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  • Team503's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    I have only so much bandwidth in my life. Only so much time to devote to each thing I have an interest in. Like most people, I have a career that isn't tuning cars - a highly technical career that requires constant learning and re-education, actually - as well as a family, social life, and other hobbies. I try to take the time when I get it to learn about the details of tuning, but it's not like there's a quick and easy how-to guide. I've read Corky Bell's book, and I'm a generally smart guy, and I do (what I think is) a decent job at reading logs. However, a lot of this knowledge is very specific. I recently learned that less than 900psi on the HPFP meant trouble. I didn't know that. How would I know that, for that matter, other than reading forum threads constantly? I don't have the time to live on the boards - or rather, I choose to devote that time to other things, like my career and my family and my friends and my other hobbies, rather than having only one hobby I'm an expert at. Hell, even if I did that, I didn't come up on N54s, I came up on 13Bs and B16s and even an M10, so how would I know all the platform specifics of this car? My point is simple - be glad that most people are like me. Otherwise, you'd have no one paying attention to you or buying Terry's products or paying Wedge or buying stuff from Mauricio or Tony, all of which are things that support advancing this platform. If I'd tried to play myself off as some kind of knowledgeable expert or something, I could understand why you're so sarcastic/rude/whatever. I'm not. I don't pretend to be. I'd rather not give up the other things in my life that bring me joy just to satisfy your need for authenticity that will never exist outside a tiny, elite circle populated by ten people. If everyone was a master mechanic and tuner, there's be little need for an industry around it, and little way for people like Terry and the others to make a living. Us "sheeple" are his bread and butter. I'm quite sure I could make you feel like an idiot in my area of expertise, and I'm quite sure you could make me feel like an idiot in yours. Do you not realize that not everyone can be an expert, and even among those who can, most won't be? How else are the non-experts to judge quality when they aren't equipped to judge the quality of the work? We ask around. We see who wins races (which doesn't seem to be much of a thing in the N54 community from my perspective). So on and so forth. We act like any rational adult and utilize the information available to us to make a reasonable decision. Wedge is popular because he's on the ground floor of the MHD project, and the MHD solution seems to be nearly universally agreed as the best solution around (at least, for sub-600whp cars, dunno about the 600+ club). He's responsive on forums, and to my limited knowledge, neither Ken nor Dmitri seem to throw around a tenth of the shit that Tony does. I do know for sure that in almost any other business, if a business owner acted the way Tony did he wouldn't last long in that business. If I ever talked to a customer like Tony does to people, or let my customers see my disputes with my vendors... Well, I wouldn't be employed, that's for sure. So you may have objections to the way that Ken and Dmitri tune - it seems you do. As I've said, I'm certainly not qualified to make that judgement. What I can point out is that arguments and posts based on facts are one thing, and posts like this are very different. My post was a very polite way of pointing out that Tony lacks professionalism. It was couched in the fact that I'm not qualified (and don't pretend to be) to judge the content of his complaint, but rather to constructively criticize his public behavior, and to hopefully convey to him why he receives the reactions that he does. Sometimes, what seems very obvious from the outside of a situation can be very hard to see when you're in the midst of it. If that bothers you and you feel the need to insult me for it, so be it.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread DME Replacement in N54
    Subbed, goodluck.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    Torgus replied to a thread MHD Tune by MOTIV in N54
    the beauty of a log manifold!
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 PM
    Torgus replied to a thread MFactory Solid Diff Bushings in N54
    add me to that list. and yeah check the m3 forum.
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  • ninjacoupe's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 PM
    ninjacoupe replied to a thread MHD Tune by MOTIV in N54
    Sweet man. Are you still JB4/MHD or just backend flash now?
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 PM
    There may or may not be results. I cannot and will not confirm nor deny. But I will troll everybody refreshing this thread with a notification.
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  • blisstik's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 PM
    blisstik started a thread MHD Tune by MOTIV in N54
    Got an encrypted tune from Jacob and it solves all the spool problems. Honestly feels like stock twins. I feel like by 2500, it's all there. Thanks Motiv! No logs yet.
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  • ///Monst3r's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 PM
    ///Monst3r started a thread DME Replacement in N54
    Just received donor ews, cas and dme , is anyone familiar with the specific steps to getting this to work?
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  • gixercho's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 PM
    gixercho started a thread M3 suspension bits in N54
    Hi all, what alingment i have to do on my car after instaling M3 suspension bits, control arms, links, sway bars and etc. Thanks.
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  • justa335i's Avatar
    Today, 07:15 PM
    Tony we're dyinggggg. Any results? :awesome:
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  • EvanL's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 PM
    Nice thread, thanks for sharing OP! Quick question; you mentioned in the first post that you ran the same boost targets (at least that's how I interpreted, "running the same PSI"), however in post #8 you posted images for two JB4 map 6 boost targets--were you running the same boost targets for both RB turbos, or different targets? Just want to make sure I understand what's going on, and thanks again for doing the deltas!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 PM
    No surprise here: Now to see what happens with Arian Foster.
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  • ope92's Avatar
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 PM
    Jesus. This is like watching a guy text his soon to be ex every 5 minutes asking why she isn't responding.
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  • mj6234's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 PM
    I am interested in the full new build bucket. Will there be a deposit or anything required?
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  • pobudz's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 PM
    I did 3 NoFlyZone events with a blown headgasket... you should have seen my leak down numbers on the first bank. Still made 38psi and 750whp. Finally got bad enough that the motor started acting like it was hydrolocking at idle. You're aren't in motor build territory yet. If I were you, while it's still running good and depending on leak down results... I would stock it, sell it and buy another one.
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  • Chris@Boost Concepts Inc's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 PM
    654, Thank you!! Chris
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  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 PM
    No Smoke, No misfires, and Idle is perfect. I've never had a single misfire or a timing drop on cylinder 4. Car honestly runs very strong. I'm getting my valves cleaned and doing a leak down test today. Just got some pics back and all cylinders are completely covered in carbon. #4 looked the worse. Doing a leakdown test after the carbon cleaning.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 05:45 PM
    Wow. Super impressive. Can't wait to see your new 1/4 mile time when the weather improves. How's the tranny holding up? -Rich
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  • alpin54's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    I hope not, i just replaced mine with my install and 1500 miles later they are reading all over the place (sometimes 5pts off).. Gonna tear it all apart and replace/upgrade a bunch of stuff. Just really hoping to move to these. Id like to have the car actually running good for once.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:22 PM
    +1 along with what V8Bait recommended. Cant make the call based off of one test that can have so many variables throw values off.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    Love your approach to finding solutions and take on the customer which this community seems to lack a lot. Can't wait to see what you cook up! -John
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:18 PM
    Hopefully you wont have the same luck as me. One went out and the other with 2 weeks..
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    Your gonna love it and cant wait for the thread! Are you planning on running the car at the dragstrip or dynos?
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  • islandroad83's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    Did you make a thread about it or just interest from this thread? I know 4 people that are looking to buy come spring, this is popular upgrade for the M3 guys.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    Honestly, if there are no other issues I wouldn't worry about it. If there was a smoking or misfire issue then this could be to blame.
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