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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 07:40 PM
    I asked about 20's previously but I'm going to get 21's. Why? Well, 20's come stock and moving up one size really will offer the looks I'm going for. There is no point sticking to 20's as I'll have a separate set of smaller rims for competition purposes. No point in trying to do everything on 20's as it makes more sense to have a set for the street and for the strip/competition. I still want light rims though. I just can't find a lightweight 21 inch set. Suggestions? I contacted Velos but they can't deliver the rims I want in a 21 inch monoblock but instead need to do a heavier two-piece. So they are out.
    22 replies | 10306 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 01:14 AM
    Hey guys, I wrote another article for the collection, this one concerning proper blow off valve setup with upgraded turbos. Additionally, we have a couple of videos explaining a little more about surge, wear, and BOV's. Check it out, I hope you guys like it. VTT Turbo Thrust 101: VTT BOV 101: Screenshots of Article: PDF:
    29 replies | 6642 view(s)
  • Precision Raceworks's Avatar
    05-06-2017, 12:06 PM
    Precision Raceworks is proud to announce the upcoming release of yet another product Plug and Play Ignition Coil upgrade! $479.99 We have data going back over a year on these coils and testing under many conditions. These are NOT an off the shelf coil, they are designed in house and manufactured to our specifications. They look similar to the AEM “Dumb Coils” or the IGN-1 coils as well due to the fact we all based our coil design off the same Mercury Boat coil. There are also CDI versions of this coil (please do not use them by mistake!) While we considered and tested MANY off the shelf coils including the popular LS Truck coil and other smart coils this truly is the best coil possible for your BMW. Coils are all designed with goals in mind, short duration coils have very low ohm loads (<0.3ohm) so they draw current quickly to saturation and discharge quickly making them great for high revolution motors. You commonly find these in your more exotic cars such as Lamborghini’s, Ferrari's, and other high rev sport cars. This is necessary for cars running above roughly 8,000RPM red line. These cars have less time to charge due to the higher RPM and shorter time to discharge as well. In addition they must maintain duty cycles low enough to not cause premature failure due to excess heat buildup. The downside is you get a very short spark duration with very low current output from secondary winding but in this high of RPM that is all there is time for. On the opposite end of the spectrum you have your popular LS Truck coils which have very high ohm loads (1ohm). These coils are capable of great dwell time, great spark duration, and high current output from secondary winding. However with these coils taking so long to charge to saturation by design they would never be able to charge before being fired in a high RPM car such as the ones mentioned above. For this reason these coils are ideal, for lower RPM cars such as push-rod V8’s and muscle cars. We decided with the standard 7,000 red line of the N54 & N55 motors which are generally tuned to a maximum of 7,500 red line the BMW community could benefit greatly from a coil designed specific for them. You are able to obtain the right dwell time to charge the coil while still maintaining a very low duty cycle resulting in extremely long lasting coils (With tuning changes to spark control such as single spark 8,000 RPM can be met with full dwell on race builds). You are able to benefit from extended spark duration ever so slightly shorter than that of the LS Truck coil at the same ideal 3.5ms dwell time your car needs. At this dwell time you put out 2.68x the amount of current the LS coil puts out at 3.5ms dwell. In addition our coils are designed with .5 ohm primary resistance to match the .5 ohm primary resistance of the factory BMW ignition coil that came in your car. To your DME our coil looks exactly like the stock coil. You will get all of the same information the DME monitors just as if it was the factory coil. This also means you do not need additional electronics like you would for running a smart coil such as the LS or other smart coils on the market. Since the ideal dwell for our coils is 3.5ms and OEM coil dwell time is 2.4ms we have teamed up with @Martial@MHD providing all the tables to offer a simple flash solution. This solution increases dwell, disables emissions tables that only limit charge time & generate extra heat in the coil. These changes also decreases demand on components within the DME. By disabling these emission sparks you also extend the life of both your ignition coil and plug. What this means is you get a solution that functions like factory, has very minimal points of failure, is very efficient, but