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      09-07-2012, 12:45 AM   #45
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So much so I just got pulled over for the first time in it lol. Cali cops let me go though.
Drive careful! Noise or speed get you pulled over?
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      09-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #46
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Drive careful! Noise or speed get you pulled over?
Probably the noise at first. Then the tires when I slammed on the brakes.
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      09-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #47
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Thanks FBIS ... Much better review than I could have ever done.

For me, I just love driving the car. You can beat on it relentlessly and its stable and consistent. It sounds amazing inside. I don't feel like I gave up anything.

It took a little time to re-learn the sweet spot of the car, but that was easy enough. On a 6AT, DS shifts a little low 2600-ish RPM. I just drive it Manual mode nowadays and I cruise at 3000-3200 RPM, always within striking distance. The transient response of the 58mm is even faster than the 62mm (if you can believe that).

This weekend I finally decided to let my other 335 FBO go ... It was a waste just sitting in the driveway. I had enough miles and seat time to realize there was nothing the FBO had that the single didn't.

So it went from FBO+Meth to Stock to Trade-in material ... for a ... (wait for it)











2012 Honda Odyssey (yes, a minivan).

I hope my blue single turbo 335 still allows me to keep my "man-card".
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      09-07-2012, 01:22 AM   #48
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Very interesting and well made review Great you also covered important support mods.
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      09-07-2012, 02:11 AM   #49
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Nice! Loved the backroad tour!
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      09-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #50
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Sounds great! I bet its a blast to drive
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      09-07-2012, 03:21 AM   #51
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Nice review! Thank u for sharing your experience
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      09-07-2012, 09:07 AM   #52
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Nice review FBIS, enjoyed reading it. Hope you get us some 1/4 or 60-130 whenever you get some time.
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Great review as usual, well written and documented. Very interesting read!

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fantastic car! Sounds amazing, pulls beautifully ... its just the perfect car! Congrats!
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      09-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #55
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Awesome review man. The car sounds amazing and looks like it pulls hard. Congrats!
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      09-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #56
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2012 Honda Odyssey (yes, a minivan).

I hope my blue single turbo 335 still allows me to keep my "man-card".
You only get to hold it when you are behind the wheel of the 335. Otherwise, consider it gone. And that is letting you off easy.
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You only get to hold it when you are behind the wheel of the 335. Otherwise, consider it gone. And that is letting you off easy.
troof.... man card is gone when you aren't behind the wheel of your 335. I felt it yesterday when a couple kids at a WAWA looked at me like i have no card getting into my flex.... ugh...
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Good review FBIS.......i'm strongly considering the r888's now....my M/T drag radials almost wrecked my car yesterday on a short drive when I hit some rain. Scared the crap out of me.

have you driven the r888's in the rain yet?
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Good review FBIS.......i'm strongly considering the r888's now....my M/T drag radials almost wrecked my car yesterday on a short drive when I hit some rain. Scared the crap out of me.

have you driven the r888's in the rain yet?
I ran them on my E36 track car in steady rain a few days at VIR. Great grip, but you still need to keep your max speed down to about 100-105 MPH. Wider is worse in the rain.
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      09-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #60
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Omg. I want to see you run e85..
is there gonna be a gain on e85?

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Great review. Glad to see you did an independent dyno to back up the results vishnu did on your car.
gotta love independant reviews.
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Wow that's a serious review! Love the videos! Car makes great power and awesome sounds! I'm a little jealous! Good luck with it.
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Great stuff, FBIS. I gotta say though... I was definitely hoping for a few more flyby videos..

Looks like a great balance of wicked power and control.
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      09-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #63
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      09-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #64
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Thanks for writing the great review and the kind words!
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Thanks for the great review FBIS. Any plans to do some road tracking sessions? Would be interesting to see such a review! Or lend me your car and I'll do it for you
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great review FBIS, car must be a blaaaaaaast to drive!!! enjoy the single! looking forward to alternate tuning solutions once more of these kits are available
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