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    Today, 04:02 AM
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    Today, 03:31 AM
    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.
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    Today, 03:31 AM
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    Today, 03:04 AM
    By now you are well aware that Mercedes offers the 4Matic all wheel drive system for the facelifted CLS63 and E63 AMG models. So what happens when you put the pre-facelift rear wheel drive 63 AMG model up against the facelifted 4Matic all wheel drive model on the dragstrip? Even a casual automotive enthusiast would likely guess that the result would have the all wheel drive car showing the quicker ET (elapsed time) whereas the rear wheel drive car would have the higher trap speed. That is usually the case although by no means an automotive law. It is what happens in the drag race below though and that is partially due to both cars wearing street rubber. Soft drag rubber is pretty much a necessity for a high torque rear wheel drive vehicle to get good traction off the line at the strip. Now, this is not exactly apples to apples as the C218 CLS63 has an ECU tune. The W212 E63 AMG S is stock and an ECU tune makes a huge difference in power and torque. Combine an output increase as a result of ECU tuning for the CLS63 along with its roughly 200 pound lighter weight and it is no surprise it traps 128.72 miles per hour to the 4Matic E63 117.83. A difference of almost 11 miles per hour is huge and using the old rule of thumb of 1 mile per hour being equal to 10 wheel horsepower without even seeing the dyno numbers of the two cars we know the CLS63 is putting out roughly 100 more horsepower at the wheels. A trap speed is often as good as a dynograph. Even though the CLS63 is lighter and more powerful it still takes longer to cross the 1/4 mile mark at 12.190 seconds. The stock E63 AMS S 4Matic does it quicker with an 11.863. It should be clear how these two important parts of a 1/4 mile run each have their own particular variables yet they relate to each other. It still is amazing how many people make basic errors when referring to which car is faster (trap speed) or quicker (elapsed time) when talking about a slip and the variables that influence the result. This is about as simple and clear of an educational 1/4 mile run in relation to illustrating time and speed as there can be.
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    Today, 02:52 AM
    By now you are well aware that Mercedes offers the 4Matic all wheel drive system for the facelifted CLS63 and E63 AMG models. So what happens when you put the pre-facelift rear wheel drive 63 AMG model up against the facelifted 4Matic all wheel drive model on the dragstrip? Even a casual automotive enthusiast would likely guess that the result would have the all wheel drive car showing the quicker ET (elapsed time) whereas the rear wheel drive car would have the higher trap speed. That is usually the case although by no means an automotive law. It is what happens in the drag race below though and that is partially due to both cars wearing street rubber. Soft drag rubber is pretty much a necessity for a high torque rear wheel drive vehicle to get good traction off the line at the strip. Now, this is not exactly apples to apples as the C218 CLS63 has an ECU tune. The W212 E63 AMG S is stock and an ECU tune makes a huge difference in power and torque. Combine an output increase as a result of ECU tuning for the CLS63 along with its roughly 200 pound lighter weight and it is no surprise it traps 128.72 miles per hour to the 4Matic E63 117.83. A difference of almost 11 miles per hour is huge and using the old rule of thumb of 1 mile per hour being equal to 10 wheel horsepower without even seeing the dyno numbers of the two cars we know the CLS63 is putting out roughly 100 more horsepower at the wheels. A trap speed is often as good as a dynograph. Even though the CLS63 is lighter and more powerful it still takes longer to cross the 1/4 mile mark at 12.190 seconds. The stock E63 AMS S 4Matic does it quicker with an 11.863. It should be clear how these two important parts of a 1/4 mile run each have their own particular variables yet they relate to each other. It still is amazing how many people make basic errors when referring to which car is faster (trap speed) or quicker (elapsed time) when talking about a slip and the variables that influence the result. This is about as simple and clear of an educational 1/4 mile run in relation to illustrating time and speed as there can be.
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    Today, 02:00 AM
    Sirex63 replied to a thread M156 intake in M156 / M159 V8
    Go with the ROW Airboxes. They are being sold from Weistec. Anything else is just not worth it, Trust me
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    Today, 01:22 AM
    Considering the whiteline kit for my diff. Wish I would have known about them before I jumped on the M3 subs. Rear is still too wiggly on hard accel. It's gotten a bit worse so I'm assuming my stock diff bushings are about ready to be replaced.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    Thanks Ryan, Yea, will be messing with it this weekend again checking all the torque specs to see what I can come up with. Something is not right and it's driving me nuts not knowing what.
