Steve:Steve D said:Ken,
Nice car. It that Sterling gray? What type are your wheels? Do you have any performance mods?
I notice thast you have clear lights front and side but amber on the rear. You can get clear rears on e-bay for $120-150 or clear Celis for $250-300. This would complete the look.
Thanks for the info Steve. I'm ordering the cats. Seems like the place where I ordered them from on Sat. can't ship them for some reason. I've got to find another place which sells them.Steve D said:I have also heard that free flow cats make a big impact but have no first hand experience. I will probably investigate this more closely later this year after I get my CAI installed.
Do remove or drill out the CDV. It makes a big improvement in the ease of shifting with no drawbacks that I can see.
My front spoiler is The BMW areo kit spoiler which I got from Pacific BMW for $290. I think it looks great.
The prices on the paintjob don't sound too bad at all.Steve D said:Ken,
A local body shop who works with Clinton Acura in NJ painted mine for $100. Now I am personal friends with the service manager at Clinton Acura so I got a little break, but I got another quote for the rear lower spoiler for $120 from another body shop, so I think you should find someone in that range.
I installed mine myself. It is quite easy as the kit comes from BMW with instructions (partially in German) and all the fasteners, adhesive etc. that you need. Took me about 2 hours but I was going very carefully. I believe there are instructions and tips on www.bmwtips.com.
I am very interested in your experience with the cats. Do you plan to add a CAI and/or chip program as well? Let me know what improvements you see with the cat change.