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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    Stucks started a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    Apparently it has been officially stated that Nizpro in Australia has finally cracked the 6AT tcu and will be able to flash them. If this is in fact true, i wonder what the future holds for us 6AT guys. I also wonder if the flashing will work with those of us who already have level 10 valve bodies and converters. Interesting and fun times ahead.
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  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    Today, 08:44 AM
    After installing my new clutch/fly and tranny mounts, it is very apparent that my engine mounts are rekt. I need to replace them asap. I have read through the few DIY's but I just wanted to see if anybody has any protips for this job. Also, is there any real noticeable benefit to choosing is "is" mounts over the regular? Ito just the right one that can be "upgraded" to "is", right?
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  • manbeer's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    Have the typical signs of a bad solenoid. It's hard to justify the 200 dollars or so for a pair of oem solenoids when for a few dollars more I could buy something like this http://www.grimmspeed.com/electronic-boost-control-solenoid-3-port-mitsubishi-evo-8-9-10/ In theory, it should be a simple part and these should do the same thing, right? Anyone have any thoughts? They look to be made of billet aluminum and have MAC valves which are made for industrial use so they may be a bit more robust. Aside from modifying the harness and finding a good mounting solution, does it seem worthwhile?
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    These came from my 2010 E90 M 335i AT (production date 09/09). I decided not to build this motor and I purchased another engine that is now in my car. I was going to hang on to these parts for my future build but that's not going to be for awhile and they're taking up to much space. I'm located in SoCal (Fallbrook, CA) if you want to see the parts in person and/or pick them up. As far as shipping, we'll have to discuss that if you're interested. 1.Block $600 USD 2.Crank $500 3.Head (oil cooler thermostat included. Turbo heat shield included (back portion has been trimmed to fit my TFT rear inlet pipe)) $750 4.Oil Pan (oil level indicator included) $350 5.Fuel Line Supply (bolts on to the head) $90
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 PM
    Here is the scenario. You work overseas and have a Porsche 996 Turbo. You see a classified ad go up from Vivid Racing for a 4.0 liter stroker short block advertised with a new crank, new pistons, new rings, new Darton sleeves, new gaskets, etc. Sounds good right? Especially considering the advertised $10k price is less than doing this all yourself and assembling all the parts and having the block sleeved. So what is the problem? The customer did not get what was advertised: Basically, what was advertised as new and in great condition simply was not true. Not to mention the scuffed and rusted liners with marks in the flange which he asks Vivid to replace. Vivid says Darton is responsible and Darton says they sold this to Vivid over 2 years ago and who knows what happened since then. Darton is right in this instance, they can not be expected to replace parts Vivid messed with or did not store properly. The solution here is very simple. Vivid should replace the parts, right? Well, they didn't. Rather than replacing the damaged sleeves Vivid is willing to sell more at cost since Darton won't be suckered into paying for Vivid's mistakes and should not be expected to. Vivid knew they were selling something that was not brand new and perfect as advertised and they just wanted to pass this onto a sucker who would have to shell out more out of pocket to get it working. That line about exceeding customer expectations and satisfactions is just a load of horse shit or a sick joke. This is honestly nothing new with Vivid. They will exaggerate or misrepresent things to make sales. We have seen it before such as when they claimed 407 wheel horsepower from a BMW S65 V8 with their tune on a Mustang dyno which is impossible unless one messes with the correction factor which they clearly did to exaggerate the capability of the tune they were selling. Vivid is all about making money and they do not seem to care how they get it. They basically just ship a lot of parts to a lot of people. It's why they acquired the HPF (Horsepower Freaks) name to simply utilize another brand to ship more and more parts from their warehouse. The bottom line is they don't give a crap about their customers and won't do the right thing if it means money out of their pockets. Think this is an isolated incident? Read this 60 page thread on Vivid's business practices which goes from praise to horro stories in a hurry: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337726 Why do people keep going to them? Caveat Emptor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    Damn the new 991.2 models are quick! We're talking performance not far off a 997.1 Turbo model. Don't believe it? Well, just check out the acceleration video posted below. The PDK transmission certainly helps as the car rockets through the gears hitting 285 kph (177 miles per hour) with ease. 0-60 takes just 3.4 seconds. 0-200 kph (124 mph) takes just 11.9 seconds. 250 kilometers per hour passes in 20.5 seconds. That 420 horsepower B6 turbo 3.0 liter motor (check out our technical breakdown) is no slouch. Even in stock form this is an easy 11 second car. Oh, and how about that Porsche launch control? 6200 rpm launches. Nonse of that pansy 2200 rpm stuff like the Acura NSX.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 PM
