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by docwra
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Nürburgring times and what Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Nürburgring times and what Mods

8.24 but was first visit, mods and advice listed here:

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=98187&p=1266972&hi ... r#p1266972

TBH the chassis needs the work, Ive got M3 arms, diff and ARB's, Meister GT1 coilovers and serious brake pads, it would arguably break 8 with just that.
by docwra
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: Fastest E82 135 Nürburgring Nordschliefe times?
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Fastest E82 135 Nürburgring Nordschliefe times?

8.24 IIRC but plenty to come off of that, it was my first time there. Sub 8 should be easily achievable with good driver, good track knowledge and a few mods :)
by docwra
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: 1 new tyre? 2 new tyres? 4 new tyres?
Replies: 17
Views: 912

Re: 1 new tyre? 2 new tyres? 4 new tyres?

Scottish blood in me... I would change one. Difference in circumference with what you would then have across the axle would be about 1%. Even with an LSD I would think that would be acceptable. Without an LSD, what are you worried about? Wont hurt the diff but difference in grip levels across one a...
by docwra
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: Jags.. XK8/XJS
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Jags.. XK8/XJS

XJS is not reliable, and can be a pig to work on too (inboard brakes anyone?), they rust like rust itself too. Lovely cars but I think you have to be committed to own one, whether you take that as "dedicated" or "certifiable" is up to you :lol: XK8's and XKR's are much more reasonable prospects, Ive...
by docwra
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: What makes people think this is okay?
Replies: 24
Views: 2495

Re: What makes people think this is okay?

How much room was on the other aide of the yellow car?

If it was 5 feet, fair enough. If it was closer to 3, then Id have probably done the same, making sure I can get out of the car is more important than some feller in a fancy BMW Ive never met ;)
by docwra
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Coding/Software
Topic: E8* coding - still NCS and Virtual Computer or another option yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: E8* coding - still NCS and Virtual Computer or another option yet?

See last note, I got a 64 bit version of the software, downloaded a new driver for the DCAN cable and then did it myself :)
by docwra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Am I being ripped off?...(Brake pads)
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Am I being ripped off?...(Brake pads)

The sensor wire goes far too early, potentially only halfway through the pad life and if hes going by BMW book time then it is 2 hours so its possible.

I personally have done fronts back in well under 30 minutes including getting the car up and down again and stopping for a chat with my mate :lol:
by docwra
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: 130i - inexpensive pads for road and track?
Replies: 16
Views: 610

Re: 130i - inexpensive pads for road and track?

PFs are very good pads ......... but I cant see how a pad would make a pedal go long, that doesnt make any sense. Id be looking at your brake fluid cylinders, the brake caliper pistons and even the brake lines themselves, its not going to be the incompressable block of carbon thats doing it. @Rustle...
by docwra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Trackday pads
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: Trackday pads

HaiderGill wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:13 pm
The pads are good when cold so getting to the track won't be a squeaky bum time...
Ive used a lot of very aggressive stuff and I have to be honest, Ive never had a problem with cold brakes, even racecars stop on a cold pad.
by docwra
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Trackday pads
Replies: 22
Views: 502

Re: Trackday pads

I fitted Ferodo DS2500 on the front recently, still have to bed them in. Nurburgring this weekend and will post observations. Good, but not up to the standard of Carbotech, Endless, Pagid RS29, Carbon Lorraine - I use CL and have actually set my brakes on fire before, still no fade. If you havent g...
by docwra
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Aftermarket modifications
Topic: BC Racing Coilovers - Good/Bad
Replies: 27
Views: 1011

Re: BC Racing Coilovers - Good/Bad

Just get some much better quality ST coilovers (made by KW) either fixed damping X model for £660 here - https://www.larkspeed.com/index.pl?a=i&p=15313220039 "Much better"?! Come on man, the GT1's are excellent quality and CRDs arent bad :lol: Im not going to get into a backward/forward thing but I...
by docwra
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: LSD required for donuts ?
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: LSD required for donuts ?

No, is the whole point of an open diff, although donuts might not be too good for it! Wont even touch it, thats what its made for. Plate diffs actually need 1/2 hour of donuts and FO8's to "run them in", that can be a comedy experience I tell you :lol: Also, lighting up the rears and turning the ca...
by docwra
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Disaster on day 1
Replies: 41
Views: 3846

Re: Disaster on day 1

Aftermarket IC will almost certainly be cheaper but I dont know if it would affect warranty.
by docwra
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Top 3 upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 3063

Re: Top 3 upgrades

Interesting comments made, appears that more power is way down the list. Strange that significant number of youtubers seem to have more power at the top of their list or very close to it. I will probably take more notice of the opinions from Babybmw forum members as Youtubers appear to have a diffe...
by docwra
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: Top 3 upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 3063

Re: Top 3 upgrades

TBH if a garage cant fit some dampers and a diff they probably shouldnt be calling themselves a garage, its not rocket science, there appears to be a group by on the quaife going on atm too :)

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