My e30 and acouple other drifters

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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby BlownM20 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:10 pm

3LOW M3 wrote:daaaayum! clean. what kind of wheels are those? are they steelies? motor pics plz...

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Yoshi wrote:What spring rates are you running? Do you have any pix of the D2s in the car? I almost bought some but they told me they only had 2 sets of spring rates and I hated them so much.

I'm not sure what the spring rates are but the front feels fine but the back needs to be stiffer

3LOW M3 wrote:did you have to modify (cut/weld/grind) anything to fit the d2's.

Nope

turbo 325ii wrote:Ok forgot to ask blownm20 about what managment he is running., That is a super clean rev-limit!

MegaSquirt 2 v3.57

3LOW M3 wrote:i just noticed the guy in the backseat was holding a camera......wheres that video? :D

I don't know he never sent me the footage
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby turbo 325ii » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:58 am

blownm20 (lack of actual name) Did you do the work on the ms yourself? I am interested cause it sounded so hot and must be working well for you. Lets hear more about your motor setup. :)
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby e30guydownunder » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:26 am

love the red lips man....how wide are you running on the rear?

car seems well setup, hope mine will get to that stage one day :)
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby 3LOW M3 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:48 pm

anyone wana explain megasquirt for me? i take its some kind of soft rev limiter?
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:51 pm

MegaSquirt is tuning program that allows you to control just about every aspect of your motor. I've never used it, but it sound like it can be a pita unless you've built som experience using it....
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby turbo 325ii » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:51 pm

3LOW M3 wrote:anyone wana explain megasquirt for me? i take its some kind of soft rev limiter?


Megasquirt is an engine managment system. blownm3 has his rev limit set up very nicely and it sounds amazing. I will be running ms so I am wondering what the settings are.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby Yoshi » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:52 pm

3LOW M3 wrote:anyone wana explain megasquirt for me? i take its some kind of soft rev limiter?


I have a megasquirt for dummies writeup somewhere around here.

You can do a soft limiter and a hard limiter. I forget how I do mine. I think I cut fuel first then spark.
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Postby M20_fever » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:32 pm

so if I build the MS myself what would fuel & spark cost me roughly?
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby Yoshi » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:37 pm

M20_fever wrote:so if I build the MS myself what would fuel & spark cost me roughly?


The normal cost of the kit. Well depends on what you mean by spark. single coil is done with what they send you. if you want wasted spark or cops, you have to shell out $5 a coil driver.

honestly tho. pay the extra cash and save yourself the time/headache. diy does a great job and tests everything before it goes out. They did my COP setup and its been great. well when my car ran lol.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby turbo 325ii » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm

M20_fever wrote:so if I build the MS myself what would fuel & spark cost me roughly?



I bought my ms kit and built it myself and it took roughly 4-5hrs. I paid $250 for the kit, and it was pretty easy to solder up if you have experience. If I were to do it again I would buy it built because of the time. If you buy ms2v3 it is fuel and spark.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby M20_fever » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:10 pm

what does DIY charge for ms2v3 built set-ups? I'm wondering if it's worth the money to buy the PnP setups sold on other forums.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby turbo 325ii » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:12 pm

http://www.diyautotune.com/

The pnp set ups are the way to go if they are guaranteed to work and the builder knows exactly how you want it set up.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby 3LOW M3 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:08 pm

when would it be a good time to add a MS? can a stock motor benefit? i take it these are not made specificly for the e30...someone feel free to make a DIY MS thread.
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby justin_l_ » Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:16 am

turbo 325ii wrote:Ok forgot to ask blownm20 about what managment he is running., That is a super clean rev-limit!

Yea, I love the revlimiter
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Re: My e30 and acouple other drifters

Postby blacke30 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:15 am

3LOW M3 wrote:when would it be a good time to add a MS? can a stock motor benefit? i take it these are not made specificly for the e30...someone feel free to make a DIY MS thread.



It eliminates the M20s barn door, so yes, stock motor will benefit somewhat but not much. You could probably tune it to run 93 octane so that will maybe give you couple hp. Adding spark & fuel ms however opens up a lot of potential because now you're actually running a tunable ECU unlike the Motronic.
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