I mean is it really worth it, the reason I would get one is for the mpg, I heard it makes it a lot smoother, I suppose if you got it done properly it could actually help your car out being smoother there for less harsh on the parts
smoother?? honestly mate save your cash spend it on something worth while and just take abit of time getting used to where the biting point is, Once you master that it will be a smooth ride anyway.
You will think im off my tree but honestly, treat your car to one of these, they allow your car to breathe easier and allow more air into the engine. I put one in my astra mk5 sri turbo 200+ and you can feel the difference. Costs £36 about 5 mins to fit thats just one of the things it make your car run smoother. Pipercross air filter BMW E46 All Petrol Models | eBay
Also regular services, Did you say your going to get an oil change soon? wait till you have had that done mate again you will feel a difference if you use decent stuff. trust me, all this shit about remaps is crazy, the way i look at it if you get a remap done its just something else to go wrong and something extra for your car insurance company to drool over. also if cars where ment to have it done surely they would come out the factory remapped :/
I am a good driver lol i can change gear smoothly I meant it pulls better and can remove flat spots which my car does slightly have at around 3.5k revs but basically that kind of smoothness I do admit at first coming from a 106 I was a bit rusty don't know if you have driven one but the difference is unbelievable I had a vw golf before that was really smooth kind of like these bmw's that was years ago though but I have only just got the car so I still have got a bit of getting used to it, also the replies and views this thread has had lol wonder if the views will get over the thousand mark
Thats just my personal opipion tho mate i believe a well serviced car is a better drive than a car thats had more money and mods spent on it. Also i know what you mean about the replies, Have you seen my thread? no ones commented on it haha. you win some you loose some lol
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