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  • cnes's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    At what frame rate and res is this? did you do anything in post for stabilization? It is less shaky than the footage i saw before, but the mount was placed on the front tags not the rear. I feel the rear seems more stable. however, every car is different. the best spot to avoid vibration would be to mount it on the most stable part of the car frame. But in reference to the tag mount / angle, perhaps some cushioning layer or padding such as 3m double tape between the mount and the body panel will help absorb some noise.
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  • rdeterman's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    Great review, and well written at that!
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  • rdeterman's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Id take her for a test ride!
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    She is a 7, but truth be told, this is one of those that looks way better in real life. Ok enough I have to get to work.
    20 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    That's 8.5 out of 10? Really?
    20 replies | 291 view(s)
  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    I just feel plain creepy putting her pics up here, feel free to just look her up on facebook
    20 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    A clutch rated to 550 will do you no good as well ;) For what's on the market right now the spec 3+ seems like the best option for a ST or even maxed out twins. OP your clutches need to be able to hold the max stock frames can for a stage 1 upgrade so it has to be able to handle at least 550lbs all day every day. This would be an upgrade for people not ever planning on a ST but want to be able to handle whatever the stock frames can throw at them. The next would be something that can handle moderate ST so something around the spec 3+ or 650-700 tq. Finally one to handle a 1000whp build. So higher than the spec stg 5. just my opinion, develop what you want
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    Thanks for the insight. I'm PUMPED for Revis and our D in general. As much as I like Gronk I almost feel like they should really limit his playing until the playoffs. I mean that is where we need him in beast mode. We'll get to the playoffs without him just fine. I know it will not happen and that is not how the game is played...but if he gets injured one more time he's going to get labeled as an injury prone player...more so than he already is. Thompkins I'm excited about. Hopefully he continues to get better and shows it on the field as you said.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    :text-worthless:
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  • I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    I couldn't seem to change it to ft/lbs. Or am I dumb? lol
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    Now that I know she is hot her opinion suddenly carries more weight.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    matty09, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    Not sure but she is hot
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:54 AM
    Oh yes. And the owner needs a lower back tattoo.
    20 replies | 291 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    Torgus replied to a thread BimmerBoost Flash questions in N54
    Dude, its so clearly spelled out. I can't imagine what more you would want?
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  • bluesun's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    My thoughts exactly. I'm going to (obviously) need a clutch when I choose which single I'm going with, but a clutch rated to 400 ftlb won't do me any good. If you can match a Spec stage 2+ or 3 and be cheaper, I'd give you a try for sure.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    What power levels are the clutches being designed around? All long as they hold as much as the spec(or more) at less cost you should have plenty of buyers I would imagine
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    Meh, I have seen worse and see worse on the daily. The facebook bmw groups, especially the 335/n54 ones, are full of trolls and idiots spouting wrong information. Like that Vincent Carbone guy or whatever his name is trolling constantly. Like the forums aren't a good enough place to bicker and argue so they need facebook too? That car could sport those eyelashes though...
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 AM
    Welcome Ecu335i, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    So it took me awhile to finally write this review up, but I do have a solid amount of miles on the LSD and lockdown kit at this point which is a good thing. I ordered the LSD through Steven @MFactory. We corresponded mostly through email, and he was always very responsive...even when traveling out of country. I did their core exchange program, and picked up a 3.46 LSD for my 6MT car, as I heard nothing but good things about the final drive change. After they received my payment, they began reconditioning a large housing bolted pumpkin they had there and prepping it for the LSD. Once the oil seals arrived, it only took them a day to have it prepped and ready. One of the pics attached below so it in its prepped state. Shipping was fast as well, and it was at my door a few days later. It was super clean, and the pumpkin was freshly coated black :) I had Rick@Defiv fit me in his busy schedule for an install, and decided to get the lockdown kit done at the same time. Rick and I had the whole diff swap + lockdown install process done in about 4hrs, including pizza and drink breaks. Not bad at all. We took it out on the road for a quick spin to verify everything was solid, then I was on my way. Thanks again Rick! I've been driving on it for about 800 miles now over the past month or so, and I love how it has transformed the car. The LSD still adds forward thrust to the car even while spinning in 1st and 2nd. Previously, my car would get very unpredictable, and start to kick out the rear in either direction. Now it is planted and firm, just pushing you forward. Traction is greatly improved. It's also great to be able to rotate the car easily with the gas pedal going around turns and you can literally "feel" the LSD working. The 3.46 final drive + my worn tires aren't doing me any favors currently, but I will be switching to some r-comp semi slicks very soon, and going wider. As for the lockdown kit, it is as great as advertised! Absolutely no wheel hop on the street. I did experience a tiny tiny bit my first pass at the strip after the installs, but as soon as I lowered my tire pressure a bit it was completely gone. This can be further adjusted if I had coilovers too, but I am on stock 135i suspension. For the first 400 miles or so, I'd say there was ZERO increase in NVH. After everything broke in, I did notice a very tiny increase in NVH. I can hear a slight whine / resonance between 50-60mph and sometimes in the lower rpm, but only with the windows up. I have catless downpipes, and a custom single 3" catless midpipe, but am running the stock axle back so my car is super quiet cruising around. Anyone with a louder exhaust will not hear a thing. Regardless, it is a "cool" sound. BC Racecar. Running the Cobb Stg 2+ basemap at the strip w/ the LSD and lockdown kit, I was running consistent 12.6 @ 113-114mph all night. I couldn't get lower than a 2.0 60', but that is my tires fault. IAT's per my logs were very high too (105*+), since it was a warm night and. I fully expect to hit 12.1 - 12.2 simply with better tires. Then a PTF pro-tune to get me into the 11's on stock turbo, 6mt, 93oct. I highly recommend that anyone making power get an LSD. You don't really know what you're missing out on until you experience it. mFactory was great to deal with and their product performs extremely well. Same goes for the defiv lockdown kit. Together, it's a killer combo. See pics below!
