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      11-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Awaiting F32, recommended starting mods?

Hey I have an auto 435i coming in early Jan, car is leased. I am coming from a CLK550 so I am hoping not to miss the big v8 much. I was planning on getting jb4 off the bat, first question is how much of a break in period should I allow the car before I throw in the tune. Do you guys feel with map1 alone performance will be close to my clk? Next I also am considering a down pipe, I heard the f30 downpipes fit the f32. Was looking into VSRF, what do you guys think. Thanks for the help.
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MPE, JB4, Reflector delete
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...and a down pipe!
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Thanks guys. How long would you guys recommend I wait to install the JB4. The car will be brand new, and deffinitly dont want to wait to long to install it.
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      11-23-2013, 09:24 AM   #5
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I installed jb4 after 2k miles .. Dp after 2,500 ... Theirs no going back to stock .. When I return my car back to stock to bring it to dealer it latterly felt like I'm driving 2.5 Altima .. Get it modded ASAP .. You'll have so much more fun ...
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      11-23-2013, 11:52 AM   #6
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I installed jb4 after 2k miles .. Dp after 2,500 ... Theirs no going back to stock .. When I return my car back to stock to bring it to dealer it latterly felt like I'm driving 2.5 Altima .. Get it modded ASAP .. You'll have so much more fun ...
I could imagine the difference, I want to atleast install jb4 asap maybe first or second month, so I can appreciate it for 3 years. Do I risk damaging anything if I tune to early? I was considering maybe 500-1000 miles. I see your from brooklyn do you go to lifequality?
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I could imagine the difference, I want to atleast install jb4 asap maybe first or second month, so I can appreciate it for 3 years. Do I risk damaging anything if I tune to early? I was considering maybe 500-1000 miles. I see your from brooklyn do you go to lifequality?
Enjoy your car for now.. get it to at least 1500miles to be on a safe side .. i don't know if theirs a risk of damaging something, better be safe then sorry .. drive around for a little .. And no i don't go to life quality their service is horrible.. i go to jersey.. anyways .. when u get jb4 if u have any questions inbox me .. i installed bunch of tunes on N54's,N55's N63.. and if u want to see the difference i could show u how fast the car with just tune stg2 and cat less dp is..
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I wouldn't be able to hold out much more than 1,500 miles before installing the JB4, should be plenty broken in by then.
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I wouldn't be able to hold out much more than 1,500 miles before installing the JB4, should be plenty broken in by then.
Yea man its gonna be tough, im hoping to drive the car for atleast a month stock. Well see what I can handle. I just worry about bringing it in for basic maintenance with it installed.
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Just remove it when u bring it to dealer.. I have to pay $150$ every time to reinstall my factory dp when I'm bringing it to BMW ..
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Just remove it when u bring it to dealer.. I have to pay $150$ every time to reinstall my factory dp when I'm bringing it to BMW ..
why do you take it off when you bring it in every time? I think unless you are having a catastrophic failure, and claiming warranty, they dont care.

Think Im buckling now...might just get the bms DP and jb4 to go with my meisterschaft exhaust for a christmas present for my self
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I wouldn't be able to hold out much more than 1,500 miles before installing the JB4, should be plenty broken in by then.
I had my n55 e92 tuned at 400 miles
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I've from a Audi salesman that the modern cars don't require a break in period as long as older cars. Can anyone confirm?
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I've from a Audi salesman that the modern cars don't require a break in period as long as older cars. Can anyone confirm?


My CA when i got my F30 told me the same thing---theres no break in required, but per these boards, everyone seems to think there is one?
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My CA when i got my F30 told me the same thing---theres no break in required, but per these boards, everyone seems to think there is one?
This would definitely ease the first month of driving, considering I have a heavy foot and dont know how long I can go without driving hard
Is it worth getting a used MPE, is it true the f30 fits the f32? Im looking for best bang for my buck, considering the car is a lease.
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You may not need to take it super easy like you use to (better manufacturing processes, engine burn in on the line, etc), but you should still take it easy while all the gears and various surfaces seat and wear in.
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This would definitely ease the first month of driving, considering I have a heavy foot and dont know how long I can go without driving hard
Is it worth getting a used MPE, is it true the f30 fits the f32? Im looking for best bang for my buck, considering the car is a lease.


well I had a MPE from my F30--and had them put it onto my F32--with no issues (car has 350 miles on it now--yes I know! I've had the car a month and it only has 350 miles on it!) but regardless, the MPE drives/sounds/fits perfect
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I could live with a few hundred miles, biggest fear is losing my warranty while bringing the car in for service, im not sure exactly how hard it is to remove the jb4 and reinstall so hopefully its not a huge inconvenience each time I have to bring in my car.
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well I had a MPE from my F30--and had them put it onto my F32--with no issues (car has 350 miles on it now--yes I know! I've had the car a month and it only has 350 miles on it!) but regardless, the MPE drives/sounds/fits perfect
If i can get my hands on a used one I will definitely consider it. Did you see any power gains or is it mainly for the better sound? As long as you enjoyed the car those few miles thats all that matters!
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I could live with a few hundred miles, biggest fear is losing my warranty while bringing the car in for service, im not sure exactly how hard it is to remove the jb4 and reinstall so hopefully its not a huge inconvenience each time I have to bring in my car.
I'm in the same boat. All the codes clear and leaves zero trace once removing the jb4, but it still needs to be removed before service then reinstalled. Since I'm a super novice, my tuner guy would have to do this every time which costs money. Besides, the new ppk, while more expensive, is putting out more power than the previous ppk. It shouldn't be too far off from a jb4 running map 1 with no mods.
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If i can get my hands on a used one I will definitely consider it. Did you see any power gains or is it mainly for the better sound? As long as you enjoyed the car those few miles thats all that matters!


no power gains---it's just sound--more burble, thats about it. Better looking tips.
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