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View Poll Results: Are you interested in a sub-forum entitled "Diesel Performance Tuning"?
Yes, I'd like to see this forum initiated and I'd definitely participate. 59 51.30%
I'm involved with this endeavor, but participate elsewhere. 4 3.48%
I'm not involved currently, but would like to peruse such a forum. 40 34.78%
I'm not interested and I don't want another forum on M-Shop. 12 10.43%
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:44 PM
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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.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:41 PM
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:54 PM
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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.
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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.

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:07 AM
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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.....
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:13 AM
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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.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:25 AM
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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.

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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)
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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.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:27 AM
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Yeah, that way you could find what you're most interested in more easily.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:23 AM
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:23 AM
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Well, sure

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

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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?
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:21 PM
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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.
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:41 PM
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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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