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  1. IMO, no one cares about 91 octane. People have...

    IMO, no one cares about 91 octane. People have $10k plus builds and don't chance it all on 91 octane (nor want to limit themselves to 5xx whp).
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    Clearly, that is the obvious option. My question...

    Clearly, that is the obvious option. My question is what [alternative] options do we propose. Have you found the OEM tools to be easier to use when bulding N54s The Convert? How did that experience...
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    Good to know. What would you propose instead?

    Good to know.

    What would you propose instead?
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    Good to know. The other option is high precision...

    Good to know. The other option is high precision paint marks, but you'd likely have the block dipped which would remove the marks.

    What other options/ideas does the community have? I have a spare...
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    It would be helpful to hear less of what you...

    It would be helpful to hear less of what you don't think will work and more of what you do think will work.

    While I admit it may not work, have you tried the above method and measured the accuracy?
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    I had an idea. Before disassembly, you could use...

    I had an idea. Before disassembly, you could use a dremel to make small alignment marks along the bedplate and block ensuring that it is reinstalled exactly as it came out. If the marks remain...
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    Looks good. I would breakout the two versions of...

    Looks good. I would breakout the two versions of the VTT 2+ (19T, 20T, clipped), or expand the price range to match the top-end configuration from the bottom-end. I like the power column. Perhaps it...
  8. No, I have stock frame record at 681whp (with...

    No, I have stock frame record at 681whp (with logs, mph, etc). Brian is a cool guy and we've talked and shared tuning info for a long time.

    That being said, we haven't really seen any data on this...
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    I believe that is Shiv. The dude can drive....

    I believe that is Shiv. The dude can drive. 5500rpm clutch drop and it held together. Those shifts were perfect too. Respect given where it is due.
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    This thread is very helpful, thanks! What size...

    This thread is very helpful, thanks!

    What size coolant hose is used to extend the reservoir tube?
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    Haha, Terry my friend, the time had finally come...

    Haha, Terry my friend, the time had finally come when you're stubborn. :)

    With Datazap you click the single link and BAM, the file is loaded and graphed for you. They can even send the deep-dive...
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    They should just post a Datazap link, and you an...

    They should just post a Datazap link, and you an view, analyze, or DL the CSV.
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    Lol@Have no doubt :laughing-rofl: What part of "I...

    Lol@Have no doubt :laughing-rofl: What part of "I pay cash for everything" don't you get? Is it inconceivable that people keep their capital versus spending it in interest?


    Exactly. Paying with...
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    Jake, good work as always. I think the boost...

    Jake, good work as always.

    I think the boost control items are lower priority (compared to single O2, etc.) as the JB4 can do this already. The majority of the larger than stock turbo crowd will...
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    Don't give advice if you're not open to hearing...

    Don't give advice if you're not open to hearing differing advice, my friend.

    Any finicial planner would advise not to finance mods for a car.
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    Woah, you talking to me? I pay cash for all of my...

    Woah, you talking to me? I pay cash for all of my cars (actually, for everything). You must mean someone else.

    Read the book. It isn't about the interest rate, it is about a lifestyle/culture....
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    We are off topic for sure, but check out Dave...

    We are off topic for sure, but check out Dave Ramsey's "The Total Money Makeover."
    Basically, pay cash for everything and be free. Cars, mods, anything. You'd be surprised what you decide not to buy...
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    Financing mods is the worst idea ever.

    Financing mods is the worst idea ever.
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    I totally disagree. I'll make a post in a month...

    I totally disagree. I'll make a post in a month or two, but that is just incorrect. Outside of the manifold (a quality manifold is the jewel of any kit), everything else can be bought off of the...
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    What work did you have done? I can get the...

    What work did you have done? I can get the cylinders bore honed, block decked, and dipped for under $1k. My rule of thumb is if there is bearing/crank damage, I don't build from it because it is...
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    Exactly. I've always speculated that the level of...

    Exactly. I've always speculated that the level of difficulty has been greatly eggagerated to protect these $10k built block sales. The components are $2500. I've built many motors in my garage. Even...
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    Looks good. I still don't understand why you'd...

    Looks good. I still don't understand why you'd need this. Can you explain?

    With all of the bolts, I don't see how it would be misaligned. Is there that much play in the bedplate bolt holes (I...
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    :) Please note the MHD threads (n54tech example...

    :) Please note the MHD threads (n54tech example). In short, there are a ton of newly discovered tables that Cobb doesn't have. For example, the many knock tables (refine knock adjustment and/or...
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    Trust me, I bought two Procedes, a JB4, AP V2 and...

    Trust me, I bought two Procedes, a JB4, AP V2 and an AP V3 all brand new and also had to read the writing on the wall, suck it up and spend $80 on MHD. I sold my APV3.
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    Even if they come back with the same...

    Even if they come back with the same functionality, how would they compete with a $900 hardware piece against $80-200 software?

    Now, if they could flash the TCU via hardware, they'd sell like hot...
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