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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 PM
    Just for due diligence purposes I test a few more cars last night and today: 2016 Mini Cooper S 6-speed manual 2019 Mini Cooper S 7-speed DCT 2019 Alfa Giulia Ti Sport AWD --- Some notes on each: 6-speed Cooper S was quite used (~60,000 miles), super fun, total cliche "go-kart" experience, transmission felt a little sloppy and the gears (especially reverse) were somewhat hard to find. Clutch was really easy and uptake was immediate. I still really enjoyed it and preferred it to the DCT car just because the stick is the right transmission for this type of car. Awesome burbles and crackles from the exhaust on lift off. 7-speed DCT Cooper S felt very new, transmission was always in the right gear and changed very quickly. Looked brilliant also. Seemed better built, felt just as fast if not faster, some torque steer when going full beans. Very fun also, but again would go for the manual. After testing these cars, I think in a few years I might just pick one up for a fun car for the summer. 20k for a fast, fun, beater, is good value IMO. Alfa Giulia Ti Sport AWD was a bit of a let down. It was just slow, I don't know how else to put it. Full throttle and it felt about the same speed as my GF's tuned 2012 A4 manual. The chassis balance, braking, steering all felt awesome though. It was probably the best handling mid size sedan I tested, put the C43, S4 and 340i/440 GC to shame. It felt very chuckable. I would say it was a tie between it, and the S3 in terms of nimbleness. The kicker was the price, 72k CAD or ~55k USD. For that price it was just so incredibly slow, I don't know how they would sell any. Plus I looked and barely used ones are for sale for 30-40k less. Next up: Jaguar XE, Mustang PP2, Lexus IS350 AWD...
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 PM
    Oreocreaming, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Kinetic's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 PM
    I think what’s being missed here is that by spinning the shaft with an electric motor, exhaust gases can be scavenged from the cylinders. So this machine does not just decrease spool latency but provides another mechanism altogether for tuning an engine.
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  • AllFast's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 PM
    AllFast Race Cars, Perth Western Australia. We are a division of the AllFast group of companies: AllFast Torque Converters AllFast Racing Transmissions AllFast Race Cars Check us out on Facebook, no one here has time anymore to update the page but every once and a while we post up some photos, we have been around since 1978 but primarily just built cars for testing our Hi Stalls and Transmissions. In 2001 we took on the contact to build vehicles for the Fat Pizza TV show and movie and then the Swift and Shift TV show. This included the Fat Pizza Nissan 280ZX SWB that was also raced around Australia to promote the show. All the strange bicycles and motorized trikes used in Swift and Shift and all the stunt vehicles including the Honda van that did the endos were built here in Perth and shipped to Sydney. In 2006 we officially started doing customers cars, the change occurred because a number of customers had problems "hooking up" their cars with our new design Hi Stall Torque Converters - this led to us squaring, scaling and readjusting the 4 links of these cars. This led to us doing small jobs like wings, chassis modification and then ultimately complete car builds. We have done everything from Dodge Rams to Fiat 500's, right now in the workshop there is a CLK getting tubbed, 4 link, custom front struts, cage, tunnel, fire wall, and being fitted with a Hellcat blown Hemi. There's a 2JZ supra getting a Funny Car style roll cage, ladder bar 9" rear end. and a D5N Dodge Truck getting Jag air bag suspension and a blown Gen III Hemi and the BMW conversions that are being moved to another workshop because we have simply run out of room. Some of our better known cars are: AllFast VK Commodore - First Small Block Sedan to run a 7 second pass - 1991 AllFast Dragster - Quickest and Fastest Small Block Outside of the USA 6.0 seconds - 1994 AllFast BB/FC Funny Car - BB/FC record holder - 1996 BLITZD XY Falcon - Mod Street Blown WA record holder 2005 - 2010 BA Baracus - Quickest full size steel bodied sedan in the world 6.0 seconds - 2012 and currently WA's quickest and fastest radial car 7.0 @ 228 mph - 2019 We have our own composites area, metal fabrication, chassis jig and as we are part of AllFast we have our own fully equipped machine shop. We don't advertise, we are always busy and we try to do everything in house. So that's who we are.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 PM
    Someone sure has some sand in their vagina. Voting on trades will be reinstated next year for all trades not just solely for my trade you donít like. Sorry, we arenít doing revisionary voting now that the vote will be tainted.
