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    Greetings & Salutations

    Good Morning TR:

    A quick Friday morning note to introduce myself and say "HI". Thanks for having me and my race prepped BMW M3. Hopefully, I can be of some use in here.

    Mark "Feff" Pfeffer

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    That's great!
    Wow!
    Feff,
    How about some details about the M3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Feffman View Post
    Good Morning TR:

    A quick Friday morning note to introduce myself and say "HI". Thanks for having me and my race prepped BMW M3. Hopefully, I can be of some use in here.

    Mark "Feff" Pfeffer
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    Quote Originally Posted by senor honda View Post
    That's great!
    Wow!
    Feff,
    How about some details about the M3?
    Turner Motorsports built M3 with a lot of goodies. Just needs a better driver. Here's a shot at Road America.

    Feff
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    Thanks for the pic.
    Car looks clean.

    If you want to see a few member rides, or post some more about your own car,
    here is a forum:

    https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/members-rides/

    And if you did some things to make it a fast car, we definitely want to know! lol

    Here in flatland Florida, we would like to know about Road America, too.

    How big? What kinds of curves? When do they race? I've heard the name, What is it near?
    Last edited by senor honda; 06-19-2017 at 04:16 AM.
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    If that's a go-pro in there, do you have some video?
    -Bob

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    2001 BMW E46M3: Built by Turner Motorsports
    FullTurner Motorsports roll cage
    S54 3.2Liter in-line 6 cylinder (approximately 10 hours on engine rebuild)

    • Schrick DLC-Coated rocker arms
    • Supertech racing valve springs and retainers
    • ARP head studs
    • ARP main studs and connecting rod bolts
    • Calico Coatings main bearings
    • Bimmerworld WPC Treatment rod bearing upgrade kit

    EPIC RaceTune (February 2017 dyno chart included)

    • 345 horsepower at rear wheels (Approximately 401HP at crank)
    • 251 foot pounds of torque at rear wheels

    GeoffSteel carbon fiber airbox with Gruppe M air intake
    C&RAluminum radiator (New October 2016)
    SPALelectric fan with manual dash switch
    Turner Motorsportsunderdrive pulleys
    VorschlagCompetition polyurethane engine and transmission mounts (October 2016)
    BeisenVANOS upgrade
    Fluidyneoil cooler with braided steel oil lines
    JB Racinglightened aluminum flywheel
    Sachsclutch (new with engine rebuild)
    Bimmerworldfuel starvation kit
    EPICstepped headers
    SupersprintStepped section-1 straight pipe
    Supersprintsection-2 straight pipe
    Supersprintrace muffler
    Seiboncarbon fiber

    • Hood
    • Front fenders
    • Trunk lid

    Cool Suitwater cooling system with Cool Helmet ventilation blower
    CobraSuzuka carbon fiber racing seat on VAC adjustable seat mounts
    PegasusRacing adjustable seat back brace
    Schroth6-point HANS compatible harness (new April 2016)
    SparcoFire Warrior fire suppression system
    Brembo GT4-Piston Brakes with braided steel brake lines

    • Front: 355mm
    • Rear: 345mm

    Carbotechrace brake pads (Several extra new brake pad sets inlcuded)
    Bimmerworldcarbon fiber brake cooling ducts
    CAEmanual shifter (Shifts like a fine bolt-action rifle)
    JRZ 2-Wayadjustable shocks (Rebuilt October 2016)
    GroundControl front & rear adjustable sway bars
    GroundControl Race camber-caster plates
    RogueEngineering RaceBrace front strut brace
    TurnerMotorsports aluminum rear subframe mount bushings
    TurnerMotorsports aluminum monoball rear trailing arm bushings
    BimmerworldTrackCAB solid front control arm mounts
    EibachSprings

    • Front: 700 pound
    • Rear: 750 pound

    SSRWheels (3 sets)
    C-Type (2 sets)
    Front:18 X 9.5
    Rear:18 X 10
    GT X (1 set)
    Front: 18 X 9.5
    Rear: 18 X 9.5
    Brand newHoosier R7 slicks on two sets and Nitto NT01 (one track weekend) on other set
    Turner Motorsportswheel studs
    Polycarbonaterear window and rear side windows
    Longacre17 convex rear-view mirror
    Compositealuminum front splitter
    AIM Solo DLdata system
    Car Weight:2,947 pounds with full fuel load and no driver

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    I like the weight saving items.
    I had noticed some low circles on the rear window and I wondered if they were to let the air out.
    The carbon fiber is not easy to see.

