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mjmarovi replied to the thread The new sound of Formula 1....FAIL.
" Like any other treehugger David you'd rather deviate from the point I made and try to berate me for not knowing the ins and outs of F1 or attempt to make me feel bad for not feeling sympathy for our planet and the carbon footprint.

Global sport? Yeah...no shit it's global...when did I ever say otherwise? Just like every other leftwing nutjob you want to put words into someone's mouth to make yourself sound better and strengthen your argument. So F1 should lessen it's carbon footprint to set an example to others about mother earth and the attempt to lessen the effects of a theoretical global warming? Are you sure you're DavidV or Al Gore? I think I'll go buy a catless exhaust system for my truck now just because you've motivated me to do so. After all, Formula 1 is saving more fuel then I'd be using anyway. haha

I am clearly entitled to my opinion on the new sound of the engines. You can't tell me I'm wrong for that. I wasn't aware the fuel limitation came from the race teams and not the FIA, not sure I believe that TBH, but it doesn't really matter who made the decision, us fans certainly did NOT, therefore it would be better racing IMO if the teams didn't have to worry about fuel consumption, it's unsettling to hear a over the radio "we're out of fuel so you'll have to take it a bit easy to finish" seriously? "

Today, 09:20 AM

Group.america replied to the thread Protomotive FTW - Porsche 996 Turbo S.
" Attachment 37593

Boost in bars chart vs time in ms "

Today, 09:19 AM

Group.america replied to the thread Protomotive FTW - Porsche 996 Turbo S.

Today, 09:16 AM

Group.america replied to the thread Random Awesomeness Thread.
" Classic phone call message from my Mum (Adelaide, Australia) last night -

Context = My missus is Jewish nd her Mum is a holocaust survivor

"Hi, Andrew, it's your Mum, I hope you have a nice Easter Sunday. I am not sure when the Jews celebrate Easter but please say hi Leslie and her family" "

Today, 09:08 AM

inter1032 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I don't know where you heard that from as my car's idle control valve failed and needs to be replaced.

We will see what it actually runs when they replace it hopefully tomorrow.
damn.. did gintani get any runs in? what did it run last time 17x? "

Today, 09:07 AM

4g63man replied to the thread Eaton Supercharger Kit - E39 540i.
" Lots of work it will be. But now after seeing m5james supercharger not even line up with his heads wtf. So now I'm gonna have to take my intake off and see if the damn thing is gonna line up properly. The work to make this a good reliable working kit doesn't bother me but damn it's gotta match up with the intake bolts in the heads if not might as well hang it on a wall or put it on the coffee table for a conversation piece. For the price I expected much better work better instructions but hey if bolt holes line up its game on then I will make this kit work lol! Every body is probably scratching their head and laughing hey this guy is nuts it won't work lol well maybe I am but nothing wrong with wanting something different making it work and making it better "

Today, 08:41 AM

DavidV replied to the thread The new sound of Formula 1....FAIL.
Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
Right...so he's making excuses for the sound, and talking about carbon footprint...again two things I really don't give shit about
He's not makin excuses for the sound at al. He states you get the fuck on with your life and get used to it.
The carbon footprint was a hint to the responsibility of F1 as a global sport (truly global, like all around the world. Not like, we alre the only country playing this sport, so let's call it World series).

Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
F1 is and should be about pure performance, not fuel efficiency
These new engines are faster, more torque and more fun to drive according to the drivers

if this is the road F1 decides to go down, then it's only a matter of time till a better series of racing comes about.
Engine manufacturers Renault and Mercedes threated Formula One to leave if the engines were not more related to the engines they need for development. The manufacturers also self set the 100L/hour fuel limit to reduce the power made by the engine. "

Today, 08:37 AM

AdminTeam created the thread RYECV is now here!.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum RYECV. "

Today, 08:16 AM

bobS replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
" Well this is very disappointing. I'm sure the new m3/m4 will be a good car but don't turn your e9x m3 in yet. Maybe the m2 will be the platform to buy after all. "

Today, 07:28 AM

Group.america replied to the thread Cobb stage2 93 log.
Quote Originally Posted by xbox_fan View Post
Got feedback from Mitch at Cobb, he thinks its a bit odd and that I need to check for boost leaks.

Thx "

Today, 07:16 AM

AdminTeam created the thread NOOOOB: Smb123.
" Smb123, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 07:08 AM

RNS-11Z replied to the thread LS2 rx8 build in Aus.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Where is it at now @RNS-11Z? I may have my first mazdaboost article here.
Hi sticky

passnger header completed, work has begun on the drivers side. By the end of next week the headers should be done.

