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  • Group.america's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:23 PM
    Ok as this has ballooned into a he said she said srt of thing. I thought I would post it here and see what y'all think. We are going to see if we can replicate manipulation of vbox files using whatever means at our disposal as many of us think/know a member of another forum who goes by madsex343 is cheating on his 60-130 WORLD RECORD runs. I am certain 3 recent runs in a 997.2 PDK car have been forged and plan to go through steps to prove how it was done if possible. Other people are certain that previous BMW M3 world record runs were false as well as more recent runs in what I am told is a 997.1 tip Porsche. Note - the purpose of this attempt is not to discredit racelogic or vboxtools but simply to see if the un-encrypted data available within a performance box can be exported, changed and then reintroduced to show what will appear as a perfectly valid 60 to 130 mph (or other) time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 10:56 PM
    The time has come to officially introduce the new BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network. What originally almost five years ago was a single site and forum dedicated to BMW Performance has now evolved into a 41 website strong Automotive Performance Network which welcomes enthusiasts from all makes, models, and areas of the globe. Many of you have noticed changes over the past few months as live beta testing took place. Now that the majority of bugs have been ironed out the network can officially be rolled out. Here is a graphical illustration that should make understanding the network quite simple: As you can see, all sites on the network are linked together. This means your username/password works on any BoostAddict network site. If you have been browsing BenzBoost but would like to a look at LamboBoost, not a problem. No need to register a new name. Additionally, there are universal forums shared among the sites. Tires/Wheels for example is viewable on any site as is the Race Videos forum. In this manner users from BimmerBoost can interact with ChevyBoost members and vice versa. If one simply is interested in a single make they can go to the domain for that particular make and have their forum list and front page strictly be about that make. If one wants Chevrolet info for example they would head to ChevyBoost.com. If one wants Cadillac info they would head to CaddyBoost.com. If wants General Motors info to cover both one would head to GMBoost.com. If one wants all domestic car info in one place one would head to DomesticBoost.com. This should be very simple to figure out but to make it even easier I have included a network navigation menu in the upper left hand corner which expands on mouseover: That should make navigation quick and easy. For the boost hungry, BoostAddict.com features all the forums and front pages together in one spot. No matter what you are interested in the network scope adjusts to suit your preference. This design became necessary once the realization was made that relationships were cultivated yet due to the fractured nature of forums users often become splintered as they move to new cars. Not to mention, this is the golden age of horsepower and more motors are boosted from the factory than ever before increasing the potential tuning market to a level never before seen. Should someone move from a BMW to a Cadillac for example this often necessitates use of a new forum for Cadillac information. Well, no longer. BoostAddict is the world's first automotive forum network able to cater to every modern make and model of car. Yes, that's kind of a big deal. To help cultivate better and faster interaction among members we have adopted social media aspects that utilize the strength of information offered by forum threads combined with the quick and easy navigation offered through social media sites many of you are already familiar with. In this way we adjust to the changing nature of automotive media bringing you modern communication technology while retaining traditional forum strengths. Essentially, the best of both worlds. What does this mean exactly? You can browse a thread and be instantly notified through the menu if someone has responded to you, quoted you, or mentioned you anywhere on the network. Simply click the notification bar to be informed: The dropdown menu informs you who posted a reply, quoted, or mentioned you and in what thread. Clicking the notification instantly takes you to that location. Should you wish to remove the notification, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner of the notification. Should you wish to not receive notifications from a particular thread, simply uncheck the box on the bottom right hand side of your posts by clicking the green checkmark in any thread you have participated in: Simple, right? Any other settings can be tweaked by clicking on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the notification dropdown. Additionally, one can tweak their signature, avatar, search their posts, edit their password, logout, etc., all by clicking on their username name in the upper right hand corner: The convenience does not end there as Private Messages can be read and responded to all without needing to leave the page you are on. Simply click reply, fill out your message, press submit, and continue reading the article or thread you were reading: Slick? Fast? Easy? Modern? Yes to all of these. Let's answer some questions now. FAQ: Q: How long did this take? A: Years. I expected to be done earlier this year but expectations and reality are two different things. Q: Will there be bugs? A: Considering there is no template as this has never been done, undoubtedly. I just ask for any bugs to be brought to my attention so that I may fix them. Q: Who developed and paid for this? A: Microsoft. In all seriousness, just me. Q: Are you accepting investors at this time? A: Investors are a luxury but not a necessity. If anyone wants to invest I'm easy to reach: admin@boostaddict.com Q: What's next? A: A vacation? What is next is a performance database including a sortable 60-130 database, dyno graph database, trap speed database, and a couple surprises I will not reveal just yet as no doubt people (and competitors) will be watching closer than ever before. A mobile app will be the icing on the cake. Q: What is the end goal? A: Realizing potential. I would like to thank all of our users, advertisers, and vendors for making all of this possible. I would like to thank those that told me I would not succeed for providing the fuel to feed off to get to this point. I still have a long way to go so please do not stop motivating me now. I would hate to get complacent. Thank you all for an excellent past 5 years. I also want to point out the network will be getting more commercial in nature and posting behavior will be monitored more strictly. It is simply a reality of the professional world that when you want to be taken seriously you have to be serious about it.
