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      10-10-2011, 05:48 PM   #287
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which battery are you using?
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      10-11-2011, 07:07 AM   #288
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i used a porsche gt3 RS battery and my tuner modded my battery tray, no mods were made to the car at all!!!

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i used a porsche gt3 RS battery and my tuner modded my battery tray, no mods were made to the car at all!!!

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      10-11-2011, 01:36 PM   #290
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lol it was rather "pricey" but looks very oem, and works well, if you notice every single pic with my car in the car is on trickle charge unless its out at the track...... it lasts literally 3 days!! PAtheTic!!
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      10-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #291
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I'm gonna build my own using 150 off the market cell phone batteries tethered together. hahahaa

What do you think of my chart? Do you agree?
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      10-11-2011, 01:41 PM   #292
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your chart looks pretty bang on...... i WISH we could get more TQ!!!!!!! after driving a stock 1M, it really reminded me of 2 things, how awesome the s54 is, how lacking in the Tq the s54 is!! it Really needs alittle more..... sighhhh but i cant honestly say the 1m would be a severe downgrade for me from my ///M z4 s/c, it does however have much better suspension... much better, nothing some kw clubsport cant sort :-)
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      10-11-2011, 01:46 PM   #293
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We need a little more boost, and a lot less weight to get that extra torque feeling. Can you imagine if someone made CF doors with thin detachable CF door cards? I bet stock ones are heavy as fuck

A turbo would give you the torque, BUT it would really sacrifice the top end, and I'm not making that compromise. Look at how the power drops off on the modded 335i
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      10-11-2011, 01:52 PM   #294
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We need a little more boost, and a lot less weight to get that extra torque feeling. Can you imagine if someone made CF doors with thin detachable CF door cards? I bet stock ones are heavy as fuck

A turbo would give you the torque, BUT it would really sacrifice the top end, and I'm not making that compromise. Look at how the power drops off on the modded 335i
no doubt i love all the power at the top and a rising power band, your right we HAVE to target that weight now!!!.......
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I'm gonna mass produce paper mache doors. hahahahqah
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Just wire up 4 of these in series:

http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...pf_ts_40ah.php

40 ah vs the porsche's 18, and only 13 pounds (6kg for you beedub)

I have no idea if they will fit however, do not quote me on saying they will. What are the dimensions of our battery box?

EDIT: here's one that's already in series: http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...f_gbs_40ah.php
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Just wire up 4 of these in series:

http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...pf_ts_40ah.php

40 ah vs the porsche's 18, and only 13 pounds (6kg for you beedub)

I have no idea if they will fit however, do not quote me on saying they will. What are the dimensions of our battery box?

EDIT: here's one that's already in series: http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...f_gbs_40ah.php
Probably more pita than it sounds. This one's 11lbs for $160
http://www.braillebattery.com/index....teries/b14115/
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But is it lithium?
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But is it lithium?
going by beedub's experience, I don't want lithium
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If you'll notice, it has 18 AH. That braille battery you posted only has 15. You'll probably need to keep it on a tender if you don't drive daily.

Or are you talking about a different experience from another thread?

Not trying to get into a lithium vs lead thread here...sorry to derail.
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yeah thats a seperate thread... I use my car daily
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      10-11-2011, 10:47 PM   #302
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But is it lithium?
going by beedub's experience, I don't want lithium
Based on onelove's review all I want is lithium. New tech > Old tech

Nice chart btw
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      10-12-2011, 12:28 AM   #303
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thx, I'd also like to do some acceleration videos to show acceleration from different RPM. Once I get my new to me wheels/tires on...
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yeah tom it could just be a funny unit but honestly, if you look back at every single pick ive taken at my house you'll notice the trickle charge wie ;-) then again no biggy for me at all, was it worth the weight loss??? honestly,,,??? no i dont think it was!! id be better off getting really light wheels, lower unsprunf mass makes a huge difference imo.
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ffs the advan ad08s are on backorder, so I "settled" on Bridgestone re-11s. 265/35/18 all around. HOPE THEY FIT UP FRONT!
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your chart looks pretty bang on...... i WISH we could get more TQ!!!!!!! after driving a stock 1M, it really reminded me of 2 things, how awesome the s54 is, how lacking in the Tq the s54 is!! it Really needs alittle more..... sighhhh but i cant honestly say the 1m would be a severe downgrade for me from my ///M z4 s/c, it does however have much better suspension... much better, nothing some kw clubsport cant sort :-)
I've been following this thread for some time. I have a E46 M3 with ESS VT2-500 that had issues with boost leaking. Cannot hold max boost (consistent 7psi with spikes of 8psi - 84mm pulley) for much time. I'm now upgrading to VT2-550 (80mm pulley) with AEM W/M and T-clamps with belts 3x fatter.

About 1M, you will never fell the turbo kick and torque with a S/C kit. But the 1M hates high rpms like the S54 does (redline at 7000rpm with power falling at 6000rpm). The only solution for you seems to be HPF if you really love the car, or trade for a turbo car from factory (996TT value should be pretty close to your car and a few more pennies).

My car has a 3.91 rear diff and if you want torque the 4.10 diff seems to be just right for you. You won't regret it, believe me. It totally transforms the car about torque felling at low rpm. The S/C doesn't do nothing in this range and it matches pretty well with a shorter diff ratio in mid and high rpm range.

Question for you: During upshifts at wot only above 7000rpms, the SMGII delays the gear change (S6 seems S2/3). I have a HPF ST2 clutch in the box but wanted to be sure if it has something to do with clutch not holding the torque, SMG ECU programing or wear out?
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Yeah, you need a big turbo to have big top end. Not sure I want the downgrade in throttle response and usable traction (on this chassis)

Other than the pulley, what else does the vt2-550 kit come with for the e46?

My friend has a very strong 996tt, which will always be faster, but I'm trying to build the ultimate daily driver

I weighed the volks, they're 17.5lbs each! The 19s I have on right now are 25.5lbs in the rear. The new tires are also lighter (28lbs), so I'm looking to lose 12.5lbs per corner
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ffs the advan ad08s are on backorder, so I "settled" on Bridgestone re-11s. 265/35/18 all around. HOPE THEY FIT UP FRONT!
Wow that's super aggressive, that's 2.58% smaller in the front and 2.80% smaller in the back. You're probably going to have to run some pretty heavy camber in the front. Post pics once you get it all sorted out, will look great.

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