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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 03:37 PM
    Custom set of Hybrids that started as RBs but are far from RBs at this time, Tuned by a local tuner from another platform and upgraded rebuilt hybrids by another turbo guy from that platform, done on a dynojet ... Pretty Bad Ass to say the least... Using jb with backend flash obv custom tuning by someone here on Long Island... Funny thing is this shop has no interest in this platform other than this being a employees car and them messing around here and there.... The 587 graph has gotta be the record right? Stock fuel system with a inline pump and I dont think much more than e50 :) Just shows what tuning can be done on the dyno by people who understand tuning in general, which 99% of the n54s dont get done (tuning on a dyno by someone sitting in that car on that dyno) The video i have was sent to me from an iphone to my android to the quality is murdered, but its here, this is a 6m 135i ..... PM or write your email if you want the video but he broke the 565 before i got done writing this so 58x+ is coming soon in higher quality...
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  • Snertz's Avatar
    08-06-2014, 11:57 AM
    Most have probably seen this posted on FB but for those that haven't, here's another option coming down the pipeline. Supposedly hitting the dyno this weekend. Per their posts, production is already in process, will have kits on the shelf ready to ship when it's released.
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  • lamia2super's Avatar
    08-02-2014, 01:24 PM
    saw these posted around the web
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    08-08-2014, 08:50 PM
    Jumped on the dyno to do a little messing around today, we literally decided to see how much boost we could make with these stock frames. Dzenno was kind enough to send me some maps he called "piston shredders" hahaha. Basically just as much WGDC as we would get, everything else the same as last time, timing, etc. Results were as we assumed a nice bump of midrange WTQ to 644 WTQ, and horsepower basically stayed exactly the same, which is now the standing N54 stock frame WR. Not happy with this or stopping at the map limits, I took our Mighty Vac vacuum pump and literally clamped the gates shut at 30 In Hg. It made the same amount of power, so basically there is nothing left, that's it. Pretty fun testing, Datazap log is there, Shotgun holds perfectly, not a single correction across the board, if the turbos were a little more free flowing, the power would continue to climb. People speak of bang for your buck. Our VTT Stage 2 and Shotgun HPFP kit is the best N54 bang for you buck out there, coming in at $4500 with billet upgrade and Double Barrel kit for power like this. Of course we would NOT recommend anyone run these "piston Shredder" maps or anything like them, but seeing 500-525WHP, and 550+ WTQ is not out of the realm of reality on 100% E85 and an aggressive tune. Pretty cool to see what a full maxed out set of Stage 2's can do on 100% E85. Cheers...:D Datazap log:http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/dyno-8814-map-14?log=0&data=1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-15-17&zoom=138-298
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    08-03-2014, 03:02 PM
    :angry-banghead: I figured I would give the new kid on the block a chance but it was truly a waste of time. After waiting 2 months I FINALLY received the top mount single turbo kit. I would usually just take pictures and leave it at that but this experience turned me to be a whole new A**hole. Yes I know that many people warned me but in my defense it was all verbal discrepancies and nothing visual.. like pictures. To save you the reader time I wont be repetitive unless necessary below. If anyone from ZNS or that represents them has an issue with this post please post up so I can screen shot all the emails, website messages, Facebook messages, and texts for everyone else to make their judgment. (yes it took this many forms of contact to get ahold of these people after a while) Well Now the BMW community will have a full on review of why NOT TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. In June I ordered a top mount single turbo kit from ZNS performance. In the beginning there were no issues with communication what so ever. A guy by the name of Keith would always pick up the phone and answer any questions that I had. As we came up on the 2 week mark that they proclaim to be when the kit will ship out I started to make sure we were still on schedule. Turns out we weren't on schedule and that he needed another week...At this point I called every other day if not every day to make sure he kept my kit fresh in his mind. Week after week went by and it was the same bullshit every time. He would blame everyone else but himself..."oh the fabricator hasn't finished it" or "we are waiting on these coolant lines" (when you can pic this