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    My road to where i am now.

    So i have a 2007 335i. Ive been just jb4 then jb4 and dci then i ran meth. I quickly figured out i didnt like meth so i removed it and a few months later i ordered vrsf downpipes and intercooler. After that i didnt really see any exhaust that i liked. I personally wouldnt pay for any exhaust that exists right now so i took my car to one of the best fabricators i know and had him make a semi custom exhaust he looked at it and removed the cats and mufflers so my car is now straight piped as well as removing that stuff he removed some sharp bends and other things he saw that looked like they would restrict flow. Once all that was done i really enjoyed the car but i had the mod bug and i wanted more. I looked into e85 and soon i had the jb4 g5 then jb4 g5 iso running 50/50 e85/93. The car ran amazing and i was trapping consistent 119's and in really good conditions i even ran a 120. All of this was in full daily driver form no visual weight reduction, no radials, no race gas, and no meth, also i dont have an lsd. My car was in this form for a couple of months until i saw Terry's walbro upgrade and bms flash setup. I did some more research into the e85 world and im fairly convinced that e85 is the best fuel there is. Its $3.29 a gallon, has an octane rating of around 103, and keeps the engine cool at the same time. Only downside was i need more fuel so i ordered a 455lph e85 walbro and a cobb. I installed the fuel pump which took a couple hours just because i was being really picky about being perfect. That night i filled up with 100% e85 flashed the car with the bms backend flash set my car to map 5 and all i can say is this car hauls ass. I havent pboxed it yet but i think i have picked up about 2 mph of trap speed. I am currently working on switching over to map 7 but i think i have a injector issue which is causing a high rpm/ high load misfire.

    If i had to do it all over again i think i would do it nearly identically.

    for all of you asking about what mods you should get if it were me i would do it as follows.

    jb4 g5 iso: its on the cheaper side of the tune world but i have raced cars with other options and havent lost also Terry is one of the best as far as support that i have ever dealt with.

    Downpipes: get any 3 inch down pipes. i got vrsf because they were cheap and i dont see any problem with the quality i have no rattles and no fitment issues as well as all the welds looking perfect

    Intercooler. I also have the vrsf intercooler 7inch. My car has no heat issues what so ever besides on the high way when im doing long top speed runs for an extended periods of time or on the track with multiple runs and no cool down. The only real thing to solve that issue is and oil cooler.

    straight piped exhaust: yes its loud. yes it makes a terrible noise at 1800rpm. yes it sounds like crap. yes its not stealth. But im not about being quite im about all out performance and whats best for the car and when i straight piped my car it felt like it picked up just as much if not more than i did with my down pipes. Besides just the power i picked up i lost around 75 lbs. between the muffler the cars and some other stupid bends in the exhaust.

    Walbro and cobb: This setup is a really good one. It allows you to run whatever amount of e85 you want as well as making more power with little to no effort. Flashing the map is so easy just plug the cobb into your computer load the bms flash and then flash that to the car. I personally feel that my car has never been smoother as well as removing the speed limiter which if any of you havent done it this car does great at higher than limited speeds for reasons im sure you will understand i wont disclose.

    Little details: These are things that i thought about doing and they seem to help a bit. First off i use motul 300v in my car always. 5w30 power racing its the best oil i have ever used and makes a huge difference in this car. I have an m3 front bumper which i believe has the best flow to the intercooler. out of abs plastic i made a cowl that directs all air in the middle opening of the bumper to the intercooler. In the passenger side fog duct i removed the fog and added a duct which ducts lots of air to the oil cooler and the brakes and on the drivers side there is one duct that brings air through a tube up and to the dci and another which ducts the other brake. along with this ducting i made custom cyba like scoops but bigger which bring lots of air up and into that snorkel type device and again to the dci. I have also wrapped the entire cool side of the intercooler to the engine including the intake manifold in fold heat wrap tape which seems to keep my car cooler when sitting preventing heat soak.

    Llastly weight reduction: My car weighs 3400lbs with a full tank of gas. This isnt with me in it but i have a fully stock interior. The way i got down to this weight was by removing stupid ****. Like the engine cover, the ac filter, the big cowl, the muffler the cats, the trunk lining and mats, as well as putting light wheels on my car has gotten down to 3400lbs and no one could ever tell from the outside.


