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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    You know by now that BMW and Toyota announced a technology sharing agreement. You should also know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car. For BMW, that means the next generation Z4 and for Toyota that means a possible return of the Supra nameplate. There are a lot of rumors about what exactly is going to happen but a new report from MotorTrend sheds some light on the subject. The car obviously will be a hybrid which is why the collaboration happened in the first place. Toyota has some great electric motors and hybrid technology which they have experience with from the Prius and BMW does as well with the 'i' brand now. We will see some mixing and matching as BMW's lightweight technology is paired with Toyota's electronic designs that BMW will produce. The expected result is a lightweight 3085 pound car. This is a great weight target for a sports car and especially one with a hybrid drivetrain. Power is expected to come from a direct injected 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor. Let's hope that the motor is BMW's as the N20 is a very strong candidate. This motor of course will be paired with an electric motor or two and the output should be in the 350+ horsepower range. That sounds pretty good with the 3085 pound curb weight making for a car that is fun to drive and toss into the corners. The car may not be rear wheel drive as the electric motor will be front mounted. That means the next generation Z4 and Supra likely will have all wheel drive. So what is the target date for these two cars? 2017. The end result is going to be very interesting to see. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    You know by now that BMW and Toyota announced a technology sharing agreement. You should also know that BMW and Toyota are collaborating on a new sports car. For BMW, that means the next generation Z4 and for Toyota that means a possible return of the Supra nameplate. There are a lot of rumors about what exactly is going to happen but a new report from MotorTrend sheds some light on the subject. The car obviously will be a hybrid which is why the collaboration happened in the first place. Toyota has some great electric motors and hybrid technology which they have experience with from the Prius and BMW does as well with the 'i' brand now. We will see some mixing and matching as BMW's lightweight technology is paired with Toyota's electronic designs that BMW will produce. The expected result is a lightweight 3085 pound car. This is a great weight target for a sports car and especially one with a hybrid drivetrain. Power is expected to come from a direct injected 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor. Let's hope that the motor is BMW's as the N20 is a very strong candidate. This motor of course will be paired with an electric motor or two and the output should be in the 350+ horsepower range. That sounds pretty good with the 3085 pound curb weight making for a car that is fun to drive and toss into the corners. The car may not be rear wheel drive as the electric motor will be front mounted. That means the next generation Z4 and Supra likely will have all wheel drive. So what is the target date for these two cars? 2017. The end result is going to be very interesting to see. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    It's that time of year again folks, Fantasy Football! So, rules carry over from last year which means a 12 team league with a live draft. Last year buy in was $30 I believe. We will up it this year to make the league more serious. This was last year's roster: @benzy89 @mantoine56 @tphaeng @E90SoFlo @Hansel22 @bigdnno98 @chrisisnapping @Njz @MAC335 @mjmarovi @nelsonmg Anyone from the above list gets priority for this year. Let's go with a $50 buy in to start for now. I'd prefer to do more but we'll see what people say. $50: 1st place: $450 2nd place:$100 3rd place: $50
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    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    It looks like some of the questions about the upcoming 991 GT3 RS have been settled thanks to these leaked patent photos. The first question was whether for the first time ever a production 911 GT3 RS model would have Turbo inspired engine intake at the rear. The answer is year. It looks like Porsche wants to make sure the engine gets cool air so that no embarrassing engine fire issues pop up again. The cosmetic items are easy to spot. The intakes, the roll cage, the wider body work, the aggressive wheels, etc. The question remains as to what is under the hood. It likely is a mildly tweaked version of the 991 GT3 3.8 liter flat-6. Rumors persist about a turbocharged powerplant but spy videos of the test car on the 'Ring sound like the high revving GT3 mill is under the hood. It is unlikely Porsche will turbocharge the GT3 RS as they never have before and where would that leave a potential 991 GT2? Expect the official reveal with more details in the next few months.
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  • 5soko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Had some fun runs the other night in mexico, on the bridge to brisk.. Had a nice HD cam, but the girl didn't know where she should be recording lol Non the less i walked the gallardo each time and pretty good.. In this video i got a small jump.. My M5 has Evolve stage 2 tune, drop in filters with scoops and full RPI exhaust, but she is running like a monster! I drove the Gallardo that night, and man it felt soo freaky fast! I thought i was gonna get walked.. Such a great experience with a V10 behind you and a open top being so low! The e-gear shifts at WOT are harder then the SMG! But also slower to shift.