shit up at a local parts store). \ I would use every method to try to contact these people stating that I needed a phone call, pictures or something...Until I threatened them with something like fraud I wouldn't receive a phone call. The messages were always short, unrelated, and full of shit. The time finally came around to where I received a tracking number... Friday (august 1st) I FINALLY received the package a month and a half later that schedule. The parts were Packed very very well. Everything individually wrapped in bubble wrap and the packing peanuts around them. It took me almost 30 minutes to get it all unpacked for inspection. I saved the Manifold for last...which was my mistake... I pulled the manifold out of packaging and inspected it. I wasn't sure if I was seeing things or if this fabricator really sucked that much dick at fabricating. Not one weld was back purged, The head plate was warped from lack of stabilizing the plate when welding it together. The welds looked like complete and total shit on the outside. Supposedly the welder had been doing this for 25 years...Yeah right...my first manifold I ever built was better looking and I was in high school. There are areas where you could see he blew through the metal and patched it. Yes he blew threw schedule 40 301 stainless. He didn't cut the pipe right so there were patch pieces all over the manifold. I had this looked over by a material joining engineer at work and he literally looked at it and just said "no" and handed it back to me. I called this D-bag and told him everything and he acted like he cared but his actions showed he didn't...once again claiming he would do stuff and never did it.. been texting him all weekend and nothing has been done. If there are ANY questions about what happened please feel free to ask and I will answer I will post pictures in a bit...im not by a wall plug and my laptop is about to die. Sticky can you make this where I can edit it? my house is a little far from where im at and Id like for the pictures to be in OP
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    08-19-2014, 05:37 PM
    Interesting races here showing supercharged M3's going up against each other as well as a Ventura Motorsport Comp Turbo 6465 top mount 335i. The three M3's feature superchargers with the white 6-speed E92 M3 featuring the Active Autowerke Level III supercharger kit and the other two M3's running Gintani superchargers. Although the 335i has the most power and torque of the group, the M3's show just how quick they are at speed. There is more to a race than just peak figures as the shift speed, gearing, area under the curve, and redline of the M3's work to their advantage on the highway. The following is in the words of Ventura Motorsports and the owner of the 335i: Had a great time last night meeting some new people in Mexico. It was an impromptu meet so I didn't get to take any footage from my car :(. We are going to set something up in the next couple of weeks. I'll be ready with mounts and cameras etc. White e92 M3 6speed Active Autowerke level 3 SC kit Laguna Seca e92 M3 6speed Gintani Stage 2+ Red e92 M3 DCT Gintani Stage 2+ All M3s are running 91 octane and Meth. I am running e40 blend 100% Meth and Map 7 23 psi. They are very, very quick. Surprised me more than I thought to be honest. Everytime we started second gear rolls, they would get a good jump and I would play catch up. It would be hard for me to catch up though. 3rd gear rolls though I would move out pretty well, once I hit 4th gear It was over. Everyone seemed to be in the 580-600whp region. I dynoed 627 whp on Map 7 with this trim. That flatline shift bog @aflatau really really hurts, it's not even funny. I've notice if I switch at 6800 rpm, it does not bog. I will have to do more testing. First and second race is Second gear roll. Red Vs White M3 Third race is Second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Spun pretty hard and once I hit third gear I guess it kicked me into map 4 Fourth race is second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. I didn't realize I was kicked down to map 4 in this race lol so yea 12 psi run. Fifth race is third gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Map 7 23 psi Good run here. Last race is all of us, second gear roll just for fun lol. There are more runs and vids from the other guys. I wish I had more to post up. Looked like the level 3 AA kit seemed to be the fastest of them all. In the end, we all had a blast. Nobody cared who's car was the fastest. I can't wait to hang out with these guys again.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 08:16 PM
