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Old 09-19-2013, 07:02 AM   #41
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Used to hand wash and quick wax the 5.5 about every 3-4 days because of it. Busier schedule these days but I'm usually at the wash every weekend with this one.
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Keeping a black car in pristine condition is nuts. It will consume you.
That's why I like silver cars I don't have to spend several hours a week to keep it clean!
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Hey, let's see more of that Ivory Pearl 2007 G35S sedan keeping pace behind you!!!1!!11!!!!!1!
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Whattttttt how did you make it a gif?

Show me.
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Hey, let's see more of that Ivory Pearl 2007 G35S sedan keeping pace behind you!!!1!!11!!!!!1!
This.

I want to see lots more of that white G-Sedan. (No offense to you, Zero.)

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Test fitted my friend's Performance CF spoiler. Definitely want one now:
Is the jury still out on this spoiler? It makes a neat first impression, but after eyeballing it for a while, I don't think I care for the way it rakes up so high. Seems odd, like you've got a razorblade sticking out of your trunk. And what's going on in the corner... is that damaged?

You're on the bmw forums, right? What other rear spoiler options are there for this car?

I think I just had a zoned out moment after staring at that picture for about 3 minutes. It made me go back and look at your other pictures. That is a really nice car, Zero. I could totally dig this car.

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I don't like that bumper lip at all... The lip you're showing sticks up way too high, kind of like an air brake.

I'm currently rocking this one here (sorry for the poor quality pics), but I want to change for a more subtle one.





I like this one...



... or even something not as subtle but which I really like too, the CSL trunk...

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Old 09-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #52
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This.

I want to see lots more of that white G-Sedan. (No offense to you, Zero.)
Don't blame you at all. Just wish he drove a little bit slower... cough cough.



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Whattttttt how did you make it a gif?

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PM Samuel1021, he made them.

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Is the jury still out on this spoiler? It makes a neat first impression, but after eyeballing it for a while, I don't think I care for the way it rakes up so high. Seems odd, like you've got a razorblade sticking out of your trunk. And what's going on in the corner... is that damaged?

You're on the bmw forums, right? What other rear spoiler options are there for this car?

I think I just had a zoned out moment after staring at that picture for about 3 minutes. It made me go back and look at your other pictures. That is a really nice car, Zero. I could totally dig this car.
Thanks Rochester. I really do like this spoiler in person, however, I think the car may not be aggressive enough for it yet.

M3 sporting the same spoiler.


The only two options I've liked are that spoiler, or the Ericcson Amuse trunk... Authentic is $$$, and the replicas aren't up to quality IMO.
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Of all those spoilers, this is the only one that I like. It's low and clean, very OEM.

Stare at it for a while, and you can appreciate how the line on the spoiler's edge wraps around into the line that goes down the side of the car and the edge of the rear quarter-panel. There's balance here. It's a very appealing design.

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This one is the best IMO. Subtle and sleek. Paint-matched, obviously.

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Don't blame you at all. Just wish he drove a little bit slower... cough cough.

I have you to thank for "teaching" me how to drive. Hahahaha.
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Subtle and sleek. Paint-matched, obviously.
Agreed. In black it's unnecessarily too obvious. It's a spoiler, not a splitter. It should be body-color.
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Color wise, I think it can pull of a sliver of carbon fiber with the black paint already. But I will probably hold off on the spoiler until the bumpers are done.

Evolution Racewerks Charge Pipe on order, just deciding which BOV to go with. Hoping to run over to VRSF in Hudson, MA next month for downpipes... and a dyno before years end.
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Small shoot near Zakim bridge and around Charlestown with Samuel1021's G35S.







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Evolution Racewerks Charge Pipe on order, just deciding which BOV to go with. Hoping to run over to VRSF in Hudson, MA next month for downpipes... and a dyno before years end.

Forge are one of the best performing ones.

The guys are VRSF are awesome and supply a great product.
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Small shoot near Zakim bridge and around Charlestown with Samuel1021's G35S.
Your buddy Sam has some noticeable mods. Some debadging on the trunk, with a painted logo. Wrap on the bumper. Aftermarket cat- or axel-back. Blacked out rear deck lip. Blacked out window trim. 19" rims from the S-Coupe, and dropped. I have to say, that black trim looks really interesting against non-tinted windows.

Damn, I'm on the G forum too much.

IDK Samuel1021 on the forum. Or do i?

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Evolution Racewerks Charge Pipe on order, just deciding which BOV to go with.
Once you order your CP it's too late to decide which BOV you want... Each BOV (Tial - Synapse - HKS) has a different mounting flange, so the charge pipe you ordered is for a specific one, unless you ordered the factory style with the mount for the stock diverter valves...

I went with Tial myself because I didn't want a BOV that is obnoxiously loud, and the Tial is apparently the quietest one of all, but still gets loud when you blow off anything over 5psi... I read good things about the Synapse BOV, but it is much louder than the Tial.

