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      02-13-2020, 07:02 PM   #1475
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Guy on YT (AdamLZ) has one currently making like 650 wheel. Intercooler doesn't seem to be an issue as of yet, but he (and most others) are running a meth kit, so that keeps the IAT's in check. Tranny seems to be holding, but axles at the strip on slicks, not so much. I'm interested to see where the inevitable ceiling is for the stock motor.
I'm not entirely convinced it was an axle. It almost sounds like something broke in the diff based on what I saw of him inspecting the damage on a lift.

Block wise, the limits appear to be the electric arc wire spray coated cylinder walls. I've been monitoring the 3/4 series forums where B58 owners have been reporting scoring of the cylinder walls in 20-60K mileage stock and tuned B58s. The issues are compression loss, misfires, and power loss. The fix is a short block replacement. Since liners aren't used, you can't hone the bore. Hopefully it's only an issue with the earlier B58s. The Supra uses the same short block, different head though.
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      02-13-2020, 07:28 PM   #1476
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Current 135i owner here. It doesn't handle all that well stock. I was coming from a Cayman, which is about as good as it gets, and the 135i stock felt bouncy and squishy. Spend a few thousand in M3 and other suspension parts, though, and the 135i becomes fantastic. Spend more on an LSD and tuning stuff, and I'd probably take it over any other modern era BMW.

As far as the Supra goes, it's a fine performing car, but I don't like the style, I don't like that it's basically a BMW underneath, and I don't like that it doesn't have a manual. I'd rather have a used M2 with a stick, and it's much more practical to boot.
Former 135i owner, current M2C owner here...

A stock 135i in terms of handling is borderline trash, its suspension is designed on a bouncy damper that is made to fit Runflats... go drive the car after you replace the tires to a good tire like an Mpss. Your car will bounce and sway side to side like a trampoline... however; a 135i with proper rear toe arms (preferably steel bushing), nice coilovers and all subframe bushings replaced will drive very nicely... albeit it will feel very rough and still be super unreliable due to the N54... the M2 fixes all of that with a better, more modern balance and actual good looks. I could not see myself in a car of the 1 series class again... the regular M235i was such a solid upgrade in terms of an overall better car not even to mention an M2C.
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I wonder if they are actually changing the engine tune or simply bumping the hp figures on paper to match reality. By all accounts, the initially 335hp version seemed to be vastly underrated and more in line with the 380hp in the z4. That blue color looks nice though. But if they really want to start moving these things then a manual option is needed.
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      02-13-2020, 09:11 PM   #1478
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I wonder if they are actually changing the engine tune or simply bumping the hp figures on paper to match reality. By all accounts, the initially 335hp version seemed to be vastly underrated and more in line with the 380hp in the z4. That blue color looks nice though. But if they really want to start moving these things then a manual option is needed.
I can't see it. It would be egg on their face to advertise a 45hp bump and have identical straight line performance. The announced 382 hp is exactly the same as the version used in the M340i, X3 M40i, etc.
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      02-13-2020, 10:14 PM   #1479
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I can't believe I still haven't seen a single one of these on the road yet. I've been driving around Miami a ton too over the past month to explore new home/surroundings. Seen just about everything you could imagine, but like back in STL not a single Supra. I've seen very few new Z4s as well, maybe three in total.

I like that blue color, very nice.
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This was taken in my town back in August, probably one of the only ones outside of Toronto at the time. Haven't seen one since.

They kind of fly under the radar in a darker colour.
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Why would you buy a car like that in grey...like really. It's like 99% of 911's between 06 and 2015 are grey or black.
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      02-14-2020, 09:25 AM   #1482
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I don't think they're going to take 50% of the cylinders out and then charge more.
Not what I said
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I don't think they're going to take 50% of the cylinders out and then charge more.
Not what I said
Okay. I'm sure they'll add 15% more power and charge less.
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      02-14-2020, 01:27 PM   #1484
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The current car is overpriced. Lower it all. It's a $30k car IMO

The 370Z is a $30k car.
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      02-14-2020, 02:38 PM   #1486
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again BMW/Toyota screwing the early adopters. SMH!

I get with a tune you can get the 2021 power and even more, but some owners just want to drive the car worry free without having to mod. :/
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      02-14-2020, 04:15 PM   #1487
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Former 135i owner, current M2C owner here...

