OK OK, I'm bracing myself for the "THAT"S SITTING WAAAAY TOO HIGH!!!" comments, but I've only had it a week. I'm going to drive it for a while first to figure what needs doing to get it Stage 0. I think wheel bearings sound like they may be on their way out, brakes really scrape for the first few miles if I don't drive it for a day or so.
I'm thinking in the next few months (I'm skint at the mo) I'll be:
upgrading the brakes (any recommendations?)
getting bigger rear ARB (any favourites in diameter and brand?)
either getting lowering springs or coilovers. I don't want to go super low tbh, but yes, a little wheel gap closure may well be in order
fitting bigger intercooler (any recommendations?)
fitting 17% pulley and colder plugs (any recommendations?)
fitting better downpipes and maybe Miltek catback
any other upgrades you'd suggest? I don't want to go crazy tbh, and Ideally I'll source all the stuff above second hand. If I get on with the MINI in the long run, I may just upgrade to a JCW in a year or two and go big on that.
...and if anyone's interested, the car I'm selling:
Used 2007 BMW E90 3 Series [05-12] 335I M SPORT TOURING for sale in Oxon | Pistonheads