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    Today, 01:02 AM
    The 991 Turbo S test numbers are perplexing to say the least. MotorTrend managed to get a 10.9 @ 123.7 1/4 mile sprint out of the car. Road and Track essentially mirrored this with a result of 10.9 @ 124.4. Car and Driver now gets into the mix and their acceleration numbers are the best of the bunch with a 10.8 @ 126 1/4 mile elapsed time and trap speed. Their timed 0-60 run for the all wheel drive Turbo S comes in at a blistering 2.6 seconds. Even though a 10.8 @ 126 is the quickest and fastest of the three major US Magazines these numbers still are slow. Independent drag strip results are better with a 10.68 @ 128 pass on the dragstrip. Car and Driver, Road and Track, and MotorTrend all get a result with the more powerful 991 Turbo S that is closer to the standard 991 Turbo. The standard car at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) in Florida ran 10.9 @ 126. So what is the deal? We really do not know. Maybe the cars pull timing due to aggressive software. It would explain why dyno results seem to vary greatly pull to pull. The spread shown on an all wheel drive Dynojet is up to 30 wheel horsepower and torque can change by almost 60 lb-ft. Heat soak, software, timing, whatever it may be something is causing inconsistent performance with the 991 Turbo and Turbo S.
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    Today, 12:32 AM
    Hey deenhbzkt: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 12:17 AM
    Welcome MWaterhou, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Song is amazeballs:
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    Today, 12:06 AM
    Or chatting with some of us ;)
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    We spend a lot of time on this network complaining about government regulation in the automotive industry and how enthusiasts are unjustly (and sometimes illegally) targeted, fined, and controlled. This was most recently evident with the struggles BMS is having with CARB. We forget there are some politicians out there who actually are human beings who can relate to us and who appreciate bringing the community together through a mutual interest in this case one of automotive enthusiasm. Mike Brown of ModBargains.com has said automotive enthusiasm which I can vouch for after meeting him and is being recognized congressionally for it. Congressman John Campbell (serving his fifth term) awarded Mike Brown at the congressman's offices in Irvine, California recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Automotive and Internet Space. To be perfectly honest this network was not aware that there was such a thing. It is great to see the government working with the automotive and internet sector positively and recognizing those who do so. Congratulations to Mike Brown and Modbargains.com. You have my vote Congressman Campbell. Press Release below: Automotive Industry Pioneer and CEO of ModBargains Receives Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Campbell LA HABRA, CA (April 21st, 2014) – ModBargains CEO and co-founder Mike Brown has been awarded special Congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Automotive and Internet Space by U.S. Congressman John Campbell at a ceremony at the Congressman’s offices in Irvine, Calif. Congressman Campbell is currently serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his election to public office, Campbell had a career spanning 25 years in the automotive industry representing numerous automobile brands, and was also an early member of the SEMA-supported State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus while serving in the California legislature. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from Congressman Campbell. In addition to helping companies like ours grow and succeed within his District, he is also a well known automotive enthusiast and supporter of SEMA”, explains Mr. Brown. “But more importantly he has supported local business and new industry innovations, which is what we have tried to achieve in the automotive parts and accessories industry, leveraging social media and Internet technologies to fill an important void in the market.” A pioneer in the automotive aftermarket industry, Orange County based ModBargains has used the Internet and popular social media channels like Facebook and YouTube to help address the fragmentation in the market. Providing what is essentially a digital information and knowledge-sharing platform for both its customers and manufacturers, the company has helped grow and redefine the market. Mr. Brown was selected for this prestigious recognition from the Congressmen based on his contributions to helping modernize the automotive parts and aftermarket industry via internet-based and social technologies. Through ModBargains, he was able to demonstrate the power of having real-time, two-way conversations that are enabled through modern social media platforms, and the resulting important benefits such as driving efficiencies in the market, and improving the relationship between business and consumer; or as in this case the automotive enthusiasts. “Our purpose at ModBargains is to share our expertise, experience, and enthusiasm in an effort to make the world a better place for automotive enthusiasts”, explains Mr. Brown. More information on ModBargains can be found at www.modbargains.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ModBargains. About ModBargains ModBargains employees strive each day to share their expertise, experience, and enthusiasm in an effort to make the world a better place for automotive enthusiasts. Co-founded by enthusiasts Mike Brown and Ron Hay, ModBargains was created to fill a void in the automotive aftermarket, dedicated to offering a greater range of products along with reliable pricing and a focus on experienced staff to provide outstanding customer service. Finding success through lots of hard work, a decade later, ModBargains is a leader in Automotive Parts and Accessories, offering products and installation for a wide variety of makes and models. For more information visit www.modbargains.com.
