Deans M140i

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Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:21 pm

Hey thought I'd put a little thread together to keep everything I've done to my 140 in one place really and update any future mods etc .

So I ordered my sapphire black m140i back in October 2016 . I had a 10 week wait which for anyone waiting on a car will know it's torture !

Originally spec'd alpine white then changed at the last minute to SB , which I'm happy with but god it's tough to keep clean !!

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ZF Auto
Comfort pack
Reverse cam
Front & back park assist
Heated seats
Harmon kardon
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Didn't have really any plans to change to much to be honest , never a fan of the stock wheels so I always knew they'd go . I blame the forum for everything else I've done / to do though haha


Couple of weeks in I changed the chrome grills for m performance ones .
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Simple enough DIY job , expect a little pain in the hands though ...

Next up I added the 3D carbon spoiler & maxton front splitter / side diffusers in gloss black . They look good , the fit great but another area that traps in dirt .

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Car was now looking a little less standard , I'm trying to keep it subtle and I've seen a few people wrapping / spraying there front fins which can work on certain colours but for me I'm a fan off the ferric grey detailing so I wrapped the bottom section of the fins only which really does look great in the flesh but hard too capture in a picture .
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Original wrap didn't last so I plasti-dipped the bottom section of the fins too achieve the same look .

Changed the mirrors caps over for the Autoid performance caps and had them finished in ferric grey
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Next up after a lot of research was springs , in the end I went for HR 15 mm springs which work great for my access issue ( only just mind you)
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Stock
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HR -15mm

Car looked 10 times better and felt a lot better cornering at speed , the ride was unaffected !!

Car was crying out for some wheels, so the hunt begins !! I looked at a lot of wheels and very nearly went for the schnitzer reps

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However I decided the M3/4 competition wheel was the one I wanted . Sticking too 18s I reused my mpss tyres.

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Wheel size : 18 x 8.5j ET35 it gives a nice aggressive stance too the car , I'm happy with the look however the wheels are a swine too clean !!

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Visually I'm nearly finished , 1 or 2 small changes maybe . I'd like a little more noise and bigger exhaust tips so that will be looked at in the near future . I have a BMS intake to fit so a little induction noise might be nice ,

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Too be continued I guess .....

Dean
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Tricky401 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:41 am

looks great.one of my favs
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by pem10 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:07 pm

Stunning. Sits perfectly on the road to my eyes. As the kids say:
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Wolfgang » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:22 pm

A beautiful sight to be behold

My boss has an M4 with the comp pack and those wheels are killer.


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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Peter.V » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 pm

Love what you're doing to it, Dean!
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Thanks guys appreciated :)
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm

Peter.V wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Love what you're doing to it, Dean!
Thanks Peter
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Ferosferio » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am

Yep, easily my favourite on here. The Comp Pack wheels are a great look for the M140i, looks very OEM+ Only ever tempted to make some changes to mine when I see yours Dean

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Re: Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:07 pm

Ferosferio wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am
Yep, easily my favourite on here. The Comp Pack wheels are a great look for the M140i, looks very OEM+ Only ever tempted to make some changes to mine when I see yours Dean

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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Peter.V » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:27 pm

D6EML wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Peter.V wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Love what you're doing to it, Dean!
Thanks Peter
I'm gonna get those wheels for mine next spring when summer tyres are back on again!
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:22 pm

Peter.V wrote:
D6EML wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm
Peter.V wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Love what you're doing to it, Dean!
Thanks Peter
I'm gonna get those wheels for mine next spring when summer tyres are back on again!
There a great looking wheel, worth the hassle of cleaning them !!

I do have a second set of these in the garage but there 9.5j
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Peter.V » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:37 pm

D6EML wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:22 pm
Peter.V wrote:
D6EML wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:39 pm


Thanks Peter
I'm gonna get those wheels for mine next spring when summer tyres are back on again!
There a great looking wheel, worth the hassle of cleaning them !!

I do have a second set of these in the garage but there 9.5j
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Ahhh, did you have to buy two sets just for the 8.5 fronts?
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Post by D6EML » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:43 pm

Yes mate , didn't need tyres so I didn't mind buying 2 sets

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Re: Deans M140i

Post by Peter.V » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:04 pm

D6EML wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:43 pm
Yes mate , didn't need tyres so I didn't mind buying 2 sets

Dean
Have you not tried selling the extra 4?
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Re: Deans M140i

Post by D6EML » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:38 pm

Peter.V wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:04 pm
D6EML wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:43 pm
Yes mate , didn't need tyres so I didn't mind buying 2 sets

Dean
Have you not tried selling the extra 4?
That was the original plan mate but they look ok on the wall , if I sell them i may buy the schnitzers :D
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