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  • Njz's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 05:10 PM
    Decided to buy the Vargas stage 2+ upgraded twins back when the group buy was announced. They arrived on Monday at 6pm and by 8pm I had already dropped the car off with a box full of fast to be installed. Tonight I will be getting it back and logging some basic map3 75 add runs to send to terry for further tuning. I plan to use the single turbo backend per terry also. I will be updating this thread with links to logs, discussions regarding tuning and other relevant topics will be added as well. The plan is to play with these at lower boost levels to get around 575 whp give or take and see how,long the trans holds. When it goes I will most likely upgrade to the dct trans with Dodson upgrades if they prove to be worth the money.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:31 PM
    That's more like it! Powerhaus Performance raised the E9X 1/4 mile bar with a spectacular 10.46 @ 135.13 1/4 mile pass in their DCT E92 M3. The car features a customized ESS-Tuning VT2-625 supercharger kit on the stock transmission, stock motor, and stock rod bearings. Now, they are claiming they did this on 93 octane. That is VERY had to believe if there is no methanol injection in here. To trap 135 the car is going to need to be making more boost than the standard VT2-625 kit and one will not accomplish that on pump gas. There are definitely question marks here and hopefuly we get answers but the quickest and fastest 1/4 mile mark for the E9X and S65 V8 stands at 10.466 @ 135.13.
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    11-28-2014, 06:01 PM
    The Ghost started a thread VTT 2+ Results - WIP in N54
    This will be a work in progress post. Setup N54, FBO, 6MT JB4 G5, Cobb backend flash e50 60/40 meth/water, CM10 + CM5 nozzles Map 6 (25psi target) VTT 2+, 20T, clipped turbine Subjective observations: the car drives like stock turbos, with no noticeable lag. You can give it part throttle at 60mph in 6th gear and it just goes, just like stock snails (this is great). The turbo spool and whistle sound is louder than stock which is cool. I've been working with Terry to get the boost dialed-in, and even with the WG's basically shut, it won't hold more than 17psi to redline. The boost tapers through each gear from the get-go. Here are some single gear logs: http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-130943-v8b-full-4th?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-11-25-26-27-28-29 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-103528-full-4th-gear-w-spool?log=0&data=1-3-4-11-19-25&zoom=90-195 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-104653-many-pulls?log=0&data=1-2-4-11-15-19&zoom=80-119 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-104730?log=0&data=1-3-4-11-19&zoom=9-82 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-133103-no-dtc-holes?log=0&data=1-4-11 PWM is basically maxed-out. This is definitely different from log posted by NJZ (LINK) who can hold 20psi with only a 44% duty cycle (vs. 99% for me). I'm hoping to get to the bottom of the lack of capacity of this set of turbos.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:30 PM
    That's more like it! Powerhaus Performance raised the E9X 1/4 mile bar with a spectacular 10.46 @ 135.13 1/4 mile pass in their DCT E92 M3. The car features a customized ESS-Tuning VT2-625 supercharger kit on the stock transmission, stock motor, and stock rod bearings. Now, they are claiming they did this on 93 octane. That is VERY had to believe if there is no methanol injection in here. To trap 135 the car is going to need to be making more boost than the standard VT2-625 kit and one will not accomplish that on pump gas. There are definitely question marks here and hopefuly we get answers but the quickest and fastest 1/4 mile mark for the E9X and S65 V8 stands at 10.466 @ 135.13.
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  • JMARS's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 03:58 PM
    JMARS started a thread JMARS - Photo Build Thread in N54
    I know there is a lot of good info on this forum but sometimes its too much chit-chat and not enough pictures haha. Most of us just want to drool over stuff so I'm going to start posting pic of my build and if you guys have any questions feel free to ask and I'll try and answer it as best I can. :awesome:**REP Points Appreciated** :awesome: Quick list of mods: (I'm sure I forgot some stuff) Motiv-900 HTA3794R Tial 1.03 A/R Motiv Port Injection Motiv/Fuel-IT! Stg3+ LPFP Motiv Cobb AEM EMS DSS Carbon Drive Shaft e9X M3 DCT Diff Solid diff mounts Spec SuperTwin-disc **** Front Mount | **** Charge Pipe | **** Oil Cooler JRZ Coilover ECS Rear Trailing Arm UUC Tans Mount Full M3 Suspension bits 5 Point Welded in Cage Brembo 6-Piston/Brembo 4-Piston AR Line Lock Here we go! Motiv Port Injection Motiv/Fuel-IT! Stg3+ LPFP
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    11-24-2014, 10:38 AM
    We finally decided it was time a real intake and charge pipe solution was offered for ALL N54 stock frame turbos. What we have done is design a set of intakes that are a full 2" from turbo, and open up to 2.25" at the filter, these ALSO run in the STOCK location and terminate where the stock inlets do. Meaning, NO relocating of the coolant bottle, NO relocating of the vacuum canisters, you simply pull the old intakes out, and the new ones fit in place, you get to keep your existing DCI, modified stock air box etc. This is most important for European customers with very strict emissions laws, who can be fined, or have cars impounded for modifications as small as intakes, but is helpful for anyone who does not want the hassle of moving stuff around in the engine bay. The prototypes are finished and going out for molding this week. The stock intakes have been proven to be sufficient up and over 600WHP as shown by the Ray Pampena 605WHP dyno video, BUT they are on the small side, and opening up the the intake tract just makes for a more efficient air flow path. We also have finished our silicone charge pipe prototype, this is a full 1.5" from each turbo, and terminates in a 3" outlet to fit most aftermarket intercoolers. This will be compatible with all N54 stock frame turbos as well. We feel the factory charge pipe is not actually a restriction in the system, but a nice silicone piece with no heat soak is a welcome addition. We are excited to bring both of the products to the market, and expect them to be available sometime in the early new year. Pricing will be announced one we calculate production costs, and yes current VTT turbocharger owners will get them at a discounted price..:) We will post pictures as samples come back etc. Thanks as always for the support!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 10:28 PM
