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What mods?

Post by Jamiebmw1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:10 pm

Hey folks just new to the forum and picked up my 64 plate m sport 1 series 116d at the weekend.

Lovely looking car, just underwhelmed with speed and sound (as i would with a diesel i guess)....

Im going to go for a remap soon, but i was looking for advice on the exhaust system? Is it worth going for something else? Id like an improved sound but am i just throwing money to the wind doing that?

In hindsight im thinking the 1.6 petrol may have been a better option, but diesel was just more affordable in terms of tax, fuel and insurance. And sadly the m135i are still just out my budget.


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Re: What mods?

Post by CraigW30 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:20 pm

Following as I am in a similar situation with my 114D, mainly the exhaust anyway as I have already had a remap done.

Again for me a 114i or even 116i would have been better but I got a good deal on my 114D which is highly specc’d aswell.
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Re: What mods?

Post by Stegosaurus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:19 am

Diesels never really sound too great, even with after market exhausts on them.
If you want to make yours feel a bit faster though, I'd get it mapped and work on a good chassis/susp. setup, that way you can keep using all that extra power from the map more effectively in the corners.

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Re: What mods?

Post by LikeSpicyTofu » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Same position, bought a 118i recently and its pretty rapid. Stock exhaust is quite loud on start up!

I'm considering getting race chip tunning done on mine! +30bhp + 20% more efficient so why not! Also thinking of other mods such as tinting the windows ( didnt have it from factory) and might consider getting the steering wheel retrimmed to a softer leather because i hate the stock one atm.

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