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    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    We spend a lot of time on this network complaining about government regulation in the automotive industry and how enthusiasts are unjustly (and sometimes illegally) targeted, fined, and controlled. This was most recently evident with the struggles BMS is having with CARB. We forget there are some politicians out there who actually are human beings who can relate to us and who appreciate bringing the community together through a mutual interest in this case one of automotive enthusiasm. Mike Brown of ModBargains.com has said automotive enthusiasm which I can vouch for after meeting him and is being recognized congressionally for it. Congressman John Campbell (serving his fifth term) awarded Mike Brown at the congressman's offices in Irvine, California recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Automotive and Internet Space. To be perfectly honest this network was not aware that there was such a thing. It is great to see the government working with the automotive and internet sector positively and recognizing those who do so. Congratulations to Mike Brown and Modbargains.com. You have my vote Congressman Campbell. Press Release below: Automotive Industry Pioneer and CEO of ModBargains Receives Congressional Recognition from Congressman John Campbell LA HABRA, CA (April 21st, 2014) – ModBargains CEO and co-founder Mike Brown has been awarded special Congressional recognition for Outstanding Business Leadership in the Automotive and Internet Space by U.S. Congressman John Campbell at a ceremony at the Congressman’s offices in Irvine, Calif. Congressman Campbell is currently serving his fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his election to public office, Campbell had a career spanning 25 years in the automotive industry representing numerous automobile brands, and was also an early member of the SEMA-supported State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus while serving in the California legislature. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from Congressman Campbell. In addition to helping companies like ours grow and succeed within his District, he is also a well known automotive enthusiast and supporter of SEMA”, explains Mr. Brown. “But more importantly he has supported local business and new industry innovations, which is what we have tried to achieve in the automotive parts and accessories industry, leveraging social media and Internet technologies to fill an important void in the market.” A pioneer in the automotive aftermarket industry, Orange County based ModBargains has used the Internet and popular social media channels like Facebook and YouTube to help address the fragmentation in the market. Providing what is essentially a digital information and knowledge-sharing platform for both its customers and manufacturers, the company has helped grow and redefine the market. Mr. Brown was selected for this prestigious recognition from the Congressmen based on his contributions to helping modernize the automotive parts and aftermarket industry via internet-based and social technologies. Through ModBargains, he was able to demonstrate the power of having real-time, two-way conversations that are enabled through modern social media platforms, and the resulting important benefits such as driving efficiencies in the market, and improving the relationship between business and consumer; or as in this case the automotive enthusiasts. “Our purpose at ModBargains is to share our expertise, experience, and enthusiasm in an effort to make the world a better place for automotive enthusiasts”, explains Mr. Brown. More information on ModBargains can be found at www.modbargains.com, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ModBargains. About ModBargains ModBargains employees strive each day to share their expertise, experience, and enthusiasm in an effort to make the world a better place for automotive enthusiasts. Co-founded by enthusiasts Mike Brown and Ron Hay, ModBargains was created to fill a void in the automotive aftermarket, dedicated to offering a greater range of products along with reliable pricing and a focus on experienced staff to provide outstanding customer service. Finding success through lots of hard work, a decade later, ModBargains is a leader in Automotive Parts and Accessories, offering products and installation for a wide variety of makes and models. For more information visit www.modbargains.com.
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Welcome brnttws, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    You mean some Öhlins, like this? :naughty::P:awesome:
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    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    im an amateur CFD person but have been doing professional FEA for over a decade now. since starting using ansys CFD became available and i just learn from a peronal point of view ive never done transient myself for that reason. i see alot of people online CFD that draw from all runners to look at distribution but when you do this is too "harsh" a test for the manifold this is a naturally aspirated simulation whereby m50 all runners drawing on the manifold (flow is 3.2L 100% VE 8000rpm) see how crap it is but obviously it cant be this bad otherwise some cylinders would be hardly run angled entry all runners drawing (flow is 3.2L 100% VE 8000rpm) is alot better but still not great Since all runners never are drawing at the same time only 2 to 2.5 runners are drawing depending on cam duration i looked at the above "all" runner sim and firing order to work out which two cylinders will produce the worst distrubution m50 runners 1&4 drawing (flow is 3.2L 100% VE 8000rpm) 11% variance which is not great but not exactly bad when the flow and inlet tube velocity is probably double what factory intended angled entry runners 1&4 drawing (flow is 3.2L 100% VE 8000rpm) 2.5% variance this is a steady state flow with known mass flow into the system.
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Hey jmclaro: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Some Lil Wayne back from his prime
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Actually he was on earlier posting, see above? lol
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    LOL, close enough. I had to check his profile too so he was here about two weeks ago just snooping around.
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Welcome.
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