F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F30 Sedan / F32 Coupe / F36 Gran Coupe Forum > Is your quest for HP/TQ insatiable or do you have goals & limits?
proTUNING Freaks
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-26-2019, 12:37 PM   #1
chenry
Major
634
Rep
1,410
Posts

Drives: BostonWhaler,340+18 BMWs sofar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (6)

Question Is your quest for HP/TQ insatiable or do you have goals & limits?

Just curious...for those of you on a quest (like me for me HP/TQ) do you have a limit or is there never enough?

For me now that I have achieved about 400WHP in my 340 thanks to Mission...I'm kinda at my limit (for this car). At this point IMHO I need an LSD and better driving skills and brakes etc. to really harness what I have. AutoX has proven this to me. Anything more at this point would be a waste for me.

But that's me, what about you? Your goals? Your limits? Your reason(s)
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 01:11 PM   #2
NYG
Captain
NYG's Avatar
United_States
810
Rep
900
Posts

Drives: 2019 M4 CS
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Brooklyn, NY

iTrader: (0)

I just ask myself if my car is putting down all of the power.

The most hilarious shit is when you see an 800 horsepower car that couldn't get traction to save it's life.

If you're not putting the power down, then it's time to forget HP/TQ and start looking at more important things.
Appreciate 2
kern4172266.00
chenry634.00

      04-26-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
kern417
Cheapskate
United_States
2266
Rep
3,424
Posts

Drives: 2018 440i / 2010 X5
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Cincinnati

iTrader: (0)

My limit is if I can't hook 2nd gear. Though BM3 allows you to adjust boost by gear, so that makes my limit a lot higher than if I didn't have that option. But I enjoy wringing out 2nd and 3rd to get on the highway so those are important to me. I don't drag race or anything so all out power isn't important, just fun and gapping people that aren't trying to race.

Also i don't want to have to run a heavy race clutch, so as long as stock or an upgraded OEM Clutch can hold the power, I'm in.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by umizoomi View Post
As long as 3-pedals are an option, I will exercise my right to suffer the handicap and indignity of slower shifts and reaction times.
Instagram @kern417
Appreciate 2
NYG809.50
chenry634.00

      04-26-2019, 01:13 PM   #4
chenry
Major
634
Rep
1,410
Posts

Drives: BostonWhaler,340+18 BMWs sofar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NYG View Post
I just ask myself if my car is putting down all of the power.

The most hilarious shit is when you see an 800 horsepower car that couldn't get traction to save it's life.

If you're not putting the power down, then it's time to forget HP/TQ and start looking at more important things.
this is my point - or the engine is outperforming the brakes or suspension. I mean we can all drop a big HP motor into a pinto
Appreciate 2
NYG809.50

      04-26-2019, 01:28 PM   #5
BEAR-AvHistory
2018 440M-Sport MPPSK/THP
BEAR-AvHistory's Avatar
687
Rep
3,556
Posts

Drives: 2018 440M-Sport MPPSK/THP
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 BMW 440  [0.00]
2013 BMW 135is  [0.00]
If the chassis can't support the power its bench racing bragging rights.
__________________
Kevin

2018 440M-Sport MPPSK/THP - 2017 CX-5 - 2016 Genesis R-Spec Coupe 6MT - 2013 135is Cab 6MT/JB4 - 2009 V-Star - 2009 Expedition 4X4 - 1998 Ranger 4X4 5MT - 1965 Cobra MK-IV 5MT BUILD LOG
Appreciate 4
chenry634.00
NYG809.50
CalCarNut1042.50
kern4172266.00

      04-26-2019, 01:33 PM   #6
Brett530
Second Lieutenant
Brett530's Avatar
180
Rep
230
Posts

Drives: '17 F30 340i
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

I've been at a stage 2 flash for about a month and it is starting to feel like stock flash. I think if I could get to 500whp it would keep me happy, but I'm only saying that because I have not had a chance to get used to that feeling yet.
__________________
2017 F30 340i RWD // BMS WMI JB4 // MG Flasher // xHP // CG DS-1 // ZTR ZMP ZCW ZLP
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 03:22 PM   #7
bimmer456
Major General
1979
Rep
5,349
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Pasadena, CA

iTrader: (0)

