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    Some images of the Ericsson pieces while at the Pre-Mfest last weekend:

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    Sharp eyes will notice the new exhaust. More on that later.

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    The Ericsson pieces look great!

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    Even Ericsson pieces aren't immune to speedbumps/driveways:

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    Front bumper cover has been removed and sent back for repair, which will be back in time for Mfest.

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    ericcsson bumper and trunk are sooo nice.
    lol damn, sucks about the scraps. good thing its going to be fixed.
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    guess i lost all my rep's... later bro's

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    Advan 0848s R-Compound Tires

    New shoes, just in time for Mfest next week:

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    Big thanks to Yokohama for coming through under deadline.

    That's it for journal updates until after Mfest IV, see you guys out on the track.

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    Are the ADVAN's 18 or 19? What are the full size specs?

    Would like to hear more about them.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Are the ADVAN's 18 or 19? What are the full size specs?

    Would like to hear more about them.
    AD08s are only available in 18" - full review after the track event.

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    Beautiful project. Very tastefully, and functionally modified. I bet it's a real pleasure to drive.

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    Mfest IV - 2010

    MFest IV was a blast! Months of preparation was about to be over in just 3 days while in Las Vegas - the big surprise was getting our project out on the track, in which Las Vegas Motor Speedway was reserved just for the event.

    Loading the Sprinter van with equipment, water and supplies
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    We arrived to the event and prepared to set up the booth early afternoon in time for Saturday's track event - the parking lot was literally empty.
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    Booth layout
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    Nightfall, booth about 50% erected, waiting for tilt-up
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    Booth scaffolding completed, working against the clock and using Sprinter headlamps for lighting
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    Saturday morning has arrived - MFest IV Track event has begun!
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    The track was our goal for the weekend, and the M3 had to make the journey to Vegas and back on its own power while datalogging. Since daily driveability was a very important factor for real world testing, this was the perfect opportunity to prove it.

    First Impressions: The VF Supercharger felt absolutely amazing during the long journey - probably the first time I wished the trip to Vegas was longer. With linear power delivery on demand at all times, the M3 felt like a beast was ready to be unleashed each time the pedal was mashed to the floor, with a few spirited passes to remind us this was finally happening.

    With the booth set up, the M3 arrived on Saturday morning.

    M3 Project proudly displayed with new vinyl graphics
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    Jordan ripping it up on the track
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    M3 Project on display at Pallazo Exotics showroom
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    During the show - we were able to claim 3rd place for Best modified M3, 3rd Place for best modified non-M (135 project) and Best of Show (VF/Vorsteiner GTRS3 Widebody Project).

    On Sunday afternoon, in what seemed like a blur - we packed up and headed back to eas. Bringing back precious memories, meeting great people that made this event possible and even some winnings from the Blackjack table made MFest IV better than one can imagine.

    Special thanks to our sponsors: VF Engineering, Yokohama Tire, Macht Schnell, Cool Carbon, VMR wheels, GIAC and Recaro for their support and special thanks to Chris @ MFest for making this event possible and having the opportunity to put a bunch of faces to names, especially those that made special attempts to come by the booth just to say hi.

    With the data collected to, from and during the event - as well as on the track, these files can now be reviewed and supplied for fine-tuning before kit release.

    Next target.............Bimmerfest.

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    2011 LCI Taillamp Upgrade

    As you're probably already aware, the connectors are much different than the 07-10 taillamps, making a custom harness necessary. With the newly development Plug and Play (PnP) harnesses, this makes the upgrade a snap with no cutting or splicing necessary.

    Verifying pinouts with the Autologic programmer
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    The Autologic was most helpful since we were able to isolate each individual lamp without the need for someone remaining in the front seat at the controls. Also - since the taillamps are not fused and instead controlled by the footwell module, this was absolutely necessary as any shorts will turn off the module, requiring it to be reset at the dealership - possibly raising some eyebrows.

    The Autologic verifies that all proper pinouts are used, tested ad verified.

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    Complete LCI Upgrade
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    Full Power test (All lamps)
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    All lamp functions work properly:
    Brake (Single and Dual stage)
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    Running Lamp

    As expected, there is a slight amount of LED flicker at startup due to BulbCheck sending voltage pulses through the system in order to verify bulb operation - this only happens for about a second and will not damage the lamp or LCM.

    What about Load Equalizers/Resistors? IMHO: These are a band-aid solution for the electrical system, which the equalizers get very hot during use and can cause damage if not installed or vented properly. Coding is the proper solution, which will disable BulbCheck.

    A Quicktest of the system with the new lamps installed has been performed and will be sent to Autologic for review, which will provide coding and disable BulbCheck in the rear lamps since the LEDs will likely outlast the vehicle - eliminating the flickering.

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    The update with the booth construction is just freaking cool. I didn't even realize it took that long to put something like that together. Pretty heavy duty looking stuff too and not small.

    Where do you even buy a booth like that? Who do you get to construct it? So not only EAS has to go to Vegas you have to have a support group to put everything together, right? Either that, or you guys have erecting the booth down since you go to various shows.

    Stage 2 or 2.5 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit for sale
    : http://www.boostaddict.com/showthrea...r-kit-for-sale

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    Car looks stunning EAS. Is that Sparkling Graphite? Don't see many of those.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stahlgrau Click here to enlarge
    Car looks stunning EAS. Is that Sparkling Graphite? Don't see many of those.
    Sparkling graphite was discontinued I believe. It is an amazing color.

    Stage 2 or 2.5 E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger kit for sale
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Sparkling graphite was discontinued I believe. It is an amazing color.
    Sparkling Graphite made a 2008-only appearance for the M3, next to SSII - it's my favorite M3 color.

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    LCI Taillight Update - Day 2

    With some datalogging back and forth, we were greeted with a new selection:

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    While coding passed (4 major module updates are written), only half the mountain was claimed. Here's a short iPhone video clip to show the flickering on ignition startup



    A logging session was taken and sent off to Germany, we'll be giving this another shot in the morning and hopefully, get this project wrapped up before the weekend.

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    what a awesome build. Nice car

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