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  1. 1 hour ago, michaelwjones said:


    Just curious why you would not go with Dinan? They advertise up to 398 hp with your car. Several years ago I did their stage 1 with my 135 at the BMW dealer; no installation issues, 100% compatible, and no problem with my warranty. Just adding 30 more hp to the already silly 300hp was enough for me. 

    It's what the speed shop recommended and I really know little about tuning.  Plus if I get 80hp more as they suggest I would top out at 415hp.

  2. IMG_7945.JPG.bb7554d349c2d419d150d74ca6b00a58.JPGNo the car is completely stock.  A ceramic coating and new Michelin's.  Only 36,000 miles though.  I have been quoted 1K for the module, installation, and two pulls on the dyno.  Tech says maybe 80hp/70 pounds of torque increase can be expected and I get to watch the dyno test.  Not sure where in my neck of the woods I could use all that power with our traffic.

    Your advice is well taken! 

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  3. Looking for advice on tuning modules specifically the JB4 module for a 2012 BMW Z4 35is.  335hp now and looking to get to 400hp at stage 1 boost.  35,000 miles, daily driver.  Safe is #1 priority....don't want to hurt the engine.

    Has anyone here done this and would you do it again?

  4. A crew arrived this morning removed the wooden fence around the back yard and finished up installing half the aluminum fence.  Brick mason coming Friday to do a few columns.  Hard workers in this heat.  Tired me out just watching so I'm going to have a slushie or two.

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  5. 11 minutes ago, Dave1291 said:

    @Tarheel Almost like watching the NBA today.  Right down to the wire then it's OT.  Roy's boys are always tough to beat.  When's he gonna retire?  Think he's about 70 now.  

    He did retire.  Former player Hubert Davis is the coach now.

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  6. On 3/17/2022 at 2:17 PM, Dave1291 said:


    Of course we can dig it!  You sick or what?  About time you showed up!  Knew you would though with the start of March Madness.  :)   Still drawing pictures of nekkie stick women in your spare time?   😂

    The can you dig it line comes from an old movie The Warriors......circa 1979 about the gangs of NY.

    Spending time on other forums for now.......

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  7. Eight years....where does the time go?  Happy birthday to all the regulars and the occasional guest who pass through looking for a light read and end of making a friend or two along the way!  It has been a blast and to the extent all who visit are made to feel welcome regardless of their audio acumen then I'm pleased.

    Great work guys and let's go for a few more years😊

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  8. Morning grasshopper!  Haven't been on the forum much lately.

    Ice and 24 degrees here getting up to 40 today.  Power went out around 5:45 am preventing the auto coffee grinder to keep it's 6:00 appointment.  Lit the gas stove to boil water and then the power comes back on.  So one cup under the belt and headed back to the kitchen.


    As for the lock I guess we all need to stick to the 97 out of 100 things we can discuss and leave the other 3% for Face Book.  Nuff said about that.........

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  9. 18 hours ago, Invidiosulus said:

    Yep, too young and not a native to the high country.

    Four of my kids were born in Banner Elk though so I definitely feel like this area is home at this point.


    There have been a couple of quakes in the area in the past decade.

    I think the only one that I remember noticing was actually centered somewhere up in Virginia back around 2011-12 or so.

    I was working at Lees-McRae College at the time and noticed the water bottle on my desk start swaying back and forth and there was a noticeable rumbling noise that filled our basement office.


    The housing market is nuts up here.

    A good friend of mine just sold his house in Banner Elk, which was really nice, for $450,000.

    We we’re looking at some other homes in the area, one of which was an 800sq ft dump of a shack which apparently just sold for $270,000.

    It makes me glad I bought my house in Spruce Pine when I did back in 2016.

    My father graduated from Lees-McRae college.....born in Old Fort in 1915.  The family had a large Victorian house in town but many years later when I drove through sadly the house had been remuddled.  All the gingerbread and trim stripped off and vinyl siding installed🤢

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