performs as well at idle as it does cranking out 1,000+ whp! Our system resolves misfire issues for both stock and high performance BMW’s. No need for constant replacing of coils due to insufficient design and heat soak found in pencil coils. No more small gaps on your high horsepower race car either. These coils can jump the gap and have the current and duration to eliminate misfires once and for all. We even went so far as to test these coils on a car with 68k on the plugs that had misfire issues in multiple cylinders and found it not only removed all misfires but also resulted in a more smooth and quite idle! So it doesn’t matter if you Race or just Daily commute, this ignition system is the solution to all of your coil frustrations! Production is already in progress and you can expect to see these kits shipping around the end of this month! We will be providing specifications and pricing on our website soon, if you have any questions as always feel free to contact us we are glad to help! Here are a couple teaser pics :) We have had many people contact us wanting to place orders already as the word spreads. We really don't like selling a product until we have inventory on the shelves seems like bad business to us. We expect release date to be around the end of the month based on current status of production. We have an email list to be notified since these will sell very quick, so if you want the best shot at getting a kit out of the first batch please click on the image below and request to be added to our mailing list for the ignition system. You will be notified as soon as product is in hand so that you can place your order. The first batch is being sold first come first serve so get them while you can. If not you are looking at roughly 6 weeks before batch 2 comes in.
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  • chrisgarcia800's Avatar
    05-06-2017, 11:38 AM
    Just want to share my experience with Jerry at JP works so hopefully no one else has to go thru the same thing I have had to AKA not have my car operational for 4 months wile waiting on my manifold. 2/4/17 ordered manifold with jerry 2/27/17 was told manifold was almost complete 4/3/17 was told manifold was shipping that week 4/25/17 was told manifold was shipping 5/2/17 5/2/17 was told manifold was shipping the following day 5/3 5/5/17 no response since Thursday and he didn't even give me an updated shipping date. at this point I'm done waiting and plan to take a different route. be careful if you order from jerry you could be waiting a long time and you wont really know when your manifold is going to show up even when he promises a shipping date. screen shots of our conversation if any one would like proof
    32 replies | 3604 view(s)
  • robsimon799's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 10:02 PM
    i was at the ATC300 transfer case and i was thinking if i could take the input/rear wheel output shaft and take the clutch out and weld the shaft to the input front wheel shaft or get someone to mill single shaft it will work. i was also looking a e53 x5 front and rear diff with 4.10:1 diffs for the 335xi I'm thinking it will work as well
    26 replies | 4193 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 06:56 PM
    Hey guys, Had a chance to tune a customer car today running an ACF 6266 twin scroll kit, 50% E85, WMI with dual CM10 nozzles. Manual trans and the usual bolt on mods. Overall a fairly inexpensive and simple setup. Tuning via JB4 and BimmerBoost back end flash map. Running map8 progressive meth safety map with a 65 additive. As you can see the limiting factor was fueling... Port injection in this cars future. Easily another 50whp in this little 6266 G2 and it spools really well. Also the customer did not like the linear throttle mapping we have in our default maps so I gave him a more aggressive non-linear mapping. I'm going to be adding it to the default maps as a map option but if anyone does not like the linear mapping we have now in the single turbo firmware drop me an email and I can shoot over a more aggressive mapping you may prefer.
    42 replies | 2686 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 05:51 PM
    It was just a matter of time. Congratulations to TPG Tuning and everyone involved on having the first 9 second BMW F82 M4 as well as the first 9 second S55 pass. This is overall the quickest and fastest F82 M4, F80 M3, or S55 powered BMW. Just a couple of weeks ago TPG Tuning pulled a 10.06 @ 139.41. Before that, they ran a 140.42 trap speed being the first to crack the 14X.XX barrier. Now they topped both of those accomplishments: The mod list once again: TPG Tuning built Pure Turbos Fuel-It port injection Dodson Motorsports DCT upgrade Sheptrans Burger Motorsports HC Performance - Halim Cazimi Driveshaft Shop Evolution of Speed Fathouse Fabrications P&R Engine Where do we go from here? We'll have to wait and see. However, no reason to stop now.
