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by davegt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i Brake upgrade dilema
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 125i Brake upgrade dilema

Thanks, Helps to visualise what they'll look like ok the car
by davegt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i Brake upgrade dilema
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 125i Brake upgrade dilema

MEH decision made, 335i's are going on, discs and pads ordered.

The 335i calipers weigh less than the 130i ones by 0.004kg :lol: discs add 3.8kgs.
by davegt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i Brake upgrade dilema
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: 125i Brake upgrade dilema

Thanks for the info, Yeah I have 261's. I also have a new set of 18's sat in the garage that are 4kg lighter overall which offsets the weight gain of the brakes. The 335i calipers are very pleasing visually. FMH716 - do you have any side shots that show the size difference as the 120 rears are about...
by davegt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i Brake upgrade dilema
Replies: 7
Views: 354

125i Brake upgrade dilema

So I've had my 125i 'vert for about a year now, it's covered all off about 1000 miles in that time :roll: It's going to be mapped to 130i spec before spring so the front brakes need sorting before hand, I have two options 130i carriers and 330mm discs or 335i calipers (which are already on the shelf...
by davegt
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Which Series 1 Convertible
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Which Series 1 Convertible

I have an E88 125i, great cruiser with plenty of poke when you want it, averages high 20’s low 30’s mpg wise, the engine is exactly the same as the 3lt so can be remapped to round 270bhp. A wind deflector is a must, it’s the best convertible I’ve owned wind buffer wise (E30, Saab 93, E46 and Z4 for ...
by davegt
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: 18" et42 9j?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

18" et42 9j?

I've been offered a set of wheels:
18" et42 8j fronts and 9j rears

Looking to run 225/40 on the front and 245/35 on the back.

I've looked at various posts and can't find anything similar to compare them to, any ides on clearance? E88 BTW

Thanks
by davegt
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: HID kit in OEM xenon headlight ?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: HID kit in OEM xenon headlight ?

Thanks for the info :) :)
by davegt
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: HID kit in OEM xenon headlight ?
Replies: 3
Views: 323

HID kit in OEM xenon headlight ?

Ive been offered a set of OEM xenon headlights for my E88 currently fitted with halogens, the car will be off the road over winter for a couple of months and I may consider the full retrofit then but in the short term is it possible to bypass the xenon unit and fit a HID kit, if so what kit should I...
by davegt
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i LE Bought :)
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: 130i LE Bought :)

Enjoy it Nick, its a brilliant car!
by davegt
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i pre-lci and lci
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 130i pre-lci and lci

High mileage cars well maintained are better than low mileage ones that have been abused or under serviced. BUT selling anything with over a 100k on it is very hard work. It can be but I think attitudes are changing on that front, I've had 120k cars that have sold ok, my brothers 150k 5 series sold...
by davegt
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i pre-lci and lci
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 130i pre-lci and lci

I'd like sub 100k ideally just for future sell on fee few years down line when id like to upgrade to an M135i and if I'd say for eg get an 130i with 120k on clock and put 40k on it I don't think I'd get a lot of interest in 160k car if you see my sort of point True but a car gets to a point where i...
by davegt
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i pre-lci and lci
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: 130i pre-lci and lci

LCI interiors are meant to be better quality

My 2008 130i LE is for sale but it's slightly over your budget and a little up mileage wise.

With these engines it's all about the history, a slightly high mileage car may have had many of the niggles sorted that an 80k still has to come.
by davegt
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?
Replies: 7211
Views: 450239

Re: What Did You Do To Your 1 Series Today?

Went out to the garage to check if it was still there, it is :lol:
by davegt
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: New to Forum - looking to buy a 120d M Sport
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: New to Forum - looking to buy a 120d M Sport

I have a 2012 318d as a works car, it has the N47 engine, it arrived with 3 miles on the clock and it'll have 100k by the end of the week, it's averaged 50.3mpg over that time period and has only ever had tyres, brakes and the standard service routine. It's never missed a beat, i expect I'll do anot...
by davegt
Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Anyone selling coupe or convertible
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Anyone selling coupe or convertible

Personally I wouldn't worry to much about mileage on these cars as long as they have a decent history, a motorway mileage car is likely to have less wear and tear. Just do the right checks on viewings. I had a MK2 TT V6 Quattro before the 130i it was truly the dullest car I've ever owned, you'll fin...

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