Swanny71’s M135i

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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Wow that is super neat. Not that I need lumber support but your mod is very tempting.
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Cleaned on Friday and then just 80 miles on Devon's rural roads...
Gotta love black cars :cry:
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Enjoyed reading through this, a lovely car and properly thought out! :thumbs:
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Matt Scarbro wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:12 pm
Enjoyed reading through this, a lovely car and properly thought out! :thumbs:
Thanks Matt.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your 140 thread (and watching your YouTube channel), provided some excellent info for the improvements made to my car.
M4 LCA’s and a diff are on the cards for next year... partly your fault I’m spending £’s like a lunatic :fest:
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Cheers Swanny (I think)!

What’s the low speed ride quality like with the B12 kit out of interest?
M140i road & track project

‘66 M140i Black 3dr Auto, 459bhp
Lots of chassis mods to make it useable!

Other fun stuff — MX2000 ‘charged Honda-powered MX5 / ITB’d vvt-swapped MX5 / CR-X Si vtec swapped

Circuit:Driver YouTube

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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Matt Scarbro wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Cheers Swanny (I think)!

What’s the low speed ride quality like with the B12 kit out of interest?
Low speed ride is pretty good IMO.
I wouldn't say it's plush but definitely an improvement on standard, seeming to deal with potholes/manholes etc. with a solid feeling thunk rather than a crash. Absolutely loving the way the kit comes into it's own at higher (but still sensible) speeds, it really is worth every penny of £600 ish.
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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swanny71 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 pm
EBC YellowStuff stuff..
Got a few hundred miles into the pads after carefully bedding them in - about 50 miles of gentle use, further 100 miles of 'normal' use and then a couple of late night runs to give them what for. I know the number 'miles' when bedding-in can be a little meaningless but they were done with an eye on getting the pads ready for proper use.

Very happy with them for my needs on a quick ROAD car.

Compared to OEM pads: firmer pedal feel, as much cold/wet bite, much improved with a little heat in them and very strong when hot. They are maybe a little grabby when hot at lower speeds though. No squeaks or squeals at any speed and dust seems about on par with OEM.

Note: The bedding-in coating EBC use gives a very sharp pedal (bit like an overly servoed shopping car) for the first few miles, but this soon goes.
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Hi Swanny, did you buy the EIBACH EIBACH B12 Pro-Kit Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers or the BILSTEIN BILSTEIN - B12 Pro-Kit Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers from Autodoc?
They look to be the same so not sure which to go for for my M325i.

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baysis wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:25 am
Hi Swanny, did you buy the EIBACH EIBACH B12 Pro-Kit Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers or the BILSTEIN BILSTEIN - B12 Pro-Kit Suspension Kit, coil springs / shock absorbers from Autodoc?
They look to be the same so not sure which to go for for my M325i.
I bought the Eibach branded kit (cheaper). It’s exactly the same components as the Bilstein branded kit having cross checked all part numbers etc. before buying and when I received it.
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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swanny71 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Front and rear brake pads changed this morning, I went with EBC YellowStuff which some of the track day fiends and brake 'experts' will likely deride :roll: But I've read many more positive than negative comments about them when reviewed in road use context, several from M2/3/4 owners. They are E11 marked, accept pad wear sensors and seem reasonable value.

If M4 pads were still been cheap (£180 or less with sensors) from Cotswolds etc. then I'd have gone with them...they are £300 ish now.

Dead easy DIY, taking just over an hour. Didn't replace the new discs, measured them and loads of life left.

Obviously still bedding in so too early to tell for sure if I've made a poor choice, but the pedal definitely feels firmer which was my main reason for changing from OEM despite being happy with their outright stopping power and having plenty of life in them.
Initial bite is sharper than OEM, although I suspect this is the layer of bedding in material EBC use, and I haven't had any squeaks, squeals, clonks or other unusual noises.

The only thing I don't like is the bright yellow colour but I'm sure that wont last.

Sounds good. I spoke with rep from EBC yesterday who claimed they’ve just changed the compound for the blue stuff which should suit the m140i for road and track use more than yellow stuff.
2017 M140i 5 Door - underbody brace, M4 LCAs, DS2500 pads

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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Thanks Swanny, I’ll get them ordered... £580 at the moment on autodoc

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baysis wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Thanks Swanny, I’ll get them ordered... £580 at the moment on autodoc
:thumbs:

It’s a great value upgrade, worth every penny.
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Winter wheels/tyres went on yesterday: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 225/40/18 front and 235/40/18 rear.

-5 deg C here this morning so very happy to be off the MPSS which are horrible at this time of year, not great to see the 436M's again :cry:

441M's will be sent off for a re-furb and to be wrapped in a set PS4's I bagged for £320 on Black Friday - MPSS to be sold
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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Did 800 miles over Christmas period, from home in West Devon > Yorkshire > Cumbria > Home.

Fantastic motorway mile muncher, comfy, quiet, but great fun when road/traffic allowed. Averaged just over 34mpg in all conditions (quick A roads, quick motorway, holiday traffic jams and pottering around town). Seems to like Tesco 99 more than V-Power.

Had the 441m’s refurbed at South West Wheel Repairs in Exeter. Really can’t recommend these guys highly enough, quick turnaround, superb finish and only £312 for all four including taking a minor buckle out of one of the rears. Fresh set of PS4’s fitted at same time (bargain Blackcircles Black Friday sale).
Can’t wait to get them back on in the spring.

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Re: Swanny71’s M135i

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Very nice mate, need to get mine done there in the new year 👌

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