    Had a great time last night meeting some new people in Mexico. It was an impromptu meet so I didn't get to take any footage from my car :(. We are going to set something up in the next couple of weeks. I'll be ready with mounts and cameras etc. White e92 M3 6speed Active Autowerk level 3 SC kit Laguna Seca e92 M3 6speed Gintani Stage 2+ Red e92 M3 DCT Gintani Stage 2+ All M3s are running 91 octane and Meth. I am running e40 blend 100% Meth and Map 7 23 psi. They are very, very quick. Surprised me more than I thought to be honest. Everytime we started second gear rolls, they would get a good jump and I would play catch up. It would be hard for me to catch up though. 3rd gear rolls though I would move out pretty well, once I hit 4th gear It was over. Everyone seemed to be in the 580-600whp region. I dynoed 627 whp on Map 7 with this trim. That flatline shift bog aflatau really really hurts, it's not even funny. I've notice if I switch at 6800 rpm, it does not bog. I will have to do more testing. First and second race is Second gear roll. Red Vs White M3 Third race is Second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Spun pretty hard and once I hit third gear I guess it kicked me into map 4 Fourth race is second gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. I didn't realize I was kicked down to map 4 in this race lol so yea 12 psi run. Fifth race is third gear roll Red M3 Vs Me. Map 7 23 psi Good run here. Last race is all of us, second gear roll just for fun lol. There are more runs and vids from the other guys. I wish I had more to post up. Looked like the level 3 AA kit seemed to be the fastest of them all. In the end, we all had a blast. Nobody cared who's car was the fastest. I can't wait to hang out with these guys again.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    08-11-2014, 03:55 PM
    Hey guys, Was able to hit up the dyno this AM to see how the 6465 is doing. Overall I wound up a bit disappointed with it. I kept the fuel, weather, car, etc, similar to to the previous 5862 dyno with the only change being the turbo and boost profile. That means race gas, single CM10 nozzle, cutout open. Same ST back end flash. With the 5862 maxed out running 12psi WG springs it was able to make 28psi tapering to around 25psi at redline. With the 6465 maxed out running 15psi WG springs I was only able to make 29psi tapering to around 27psi at redline. I was expecting to at least be able to hold 30psi to redline. I did some basic diagnostics on the dyno to verify the MAC solenoid was operating properly, tested with the filter off to eliminate a possible restriction (more on that later), tried higher and lower advance curves, tried different AFR profiles, etc, and basically none of it improved the situation. Granted these runs are being done in 4th gear on an automatic which is fairly short as you can see in the log. Still it should be able to hold more boost. I'll continue working on it. Now I'm starting to wonder if the 5862 with a 15 or 17psi spring would produce the same power with less lag. During one of the filter off runs the turbo somehow managed to suck in the WG wiring and ate around 5" of it. lol. I didn't see any physical damage and power was not effected on subsequent runs. So it's probably all chopped in the intercooler. Will have to go hunting around for it. Thank god this is an eBay motor.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    08-06-2014, 10:49 PM
    Saw this guy at the mall and I couldn't help myself. He was so playful and smart I had to have him. Very calm personality too, he quietly chills and likes to explore but never strays far. Going to be a bitch to potty train I can see but what should I name him? Been calling him tank for now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-04-2014, 01:23 PM
    Dodson is tackling the BMW DCT market and is set to release a bevy of upgrade parts for the BMW DCT transmission including clutch pack shims, two different type of clutch kits, frictions plates, and associated hardware. These upgrades will be available for every BMW with the DCT transmission. Yes, that means the E9X M3 and E9X 335 models. It also means the new F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. These models all use a variant of a Getrag DCT box. The physical proportions are the same but Getrag obviously has modified the unit over the years for greater torque capability going from the naturally aspirated E9X M3 to the V8 twin turbo F10 M5. These Dodson parts will have even greater capability with two clutch sets currently listed one for 800 lb-ft of torque and the second for over 800 lb-ft. BimmerBoost will be testing out some of these Dodson parts in the BimmerBoost.com M3. Will Dodson succeed where SSP Performance failed? We will find out shortly but considering Dodson's stellar reputation it certainly looks like it. Pricing has yet to be announced but as soon as the parts are officially available BimmerBoost will of course bring you the details. BMW SPORTSMANS 15 PLATE CLUTCH KIT 800+ FT/LB 7 x Large Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Small Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Large Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels 9 x Small Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels Vehicles to suit: E82: E82 135i Coupé, USA E82 135i Coupé, Europe E88: E88 135i Convertible, USA E88 135i Convertible, Europe E89: E89 Z4 35i Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35is Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35i Roadster, Europe E89 Z4 35is Roadster, Europe E90: E90 M3 Saloon, USA E90 M3 Saloon, Europe E90N: E90N M3 Saloon, USA E90N M3 Saloon, Europe E92: E92 M3 Coupé, USA E92 335i Coupé, Europe E92 M3 Coupé, Europe E92N: E92N 335is Coupé, USA E92N M3 Coupé, USA E92N 335i Coupé, Europe E92N M3 Coupé, Europe E93: E93 M3 Convertible, USA E93 335i Convertible, Europe E93 M3 Convertible, Europe E93N: E93N 335is Convertible, USA E93N M3 Convertible, USA E93N 335i Convertible, Europe E93N M3 Convertible, Europe F06: F06 M6 Gran Coupé, USA F06 M6 Gran Coupé, Europe F10: F10 M5 Saloon, USA F10 M5 Saloon, Europe F12: F12 M6 Convertible, USA F12 M6 Convertible, Europe F13: F13 M6 Coupé, USA F13 M6 Coupé, Europe
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  • marcus335i's Avatar
    08-05-2014, 07:56 AM
    marcus335i started a thread Race gas or E85 in N54
    Ok so soon im going to the track and im not sure which route I should go. Ive used a mix of E85 before, 5 gallons E85 and the rest 91, with great results. The car felt like an absolute monster when I used the mix along with meth. When I did that I was at a 51 additive for meth. Now I have an option to use race gas MS109. Now I ask this question because a friend of mine has ran MS109 with a 70 meth additive and had great results but has not used E85. I guess im just looking for some opinions on what might/will have better results. If you've used both your opinion is appreciated.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-04-2014, 01:17 PM
    Dodson is tackling the BMW DCT market and is set to release a bevy of upgrade parts for the BMW DCT transmission including clutch pack shims, two different type of clutch kits, frictions plates, and associated hardware. These upgrades will be available for every BMW with the DCT transmission. Yes, that means the E9X M3 and E9X 335 models. It also means the new F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. These models all use a variant of a Getrag DCT box. The physical proportions are the same but Getrag obviously has modified the unit over the years for greater torque capability going from the naturally aspirated E9X M3 to the V8 twin turbo F10 M5. These Dodson parts will have even greater capability with two clutch sets currently listed one for 800 lb-ft of torque and the second for over 800 lb-ft. BimmerBoost will be testing out some of these Dodson parts in the BimmerBoost.com M3. Will Dodson succeed where SSP Performance failed? We will find out shortly but considering Dodson's stellar reputation it certainly looks like it. Pricing has yet to be announced but as soon as the parts are officially available BimmerBoost will of course bring you the details. BMW SPORTSMANS 15 PLATE CLUTCH KIT 800+ FT/LB 7 x Large Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Small Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 8 x Large Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels 9 x Small Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels Vehicles to suit: E82: E82 135i Coupé, USA E82 135i Coupé, Europe E88: E88 135i Convertible, USA E88 135i Convertible, Europe E89: E89 Z4 35i Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35is Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35i Roadster, Europe E89 Z4 35is Roadster, Europe E90: E90 M3 Saloon, USA E90 M3 Saloon, Europe E90N: E90N M3 Saloon, USA E90N M3 Saloon, Europe E92: E92 M3 Coupé, USA E92 335i Coupé, Europe E92 M3 Coupé, Europe E92N: E92N 335is Coupé, USA E92N M3 Coupé, USA E92N 335i Coupé, Europe E92N M3 Coupé, Europe E93: E93 M3 Convertible, USA E93 335i Convertible, Europe E93 M3 Convertible, Europe E93N: E93N 335is Convertible, USA E93N M3 Convertible, USA E93N 335i Convertible, Europe E93N M3 Convertible, Europe F06: F06 M6 Gran Coupé, USA F06 M6 Gran Coupé, Europe F10: F10 M5 Saloon, USA F10 M5 Saloon, Europe F12: F12 M6 Convertible, USA F12 M6 Convertible, Europe F13: F13 M6 Coupé, USA F13 M6 Coupé, Europe
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    08-21-2014, 10:53 PM
    Flinchy started a thread N54 intake manifold in N54
    So someone posted this on facebook https://www.facebook.com/fabfactory?ref=stream ED: just saw they sell the billet flange for DIY efforts mmm.
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  • Anthony@FFTEC's Avatar
    08-22-2014, 11:24 PM
    We've been pretty silent lately while diligently working to complete production for the MANY bottom and top mount turbo systems which have been ordered over the past few weeks. Firgured I should come on and give some updates as to the status of Terry's engine build. @Terry@BMS has given us the honor and privilege of building him a custom FFTEC N54 Long Rod motor. Short Block has been balanced, blue-printed and assembled in house. FFTEC Spec'd CP Pistons FFTEC Spec'd Connecting rod - Long Rod N54 Rods. OEM block sealer and tooling. Coated pistons. File fitting the rings.
