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Old 04-08-2014, 12:41 PM
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I need your expert (and non-expert/humble) opinions. I have never owned a BMW, or a turbocharged engine. I have heavily modified my Nissan Titan gas truck, so I have some mechanical experience and an eagerness to learn/experiment with my car.

This is where I need your help. If you had $3000 to mod your car what would you do?

My goals are:
1. to keep her cool in the summer as I live in New Orleans, LA
2. to go fast
3. to get decent mpg at interstate speeds (if possible after go fast mods)
4. to remove the chrome around the kidney grills and side windows (I am not old enough to appreciate chrome yet)

The car has 17 inch wheels and non-sport pkg.

I plan on being an active participant here now that I am a new inductee to the BMW club, and I may post some questions for dumb things I do not know so help me blow some of my money guys!

Welcome, and thanks!
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:38 PM
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I have purchased the same 2012 528i with the N20 Twin turbo engine. Here is what i have done so far:

1.) Burger stage 1 tuning (379.99)

2.) 20" M5 style Wheels and Tires (899.99 wheels) + (1,100.00 tires)

3.) 20% tint all around (200.00)

4.) Plasti-Dipped the chrome around the windows (5.00)

5.) Updated Navi Maps to 2014-1 (Free)

6.) Learned how to coded and unlocked bunch of features: (20.00 for the cable)
- TPMS SENSOR READINGS
- SIDE Mirror/ window/ sunroof CLOSING WITH KEYFOB
- ENABLE CLOSE TRUNK FROM KEYFOB BUTTON & Kick Panel
- DVD IN MOTION
- NAVI TRIP IMPORT
- Unlock all doors with engine off (Single-Pull Handles)
- DISABLE PROTECTION FOR WINDOW OPENING / CLOSING (FRONT / REAR)
- ENABLE GPS SYNC FOR CLOCK
- Set cell phone ringer as primary
- Brake-Force Flashing on Hard Braking
- A/C System Remembers Last Setting
- Always Remember Air Recirculating
- Add GPS Current Location to Navi Menu Items
- Show Digital Speed in MPH in Cluster
- Auto start/stop OFF by Default
- Increase CIC stored addresses/messages from 25 to 50
- (Added Sport Displays the Vehicle Info screen (Power & Torque Meters)). (actually works )
- Navi Fuel stop Proposal
- Halos full brightness with headlights on
- Electronics off when door opened
- Fog Lights stay on w/ High Beams
- Electronics off when door opened

7.) Painted calipers red (30.00)

Total so far $2,634.98

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Old 04-08-2014, 01:39 PM
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forget pic's
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Sunny 530i View Post
6.) Learned how to coded and unlocked bunch of features: (20.00 for the cable)
- TPMS SENSOR READINGS
- SIDE Mirror/ window/ sunroof CLOSING WITH KEYFOB
- ENABLE CLOSE TRUNK FROM KEYFOB BUTTON & Kick Panel
- DVD IN MOTION
- NAVI TRIP IMPORT
- Unlock all doors with engine off (Single-Pull Handles)
- DISABLE PROTECTION FOR WINDOW OPENING / CLOSING (FRONT / REAR)
- ENABLE GPS SYNC FOR CLOCK
- Set cell phone ringer as primary
- Brake-Force Flashing on Hard Braking
- A/C System Remembers Last Setting
- Always Remember Air Recirculating
- Add GPS Current Location to Navi Menu Items
- Show Digital Speed in MPH in Cluster
- Auto start/stop OFF by Default
- Increase CIC stored addresses/messages from 25 to 50
- (Added Sport Displays the Vehicle Info screen (Power & Torque Meters)). (actually works )
- Navi Fuel stop Proposal
- Halos full brightness with headlights on
- Electronics off when door opened
- Fog Lights stay on w/ High Beams
- Electronics off when door opened
I was able to figure everything else out, and I would like to say that your car looks GOOD...but I have no idea what or how to do this. Could you give me a little guidance?

Chris
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
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Too much to type, give me a call when your free and I'll be happy to explain everything! Call me at 903-513-6297 sunny
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Originally Posted by Sunny 530i View Post
forget pic's
wow. looks nice.
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:43 AM
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Hey Sunny, I just realized you are in Dallas. I am picking up my new Bimmer this Saturday outside of Dallas (Weatherford, TX). My flight gets in at 9am, so I should have this deal wrapped up around 1pm after commute and all. I understand that it is a little late in the game and that you probably have plans, but if you are sitting around the house any chance you could help me code my new car?

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Originally Posted by slimsailor00 View Post
Hey Sunny, I just realized you are in Dallas. I am picking up my new Bimmer this Saturday outside of Dallas (Weatherford, TX). My flight gets in at 9am, so I should have this deal wrapped up around 1pm after commute and all. I understand that it is a little late in the game and that you probably have plans, but if you are sitting around the house any chance you could help me code my new car?

Chris
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Hey Chris, My wife and I are doing a 5k run this saturday and not sure exactly when we will be finishing up with that but just shoot me a text or call when your done at your end and ill let you know when ill be finishing up also. If we cannot meet then im sure I can figure out how to do remote coding or just walk you through the process
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congrats and lots of great advice here so no point in triplicates
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:21 PM
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Sunny,
Do you have all the steps for the coding that you done? If so do you have them in a easy to follow format and where can I get the cable?
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