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Old 11-15-2015, 07:44 AM
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Talking Lightly Modifying My F56

Just got back from my Buddy's house where he helped me install some parts I had laying around. The first couple of pictures are just gratuitous lift ****. Really nice lift for $1500.

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The next couple are of the before and after installation of Cravenspeed's Big Pair.

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Next is what it looked like under the bonnet before we started yanking parts.

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Next is the NM Engineering Power Module going in. Big hole there when the air box is removed.

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Then the picture of the finished product just before we installed the air duct. Intake is by Cravenspeed.

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And finally, my custom puddle lights. :D

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I am really impressed with the Power Module. Motor really pulls hard. I have to actually pay more attention to what I'm doing running through the gears. It spins the tires way too easily when I hit second gear. I'm not talking about chirping the tires, I mean they will break traction completely if I'm not careful.It's supposed to run better after I put 20 or so miles on it. Only drove ten on the way home.
I've since put another 50 miles on the car and I gotta say, The NM Module makes it feel like an entirely different car. Lots of power compared to the stock B46. Can't recommend this enough.
Next on the agenda is an exhaust system, springs, RSB, and strut bar.
 
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:59 AM
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Got these out of order.

Took the three banger back to the dealer and swapped it for my car. Had lunch with my Son, and on the way home I stopped by my favorite Indi mechanic/technician and had him install my Cravenspeed short shifter. Love the shifter and Cravenspeed shift ****. Very positive feel and super short throw, kinda like a fat seven position toggle switch.


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Old 11-15-2015, 02:11 PM
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Looks good.
I was looking at that NM power module. 23hp boost on 91+ octane and 44hp boost on 100+ 0ctane. Where does one get 100+ octane fuel?
 
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:34 PM
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I talked to a tech at NM about the high setting. He said that as long as you are not running at WOT for extended periods of time (on a track) you are safe to run it on high with 93 octane. They run their car with it on high and have been for several months with no problems. So... I bypassed the stun setting and installed it in the "Kill" position from the get go. I'm loving it! I'm running 93-94 octane.
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Oh cool.
We only have 91 octane at the pump here though
 
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:04 PM
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Very Nice and I like the lift. When I get a garage, I would like to set one of those up.
 
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Old 11-15-2015, 05:22 PM
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I've been running mine in the high position for 2000 miles and no problems.
 
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:39 AM
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Looking good. Keep it up!
 
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I've been running mine in the high position for 2000 miles and no problems.

That's great , have you been running 100+ octance fuel of juts 91-93 on the NM

Its hard to find 100+ ocatne at the pump, some get the highest then put in octane booster.
 
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Your MOD look really nice ... but as you can imagine I really felt in LOVE with the Lift
 
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Added some go-fast decals and gas cap cover. Decals should be good for at least five HP.

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Got my tuning kit installed today. My indi tech/mechanic did a heck of a job for a great price. He even bought pizza for us and the other tech. If you ever need any work done in Raleigh, NC look up Chris at G3 Automotive.

The stock exhaust system is not even in the same ballpark. Even with the baffle closed it sounds 100% better. With the baffle open it sounds even better. Lot's of popping and crackling on down shifts and deceleration.
I did have to change my NM Power Module to the low setting. With the tuning kit the additional 5 pound of boost was too much for 94 octane. If I fill it up with some 100+ octane I'll go back to the high setting. Until then I'll have to settle for 3 1/2 pounds.
The butt dyno reads about a gazillion HP increase. :D
No serious plans to dyno it, but there is a definite improvement over just the NM module. Spins the tires way too easily and it doesn't seem to run out of breath as fast as it did before. I'm a happy camper! :thumbs:


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Nice build and car!
 
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Thanks. Still a work in progress.
 
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Pleasant surprise in the mail today. A Christmas present from my Girlfriend. A little late because it was lost in the mail for 45 days. Worth the wait though.
www.artisticreflection.com does excellent work.
 
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Ha looks cool and maybe a little tired
 
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The perfect sunshade for a MINI IMO.
 
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Pleasant surprise in the mail today. A Christmas present from my Girlfriend. A little late because it was lost in the mail for 45 days. Worth the wait though.
www.artisticreflection.com does excellent work.
Looks like he's been hitting the Bong
 
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Pleasant surprise in the mail today. A Christmas present from my Girlfriend. A little late because it was lost in the mail for 45 days. Worth the wait though.
www.artisticreflection.com does excellent work.
Needs coffee, looks very tired
 
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Probably just hung over.
 
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Probably just hung over.
Too much party.
 
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New wheels and tires. Koenig Oversteer 17X8 et45 shod with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2. I got this done last month, but just got around to updating the thread.

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Ordered some suspension bits today. Got tired of waiting for Swift to come out with springs, so I went with NM springs, rear sway bar, and end links. Waiting for Helix to do a fitting to find out if their adjustable control arms will fit. I hope to get everything sorted out before MOTD.
 
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Looking great. I thought that the JCW exhaust kit had to be installed at the dealer, so they could do the ECU flash. No? What's the reality? And how many hours labor did your tech charge?
 
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My tech has the BMW software on his computer. He worked at a Mini dealership for 10 years before opening his own business. The whole job only took 2-3 hours. That included having the pizza he bought us for lunch.
 

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