Matt’s (non-Clio but still really good!) Car Fun

Discussion in 'Other Marques' started by Matt Scarbro, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    Can’t wait to find out! I’m expecting great things! :grin:
    Like your friends, I have nothing but praise for the Zeta and CRD coilovers they make, I have Zeta Pros on the red mk1 and CRD+ on the white one!

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    The camber adjustment is a massive plus too as camber plates are rather costly for these current gen BMWs and I’m hopeful a couple of degrees will really improve the car!

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  2. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    The other big piece of the jigsaw is now in hand, a Quaife diff to make it a proper drivers car!

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    Chosen over the Drexler-made M Performance item purely on availability and cost, there appears to be nothing to choose between them.
    It should feel very similar to the ‘Torsen’ diffs fitted to MX5s that I’m so used to.

    I had hoped to swap to a shorter final drive at the same time as the ATB installation, however I’ve found no one outside of Spain (!) that has the know how to code the car properly once installed. Having driven the car more, I’m also wondering how beneficial the shorter FD would be. With 8 cogs to choose from, things are fairly tight as they are!!

    Anyhow, diff goes in and suspension goes on next sunday, I’m hoping for one hell of a transformation!!
     
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  3. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    As ever lots going on, a more interesting update on the 1 series to follow as I’ve been busy with that.

    In the meantime though, sadly the M4 came to the end of its 6 month lease... What to replace it with? We had thought about a ludicrous X5 M, but that worked out at nearly £200pm more than the 4, 540i would tick a lot of boxes but lacking some of the specialness. M2 Competition would be very interesting but not available with the same lease structure.

    So we’ve been incredibly original and replaced it with an all but identical car!
    We both simply loved the last one and so we’re delighted to have another the same!

    Only differences are HUD on this one, I had dismissed is as a gimmick previously but after a single journey with it I’m a convert.
    This one has also got the height of luxury, a heated steering wheel!! You can probably guess that’s more for my partner than me but I’m sure I’ll appreciate it on frosty mornings!!

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    Ooh, and not an option I chose but a model revision, turns out they now have a jazzy red starter button!! Must be a race car!

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  4. Matt Scarbro

    Matt Scarbro Paid Member

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    A little behind with the videos as ever but the M140i Introduction is up now:

     

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