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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Where are you located?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    It can be achieved although I'd recommend a custom tune from one of our vendors so you get something tailored to your car. It's achieved by advanced timing and a leaner tune.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 12:23 PM
    Wanted to share some really fun stuff we've been working on at the fab shop on our 997.1 turbo. For those that haven't had a chance to follow us in the last while we've been custom tuning with the Cobb platform for a few months with some really great results even with OEM VTG turbos with minimal modifications and pump gas (posted a while back on here). OEM clutch put a stop on our custom tuning exploration efforts with OEM VTG turbos. After some deliberation we decided to do take things a little further and not just upgrade the clutch :) What we decided we wanted to accomplish for this project is to find a way to build a setup that would max out the stock motor internals but do so safely. Choice of turbos is always critical when it comes to building something like this and biggest is certainly not the best :) Quite the contrary... We really liked what Tial's done with the Alpha turbos on the 996 and decided to go that route for a number of reasons. Flow on the top end was critical to us for extracting the most out of the stock internals motor but we also didn't want to sacrifice a whole lot on the low end in terms of spool. Given connecting rod torque limits there's only so much you can safely go in the low/midrange with torque before hurting something too soon. We also didn't want to heavily depend on meth injection to keep IATs under control by pushing smaller turbos past their efficiency to reach our power goals. Its a very hard task picking the right hardware for the job and in a lot of cases its not easy to do it right the first time. We settled on using a set of Tial Alpha 3076 turbos and got to fabricating the rest of the needed hardware to have them fitted with the rest of the hardware. We built new turbo oil lines, coolant lines, new post-turbo exhaust pipes as well as intake pipes with provisions for Forge diverter valves. While the motor was out we took the time to do a little preventative maintenance and pinned (instead of weld) all the coolant pipes as well as replaced the 3 coolant elbow pipes that are prone to leaking with their Sharkwerks machined counterparts. To reinforce the drivetrain we got the ERP Triple plate clutch and DSS rear axles. Car is a manual so a Numeric SSK+shifter cables are being installed to improve shifter throw along with a GT2 slave conversion for proper clutch feel engagement. AMS 997.1 Intercooler kit will be used for IAT control. Their 5.5" intercoolers are nothing short of great quality. Cast end tanks are a work of art and we're excited to get some data on them as we turn things up. We'll eventually throw the Aquamist HFS-3 kit into the mix for additional charge air temp control and added octane. I'll be doing the tuning using the Cobb's ATP software with boost control done via Plex Tuning's PBC PRO to start out with but we'll see if we stay with that boost control setup depending on how well it meets our needs. As for fueling, since we don't have E85 here, we've just installed a set of ID1000 injectors which should do well for pump and race gas tuning. Pics say a thousand words so here are some pics of the motor out of the car with the Alphas on it :cool: Custom turbo oil/coolant lines: Sharkwerks coolant elbow pipes: Post-turbo exhaust pipe re-work (mates to a KLINE 2.75" decat exhaust): Pinning coolant pipes (don't recommend welding): Almost done, a couple small things to be done still but gives you a good idea of how it all looks at the moment (no intake pipes yet): Intake pipes should be done today and the motor along with the tranny will be back in the car some time next week. We'll get some custom exhaust tips done as a final touch and get started with tuning :p
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    It's tentative but a track rental provides a great opportunity before that. Regardless, if you or the car can make it, great. If not, no big deal.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    If I am not available someone else can drive as I like to get the car out. Having said that perhaps I will wait as I believe we have race date in Feb.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum kyledeg4.
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  • ABE92's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Thanks for sharing this NCAT10! I will be doing this swap if the new Dodson clutch kit works on Sticky's car. Can't wait to find out :)
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    Today, 11:52 AM
    GeorgeHak, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 11:48 AM
    pLcCRzDtkN, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Moved to the suspension / brakes.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:44 AM
    Yes, it should be done in the next week or so. Well if you are in Europe then it looks like you won't be available.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    Finally some dyno results at the wheels for the new Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Dinan announced this tune last month at a price point of $2499. Dinan's claimed figures are that horsepower rises from 425 to 516 at the crank. Dinan does hit 516 horsepower here but they do not exactly hit a gain of 91 crank horsepower. If that is confusing to you here is the explanation. The M3/M4 to begin with do not have an output for 425 horsepower. As the baseline shows, the car has roughly ~420 horsepower at the wheels in stock form putting it around 500 crank horsepower to begin with based on the classic Dynojet 15% drivetrain loss rule. Now, on the Dynojet peak horsepower with the Dinan tune rises by roughly 20 horsepower at the wheels. That puts the car over 516 horsepower at the crank using traditional driveline loss standards but it is not a gain of 91 crank horsepower. This is the problem with Dinan using crank figures these days instead of wheel output figures which provide a much more accurate picture. Additionally, dynocharts such as the ones you see below would likely not be favorable to Dinan. The horsepower delta is not what Dinan claims but the peak horsepower is what Dinan claims. The torque gains are greater though with close to a peak 50 lb-ft increase at the wheels. Dinan claims peak torque rises by 83 lb-ft at the crank so he is in the right range when looking at the torque. This Dynojet is having some issues so there are some data drops in the 5000 to 5500 rpm range but we still get an idea of what the tune is doing. Unfortunately, we do not have an air/fuel readout to verify Dinan's claims about superior control in this area. Does the Dinan tune add horsepower and torque? Yes. Is it very mild? Yes. Is it worth the money? Well, someone thought it was.
