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    2007 e90 320D owner here. Basically I've had a remap done and am getting 194bhp and 411nm of torque and this was tested on a dyno. The car feels good to drive except that I don't quite feel connected to the road. My front wheels don't feel planted and I don't get immediate feedback through my steering wheel. I drove a friends 335D and obviously it's faster but it handled so much better and felt properly connected to the road.
    My budget for upgrading the car, which is a completely vanilla 320D, is 2,500 euros ( I guess just over 2,000 quid). So I'm down to 2,000 euros after the remap. What do you guys think would be the next step? I was looking at the BMW Performance suspension kit. I'm on 16 inch winter tyres at the moment.
    Would the performance kit improve the whole feel of the car? Would I be able to get 335D handling whilst obviously not having 335D speed. Should I go for another suspension kit? I was advised to get an LSD - but is my car fast enough to warrant an LSD? Shouldn't the suspension be upgraded first?
    So is it true that the best two upgrades that a driver will notice most are remap and suspension upgrades? Am I missing something?
     
     

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    depends on what you're after.. if you feel your car lacks handling, go for the suspension and brakes. if it's the power, go for a sport exhaust, it goes hand in hand with the remap.
     
     

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    So would you say that a sports exhaust completes the remap? Something like an Eisenmann exhaust? What exhaust system would you recommend? Have you changed the stock suspension out of your car? If so would you say that there was a big difference?
     
     

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    you dont say what front tyres you are running...i have recently put eibachs on my car and can thoroughly recommend them...great for retaining ride comfort .
    imo decent rubber together with lowered/uprated is the way to go
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    At the moment I'm running soft winter tires - Michelin Ice. I'm in Finland and by law we have to change our tires to winter tires. Did you just change the springs? Or did you also replace the dampers? Maybe I'll stretch my budget and get a suspension upgrade and new exhaust? But the suspension would come first if it will make a big improvement to 335D levels.
     
     

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    i did the dampers at the same time. i fitted monroe reflex shocks which are a poor mans koni fsd
    i understand about winter tyres but was the 335 running equivalent rubber to what you are basing your opinion on?
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Quote Originally Posted by Logic View Post
    So would you say that a sports exhaust completes the remap? Something like an Eisenmann exhaust? What exhaust system would you recommend? Have you changed the stock suspension out of your car? If so would you say that there was a big difference?
    yes it does! i couldn't recommend a specific one, i went for the supersprint headers and a borla track pipe and muffler. hell of a difference!
     
     

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    I'd get the exhaust fitted prior to remap
     
     

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    here you go, mate:

     
     

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    here you go, mate:

    tasty tasty, is it to late for us to make friends...
     
     

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