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Old 07-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #211
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Just a short run through twynn rivers testing out the new gopro hero2. Sorry for the wind noise. I didn't expect it to pick up that much especially at such low speeds. I'm going to look into an external mic and maybe shoot an in-car video tonight.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #212
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I shot from inside the car tonight. This thing pulled pretty damn hard uphill... 3rd-4th gear. I just updated the firmware on the GoPro as well so future videos will have MUCH better quality!

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #213
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Very nice! I miss those high revs.

(though that was totally 2nd and 3rd gear )
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #214
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lol yea I was watching it earlier and realized I made the mistake. I guess I was just tired as hell making this clip at 3 am. I'll fix the title.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #215
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Looks incredibly sweet! Congrats man.

btw curious if you know what the balance of the car is now, was that affected?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #216
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I'm sure the car is still 50/50. The weight difference of the s54 is negligible and since most of the engine sits behind the front axle you probably won't feel much of a difference. You also shed some weight by getting rid of the secondary air pump, traction control, fuel return lines etc.. it may have even shed some weight.

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Looks incredibly sweet! Congrats man.

btw curious if you know what the balance of the car is now, was that affected?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #217
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I need to do an ls3 swap so we can compare
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #218
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I need to do an ls3 swap so we can compare
Danimal on the board has a E36 with a LS6 swap, he beats slightly modded E46 M3's.
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #219
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Looks like the break-in period is over

Sounds good, not too much rasp
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:29 AM   #220
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The videos don't do the engine any justice. The sound is unreal when it winds up to 8k. I think it will sound great with an AA exhaust I'm also going to pick up a 3.91 diff and try it out. The 3.23 is a great compromise for street drivability and speed but I want to experience the insane torque curve and a will 3.91 really make the engine shine. This thing is just too much fun lol.

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Sounds good, not too much rasp
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #221
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I might have missed it but did you keep the 5 speed or go to the 6?

with a 6 spd the 3.91 is a must imo
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:24 PM   #222
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i think a 391 Is bit much If You could've get a 355 that would be perfections.
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #223
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Even with the 5spd, the 3.91 is awesome on the street. I drove my e36 325i with the 3.91 for 3 years before it became a track car. the RPM was a high on the highway, but at least you didn't have to downshift to pass
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #224
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I kept the 5 speed but I might put the 6 speed in. The 3.91 will force me to do the speed limit. Doing 100 on the highway it will be at 3200 rpm which isn't that bad.. Unfortunately E36's are pretty much limited to 3.23, 3.38, and 3.91 unless you want to spend some money and go custom with diffsonline.. A 3.73 would be perfect I think (damn you e30 guys!)
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:53 PM   #225
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Nice swap!

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