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      03-13-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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Best Modifications for F30 in 2019

So I just bought an Alpine White 340i and I want to do a lot of work on my car to make it my own. Everything started out as stock except I have made a few changes so far:

Vinyl Wrap in 3M Satin Frozen Vanilla
Rear Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Lip
M3 Style Mirror Caps
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Wrap
Blacked Out Rims
Emblem Color Change
Front V/Cross Bars Wrapped
Blacked Out Grills

I have also purchased an M3 Style Rear Bumper, Front Bumper, Side Skirts and I will get a front splitter and fenders in the coming weeks.

I want to start putting other mods on the car to make it sound better and eventually will put on a wide body kit, but wanted to car to look almost complete before doing that at the very end.

I need advice on what else to modify performance wise. I'm not going to be tracking or street racing, but I want the complete feel and no I'm not going to just go buy an M3. I know they are way better stock than any mod I would ever put on the car. Now that thats out of the way; what type of mods should I pursue? Air Intakes and exhaust system for the sound. I saw a guy that had this bars that went across the engine block almost like it was for stabilization or something? I basically want the car to just look and sound badass even though Im not going to race it lol. Thanks everyone
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      03-13-2019, 08:42 PM   #2
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Perfectly reasonable goals.

Is your car still under warranty?

MPPSK (factory tune plus M Performance exhaust) is worth considering while preserving the warranty.

Money no object ideas:

- Akrapovic exhaust
- AP Racing brakes
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      03-13-2019, 10:13 PM   #3
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Geez - go Dinan before you go to BMW mods

Stage 1 performance kit! About same price and much superior. Check out their suspension and adaptive shock setting "shockware" mods if available for your model (as they are for my 335Xi). Maybe springs and bump stops also.
Factory accepts Dinan mods within original guarantee, but check with your dealer first on this if you use him for service.

So far you have gone for looks. These mods affect performance.
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Any pictures so far?
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AP Brakes are awesome! Got Pro 5000R its the best mod ive ever done in a car!
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AP Brakes are awesome! Got Pro 5000R its the best mod ive ever done in a car!
"Awesome" is echoed across the ocean. Cheers!
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      03-15-2019, 04:13 PM   #7
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I wanna see pictures, it sounds dope!

If you just want a good sound Id go axleback, intake and get tuned.
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      03-19-2019, 08:58 PM   #8
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Also invest in coilovers or springs for a better suspension
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So I just bought an Alpine White 340i and I want to do a lot of work on my car to make it my own. Everything started out as stock except I have made a few changes so far:

Vinyl Wrap in 3M Satin Frozen Vanilla
Rear Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Lip
M3 Style Mirror Caps
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Wrap
Blacked Out Rims
Emblem Color Change
Front V/Cross Bars Wrapped
Blacked Out Grills

I have also purchased an M3 Style Rear Bumper, Front Bumper, Side Skirts and I will get a front splitter and fenders in the coming weeks.

I want to start putting other mods on the car to make it sound better and eventually will put on a wide body kit, but wanted to car to look almost complete before doing that at the very end.

I need advice on what else to modify performance wise. I'm not going to be tracking or street racing, but I want the complete feel and no I'm not going to just go buy an M3. I know they are way better stock than any mod I would ever put on the car. Now that thats out of the way; what type of mods should I pursue? Air Intakes and exhaust system for the sound. I saw a guy that had this bars that went across the engine block almost like it was for stabilization or something? I basically want the car to just look and sound badass even though Im not going to race it lol. Thanks everyone
I would sell your M3 stuff if you just want to be noticed. Otherwise people will just say it's a fake M3. I'd take a nicely modded 340i with a widebody kit on M Sport bumpers over a fake M3 any day. Aim higher.
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might as well get M3 badges since its gonna look like a m3

