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Today, 06:20 AM

bobS replied to the thread Facebook Group - BMW 335i.
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Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
I must have missed something...so who's car is that? And who posted it?
Lol my bad... I thought nafoo caught someone using his car on that fb page but just realized he was messing with them "

Today, 06:19 AM

Sticky created the thread Mercedes will boost the output of the twin turbo M276 DELA 30 to 367 horsepower for the 2015 W205 C450 sport.
" Mercedes-Benz decided that they need to bridge the gap between the C400 and the upcoming 2015 W205 C63 AMG. The new W205 AMG C-Class will offer something around 500 horsepower meaning that there is a lot of space between it and the 329 horsepower W205 C400. No word on what the torque figure rises to in the C450 but with 4Matic all wheel drive likely standard just like the C400 there should be no problem putting that power down.

Now, should one really opt for the C450 considering the C400 has the same M276 DELA 30 turbocharged 3.0 liter V6? If the E63 AMG and E63 AMG S is to serve as precedent, no. The only difference in those models accounting for the increased output is software and even higher performance software is easily sourced through the aftermarket for far less money. The exact same trick Mercedes pulls with the E63 is likely happening here but until we get an official press release we will not know for sure.


Source "

Today, 06:07 AM

_Ryan_ replied to the thread All this differential talk has me thinking (335i).
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Quote Originally Posted by DavidV View Post
If you do not disable the traction control (only the first step is enough), in tricky situations the ESP can jolt the back around because the electronics counter reacts the LSD's input.
You'll get used to that (strangely only happens on wet roads going uphill), or do as I do, and disable traction control and enjoy the LSD more (hail to the JB4 option which disables this for me automatically!). That will make the car a lot more predictable.

I uderstand the reason for your last question, but for me the Quaife has never let me standing in slippery conditions
In winter conditions I have winter tires so I never encountered a situation where I had no traction at all on one wheel.
In fact having a LSD in snow is quite fun.
And it is a moot point anyway, because if you ever find yourself on a tight uphill turn where one rear wheel is off the ground, you just make some friction to the wheel that's off the ground by pulling your handbrake slightly and you will get out of that sitiation with a Torsen diff.
I would not worry about that at all.
There has to be absolutely zero grip to even consider that trick.
In 3.5 years with my Quaife it has never happened to me yet.
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Today, 05:53 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Madane is now here!.
" Madane, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 05:33 AM

Sticky created the thread Adding the N63TU twin turbo V8 to the 2014 F15 X5 xDrive50i makes for a 5300 pound 12 second SUV.
" Many people have likely forgotten this but BMW did make high performance SUV's long before the X5M ever went on the market. Back with the first generation E53 X5 over a decade ago BMW produced the X5 4.8is model which was the highest performance X5 in all the land. With 355 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque from the 4.8 liter naturally aspirated N63 V8 it hustled the 5090 pound X5 to 60 in 6 seconds flat and through the 1/4 mile in 14.5 second at 96 miles per hour.


How much have things changed in the decade since? The xDrive50i is not even the highest performance X5 available although until the new X5M hits it is the highest performance X5 available for the new F15 generation. It is roughly the equivalent in the model range of the X5 4.8is of a decade ago since an M model did not exist back then. In 2014 what this means is a 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft twin turbo 4.4 liter N63TU twin turbo V8 powered 5306 pound monster that hustles to 60 in 4.3 seconds and through the 1/4 mile in 12.8 @ 109.

To put it another way, quicker and faster than every M3 produced prior to the last generation E92 M3. You could line up next to an E39 M5 at a stoplight and pull away while sipping a latte. That is how fast BMW's SUV's have become but notice that they have not gotten any lighter. This generation was supposed to improve in that area by a couple hundred pounds (according to BMW who somehow keeps overstating their weight loss) but when weighed it turns out it actually isn't any lighter.

Everyone will no doubt state this is very impressive acceleration and it is but there is one thing that old X5 4.8is did better than this new car. It went through the slalom quicker and pulled .83g on the skidpad to the 2014's .81g. It also stopped 5 feet shorter from 70 miles per hour. "

Today, 05:03 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
" BTW new log from this morning:
http://datazap.me/u/xboxfan/20140423...-3-4-6-9-19-23

Mitch@Cobb sent me an updated map to try out, car is bonkers at the moment even though I still havent found my leak...but AFR's looks a little better (I did tighten y-pipe clamps a bit more) "

Today, 04:41 AM

vadim83 created the thread BBFlash maps for the FBO 335i.
" Searched but haven't found anything yet - wondering is there any maps for the FBO n54 to flash with BBflash or it's only used to flash backend map to work with JB4? "

Today, 04:40 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Did you test it?
Nope, not yet, but I done some leak detection of underwater remote controlled pressurized inspection manipulators for nuclear reactors, so I think I will pull this one off. Only issue is to find nice 80mm plugs, so far the best I got is 75mm, might be able to just use tape to get it to 80mm and then plug the intake after removing the MAF's.

