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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by sonnyx » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:16 pm

TRL wrote:
gord wrote:Interesting view on the new engine Tony especially as you weren't convinced by the B58 in the 3/4 series. Out of interest how does it feel better etc?
You got the spoiler mounted yet Tony?
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:32 pm

sonnyx wrote:
TRL wrote:
gord wrote:Interesting view on the new engine Tony especially as you weren't convinced by the B58 in the 3/4 series. Out of interest how does it feel better etc?
You got the spoiler mounted yet Tony?
No mate. its had 2 go's in the oven though!
They were busy then I had a week off, maybe next week. maybe!
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Quattrodave » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am

Hi Tony,

Would be great to see some pics of your car once all the new bits have been added.

Is there a way I can see all the parts that can be added to my M140?

Thanks

David

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by M140Graham » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:48 pm

Have you tried unplugging the exhaust valve for a bit more noise, see what you think of mine when you drive it. Some people say its placebo but I'm sure its louder.

Also got some 440 chrome tips ready to go on.

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:09 pm

So one more bit added on this week.... the rear ACS spoiler is now fitted. And I am happy with it.... I was not totally convinced as I preferred it on
CJs grey car; was not convinced it would work on a white car as well. but happy now its on. What do you all think?
a nice touch was the 2 colour choices for the little 3d logos that fit in the recess on each side. I went black as you can see....

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I purchased the Alcantara MP Steering wheel but without the digital display ( I can barely see the speedo on a good day
so a panel that small is a waste on me) and should get it fitted next week. I was tempted to drive over to Royal and get it flocked
on the standard wheel but being a BMW employee does have some perks ( are you listening Mr Parts Manager).....
more to follow.
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Blancoroc » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:24 am

Looks great, and the black emblem stands out well too :-)

Re the side skirts is that the MP 'sticker / transfer' or actual side skirts/blades and whats the part number? I find the M Performance catalogue a bit confusing online :(

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by CJ92 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:41 am

That works well Tony. I had the same thoughts with the MR but happy with the end result..
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:08 am

CJ92 wrote:That works well Tony. I had the same thoughts with the MR but happy with the end result..
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Ha! would have looked better if it had Berry Number plates on it though!
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by CJ92 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:20 am

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CJ92 wrote:That works well Tony. I had the same thoughts with the MR but happy with the end result..
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Ha! would have looked better if it had Berry Number plates on it though!
I did try, your always first port of call. :wink:

Loving this engine though, the mid range torque/power is sooo impressive.. :)

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:15 pm

I agree mate. its a totally different car to the M135... better in every way. Better than an M3..... in my eyes anyway!
I got totally hounded by a Golf R this morning ... road was wet and the M3 could not put the power down so he just sat on my tail
with 120hp less but 4wd of course!
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by frazzle » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:34 am

TRL wrote:I agree mate. its a totally different car to the M135... better in every way. Better than an M3..... in my eyes anyway!
I got totally hounded by a Golf R this morning ... road was wet and the M3 could not put the power down so he just sat on my tail
with 120hp less but 4wd of course!
Aww man, these comments are killing me. Can't be that much better than the M135i surely? Love my car but can't figure out how an M135i can be improved that much!

Clearly i'm trying to convince myself that swapping to a M135 lci in Jan this year was the right thing to do! :D
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by Curley » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:40 pm

Lovely car Tony. I was also a Renault Sport man myself, not sure if you remember me from the forums but I bought your 200 Milltek nearly 4 years ago!

I will be contacting you for an M140i when you know about Q2 orders.

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:17 pm

UPDATE..... MPE going on this Thursday 2nd Feb..... let you know if it is worth it! :spotman:
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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by SEee250796 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:02 pm

Tony, can you supply me information on how to order the rear spoiler and get it painted. I have ordered my 140 and it looks identical to yours but would like the rear spoiler as it really sets it off.

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Re: TRL own M140 project

Post by TRL » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:32 pm

SEee250796 wrote:Tony, can you supply me information on how to order the rear spoiler and get it painted. I have ordered my 140 and it looks identical to yours but would like the rear spoiler as it really sets it off.
I ordered it online from

http://ac-schnitzer.co.uk/

then got my bodyshop to give it 2 or 3 coats before fitting.
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