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    well, duh Bueller!
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    well, duh Bueller!
    What did you think?

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    Pretty cool, actually. Secret submarine style quiet. It had a lot more power than what I expected, especially off the line. If the electric machine was allowed its full power off the line (not a linear ramp take off) it would totally smoke the 155? Width tires lol. It was the first time I've driven in an modern full EV vehicle (I've driven a bunch of BMW hybrids, Prius and leaf) and was anticipating more road noise in the cabin, but it was quiet and odd driving with the radio off. No vroom. Don't expect this to handle well with the super saver size tires on it. The interior is neat but odd. The wood looking stuff in my opinion is horrible. The door panels/dash material reminds me of the back side of the door panels on older cars.....like pressed fiberglass. First thing I would do to that is cover it in alcantera suede. Secondly, the shifter "thing"/"stick" is cumbersome to hit park, and the steering wheel kinda gets in the way. Reminds me of a E65 stick..... But different. Shifting into drive is easy. The park thing isn't. Dash display and center display is typical new BMW style.

    Biggest gripe? When you let off the gas, the car unusually slows down quicker than you anticipate from regenerative braking. I think the brake lights come on when the coasting since it slows down so quickly. Think of heavy compression braking from an automatic transmission, or letting off in a manual trans in first gear. It slows down FAST. My wife was annoyed from it, a lot.

    Secondly, it only has a range of about 60 miles. Eco pro+ turns off the a/c; and was immediately turned back off as it allowed swampy 100% humidity air back into the car while driving down here in Houston. Sorry, no a/c (or what it felt like) ain't gonna work here. Also, it limits you to 55mph. It showed you could get another 10-20 miles out of it like that.

    A friend of mine in a very hot climate said the cameras wig out, and the cooling system of the battery runs with the car off due to the heat, killing the batteries. Not a very hot climate friendly car, I don't think.

    My test drive was about 10 minutes long and 10ish miles, these were first impressions. If I had time to actually review it, I'm sure I could be more in depth.


    Makes me want to make a low budget battery bank car and drive back and forth to work in it lol.
    like, another 320 or 2002 with a buncha batteries and electric motor lol
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    It's so damn hot in our shop, our computers are shutting down. This is the only way to keep one of our laptops running. sigh.

    My guys are total hard asses. Besides being prior military and knowing how to see signs of heat related injuries, they pound it out with me in the brutal shop temps. Of course, Gatorades and Icypops are on me 100% of the time. I rented out the cabana had them and their family over this weekend to the neighborhood pool for hot-dogs and swimming to show my true appreciation to their hard efforts. It's the least I can do.


    I guess since I work on electrical stuff, I get "found" for all sorts of projects. This one was fun. LED LIGHTS MO-FO, DO YOU SEE THEM!? Click here to enlarge All wired into a central control unit from Whelen. Works awesome!

    Of course everything was loomed/heat shrunk/BMW butt connected and wire tied. No half ass stuff for the po-po!

    I would have waaaaaaaaay too much fun in a blacked out 'hoe like this one. I didn't even want to drive it- the temptation was too great Click here to enlarge
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    LED lights like a cop car?

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    That's a cop car that isn't a cop car right? How does that work out for the owner? Looks beast.
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    It's for the cops
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    video

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    camera only gets one or two LED's in sequence.

    This had front bar, lower and upper windshield, headlight wig-wag, floor board side markers, rear doors, rear quarter windows and rear windows with tail light wig wags. Lots of wiring
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    oh, and mirrors
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    Might have to visit your shop for a little tuning on my 335 Click here to enlarge
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    Hair drierz

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    We've done a bunch- from stock replacements to optioned out stage 2's.

    Doin a set of stage 1's on a 535 tomorrow!
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    oh man, another track build Click here to enlarge


    This one is gonna be nuts Click here to enlarge
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    Nice suspension
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    H&R springs going on a 300 mile old F30
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    threw some of our head and main studs in an N54 for some thrash time on the dyno.


    Messed with some airbags on a 62 caddy.
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    That caddy is a pimp mobile!

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    all solid mounts, no bushings at ALL in anything... all converted to ball bearing.

    everything. all bushings.
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    This is what it's all about.
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    That's nice to see.

    Makes the effort worth it. Now for someone to give me a yacht as a thank you...

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    Nice notes except when u can't fit me in when cylinder 5 was misfiring and cost me 30 minutes, a Hennepin & Firestone pilsner to check it lol

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    ok, it was a microsecond, but we were on there lol
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    Just made an N54 run outside the car, for the first time ever in the world... you know, no big whoop Click here to enlarge
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    You mean like on an engine dyno? ya no that's been done before hahaa

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    no, not with factory stuff (to my knowledge). Stand alone, yes.
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