Git-r's road/track progress M135i

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

Post by godzilla » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:52 am

git-r2 wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:16 am
godzilla wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:00 am
That Racechip sounds like a complete waste of money. My cousin got a dyno verified 416hp from his DMS remap 3.5 years ago and it’s still going strong with over 60k on the clock!
What size Cup 2s are you getting?


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It does seem that way but I’m impressed with their support and engine/transmission warranty.
They’ve already tested the chip I sent back and found it’s got faulty firmware so have offered to send a new one. If they send another I can always send it back.
I’ve asked for them to confirm they’ve fixed the app the. I’ll probably try another.
The dms/evolve option seems really good, nice to hear some good feedback.

I went for 4x 225/40/18 as I’ll swap them around, don’t want too much rear grip anyway ;) the westlakes in this size have no problem.

Used the car for a long journey and the west lakes are noisy! Not so noticeable at motorway though.
It takes a ballsy driver to go down a tyre size on the rears whilst (attempting to) tune the engine! :D

I think if you get any of the torque increase you're supposed to, you will be regretting the reduced width of the rears, plus they leave the rims more exposed to kerbing...
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by git-r2 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:09 pm

godzilla wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:52 am
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It takes a ballsy driver to go down a tyre size on the rears whilst (attempting to) tune the engine! :D

I think if you get any of the torque increase you're supposed to, you will be regretting the reduced width of the rears, plus they leave the rims more exposed to kerbing...
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Lol! My 32 did 52’s at brands running 235/40/17 Federal RSR with about 500bhp, 225 is fine for the 1 esp if in something like west lake or cup 2. Track tyres are usually huge too I’m my experience, there’s no visible stretch on the rear in 225 but kerbing always an issue!
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Re: Git-r's road/track progress M135i

Post by git-r2 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:55 pm

Lot’s of good news to report! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Wheels/tyres:
Somehow, much to the disgust of my master, I’ve acquired the following:
1 set Cup2
1 set MPSS (incredibly these were free from Michelin after I killed the set I bought in sept :D )
1 set Westlake RS currently fitted
1 set stock wheels/tyres with used MPSS

Felling quite pleased with that as we already have 3 other sets for my wife (the R32 GTR) :lol:



Warranty/servicing/mods:
Such a coincidence... It turns out the same BMW dealership that reignited my interest in ugly 1’s has a mate that works there as a mechanic. That is such a result as he’ll service my car!!


RaceChip :
The support has been really good. I sent the chip back last mon/tue, they tested it, reported a firmware fault and offered to send another. After confirming I still had my money back guarantee for the second RaceChip I agreed for them to send another.
That was yesterday and it arrived today.
The app now works properly.
It is definitely quicker.
How noticeable? Not huge, but it’s impossible to test properly on the road.
Keeping in same gear I tried timing 50-70 over and over with it turned on and off and with my internal clock was about half a second quicker.
Doesn’t sound much but that would equate to a lot over a lap if the stop watch in my head is anything like accurate.
Tasting what 1 is like with a bit more grunt did make me quite excited. It sounds slightly better too.

I’m not sure if I’ll keep it yet. A remap will be better and is the same cost and way more potential, the RaceChip may have to be binned if i changed turbo.


Such a great car - absolutely loving it!!! 8)
'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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