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  • brusk's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    brusk replied to a thread Calling all spec 3+ owners in N54
    I've had my 3+ in for a few months and have about 1200 normal miles along with a road trip 750 miles each way and I'm honestly thinking of taking the clutch out. Now that it's warm the gear noise with the AC is just really annoying. I have chatter in reverse that I think I've mostly overcome with more RPM's and slipping but the chatter from constant stop and go traffic can get annoying, the hotter the clutch gets the harder it is to get a smooth engagement. My engagement point is halfway but have to have the clutch pedal to the floor completely for a 1-2 shift. Personally I think I should have either went with the 2+ or possibly the IS clutch but maybe some more mileage and abuse it will get better.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Yes. But let's make a new thread for it.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    sambo31132, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • ecpchris's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    Cool story.. Care to share?
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    No not yet, I know they are due, but it seems this "possibility" is ruled out
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  • spool twice's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 AM
    sounds awful for an inline 6, but im willing to bet that tinny and insubstantial sound is the result of the placement of high-flow metallic primary cats. Its like the USDM S54; once you remove the primaries and install headers, that buzzy/thin/boring sounding exhaust note turns into a high winding shriek.
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  • ecpchris's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Bump, haven't heard any news about this yet. Has anyone else?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread E82/E88: My E82 in 1 Series and 1M
    Car is looking good!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread half axle help... in N54
    I think DSS is your solution. I don't know of anyone else who has made axles for this car.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    Mercedes AMG success continued in Shanghai where the team finished 1-2 for their fourth consecutive victory and third consecutive 1-2 finish. Lewis Hamilton took the win followed by teammate Nico Rosberg. Mercedes is simply dominating the 2014 Formula 1 season at this point and everyone is left wondering who it will be who may challenge them. It looks like Ferrari and Red Bull Racing are both improving and looking to challenge Mercedes' dominance. Ferrari took the third spot on the podium thanks to superb driving from Fernando Alonso which kept Red Bull Racing off the podium. Alonso was followed by Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing who finished in 4th and 5th respectively. Sebastian Vettel is not used to losing and certainly not to his teammates which has him a bit frustrated. He says he does not understand his lack of pace and that he seems to be fighting his car. Hamilton moves four points behind Rosberg for the championship. These two will continue to battle and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. For now both have a commanding lead in the points. The full breakdown along with the results and standings is below. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, P1 Nico Rosberg, P2 Hamilton drove another perfect race and was simply unbeatable as he closed to within four points of team mate Rosberg, and equalled the 25 Grand Prix victory tallies of Jim Clark and Mercedes boss Niki Lauda. His chosen set-up, selected on Friday evening but untried because it was wet on Saturday, proved just right and he said the car was “perfect.” Rosberg struggled away at the start, hit Bottas, and then fought back from seventh place while coping without telemetry. He was a long way behind Hamilton this time, but managed to retain his championship lead. Ferrari Fernando Alonso, P3 Kimi Raikkonen, P8 Alonso suggested before the race that Ferrari were catching Red Bull, and he proved it with a great race. A strong start saw him battling with the cars from Milton Keynes straight away, and he jumped Vettel at the first pit stop. The F14 T lacked Mercedes’ pace, but was a surprise best of the rest as the Spaniard scored a valuable podium to boost the team’s spirits and welcome new boss Marco Mattiacci. Raikkonen had a much less satisfactory race, struggling home a distant eighth. Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo, P4 Sebastian Vettel, P5 Once again Ricciardo had the edge over Vettel, who for the second race in a row was obliged to let his team mate past. The Australian then chased after Alonso as Vettel faded. The world champion later said he was mystified about his lack of pace, while Ferrari’s resurgence came as a major surprise to Red Bull. Force India Nico Hulkenberg, P6 Sergio Perez, P9 Once again Hulkenberg was a contender, despite the Shanghai circuit not suiting the VJM07 as much as Bahrain did. The German kept his cool near the end under pressure from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, and was comfortably ahead of team mate Perez, who made it two Force Indias in the top ten. Williams Valtteri Bottas, P7 Felipe Massa, P15 This was another ‘what night have been’ race for Williams, as both cars were involved in time-consuming collisions on the run to the first corner. Massa had made a brilliant start and was fighting for third when he collided with Alonso; Bottas had also made progress until a clash with Rosberg. The Finn then battled hard with Hulkenberg and was within half a second of the Force India by the finish, but after a mix-up with both rear wheels in his first stop on Lap 10, Massa fell to last and could only fight back to 15th. Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat, P10 Jean-Eric Vergne, P12 Both cars made it home, after strong battles with the McLarens, and once again it was the impressive Kvyat who earned the final point following another mature performance. McLaren Jenson Button, P11 Kevin Magnussen, P13 Both drivers suffered a lack of downforce and thus grip, and the best they could do was scrap with the Toro Rossos. The depth of their problem was demonstrated by Button finishing 10s behind the final point-scoring position. Lotus Pastor Maldonado, P14 Romain Grosjean, retired lap 29, gearbox Grosjean looked feisty for a while in what was the best race of his and Lotus’s season, and was a contender for the lower points positions before his transmission lost fourth gear. Soon it lost them all and had to retire. Maldonado kept his nose clean, and finished 14th again. Sauber Esteban Gutierrez, P16 Adrian Sutil, retired lap 6, powertrain Sauber had another unhappy race. A three-stop strategy was no help to Gutierrez, while Sutil retired after only five laps running at the back, with a powertrain problem. Marussia Jules Bianchi, P17 Max Chilton, P19 Marussia split their strategy, with Bianchi on a two-stop and Chilton on three. That helped the Englishman to the race’s 13th fastest lap, but the Frenchman was struggling at the end and only held on to 17th by virtue of the results being declared on lap 54/56 after the chequered flag was shown early. Caterham Kamui Kobayashi, P18 Marcus Ericsson, P20 Kobayashi was in his usual feisty form as Caterham opted for three-stop strategies for both drivers. He even overtook Vettel on one occasion, using fresh tyres as the German was struggling just before making a pit stop. Right at the end he almost squeaked ahead of Marussia’s Jules Bianchi, only to lose it when the result was backdated after the early chequered flag.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    Mercedes AMG success continued in Shanghai where the team finished 1-2 for their fourth consecutive victory and third consecutive 1-2 finish. Lewis Hamilton took the win followed by teammate Nico Rosberg. Mercedes is simply dominating the 2014 Formula 1 season at this point and everyone is left wondering who it will be who may challenge them. It looks like Ferrari and Red Bull Racing are both improving and looking to challenge Mercedes' dominance. Ferrari took the third spot on the podium thanks to superb driving from Fernando Alonso which kept Red Bull Racing off the podium. Alonso was followed by Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing who finished in 4th and 5th respectively. Sebastian Vettel is not used to losing and certainly not to his teammates which has him a bit frustrated. He says he does not understand his lack of pace and that he seems to be fighting his car. Hamilton moves four points behind Rosberg for the championship. These two will continue to battle