    30 replies | 3617 view(s)
  • Imran@Evolve's Avatar
    05-02-2017, 11:48 AM
    Follow us as we attend the Vmax 200 event in the UK held at Bruntingthorpe Air Strip against 675 LT, Huayra, Huracan and others. We have another Vmax event this weekend where will be trying out some new turbo inlet pipes on top of the current set up.
    16 replies | 5221 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-10-2017, 09:59 AM
    I love my dog but he is a walking mess. I just can't stand him slobbering all over my seats and shedding all over any longer. Anyone have any solutions for transporting their dog? A crate is not an option.
    14 replies | 5696 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 08:43 PM
    Finally! GIAC released their ECU flash tuning software for the 991.2 Carrera 9A2 3.0 engine. The gains are massive. First, let's take into account that the baseline figures are on a Mustang dyno and very similar to what Porscheboost hit on a Mustang dyno with 91 octane pump gas. The baseline figure is 347 wheel horsepower and 326 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. With the tune? Horsepower jumps up by 54 at the wheels but the torque gain is just shy of 100 lb-ft at the wheels: That is a massive gain down low! The car sees gains throughout the curve as well but that torque hit at 3000 rpm is absurd. In a good way of course. Now how does this compare to the GIAC tuned 991.2 Carrera S? Well, only a Dynojet graph was released for the Carrera S without the torque curve included. PorscheBoost e-mailed GIAC for 991.2 Carrera S Mustang figures. Additionally, PorscheBoost e-mailed GIAC to try this tune out on the PorscheBoost Project 991.2 Carrera but GIAC has yet to respond. What about a race gas tune as well? So far there are only 91 octane numbers being shared. It is good to see the 991.2 tuning market getting going.
    57 replies | 603 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 02:02 AM
    Get used to seeing this. Electric compressors that will force air into the motor have some advantages namely over turbochargers. Boost in theory will be instant as you do not have to wait as you do with a turbocharger for exhaust gases to spool the wheels. The downside of course is complexity, capability, and cost. What does something like this eBooster flow? We do not know. BorgWarner conveniently omitted specifications only saying that three major manufacturers will be using the eBooster which is expected to provide efficiency gains of 10%. That means this is going to primarily be a fuel efficiency technology and not a performance technology. It would be interesting to see a couple electric compressors used to offset lag from a big turbo setup. An electric compressor does not bring with it the weight and associated batteries of an electric motor. It still feeds an internal combustion engine making it a somewhat natural pairing if the amount of electricity needed is not exorbitant. Mercedes discussed introducing 'electric turbochargers' a couple years ago and it seems now they are finally reaching a production example. BorgWarner’s eBooster® Electrically Driven Compressor Celebrates Premiere - Nearly instant boost and torque for a fun-to-drive-experience - Enables small-engine fuel economy with big-engine boost - Improves performance for combustion and hybrid vehicles Auburn Hills, Michigan, April 28, 2017 – BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, debuts its 48-volt eBooster® electrically driven compressor in Daimler’s latest 3.0-liter gasoline engine. The engine will feature the eBooster technology matched with a BorgWarner-supplied turbocharger to improve fuel efficiency, enhance low-end torque and deliver boost on demand without any perceptible turbo lag. “Our market-leading eBooster technology enables 6-cylinder engines to deliver the same performance and even more fun-to-drive experience as a much larger conventional V8,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “By enabling engine downsizing, eBooster technology improves fuel efficiency by 5 to 10 percent in combustion and hybrid vehicles.” BorgWarner’s eBooster electrically driven compressor delivers boost on demand until the turbocharger takes over, improving boost at low engine speeds and nearly eliminating turbo lag. Featuring a brushless DC motor, durable samarium-cobalt magnets and highly efficient power electronics, the compact eBooster technology offers automakers flexible packaging options and can be adapted to a wide range of hybrid or combustion applications. Mass production of BorgWarner’s eBooster solution is currently ramping up with the innovative system launching first with three global automakers, including Daimler.
