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Old 05-24-2011, 02:51 PM   #1
don_miguel
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Hello Gents/Ladies

Hello everyone...I found this forum from a sticker on a BMW I saw (really nice E36) and decided to join. I looked around for a bit but decided to register (I hate putting my email anywhere due to spam).

I drive a 2003 330i with M-tech package...so far its a fun car, but I'm deciding what to do in terms of mods. I'm 34yrs old and have a kid who I put in the back, so I'm probably not going to be lowering it to the ground all the way with big wheels etc. I have done HID fog lights in 4300k (which I think looks perfect with OEM lights) and of course the clear light package. Any thoughts or ideas? Lookin forward to meeting you guys this year (...if I can sneak away from the wife! )
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:16 PM   #2
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welcome to maX.

regarding mods, i say start with the small stuff, clear corners, smoked, whatever and no reflectors. then decide on suspension and what not.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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No body likes to say hello?

Not as friendly as I've seen....

Luis,

I did the clear lights already and have been reading about performance software for the engine and transmission, since no one drives it but me..I figure I might as well do something I'd benefit from.

Board,

Does anyone have these 2 done to a similar model as mine? Is there any risks of doing this to the computers? I don't want to be jeopardizing my engine or even transmission for that matter. Any insight that you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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lol! Welcome aboard!

I've been researching some E90 software but i think any software that's reversable when you want it back to stock is a beneficial one. Which ones have you been looking at already?
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:53 AM   #5
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lol! Welcome aboard!

I've been researching some E90 software but i think any software that's reversable when you want it back to stock is a beneficial one. Which ones have you been looking at already?
From trusty google, I have found these companies to be reputable:

ESS Tuning
Active Autowerke
Dinan (the only one that offered transmission software I believe)

MarkD (found here actually, and he's local!) - have not found much reviews.

I have found a bunch of other things before I researched anything, but good thing I didn't post about it to get made fun of...but $35 for a supercharger giving 33% more power sounded really good
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
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Put in some performance pulleys, they're about 200 bucks and you can feel the difference, not to mention your engine add-ons last longer, saving you a bit of cash...
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