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Old Thu, Jul-19-2018, 11:27:03 PM   #71
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Joe how are you liking the CAE shifter?? I got the RTD and I regret not getting the 360mm.. i opted for the short, 300mm shifter and from what i hear, the taller, the easier to shift.
Hard to give a comparison because Iím coming from SMG. Iíve only had it for a week, but I honestly love it. Itís so precise and every shift is extremely rewarding. I thought having a tall shifter would bother me, but it doesnít at all. If youíre okay with notchiness, I highly recommend the shifter.
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Hard to give a comparison because Iím coming from SMG. Iíve only had it for a week, but I honestly love it. Itís so precise and every shift is extremely rewarding. I thought having a tall shifter would bother me, but it doesnít at all. If youíre okay with notchiness, I highly recommend the shifter.
from what i gather, the shorter version of the RTD that i have is even more notchy... i wish i knew this sooner, i think i might sell and go with a full CAE.
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Old Fri, Jul-20-2018, 12:52:21 AM   #73
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from what i gather, the shorter version of the RTD that i have is even more notchy... i wish i knew this sooner, i think i might sell and go with a full CAE.
CAE is worth it
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Old Tue, Sep-18-2018, 10:17:21 PM   #74
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After doing the shortcut version of the manual swap, does your cruise control still work? I am thinking going this route even tho I just relocated my SMG pump?

I really need my cruise control since I do a lot of highway driving.
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After doing the shortcut version of the manual swap, does your cruise control still work? I am thinking going this route even tho I just relocated my SMG pump?

I really need my cruise control since I do a lot of highway driving.
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Old Tue, Nov-20-2018, 12:14:15 AM   #76
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Hey Joe! How are those Megan headers holding up? Do you have any leaks coming from the header to head area?
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Hey Joe! How are those Megan headers holding up? Do you have any leaks coming from the header to head area?
No leaks for me
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Old Tue, Nov-20-2018, 08:34:52 PM   #78
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Great thread, dude!

Much respect for taking your car to TC Design, Tony does great work but it's not so great on the wallet lol

Sorry I missed you at Laguna for the Bimmer Challenge event, I was out of town. Sounds like it was hot but people had a blast.

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Great thread, dude!

Much respect for taking your car to TC Design, Tony does great work but it's not so great on the wallet lol

Sorry I missed you at Laguna for the Bimmer Challenge event, I was out of town. Sounds like it was hot but people had a blast.

See you around!
Thanks man! Hopefully getting a half cage from them soon. Hopefully Iíll see you out there next season
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Great Track build. I admire your attention to detail! Im pretty much going through a very similar build as you. However, whenever I look at s54 builds in the uk forum, they seem to have replaced head gaskets as a precautionary measure when doing track builds. I know they are have higher HG failure rates compared to our forum but I was wondering if you have addressed the head gasket in our cars or is yours stock?

your insight is appreciated!
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