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by davegt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E8x ashtray replacement tray - button relocation?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: E8x ashtray replacement tray - button relocation?

Thanks spotted those but they only sell them with the complete facia kit.

I’ve got a storage tray on the way to make myself one, shouldn’t be too difficult
by davegt
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: E8x ashtray replacement tray - button relocation?
Replies: 2
Views: 256

E8x ashtray replacement tray - button relocation?

Anyone got a storage tray that replaces the ashtray laying around, looking for a solution to relocate my seat and roof switches for an Android headunit swap

Any ideas?
by davegt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Test drove first 125i need advice!
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Test drove first 125i need advice!

It’s only a couple of thousand miles, realistically it won’t make a huge difference, I tend to change the oil every 5k now but I’m at 72k on my 08 125 vert.

Don’t worry about wind noise, with an optional OEM wind deflector there’s surprisingly little buffering at motorway speeds.
by davegt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Depo V1 LED projector bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Depo V1 LED projector bulbs

Ive done a search but the result for the halos keep coming up, I’ve already replace the bulbs with LED rings so don’t need those.

Can anyone tell me what LED bulbs fit best in the housing to run in the projector part, I’ve got a HID kit but what to change them.

Thanks
by davegt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 125i Brake upgrade dilema
Replies: 7
Views: 398

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: 398

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: 398

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: 398

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: 388

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: 287

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: 339

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: 339

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: 411

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: 1102

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: 1102

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...

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