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    Overclocking my 745i

    Now that I've gotten pretty good at overclocking (and be buying my own car soon), I'm here to learn how to overclock my 745i. It's an '02 btw. And yes I know you don't overclock a car. Anyone got some links to some good bmw parts shops (I don't need a manual, taking apart a car is the same concept as a computer lol)?

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    post on some popular bmw forums, develop a plan of action you want to take for the car, get the tools, parts, and factory service manuals, and go wild

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawne32 View Post
    post on some popular bmw forums, develop a plan of action you want to take for the car, get the tools, parts, and factory service manuals, and go wild
    Funny, sounds a lot like the way I built my first pc (780i).

    Thanks lol.

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    Overclock the i-drive !!!

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    Don't even talk to me about that thing. Biggest POS I've ever used. Might have been near decent in 2002, but doesn't near cut it in 2009. Good thing my blackberry has a gps lol.

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    So you're saying it wouldn't matter if you fried it... See how fast you can make it map !

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    That involves opening and looking for the computer, putting TIM, adding a heatsink (a real one), etc etc. Too much work.

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    Then maybe you're not Xtreme Systems material.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by don_xvi View Post
    Then maybe you're not Xtreme Systems material.....
    rolf........... :P


    and what do you mean, you want to know what to do to get the most performance benefits out your car i'm guessing?
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    if you want to go completely insane you could get a supercharger for it

    The model of the supercharger is TM-20
    http://www.a-s-a.de/ (iirc its only in the German bit and hasn't been translated yet)


    apparently some dude called Samir can get one from Renn-sport.net!!!! so yeah contact him if your interested
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    look up Shark edit

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    Quote Originally Posted by don_xvi View Post
    Then maybe you're not Xtreme Systems material.....
    I never use the iDrive so no use wasting time on that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesrt2004 View Post
    rolf........... :P


    and what do you mean, you want to know what to do to get the most performance benefits out your car i'm guessing?
    Heck yeah!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesrt2004 View Post
    if you want to go completely insane you could get a supercharger for it

    The model of the supercharger is TM-20
    http://www.a-s-a.de/ (iirc its only in the German bit and hasn't been translated yet)


    apparently some dude called Samir can get one from Renn-sport.net!!!! so yeah contact him if your interested
    Thanks for that link. A supercharger would be nice on that car lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by libertysyclone View Post
    look up Shark edit
    What is it?

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    Hit up bavauto.com for a lot of BMW/Mini parts, stock and performance. I've been using Bavarian Autosports for years now, they are a great company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertysyclone View Post
    look up Shark edit
    Don't you mean the Shark Injector?

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    Just a question.. do you really want to overclock you 745? I mean.. its a big luxurious boat. To make it "quick" will be a big challenge w/ all that weight and autotrans. High end speed would be cool on teh autobahn. I think you might end up sinking alot of money into this project. But.. if that is waht you enjoy. .then go for it

    Since I am ol'skool BMW.. I only know about AC Schinz, Dinan, and Racing Dynamic. Either way good luck

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    I just might get this shark injector, seems like a fun toy.

    TiTON, know what's more fun than a big luxurious boat? A FAST big luxurious boat that easily kills random ricers.

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    hit up bimmerforums and then see if there are any 7er/E65 dedicated forums you can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanometer View Post
    Pictures, or you don't own the car
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    things to get in order....
    #1 chip (reprogramming the ECU will get the most power increase for the least money)
    #2 Headers / Downpipes (exhaust out quicker = air in quicker)
    #3 Exhaust upgrade (see above + sound!!)
    #4 intake system
    #5 Suspension upgrade
    #6 Twin Turbo / Supercharge the car! you should be after about 500-650hp at this point, maybe more.

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    Is this the 16 year old who was asking how to make his dads beemer FAST AND FURIOUS? Just a little advice, buy your own car and rice it up. Not the BMW. Those things are not made for tuning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazu View Post
    . Those things are not made for tuning.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazu View Post
    Is this the 16 year old who was asking how to make his dads beemer FAST AND FURIOUS? Just a little advice, buy your own car and rice it up. Not the BMW. Those things are not made for tuning.
    A 7 series definitely isn't.
    But the 3 and 5 series are. (not the 1 series, that's a rip-off)
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