Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by Lee H » Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:21 pm

Got rear bumper repaired now and also had my mate go over a few other bits of bodywork and fill in a few of the bigger stone chips in the front end. Not ideal but takes your eye off them a bit.

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Hopefully diffuser will arrive this coming week and the cosmetic mods are finished so I can move onto go faster mods.

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by Lee H » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:57 pm

Diffuser on.

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Also fitted vrsf cooler and chargepipe with HKS BOV.

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Then went to the 1/4 mile yesterday but really struggled with grip. Finished with a 13.4 @ 109mph.

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Downpipes waiting to be fitted next!

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by diablo7772 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:39 pm

Looks really good Lee. You have put it back to how i had it :lol: !!!

Glad your enjoying the motor! :D

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by Lee H » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:32 am

Evolve downpipes fitted. Not a fun job at all.

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Also decided to remove the intercooler grille and fit a cheap front lip. Might end up reinstating the grille and will probably end up ripping the lip off on something in no time.

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by ricky3 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:19 pm

Oh come on, it should be fun to work on your own car and doing by yourself, feeling better after you do it by yourself :)

Ace looking car, are you going to change the wheels?

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by Lee H » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:29 pm

Some things maybe, downpipes not one of them.

Have spent a fair bit in the six weeks or so I've owned it so wheels not on the agenda yet, I can't deny I'd like some BBS's though :D

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by gregk286 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:37 pm

Nice work! What intercooler is that?
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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by rob180bhp » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:07 pm

gregk286 wrote:Nice work! What intercooler is that?
It's a vrsf

Nice work nice car

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by rob180bhp » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:09 pm

13.4 is respectable

Lsd and better tyres and that's a 12.?

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by rob180bhp » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 pm

Did you launch in 1s or 2nd?

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by Lee H » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:47 am

rob180bhp wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Did you launch in 1s or 2nd?

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Launched in 1st. Was slightly better with traction control off. There is definitely more time to be had with a bit of practice for sure. LSD would be nice and have considered it but where does it end.

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by ricky3 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:45 am

rob180bhp wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Did you launch in 1s or 2nd?

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Launching in 2nd will do a lot of damage i think in a manual?
It's better to start on 1st and with TC off, but you have to play with the throttle.

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Re: Le Mans blue 135i N54 project

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:33 am

ricky3 wrote:
rob180bhp wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Did you launch in 1s or 2nd?

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Launching in 2nd will do a lot of damage i think in a manual?
It's better to start on 1st and with TC off, but you have to play with the throttle.
Yes it may damage the clutch if you keep doing it but it's what the big boys do save a few 10ths on the gear change and more controlable launch

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