Christmas spannering

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    What do you want for Christmas I asked my eldest. A splitter, spacers and Eibach springs, he said.

    Guess who has had his socket set out again?

    I even had to buy some new tools; pass through socket set, extra torx bits and spring compressors to replace the ones that I seem to have loaned to someone who never returned them plus a low profile jack that actually fits under the sills on his car.

    One of the cheapest and most useful items however, were two BMW specific jacking pads that fit into the plastic “boxes” provided at the jacking points.

    Truth to be told, I actually enjoyed doing the work..,


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    Sounds great. Did you take any photos along the way?
    Wish my lads cared a joy about cars....couldn’t care less.
     
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    I didn’t take pictures, but we had a bit of a diy someone else had prepared for the spring change, which was useful.

    The car is an M135i and it definitely looks better now. We also fitted the MPerformance bump stops, courtesy of Ed.

    Both rear wheels were stuck on the hubs which slowed us down a bit.


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    I remember he upgraded the Polo to an M135i, nice.
    Does the improvement in the stance warrant the work?
     
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    I certainly hope so. He’s happy with it and it does look better. He ended up going for Eibach springs developed in conjunction with Motech to give a level stance.

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    Does it need a full alignment after such work?
     
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    Yes. He’s going to let it settle for a couple of weeks first.


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    That is really cool, I know I will get to do these things with my younger son (16) as he is massively in to cars. I spent an afternoon just before xmas day fitting a 70 kit with de-restricted exhaust, bigger jet for the carb and larger front sprocket on his 50cc 2 stroke so he can now actually keep up with modern traffic as previously it was dangerously slow - now it isn't lol.
     
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    Next tuning step has to be, chin on the speedo, feet hooked up behind. Got to be worth at least another 2mph.
     
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    Excellent stuff. That reminds me of the first bike I bought, a Honda MT5.

    50cc and it could only do 35mph.

    I had it bored out to 65cc and bored out the carb, rejetted (by trial and error), chopped out a section of the exhaust so that the gases followed the expansion chamber and I ran it minus a head gasket (just blue jointing compound) to raise the compression ration, fitted racing reeds which required two ribs to be filed out of the head and it never let me down in my year of ownership!

    In fully fettled form it was good for 45-50ish...

    But doing this stuff is how I learnt to take things apart...


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    Same as, had an rd50 with autisa 65 kit, micron, fibre reeds etc etc :LOL:

    This little TS50 will now easily bowl along at 55 lol

    To be able to spend a bit of car time with your kids must be great, bet the BM looks good sitting bit lower. Looking forward to the times ahead with mine
     
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    I think he enjoyed working with me and learning how to do things. When I said get the E18 torx socket has asked what torx was. At least he knows now.

    His car is filthy at the moment but here’s a couple.

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    After;

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    Boysen two stage racing reeds.

    I had those too...


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    Looks good, nice and low...!

    Splitter really adds to the front, considering one on my F32, but paranoid I would actually split the splitter on a kerb/parking spot.
     
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    After we lowered it, we compared to the M3 (with splitter) and it’s still 10mm to 15mm higher, so not too low, but kerbs still demand care.


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