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  1. 440i - M performance power and sound pack - improve sound?

    BMW 4 Series - Tech Talk F32,F33,F36,F82,F83
    so.... i just bought a september 2016 440i today. And i'm already looking at mods. Has anyone had any experience with the kit? i'm really looking for a nicer sound more so than power....just wondering if its worth £2.2k. don't want to void the warranty either so not sure if i can fit...
  2. E91 59 335d Adaptive Xenons - How to Improve?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Is there any way to improve the brightness and appearance of xenon lights on the e9x ? Ours are standard bulbs so have the yellow looking angel eyes which are a bit naff. I have adaptive LED lights on the m240i which are staggeringly good and after driving this and then getting into the...
  3. Tyres to improve z3 handling

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Bought a z3 1.9 for the summer, got some nasty cheap tyres on it. Lookng at black circles choice for a mid range tyre is Avon, bridgestone or hankook. Any advice?
  4. How to Improve Fuel Efficiency - 2005 320d

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, everyone. Newbie here. First, I'd like to thank all the time and effort that goes into these forums. It's a great resource. I've just bought a late 2005 320d Touring (think it's the E91), and it's getting about 30mpg urban (not bad), and 40mpg motorway. Looking at the note on here it...
  5. Looking to improve my 318is e36 coupe

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi all I'm new to the forums, and a first time BMW owner as of this year. I went for the e36 318is coupe, as I like the older 90's look. It has angel eye headlights, the smoked rear lights, full msport lether interior including steering wheel and gear stick all in black, and the msport body kit...
  6. improve air intake pipe e46 320d

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Has anybody modded the air intake going from front of there car to air filter? I noticed how narrow the pipe at the front is that initially pulls the air in from the front of the car just above the kidney grills. There must be a way of putting a bigger air scoop? This would improve engine...
  7. E46 330ci convertible how do I improve the ride comfort?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I have a 2002 330ci but find the ride on 18" MV1's way too hard. I have Michelin Sport Pilots on the front 225/40/18 and Nexen 6000 on the back 255/35/18. It's an M Sport model. I also have a current model 320d ED on 16" wheels which is perfect, so I want my 330 to ride more like that. I...
  8. BMW E90 330D Auto 06Reg: Does it worth to buy an ECU chip to improve MPG?

    General BMW Discussions
    BMW E90 330D Auto 06Reg Hi Guys, With average speed of 28mph I am averaging 31-32mpg and full tank returns on average 440 miles. I am pretty much satisfied with these figures. However a few days ago I stumbled upon one of these eBay listings - 171006450152 (Performance Plug & OBDII reMAP Chip...
  9. 2005 E46 330i SE Touring - Help Me Improve It Please!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Just bought a 330i SE Touring - totally unmolested and standard. Cracking little car and definitely a keeper. What mods would you guys see as essential? These can be mechanical or cosmetic. Thanks for any advice in helping me improve my already excellent car. :)
  10. 1996 M3 3.0 Steering- pretty awful in every aspect- ways to improve?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Hi guys, Been using the M3 track car over the last few days, day in day out for reasons I won't bore you with but something I think that lets the car down hugely is the number of turns lock to lock. Even going round a fairly minor bend the amount of steering wheel turn required is just silly...
  11. 328 Compact | How to improve cooling system

    BMW Competition Corner
    I use my car for drifting and the 16" 120watt fan I got on the rad pulling, gets the car hot (100C-110C) after 10mins of 5-6000rpm drifting. Since my fan came loose and the wires got chewed up by the pullies, i'm thinkin to improve the cooling, but not sure what steps to take? Will a fan pushing...
  12. Experiment to improve MPG

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi folks I'm looking to run an experiement to see what has the most effect of MPG, and more importantly, could I save a little bit cash of fuel. I'll be driving a 2003 320d, and so far I've through of altering the following factors Max gear (3 / 4th) Tyre pressure (low / high) Fuel type...
  13. 2007 E91 335d - Will software update improve Automatic gearbox shifts?

    General BMW Discussions
    My automatic Gearbox seems to be less smooth than it was. Its good in manual/ sport mode but seems sluggish in d mode. There's no leaks or faults on the car and bmw seem reluctant to investigate further. Read somewhere that software updates may help but just wondered what your thoughts are. Thanks
  14. 2005 E60 530d - How to improve mpg

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi i own a 2005 530d Auto MPG av is 24 to 27. It has been chipped but I don,t know what with/for. What do I need to do to improve MPG?
  15. 2005 E46 330cd Cabriolet - Options to Improve In-Car Sound?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    The one thing I dislike about my 330cd cab is the stereo. Currenty it's the boggo widescreen sat-nav with single CD, radio & TV. Compared to the Audi A6 and Volvo S60s I had previously, the sound is grim - all 'middle'. An HK-blessed system would have been better but it's too late. :) I...
  16. 2001 E53 X5. How to improve fuel efficiency...

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi. I have a PETROL 2001 BMW X5. It hasjust been serviced (Inspection 2). I am currently getting (according to the dash board computer) only 11.5 miles to the gallon!! Does anyone have any good tips on how to make the car more fuel efficient? Thanks... Ajay
  17. 2006 E60 530D - Improve sound system?

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    HI All On my E60 2006 Se Sloon, my sound system is preety ordinary, what is the best way or if there is a way to imporve it? I deally I would like to keep as much oem as possible and not looking to put any 3rd party amps etc Any recommenddations? Thanks
  18. 2003 E46 320d change front or rear tyre will improve handling

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    got the BMW 2 weeks ago, the dealer must put budget tyres to pass MOT last december. so currently two tyres on rear wheel are unkown band from Far East with 4 mm left. Front tyres both have 7.5 mm left, one is Goodyear, the other one is also budget unkonw band tyre from Far East. I want to...
  19. 2001 E46 316ti - what can i do to improve my cars performance??

    BMW Tuning Forum
    i want to improve my cars performance, its only a 1.8 4cyl so not the quickest, i think its 115bhp. it goes ok but i would like a bit better performance, ive changed to a green filter which has given me better throttle response. can i replace the throttle body on my car with that of a 325ti...