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      09-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #33
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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Yeah, I agree my "torque" comments are somewhat mis-placed but I think only somewhat. Running software on a portable device is obviously a lot different from installing a 3 stage inlet. I like the threads on that + high performance intake + high performance exhaust but the engineer in me wants some data to show that the hundreds to thousands of dollars had a measurable effect. I'm just trying to suggest a way that data could be generated by those making the mods without great cost.

The calculator at this website:

suggests that 5hp should be worth about 0.1 on 0-60 time for our cars. So 0-60 before and after mods would seem to be a fairly sensitive way to know if we accomplished our hp goal.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09