    Also one last note on tires. I have had v12s, pss, r888, and run flats on my car. If you are serious about traction i highly consider the r888's they hook so well and i dont even have an lsd. I havent gotten a 60 foot on them yet but if i can pull a 2.1 on v12's which i hated i think the r888's will put down sub 2's. And if you actually car about life time of your tires i suggest you get pilot super sports. If Rob Lonman uses them they are good enough for me and if you dont know who he is i suggest you watch this.


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    One last thing if you are serious about cop protection i have a small review of some things i use.

    radar detector: Escort 9500ix. People say the valentine is better i dont think so. Yes it has arrows but in a daily driver i think it sucks. Around town it beeps constantly and i hate it you end up just turning it on low volume and it doesnt do anything because it cries wolf all the time. This is why i love my 9500ix. It never false alerts and ive actually picked up a signal before on a clear flat road from more than 3 miles. Which is plenty of time to slow down. So when it comes to radar detectors thats my pick.

    laser protection: I suggest the blinder m47. It blocks all lasers at all distances and on any size car or truck it really works wonders nothing more i can really say about it. Also if you dont want to pay 800 for a good jammer get yourself some VEIL laser jamming paint. Its 90 a can and can coat 8-9 cars. You paint your headlights and it makes them a matte finish so you do loose a bit of vision but with our headlights i have no problems what so ever. For the money its really great stuff. on average it cuts the distance laser guns can get a signal by a 1/10 so if they can usually hit you at 2000 feet now they only can get you at 200 and those 1800 feet are crucial when it comes to identifying the threat and slowing down.

    Gps based systems: my 9500 ix has speed cameras built in but it doesnt have speed traps and this is where my garmin picks up the slack. I have a fairly basic garmin which i think you can now get for 100 dollars loaded with trapster, and njections. Which are basically just user entered locations of where cops sit. Its great for long trips where you are going places you arent familiar with. The gps says known law enforcement point you slow down and about 80-90% of the time there is no cop but it only takes once.

    lastly theres a scanner: I like the uniden i think its called bear cat trunker system. Its digital so it can pickup really any county or agency besides the new systems where they use a closed loop system that is impossible to listen to

    any way if any one has any questions feel free to ask
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    Being that you have to buy the cobb unit to install the bms flash, I was wondering if you (or others) have tried the cobb only map and compared.
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    yes i have tried just the cobb e30 race map and it wasnt as good as even just the jb4 g5 iso map 5
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    TL : DR?
    2010 e92 M3 Jet Black | DCT | ESS Tuned | Akrapovic Slip-on | Challenge X-pipe | AFE Intake | 18" Volk TE37SL | KW V3 Coilovers | RPI Scoops | Under Drive Pulley

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
    TL : DR?
    its just reviews of mods i have on my car from basic performance mods to a walbro swap to tires even police scanners
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    yes i have tried just the cobb e30 race map and it wasnt as good as even just the jb4 g5 iso map 5
    Can you provide a little more comparison. Driving characteristics, throttle maps, boost control? Obviously an e85 map will crush a e30 map, its 5-8 octane points higher.

    For your misfire issues, have you looked into your flywheel?
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    Think you need to remember that the E30 COBB Maps are all generic, OTS Maps that are purposefully left conservative. Meanwhile, Terry's E85 Flash is much closer to a ProTune, fully exposing the performance gains made possible with E85 (specifically more aggressive timing)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Can you provide a little more comparison. Driving characteristics, throttle maps, boost control? Obviously an e85 map will crush a e30 map, its 5-8 octane points higher.

    For your misfire issues, have you looked into your flywheel?
    well all i can say is i tried some cobb linear throttle maps and i just didnt really like it because they were a bit touchy maybe just because im so used to stock throttle input. But as far as driving characteristics and boost control i have used both cobb and jb4 on an e30 mix i liked the jb4 better but this is mostly cause i never really had time to work the kinks out of the cobb but over all the driving characteristics of the cobb and jb4 stack is really amazing. Its so smooth no spikes or weird behavior its really really smooth.

    as regards to the misfires i havent looked into the flywheel and thats because im auto. But i believe its my injectors i have to do a bit more logs to see but i believe thats what it is because i just changed plugs and i have switched around my coils and it hasnt moved or changed also its a high rpm misfire which i believe is typical of a faulty injector

