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#977302 - 4th Feb 2008 5:47am placidmaster : BMW740il
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wow isnt gas expensive in this country lol, 4 litre v8 gas guzzling heavily modified S.A.M.E.R.V (South African Medical Emergerncy Response Vehicle) a.k.a capetownchaos. When i suss the pics Upload thing I will gladly show it off, P.S i work for Medicin Sans Frontier hence my car being here in the uk at the mo and have many links to the Wirral.
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#977303 - 4th Feb 2008 6:02am Re: placidmaster drives a 740il BMW [Re: placidmaster]
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Sounds fun to drive... can't wait to see the pics lol!

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#977304 - 4th Feb 2008 9:51am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: MattLFC]
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#977305 - 5th Feb 2008 5:37am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: Mark]
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big thanks to Mark for helping with pics Upload, nice one fella
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#977306 - 5th Feb 2008 5:41am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: placidmaster]
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oh and for the none speakin dutch (afrikaans and dutch is widely used in Zuid Africa) one side of the bonnet says 'emergency doctor' and the other side is the same in Dutch ' Noodsituatie Arts' just incase u wondered. and yes it has the flashy lights front and back and siren for scaring old ladies lol!! (lightbulb moment) might make a video for those who like this sort of thing!!
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#977307 - 5th Feb 2008 5:44am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: placidmaster]
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oh if anyone is interested in the mods i will happily tell all or just look at the pics for me, either way I am easy
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#977308 - 5th Feb 2008 11:25am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: placidmaster]
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Give us a list of them.

Would make interesting reading.
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#977309 - 5th Feb 2008 12:10pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: Cali_16v]
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#977310 - 6th Feb 2008 6:04am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: BMW Joe]
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Most mods for those asking will best be listed as performance then added 'extras'

As u folks know the 7 is mainly ran by computers so most mods are laptop induces with som mechanical changes.

chip upgrade and complete remap of 'brain' output now 495 BHP

suspension is electronically dampened and thus automatically ajustable, this is automatically set into sports mode (30 cm drop) when either the sports button is pressed or the strobes or siren is activated.

ATC gearbox remapped to allow for more engine braking when brake pedal is tapped (knocks it down 1 or 2 cogs) 'automatic'


bilstein shox all round and poly bushes to stiffen the ride when needed

manual overide switch installed to completely disable the traction control for when the urge to shit ones pants in required!

aftemarket rad and fan fitted (South African climate issues addressed)

Cat removed to allow zorst gases thru faster

Full zorst system replaced now taking gases away from each bank of four cylinders seperately to allow engine to breath better.

Tarox discs and pads all round to ensure stoppimg performance equivalent to hitting a tree.

cosmetically all windowns limo tinted due to nature of vehicle use (windscreen tint removed for uk use) side and back windows still tinted.

wheels upgraded to deep dish units for cooking pizza in and riding on pirelli asimo 245's at £210 a corner.

'extras'

150 watts whelan siren unit with wail, yelp, piercer, two tone and air horn sounds (http://www.fedsig.com/multimedia/sirens/?id=114) on this site if u wanna entertain the kids lol

Visor strobes, wig wags (makes headlights flash alternatavely) fitted to front headlights and rear foglights also green and blue strobes inside back window and scrolling led message board with programmed messages

various medical equipment, oxygen, defib unit etc etc


uprated satnav, radio comms unit, Snooper and cctv (4) which has a romote dial into option for if car is out of view on site in 'rough areas' i can call it up on my mobile and 'look from inside' to check all is ok.

they say a picture says it all, mine says
Lifesaver, fooking move!

the technical term for upgrades to my car are best described as

It squats and fooks off

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#977311 - 6th Feb 2008 8:07am Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: placidmaster]
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Originally Posted By: placidmaster
chip upgrade and complete remap of 'brain' output now 495 BHP



Was it your 'brain' they remapped to make you think it was 495bhp raftl

Id love to know where more than 200bhp comes from with a remap raftl


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#977312 - 6th Feb 2008 12:24pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: StuyMac]
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hmm...stuy does have a point..200bhp on a remap..doubt it!
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#977313 - 6th Feb 2008 12:27pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: StuyMac]
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Tarox discs and pads all round to ensure stoppimg performance equivalent to hitting a tree.




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#977314 - 6th Feb 2008 12:28pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: Beemertastic]
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even an old 760 only had 445 bhp...a remap might just push that to 495 bhp!
sorry old chap....
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#977315 - 6th Feb 2008 12:56pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: Cali_16v]
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Tarox discs and pads all round to ensure stoppimg performance equivalent to hitting a tree.




raftl


so you have 388mm discs with 8pots doh
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#977316 - 6th Feb 2008 5:21pm Re: placidmaster : BMW740il [Re: MrPhil]
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ah come on guy's, give him a chance, do you all not remember when i changed the oil cap on my car from a fatory on to a shiney fake mugan one, and my bhp went up from 115 to 420.

I think his figures are realisttic !
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