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      12-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #67
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good to hear you're back on the road =)
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      12-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #68
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I'm sorry to say this but Gpower sucks camel nuts , what made you go with them ?


+1 be careful tho according to another member on this post we are being "ESS d*ck riders"
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I'm sorry to say this but Gpower sucks camel nuts , what made you go with them ?
That's a pretty bold statement. They make a great system IMO. You have info to refute that? I'd be interested
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+1 be careful tho according to another member on this post we are being "ESS d*ck riders"
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That's a pretty bold statement. They make a great system IMO. You have info to refute that? I'd be interested
Well they have blown several E9x M3 motors for openers, which is public knowledge. We don't even need to get into the reasons of why as it is not necessary. It is a fact and it has happened and that is enough to sway some people in a different direction.


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      12-13-2012, 06:06 PM   #72
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I just got home from work and was able to give one of my employees a quick pull down a short road.

The G-Power supercharger is no joke. I can really feel a big difference with the test pipes on them. I didn't remember all the wheel spin prior to them being installed.

Anybody know much about these Toyo Proxies 4? I bought the car with them installed and they seem to have a lot of tread life left, but they don't grip very well with this much power.

I want to save my experience for a more complete review after everything is complete. I will try to give me honest opinion, but keep it respectful, once all is done.

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      12-13-2012, 06:13 PM   #73
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I'm sorry to say this but Gpower sucks camel nuts , what made you go with them ?
It's an extremely well built kit. The hardware is simply stunning. Not cheap for a reason.

The airbox is restrictive (done for a reason- think European supply).
The blower delivers massive low-midrange torque

With the correct pulley and tuning with a different airbox they are total monsters.
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I'm sorry to say this but Gpower sucks camel nuts , what made you go with them ?
That's a pretty bold statement. They make a great system IMO. You have info to refute that? I'd be interested
They have blown multiple motors it's a shame cause its a nice looking kit .
I was gonna purchase this before actually going with ESS
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I just got home from work and was able to give one of my employees a quick pull down a short road.


The G-Power supercharger is no joke. I can really feel a big difference with the test pipes on them. I didn't remember all the wheel spin prior to them being installed.

Anybody know much about these Toyo Proxies 4? I bought the car with them installed and they seem to have a lot of tread life left, but they don't grip very well with this much power though.

I want to save my experience for a more complete review after everything is complete. I will try to give me honest opinion, but keep it respectful, once all is done.
Nice!

Get some R888's and then you will have some grip!

Enjoy and be safe out there!


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I just got home from work and was able to give one of my employees a quick pull down a short road.



The G-Power supercharger is no joke. I can really feel a big difference with the test pipes on them. I didn't remember all the wheel spin prior to them being installed.

Anybody know much about these Toyo Proxies 4? I bought the car with them installed and they seem to have a lot of tread life left, but they don't grip very well with this much power though.

I want to save my experience for a more complete review after everything is complete. I will try to give me honest opinion, but keep it respectful, once all is done.
Sweet !!! 888's are great but road noise is annoying
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      12-13-2012, 06:57 PM   #77
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Dude is their anything you don't do ?
Not really when it comes to electronics/computers, or BMW programming/coding.

I don't change oil and I don't install exhaust systems. It would get my white gloves dirty

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They have blown multiple motors it's a shame cause its a nice looking kit .
I was gonna purchase this before actually going with ESS
tune related most likely.

Hardware is robust. Cooling is good.
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      12-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #79
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tune related most likely.

Hardware is robust. Cooling is good.
I like the kit ! You can tell its quality for sure but the tune aspect is disappointing !!


Just like these girls that are ruining poor Teds hood
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      12-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #80
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Not really when it comes to electronics/computers, or BMW programming/coding.