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  • Dave@Fuel-It!'s Avatar
    05-11-2017, 11:52 AM
    Hi guys, It was recently brought to our attention that a shop is doing "these kind" of installs. Over the years we have been asked plenty of times, "can I run my stage 1 with my stage 2?" Our answer, has always been- NO Why? - Draw too much current and risk blowing your EKP - This is a restriction, not a benefit - The 255 is a lower capacity pump, you don't install a lower capacity inline pump with a higher flowing pump. Consequently, warranties on any Fuel-It! LPFP installed in this manner will be void. Thanks! Fuel-It!
    23 replies | 3178 view(s)
  • sahyoun's Avatar
    05-11-2017, 03:31 PM
    sahyoun started a thread Risks of TBI in N54
    Ive recently hit somewhat of a ceiling with my HPFP pressures just barely above 1500. I want to get TBI to try to alleviate some of the load on the HPFP, but I just wanted to know what risks, if any, are involved. I understand that with any meth/tbi/pi system you run the risk of a hyperlean detonation. I was just curious if that or any other risks are a possibility with running TBI.
    17 replies | 4195 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    05-13-2017, 02:46 PM
    An easy 700+ whp N54? Well, you could call this that. The recipe is fairly simple with an ACF 6266 single turbo kit, 50% E85, methanol, and JB4 tuning with the BimmerBoost app providing a back end flash. This setup provides great performance value for the money. Plus it's paired with a quality manifold and turbocharger choice. Read further details from BMS below: Had a chance to tune a customer car today running an ACF 6266 twin scroll kit, 50% E85, WMI with dual CM10 nozzles. Manual trans and the usual bolt on mods. Overall a fairly inexpensive and simple setup. Tuning via JB4 and BimmerBoost back end flash map. Running map8 progressive meth safety map with a 65 additive. As you can see the limiting factor was fueling... Port injection in this cars future. Easily another 50whp in this little 6266 G2 and it spools really well. Also the customer did not like the linear throttle mapping we have in our default maps so I gave him a more aggressive non-linear mapping. I'm going to be adding it to the default maps as a map option but if anyone does not like the linear mapping we have now in the single turbo firmware drop me an email and I can shoot over a more aggressive mapping you may prefer.
    42 replies | 796 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 11:31 AM
    Will it work?
    26 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 12:02 PM
    We finally got around to finishing up the testing our on S55 Stage turbo's, and the results as we expected. We picked up the Stock motor S55 power record, previous it was 728, we made 734WHP, and 729WHP on two different pulls this am. We also managed to make 762WTQ on a more aggressive throttle map. Also if anyone wants to say glory pulls, here are 10 runs all above 700WHP from yesterday and this am. The 734WHP, and 729WHP runs were made on the E30 OTS BM3 map, no special tuning, the problem is the E30 scaler is too low up top, and even with PI adding a ton of fuel, we are just plain out of fuel. Dzenno gave us a map with better E85 scaler, more aggressive throttle, and 2-3 degrees less timing, it picked up the tq down low, and it pulls clean all the way up every run. The E30 OTS map is prob a little aggressive timing wise for these boost levels so we wont run it there, custom maps are always better for these levels. As you can see car is making 500WTQ by around 3300, and 700 by 3800K. This is a solid 500+ RPM better spool than the other turbos you see on the market. A big thanks of course To Dzenno at BM3 for the help, its fun working with him again! Also to Terry, Mike at EOS, and Bell intercoolers for the great intercooler. Not to mention the owner who let us use his car as a test bed! There is one S55 making more power at 745WHP (11WHP more), which is a fully built motor, fully ported head, 9 second race car, and one car making