    Here is the scenario. You work overseas and have a Porsche 996 Turbo. You see a classified ad go up from Vivid Racing for a 4.0 liter stroker short block advertised with a new crank, new pistons, new rings, new Darton sleeves, new gaskets, etc. Sounds good right? Especially considering the advertised $10k price is less than doing this all yourself and assembling all the parts and having the block sleeved. So what is the problem? The customer did not get what was advertised: Basically, what was advertised as new and in great condition simply was not true. Not to mention the scuffed and rusted liners with marks in the flange which he asks Vivid to replace. Vivid says Darton is responsible and Darton says they sold this to Vivid over 2 years ago and who knows what happened since then. Darton is right in this instance, they can not be expected to replace parts Vivid messed with or did not store properly. The solution here is very simple. Vivid should replace the parts, right? Well, they didn't. Rather than replacing the damaged sleeves Vivid is willing to sell more at cost since Darton won't be suckered into paying for Vivid's mistakes and should not be expected to. Vivid knew they were selling something that was not brand new and perfect as advertised and they just wanted to pass this onto a sucker who would have to shell out more out of pocket to get it working. That line about exceeding customer expectations and satisfactions is just a load of horse shit or a sick joke. This is honestly nothing new with Vivid. They will exaggerate or misrepresent things to make sales. We have seen it before such as when they claimed 407 wheel horsepower from a BMW S65 V8 with their tune on a Mustang dyno which is impossible unless one messes with the correction factor which they clearly did to exaggerate the capability of the tune they were selling. Vivid is all about making money and they do not seem to care how they get it. They basically just ship a lot of parts to a lot of people. It's why they acquired the HPF (Horsepower Freaks) name to simply utilize another brand to ship more and more parts from their warehouse. The bottom line is they don't give a crap about their customers and won't do the right thing if it means money out of their pockets. Think this is an isolated incident? Read this 60 page thread on Vivid's business practices which goes from praise to horro stories in a hurry: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337726 Why do people keep going to them? Caveat Emptor.
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    Today, 01:43 PM
    markbimmer started a thread E65/E66: 06 750Li N62B48 in 7 Series
    Might have posted in the wrong section, technically I am N62TU. I am rebuilding my N62B48 that I am keeping progress on bimmerfest and I know there is not much resources on the web. I originally wanted to just keep this thing stock but considering prices are pretty close going with OE piston/rods or JE Pistons/Pauter Rods (custom made) I figure might as well not go with the aftermarket forged internals. Now I wanted to keep this car for a long time and since I am rebuilding to like new condition I want to hit at least 200k easy. I hear aftermarket forged internals dont last as long as OE so what do yall guys think on that? Another question was a port and polish job, I have the block and heads at a reputable machine shop right now and the heads are getting a valve job so the P&P was just another might as well. I am polishing the crank, making sure the block is in tip-top shape, and replacing all bearings, along with oil pump, gaskets, etc.
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    Today, 01:34 PM
    Hey guys, first post here. I am rebuilding my N62B48 that I am keeping progress on bimmerfest and I know there is not much resources on the web. I originally wanted to just keep this thing stock but considering prices are pretty close going with OE piston/rods or JE Pistons/Pauter Rods (custom made) I figure might as well not go with the aftermarket forged internals. Now I wanted to keep this car for a long time and since I am rebuilding to like new condition I want to hit at least 200k easy. I hear aftermarket forged internals dont last as long as OE so what do yall guys think on that? Another question was a port and polish job, I have the block and heads at a reputable machine shop right now and the heads are getting a valve job so the P&P was just another might as well. I am polishing the crank, making sure the block is in tip-top shape, and replacing all bearings, along with oil pump, gaskets, etc.
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