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      12-03-2017, 11:52 AM   #1
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Best mods for a 116d ?

Am buying a 116 1.6 what subtle mods are good for it?

As it has a base model spec by the looks of it.

It looks similar to the pictures attached.

I actually wanted the sport model with the cloth sports seats however the model I wanted is not available now.

I am thinking change the wheels - Not sure what to but bigger ones.

Slightly lower the car.

Tint the back windows.

Don't really like the steering wheel on these aswell.

And is it a common problem on these that the passenger side above the window - the pillar rusts?

Any other ideas guys?

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      12-03-2017, 02:33 PM   #2
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Rust? I have never heard of any rust issues regarding the f20.....maybe you should post a couple of pictures
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      12-03-2017, 02:45 PM   #3
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Regarding possible mods id go for M steering wheel M gearknob M park brake and black gloss panel for AC and radio preset buttons (black panel trim like on the facelift)
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Rust? I have never heard of any rust issues regarding the f20.....maybe you should post a couple of pictures
Hi please see the picture.

It is the circled area I don't have the actual pics to hand.

I could see the rust underneath that had bubbled the paint

Strange thing is the three I viewed all had the same problem.

Could just be an issue in the uk due to the humidity..

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Regarding possible mods id go for M steering wheel M gearknob M park brake and black gloss panel for AC and radio preset buttons (black panel trim like on the facelift)
Thanks for that info.

Btw do you know of any good seats / covers to put on it?

And do you know of any good 17" rims for it?
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      12-03-2017, 07:41 PM   #6
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Am buying a 116 1.6 what subtle mods are good for it?
There is a thread on this: any mod ideas guys?.

You might also like Standard lighting / bulb upgrade, Mtec Superwhites, no LED's.

Feel free to help yourself with OEM (select your car for better match): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...BMW-118i&mg=03.

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As it has a base model spec by the looks of it.

It looks similar to the pictures attached.

I actually wanted the sport model with the cloth sports seats however the model I wanted is not available now.

I am thinking change the wheels - Not sure what to but bigger ones.

Slightly lower the car.
Sport seats, lower M-Sport suspension and bigger wheels can be found on every model as options.

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Don't really like the steering wheel on these aswell.
Note that ///M steering wheels are frequent subject to theft. Mind your storage conditions regarding this:

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Regular Sport steering wheel (select your car for better match) recommended (and pictured) in the top link should be a safer option.

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And is it a common problem on these that the passenger side above the window - the pillar rusts?
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I could see the rust underneath that had bubbled the paint

Strange thing is the three I viewed all had the same problem.
Paint bubbling is a frequent issue - it's painting quality , no rust AFAIK.

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Any other ideas guys?
Try to find a car with all that's necessary: retrofitting presumes some money excess.

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Btw do you know of any good seats / covers to put on it?
Sure: Recaro Seats and Install, recaro pole position install, F20 replace seats with Sport seats (and repair airbags).

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And do you know of any good 17" rims for it?
See the OEM accessory link above. And this (select your car for better match): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...BMW-118i&mg=36.
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There is a thread on this: any mod ideas guys?.

You might also like Standard lighting / bulb upgrade, Mtec Superwhites, no LED's.

Feel free to help yourself with OEM (select your car for better match): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...BMW-118i&mg=03.



Sport seats, lower M-Sport suspension and bigger wheels can be found on every model as options.



Note that ///M steering wheels are frequent subject to theft. Mind your storage conditions regarding this:

.

Regular Sport steering wheel (select your car for better match) recommended (and pictured) in the top link should be a safer option.




Paint bubbling is a frequent issue - it's painting quality , no rust AFAIK.



Try to find a car with all that's necessary: retrofitting presumes some money excess.



Sure: Recaro Seats and Install, recaro pole position install, F20 replace seats with Sport seats (and repair airbags).



See the OEM accessory link above. And this (select your car for better match): http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...BMW-118i&mg=36.

Thank you very much both of you guys.

You have been a massive help.

Next time I will search before posting a thread as I have noticed most of my question have already been answered.
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      12-04-2017, 04:56 AM   #8
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Regarding possible mods i’d go for M steering wheel M gearknob M park brake and black gloss panel for AC and radio preset buttons (black panel trim like on the facelift)
Saw your thread posted above on your 114d - The steering wheel makes it look one million times better than the standard one. Have you modded it further than what you mentioned in your thread.

I willl have to settle for the lower specced model even though I loved the look of the sport one.
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Saw your thread posted above on your 114d - The steering wheel makes it look one million times better than the standard one. Have you modded it further than what you mentioned in your thread.

I willl have to settle for the lower specced model even though I loved the look of the sport one.
I have changed the steering wheel,the gearshifter (i put an M gearshifter) and the black gloss panel around the AC and radio preset buttons....otherwise thats pretty much it...but the difference is very noticeable
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      12-04-2017, 05:19 AM   #10
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there isnt much else to do which would be worth doing....M handbrake real soon and thats about it
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      12-04-2017, 09:06 AM   #11
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I have checked that circled part to see if i had such an issue and i do not....no bubbles or anything
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I have checked that circled part to see if i had such an issue and i do not....no bubbles or anything

I think I will do the changes similar to yours.

Btw did you change the wheels at all?

Am thinking of just spraying them black they are 16" alloys but are pretty ugly.

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no i have not
have you mapped it at all, have seen some pretty amazing figures with the 114d,

By the looks of it I will also be getting that one.

What do you think of the power at stock is it pretty good?
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Am thinking of just spraying them black they are 16" alloys but are pretty ugly.
I think your wheels are very nice now, but they would look very ugly in black. It is one of my favourite designs. I would have liked to have those myself, but they do not fit over the M-Sport brakes.
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have you mapped it at all, have seen some pretty amazing figures with the 114d,

By the looks of it I will also be getting that one.

What do you think of the power at stock is it pretty good?
I have not modified the engine in any manner nor will i ....power is enough for normal driving.....doesnt matter if you are driving in town or on the motorway.....as long as you drive sensibly
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Am thinking of just spraying them black they are 16" alloys but are pretty ugly.
You have a predecessor in that brave endeavour. Notice that his alloys are even 17".

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I think your wheels are very nice now, but they would look very ugly in black.
"In England every one and their dog has black wheels."
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You have a predecessor in that brave endeavour. Notice that his alloys are even 17".

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"In England every one and their dog has black wheels."

Lol the look of the car has been killed with them black wheels. The 17" alloys looked pretty good to start with.
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Have finally decided to go for a 118d 2.0

Checked with insurance and they would increase it massively due to the mods so better just to buy an already specced one.

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Lower, bigger wheels maybe 18's, remap, sport steering wheel, xenon style headlights (which are now available via AP in Telford)
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