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  • DQE92's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    DQE92 started a thread WOT box 2 step on 6AT? in N54
    I was thinking about installing a wot box to use only the 2 step functionality to help build boost of the line on 6AT transmission. I'm in the process of sending my to converter to level 10 to get a 4200 stall in hopes of being able to build boost off the line when I get my vtt stage 3 turbo kit. Maybe instead of intercepting the clutch for a manual car hook this up to the brake signal activate the 2 step and set for 4000 rpm? :confused: Any thoughts if this would work?
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  • siggs229's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    siggs229 started a thread BEST BACK END FLASH MAP in N54
    I know this question has been asked many times in many ways. But I am still not 100% sure which map to use. I have 2008 335xi coupe. I have the newest JB4. I have been playing around downloading different maps. My car has DCI, FMIC, Catless DP's. I sometimes run 30-40% E85 for now until I upgrade to a new fuel pump. My question is which map should I be using ? Also if I run on map 5 is the Fuel back end flash better to run with 30-40% E85 or should I just use the JB by itself ? And any info on why one is better then the other would be greatly appreciated. I know this subject has been asked many times, but I still am not exactly sure which one works the best. Thanks you for any replies!:music-rockout: Rob
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    Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Did you guys see this race?
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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    when I changed out my spark plugs two weeks ago I found that the Cylinder #1 injector is going bad (leaking, spray pattern issues) and I need to replace it. I had the injector recall done about a year and half ago and the dealer stated only one injector had to be replaced (not sure which one) and they replaced it. my question is, can I take the car back to the dealer to have them replace the Cylinder #1 fuel injector because its the older part number that should be replaced per the recall? I have a few back up injectors, but I wanted to know if I could still get some coverage from the injector recall at this point.
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    Yesterday, 05:21 PM
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  • kingdlo's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    kingdlo started a thread Help me diagnose please in N54
    An intermittent slow crank. Alright, so my car has been suffering from this for a few weeks now at random. I can hop in and immediately start the car without any wait and it cranks right away. Other times, I can wait with ignition on and it will crank slowly. Completely hit or miss. Seems to correlate with high humidity, the more humid the more often it takes a few more cranks to start. Car currently has P2a2d - fuel pressure low - stored but no CEL. Code actually came up after I was playing with INPA trying to test the fuel system. Never really found what I was looking for and wasn't there before this. I've gotten the occasional 2aaf but its been a while for that. So far i've tried datalogging it while it was starting and have gotten quick and slow cranks at different times. Under WOT on multiple different logs both fuel pumps show that they are having no problem keeping up with demand. See for self here. http://datazap.me/u/kingdlo/some-pul...zoom=1636-1780 some pulls in here where you can see a run through the gears and pumps keeping up no problem http://datazap.me/u/kingdlo/starting...h?log=0&data=2 Above log is some starting, and one where I launched the car, but thats not the issue here. You can clearly see pumps are putting out what the car requests if not more. Sometimes I get a nice exhaust smell coming from the back after a longish crank. I've narrowed it down to possibly leaking injectors where they are leaking after I shut the car off, but not sure how to really diagnose that. Or a possible bad LPFP sensor. I've read somewhere that when the sensor is bad it will request a constant output regardless of load instead of going up and down with request. HPFP goes up and down, LPFP does not. LPFP constantly requests about 72-73 or so no matter what. Thoughts/suggestions? Anyway I can accurately narrow it down?
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  • babuski's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    babuski replied to a thread BEST BACK END FLASH MAP in N54
    From the mod list, you are pretty much FBO. You can run Map 3 with different meth addictive setting to increase the boost curve. Like most piggy back, JB4 has to "lie" to the ecu to get increase timing, boost and etc...With the flash, JB4 only control the boost and your ecu control the rest. Therefore, you get more consistent performance.
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    Today, 04:28 AM
    the prius battery has a Tesla stamp on it, so why not go straight to Tesla?
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