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Old 06-26-2019, 08:23 PM
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After 6 months of flexing the 'No' muscle in my brain, I have accomplished a break through on the way through the break through. (Does that make sense to anyone else? )

Today is 100lbs gone day! Points to anyone who can tell me how much HP I've added.

26lbs more to go. And I don't know that I will stop there.

In other news, I am working through an update on the X5 that goes back for a couple months. Like every good E53 story, it's filled with spills, chills, thrills, pills and bills. More on that later.

I'm dying for some ice cream.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:41 PM
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After 6 months of flexing the 'No' muscle in my brain, I have accomplished a break through on the way through the break through. (Does that make sense to anyone else? )

Today is 100lbs gone day! Points to anyone who can tell me how much HP I've added.

26lbs more to go. And I don't know that I will stop there.

In other news, I am working through an update on the X5 that goes back for a couple months. Like every good E53 story, it's filled with spills, chills, thrills, pills and bills. More on that later.

I'm dying for some ice cream.
Congratulations! Weight loss takes a lot of commitment and effort.

In answer to your question, weight to power is one way to get a general idea of acceleration performance. For example, if you have a 3500 lb car with 215 horsepower, simply divide 3500 by 215 to get a weight to power ratio of 16.28 lbs per horsepower. The same car with 250 hp would have a weight to power ratio of 14 lbs per horsepower.

So considering a 4.8iS as a model, 5000 lbs/355 hp = 14.8 lbs/hp. So at 100 pounds, you picked up 6.75 hp of acceleration!

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Old 06-26-2019, 08:43 PM
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After 6 months of flexing the 'No' muscle in my brain, I have accomplished a break through on the way through the break through. (Does that make sense to anyone else? )

Today is 100lbs gone day! Points to anyone who can tell me how much HP I've added.

26lbs more to go. And I don't know that I will stop there.

In other news, I am working through an update on the X5 that goes back for a couple months. Like every good E53 story, it's filled with spills, chills, thrills, pills and bills. More on that later.

I'm dying for some ice cream.
Congrats P! Always great to achieve a goal whether it is lifestyle or completing the latest maintenance list item on the X5

I reckon you've freed up around 1/5th of a horsepower? lol.....

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Old 06-26-2019, 08:54 PM
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Congrats! That's an amazing accomplishment.
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Old 06-26-2019, 10:40 PM
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Congratulations!!

The last time I lost more than 100 lbs (1995) I had to pay a divorce lawyer to keep the dependopotamus away....

Anyway you have done an incredibly difficult thing and your willpower will help you in everything you do (except finding free BMW parts)!!

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congrats brother... onward and upward (in this case downward)...
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congrats man, that is an amazing accomplishment. be well.
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Goodonya, Prop…Well done!



Only those who have ever done this could ever understand fully your accomplishment...
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