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Old 12-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #41
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Car looks great, and I love that your priorities regarding maintenance are in place. To a fanatic, there's nothing better than a well running BMW and nothing worse than one with everyday maintenance problems
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:51 PM   #42
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Update (11/10/2012)

I got a baseline dyno today (completely stock). I am very happy with my numbers 288.1 whp. Minor mods and a custom tune is where I will begin.

I apologize, on that dyno run on 11/10/12 when the car made 288.1whp it was NOT completely stock. It had a tune. I had no way of knowing. The number wasn't outrageous so we just thought it was a strong car. We discovered that the car had a tune today when testing the car on the dyno and the numbers were too high to be stock.

Also from that dyno run let me add my car had old gas which was probably sitting there for some time. I do not daily drive the car and that was the first nice day we had in a long time and I took it out for the meet. If you have been following the thread about Dave (Dafoe), he had a similar issue with bad gas and bad spark plugs.

Also let me add from that dyno run we did not stabilize air temps, so it wasn't completely accurate. I had a dyno session today with accurate results. I will post up soon.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #43
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Update (1/26/13) CPI RTX Rasp Terminator (section 1)

CPI RTX Thread:

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=432648

Let me begin by thanking Jack from CPI and Frank Smith from Tuning Tech Frank Smith for allowing me to work with them on this product.

The main purpose of this part was to eliminate the rasp on a stock M3 and I can say it has achieved that! The rasp is completely gone and sounds clean now. I will post better videos of the sound hopefully tomorrow. I also want to add that this piece is slightly angled up at the resonators to help with clearance.

During the before dyno runs on my car today it was putting down great numbers..over 300whp so Frank couldn't believe it and said he had to take my car 2 bays down to another dyno to make sure. My car at the second dyno again made over 300whp. He said there is now way this car can be stock so we checked the DME and as he suspected the car had a tune. He believes it is a Active Autowerks tune from the maps.

All runs were 4th gear pulls.

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Before dyno at the other shop:


Before dyno graph from the other dyno, the 287 was a misread:



Before dyno graph from Frank's dyno:


After CPI RTX installed dyno:


After CPI RTX Installed dyno graph:


Before and after on the same graph:

This is the icing on the cake! Not only did it remove the rasp it showed 2-4 whp and ft/lb torque gains throughout the mid range power band. 306.9whp before, 307.9whp after. 250ft/lb torque before, 253ft/lb torque after. They only change made to the car from the before and after dyno runs was the CPI RTX.



OEM Section 1:


CPI RTX:


OEM Section 1 removed:


Now here are some final pics of it installed. Notice how the piece angles up when it nears the resonators. It is tucked in there pretty good for lowered cars like mine.






Here is a video of the start up and take off:



I am very happy with the product.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #44
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Car looks great, and I love that your priorities regarding maintenance are in place. To a fanatic, there's nothing better than a well running BMW and nothing worse than one with everyday maintenance problems
Thanks! I agree
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #45
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Sounds kinda quiet
That is the purpose of the rasp terminator and resonators. To eliminate the rasp and tone down the sound. Now that the rasp is gone, so is the overall sound.

I plan to get headers in the future to bring some clean sound back as well as some hp.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #48
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That is the purpose of the rasp terminator and resonators. To eliminate the rasp and tone down the sound. Now that the rasp is gone, so is the overall sound.

I plan to get headers in the future to bring some clean sound back as well as some hp.
Alright sorry didn't understand that was your intention, yeah with headers it'll sound clean with the less rasp!
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Alright sorry didn't understand that was your intention, yeah with headers it'll sound clean with the less rasp!
No worries. At first I was like this is great! No rasp and a clean exhaust note. But then I was like it's missing something. This car is a beast and needs to sound like one. So I will get headers and most likely go through the rest of the exhaust slowly.
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Update (2/2/2013) Spark plugs, Cleaned MAF sensor, and replaced wipers.

After seeing what a difference spark plugs did to Dave's (Dafoes) dyno numbers. I decided that would be the next maintenance item on my list. Member Drew (boomersooner523) provided me a link to great deal on some NGK Iridiums.

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Pieces cleaned ready to go back on


Old spark plugs


Spark plug DIY threads and video:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY
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My wife picked me up some wipers from Costco :thumbsup2: I like this new style of wiper. I was going to get the Bosch Icon but I will try these out.





Gave my MAF sensor a quick spray down. 4-10 hp to the wheels, lol!


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I went to check my battery since I never inspected it and did not know what I had back there. Pleasantly surprised again it was changed with a Optima Red Top battery. A little weight saving over stock.
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Update (2/2/2013) Spark plugs, Cleaned MAF sensor, and replaced wipers.

After seeing what a difference spark plugs did to Dave's (Dafoes) dyno numbers. I decided that would be the next maintenance item on my list. Member Drew (boomersooner523) provided me a link to great deal on some NGK Iridiums.

Before vs. after


Pieces cleaned ready to go back on


Old spark plugs


Spark plug DIY threads and video:
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=902734




My wife picked me up some wipers from Costco :thumbsup2: I like this new style of wiper. I was going to get the Bosch Icon but I will try these out.





Gave my MAF sensor a quick spray down. 4-10 hp to the wheels, lol!


Thread for MAF Sensor cleaning DIY:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...6&postcount=22

I went to check my battery since I never inspected it and did not know what I had back there. Pleasantly surprised again it was changed with a Optima Red Top battery. A little weight saving over stock.
Nice, should've got an Optima battery but eh mine's okay. One day I might engine swap my car or something...s54
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And I love the cars in your sig! I see FMIC..
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How has the teins been treating you so far? Oh and the car looks amazing with the spacers. Been meaning to get my style 67s refinished and spaced out.
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How has the teins been treating you so far? Oh and the car looks amazing with the spacers. Been meaning to get my style 67s refinished and spaced out.
I like the Teins. For the price you can't beat it. Very good drop for a very low price. I don't daily drive the car so I don't put much miles on them. I hear that a lot of people don't like them and then a lot do. I honestly haven't driven or rode on a different set up so I can't compare. If you can spend a little more and get coilovers I would.. that's what everyone says. I may do that as well.. but for now it's fine.
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Clean car. makes me want to pick up some spacers. like how you are taking the time to give it a good detail and kind of restore some of the parts on it.
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Update (2/6/2013) Driver side mirror

My driver side mirror was showing it's age so I purchased one from ECS.

DIY thread for mirrors:
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Mirror


Before


The mirror did NOT come with the wire extension. I had to tweak the wire to make it work (pull and shift it to the right side).

During with the wires moved to the right side


I'm not going to lie.. I broke the mirror while taking it off. It was stuck on there good and I was impatient.


After
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Update (2/9/2013) Dyno run

We had a dyno day today at Moore Automotive. I was expecting bigger numbers today since everyone said this Dyno gives higher numbers than Frank's but I got lower numbers here. Oh well Different dyno's, different numbers.




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