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      02-28-2012, 05:31 PM   #23
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is that angle the battery is on right?????? seems like there would be enough space to straighten it up and have more free space?
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      02-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #24
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is that angle the battery is on right?????? seems like there would be enough space to straighten it up and have more free space?
That could be done but the cost to supply the brackets and battery mounts would be to much.
We want to do a drop in tank so it is a direct fit, i think it will hold around 8ltrs when the proto is complete will post up some pictures
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That could be done but the cost to supply the brackets and battery mounts would be to much.
We want to do a drop in tank so it is a direct fit, i think it will hold around 8ltrs when the proto is complete will post up some pictures
8L thats a bit of meth! just seems strange bmw would put the battery on an angle like that
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      03-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #26
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I think everyone's would be interested in a revise pricing? but I am thinking it will be even more expensive then the E92 version.. ?
Hey mate,

if we utilise the same "AERO" flush mount cap for the E82 version, it will cost a little more as the larger tank will require more material and more fabrication time.

However as the E82 version potentially has a much larger volume, we could go with a screw-in cap which would reduce the costs somewhat, compared to the flush mount cap required for the smaller E92 version.

Lastly after much deliberation on the part of myself and Peter we have decided to take a hit on the fabricating costs, in order to bring the overall price of the unit down.

As such we will now be offering the E92 version for $545.00, excluding powder coating.

The powder coating will be an option and it will cost around $35, I will confirm the exact price shortly.

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      03-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #27
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Thanks for the update Justin.

Can we get better photos of the E92 if possible?

Any idea on the cost for the E82?

Btw, does this include braided lines?
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      03-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #28
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That is a more attractive price point for the E92 definitely keen to see price on the e82 now.
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      03-04-2012, 12:53 AM   #29
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Thanks for the update Justin.

Can we get better photos of the E92 if possible?

Any idea on the cost for the E82?

Btw, does this include braided lines?
Hey mate,

that's cool.

Peter is going to have a finished production version ready for photographing soon, I would prefer to post up pics of the real deal, as that will be a better illustration of what you are getting for your money.

As mentioned the E82 version may cost a bit more, now that we have had a look at the fabrication requirements.

However if we substitute the "AERO" flush mount cap for a screw-in type, that could offset the additional design costs.

The revised tank price does not include braided lines or any other associated hardware.

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      03-06-2012, 07:14 PM   #30
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Hi Justin

Any updates or photos that you can share? Still very much interested in this setup, pending final price.

I think I prefer the AERO flush mount cap personally, it's not that much extra considering how much we are already paying.

Plus you should also consider doing a GB? I think there will be more demand for the E82 tank than the E92.
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      03-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #32
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Btw, I saw in the other thread that alloy is a no-go. Definitely going with anodized now
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      03-07-2012, 06:59 AM   #33
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That is a more attractive price point for the E92 definitely keen to see price on the e82 now.
Cool,

the E82 version is in the works.
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      03-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #34
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Hi Justin

Any updates or photos that you can share? Still very much interested in this setup, pending final price.

I think I prefer the AERO flush mount cap personally, it's not that much extra considering how much we are already paying.

Plus you should also consider doing a GB? I think there will be more demand for the E82 tank than the E92.
Ummm,

unfortunately nothing new to share.

I have asked Pete to complete an E92 production unit ASAP.

However as the Meth' tanks are hand fabricated, even a small project takes time.

From a business perspective component R&D is secondary to vehicle repair and servicing.

With regards the larger E82 tank we will probably allow the option, of either a screw-in cap or the "AERO" flush mount.

I suspect in Aus there will be a larger demand for the E82 tank, but a GB may not be possible.

Cheers,

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Haha,

I will push Pete a little harder on the completion of the E92 tank, so we can finalise an E82 version for all you 1 Series guys.

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      03-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #36
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Thanks Justin. I'm excited about the meth tank whenever it's finished
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Vinney, what happened to your sig mate?
trying to update need more characters!
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Btw, I saw in the other thread that alloy is a no-go. Definitely going with anodized now
I suspect you are referring to the below post by dzenno and my subsequent reply.

FYI,

the Meth' tank will be still be made of aluminium, the anodizing process increases the surface thickness, of the naturally occurring rough layer of aluminium oxide.

The carefully formed layer of aluminium oxide is substantially thicker and harder, making it very much resistant to Meth' induced corrosion.

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Methanol is corrosive to aluminum and it shouldn't be used to hold methanol...the "right" way of doing it is plastic


Hey dzenno,

whilst I appreciate your concerns regarding the corrosive nature of Meth', I would much rather have a stealth aluminium tank in my boot, than a highly obtrusive plastic tank.

That being said, in an effort to further improve our products, I'm more than happy to listen to feedback from fellow enthusiasts.

As such we are now looking at "Anodizing" the "In-Boot Meth' Tank".

If this can be done cost effectively, the aluminium tank will now be highly resistant to Methanol induced corrosion.

It would seem Australian customers are far more receptive to our prototype stealth tank, possibly due to the fact that in Aus' a Police Officer would not hesitate to defect a late model BMW, if he knew Methanol was being stored in the vehicle.

Unfortunately that is a serious matter here resulting in not only a hefty fine, but also a loss of demerit points.

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Thanks Justin. I'm excited about the meth tank whenever it's finished
Cool,

feel free to call Advan tomorrow and let Pete know you are super keen for an E82 version.

I suspect that will speed up the fabrication process.
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Hey Gents,

I spoke to Pete today,

providing nothing unanticipated comes up next week, he is going to get started on the manufacture of an E92 production unit.

Once that is done, we can get cracking on the prototype for an E82 vehicle.

Justin.
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Cool,

feel free to call Advan tomorrow and let Pete know you are super keen for an E82 version.

I suspect that will speed up the fabrication process.
Nooo that would waste Peter's valuable fabrication time since he will be on the phone
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      03-09-2012, 02:36 AM   #44
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Thanks for the update Justin. I didn't see your message until just now.

I'll give Pete a call on Monday unless he's on tomorrow.
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