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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 01-15-2015, 06:01 PM
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Talking Tail of the Dragon run

I think we should make this an annual event...

Who's in?

Dates I propose to meetup are :
1. April 19
2. April 26
3. May 3 <--Last choice here, too many bikes will start coming out.

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Old 01-15-2015, 08:02 PM
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I can probably make them all. 4/26 is the wife.s anniversary, I mean ours?
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:52 AM
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Sounds good - I can probably make them all, at least for a long weekend.

Herb - you best not get in trouble with the misses...
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:50 PM
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I'm in, just post the date
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:14 PM
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Let's meet up on April 19 around noon at Fontana Village. We can hang around and talk for hours again or go for a drive.

Here's a little preview.



I did a test run this morning. My radar over speed is set to 90 MPH. See if you can read that 25 MPH curves sign right before I hit 90.

That should get some adrenaline going.

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Old 01-19-2015, 07:10 PM
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This would be a good date for me!
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:56 PM
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Two months away.
I thought there would be more interest.

OK guys, who wants to go race their cars through the mountains? Umm, I mean drive safely around those sharp corners...ALL 318 OF THEM!!!!

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Old 02-19-2015, 10:19 PM
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Two months away.
I thought there would be more interest.

OK guys, who wants to go race their cars through the mountains? Umm, I mean drive safely around those sharp corners...ALL 318 OF THEM!!!!

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I'm away.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:26 PM
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I'm still interested. I should have my new block in the 6er by that time.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:04 PM
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Marking the date on my calendar. I'll plan to be there.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:59 PM
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I was thinking yesterday that maybe we could try & visit the BMW facility in Spartanburg SC. It might get more people to attend, & possibly get some cars on their test track. It might take pulling a lot of strings, but anything is possible? It would only be around a 100 miles, for the Dragons Tail.

Thoughts?

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:16 AM
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I was thinking yesterday that maybe we could try & visit the BMW facility in Spartanburg SC. It might get more people to attend, & possibly get some cars on their test rack. It might take pulling a lot of strings, but anything is possible? It would only be around a 100 miles, for the Dragons Tail.

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That would be great! I'd love to see the PCD center.
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I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:24 AM
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I'm still interested. I should have my new block in the 6er by that time.
Did you blow your engine, or just making more power?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:31 AM
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I blew the motor while making more power. Lol. I think that I have discovered that 510whp is the limitation on the stock rods. This is becoming an expensive hobby.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:03 PM
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I blew the motor while making more power. Lol. I think that I have discovered that 510whp is the limitation on the stock rods. This is becoming an expensive hobby.
The Supercharger most likely stressed the rods, along with the right foot! 510 hp is not bad for the stock rods. Did you ever get the engined tuned to the proper A/F ratio? Tuning is critical with the supercharger, along with someone that can write the correct tune. Superchargers were just to sensitive for me!
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I did talk to BMW today, & they said that we could arrange the tour. I was told that our lenitive dates are still available, but to call them back by next Friday. Who can make what dates?
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:29 PM
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The Supercharger most likely stressed the rods, along with the right foot! 510 hp is not bad for the stock rods. Did you ever get the engined tuned to the proper A/F ratio? Tuning is critical with the supercharger, along with someone that can write the correct tune. Superchargers were just to sensitive for me!

Yes indeed. Horsepower/Torque are truly addictive drugs. Lol I had her tuned in correctly but I probably should not have done the extended amounts of WoT runs on the highway. Lesson learned. I will be at the Tail of the Dragon
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Any updates on visiting the Dragons Tail?
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Sorry everyone. I am out this year.
I need to stick close to home for family.
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I was thinking yesterday that maybe we could try & visit the BMW facility in Spartanburg SC. It might get more people to attend, & possibly get some cars on their test track. It might take pulling a lot of strings, but anything is possible? It would only be around a 100 miles, for the Dragons Tail.

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In the past, they haven't let customer owned cars on the test tracks. The hot laps and driving classes are all done in their cars, mostly M3's.
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Hi, I know that this is an old thread, but wonder if Taz is stll on this forum.

There was a green signal next to his name indicating that he is currently online and logged in, but when I tried sending him a PM but got the message that his box is full and he can't accept any until he clears it. Plus, his last post does not look that recent.

Wanted to check with him about something he posted on a different thread.

Thanks in advance!

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I am still around, just not very active.
I have cleaned out my InBox so try again.

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I am still around, just not very active.
I have cleaned out my InBox so try again.

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Good to see you back Wes!
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Good to see you back Wes!
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