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by marco_polo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project
Replies: 32
Views: 443

Re: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project

Hey thanks for the info Marco. Question - I take it these won’t fit my car as the offset is way out - could this be addressed with spacers etc as these are really good value. Also is cruise control an easy retro fit? Thanks again all! o No, ET15 will massively stick out from the arches. Adding spac...
by marco_polo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project
Replies: 32
Views: 443

Re: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project

E82 135i Brembo 6 Pots fit under 17's, although the standard 130i brakes aren't terrible if they're in good condition. 330mm front discs iirc?

I quite like the Clubsport wheels, if you're happy with 17's. (I would be). 325ti rims too.
by marco_polo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M235i 436m Wheels Silver
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: M235i 436m Wheels Silver

I suffered two buckles when I accidentally ran over an earthworm. Bent barrels. They're garbage, and you've been very lucky, imo.
by marco_polo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: F20, F21, F22, F23 (2011 - tbd)
Topic: 118d 2016/manual : engine starts but car won't move ?
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: 118d 2016/manual : engine starts but car won't move ?

Concur with all of the above.

I had the same when I came back from holiday a couple of years ago. Even when I finally got her moving it sounded like I had square wheels for a next 50 miles.
by marco_polo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: F40 (2019-tbd)
Topic: M135i Possibility of high oil usage?
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: M135i Possibility of high oil usage?

Just spoke to a chap who has the B48 2.0 BMW engine fitted in a Mini JCW 17 plate and he said the engine uses 1l of oil every 1500-2000 miles when he leaves the vehicle in sport mode. He said he is not alone as a few of his colleagues have stated the same. When he puts it back into comfort mode he ...
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project
Replies: 32
Views: 443

Re: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project

Set of Autec rims?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Winter-Fel ... 3214812471

Or would you usually drop to a 17" for track use?
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project
Replies: 32
Views: 443

Re: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project

Any E93 335i M Sport Convertible, 2006 - 2013.

Mate it to an M3 front bar for a nice handling, balanced hatchback.
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: BMW 130i - a review of mods & trackday
Replies: 96
Views: 21380

Re: BMW 130i - a review of mods & trackday

Doesn't look like the OP's been around for quite a while. Answering what I can based on my experience! Hi all, This is an ace thread! Looking to build a 130i track/road car that is still usable as a daily. I thought i'd use the initial thread as a base for further questions if that's ok - any steer...
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Tyres/Wheels
Topic: Wider Rear Tyres - much difference?
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: Wider Rear Tyres - much difference?

Yeah, 225 on the front just aren't wide enough to give a good lap time. I rather like my 245 square setup.
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Members Cars
Topic: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project
Replies: 32
Views: 443

Re: New owner - BMW 130i Track car project

I'd go for a 335i M Sport convertible rear ARB, over the M3 version.

A 130i SE should come with an 11mm rear bar as standard?
130i Sports get a 13mm
130i M Sports a 14mm
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: M235i 436m Wheels Silver
Replies: 19
Views: 452

Re: M235i 436m Wheels Silver

These bend, rather than cracking - cast from pure brie.
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: E81, E82, E87, E88 (2004-2013)
Topic: Which front calipers for 125i? Genuine or pattern?
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Which front calipers for 125i? Genuine or pattern?

Tiny bit more for the same thing: https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-spar ... 4116776527

It's not as if BMW actually make any brakes themselves.
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: MPSS cracks in rear tyres
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: MPSS cracks in rear tyres

I'm fitting Asym 5's this time, from 3's.
by marco_polo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: M135i/M235i/M140i/M240i
Topic: MPSS cracks in rear tyres
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: MPSS cracks in rear tyres

PS4 are available in 18", it's the MPS-4S that are 19"+ in Europe.

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