    The time has come to officially introduce the new BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network. What originally almost five years ago was a single site and forum dedicated to BMW Performance has now evolved into a 41 website strong Automotive Performance Network which welcomes enthusiasts from all makes, models, and areas of the globe. Many of you have noticed changes over the past few months as live beta testing took place. Now that the majority of bugs have been ironed out the network can officially be rolled out. Here is a graphical illustration that should make understanding the network quite simple: As you can see, all sites on the network are linked together. This means your username/password works on any BoostAddict network site. If you have been browsing BenzBoost but would like to a look at LamboBoost, not a problem. No need to register a new name. Additionally, there are universal forums shared among the sites. Tires/Wheels for example is viewable on any site as is the Race Videos forum. In this manner users from BimmerBoost can interact with ChevyBoost members and vice versa. If one simply is interested in a single make they can go to the domain for that particular make and have their forum list and front page strictly be about that make. If one wants Chevrolet info for example they would head to ChevyBoost.com. If one wants Cadillac info they would head to CaddyBoost.com. If wants General Motors info to cover both one would head to GMBoost.com. If one wants all domestic car info in one place one would head to DomesticBoost.com. This should be very simple to figure out but to make it even easier I have included a network navigation menu in the upper left hand corner which expands on mouseover: That should make navigation quick and easy. For the boost hungry, BoostAddict.com features all the forums and front pages together in one spot. No matter what you are interested in the network scope adjusts to suit your preference. This design became necessary once the realization was made that relationships were cultivated yet due to the fractured nature of forums users often become splintered as they move to new cars. Not to mention, this is the golden age of horsepower and more motors are boosted from the factory than ever before increasing the potential tuning market to a level never before seen. Should someone move from a BMW to a Cadillac for example this often necessitates use of a new forum for Cadillac information. Well, no longer. BoostAddict is the world's first automotive forum network able to cater to every modern make and model of car. Yes, that's kind of a big deal. To help cultivate better and faster interaction among members we have adopted social media aspects that utilize the strength of information offered by forum threads combined with the quick and easy navigation offered through social media sites many of you are already familiar with. In this way we adjust to the changing nature of automotive media bringing you modern communication technology while retaining traditional forum strengths. Essentially, the best of both worlds. What does this mean exactly? You can browse a thread and be instantly notified through the menu if someone has responded to you, quoted you, or mentioned you anywhere on the network. Simply click the notification bar to be informed: The dropdown menu informs you who posted a reply, quoted, or mentioned you and in what thread. Clicking the notification instantly takes you to that location. Should you wish to remove the notification, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner of the notification. Should you wish to not receive notifications from a particular thread, simply uncheck the box on the bottom right hand side of your posts by clicking the green checkmark in any thread you have participated in: Simple, right? Any other settings can be tweaked by clicking on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the notification dropdown. Additionally, one can tweak their signature, avatar, search their posts, edit their password, logout, etc., all by clicking on their username name in the upper right hand corner: The convenience does not end there as Private Messages can be read and responded to all without needing to leave the page you are on. Simply click reply, fill out your message, press submit, and continue reading the article or thread you were reading: Slick? Fast? Easy? Modern? Yes to all of these. Let's answer some questions now. FAQ: Q: How long did this take? A: Years. I expected to be done earlier this year but expectations and reality are two different things. Q: Will there be bugs? A: Considering there is no template as this has never been done, undoubtedly. I just ask for any bugs to be brought to my attention so that I may fix them. Q: Who developed and paid for this? A: Microsoft. In all seriousness, just me. Q: Are you accepting investors at this time? A: Investors are a luxury but not a necessity. If anyone wants to invest I'm easy to reach: admin@boostaddict.com Q: What's next? A: A vacation? What is next is a performance database including a sortable 60-130 database, dyno graph database, trap speed database, and a couple surprises I will not reveal just yet as no doubt people (and competitors) will be watching closer than ever before. A mobile app will be the icing on the cake. Q: What is the end goal? A: Realizing potential. I would like to thank all of our users, advertisers, and vendors for making all of this possible. I would like to thank those that told me I would not succeed for providing the fuel to feed off to get to this point. I still have a long way to go so please do not stop motivating me now. I would hate to get complacent. Thank you all for an excellent past 5 years. I also want to point out the network will be getting more commercial in nature and posting behavior will be monitored more strictly. It is simply a reality of the professional world that when you want to be taken seriously you have to be serious about it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 10:31 PM
    VAC has done a lot of cylinder head work on various BMW's but there is little data for whatever reason. The last time we saw anything concrete was this dyno of a single turbo with the Stage 3 head: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?4841-VAC-Motorsports-Stage-3-N54-ported-cylinder-head-dyno-with-aftermarket-single-turbo Definitely a nice gain up top. Here are pictures as to what it looks like. Wish we could get more before/after results: Stainless steel Ferrea race valvetrain with titanium retainers. Blueprinted and polished intake ports and valves... Blueprinted and polished exhaust ports and valves... Combustion chambers... CC'd with +0.5mm exhaust valves...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2014, 08:54 AM
    Another round in the war of new gen M3 versus previous gen M3. Last month a race was posted showing a supercharged E90 M3 pulling a tuned F80 M3. This of course got fanboys in a tizzy with the latest and supposedly greatest M getting pulled by the car it replaced. Now the F80 M3 in that previous run was not the BMS F80 M3 test car. The car in this video is Burger Tuning's own car and Terry Burger certainly can be more aggressive with his own car than a customer's car as he tests out various tunes. This much is a given. The E92 M3 is running an ESS-Tuning kit which although a solid offering is not the most aggressive supercharged setup available or forced induction setup available. Especially considering this car was in daily driver mode and not kill mode meaning the VT2-650 was more like the majority of ESS supercharged cars and putting out power in the mid 500 range on pump fuel. The F80 M3 wins this round and the conclusion is the same as before: It is two different M engine philosophies at work here and both are effective. The supercharged E90 M3 wins this round but as tunes and supporting mods evolve for the F80 M3 it will compete with stock internal supercharged E90 M3's on its stock turbochargers. We will see more aggressively tuned F80 M3's out there and there are more aggressively tuned E9X M3's out there. Back and forth we will go on the stock internals but ultimately the victor has already decided. Which platform that is BimmerBoost leaves up to you to figure out.