Somehow I feel a V8 delivers power in a way that can't be depicted on a graph.
Appreciate 2
      04-26-2019, 04:01 PM   #8
CalCarNut
Brigadier General
CalCarNut's Avatar
United_States
1043
Rep
3,259
Posts

Drives: 2015 F36 Jet Black Sport Line
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Blue Skies

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
The inline 6s are sweet sounding but you can not beat the sound of a V8...just can't do it.
__________________
2015 BMW F36 428i JetBlack. Sport Line Edition
25% 3M Tint|
Appreciate 3
chenry634.00

      04-26-2019, 04:05 PM   #9
NYG
Captain
NYG's Avatar
United_States
810
Rep
900
Posts

Drives: 2019 M4 CS
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Brooklyn, NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCarNut View Post
The inline 6s are sweet sounding but you can not beat the sound of a V8...just can't do it.
In general, I agree but V10
Appreciate 2
Beek687.50
kern4172266.00

      04-26-2019, 04:15 PM   #10
jimbobiggens
Second Lieutenant
jimbobiggens's Avatar
United_States
426
Rep
297
Posts

Drives: 2013 335i xDrive
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: jackson tn

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Ya mean like this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKn2IFdTQvU
__________________
I'm not completely useless, I can be used as a bad example.
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 05:44 PM   #11
deviantspeed
moew
180
Rep
525
Posts

Drives: 2017 F31 330 and a WP0AA
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: I live in a tent

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCarNut View Post
The inline 6s are sweet sounding but you can not beat the sound of a V8...just can't do it.
I'd vote an inline V6 for sound. Yup, VR6's sound awesome.

Or if you vape, there's always a WRX



That aside, I'd rather have handling and predictability over just a huge twitchy HP car.

I had a tune on my F31, but took it off for the better throttle inputs and couldn't be happier.
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 06:15 PM   #12
yoon_209
Masterchief
yoon_209's Avatar
United_States
252
Rep
808
Posts

Drives: 13' BMW 335i
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (0)

living in california a fbo 335i power is plenty for the streets and highway

anything more is jus for the ego and bragging rights.
__________________
BMS Intake | ER CP | VRSF FMIC & DP | MPE | BM3 | Vorsteiner VFF-03 | H&R Sport | CF Everythang
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 06:16 PM   #13
PA4Series
Private
PA4Series's Avatar
80
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 2019 440i MSport Convertible
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: South East Penna

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCarNut View Post
The inline 6s are sweet sounding but you can not beat the sound of a V8...just can't do it.
100% agree, my wife's 440i is quick and sweet sounding and will be more so after Monday's MPPSK install, but it doesn't sound anything like my F-Pace SVR, the rumble and back in your seat rush is intense on another level and the Jags Active baffle exhaust sounds wild.

Here is a little tunnel run with the thing about 2 weeks ago.

https://youtu.be/Npc_WrkyWJM
__________________


2019 M Performance 440i Convertible
2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
Appreciate 0
      04-26-2019, 08:23 PM   #14
Gen13 F36
Colonel
Gen13 F36's Avatar
United_States
734
Rep
2,026
Posts

Drives: 428i Gran Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (1)

My 428i GC with BM3 S1 and full catback awe quad exhaust is good enough for me.

Living in California, I am already pushing the legal limit

Next upgrade going to be just cosmetic
Wheels and tires
M performance style quad diffuser
DTM front lip
Then..... last mod will be intercooler and corresponding pipes
Appreciate 1
CalCarNut1042.50

      04-27-2019, 07:48 AM   #15
bimmer456
Major General
1979
Rep
5,349
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Pasadena, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PA4Series View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalCarNut View Post
The inline 6s are sweet sounding but you can not beat the sound of a V8...just can't do it.
100% agree, my wife's 440i is quick and sweet sounding and will be more so after Monday's MPPSK install, but it doesn't sound anything like my F-Pace SVR, the rumble and back in your seat rush is intense on another level and the Jags Active baffle exhaust sounds wild.

Here is a little tunnel run with the thing about 2 weeks ago.

https://youtu.be/Npc_WrkyWJM
I will say that I did do a brief rev battle against a Camaro LT1 at a stop light and with the mppsk it does hold its own. Just the right amount of exhaust with some crackle on lift off of the throttle.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST