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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by MEGAginge » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:40 pm

Personally would've done the black and white thing Tony... You've put the vinyl on the side skirt.. Why not a black spoiler?

ps. I'm a hoodlum, so take such suggestions with E[youtube[/youtube]the necessary salt pinched.

pps... dealer fit an MPE to mine at cost... Ahh go on... I'll give you a good review and that !!! (I'll probably be having a BCS silencer delete to be fair... Can't justify the money for more. BUT maybe I should drive the car for a week or two first ... )

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Jackbauer99 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:30 pm

TRL wrote:UPDATE..... MPE going on this Thursday 2nd Feb..... let you know if it is worth it! :spotman:

Nearly a week now, how is it? Worth it?
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:27 pm

Jackbauer99 wrote:
TRL wrote:UPDATE..... MPE going on this Thursday 2nd Feb..... let you know if it is worth it! :spotman:

Nearly a week now, how is it? Worth it?
:roll: :roll: :roll: ... my own service dept have bumped me... too many techs off sick so still sitting in the parts dept.
will be 2 weeks as I go into hospital for my op next week...... :(
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Jackbauer99 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:34 pm

TRL wrote:
Jackbauer99 wrote:
TRL wrote:UPDATE..... MPE going on this Thursday 2nd Feb..... let you know if it is worth it! :spotman:

Nearly a week now, how is it? Worth it?
:roll: :roll: :roll: ... my own service dept have bumped me... too many techs off sick so still sitting in the parts dept.
will be 2 weeks as I go into hospital for my op next week...... :(

Have a word!! :lol:

Hope the op goes well, speedy recovery!
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Stegosaurus » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:51 pm

Regarding the steering wheel, Tony - Thickness is increased by about 1-2mm, not a lot and you won't notice it whilst driving.
I had mine done with the 'aqua fresh' striping (like BMWs GT3 Z4) and it's very comfy, workmanship is top notch and I think it takes about a week for the wheel to be trimmed. Jack is a real hero
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by git-r2 » Fri May 12, 2017 5:02 pm

Any more updates to this?

Really interested to hear how you found it on track :)
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Tue May 16, 2017 12:44 pm

No more updates of late. Have had to rest up for 3 months thanks to a Hernia Op... def not allowed on track for fear of
repeating that scene from "Alien".... nice!

MPE baffles are starting to open up so feeling a bit happier with the sound level, still wish it popped and banged like a MINI JCW though.
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by marco_polo » Tue May 16, 2017 12:51 pm

Youch! :( Feel better soon. :thumbs:
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by hedgehogharvey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:54 am

Mr Lewis!!! Just seen your M140 up for sale ...


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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:03 pm

Yep My latest modification is my greatest.... SOLD MY CAR.

So the plan was to sell my car this month as my new M140 Shadow is due soon.
However today I fell over an M2 at work that we have just registered.... and I bought it.

so next post will be TRL Own M2 project.
Trouble is its cost so much that I now need to raise money via crowd funding to pay for the mods! :spotman:
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Twenny » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm

Well FML Tony congratulations.

You've earned it mate. Enjoy.


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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:07 am

Amen to that. :D
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by CJ92 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:30 pm

TRL wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:03 pm
Yep My latest modification is my greatest.... SOLD MY CAR.
Take it you didn't get on with the manual Tony or was the Shadow M140i you ordered manual.

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:51 pm

No I bailed on the idea of a manual with my M140 so switched my order to an Auto.
Never ended up with a Manual.
My Shadow is about to arrive at the end of the month...soon to be advertised as available to first person
who wants it.... going to be marmite for most though as I went 3 door in Sunburnt orange with oyster leather!

I must admit I am now torn... on the one hand I loved my M140 and the idea of a brand new shadow to my ideal spec
is so appealing. The manual M2 that I have recently been "running in" (just a terrible part of my job) actually put me off M2's
but then this M2 M-DCT landed in my lap at an affordable price..... and I know it will be better than the manual ( I think!)
And being a white M2 its going to look the nuts when I fit the MP carbon kit and exhaust.... :?
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by CJ92 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 pm

TRL wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:51 pm
No I bailed on the idea of a manual with my M140 so switched my order to an Auto.
Never ended up with a Manual.
My Shadow is about to arrive at the end of the month...soon to be advertised as available to first person
who wants it.... going to be marmite for most though as I went 3 door in Sunburnt orange with oyster leather!

I must admit I am now torn... on the one hand I loved my M140 and the idea of a brand new shadow to my ideal spec
is so appealing. The manual M2 that I have recently been "running in" (just a terrible part of my job) actually put me off M2's
but then this M2 M-DCT landed in my lap at an affordable price..... and I know it will be better than the manual ( I think!)
And being a white M2 its going to look the nuts when I fit the MP carbon kit and exhaust.... :?
Now you mention it I do recall now that you opted for the auto after first considering the manual.

Have to say I am really enjoying my M140i and although I could be tempted into an M2 the head is over ruling the heart 3 - 1 at the present time.

However I will be following your time in the M2 with interest and it would be nice to have first refusal
when you decide to let go.. :wink:

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