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Post by Bradystraps » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:23 pm

The modding bug has shifted, to a more expensive subject matter... my car.
Upgrading the exhaust on my 335i V55 turbo to the M Performance exhaust with a VRSF catless down pipe. Should give it a bit more of an aggressive growl. :grin: First of the mods I will be doing. I'm staying away from tuning for now to not void my warranty, even though it's fairly easy to overwrite the program... I just don't want the hassle.

Anyone else a car modder? What have you done?

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Post by TSD » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm

Pffft. Too many chipped VWs and Audis to list.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:12 pm

Removing a catalytic converter will void massive portions of your warranty. If your turbo dies and they can detect the mod, you're SOL.

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:Removing a catalytic converter will void massive portions of your warranty. If your turbo dies and they can detect the mod, you're SOL.
Not to mention with the HPFP issues they’ve had I wouldn’t modify a modern BMW and give them a reason to deny claims.

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Post by Selym » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:17 pm

Just do a cat-back exhaust. The guy driving behind you will thank you. Cat-less exhaust systems stink (literally).

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Post by sierra11b » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:56 pm

I used to mod all sorts of friends Subarus and my last Subaru was a ‘05 STi with about 430hp to all four wheels on the dyno. I loved that vehicle and could eat most cars for breakfast on the track. I still find myself turning my head when I hear that throaty-sounding Subaru boxer engine as there’s nothing quite like it.

Used to have one hi-flow cat as the one in the up-pipe was replaced catless. Never failed smog but if it did I had my original exhaust to swap out, or I could just get the hi-flow cat really hot and pass. I knew a couple dudes running straight pipes. Still not nearly as obnoxious as a Harley and sounded great

Today, I own a’11 Toyota Tacoma 5spd with 157000 miles and each service documented by the service center without a single mod. Guess I got it out of my system. :lol:

My point is if I decided to purchase a nice car today I’d leave it the hell alone
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:Removing a catalytic converter will void massive portions of your warranty. If your turbo dies and they can detect the mod, you're SOL.
Not to mention with the HPFP issues they’ve had I wouldn’t modify a modern BMW and give them a reason to deny claims.
Agreed. One bad idea for sure. Always keep the cats on and if anything mod the rest of the exhaust after the cat. You will definitely lose a warranty claim without a cat on your car.

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Post by Bradystraps » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:16 am

Just realized I only have until September for my CPO so one more good service and then I'm done. I am going to go catted DP with the MPE and tune it after the service.
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Post by Joeprez » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:19 am

Cat back and then spend money on driving lessons and/or track time.
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Post by dnslater » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am

sierra11b wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:56 pm
I used to mod all sorts of friends Subarus and my last Subaru was a ‘05 STi with about 430hp to all four wheels on the dyno. I loved that vehicle and could eat most cars for breakfast on the track. I still find myself turning my head when I hear that throaty-sounding Subaru boxer engine as there’s nothing quite like it.

Used to have one hi-flow cat as the one in the up-pipe was replaced catless. Never failed smog but if it did I had my original exhaust to swap out, or I could just get the hi-flow cat really hot and pass. I knew a couple dudes running straight pipes. Still not nearly as obnoxious as a Harley and sounded great

Today, I own a’11 Toyota Tacoma 5spd with 157000 miles and each service documented by the service center without a single mod. Guess I got it out of my system. :lol:

My point is if I decided to purchase a nice car today I’d leave it the hell alone
Funny, I just saw a quote the other day about how a people in the Subaru tuner crowd tend to gravitate towards Toyota trucks after they tire of the scene.

My warranty is up this month on my GTI. Debating getting a stage 1 APR tune. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I value reliability and the car has been great so far. Also, must of my driving is urban and the extra power won't get me much more than wheelspin...... Any my 11 year old has is eyes on the car.....

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 am

dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am
My warranty is up this month on my GTI. Debating getting a stage 1 APR tune. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I value reliability and the car has been great so far. Also, must of my driving is urban and the extra power won't get me much more than wheelspin...... Any my 11 year old has is eyes on the car.....
Ping my buddies at NGP racing and they can tell you the best tune for reliability.

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Post by dnslater » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:56 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 am
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am
My warranty is up this month on my GTI. Debating getting a stage 1 APR tune. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I value reliability and the car has been great so far. Also, must of my driving is urban and the extra power won't get me much more than wheelspin...... Any my 11 year old has is eyes on the car.....
Ping my buddies at NGP racing and they can tell you the best tune for reliability.
I think APR is pretty safe. I like my 10k service intervals and know that with a tune I should really half this.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:07 am

dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:56 am
toxicavenger wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:28 am
dnslater wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 am
My warranty is up this month on my GTI. Debating getting a stage 1 APR tune. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I value reliability and the car has been great so far. Also, must of my driving is urban and the extra power won't get me much more than wheelspin...... Any my 11 year old has is eyes on the car.....
Ping my buddies at NGP racing and they can tell you the best tune for reliability.
I think APR is pretty safe. I like my 10k service intervals and know that with a tune I should really half this.
NGP Racing is one of the biggest APR tuners on the East Coast. :salute:

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:32 am

APR are the only ones I trust. I’m thinking of picking up a GTI or Golf R next year. I may buy a used one so I don’t have as much warranty to worry about voiding.
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Post by dukerules » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:40 pm

Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:06 pm

dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
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Post by Bradystraps » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:06 pm

I'm 3 weeks in with my MPE and it sounds great. I don't even need a catted DP. Just did full brake upgrades as well which look good.
Next up is Bootmod3 Stage 2 93 octane.
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:07 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:11 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
My R32 was DSG, so I’m familiar with the upkeep. That’s the one car I really miss, so it seems logical to replace it with something similar. A chipped GTI is a much better value, though.
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:13 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
My R32 was DSG, so I’m familiar with the upkeep. That’s the one car I really miss, so it seems logical to replace it with something similar. A chipped GTI is a much better value, though.
Definitely. DSG GTI + APR, along with maybe new struts & tires. Perfect.

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Post by CGSshorty » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:15 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
My R32 was DSG, so I’m familiar with the upkeep. That’s the one car I really miss, so it seems logical to replace it with something similar. A chipped GTI is a much better value, though.
Definitely. DSG GTI + APR, along with maybe new struts & tires. Perfect.
It’s Florida. No need for new struts. Just a good set of lowering springs.
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Post by dukerules » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
We have an S-tronic in our A3 and it's actually really nice. Quick and smooth shifts and pretty fun to shift manually.

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Post by TSD » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:32 pm

dukerules wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
We have an S-tronic in our A3 and it's actually really nice. Quick and smooth shifts and pretty fun to shift manually.
My chipped A3 3.2 Quattro quickly overpowered the DSG clutch pack. It was thankfully a stealthy installation that didn’t draw attention during warranty replacement.

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Post by dukerules » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:43 pm

TSD wrote:
dukerules wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
dukerules wrote:Golf R with a MT and a tune would be ridiculously fun, I would think.
Mine would have to be DSG. My wife doesn’t drive a manual and she has to be able to drive my car in case of emergency.
You’re right, though.
DSG is faster I believe, but you have to stay on top of those 30k tranny fluid changes.
We have an S-tronic in our A3 and it's actually really nice. Quick and smooth shifts and pretty fun to shift manually.
My chipped A3 3.2 Quattro quickly overpowered the DSG clutch pack. It was thankfully a stealthy installation that didn’t draw attention during warranty replacement.
Interesting. I think Audi uses it in the RS3. But the higher torque cars, including the RS5, use a standard automatic. I'm guessing that transmission can't handle a ton of torque. Unlike the Porsche PDK.

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