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  • spxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    spxxx started a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    Offering Garret GT35 series Starting at $5500 Based on info from instagram...
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  • robc1976's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 PM
    Just got these pics from Payman! This will look insane! ! 6466 gen2
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  • Mrpikolo's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    As I look over all the different datalogs, I notice that the majority of tuners are targeting for for what seems to me as rich fuel ratios. I am no master genius tuner by any means. My perception could be very wrong. With DI, how advance our engines and management is, also with all of the safe guards, I would think any ratio under 12 for pump gas would be on the rich side for our cars. The AFR that seem to be targeted are the same I used on my 25 year old 4g63. Is there something I am missing?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    Back in 1989 Japanese manufacturers informally agreed to a cap of 276 horsepower on domestically produced cars in order to prevent a horsepower war. BoostAddict believes this agreement handicapped Japanese high performance options with ramifications still felt today. In other words, the cap was about as shortsighted as this Bill Gates statement on RAM, '640k is more memory than anyone will ever need.' The Japanese essentially handcuffed themselves and throughout the 90's you may have noticed how many of their cars neatly on paper adhered to this agreement. The 1990 Honda NSX? 270 horsepower. 1992 MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo? 276 horsepower. 1990 Mitsubishi GTO (3000GT)? 276 horsepower. 1994 Subaru WRX STI? 271 horsepower. 1995 Mitsubishi EVO III? 270 horsepower. The Nissan 300ZX? 276 horsepower. While there may not have been anything official other than what the people involved with JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association) knew the manufacturers were all respecting the agreement on paper with their outputs. What was the point of this restriction? For one, for there not to be the never ending horsepower arms race we now have and secondly to reduce Japanese road fatalities. For whatever reason the Japanese tied horsepower to road fatalities and did not see the giant error in their logic. Fatalities have fallen in Japanese car accidents from the 80's to today yet horsepower has risen so make of that what you will. This artificial limit led to a tuning arms race. If you could not get the horsepower from the factory, tuners would give you it. This is part of the reason turbo Japanese cars and tuning became popular. Many of the cars were relatively cheap, plentiful, and horsepower was fairly easy to extract from the turbo powerplants. In the case of the Supra, it literally was as easy as pulling a hose. This gave rise to some legendary builds and tuning houses. Look at the output of this stock 1989 Nissan GTR RB26DETT: 260 horsepower at all four wheels is not shabby for a car from 1989 but it also is not much. Especially with competitor's output rising and the Nissan GTR essentially being stuck at that level of output due to the agreement. Now look at this tuned example with bolt on modifications (baseline figure is with a tune): With a Garrett GT3582R turbo, 6Boost exhaust manifold, Turbosmart 50mm external wastegate, Sard 750cc injectors, an upgraded fuel pump, custom exhaust, and a tune output rises to just under 475 wheel horsepower. In other words, another 200 horsepower at the wheels on the stock internals. Any wonder why tuning the GTR became popular? Especially when you can get crazy with it like this 1000+ horsepower example: In 2005 Honda simply felt they could no longer adhere to the horsepower limit and compete. They released a Legend model with a 300 horsepower 3.5 liter V6. Soon other manufacturers followed and the agreement was over. The truth is the majority of them were making cars with more than 276 horses anyway as the R32 dyno shows but they did not want to break the agreement on paper. The Japanese really were the first ones to dramatically sandbag output. All under the guise of supposedly keeping the roads safer when it was improved safety standards doing that regardless of horsepower. It took a long time for the Japanese to truly recover and start producing world class sports cars again. The current GTR of course is pointed to but look at how long it has taken for Honda to produce a new NSX. Toyota still does not have a real Supra successor or high performance sports car on the market (no the LFA does not count). The good thing is that the Japanese tuning market exploded with the turbo cars barely being pushed from the factory and offering such tuning potential. So, maybe, the agreement was a good thing for enthusiasts. Especially considering the rest of the world ignored it anyway.
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    Today, 05:35 PM
    1 member is celebrating their birthday on 05-29-2015: -E90Company (Age: hidden or unknown) Happy Birthday!
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  • hworang00's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    I was over at Bimmerpost and mike from extreme powerhouse was quoting prices for the VRSF c@tless DPs shipped to me for around 600, cheaper than any of the other DP's I've ever seen by a long shot for my car. He also stated that he didn't have any Dynos (sounds...iffy to me). So anyone have any experience/information about the quality of VRSF or dealt with Extreme Power house? Did a quick search on here and only came up with 2 random sale threads...