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  • billvp's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 PM
    bullshit it is resolved I don't care about that week. I'd also be facing Barkley this week if the trade was reversed. I care about having a fair league and not one ran by a petty dictator.
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  • billvp's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 PM
    that's all we're asking for is an opportunity to have a veto vote - I'm sure you could've gotten Ekeler and a backup TE for Gurley and nobody would've complained
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 PM
    Someone is mad they lost this week. The issue is resolved. Period.
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    I couldn't agree more with what you said, I'm at a point where I'm planning on checking out and moving forward with something that will actually run 9 months out of the year. That was a direct jab to the nuts haha. I will not getting into that but yes if I can go back, I would not even buy the car lol
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  • billvp's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 PM
    of course people realize that at least 50% (not counting the trade participants) vetoing a trade is fine with me, which is what Yahoo defaults to those vetoing it shouldn't have to do so publicly where they'd be lambasted by the forum owner (and the guy holding the league money, as well as someone who has shown the propensity to take people's teams away) ... Yahoo has normal trade veto rules
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  • billvp's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 PM
    Reverse the trade, since the managers are all back, then reinstate voting on trades, and re-offer/accept it through the normal acceptance/veto process and then we can all move on. You saying you are moving on when you got a ripoff trade that looks like collusion (whether or not it is) ends up with nobody moving on but you.
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  • Zombie1's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 PM
    This block with a big turbo, stand alone, mated to a DCT. Can you say giant killer?
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 PM
    Yeah so many overcomplicate things and trip all over the place trying to figure where they went wrong, then combined with some bad luck (which it sounds like you've had it all) eventually it just seems better to check out of the platform at some point. The best performing cars seem to be the ones that really just keep it simple. Run some good twins, don't get crazy on "PCV mods" (some basic mods here in an OE config work perfect for most everyone), tastefully mod the inlet and outlet tract, get good IC/BOV and basic supporting mods, take some time on the tune and fueling, and pray the inherent BMW parts play along (ie. injectors/coils/hpfp/crank hub). So many go this route and do so damn well, I can only imagine where this would take you on some solid drivetrain mods (ie. 4L80E). There is no doubt the platform is riddled with "hey here's your fix" parts that you buy into only to find later they were worse than were you started. I'm a firm believer in that the OE's concepts are usually pretty good, and entirely dismantling their functionality at every turn is a bad move 9x out of 10. Back on with this thread topic, it would really suck to buy into an "upgraded" crank hub that cost $90 to produce to only ruin your engine after it fails. Rob
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 PM
    That's what I was going to do at some point, just keep fixing shit with this car. Waterpump went out, blew headgasket, head cracked... Bought "rebuilt head" it had leaky valves so had to do headgasket twice on a matter of 3 months. Put everything together to street tune before dyno tune, the car had improperly balanced tires, finally everything was ready to go, my 02s burned lmao. I can't even take the time to work on it and try to test things I want to improve things without just having to simply fix. Anyways long story short, I've come to the realization that these aftermarket upgrades tend to be downgrades from oem. Ya I read somewhere motiv was working on that? Idk those guys are so "secretive." We need to move over the skyline and supra vendors or maybe a standalone that costs between 1-2k that can do everything you need it too.
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  • SlimE92's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    Agreed
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 PM
    Yeah man another massive N54 developmental point would be dual to single bank o2 integration for the ST guys, not looking like that is ever going to happen either? As for the PCV you should be well better off just going the simple OE route (remove 1-way valve, remove connection from exhaust venturi, and connect to turbo inlet).
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    That's correct, I always wanted to test how much vacuum it's pulling, I don't necessarily like this setup but it is feasible for the time being. I'd like to find a solution to burnt 02s before I try to go another round with a pcv system I like. Thanks for the information!
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  • zeenon53's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    Understood. Let's not beat around the bush here. The managers that quit, are they all back? You spoke to them when they quit or were locked out, have you spoken to them all upon their return?
