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      01-16-2011, 11:09 PM   #67
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where do you stay? i'd love to get a test ride if that was possible.
shoot me a pm sometime later this weeek, and we can set something up

if you own/are a good mt driver id be happy to let you take it for a short spin

i live in the galleria area
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      01-16-2011, 11:11 PM   #68
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i haven't, but i would like to see some results as well.

one guy from Cobb said he could make similar or BETTER numbers than JB3/V5from just the off the shelf tune.

i'm definatelyt a Cobb supporter - just waiting to see real numbers from local Houston/Austin guys
from owning both, the cobb seems to make a bit more power, specifically low end torque and top end

the main difference (and reason i got it) was to A) have easy access to install/uninstall and B) to be able to dyno tune
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i'm still here and still trying find time to get it figured out..i am on a cut throat project till the end of febuary, but should be up and running after that..i haven't even had time to code my own car...70 hour weeks behind a computer and looking at renderings are killing me right now..sorry, but you guys will know as soon as i am able to get back on it
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Just ordered JB4 upgrade. Let's see how this goes!
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from owning both, the cobb seems to make a bit more power, specifically low end torque and top end

the main difference (and reason i got it) was to A) have easy access to install/uninstall and B) to be able to dyno tune
I saw somewhere that cobb made less power on a 6AT. Do you know if thats true?
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I saw somewhere that cobb made less power on a 6AT. Do you know if thats true?
I do not know, to my recollection I haven't seen any 6at dynos.

I bought this product, and returned my v5, because of 2 reasons only.

A) The ability to protune (dyno tune) the Cobb ap at the tuner of your choice. I believe a car custom tuned on a dyno is far superior to any off the shelf map/piggieback that you can get. To clarify, superior in both power and safety/reliability.

B) the ease of installation/uninstallation. The process is extremely simple and quick, and can be done anywhere, anytime, without any tools. This flexibility is invaluable to me, and worth paying for.

Sure the ots Cobb map was a little smoother and more powerful than the v5. But with a dyno tune it's going to be much better and the ease of usage can't be beat.
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I do not know, to my recollection I haven't seen any 6at dynos.

I bought this product, and returned my v5, because of 2 reasons only.

A) The ability to protune (dyno tune) the Cobb ap at the tuner of your choice. I believe a car custom tuned on a dyno is far superior to any off the shelf map/piggieback that you can get. To clarify, superior in both power and safety/reliability.

B) the ease of installation/uninstallation. The process is extremely simple and quick, and can be done anywhere, anytime, without any tools. This flexibility is invaluable to me, and worth paying for.

Sure the ots Cobb map was a little smoother and more powerful than the v5. But with a dyno tune it's going to be much better and the ease of usage can't be beat.

Your really making me think about switching haha and I only had my PROcede for about a month or so...
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Your really making me think about switching haha and I only had my PROcede for about a month or so...
Go read the initial reviews of the new maps that are about to come out and you'll probably change your mind

I'm excited to be heading down to Angleton for a driver's edge track school this weekend. Should be tons of fun.

Has anyone else done one of these events?

http://www.thedriversedge.net/02_tracks.htm
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I'm excited to be heading down to Angleton for a driver's edge track school this weekend. Should be tons of fun.

Has anyone else done one of these events?

http://www.thedriversedge.net/02_tracks.htm
I always wanted to try that. Tell me how it is when you get back
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I always wanted to try that. Tell me how it is when you get back
For $300 for a weekend of track fun I'm guessing it will be a blast. I've wanted to do this for a long time but I've never found an option that was this cheap and this close. They also run at Texas World Speedway in College Station quite often.

I'll post a full report when I'm done.

Everyone I've talked to says that I'll never autox again after I get a taste of track driving
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Organizing something for March 12th...at uptown.
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I do not know, to my recollection I haven't seen any 6at dynos.

I bought this product, and returned my v5, because of 2 reasons only.

A) The ability to protune (dyno tune) the Cobb ap at the tuner of your choice. I believe a car custom tuned on a dyno is far superior to any off the shelf map/piggieback that you can get. To clarify, superior in both power and safety/reliability.

B) the ease of installation/uninstallation. The process is extremely simple and quick, and can be done anywhere, anytime, without any tools. This flexibility is invaluable to me, and worth paying for.

