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    Today, 05:19 PM
    Hey ukrainianHype: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 04:16 PM
    bwahahahahaha that's actually funny AF excellent photo shop
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  • Brule's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    Brule replied to a thread N54: Powerglide to N54 in N54, N55, N52
    Started the car last night. Wired up the clutch wires 3 and 4. Turned it over a few times to get oil going. Plugged lpfp and coils in. Fired up after a few seconds. It keeps shutting off after 5 seconds so I have so issues to sort out.
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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Product Page APRís Big Brake Kit Upgrades are ultra-durable, feature-packed solutions specifically tailored to each vehicle. The brakes provide outstanding stopping-power at an affordable price and are targeted towards a wide operating range, such as normal spirited street driving, track days, and HPDE events. All of our systems handily out-brake, out-last, and out-perform many systems on the market with ease. They obliterate massive factory brake systems, such as those found on the Audi RS3. Simply put, few can come close to matching the features and price point we offer with our systems. Whereas most systems on the market either make heavy sacrifices to either look fancy, cut weight, or cut costs, the APR system is designed to simply brake better, last longer, and stand the test of time. Large six-piston, billet-aluminum calipers with high-tensile cross-bolts for maximum rigidity Larger, wider 350x34mm or 380x34mm floating 2-piece rotor assemblies with high-density directional cooling veins and billet aluminum hats Rotor slot pattern specifically designed to evenly distribute heat across the rotor surface and increase initial brake response (bite) while maintaining quiet, smooth operation over a wide application range Rotors are coated with a proprietary black, anti-contamination finish ensuring that no oils are transferred to the brake pads Billet-aluminum caliper mounting brackets featuring stainless steel thread inserts for the radial mount bolts to ensure maximum durability Stainless-steel braided-Teflon brake lines Proprietary high-performance street pads included in a standard replacement shape (optional pads available) Lighter than factory brakes, but not so light as to introduce excessive NVH (Noise, vibration, harshness), which can occur with ultra-lightweight brake kits Extreme UV & temperature resistant European anodizing dyes for best color retention Hand-polished, mirror-finished, stainless steel pistons which reduce the rate of heat transfer to the caliper seals and brake fluid by a factor of 10 when compared to the aluminum pistons found in many other calipers Ultra-high temperature and pressure internal wiper seals. The internal wiper seals ensure best service life under daily street driving conditions and will also not be damaged during track day use (as is the case with the external dust boots used in many other calipers) All stainless-steel hardware for long-term durability and corrosion resistance Seamless CuNi fluid crossover tubes for maximum corrosion and vibration resistance Pad pre-tensioning system designed to reduce brake noise and squeal Maximum Temperature Recording (MTR) devices on calipers and rotors Laser etched logos which will not be damaged by brake fluid, or solvents (as is the case with the painted logos often used on aftermarket calipers) Designed, engineered, and manufactured in South Africa by the experts at Powerbrake For EXTENSIVE Brake information, photos, details, fitment guides, FAQ's and more, please visit our Product Page
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  • bmwsport's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    And smog legal, like these exotic EV prototypes running on high octane race electrons, lol. Big factor when comparing race EVs vs Internal Combustion.
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    Today, 03:20 PM
    Hey Hazem: :text-welcomewave:
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  • martymil's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 PM
    The rattle at idle only happens when cold, it's the hpfp valve trying to relieve the 2200 psi fuel pressure the dme is targeting . It's part of the cold start I believe, even though cold start is disabled. Once cold start times out the fuel pressure drops to around 700 psi and the hpfp valve stops rattling.
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    Today, 02:54 PM
    Hey Thoreng: :text-welcomewave:
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  • NewbBimmerGuy's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    Marty, I'm hearing whispers and rumors that with the extra boost pressure from a good tune the stock springs at the upper end of the RPM scale are already at / beyond their limits, more lift makes that problem a little worse. Do you recommend spring upgrades on the intake or exhaust with the MILVS? -If so, any chance you'll offer an appropriate spring package? Adam
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  • highbrowed's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    Hi all, I will be embarking on a Doc Race 6266 and clutch install into my 135i. I want to replace the exhaust manifold studs, clutch, oil pan gasket, water pump, pretty much everything I should be. Question for those who have done the install.. would it be easier to just pull the entire motor in a few hours and do everything with the motor outside the car? I have seen DIY videos of people supporting the engine and dropping the subframe, but it doesn't look like there's much space to work in there. Any comments are greatly appreciated!! -G
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  • SJ_1989's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    I mentioned 2550 lbs race weight is achievable and it most definitely is. This is essentially race weight and it's sitting at 2570 lbs. Already got it planned to go back for round 2 of weight reduction next year to get it to 2500 lbs. Keep in mind this is still a unibody IRS car with factory body panels and a 10 point cage :)
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  • SJ_1989's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 PM
    It's a very good thing and will allow these cars to put up some impressive times! Take a look at my build thread on here. Bunch of pictures of what has been done to get it to where it is. If you're lighter than me with the same configuration then hats off to you because I have a good feeling what you did to get there and you are ahead of me. But, you can't claim to be the lightest without proof :) At the end of the day all that matters is ET. Whether you decide to crank up the boost or attack the root problem of these cars being too heavy, it doesn't matter. But this is the lightest race E90 that exists until proven otherwise.
