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Oxide replied to the thread Alternator Relocation.
" Got my new alternator yesterday! Gotta order the 318ti tensioner. Upgrading to a 140amp!!! "

Today, 10:34 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at ooittjricd.
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Today, 10:11 AM

jyamona replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" The CM FX700 is a completely different beast than the FX850 though, @alex@ABRhouston. The FX850 has larger diameter discs and has different friction materials available, which make it much more streetable. I've driven an FX850 in an Evo X with the most street friendly combo (1 kevlar, 1 ceramic) and it was fine, absolutely nothing like what you've described. I looked up the FX700 though, and it does seem brutal. You should really try the FX850, you'll be surprised

As for Spec, my cousin has a Spec twin in his Evo and the hydraulic TOB kept failing, and they didn't have a good fix for it. It also had two unsprung discs in it and was like a light switch in terms of engagement. Best twins I've experienced are Exedy, CM, and Comp. "

Today, 10:09 AM

AdminTeam created the thread snzysrernm is now here!.
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Today, 10:08 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
M = Motorsports
And yawn, take it away Sticky. We are all just pawns on your board anyway. Motorsports is what you say it is on this board. Have a nice day man, I do not want to argue with someone who just wants to tell everyone their opinions are meaningless, talk about taking all the fun out of posting on any given thread when you have to worry about the Mod coming in and telling you your opinion doesn't matter nor is it valid because M = Motorsports. Last time I checked motorsports were about fun, and going fast. But being in loud old vibrating beasts as a daily driver, that is not always fun. But I guess this thread is not about actual comparisons of older fast cars and newer fast cars, its only about whatever you want it to be. I got to get back to work. I am now honestly gun shy about posting about anything these days, even if its something fun and pointless, as Uncle Sticky will just come out to the backyard and tell us we are wrong and stop horseplaying. Weeeeeeeeee "

Today, 10:02 AM

Dueclaws created the thread E Coupe with AMG BiTurbo engine swap.
" E Coupe with AMG BiTurbo engine swap
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/me...ery-84396.html

How much did that cost?! I'd like to see the performance results. "

Today, 09:58 AM

Sticky replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Unklejoe View Post
I think that the people who make the JB and Procede (and other CAN snooping/intercepting things) have the best chance of making something happen.
No. If there isn't money in it they aren't interested. "

Today, 09:54 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
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Quote Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech View Post
Well gee wiz, the comparison was about taking a new comfy fast car, and comparing it to a old not comfy fast car. So right in theme with the comparison I did my own comparison of the same. Guess what, I also put in my own personal opinion of what I like to drive more often, as I have both. That you decided my comparison is not valid because you have officially defined motorsports for us. Well, we can only thank you for that, how many pre 1980 German sports cars do you own sticky, since you seem to know all about them.. Cheers
M = Motorsports "

Today, 09:53 AM

VargasTurboTech created the thread Stage 1 F10 M5 turbo upgrade test vehicle wanted.
" Hey guys, we have acquired a few sets of M5 turbos and are in the process of upgraded them to a nice stage 1 upgrade with clipped turbines, and larger billet compressors. Since we do not own an F10 M5 we are looking for someone willing to test them for us, this would mean installing them, logging, and dynoing the car before and after the install to document results. We are preferably looking a car with upgraded DP's Exhaust, intake, and running a JB4 tune, and meth kit as these parts will be required to take advantage of the turbos. The deal would simply be, you pull your stock turbos send us your cores, and the Stage 1's are yours to keep in exchange for testing and documentation. If anyone is interested please email us at sales@vargasturbo.com with M5 test car in the subject line.

Thanks! VTT Team "

Today, 09:51 AM

Unklejoe replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Interesting first post.
Thanks.

I think that the people who make the JB and Procede (and other CAN snooping/intercepting things) have the best chance of making something happen.

They seem to know what CAN messages are what and have the ability to modify them. "

Today, 09:50 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Motorsports are not about comfort.
Well gee wiz, the comparison was about taking a new comfy fast car, and comparing it to a old not comfy fast car. So right in theme with the comparison I did my own comparison of the same. Guess what, I also put in my own personal opinion of what I like to drive more often, as I have both. That you decided my comparison is not valid because you have officially defined motorsports for us. Well, we can only thank you for that, how many pre 1980 German sports cars do you own sticky, since you seem to know all about them.. Cheers "

Today, 09:50 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Automotive Picture of the day.....
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Today, 09:48 AM

Sticky replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
" Interesting first post. "

Today, 09:47 AM

Unklejoe replied to the thread BMW 335i 6AT TCU tuning. What do you want to see?.
" If (and that's a big IF) the TCU ever gets "hacked", it certainly isn't going to be because someone ran a brute force crack on the key.

That will likely take many human lifetimes to crack using the fastest computers. Who knows how long the key is.

It will likely be done using some other exploit.

The Xbox360 was also impossible to hack from a pure encryption standpoint, until people found out you could hold the reset line down on the CPU for a period of time and cause a glitch (or something of the sort) which opened up a void in the security.

Also, with all the security Microsoft used, they forgot about the simple and obvious backdoor...the DVD drive firmware. The point is... "

Today, 09:45 AM

AdminTeam created the thread brstbyttym is now here!.
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Today, 09:43 AM

Sticky replied to the thread N55 135i dyno w/ Vargas Stage2 Turbo.
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Quote Originally Posted by JET View Post
I have no doubt there are good gains as an individual component, but the engine works as a system. With the tiny N55 turbo I have a feeling the gains are not going to justify the cost. Just a guess though and I would love to be proven wrong! Now if you go with a big single or N54 with upgraded turbos it will make a bigger difference.
If you're moving more air it will always make a bigger difference % wise. Everything I have seen leads me to the conclusion that there is room to gain in the N54/N55 head. "

Today, 09:43 AM

JET replied to the thread N55 135i dyno w/ Vargas Stage2 Turbo.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
All data thus far shows large benefits on the N54 and N55 heads. They are hardly BMW's best cylinder head work.
I have no doubt there are good gains as an individual component, but the engine works as a system. With the tiny N55 turbo I have a feeling the gains are not going to justify the cost. Just a guess though and I would love to be proven wrong! Now if you go with a big single or N54 with upgraded turbos it will make a bigger difference. "

Today, 09:41 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
" Motorsports are not about comfort. "

Today, 09:41 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
" This is fun, and proves the classics can be just as fast when purpose built to do one thing. I own 4 cars all made before 1978, all German, all fast, and all fun. Which car do I prefer to drive 98% of the time except on fun summer weekends. My E90 N54, why? Well, because its fast, comfortable, AND fun. Not just fast and fun. "

Today, 09:39 AM