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  • martymil's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    Its been three years now and the clutch is still going nice and strong, being an organic clutch I really didnt think is was going to last this long. Its done around 25k miles, is nice and quiet and so is the throw out bearing. Clutch grab is like stock with multiple passes at the drags but I dont launch as it wont last long. It has done many mountain runs and gets put through its paces every time it goes out. This has been one of the best investments I've done on this platform.
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  • Batman's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    Cost/Performance ratio, aka Price/Performance ratio. You have no clue what I'm talking about, do you? It's okay. Keep on going. I won't interrupt you.
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  • Foagy's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    For the record, the VooDoo GT350 motor also makes 100+ HP per liter. Having owned a N54 335i, several N55 135is, and an S65 M3, my opinion is that the M3 has been the best of the bunch. Stock for stock the M3 has been more fun to drive than the turbo cars, simply because you wring it out to get speed. I did enjoy the non-M cars too, but they didn't have quite the character the e92 M3 does. They felt like fast cars, but not those that wanted to be thrashed every time they went out. While the turbo motors can make power enough to outrun the S65, they are typically made quite a bit less reliable when doing so, the N55 especially. Fun fact, the M102 was BMWs first commercially available turbocharged engine, found in the E23 745i.
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    Today, 12:04 AM
    Bucktown, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    -Rich
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  • martymil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    my car on 93 runs 128mph and havent tried e85 on the new motor but I know it will easily do 132 to 134mph. The single is way faster than mine, it will wipe my car easily from a rolling start, using a draggy it was in the high 130's to low 140's. We just have to run the new motor in to find out how fast it really will be.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    Well, yeah it was all V8s, but not old junk. ZR1s, Hellcats, Mustangs, and even Ls-swap and turbo RX7s. It was just surprising to me how insanely fast street cars are now. I mean, 130 is pretty dang fast, but there wasn't even a point. Held my own against the GTRs though, which I was happy about.
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    I love how the roll racing is pretty much always done in the wrong gear, but almost certainly at too low of a speed as well. What's the point of doing a roll where the speed is so low that you're going to get wheel spin anyways....isn't the whole reason you do a roll to avoid that problem?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:31 PM
    The Audi C7 S6 continues to show what a performance tuning value it is. This C7 S6 EA824 4.0 TFSI V8 is running the Dyno Spectrum DS1 Stage 1 pump E85 tune. That is it. No additional custom tuning or fueling upgrades here. The result? A very nice 11.3 @ 120.02 software only: Now, the car is not far off breaking into the 10's but it will likely take some fuel system upgrades to get there. It certainly will be interesting to see if a C7 S6 or S7 do break into the 10's on the factory turbochargers. The platform certainly is on the doorstep.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    I'd bet that's all cheap American muscle though. Domestics will always win the drag game. If using a BMW don't try going up against some unlimited class. Fight in your weight class.
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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    Ok maybe saying it derived might be a bit strong but you said they have nothing in common then list 3 things they have in common: cylinder count, aspiration and block material... sounds like they have a few things in common block material being a big one. I never said a v8 m3 didn't exist first I said the s85 came before the s65. Now unless you know something I don't the m3 gtr does not have the s65 in it. Let's keep things in context. Now the s65 probably shares some components with this engine, but its not the same engine. Just like the s85 shares some things from the f1 engines but obviously are not the same. Playing catch up with Porsche for one. BMW couldn't compete with na 6 cylinders anymore. There was no more room for displacement/ power with the s54 set up (evidence by the m3 gtr) and bmw had to up their engine size if they were going to continue to lead the pack. Maybe saying "playing catch up" was a bit strong but they went v8 because they had too; the s54 just wasn't going to cut it. Like you state in your article https://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?1165-S54-vs-S65-Overview-history-comparison-and-power-potential BMW had to go v8. The n54 to my knowledge was the first GASOLINE commercially available turbo engine bmw produced. The discussion isn't on diesel engines nor is it on race engines... I'm not really sure where you were going with this. We are talking about gasoline street engines and you bring up motorsport engines and diesels? As I said the s65 is s85 lite... regardless of which was developed first the s85 was released first. Not sure what point you are trying to make here? This is a list you created on top M motors. So its your preference (correct me if I'm wrong) but thats not fact. Ok let me clear in saying Im not comparing the s65 to all engines across all makes and models for all of time. I am talking about 3 cars specifically and their relation to each other forgive me if that wasn't made clear from the jump. For the record I am not a n54 fan boy nor am I a s65 hater they are all great engines and all play second fiddle to the almighty s54. I will be the first to admit I am an unapologetic s54 fan boy. These were just my thoughts...
