New to the CCA and forums (joined last week). Looking for advice and help from other experienced fans of these great cars. Have an 02 540i with the M Sport package, black on black, 6-speed, 17" staggered fitment wheels, etc. Bought the car in 05 with 32k miles and it has been my daily driver since. Recently had the car repainted (see "Ugly Mugs" posting) and have decided to make it a summer driver only, No more Ohio winters! Looking at ways to "improve" the driving experience and know this forum can offer some valuable insights on what works and what is a waste of money. Considering the following: Suspension: I'm sure the suspension is "tired" after all the miles. Suggestions on suspension kits? Not looking to make it a hard core racer, want to maintain "civil" road manners for daily driving but also be competent in aggressive driving/rallies. What about upgrading the sway bars (in addition to springs and struts)? Brakes (got to be able to stop!): Will need brakes before next summer. Want to keep the 17" M wheels so don't think a "big" brake kit is for me. Comments on vented (drilled/slotted) rotors? Recommendations for pads? Love the look of the Brembo calipers but don't think they are worth the money just for looks. Anyone had any experience with caliper covers? Cold Air Intakes - Comments on value/bang for the buck? Suggested manufacturers? Have heard of problems with some of these as far as screwing up mass air flow sensors and "confusing" the computer. Any other suggestions? I plan to keep this car until they take away me drivers license! Thanks for the help!