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      08-17-2019, 09:58 PM   #12497
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Decided my trans is done for.
Found a local guy with a used one that I'll pick up later and swap in.


So this will be interesting. I don't have a lift and one would make putting the trans in MUCH easier.
So odds are I'm pulling engine and trans as one.

I really didn't want to do this until later in the year, sorta planning a single bottom mount swap too.
I don't have the funds to do the single right now. Close though.


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      08-18-2019, 12:43 AM   #12498
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Replaced hood and trunk support struts.
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      08-18-2019, 01:00 PM   #12499
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Installed berk race exhaust, it's loud as fuck. Sounds like a 2j or an rb. The drone is so bad I don't know if I can deal with it. Will have to get rid of cold start with MHD forsure
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      08-19-2019, 08:37 AM   #12500
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Not today but recently picked up 135i front and rear bumpers for my car. My. Car should be going up on the lift soon and finally getting a few things knocked off the list
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      08-19-2019, 10:10 AM   #12501
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I shall begin to source parts for a halogen to Bi-Xenon conversion. I can't wait for this to get this done
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      08-19-2019, 11:06 AM   #12502
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Car wash day.
Mostly Meguiar's products, but also first time using a nanoscrub sponge instead of clay bar. I like it.
Paint looks as good as it ever has.





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      08-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #12503
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Put my new gloss black double slat grills in today. Car looks muchhhh better up front. The full black grills kinda breaks up all the chrome in my headlights
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      08-19-2019, 04:25 PM   #12504
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Car wash day.
Mostly Meguiar's products, but also first time using a nanoscrub sponge instead of clay bar. I like it.
Paint looks as good as it ever has.





Love the colour combo, blue and cream leather, might try one of those sponges, cheaper then claying
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      08-19-2019, 04:30 PM   #12505
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Installed berk race exhaust, it's loud as fuck. Sounds like a 2j or an rb. The drone is so bad I don't know if I can deal with it. Will have to get rid of cold start with MHD forsure
You can install a custom fabed "J" pipe. This isn't quite the link I was looking for, but it has the math. Find the drone rpm, follow the math and weld in. J pipe should kill the drone by cancelling some of the drone waves.

https://www.performancetrucks.net/fo...-drone-489463/
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      08-19-2019, 10:50 PM   #12506
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first time using a nanoscrub sponge instead of clay bar. I like it.
Paint looks as good as it ever has.


I've been using one for a year now... Works great.
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      08-19-2019, 11:29 PM   #12507
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I've been using one for a year now... Works great.
I used the fine, with Meg's Ultimate Quick Detail as lube. So much easier than a bar, and I feel it worked as well, if not better.
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      08-20-2019, 04:13 AM   #12508
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I used the fine, with Meg's Ultimate Quick Detail as lube. So much easier than a bar, and I feel it worked as well, if not better.
Same here....once I discovered it...I thought of all those wasted hours!
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      08-20-2019, 08:38 AM   #12509
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Installed berk race exhaust, it's loud as fuck. Sounds like a 2j or an rb. The drone is so bad I don't know if I can deal with it. Will have to get rid of cold start with MHD forsure
You can install a custom fabed "J" pipe. This isn't quite the link I was looking for, but it has the math. Find the drone rpm, follow the math and weld in. J pipe should kill the drone by cancelling some of the drone waves.

https://www.performancetrucks.net/fo...-drone-489463/
Sounds like a lot of math that I'm not good at lol. I'll have to look closer at this. Sounds like it's just a silencer that's on the muffler to begin with and what's on most aftermarket companies. But I have to custom fabricate one and weld it on, something I have 0 knowledge of.
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      08-20-2019, 09:12 AM   #12510
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I used the fine, with Meg's Ultimate Quick Detail as lube. So much easier than a bar, and I feel it worked as well, if not better.
You should try the nanoscrub wash mitt... That works well, too. Practically eliminates the need to use the sponge after washing.
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      08-20-2019, 11:51 AM   #12511
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Sounds like a lot of math that I'm not good at lol. I'll have to look closer at this. Sounds like it's just a silencer that's on the muffler to begin with and what's on most aftermarket companies. But I have to custom fabricate one and weld it on, something I have 0 knowledge of.
You know, I always wondered what that capped-off appendage on the AA, AFE and some ohter mufflers was all about. Makes sense now, but I never figured it out on my own.
My Agency Power axle-back does not include such a resonance-attenuating appendage. Sounds really good in the low and middle ranges, getting a little raucous up top. I can hear a slight drone in the highway-cruise range, but it isn't enough to bother me (but probably more than the above-mentioned units.)

