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    What the hell is this guys beef ??

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    This thread has gone so weird..... What is going on here?

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    Whoever the alphabet person is? he has used toolmans quote at least once, and describes themselves from UK ffs.

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    Whoever the alphabet person is? he has used toolmans quote at least once, and describes themselves from UK ffs.
    Nothing new, its a robot trying to steal your info and PayPal account. Just ignore and let the Mods take care of business.
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    Mpowered02, Trans is holding up so far so good but with the added power it just doesn't shift quick enough and i'm seriously thinking about the switch to a manual. The diff is definitely close enough! I added a block of rubber between the housing and the subframe to limit the diff from twisting up into the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman2 View Post
    Mpowered02, Trans is holding up so far so good but with the added power it just doesn't shift quick enough and i'm seriously thinking about the switch to a manual. The diff is definitely close enough! I added a block of rubber between the housing and the subframe to limit the diff from twisting up into the floor.
    Interesting. I'll bet a modded valve body from IPT could fix the shifting problem.
    Wow...so the torque is rotating the diff enough to knock? Maybe it's time to invest in some beefier diff bushings? Have also heard of a few cases of failed diff mounts on the subframe. I believe Dinan used to make a diff reinforcement "kit" for $60 that was like 1 piece of aluminum that needed to be welded onto the subframe to reinforce the mount. I think they originally made it for their supercharger kit, which suggests that they thought it necessary to reinforce the diff mount when running an S/C...
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    Completely stumbled across toolman's excellent work on the jag XKR blower adapter while looking around for twin-screw alternatives to the mighty (and top-end happy) VF centrifugal kit, i was poking around car-part and those blowers are CHEAP as beans, whole sets for under a grand.
    i believe you mentioned on your boostaddicts thread you were charging about 2 grand for your adapter plates and such? which is nice as well.

    it'd be nice to compile some kind of list of specific parts to use aside from that, not necessarily compiling it into a kit, but just a solid shopping list for things that play well together....


    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman2 View Post
    I actually tried the m122 from the sts but even after extensive modifications it wouldn't fit under the hood.

    - - - Updated - - -

    They have intercoolers built in to the top.

    I'm working on putting the larger rotors in the m112 case.
    but an sts-v blower with integrated intercooling being too tall?
    come on toolman, you know the solution, something that i'm amazed nobody as mentioned, considering how iconic they are
    a hood bump, a-la the e92 m3





    of course the downside here is that it seems all the aftermarket e39 hoods with bumps in them are either really ugly looking carbon fiber dealies, or have all kinds of vent holes in them which just look eugh.






    bodycolor painting the fins in those vents could help, at least.




    also you really should call this thing the paris peace treaty
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    Looking for an e39 Touring black carpet set, including the rear cargo cubbies and side sections!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joekitch View Post
    of course the downside here is that it seems all the aftermarket e39 hoods with bumps in them are either really ugly looking carbon fiber dealies, or have all kinds of vent holes in them which just look eugh.
    Correct. Of course molding a power-bulge E39 carbon hood would be entirely possible but would notch the budget of the project a few good steps out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
    Correct. Of course molding a power-bulge E39 carbon hood would be entirely possible but would notch the budget of the project a few good steps out...
    quite true
    but that whine!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFXfX7vOgX0

    Edit:
    actually this duraflex stuff looks acceptable, the vents are small, the bulge is proper sized, and it can all be painted body color so the vents dont stand out and might even be (slightly) functional
    http://www.duraflexbodykits.com/1997...-p-548634.html

    Last edited by joekitch; 07-07-2015 at 07:48 PM.
    Looking for an e39 Touring black carpet set, including the rear cargo cubbies and side sections!
    ALSO looking for 540i 6speed manual transmission sets (2001+ pedals with switches, driveshaft, gearbox), for the 6speed swap! Probably not for a while....

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    Holy crap that blower is way loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philly98540 View Post
    Holy crap that blower is way loud.
    you know, it sounds an awful lot like...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWdatUMNmTI&t=7m19s
    Looking for an e39 Touring black carpet set, including the rear cargo cubbies and side sections!
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    chomping at the bit for updates here. the worst part about having very little spare cash is not being able to jump into projects like this to experiment in your free time.
    Looking for an e39 Touring black carpet set, including the rear cargo cubbies and side sections!
    ALSO looking for 540i 6speed manual transmission sets (2001+ pedals with switches, driveshaft, gearbox), for the 6speed swap! Probably not for a while....

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    also, found an alternative "power bulge" hood that seems to have actual carbon fiber in it and is built properly, it's over on schmiedmann

    http://www.schmiedmann.com/en/bmw-e3...ct=MOTEVO39CAR

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    $787 before shipping, spendy but not too bad.
    that bulge isn't just for show by the way, there's a rather large indentation in the hood frame on the backside so yes, that its usable extra room.
    it might be too far back though...

    also i'm pretty sure this can be painted. there are some people that like the carbon fiber look, i am not some people
    Last edited by joekitch; 03-09-2016 at 03:58 PM.
    Looking for an e39 Touring black carpet set, including the rear cargo cubbies and side sections!
    ALSO looking for 540i 6speed manual transmission sets (2001+ pedals with switches, driveshaft, gearbox), for the 6speed swap! Probably not for a while....

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    Quote Originally Posted by joekitch View Post

    While this blends in well and has the OEM'ish feel..

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    This just turns the car into a cheap japanease rally car, looks a lot like the Subaru Impreza I have. Just too much. Looks a bit cheap, while the subaru manages to pull it off somewhat, this just looks like the abomination. imho.
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    Follow you on Instagram. This is an excellent thread. Can I ask which super charger you purchased online ? Would love to do this to my 540

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    okay so i'm getting bored with 11lbs boost and decided to step it up further. To get more blower speed I adapted a 6.42" 8 rib pulley from the 5.0 supercharged land rover to the crank pulley. That caused a clearance issue with the water pump pulley so I made a slightly smaller 8 rib water pump pulley along with a larger power steering and alternator pulley all 8 rib. 20160808_190159.jpg20160906_113211.jpg20160912_162614.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman2 View Post
    okay so i'm getting bored with 11lbs boost and decided to step it up further. To get more blower speed I adapted a 6.42" 8 rib pulley from the 5.0 supercharged land rover to the crank pulley. That caused a clearance issue with the water pump pulley so I made a slightly smaller 8 rib water pump pulley along with a larger power steering and alternator pulley all 8 rib. 20160808_190159.jpg20160906_113211.jpg20160912_162614.jpg
    Post feedback when new pullies are installed!

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    amazing thread toolman, awesome setup! I see that you are running an auto, how is it holding up to the increased torque? Is your motor's bottom end stock? I would be super interested in this setup but first I gotta get my car running again...

    Cant wait for the updates! good luck.
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    Thanks Itpiclles the auto held up fine but I have since gone to the 540I6. Yep stock bottom end. I went with the larger pulley setup to push the issue and see how far I could take it and see how the stock motor could handle it. It's been about 6 weeks now running 12.5-13 lbs boost and it pulls great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman2 View Post
    Thanks Itpiclles the auto held up fine but I have since gone to the 540I6. Yep stock bottom end. I went with the larger pulley setup to push the issue and see how far I could take it and see how the stock motor could handle it. It's been about 6 weeks now running 12.5-13 lbs boost and it pulls great!
    Could you post a video or the setup in action, a couples if possible would be great.

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