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Old 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #61
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Why does it sound like a HONDA? Other than that car seems pretty damn cool
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #62
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sweet - sorry about the hood and broken suspension
There's always little things that catch you when you're having fun. Overall, I had a fantastic day...really enjoyed myself.

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Excellent!! That thing sounds MEAN! It seems you handled the mishaps rather well. The hood incident sounded very funny, and must have scared the crap out of the tech. Overall, sounds like a very successful (not to mention MONUMENTAL) day for you sir! Congrats!

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Thanks man! It does sound mean in person...even though it's pretty loud...it's a "sweet" kind of loud instead of an "annoying" loud.

The tech was pretty cool about the whole thing...after all that he knows I've been through with this car, he knew I'd roll with the punches. Even though I'm a little bit disapointed about my roof, glass, and hood right now, I've got lots of other things that are going well to balance it all out.

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Do you plan on eventually using brake ducts, noticed in previous thread you already have the backing plates?
Yes, I have all the duct work, I just haven't mounted it yet. I just need some spare time to sort out my bumper....

And a couple of follow up pictures.

Here I'm strapping in again with the Shop Forman for another attempt at some 2nd gear runs after we removed the hood:



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Old 02-28-2009, 09:04 PM   #63
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@ straightening the hood! Must be nice to be driving around again! Awesome work Adam! I absolutely love the sound...
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:11 PM   #64
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^^^ I don't really think it sounds like a Honda.... Sounds like a B30 thats revving 7k plus
Are you ever going to change out the Beyern wheels for something else? Those are definitely heavy-set
Funny thing...JD Racing specializes in Honda tuning...and he didn't say anything about it sounding like one. I guess I need a better microphone? It is different in person...

He he...lots of people mention the wheels. Yes they are heavy, but I'm not worried about them at this point. (I have other wheels BTW)

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Wow, sounds awesome. Good job getting it running on first turn of the key. Pin down that hood, fix the minor issues and you are set!!!

Can we see the graphs to see your usable power.
Thank you. Well...technically it wasn't the first "try" to start it...but it did fire up pretty quick when it did.

No dyno graphs yet, I need to sort out some issues first.

I will say that the car is pretty quick even with the issues. I left a nice little strip in 2nd gear from 5000 to 7500 RPM, and that was starting with a 2000 RPM roll-on with 275 rears. (No clutch drop)
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:23 PM   #65
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@ straightening the hood! Must be nice to be driving around again! Awesome work Adam! I absolutely love the sound...
Thanks.

It was pretty sweet to get a taste of it again...I missed it.

Yeah...that hood picture makes me smile.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:39 PM   #66
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Great progress. Brilliant indeed! That thing just sounds beastly.
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Hey,

I just heard the dyno clip and the car sounds really good especially after you peaked at redline and slowed the engine down. It sounded really good.

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Awesome work, Adam. I wish you the best with it. I can't wait to see it fully ready after you're done with the shade-down process. By the way, it kinda looks like you cracked your roof. If so, are you going to replace it? And can we get some pics of the damage? (not to pour salt on an open wound, of course)
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:16 AM   #69
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Great progress. Brilliant indeed! That thing just sounds beastly.
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I just heard the dyno clip and the car sounds really good especially after you peaked at redline and slowed the engine down. It sounded really good.

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Thank you. It does make power up there too...just not enough...

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Awesome work, Adam. I wish you the best with it. I can't wait to see it fully ready after you're done with the shade-down process. By the way, it kinda looks like you cracked your roof. If so, are you going to replace it? And can we get some pics of the damage? (not to pour salt on an open wound, of course)
The roof is fine. In the pics there is some salt/dirt from the road that got into the creases where it's bent; that makes it look worse than it is.

I've got so much work to do on other parts of the car this week I'm not even going to touch any of the body stuff...
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Sweet car dude, sucks about the issues but we know you'll get them resolved. This thing looks so F'ing sweet
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Has anybody mistaken your gigantic radiator for an intercooler yet?
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That's a lot of meat under thoses wheel arches. You may have already mentioned them in your previous posts but would you mind sharing the wheel & tire sizes and offsets again? Are they rubbing. I love how the tires fill up the arches. It gives the car an very functional hunkered down look. Correct me if my memory is wrong, you'd previously metioned they rubbed a little under extreme load?
I continue to find your build to be very informative. As what everyone have said time and again, can't wait for the next update.
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Has anybody mistaken your gigantic radiator for an intercooler yet?
I showed a pic of the car to another fanatic I was talking to on AIM. He thought it was an intercooler.
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Ah...the one day it was clean. It's now covered from front to back in road grim...time to clean!

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Not yet in person, but people have thought that the oil cooler was my radiator.

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That's a lot of meat under thoses wheel arches. You may have already mentioned them in your previous posts but would you mind sharing the wheel & tire sizes and offsets again? Are they rubbing. I love how the tires fill up the arches. It gives the car an very functional hunkered down look. Correct me if my memory is wrong, you'd previously metioned they rubbed a little under extreme load?
I continue to find your build to be very informative. As what everyone have said time and again, can't wait for the next update.
Complicated topic.

Right now, the 275/35/18s on the back do not rub on any sheetmetal throughout all of the available suspension travel. Keep in mind though, that I've had a LOT of sheetmetal work done inside the fender well to make these work. They do hit the rear bumper plastic though...which will be trimmed shortly. These tires do not fit a stock 330Ci without extensive modification.

Wheels are Bayern Mesh 18" X 9.5" in the back, and 8.5" in the front.

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Hey...I would have thought the same thing if I didn't know the car.
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So now that your OEM hood got a few "scratches" in it from your incident, are you just going too replace it with a carbon hood right away?
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how many donkeys are you expecting to get out of this incredible machine you have built?
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So now that your OEM hood got a few "scratches" in it from your incident, are you just going too replace it with a carbon hood right away?
For the moment, I'm not going to change it yet.

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Interesting terminology.

At the crank or at the rear wheels?
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Amazing how with those tires you loose traction so easily. I used to have a 330ci stock and then had the Dinan S package. When I saw that in a second gear pull you lost traction at 5k RPM I was like Do you have a non-stock diff? LSD? Also, how cold was it. I wonder if the tires could have been hard and without much traction due to the cold? At any rate, beautiful !!!

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Amazing how with those tires you loose traction so easily. I used to have a 330ci stock and then had the Dinan S package. When I saw that in a second gear pull you lost traction at 5k RPM I was like Do you have a non-stock diff? LSD? Also, how cold was it. I wonder if the tires could have been hard and without much traction due to the cold? At any rate, beautiful !!!

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It was probably 45 degrees out...tires are RA-1s which take some heat in them to get optimal traction. Still...it was interesting to see the marks on the pavement...

I'm running a custom Diffs Online race diff.
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