Sure the ots Cobb map was a little smoother and more powerful than the v5. But with a dyno tune it's going to be much better and the ease of usage can't be beat.
I probably would have jumped on it already but they don't have anything for the 07
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      01-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #79
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guyssss why does the houston thread suck a%$??? anyone from htown planning on going to Mfest this year?
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guyssss why does the houston thread suck a%$??? anyone from htown planning on going to Mfest this year?
Buahahaha!
I'm not going to Mfest though.
Does anyone go to random meets around town?
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well, i'm trying to figure out what something means.

my car has been acting funny and the search function is acting like a bum

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 335544320 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 16777216 bytes) in /home/admin/domains/bimmerpost.com/public_html/forums/search.php on line 1009


so here it goes - car had that big red light that says i needed to check my tire pressure. went about 3 or 4 days with it on and then finally got some time to stop by and get it checked. all 4 tires had the right amount of pressure put in - good right !?!?

well, when i leave that tire shop the brake light comes on, HAHAAH !!!!

then, i get home and park the car in the garage. when i get out there's another big red sign with a car on the lift - WTF does that mean !?!?
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mean some one was lifting your car up. ! a GHOST !
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mean some one was lifting your car up. ! a GHOST !
"...i would never mess with a man's BMW..."

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For $300 for a weekend of track fun I'm guessing it will be a blast. I've wanted to do this for a long time but I've never found an option that was this cheap and this close. They also run at Texas World Speedway in College Station quite often.

I'll post a full report when I'm done.

Everyone I've talked to says that I'll never autox again after I get a taste of track driving
how was it?
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how was it?
It was an awesome event.

Four 25 minute sessions each day with an instructor in the car giving pointers that whole time. I learned a ton and was humbled. Driving is far more than having 450whp and putting the go pedal down.

I definitely learned a lot and will do it again. Driver's Edge (www.thedriversedge.net) puts on a great event. There were tons of awesome cars there from race prepped miatas, lotuses, corvettes, 911 GT3s, mustangs, and lots of BMWs. Everyone is pretty friendly and very helpful.

I would definitely recommend it. They will be back at MSR Houston in April and I plan on doing it again then.

Only real problem is that now I'm thinking about buying better tires, coilovers, or maybe a LSD to put the power down better and gain some grip in the corners!
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Buahahaha!
I'm not going to Mfest though.
Does anyone go to random meets around town?
I just got my car about 2 months ago and was planning to showup at the Urbanspeed meet, but we got rained out. I fish around this forum for meetups and such around Houston, but I dont hear of much going on in Houston. Are people in here really only available once a month (Urbanspeed)?
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I just got my car about 2 months ago and was planning to showup at the Urbanspeed meet, but we got rained out. I fish around this forum for meetups and such around Houston, but I dont hear of much going on in Houston. Are people in here really only available once a month (Urbanspeed)?
There's also Coffee and Cars every month.
Also, Houston-Imports has alot of events around town. Planet Zero is a big import meet with alot of fast and furious cars. I admit, I do attend those at times.
However, you're right that you don't hear much bmw stuff going on in Houston.
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Hey guys. I'm running the JB4 17 psi, meth, a DCI, a FMIC, and catless downpipes on my red '09 335i. Maybe one of you has seen me racing at RPR (formerly HRP). I got the JB4 as part of the alpha testing group in December. It has a lot of really cool features and the best tech support you could want. I ran the JB3 before that. IMO, the JB3/JB4 is easy to install and uninstall after you've done it once. It takes about 45 minutes to do it the first time. "Ease of install" shouldn't be a determinative criterion when both kits are easy to install and the install only happens once (or once a year after you go in for service).

Houston feels dead with respect to both the N54/N55 community and the broader car enthusiast community. I'd love to get together for some runs some time. I rarely find any action in this damn town. Obviously, I'm into the power and racing side of things. I really couldn't give a sh!t about some "angel eyes," the exact description of my car's exterior or interior color, or a photo op. Platform's been out 5 years, cars are everywhere you look, and it's not a freakin' Ferrari. Anyway, PM me or post if you'd like to meet for a run. I am looking for an oasis in this desert.
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