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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:59 pm

There's about a grands worth of parts sitting on my dinning room / tool store ready to fit

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:11 pm

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Wow! - looks nice!

I think that all in with brakes, dif, arms, rack, bushings, and all the maintenance stuff i did on my car (rear brakes, bushings, droplinks, fluids, and a s**t load of bolts and fixings i was nudging £4K in parts sitting in my lounge at one point. It gets super expensive super fast when you start modding!

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:12 pm

OMG. 4k I have probably spent half that for same mods or similar mods

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:14 pm

I got shocks and front brakes to go lol I just can't stop


Quick calculation probably 2.5k
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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:16 pm

When i was buying it i though it was going to be about two and a half grand, but when you write it all down, including all the little extras that just cost £20 or £30 it adds up so so so quickly.

But £4K is a year's depreciation on a newer car, so it's easily justifiable if it'll let me keep the 130 going a few more years!
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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Totally agree

I could buy a m135 tommorow but what's the point? then to start modding again and loses even more on deprecation aswell

I got a rwd 380bhp 1 series that handles like an m3
And I'm happy with it so it stays





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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:22 pm

Front brakes and shocks included in my £4K
I reckon you'll be at about that once you've finished!

380 horse! and you've not done your brakes yet!!!

Brave man!

You going for the brembo 6 pots?
or 335i single pots http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716839
or something expensive for track use?

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:24 pm

I got the 6pots as Standard on the 135
I'm just going for custom 355mmx28mm discs to go with them


I want 2 piece discs with alloy bells just cos they look nice lol
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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:26 pm

Of course. I forgot.

Changing the carrier bit too then? or do you have room for the extra 17mm on the discs? Or is it just a case of 8mm spacers or something like that?

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:28 pm

Just space out my calipers job done I calculated I could get 360mm so will go for 355 to give the brakes a bit of room for expansion and flex etc

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:30 pm

cool stuff

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by rob180bhp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:31 pm

It looks odd at the moment with m3 350mm rear brakes and smaller on the front, but drives fine

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by markhurley » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:31 pm

I can't believe you do all this in a car park ! hats off to you my friend , just one question is the new suspension more supple than the standard m sport set up ?

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by dr al » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:25 pm

markhurley wrote:I can't believe you do all this in a car park ! hats off to you my friend , just one question is the new suspension more supple than the standard m sport set up ?

Thanks Mark
Much more comfortable than the m-sport. much less annoying road chatter coming through. It's certainly stiffer when you start really pushing it, and it follows the road more closely.
It;s tricky to know what you mean by supple. It's not supple like my old elise was, it's stiffer than that (has to be to take the weight) but it's smooth.

So if you're on a cobbled street it's much much comfier than the m-sport.
If you're on a bad road with lots of up down undulations, it's stiffer, and follows them more.

Which is basically what the FSD dampers are designed to do. Anything under 7Hz gets hard damping, anything over 7Hz gets soft damping.

It's fab.

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Re: Mods for a fast (country) road 130i

Post by Kubricks » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:25 am

Agree with most part, I tune my car for similar purpose (plus more) and reckon rear compliance is the most important thing in a fast country road set up, because it helps putting down traction on undulated road surface. I tried E90 M3 rear bar plus B8/Eibach but didn't like it. Switched to 16mm rear bar + Bird's approx. 350lbs/in rear spring and felt much better. YMMV. :)
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