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Brian Carlton 02-28-2008 10:44 PM

Diesel Performance Tuning
 
There has been some interest in a sub-forum of DD regarding Diesel Performance Tuning.

I'd like to gauge the interest in such a forum and ask that members vote in the attached poll.

Feel free to add any additional comments to the thread as you see fit.

Thanks.

B.C.

rg2098 02-29-2008 12:41 AM

I think we already have quite a few forums on the site. I think diesel discussion has build a nice community and I think more forums would dilute that.

Brian Carlton 02-29-2008 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rg2098 (Post 1778101)
I think we already have quite a few forums on the site. I think diesel discussion has build a nice community and I think more forums would dilute that.

Actually, it would be a "sub-forum". Check out "Good MB Shops" as an example of how sub-forums would operate.

Since we don't currently have any discussion of this topic, there's really no dilution........just a place where the topic could be freely discussed with various threads that are common.

H-townbenzoboy 02-29-2008 12:54 AM

I don't see why diesel performance tuning topics can't be discussed in this forum. I've seen plenty of talk about it in the past, I don't have a problem with it being discussed here.

charmalu 02-29-2008 03:32 AM

In one way it might be good to have a forum on Diesel performance tuning, in that these type of discussions would be in one place instead of scattered through out the Diesel Discussion Forum.

another thought, maybe the threads on the performance issue could be moved from the Diesel Forum to the new one.
All future performance threads would then be placed on the new forum.

Charlie

mobetta 02-29-2008 11:07 AM

It may help alleviate some of the congestion on the DD forum. there are busy times when a thread can get pushed to page 2-3 in no time, to sink away into the abyss.....

Dee8go 02-29-2008 11:13 AM

I think it sounds like a great idea. I doubt I have much to contribute at this point, but I'd sure like to learn. Thanks for suggesting it. I hope it works out.

Alberta Luthier 02-29-2008 11:25 AM

Yes Please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by charmalu (Post 1778183)
In one way it might be good to have a forum on Diesel performance tuning, in that these type of discussions would be in one place instead of scattered through out the Diesel Discussion Forum.

I agree if there is a new sub-forum, those of us that want to read it will go to it; those that have no interest in, and find the thought of non-stock mods deeply disturbing won't have to sift through this info to find what does interest them. And perhaps the majority of the members will drop in now and then, when the whim moves them.

Quote:

Originally Posted by charmalu (Post 1778183)
another thought, maybe the threads on the performance issue could be moved from the Diesel Forum to the new one.
All future performance threads would then be placed on the new forum.
Charlie

While that may be a good idea, it sounds like a very daunting task, especially because much performance stuff is sprinkled all through the main diesel forum. (A strong reason for those who don't want to see it, to still support the idea)

winmutt 02-29-2008 11:27 AM

I and several others have been working on a new forum, http://superturbodiesel.com/ for performance diesel mercedes and tuning. It would be a shame to see our work go to waste. We have no interest in competing with other sites, we want to complement the existing resources without detracting from them by providing a forum that is strictly dedicated to the subject matter.

We are looking for article writers.

Dee8go 02-29-2008 11:27 AM

Yeah, that way you could find what you're most interested in more easily.

TheDon 02-29-2008 12:23 PM

I support any and all superturbo ventures.

Alberta Luthier 02-29-2008 12:23 PM

Well, sure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by winmutt (Post 1778363)
I and several others have been working on a new forum, http://superturbodiesel.com/. It would be a shame to see our work go to waste. We have no interest in competing with other sites, we want to complement the existing resources without detracting from them by providing a forum that is strictly dedicated to the subject matter.

We are looking for article writers.

-that's another good option. Especially if the owners of this forum don't feel threatened at all. I'd like to support the operators of this forum but can't by buying parts here, since they don't ship to Canada:rolleyes:... Yet Yourself and the other "shoeman-banned-its" deserve respect and loyalty for their knowledge and willingness to share with us less experienced enthusiasts.

B.C.: Have you had some input from our hosts here?

Brian Carlton 02-29-2008 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alberta Luthier (Post 1778441)
B.C.: Have you had some input from our hosts here?


Quote:

Originally Posted by winmutt (Post 1778363)
I and several others have been working on a new forum, http://superturbodiesel.com/. It would be a shame to see our work go to waste. We have no interest in competing with other sites, we want to complement the existing resources without detracting from them by providing a forum that is strictly dedicated to the subject matter.

We are looking for article writers.


I'm in discussions with Bill about it. We'd like to gauge interest before going forward.

However, if Winmutt and company are going to continue and promote the new forum independently, I'm somewhat disinclined to start another new forum.

My thoughts were that the new forum (www.superturbodiesel.com) would be better served if it was here.........due to the significantly increased traffic.

Your thoughts, Rolf?

SwampYankee 02-29-2008 02:21 PM

While I do not currently own a turbo, I will within the next couple years and it will need to be tuned. I do a lot of reading and research on the other sites for future reference.

I don't think there's such a thing as too much info. It'd be yet another source.

The more involvement by our Scandanavian and European friends (opening up avenues regarding Myna pump tuning, injectors, access to those items, intercooling, etc.) the better. I'm not sure what the best way to make that connection is, but user traffic and info. offered are key factors. Multiple sites may dilute that traffic. The superturbodiesel site might be a great clearing house for that information since there's no doubt to the intent.

The more traffic there is, the more likely there'd be interested parties in gaining access to items not currently available here or there'd be a large enough base to contract custom part runs or machine work that would otherwise be out of reach to most owners.

300sdToronto 02-29-2008 02:41 PM

Personally I would like to see any sub-forum on performance tuning under the mercedesshop diesel umbrella. The diesel heads on this forum are both the most active and the most helpful.

I can vouch for that after doing some tire kicking in the SL world!

Right now I am still learning how to make my car perform to spec as stock but sooner or later I would certainly be interested in such a forum.

RL


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