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Old 05-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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Please explain the "sponsor" thing to me.

I just don't get it. You post up some pictures of your car on a forum and dudes just hand you sh(t for free? seems legit.
Not at all. Most of those groups providing parts require a solid return on investment via marketing, attendance at events, or your car being used as a display vehicle. Meguiars is a solid example. Not only did they want a sticker on the windshield of the vehicle, but they also wanted me to attend an event on their behalf and have my vehicle as their display car... did this at Carlisle.

AEM and Prosport wanted photos of the finished product for marketing purposes. ATI just gave me a discount on parts rather than handing them over free of charge.

Most of these groups are willing to work with those who modify their car but they essentially require two things :

- ROI : What will you be able to provide in return for them helping with cost (could be magazine coverage, event attendance, etc)
- Professionalism : I feel like a lot of people shoot themselves in the foot by making demands and approaching things from their perspective.. me me me me... instead, use social networking tools (LinkedIn for example) to locate the head of the marketing department at a company.. figure out what their goals are from a high level and how you can fit into those. One of my better agreements was through Rotora and resulted from them having a tiny presence in the E46 market. By providing parts for my vehicle, I was able to expose a lot of people to their product and, in turn, they were able to locate new customers. In fact, Rotora had 4 orders within a month of me posting up an article on here about their product.. each one informed their team they had seen it featured on here.

So how can you professionally sell your value to a company and respectfully request their assistance in return? That's the goal.
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That's a great question.. I need to do a few things in the coming months :

- Clutch. I've got 138k on the factory clutch and with the additional power, it's lifespan has been cut significantly. The good news is I drive like an old woman and, so long as I'm babying it, the clutch should hold out. The big question becomes what clutch do I swap it with when the time comes? Part of me just wants to throw a factory clutch back in for the driveability. It won't perform perfectly but would "work" well. Yes, you need a new clutch. An OE clutch/flywheel might work well for a short period of time, but it will be prone to quick failure based on its new load. I'd recommend the UUC Stage 2 w/ Performance Organic Clutch, it's not cheap but it's completely proven to work under these conditions. Do it right the first time. http://store.uucmotorwerks.com/light...dels-p285.aspx

- Diff : Issue here is that if I put in an M3 diff, I believe I would have to swap out the entire subframe... and the problem with that results from the fact that I already did the subframe reinforcement kit. I believe that would make it a huge pain to swap out the diff. No, leave this stock.

- Pistons, rods, head gasket : I did the head gasket something like 15-20k miles ago but imagine it will also have a limited lifespan with boost pressures. Part of me wants to pull the motor when that time comes and rebuild the bottom with forged pistons, rings, and perhaps sleeve the motor (though I haven't really looked into this as much). Also, could add the head gasket that TT uses along with the longer head studs/bolts. No, don't touch anything until you have a problem. You know....don't fix it, if it's not broken.

Transmission : I hope the 5 speed holds out and harnesses the power.. if it becomes and issue, I think there are a couple other options I could look into. The only problem I face now is that, with a short second gear, I slam through 1-3 wayyyy too quickly. The amazing thing about the power is how smoothly it hits and, even while driving like miss daisy, how quickly I'm hitting 70-80 mph. One headache is that, at 80, I'm around 3500 rpms.. would prefer that to be a bit lower.Again, don't do anything, that 5 speed will hold all day long. Gearing, I wouldn't touch that either. Those RPM numbers sound real good, but hears a BMW gear calculator for you to play with. http://www.bokchoys.com/differential...calculator.htm
Also, what brand Dyno are you on?
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Please update your signature pic with that gorgeous intercooler. I'm sure i will be beating a dead horse on this one, but what did you do for the dual exhuast set up?
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Please update your signature pic with that gorgeous intercooler. I'm sure i will be beating a dead horse on this one, but what did you do for the dual exhuast set up?
I definitely am a sucker for the intercooler. The oil cooler on top just pushes it over the top

As for the exhaust, I think this thread will make you happy : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...hlight=muffler
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FYI Chase, you need to get an Eisenmann.
Eisenmann sounds excellent but with the work we did to the rear bumper and the exhaust fabrication required to make all that stuff fit, I don't think we'll be swapping out mufflers any time soon
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Car turned out VERY nice man!. I love it!. I'm having misfiring issues as well at full boost at the end of 2nd gear when switching into 3rd occasionally and that's with colder plugs. My ignition coils have also been replaced. At this point it's got to be injectors or fuel pump in my opinion. So might want to keep those two things in mind. But since your kit was designed with the current injectors and fuel pump your issue may be just the spark plugs. Try out the Denso IK22's like I recommended, there cheap and worth trying just to see if that fixes your issue.
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Wow....what a beautiful car. Deff an inspiration to all of us with e46's. Can't pick one thing that can be critiqued about the car. Great job.
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Oops, my bad. You mentioned AFR's being 12,13,14 across the board. Please tell me that was NOT under boost. Assuming that your fuel system is up to par, I would start with one, maybe two steps colder on the plugs and gap them down. If 93 is available in your area, see if you can tune it safely w/out meth. 11.5 is as high as I would like to see on a street car for afr's, tuned safely.
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Oops, my bad. You mentioned AFR's being 12,13,14 across the board. Please tell me that was NOT under boost. Assuming that your fuel system is up to par, I would start with one, maybe two steps colder on the plugs and gap them down. If 93 is available in your area, see if you can tune it safely w/out meth. 11.5 is as high as I would like to see on a street car for afr's, tuned safely.
11.5 afr is running rather rich. 14.7 is ideal and perfect. His numbers are fine and afr bounces all over the place when idle, pressing the gas slightly or slamming the gas. When in full open throttle if it reads to about 14 that's perfect. I do agree he should get some colder plugs though to see if it resolves the misfire issue.
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#1.... all that to get to 300rwhp...
#2.... Quoted numbers have to be at WOT for afr.
#3.... Are you using any dataloger? If so can i take a look at your maf curve and hego1,2 data?
#4.... Ive tuned to 12.5 at wot on a non boosted car... you probably want to go fatter to be safe.
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11.5 afr is running rather rich. 14.7 is ideal and perfect. His numbers are fine and afr bounces all over the place when idle, pressing the gas slightly or slamming the gas. When in full open throttle if it reads to about 14 that's perfect. I do agree he should get some colder plugs though to see if it resolves the misfire issue.

