Tyrants 3rd 130i!

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by Rustle » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:14 am

THETYRANT wrote:
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Surely one of these cars must get some Ohlins Ian. You owe it to all of us to try them. Nice looking car and low mileage at that.


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Been there done that mate :) - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=95195

ok it was on the lardy 135 coupe but sure it will be similar on the lighter 130 :D
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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by THETYRANT » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:29 am

I think it depends on usage really, if doing more track or lots of fast road then Ohlins are worth the extra I think, if mainly road with odd track outing then Koni are hard to beat especially for the price.
Main thing with ohlins like all coilovrs is being able to sort best spring rate for use, which isn't so easy with stock fitment dampers like koni etc, might look into custom springs for koni next time, we will see.

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Now on my 3rd 130i, this time a nice E81 in Graphite, Previously 2 x 130i and 2 x 135i

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Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by THETYRANT » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:37 pm

Few jobs done this weekend, colour coded roof spoiler fitted and then a trip to collect new wheels/tyres from another BB member, these are my favourite style 264 wheels in very good order and shod with 500mile old Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, should keep me mobile in winter and I love these wheels which have a decent dish hard to capture on camera.

Quick snaps below while out road testing after fitting.

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Now on my 3rd 130i, this time a nice E81 in Graphite, Previously 2 x 130i and 2 x 135i

Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by lowfinger » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:12 pm

Looking very nice :)
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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by AndyBish135i » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:56 pm

Looking very nice Ian and that last picture is 😍
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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by paddyboy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:57 pm

Weee heee .... looks great ...... another 130i for the show stand?

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by Ian w » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:08 pm

THETYRANT wrote:Few jobs done this weekend, colour coded roof spoiler fitted and then a trip to collect new wheels/tyres from another BB member, these are my favourite style 264 wheels in very good order and shod with 500mile old Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, should keep me mobile in winter and I love these wheels which have a decent dish hard to capture on camera.

Quick snaps below while out road testing after fitting.

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Looks lovely with the new wheels and spoiler on. Where are these shots taken btw?

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by Octavius » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:10 pm

Looking sweet Ian.
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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by CJ92 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 am

Very nice indeed... This was my SG 130i back in June '09 in North Wales..
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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:47 am

Ian w wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:08 pm
Looks lovely with the new wheels and spoiler on. Where are these shots taken btw?

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Thanks guys I like it :)... shots were taken locally as below

1. Dalemain country house driveway
2. My driveway
3. Edge of Ullswater between Pooley bridge and Glenridding
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Now on my 3rd 130i, this time a nice E81 in Graphite, Previously 2 x 130i and 2 x 135i

Camber plate project - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=96465

Suspension Quest thread - http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=80208

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by Ian w » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:52 am

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Ian w wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:08 pm
Looks lovely with the new wheels and spoiler on. Where are these shots taken btw?

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Thanks guys I like it :)... shots were taken locally as below

1. Dalemain country house driveway
2. My driveway
3. Edge of Ullswater between Pooley bridge and Glenridding
Ullswater! That's it. It didn't look dissimilar to Loch Earn up my way :)

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Re: Tyrants 3rd 130i!

Post by CJ92 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:30 am

Thats a nice drive from Pooley Bridge round Ullswater to Glenridding then over the Kirkstone Pass.. :)
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