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  • islandroad83's Avatar
    12-10-2014, 12:30 AM
    I am not sure if some of you may know but the company Steed Speed made the HPF E46 M3 Turbo Manifolds for some time. Their quality is top notch and well know within the turbo diesel world, MazdaSpeed, E36 turbo guys along with a few other platforms. Leen is the owner of Steed Speed and loves to provide top quality parts but only offering the manifolds. He lets his products speak for themselves and if you review them you can read all about it. You can go back to some 2012 threads here on bimmerboost and some other forums and see Jake and Dzenno talking are about Steed Speeds manifold design and looking to purchase what was then the prototype that was never released. Now we can see were they took the manifold design from that is in sale today and provides amazing results. I have been in contact with Leen earlier in the year asking about starting up the project for the manifold again and he more or less did not really know how the N54 market was doing so I sent him some updates. Just a few weeks ago I asked for some more updates about a manifold and again it was still on the back burner. Long story short I just happen to win a raffle for a free Manifold within his current line up, considering I donít have any cars they would work on he decided itís time to make the N54 manifold!! The good news here is that every step of the way we have been in contact seeing what I want in the manifold design. I figured I would take it to some of the forum pros and what ideas people what and what we can come up with in a great manifold that will eventually be sold by the company. This design will be like a Moitv Manifold, but with the build experience and best build quality from Steed Speed. I donít have pricing on how much it will cost when the manifold is finished, but seeing $1000 is the most expensive manifold they have sets good tone. I donít know when the project will be finished but I am guessing sooner than later. He said only a few weeks before we seen the manifold being made so we are moving fast here and wants to get this out to people. He is not going to show any internals of the manifold itself for obvious reasons, so I donít have any cad drawings guys. Let me know your thoughts. Facebook link - https://www.facebook.com/leen.steed
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 03:33 AM
    Pure Turbo dropped off their M4 for a little JB4 dyno tuning. The car has a JB4, full exhaust, factory intake system, racing fuel, meth kit running dual CM7 nozzles (overkill with the race gas... but better safe than sorry first time out), and of course the hybrid turbos. It is a manual transmission. There were a few little bugs to work through but the end result exceeded my expectations. I'm pretty impressed with these turbos. Spool is delayed maybe 300-500rpm, similar to RB N54s vs. stock N54s. But damn does it hold more power to redline. There is probably another 30-40 whp in them but since it's not our car I didn't want to push it "too" hard.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 08:48 PM
    Hey guys, Pure Turbo dropped off their M4 for a little JB4 dyno tuning. The car has a JB4, full exhaust, factory intake system, racing fuel, meth kit running dual CM7 nozzles (overkill with the race gas... but better safe than sorry first time out), and of course the hybrid turbos. It's an MT. There were a few little bugs to work through but the end result exceeded my expectations. I'm pretty impressed with these turbos. Spool is delayed maybe 300-500rpm, similar to RB N54s vs. stock N54s. But damn does it hold more power to redline. There is probably another 30-40whp in them but since it's not our car I didn't want to push it "too" hard. :lol
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 10:32 AM
    Now this is a pretty big deal. Everyone is obviously aware of Underground Racing twin turbo V10 builds and the absurd amount of horsepower they put out. What makes the magic happen is not just their hardware but sophisticated tuning. Their tuning by John Reed using a Motec standalone in conjunction with the factory DME had no real rival... until now. Syvecs released a standalone ECU that is completely plug in play with Audi R8 and Lamborghini V10 motors. It also supports the V8. Now what is the big deal? Well the big deal is it replaces the factory computer while supporting all factory functions. That means no compromises or loss of creature comforts. Additionally, the Syvecs standalone is capable of controlling the direct injection system. That in of itself is impressive. However, the standalone is capable of controlling 20 injectors in total. That means you can have a direct injection system combined with a port injection system to provide fuel for a big horsepower turbo build. Now you see the big deal? In theory now anyone can put together a turbo kit themselves as tuning options have opened up along with fueling options. Maybe