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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    davide, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Proflyer's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Proflyer replied to a thread New Turbos under warranty! in N54
    uh, not even close. It's not like that's a daily anyway. I have a client who brokers exotics and collectibles. If you can swing 100k or so, an F430 is THE car to buy. Luxury car type maintenance, and they hit a hard floor at about 100, maybe 90 if you find a guy who needs money/getting divorced etc. A clean 360 is 60-80, depending, and a bit more a year, plan on about 2500 a year to maintain. The older 355s are a maintenance NIGHTMARE and they're still 50k+, or 70K+ if they've had some belt retrofit work done. Bottom line as I see it guys, is rather than spending 80k on an M3/4 that'll be worth 15-20k in 10 years you're much better off buying a clean used exotic that's hit a floor. Watch out for the Gallardos until about 06 or so, the E-gear is junk. Also, if any of you had liquid assets most firms (mine included) will do a non-purpose (can't buy securities) line for libor +1.5% so like 1.68% total right now. If you can't swing that I did find a few companies that finance exotics for 10 years with 10% down. A 70k 360 Modena is like $650/month with 7k down. That's pretty cheap considering I'm sure most of us have made lease/loan payments stiffer than that on these cars! Anyway, thanks for the replies, I tried searching "turbo break in" and searching turbo dang anything on this form pulls up almost every post :laughing-rofl:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    The funny part is, this kit will be well received on E90post, and the words "competition is good" will be the theme of the day. What good is competition if one of the teams playing cant compete...
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 AM
    135pats replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    Meh it could include platinum turbine wheels, it's still comically priced for what you are getting. VMs kit, ADs kit, they're all in the ballpark of this. Who on earth would go with this over those? This looks like a drunk person tried to replicate the MOTIV manifold without CNC.
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    bigdnno98 replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    $5900 includes a Garrett Turbo
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 09:48 AM
    135pats replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    $6K for a POS hot side kit? With that WG placement? With runners looking like that? No. NO.
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    jyamona replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    $5900 total price on their site....with a $1500 turbo? So they think that manifold, downpipe, wastegate, and a few fittings / lines = $4400??? hahahahaha. Plus the manifold looks like complete shit. It is a basic log style, and doesn't even have a smooth merge between banks...they are basically slamming into one another. And the wastegate placement. oof.
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    I'm not familiar with the ins and outs of his contract, the mega-deals are always insane to actually digest in terms of real cash flow. The general rule of thumb is to look at the first three years of cash in the door, most $ outside of that can be fudged, stashed away, restructured, etc. If he plays for MN this year, they'll be on the hook for whatever his 2015 structured salary is. There could be all sorts of crazy escalators in it though, I don't have access to that type of information. Fixed. What a talent though...
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    bigdnno98 replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    This really looks like it should be around a $1500 hot parts kit. Look at other platforms that sell only hot parts kits. This obviously wouldn't be considered one of the best designed, so for a budget hot parts kit + $1500 turbo I can't see this being worth more than around $3k. I think for $3,000-3500 it would sell well but for the listed price there are much better options out there.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    Bahahaha! Just read the description on the site. YEARS OF R&D it says. They knew nothing about the N54, NOTHING. They would ask me the most basic of questions about things. This is getting more comical by the minute.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 AM
    Before anyone considering doing any business with Doc Race, I will detail my experience. I did not want to out them previously, but I think its time. I didn't get my Stage 3 parts finished from them, well because they stalled me for months, and months, and months. The owner John, used excuse after excuse such as, we cannot finish the rest of the parts unless we have all the compressor housings. Oh really you can't finish up coolant lines because you need compressor housings? Then he told me, they needed a car or he was at a standstill. Keep in mind we provided him with a custome engine stand custom built that had a subframe, mounted on it, with all the dimensions of the engine bay mapped out, and a previous kit that fit for reference all there for him. When I finally got sick of waiting, started calling him on his BS, that is when he started getting ultra defensive, name calling, and overall being a very poor business man. When I finally picked up the motor, and parts, (yes I had to drive to Oregon again) even less was done then I was told. We had paid them a initial deposit of $25,000 6-7 months before. I had invoices totalling $19,000 for what we received, Yes that leaves $6,000. John promised to refund me. Well we are a year later, John has never paid a penny, he has not returned an email for over 10 months. We took the case to small claims, and the judge looked at the documents, and said you have an open and shut case here, but the way he has his business set up, you can only file this in Oregon small claims. John actually emailed me tauting me with this info before I went to court the first time. Basically laughing I would have to waste time coming to Oregon if I wanted to file. So I weighed wasting who know how much time to file in Oregon, or just erase the whole terrible experience from my mind. I chose the later. There is no time frame on when I can file the suit so I may do so eventually, but you know the saying, you can't get blood from a turnip. When dealing with John, it was clear they had no money to get parts, or even pay workers without me providing the funds to do so for my project, so even when I win the case, whos to say I will get my money? Seeing this kit makes me laugh, when I went to get the motor, and parts, John tried everything in his power to keep my jigs, said they were industry secrets. I told him he was nuts, and he could bring the jigs out or I was getting them myself. He didn't move so I literally went into the shop, collected every jig for the kit, and put them in my truck while he watched. I knew if I didn't he would be making his own kits at some point, which you can see he now has. I actually was in talks with John about doing a single way back then, looks like he took my ideas, and made a shitty looking manifold, and horrible waste gate placement out of them. Which is surprising, as the parts are received from Doc Race, are honestly EXTREMELY nice, and I was in no way unhappy with what I received, but the overall experience is prob one of the worst I have ever been a part of. Beware of these guys. I mean they were in bed with HPF previous to this, we all see how they turned out, should be writing on the wall. Well, and the kit looks terrible.....:think:
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    bigdnno98 replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    Interesting.
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  • KeepRidingDirty's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 AM
    KeepRidingDirty replied to a thread Clutch install ? in N54
    Yea mine popped right out. Put in the new seal, put some anaerobic sealant (dries in absence of air) on the outer diameter, just tapped it in with the end of a ratchet extension (slowly around the perimeter) and have been leak free for about 500km. I have a self adjusting clutch and no special tool is required to reset it. I just used a 3 claw puller and a socket to press the pressure plate fingers in then reset the clutch using a screw driver.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Obriennathaniel.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    Man, this site really needs either a way to convey sarcasm a little better, or just people in general who can pick up on sarcasm even if you do not paint a sign for them with smilies.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:13 AM
    Hey Harmonj: :text-welcomewave:
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  • rac's Avatar
    Today, 07:22 AM
    in regards to testing, is this based on the onset of knock only? or did you rig up some other test rig?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 AM
    Welcome KatherinMa, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    I've seen this happen countless times on my own car with NLS flash only or with the JB stacked. Its something in the DME, its not piggy related. It'd be nice to have decel fuel tables exposes. jyamona? :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    Talk to mike@n54tuning.com
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  • hworang00's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    I was over at Bimmerpost and mike from extreme powerhouse was quoting prices for the VRSF c@tless DPs shipped to me for around 600, cheaper than any of the other DP's I've ever seen by a long shot for my car. He also stated that he didn't have any Dynos (sounds...iffy to me). So anyone have any experience/information about the quality of VRSF or dealt with Extreme Power house? Did a quick search on here and only came up with 2 random sale threads...
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 AM
    Welcome farmboy, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • joseph's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    I switched to the drive map. It is still happening although seems to be less frequent. I forgot to turn off dsc completely and it happened after a major throttle closure caused by traction control. So it seems that it goes into open loop upon throttle closure like it should but something is keeping the dme from re-entering closed loop. I can't find any differences comparing a good log to a bad. I'll go back to stage 1+ map and see if it still happens.
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 AM
    This part actually cracks me up. Some people just say things because they think they are right. But in reality, you have no idea what TBI is capable of doing. Obviously. I didn't change my argument supporting exploring TBI, so I don't know what you are trying to point out, would you like some more straws? Additionally, you're saying 'most of e90 wants you to stay here' meaning, they don't want him there? Well that doesn't surprise me at all. If you say smart things on that forum you aren't wanted, I think we all know that. But here? He's just being a negative dick with nothing to add except his infinite knowledge of TBI. Sarcasm aside, whats so hard about allowing people to make products? I feel so bad for that Fab Factory guy, he catches so much shit from people like you guys and they are just trying to make us products. No wonder BMW drivers have such a bad name! Stupid. Hmm, I'm a software engineer, I've been driving Audi since I crashed my 335i, needed a break. What do you do which is so many order of magnitudes higher than my intellect? And how is me having one car or another related to TBI in any significant way? Its not. Also, the whole bwahahah I have MOdzzz har har you are so stupid bwaha is really really indicative of your arrogance over the matter. One day you'll grow up and realize that people really don't care what you have, own or how much money you make. Do you walk around and talk about your car all day to everyone? LOL. You're that guy, huh?
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 AM
    Exactly, thats just you. So what do you gain by shooting down progress, purist? I actually give two shits about whats done to your car, my point remains. If you only care about your own car, or those which are running ST, TBI is worthless. Not knowing whats done to your car and not caring what is done to your car are different things and one certainly isn't ignorance. If anything, that is very self-centered to think that I am supposed to know what done to your car, and therefore be ignorant if I am not aware. Are you saying that port injection is bad? That would be stupid. And pointlessly purist, see above.
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    If it held all my important information and I didn't get rejected messages because its full? I suppose. Although I don't have nearly that many. Just a hundred more would be great.
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  • SCGT's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    This is why so much work went into the atomization/mixing, without that being excellent then yes, you're correct, you're going to load up cyls 3/4 and to a lesser extent, 2/5. Our testing shows cylinder to cylinder variation is not a concern.
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  • maxnix's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    maxnix replied to a thread New Turbos under warranty! in N54
    AS long as you never drive it.
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 AM
    klipseracer replied to a thread DocRace Turbo kits in N54
    I wonder what Tony has to say about this.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    R.G. replied to a thread O2 Codes in N54
    Hard reset of all adaptations via INPA
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