BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-04-2018, 02:21 PM   #155
duder13
Captain
duder13's Avatar
648
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: Cashmere
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OnerDriver View Post
You can change all those but they're not all for the DTC becoming more permissive. I didn't do all because I like diff-lock and other things.

But we discussed the changes in posts above this one after the links:

UEBERSTEUERN_MUE_
Thanks. I agree, so I was wondering if there was a single setting that allowed for more "1M like" sliding, like Chris seemed to be saying.
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2018, 02:25 PM   #156
________
Lieutenant Colonel
2135
Rep
1,514
Posts

Drives: _
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: _

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by duder13 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by OnerDriver View Post
You can change all those but they're not all for the DTC becoming more permissive. I didn't do all because I like diff-lock and other things.

But we discussed the changes in posts above this one after the links:

UEBERSTEUERN_MUE_
Thanks. I agree, so I was wondering if there was a single setting that allowed for more "1M like" sliding, like Chris seemed to be saying.
That setting appears multiple times with different prefixes. According to the post, the 1M from which the data was extracted contained different Wert numbers for each appearance.
I coded exactly like the post described (one is 1, the other is another number, and all others are 0).

Maybe that's what I did differently and Chris has a better input.

But maybe his is more permissive because he has an LSD and I don't...
Appreciate 1
duder13647.50

      10-04-2018, 02:32 PM   #157
Zombie_Head
Captain
Zombie_Head's Avatar
Germany
583
Rep
703
Posts

Drives: E30 325i 4-Door
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Bavaria

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_flies View Post
You mean oversteer? If you coded understeer, then please be careful and don't Audi it into a tree... (I think that's how it works)
Audisteer....XD

i will play with those settings later this winter once im done moving and get the LSD installed.
Appreciate 2
________2134.50

      04-02-2019, 09:24 AM   #158
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Yesterday, I placed an order for a set of Ohlins Road & Track coilovers!

Thanks to Barry from 3DM Motorsports for hooking me up with a great set of custom options at a pretty great price:
-1M spec valving (tighter low-speed damping + matched to spring rates)
-7" 60N/mm Ohlins brand front springs (shorter than standard spring for wheel/tire clearance)
-160N/mm Swift brand rear springs (solid bushings allow higher rates)
All shipped to my home for $2225.

I'll be documenting my initial impressions, initial installation, and final set-up in this thread. They should ship-out at the end of next week, and I cannot wait to install them!
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 3
Rmtt1405.00
ornicar14.00
Gangplank1231.00

      05-15-2019, 09:32 AM   #159
$iriu$black
Lieutenant
85
Rep
421
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 128
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NE

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_flies View Post
My style 256’s needed 10mm spacer to clear the spokes, but diameter wise, the grey calipers clear with minimal room to spare. My SE16’s clear the calipers without changes.
Hey chris_flies , would you happen to know if these F30 calipers clear the 207M 17in wheels for our cars?

Also, would you mind giving the p/n for the rotors that you used? I was hoping to do this upgrade if the right deal comes.

Do you feel that the brake bias is disrupted by the upgrade?

Thanks for the help mate!
Appreciate 0
      05-19-2019, 08:38 PM   #160
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by $iriu$black View Post
Hey chris_flies , would you happen to know if these F30 calipers clear the 207M 17in wheels for our cars?

Also, would you mind giving the p/n for the rotors that you used? I was hoping to do this upgrade if the right deal comes.

Do you feel that the brake bias is disrupted by the upgrade?

Thanks for the help mate!
They clear my standard 256 wheels clear with a 10mm spacer. It's really tight in there though. I used StopTech Sport Slotted rotors for the 2013 335i. Part numbers are 126.34141SR and 126.34141SL. They're about $150/rotor on Amazon.

Brake bias doesn't feel any different. I can still lock up all four wheels (if I didn't have ABS) on-demand, and stopping power is exactly the same as stock would be, since it's limited by tires. The only benefit are the looks (they look nice, but need to be powder coated), easier brake pad swaps, and greater thermal capacity (larger rotors).
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2019, 09:44 PM   #161
$iriu$black
Lieutenant
85
Rep
421
Posts

Drives: 2012 BMW 128
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NE

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_flies View Post
They clear my standard 256 wheels clear with a 10mm spacer. It's really tight in there though. I used StopTech Sport Slotted rotors for the 2013 335i. Part numbers are 126.34141SR and 126.34141SL. They're about $150/rotor on Amazon.

Brake bias doesn't feel any different. I can still lock up all four wheels (if I didn't have ABS) on-demand, and stopping power is exactly the same as stock would be, since it's limited by tires. The only benefit are the looks (they look nice, but need to be powder coated), easier brake pad swaps, and greater thermal capacity (larger rotors).
Thanks chris_flies. What about brake pedal feel? I’ve read some people switch up to a different MC such as one from a 135. Is this required to get stock pedal feel? I like the way the stock pedal feel is w the OEM brakes and was thinking that this upgrade to multiple pistons from a single will/might affect this.
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2019, 06:51 AM   #162
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by $iriu$black View Post
Thanks chris_flies. What about brake pedal feel? I’ve read some people switch up to a different MC such as one from a 135. Is this required to get stock pedal feel? I like the way the stock pedal feel is w the OEM brakes and was thinking that this upgrade to multiple pistons from a single will/might affect this.
The pedal is a little longer, but the feel didn't change much. It still has that nice linear BMW quality to it.
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 0
      09-22-2019, 09:54 PM   #163
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Long overdue update to this thread:

