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Old 07-18-2017, 11:10 AM   #121
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Now I have to wait until August 7th before the springs can get installed (alignment too). The dealer is booked solid unless it's an emergency or an inspection due. Crap.
Does it have to go to the dealer?
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Yeah, isn't there some other garage that services BMWs you can go to, Chef...?
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Yeah, isn't there some other garage that services BMWs you can go to, Chef...?
When I put springs on my E60 M5 I used a shop that does BMW mods. I'm guessing there has to be at least an independent in the area that could do the work.
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When I put springs on my E60 M5 I used a shop that does BMW mods. I'm guessing there has to be at least an independent in the area that could do the work.
I gather they were cheaper than the dealership as well, Herr Mod...?
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i gather they were cheaper than the dealership as well, herr mod...?
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Yeah, so...maybe Chef has that option. Save a few bucks too.




Where is he? YO...CHEF!
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Yeah, so...maybe Chef has that option. Save a few bucks too.




Where is he? YO...CHEF!
He's probably off being billable somewhere. Gotta pay for that 6GC, you know?!
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There's a shop 70 miles away or so called "The Little Speed Shop" who have a shop also at Watkins Glen Int'l. They're well-respected and the only other place I'd take it. When I called for an appointment, they said it takes 8 hours with alignment and "could I leave the car." No, I need to wait for it if I'm going 70 miles to have it done. That 8 hour thing raised a big red flag with me because every message board I've seen, the posters have all said it's a 2-3 hour job max.

ttribe: I was out billing hours but the car is paid for already.
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Old 07-18-2017, 05:34 PM   #129
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ttribe: I was out billing hours but the car is paid for already.
How about - "...being billable so he can pay for all these mods on the 6GC."?

Speaking of being billable, I should probably go back to doing some of that myself...
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Yeah, that definitely makes sense my friend!
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Yeah, that definitely makes sense my friend!
BTW, am I the only one who hates keeping track of my day in 6 minute increments?
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great choice on the HRE FF01! Their Liquid Silver finish is pretty awesome.
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^^ thanks but I went with Tarmac finish for a change.
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BTW, am I the only one who hates keeping track of my day in 6 minute increments?

No, you're not the only one, it's still relatively new to me after 9 years having always been a plaintiff's lawyer on a contingency fee agreement.
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Tracking everything in 6min intervals That would get annoying really fast.
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It's easy to do with my phone because all I use is a cell phone. At the end of the day just go thru log and write down time spent with each client. It's not difficult really Colts, you get used to it.
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I mean it should not be too annoying knowing that you get paid in 6 min. increments. That is a good problem to have. I wish i had that kind of problem

I get paid by how many days i worked.. not even by how many hours...
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okay, drop happens 8/7 but in the meantime, I'll be plugging this in to see how it works. Pulled the trigger today.

https://www.racechip-usa.com/chiptun...pe/650i-330kw/

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+100hp and 100 lbs of torque for $600 damn
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Whoa.
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+100hp and 100 lbs of torque for $600 damn

I watched the install video yesterday; it looks like it literally takes 15 minutes or less. Every 650 F06/12/13 "chip" thread I've read about this product from guys with Teslas, Lambos and other exotics in their garage tout the remarkable increases in power/torque using this chip. The downside is the chip causes some abrupt shifting in Sport and Sport + mode but I can live with that I'm sure.

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Yah when i drove the 650, i thought the shifting was brutal already in sport+.. but i liked it... I think with this chip, it would just get better.

Have you thought about dealer visits if something does come up? is there a way to "hide" it?
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The shifting in my 650 is seamless nearly so I don't know what was going on with the vehicle you drove. Did it have the 8 speed tranny? I would simply unplug the chip on trips to the dealer or pull it out altogether. It's so easily installed I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Yes it was 8AT. it was during the BMW driving event thing. I dont think anything is wrong with the car i test drove. Even my car in sport+ and Sport auto would give me that "brutal" sharp shifting when WOT from standing still, the i could just feel that much more with the 650 because of the torque and the car has that DSG shifting sound too. not the same brutal as miss a shift in 6mt, but in a sharp/quick way. But under normal driving, it is smooth.

As far as the unplug, i was just curious since some people with JB4 are saying that the car's ECU stores the data even if you unplug it. I guess normally it would not be an issue as they have no reason to "investigate" when when something big happens, that is when they look at the stored data.
But they could just be BSing me...
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Came out great! I am so happy with the looks and the ride, much tauter but not disturbingly so. Wifey will never feel the difference.




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Whoa, that looks perfect and 100 HPs
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still waiting for the chip to arrive but getting better for sure!
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Looks great.
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TO DO:

-Race Ultimate Chip
-tint
-rear body colored reflectors
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Nice.


Just noticed and refresh my memory, Herr Chef...but, how did you scratch up your lower lip?
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backing out of spot with a curb stone that had fallen slightly in towards parking spot-as I turned the wheel right to clear the car behind, I heard a light "scrccccch" and groaned. That gets painted this week.
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Hot damn! That looks perfect!
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I'm very pleased with the look for sure-perfect amount of drop and no appreciable loss in comfort at all.
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backing out of spot with a curb stone that had fallen slightly in towards parking spot-as I turned the wheel right to clear the car behind, I heard a light "scrccccch" and groaned. That gets painted this week.
Yeah, that sound is cringing for any car owner. >_<

Anyways, glad it's getting fixed.
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The drop looks perfect. Any plans for a trunk spoiler?
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Drop looks perfect. She just keeps getting better looking.
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