we will finally see what the R8 V8 can do as well now that it can finally have the fuel that has held back built motor turbo setups. Now what about the other features? Here is a quick rundown: - 12 on the fly adjustable maps vis OEM controls - Flex fuel control - Cruise control - Rolling anti-lag - Launch control system which builds boost at the line - Onboard datalogging - Adjustable traction control system vis OEM controls Now that all sounds pretty awesome. What sounds even more awesome is that the Audi/Lamborghini R8 and Gallardo tuning world has opened up and we should see prices tumble. Not to take away anything from Underground Racing as they are the premier option on the platform but competition is a good thing. Well done Syvecs, much respect from the performance tuning community.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 12:44 PM
    Yet another battle in the ongoing war between the new M3/M4 S55 inline-6 and the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. As BimmerBoost stated runs between these cars on stock internals will go back and forth depending on the modifications. This particular run certainly illustrates that point. The first round featured an E90 M3 DCT with an ESS-Tuning supercharger kit pulling a BMS tuned F80 M3. The second round posted earlier this week had the BMS F80 M3 test car pull an ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E92 M3 DCT. As is customary when an ESS-Tuning car loses, the owner provided excuses but what happened, happened. So what is the result when an Active Autowerke Level III supercharger kit gets into the mix against a BMS JB4 tuned F82 M4? What you see below. The Active Autowerke Level III kit puts up a much better showing than the ESS-Tuning supercharger kit. The Rotrex blower certainly appears in practice to offer the greater area under the curve it shows on paper. Frankly, it is difficult to see just how hard the Active Autowerke Level III equipped M3 pulls up top as it moves out of the camera angle on the M4 rather quickly. The point ultimately though is that different tunes, forced induction setups, supporting modifications, transmission, etc., are all huge factors in determining the outcome between the S65 and S55. It is not as simple as saying tuned S55 versus supercharged S65 and so and so will happen. The comparison is far more complex and as the Active Autowerke Level III car illustrates a different supercharger head unit on the stock internal S65 produces a completely different result. Back and forth we go.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 09:17 PM
    A bunch of BMW on BMW action here featuring an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged E92 M3 as the camera car. The Active Autowerke Level III kit continues to impress after we witnessed it on a DCT E92 M3 pull a JB4 tuned F82 M4 recently. Here are some more runs against other BMW's showing off the strength of the kit. This car appears to be a 6-speed manual version making the results all the more impressive. The only issue is the forward facing camera angle that hardly takes in the majority of the action. Why anyone would choose this as a single angle when it does not do a good job showing the position of the car it is racing is anyone's guess. Side angles or multiple angles are preferred but we can still tell what happens. Run 1: F13 M6 Gran Coupe with unknown mods The mods on this M6 are unknown and the Gran coupe is not a lightweight coming in at roughly 750 pounds above the E92 M3. The M3 looks like it is rolling at a higher speed when it hits the cones (a problem with trying to create a fair race at these events) and it just dusts the M6 easily. As we do not have a rear camera angle it is hard to see how badly it pulled the M6 but suffice it to say the race was one-sided. Run 2: VF-Engineering supercharged built motor E92 M3 The camera car has a passenger which should be noted. The VF-Engineering E92 M3 it is racing has a built motor but apparently is not tuned yet. Why? Who knows. VF-Engineering tuning has always been a big question mark on their kits and they prefer the canned tune approach. Clearly the tuning is the weakness here for the built motor VF car as a built motor supercharged M3 should DESTROY a stock internal car. The VF-Engineering car does not though and gets pulled despite a missed shift into 5th gear. The owner should look into contacting a quality tuner to tune his VF-Engineering kit. Run 3: MT F82 M4 with JB4 and 91/E85 mix The M4 hangs in there through a couple gears but up top simply gets pulled. Once again another camera angle would add a lot of context here but the AA supercharged M3 wins again. Run 4: M4 JB4 rematch with MS109 The result is no different, the M4 gets pulled again. Run 5: E92 DCT M3 with ESS-Tuning VT2-650 It looks like the DCT gives the ESS car the advantage here in the lower gears as it should but up top the Active Autowerke kit pulls the ESS car. Another Active Autowerke vs. ESS-Tuning supercharged stock internals S65 race and another Active Autowerke victory. Anyone else seeing a pattern? Run 6: JB4 F82 M4 DCT Not much of a race as the M3 looks to be a higher speed at the cones. It just pulls away without ever seeing the F82 M4 again. Run 7: F10 M5 unknown mods The F10 M5 never even enters the camera angle making this the worst race of the bunch and showing why this single forward angle is majorly flawed. Summary: The camera angle is obviously an issue but in the runs where we can see the other car the Active E92 M3 just pulls away. The AA Level III kit just continues to impress and takes on all these BMW challengers beating every single one. The results here say plenty about the AA Level III S65 supercharger kit potency.