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  1. TPrelude-370z
    12-20-2015 12:34 PM - permalink
    TPrelude-370z
    Hey buddy,

    I have an 09 Z and have been thinking about trading it in for a 2012 bmw 135i. I see you have owned both cars (08 bmw 135i has the same powerplant as the 2012), I wanted your objective opinion on each as far as power and driving experience between the two. I'm assuming you started with the JB4 and panel filter so you would know the increased power feel.

    On my Z I have intake (gen 2, so probably not much help), exhaust, test pipes, and uprev tuned. I love the Z, but it's just not enough power for me anymore and just to squeeze out another 20-30 HP (PPE headers and plenum mod) would be costly (1,500$), plus the TQ could not even come close to the 135i. Basically, is the power of the 135i w/ the JB4 and panel filter significantly noticeable over the Z? It would have to be much faster, like throw me back in my seat fast for me to make the switch. I know there is much more potential from there, but that will come over time. I see the numbers below for the 335i, but I'm looking for an opinion based on owning both. Completely disregard looks, just your opinion solely based on how much more noticeably quicker is the 135i over the Z.

    My apologies for the long message, but I do appreciate you taking the time to read and respond. It's a big decision and I can't imagine getting advice from anyone better than you, who have owned both cars. Your private message box is full, that's why I posted it here.

    Thanks a lot buddy,
    Steve
  2. ATLsentra05
    01-30-2013 02:10 PM - permalink
    ATLsentra05
    Man I love the look of your car! I'm curious is there lip kit on it? It looks so clean! It looks stock to me but i didnt know for sure. Very nice!
  3. chuckd05
    08-17-2012 01:30 PM - permalink
    chuckd05
    yea my 335 is the n54 motor and I have a JB4 Piggyback tune, Catless Downpipes, and a meth kit... I should be around 425 whp and 480tq with good fuel with just over 1000 into the car... its a friendly platform for nice power, but not for BIG power yet as the fuel system is a challnge to upgrade... Just now are single turbo kits coming into play
  4. CrownR426
    07-27-2012 01:21 PM - permalink
    CrownR426
    Hey Chuck, did you chip ur 335i yet?!
    I went to a bmw meet and those guys were putting down some serious power from just a chip and exhaust.
    Most of them went with Berk's!
  5. FLYZ
    04-19-2012 10:59 AM - permalink
    FLYZ
    Your Bazooka install looks awesome, super clean. It looks like a few other people have gone a similar route - good base while eating up no extra space. How do you like it?
  6. mz3035
    02-27-2012 02:00 PM - permalink
    mz3035
    I was curious how much did you Eibach pro kits get you? Drop looks perfect
  7. mz3035
    02-19-2012 09:48 PM - permalink
    mz3035
    How much are you looking to get for those volks?
  8. chuckd05
    01-24-2012 09:36 PM - permalink
    chuckd05
    pandacheese, i ran 20mm in the front and 25mm in the rear. H&R Stud Replacement Spacers is the only brand I trust or use, especially on the front.
  9. pandacheese
    01-03-2012 03:51 PM - permalink
    pandacheese
    What size spacers were you running and the front and rear? Thanks.
  10. chuckd05
    12-29-2011 03:20 AM - permalink
    chuckd05
    I was running h&r stud replacement spacers

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    09 370Z 6M PW - FBO Best 1/4 mile = 12.926 @ 109 SOLD -- 08 BMW 135i - FBO 12.1@120mph SOLD -- white 09 e92 335 Coupe Mtech - 11.9 @ 119 :-)

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