You can't really tune using a wideband for idle if you have cams with too much overlap. It will throw it off. Better read the plugs...

BUT....wait....14:1 under boost at WOT??? You typed that wrong, right??
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You can't really tune using a wideband for idle if you have cams with too much overlap. It will throw it off. Better read the plugs...

BUT....wait....14:1 under boost at WOT??? You typed that wrong, right??
You cant really tune for crap at idle with a wideband. Any sort of overlap and you can see rich conditions. It also depends on the placement of your wide band. Depth, distance, etc. Ive always tuned by feel for start and idle, that or played with the adaptive values a tad. However one time i got stuck chasing a lazy 02 sensor... Didnt realize till later in the day when i replayed the logs...


Also im not sure what software is being used... or much about tuning e46's at all for that matter. But it would be nice to get a fuel saving tune... it made a big difference on my other car.
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I'm having misfiring issues as well at full boost at the end of 2nd gear when switching into 3rd occasionally and that's with colder plugs. My ignition coils have also been replaced. At this point it's got to be injectors or fuel pump in my opinion. So might want to keep those two things in mind. But since your kit was designed with the current injectors and fuel pump your issue may be just the spark plugs. Try out the Denso IK22's like I recommended, there cheap and worth trying just to see if that fixes your issue.
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11.5 afr is running rather rich. 14.7 is ideal and perfect. His numbers are fine and afr bounces all over the place when idle, pressing the gas slightly or slamming the gas. When in full open throttle if it reads to about 14 that's perfect. I do agree he should get some colder plugs though to see if it resolves the misfire issue.
You really wonder why you are having misfire issues??? Let me drop you a hint, YOU'RE RUNNING TOO LEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't really say if it's the injectors or fuel pump until you know the injector duty cycle. Unless his injector duty cycle is nearing 85 percent, I would not worry about the injectors, unless his fuel pump drops pressure under boost, I would not worry about that either.
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You really wonder why you are having misfire issues??? Let me drop you a hint, YOU'RE RUNNING TOO LEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't really say if it's the injectors or fuel pump until you know the injector duty cycle. Unless his injector duty cycle is nearing 85 percent, I would not worry about the injectors, unless his fuel pump drops pressure under boost, I would not worry about that either.
Thats way to lean... way way lean..
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You cant really tune for crap at idle with a wideband. Any sort of overlap and you can see rich conditions. It also depends on the placement of your wide band. Depth, distance, etc. Ive always tuned by feel for start and idle, that or played with the adaptive values a tad. However one time i got stuck chasing a lazy 02 sensor... Didnt realize till later in the day when i replayed the logs...


Also im not sure what software is being used... or much about tuning e46's at all for that matter. But it would be nice to get a fuel saving tune... it made a big difference on my other car.
Yeah, I mentioned overlap. But 14 or so at WOT under boost is crazy by anyone's standard. I see your sig, you're playing with the Quarter Horse, right??? Nice little tuning device. Has it's limits like a TwEEcer, but it's nice. Let's not high jack this dude's thread, he built a hell of a car. I would hate to see him melt it down by taking some dumb advice about tuning at WOT and boost for a 14:1 AFR.
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11.5 afr is running rather rich. 14.7 is ideal and perfect. His numbers are fine and afr bounces all over the place when idle, pressing the gas slightly or slamming the gas. When in full open throttle if it reads to about 14 that's perfect. I do agree he should get some colder plugs though to see if it resolves the misfire issue.
Please stop spreading misinformation...
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Yeah, I mentioned overlap. But 14 or so at WOT under boost is crazy by anyone's standard. I see your sig, you're playing with the Quarter Horse, right??? Nice little tuning device. Has it's limits like a TwEEcer, but it's nice. Let's not high jack this dude's thread, he built a hell of a car. I would hate to see him melt it down by taking some dumb advice about tuning at WOT and boost for a 14:1 AFR.
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Beautiful car indeed... But if you are running 14's at wot... all it takes is one cold morning and boom....
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