and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. For now both have a commanding lead in the points. The full breakdown along with the results and standings is below. Mercedes Lewis Hamilton, P1 Nico Rosberg, P2 Hamilton drove another perfect race and was simply unbeatable as he closed to within four points of team mate Rosberg, and equalled the 25 Grand Prix victory tallies of Jim Clark and Mercedes boss Niki Lauda. His chosen set-up, selected on Friday evening but untried because it was wet on Saturday, proved just right and he said the car was “perfect.” Rosberg struggled away at the start, hit Bottas, and then fought back from seventh place while coping without telemetry. He was a long way behind Hamilton this time, but managed to retain his championship lead. Ferrari Fernando Alonso, P3 Kimi Raikkonen, P8 Alonso suggested before the race that Ferrari were catching Red Bull, and he proved it with a great race. A strong start saw him battling with the cars from Milton Keynes straight away, and he jumped Vettel at the first pit stop. The F14 T lacked Mercedes’ pace, but was a surprise best of the rest as the Spaniard scored a valuable podium to boost the team’s spirits and welcome new boss Marco Mattiacci. Raikkonen had a much less satisfactory race, struggling home a distant eighth. Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo, P4 Sebastian Vettel, P5 Once again Ricciardo had the edge over Vettel, who for the second race in a row was obliged to let his team mate past. The Australian then chased after Alonso as Vettel faded. The world champion later said he was mystified about his lack of pace, while Ferrari’s resurgence came as a major surprise to Red Bull. Force India Nico Hulkenberg, P6 Sergio Perez, P9 Once again Hulkenberg was a contender, despite the Shanghai circuit not suiting the VJM07 as much as Bahrain did. The German kept his cool near the end under pressure from Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, and was comfortably ahead of team mate Perez, who made it two Force Indias in the top ten. Williams Valtteri Bottas, P7 Felipe Massa, P15 This was another ‘what night have been’ race for Williams, as both cars were involved in time-consuming collisions on the run to the first corner. Massa had made a brilliant start and was fighting for third when he collided with Alonso; Bottas had also made progress until a clash with Rosberg. The Finn then battled hard with Hulkenberg and was within half a second of the Force India by the finish, but after a mix-up with both rear wheels in his first stop on Lap 10, Massa fell to last and could only fight back to 15th. Toro Rosso Daniil Kvyat, P10 Jean-Eric Vergne, P12 Both cars made it home, after strong battles with the McLarens, and once again it was the impressive Kvyat who earned the final point following another mature performance. McLaren Jenson Button, P11 Kevin Magnussen, P13 Both drivers suffered a lack of downforce and thus grip, and the best they could do was scrap with the Toro Rossos. The depth of their problem was demonstrated by Button finishing 10s behind the final point-scoring position. Lotus Pastor Maldonado, P14 Romain Grosjean, retired lap 29, gearbox Grosjean looked feisty for a while in what was the best race of his and Lotus’s season, and was a contender for the lower points positions before his transmission lost fourth gear. Soon it lost them all and had to retire. Maldonado kept his nose clean, and finished 14th again. Sauber Esteban Gutierrez, P16 Adrian Sutil, retired lap 6, powertrain Sauber had another unhappy race. A three-stop strategy was no help to Gutierrez, while Sutil retired after only five laps running at the back, with a powertrain problem. Marussia Jules Bianchi, P17 Max Chilton, P19 Marussia split their strategy, with Bianchi on a two-stop and Chilton on three. That helped the Englishman to the race’s 13th fastest lap, but the Frenchman was struggling at the end and only held on to 17th by virtue of the results being declared on lap 54/56 after the chequered flag was shown early. Caterham Kamui Kobayashi, P18 Marcus Ericsson, P20 Kobayashi was in his usual feisty form as Caterham opted for three-stop strategies for both drivers. He even overtook Vettel on one occasion, using fresh tyres as the German was struggling just before making a pit stop. Right at the end he almost squeaked ahead of Marussia’s Jules Bianchi, only to lose it when the result was backdated after the early chequered flag.
