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Discussion in 'Cars, Coffee and Computers' started by Mikey_b00st, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Mikey_b00st

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    Hey everyone!

    Completely new to spoolstreet.

    Current car is an 09 135i, I've had it for a little over a year. Haven't joined any BMW forums yet, but have been using them for some research and stuff.
    Located in Miami FL
    Car currently has:
    aFe intakes
    Vrsf downpipes
    Active Auto axle back
    Alpina Flash (6AT)
    JB4 w/ Bluetooth
    BMS Catch can
    StopTech Pads and Slotted Rotors
    1M tail lights with light smoke
    Carbon Fiber trunk lip

    Currently waiting on 7" HD vrsf fmic to come in and a front lip.

    So far this car is nice but not the best I've had. I'm happy with the power it's making but would love to get to the 700's eventually. Not in a rush to get there.
     
  2. doublespaces

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    Welcome! What have been your past cars? Are you going to do a single or try 700 with upgraded twins?
     
  3. Mikey_b00st

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    Started my driving career with a 1989 Nissan 240sx hatchback. Did a SR20DET swap, making 300-350whp with upgraded Turbo and all other supporting mods.


    Had a Nissan Juke as a daily, then traded
    that in for 2015 Subaru WRX.
    The WRX was one of the forts in south Florida, also one of the fastest at the time before the motor blew and car caught fire. Ended as a total loss.








    Subie made around 400awhp. Was definitely fun to drive. Had an amazing feel to it. I miss driving stick shift.




    Then bought the 135.
     
  4. Mikey_b00st

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    Been trying to post pics but I can't on my phone apparently
     
  5. Mikey_b00st

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    Forgot to say, I'd like to stick to upgraded twins. But I've always been a fan of single turbo setups. Just for me I think the twins have les lag and are a lot more responsive from the research I've done.
    Was looking at the mmp stage 3 set up. So far that's the one I like the most. But waiting to see more people running them for a while.
    Planning to upgrade when my stocks blow
     
  6. doublespaces

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  7. doublespaces

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    If you don't like lag, then a single is not the way to go.... They have lag, a good bit if it depending on your turbo. It's not bad if you're manual I suspect, but for automatics luckily the xHP flash is available because D mode is borderline unusable for a city car. Down shifting is required to get off the line without everyone passing lol.

    Until about 3000 rpm, there is virtually no distinguishable difference in the pedal from part to WOT. I keep finding myself pressing the pedal in a lot trying to get going, then when i hit 3500 boost onset peaks like crazy then suddenly my wastegates are open and I'm racing in a 35 mph zone. Like damn, just trying to get to the store. I have yet to do the xHP flash though but I heard it solves that issue.
     
  8. Mikey_b00st

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    Nice lol what set up you have going?
     
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  12. doublespaces

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    I'm at the end just about. I want to enjoy it now. I've got a few things sitting around I need to install:

    Electronic Performance Steering Wheel
    Coilovers
    Rear PDC and M sport conversion
    Servotronic wiring and SS Brake lines

    And I have bought most of the parts, just need to have someone fab me up a custom 3.5" exhaust as well as setup the flex fuel when it comes out. So flex fuel, exhaust and painting bumpers is pretty much the only stuff left to pay for.
     
  13. Mikey_b00st

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    Looks like you are just about done then! Must be a good feeling dude.
     
  14. doublespaces

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    Yeah, take your time with your build. I did all of that basically in one go. Car still hasn't came all the way back to stable yet from all the stuff I did to it. In fact, about to go jack the car up right now searching for a boost leak around my wastegate.
     
  15. Mikey_b00st

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    These cars are reminding me a little of my 240sx hahaha
     
  16. Mikey_b00st

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    IMG_4719.JPG Fmic is in as well as a couple other few goodies. I went with the 7" HD VRSF. Finish is not the best, but I hope the fitment is good and it functions great. Will be finding out soon. This thing looks like a beast of an intercooler.
     
  17. doublespaces

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    Nice! Report back on fitment. What finishing issues were there, damage or welding related?
     
  18. Mikey_b00st

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    You can tell that the welding is not the greatest ever but it's not too bad either. They paint a silver color I'm guessing but you can see that there are 2 strips across the core that had tape on them while they painted it.
    There were 2 big holes on the edges that squished a few fins in.
     
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  19. doublespaces

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    Well luckily, after you put a few miles on it, you won't even be able to tell the difference :)