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Old 09-11-2016, 04:51 PM   #81
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Finally got the notice that the drivers side airbag recall parts were available. Called the local dealer and they had the part the next day and my recall was done in just a couple hours. Comes with a nice new roundel in the middle of the steering wheel



And then today I tackled a little lighting project.

I always felt the AL headlights created a blurry cutoff, so I swapped in a set of OEM ZKW projector lenses using this DIY, and it turned out great





Hard to capture the look in photos, but in person the Osram CBI's look like diamonds. Very sexy looking, and the cutoff is super crisp.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:04 PM   #82
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:14 PM   #83
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Looks clean as always. Man, do I miss my e46.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:06 PM   #84
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Made another trip to the dyno today.

First I wanted to see if the underdrive pulleys and ATI super damper made any difference.



Nice little improvement above 5k RPM.

Then I wanted to test the difference between the 83mm pulley and a 79mm pulley. My tune has conservative ignition timing and is a bit rich with the 83mm pulley, so that gives me some headroom that allows me to run the 79mm pulley without a change to my tune.



The 83mm pulley creates 10psi of peak boost, and the 79mm pulley makes about 11.5psi peak boost. Both measured before the intercooler cores, which means actual boost is approximately 1-2psi less than that.

Here's an updated NA vs TS2 dyno



Car pulls so strong in the cooler fall air. I love this time of year.
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:46 AM   #85
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I don't know how I've never stumbled across this thread. Love it, subbed. Keep up the good work
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:07 AM   #86
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Old 02-11-2017, 11:55 PM   #87
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I like your dyno comparison, good work.
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:13 AM   #88
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I like your dyno comparison, good work.
Thanks cosmos! Trying to be very methodical about gathering data on what each change does to the power output. Its always hard to find someone doing a valid independent before/after dyno
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:57 AM   #89
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Yes, I know what ya mean.

Hopefully in the next couple of months I will finally have my Schrick cam dyno to see how much difference it makes with a boosted engine.

So you have more plans for your engine?
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:40 PM   #90
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I'd like to install the FI cams and get the car tuned by someone other than ESS. And, I'm interested in doing a meth injection setup.

Also the Magnaflow cat-back is getting too loud for me. It's actually fine at WOT (sounds oh so sexy) but at cruising speeds and on the highway (2k-3k RPM) its a bit drone-y. I was considering installing race-cats but I think I'm goign to try the borla cat-back first. It uses dual 2" pipes instead of dual 2.5" pipes. I think that might help with the sound. And then I'd dyno to make sure I don't lose power.
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:44 AM   #91
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I'd like to install the FI cams and get the car tuned by someone other than ESS. And, I'm interested in doing a meth injection setup.

Also the Magnaflow cat-back is getting too loud for me. It's actually fine at WOT (sounds oh so sexy) but at cruising speeds and on the highway (2k-3k RPM) its a bit drone-y. I was considering installing race-cats but I think I'm goign to try the borla cat-back first. It uses dual 2" pipes instead of dual 2.5" pipes. I think that might help with the sound. And then I'd dyno to make sure I don't lose power.


You would lose HP if you went from 2.5" to 2".


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Old 02-24-2017, 08:28 PM   #92
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Smaller pipes, and the twin screw pushes more air than NA.
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Smaller pipes, and the twin screw pushes more air than NA.


Any FI setup likes more pipe not less. I'll let others chime in, but going down to 2in would be a very bad idea.


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Old 03-03-2017, 04:19 PM   #94
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Could be a bad idea. Might not make any difference. The header's still shrink down to a 2" collector, so from there a 2" pipe all the way back is simply going to keep velocity up. Theoretically anyway. Thus why I plan to do a dyno immediately after so I'll have back-to-back numbers to validate the change.
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