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#430 of 1398 Re: MPG Question for any 335 owners... [dhanley]
Feb 10, 2007 (6:26 am)
DH, never drove one, but here is info on the CA company who built the T-Zero which toasts some of the best sports cars of today. "Look Ma, No More Foreign Oil!"
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#431 of 1398 Re: 2008 BMW 335i Convertible [circlew]
Feb 10, 2007 (11:15 am)
Thank you OW. That'a terrific value, IMO. (the Vishnu mod)
Just a couple of questions for you. Is it a factory authorized modification? Added by the dealer? What happens to the factory warranty?
#432 of 1398 Re: 2008 BMW 335i Convertible [tagman]
Feb 10, 2007 (3:01 pm)
This is NOT authorized by the factory. Apparently, it is supposed to be non-detectable.
Here are some FAQ's.
#433 of 1398 Re: MPG Question for any 335 owners... [dhanley]
Feb 10, 2007 (8:02 pm)
I also care about fuel efficiency, just because I dont like having bad fuel economy in my face. I charge all my gas anyway, but I always keep track of my mpgs. So, please answer the question, what kind of mileage are people getting?
#434 of 1398 Re: yup [circlew]
Feb 10, 2007 (9:13 pm)
Hey everyone, quick question, probably a dumb one but kinda new to this thing,
what's the process of ordering a custom 335i? how long does it take, etc.? i'm not interested in the euro delivery option, but wanted to customize the car...
#435 of 1398 Re: 2008 BMW 335i Convertible [circlew]
Feb 11, 2007 (5:25 am)
The vishnu mod is most certianly non non-detectable. If you blow up the engine, and the mod is there, they *will* find it. The "chip" is easy to yank out, so if you have only that, you can noramlize your car before service/repair. But the turbo plumbing mods, and pellet in the vacuum tube? Not so easy!
#436 of 1398 Re: 2008 BMW 335i Convertible [dhanley]
Feb 11, 2007 (8:57 am)
The "chip" is easy to yank out, so if you have only that, you can noramlize your car before service/repair. But the turbo plumbing mods, and pellet in the vacuum tube? Not so easy!
That's my take on it. I do like the "plug & play" piggy back circuit... makes it relatively easy... but the rest is a different story.
With 91 octane (seasonal here in California), the Vishnu mod adds a maximum of only 20 hp to the 300 stock hp.
Still... for anyone wanting the nominal increase, the system is an obvious bargain, IMO.
#437 of 1398 Re: BMW has lost its mind! [low_ball_88]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:03 pm)
Who is you dealer so that I can get the same price?
#438 of 1398 Re: New E90 335i owner [habitat1]
Feb 15, 2007 (10:53 am)
While in college I did 150 in a stock 1994 RX-7 on I-10 coming from New Orleans you can hit 155 or more in this Bimmer.
#439 of 1398 Re: yup [david2008]
Feb 15, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Go to the dealer, select the options/color you want, pay a deposit and wait for your car!! Once ordered you can actually get a production date.
Originally my car was scheduled to be produced in May, it has now moved up to the last week of March. Then another several weeks for it to get here.