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Old 06-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #31
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Silver ring on the wheels, with maybe something silver done with the spokes. Lots of possibilities. Those wheels do need some contrast, however. Otherwise, nice job!
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #32
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Clear coat the black on the wheels to give it a gloss look and those wheels will look 500x better.
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Silver ring on the wheels, with maybe something silver done with the spokes. Lots of possibilities. Those wheels do need some contrast, however. Otherwise, nice job!
.. this.

I have to look right at the wheels to tell the shape. A high gloss finish would help make them stand out, or some silver trim. Either way, they look small and cheap as is... so fix it up!

I don't do black wheels anymore because they just look like steelies to most people around here. Silver lets you see the shape and size of the wheel, even at night. White might even look good on the Sterling Grey.

Otherwise very nice car indeed!
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:00 AM   #33
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I like the black rims dyn085. I had a set of matte black Rota Slipstreams on my 2007 ST, and the gloss black Braid Winrace A's for my 2012, are do in today! Your Fofo's looking good, clean machine!
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #34
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Hi dyn085 nice to see a fellow A&P on here. I've only worked commercial but can appreciate the - if it ain't broke ill take it apart and make it better attitude- I like the direction the car is going.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:13 AM   #35
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Quick post, up 11 hp with K&N drop-in. One more run, and then drop in the Eibach's. Full update later.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #36
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Ok, another quick update and pic (if I can get it on here). Wall of text:

Started the morning on the dyno, with my buddies Tuxedo Black Ti waiting patiently so that I could get a baseline with the stock filter. Did a quick pull so that he could get going and came up with 142 hp on the OEM filter. This was the uncorrected number, and unfortunately we had set the calibration incorrectly so the torque number was unusable. Unless you care to believe that I made over 240 ft lbs. Then, it was a bad-azz Ti.

I threw the OEM filter back in my buddies car so that he could get off to his son's baseball game. I threw my K&N filter back in, we re-calibrated the dyno, and made a few more pulls. The most usable number was 153 hp, 144 ft lbs. I will post the graph later, but that is throwing out the low (150 hp) and high (159 hp). These are all uncorrected, so subtract about 3 for the SAE numbers. He is going to email me the graphs later on tonight.

I will say right now that I won't argue anyone about the dyno. I have no reason to deceive you or lie as most of us will never meet. I don't want the internets fastest DCT, I want a fun DD. I will answer questions, though, but lets not argue. If you don't want to believe it, then don't.

Next, we threw in the springs. I think that the drop is perfect for me. Subtle, yes, but this is a DD and I don't need to put it on the ground. The ride feels very near stock, though I will say that it is a bit stiffer. Body roll is diminished, but this is a comparison to the Handling Package. It may settle a bit more over the next week, but I'm not expecting anything that would blow you away. I may try to post pics in a week. Here is pic(?)-



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Let me clarify something, as people are already trying to flame my information.

I gain nothing by lying to you. You don't have to believe me. This is all ok. Just consider that many things I've said in these forums has been initially discounted or flamed, to later be found to be true or near true. I've worked cars and aircraft for 15 years.

Most all of you will never meet me, and this is ok. I only pass on as factual information as I have, I'm not trying to win some internet award.

I am using V-Power premium (93 octane), a K&N drop-in, a snorkel delete ram-ish air mod (of my design), and I did a hard break-in with the car before 50 miles. Take the information or leave it, it's your call.

Maybe I can get my buddies Ti on the dyno next weekend, completely stock running regular unleaded. If I can talk him into it, I will post numbers here as well.
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Interesting that you got those kinds of numbers. Can't wait to see the graphs. Did you delete the "air intake muffler" or are you talking about the piece that connects to the front of the car to the air box? I also believe the 91 or 93 Octane played a part in higher numbers, most of the other Dynos that have been posted on here have been using 87 or 89 Octane.
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if you see my post in the other thread, I got most of it answered here except for what dyno and version you're using. looking good though
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Interesting that you got those kinds of numbers. Can't wait to see the graphs. Did you delete the "air intake muffler" or are you talking about the piece that connects to the front of the car to the air box? I also believe the 91 or 93 Octane played a part in higher numbers, most of the other Dynos that have been posted on here have been using 87 or 89 Octane.
I only deleted the snorkel, then comed a piece of plastic in the bumper to push the rubber flap down (others have just cut it). This is my ram-ish mod. It will soon go to fiberglass to make a functional ram. The resonator is still installed.

I believe the 93 octane made a bunch of the numbers, but the OEM filter was run on the 93. I think that is how I got in the 140's, because the only other DCT numbers I can recall were high 130's.
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