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      10-13-2010, 01:45 PM   #45
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what I know they are really M-tech specific. There are so many different ducts for the E9X, I doubt the one of the M-tech will fit non-M-tech. One of the issue will be the ducts for the brakes. With the M-tech bumper the ducts are coming form the center vent of the bumper, not the side-vents.
interesting, thanks. In that case it wouldn't work. Do you have any diagrams by any chance? realoem doesn't seem to have 335is parts yet.
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the ducts make a big difference! of FMIC, power kit, vk cooler this makes the biggest difference. biggest bang for the buck:-)
I drove 5 laps in a row building up speed, last 3 full. oiltemps didn't go above 130 degrees or 265 Fahrenheit. On some parts of the track it dropped back to 250. Outside temp was 60 degrees and sunny. Not that jot but last year with the same temperature I was hitting 280 in the second lap.
It seems that finally U have a track worthy set-up!!!! so happy.
Thanks for posting up all the info on the air ducts marcel. Can't wait to test them out next weekend when i get out to the track. I could use all the additional cooling i can get.
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Thanks for posting up all the info on the air ducts marcel. Can't wait to test them out next weekend when i get out to the track. I could use all the additional cooling i can get.
Let us know when one of you installs a vented hood. It has proven to help the HP Autowerks car when compared to their competition. They only ever ran a performance radiator and meth and never overheated.

It would great to understand the reductions in temps based solely on the vented hood.
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Im going to try removing the micro filter just for the track. see how that affects the temps. I think without the micro filter housing air can go straight through and up the windowshield... kinda like a giant vent?
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I think you guys maybe interested in this:

http://evolutionracewerks.com/?q=gallery&g2_itemId=2489

Production units will be anodized black, ducting material in CF. Production starts monday .
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I think you guys maybe interested in this:

http://evolutionracewerks.com/?q=gallery&g2_itemId=2489

Production units will be anodized black, ducting material in CF. Production starts monday .
Awesome. Is that your car? I love the ducting.

What kind of cores are those?
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Awesome. Is that your car? I love the ducting.

What kind of cores are those?
no its not my car, but i do hope to get these on by next season! i would bet tehyre setrab but i have no idea. still waiting .... if they start production monday i wonder when the first units will actualyl be completed...
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Awesome. Is that your car? I love the ducting.

What kind of cores are those?
Thats my buddy (Purple All Sectors) car. Hes out at buttonwillow this weekend testing out the new dual oil coolers. Hopefully it solves his limp problems as everytime he goes out he limps pretty badly.
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Thats my buddy (Purple All Sectors) car. Hes out at buttonwillow this weekend testing out the new dual oil coolers. Hopefully it solves his limp problems as everytime he goes out he limps pretty badly.
too bad i think its gonna be raining? or cold . keep us posted on results!
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too bad i think its gonna be raining? or cold . keep us posted on results!
I don't think there is any problem getting to limp mode in 60 degree ambient. I have. Should be interesting.
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I don't think there is any problem getting to limp mode in 60 degree ambient. I have. Should be interesting.
o no u def can still get into limp stock in 60F but its def much harder than at 100F
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My buddy shot me a quick text tonight after he got back from BW. He almost always limps within the first half of the session when driving 7/10 or more, but today he reported no limps at all. Said the dual oil coolers really kept the temps down and the highest temp he hit on track was 250, which immediately dropped down to 240 after a cool down lap.

I'm sure he'll post something up once he gets the chance.
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My buddy shot me a quick text tonight after he got back from BW. He almost always limps within the first half of the session when driving 7/10 or more, but today he reported no limps at all. Said the dual oil coolers really kept the temps down and the highest temp he hit on track was 250, which immediately dropped down to 240 after a cool down lap.

I'm sure he'll post something up once he gets the chance.
remind him to let us know what psi he was running and mods too
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Im going to try removing the micro filter just for the track. see how that affects the temps. I think without the micro filter housing air can go straight through and up the windowshield... kinda like a giant vent?
I bought the BMW Performance Bumper to help with cooling. There are no fog lamps to block air flow. The two outer portions of the bumper feed air directly to the oil cooler.
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