I don't change oil and I don't install exhaust systems. It would get my white gloves dirty

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I'm not quite fully there yet, but I'm getting close. Still trying to find a reason to get out of the house. This weekend should be fun if everything gets complete.
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Car sounds awesome man, get some sticky tires and you are all set.
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I just got home from work and was able to give one of my employees a quick pull down a short road.



The G-Power supercharger is no joke. I can really feel a big difference with the test pipes on them. I didn't remember all the wheel spin prior to them being installed.

Anybody know much about these Toyo Proxies 4? I bought the car with them installed and they seem to have a lot of tread life left, but they don't grip very well with this much power though.

I want to save my experience for a more complete review after everything is complete. I will try to give me honest opinion, but keep it respectful, once all is done.
Sweet !!! 888's are great but road noise is annoying
You need a louder exhaust if you can hear the tires! :
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You need a louder exhaust if you can hear the tires! :
I actually don't want to get any louder. I love the sound of it as is during heavy acceleration. I don't want to attract too much attention and also during my highway cruises I prefer silence so that I can think and reflect.
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Problem diagnosed:

It was not a tuning issue, but a hardware piece missing. There is a reducer that is used on the G-Power supercharger that reduces the airflow from the plenum to the idle control valve. I did not get the part from the seller for the kit (I think the shop that removed the supercharger for him did not know if that was stock or a piece for the kit and did not put it with all the parts given to me). Anyhow, I did not have that part and too much air was flowing through the idle control valve. This explains the fault I was getting 2B0D of the idle control valve.

G-Power is sending me this piece from Germany today. I am glad that G-Power is finally working with me to resolve the issue.
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Problem diagnosed:

It was not a tuning issue, but a hardware piece missing. There is a reducer that is used on the G-Power supercharger that reduces the airflow from the plenum to the idle control valve. I did not get the part from the seller for the kit (I think the shop that removed the supercharger for him did not know if that was stock or a piece for the kit and did not put it with all the parts given to me). Anyhow, I did not have that part and too much air was flowing through the idle control valve. This explains the fault I was getting 2B0D of the idle control valve.

G-Power is sending me this piece from Germany today. I am glad that G-Power is finally working with me to resolve the issue.
I been working with Chris, he has been quick to respond lately. My M3 is running and so far good. I am going to test drive a little further away from home before I let G-Power know I'm satisfied with the tune. Cold starts are rougher than normal, but it feels tighter than before. I am still getting a DCS fault on my dash.
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I been working with Chris, he has been quick to respond lately. My M3 is running and so far good. I am going to test drive a little further away from home before I let G-Power know I'm satisfied with the tune. Cold starts are rougher than normal, but it feels tighter than before. I am still getting a DCS fault on my dash.
Chris has also been responding quickly to me now also. I believe he got some motivation from Sal @ Evolve. Either way, I am glad I have been patient and everything seems to be working out now.

I'd like to thank Sal@Evolve, Mike Benvo, and Roman@ESS for all their help with my questions and actually went out of their way to help me get this situation fixed even though I did not purchase a product from them. They are true enthusiasts and I would definitely purchase anything I need in the future from them without hesitation. They are not just here to push you to sell their products. I am glad there is a community of vendors that do not bash each other and help the end user with their problems on this forum.

BTW Mike Benvo is a baller! New M5 in his stable (I'm so jealous)!
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Chris has also been responding quickly to me now also. I believe he got some motivation from Sal @ Evolve. Either way, I am glad I have been patient and everything seems to be working out now.

I'd like to thank Sal@Evolve, Mike Benvo, and Roman@ESS for all their help with my questions and actually went out of their way to help me get this situation fixed even though I did not purchase a product from them. They are true enthusiasts and I would definitely purchase anything I need in the future from them without hesitation. They are not just here to push you to sell their products. I am glad there is a community of vendors that do not bash each other and help the end user with their problems on this forum.

BTW Mike Benvo is a baller! New M5 in his stable (I'm so jealous)!
I will second the PROPS to Mike! Great guy and knowledgeable!
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