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Torgus replied to a thread Twin Disk Clutch in N54
    The spec stg 5 holds 820flt lbs. Should be enough for now no?
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  • Tzu's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 AM
    Tzu replied to a thread BimmerBoost Flash questions in N54
    Thanks! I wish there was an FAQ or newbie guide for the bbflash, or am I just blind?
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:03 AM
    These are the studs we use when longer ones are needed, they are proper BMW exhaust studs, and are heat treated as such so they will not fail. Using intake manifold studs in a 1500+ degree environment is not a smart idea, but I know you do not like being told what to do, so if you want to use intake studs in your exhaust go ahead. http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Number/Exhaust-Port-Stud-%287-X-42-mm%29-__11121744057_GEN_E095124A.aspx
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 10:03 AM
    Took a few days off and got some away time on Nantucket this past weekend - popped by Gillette on the way back purely as a fan and wanted to pass along my thoughts. Obviously, this is a Patriots-centric post and solely reflects my personal opinion. - Both Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower look like different players this go around. Hightower has a quiet confidence about him and is clearly best suited at the SAM (strong side). He's an end of line thumper who was miscast on the weakside last year. Expect to see him playing toward the LOS more, that's where he can be a very nice all around player. Collins just looks like a beast, to be frank. Rare athlete who was rocking people back with heavy hands all day from what I saw. He'll play at least 80% of the snaps this year if healthy. I can't see a scenario in which you'd choose to take him off the field. - I worry about the teams depth at linebacker and D line. They have well above average top end talent in Mayo, Collins, Easley, Wilfork, and C. Jones (Hightower could join that group) but the depth is not inspiring. Their inside backers in particular could stand some quality depth infusion, though I think at this point they'll go with what they have. Worrisome. -In the one practice I saw, I didn't see enough pass rush on the field. Getting Easley integrated will be a godsend but this is still not a unit that can just tee off on quarterbacks. Chandler Jones looked like a force but everyone else I saw relied on effort rather than ability to win 1 on 1. The ability of Collins and Hightower to deliver off the edges on fire and zone exchanges will be critical. Both Kelly and Wilfork have the ability to rush but it's not a safe bet to count on them. -Gronk looked like Gronk. Dominant in every pass catching drill I saw. I think they'll ease him back in but for fantasy football purposes he showed no lingering effects. In a red zone fade drill he scored 3 consecutive touchdowns. - It is an absolute pleasure watching Darrelle Revis ply his craft. Folks, this is the best corner in the game bar none. His footwork (the best i've ever seen hands down), his reactive athleticism, his ability to mirror without grabbing, the strength of his punch, his ball skills, his trail speed...I mean everything is just on a different level. I've never seen him in person until now but it's immediately obvious what a supreme player he is. I'm trying to think of any aspect to his game where he is less than outstanding, and i'm having a hard time coming up with anything. I suppose he's merely good in run force. -Piggybacking on that thought, this could be the deepest and most talented corner group in football. When your top corner is Revis, and your fifth corner is Alfonzo Dennard, you are in a very nice spot. We'll have to see if the safety play holds up. McCourty is outstanding but it's wide open and not super impressive next to him. -Thompkins still spends too much time on the ground. I'm not sure why but it's annoying to watch. And he still catches the ball poorly, I doubt that'll ever change. On the positive side he looks to have gained some good weight, and still makes people look foolish in the three step game at times. I'm firmly in the "prove it on Sundays" camp with him. Still think Dobson is the key, and he was with the rehab group off to the sidelines. OK back to work.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    LouisShul, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    This is a rumor that just won't die and even BMW themselves just does not seem to know what side of it they are on. Just last year BMW stated an M version of the new i8 hybrid does not make sense and the 'i' and 'M' brands simply can not mix. Frankly, BimmerBoost believes that BMW 'i' could use a little BMW 'M' sprinkled on it. The base that makes the most sense for the M brand to use to produce an i9 supercar is the i8 unless an entirely new platform is created. The Germans over at Auto Motor Und Sport state the i9 is an i8 on steroids. Instead of using a three-cylinder motor that barely offers enough power for a lawnmower the i9 will get BMW turbo inline-6 power. Which inline-6 will they use? Hopefully the underrated S55 turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 from the new M3/M4. Additionally, more juice is expected from the electric motors. That likely means heavier batteries and the larger motor itself would be heavier so yes, the i9 would weigh a bit more than the 3380 pounds of the i8. Probably somewhere over the 3500 pound mark which with close to 600 horses and all wheel drive is absolutely fine. Now, this all sounds great but the real question is will it happen? M stated they want to build a supercar. Some idiot at BMW headquarters said BMW 'i' and 'M' can not mix because he is an idiot and apparently differentiating between two different letters of the alphabet confuses him. A BMW i9 with some serious power to back up the looks is the perfect way for BMW to celebrate 100 years. There is no official word on if it will happen but let's hope the Germans are not just making this report for hits. BMW, you owe us one. Just give us one freaking car that shows what you can do. 100 years is the perfect excuse to use against whatever accountant says it is too big of an expense to justify. Build the car, show the world just how good you are (were), and fire any accountant or executive against it. There should not be an internal debate on whether an Ultimate Driving Machine should be built. Do it. Source
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