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    Hi guys,

    Just put a deposit down on a 2004 E46 330ci M Sport Convertible and will be picking it up Saturday!

    It will be my first BMW and quite a step up in terms of performance and comfort seeing as I have only previously owned a Mk5 & Mk6 Fiesta Zetec-S.

    Already got a few small ideas for it, will get some pics up when I get it.

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    Hi James

    Nice car mate

    You'll love it - it's a great forum here you'll be glad you joined

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    Welcome will look forward to the pics :p

    What ideas were you thinking of? Be prepared for a difference in fuel bills but worth every penny
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    Thanks guys

    Yeah I was only seeing around 20mpg after the test drive!

    Only a few subtle changes to start with I think, small drop on Eibach springs, black kidney grills, dumpy aerial, parrot bluetooth kit.

    Have started reading a few threads on remaps for the 330, is it worth doing at all?
     
     

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    Dumpy ariel? There isn't an ariel on a 330ci? At least mine ain't lol...

    Oh what colour is it btw?

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    As for remapping.. Depends if you want to have an edge on standard 330s... You won't get huge gains by remapping but it will improve performance wise.. I'm guessing at 15-20bhp gains, but that's just a guess :hehe
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    Mines the convertible mate so it has aerial on the boot, the colour is light grey with black leather.

    Yeah I've never been one for chasing numbers, I've heard it will iron out any flat spots and make it pull smoother through the gears.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wills2811 View Post
    I'm guessing at 15-20bhp gains, but that's just a guess :hehe
    Yep, BIG guess. You can't get that much as far as I know.

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    Yeah I've never been one for chasing numbers, I've heard it will iron out any flat spots and make it pull smoother through the gears.
    That's exactly what you will get. Good low end torque as well.

    I've done mine. Very pleased!
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    Well let's call it an 'optimistic' guess and there's a few companies (dms, Longlife) claiming to take a 330 to 256-260bhp so i wasn't too far out :p
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