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due to where my project is, my 4.2 can probably beat a 4.7 to 60 because of all the bits im missing (interior, back seats headliner and whole front end and hood are removed) probably adds up to 400-500 lbs
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It's not a joke. I've been spraying on my Coupe GT regularly since 2013, and haven't had a single problem. Progressive 100 hp direct port wet kit with standalone secondary fuel system running pure methanol. Car runs and drives like stock until you activate the system, and the whole thing was built and installed for around $1500.
Really?! Regardless, i'm not looking for a shot here or there, I want an increase over the broad spectrum.


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Yeah, but it is still a BMW...Some of the worst luxury cars there are these days...Be glad you have a warranty.. Jason
Noooooooo, I find Benz and Audi to be the worst of the Germans and I believe BMW is ranked top 10 on every list. I've owned many of each and BMW takes the cake for me!


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Really?! Regardless, i'm not looking for a shot here or there, I want an increase over the broad spectrum.
Then you're shit out of luck. If you want to take a second off of that car, it's going to take 100 hp or more. People suggested forced induction, you said you wanted to stay NA. I suggested nitrous, and you want the power over the broad spectrum (which mine is always on passive, and activates when it sees 100% throttle, then is progressive through the rpm range). I don't know what answers you were actually hoping, but there's no voodoo or magic spells that are going to get you there. Exhaust, tune, and DBW will make the car more responsive, sound better, and give some additional usable power, but nowhere near what you'll need to take a second off your 0-60. My only other suggestion would be all of the aforementioned mods, FD standard sized brakes (lightweight), FD wheels (lightweight), and a pair of DOT drag radials on the rear. Put the car on a diet, no more than 5 gallons of fuel on board, and dump everything you don't need, engine covers, back seat, door panels, etc. After all of that, with the right launch, you may be able to close in on that second.

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There is a lot more to an automobile then how it accelerates...My buddy just sold his E92 V8 M3 because there was no where to drive the car properly...You can't use the power in this country realistically. You can always get a Hellcat or Dodge Demon...? Just saying...Jason

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there is a lot more to an automobile then how it accelerates.....you can't use the power in this country realistically. You can always get a hellcat or dodge demon...? Just saying...jason
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I disagree. As I mentioned previously, DBW improves throttle response significantly which is a big part of overall performance and drivability. It's not just perception. Performance improvements are real. Reflexes are sharper and the car gets to speed much quicker. Before, I had issues just merging onto a highway because the car took forever getting up speed. Now, after DBW, getting up to speed quickly is a piece of cake.

But it's just not my words, FD themselves describes it as such....

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But if you still think it's all BS, I invite you to a drag race anytime you're in the area and then we'll see......

You're falling for marketing talk. The DBW does not improve acceleration. I had it on my car for about 3 years (F1 gearbox).
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There is a lot more to an automobile then how it accelerates...My buddy just sold his E92 V8 M3 because there was no where to drive the car properly...You can't use the power in this country realistically. You can always get a Hellcat or Dodge Demon...? Just saying...Jason
I 100% agree, but there is nothing wrong w/ trying to make an exotic beauty like this a little faster. Like i've been saying, i'm so jaded by the M5s power, that I feel i need a little more now out of the Masi.


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Then you're shit out of luck. If you want to take a second off of that car, it's going to take 100 hp or more. People suggested forced induction, you said you wanted to stay NA. I suggested nitrous, and you want the power over the broad spectrum (which mine is always on passive, and activates when it sees 100% throttle, then is progressive through the rpm range). I don't know what answers you were actually hoping, but there's no voodoo or magic spells that are going to get you there. Exhaust, tune, and DBW will make the car more responsive, sound better, and give some additional usable power, but nowhere near what you'll need to take a second off your 0-60. My only other suggestion would be all of the aforementioned mods, FD standard sized brakes (lightweight), FD wheels (lightweight), and a pair of DOT drag radials on the rear. Put the car on a diet, no more than 5 gallons of fuel on board, and dump everything you don't need, engine covers, back seat, door panels, etc. After all of that, with the right launch, you may be able to close in on that second.
I agree, my initial request for a second, was definitely over zealous, as I mentioned in a prior post. If the FD DWR module and Lariani sport cats give a nice "seat of pants" feel, that will work for me!


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You're falling for marketing talk. The DBW does not improve acceleration. I had it on my car for about 3 years (F1 gearbox).
That's probably why.....you had the old school, herky-jerky F1 and I have the ZF auto where the effect is likely more dramatic. You also might have had your DBW set to the less-aggressive mode.

But like I said, anytime you're in the area, I challenge you to a drag race. With my set-up, acceleration is noticeably improved from stock. The techs at my local Mas dealer who had the chance to test-drive my car also agree.

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I agree, my initial request for a second, was definitely over zealous, as I mentioned in a prior post. If the FD DWR module and Lariani sport cats give a nice "seat of pants" feel, that will work for me!
I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised. The car absolutely flies from a standing start when you hit the gas. It's no joke. Normal mode feels like sport mode, and sport mode feels like an absent "race" mode. The car feels so much more aggressive compared to stock. But don't just take my word for it, the vast majority of online reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

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That's probably why.....you had the old school, herky-jerky F1 and I have the ZF auto where the effect is likely more dramatic. You also might have had your DBW set to the less-aggressive mode.

But like I said, anytime you're in the area, I challenge you to a drag race. With my set-up, acceleration is noticeably improved from stock. The techs at my local Mas dealer who had the chance to test-drive my car also agree.

We are getting old school...A drag race challenge? For the girl or pink slips? Jason

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That's probably why.....you had the old school, herky-jerky F1 and I have the ZF auto where the effect is likely more dramatic. You also might have had your DBW set to the less-aggressive mode.

But like I said, anytime you're in the area, I challenge you to a drag race. With my set-up, acceleration is noticeably improved from stock. The techs at my local Mas dealer who had the chance to test-drive my car also agree.

We are getting old school...A drag race challenge? For the girl or pink slips? <img src="https://www.maseratilife.com/forums/images/MaseratiLife_2014/smilies/tango_face_devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" /> Jason
How about the girl's pink slip?

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