more Power / TQ at 763WHP/776WTQ (14WTQ more) and its running a 100 shot of NOS. Impressive? We think so...:eusa-clap: We will be getting this car to the track, and 1/2 mile events very soon. Specs are as follows 2015 BMW M4 DCT Dodson Sportsman Clutch upgrade 100% Stock motor Stock Crank hub VTT Stage2 turbos VTT silicone charge pipes BMS intakes Aftermarket downpipes Catless exhaust EOS V2 top mount PI manifold PFS Double Shot LPFP Upgrade VTT / Bell Air to Water intercooler Custom BM3 flash by Dzenno JB4 100% E85 Boost level 34-35 psi Log: http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-s55-run-34-723whp745wtq?log=0&data=1-4-5-10-12-14-18-24
    35 replies | 1382 view(s)
  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 09:32 AM
    Howdy guys :D We're excited to get built N54's into the hands of more people who are making power. We all know the platform is progressing heavily, and we want to see big cars make big power! That being said, we've come up with an engine program that is designed for YOUR BUDGET and YOUR LEVEL of build. You just want a closed deck? No problem! The Mercenary is for the budget minded/hard core DIY'ers. STARTING AT $1999.95! Need a closed deck and don't want to mess with the crank? We have the Hitman for you ... STARTING AT $3349.95! Do you need a complete closed-deck built bottom end? The Punisher! STARTING AT $4999.95! Of course, we have options with each one as well. JE pistons Pauter Connecting rods Front crank hub and bolt installs Custom coating on pistons or bearings Cylinder heads Head studs Ferrea Valve train Engine assembly Engine installation Just let us know what you want, and we'll do it! http://www.abrhouston.com/build-your-own-n54/ Questions? Just ask :) Engines@abrhouston.com -Alex
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  • psmith95's Avatar
    05-05-2017, 06:06 PM
    Delayed posting but I just got the graphs from the shop that dynoed the car. It's a 2009 335xi running a doc race kit with the pure turbos 6266. Fuel-It stage 3 LPFP, ADE port injection, custom exhaust, etc all the usual good stuff... Tune is MHD backend w/ JB4 controlling boost and port injection. Did these pulls on roughly a E75 mix and running 31 PSI. Was hoping to break 700, but i'm extremely happy with these results as this car is my daily driver and I never originally intended to crank it up that high. I've been driving it for a little under a year as a single turbo and everything has been flawless. This is probably thanks to @TwistedTuning . He has been nothing but great throughout the whole process. Occasionally I would get extremely busy and not get him logs for a few weeks, and it was no issue he was always there ready when I was. In my ownership of this car i've used probably 5+ tuners and Justin has been my favorite by far. One of the best parts is he was explaining every change to me and why he was making them, along with treating my car as though it were his own. Boost is tuned to come in gradually to not shock the t-case as I have no intentions of replacing my drivetrain anytime soon. Drivability is excellent as well regardless of the power/single turbo setup -- again I drive this thing every day as it's the only car I own. Anyways in regards to the tuning/logs I will let Justin handle that end. Below is a vid of two of the runs, and a copy of the graph. Like I said, i'm extremely pleased with these results coming from a daily driven AWD sedan with stock block. Also wanted to give a shoutout to Adam at Tune+ In Lewisville, TX. He was awesome and very patient with me in regards to the dyno. Clean shop and he's working on some awesome projects -- had a 800whp ecoboost 4 cyl mustang in there
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    05-23-2017, 11:02 PM