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    I'm in podunk South Carolina and thought my 130 trap car would be competitive in a street car challenge. Nope. Hell, even the stick car class guys were trapping over 150. Made me sad.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
    This is where your analysis goes wrong. The S85 V10 is not F1 derived. It has nothing in common with a BMW Formula 1 motor other than cylinder count and aspiration. The only thing it shared was the block material. Exceptionally light, but not strong. It makes sense as the idea is to build it for racing where every gram matters. A V8 M3 existed well before the S85 V10. I broke this all down in what is IMO my best work, here, S54 vs. S65: https://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?1165-S54-vs-S65-Overview-history-comparison-and-power-potential How was the S65 V8 playing catch up? They built it to race. Race they did. Win they did. To whom did they have to catch up to? BMW was the benchmark at the time. Furthermore, the N54 is not the first mass produced turbo six-cylinder BMW motor. BMW produced tons of turbo six-cylinder diesels and before then turbocharged six-cylinder motors in the 70's and 80's for Motorsport. Sure the S65 and S85 share architecture. The same bore x stroke, same block material, same cylinder spacing, same almost everything. One powers a 5-Series and one powers a 3-Series. Was BMW really expected to just skip from 4.0 liters to 5.0 liters when racing Porsche? You already had Porsche kicking and screaming that they were getting their asses kicked with the V8. I place the S65 V8 fourth all time among M motors behind the S85 and S54: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?6689-All-time-ranking-of-BMW-M-engines-Best-production-BMW-Motorsport-motors-list It certainly is special and a V8 M3 is special as we'll never see one again. How many 100+ hp per liter naturally aspirated factory V8's can you name? The Ferrari 355, 360, 430, and 458. The Ford GT350 (which came out a decade later). Audi R8/RS4 4.2 V8 (which also came later). SLS AMG Black Series M159. That's it... How many of those came in a car with actual rear seats and daily useability? 3 How many of those won ALMS? 1 How many of those had independent throttle bodies? 1 The S65 won the International Engine of the Year award for the 3.0 to 4.0 L category in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. It's special. Really special.
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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    My cousin and I recently had a conversation about a very similar topic the other day, just more focused on the 335i value side of things. Iíd like to share my thoughts on the matter, but for starters let me say I currently daily an e90 335i (my cousin has an e92), and before the 335 I had an E46 M3. Iím not surprised the e9x m3 has held its value so well, I am a little surprised its done this well... Iíd say better than the e46 m3. The e46 (with a few exceptions) started to sink like a rock for a minute, but the e9x never seemed to have that same depreciation hit. Your hard pressed to find a clean e9x m3 with decent miles for under 25k. 25k seems to be the starting price to get in the game where as the e46 had a time when you could get a good example in the high teens (which has obviously changed). I agree the e9x m3 is special, but unpopular opinion I donít think its that special, its just a v8 m3. Iím not saying that to down play it, (Itís probably going to be my next car) but the s65 is a neutered s85 and thats it. The s85 is special, the s54 is special and I would also say the n54 is special. All of those engines in my opinion were age changers where as the s65 was bmw playing keep up. The s85 was a f1 derived v10, the s54 was the most hardcore NA inline 6 BMW has/ will ever develop and the n54 is the first mass produced turbo 6 bmw has ever made. I personally cant call the s65 special in that regard... the s65 has its own accomplishments sure but as an engine its a s85 lite. Engine aside, the e9x m3 is the best looking of them all and I believe one of the best total packages BMW ever made. When it comes to the 335i I feel like YouTube has killed the value for these cars. Iím passively looking to sell my car and everyone wants a 5k bmw like some youtuber they saw and make a million horsepower for the price of a happy meal. In my opinion the M cars are true enthusiast cars and the 335i is a tuner car which attracts all kinds of other people. I personally think the 2jz comparisons are silly but I get the reasoning behind it, however I feel like the the 335 has become the new dodge neon. People are buying poor examples slapping some parts on there making glory runs on the dyno and trying to race everything on the street till the motor fails. It really sucks the car has been branded as this budget way to big whp when in reality its still a bmw with bmw costs when something breaks and for those of us who actually take care of our cars we are penalized by this trend. I sold my 88 e30 vert for what people have seriously offered for my 335i and my e90 is a cleaner/ better car in every way as a daily (love my e30 to pieces no disrespect). Sorry this turned into a slight rant, but its just mind blowing to me the 335i has gone from the m killer to just another 3 series. However when you look at the e46 330 zhp they seem to hold firm around the 10k mark for a good example. And sorry for any typos, I wrote this on my phone on the fly, but itís something that really relevant to me right now and I had to just get my thoughts out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    If you are driving around in a bright yellow Lamborghini Urus do you really need more attention? Well, if you do Vorsteiner is where you can go to in order to make your $250k+ Lamborghini SUV stand out even more. It would embarrassing pulling in to pick the kids up after a soccer game next to another stock Urus, wouldn't it? Here are the pieces: UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO BONNET CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $9,495 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO DECKLID SPOILER CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $2,095 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO FENDER FLARES CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $5,295 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO FRONT AIRDUCTS CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $1,595 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO FRONT SPOILER CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $5,295 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO REAR AIR DUCTS CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $1,395 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO REAR DIFFUSER CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $6,295 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO ROOF SPOILER CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $3,195 UX-07 EDIZIONE AERO SIDE BLADES CARBON FIBER PP 2X2 GLOSSY Carbon MSRP: $6,295 That sure adds up in a hurry. Is it worth it? You be the judge.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    I completely agree. You need to trap 150+ to be considered fast today. That doesn't mean a 130 trap or less car can't put some hair on your chest. :P
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  • Magnusk77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 AM
    Where I live, having a 600 hp 3300 lb car can pretty much wipe anything on the street :laughing-rofl:
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