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Think you need to remember that the E30 COBB Maps are all generic, OTS Maps that are purposefully left conservative. Meanwhile, Terry's E85 Flash is much closer to a ProTune, fully exposing the performance gains made possible with E85 (specifically more aggressive timing)
    i understand i was just giving a comparison to those who are looking to get a tune for e30. I have ran e30 on both just cobb and just jb4 and i liked the jb4 better. But again the cobb e30 race map never really worked perfect on my car so i dont have a definitive feel on the cobb

    for right now i am running 100% e85. it may be over kill but i hate the mixing process and i have enough fueling for it so why not

    i just updated to the new firmware for the jb4 g5 iso and im going to try to run it on map 7 but my front windshield got cracked about 20 minutes ago so itll have to wait til hopefully tomorrow
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    i understand i was just giving a comparison to those who are looking to get a tune for e30.
    Word -- Was more in response to mithiral67
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
    Word -- Was more in response to mithiral67
    no problem just trying to respond to all
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    So i have a 2007 335i. Ive been just jb4 then jb4 and dci then i ran meth. I quickly figured out i didnt like meth so i removed it.
    What didn't you like about meth? I am planning on running meth an want to get as much input as possible.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by justohigh Click here to enlarge
    What didn't you like about meth? I am planning on running meth an want to get as much input as possible.
    i just think e85 is easier. With meth you have to fill up and its just annoying having to always think about if its running how much you have left etc..
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    it may be over kill but i hate the mixing process and i have enough fueling for it so why not
    Ha, I have put e85 in my car twice and already annoyed by the process.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    i just think e85 is easier. With meth you have to fill up and its just annoying having to always think about if its running how much you have left etc..
    Don't forget explaining the meth tank to the cops if you get caught. I have a 5 gallon right now and wouldn't even know what to say if they saw it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CaptainInsano Click here to enlarge
    Don't forget explaining the meth tank to the cops if you get caught. I have a 5 gallon right now and wouldn't even know what to say if they saw it.
    I dont plan on getting stopped lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by WDBi Click here to enlarge
    i just think e85 is easier. With meth you have to fill up and its just annoying having to always think about if its running how much you have left etc..
    I run e85 also, but I feel there is added benefits adding meth on top of that. Even with your setup, wouldn't u still be leaving some power on the table without meth?

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    Water/Meth injection is great and it offers benefits that e85 cannot match. Just get a high quality setup(not the jank WW setup) and use common sense. Not taking anything away from e85, they just serve different purposes and have diverging benefits.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    Ha, I have put e85 in my car twice and already annoyed by the process.
    Why? Don't you run Cobb so could just do 100% E85 or an e30 map and just go 50-50 so you don't have to worry about hard math? With the jb4 I just try and get close to 50-50. If I am a little over or under, it will compensate.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
    Why? Don't you run Cobb so could just do 100% E85 or an e30 map and just go 50-50 so you don't have to worry about hard math? With the jb4 I just try and get close to 50-50. If I am a little over or under, it will compensate.
    Exactly its so easy especially with just full e85 its just like filling up anywhere
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rudypoochris Click here to enlarge
    Why? Don't you run Cobb so could just do 100% E85 or an e30 map and just go 50-50 so you don't have to worry about hard math? With the jb4 I just try and get close to 50-50. If I am a little over or under, it will compensate.

    I was running the e30 map and wanted as near e30 as possible. With the inconsistency in the ethanol content and I would hate to fry an engine with less than 5k miles. With all the stress that cobb and PTF have placed on logging and watching how the engine was running, I guess I place more emphasis on matching my fuel to the map as close as possible.
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    If a cop stops you with methanol they have no right to ask what it is.

    The tank should be in your trunk, so how would they see it?unless they are searching the car. but then you have bigger problems.

    I have been pulled over with jugg's of racegas in my backseat and they didn't ask anything other then if I knew that I ran the stop sign.




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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
    I was running the e30 map and wanted as near e30 as possible. With the inconsistency in the ethanol content and I would hate to fry an engine with less than 5k miles. With all the stress that cobb and PTF have placed on logging and watching how the engine was running, I guess I place more emphasis on matching my fuel to the map as close as possible.
    With a Cobb you do not want to go under with the ethanol content, but there really isn't an issue if you go over a bit.

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    So with the G5 ISO on Map 5 and BMS flash, one can reliably run varying E85 blends?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
    So with the G5 ISO on Map 5 and BMS flash, one can reliably run varying E85 blends?
    yes
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