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  1. It's a fun logo. I like it and I'm in my 50s.

    It's a fun logo. I like it and I'm in my 50s.
  2. How many 1Ms are out there? Small market?

    How many 1Ms are out there? Small market?
  3. Props to you for sticking with it and getting it...

    Props to you for sticking with it and getting it done just as you said you would! Useful addition to the data folks want to see on these - I'm still waiting on my VTT S2B2 so living vicariously off...
  4. Mid-Atlantic (MD, PA, WV, VA, DE): Thanks for the replies guys - both sound like...

    Thanks for the replies guys - both sound like great options! I've read good things about VAC & PTF as vendors. Turbos I think are in the mail from Tony but don't have the diff. + clutch yet partly...
  5. Mid-Atlantic (MD, PA, WV, VA, DE): Best shop within couple hours of Central Va for install VTT St2 + Diff + Clutch?

    Trying to nail down the best place for an install of turbos + other necessities for my 135i. Price is a consideration but quality of work the prime motivator. Any suggestions? I had DPs + Intercooler...
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    E82/E88: I wonder the percentages if they had asked 128i...

    I wonder the percentages if they had asked 128i vs 135i owners or coupe vs convertible. I am surprised at that 40% no. but I guess I expect more people to be enthusiasts like us.

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    E82/E88: 1 series discontinued in U.S.

    Not sure if someone has posted this already...
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/bmw-axes-1-series-in-u-s-leaves-door-wide-open-for-mercedes-cla-sales/?utm_source=ob&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=ob
  8. Thread: Batch2 progress

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    Hopefully the complainers here will learn to...

    Hopefully the complainers here will learn to never drop $ on a bleeding edge (new) design or project in the future. I always figure there will be kinks to work out on something like these stage 2s -...
  9. Thread: Batch2 progress

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    ^Exactly. And like someone else said all the...

    ^Exactly.

    And like someone else said all the individual components have been tested elsewhere but until you have them all working together on this specific platform you can't say with 100%...
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    Sorry for the revival on this...does this involve...

    Sorry for the revival on this...does this involve dismantling the dash? I got the recall letter but hate the idea of taking the car to my local dealer - I don't trust them and fear they will botch...
  11. Thread: Batch 2 update

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    Tony, Thanks for the update. Looking forward to...

    Tony,
    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to getting these.
  12. Thanks for the great review - I'm thinking of...

    Thanks for the great review - I'm thinking of going down this road too (e-tuning via proTuning Freaks) and your review certainly helps make that decision. I have some of the same issues with...
  13. Thread: Batch 2 update

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    There are probably a few lurkers like me who...

    There are probably a few lurkers like me who don't contribute to the forum but we can be purchasers or are potential purchasers. Irregardless of accuracy or validity of posts the way things are said...
  14. Since there aren't strip clubs anywhere near me...

    Since there aren't strip clubs anywhere near me (and my wife would somehow sniff it out anyway) I vote for LSD or suspension stuff. Of course we all vote for things we don't have yet...

    Oh I just...
  15. Did find my c clip though :)

    Did find my c clip though :)
  16. So the flange where the charge pipe couples with...

    So the flange where the charge pipe couples with the throttle body was quite damaged as seen below. The plastic there is also brittle - I broke more off with my fingers. Additionally the clip for the...
  17. Thanks guys. I have TurboSmart diverters on here...

    Thanks guys. I have TurboSmart diverters on here already - though don't know how they compare to other brands. I bet the dealership will make me buy a whole new oem chargepipe just for the clip. I'll...
  18. So here is a picture I guess where the charge...

    So here is a picture I guess where the charge pipe connects it has come off. Missing a clamp?? Don't know what it looked like before.

    Should I replace the charge pipe? With a better aftermarket...
  19. I was on a business trip - left the 135i in the...

    I was on a business trip - left the 135i in the garage - not going to drive it till fixed.
  20. Thanks very much for the responses. As soon as I...

    Thanks very much for the responses. As soon as I am back home (on a trip) I will check the connections mentioned. I was surprised I didn't get a code too.

    I do feel a bit better with it likely...
  21. Noise & then power loss no codes - where to start looking?

    Was accelerating from stoplight. Heard a noise - not a bang but definitely something unusual seemed to come from exhaust but not sure. Then lost boost and have low power now but no codes. Car seems...
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    Jalopnik: 1 series is the next classic

    Hope its okay to post this link...since I have a 135 I'd tend to agree.

    http://jalopnik.com/why-the-bmw-1-series-is-the-next-great-future-classic-508797316
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    Sticky: Well I am certainly doing that as best I can...

    Well I am certainly doing that as best I can given my complete lack of initial knowledge and scant extra time available to invest. I have been reading some of the technical posts on this forum for...
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    Sticky: Okay will do and I appreciate you giving me the...

    Okay will do and I appreciate you giving me the good news on the codes! Now I'm thinking about what's the next mod - maybe LSD to address traction and handling. But I should shut up so the thread...
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    Sticky: These codes may have been there for months - I...

    These codes may have been there for months - I hadn't hooked up the Accessport for that long and hadn't driven the car much over the winter. They are a long list...2AAF, 29F4, 29F5, 2AAF, 29F4, 29F5,...
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