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      03-29-2022, 01:20 PM   #1
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This guy does a nice job with his videos...

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RBR has always been a big Merc fanboy, credit to him for unbiased m3 review.
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This guy does a nice job with his videos...

Nice review. Thanks for sharing.
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I like his review style as well.
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I have a theory this guy brands himself as Mr. AMG, but secretly enjoys other cars just as much if not more lol. What is he gonna do once AMG goes hybrid 4-cylinder? BMW will still be producing Inline 6s and MTs
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Saw this earlier today, great review imo!

I feel like the only "downside" is the ZF auto. I feel like I'll both miss the DCT, but be happy with the smoother auto (with the pros of the auto outweighing the DCT)
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Saw this earlier today, great review imo!

I feel like the only "downside" is the ZF auto. I feel like I'll both miss the DCT, but be happy with the smoother auto (with the pros of the auto outweighing the DCT)
Agree!
The entire M line has superiority compare to the previous generation except DCT
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Good review. He's been consistently reviewing BMWs and he's really been going a lot with them, since the LCI M5 Comp. He was also all over the G8X series when it came out. He's done videos at M-Town and this is actually one of the most detailed video I've seen, explaining exactly how the xDrive is setup.
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Saw this earlier today, great review imo!

I feel like the only "downside" is the ZF auto. I feel like I'll both miss the DCT, but be happy with the smoother auto (with the pros of the auto outweighing the DCT)
There are currently some testvehicles driving on the Nordschleife with what seems to be a new ZF8 tune. Sounds more aggressive and almost like a PDK on upshifts. Really like the direction they are going. There's to hope this version will be rolled out to all G8x cars. I noticed it on the M4 CSL and the latest M2 G87 testcars.
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Saw this earlier today, great review imo!

I feel like the only "downside" is the ZF auto. I feel like I'll both miss the DCT, but be happy with the smoother auto (with the pros of the auto outweighing the DCT)
I thought so too going from the F80 DCT to the F90 auto, but it's been nothing but smiles for miles. If you really miss it, I'd argue you need a manual, not a DCT, but ymmv. I think you'll love it though.
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what does "remove before race" even mean? aside from being a catchy channel name?

watched the video with sound off and subtitles on. killer editing and effects. good how he went into detail about each component. don't know that I liked the way it ended with him just driving. could've used some exterior shots at least to end it
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what does "remove before race" even mean? aside from being a catchy channel name?

watched the video with sound off and subtitles on. killer editing and effects. good how he went into detail about each component. don't know that I liked the way it ended with him just driving. could've used some exterior shots at least to end it
It's in reference to blanks that are placed in or on air inlets/sharp/vulnerable components to avoid ingress or damage. The blanks will normally have a tag attached saying 'remove before race' or 'remove before flight' on aircraft.
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It's in reference to blanks that are placed in or on air inlets/sharp/vulnerable components to avoid ingress or damage. The blanks will normally have a tag attached saying 'remove before race' or 'remove before flight' on aircraft.
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Saw this earlier today, great review imo!

I feel like the only "downside" is the ZF auto. I feel like I'll both miss the DCT, but be happy with the smoother auto (with the pros of the auto outweighing the DCT)
I thought so too going from the F80 DCT to the F90 auto, but it's been nothing but smiles for miles. If you really miss it, I'd argue you need a manual, not a DCT, but ymmv. I think you'll love it though.
My thoughts, exactly!
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It's in reference to blanks that are placed in or on air inlets/sharp/vulnerable components to avoid ingress or damage. The blanks will normally have a tag attached saying 'remove before race' or 'remove before flight' on aircraft.
He explained it in one of his videos. That's part of it, but basically removing any biases before reviewing
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what does "remove before race" even mean? aside from being a catchy channel name?

watched the video with sound off and subtitles on. killer editing and effects. good how he went into detail about each component. don't know that I liked the way it ended with him just driving. could've used some exterior shots at least to end it
For reference, when I worked on F16s, it's for installed ground equipment, signaling it needs to be removed before flight.

Remove before race, was often used for the big pins that made the parachute safe on a dragster. They were pinned so they wouldn't inadvertently be jettisoned in the pits, and you punch a parachute out, while you're pulling the steering wheel out of the car to get out, or do maintenance in the seat of the dragster/ funny car. Which would have streamers, just like this, except it said "remove before race" RBR has another meaning for them, that he detailed in a video.
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Not as great as his M5CS reviews but I appreciate the effort that goes into his production and refraining from stupid captions or pointless length of videos
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Yet another vapid YouTube automotive shill channel + abusing the legendary NBA on NBC old school track (cuts it off before the best part in fact).



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I was thinking that too. But just before I started second-guessing my recent decision to spec mine with Tanzanite, I remembered that Skyscraper can appear two-dimensional (or at least rather sullen) under English skies, especially in an autumn/winter like we've just had! Not that overcast weather exactly flatters TBII, of course; but somehow it has got more character in less-than-ideal light conditions, elegant though this grey looks in the vid here.

Pretty assiduous review, anyway; and some nice steady shots of the car itself, which is always refreshing in these days of hyperactive camerawork.
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