A stock 135i in terms of handling is borderline trash, its suspension is designed on a bouncy damper that is made to fit Runflats... go drive the car after you replace the tires to a good tire like an Mpss. Your car will bounce and sway side to side like a trampoline... however; a 135i with proper rear toe arms (preferably steel bushing), nice coilovers and all subframe bushings replaced will drive very nicely... albeit it will feel very rough and still be super unreliable due to the N54... the M2 fixes all of that with a better, more modern balance and actual good looks. I could not see myself in a car of the 1 series class again... the regular M235i was such a solid upgrade in terms of an overall better car not even to mention an M2C.
I don’t know. My 135i (n55 version) with all new suspension arms, bushings, shocks/springs, camber plates, wheels/tires, sway bars, LSD, strut bar, etc. (not to mention the engine mods and custom tune) is way more fun than the M2. Now, it’s likely just down to the smaller size and much better steering feel, but I wouldn’t trade it for the M2 (haven’t driven the M2C, though.) Granted, we’re talking several thousand dollars in mods, so I’m not saying it’s a financially wise decision (unless maybe comparing to the 1M,) and I’d certainly take the M2C over any other current BMW.

The new Supra has an even shorter wheelbase, which is cool, but I’m skeptical about the steering, and no manual is a no-go for me.

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Why would you buy a car like that in grey...like really. It's like 99% of 911's between 06 and 2015 are grey or black.
Maybe so it doesn't look like every other Supra
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I wonder if they are actually changing the engine tune or simply bumping the hp figures on paper to match reality. By all accounts, the initially 335hp version seemed to be vastly underrated and more in line with the 380hp in the z4. That blue color looks nice though. But if they really want to start moving these things then a manual option is needed.
According to Road and Track, the 2019 Supra has the B58B30C engine while the Z4 has the B38B30B engine. They have different cylinder heads, pistons, connecting rods and turbocharger among others.

So it's more than just a simple tune and the new Supra should be even faster than before, likely faster than the M2C. It should be interesting.
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I can't believe I still haven't seen a single one of these on the road yet. I've been driving around Miami a ton too over the past month to explore new home/surroundings. Seen just about everything you could imagine, but like back in STL not a single Supra. I've seen very few new Z4s as well, maybe three in total.

I like that blue color, very nice.
Me too, have yet to see one in the flesh which is odd in SoFla considering you see everything down here. They obviously are not selling well.
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Me too, have yet to see one in the flesh which is odd in SoFla considering you see everything down here. They obviously are not selling well.
I know it's nuts!

I tell you what though, give me one in that new blue color with the power bump AND a six speed manual at $45k brand new out the door and I might be interested!
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Me too, have yet to see one in the flesh which is odd in SoFla considering you see everything down here. They obviously are not selling well.
I know it's nuts!

I tell you what though, give me one in that new blue color with the power bump AND a six speed manual at $45k brand new out the door and I might be interested!
Me too man. If it had a manual I would strongly consider one, especially at the ~$50k price point.
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The 370Z is a $30k car.
They still make that thing?
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They still make that thing?
Ha, that was exactly what I thought.
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again BMW/Toyota screwing the early adopters. SMH!

I get with a tune you can get the 2021 power and even more, but some owners just want to drive the car worry free without having to mod. :/
Reminds me of what happened with the previous generation Ducati Superbike. Ducati launched the 1098 to only launch the 1198 the next model year. To say the owners of the 1098 felt cheated was an understatement.
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Me too, have yet to see one in the flesh which is odd in SoFla considering you see everything down here. They obviously are not selling well.
My Toyota dealer currently has two in their inventory. One in the showroom and the other looks to be going through pre delivery inspection. One of the F&I guys bought the white launch edition that was allotted to the dealership.

I sat in the one on the showroom floor. Was very surprised how roomy it was for my 6'5" frame. The thing I noticed immediately was with the seat positioned properly for my long legs that the reach to the steering wheel was able to be adjusted perfectly. I'm not having to have my arms extended even with the steering wheel pulled out as far as it can go. I had the perfect arm bend in the Supra. Not sure if the head room would still be adequate with me in there with a helmet on.
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