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M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Bass6Josh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:15 am

Anyone had Paul Welder (http://www.exhaustmods.co.uk/) modify an M135i exhaust?

I'm looking to modify the standard back box or go for a straight through mid-pipe.

Any recommendations?

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Mr Kirk » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:27 am

I did it myself.

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Kerr » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:08 am

£280 plus travel is far too much money for the job. It doesn't take long to do at all.

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by AndytheGreek » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:45 am

I’ve only heard good things about this Paul chap. Maybe it’s worth paying to get a proper job well done. We don’t all have access to welding gear or the knowledge to do this type of mod.. just saying.
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Bass6Josh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:36 pm

AndytheGreek wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:45 am
I’ve only heard good things about this Paul chap. Maybe it’s worth paying to get a proper job well done. We don’t all have access to welding gear or the knowledge to do this type of mod.. just saying.
Same - he seems very highly regarded in the M communities.

What are others doing? Cutting back box, then sealing vents in the pipe?
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:56 pm

Bass6Josh wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Same - he seems very highly regarded in the M communities.
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Bass6Josh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:58 pm

Blind Pugh wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Bass6Josh wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Same - he seems very highly regarded in the M communities.
This ^^^^
BP- are you saying go with Paul?
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by kylemacca01 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Don't go mid pipe, waste of time on the 135. Personally I'd go mpe, more pricey but has resale value so at the end of the day will probably cost you about the same as the weld job.

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Bass6Josh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:31 pm

I've been looking at MPE, but £700!!!

To me, mid-pipe is the cheap option and not one I am hugely interested in.

Paul seemed like a good place to go seeing as people are taking their brand new M2/3/4s to him.

I'm assuming the back boxes on a proper M car is pretty similar to a MPE??
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Blind Pugh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:40 pm

Josh,

plenty of M135i MPE's coming up used for much less money - maybe worth joining a few 35i FB forums to sight then grab a bargain !!!

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Bass6Josh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:44 pm

Blind Pugh wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Josh,

plenty of M135i MPE's coming up used for much less money - maybe worth joining a few 35i FB forums to sight then grab a bargain !!!

BP

Cheers- I've seen a few on here... but I didn't have 20+ posts and couldn't reply to the ads!

I'll keep an eye out
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Quattrodave » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Great timing - I just picked up an almost new M140 exhaust last night with the aim of getting the inside welded as a mod.

Certainly cheaper than MP£ but still seems like a lot for some welding (appreciate it's a skilled job!). Wonder if my local powerflow outfit will be able to do something similar for cheaper.

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Kerr » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:26 pm

Quattrodave wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm
Great timing - I just picked up an almost new M140 exhaust last night with the aim of getting the inside welded as a mod.

Certainly cheaper than MP£ but still seems like a lot for some welding (appreciate it's a skilled job!). Wonder if my local powerflow outfit will be able to do something similar for cheaper.
Any exhaust place should manage it and it shouldn't cost much. There was a thread before and Paul could do 6-8 exhausts per day.

Fair play to the guy for managing to command more per job what many skilled tradesmen command per pay.

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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Jamesno1 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:34 pm

I watched a very interesting video on YouTube about exhaust design, was about 30 or 40 mins long and an american guy from magnaflow I think was the company. Well worth a watch, if anything it'll probably stop you wanting to mess about too much with your car as it could end up costing you bhp, especially these mods which involve putting in straight through sections and welding up holes inside the back box
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Re: M135i- Paul Welder mod?

Post by Jamesno1 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:37 pm

https://youtu.be/RWTARjxiqlo

That's the video...30mins long but quite interesting
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