Getting myself a used F30 328i

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I want a 300hp car after tuning? Am i making the right choice?

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  1. Hams

    Hams New Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm new here!

    So according to the thread topic, i'm considering of upgrading my current ride to a BMW. I've been a long time user of Volkswagen and it's a great car tbh, it's just that I want more power and upgrading my current car from Stage 2 to Stage 3 is not only expensive but might incur problems since the model that I own has a dry clutch (which is very problematic btw)

    My best option is to just upgrade the ride and go on from there. My plans as soon as I get the BMW would be upgrading the following;

    1) KW Suspension
    2) Steering wheel (M-Sport 3 spoke)
    3) Milltek Exhaust set
    4) Stage 2 chiptuning (with air filter & downpipe)

    I do have a couple of questions, I hope fellow members can help me out since i've went through pages and pages of topics and i can't find the answers to my questions;

    1) Does the car have electronics connected to it's suspension? If i make the change to coilovers, will it cause any problems?
    2) Why doesn't the 328i have a sunroof? Or will i only get one if i buy the 330e? I've searched so many used car websites but i can't find one with a sunroof.
    3) My service cost for my current car is between RM600 - RM800, sometimes more. Does the BMW cost more than that?
    4) I see that many people are experiencing issues with doors, vibrating sounds, steering rack issues etc, are they mostly CKD? It wasn't stated in the topics that i've read so im not sure.

    Thanks everyone! Cheers
     
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    F10 CREW Clueless Newbie

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    Just curious, i thought VW solved the issued with the dry clutch? I assume these are with the 7 speed DSG?
     
  3. gendong

    gendong Moderator
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    1) Does the car have electronics connected to it's suspension? If i make the change to coilovers, will it cause any problems?
    Depends on the model. Most Msport model comes with adaptive suspension. However, non-Msport does not. Coilovers wld not be an issue, as the adaptive susssy (if available on the car) can be coded out.
    2) Why doesn't the 328i have a sunroof? Or will i only get one if i buy the 330e? I've searched so many used car websites but i can't find one with a sunroof.
    CKD units were not spec'd with sunroof. Cost saving by BMW (bleaghhhh....)
    3) My service cost for my current car is between RM600 - RM800, sometimes more. Does the BMW cost more than that?
    Normal oil change + filter + workmanship is around there.... so not to worry
    4) I see that many people are experiencing issues with doors, vibrating sounds, steering rack issues etc, are they mostly CKD? It wasn't stated in the topics that i've read so im not sure.
    Yup. mostly CKDs. But i wld say its "character" (LOL!!). Yes, some squeaks here n there, there is a steering rack repair kit available. Not a biggie is ur looking at the bigger picture.
     
  4. Hams

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    Great! Thanks man. Still looking around for a nice unit but i've also included the 5-series as well in my list. So my options right now are;
    F30 328i
    F30 330e
    F10 528i
    F10 535i
     
  5. gendong

    gendong Moderator
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    the only car on that list thats 300hp in stock form is the 535i. :)
     

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