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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 AM
    This is the Aston Martin GT12 It is a limited edition car. Only 100 will be made, and you could not buy it if you wanted to, for they are all sold already. WheelsAndMore has slammed on a set of their wheels with Dunlop Sportmaxx GT tires which measure 265/30/20 in front and 325/25/20 rear, and apparently tuned the 600hp V12 to a even higher performance level. They did not specified the gains. It is the best looking Aston Martin up to date, IMO.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    I'll be heading to the track this July in Austin, TX, with my BMW S1000RR. It has a bunch of heated amenities, but still lacks A/C. It's going to flat out be hotter than the devil's rectum (Mad respect for whoever can name the video game reference). I am planning on purchasing a cooling vest to wear under the leathers, and have 2 choices that I want your advice on, from a scientific point of view. The evaporative cooling vests are cheaper, and function by soaking them in water, then putting them on. I'll be traveling between 40-180mph for the most part, so airflow will be good, but the humidity will be high, so the evaporative power will be quite limited. My other option is a freeze puck vest. Freeze it overnight and on breaks, then wear it. This cools me, obviously, by having cold water touching me. The puck vest is slightly more expensive, and may not last as long when exposed to the extreme heat. I'll have 40min of time in between sessions to freeze the vest, but only a mini-fridge to do so with, so it may not even get frozen between runs, which would render it close to useless. Ideas? Thanks!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:45 AM
    bennybmw335, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:36 AM
    Take your own advice. I don't remember reading any of your work. I've been very active on the various forums for almost two decades now and I've never heard of you. Why is that? Maybe that's because I am? So rather than have someone try to tell me what's going on when I know exactly what is going on and why this place even exists maybe it would be better to work positively to changing the status quo rather than reinforcing it? Forget the nonsense for a moment. Imagine if right now I deleted your posts and banned you. It would be wrong and it would be a heavy handed response to a basic discussion. That is exactly what would happen 'elsewhere' though and to me that is infuriating abuse and they should not be rewarded for pissing all over the community that makes them. It's so extreme it is to the detriment of the community. I wish you knew just how much gets removed. It's almost comical how extreme and petty it is. Look, I pour my heart and soul into this. I would love to fight a fair fight on even ground but not only is it not even ground the ground I'm on isn't even acknowledged as ground. It sucks even more when all the money and effort goes into making a place where people like you actually can discuss those BMW's you pour your heart and soul into and they do not see what is really going on. If you understand where I'm coming from, great. If not, that's fine too. This isn't supposed to be easy.
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  • OffensiveDriver's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Get over yourself. I've been a BMW tinkerer since likely before you were born and have classic BMWs in the garage that are considered benchmarks which I have literally had in pieces and restored. You act as though you're fighting for your very existence. If it's true, so sorry, they must be real dicks :paddle:
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  • bradsm87's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    No doubt they have now. I'm just going to use link shorteners from now so it's not seen as such a deliberate circumvention, otherwise I'll end up banned lol.
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 AM
    Engagement point range is very narrow (i.e instant bite), so unless you are used to this type of clutch, it may take a while to get accustomed to.
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 AM
    I tried that and it didn't work smoothly at all. Could make a ton of boost though.
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    Nugs replied to a thread Another blown engine / Questions in N54
    They didn't use to block if you linked to Boostaddict, or Germanboost rather than Bimmerboost. Not sure if they have 'fixed' that now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 AM
    You make a great point with less than two months under your belt and whole 4 posts the majority of which are coming in this exchange now. Please, share further insight on the state of BMW forum affairs. Pray tell, how did you even find out to register here oh so recently? I'm going to venture to guess it was not from a link from a certain forum and that highlights the point which is extreme censorship and control. You are hardly aware of the extent. It's far worse than you realize but as an American, who cares, right? Keep reading though... you'll get it. Or not. Whatever.
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  • OffensiveDriver's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    You just don't get it. I read all three just like any well studied noob which in this Country makes me American !!!! Lol.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread N55: Need help with JB4 in N55 and N52
    Ok I get it but my question then would be where is the A or B option on the page to order?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 AM
    Yes I realize that. Kind of like who cares what happens in Afghanistan or Iraq, right? Not your problem, not your business. That's exactly what you should be doing. Reading and learning. Now imagine if you couldn't gain knowledge from all three because someone specifically wanted to prevent that and limit your knowledge.
