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Old 06-13-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Need suggestions!

So, im currently doing some hard shopping for my car. In the attachment you have what is on order/is already on the car.

As it stands now i have just about $1500 left to spend and i cant really decide what to get.
So im turning too you guys for suggestions on what to buy get done.

some additional notes, the car will have a complete repaint in the original color (topaz blue) window tint is on order, got a shipment today but they sent me e90 fitments.

Ive recently done a big service going through everything from top to bottom. stuff changed where break rotors, rebuilld for one break caliper, new radiator, AC refill and service, oils, filters and one balljoint.

So, what would you buy? what should i buy? ill concider all suggestions
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Why isn't the cooling system in the picture?

Your wheels are already pretty nice so I would go for the headlights with angel eyes.

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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If your comfortable that you have covered all your maintenance bases, id say go for the front and rear bumpers being that the cars being repainted.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #4
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Everything on the picture is already on order and in transit or already on the car. and i have so far had no problems with the cooling system. The previous owner left me reciepts for a few lines and tubes for the cooling. So im guessing work has already been done there.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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I know it gets annoying, but the cooling system really is something you should replace, one overheat can spell the end of the block on these cars, its that simple, be a shame to put all that money into the car and lose the block. Just food for thought.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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Shift knob and steering wheel suck. Why not get a zhp weighted knob? they are awesome. Also its BRAKES!
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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Brakes*edited* are out of my pricerange atm. That is a part for when my ecinomy has recovered
And i have the msport package with brushed alu panels. Im expanding on that with a few more pieces i think it will look great!

Oh and what kind of coin are we talking about with a new cooling system?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #8
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Brakes! It's not breaks. That's what will happen when you don't do a cooling over haul
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #9
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Oh sorry, misread. English is not my native language. I missread thing from time too time and missspell ofc
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #10
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Ive taken to heart what has been said here. And among other things ive decided too take more of an upkeep approach to my car

What i finally ordered is as follows.

- Complete refresh of the cooling system
- New filters all around
- Sparkplugs
- Differential, motor and transmission fluids
- Fuel Pump
- CF csl trunk
- Mtech 2 front bumper
- Mtech 2 rear bumper
- Front splitters
- CF roof spoiler
- Led taillights
- Black Chrome Kidney grills
- Cupholder
- Coilovers
- Wheel bearings all around (2 have gone bad in 3 months so im swapping all of em).

Now im wondering, is there anything else i should order maintenance wise?
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #11
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Yes. Everything in my sig. Your car is very nice and you should get up to date on maintenance to keep it running! won't do any good broken down!

See the maintenance link in my sig.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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wow thats awesome information! thanks alot! and it seems ive managed to tick a few boxes there already
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #13
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christmas! sadly the most boring order came first.
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