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  • SteveAZ's Avatar
    08-12-2014, 07:34 AM
    Hey all, Thought I'd start a thread for the Fuel-It! Stage 3 E-Series LPFP testing I'm doing to share data and results. To begin with, this setup is NOT designed for those running stock turbos, nor is it needed for hybrids on an otherwise stock fuel system. This is for those that will be running alternative fueling solutions and need A LOT of fuel. Some key points: The stage 3 bucket consists of two Walbro 450 (F90000267) pumps plumbed in parallel and housed within a stock bucket. In order to reduce heat build up and strain on the stock electrical system, only one pump runs full time and is controlled 100% by the DME. Passenger and driver's side venturi's as well as the stock fuel pressure regulator are fully functional. All the stock plumbing and connections remain untouched. You replace your stock bucket with this one and none of the stock components are modified. The second pump runs on demand as determined by the user's setup. The bucket is a complete drop in and primary pump (stage 2 equivalent) is plug and play. The secondary pump requires an additional wiring harness and trigger (JB4, Hobbs switch...) Again, none of the stock components are modified. Flows as performed on the test bench at 13.5V were: Full time pump >1gpm Both pumps >2gpm *The stock fuel pump is approx. .6gpm under the same conditions. -At this time I am just playing with this setup to verify functionality and reliability. After I am satisfied with the results I will send one out to Tony for testing with the Shotgun setup. Here is some of the testing I've done thus far: Flow bench... Low fuel test... Logs...These were done with the secondary pump kicking on at 8psi and targeting AFRs or 12.2 up top. In these logs I'm also using my E85 CP injection to assist the HPFP and help with IAT's. That system is also run off the low pressure system but has a booster pump to increase pressures for atomization. I'll be adding a bunch of logs in the next few days to compare various setups. The LPFP and misc. The HPFP and misc. And last but not least, a picture of the pump assembly. :D Link to log in the above examples.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-07-2014, 01:41 PM
    APR's turbo upgrade package for the Audi TT-RS 2.5 inline-5 TFSI is very potent. The Garrett GTX3567R turbo at the heart of the upgrade is capable of producing over 600 wheel horsepower on the TT-RS. The TT-RS in the video is stated to have somewhere in the 650 all wheel horsepower range and considering the outcome of these two races there is no reason to doubt the output. The first run is against an APR Stage III supercharged B7 RS4. The RS4 is stated to be in the low 600 wheel horsepower range. Keep in mind the 4.2 liter FSI V8 is running an Eaton TVS supercharger kit so it is no slouch. The race between the two cars is close but the TT-RS has the quicker elapsed time and also traps higher at 145.68 to 143.23 for the RS4. The second run is against an HPF turbocharged E46 M3 with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is stated to be making over 600 wheel horsepower. The TT-RS makes fairly easy work of it running a 148.86 trap speed to the E46 M3 140.29. Keep in mind comparing trap speeds in roll on races is difficult due to there not being a uniform starting speed. Regardless, the TT-RS with the APR Stage III kit performs impressively.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-05-2014, 03:33 PM
    Designing headers for the most recent naturally aspirated M engines is not easy work. Cars like the E60 M5 and E63 M6 using the high revving 5.0 liter S85 V10 already put out over 100 horsepower per liter from the factory. BMW M knows what they are doing and their header designs are very good to begin with. It is of course possible to improve on their production pieces which must meet emission and production cost restrictions but someone must really know what they are doing. Supersprint knows what they are doing. They recently posted a comparison of their S85 V10 header design to an unnamed competitor. We wish they named the competitor but it is understandable that by doing so it could be misinterpreted as unprofessional or taking direct shots. Check out their design comparison and comments below. Additionally, take a look at the Evolve Automotive S85 V10 headers to compare and Evolve's explanation of their engineering choices in their design. Supersprint does not provide as much data as Evolve regarding their S85 V10 header performance. SuperSprint: Recently there have been some requests and comparisons between our M5 E60/61 / M6 E63/64 V10 headers and what our competitors are offering. So here's a visual comparison between our 789301 and an example of what's on the market. Here's our 789301. Pipe routing and collector details. The primary pipes are separated to allow different thermal expansion without mechanical stress. The spring loaded flange and sealing rings avoid leaks. The perfectly smooth 5 into 1 collectors merge the gas glows in a linear, optimal way Here's