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The alcantara wheel does indeed give a better grip and also it matches nicely with the rest of the alcantara in the car :)

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The alcantara wheel does indeed give a better grip and also it matches nicely with the rest of the alcantara in the car :)

What you doing with the old one? :coffee:

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The alcantara wheel looks great and the feel superb. My only reservation with them is longevity - because I recall the M3 CSL steering wheel was the same and they get rather dirty and show wear quite quickly. I like a leather steering wheel and the feel of it but even they shine up after a few years so I guess it doesn't make a huge amount of difference.

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Could wear gloves :eek:

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Someone must have an eye for detail!

:roflmao: Luke that person with the 'eye for detail' is a bit closer than you think, think of someone you know who has an orange 1m :P

CB, your car looks great btw +++

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I'm only playing max....:roflmao:

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they get rather dirty and show wear quite quickly

That's why I'm not keen on the material. Leather has much more longevity, but I appreciate it's a matter of personal taste.

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What you doing with the old one? :coffee:

Nothing. It's sitting in a box in my study at the moment.

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That's why I'm not keen on the material. Leather has much more longevity, but I appreciate it's a matter of personal taste.

The car isn't used daily so the wheel should last. I also have some alcantara cleaner if it gets dirty and worst case I'll just have it retrimmed.

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The alcantara wheel looks great and the feel superb. My only reservation with them is longevity - because I recall the M3 CSL steering wheel was the same and they get rather dirty and show wear quite quickly. I like a leather steering wheel and the feel of it but even they shine up after a few years so I guess it doesn't make a huge amount of difference.

Depeneds on what quality they use thEse days. Went through 3 wheels from memory in the csl but the rs is on its first and looking brand new after over 17k miles. The superleggy wheels mk1 have a habit of looking pumped early too.

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I'm only playing max....:roflmao:

I wasn't sure if you was or not :roflmao:

He really does like to make his cars special doesn't he? The seats he has got are something special +++

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I wasn't sure if you was or not :roflmao:

He really does like to make his cars special doesn't he? The seats he has got are something special +++

Are we talking about Jezzer? ;)

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Jezzer. You could say I know him quite well...

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Nothing. It's sitting in a box in my study at the moment.

Might as well get rid in that case lol

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Might as well get rid in that case lol

Need to find a buyer first ;)

Being serious though I've no idea how much it's worth. However if someone wanted it I'd sell it as I won't be using it now.

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I've no idea how much it's worth

[sucksinair] Oooh, less than a leather one I'd say[/sucksinair] ;):grin:

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I got around to having my Forge intercooler fitted today and then popped back to DMS to have my ECU tweaked with the new mods. Last time they mapped it I didn't have the N55 mids on so they recommended that another dyno be carried out to ensure everything was running as expected.

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The intercooler took all of 15-20 minutes to install and is a superb bit of kit :)

After the drive to DMS they gave the car a few dyno runs with the first run returning a 425bhp (up from 402bhp). Rob at DMS then tweaked it and the result was:

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I'm really happy with it now and he car feels stronger than ever. We initially lost some torque but increased on the power but after the tweak Rob got the torque back to around 480 lb.ft and power up to 431bhp.

I'm very happy :D

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Do you have any warranty concerns now that you've added 'hardware' to the engine as well as the map?

I must admit that on a £40k car I'd be bricking it. The performance must be very impressive indeed and I'm guessing you drive around with a very big grin on your face (and rightly so) but I can't help but think I'd be constantly worrying about the engine light coming on or any warranty issues developing with the engine, gearbox, axles etc that they'll undoubtedly run a mile from and leave you with a very big bill. I guess it's case of whether the returns are worth the risk or not and there is no denying it must be terrific fun to drive.

Also, are you going to see to the brakes? I know the 1M brakes are meant to be pretty good anyway, but do you think they'll handle all the extra power without issue?

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No concerns to be honest. The boost is not turned up fully and is still running well within safe margins. DMS did say that they could get around 530 lb.ft torque but they don't like to strain the car. Plus the power I'm running is conservative compared to what some are running.

With the new intercooler it's actually running lower boost and cooler than stock so I'm relaxed.

Oh and it is a lot of fun :) Anyway you only live once and you've got to enjoy life hey? :)

No plans for brakes either as the standard ones seem fine.

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With the new intercooler it's actually running lower boost and cooler than stock so I'm relaxed.

Oh and it is a lot of fun :) Anyway you only live once and you've got to enjoy life hey? :)

No plans for brakes either as the standard ones seem fine.

I can imagine its pretty bloody mental ! I bet the pull at 2.5k in 3rd gear is awesome :D

Is the intercooler in the same place as the 135i? Only all the posts I've seen on upgrading the 135i one requires some chopping.

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I can imagine its pretty bloody mental ! I bet the pull at 2.5k in 3rd gear is awesome :D

Is the intercooler in the same place as the 135i? Only all the posts I've seen on upgrading the 135i one requires some chopping.

No chopping required. The intercooler was designed on a 1M and is a direct replacement for the stock one. I'd imagine that the Forge 135i version would be the same. The good thing about these coolers are that they aren't huge so you don't suffer from loads of lag.

The OEM cooler's core is 510w x 130h x 110d where the Forge core is 530h x 150w x 130d giving 20% more surface area and 41% more volume than stock. The Forge core is of bar and plate construction, with aluminium end tanks :)

Even before the remap you could feel the car holding boost for longer. It's a great mod and compliments the rest of the bits I have :)

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Not a huge deal to report.

I decided to change the tyres after reading the great reviews online about the Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

Although the fronts were fine, I don't like mixing tyres so opted to change all four tyres. A full four wheel alignment was also carried out as it they needed adjustment.

The results are quite staggering if I'm honest. The Super Sports have lot more grip, the ride is softer and the car doesn't rebound over bumps as much. It just feels super sticky around the corners :D

I'm looking forward to the warmer weather so that I can test them properly but early impressions are very good.

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When its Spring and the winters come off, a full set of Super Sports will replace the rubbish RFT's on the 1er.

i guess you had the Conti Sport M3's originally Chris ? Not run-flats (M-cars don't run them) but I've always hated the contis.

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As soon as I've done enough sodding mileage to scrub my rears I'll be buying PSS for it. Got the Contis on at the moment but don't think they are too bad but I'm hardly pushing them!

Are yours 265 35 19s Chris (at the rear)?

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