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digger replied to the thread Turbos are not new to Formula 1 - A look back at BMW's 1500+ horsepower M12/M13 turbo F1 motor based on the production M10 four-cylinder.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Well I mean BMW's engineers today just try to make the car last the warranty period. Is that good engineering? The M10 block is probably a better turbo candidate than any current BMW block. The new BMW blocks are lighter but which is more impressively engineered?

I think your statement really depends on application.
assuming newer blocks prove themselves not to fail prematurely outside staistical variations then newer blocks are without a doubt better engineered. in order to make something both lighter and suitable for the application intended requires more knowledge and better understanding of the possible operating conditions, loads in service, duty cycle etc and better understanding of mechanical properties so you dont get it wrong. you need a better understand how structures behave so that material is added in the right areas in an efficient manner. lots of stuff has been and is done by designers (non engineers) eye balling stuff, rules of thumb and that works very often but in the modern world you will never be the best at what you do with this approach

stronger does not mean better unless of course that is a design objective.

anyone can build a bridge, but to design and build something that is light, economical to proiduce and efficient is where engineering comes into it "

Today, 02:57 AM

R.G. replied to the thread Brake advice.
" @morkusyambo did you replace the pads, lines, or kept stock and painted calipers ? "

Today, 02:48 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Custom N54 Single Turbo Kit 335i.
" If anyone truly believes this site is better than tacos well then sir that is all the praise I would ever hope to hear. "

Today, 02:44 AM

R.G. replied to the thread Exercising and dieting.
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Quote Originally Posted by Denley View Post
Exercising and dieting are two main and basic methods of weight loss which lose the weight more effectively without any adverse effects as compare to any other method of weight loss such using weight loss pills, steroids, or weight loss surgery etc.
Dafuq?

You joined Boost forum to teach first grade PE? "

Today, 02:42 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Exercising and dieting.
" This is going to go over REALLY well on this forum. "

Today, 02:37 AM

Denley created the thread Exercising and dieting.
" Exercising and dieting are two main and basic methods of weight loss which lose the weight more effectively without any adverse effects as compare to any other method of weight loss such using weight loss pills, steroids, or weight loss surgery etc. "

Today, 02:34 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by fastgti69 View Post
Wish I was racing Saturday. Next event you should be a sponsor Terry, we will bring the whole gang with a lot of power!
Or we can all come to my event. Problem is it will be in Norcal so I doubt many of you will make the trip. "

Today, 02:29 AM

SteveAZ replied to the thread Playing with the LPFP side of things.....
" Point taken but neither of these are for sale and are just entering beta....should that change, I promise to pLay fair. "

Today, 01:52 AM

Sticky replied to the thread 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
" That triple overtime blackhawks blues game was insane.

The Blues got lucks. The Blackhawks IMO were the better team. "

Today, 01:47 AM

Sticky replied to the thread E60 M5 Tune, Header, Pulley VS C63 Tune, Header, Pulley.
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Quote Originally Posted by 5soko View Post
haha that is what this GTR was listening to:

skip to 3:00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRSLWfAa0VM
That GTR boned the F out! Damn was it hustling. The cop cars looked like they were moving in slow motion. "

Today, 01:38 AM

R.G. replied to the thread Useful suspension links.
" One of my favorite threads of all time. Well done @_Ryan_

Love when info that's parroted from one guy to the next gets put to the test. "

Today, 01:36 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Playing with the LPFP side of things.....
" Walking a tight line Steve... but good work. "

Today, 01:32 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome CMartinel.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum CMartinel. "

Today, 01:25 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Turbos are not new to Formula 1 - A look back at BMW's 1500+ horsepower M12/M13 turbo F1 motor based on the production M10 four-cylinder.
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Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
i don't get my rocks off on things that are excessively over engineered and make pretty looking numbers.

it doesn't take a good engineer to over engineer something. As a modern mechanical engineer i would lose my job if i did the same, everything would be too heavy
Well I mean BMW's engineers today just try to make the car last the warranty period. Is that good engineering? The M10 block is probably a better turbo candidate than any current BMW block. The new BMW blocks are lighter but which is more impressively engineered?

I think your statement really depends on application. "

Today, 01:22 AM

SteveAZ replied to the thread Playing with the LPFP side of things.....
" And as promised...the E-series bucket in action.

http://youtu.be/uzds2XlNkMI

Nearly identical specs....

Pump = Walbro 450 E85 certified pump
Voltage = 13.5 volts
Current = 21 amps
Flows = .95gpm "

Today, 01:16 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by 135idct View Post
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Today, 01:15 AM

SteveAZ replied to the thread Playing with the LPFP side of things.....
" Hey all,

Thought I'd post some recent stuff on the LPFP front for those that are interested.

I have a few things I'm working on right now...two in particular.

The first one is an F series bucket I got with a DOA (to me) pump.

I rebuilt the bucket and put in a 450 E85 certified pump and have flow tested it. "

Today, 12:53 AM

BuraQ replied to the thread Renntech BMW N54 Flash Tuning, 100+ wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by nbrigdan View Post
@BuraQ Have you considered more aggressive tires than NT555s? I have found almost all Nittos don't grip that well compared to some alternatives, especially their drag tires aren't the best, but still decent. I would like to see some ETs with proper tires!
I actually gave up the NT555 for PSS tires, and the PSS are about done for on the rears. I like the PSS, havent really put them to use on the track yet, the times I visited the strip with them the track was shit prepped, so I never really got to really test them out, However for rolls, and wet roads they gripped damn well. Most important though the "ride comfort" is the best expereince I have ever had with a tire "

Today, 12:27 AM

Surquhar replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Terry@BMS View Post
No, that stuff is for the M5. I run the 135i on E98 normally. Will probably switch to methanol soon though as my 55 gallon drum of E98 is about empty.
Gotcha. thanks! "

Today, 12:24 AM