a competitor's headers set. It's a 4 into 1 design adapted to a 5 cylinder engine, with the 5th pipe plugged in the middle of the collector. All the pipes are welded toghether, which can cause failure of the welding with heat. This can cause an expensive repair job! Also notice the pipe routing is not optimal. And here's the detail of the competitor's manifold collector, inside. The pipes stop abruptly, no smooth merging, a lot of flow interference and an irregular shaped centre hole. For comparison here's a close up of our 5 into 1 collector with the centre piramidal diffuser that merge the flows in a linear and efficient way into the main outlet. A different view, where you can see the spring loaded flange that keeps the sealing rings (made in graphite and pressed metal mesh) into place, to avoid leaks. They are also cheaply and quickly replacable!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 12:59 AM
    This is a beatdown. Protomotive builds some spectacularly fast 996 Turbos but there are also some spectacularly fast Nissan GTR's out there. This Topspeed built 4.4 liter Alpha 12 certainly qualifies. Just to give you a sensation of how bit the difference between the cars is the GTR gives the two 996 Turbos (the yellow one is the claimed 1200+ horsepower Protomotive car) a head start and the hit yet runs them down and passes them with ease. The sensation of speed conveyed by the video is astonishing. The GTR makes the two 996 Turbos looks like they are moving in slow motion. Is the Protomotive car really putting out 1200+? Or is the GTR just that much damn faster?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 01:21 AM
    This is a beatdown. Protomotive builds some spectacularly fast 996 Turbos but there are also some spectacularly fast Nissan GTR's out there. This Topspeed built 4.4 liter Alpha 12 certainly qualifies. Just to give you a sensation of how bit the difference between the cars is the GTR gives the two 996 Turbos (the yellow one is the claimed 1200+ horsepower Protomotive car) a head start and the hit yet runs them down and passes them with ease. The sensation of speed conveyed by the video is astonishing. The GTR makes the two 996 Turbos looks like they are moving in slow motion. Is the Protomotive car really putting out 1200+? Or is the GTR just that much damn faster?
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    08-11-2014, 01:24 PM
    Found this somewhere familiar... Poster says the m4 has 2 passengers seems to pull well against c7 but Ive beaten 5.0s with more mods with stockers maxed a bit worse.. so I am not sure what to think there.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-10-2014, 12:45 PM
    Graphic footage so be sure you want to see someone getting hit with a car:
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  • richpike's Avatar
    08-04-2014, 08:13 PM
    3-days in jail for speeding. Are you f'ing kidding me? Wow. http://jalopnik.com/never-speed-in-virginia-lessons-from-my-three-days-in-1613604053 Not that Virginia was high on my list to visit, but I certainly won't be visiting there now. This quote sums up the article pretty well: -Rich
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  • triggz's Avatar
    08-18-2014, 02:28 PM
    triggz started a thread 1/2 Mile Trap Record??? in N54
    Does anyone know what the stock N54 turbo 1/2 mile trap record is?
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  • capn's Avatar
    08-16-2014, 06:13 PM
    For those who don't know Troy Jeup, he's an M5Board vendor and sources engines/transmissions for E60 M5 and E63 M6s. Here's a seller feedback regarding two members who bought engines from him, basically he's a crook and stay as far away from him as you can: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/303241-troy-jeup-sales-feedback.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2014, 06:49 AM
    Dinan is a reputable and high quality aftermarket option in the BMW tuning world. However, the BMW tuning world has changed and Dinan has had to change with it. Dinan announced their piggyback tuning era (after stating piggyback tuning was inferior) earlier this year. Now Dinan releases their S1 package for the F10 M5 claiming 675 horsepower thanks to the Dinan Dinantronics performance tuner along with other supplemental modifications such as to the suspension. There are a few problems here. First of all, Dinan's piggyback box is $3,749. Why? What does it do over a JB4? What does it do over other piggyback tuning options? If Dinan wants to command the highest price point in the marketplace for a piggyback tuning box that is fine. It's fine if it's worth the money. From what BimmerBoost has seen, it isn't. Dinan can't live off his name any longer. In the old days Dinan would 'congratulate' the BMW engineers by saying they could not improve on the BMW tune (although other tuners could). Today, consumers have more options and the options other than Dinan offer more data on the performance gains and also offer their product at a comparable value. If Dinan wants to charge more that is up to Dinan but