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Old 03-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #14421
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I'm at work. FML.
Aww! I couldn't wait for this to come back around! 2009 legit Shelby Cobra 850hp 2xxxlbs took first place! I think his 0-60-0 was like 7sec? The retro rod vette was fvcking bootiful! (2009) This year 2011 a Danny Pop won in a z06 vette, looked kinda rice. But we all know the wing was needed
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #14422
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Yo guys don't miss the street car invitational! on speed right now~!
Ive got it dvr'd
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:32 PM   #14423
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Yea, my diff gets here Friday.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #14424
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Yea, my diff gets here Friday.
So what your sayin is your gonna make the meet with the ///M
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:48 PM   #14425
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So what your sayin is your gonna make the meet with the ///M
I still have some things to finish before then but it's looking like a possibility. Depends on rain as well.
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:49 PM   #14426
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I still have some things to finish before then but it's looking like a possibility. Depends on rain as well.
Gotcha... Yeah I have a few things to install before the meet too

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #14427
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jay asked for pics. tires are always hard to capture...









Its a good thing I switched to 245's

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #14428
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:27 AM   #14429
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Gotcha... Yeah I have a few things to install before the meet too

You better wrap those b!tches!!!

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #14430
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You better wrap those b!tches!!!

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Why cover something so beautiful?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:40 AM   #14431
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Perk you have any videos of your M3 on youtube? Or anybody else for that matter?

Just curious, b/c I still get "expert" comments about my Cobra and Powerstroke videos that are several years old, I imagine its even worse for the M's that have videos up.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:38 AM   #14432
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Perk you have any videos of your M3 on youtube? Or anybody else for that matter?

Just curious, b/c I still get "expert" comments about my Cobra and Powerstroke videos that are several years old, I imagine its even worse for the M's that have videos up.
No full track videos but yeah there are some. Just search PerkM3.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #14433
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Why cover something so beautiful?
I agree and performance gains are marginal at best. I go back to racing for an example. If NASCAR, Formula 1, Grand AM, etc., etc. don't wrap there headers, then I don't need to.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:51 AM   #14434
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I agree and performance gains are marginal at best. I go back to racing for an example. If NASCAR, Formula 1, Grand AM, etc., etc. don't wrap there headers, then I don't need to.
Never seen much evidence that there is any benefit on a N/A setup, as long as there is a half-way decent intake shield/box or CAI. Now wrapping the hotside of a turbo setup is a little different, but not much.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:55 AM   #14435
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No full track videos but yeah there are some. Just search PerkM3.
Found em, luckily Andy hasnt gotten any retarded comments on his videos, lol.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:01 AM   #14436
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Never seen much evidence that there is any benefit on a N/A setup, as long as there is a half-way decent intake shield/box or CAI. Now wrapping the hotside of a turbo setup is a little different, but not much.
I asked James about ceramic coating and wrapping once and he put it to me this way. It's like a lower degree thermostat, you can get one that opens sooner but all it will do is take longer to get to the same temp but it will always get to the same temp. If if took 5 minutes before it will take 10 minutes now but still, in the end, it will be at the same temp.

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Found em, luckily Andy hasnt gotten any retarded comments on his videos, lol.
Yeah
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #14437
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I asked James about ceramic coating and wrapping once and he put it to me this way. It's like a lower degree thermostat, you can get one that opens sooner but all it will do is take longer to get to the same temp but it will always get to the same temp. If if took 5 minutes before it will take 10 minutes now but still, in the end, it will be at the same temp.

Maybe that makes sense.

Yeah
Yep thats about the way I understand it as well. Seen that some of the headers made with lesser metals end up corroding away when wrapped as well.

Alot of truck pullers go with the turbo blankets and hot-side coating/wrappings due to insane temps for a relatively short time.

I knew one guy that had a "mild" built pulling truck. He had a huge ice chest/toolbox that he'd fill with ice water for his air-water intercooler. It would be all melted by the time he was done with his pull...

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Old 03-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #14438
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Yep thats about the way I understand it as well. Seen that some of the headers made with lesser metals end up corroding away when wrapped as well.

Alot of truck pullers go with the turbo blankets and hot-side coating/wrappings due to insane temps for a relatively short time.

I knew one guy that had a "mild" built pulling truck. He had a huge ice chest/toolbox that he'd fill with ice water for his air-water intercooler. It would be all melted by the time he was done with his pull...
If you're doing something like drag racing where where the car is only running for a short period of time then I could see it helping a bit but for my personal application it would be pointless.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:14 AM   #14439
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Anyone ever get that feeling that when the time comes to change, modify, or fix something... you always end up having 2-3 other things in addition to that? Last night I put the car up on jack stands so I could start removing all the crap for my pulley install. Well I figured now is the perfect time to make some front end adjustments to the suspension.... Just my luck... seems like I previously over tightened the drivers side top assembly... now I have to figure a way to remove the front strut and replace them...



I just hope my top lock nut isnt stripped... fack me...
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #14440
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Andy, that's Enkei set is beautiful
19 or 18 wheels?

PerkM3, you do need a bigger garage, lol
you have too many toys

Cosmos M3, I love that super print header of yours
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