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 09:27 PM
    A bunch of BMW on BMW action here featuring an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged E92 M3 as the camera car. The Active Autowerke Level III kit continues to impress after we witnessed it on a DCT E92 M3 pull a JB4 tuned F82 M4 recently. Here are some more runs against other BMW's showing off the strength of the kit. This car appears to be a 6-speed manual version making the results all the more impressive. The only issue is the forward facing camera angle that hardly takes in the majority of the action. Why anyone would choose this as a single angle when it does not do a good job showing the position of the car it is racing is anyone's guess. Side angles or multiple angles are preferred but we can still tell what happens. Run 1: F13 M6 Gran Coupe with unknown mods The mods on this M6 are unknown and the Gran coupe is not a lightweight coming in at roughly 750 pounds above the E92 M3. The M3 looks like it is rolling at a higher speed when it hits the cones (a problem with trying to create a fair race at these events) and it just dusts the M6 easily. As we do not have a rear camera angle it is hard to see how badly it pulled the M6 but suffice it to say the race was one-sided. Run 2: VF-Engineering supercharged built motor E92 M3 The camera car has a passenger which should be noted. The VF-Engineering E92 M3 it is racing has a built motor but apparently is not tuned yet. Why? Who knows. VF-Engineering tuning has always been a big question mark on their kits and they prefer the canned tune approach. Clearly the tuning is the weakness here for the built motor VF car as a built motor supercharged M3 should DESTROY a stock internal car. The VF-Engineering car does not though and gets pulled despite a missed shift into 5th gear. The owner should look into contacting a quality tuner to tune his VF-Engineering kit. Run 3: MT F82 M4 with JB4 and 91/E85 mix The M4 hangs in there through a couple gears but up top simply gets pulled. Once again another camera angle would add a lot of context here but the AA supercharged M3 wins again. Run 4: M4 JB4 rematch with MS109 The result is no different, the M4 gets pulled again. Run 5: E92 DCT M3 with ESS-Tuning VT2-650 It looks like the DCT gives the ESS car the advantage here in the lower gears as it should but up top the Active Autowerke kit pulls the ESS car. Another Active Autowerke vs. ESS-Tuning supercharged stock internals S65 race and another Active Autowerke victory. Anyone else seeing a pattern? Run 6: JB4 F82 M4 DCT Not much of a race as the M3 looks to be a higher speed at the cones. It just pulls away without ever seeing the F82 M4 again. Run 7: F10 M5 unknown mods The F10 M5 never even enters the camera angle making this the worst race of the bunch and showing why this single forward angle is majorly flawed. Summary: The camera angle is obviously an issue but in the runs where we can see the other car the Active E92 M3 just pulls away. The AA Level III kit just continues to impress and takes on all these BMW challengers beating every single one. The results here say plenty about the AA Level III S65 supercharger kit potency.
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  • MonsterM3's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 01:24 PM
    MonsterM3 started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: E9x Weight Reduction in 3 Series and M3
    When I get back to DC Ill have my shop post up pictures, but I couldnt find anywhere on this forum what people are doing to shed some lbs. 1. DSS CF Driveshaft - -9lbs 2. Lightweight 2 piece Rotors - -2.2lbs (ea) 3. Custom 17" Dragpak Wheels - 15.5lb wheels, 20lb tires (FRONT) 4. Custom 17" Dragpak Wheels - 16.5 lbs W/ 25lb tires (REAR) 5. CF Trunk - -11lbs 6. Driver Seat Removal - -45lbs 7. Passenger Seat Removal - -65lbs 8. Rear Seat Removal - -45lbs 9. Trunk Lining Removal - -15lbs 10. Braille 21lb - -40lbs 11. Washer Fluid drain - -8lbs 12. Exhaust - -30lbs 13. Dodson DCT Clutches - +3lbs 14. Custom Flywheel for DCT - -2.5lbs With driver, me E92 is weighing in at 3350lbs with 1/4 tank ( and 50lbs are rotational/unsprung). At 585HP and 350lbs less than stock, I think it will run rather quickly. Anyone else have weight reduction?
