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bimmerhead
06-19-2002, 01:15 PM
Hi,
I own \"Baby\" and my friends & I on the E38 board believe she is unique. Anyone ever see a 6-speed supercharged 740iL?

Cheers

<br>Simeon & Baby "The Ultimate Driving Machine"
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KC Ron Carter
06-20-2002, 12:37 PM
Simeon,

A very big round of applause!!!

You are prove that money and opportunity produce some great things.

If I had that in the garage, I would be planning a change of homes to Montanna, no speed limits.

I am only asking because you decided on a 3.15 ratio, if any others were tried?

I found the car to be fantastic and only found one thing I could copy. My projects must remain on budget.

That heavy gearshift knob is what I have felt was needed in the BMW aftermarket for years. In most tuners minds, lighter is better. The location of a heavy wieght in the handle must make shifting as smooth as silk.

Thanks again for sharing,
Ron Carter

bimmerhead
06-21-2002, 06:43 AM
Ron,

We stayed with the 3.15:1 ratio because I liked it from when we first installed the Dinan 3.15:1 two years ago. The car launches better yet the ratio isn\'t too much of a change from stock so the top end is retained.
Another big factor was Tony from VAC Motorsports; His input was that the M5 diff is Limited Slip out of the box and it is 3.15:1. By buying an M5 diff, all that remained was for him to increase the lock to @ 60% and the SC\'s power would be better distributed.
Also we were aiming for 10:1 wt. to hp. ratio which we felt would produce performance similar to the excellent M5 itself. It turns out we were not far off the mark.

Regards

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AJ
07-03-2002, 02:54 PM
Not to be disagreeable, but I read that too heavy of a shiftknob will wear slightly on the transmission, that there is some degree of "play" intended, and thus making it a good idea to stay close to the OEM shiftknob weight/size. Does this make any sense at all, or is it a total load o' sh--t? Thanks,

-AJ


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