Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Tom Wrigley Performance is owned and run by professional racing driver Tom Wrigley himself.
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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by Blind Pugh » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:10 am

tomwrigleyperformance wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Next up with the weather finally improving I got to test the maps.

Stage 1

This stage 1 package includes:
* Bootmod3 stage 1 ECU re map

Results
0-100 kph = 4.30
100-200 kph = 8.72

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Stage 2

This stage 2 package includes :
* Catless 4.5 inch downpipe
* ITG uprated panel filter but retaining the standard air box
* Bootmod3 stage 2 ECU re map

Results
0-100 kph = 4.25
100-200 kph = 8.40

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As you can see from these result is absolutely amazing how well the B58 engine in the x40i range responds to tuning, for a relatively low investment you will be getting some absolutely awesome real world performance.

To give you an example a stock F80 M3 will do 100-200kph in 9 seconds a Stage 1 f80 M3 will be around 7.8/8 seconds so this show how fast a Stage 2 m140/m240i can be.

The next step in the journey is a tweak on our stage 2 package, for this we will be writing a full custom file. The tuner I use for all my custom mapping is Paul Johnson (f80paul), Paul has extensive knowledge when it comes to tuning BMW’s and his tunes have become world renowned.

Me and Paul have been working together for a while now and last month we took another step forward together which has meant he has now appointed me as his official home for Paul Johnson tunes in the UK. So far we have achieved some awesome result in the M2c / M3 and M4 S55 world with my own F80 M3 claiming the S55 stock turbo UK record at 5.9 for a 100-200kph pull.

So onto the details about the custom stage 2 map.

Stage 2 custom map

This stage 2 package includes :
* Catless 4 inch downpipe.
* ITG uprated panel filter but retaining the standard air box.
* Bootmod3 licences
* Full custom live mapped Paul Johnson tune
* Optional custom exhaust burble (M4 GTS style, gunshot or flames ect)

0-100 kph = 3.99
100-200 kph = 7.89

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The process for writing a custom file is quite a bit more involved than just the stage 2 Bootmod3 map. All of the tuning is still done via bootmod3 but this time the file will be specific for the car and built from the ground up. First Paul will send me over a base file to which I will flash onto the car, once this is on the car we will need to log the car so Paul can see how the car is responding this requires the car to be driven on the road accelerating through 3rd, 4th and 5th gear. This data is then recorded and Paul can view and make changes to suit the car, this processes is then repeated until we have the perfect tune for the car.

The main advantage of live mapping the car on the road is that you can map the car in real world conditions everyone loves a nice dyno figure however I like to ensure that with the power increase you are still able to use it all on the road and get the most out of the car.

Another cool feature I have chosen on my car is the gunshot/flame exhaust burble, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea I’m really enjoying it. With ALL of my tuning packages you have the option to choose your style of exhaust burbles to suit your personal tastes weather that be no burbles, mild or full on aggressive we have all angles covered.

With the car performing nicely now I am going too to complete a few chassis and styling changes in the coming weeks.

M Performance LSD
MSS springs
Methanol injection kit
XHP gearbox map
Tom - hats off to you for taking the time to share the dragy data stepping thru from standard, stg 1, stg 2 and custom remap via BM3. BP
patty7 wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Hi Tom,

How come you went for bootmod3 and not MHD ?
Patty - Is there an MHD B58 custom tune that gets close to TWP/PJ custom B58 remap ? BP
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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by MaxM140i » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:14 pm

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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by tomwrigleyperformance » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:44 pm

So I have had chance to work on the custom pump fuel + methanol map with Paul over the last few days and we have got things dialled in nicely.

With the map 95% complete it’s performing absolutely awesome and achieving some incredible dragy times, with the car in current trim it’s consistently producing low 7 100-200 times. We have a few more things to try could it break into the 6s? I’m looking forward to finding out.

I also did a quick 1/4 mile test.

