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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby nogapersnBMWs » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:48 pm

Yoshi wrote:...And get a 1 piece drive shaft. Much easier and cheaper.


Nice Yoshi. Any links to "1 piece" driveshaft? Thanks.
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Postby Yoshi » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:56 pm

um. I dunno... There are a few local machine shops around me that will make them. Just give them an existing drive shaft so they can use the flanges, and the length you need the drive shaft.

I really don't think the vette rear end is necessary. I see E36s all the time put down big numbers and I don't recall them killing much. Well one guy with 800whp kills drive shafts...
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:52 pm

The e36 rear is still only designed to handle a little inline 6, and I will be launching on wrinkle wall slicks by that time, 800-1000HP and 5k launches will eat that rear end for lunch. The Corvette unit may even need some beefing up but should handle the loads, and I know an M22 or BW 6 speed can handle the power. We're looking a little too far into the future here though guys, let me get to 400-500 HP before we start going into details of the future.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby M20_fever » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:58 pm

ok, I'm shopping around for my MS purchase and I ran into a question I can't answer.

I was asked "How would you want to wire the wasted spark? I've suggested to customers that they add pins to their stock engine harness plug, but they all have insisted that they ghetto wire it themselves... I could add a plug to the case, or I could just run an extra length of wire for you do hook up the coils."

When I asked him to clarify he said this; "Well you've gotta run wires somehow. You can either run wires directly from the coil drivers, or you can run them to a plug on the side of the MS case, or you can go all out and run extra pins from the 55pin connector on the engine harness. It all depends on what you want."

so I'm confused as to what he is asking here. Is he asking how I'm going to connect the coil pack to the MS unit? If so, how would I add pins and wires to the stock harness without cutting it to bits? Please enlighten me here guys. :?
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:21 pm

I really have no idea how you would hijack the stock 55 pin connector for wasted spark. If they have a suggestion on how to do it, I would probably do it. Otherwise, the next best method is to have them add on a plug to the case so you can run your own connector. Just having wires running out of the case is... bad. I run a connector from the case. But I also don't run the stock harness so it wasn't an option.

Ask them how they suggest hijacking the stock connector. I'm intrigued.
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:32 pm

ok, I'll ask and post back.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby M20_fever » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:57 pm

Yoshi wrote:Ask them how they suggest hijacking the stock connector. I'm intrigued.


He has BMW crimping tools so he can add OE pins to the coil wires so I could pop them into the stock harness, pretty neat. I'm just having him put a plug in the side of the box though, easier and still pretty clean.


Can someone fill me in on CTS options? I've read about using the OE e30 sensor, and I've read about the GM sensor, which is better?

I'm getting an e36 TPS with the MS unit and I'm ordering an LC1, I think thats all I need for now. What coils do you guys recommend?
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby Yoshi » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:53 pm

I used the GM on since it didn't require calibration. I put mine where the coolant hose used to go to the TB. lol. not the best spot but its right after the #6 cylinder so it gets the hottest coolant.

coil? wasted spark? I think just GM ones are ok.
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Postby M20_fever » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:02 pm

I thought I saw a post by you that said if I'm running spark also I can just replace the OE CTS with the GM unit in the same location? So you are running 2 CTS, one stock and one GM?

Yes I was talking about wasted spark, just wondering if any coil packs are better than others in our application.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby Yoshi » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:44 pm

You can. I think its a different thread pitch tho. I do have 2 coolant sensors, one isn't plugged in tho since it was a diff thread pitch from my GM one.

I dunno much about coils AFAIK, coils are coils. Kinda like how ppl say the blaster coil gives M20s more. It really doesn't. Not worth the extra cash for maybe 1hp.
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Postby M20_fever » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:11 pm

I think I'm just going to tap the thermostat housing for a GM sensor and keep the stock one hooked up too, I'll just have to have Mitch put another external plug in the box for the GM CTS.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby M20_fever » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:23 pm

So I'm hearing that using the 2 step launch control is really hard on then engine and turbo, and consistent use can burn valves and beat the turbo to death. If this is really the case I need to rethink adding that feature to my MS unit, which is not all bad because it will save me some money. I do like the idea of launching at near full boost though, so if it's not going to cut my engines lifespan in half I would still like the option. Anyone have any real experience with this feature?
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:17 am

launch control will work if you have like huge drag radials or youre a rally car. It's more for kicks than for actual use. Launching for a boosted car isn't as bad as you think, you'll build boost almost instantly. Not only that, itll help you keep traction.

launch control is for ricers.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

Postby M20_fever » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:24 am

well, I will be launching on wrinkle walls at the strip, which is what made me look into it. Eventually I'll be running nitrous as well, which I guess could be tuned to make up for unspooled launches.
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Re: ok ladies, lets talk setup.

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