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  • MikeB@FFTEC's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    Throughout October weve got suspension systems on sale for the 335i, 135i and 1M chassis! We have special pricing on shocks, springs, and coilovers shipped to you! If you dont see the parts you are interested in, please call, PM, or email Mikeb@fftec.com and Ill get you a quote for exactly what you need! Bilstein B12 Pro Kit Suspenision - $860 shipped within the continental 48 states H&R Touring Cup Suspension Kit - $740 Shipped within the continental 48 States! Koni Sport (Yellow) Shocks - $650 Shipped within the continental 48 states! Bilstein B6 HD Shocks PM For Sale Pricing Bilstein B4 OE replacement Shocks - $352 Shipped within the continental 48 states! Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs $290 Shipped within the continental 48 states! H&R Sport Lowering Springs - $250 Shipped within the continental 48 states! H&R Race Lowering Springs - $250 Shipped within the continental 48 States! I've also got special pricing on OEM BMW M3 suspension conversion parts as well! PM for pricing! Please Call, PM, or email Mikeb@fftec.com with any ordering inquiries!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    Finally some dyno results at the wheels for the new Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Dinan announced this tune last month at a price point of $2499. Dinan's claimed figures are that horsepower rises from 425 to 516 at the crank. Dinan does hit 516 horsepower here but they do not exactly hit a gain of 91 crank horsepower. If that is confusing to you here is the explanation. The M3/M4 to begin with do not have an output for 425 horsepower. As the baseline shows, the car has roughly ~420 horsepower at the wheels in stock form putting it around 500 crank horsepower to begin with based on the classic Dynojet 15% drivetrain loss rule. Now, on the Dynojet peak horsepower with the Dinan tune rises by roughly 20 horsepower at the wheels. That puts the car over 516 horsepower at the crank using traditional driveline loss standards but it is not a gain of 91 crank horsepower. This is the problem with Dinan using crank figures these days instead of wheel output figures which provide a much more accurate picture. Additionally, dynocharts such as the ones you see below would likely not be favorable to Dinan. The horsepower delta is not what Dinan claims but the peak horsepower is what Dinan claims. The torque gains are greater though with close to a peak 50 lb-ft increase at the wheels. Dinan claims peak torque rises by 83 lb-ft at the crank so he is in the right range when looking at the torque. This Dynojet is having some issues so there are some data drops in the 5000 to 5500 rpm range but we still get an idea of what the tune is doing. Unfortunately, we do not have an air/fuel readout to verify Dinan's claims about superior control in this area. Does the Dinan tune add horsepower and torque? Yes. Is it very mild? Yes. Is it worth the money? Well, someone thought it was.
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  • drfrink24's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 AM
    Mind if I give it a shot? It will be stacked with a JB4 G5 on a 335xi MT. Unless Wedge can integrate your changes with my map, since my current setup has totally eliminated throttle closure (which is nice), I'd hate to reintroduce that. Also, what timing does yours target? I'm at 13.5 at peak torque and through most higher loads.
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  • Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    wow Im glad i got a RENNtech Flash, Car has been running great for over two years and NO CODES whatsover, Increase hp from 230 OEM to 318 whp and eventually went up to 327 whp and 452 wtq that includes the WAGNER IC, now I hvae a down pipe and 3" exhaust havent done the dyno but hopefully next few weeks
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    As it was not announced I am sure you can see why it could have been taken a different way. In Europe for Dec but once you have a date/which strip maybe. Will your car be done by then?
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
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  • williams's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    williams replied to a thread xdrive front drives question in N54
    No matter how you rig it, the transfer case will always be a power loss as well a place for concern when torque numbers rise on these cars. Im an Xdrive as well, Id be content as a frog on a lily pad if I could have some control over the transfer case. Even if I could only dial it down a bit. Say something like the super-cars that are all wheel drive where 70-80% goes the rear and the left over is sent forward. This will limit wheel slip on the front, as it is possible (open differentials) and usually a narrower tire up front. So the guys with an aggressive stagger will see the TC light come on and complain they are all wheel drive. Power will always find the path of lease resistance. Long rant over, give me a way to dial the transfer case down a bit or to where it can only do half its duty cycle, which is stock 50/50 split, let me do a 25/75 split.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    I haven't announced it but since I saw your car is over on this side I thought I would tell you. I'm aiming for renting the strip in early December.
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  • Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    Ron1n glad to see you Anyway I concur with the above I deleted the DPF SC EGR and car is running better than before let alone an increase in HP and Tq. I did a roundtrip run and got 160 miles to a quarter of the tank the most I got before was 110 miles so there was and increase in mpg's
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    relax it was a joke! never heard or seen anything about a drag RACING day...enlighten me
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 AM
    Car has been in CA since May. Drag day? Never heard of it but it sounds like perhaps it is one of your house parties - no thanks to that.
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  • amclint's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 AM
    Saw some before and after Dinan S55 results posted. Run 3 is stock and run 7 is Dinan equipped. Wow...that's pretty depressing.
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