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Post by tomwrigleyperformance » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:51 pm

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Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by tomwrigleyperformance » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:24 pm


Now that I’m happy with how the car is performing I will be tuning my attention to the handling side of things, I have the following parts to fit:

M performance LSD
This is a modification I’ve been really excited for, coming from M cars and Porsche’s I’ve felt this was something that was really missing from the M240i so I’m really looking forward to seeing how this improves the car.

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MSS height adjustable springs
This is another aspect of the m240i which I feel can be improved. I feel the stock suspension is far to soft and I do find the car wallowing around on a spirited drive however I don’t want to ruin the ride quality of the car.

So introducing the MSS spring kit which should be the perfect solution. These kits are nothing short of epic and allow you to keep the stock shock absorbers but offer an fully height adjustable spring. My relationship with MSS goes a long way back after they transformed the handling on my RS3. Since then we have worked closely together and last year they were my full sponsor for my Porsche Carrera Cup season. So I’m really excited to get this fitted.

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M3/4 Front Wishbones
After doing some research and seeing it’s been done a few times before I thought i would give them a go. I had read it adds up to 1 degree of camber so I’m really looking forward to how this works alongside the MSS Kit

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Custom Signature Wheels
Due to me really struggling to find some wheels I like and will fit the car with prope tyre sizes on I have gone down the custom route. I have chosen some Signature Forged SV104 wheels 19 x 8 ET45 (245/35/19 MP4S tyres) and 19 x 9 ET55 (265/35/19 MP4S tyres) this setup should allow me to run proper tyres sizes. They will take around 5/6 weeks to come but I’m super excited.

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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by Stvward » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am

Tom. I am really enjoying your build and am subscribed. I have an M240i and am particularly interested in the outcome of installing the LSD and the MSS spring kit. I am sure that these two parts of your project will make a significant improvement on drivability and handling both in day to day use and when the car is being driven on great driving roads and on track. Looking forward to your updates.

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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by tomwrigleyperformance » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:07 pm

Stvward wrote:Tom. I am really enjoying your build and am subscribed. I have an M240i and am particularly interested in the outcome of installing the LSD and the MSS spring kit. I am sure that these two parts of your project will make a significant improvement on drivability and handling both in day to day use and when the car is being driven on great driving roads and on track. Looking forward to your updates.

Absolutely, both of these changes have improved the car beyond recognition. I have an m3 Comp pack with full Ohlins and I can genuinely say the m240i is more fun to drive.


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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by Stvward » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:55 pm

tomwrigleyperformance wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Stvward wrote:Tom. I am really enjoying your build and am subscribed. I have an M240i and am particularly interested in the outcome of installing the LSD and the MSS spring kit. I am sure that these two parts of your project will make a significant improvement on drivability and handling both in day to day use and when the car is being driven on great driving roads and on track. Looking forward to your updates.

Absolutely, both of these changes have improved the car beyond recognition. I have an m3 Comp pack with full Ohlins and I can genuinely say the m240i is more fun to drive.


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I was considering doing rear only and would appreciate your thoughts on that? The front of the car seems pretty planted to me but I suspect you will say that there is a significant improvement at the front too? Also, how much did you lower the car front and rear with the MSS? Are you going to post photos?

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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by Ry_B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:36 pm

Just seen your video on living life fast. Epic car! Question though, this one is white, the one on the video is grey but has the same plate. Is it wrapped grey? Or a new car with the plate swapped over :)
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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by Tabbie » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:22 pm

Tom sold the white one this is a different car.
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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by tomwrigleyperformance » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:24 pm

So Im very sorry for the major lack of updates, Ive been extremely busy at work and Ive not been able to update. Some off you who may follow me on social media will know that I have actually sold this car now :( however after a short time I found I missed the little M240i so much I bought another one and have been building it.

I will post all the updates soon.

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Re: Tom Wrigley Performance BMW M240i Project

Post by T333WLS » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:45 am

tomwrigleyperformance wrote:So Im very sorry for the major lack of updates, Ive been extremely busy at work and Ive not been able to update. Some off you who may follow me on social media will know that I have actually sold this car now :( however after a short time I found I missed the little M240i so much I bought another one and have been building it.

I will post all the updates soon.
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