    VTT (Vargas Tuning Technologies) is mostly known on BimmerBoost for their N54 work but their S55 turbo upgrade program is getting going. Really getting going as their Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade set a new stock internal record for the S55 motor at 734 wheel horsepower and 762 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. More details from VTT below: We finally got around to finishing up the testing our on S55 Stage turbo's, and the results as we expected. We picked up the Stock motor S55 power record, previous it was 728, we made 734WHP, and 729WHP on two different pulls this am. We also managed to make 762WTQ on a more aggressive throttle map. Also if anyone wants to say glory pulls, here are 10 runs all above 700WHP from yesterday and this am. The 734WHP, and 729WHP runs were made on the E30 OTS BM3 map, no special tuning, the problem is the E30 scaler is too low up top, and even with PI adding a ton of fuel, we are just plain out of fuel. Dzenno gave us a map with better E85 scaler, more aggressive throttle, and 2-3 degrees less timing, it picked up the tq down low, and it pulls clean all the way up every run. The E30 OTS map is prob a little aggressive timing wise for these boost levels so we wont run it there, custom maps are always better for these levels. As you can see car is making 500WTQ by around 3300, and 700 by 3800K. This is a solid 500+ RPM better spool than the other turbos you see on the market. A big thanks of course To Dzenno at BM3 for the help, its fun working with him again! Also to Terry, Mike at EOS, and Bell intercoolers for the great intercooler. Not to mention the owner who let us use his car as a test bed! There is one S55 making more power at 745WHP (11WHP more), which is a fully built motor, fully ported head, 9 second race car, and one car making more Power / TQ at 763WHP/776WTQ (14WTQ more) and its running a 100 shot of NOS. Impressive? We think so...:eusa-clap: We will be getting this car to the track, and 1/2 mile events very soon. Specs are as follows 2015 BMW M4 DCT Dodson Sportsman Clutch upgrade 100% Stock motor Stock Crank hub VTT Stage2 turbos VTT silicone charge pipes BMS intakes Aftermarket downpipes Catless exhaust EOS V2 top mount PI manifold PFS Double Shot LPFP Upgrade VTT / Bell Air to Water intercooler Custom BM3 flash by Dzenno JB4 100% E85 Boost level 34-35 psi Log: http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-s55-run-34-723whp745wtq?log=0&data=1-4-5-10-12-14-18-24
    35 replies | 797 view(s)
  • sdg1871's Avatar
    05-21-2017, 06:10 PM
    Today I went to a private exotic car quarter mie drag race at a 3,000 foot runway and finally, got to try out my Champion 68mm VTG Turbo Upgrade with race gas (Sunoco GT 260 Plus) and my new rear R888s. Wow! Between the R888s and the Turbo upgrade with race gas the performance was in a complete different universe than on Stage 2+ with stock turbos, race gas and regular summer tires.The car finally hooked every time on launch and accelerated like I have never felt before. There was no timing by but the 1/4 flag my speedo indicated 140 mph -- 10 mph faster than I have ever done on that runway with my car.I had 9 races. I won all of them except against a 1000 plus hp Jeep on high boost that was towed to the event and during the race I lost to him was making a very loud whooshing sound which I thought was supplemental fueling. As the attached videos show the margins of victory were massive. Thank you Tom and Champion!!!Here are the vids:1. *EDIT* Videos are below
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-09-2017, 05:43 PM
    It was just a matter of time. Congratulations to TPG Tuning and everyone involved on having the first 9 second BMW F82 M4 as well as the first 9 second S55 pass. This is overall the quickest and fastest F82 M4, F80 M3, or S55 powered BMW. Just a couple of weeks ago TPG Tuning pulled a 10.06 @ 139.41. Before that, they ran a 140.42 trap speed being the first to crack the 14X.XX barrier. Now they topped both of those accomplishments: The mod list once again: TPG Tuning built Pure Turbos Fuel-It port injection Dodson Motorsports DCT upgrade Sheptrans Burger Motorsports HC Performance - Halim Cazimi Driveshaft Shop Evolution of Speed Fathouse Fabrications P&R Engine Where do we go from here? We'll have to wait and see. However, no reason to stop now.
