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Artial replied to the thread self tuning : BB flash or Cobb.
" Are the hex changes documented somewhere?

I hadn't fought about keeping the jb4 allong the BT cable but that's an option. That said I would rather like to log all the cylinders not only the first. The goal is to slowly learn to tune, the results are not important for the moment. Money is not the primary concern - it's learning. "

Today, 07:33 AM

DavidV replied to the thread WRECKS.

Today, 07:32 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Random thoughts and questions.
" If you want me to but it will mean more rep abuse from some of the idiots. "

Today, 07:07 AM

DavidV replied to the thread Random thoughts and questions.
" So can you for now dial the rep spread back to 10? "

Today, 07:02 AM

DavidV replied to the thread All this differential talk has me thinking (335i).
" If you only disable traction control the ESP will be your safety net no matter what you do.
Even on track days I normally leave this option on if the track is slightly damp or I spot cars with leak oil on track.
That has prevented me from spinning off on various occasions while keeping things reasonably safe and fun, and still have an acceptable slide angle to still feel playful. "

Today, 07:00 AM

bradsm87 replied to the thread BBFlash maps for the FBO 335i.
" It can certainly be used to flash a FBO map without a JB4 but it generally requires a lot of dyno time and you'll struggle to find someone who is willing to give their map away for free. "

Today, 06:58 AM

Sticky replied to the thread M156 intake.
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Quote Originally Posted by RNS-11Z View Post
I already have row boxes. The renntech boxes do provide substantial gains. Im not sure who but a couple of years ago some one did back to back testing At the strip and picked up .2 down the 1/4 and 2mph in trap! Thats a big gain.
Naturally aspirated that's a sizeable gain. "

Today, 06:42 AM

RNS-11Z replied to the thread M156 intake.
" I already have row boxes. The renntech boxes do provide substantial gains. Im not sure who but a couple of years ago some one did back to back testing At the strip and picked up .2 down the 1/4 and 2mph in trap! Thats a big gain. "

Today, 06:40 AM

Sticky replied to the thread S63TU Shift Sector Videos.
" Exterior view versus ECU Tuning Group and only two videos?

What's going on Terry? "

Today, 06:37 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Facebook Group - BMW 335i.
" Would you guys care about Facebook group integration with the forum?

Posts on group page appear here and vice versa with the Facebook admin keeping his privileges? "

Today, 06:28 AM

M177 updated their status.
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Today, 06:20 AM

bobS replied to the thread Facebook Group - BMW 335i.
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Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
I must have missed something...so who's car is that? And who posted it?
Lol my bad... I thought nafoo caught someone using his car on that fb page but just realized he was messing with them "

Today, 06:19 AM

Sticky created the thread Mercedes will boost the output of the twin turbo M276 DELA 30 to 367 horsepower for the 2015 W205 C450 sport.
" Mercedes-Benz decided that they need to bridge the gap between the C400 and the upcoming 2015 W205 C63 AMG. The new W205 AMG C-Class will offer something around 500 horsepower meaning that there is a lot of space between it and the 329 horsepower W205 C400. No word on what the torque figure rises to in the C450 but with 4Matic all wheel drive likely standard just like the C400 there should be no problem putting that power down.

Now, should one really opt for the C450 considering the C400 has the same M276 DELA 30 turbocharged 3.0 liter V6? If the E63 AMG and E63 AMG S is to serve as precedent, no. The only difference in those models accounting for the increased output is software and even higher performance software is easily sourced through the aftermarket for far less money. The exact same trick Mercedes pulls with the E63 is likely happening here but until we get an official press release we will not know for sure.


Source "

Today, 06:07 AM

_Ryan_ replied to the thread All this differential talk has me thinking (335i).
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Quote Originally Posted by DavidV View Post
If you do not disable the traction control (only the first step is enough), in tricky situations the ESP can jolt the back around because the electronics counter reacts the LSD's input.
You'll get used to that (strangely only happens on wet roads going uphill), or do as I do, and disable traction control and enjoy the LSD more (hail to the JB4 option which disables this for me automatically!). That will make the car a lot more predictable.

I uderstand the reason for your last question, but for me the Quaife has never let me standing in slippery conditions
In winter conditions I have winter tires so I never encountered a situation where I had no traction at all on one wheel.
In fact having a LSD in snow is quite fun.
And it is a moot point anyway, because if you ever find yourself on a tight uphill turn where one rear wheel is off the ground, you just make some friction to the wheel that's off the ground by pulling your handbrake slightly and you will get out of that sitiation with a Torsen diff.
I would not worry about that at all.
There has to be absolutely zero grip to even consider that trick.
In 3.5 years with my Quaife it has never happened to me yet.
"

Today, 05:53 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Madane is now here!.
" Madane, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 05:33 AM

Sticky created the thread Adding the N63TU twin turbo V8 to the 2014 F15 X5 xDrive50i makes for a 5300 pound 12 second SUV.
" Many people have likely forgotten this but BMW did make high performance SUV's long before the X5M ever went on the market. Back with the first generation E53 X5 over a decade ago BMW produced the X5 4.8is model which was the highest performance X5 in all the land. With 355 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque from the 4.8 liter naturally aspirated N63 V8 it hustled the 5090 pound X5 to 60 in 6 seconds flat and through the 1/4 mile in 14.5 second at 96 miles per hour.


How much have things changed in the decade since? The xDrive50i is not even the highest performance X5 available although until the new X5M hits it is the highest performance X5 available for the new F15 generation. It is roughly the equivalent in the model range of the X5 4.8is of a decade ago since an M model did not exist back then. In 2014 what this means is a 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft twin turbo 4.4 liter N63TU twin turbo V8 powered 5306 pound monster that hustles to 60 in 4.3 seconds and through the 1/4 mile in 12.8 @ 109.

To put it another way, quicker and faster than every M3 produced prior to the last generation E92 M3. You could line up next to an E39 M5 at a stoplight and pull away while sipping a latte. That is how fast BMW's SUV's have become but notice that they have not gotten any lighter. This generation was supposed to improve in that area by a couple hundred pounds (according to BMW who somehow keeps overstating their weight loss) but when weighed it turns out it actually isn't any lighter.

Everyone will no doubt state this is very impressive acceleration and it is but there is one thing that old X5 4.8is did better than this new car. It went through the slalom quicker and pulled .83g on the skidpad to the 2014's .81g. It also stopped 5 feet shorter from 70 miles per hour. "

Today, 05:03 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
" BTW new log from this morning:
http://datazap.me/u/xboxfan/20140423...-3-4-6-9-19-23

Mitch@Cobb sent me an updated map to try out, car is bonkers at the moment even though I still havent found my leak...but AFR's looks a little better (I did tighten y-pipe clamps a bit more) "

Today, 04:41 AM

vadim83 created the thread BBFlash maps for the FBO 335i.
" Searched but haven't found anything yet - wondering is there any maps for the FBO n54 to flash with BBflash or it's only used to flash backend map to work with JB4? "

Today, 04:40 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Did you test it?
Nope, not yet, but I done some leak detection of underwater remote controlled pressurized inspection manipulators for nuclear reactors, so I think I will pull this one off. Only issue is to find nice 80mm plugs, so far the best I got is 75mm, might be able to just use tape to get it to 80mm and then plug the intake after removing the MAF's.

I might do a DIY guide for this, since its a fairly irritating issue to have... "

Today, 04:39 AM

DavidV replied to the thread Don't see to many 8 series anymore.
" There's a lady with a black 840i that parks in the garage at work, so I see one once and then.
But on the road they are rare beasts. "

Today, 04:29 AM