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  • Booyaazaa's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    Booyaazaa started a thread o2 sensors in N54
    Hello everyone, Recently my 535i hit 100k miles on the odo which the last 40k I've been FBO'd and running a E30 map or more recently the last 4 months a E45 map. The car has been trouble free besides the normal BMW repairs and I do a lot of preventative maintenance to keep it happy. In the last month I've been getting 2c31 quickly proceeded by a 2c6b and then a 2c32 will show up. I've noticed too that on my V3 display the AFR's for those banks go wildly crazy when the codes are present. Also these pre cat codes will show up randomly, driving around town or blasting down I5. Im not sure what the lifespan of the sensors are so is it time to replace the pre-cat sensors? Or is there something else going on. Let me know and any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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    Today, 10:31 AM
    First? https://youtu.be/Wqtl7fXDKu4
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    Today, 02:51 PM
    Hey Omar51: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 10:46 AM
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    Today, 03:08 AM
    Welcome farmboy, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 11:27 AM
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    Today, 03:22 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Andre Farguharson.
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    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum IsraelVill.
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    Welcome KatherinMa, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Welcome JonatanNei, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 PM
    Am I the only one who thinks this is absolutely insane: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/silk-road-ross-ulbricht-dread-pirate-roberts-sentencing#.hxapwqJODQ People like Jay Z brag about being drug dealers to sell records and this guy set up a marketplace and gets life in prison? Murderers, rapists, child abusers, etc., often do not get life and get the possibility of parole. If people want to take drugs, let them. You can't tell a woman what she can do with her body, abortion for example, but you can tell people what substances they can or can't put in their bodies? It doesn't make any logical sense. I guess this is a lesson that if you want to sell drugs, which he wasn't even doing he was providing the infrastructure, you better be a pharmacy. It's fine to get people hooked on xanax, oxycontin, painkillers, antidepressants, whatever, as long as the doctor gets their cut, the pharmacies get their cut, and the government gets their tax cut. The system is so fucked up it is beyond belief. Some kid killed four people while driving drunk and only got 10 years probation. This just boggles my mind.
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    Today, 12:14 AM
    Welcome Toho1759, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 10:51 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Leffeon.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Hey ArthurL: :text-welcomewave:
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    Hey Harmonj: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 08:40 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Obriennathaniel.
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  • manbeer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Been having an issue with an intermittent 2a94 code causing limp mode about 50% of the time for like 6 months now but been too busy to do anything car related (even wash it) Today finally got around to installing new brakes (not related) and the new crank sensor (related) Old one had some metal on it (never good) Anyway put new one in, cleared faults with BT, started it up and about a minute up the road it stumbled and went into limp mode again just like it did a lot with the old sensor Checked codes and I had a 2a96 now (crank sensor but a different code) and some misfire codes. Cleared and restarted and it was still in limp mode Drove a few minutes, parked and tried again, same thing but no misfire. Then car stumbled and shut off but luckily I was able to coast into parking lot. Anyway I reset everything again and it stumbled and went into limp mode exiting the lot but at least I made it home The sensor was from one of those parts places on eBay and not oem. Not sure how much it matters but figured it's worth noting Just surprising that it's actually worse than before Car is flash tuned only so no possibility of it being an issue with jb4 or anything and I ran this time for about 10000 miles with no problems
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    Taking down a sport bike in a car is hard. Taking down an S1000RR in particular is incredibly hard for a car. A tuned (tuning done by BrenTuning) one? Well, that is an even taller order and you will need something like this GTR putting out 1300+ wheel horsepower in order to have a chance. The first run has the GTR set to about 1100 wheel horsepower. The S1000RR impressively makes short work of it. The second run is a rematch where the GTR gets a better start and is able to hang in the first couple gears. The result is the S1000RR again pulling away up top. The GTR has enough and ups the boost to kill mode so it is pushing roughly 1300 wheel horsepower. This run is amazing as the GTR hangs in and the aerodynamic penalty for the bike begins to show with the GTR slightly pulling up top. This is a stupid fast GTR and a stupid fast bike. Both are incredibly impressive but it just goes to show how much horsepower is needed to pull a tuned S1000RR on the highway.
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    Today, 09:46 PM
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