Finally got some decent weather here in Chicagoland. Switched to a E40 tune with Wedge Performance. Impressive is an understatement for the car imo. Tune is solid, the FMIC IATs are literally 10 degrees higher than ambient ( added a pic with 82 degree ambient ). HPFP is maxed out around 21ish psi for the Pure stage 2 HiFlow's. I also got the xHP stg3 flash on the car within the last couple days. Compared to the alpina, it def is smoother. D mode is 100x better than alpina and that alone is worth the money for me lol. I haven't really done WOT pulls with it yet, I am letting the trans adapt for a good tank or two of gas before ripping on it hard. Defiantly will be upgrading the fueling this season. Really want to focus on suspension and cosmetics first.
List of mods going on the car in order:
With this amount of power, you really need to address suspension even with AWD. I am not sure but car does not feel stable enough at high speeds. When the expressway curves and I am doing 80+, the car is fine until I hit a bump. Soon as I hit the bump, feels like the back end wants to kick out. Its a weird yet nerve wrecking feeling. I looked at my KWs and found the rear 2 coilovers were leaking. So going to have them rebuilt soon and add a couple other goodies. Wanted to do some M3 suspension parts to make it handle better like FCA, sway bars, Diff bushings etc. Maybe do a M3 steering rack if it fits AWD.
- Rebuild KWs
- Get M3 steering rack ( hopefully other guys can figure out the servotronic issue )
- M3 FCA
- M3 sway bars F&R
- Diff bushings
- Sway bar links
- other suspension crap I cant think of right now lol
Winter here in chicagoland was a b**** to say the least lol. So I saw a block of snow while driving to work, thinking it was just snow. Welp, come to find out it was an ice block and cracked my front M-Tech bumper. So gotta get that fixed. I also have my M3 side skirts and M-Tech rear bumper sitting in my garage. Gotta throw those on too this season. I wrapped my interior trim with black suede, looks like Alcantara. Its gotten dirty and loose overtime. Thinking about ripping it off and getting it dipped piano black. Thoughts on color choice? Anyone hydro-dip their interior trim with success? So much to do and so little time
- Fix front M-Tech bumper
- Paint/Install M3 side skirts
- Paint/Install Rear M-Tech bumper
- Paint correction/detail Exterior/Interior of Car
- Dip interior trim
What you all have been waiting for. Yes, fueling and turning the car up until it practically blows lol. Well, I have a Stg2 FUEL-IT lpfp in my car. The old one, not the new bucketless. [email protected]
is a good buddy of mine who keeps suggesting I go with the full PI/stg4 pkg from FUEL-it. I really do love the power it is at right now. I have some videos of Mexico that Ill upload after I finish posting this lol . I do want to hit 600awhp, and seems like 25ish PSI is going to get me there. Everyone knows installing PI and going all out puts the motor at risk. This is the reason fueling is last on the list lol . This car has really tested my patience, and I don't want it to blow up. Ive only had it for 3 years now? Yea, 3 years and it still isn't even done yet lol. I was looking at Roberts (Precision Racewerks) kit and it seems great for the $$. Both kits great and needed to hit 600awhp. Still undecided on fueling.
- Buy FUEL-IT pkg or Precision Racewerks pkg
- Sell old stg2 LPFP
Car has been on Pure's for about 8 months now, around 4-6k miles on them and they are great. Would def recommend them if you are in the market for turbos. I would either get Pures or ST (DocRace or VM) .
-- for the great tune and support
-- for the quality FMIC!
@PureTurbos -- for the awesome Stg2 HiFlow Turbos!
Till next time !
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