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Old 26th February 2006, 21:40   #21
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Amazing project and good luck!

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I'm not crazy just different.
I didn't go on a special bus to school, but could qualify now I think?

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Cant wait to see the UTE !
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Normally we talk about power to weight ratio... an M5 use is going to be

"All power to NO weight ratio" .

Any thoughts on what you would shed in the weight department?
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Originally Posted by Apples
MIB was instru-mental in getting me to commit to Yoda as the donor car.

He's pretty much right on.
What sort of car would match your personality?
The Ute/M5 conversion is my youth and what my adult life has given me.

I'm not crazy just different.
I didn't go on a special bus to school, but could qualify now I think?

I hope the Tubi is the right sound I'm looking for, but I'll have to wait.
The kit should be out by summer I think?

MIB what diff does Yoda have?

The car probably won't be ready till late next year, hopefully when I get back there in Nov/Dec 07

Hey appleman,

ONLY 213 days, 16 hours, 36 Minutes to go till
Friday 29th of September 2006.

May not quite make it to 2006 Ute-off.

Yoda still has a Stock diff. Shame on the sponsors. LOL

It was a monumental effort getting those mods from USA to OZ.

Headers will not only complete the package but it will give the Tubi sufficient Fire.

The sound is perfect. Its loud on the Outside but not on the inside. Everytime I went down the gears and blipped the throttle the entire footpath would swivel their necks off to get a look at what was making that music.

I like the instru-Meantal takes one to know one.

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Originally Posted by aaronmiles
Did the radar detector save you many times? they are very nicely integrated.

Whats your next project car going to be?

Hey Double A,

Yes the V1 saved me a few times. Did you notice the little magnet near your left knee? That the reid switch to turn it on and off.

Remove the magnet and its off.

Replace the magnet and its on.

So no cop could find how to switch it on, therefore it doesn't exist.

There is a spot I will have to show apples, that if you touch the magnet there, It blows the fuse, making it totally invisable.

Next Project, is driving me insane. I'll post when more has been confirmed. Its been narrowed down to Top 4.

3 of which aren't released as yet. The 4th is here but and has everything I want except enough Power. For the Sports supa car it is, it is underpowered (300HP). The other 3 have more than 400+ HP (one 500+ but its a wait, maybe 18 months).

I guess it a race to see what hits our shores first.

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I'm not sure what the weight differance will be V's stock????
They mentioned that it will be weighed before and after to see what changes there will be.
The balance from front to rear could change a bit if we make the wheel base longer.
We've got an engineer on the job to make sure it's stiff enough and remains very BMW once the roof is cut.

One big issue is that the suspension towers are very tall on the M5 and will require some totally custom set.
There very close together once you take out the trim in the trunk (93cm)
We need to get them about 12 inches lower to find more width.

In a normal OZ ute the wheel arch is the only thing that protrudes in to the tub with the current set up the tower would'nt look any good.
Some how we'll have to find a way to keep the suspension under the wheel arch height...
Looks like we might need an engineer for that as well.

Glad you got a stock diff MIB with a SC that will be fine as torque will drive the car fine at lower RPM's
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hey, cool & crazy project. looking forward to the rest of it. jack
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Oh my god! You Aussies truly are nuts! But still, I look forward to seeing/hearing all about the outcome!
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That is going to be a donut machine!!!!
The back end will be whipping around like a tazmanian devil.

Can't wait to see this thing.
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