    30 replies | 939 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-06-2017, 06:04 AM
    The only thing better than race videos with high end hardware is more race videos with high end hardware. Evolve's F10 M5 attended a VMAX event a couple months back and some of those runs were detailed in a previous article. Although a few runs overlap there are some incredible cars in the video below. The event definitely attracts some fast and rare hardware. As a reminder, here are the mods to Evolve's F10 M5: Evolve Stage 2 + ECU Tune Evolve Catless Downpipes Supersprint Rear Exhaust Eventuri Intakes 93 OCT (99RON) Fuel Pirelli Trofeo-R Tyres Stock Clutch It is very stout for the factory turbochargers. The first race is against an F82 M4 with Evolve and JB4 tuning. The M4 does very well off the line and it takes a while for the M5 to start to run it down. Next up is a 991.1 GT3 RS and, well, it's not much of a race. The previously posted Huracan race is next and the M5 makes easy work of it as well. A tall order is up next in the McLaren 675LT. This is a very fast car in stock form. The cars are surprisingly close but the 675LT has a slightly higher trap speed. The next run is with a Weistec Stage III supercharged M156 W204 C63 Black Series. The C63 pulls hard. Maybe having three passengers wasn't the greatest idea for this run? Just an incredibly strong C63 AMG. The RS6 and Huayra runs were previously posted. A great video showing the event off and obviously a rapid and well tuned F10 m5.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-07-2017, 09:21 AM
    Much respect here to @TwistedTuning, @DOCRace, and BimmerBoost member @psmith95 as this is his car after all. The all wheel drive 'xi' models are a bit more difficult to put big power down with. Why? The stress on the drivetrain. A big single with a ton of torque on a 335xi that is launched hard will likely break things quicker than a rear wheel drive example that can send that power up in smoke. All wheel drive brings traction benefits but there are pluses and minuses as with any setup. @Kirk@DOCRace posted a thread on the BimmerBoost forums regarding this car but it was with a virtual dyno. Now that we have Dynojet graphs to prove the numbers, it shows the speculation about this car making close to 700 horsepower at all four wheels was accurate: Accurate, and an all wheel drive platform record unless someone can prove otherwise. Congratulations to all involved!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 01:20 PM
    With modern adjustable suspension systems the software settings for the hardware are obviously very important. How about improving your suspension performance with just some software changes? How about sharing those calibrations as some people share tunes? Imagine a calibration specifically for a certain track. Great for the roadcourse guys, right? Well, DSCsport allows exactly that. They have what they call their DSC Controller in Version 1 and 2 modules: You install the controller and then can download various calibration maps. You can tweak the calibrations yourself as well or go with their OTS maps. How potent are these calibrations? According to DSCsport a stock 2015 Nissan GTR Nismo with a DSCsport V1 controller and their tuning software lapped VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in 2:01.5: For context, a 2:01.5 around VIR is nuts. If you look at Car and Driver's results in the past years Lightning Lap competition at VIR a 2:01.5 puts the DSCsport GTR 42.7 seconds ahead of the Viper ACR. How is that possible? With just some suspension tuning the GTR destroys the Viper ACR by over half a minute? Conditions and driver skill are huge factors but it's hard to believe the DSCsport module makes that kind of difference. EDIT: The full VIR course is not the Grand course which is the full length. That explains the massive time difference. Here is the lap video backing up the time: It would have been great if they did a before/after lap but we have what we have. DSCsport offers these controllers for select Chevrolet, Porsche, Nissan, and Ford models. Hopefully there is more independent testing of these modules and their impact on laptimes.
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  • dnotorious's Avatar
    05-22-2017, 01:44 AM
    Recently switched my supercharger from ESS VT2-625 to the AA Gen 2 Level 3. Car made around 600whp/400wtq; and ran 11.4 @ 129mph with no launch control and pump gas 94 octane with street tires P4S. Pretty impressed with the switch over to the Rotrex so far and air to air heat exchanger.