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  • ajehoti's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 04:23 AM
    I was at the racetrack today trying to lay down some numbers before I do the single turbo install and my rear passenger axle had snapped. I was wondering if anyone knew of a DIY for the replacement and if it is a pain in the ass to do never needed to do one in a N54 platform? Much appreciated in advance thank you.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-23-2014, 08:07 PM
    The 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show is in the books and a great show it was. There were some excellent debuts such as the Mercedes C63 AMG as well as the mind blowing Ford Shelby Mustang GT350. From a press perspective the auto show does a great job of making media access easy and friendly. The Media Center is run how it should be with lockers available, food, coffee, and quick Wi-Fi. Plenty of press events are thrown including a kick off party, awards, conferences, networking receptions, and plenty of open bars. If it sounds like fun that is because it is. Next year the BoostAddict network will cover more of the press events and technology conferences over focusing solely on manufacturer showing. Speaking of the manufacturers pretty much everyone who is anyone was in attendance. As you see below some of the big boys had some interesting setups. KIA in particular had a woman doing a sort of rock climbing show to get attention apparently and it worked. So did their open bar featuring Sculpin IPA and various California wines. If their idea was to get me drunk enough to like their cars it almost worked. Almost. Porsche as usual had their solid offering in their own hall which creates their own sort of atmosphere and buzz (top notch babes walking around does not hurt either). Not everyone is this exciting though as Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Volvo were boring. If your cars are boring at least try and spice up the atmosphere like KIA did. Here is a recap of the BoostAddict coverage: LAND ROVER BRINGS THEIR $110K 550 HORSEPOWER RANGE ROVER SPORT SVR PERFORMANCE SUV TO LA JAGUAR DEBUTS THE 2016 F-TYPE WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE AND MANUAL TRANSMISSION OPTIONS - AWD F-TYPE R COUPE A9 COUPE PREVIEW? AUDI BRINGS THEIR STUNNING PROLOGUE CONCEPT CAR TO LA A SOMEWHAT BORING VISIT WITH BMW M AND I DODGE PUTS THE 6.2 LITER 707 HORSEPOWER SUPERCHARGED HEMI HELLCAT V8 ON DISPLAY - PICTURES AND SPECIFICATIONS A VISIT WITH MERCEDES-AMG + 2015 AMG GT S AND W205 C63 AMG S IMPRESSIONS PORSCHE PUTS A CROSS SECTION OF THE MACAN TURBO 3.6 LITER V6 ON DISPLAY FORD DEBUTS THE 2016 SHELBY MUSTANG GT350 - IMPRESSIONS CADILLAC PUTS THE 2016 ATS-V COUPE AND ITS 455 HORSEPOWER LF4 TWIN TURBO 3.6 LITER V6 ON DISPLAY MERCEDES-AMG DISPLAYS A MOVING AND COLOR CODED M133 45 AMG 2.0 LITER FOUR-CYLINDER CROSS SECTION Enjoy the rest:
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 07:46 PM
    j_hynson started a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    As some of you know i made a bad choice to go with a single turbo kit from a new company in the beginning of 2014 when i purchased my 335. Well that went terribly wrong and as usual I learn the hard way. After all that was straightened out I decided no more corners would be cut on this build when it comes to anything. I have alot of catching up to do with this build thread. Here is the car before i began building it. I had all the basic bolt ons... Charge pipe, meth, Jb4 (then later switched to cobb when i decided i wanted to go to single turbo), 7" FMIC, Fuel-IT stage 2 bucket, back end flash, etc etc. Currently i have the motor, tranny, and rear diff pulled from car. Head: VAC Motorsports getting stage 3. I originally sent it in just to do end of the year port and polish special but that didn't last long. Here are some pictures i received before they smoothed it out by hand. Will upload more when i receive more pictures Manifold: FFTECH's Top Mount Kit Turbo: PT 6766 (the one on the left is the one im using. One on the right is for a srt8 jeep build) Fueling: -Motiv Motorsports fuel solutions kit. (sorry AEM ems 4 not in picture) -Fuel-IT Stage 3 bucket (LPFP) Rear Differential: (Currently Working on) -Mfactory LSD -Defiv Lockdown Kit Intake manifold design im considering -Had drawn up a rough design of an intake manifold for this build and sent the file off to a buddy that does aerospace engineering over in Europe. He sent me back this and said this would be the most efficient manifold design. I do not know if this is his marked up design or if he sourced it from somewhere else but its pretty close to what i sent him. The only thing im debating is...is it really going to make a big enough difference to justify spending money on materials and adding more downtime on my car to build it. Extra pictures i had in my phone: Ill be leaving to a rig on tuesday but am told i will be back on the 22nd. (anyone who works in the oilfield knows thats probably bs) I will update with more pictures as i go.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 05:33 PM
    A few months ago BimmerBoost brought you a story about the tuner flash tuning claims on modern BMW turbo platforms not being what they were cracked up to be. You may have noticed how tuners making these claims have not been able to display much of anything in terms of proof. Well, the F-Series cars which share the Infineon TriCore ECU's have been cracked and can be flash tuned now. Real flash tuning, not just flashing some of BMW's own files that have been leaked. There is more than one source on this and Bimmerboost can not share all the details but the one we can mention is Flashtec from Switzerland. They are taking pre-orders on their flashing device. You have to be one of their dealers to get the details but fortunately we have members who have access to the customer page. Their device is set to ship next month: CMDFlash BMW Fxx PWD READER for Tricore Bootmode ( Special Probe and Plugin, you must have Tricore bootmode ) Shipment from January 5th 2015 Now this is an ECU out method. It means the ECU needs to be physically removed and sent in to a tuner. We hear an OBD-II method is on the way from someone but they want to keep this quiet and for themselves for obvious reasons. The first one to get it gets the gold, right? What they seem to be doing is generating their own RSA key pair to bypass BMW's verification method. If it sounds like BMW makes tuning a bitch that is because they do. They just are not any fun any more these days. Another source claiming to have ability is Russia's Avtotools. Whether they do or not we do not know but their release is scheduled for this month: ECU-Explorer tool exclusively designed to read Infineon Tricore MCUís over CAN-bus. Supports Read/Write EEPROM function for secured and non-secured SAC-TC1766, SAC-TC1767, SAC-TC1797 microcontrollers. ECU-Explorer comes with Mileage, DPF, ECU system time and ISN built-in calculators. Purpose of