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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by godzilla » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm

Nah, again, I like the contrast and it marks it out to those in the know as an M.
If I was being OCD about it, I might consider wrapping the dark grey bit of the rear bumper as that doesn't match anything else on the car.
But not bothered about it at the moment.

What would you say was the single best handling mod you've made?
Getting an LSD, but are the M4 LCAs really worth doing? I definitely want more front camber and maybe get a bit more castor too.
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by godzilla » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 pm

A couple of quick vids.



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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by marco_polo » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:51 pm

godzilla wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
What would you say was the single best handling mod you've made?
Getting an LSD, but are the M4 LCAs really worth doing? I definitely want more front camber and maybe get a bit more castor too.
We're ('Royal we' - Sam actually) is doing some M4 LCA testing with his G meter + lap timer at Brands Hatch tomorrow (with any luck); so we should be able to give you come reasonably accurate/repeatable before and after metrics.
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by D6EML » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:58 pm

Looking good that 8)
M140i / SB / AUTO / 15mm HR / CARBON SPOILER / MAXTON KIT / AUTOID CAPS / M4 COMP REPS

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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by godzilla » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:44 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:51 pm
godzilla wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:02 pm
What would you say was the single best handling mod you've made?
Getting an LSD, but are the M4 LCAs really worth doing? I definitely want more front camber and maybe get a bit more castor too.
We're ('Royal we' - Sam actually) is doing some M4 LCA testing with his G meter + lap timer at Brands Hatch tomorrow (with any luck); so we should be able to give you come reasonably accurate/repeatable before and after metrics.
I'd be very interested in seeing the results of that.
Just because a lot of people have done a certain mod, that doesn't automatically make it effective.
Testing it will prove the case or not.
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by marco_polo » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:17 pm

Sadly it didn't happen, no room on track, fully booked.
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by Dange20 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:46 pm

Im going to buy this, but anyone no how to dit them? Including spoiler?

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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by marco_polo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:23 pm

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:44 pm

I'd be very interested in seeing the results of that.
Just because a lot of people have done a certain mod, that doesn't automatically make it effective.
Testing it will prove the case or not.
I stand corrected, Sam did manage to get on track in the afternoon apparently.

No significant step-change in lap time, just a little less outer edge scrub.

http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f= ... &start=195
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by godzilla » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:14 am

I've made a brief video about the new goodies TRL's team fitted to my car on Wednesday.
Really transforms the interior!



Phil from Cotswold BMW Cheltenham sorted out the gorgeous M Performance steering wheel for me, along with the M4 LCAs which will be fitted by Litchfield in a couple of weeks.

He also supplied the BMW Go Pro headrest mount and arm, which I will try out shortly.
I am acutely aware that my three videos so far have not featured me driving or even switching the engine on, which is not my normal style of video! :lol:

TRL ordered me the M Performance gearknob, handbrake and pedal covers, along with the underbody brace that Litchfield will also fit for me.

Many thanks to those two diamond geezers and the workshop team at Berry BMW Heathrow who fitted these interior parts for me.
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by git-r2 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:50 am

Great thread David :)

It’s such a small world :)

Yes, as Marco said I tested mine with the M4 lca’s At brands and it went quicker.

My results:
Totally stock 56.6
With lsd. 56.6
With lsd M4 arms/pads and negative camber on back 56.0/55.8 without/with slipstream.

Interestingly, with the M4 lca’s Etc and on westlake RS tyres I couldn’t go as quick at snetterton, was over a second slower compared to the stock car with lsd. Think this may be because the pads were worn (they’ve done 15 laps of ring, 2x brands hatch and 2 x snetterton), will go back for another try soon. If they let me!

Thanks for the vids, look forward to watching them with sound later :)
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by godzilla » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:43 pm

git-r2 wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:50 am
Great thread David :)

It’s such a small world :)

Yes, as Marco said I tested mine with the M4 lca’s At brands and it went quicker.

My results:
Totally stock 56.6
With lsd. 56.6
With lsd M4 arms/pads and negative camber on back 56.0/55.8 without/with slipstream.

Interestingly, with the M4 lca’s Etc and on westlake RS tyres I couldn’t go as quick at snetterton, was over a second slower compared to the stock car with lsd. Think this may be because the pads were worn (they’ve done 15 laps of ring, 2x brands hatch and 2 x snetterton), will go back for another try soon. If they let me!

Thanks for the vids, look forward to watching them with sound later :)
That is strange, I would have thought the tyres would be more important than the pads, provided they've still got material left, which I'm surprised they still have! :lol:

But to be honest, timing yourself on a normal track day is pretty hit and miss with traffic etc.

Interesting that the LSD didn't make any difference at Brands though. Do you run DTC Off all the time? I wonder how the built in "e-diff" deals with the presence of a physical ATB diff? Not something it would be prepared for, I would have thought...
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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by git-r2 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:57 am

Agreed, I thought the tyres were going to make a big difference but the MPSS give such good grip for a road tyre I don’t think the westlakes offer much over them.
Trying to get times at snett is particularly difficult, such a long track it’s more likely than not to get held up.

The elsd work ok in my experience, it’s only on the longer and faster corners it suffers, slow stuff or wet didn’t seem an issue although I only had the car a month on the stock diff. Not sure exactly what happens with the updated lsd, doesn’t feel like it’s a problem and apparently when bmw fit the lsd they don’t code out the elsd.
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'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
+ some dullness

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Re: Blue Shadow- godzilla's M140i Shadow Edition

Post by git-r2 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:01 am

Ps thanks for the vids - looking forward to more updates and to see what you do performance wise.
Interior mods look great other than the hand brake cover - lol it looks a bit lose lol!
'13 M135i standard.. and will remain so.. I promise... really.. will not modify... or abuse on track..
'91 R32 GTR... basically standard and unmolested... 497 @ rear hubs... never raced nor rallied : https://youtu.be/jhsX0elVG2k
+ some dullness

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