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  • OffensiveDriver's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 AM
    I thought you said the poster was "superficially correct" ? I think he was pointing out the tone of some of the words that were being used to describe the demographic balance over at E90. I'm quite sure you're correct about the politics between the 3, it's your business, but I personally dont don't give a $%#t about the business model; yes there are more sophisticated people here pushing the platform, but I personally gain knowledge from all 3. I'm probably a moron :laughing-rofl: Thanks.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread N55: Need help with JB4 in N55 and N52
    Yes, you are correct in your description. If you are pneumatic then you want the JB4 F30 PWG,
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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    UPDATE: 1) Realized I haven't posted the dyno videos on my own build thread :rolleyes: so those are now added at the bottom of this post. 2) How's the car doing? WELL...It's still an absolute BEAST even without the boost turned up. The only notable car that's given me a run for my money so far was a newer modified GT500. No idea what the hell was done but regardless, I stayed DEAD EVEN with him. The entire time I just kept seeing him looking over going "WTF!!??". :laughing-rofl: 3) I'm still over the moon happy with how amazing this kit is. I've taken a few of my Audi friends on rides and made their jaws drop followed by some shocked/stunned/uncontrollable laughter. The best part about all of this STILL is the fact that we haven't even turned up the boost yet. 4) Coupled with the stock midpipes (sans stock cats for Vibrant cats) with the Corsa axle back mufflers, the sound is absolutely brilliant. Makes the sound of twins under the hood just seem wrong by comparison. But the party piece to this sound is normal driving. Cruising around town or on the highway windows up or down there is ZERO drone. No vibrations, no obnoxious engine tones, nothing. I can still hold a conversation at normal conversation level without issue. 5) Considering my goal to keep the car daily driven without sacrificing comfort or reliability, I think I've nailed it. There isn't a single thing that suggests to other drivers that the car produces the power it does until I crack past 3000rpm. After that, everyone takes notice and the reactions are priceless. Every person I've seen or talked to up to this point literally goes from "Oh that looks nice" to "WTF IS DONE TO THAT ENGINE?!" as soon as they hear me open the taps a bit or see the engine bay. If you're considering Single Turbo, DO IT. It is so worth while and transforms the car into a completely different beast. DOCRace is without a shadow of a doubt one of the absolute best in the business and for the price, the simplest way to go ST for the least amount of money with the best in quality. You will not regret the investment. Dyno Videos:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:07 AM
    You don't get it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    While superficially correct you are missing the bigger picture. I've never taken a 101 course that refused to acknowledge higher level courses. The fact of the matter is there is a battle being waged for users and E90 wants to dominate the demographic for profit. They don't want anyone to gain an upper hand and certainly not someone who refused to bend over (making it personal). It's not for knowledge. It's not for helping people. They do not care about resolving issues. Pushing the platform is irrelevant. It exists quite simply for control. You can't even discuss other options as that is how scared they are of the boat being rocked so what does that tell you? The fact you can't even discuss this topic says plenty.
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  • OffensiveDriver's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 AM
    Very well put. I just watched the video of you driving your beast around Blackhawk Farms. Love the camera mounted outside the window, sound of the blowoff valve and your powering around the track !
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  • Alpine's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    Best investment I've ever made for mine. You can most likely hit 600-650whp max before the front diff and driveshaft start becoming a questionable area. I'm still just under 550whp right now and it's absolutely SHOCKINGLY on power delivery with Xi. Air Force myself out at Buckley, CO btw.
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  • Dubai Steve's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    The eBay link to the intake is; http://www.ebay.de/itm/231945275899 Looking forward to your responses guys
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  • Dubai Steve's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    Hey there guys, I'm new here and I need some advice on a manifold adapter kit i saw on here that allows the RMS E36 Euro superchager intake manifold to be used on the S50 or S52 US engines. I would really like to know if this kit is still available, who makes it and if it is compatible with the idea I have in mind. I prefer my car to remain naturally aspirated, but really want to install the CSL look alike carbon intake, with Turner Motorsport Stage 3 cams, bosch 24lb injectors, complete exhaust system. My target is a modest 300bhp on the engine and a rev limit of 7400 rpm. On Ebay, there are very neat CSL replica intake manifolds made to fit the S50B30 or S50B32 Euro engines. I was thinking that this intake mated to the manifold adapter kit I described above could would work on my 1995 model S50B30 US engine. I'd appreciate any feedback and comments from those of you more technically inclined than I am. Also, if anyone could point me in the right direction with reputable tuners as I have read that this intake would require the MAF to be deleted and nobody in Dubai I know can programme my kind of ECU. Everyone I've asked is only interested in working on the E92 and onwards M3s. I'm willing to ship the DME and details of engine modifications to a reputable tuner to assist me with the DME modifications. Thanks in advance. Stephen
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  • Dubai Steve's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 AM
    OK.. thank you. I will post a new topic. Cheers. Stephen
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  • Sirdaft1's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    Let me chime in with some comments as I've been very active posting over on e90post and less active posting on here or n54tech. E90post is great 101/102 level reading. It's wide but not necessarily deep. It has very active sub forums specifically for suspension, engines, classifieds, cosmetic, etc. For most of us n54 enthusiasts with families and busy careers, this information is more than sufficient... Hence the natural reason that e90post has the widest appeal and audience. Also I can't tell you how many "normal"/"non-automotive enthusiasts" look at me like I'm some auto expert whenever they have car issues/etc. because of my basic 101/102 level of knowledge. Then enter here and N54tech. Both are like 301 level coursework that centers almost exclusively around the technical coding and mechanical side of the N54. I am incredibly grateful for the depth and level of content as its shared by some incredibly intelligent enthusiasts. But as with 301 reading, you're often left re-reading the heavy technical information multiple times. So while E90post is a niche, BB is a subniche of that niche for generally more technical/engineering/etc individuals. Neither is inherently better or worse. And no need for the name calling. t's just a matter of breadth vs depth.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    I'm going to have to try my WSM without the pan now. -Rich
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  • ryantpayton's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    ryantpayton replied to a thread N55: Need help with JB4 in N55 and N52
    So if I am understanding correctly, I just follow the instructions and see where the PWG solenoid is located. If it is indeed a Pneumatic wastegate then I'll buy the option listed as "1/2/3/4 Series 2013 Pneumatic Wastegate w/ODBII (JB4_F30)"? If I do not and have the electronic wastegate then I get the option listed as "1/2/3/4 Series 2014+ Electronic Wastegate w/ODBII (JB4_EWG)"? I've also already checked and I think it's an Pneumatic Wastegate...
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