Git-r's road/track progress M135i

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

Post by git-r2 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:27 pm

Lol!

Yes as Dave says the millway plates are about £300
'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 M135i

Post by docwra » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 am

git-r2 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Will see if they get back to me, they have a lot of good reviews but anyone here have any experience to share?
I had my car walnut blasted by them as it happens :)

Good stuff - really nice guys, obviously know the cars better than most, from what I saw good workmanship and quality standards. Great setup and courtesy cars are always a bonus :)

Not so good - couple of technical things they didnt seem to know about (IIRC that an E9x M3 diff will fit straight on an E8x and maybe something coding related, cant remember what), missed that my DMF was VERY on the way out (they thought it was the clutch release bearing) and told me that a Fuel Pump Plausibility code they picked up meant I would need a new LPFP before too long, I seem to remember there may have been a suggestion of engine damage if it failed at high revs.

At the end of the day every business tries to upsell where they can but if I didnt know my onions I could have ended up spending money I didnt need to; that said in 20 years of modified cars I still havent found a garage that hasnt let me down at least once :(

Id go back for future work, Id just take their advice with a pinch of salt :)

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

Post by git-r2 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:36 am

docwra wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 am
git-r2 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Will see if they get back to me, they have a lot of good reviews but anyone here have any experience to share?
I had my car walnut blasted by them as it happens :)

Good stuff - really nice guys, obviously know the cars better than most, from what I saw good workmanship and quality standards. Great setup and courtesy cars are always a bonus :)

Not so good - couple of technical things they didnt seem to know about (IIRC that an E9x M3 diff will fit straight on an E8x and maybe something coding related, cant remember what), missed that my DMF was VERY on the way out (they thought it was the clutch release bearing) and told me that a Fuel Pump Plausibility code they picked up meant I would need a new LPFP before too long, I seem to remember there may have been a suggestion of engine damage if it failed at high revs.

At the end of the day every business tries to upsell where they can but if I didnt know my onions I could have ended up spending money I didnt need to; that said in 20 years of modified cars I still havent found a garage that hasnt let me down at least once :(

Id go back for future work, Id just take their advice with a pinch of salt :)
Thanks mate for this and I’ve found exactly the same with being let down by garages, they all make mistakes but when the customer ends up paying for them is what gets me!

That’s why I sold the Skyline :(

Lol, BM specialists haven’t got back to me, same as litchfield.

I keep on looking at M4’s. I still prefer the 1 as it’s so much lighter but balancing what I’ll spend modifying it vs buying an M4 is difficult.
'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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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by docwra » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm

M4 is just a German Mustang at the end of the day IMO, youd need a lot of fettling to make it a rewarding track experience. Youd also have to mess up M Geometry which is never something to take lightly :shock:

A 1 series can handle better than a proper M car, it just takes a lot of work to get there :D

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

Post by git-r2 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:44 pm

docwra wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm
M4 is just a German Mustang at the end of the day IMO, youd need a lot of fettling to make it a rewarding track experience. Youd also have to mess up M Geometry which is never something to take lightly :shock:

A 1 series can handle better than a proper M car, it just takes a lot of work to get there :D
Lol I like that - german mustang!

Agree that the 1 is better, just wish there were a few more professional tuners out there that would be able to do the work.

Thinking I’m going to put the 1 back to standard and get an M4. Not much over 35k would get a virtually brand new car, I could use the racechip I already have to get circa 500bhp and putnsome camber plates on the front. Job done. Or maybe not lol!
'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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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by marco_polo » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:59 am

I've was looking at M4's too until recently, stonking value for money. Definitely well worth a test drive.

They are a little heavier, but they don't really feel it being wider and having a lower Centre of Gravity.

After a light tune, it should be all the best bits of your R32 plus all the best bits of your M-Lite, all wrapped up in a nice luxurious package?
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by Jamesno1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:13 am

I drove an m2, m4 and m6 one after the other in that order on track at one of bmws experience day. The m4 was by far the best out of the three. M2 was nimble but didn't feel any faster than my m135, m6 was a brute with prodigious power but fell over itself in a corner and the m4 seemed to be the sweet spot.

Had a fair bit of track time in the m4 masters track car also and it was superb.

I'd say if you can afford it, have the m4
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by git-r2 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:54 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps.

Marco, yes my thoughts exactly, would be as quick as the 32 with no money spent yet comfortable and soooo much cheaper to run.

Jamesno1 thanks for sharing that. Good to know.

Looks like I’ll have to get a test in one :)
'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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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by Birdseye1 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:20 pm

Why not an M2 git-r? I drove an M4 over a weekend (new CP one) and while it was a good car, it felt big and refined. Not a chuckable as the 1er as you'd expect but an odd feeling for sure (more grown up than I'd expected). I'm picking up an M2 as these pre-reg deals were too hard to resist, I'm confident on track I'll need a touch more camber and improved brakes but otherwise good to go.

Either way, perhaps worth a look :mrgreen:
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