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  • thekid333's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    thekid333 started a thread VTT2+ in N54
    How much power can I expect from FBO, VTT2+, Inlets, E50?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    Fluid MotorUnion does some outside the box thinking and quirky things although many of them are form over function. We would like to reference their BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 velocity stack system as support for this as an example. They may be onto something here though. The McLaren F1 uses gold foil in the engine bay as a heat reflector. It looks like Fluid MotorUnion is trying to take the same approach here to prevent heat soak and keep the M5 air boxes cooler by applying gold foil wrap to them. In theory this of course should work as gold is an excellent heat reflector. We would like to see some data in support of the function though rather than pictures of how cool it looks under the hood.
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    We are not yet starting the fantasy football league officially as that will take place at the end of next month. People are already asking about it though so we will start accepting people for open spots. Priority goes to last year's participants. The format will be the exact same except with three commissioners. If you wish to be a commissioner you can apply now and it will be determined based on league votes. Policy changes in the league will be based on commissioner votes. We did $100 last year and it kept everyone involved for the most part. I'm happy to do $100 again as I doubt most will go for more: Payout at $100 would be as follows: 1st place: $900 2nd place:$200 3rd place: $100 Payments through paypal. Address: This is last year's roster and people on it get priority for this year. There is currently one open spot: 1. @Sticky 2. @Njz 3. @135pats 4. @mantoine56 5. @mjmarovi 6. @chrisisnapping 7. @Legionofboom 8. @tphaeng 9. @Terry@BMS 10. @nafoo 11. @Group.america There will be a trophy this year as well that goes to the winner. I'm thinking about making my own trophy. Welding some old turbo on some wood. Something like that. Thoughts?
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  • BoostDr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Well, it's time to take the car out for some drag fun this friday in tucson. Looking forward to seeing what it'll do though I'm sure the heat will slow it down. Will post up slips and more info after the runs!:handgestures-thumb:
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  • B1mm3r's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    B1mm3r started a thread E36: New member. in 3 Series and M3
    Hello, New member here and just wanted to introduce myself. I have a 93' 318is that I bought bone stock with 80,xxx miles on her. Since then a lot has taken place, including buying a wrecked 95 m3 and swapping the entire drivetrain. I just ordered my vf supercharger last week and am IMpatiently awaiting it's arival. My name is Jesse and look forward to being apart of this "boost" community! Iv'e never owned a boosted car and can't wait.
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    Today, 12:27 AM
    Welcome EMILIO, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Karura's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    Hello, Live in Canada, so normally the car doesn't get hot enough to reach limp mode, but during hot summer days (25C), it's been throwing engine malfunction warnings when the oil temps rise past the half way point. I have been following limp mode threads for a while, and from my understanding, it's mostly to do with oil temps. That said, I have the 335is, it comes with an extra radiator, but I assume that is not helping prevent limp mode, because like I mentioned earlier, it appears to be an oil temperature problem. I also am going to assume that a FMIC would not help out. Pardon me if I get anything incorrect, as I am typing from the top of my head. Current solutions that I've found: 1) Upgrade the oil cooler 2) Perhaps the N20 thermostat works for the N54 and would allow the oil to start cooling earlier? 3) ?? Just wanted to start a discussion on this, as I would love to find an OEM/relatively clean method to help out with the oil temps.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 AM
    The internet is clearly bored when this garbage is getting front page press on every automotive website. Autocar is generating hits the best way they know how which is by click baiting with speculation. It's based on comments from BMW M head Frank Van Meel so at least they didn't just make it all up. The Japanese once tried a horsepower cap. It didn't work. What it did was hold them back. We can guarantee if Mercedes and Audi are stomping BMW in output then BMW is going to lose their enthusiast core and M cars will no longer be viable. This is more true now than ever with M cars basically becoming dragsters. A 600 horsepower cap is just as meaningless as Van Meel's statement, “For now, 600bhp is the most you can get in an M car." BMW is already offering over 600 horsepower anyway if you go by the real output at the wheels. His statement seems to be saying 600 horsepower is the most you can get right now, as in today, which is true. If BMW only offers 600 horsepower for the next generation M5 that likely means closer to 600 at the wheels. The new BMW M3/M4 are rated at 425 horsepower which on paper is very close to the 414 the E9X M3 offered. The reality is that the new M3 and M4 are much more powerful than implied. This manual transmission being eliminated statement at least has some basis in reality but it's a topic that comes up every year. The F10 M5 was reported to ditch the manual and it didn't. The F80 M3 was supposed to ditch the manual and it didn't. Van Meel has a point that the DCT outsells the manual and Porsche of course learned this lesson and only offers the driver oriented GT3 in PDK for this reason. BMW M's head of engineering stated the M3 would always have a manual. The manual is definitely dying but do not write it off completely just yet. We would expect the next generation M5 to likely not have a manual but there is room for a manual transmission in the BMW lineup as long as enthusiasts continue to demand one. Let us all not forget how badly Autoblog messed this up. Van Meel understands this, "It’s difficult to say we’ll stick to the manual, but we still have a big fan community for manuals and we are not going to take away something the customer wants to have.” The main conclusion is that Autocar's article is garbage. BMW will offer more than 600 horsepower as they already do. The limit is not in the motor but in putting that power to the ground. Expect all wheel drive on the next generation M5 for this reason. Great click baiting by Autocar. Well done. Now if they could only put as much effort into real news and reporting. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 AM
    This Audi RS7 we have seen in action before going up against a tuned BMW F82 M4 where it performed very much like a stock RS7. The tuner VAG-Doctor (no gynecologist jokes please) must have actually done some work to the RS7 this time as it does much better going up against a PP-Performance tuned Porsche 991 Turbo. The RS7 loses against the 991 Turbo but it puts up a strong fight this time with faster trap speeds. In the 1/4 mile the RS7 goes 10.9 @ 128.48 which is exactly the range for a tuned RS7. The Porsche 991 Turbo goes 10.40 @ 132.32 which is about the same we saw out of this same car previously against an Aventador. The second race has the 991 Turbo square off against a tuned CLS63 AMG 4MAtic with its M57 tuned by Ramon Performance whoever they are. The 991 Turbo catches the CLS63 sleeping at the line and gets a nice jump. The CLS63 has no chance to catch up and loses the kilometer drag race. At the 1/4 mile marker the 991 Turbo manages a 10.314 @ 133.42 to the CLS63 10.962 @ 129.823. The kilometer figures for the 991 Turbo is 18.982 @ 172.07 to the CLS63 19.753 @ 149.328 as the owner clearly let off. It's too bad the CLS63 and the RS7 did not go at it as they are more evenly matched.
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  • I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Any Colorado guys heading to Bandimere this summer? Street car takeover is next weekend (July 17th and 18th), should be roll racing too(I think).
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    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
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    Today, 02:19 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
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    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Randy Poz.
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    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum SCdM3.
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    Welcome Sarim, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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