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Old 5th December 2008, 13:49   #1
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As promised, here is an updated version of my previous thread MUST HAVE MODS & BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK (HUGE COMPILATION LIST; MUST SEE)

I took the privilege of compiling one of the biggest lists of the most common aftermarket performance mods into this thread.

It definitely will be to your advantage to go through the related links prior to making your decision of purchasing aftermarket performance mods. Not only will this help you narrow your choices down, but it will also assist you in limiting your mistakes other fellow members have done in the past and go with the best and most suitable mods available for your beasts.

I would like to thank all the tuners, board sponsors, and fellow members for posting these threads and sharing their feedback whether on a personal or business level; without your comments, this thread wouldn’t have existed.

Administrators / Moderators: For organizational proposes and the fact that I won’t have any access to edit this thread myself after 24hrs, I humbly suggest any new related topic to be added under its respective title.

Note:All aftermarket performance mods and their respective tuners were arranged alphabetically for your easy reference. Here’s the Table of Contents:

1) Brakes

2) Camshafts

3) Differentials

4) ECU / Software Upgrades

5) Exhausts (Headers, Mufflers, X-Pipes...)

6) Intakes (CAI) / RAM Air / Filters

7) NOS

8) Oil Coolers

9) Pulleys

10) Sprint Booster

11) Stroker Engines

12) Suspensions, Springs, & Coilovers

13) Throttle Bodies

14) Other Mod Advices, Suggestions & Feedback

1) Brakes:


· ModBargains| Brembo Big Brake Kit Upgrade *** WE WILL NOT BE BEAT ***
Problem on Brembo BBK
· Supreme Power BREMBO Sale
· BMW getting Brembo as OEM part.
· Brembo BBK and Passport install pics
· Brembo BBK install not a simple bolt-on
· Brembo brakes front + rear now available
· AP/Brembo brakes: who has them? Where to learn more/see pics?

· Rotora Monster Brake Kits!!!!!
· Has anyone installed ROTORA 12/4 piston brake kit?
· Rotora 12 Piston Kit with 16in rotors fits stock wheels
· Rotora Brake kit with 19 inch Dinan lightweight wheels.

=======Miscellaneous Brake Threads=======
· Video and pictue: AP Racing big brakes available for the BMW M5 and M6
· Detailed description on the M5 brakes from Continental
· Change Brakes?
· brakes and high speed runs
· Feedback on M5 Brakes?
· How good is the standard E60 M5 brakes
· Painting your brakes step by step documentation
· First glimpse of the Big Brakes!
· Feedback on red calipers for stock brakes
· Advice on locking up front brakes?
· rear brakes @ 14k miles....
· M5 Brakes: This has got to stop!
· Track Prep (Brakes)
· Brakes squeaking after 1200 mile service?
· Squeeky brakes / wheels = £200 ($380) strip down!
· Dustless brakes for the M5
· dinan/ brembo brakes
· Ring Taxi Brakes
· What's the consensus on the M5 brakes? Good, bad, ok?
· Squealing Brakes
· Brakes and stopping distances...
· Ceramic brakes for M cars?
· M5's "poor" brakes
· Brakes? Brakes... Brakes!
· E60 M5 brakes
· Open Brakes Ducts Work !!!

2) Camshafts:




3) Differentials:

=============Dinan & Evosport=========

=====Miscellaneous Differential Threads====

4) ECU / Software Upgrades:

· Active Autowerke M5 ECU Upgrade
· G35 Turbo vs. M5 Active Auto ECU video
· Reflashed My Software And Dynoed The Car Today!!
· Active Autowerke's ECU flash +25 rwhp?
· My impression of the AA ECU upgrade
· Active Autowerke V10 Stage 2.5 Performance Package Incl. Software Now Available
· Determining installation of AA software?
· 50% off All Active Autowerke V10 Software for Bimmerfest
· Active Autowerke may charge for reflashes
· Would you take advantage of a special buy on AA software for $550?
· Active 25th aniversary 50% off




· *** ESS M5/M6 Fall Software Special! ***
· ESS Software Installed. (report)
· ***ESS E60 M5 / M6 Performance Software GROUP BUY*** - Summer Special!
· ***ESS E60 M5 / M6 Custom Tuned Performance Software GROUP BUY*** RETAKE!
· Another ESS ECU Tune: Thoughts and Impressions
· ESS software before and after test with V-Box
· ESS Software Owners...Update on your experience
· Anyone besides Keang24 installed ESS software?
· ESS Software Installed. (report)
· **ESS E60 M5 / M6 Custom Tuned Performance Software GROUP BUY**
· Anyone installed ESS tune on v24?
· Initial response on ESS Software update!!
· ESS E60 M5 / E63 M6 Performance Engine Software Launched! **M5Board Special**
· Friendly Race: ESS E60 M5 vs. Modded '08 E90 335
· ESS software tuning now available!
· Dyno Update: Power is Back after reflashing to Stock ECU






========Miscellaneous ECU Threads========

5) Exhausts (Headers, Mufflers, X-Pipes...):

============Active Autowerke============================Arqray===================================ASR==================
· Feedback on Borla exhaust for E60 M5?

· Corsa exhaust Update?
· Group Purchase on Corsa Exhaust Systems for E60 M5
· Corsa Exhaust Coming Soon
· Corsa Exhaust Report
· Corsa vs Evosport Exhaust Systems
· The new Corsa exhaust system
· Going to MFest? UUC wants to let you be the first kid on the block with a UUC/Corsa exhaust to show off!

· Dixis Titanium exhaust
· Dixis Titanium Exhaust and H Pipe
· Aftermarket exhaust from Japan...?
· Dixis Exhaust


· Video: Hartge Exhaust on my Beast
· X-Pipe - Hartge vs. SuperSprint
· Hartge with straight pipe:
· Video: Hartge M5 exhaust with Powerpipe
· Hartge Exhaust recent installation
· tuning.. exhausts, wheels, ECUs?
· Video: Turner Motorsport Hartge M5 (Hartge Exhaust Sound Clip)
· Video: Turner Motorsport Hartge M5 (Hartge Exhaust Sound Clip)- 2nd thread
· Cold start with Hartge exhaust (video)
· Hartge exhaust w X pipe question!
· Just ordered Hartge exhaust
· Got my Hartge exhaust and X-pipe installed.
· E60 M5 Hartge Exhaust US pricing And vendor info
· Hartge Exhaust Question??


==============Meisterschaft============================One and Only=============

· Feedback on Remus exhaust?
· Remus Exhaust system
· Remus Exhaust

==============Rogue Engineering===========
· My New Rogue Engineering exhaust (video)
· Experiences with Rouge Engineering exhaust?
· Rogue Engineering e60 M5 Exhaust
· Rogue Engineering Diablo Exhaust (e60 M5)
· Rogue Engineering Exhaust group buy status?


· Stebro Exhaust (back portion only) HELP!!
· Experiences with Stebro exhausts?



=======Miscellaneous Exhaust Threads========
6) Intakes (CAI) / RAM Air / Filters:








======Miscellaneous Intake Threads======7) NOS:


=================RPI========================Miscellaneous NOS Threads========
· Outside Temp and NOS use
· How long does a bottle of NOS last? How much $$ for new one / refill?
· Dinan 5.7 or ASR Nos?
· M5 (E60) with NOS runs 11.5@126 at dragstrip
· Intake Innovations: incorporating NOS
· Experiences with NOS?
· Experiences with 150 shot NOS?
· NOS reliability issues
· M5 (E60) on the bottle - NOS

8) Oil Cooler:

· BeastPower Motorsports, Inc. (5-series store) - BMW M5 (e12, e28, e34, e39, e60, e61): DiXis Oil Cooler for the BMW M5 (e60)
· Experiences with Dixis Oil Cooler?


9) Pulley Kits

=============Rogue Engineering=========
· Rogue Engineering Pulley Package: FREE installation/FREE shipping


=============SP Engineering============
======Miscellaneous Pulley Threads======
· I want it sooo talking about pulleys

10) Sprint Booster

11) Stroker Engines:


12) Suspensions, Springs, & Coilovers:






================RD Sport===============

=============Miscellaneous=============13) Throttle Bodies:


14) Other Mod Advices, Suggestions & Feedback
Apologies if I’ve missed any important thread, but please feel free to let me know so we can add them to the above compilation. Thanks.

  • Engine: RPi / PC Stage 2 ECU Software, RPi ST Underdrive Pulley Kit, RPi Ram Air Intake Kit (Black) & Block Off Plates, RPi SV1 Oil Cooler (Black), M-Sprint Booster
  • Exhaust: RPi GT Headers, RPi Hybrid X Pipe Section 2, RPi GT Section 3
  • Exterior: Vorsteiner CF Vented Hood, RH Type CF Splitter, Upper CF Mirrors, CF Side Skirts, CF AC Schnitzer Style Trunk Spoilers, CF Side & Kidney Grills, Black Powder Coated Lower RaceMesh Grille, CF Pillars, all Roundels in CF, Red Angel Eyes, OEM Smoked Tail Lights, Smoked Side Markers, Brake Calipers Painted in Red with CF ///M Decal
  • Interior: Custom CF Lower Steering Wheel, CF Interior Trim, CF Handbrake, CF Gauges Trim, CF Door Pins, Illuminated Door Sills, OEM Aluminum Pedals
  • Wheels: OEM Blacked Out Rims with Michelin PS2 Tyres (Front: 255/40-19 Rear: 295/30-19), H&R Spacers (12mm Front)
  • Suspension: H&R Lowering Springs
  • Miscellaneous: V-Kool Window Tints
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Monster Thread, thanks for taking the time!
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Wow, that list is excellent. Thank you very much, this is getting bookmarked!
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Powership? Lol... is that becase it makes the car into a rocketship? LMAO
2004 Mini Cooper S: Alta supercharger 15% pulley upgrade, Dinan cold-air intake, Skunk2 header back exhaust, RMW CUSTOM TUNE, Alta oil catch can, OMP Strut brace, Eibach pro-kit springs, H-Sport camber links, 19mm Rear sway bar w/ adj. end links, 18 in. Breyton mini magics, 6lbs lighter crank pulley, polyeurathane tranny and engine bushings, wheel Studs, Wilwood BBK... More to come soon!

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Ballin' thread DOUL! Good work!
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I hope the "which exhaust should I buy" type of threads disappear or else i would suggest that you commit a suicide DOUL LOL

Thanks Adel! what an amazing thread. I am sure you have put alot of time and effort writing this great thread Thanks a million!

But i am not sure if this thread is a good thing for you, cause you have spoiled the board already which will result in more demand of these "Fantabulous" threads LOL

keep the good stuff coming
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first class Doul well done.
Gustav if you are ever stuck for a new mod I think you have found one!
Now,must hurry home to get a proper look at this!
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