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Old 03-12-2018, 07:13 PM
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Essential F55 Mods

Hi Everyone. I purchased a 2017 f55 mods and was curious what people think are the best mods for the f55/56. I have been looking around and see there is a plethora. So far I have an intake installed and am loving it. I think my next step is to black out the chrome but curious about other modifications.

I've seen some amazing minis on the forum so I look forward to responses.
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:23 PM
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For me it was the stereo, new speakers and amp.

Next was a Dinan Sport module, which I then upgraded to a Dinan Elite. Either of those or a full on ECU tune.

Vinyl wrapped my roof.

I would try a sway bar but can't find a decent installer so I'll wait.
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:27 PM
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My mods have always gone this route for every car I’ve had:
- Suspension/handling
- Power
- Appearance

You can see my mods and the progression on my site
 
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For me it was the stereo, new speakers and amp.

Next was a Dinan Sport module, which I then upgraded to a Dinan Elite. Either of those or a full on ECU tune.

Vinyl wrapped my roof.

I would try a sway bar but can't find a decent installer so I'll wait.
saw the roof pictures. Pretty awesome! Did you have the "upgrade" to hk speakers? I got them since my brother was raving and they blow my old corolla speakers out of the water.
 
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My mods have always gone this route for every car I’ve had:
- Suspension/handling
- Power
- Appearance

You can see my mods and the progression on my site
I am def looking into suspension/ handling mods. There seems to be a lot out there and not sure what actually impacts. I will be checking your site out again.
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:48 PM
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saw the roof pictures. Pretty awesome! Did you have the "upgrade" to hk speakers? I got them since my brother was raving and they blow my old corolla speakers out of the water.
BavSound speakers, JL Audio amp! I have HK, but I don't like any part of the system. It's ok a moderate volume, but once you crank it up, blah.
 
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Black out is easy and does always look great.

After that a simple tuning module will add great power and bang for the buck
https://www.waymotorworks.com/15-f55...ce/drivetrain/

the lower engine mount is really nice to reduce rock and get power to the ground without breaking the bank
https://www.waymotorworks.com/powerf...g-f55-f56.html

Chassis braces are also nice to reduce body flex
https://www.waymotorworks.com/chassi...5-f56-f57.html

and of course a rear sway bar is the biggest handling bang for buck
https://www.waymotorworks.com/nm-eng...r-f55-f56.html

Let us know if we can help.
 
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I am def looking into suspension/ handling mods. There seems to be a lot out there and not sure what actually impacts. I will be checking your site out again.
Let me know if you have any questions!
 
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As Way Motors said, the rear sway bar is very good inexpensive mod.

 
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Let me know if you have any questions!
Did you have the cut the weather-stripping for the strut tower brace? A lot of the 3 piece ones you cut holes into the stripping. The one you have looks like it goes over the top.

Were the bushings an easy install? Not sure if it matters in an auto.
 
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As Way Motors said, the rear sway bar is very good inexpensive mod.

Is the sway bar an easy install? I was reading the NM instructions and it seems complicated.
 
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Is the sway bar an easy install? I was reading the NM instructions and it seems complicated.
easier than it reads. unbolt shocks, remove springs and lower subframe not too bad really.
 
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Did you have the cut the weather-stripping for the strut tower brace? A lot of the 3 piece ones you cut holes into the stripping. The one you have looks like it goes over the top.

Were the bushings an easy install? Not sure if it matters in an auto.
The NM bar comes with a hollow punch to cut holes in the gasket. Makes for a very clean install.
 
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Originally Posted by lonewolf170 View Post
Did you have the cut the weather-stripping for the strut tower brace? A lot of the 3 piece ones you cut holes into the stripping. The one you have looks like it goes over the top.

Were the bushings an easy install? Not sure if it matters in an auto.
Nah, no cutting. The bar just sits on top of the weather strip. It will push the rubber down a bit but wont hinder install.

The bushing is easy, less than a hour. I posted a How-to in the FAQ section
 
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The NM bar comes with a hollow punch to cut holes in the gasket. Makes for a very clean install.
That does make it pretty easy. The NM bar was just more expensive then some of the other options.

I like your build though. Love that red/black JCW colors.
 
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All the strut bars are going to be easy to install. It just comes down to the brand and price you want
 
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^^^What Vinnie said^^^
The majority of my suspension upgrades are NM and I have been happy with them. So, when I decided to go with a strut bar it was an easy decision for me.
 
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If I had to do one mod, it would be lowering springs/coilovers. Lowering a car just changes the looks so much; for the better.
 
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