I might do a DIY guide for this, since its a fairly irritating issue to have... "

Today, 04:39 AM

DavidV replied to the thread Don't see to many 8 series anymore.
" There's a lady with a black 840i that parks in the garage at work, so I see one once and then.
But on the road they are rare beasts. "

Today, 04:29 AM

DavidV replied to the thread ABR's random pics of stuff in the shop.
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Quote Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston View Post
Whatcha ya'll say?
You do awesome things in your shop, so please go right ahead

I wish there was a shop like yours in my neck of the woods, I would have done so much more to my car by now... "

Today, 04:26 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Cyhu0123 is now here!.
" Welcome Cyhu0123, take a look around, I think you will like what you see. "

Today, 04:25 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Random thoughts and questions.
" It's better to decay with time. That's a change that will have to come with new programming though. "

Today, 04:11 AM

AdminTeam created the thread NOOOOB: vvmdslyx.
" vvmdslyx, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 04:02 AM

DavidV replied to the thread Random thoughts and questions.
" Sticky, can you detune the rep spread count again to 10?
With 20 I get Must spread rep so much I can hardly rep anyone anymore.
There are hardly 20 different people on the forum worth repping...
Or better, let the rep count decay with time. As they disappear in 3 weeks or so from the rep count... "

Today, 03:52 AM

DavidV replied to the thread All this differential talk has me thinking (335i).
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Quote Originally Posted by _Ryan_ View Post
I presume the clutch LSD will fight the electrics?
How do you find your Quaife on wet/icey roads, or hard pack unsealed roads?
If you do not disable the traction control (only the first step is enough), in tricky situations the ESP can jolt the back around because the electronics counter reacts the LSD's input.
You'll get used to that (strangely only happens on wet roads going uphill), or do as I do, and disable traction control and enjoy the LSD more (hail to the JB4 option which disables this for me automatically!). That will make the car a lot more predictable.

I uderstand the reason for your last question, but for me the Quaife has never let me standing in slippery conditions
In winter conditions I have winter tires so I never encountered a situation where I had no traction at all on one wheel.
In fact having a LSD in snow is quite fun. "

Today, 03:31 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at gntz6746.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum gntz6746. "

Today, 03:31 AM

witty4242 replied to the thread Calling all spec 3+ owners.
" I am on the stock fluid and the level of noise you described is what I have found to be the norm. It doesn't get noticeable until I am in a drive through or the ac is on. It is the same noise that all manual bmw's have when they shut off and the clutch is out. It is most likely a spherical ball bearing that is causing this noise. "

Today, 03:06 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: Trap speed vs elapsed time in the 1/4 mile illustrated by M157 AMG's, one rear wheel drive and the other all wheel drive.
" By now you are well aware that Mercedes offers the 4Matic all wheel drive system for the facelifted CLS63 and E63 AMG models. So what happens when you put the pre-facelift rear wheel drive 63 AMG model up against the facelifted 4Matic all wheel drive model on the dragstrip? Even a casual automotive enthusiast would likely guess that the result would have the all wheel drive car showing the quicker ET (elapsed time) whereas the rear wheel drive car would have the higher trap speed.


That is usually the case although by no means an automotive law. It is what happens in the drag race below though and that is partially due to both cars wearing street rubber. Soft drag rubber is pretty much a necessity for a high torque rear wheel drive vehicle to get good traction off the line at the strip.

Now, this is not exactly apples to apples as the C218 CLS63 has an ECU tune. The W212 E63 AMG S is stock and an ECU tune makes a huge difference in power and torque. Combine an output increase as a result of ECU tuning for the CLS63 along with its roughly 200 pound lighter weight and it is no surprise it traps 128.72 miles per hour to the 4Matic E63 117.83.

A difference of almost 11 miles per hour is huge and using the old rule of thumb of 1 mile per hour being equal to 10 wheel horsepower without even seeing the dyno numbers of the two cars we know the CLS63 is putting out roughly 100 more horsepower at the wheels. A trap speed is often as good as a dynograph. "

Today, 02:52 AM

0-60Motorsports replied to the thread WPC Rod Bearings Install & Beisan Vanos Refresh.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
So what exactly do you attribute the misfires to? VANOS?
We checked the plugs and the number 6 was darker than the rest. i remember in a previous post i mentioned that the number 6 TB coupler was pinched and i had a massive leak. I think the cylinder was not getting enough air and thats why this happened. Replaced all and it seemed to be fine after the test drive.

The next day when I went over and started the car to warm it up for another test drive I could feel the misfire again.
I swapped coils 3 and 5 (misfire indicated on GT1) with 2 and 4 and then checked it again. Now it showed misfire in 2,3 & 4. Meaning its probably the solenoid.

We'll swap it with the BEISAN re-manufactured and improved solenoid and report back ASAP.
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Today, 02:34 AM