Also we are hoping to make around 450rwhp. "

Today, 07:04 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome OGalea.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum OGalea. "

Today, 06:36 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome ammarmjk.
" Welcome ammarmjk, take a look around, I think you will like what you see. "

Today, 05:34 AM

ChuckD05 replied to the thread Article: Tune only W204 C63 AMG vs a bolt on Mustang GT 5.0 'Coyote' from a roll.
" lol i had to post this... jon is a great guy, he loves his car and its very strong. I met him and got called out to race him after sticky front paged my 135i running a stock c63 and nosing it with my brother in the car.. I was on 18ohm jb4 running a few lbs less in that video so i went out to race jons oe tuned c63 , he was a very cool dude to me at least, we bsed before and after the race.. it does seem he likes to stir the pot with videos but most know this going in...

I raced him twice in my old 135..... once where my car hiccuped and limped twice he had his camera and didn't post the videos... which was cool of him ... He is the type of guy you love to beat but hate to lose to.

he just really likes his car , just like sticky loves himself a dct

i couldn't get anyone to come out this day to video except my buddy in the charger rt taping or trying to lol. He is about 8 years younger than me and loved every second of this race as you can tell by watching it lol .... my car trapped 120 both times at the track.... this is with jb4 15ohm no flash days lol.... he trapped 120 or 121 .... he was upset i did not keep going in this race but you can draw your own conclusion from how far ahead of the challenger we were and how fast (slowly) he was going and where we were. I hit at least 140-150. Try to ignore the beginning but the drag race motha fffkkaaass is pretty damn funny lol...

http://youtu.be/J5JXvUzO7gU?t=33s "

Today, 04:26 AM

fastgti69 replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Found out the idle control valve failed and they need to replace it. They're trying to source one in time. Fingers crossed.
I believe my friend is bringing it tomorrow for Alex... you're welcome "

Today, 04:22 AM

fastgti69 replied to the thread Another single kit in the works..
Quote Originally Posted by Moedigzz View Post
One question I do have is: why are n54's only running roughly 10* of timing, while running boost pressures that normally would allow 20*+ of timing.
So when I got dyno'd last week and hit 593 whp, I showed my last tuner for my cobalt ss. He said the same EXACT thing as you. Verbatim, and he was explaining that not enough timing on high boost and e85/100+ octane would not even be worth putting the race gas if not using it right. I don't really know, I'm guessing its just this specific car that is like that.. "

Today, 04:21 AM

SteveAZ replied to the thread STFT Banks 1 & 2 - What is normal ?.
" I think part of this also has to do with the aging and natural degradation of the piezo crystals which isn't necessarily linear across all the injectors.

I too had a delta between the banks, swapped the injectors between banks one and two and the "problem" followed. Given it was pretty minimal and kind of a pain in the arse to chase...I lost interest and let it go.

If the delta got too large...I'd chase it. If its a single injector, that entire bank could be adjusted based on the performance of that one injector. If you got really anal about it...you could locate and re-cal the offending injector (provided it doesn't have an issue)..but it would be a PITA.

Your logs are fairly rich for e50...so not likely there is any real danger there...but your trims are high, I would definitely adjust them. However, you're not logging your long term trims...it'd be nice to see those as well. "

Today, 03:39 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
Quote Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC View Post
I have read that.

Lets just say they have contradicted themselves many times. BMW does have official documents that they stated DIN weight (EU DIN weight includes all fluids and 90% fuel.) Matter of fact the official press release for the car stated 1497kg DIN (3300lb).

Basically their weight games have caught up to them. Many read into them a while back.
You are definitely right about the contradictions.

It was that DTM press release where it all finally became clear to me how much they were fudging the numbers. Not a single other site picked up on it... shocking. "

Today, 03:16 AM

Sticky created the thread BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept previews the next generation G11 7-Series and 9-Series styling.
" Earlier this month BMW announced they would be bringing a new high end luxury sedan concept to the Beijing auto show. Early speculation was that this would be the basis for a 9-Series model. The actual concept is the BMW Vision Future Luxury and it points at the future styling direction of the 7-Series as well as the 9-Series that would be based on the G11 7-Series platform. As expected, the design language is heavily influenced by the earlier Gran Lusso Coupe concept.

The design features sharp angles and 'Laserlight' headlights. The oversized grille and edgy lights give the car somewhat of a squinting appearance. The rear design from the side profile shows BMW stretching the windows back as far as possible and minimizing the trunk overhang. You can thank the 'four door' coupe styling that has become so popular for the sloping rear proportions.

The trademark Hofmeister kink is present of course tying this car to BMW's past. It is elegant, modern, and striking but immediately recognizable as a BMW. As is the interior which exemplifies BMW's modern and minimalist approach. Large screens along with a HUD (heads up display) eliminate button clutter making for a very roomy and modern cockpit.

How much of this will transfer to production for the next generation luxury sedans is anyone's guess. It certainly is a worthy future styling language for the premium models of the brand.

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Today, 03:15 AM