use: Change power level (320-328) (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF oxygen sensors (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF check engine lamp(System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Reset mileage Reset system time Change ISN (for engines N13,N20,N55 etc.) Supported ECU types: F-Series DDE701A DDE701P DDE721B DDE721P DDE73A DDE731A DDE741A DDE751A MEVD1725 ( N13 ) F20 ,F21 Серия MEVD1724 ( N20 ) F10 , F11 , F12 , F13 , F18 , F25, F30 , F31 , F35 Серия MEVD1726 (N55) F01 F10 F25 F25 F30 MEVD1728 (N63 S63) F01 F10 MEVD1729 (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172 ( N55 ) F01 , F02 , F07 , F10 , F11 , F18 , F25 MEVD172P (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172S (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172G (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 So what does this mean for tuning? It means real tuning options will open up not just those relegated to piggybacks feeding the ECU info to increase boost. If people wanted to go beyond just increasing boost on the stock turbos this is the key for that to happen. Now we will finally see things like turbocharger upgrades for the N63, S63, S63TU, S55, etc. with the tuning to make use of the hardware. An M5 with upgraded turbos may finally be a reality next year. The BMW guys will not have to allow the 63 AMG's to have all the fun any longer. The other issue now will be watching tuners all fight for superiority and we will see who rips off whom as this spreads. It also makes tuners claims from years ago about doing turbo upgrades on M5's seem funny now when you consider they had no way to tune the cars and it has taken a good 5+ years to crack these ECU's. We are barely in the infancy of it all right now.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 01:47 PM
    We've introduced an all-new design for the FlowForm lineup named the FF15. The FlowForm FF15 and FF01 are created using a high-tech cast flow-forming process providing a level of precision, strength and attention to detail expected of an HRE. The multi-spoke FF15 comes in ready-to-mount sizes for specific makes and models. The wheels are all engineered and tested to the same standards of HREís forged products and carry TUV certification for sale in Europe and JWL/VIA certification for sale in Japan. The FF15 starts at 19lbs. The FF15 is available in 19" for most European, Asian and Domestic platforms such as Porsche, Lexus, BMW, Ford, Kia, BMW, VW and Mercedes-Benz, and is available in gloss silver and satin black, with custom finishes (shown below) available upon request. For more info on the FF15, click HERE.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 12:36 PM
    Yet another battle in the ongoing war between the new M3/M4 S55 inline-6 and the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. As BimmerBoost stated runs between these cars on stock internals will go back and forth depending on the modifications. This particular run certainly illustrates that point. The first round featured an E90 M3 DCT with an ESS-Tuning supercharger kit pulling a BMS tuned F80 M3. The second round posted earlier this week had the BMS F80 M3 test car pull an ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E92 M3 DCT. As is customary when an ESS-Tuning car loses, the owner provided excuses but what happened, happened. So what is the result when an Active Autowerke Level III supercharger kit gets into the mix against a BMS JB4 tuned F82 M4? What you see below. The Active Autowerke Level III kit puts up a much better showing than the ESS-Tuning supercharger kit. The Rotrex blower certainly appears in practice to offer the greater area under the curve it shows on paper. Frankly, it is difficult to see just how hard the Active Autowerke Level III equipped M3 pulls up top as it moves out of the camera angle on the M4 rather quickly. The point ultimately though is that different tunes, forced induction setups, supporting modifications, transmission, etc., are all huge factors in determining the outcome between the S65 and S55. It is not as simple as saying tuned S55 versus supercharged S65 and so and so will happen. The comparison is far more complex and as the Active Autowerke Level III car illustrates a different supercharger head unit on the stock internal S65 produces a completely different result. Back and forth we go.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    12-02-2014, 08:34 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjXEEmFcC2E Actually it's running too rich, hence the LIMP at 5th gear :facepalm Otherwise JB4 map 3 @ 70add (no meth) + flash. FBO + vtt stage 2 :crazy: Road is dry, I don't understand that it can spin tires on a highway in 3rd gear LOL, can't imagine 22 psi or something. I would love to have E85 here!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2014, 10:48 AM
    Finally some independent performance numbers for the new Corvette Z06! MotorTrend got their hands on what is the hottest new performance car of 2015 and came away very impressed. They tested the car and got 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and a 1/4 mile pass of 11.3 @ 126.2. Chevrolet themselves claimed 127 mile per hour trap speeds for the car. They also claimed a 1/4 mile elapsed time of 10.95 for the auto with the manual 3/10's behind this so MotorTrend's numbers are right where they should be based on Chevy's claims. That said, the 8-speed 8L90 automatic will be quicker and faster than this. We expect it to be well into the 10's at over 130 miles per hour especially once owners get them to the strip. MotorTrend is not exactly known for their skill at extracting performance on the drag strip. The car is obviously about more than just acceleration. The figure eight time of 22.5 seconds only trails the million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder. The Z06 sure starts to look like a hell of a performance bargain in that company. MotorTrend states the curb weight is 3533 pounds. This is right at the claimed GM figure of 3524 pounds. Spot on and impressive considering it was expected to gain quite a bit more weight than the Stingray. Weight distribution is 51/49 front to back compared to the Stingray 49/51. MotorTrend concludes with the car being just as fast but more composed and enjoyable than the C6 ZR1. Essentially, it's easier to extract the limits while maintaining confidence. Interestingly, they brought in an automatic Z06 for Randy Pobst to lap around Road Atlanta. Why they did not get this car to test in a straightline only MotorTrend knows. Regardless, Pobst hustles the car around the track quickly. How quickly? A laptime of 1:30.18. MotorTrend did not put the time in context after doing some research that is a very fast time. A Champion Motorsports built 997 Turbo managed a 1:37 to give you an idea. We can not wait to see more test numbers from more sources but suffice it to say the Z06 is the performance car bargain of 2015.
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