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VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
Good to know on the bfg. My main concern with them is how they would fair in rain


Honestly I think PSS are just overpriced. I'd rather save and get the info. I'm really looking for the most aggressive tire that can hold up in wet weather better than drag radials. I was looking at the toyo r888 but I don't think they'll be good enough in rain.
I think people really ignore one major thing, maybe I live in a warm place so they perform better but I have made the choice to go PSS over thr R888's and I have been completely happy. When people say PSS are overpriced get R888's what they are forgetting to mention is, you will go through 2 sets of R888's by the time you go through one set of PSS. So take whatever you are paying for the R888's and double it then do a comparison to the PSS, because in the end, that is the true cost. "

Today, 09:09 AM

SSO95 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by ChuckD05 View Post
r888s hooked for me in second gear in 50 degree weather and behaved completely civilly in the rain and I DD them for two years on my 135i in 275/35/17... PSS are no where near the r888s in the ability to hook in a straight line... not even remotely close but they are a good all around tire. With Joe's power PSS will not hook at 80mph.. R888s will most likely hook in second at 40mph... I got PSS on my e92 right after i got them and regretted the decision daily... they are not terrible but they are not a stand out tire IMO and I care most about straight line performance.

PSS become useless below 60 degrees... I drove my r888s on nice days in the winter and hooked... I am not lying or making anything up... There is a reason you see most gtrs with them or atleast the gtrs i see in NY... I said it before as did @themyst , i prefer my dws over the PSS in every aspect but turn in and its not that far behind.
Great input, honestly hearing first hand experiences blow reviews out of the water. Hopefully @mjmarovi gets a look at this. "

Today, 08:51 AM

ChuckD05 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by SSO95 View Post
I've heard that R888's need some heat in them or they're useless, PSS are overpriced but I've only read reviews that have justified said price. Never driven a car with them on personally, but I hope you're happy with whatever decision you come to.
r888s hooked for me in second gear in 50 degree weather and behaved completely civilly in the rain and I DD them for two years on my 135i in 275/35/17... PSS are no where near the r888s in the ability to hook in a straight line... not even remotely close but they are a good all around tire. With Joe's power PSS will not hook at 80mph.. R888s will most likely hook in second at 40mph... I got PSS on my e92 right after i got them and regretted the decision daily... they are not terrible but they are not a stand out tire IMO and I care most about straight line performance.

PSS become useless below 60 degrees... I drove my r888s on nice days in the winter and hooked... I am not lying or making anything up... There is a reason you see most gtrs with them or atleast the gtrs i see in NY... I said it before as did @themyst , i prefer my dws over the PSS in every aspect but turn in and its not that far behind. "

Today, 08:45 AM

jaye944 replied to the thread my fantasy e46 - upgrades - some feedback pls.
" oh I forgot about the Alarm. is the factory Alarm good? Or do you guys change it out? In the UK I used to use Clifford, but I dont think its here in Canada. Any recommendations on that too cheers "

Today, 08:40 AM

SSO95 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by mjmarovi View Post
Good to know on the bfg. My main concern with them is how they would fair in rain


Honestly I think PSS are just overpriced. I'd rather save and get the info. I'm really looking for the most aggressive tire that can hold up in wet weather better than drag radials. I was looking at the toyo r888 but I don't think they'll be good enough in rain.
I've heard that R888's need some heat in them or they're useless, PSS are overpriced but I've only read reviews that have justified said price. Never driven a car with them on personally, but I hope you're happy with whatever decision you come to. "

Today, 08:38 AM

jaye944 replied to the thread my fantasy e46 - upgrades - some feedback pls.
" many thankxs "

Today, 08:13 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome AHellyer.
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Today, 08:04 AM

inter1032 replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
" that doesnt prove anything "

Today, 07:46 AM

DavidV replied to the thread Genetically Modified Food.
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Quote Originally Posted by fastgti69 View Post
Damnit ive been wasting time
If you want to waste time, OT is the best place to do it
Who cares about post counts anyway? "