    Are you one of the people who puts on Road Atlanta and Daytona in November and December?
    Last edited by senor honda; 06-20-2017 at 12:58 PM.
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    Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senor honda View Post
    I like the weight saving items.
    I had noticed some low circles on the rear window and I wondered if they were to let the air out.
    The carbon fiber is not easy to see.

    Are you one of the people who puts on Road Atlanta and Daytona in November and December?
    The small circles on the rear and side windows are to relieve air pressure, keeping the windows attached to the car. All the carbon fiber (hood, front fenders and trunk) are painted to match the car.

    Yes, I am MVP Track Time (MVP Track Time) and we will be hosting a track event at Daytona December 8-10, 2017.

    Feff

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    Feff,
    I opened a shop forum for MVP, if you want to post a few press releases here:
    https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/t...rack-time.html

    or post whatever you want to promote....


    Quote Originally Posted by Feffman View Post
    The small circles on the rear and side windows are to relieve air pressure, keeping the windows attached to the car. All the carbon fiber (hood, front fenders and trunk) are painted to match the car.

    Yes, I am MVP Track Time (MVP Track Time) and we will be hosting a track event at Daytona December 8-10, 2017.

    Feff
    NOV 11: All Cars 2nd Saturday Free Breakfast click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/event-coverage/824717-every-2nd-saturday-we-having-free-breakfast-tampa.html and Simply Clean 2500 car meet at Destination Daytona...party starts Friday night.

    Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
    What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
    https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

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    Hello to everyone here.

    The site suggested I introduce myself, so here it goes....

    I'm Elton Hammonds and asked to join because I drive a 2015 Subaru WRX STi Launch Edition.

    It's mostly stock and will likely remain mostly so since I'm not the racing type, but I'm intrested in tweeking and peaking it a little...

    I've just ordered an Ingen Evolution air box and am eyeballing a couple axel back muffler delete options.

    I've already installed the Whiteline rear bushings and have the RSE Yellow springs.

    What I'm trying to figure out is if someone can tune my car for the new airbox and muffler delete without my having to buy a Cobb Accessport. (they aren't cheap...)

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    What does the Cobb Accessport do for your particular car?

    Is there a site we can go to to read about it?
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    Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
    What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
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    It's a multifunctional device, but it allows individuals to custom tune based on just about every possible configuration...

    Here's a link:

    FAQ: What does an Access Port do exactly?

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    This is what I found:
    What does an Access Port do exactly?

    If you have been reading about Cobb’s Access Port, or engine management for that matter, you have probably come across the term “Re-Flash”.
    There is a computer in your car that is in control of all of the engine’s running parameters, and it is constantly monitoring information from a number of different sensors to make sure that your engine is operating at its peak performance. The term “Re-Flash” refers to going in and changing some of the parameters that your cars’ computer is using with the goal of improving your engines’ performance.
    Simply put, the Access Port plugs into your OBDII Port (which your car all ready has), and is able to communicate with your cars’ computer and give it a new set of parameters. The Access Port can change things like Ignition Timing, Fueling Curves, Boost Curves, etc., and by doing do, it will allow your motor to produce more power. Once it up-loads these new parameters to the cars computer of ECU, they are saved so they will remain there until you choose to change them.
    This process of up-loading new parameters is called “Re-Flashing” your ECU.
    One interesting thing about Cobb’s Access Port, which is unique, is that it can do two different kinds of “Re-Flashes”.
    The first is called installing a “Base Map”. If you think of your cars’ ECU in terms of your home computer, it is actually similar in that it has something equivalent to hard-drive memory, and RAM memory. When you install a “Base Map” (as you will have to when you install your Access Port for the first time), all of the new parameters will be saved to the ECU’s hard-drive. That means that they will remain there until you choose to change them, or remove them, even if you re-set the ECU, or the system loses power, etc.
    The other type of Re-Flash is called a “Real-Time Map”. This Re-Flash is not saved to your ECU’s hard-drive, but is rather saved to your ECU’s RAM. This kind of Re-Flash goes much quicker than a Base Map, but it is not as permanent. Because it is only saved in the RAM, if you re-set your ECU, or the system loses power, the Re-Flash will be lost. For this reason, it is better to use this for a Re-Flash that you won’t need permanently such as a “Valet Mode” Map.
    So if all you are doing is changing the running parameters of your engine, how much power can this really make?
    Well, the answer to this is a lot.
    Cobb has posted Dyno Charts of their Stage 1 maps, and in virtually every case, a car can gain a substantial amount of power just from a re-flash of the ECU. For instance, here is their Dyno-Chart of a Stock 2.0 Liter WRX compared to the same car with thier Stage 1 Map on it:

