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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    I told him make me the biggest one you can...:) I am starting to worry though as I have the entire front clip off the car, and I think that tall front core is not going to clear my PS steering cooler. I may just bypass it, and remove, do we really need a PS cooler?
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  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 PM
    So just a JRZ suspension(yes I know they are amazing)? Nothing else? Stock gear ratio too?
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    I just text him, waiting on response. He's not an active forum member otherwise I'd call him into the thread. ECS if your out there I'll take commission on my sales! That's two in less that 12hrs! @ecstuning @ecs @idontknowiftheyevenforumbro
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    BostonBeemah replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    :awesome: I like what you did there. Ya if you wouldn't mind, it would be great. Just curious as I just ordered the ECS trailing arms in light of this new info..
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    I can ask if he still has it in his phone . It was one of those "hey check out this new feature iPhone has that android has had for years" moments. It was on his phone.
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    Jrz. Just a FYI, that car has a totally different engine and set up now, and still running a ridiculous time.... Even with a very amature drive.... Possibly one that just got their license not to long ago....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 PM
    Like Ferraris? Like turbos? Like mid-engine layouts? Of course you do. If the only thing stopping you from buying a 488 GTB was the lack of a removable roof so the world can see you enjoying your turbo Ferrari you are in luck. The drop top variant is now here with the 488 Spider. And wow does it look gorgeous. The main difference between the 488 GTB and the 488 Spider is of course the retractable hard top and the extra weight the Spider carries. Everything else is the exact same including the dual clutch transmission and 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 direct injected motor with 671 horsepower. How much? Pricing has not been announced but expect a premium for the 488 Spider. If not on the list it will of course carry a markup as this will be the hot car to be seen in. That is part of the Ferrari experience, isn't it? Expect more details when the car makes its official debut this September in Frankfurt. The Ferrari 488 Spider: performance and effortless driving for maximum drop-top fun Official unveiling scheduled for Frankfurt Motor Show Maranello, 28 July 2015 – Ferrari announces the launch of the 488 Spider, its most powerful ever mid-rear-engined V8 car to feature the patented retractable hard top along with the highest level of technological innovation and with cutting-edge design. Ferrari was the first manufacturer to introduce the RHT (Retractable Hard Top) on a car of this particular architecture. This solution ensures lower weight (-25 kg) and better cockpit comfort compared to the classic fabric soft-top. Just like all previous spider versions of Ferrari's models, this is a car that is aimed squarely at clients seeking open-air motoring pleasure in a high-performance sports car with an unmistakable Ferrari engine sound. Every area of the car has been designed to set new technological benchmarks for the sector: from the aluminum spaceframe chassis and bodyshell to the new turbo-charged V8, aerodynamics that reconcile the need for greater downforce with reduced drag along with the specific cabin air flow demands of an open- top car, and vehicle dynamics that render it fast, agile and instantly responsive. The world premiere of the 488 Spider will be at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September but can be seen from today finished in the new Blu Corsa livery at www.ferrari.com. The heart of the 488 Spider Beneath the engine cover throbs the 3902 cc turbo-charged V8 that debuted just a few months ago on the 488 GTB. Its performance levels are nothing short of extraordinary: a maximum power output of 670 CV combined with maximum torque of 760 Nm at 3000 rpm send the 488 Spider sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.7 seconds. This is also an exceptionally efficient engine as it is not only 100 CV more powerful than the previous naturally-aspirated V8 but also has lower CO2 emissions. The turbo V8 has a unique character, delivering increasing levels of power right across the rev range, and completely eliminating the traditional turbo lag with a throttle response time of just 0.8 seconds. This is thanks not merely to components such as the turbos, but also to a sophisticated production process only made possible by Maranello's leading-edge facilities which are shared with the Scuderia to foster the transfer of racing technologies to the road cars. In line with Ferrari tradition, this model has its own absolutely distinctive soundtrack created using solutions such as exhaust headers with longer, equal- length piping and a flat-plane crankshaft. It was also further enhanced by an in- depth study of harmonics and tonality at different engine speeds. The sound is seductive but never invasive when the top is dropped, with both volume and clarity increasing as the engine instantly responds to the accelerator pedal and revs rise, reinforcing the sensation of massive performance. Sculpted by the wind This is also the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari spider ever built, thanks to a series of complex aero solutions designed to guarantee optimal downforce whilst reducing drag, two normally mutually-exclusive objectives. Maranello's engineers managed to achieve both goals simultaneously by introducing several innovative devices, including a blown spoiler and an aerodynamic underbody incorporating vortex generators. The air flow studies also took into account factors relating to in-car comfort. The electric glass rear wind stop can be adjusted to one of three positions to guarantee maximum comfort when the top is lowered. Fully lowering the wind stop allows the occupants to enjoy the engine soundtrack even with the roof raised regardless of the weather or driving conditions. Form and function sculpted in aluminum Designed around the concept of the retractable hard top, the 488 Spider has a spaceframe chassis made of 11 different aluminum alloys combined with other noble metals, such as magnesium, each one used in a highly specific way. This yields the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness figures as the coupé, improving