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swerni

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Do you know that as a fact or are you making an assumption?


ps it's £10.00

ringram

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100% fact. Its a software change.
Whether its done or not I'm unsure. But Id be surprised if it wasn't. It would indicate an incompetent tuner if it wasn't.

Why introduce more points of failure with a piece of hardware?

swerni

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The only reason I ask is you would imagine it would be a feature something like a Diablo Predator would be able to change, but they make not mention. (nor do any of the other devices I've looked at)

ringram

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swerni said:
The only reason I ask is you would imagine it would be a feature something like a Diablo Predator would be able to change, but they make not mention. (nor do any of the other devices I've looked at)
Ah ok, the problem is that Predator is not a real tune tool. Its a device that lets you tweak a couple of values within tight control.
If you use something proper like efilive then you will see that the world opens up.

You just need to set the operating parameters so it never triggers the condition to allow the skip shift and the job is done.
Im not sure if the OP is having a proper tune done on the install or not, but if so Id expect this to already be done.
The settings below are stock BTW.


PascalBuyens

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Spoke to the SLP guys, and I didn't take any chances, so I ordered the skip shift eliminator.

And I've also found a set of "afterburners" that are on their way too... (afterburners = tail lights as on the Camaro concept).
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The Wookie

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111 months

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swerni said:
To be honest.

Until I got the exhaust work done I would have disagreed.
I think it's partly perception, with the correct sound track it feels faster.
Also I think there has also been an actual increase in power.

After about 10 months of not being too sure, I now am!!!

I fecking love it, downsides and all.
Hello mate, as someone who is interested in a rag top I'm intreagued by this post! What have the downsides been?

swerni

21,747 posts

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YHM

PascalBuyens

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swerni said:
YHM
No I haven't tongue out

swerni

21,747 posts

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PascalBuyens said:
swerni said:
YHM
No I haven't tongue out
not you, the big hairy one! wink


ps you don't allow emails anyway

Edited by swerni on Tuesday 2nd August 20:03

PascalBuyens

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Close, but... No frown

Stripe tips are being repainted, they're not rounded enough and were too far forward. (no stencil available for the Bee stripes with the custom hood)




Tonight's attempt:



Outer edge "curves" should be on the inner part of the Rally stripe, and then they should have it really close to the real Bee, I think.... (Maybe they might have to have the pin stripe a bit back further, where the big stripe stops now, I reckon)


Boot lid needs a bit of correction too... the stripes are crooked (I think the perspective on the example pictures has misled the paint guy).



Edited by PascalBuyens on Tuesday 2nd August 19:57

swerni

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you're not wrong on those front stripes.
Just looking at mine and they extend to just before then of the hood and the perspective looks right on them.
How far forward do you intend yours to go?

PascalBuyens

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swerni said:
you're not wrong on those front stripes.
Just looking at mine and they extend to just before then of the hood and the perspective looks right on them.
How far forward do you intend yours to go?
If you look at the left side (2nd pic), the part that's been repainted: the pin stripe should be where the big inner stripe is, the big stripe one "step" more backwards (as in what they have done with the "new" one compared to the first one).


I know I may sound pedantic about it, but with the money I pay for the paint job alone, I want it spot on... not just something that "looks like it from a distance".

PascalBuyens

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Today, 6 August:

- Stripe tips on the bonnet being remasked (in progress at time of pics)
- Boot lid being remasked to create the parallel stripes














Bowtie hasn't been done like I asked, but I'm thinking of ordering one from the US, the way I want it.
Wheels were in progress of being repainted. Silver was done (just like the door handle, black parts were missing (no pictures as there was only one wheel on a stand somewhere)

Should be finished in two weeks time, so I can pick it up after the holidays.

Edited by PascalBuyens on Saturday 6th August 12:15

swerni

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what are you doing with the bow ties?

chevy-stu

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I do like that colour .... (or rather 'color')

PascalBuyens

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swerni said:
what are you doing with the bow ties?
Well, I've been looking at pics of the real Bumblebee, and basically the one in front is like it is now, bar one detail, I think... The sides of the "cross" are half red, half black, equalling out the width... so I might just ask them to still do that smile

PascalBuyens

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chevy-stu said:
I do like that colour .... (or rather 'color')
It is impressive in the metal smile

swerni

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PascalBuyens said:
swerni said:
what are you doing with the bow ties?
Well, I've been looking at pics of the real Bumblebee, and basically the one in front is like it is now, bar one detail, I think... The sides of the "cross" are half red, half black, equalling out the width... so I might just ask them to still do that smile
Talk about attention to detail wink

PascalBuyens

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LOL... Yeah, I'm a freak when it comes to details smile

IF it was possible, I'd even have the door handles done like the real Bumblebee, and have the gas cap relocated to the concept's place (thinking about that somehow).

T40ORA

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Damn, damn, damn. It's looking fiiiine Pascal. And begging for a visit to Dorset wink
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