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    N54 (335/135/535) Level 10 Transmissions Builds the First High Torque Capacity Automatic/Steptronic Transmission

    As many, probably all of you know, Ive been having a slipping transmission since the record setting track day.

    After a vast search of capable transmission specialists, I decided to go with Level 10 Transmissions, located right here in my own NJ ( http://www.levelten.com/ )

    Ive heard their name thrown around in high HP/TQ domestic crowd before, but never knew they were in NJ.

    From the moment I talked to Pat on the phone, my spider senses kicked in and told me this is the place I need to go to get what I want done, when I want it done, and done right the first time.

    With the help of fellow BB member AKH23456, we made the 2 1/2 hr trip to drop my car off. As AK can confirm, my spider senses were correct. From the moment you spot the large facilities, you know this place means business. We walked in the front door and were greeted by walls and walls of Magaizine featured artciles, write-ups, and pictures of customers and their accomplishements thanking Level 10.

    A warm greeting by the receptionist and few minutes later by Pat himself. Not only did I have more than a few commonalities with Pat, which was nice, but he was genuinely excited about ME bringing my car to him, and my own accomplishements to this point. All of this was confirmed by his energetic fist-bumps when told what my record was, and then again when I told him what AK's AA supercharged M3 had run, ON STREET TIRES.

    So, a few quick photo's of the place as I wanted to get back on the road before traffic picked up, (didnt really save us BTW)


    My little sinner in front of its new temporary home
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    The walls all the way around are covered with decades worth of accomplishments and pictures of grateful customers
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    Small portion of the shop. Not pictured, but to the right is where the real magic happpens and all the transmissions are dissassembled and repaired/rebuilt
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    reserved for build updates

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    Excellent, this is going to be a great thread. Looking forward to the updates, what is the timetable?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    reserved for build updates
    It's ok, you can put them in any order. I will promote each update to the front page and can do so from any post in the thread.

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    about 3-5 days depending, but i figure anything less than 2 weeks is good. So tomorrow is thursday, maybe friday of next week?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    about 3-5 days depending, but i figure anything less than 2 weeks is good. So tomorrow is thursday, maybe friday of next week?
    That is pretty quick progress. 1 week... only been 1 year for me.

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    Im going to contribute to this build in an indirect way Click here to enlarge

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    The shop is amzing and Pat is awesome...as soon as i walked in with Lm i was astonished by the number of things he done here and over seas. I will be going with them if i do anything with my dct in the future....And Lm got to finally drive the beast even though we got $#@!ed by traffic.
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    OOoooo keep us informed, and post up prices if you don't mind for the others who might want to be doing the same thing... Click here to enlarge
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    Alpine White 2015 M3 || Driver Assistance Plus || Executive Package || Lighting Package || M Double-clutch and Adaptive M Suspension ||

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    Wow Nice! Sounds like they know thier stuff. Nice clean shop too!
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    Sometimes it sucks living in the middle of the ocean....wonder what it would cost to ship a trans from HI to NJ.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maui86 Click here to enlarge
    Sometimes it sucks living in the middle of the ocean....wonder what it would cost to ship a trans from HI to NJ.
    Ouch, definitely not going to be a pretty price.

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    That's awesome. Can't wait till your trans is done man. Your car is on your way to becoming a legend in the 335i world heheh...

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    very nice buddy GL
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
    That's awesome. Can't wait till your trans is done man. Your car is on your way to becoming a legend in the 335i world heheh...
    Already is a legend Click here to enlarge
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    nice thread LM, autos are the 1/4th mile kings, dct or 6AT, and now that you're upgrading it, im sure we'll see 10's which is awesome.
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    NICEEEE, but 2 week?! thats fast work lol
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    Pat Barrett is the MAN!
    You're in my neck of the woods LM,Im about 25mins away from Level 10 Click here to enlarge
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    Lol, we see why u like bikes up that way, great roads for carving and long straights for rolls Click here to enlarge sadly, noone wanted to enter ina contest with us when i was driving the M, and i was throwing pipe at everything Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    Lol, we see why u like bikes up that way, great roads for carving and long straights for rolls Click here to enlarge sadly, noone wanted to enter ina contest with us when i was driving the M, and i was throwing pipe at everything Click here to enlarge
    lol,bully!
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    just saw this, congrats on the build! cant wait for the finished product, your car is going to be ridiculous (not like it isnt already lol) !

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    well have to see how it compares to a DCT. I drove AK's car all the way back, and the smile was ear to ear about how that things shifts, let alone the AA S/C.. ask ak, I let it rip, 1 time, and I was scared, and I havent been scared of a car in a loooooong time.. but this should all probably go in his review thread.

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    ^Hm, I figured from driving your car (with the massive torque) that a blown M3 wouldnt feel that fast (smoother more deceptive power delivery as opposed to how hard those turbos hit in your car).....I drove a VT1-535 the other day, felt quick but nothing scary...gotta go for a ride in AK's or M33 or IMG's car with top level kits !

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
    ^Hm, I figured from driving your car (with the massive torque) that a blown M3 wouldnt feel that fast (smoother more deceptive power delivery as opposed to how hard those turbos hit in your car).....I drove a VT1-535 the other day, felt quick but nothing scary...gotta go for a ride in AK's or M33 or IMG's car with top level kits !
    Blown M3 pulls harder as you go, it isn't a push in your pants as much as a "whoa" the power keeps going and getting stronger.

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