Car: 2015 LCI M135i
Join Date: 20th April 2012
Location: Newcastle Under Lyme
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Go and be a test pilot mate. Then test pilot a sorted FN2 and see if the difference is as big as you thought it would be.
By sorted I mean charged to similar level, some nice body bits ie GPkit, diff, brakes and minor suspension mods. You get an similar age FN and get those bits second hand to bring you in at (brakes, frs, springs, roots type charger, diff, gp kit, tegiwa header, RSK) circa £14k if you take the car from stock yourself.