Math wasn't too bad. I used 2600rpm as peak drone since that seems to be the consensus on our cars (I've never heard the Berk Race, so YMMV.)
Using 2600rpm and an inline 6, and ambient/sea level speed of sound, I came up with a 130Hz center frequency for the peak resonance. Sounds reasonable to me. That means your anti-resonance J-pipe should be about 2ft and 2 inches (26 inches) long. Your muffler shop will need to figure out where and how to weld it in. If you want to account for higher in-use exhaust temps, about 30" long is probably ideal. But much longer than any of those production versions use.
That should tame the highway drone, but is not a silencer and won't do a thing for the overall sound level. For that, you'll need a muffler - which defeats the purpose of the "race" exhaust. But if you get one from the Berk Street or BMW PE, it still has a chance of sounding really good.

Good luck to you!
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      08-20-2019, 11:56 AM   #12512
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Odd question; my car has 195k miles now (woo-hoo). I've been getting a persistent service reminder (non-resetable) and the red car-on-lift symbol. I saw something about it a long time ago, but I couldn't find it again. Does anyone know how to reset/delete this reminder?
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      08-20-2019, 12:07 PM   #12513
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Math wasn't too bad. I used 2600rpm as peak drone since that seems to be the consensus on our cars (never heard the Berk Race, so YMMV.)
Using 2600rpm and an inline 6, I came up with a 130Hz center frequency for the peak resonance. Sounds reasonable to me. That means your anti-resonance J-pipe should be about 2ft and 2 inches (26 inches) long. Your muffler shop will need to figure out where and how to weld it in.
That should tame the highway drone, but is not a silencer and won't do a thing for the overall sound level. For that, you'll need a muffler - which defeats the purpose of the "race" exhaust. But if you get one from the Berk Street or BMW PE, it still has a chance of sounding really good.

Good luck to you!
Wow thanks for that I really appreciate it! I'll ask around local car pages and find a welder to work with. Quick question, would this j pipe be just attached to the exhaust or would there be a hole cut for it to be welded onto?
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Wow thanks for that I really appreciate it! I'll ask around local car pages and find a welder to work with. Quick question, would this j pipe be just attached to the exhaust or would there be a hole cut for it to be welded onto?
There would need to be a hole cut into the pipe somewhere, generally close to the exit (but before the tips.)
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Odd question; my car has 195k miles now (woo-hoo). I've been getting a persistent service reminder (non-resetable) and the red car-on-lift symbol. I saw something about it a long time ago, but I couldn't find it again. Does anyone know how to reset/delete this reminder?
service needed, go have it checked out unless it was a light that wasn't reset
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      08-20-2019, 02:25 PM   #12516
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First Full Exterior Detail

Finally had time to properly detail the exterior of the car since picking it up in December. 5-step process including:
  1. Foam Bath / Powerwash
  2. Two-Bucket Hand wash with Mequiars Gold Class Wash
  3. Meguiars Clay Bar
  4. Meguiars Ultimate Compound Polish

She's so pretty now.




I also installed a Curt 1.25" receiver.
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There would need to be a hole cut into the pipe somewhere, generally close to the exit (but before the tips.)
Interesting. If the pipe has to be an estimated 26" and before the tips I'm not sure if there is even enough space for it. I'll have to take some measurements. Might only be one location for it. Looking to find an AA gen 2 axle back but that's impossible.
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      08-20-2019, 11:52 PM   #12518
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Today i purchased a thin walled socket so i can change my spark plugs and coil packs over the weekend.

I currently have a misfires on cylinders 5 and 1 after putting MHD Stage 1 tune on her (yes i should have known better).

For 30 seconds she felt real nice.
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