the chassis' performance by 23% over that of its predecessor. An extraordinary result, given that the roof is structural, that is only possible thanks to the expertise of the Scaglietti center of excellence that engineers Ferrari's aluminum chassis and bodies. The RHT folds backwards in two overlapping sections to rest flush on the engine in a very compact solution. The mechanism is exceptionally smooth and takes just 14 seconds for the top to fully retract or deploy. Working with aluminum is important not only in functional terms but also because, by tradition, it demands every detail be treated sculpturally to express the technical excellence of the project through its beauty. Cases in point are the flying buttresses which optimally channel air flows to the engine cover, the ribbing on the engine cover and the air intakes with sculpted mesh grilles which lend that area of the car a sense of incredible dynamism. To achieve this result the Ferrari Styling Centre completely reworked the aesthetics compared to the 488 GTB. Speed and control across the board The introduction of a sophisticated simulator, similar to the one used by the Formula 1 Scuderia, allowed the human factor to influence the car's design from the earliest stages by giving the engineers instant feedback from the test- drivers long before the first 488 prototype was physically built. To make its dynamic behavior even more engaging, the development team honed the car's mechanical set-up in tandem with its electronic systems which are now fully integrated with the SSC2 Side Slip Angle Control System, resulting in 12% faster acceleration out of corners than the 458 Spider. Over all, response times are 9% more rapid than the previous Spider without any compromise whatsoever being made in comfort. The car's design was adapted to efficiently meet the typical the demands of open-top driving and use. In fact, the Spider's dynamic behavior is effortless on even the most challenging routes. It is remarkably easy to drive on the limit thanks to flawless handling even on the most demanding of roads.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    Hey Blown95ImpalaSS: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 PM
    This thing looks beefy...
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  • brusk's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    Luckily in my area they still think an Acura TL is the dream car and don't even focus on anything European.
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  • Mrpikolo's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    Mrpikolo replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    I was just joking about your multiple quotes in separate posts, rather than one post with a multi-quote :p Perhaps I should say, most convenient? It's a PITA to switch brakes out to just change tire combination, when you can make your current setup work. This would be personal preference over anything else. I can't argue with the smaller rim with proper tires being a better tool for the overall job. If this is what someone wants to do, by all means, go for it. It will look bad ass, and more traction than an e90 will know what to do with! :handgestures-thumb:
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  • mastawyrm's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 PM
    I tried on my r55 and now on my e92, the only thing I could ever get to display correctly was the digital. The analog and the quick display from setting the cruise have always been fudged higher for both cars no matter what entries I have set to 'nicht_aktiv'. I'm read where some guys figured out where to change the expected pulses on their e39s/e46s but I haven't tried that. Even still that would be a "trick the gauge" workaround rather than simply turning off the fudging. If you know how to make everything read correctly without giving the cluster the wrong tire sizes please share.
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  • eric84405's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    I'd like to buy a vowel, please. Now that used N54 based cars are within the price range of the Honda crowd, I think we'll see more posts like this...
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  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    Anyone know what Shiv had done to his rear end when he did that pass? I know he had a great suspension, but what else. Stock gear ratio? LSD? Diff Lockdown? Subframe bushings? ect.
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  • Optigrab's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    How did it go?
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 PM
    BostonBeemah replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    Do you have the link to this vid by any chance??
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 PM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    LMAO
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    I just want to do a wheelie. What size wheels do I need for that? Not sure if my 19's will pull it off
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    This is great for the people who like to DIY!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    I mean do what you want just pointing out you will get more interest once guys see more people running this along with photos, videos, slips, dynos, or whatever else. It's hard to get interest in something brand new to the community essentially.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    subaru335i replied to a thread Timeslips of big singles? in N54
    Haha I know you did, just backing it up with some very recent real world anecdotes.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    You do have to read the exam and I guarantee you that poster is a product of free education which is the strongest argument I can think of against public schooling.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    Came across this on another forum. It is made by a guy who is big in the subaru community (has made his own full custom ROM for the 16 bit ecu's) but it should be universal if you are just wanting to see realtime ethanol % and fuel temp via bluetooth. It won't plug directly into the ecu to adjust your tune but its not too expensive and seems handy to me! Certainly better than manually testin, guessing, or hoping that what you just bought is really E85. It would at least give you piece of mind if you want to switch to your kill map that you have exactly the amount of ethanol for your tune. It also gives a 0-5V analog output if you want to datalog. http://flexconverter.com/collections/subaru/products/universal-bluetooth-converter?variant=1652908289
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