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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 888
Posted By bear-avhistory
Never even tried mine, have no idea if it even...

Never even tried mine, have no idea if it even works.:)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Now C&D has been co-opted by the evil BEAR to...

Now C&D has been co-opted by the evil BEAR to make Saintor once again change his story this time about the reliability of C&D's numbers.:rofl: MT had a preview drive & are looking at high 3's 0-60...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Thing is we elitist pricks do get our facts...

Thing is we elitist pricks do get our facts correct & don't cherry pick or change things to suite our point of view.

Clearly the C&D M4 test that's M4 or M3+1 for the the prols posted:

C/D...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Which part of "QUICKER" don't you understand,...

Which part of "QUICKER" don't you understand, especially reguarding your precious 5-60 time?

M4 3.0 liters Turbo 0-60 @ 3.9, 5-60 @ 4.2 & 12.1/119 in the quarter.

StingRay 6.2 liters N/A 0-60...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
^^^^ Just yanking your chain. The Chevy SB...

^^^^

Just yanking your chain. The Chevy SB is a very good engine & has been since 1955. I had built one of the first big SB engines, known at the time as the Mighty Mouse, @ 406CI. Was a very...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,904
Posted By bear-avhistory
The TL has always been a bang for the buck car...

The TL has always been a bang for the buck car when they were selling 60/70K units a year. They screwed the pooch trying to sell in the high end with the 4G + it was IMHO Fugly. Think the lower TLX...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Agree, the last two cars I double clutched were a...

Agree, the last two cars I double clutched were a TR3A & a Morgan +4 SS. Only had syncros on the upper gear sets inside very fragile gear boxes. TR3B went full syncro with the TR4 gearbox & it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Yeah, but when Chevy wanted some real power for...

Yeah, but when Chevy wanted some real power for the StingRay ZL1 they added a supercharger to the cubic inches. Even up, you cannot beat a boosted engine unless it blows up.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
It comes in a few flavors 412 was the old number...

It comes in a few flavors 412 was the old number then 420 for the current GT. The BOSS version is 444, then there are track versions above this. The engine is ID'd by the 32 Valve twin cam heads...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
The Z-28 was built around the gumballs it wears...

The Z-28 was built around the gumballs it wears on the corners, not a good DD but a very very good track day car. Be interesting to see the M4 on track day rubber.

As for N/A V8's have built & run...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By bear-avhistory
Try a dirt track honey comb screen painted black...

Try a dirt track honey comb screen painted black if its a real issue where you drive.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Sure it does. You drive a car with very low...

Sure it does. You drive a car with very low torque & power on a daily bases so that's your DD experience level. Anything else you post is just cherry picking stats that suit your purpose.

Why...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Little bit of apples & oranges. :rofl: Love those...

Little bit of apples & oranges. :rofl: Love those pictures. The Chevy uses a lot of displacement to get its power & the turbo uses boost instead.

My 3 liter 335is ran 18psi & generated 410whp on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-10-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Tip in has a lot to do with it. We were able to...

Tip in has a lot to do with it. We were able to dial it out with the JB4 on the 335is. Actually has to dial some back in during the test because it was hitting to hard for the tires.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Interesting comment from a guy with a no torque...

Interesting comment from a guy with a no torque 2.5 liter I6 that would get destroyed by a 255ftlb 2T.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-09-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
A lot of people would take a Turbo 4 @ 240BHP &...

A lot of people would take a Turbo 4 @ 240BHP & 255ftlb from 1250rpm to 4800rpm over a 268BHP N/A V6 with only 248ftls all the way up at 4700rpm.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
I would cut the OP some slack. Most people who...

I would cut the OP some slack. Most people who don't go there are not aware of the repaving & widening. Have not yet read the article so I don't know if it was mentioned.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By bear-avhistory
Its a NOGO on my driveway:dunno:

Its a NOGO on my driveway:dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Looked at the posted test from R&T. Don't see...

Looked at the posted test from R&T. Don't see where the old I6 beat the I4T in any performance category.

2008 BMW 328i (E90) 2012 BMW 328i (F30)
ENGINE 3.0-liter I-6 2.0-liter turbo I-4
PEAK...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By bear-avhistory
Agree, have cooled seats on my FORD truck.

Agree, have cooled seats on my FORD truck.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
That was the test I was referring to. The R&T...

That was the test I was referring to. The R&T explanation was either in a side bar or letters to the editor. They said they wanted to take raw speed out & just do handling also generate forum...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
Results can depend on the track configuration. LL...

Results can depend on the track configuration. LL is run on the full VIR track 4.1 miles. Which WS track did they use for the test?

Remember way back when they did a 4 car BMW, Audi, Infiniti &...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,773
Posted By bear-avhistory
Not exactly worthless. Agree the valves will coke...

Not exactly worthless. Agree the valves will coke up over time & a walnut blast every 50K miles mite be a good plan based on how much city traffic you drive. The injectors however will benefit from...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,538
Posted By bear-avhistory
Agree about the poor horse. It always comes down...

Agree about the poor horse. It always comes down to technical vs anecdotal. So make your choice & place your bets. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-07-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 3,712
Posted By bear-avhistory
One issue about comparing the old & new times. ...

One issue about comparing the old & new times. My BMW club the Tarheel chapter of the BMWCCA held the final event at VIR last year before the track was closed & repaved. We also did the opening...
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