you would expect more data for the premium with Dinan's resources. Not a single timeslip? Not a single dynograph? This all goes back to Dinan's arrogance about dynographs and the white paper Steve Dinan released criticizing using dyno's for proof of gains. The reason Steve Dinan does not post dynographs is simple. It does not favor his product especially for the horsepower per dollar when it is relatively easy to compare graphs for competing products. Call this the N54 or BMS effect if you want but the BMW turbo era already proved more money does not equal more horsepower, safety, or performance. Dinan is releasing horsepower charts so clearly he sees he needs to change his approach. The Dinan name carries a lot of weight. However, it's with the uninformed. BimmerBoost users won't be ponying up for this without results to back it up. You want $13,487 for what a JB4 for a few hundred bucks with some methanol will smoke? Sorry Steve, the game has changed. You better change with it or it's game over. Dinan releases 675 horsepower tuned M-sedan that delivers supercar performance with the refinement and ride of an opulent daily driver. (Morgan Hill, Calif.) – August 2014 – BMW performance specialist, Dinan Engineering, has announced the latest addition to its signature vehicle line, the S1 M5. This twin turbocharged V8 powered sedan offers supercar performance with 675 horsepower and 644 lb-ft of torque on tap, but is refined enough to be the perfect daily driver. The 200 mph capable M-car features a comprehensive blend of components designed and tuned by Dinan, recognized for 35 years as the BMW tuning expert, to enhance every aspect of the vehicle’s performance. The S1 M5 offers the only warranty on the market that matches manufacturer coverage for 4 years/50,000 miles and on both the standard M5 and Competition Package equipped vehicles. The S1 M5 offers remarkable performance and the same warranty coverage, resale value and reliability BMW owners expect, all backed by Dinan’s nationwide network of authorized dealers and service centers. “Our goal at Dinan is to build a balanced performance package that maintains the soul of the OEM platform,” said Dinan Engineering President Steve Dinan. “This car is designed to be faster and handle sharper, but still offer the level of refinement that BMW owners expect. M-Car owners already bought the fastest BMW and now it’s up to Dinan to make it even faster” The S1 M5 makes a jump from 560 horsepower in stock trim, to an impressive 675 horsepower and 644 lb-ft of torque thanks to Dinan’s Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake, Free Flow Exhaust system and the all new DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner that opens up the full potential of the S63 V8. The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner is a highly engineered and sophisticated piece of computer hardware and software that enhances engine performance, without negating or voiding your new car warranty coverage and without affecting long term reliability or the functionality of on-board diagnostic systems. It was also designed to be emissions legal in 50 states (E.O. Pending). The ultimate objective was to provide the ability to control every signal entering and exiting the BMW factory Engine Control Unit. These items are unique to Dinan and together they embody the apex of performance engineering in a powerful, reliable, and warrantied package. To compliment the added power, the package includes negative camber front control arms, lightweight tubular Anti-Roll bars and Dinan’s High Performance Adjustable Coil-over System that gives the M5 a more aggressive stance and decreased body roll, without sacrificing ride comfort. Dinan’s adjustable coil-overs keep the factory Electronic Damper Control shocks in place and implements threaded collars to allow the user to change the ride height. The end result is a sleek lowered stance that provides improved handling to go along with the more aggressive appearance. Optional features include Dinan lightweight forged wheels (custom finishes available) and cosmetic upgrades from the BMW performance parts line that includes a carbon rear spoiler, a carbon front fascia and Dinan aluminum pedals adding a unique aesthetic touch to any 2011-2015 BMW M5. Dinan has worked closely over the years with BMW’s factory motorsports program bringing home three consecutive championships and two wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona along with countless Grand-Am podiums. With 35 years of experience building artfully engineered performance vehicles that balance tuned handling and dramatically increased acceleration with the turn-key reliability sport sedan owners demand, the Dinan S1 M5 offers supercar performance in a practical package. This package is also available for the M6 and Competition Package Equipped models. Dinan S1 M5 Product and Performance Summary Available for F10 M5 Engine DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner $3,749 Dinan Stainless Steel Free Flow Exhaust (Rear Muffler) $2,999 Dinan Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake $2,999 Total for S1 Engine Tune: $9,747 Performance Maximum Horsepower: 675 hp @ 6000 rpm Maximum Torque: 644 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Suspension Dinan High Performance Adjustable Coil-over Suspension System $1,499 Dinan Lightweight Tubular Adjustable Front Anti-Roll Bar $599 Dinan Lightweight Tubular Adjustable Rear Anti-Roll Bar $399 Dinan Negative Camber Control Arms $1,014 Total for S1 Suspension Tune: $3,511 Accessories Dinan Aluminum Pedal Pad Set $229 Dinan Deck Lid Badge Included Dinan S2 Serial Numbered Plaque Included Total for S2 Accessories: $229 Dinan S1 Package Total: $13,487 Options Wheels/Tire & Brakes Lightweight Forged Performance Wheel Set 20” $6,450 set Exterior/Interior BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler $613 BMW Carbon Mirror Caps $700 pair Warranty Matching New Car Warranty coverage up to 4 years/50K miles. Dinan Engineering 865 Jarvis Drive Morgan Hill, CA. 95037 800.341.5480
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-07-2014, 01:40 PM
    APR's turbo upgrade package for the Audi TT-RS 2.5 inline-5 TFSI is very potent. The Garrett GTX3567R turbo at the heart of the upgrade is capable of producing over 600 wheel horsepower on the TT-RS. The TT-RS in the video is stated to have somewhere in the 650 all wheel horsepower range and considering the outcome of these two races there is no reason to doubt the output. The first run is against an APR Stage III supercharged B7 RS4. The RS4 is stated to be in the low 600 wheel horsepower range. Keep in mind the 4.2 liter FSI V8 is running an Eaton TVS supercharger kit so it is no slouch. The race between the two cars is close but the TT-RS has the quicker elapsed time and also traps higher at 145.68 to 143.23 for the RS4. The second run is against an HPF turbocharged E46 M3 with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is stated to be making over 600 wheel horsepower. The TT-RS makes fairly easy work of it running a 148.86 trap speed to the E46 M3 140.29. Keep in mind comparing trap speeds in roll on races is difficult due to there not being a uniform starting speed. Regardless, the TT-RS with the APR Stage III kit performs impressively.
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    08-11-2014, 07:46 PM
    There was a total of 3 races. The first race was a wash due to him honking and my passenger attempting to count to 3. The second race was good and had a clean start and the third race also was good and had a clean start. The third race was shot from a chase vehicle. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYD93y8W46U
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    08-12-2014, 02:55 PM
    The Tesla Model S is surprisingly quick from a stop. We have seen the car take down some formidable German performance cars including an F10 M5 and a W212 M157 E63 AMG in a drag race. It certainly is not unbeatable as an E63 on the drag strip showed trouncing the Tesla. You will notice a common theme in all Tesla races and that is that they are from a stop and that the shorter they are the more they favor the Tesla. Top end goes to traditional gasoline motors but what the Tesla Model S shows is that from a stop an electric car is very potent. Just up to a point as the 335i in the video shows giving the 'ricer flyby' at the end. Considering this is a modified 335i with a JB4 tune Tesla shows that not only is strong electric performance possible it is the future.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-28-2014, 08:41 PM
    This race is simply a beatdown. To those that know the cars it should not be all that surprising. Both cars feature tunes from PP-Performance. The C63 AMG Black Series M156 engine is already in a high state of tune from the factory. As the 6.2 liter M156 engine is naturally aspirated and tuned aggressively by AMG there is not much room to gain power on the car. Certainly not as much room to gain with a tune as there is with the turbocharged M4. The cars put out very similar wheel horsepower figures in stock form as the C63 AMG Black Series shows ~430 wheel horsepower on a Dynojet. With a tune this can approach the 460 wheel horsepower range depending on how aggressive the timing is and the fuel quality. The stock torque figure is roughly ~405 lb-ft of torque at the wheels whereas the S55 in the M3/M4 shows 429 lb-ft of wheel torque stock. Once tuned, even with a modest tune, the M4 exceeds the C63 Black Series. Horsepower rises to over 479 at the wheels and torque at the wheels goes to 484 lb-ft. Combine the power and torque advantage with a quicker shifting dual clutch transmission and the M4's roughly 400 pound lighter curb weight and you get the result you see here. Not to mention the C63 AMG Black Series aerodynamics also create more drag. The M4 continues to pull impressively to 175 miles per hour and the C63 AMG Black Series is too far back to even be seen. AMG fans will no doubt be quick to point out that if you boost the C63 AMG Black Series things change in the other direction.
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