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VargasTurboTech replied to the thread LSX NITROUS CAMARO vs NISSAN GT-R & POLICE CHASE.
" Haha. Thats my test track. Spent 2 hours there last night testing the HPFP. Cops DO NOT CARE if you race there. The routinely line up and watch the races, and then after a reasonable amount of time throw a couple blips on the siren and shut it down. I commonly blow through the stop sign at 120+ at the end of runs, there has been cops parked there, they don't even look up. Its owned by the port of Oakland and is supposedly private property. The only reason the reason the cops would fuck with these guys is if they are being idiots, and were racing after they left the track. Otherwise its pretty much a free for all out there as long as your respect it. "

Today, 12:33 PM

PetroC63 replied to the thread M156 intake.
" [QUOTE=cturbos;561325]An old thread across from other MB forum.

Track Data proving the RENNtech Air Box is the real deal!

Here are all my track times from Island Dragway over the past
couple of weeks. DA as per listed on Dragtimes.com


[B]Island Dragway - October 15th 2010 - Carbonio Intake
Run 1: 12.246 @ 115.13 (DA: 909) "

Today, 12:14 PM

inlineS54B32 replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Interesting. So where is the weight savings in the actual chassis? They are saving weight with lithium batteries and carbon ceramics? Um...
The more and more I think about this, the more it bothers me... You are right - it's ridiculous to claim a weight savings - when a large proportion of the "weight savings" is coming from a $8,000 ceramic brake option - and another coming from shit that is just bolted to the car. I mean, for the first part (brakes) - 99% of the people ordering the car are likely not tracking it/won't purchase the carbon brakes (curious what the actual % will be), so it's not even relevant. For the second part (battery), it's cool and all - but you can replace this yourself. Yes, it's "new technology" in regards to putting it on a production car, but it would be equivalent to if the old M3 had a spare tire, and they removed it - and said "look at all the weight we shaved off".

I was expecting a lot more out of this car. Yes, we knew the engine wasn't going to be an S65/S54 - or anything like this, but when they said they were focusing on weight/handling/etc. - and we see this - it really makes me question how much engineering went into this car.

It hurts me to say, but I almost want the car to suck at everything at this point - purely so the people responsible for this crap can get what's coming to them. You want to pull this shit, then go work for Hyundai.

BMW is losing it, they really are - and I hope they start to realize this very quickly, and get back to the roots of what made these cars shine. "

Today, 12:09 PM

nafoo replied to the thread LSX NITROUS CAMARO vs NISSAN GT-R & POLICE CHASE.
" Nice. I never saw the races before the police chase. "

Today, 11:58 AM

SexiPYm3 replied to the thread Who has the strongest turbo E46 M3 on BimmerBoost?.
" Why is it that its hate if someone is not praising your car? Its not like something was said to bash you. The S54 did win the event and an E92 M3 won as well. I don't understand how ppl get so emotional on this site when someone mentions certain peoples' cars. "

Today, 11:56 AM

brusk replied to the thread Calling all spec 3+ owners.
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Quote Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech View Post
Man for people who are "performance minded" the expectations of a clutch that can hold a claimed 700WTQ and still have that modest of pedal feel and be as daily drivable as it is it pretty surprising. I am assuming none of you been in the performance world too long a time, going back just a few years when most all cars had a clutch cable, or no where near as efficient hydraulic clutch set up, pedal feel was literally crazy at times to hold that kind of power. The spec 3+ is like a Cadillac in my opinion. Break it in properly and sure its got touchy engagement but as far as pedal feel, I get in my 78 911 and I laugh at the effort required. I get back in the 335, the pedal effort is like pushing a feather in comparison. The tranny chatter can be annoying with the AC on. I wish we could bump the idle up a little, but that has nothing to with the clutch.
For 700 that's a good trade off. I'd say some of the biggest problems and I'm guilty are people buying the 3+ even though they will never see over 550 ft lbs due to the few reports that were out there that 2+ and 3+ were basically the same so you might as well get the 3+. I've since heard a few people say that 2+ is definitely less chattery and grippy. As for the trans noises, aren't the springs in the clutch disc supposed to have similar affects as the DMFW just with alot less travel. Any chance that softer disc springs or some sort of progressive spring would help the trans chatter? "

Today, 11:42 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread Adding the N63TU twin turbo V8 to the 2014 F15 X5 xDrive50i makes for a 5300 pound 12 second SUV.
" 88k MSRP is crazy money. That thing will be worth half that in only a few years. "

