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Old 02-01-2012, 11:06 AM   #7721
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All BMW needs to say is "Our cars run longer than 1yr"
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #7722
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Honestly, the Audi booth impressed me.

My dad has owned 4 bimmers, all have gone to the shop more than our GMs ever did.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:35 AM   #7723
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Don't get me wrong. I think Audi has a nice lineup of cars. But they're having to replace motors and transmissions left and right. Under warranty!
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I love beetle engines, even though I have no idea how they work or how they turbo them or anything about them at all
I owned two of 'em, and it still amazes me that they manage to operate.

The first one I owned had a motor that was very sloppily assembled. When I tore it down after years of operation, I found that the rods didn't even match (one of them was clearly a different casting from the rest.) That engine leaked a lot, but ran fine.

The other spun a #3 rod bearing while I was driving it home from having purchased it. Bought a new 1776cc engine from Fisher Buggies and it was golden.

CB Performance does a lot of interesting things with these engines, including turn-key EFI turbo systems. Their old engine management system was horribly primitive, but the new one looks pretty decent- wideband and all.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #7725
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Why the "T" shaped charge pipe? Trying to keep a little retro theme? WHY?!
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #7726
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Why the "T" shaped charge pipe? Trying to keep a little retro theme? WHY?!
I know right.

You could much more easily put two turbos on.
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Why the "T" shaped charge pipe? Trying to keep a little retro theme? WHY?!
My guess would be packaging constraints.

That system is designed to fit into a stock Beetle, so the charge pipe has to clear the hood while also clearing the crossbar linkage to the throttle bodies.

The pressure ducts in their mid-engine / dune buggy kits are much smoother:



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Old 02-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #7728
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Me thinks someone should have hired a marketing consultant first...

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #7729
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I see your man hard and I raise you one 'gina lick. so glad I had my wife along to take this photo.



read the text under the name!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #7730
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bwahaha! touché!
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #7731
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http://www.touge.co.uk/just-really-l...tas-1274-p.asp
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can someone please print that in the US?
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My Polypro Webbing should arrive on the 'morrow!
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:15 AM   #7735
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I added data:


After watching the 2nd place vid on fresh R6s, and considering my tires are old as hell, I don't feel so bad anymore.

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TOUGE!?!?

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I added data:

After watching the 2nd place vid on fresh R6s, and considering my tires are old as hell, I don't feel so bad anymore.
Video no worky, doesn't work if use the entire url either.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #7738
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do you guys remember a blue miata with weird as read fenders that pretty much covered half the wheels? I think it was posted for sale, along with some stupid youtube video to show a walk around of the car????

i just saw it yesterday and I'm trying to find the thread.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #7739
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Yeah, VW's never had right angles in their intake tracts because that would have been inefficient, lol.

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Yep, pretty fail design.
Although that is a much more recent Beetle motor, the early ones had similar (crappy) heads.



You should feel sorry for me. I used to have to try to improve those heads in order to make my pile of a race car faster
Later when I got out of it, I found out that everybody was cheating by opening up the intake manifold tube. They did so by forcing a series of ball bearings through them with hydraulic pressure.
So all my head work was in vain because I was using the stock manifold like a good little racer.
I am having much hate for my vw engine right now

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I love beetle engines, even though I have no idea how they work or how they turbo them or anything about them at all

One day, I will build myself a black beetle with a massive turbo
DONT DO IT!!!!!
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