In the end, a BOV is a BOV... they all work the same, so I guess in the end it comes up to how loud you want it to be. If you don't want the BOV sound at all, then go for the OEM style charge pipe and order a set of Forge diverter valves. They plug in just like the OEM, re-routing the gases in the intake tube, so you don't get that PSHHHH sound, but are much stronger than the OEM diverter valves.

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I meant to say it's being ordered today or tomorrow. I've listened to many videos but I guess I wonder which is quality, and which has adjustability. I haven't heard anything negative on any of the options, but I did hear some negative feedback from the VW crowd about the Forge DV route...

It's between Synapse and Tial for me.
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I meant to say it's being ordered today or tomorrow. I've listened to many videos but I guess I wonder which is quality, and which has adjustability. I haven't heard anything negative on any of the options, but I did hear some negative feedback from the VW crowd about the Forge DV route...

It's between Synapse and Tial for me.
Well I have no experience with the Synapse, but I am very pleased with the Tial so far... granted it's been on the car for only about a month so I can't judge long term reliability, but I've never read any complaints about either Synapse nor Tial, so you can't go wrong with either...


BTW: Here is my video of the Tial BOV. You can hear how it sounds from inside the car.

BMW 335i Tial BOV - Blow off valve sound - YouTube
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The Synapse are ****ing loud, I know that much lol. Either Tial or Synapse work well. HKS's have a lot of knock offs and I would say 95% of people that come in with an HKS is a knock off that leaks like a sieve.

A lot of our high power guys run the Forge's with no issues. Running one on my slowbaru.
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I can use the BOV with no drawbacks since the car runs a MAP sensor. I have the stock DVs releasing to atmosphere right now, and it honestly sounds great now. Worrying about the boost levels creating leaks, which a lot face post-tune. Will most likely go with the Tial, especially after watching that video Gizm0 posted. The sound and quality are definitely proper.
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Yes, I know these run on MAP. When I talk about leaking BOV/BPVs I'm talking about opening under boost.

We just picked up another 335xi E90, this one 6mt, as a shop car. Probably going to be a test bed for the BB free flashing software. See what we can do with that compared to Cobb's ProTuner software.
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You guys doing any dyno days at the shop soon? I hope to have downpipes sooner than later, and would like to know what she's putting down.
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Grand opening I think we will be offering power pulls. Still hanging some sheetrock and painting. But dyno is fully functional and we've been tuning 100% out of it. Probably have the opening in a few weeks.
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Grand opening I think we will be offering power pulls. Still hanging some sheetrock and painting. But dyno is fully functional and we've been tuning 100% out of it. Probably have the opening in a few weeks.
Keep me posted. I will be in for a dyno run or two.
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Love your Jetta S-Line, bro.
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Any suspension work planned?
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Any suspension work planned?
Definitely. I might pick up the Supreme Power lowering perches soon... They basically drop the front down a little to even out the rear end sag.

The goals for next year, are: M3 LSD & Control Arms, E93 M3 Sway Bar, and hopefully some BMW Performance springs/ Bilstein struts.

Ideal setup will be a full coilover kit with corner balancing. Proper setups are crazy money, and I don't want to cheap out to be slammed/stanced/hellascrapemyface. .5"-1" drop will be fine, as I care more about the handling and ride.

Brakes will come sooner with Z4 35is 2-pc rotors, F30 shields (better cooling), Stoptech or Akebono pads.

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Yawn...
Agreed.

We should just spam Z's thread with pictures of our own cars!

...but I've seen enough of your Jetta, Wolf. So no more of that.

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Snow tires yet, Zero? Brand and model? Using the OEM rims, or winter wheels?

Or have you picked up a winter rat and storing the 335?
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Snow tires yet, Zero? Brand and model? Using the OEM rims, or winter wheels?

Or have you picked up a winter rat and storing the 335?
She is going into storage. I have a Sentra SE-R in the household that will be used when needed, but most likely I'll be working from home during big storms or taking public transport.

The car was originally from Virginia, so I'd like to keep the undercarriage salt free if possible.
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That's a fortunate arrangement.

My snows will go on sometime around Thanksgiving. I really hate snow tires.
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We'll see how it works out. Slight chance I'll look for a winter beater too. I'd love to have a older Pathfinder or Xterra on the side.

How does the G handle with the snow tires? Her first winter or no?
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We'll see how it works out. Slight chance I'll look for a winter beater too. I'd love to have a older Pathfinder or Xterra on the side.

How does the G handle with the snow tires? Her first winter or no?
Last year was the first, with a new set of Blizzak LM-60 snows on the OEM staggered 18" wheels. This will be the second winter.

It was OK on snow, although it doesn't take much to loose control, so you really have to be on your game with RWD and the 6MT. There are more than a few moments where the limited slip diff comes into play.

However, no matter what good I can say about it, it still isn't as good as my old Maxima was in the winter.


[edit] Now that I think about it, I had 16" winter steelies on the Maxima, so the snow tires were far more narrow. And I was using their WS line, not the high-performing (sic) LM tires.

Hmm...

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