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 PM
    If your setup is like this (on the high side): Valve cover High side Ventilation Port/Flapper assembly/OCC/1-way check valve/Exhaust venturi Then under low load conditions it is not working like a PCV system, as there is no bypass for fresh air displacement into the crankcase anymore. However under high load you should have some Exhaust venturi effect, whether or not it is anything worthwhile would be debatable without testing. Rob
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    So let's make this clear, although I'm using the stock flapper and stock pcv valve, and pulling exhaust fumes from a catch can, that nullifies the stock functionality? With the stock setup the rear turbo is pulling vacuum, I'm simply adding another line to pull vacuum from the exhaust otherwise it's stock-ish setup with a catch can being the middle man.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 PM
    Hey Pejson: :text-welcomewave:
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  • SJ_1989's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    We had to introduce strict IP sharing of engineering design guides with our China team members at my company because they kept releasing them to the general public. There's no stopping it over there.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Costs of your car aside, your configuration was well heard the first time, and all else above stands. To cut it much shorter however the PCV system can not work properly without the OE ("2-way") flapper assembly in place, and it simply is no longer a PCV system at this point. The PCV system functions with a collaboration of the low and high side, which can work independent of one another or together, pending on the engines mode of operation. In other words removing the OE flapper or by adding a 1-way check valve (for the sake of the exhaust venturi) effectively removes PCV functionality. A Crank vac system would not fail if executed correctly, but there is no point in figuring that all out as no one would want to pay for it anyway. Rob
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 PM
    You misunderstood my setup or my way of saying it was wrong. So let me repeat as I'm trying to have a discussion with someone who seems intelligent and knowledgeable. Firstly, I did not pay 8k, I bought this car 5 years ago with super low miles, it was actually my first used car. It cost me alot of money and I happily paid. Secondly, I have spent alot of money on parts that are labeled as high quality and ebay was never something I used for performance parts. My pcv system utilizes the normal low side pcv valve without anything attached to it. The high side is going straight to a catch can and I have a venturi line to the exhaust where I placed a one way check valve because at some point I was pushing exhaust gases to the can. Crank vac system would be nice but didn't someone try that and it failed? The more we understand and learn the more we grow.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    Firstly you have to use products as intended, a big problem with this platform is that so many try to frankenstein their own personal solution without really understanding what is going on, because some Steve or Brian told them over the internet that it is cool. Then they end blaming a product that had no control over what they have done. That said you can't use an RB PCV with a 1-way check valve on the flapper side fed to the exhaust. Hell you can't even use it with a 1-way check valve on the flapper side fed into a filter. The PCV Valve needs the flapper assembly (2-way: Flapper fully open or flapper closed/orifice) on the ventilation side, and that flapper assembly needs the ability to pull through filtrated air such as it was OEM. At this point it would be functioning as intended. Would start with keeping it simple as intended and see where that lands you. Beyond that you may need to start looking into crank vac systems and hopefully you aren't worried about the $2k or so you'll be putting into that $8k car in the process, because a well thought out system is pretty up there in $$. Rob
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  • Deen@streetkingimports's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    I've tried couple of solutions and to me I feel like neither one helped release crankcase pressure to its full potential, I'm routing my pcv through the exhaust with a check valve to make sure exhaust gases don't go to the catch can, I am running rb style pcv valve and I think it's doing Ok but I run 25-28psi on a single. I do however notice I'm burning a bit of oil due to my oil drain not draining fast enough and I simply don't know if that's due to the crankcase pressure or not. The oil drain is shooting straight down with 0 bends. To go back to the conversations I feel those solutions are more bandaids than real solutions. That's just my personal opinion without attacking anyone or trying to talk out of my ass.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    Considering the S54 already has a very strong iron block this is an interesting development. BimmerBoost can only imagine a handful of people have pushed the S54 block to its breaking point but for those who really want to push the limits, VAC will have a billet block solution. They say this piece will be 1500+ horsepower capable and not to mention much lighter than the factory iron block. Serious drag racers and standing 1/2 mile or mile enthusiasts will no doubt be the target audience. Now how about a billet S65 block VAC?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    Considering the S54 already has a very strong iron block this is an interesting development. BimmerBoost can only imagine a handful of people have pushed the S54 block to its breaking point but for those who really want to push the limits, VAC will have a billet block solution. They say this piece will be 1500+ horsepower capable and not to mention much lighter than the factory iron block. Serious drag racers and standing 1/2 mile or mile enthusiasts will no doubt be the target audience. Now how about a billet S65 block VAC?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    Remember back in 2017 when the AMG GT R Black Series was supposed to be on its way? Well, it may be late but here it is testing at the Nurburgring. The C190 AMG GT R Black Series looks incredibly aggressive although the exhaust sound is curiously muted. The AMG GT R already overachieves so what does the Black Series model have in store? Considering it is coming to market after the Pista, 720S and GT2 RS it is going to have to bring some real heat.
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