sell all your m3 cosmetic mods and use that money for performance.
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      03-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #11
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Respectable list of mods until you mentioned the M3 style body kit. Waste of money on a 340i, but at least the dealership will get to laugh at it as you pull in for service.
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I’m also not a big fan of all the M3 stuff, do tires, suspension and HPDE. Just my two cents, take it for what it’s worth.
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Counterpoint, do what makes you happy. If that's M3 style bodykit, then do it. You're the one who's going to be looking at it daily. I personally don't like the look of the F30 3 series M Sport bodykit. I think the 2 and 4 series look much better, so I opted for the M3 style kit myself. To each their own, you're always going to find someone who doesn't like something that others did to their car. That being said, if you're doing a widebody kit anyways, might as well get normal M3 bumpers and fit it to the widebody kit.

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I would sell your M3 stuff if you just want to be noticed. Otherwise people will just say it's a fake M3.
I really hate when people say "Just get a M3".

But in this case... get a fuckin M3

M3 bumpers and widebody?
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So I just bought an Alpine White 340i and I want to do a lot of work on my car to make it my own. Everything started out as stock except I have made a few changes so far:

Vinyl Wrap in 3M Satin Frozen Vanilla
Rear Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Lip
M3 Style Mirror Caps
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Wrap
Blacked Out Rims
Emblem Color Change
Front V/Cross Bars Wrapped
Blacked Out Grills

I have also purchased an M3 Style Rear Bumper, Front Bumper, Side Skirts and I will get a front splitter and fenders in the coming weeks.

I want to start putting other mods on the car to make it sound better and eventually will put on a wide body kit, but wanted to car to look almost complete before doing that at the very end.

I need advice on what else to modify performance wise. I'm not going to be tracking or street racing, but I want the complete feel and no I'm not going to just go buy an M3. I know they are way better stock than any mod I would ever put on the car. Now that thats out of the way; what type of mods should I pursue? Air Intakes and exhaust system for the sound. I saw a guy that had this bars that went across the engine block almost like it was for stabilization or something? I basically want the car to just look and sound badass even though Im not going to race it lol. Thanks everyone
Still no pics?
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So I just bought an Alpine White 340i and I want to do a lot of work on my car to make it my own. Everything started out as stock except I have made a few changes so far:

Vinyl Wrap in 3M Satin Frozen Vanilla
Rear Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Lip
M3 Style Mirror Caps
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Wrap
Blacked Out Rims
Emblem Color Change
Front V/Cross Bars Wrapped
Blacked Out Grills

I have also purchased an M3 Style Rear Bumper, Front Bumper, Side Skirts and I will get a front splitter and fenders in the coming weeks.

I want to start putting other mods on the car to make it sound better and eventually will put on a wide body kit, but wanted to car to look almost complete before doing that at the very end.

I need advice on what else to modify performance wise. I'm not going to be tracking or street racing, but I want the complete feel and no I'm not going to just go buy an M3. I know they are way better stock than any mod I would ever put on the car. Now that thats out of the way; what type of mods should I pursue? Air Intakes and exhaust system for the sound. I saw a guy that had this bars that went across the engine block almost like it was for stabilization or something? I basically want the car to just look and sound badass even though Im not going to race it lol. Thanks everyone
Do what you want to the car, it's your car. Even if it was a 328 wide body, fuck it. But for the love of god just don't put M3 badges on it. That's all. In terms of performance, Bootmod3 is your best option right now for tune. And if you want to match performance you're gonna want to go the route of Pure Turbos Stage 2 kit for 2500$, and you'll make 550whp. Of course you'll want other supporting mods like front mount intercooler and all upgraded hot and cool sides of the turbo. Higher flow LPFP and HPFP. Also if you got a lot of E85 near you, that's a lotta hp and safety timing there, or go meth injection if you're up for it. Either way you'll beat stock M3's but there are tuned ones making stupid power, and you can't make that with the B58 unless you upgrade some of the internals. But it is closed deck so we'll see what the threshold really is 🤷🏻*♂️
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