Present to you, the worlds' ugliest - I mean interesting car in the world. The Youabian Puma. Enjoy. I'm going to wipe the vomit of my keyboard...
As a precautionary measure, BMW is replacing the passenger airbags in models of the 3 Series pre-predecessor generation.
If you own one or know anyone that drives on of these models, please do let them know about this precautionary recall. Here's BMW official press release:
"BMW is replacing the passenger airbags on 1.6 million 3 Series vehicles (pre-predecessor generation E46) produced between 05/1999 and 8/2006. Potential problems with gas generators that may rupture in vehicles produced by our competitors using similar systems from the same supplier have become evident in rare cases. BMW is not aware of a case involving a BMW vehicle. The replacement campaign is a voluntary precautionary measure that aims at minimising the risk of faulty airbag activation.
Formally speaking, it is a voluntary extension of last year's recall campaign. At that time, the supplier stated a production period during which potentially faulty gas generators were installed in passenger airbags. Following this, BMW recalled 240 000 3 Series vehicles (E46) of the pre-predecessor generation. The supplier has now extended the production period.
In order to ensure maximum safety of our customers, BMW has decided to replace the passenger airbags in the vehicles from the suggested production period, and additionally, as a voluntary precautionary measure, the passenger airbags in all BMW 3 Series models (E46) of the pre-predecessor generation equipped with this airbag module. The 240 000 E46 units already recalled worldwide last year are excluded from the current replacement campaign.
The customers affected will be informed by BMW. It goes without saying that the costs of the quality measure will be borne by BMW. The rectification of the problem will take about 1 hour."
This is what the Russ Fellows Fabrications primary decat x-pipe sounds like matched with a stock OEM none modified back box on a E92 M3 DCT from the inside. Its less exciting than the one recorded from the outside, but you can definitely still hear it inside the cabin. There's also zero drone with this setup which makes it a great mod. More info here.
A cold start comparison between a fully stock E92 M3 exhaust system and a Russ Fellows Fabrications primary decat x-pipe matched with a none modified rear exhaust. Volume measured with iPhone app, probably not THE most accurate dB meter in the world, but it should give you guys a rough idea that running a decat or test pipe will make the cold start a little bit louder. But not by much. You can definitely tell the sound characteristics has changed.
Anything below 3k rpm is relatively normal, but check out the driving vids, as they will paint a whole different picture! Find out more about this exhaust here.
I don't believe this! I only just about managed to get my hands on the 34UM95 here in the UK and only just managed to upload my video review about it. Here comes LG dropping another big announcement of the next model, a curved 21:9 monitor! With similar specs as before, thunderbolt support, 3440 x 1440 resolution, IPS, 21:9 ratio, etc. Only main difference is the curved screen, which I find welcoming as the 34" screen was so wide that I did find myself moving left to right a little when sat in the middle. The curved nature of the screen might make it less tiring when viewing content at the far side.
I have previously written a short review on the LG 34UM95 right here on my blog, but I didn't have time to record and edit a video version for you guys. Better late than never, so here it is.
This is what the Russ Fellows Fabrications primary decat x-pipe sounds like matched with a stock OEM none modified back box on a E92 M3 DCT from the outside. Find out more about this setup here.
It's been a while since I uploaded a new video and in fact the footage in this review were taken over 8 months. I am ashamed at my production rate. Anyway, its never too late to recover right? This is a series of video featuring the Russ Fellows Fabrications primary decat x-pipe that I installed to my BMW E92 M3 DCT with the a none modified stock rear exhaust.
Absolutely incredible touching story 'The Long Road to Recovery: Jessi Lang on Surviving a Near-Fatal Car Crash'
One year ago, Jessi Lang, star of the Motor Trend show “The J-Turn,” suddenly disappeared from the Motor Trend Channel. Jessi had been involved in a near-fatal crash, the result of another driver's error, while on assignment in Germany. With more than a dozen serious injuries and a shattered leg that has required numerous surgeries, her road to recovery has been long and arduous.
I don't know who Jessi Lang is, but I just came across this video on YouTube and had to share with you guys. I can't think of any words to describe this incredible story. Absolutely terrifying just to hear what she's been through and I hope most people will never have to go through such horrible pain. Her love for cars has indirectly caused this, not that I'm suggesting the accident was her fault in any way, but it also seem to have gave her the strength to recover and to drive once again.
Cars are such special things. They're more than just a thing to get you to point a to point b if you're a car lover. I don't need to tell you why they're special. You already know deeply why it matters to you. It can literally change your life for the better or worse. Drive safe every body.
Now go and watch this incredible video. Even if you don't drive or like cars, watch this and remember what she went through if you ever want to complain you're having a bad day at work.
It has finally arrived! I ordered not one, but two brand new Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-III off eBay for £49.80 each. For a 1/3 of the price of a Canon Speedlite 580EXII, I managed to obtain two flash lights instead and judging by all the positive reviews and number of units sold on eBay, they should be pretty decent as well. Even though I never tried any of the Yongnuo products before, I decided to go full steam ahead and ordered everything in one go without hesitation.
Did my bravery pay off?