    The other thing to keep in mind though is that the Access Port will also give you the ability to load a MAP that goes with other parts you put on your car, such as a Turbo-Back Exhaust. If you compare the Dyno-Charts of Cobb’s stage 1 to their Stage 2 (which includes the addition of a full Turbo-Back exhaust with a corresponding Re-Flash), you can see that there is a definite difference in power. However, if you were just to put on the Exhaust alone, you wouldn’t realize nearly as much of an increase because you haven’t changed your engine’s running parameters to go along with your new exhaust.
    Jon Cooley


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    Can the Cobb Access Port re-flash the ECU back to stock parameters?

    Posted by: Adam | December 20, 2007 at 08:05 AM


    will an access port put stress on the stock turbo or any other parts for that matter? mess with any warrenty?

    Posted by: Jake Ryan | February 12, 2008 at 04:50 PM


    I will be buying a cobb access port in the future for my 06 sti, and would like to know if I can install that myself. I am a new subaru owner so I dont know what are the steps to take. Also will I need anything else other than the access port for it to work?

    Posted by: Moises Ramirez | February 15, 2008 at 07:40 PM


    Yes, you should be able to install the Access Port yourself. I would recommend reading Cobb's manual, and see what you think after that. Here is a link to that on Cobb's site:
    cobbforums.com
    Also, the Access Port comes with everything you would need to install it, and has maps for both a Stage 1 and Stage 2 car.

    Posted by: J. Cooley | February 18, 2008 at 08:42 AM
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    Cobb probably won't tell us if the "access port" is a fancy name for an adapter.

    The new airbox and muffler delete may not affect the car's tune by a radical amount, unless there are sensors somewhere looking for a specific number.

    Example: adding a turbo to some cars causes the rear exhaust sensor on some cars to get a reading that there is more air coming out than is going in. One solution for some cars is to start adding resistors in the rear wire until the sensor gets happy again.

    One reason I like carburetors, and I don't have a computer running anything, and I have no sensors.

    I would install the parts you ordered and see if you detect that the car is running differently. Their last sentence sorta says that.
    If not satisfied,

    Plan B:
    I would also look for a dyno shop and ask about dyno tuning. Most dyno shops plug a laptop into your car and set fuel air, etc for several sets of tune. and, if it's your computer, you can change things on your own car,
    picking the tune that you want to run at the moment.

    An experienced dyno shop may have a good idea and maybe programs they paid for to set up your car and many others as a package they bought as a cost of doing business.


    Quote Originally Posted by okimar View Post
    Hello to everyone here.

    The site suggested I introduce myself, so here it goes....

    I'm Elton Hammonds and asked to join because I drive a 2015 Subaru WRX STi Launch Edition.

    It's mostly stock and will likely remain mostly so since I'm not the racing type, but I'm intrested in tweeking and peaking it a little...

    I've just ordered an Ingen Evolution air box and am eyeballing a couple axel back muffler delete options.

    I've already installed the Whiteline rear bushings and have the RSE Yellow springs.

    What I'm trying to figure out is if someone can tune my car for the new airbox and muffler delete without my having to buy a Cobb Accessport. (they aren't cheap...)
    Last edited by senor honda; 07-03-2017 at 07:31 PM.
    NOV 11: All Cars 2nd Saturday Free Breakfast click: https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/event-coverage/824717-every-2nd-saturday-we-having-free-breakfast-tampa.html and Simply Clean 2500 car meet at Destination Daytona...party starts Friday night.

    Tampa Racing.com covers the Tampa car scene and supports many fund raisers, worthy causes and events that enrich our community. We hope you enjoy them all.
    What do I do? ---- on-site *Aftermarket* spring/suspension installations --- on-site impact wrenching---street lowering with your own stock springs...........True Bi-xenon HID projector headlight conversions........ Much more at Bob's Garage!
    https://www.tamparacing.com/forums/b...ontact-us.html

    Have a great day! [email protected] and 813-839-4281 (24 hrs)

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    I appreciate your input on this.

    I'm not an expert, but the only sensor for the air in that I can imagine would be the Mass Air Flow Sensor and I don't think there are any sensors behind the rear axel at the point where the muffler delete pipes attach to the Y shaped exhaust pipe splitter.

    ....Therefore, does everyone agree that I can most likely avoid the cost of having it tuned, as finicky as these EJ motors are rumored to be, there wouldn't be any quantifiable benefit or risk?


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