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Old 8th February 2007, 01:03   #1
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Feedback on modifications?

I know there's tons of posts asking for feedback and info on the list below, but I was hoping to get a little feedback before I start buying. Sold the e46 M3 and am stepping it up - picking up the M5 next week.

I'm going to start off with the below mods to start...and have hacked around a lot on the site to see what seems to be the best to go with. Just wondering if anyone has an negative experiences with these, and also best place to purchase would be great - talking price. I have a shop that will do all the work for pretty good hourly rate.


Eisenmann Race Oval & Superspring Headers


RD Sport springs with Dinan Front Roll Control and Rear Sway bar

- DInan Stage 2 Suspension doesn't seem to drop it enough for me and H&R Springs w/ Spacers seems to be a rougher ride from the RD's, from what I've read.


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Still shopping - RDSport, Maya MRS, AC Schnitzer Type V Wheels. Not sure what I want to do here, nothing I've seen yet is knocking my socks off. Had the SSR GT3's on my M3 and love the deep dish look

Umnitza Angel Eyes
Bimmian Mesh Intake & Kidney Grills
Bimmian Xenon Interior lighting
AC Schnitzer Decklid Soiler
AC Schnitzer Roof Spoiler
Illuminated door sill


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First off, congrats on the new 5'er. You're gonna love it.

The mods sound good. Have you ever heard the Eisenmann's in person? Unless you're accustomed to loud cars, the Race mufflers may be a bit too much, especially in addition to the headers. You may want to hear it in person before pulling the trigger on that one. Just a suggestion.

Wheels are very subjective. Don't think anyone will tell you any of those are bad choices.

Did you already get the Bimmian goods? I order something from them 6 weeks ago and still haven't received it. Never doing business with them again.

Good luck with the new car. Post pics when you're done modding.
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Haven't purchased anything yet, so maybe I'll wait on that - I can get those elsewhere obviously.

I've checked out some vid clicks on here for the exhaust but it's just tough to tell w/out hearing it in person...not sure I want something that's ridiculously loud - maybe take a step down but I've read a ton on the forum about how great it sounds...

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Haven't purchased anything yet, so maybe I'll wait on that - I can get those elsewhere obviously.

I've checked out some vid clicks on here for the exhaust but it's just tough to tell w/out hearing it in person...not sure I want something that's ridiculously loud - maybe take a step down but I've read a ton on the forum about how great it sounds...

Thanks for the feedback!
Don't get me wrong. The E-race mufflers sound AMAZING. I'm never going back to stock. But as many people that love them, there are at least as many, if not more, that think it's a bit too much. And the headers will only make it louder. Vids will give you a sense of what they're like, but don't paint the whole picture, particularly the sound in the cabin. Definitely find someone with the mufflers and hear it first hand.
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in echo of what the boner man said you're gonna be one happy dude next week..

all your mods look like great choices.allow me to introduce you to a wheel which is my fav. but not on your list.

http://www.radenergie.com/main/wheel...cat=50&item=51
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I have the RDSport RC8 in 21" and they fit great and no spacers needed and the car is so smooth and tracks perfect at speed with them
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I think the Eisenmann race is too loud for me personally. You're adding headers too which will make it even louder.

Join the RAC RG41 group buy if you want a light 20" wheel.

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in echo of what the boner man said you're gonna be one happy dude next week..

all your mods look like great choices.allow me to introduce you to a wheel which is my fav. but not on your list.

http://www.radenergie.com/main/wheel...cat=50&item=51
Very nice - best place to get these? Their site doesn't yet list dealers...
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Seems the Eis Race will be too much for daily use. I think I'm going to run wiht the SS Race and see how that goes, and add the x-pipes if I need more...

Have to pick up the aluminim interior trim and get rid of the wood...best place to pick up OEM parts - Circle BMW?
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go to www.wheelpower.com for the wheels !!
try www.realoem.com for alum trim..
and for ss race with xpipe these guys are running a real good deal.September Special on Supersprint Exhausts i sent them a pm and they quoted me $2370.. for both shipped to ny.a great price but he did mention that as of the 1st of mar that ss is raising the price.and he cant promise this price after then i know you said you would do the x pipe after but for this price just get it and if you dont want it you can always sell it.

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