Git-r's road/track progress M135i

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Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by git-r2 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:27 pm

Greetings everyone, my first proper thread, one I've been hoping to make for a while, my search is now over!! :spotman:

Firstly, I wanted to thank folk for the great forum and advice, fingers crossed I'll give a bit back through this thread :)

I've been a petrolhead since birth, initially not too keen on speed but that developed! I enjoy anything with wheels....

For over ten years I've been running highly boosted geriatric Datsuns around most tracks of the UK with a few other interesting cars alongside.

The last few years have seen my driving become less bad enabling me to put some benchmark lap times for the 'new' cars I've had and also to try and improve the times for the Datsun.

I use Brands Indy circuit as my comparison, it's so short that even with my failing memory I can remember where it goes :D

Times so far:

R32 GTR Nissan: 52.6
Megane RS 250: 56.6
E46 M3 : 57.9 (from memory)
Audi A6 1.9 tdi: 1:00 +

To give an idea of these times the 4wd clubman class time attack record is 52.8.

I'm hoping the 1er will be quicker than the Megane. From memory a relatively standard 1M can do 54's so think around this time should be possible.

Initially I was looking at the 140 having taken one for a day long test drive. What a car! Amazed with the power, refeinment and economy. However, the 135 will suit my needs better although I haven't driven one yet - fingers crossed I won't be disappointed!

'My' car (that I haven't even seen yet!) is coming as a BMW used car. It has adaptive suspension (That I'm so keen to have as it'll be used mostly on the road), HK sound and lots of other options that aren't really necessary. I've left a refundable deposit just in case.

Picking it up on Tuesday fingers crossed. I have booked a place at Snetterton on Wednesday but will probably take the Datsun.... and break it... again... :oops:

Hope people might be interested in how I get on, please ask if you'd like to see any of my other 'babies' in action... mostly sideways :D

Also hope to meet a few of you :)

Cheers
Sam
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'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by Rich196 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:39 pm

We need pictures.

If your doing 56's at brands your quick, if they are relatively standard!

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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:27 pm

Rich196 wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:39 pm
We need pictures.

If your doing 56's at brands your quick, if they are relatively standard!
Pics and vids will follow - I am a spamming video whore! :twisted:

My old Megane did 56's, my datsun does 52's. I haven't collected my 135 yet!

Intend to put a benchmark time in a 135 when it's completely stock then see how I can improve it. I'm definitely not intending to do too many mods....

Famous last words!
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Rich196 wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:39 pm
We need pictures.

If your doing 56's at brands your quick, if they are relatively standard!
Do you know what a standard m135 does at brands?
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by Birdseye1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 am

I think a standard M135i will struggle to beat a megane around that track. It's not large enough to make the most of the power advantage, and having no diff as standard will limit how aggressive you can be on the power. A few mods do make it a weapon though!
2014 EB M135i - More mods than I had planned to do... :roll:

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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:11 pm

Birdseye1 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 am
I think a standard M135i will struggle to beat a megane around that track. It's not large enough to make the most of the power advantage, and having no diff as standard will limit how aggressive you can be on the power. A few mods do make it a weapon though!
I'd agree with you. The megane had different alignment and AD08R's but was otherwise standard. Bone stock it did 57.6.

Not sure what diff to go for. There's a BMW Drexler Lsd for sale here but the part number doesn't match up to the one my dealer gave. Can anyone confirm the part no please?

The quaife LSD I thought would work but Quaife warned it's not good for constant drifting.

Are there any other options?
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:56 pm

git-r2 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Birdseye1 wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:52 am
I think a standard M135i will struggle to beat a megane around that track. It's not large enough to make the most of the power advantage, and having no diff as standard will limit how aggressive you can be on the power. A few mods do make it a weapon though!
I'd agree with you. The megane had different alignment and AD08R's but was otherwise standard. Bone stock it did 57.6.

Not sure what diff to go for. There's a BMW Drexler Lsd for sale here but the part number doesn't match up to the one my dealer gave. Can anyone confirm the part no please?

The quaife LSD I thought would work but Quaife warned it's not good for constant drifting.

Are there any other options?
What part number have you been quoted for BMW LSD ?

MFactory and wavetrac are other options

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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:11 pm

Thanks for those other options, will have a google.

The part number he gave was: B33.10.8.659.987
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:51 pm

Currently on a train to go and collect my new toy :spotman:

Everything crossed it goes to plan!

If it does, I'll collect the car then stop off on the way home to collect a drexler diff...

Fate :D
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Post by git-r2 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:11 pm

I got it!!!

And it's actually as the dealer described - immaculate!

Drove from near Manchester back to south London as quickly as possible yet still averaged 32 mpg.

The driving position is absolutely perfect, so much better than my old e46 m3. It's quicker too!

I went to snetterton in the Datsun today and surprise surprise it sprang a power steering fluid leak on my sighting laps :(

Why didn't I take the 1er, I knew I should've!

Going to pick up an lsd on Sunday fingers crossed from a forum member.

Will then try to get it on track before and after figment to see what the difference in times are.
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by Jimbob 2705 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 pm

Very excited to hear your findings, especially compared to the Megane 250! What's your initial thoughts compared to it?

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Post by git-r2 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Jimbob 2705 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Very excited to hear your findings, especially compared to the Megane 250! What's your initial thoughts compared to it?
Great :)

The Megane i had was a cup version so pretty hard for normal use, the ride on the 1 is magic in comparison.

I mostly used the Megane on track but found it pretty tiring on the road, it was fantastic on track though.

Anything in particular about the meg or 1 I can help with?

The bmw is way more economical and way more powerful, much quicker in a strt line.
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Post by git-r2 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:31 pm

Picked up an Lsd today :)

Not sure when I'll get it fitted, wouldn't mind driving it at the limit as is. Luckily msv were good enough to give me a credit for the snetterton day I missed so a track day will happen soon no doubt :)

Still feeling like new but finding it so comfortable and incredibly economical.
Really enjoying the stereo too :)

Can anyone recommend a garage s/e London?
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
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Post by marco_polo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:15 pm

I use BM Sport at Bexleyheath for alignments, and the odd job here and there, they're used to setting up BMW's for track work.

ETA Motorsport near Brands H are good too, although the parking situation is appalling and they can't handle F Series electrics (not that matters to you for a diff swap).
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress '13 M135i

Post by git-r2 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:08 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:15 pm
I use BM Sport at Bexleyheath for alignments, and the odd job here and there, they're used to setting up BMW's for track work.

ETA Motorsport near Brands H are good too, although the parking situation is appalling and they can't handle F Series electrics (not that matters to you for a diff swap).
Many thanks Marco, will have a look at BMW sport. How did you find yours after fitment? I'm still waiting for it to rain to experience the elsd lol
Cheers,
Sam
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
+ some dullness

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