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  • SJ_1989's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    SJ_1989 replied to a thread N54: Ah Yes, Yet Another ST Build in N54, N55, N52
    **** LONG UPDATE **** Well, the car is officially home and I can now say phase 1 of the build is complete! It took a lot longer to get to this point than originally expected but plans had drastically changed over the 8 months it was there. When I dropped the car off in March of this year I was only getting a roll cage, that's it. Then as we started getting into fabrication of the cage, and after many phone calls, texts, and visits to the shop, we really took a step back and asked ourselves "what is our ultimate goal for this car?" Here is a throwback to the day I dropped it off back in March. And here she is at the end of phase 1. Now that all the fab work is done the car was weighed and is coming in at 2570 lbs! That's WITH a 10 point cage, unibody, and factory body panels. I started a separate weight reduction thread here where I'll be posting more updates to the weight as time goes on. Here is a pic of the scale that reflects what you see in the above picture. To answer my "what is our ultimate goal for this car?" question above. Reason why it's taken 8 months instead of a few months as originally planned is because we worked hard to develop a good foundation to build off of in the future. No cutting corners, following the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method, and "do it right or don't do it at all" approach. The goal originally started out as 9's with a manual trans and IRS using BMW drivetrain. I'm confident the car will meet that without a hiccup. Next year we will hopefully push this stock motor and trans as far into the 9's as possible until something gives. Once this is done we will be keeping the N54 but ditching the BMW manual trans and rear end in favor of something else that's a bit more 8's friendly :naughty:. All I will say at this point until things are a bit more clear is the intent is to stay manual trans and IRS. With discussions I've already had with companies of interest things are looking promising. Racing season is done for 2019 here in Illinois. We've had single digit temps already and a few snow storms which is a bit weird for this time of year. So, next steps....there are a ton of things left to button up over the winter before the car is even able to make a pass down the track next year. Fuel system needs plumbed, intercooler piping needs plumbed, more weight reduction, paint, but most importantly the standalone needs installed. I've previously shown a pic of the DME area in the engine bay being cut out and hinted at a standalone but never really discussed what I will actually be running. I've spent hours upon hours researching all the standalone systems, poking around in their tuning software, discussing with my shop, discussing with other shops, discussing with tuners outside of the BMW community, etc. After processing all the info I had absorbed it became clear that MoTeC is going to help get this car into the 8's. Hope everyone has enjoyed all the updates up to this point. It's been a lot of fun building this car and planning out the next phases. It's even caught the attention of a few companies *cough* sponsorship *cough* so feel free to follow my Instagram waffles_bmw for more announcements regarding that!
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    Today, 11:50 AM
    Hey Chance: :text-welcomewave:
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  • John@Dyno Spectrum's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    Added a test/training mode to map switching by adding idle speed. Normally there would be no point switching this or blending it by ethanol content, but it is a safe and obvious way to test and see the techniques. The ECU was flashed with stage 0. Then with realtime tuning, map switch 1-7 idle speeds for gasoline (but not ethanol) had idle speed increasing by 100 RPM for each step. Then in the video we went through to map 7 with a +700 RPM idle speed. Then we manually changed ethanol content to 52% and then 100% and the idle speed returned towards stock.
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  • Aatish's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Interesting
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  • blaster3500's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    Haha, well start searching youtube for vids of SMFW noise on the n54. The noise at idle can be mostly eliminated by raising the idle in MHD. The low rpm higher load situations are the most annoying to me. Below 2500rpm with some load you will get a rumble/noise. It is not awful but very noticeable to me.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 10:51 AM
    That is much better. I am not a huge fan of Ferrari as a company but they sure know how to design a beautiful car.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 10:50 AM
    I was 100% kidding. I think it is beautiful. But the front end and overall shape my first thought was slightly mazda. haha just 1000x sexier than any Mazda.
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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    OBDII cable at an APR dealer. (we have just shy of 1,000 dealers across the globe).
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  • M5Dan's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    They are making outrageous false claims of 830Hp and 780ftlbs with their flash tune and it being on the BMWBlog webpage is unreal https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/11/15/noelle-performance-engineering-gives-830-hp-and-780-lb-ft-to-f10-m5/
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Welcome aliterally, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Tazz32's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Tazz32 replied to a thread N54: Single mass flywheel........ in N54, N55, N52
    Yeah there is no one anywhere near where I live that even has 5he same car as me. I live like 2 hours north of Toronto! LMAO
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  • blaster3500's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    In my opinion the only reason to go SMFW is if you make enough power to have false misfires from a DMFW. I guess it all depends on how picky you are. I would suggest find a local car with a SMFW to take you for a ride.
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    Today, 08:00 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Frenchy.
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  • Tazz32's Avatar
    Today, 07:36 AM
    Tazz32 replied to a thread N54: Single mass flywheel........ in N54, N55, N52
    Well I'm kind thinking going to stay stock turbos unless the crap out that it. Very well could do full bolt on's and tune. Like honestly SMFW is not a good option? Just thought being lighter should be better and years ago I put one in a Nissan 350Z and thought is wasn't bad at all?
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    Today, 05:40 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Thakun88.
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    Today, 03:41 AM
    Hey Incognito: :text-welcomewave:
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