Today, 11:42 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread Making 280mph Capable Carbon Fiber Wheels - /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG.
" pretty sweet setup. i can imagine on the track the weight savings is huge and helps turning and braking tons! "

Today, 11:40 AM

lulz_m3 replied to the thread Calling all spec 3+ owners.
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Quote Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech View Post
Man for people who are "performance minded" the expectations of a clutch that can hold a claimed 700WTQ and still have that modest of pedal feel and be as daily drivable as it is it pretty surprising. I am assuming none of you been in the performance world too long a time, going back just a few years when most all cars had a clutch cable, or no where near as efficient hydraulic clutch set up, pedal feel was literally crazy at times to hold that kind of power. The spec 3+ is like a Cadillac in my opinion. Break it in properly and sure its got touchy engagement but as far as pedal feel, I get in my 78 911 and I laugh at the effort required. I get back in the 335, the pedal effort is like pushing a feather in comparison. The tranny chatter can be annoying with the AC on. I wish we could bump the idle up a little, but that has nothing to with the clutch.
Well in all fairness, we are driving BMW's. We kind of paid "extra" for engineering and comfort, not just speed. We would all be driving EVO's and STI's if that were the case. "

Today, 11:37 AM

G0TB00ST? replied to the thread Adding the N63TU twin turbo V8 to the 2014 F15 X5 xDrive50i makes for a 5300 pound 12 second SUV.
" Well it seems bmw can still do one thing right... But I would still rather had an 07/08 tahoe lifted and sitting on 35in Mickey Thompson Baja mtz's "

Today, 11:23 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Calling all spec 3+ owners.
" Man for people who are "performance minded" the expectations of a clutch that can hold a claimed 700WTQ and still have that modest of pedal feel and be as daily drivable as it is it pretty surprising. I am assuming none of you been in the performance world too long a time, going back just a few years when most all cars had a clutch cable, or no where near as efficient hydraulic clutch set up, pedal feel was literally crazy at times to hold that kind of power. The spec 3+ is like a Cadillac in my opinion. Break it in properly and sure its got touchy engagement but as far as pedal feel, I get in my 78 911 and I laugh at the effort required. I get back in the 335, the pedal effort is like pushing a feather in comparison. The tranny chatter can be annoying with the AC on. I wish we could bump the idle up a little, but that has nothing to with the clutch. "

Today, 11:10 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread S63TU Shift Sector Videos.
" Im kind of disappointed that i havent seen any of the TTM3 videos from the event. I was really looking forward to watching that car and Stickys car run. "

Today, 11:09 AM

rdeterman replied to the thread S63TU Shift Sector Videos.
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Quote Originally Posted by ChuckD05 View Post
from the videos i saw of it i said it didnt seem too crazy just yet... sticky just isnt used to tourque JK

but theyre prob taking baby steps
Haha.. thats funny. Let the shit talking begin. FWIW every spring i get my car out and run ~400whp daily driver tunes i get all excited. Then quickly realize its not enough and start with E85 map 7 daily driving. "

Today, 11:08 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at ANFAI.
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Today, 10:59 AM

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Today, 10:55 AM

Terry@BMS replied to the thread S63TU Shift Sector Videos.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Exterior view versus ECU Tuning Group and only two videos?

What's going on Terry?
We didn't do any videos from ours. "

Today, 10:44 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Datazap Update! Interactive raw data grid, and more!.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Respect, nice of you.
Love datazap, one big turn down with Cobb earlier (for me at least) was the lack of simple log viewing, think even Terry was planning to add support for Cobb into the JB4 GUI at some point, now its a solved problem "

Today, 10:37 AM

inlineS54B32 replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
" That's pretty cool - I am glad they ended up using a Lithium Ion battery - that's cool. Since the battery is usually at the extreme ends of the car, weight removed from these areas is important - and 30 lbs is a decent amount. I can feel the difference in my M3 when it's filled with luggage, and am assuming a heavy battery farther back in a single corner even makes more difference.

That's cool - but the total number is BS, and again - heads need to roll. "

Today, 10:36 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at Boosted_J.
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Today, 10:32 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
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Quote Originally Posted by xbox_fan View Post
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)
Wrong log uploaded, this is the correct one: http://datazap.me/u/xboxfan/20140423...-3-4-6-9-19-23 "

Today, 10:27 AM