The Smoking Tire
Episode 107


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This week Steve Dinan purveyor of all things BMW joins us to talk about how he got into the business and the current state of BMW tech.  Of course we touch upon the history of BMW but we spend a long time discussing how factory turbocharging has unleashed new potential and where things may be going in the future.  We discuss the realities of research and development, Steve defines "Turbo Lag" for us and using vacuum in the crankcase for power increases.

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  • Noah B

    So while I totally respect his opinion, and he is way WAY more knowledgeable than me, Mr. Dinan on the F30 328i vs 320 I have to disagree on getting the 328i if you can. The only difference (that has any effect on power delivery, transmission, or any drivetrain component) is the tune on the car, and the axle back is 15mm smaller on 320 vs 328 (60 vs 75mm). So you can pocket that 5 grand, or put it back into the car, which will get you a LOT. Bilstein coilovers, BMS JB4 tuner, BMS 4" downpipe... All of that can be purchased and installed for sub 5K and it will put down about 330 BHP and handle way better.