Today, 07:42 AM

Cn555ic replied to the thread Help car will not start back up..
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Quote Originally Posted by Linracing View Post
towel? Like a thin towel between the connections?
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Today, 07:27 AM

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Today, 07:25 AM

0-60Motorsports replied to the thread Gintani DCT Enhanced Oil Pan *New Product Introduction*.
" This is great. Another mod to add to the list once I get an E90 M3. Well done Gintani. "

Today, 06:50 AM

fastgti69 replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Or we can all come to my event. Problem is it will be in Norcal so I doubt many of you will make the trip.
Anything for you bro, when an where. Don't just tease me.. "

Today, 05:07 AM

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Today, 04:50 AM

925_335IS replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Or we can all come to my event. Problem is it will be in Norcal so I doubt many of you will make the trip.
This will be awesome! Something finally in NorCal. "

Today, 04:31 AM

digger replied to the thread Turbos are not new to Formula 1 - A look back at BMW's 1500+ horsepower M12/M13 turbo F1 motor based on the production M10 four-cylinder.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Nice edit. The newer blocks may be better engineered by certain standards but are they stronger? Are they better for use in F1?

Soooo.... like I said, based on application?

So the M10 block is better for Formula 1 than say an N54?
the blocks weren't designed to be used for F1 when conceived, so who cares about F1 this doesnt make a block "good". they just raided the parts bin and found the M10 blocks were able to do the job without designing a new one specifically..... whoop dee do "

Today, 03:41 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome KBlum.
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Today, 03:39 AM

xbox_fan replied to the thread Warnings to 335is owners and possible others?.
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Quote Originally Posted by mithiral67 View Post
I will give them a couple weeks to see what happens, maybe its a quick fix. Might have to jump on a jb4 at least for the 1/2mile event.
Why don't you do a backup of your current ROM and upload a BB flash (backend or normal), once Cobb fixes support you just reload the new BMW rom and install the AP? "

Today, 03:36 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Turbos are not new to Formula 1 - A look back at BMW's 1500+ horsepower M12/M13 turbo F1 motor based on the production M10 four-cylinder.
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Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
assuming newer blocks prove themselves not to fail prematurely outside staistical variations then newer blocks are without a doubt better engineered.
Nice edit. The newer blocks may be better engineered by certain standards but are they stronger? Are they better for use in F1?

Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
in order to make something both lighter and suitable for the application intended requires more knowledge and better understanding of the possible operating conditions, loads in service, duty cycle etc and better understanding of mechanical properties so you dont get it wrong.
Soooo.... like I said, based on application?

Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
stronger does not mean better unless of course that is a design objective.
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Today, 03:03 AM

digger replied to the thread Turbos are not new to Formula 1 - A look back at BMW's 1500+ horsepower M12/M13 turbo F1 motor based on the production M10 four-cylinder.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Well I mean BMW's engineers today just try to make the car last the warranty period. Is that good engineering? The M10 block is probably a better turbo candidate than any current BMW block. The new BMW blocks are lighter but which is more impressively engineered?

I think your statement really depends on application.
assuming newer blocks prove themselves not to fail prematurely outside staistical variations then newer blocks are without a doubt better engineered. in order to make something both lighter and suitable for the application intended requires more knowledge and better understanding of the possible operating conditions, loads in service, duty cycle etc and better understanding of mechanical properties so you dont get it wrong. you need a better understand how structures behave so that material is added in the right areas in an efficient manner. lots of stuff has been and is done by designers (non engineers) eye balling stuff, rules of thumb and that works very often but in the modern world you will never be the best at what you do with this approach

stronger does not mean better unless of course that is a design objective.

anyone can build a bridge, but to design and build something that is light, economical to proiduce and efficient is where engineering comes into it "

Today, 02:57 AM