-Installed Ohlins (wow this is long overdue)
-Installed AKG solid motor mounts (they're hateful and amazing at the same time)
-Completed M3 instrument cluster retrofit
-Replaced battery
-135i PE y-pipe and Corsa Performance axle-back being installed later this week
-Front strut mounts are bad
-Rear shock mounts are worn
-Ambient temp sensor has failed
-3.73 LSD blew. Twice. Being sad and punting around with open 3.23. I have a new appreciation for the importance of an LSD. Once was ring gear bolts not loc-tited, second was catastrophic leak of fluid
-Made it 1,300 miles to Texas for college

Now sitting at 195,800 miles.
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2019, 06:19 AM   #164
Ric in RVA
Bergspyder
Ric in RVA's Avatar
United_States
546
Rep
754
Posts

Drives: '11 BMW 128i Sport 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Richmond VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_flies View Post
Long overdue update to this thread:

-Installed Ohlins (wow this is long overdue)


Now sitting at 195,800 miles.
Review please.....what were you on before?
__________________
Ric in RVA

2011 128i 6 MT Sport, 10 Land Rover LR4, 2011 528i N52, Sequoia, Excursion, a few motorcycles.
Appreciate 1
      09-23-2019, 08:01 AM   #165
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ric in RVA View Post
Review please.....what were you on before?
I was on Koni Yellows and Eibach Pro-Kit springs.

Ride:
The Ohlins are WAYYY stiffer than the Koni's, but they ride so much better. The way the DFV behaves over large bumps is magical, and allows me to run fairly high spring rates on the street without much issue. The adjustability is fantastic. I sit around 20 clicks from full stiff on the street, then ramp it up to 1-4 clicks on the track. There's a huge change in feel with that adjustment; on the track it becomes brutally stiff in a race car way, but it still rides nicely somehow.

Handling:
The car is so much more crisp with the Ohlins. I didn't like the Koni's because they tended to allow the car to flop around in quick transitions, without doing much to stop it. The car was far more neutral, and just felt fantastic. I have a picture of the car with a front wheel in the air at VIR, something that's never happened before for me. Once I removed the front sway bar, all hell broke loose, and the thing's so much more fun to drive now. If you turn in sharply without carrying a little power, the back end will rotate just perfectly and you can use that rotation to blast through technical bits of track (or roast tires for spectators' enjoyment). It's so much more enjoyable and satisfying to drive now, I absolutely love it! Worth every single penny, in my opinion.
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 2
      09-23-2019, 09:31 AM   #166
Ric in RVA
Bergspyder
Ric in RVA's Avatar
United_States
546
Rep
754
Posts

Drives: '11 BMW 128i Sport 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Richmond VA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_flies View Post
I was on Koni Yellows and Eibach Pro-Kit springs.

Ride:
The Ohlins are WAYYY stiffer than the Koni's, but they ride so much better. The way the DFV behaves over large bumps is magical, and allows me to run fairly high spring rates on the street without much issue. The adjustability is fantastic. I sit around 20 clicks from full stiff on the street, then ramp it up to 1-4 clicks on the track. There's a huge change in feel with that adjustment; on the track it becomes brutally stiff in a race car way, but it still rides nicely somehow.

Handling:
The car is so much more crisp with the Ohlins. I didn't like the Koni's because they tended to allow the car to flop around in quick transitions, without doing much to stop it. The car was far more neutral, and just felt fantastic. I have a picture of the car with a front wheel in the air at VIR, something that's never happened before for me. Once I removed the front sway bar, all hell broke loose, and the thing's so much more fun to drive now. If you turn in sharply without carrying a little power, the back end will rotate just perfectly and you can use that rotation to blast through technical bits of track (or roast tires for spectators' enjoyment). It's so much more enjoyable and satisfying to drive now, I absolutely love it! Worth every single penny, in my opinion.

Would you recommend for a daily street car or is that over kill?

Was thinking of just throwing a set of Bilstein B8 on it with OEM sport springs....but it isn't THAT much more especially if you don't do blsteins and then rip it all out and do Ohlins....
__________________
Ric in RVA

2011 128i 6 MT Sport, 10 Land Rover LR4, 2011 528i N52, Sequoia, Excursion, a few motorcycles.
Appreciate 0
      09-23-2019, 12:26 PM   #167
chris_flies
Sideways and Smiling
chris_flies's Avatar
United_States
2257
Rep
2,413
Posts

Drives: In Exuberance
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Woodbridge, VA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ric in RVA View Post
Would you recommend for a daily street car or is that over kill?

Was thinking of just throwing a set of Bilstein B8 on it with OEM sport springs....but it isn't THAT much more especially if you don't do blsteins and then rip it all out and do Ohlins....
It's a little overkill, the way mine are set-up, for a purely street car, especially because they'll need more frequent rebuilds and more maintenance attention.

However, if you ever want to take your car to the track or do an autocross, you'll have a huge boost in capability and adjustability right off the bat.

If you stick with the standard Ohlins spring rates, they'd be positively sublime for daily duty either way.
__________________
2009 128i 6-Speed Coupé | Monaco Blue with Black Sensatec | chris_flies' 128i thread
N/A is Supreme
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
128i, build

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST