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  • Jeffman's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    I've got a kid in college now so my mod budget is limited... I'm wondering what's the best bang for the buck mod upgrade for an FBO N54 to get to 500 whp/500wtq? From what I've been reading on the forums, the latest developments in inlets and Fuel-It's throttle body injectors (TBI) look to be very cost effective for substantially bumping up power for an "almost FBO" car like mine. I am currently running an E40-E50 flash only Cobb ATR tune on my "almost FBO" (sans kitty less dp) 335xi AT which Virtual Dyno says I'm achieving 400 whp/460wtq at 18 psi max boost. Do you think I can reach 500/500 with just inlets and/or TBI on E85? If so, would I need to increase my boost to over 18 psi, and could I do that flash-only, i.e., which tables in ATR should I adjust? Would I also need an N20 TMAP sensor to do this correctly? Thanks for your input.
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    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    triggz started a thread Want to Buy: 07+ MCM in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Anyone have a 6AT mcm from a 07+ transmission for sale? Willing to ship my mcm for a swap.
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  • RW Carbon's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Many answers are pointing to yes. As we search for new ways to make our cars more and more efficient we find ourselves looking for the next best material. Throughout the years we have gone from steel, to aluminum chassis and even uni-body construction. So what’s next in line to replace these and take the automotive world into an entirely new dimension of efficient diving? With gas prices rising, automobile manufacturers are forced to change their habits of larger engines and heavier cars for a more efficient alternative. That is where carbon fiber comes into play. Carbon fiber was first developed as an aerospace material and was once far too expensive to mass produce for automobiles. As technology has developed new and easier ways to mass produce the stuff, we have seen thousands of new industries popping up that revolve around carbon fiber, just like RW Carbon. Carbon fiber can be adapted to so many applications, from automobile construction to the manufacturing of furniture or even athletic gear, which makes it the prime material to head up our future industries. Does More Carbon Fiber Benefit Everyone? Because carbon fiber is such an adaptable material it can be used to satisfy every automobile owner’s needs. The “green” car owner looking for the most fuel efficient or electric car can even benefit from this new direction. Due to its’ strength, rigidity and lightweight characteristics, carbon fiber has the ability to decrease the weight in every car by hundreds of pounds. To those “green” drivers this sounds like a more efficient vehicle that now needs less fuel or power to accelerate. However, to the speed freaks this means faster 0-60 times, quicker braking and improved handling. With this said, carbon fiber is now the top contending material for every automobile manufacturer, and on top of every speed freak’s wish list. But, what about my Naturally Aspirated Big Displacement Engine? Do not worry as of now. The magnificent V8 engine and other equivalent large displacement engines aren’t disappearing yet, but rather transforming. As the world becomes more and more concerned with the health of our planet we are seeing big fuel guzzling V-8 engines being replaced with lower displacement forced induction vehicles. To all our American Muscle heads that are die hard fans of the naturally aspirated motors of the 90’s and the early 21st century this might be a concern. Coming from someone who drives a V8 himself I am slowing beginning to embrace this change. Those times of 10 mpg might be disappearing but a new age of faster, more agile and more efficient vehicles are on our horizon. Vehicles likes the all new BMW i8, Mclaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder are living proof of the new use of carbon fiber and hybrid systems in today’s vehicles. New automobile technology typically starts with the next hyper or super cars and trickles down as technology advances. Both of these new super cars feature an unprecedented amount of carbon fiber use and a new hybrid power system that features electric motors and a gas powered engine to boost power numbers while making them incredibly fuel efficient. Carbon Fiber is definitely here to stay and will hopefully continue to advance and take the automobile industry to new heights. If you have any further questions about the future of carbon fiber in the automobile industry please email RW Carbon at info@rwcarbon.com. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
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    Today, 02:11 AM
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    Today, 04:17 PM
    Hi, So we've been trying to find the source of these lights but cannot seem to pin point the issue exactly. They came on immediately after the MFactory LSD and DSS axles and solid diff/subframe bushings were installed. The code that comes up is "left rear wheel peed sensor exciter ring periodic fault" and when we do a live display of the whee speed values the left rear drops when I shimmy the car left and right. We installed a new wheel speed sensor and replaced the hub but still get the lights. Wiring all checks out good as well. The issue seems to be mechanical based not electronic. Oh we also installed the stock axles back in to see if, for whatever reason, they may cause it but still the same thing. Sometimes the lights are off for a while but come back on after 10 minutes of driving, sometimes they're on from the start of the car, and sometimes they are on from the start but then go out for a few miles and then come back. It's always the same exciter ring perodic fault code too. I know the steering angle sensor and the DSC Hydro unit typical are the causes for these lights but I don't feel they relate to the symptoms of my issue since it seems to be isolated to the drivers rear and I don't want to just throw expensive parts at it hoping it was the issue. Can anyone maybe point me in an area we are overlooking or any tests that can be done to pinpoint or eliminate things, etc? Greatly appreciate any help! Thanks guys!
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  • RW Carbon's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    Too many potential carbon fiber buyers are confused when it comes down to which particular type of carbon fiber is used over another. Lets first break down the different categories of Carbon Fiber Woven Fabrics.. 1. 2×2 Twill Weave The 2×2 twill weave is by far the most common carbon fiber fabric used in the automotive industry. This fabric type follows a distinct diagonal pattern. When you think about a 2×2 carbon weave look at it as a pattern that goes over two intersecting warps and under two (hence why it is called 2×2). This makes the fabric more pliable and looser. That means it can be applied more easily because it can be stretched to curves and contours with fewer complications. However, this also means the applicator needs to handle the weave more carefully than a plain or 1×1 weave as it is simple to leave slight distortions in the weave. 2. Plain (1×1) Weave The plain or 1×1 weave is the second most used fabric type in the auto industry. As you would expect it is given its name (1×1) because it looks more like a checker board where the weave pattern goes up one and down one. Plain weave is then a tighter knit fabric and is easier to handle without making any distortions. On the down side the tighter weave makes it more difficult to drape the fabric over the mold; making this type a second favorite choice for most manufacturers. RW Carbon offers both carbon fiber weaves in certain items we sell. The majority of products only come in 2×2 twill weave but for our BMW M3 and M6 owners we offer 1×1 or 2×2 which give them the option to match their carbon fiber roof. Other or Less Common Weaves The majority of carbon fiber parts and accessories are made using these two types of weaves mentioned above. However, there are others out there such as: Satin weave, harness weave, fish weave and unidirectional. All of these are just different weave patterns for carbon fabric. In almost every automotive application 1×1 or 2×2 weave is superior in looks and construction which is why you rarely will hear these other weave types. Only custom or unusual carbon fiber requests will require weaves like these. Unidirectional weave is where almost every fiber is aligned in the same direction. This kind of weave is only held together by the occasional strand of either carbon or polyester running across the fibers at a 90 degree angle. This kind of carbon fiber is best used where all the force is aligned in one direction, such as in an archery bow and arrow. Unidirectional Carbon Weave So which weave pattern makes for the strongest fabric? Contrary to popular belief, the 1×1 or plain weave is actually weaker then the 2×2 or a 4 harness satin weave (4×4). This is because as the carbon fibers are put under strain or tension, the fibers want to pull straight but cannot due to the repeat of the pattern. Each fiber is forced over and under one another. Therefore, that tension will eventually shear apart the fabric, leaving a 2×2 with more tensile strength than a plain weave. Now that you have an understanding of carbon fiber weave types, next is to discuss the major types of carbon fiber cloths. In the auto industry there are 2 popular types of cloth, wet and dry prepreg. 1. Wet Prepreg Cloth Wet pregreg cloth is the most popular method for carbon fiber Front Lip Spoilers, Rear Diffusers and Trunks because it tends to be easier to manufacturer. All that is needed is a precisely measured amount of resin or epoxy that is then poured over the fabric, making the fabric “wet”. This type of carbon can either cure in room temperature or like most they need to be baked. 2. Dry Prepreg Cloth The dry prepreg cloth or otherwise known as “Dry Carbon” is very similar to wet prepreg as they both utilize resin or epoxy to adhere the fabric. However, unlike the wet version, the epoxy used for this cloth type has dry properties and is impregnated into the cloth. This step guarantees there is no excess epoxy, which gives it that “Dry” appearance (Most of our products are then given a clear coat to protect the weave). This method requires further steps to be taken; each layer needs to be “squeeged” and the amount of resin used must be very precise or the item will become too tacky. Once the aero parts are molded it requires baking for several hours at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This is why dry carbon parts and accessories tend to be more expensive when compared to wet carbon cloth. Why would I pay more for a Dry Carbon Aero Piece? The answer is quite simple. Dry carbon is able to create the same tensile strength as wet carbon fiber but it weighs substantially less. So for all your auto enthusiast looking to track your car and shed some weight, dry carbon is a must! If you have any further questions about carbon fiber weaves or fabric please email RW Carbon at info@rwcarbon.com CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
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    Today, 10:39 AM
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    Came across this on another forum. It is made by a guy who is big in the subaru community (has made his own full custom ROM for the 16 bit ecu's) but it should be universal if you are just wanting to see realtime ethanol % and fuel temp via bluetooth. It won't plug directly into the ecu to adjust your tune but its not too expensive and seems handy to me! Certainly better than manually testin, guessing, or hoping that what you just bought is really E85. It would at least give you piece of mind if you want to switch to your kill map that you have exactly the amount of ethanol for your tune. It also gives a 0-5V analog output if you want to datalog. http://flexconverter.com/collections/subaru/products/universal-bluetooth-converter?variant=1652908289
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