    26 replies | 1107 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-08-2017, 01:16 PM
    With modern adjustable suspension systems the software settings for the hardware are obviously very important. How about improving your suspension performance with just some software changes? How about sharing those calibrations as some people share tunes? Imagine a calibration specifically for a certain track. Great for the roadcourse guys, right? Well, DSCsport allows exactly that. They have what they call their DSC Controller in Version 1 and 2 modules: You install the controller and then can download various calibration maps. You can tweak the calibrations yourself as well or go with their OTS maps. How potent are these calibrations? According to DSCsport a stock 2015 Nissan GTR Nismo with a DSCsport V1 controller and their tuning software lapped VIR (Virginia International Raceway) in 2:01.5: For context, a 2:01.5 around VIR is nuts. If you look at Car and Driver's results in the past years Lightning Lap competition at VIR a 2:01.5 puts the DSCsport GTR 42.7 seconds ahead of the Viper ACR. How is that possible? With just some suspension tuning the GTR destroys the Viper ACR by over half a minute? Conditions and driver skill are huge factors but it's hard to believe the DSCsport module makes that kind of difference. EDIT: The full VIR course is not the Grand course which is the full length. That explains the massive time difference. Here is the lap video backing up the time: It would have been great if they did a before/after lap but we have what we have. DSCsport offers these controllers for select Chevrolet, Porsche, Nissan, and Ford models. Hopefully there is more independent testing of these modules and their impact on laptimes.
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    05-02-2017, 08:41 AM
    Our Blaze cable is a faster, up to 2x's faster, more reliable and a safer way of flashing your BMW. This is an upgraded/enhanced version of the typical K+Dcan cables you are used to seeing. Firmware is modified and other things are modified to give you the best K+Dcan cable experience to date. Cable is switched for those users/owners who want or need double K-Line cross-compatibility for newer models as well as older models such as E46, E53, E39, E38 and etc. PRICE: $45 Price Includes Shipping!!!! ***Read/Write Speeds vary from module to module, but our cable does the task at up to 2x's faster than the other cables on the market*** PURCHASE LINK: https://twistedtuning.com/collections/frontpage/products/twisted-tuning-k-dcan-blaze-cable
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2017, 01:56 AM
    Get used to seeing this. Electric compressors that will force air into the motor have some advantages namely over turbochargers. Boost in theory will be instant as you do not have to wait as you do with a turbocharger for exhaust gases to spool the wheels. The downside of course is complexity, capability, and cost. What does something like this eBooster flow? We do not know. BorgWarner conveniently omitted specifications only saying that three major manufacturers will be using the eBooster which is expected to provide efficiency gains of 10%. That means this is going to primarily be a fuel efficiency technology and not a performance technology. It would be interesting to see a couple electric compressors used to offset lag from a big turbo setup. An electric compressor does not bring with it the weight and associated batteries of an electric motor. It still feeds an internal combustion engine making it a somewhat natural pairing if the amount of electricity needed is not exorbitant. Mercedes discussed introducing 'electric turbochargers' a couple years ago and it seems now they are finally reaching a production example. BorgWarner’s eBooster® Electrically Driven Compressor Celebrates Premiere - Nearly instant boost and torque for a fun-to-drive-experience - Enables small-engine fuel economy with big-engine boost - Improves performance for combustion and hybrid vehicles Auburn Hills, Michigan, April 28, 2017 – BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, debuts its 48-volt eBooster® electrically driven compressor in Daimler’s latest 3.0-liter gasoline engine. The engine will feature the eBooster technology matched with a BorgWarner-supplied turbocharger to improve fuel efficiency, enhance low-end torque and deliver boost on demand without any perceptible turbo lag. “Our market-leading eBooster technology enables 6-cylinder engines to deliver the same performance and even more fun-to-drive experience as a much larger conventional V8,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “By enabling engine downsizing, eBooster technology improves fuel efficiency by 5 to 10 percent in combustion and hybrid vehicles.” BorgWarner’s eBooster electrically driven compressor delivers boost on demand until the turbocharger takes over, improving boost at low engine speeds and nearly eliminating turbo lag. Featuring a brushless DC motor, durable samarium-cobalt magnets and highly efficient power electronics, the compact eBooster technology offers automakers flexible packaging options and can be adapted to a wide range of hybrid or combustion applications. Mass production of BorgWarner’s eBooster solution is currently ramping up with the innovative system launching first with three global automakers, including Daimler.
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