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      01-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #45
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In a perfect world, or with a power glide tranny that could be acomplished... but with our ZF/Getrag trannys the only thing we can really do is adjust our final drive.. we could likely take a 2.9x final drive from something like an E46 (non-M) and maybe get 5-7mph more out of 1st.. but still with 650rwhp first, with any ratio.. will be pretty worthless.
Final drive was what I was addressing. Our close ratio 6-speeds are an excellent street OEM start. I've never found anything very drivable beyond that of a 4:11.......they all are super-fast 1-3 with turbo cars. -( street)-(not track).

Throttle modulation is huge on traction I've found with almost any power-plant after 300 RWHP and light weight chassis. Exponential of course, above that.

Man I wish I could get some strength advise from BMW engineers that know about the alloy S.I block and sleeves. I would begin a system for my coupe. There just does not seem to be any real facts that I've found yet.

Are you planning on adding flares and wide wheels to this car ? I have a Datsun 240-Z that's receiving a RB26DETT from a Skyline R34 cammed by HKS right at your same HP goals. I'll be flaring to hold the 13" wide rears with sticky meats.
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Just talked to Jim at Lutz Performance. Im second in line.
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      01-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #47
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Just talked to Jim at Lutz Performance. Im second in line.
how much we talking???
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      01-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #48
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I will find out in 2 hours....I honestly dont give a hoot about the cost. I want it done right.
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Is it bad that i keep reading 'lulz' performance?
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      01-04-2012, 04:47 PM   #50
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...adjust your resolution :-)
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      01-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #51
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...adjust your resolution :-)
So are you going turbo or ESS VT2?
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Turbo. Inked in.
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      01-04-2012, 05:19 PM   #53
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this thing is going to be awesome. can't wait to see it done!
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updates on cost villa?
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      01-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #55
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I'm still waiting
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Intake manifold looks very familiar to the one that Horsepower Freaks uses. And it will be interesting to see what people think of the two choices and which one is better.
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no reply from these guys.
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i know...all they have to do is email a write up on what the cost will be...and Im done. Buuuuuuut. No answer yet so. Till sunrise I wait to call.
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i know...all they have to do is email a write up on what the cost will be...and Im done. Buuuuuuut. No answer yet so. Till sunrise I wait to call.
It's far from just writing up an email, this isn't 20 parts pulled from a shelf and bolted to the car like most companies do. Material prices go up and down by the day, in just the exhaust manifold alone there is a dozen different prices to verify. If you want a accurate quote it takes a little bit of time, please be patient with us as Andrew and I are on top of getting you a quote. I'm pretty sure that if you speak to Trevor or Marcus they will tell you that nothing like this is done in short order, we haven't forgotten you I promise, please be patient, the end result will be worthwhile!

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awesome I love it this totally made my morning so I can drink my starbucks coffee with a smile on my face..
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awesome I love it this totally made my morning so I can drink my starbucks coffee with a smile on my face..
Enjoy! I'm just finishing up a materials list for your car, and our recommendation on hardware choice front to back. Of course anything can be changed to your liking once we get the ball rolling. Please keep in mind this will be your own creation, while similar to Trevor's setup, there's many different ways to do similar things. I follow the idea of each and every setup having it's own unique qualities, meaning you'll never see the same exact setup twice. I have lots of visions once I get rolling with a build like this, not hard at all to take a slightly different path. Typically the second or third time you do something it turns out even better, we're going to have a hard time topping Trevor's build, you ready?

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I'm guessing around 400rwhp.
I know the high compression limits it, but I hope 91 or 93 gets you a little further than that! My car makes 564whp on straight 93 octane

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Is it bad that i keep reading 'lulz' performance?
You must have ridden in a car we've built, lots of people get giggly afterwards

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Intake manifold looks very familiar to the one that Horsepower Freaks uses. And it will be interesting to see what people think of the two choices and which one is better.
The intake manifold for this one is from Horsepower Freaks, it was Trevor's choice. I would much rather have had an intake manifold of my own on his car but sometimes it's not so beneficial to try and reinvent the wheel. The intake manifold for the S54 is far from complex being that the throttles are on the motor side of the intake manifold. On any future Z4M builds, there's possibilities for something different

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any chance of Lutz making this more than just a one-off and making it a production kit?
Doubtful you'll see a kit but that doesn't mean you can't have something similar!



Thank you everyone for your comments, they are much appreciated. I put everything I have into these builds and each and every one of your comments make me strive for better and better results! It has been a pleasure working with Trevor and his Z4M and I can't wait to see how she performs! Until then, SMILE, Trevor's car is already and there's still lots of updates to come!

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