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  • ovitrix's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    ovitrix replied to a thread Calling all spec 3+ owners in N54
    The shudder gets annoying during the break in period. If you slip the clutch a bit it'll help. After 600-700 city miles with lots of downshifting do a few hard launches. My 3+ feels smoother after spirited driving.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    LMP1 racing is very competitive this year with Toyota, Porsche, and Audi all competing against one another with the ultimate goal of taking the 24 Hour of Le Mans title. This past weekend the 6 Hours of Silverstone was the first race of the season to feature all three cars going up against one another. The 6 Hours of Silverstone also marks the first race of the season for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Toyota's TS 040 car impressed to the say the least. Not only did Toyota get the overall win but they had an impressive 1-2 finish. The Porsche 919 Hybrid made its debut and got on the podium with a third place finish. The second Porsche 919 Hybrid finished sixth in its class but 24th overall. So what about Audi? The twin R18 Quattro's set a blistering pace but Audi made a large gamble that did not pay off. The number 2 R18 E-Tron Quattro had the fastest lap of the LMP1 cars but when a few spots of rain started to come down Audi decided to take the chance and have both cars continue running on their softer tires whereas Toyota and Porsche brought their cars in for a change to rain slicks. The number 1 R18 slid off the track and crashed. It was not so badly damaged that it could not return to the pits but it did finish in last place in the LMP1 class. Porsche also suffered a problem in the conditions as the number 14 Porsche 919 lost its front left wheel. For whatever reason Audi refused to change their tires and the second R18 also slid into the gravel. Neither Audi finished the race which is the first time an Audi LMP1 car has failed to finish since 2011. Conditions worsened as rain poured down and the race was called early. Not exactly the race people were hoping Silverstone would be. This race essentially showed that all of the LMP1 cars are competitive and a bad decision can cost someone the race. It looks like the LMP1 class is up for grabs but Toyota certainly looks strong in their debut. We will know more after the next WEC race on May 3rd at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 AM
    LMP1 racing is very competitive this year with Toyota, Porsche, and Audi all competing against one another with the ultimate goal of taking the 24 Hour of Le Mans title. This past weekend the 6 Hours of Silverstone was the first race of the season to feature all three cars going up against one another. The 6 Hours of Silverstone also marks the first race of the season for the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship. Toyota's TS 040 car impressed to the say the least. Not only did Toyota get the overall win but they had an impressive 1-2 finish. The Porsche 919 Hybrid made its debut and got on the podium with a third place finish. The second Porsche 919 Hybrid finished sixth in its class but 24th overall. So what about Audi? The twin R18 Quattro's set a blistering pace but Audi made a large gamble that did not pay off. The number 2 R18 E-Tron Quattro had the fastest lap of the LMP1 cars but when a few spots of rain started to come down Audi decided to take the chance and have both cars continue running on their softer tires whereas Toyota and Porsche brought their cars in for a change to rain slicks. The number 1 R18 slid off the track and crashed. It was not so badly damaged that it could not return to the pits but it did finish in last place in the LMP1 class. Porsche also suffered a problem in the conditions as the number 14 Porsche 919 lost its front left wheel. For whatever reason Audi refused to change their tires and the second R18 also slid into the gravel. Neither Audi finished the race which is the first time an Audi LMP1 car has failed to finish since 2011. Conditions worsened as rain poured down and the race was called early. Not exactly the race people were hoping Silverstone would be. This race essentially showed that all of the LMP1 cars are competitive and a bad decision can cost someone the race. It looks like the LMP1 class is up for grabs but Toyota certainly looks strong in their debut. We will know more after the next WEC race on May 3rd at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.
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  • ooowowizstev's Avatar
    Today, 07:05 AM
    Update! Keep them coming, you won't find better pastrami anywhere :) April 25, 2014 1. ooowowizstev +1 2. ///Minizracer 3. Doughboii +5 4. Efini +1 5. Courtney - iheart1013mm 6. 1013mm 7. Presario +1 8. 9. 10.
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  • Tzu's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    I've been chasing this issue for years.
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 06:43 AM
    Stucks replied to a thread E85 single turbo 6466 logs in N54
    Dan, tires pls.
    17 replies | 302 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:23 AM
    Nah nobody thinks you are crazy. Determined perhaps. We're all a little off our rockers here with what we do to our cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    Damn are you guys classy. I don't know many vendors that would have responded like that. Proud to have @HRE_Wheels! Here, and on my car.
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  • 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    Sticky Looking forward to the BimmerBoost events.
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  • C///M's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    Bump, love to see modified X's. Looks great. Anything new over the past year?
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  • DevourS65's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    yeah..looking forward to that...
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