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      05-25-2020, 09:37 PM   #1
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Worst mod by far is the burbles that BMW themselves added to their cars in recent years. For shame BMW...for shame.
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      05-25-2020, 11:13 PM   #3
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So, no upgrade I take it with that resistor?
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I was thinking back about how much money I spent on modifying my cars and what mods I've done and what friends have done and started remembering some of the stupidist mods done that at the time seemed like it was a good idea and others that was a complete head shake from people trying to "soup" up a car or make it look better with eBay and O'Reilly or Auto Zone parts. I definitely made some poor choices in the past but.....

The worst was this "racing chip." I had friends order it from eBay, it had no picture but claimed 20-30 HP. When it arrived it came in an envelope and some directions to "install" it in the fuse box under the hood and to replace either an actual working fuse or relay (can't remember which).
It was called a resistor chip. Basically the picture below, but wasn't as long and came with a bend on each side to take on the shape of a fuse.

What's the worst mod you ever did or known someone to do?

LMAO I remember those
supposed stick it in the IAT sensor tricking it think the temps were colder and run more fuel
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      05-26-2020, 05:04 AM   #5
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I went to a RSX meet back in 2008 where someone had this:


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      05-26-2020, 05:06 AM   #6
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Worst mod by far is the burbles that BMW themselves added to their cars in recent years. For shame BMW...for shame.
+1

Also every tune that has extreme burbles, it sounds terrible and is not good for the turbos if dialed too agressively. I understand why bmw did the over run, to reduce lag in the next gear, but man I hate the fart.
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Large Fig Newtons Sticker on my windshield.

The sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.
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      05-26-2020, 03:10 PM   #8
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Big gay ass wing with aoa of 45 degrees on cars you know never seen the track and couldn't go fast enough to need down force let alone set up as an air brake.
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      05-26-2020, 03:27 PM   #9
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Big gay ass wing with aoa of 45 degrees on cars you know never seen the track and couldn't go fast enough to need down force let alone set up as an air brake.
Hey, I need that rear downforce on my FWD car dude.
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      05-26-2020, 03:29 PM   #10
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Would this count as a mod? I mean, it is a wrap.
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      05-26-2020, 03:55 PM   #11
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Would this count as a mod? I mean, it is a wrap.
Best wrap I ever seen lol

Cheap, extremely durable, and easy to replace.
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      05-26-2020, 03:57 PM   #12
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Worst mod that always makes me cringe is when someone cambers the shit out of their wheels making it look like the car is about to collapse on itself.
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      05-26-2020, 04:00 PM   #13
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^^^That is surprisingly clean. I had to scroll back down after questioning what was wrong with the pic.

My worst was a product called a Tornado Air Intake. Before installing it, I employed some critical thinking and actually placed it in a makeshift tunnel with some shredded paper in it to see whether the airflow would change. Tried it with a fan and water. Nothing happened, but their marketing was so convincing that I installed it.

I have since repented of my sins.

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      05-26-2020, 04:25 PM   #14
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Had blue leds in headlights, over a decade ago in college. They were crappy LEDs from overseas that flickered too. The popo LOVED that mod.
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      05-26-2020, 04:37 PM   #15
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I molded a hartge lip to my 135 one time, to make a semi CSL style trunk. At first it looked amazeballs, but because they had to use so much material to mold it (done by a reputable shop btw) when i was in some serious heat at the track it started to separate. Even after a re-do it separated again. Ended up junking the trunk and lip and going to an OEM trunk + performance spoiler. Learned a lesson = don't go too far!
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      05-26-2020, 04:42 PM   #17
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Whistle tips?
Strictly for decoration, that's all they are and all it is.
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      05-26-2020, 04:43 PM   #18
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I once used welding tips to trick my waste gates in my old 300ZXTT and install split flange downpipes the same nite. Took it for a spin. Mod worked great - but by the time my 20 minute test drive was over my clutch was gone. Lucky to have made it back home.

Worse on a BMW was probably my GROM unit. Fought the hell out of me getting it working. Finally got it all lined out and it was the most underwhelming thing I have ever used. Have not used it since - very depressing for the amount of time I spent on it.
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I can not say I have done any mods of any consequence, good or bad. But in high school I did stow a very important accessory in the trunk, a nice cotton flannel sleeping bag.


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The things you find when you have too much time being forced to stay at home.
In college in late 1950s my father had an old Dodge Power Wagon with a railroad tie as a front bumper that stuck out about a foot on with side. Kind of like this jeep:

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Two words to remember:

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      05-26-2020, 10:53 PM   #22
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