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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    Today, 11:17 PM
    I posted this awhile back but worth the repost!
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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    Today, 11:16 PM
    Hmm very interesting. It would be nice to see a comparison between all the different generations.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 PM
    Last month German publication Sport Auto compared a 1992 E30 M3 DTM car to the F80 M3 on the Hockenheim and the E30 DTM car crushed it. This led to F80 M3 fanboys stating the comparison was not fair because the E30 M3 DTM car is a race car and the F80 M3 is a street car. Apparently a three decade old design with a naturally aspirated four banger beating up on the pride of the modern M division ruffled some feathers. Well, here is a comparison with an E30 M3 that is much closer to the street car. The 1987 FIA Group A car is less powerful than the E30 DTM car and even closer to the E30 M3 street car. Additionally, Mid-Ohio is a larger race track than the tighter Hockenheim that gives an edge to power meaning the straightaways favor much more powerful F80 M3. Before we get into which car excels where on this racetrack we want to highlight the difference in powertrains here. The E30 M3 has a four-cylinder which was developed specifically for FIA and DTM racing. The four-cylinder offered higher revs than BMW's inline-6's at the time and sitting further back in the chassis it offered better balance. The S14 as it is fondly remembered was developed by the same man responsible for BMW's insane 1500+ horsepower turbo four cylinder engine era: "The engine was a highlight. Although there was an internal push to use one of BMW's signature inline-sixes, M technical director Paul Rosche, the mad genius behind BMW's 1400-hp, four-cylinder Formula 1 engines, wanted the balance and high-rpm stability of a twin-cam four. To make the first prototype, he literally sawed two cylinders from the head of an M88—the 24-valve six from the M1 supercar—and paired it with a version of the iron block used in the 2002tii. (Fun facts: The F1 project started with that same block, and Rosche was later responsible for the McLaren F1's V-12.) Test engines vibrated themselves to pieces but produced around 200 hp and more than 7000 rpm." So in the F80 M3 you have modern BMW M power with forced air providing close to 500 horses and in the 1987 E30 M3 Group A car you have an S14 four-cylinder spinning to around ~8000 rpm with roughly 320 horses. The later DTM cars had more displacement and revved to roughly ~10000 rpm with 340+ horsepower. The DTM car obviously offers a bit more power, torque, and tighter gearing. The weight difference between the two cars is about 1400 pounds which is night and day. So how does this play out? The F80 M3 dominates the straights and the E30 M3 dominates the twisties. The end result is practically a wash with the F80 M3 coming ahead by three tenths thanks to its shift speed and straightaway advantage. The comparison plays out exactly as it should. The new car is more powerful and technologically advanced but the track oriented E30 M3 is still more than a match on the roadcourse. Very different M cars but it is certainly interesting to see the past and present compared: Source
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  • rdeterman's Avatar
    Today, 10:49 PM
    I have enjoyed a bottle or two of that. I recommend you try it a few ways. Drink it straight up, try it on the rocks, and try it with a splash of water. Its crazy how much different they all will taste.
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 PM
    Yes, welcome to the show.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 PM
    Yes. Because it's the NFL policy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 PM
    Well he's a multiple offender but I mean what's worse, violating the drug policy for weed a few times or punching out your wife one time?
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 PM
    Ray we have a full array of sensors on these turbos from shaft speed to BP, to double EGT probes, these stock turbine housings with a TD04L wheel reach 3:1+ BP levels as you near redline, there is no way around that, a bigger compressor wheel is going to give you more CFM and in turn more horsepower potential but its not going to reduce the back pressure, we are also seeing 210-220 RPM shaft speeds approaching redline, anything over 180 is driving just about any compressor wheel well out of its efficiency range. Bottom line is the ONLY way these turbos will last for a long time is running 22-23 psi midrange tapering to 17 or red line. The shaft speed and BP kill them.This is what we have found from our experience, and the data we have collected. On our latest turbos, we have made significant changes to the turbine wheel design, and we just got a set off the car at 1000 miles of 28+ psi and they look perfect, so what we are doing is working. I am glad you also understand the thrust is key, we do not sell stage 2's without it, the other N54 stock frame turbo builder has gone one every forum, told everyone the upgraded thrust is a gimmick and not needed. We both know this is not the case.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 PM
    With the new turbocharged V8 era one issue the heavy AMG sedans face is heat soak. This is especially prevalent after multiple WOT (wide open throttle) runs and exacerbated by high summer temps or warm climates. To prevent heat soak which will cause a loss of power cooling upgrades are necessary. This is especially true on modified cars which of course will generate even more heat and likely be driven aggressively. AMS has a solution with their boost cooler system to maintain optimum performance. The system drops temps by almost 60 degrees according to AMS testing which is a very large temperature drop. Further details on the $2695.00 system (available for pre-facelift E63 and CLS63 RWD models) including what it contains as well as design choices below in the words of AMS: The Alpha Performance E63 (W212) 5.5L Bi Turbo Boost Cooler System is a great addition to your M157 equipped AMG whether your car is stock or modified. The cooling system features a large, high efficiency heat exchanger located at the front of the car, a reservoir that holds over a gallon of coolant in the passenger front fender well and a high flow brushless pump which runs complementary to the factory pump. Whether you live in a hot climate area, enjoy long spirited drives in the mountains or long high speed pulls on airstrips, the M157 Boost Cooler will keep your intake temps low and maintain your AMG’s maximum output no matter the ambient conditions. As with all Alpha Products, everything needed to install the system is included – bolts, fittings, lines etc. Best of all, no drilling on the car is required. Hard ‘Core’ The most important part of an efficient heat exchanger system is the core, skimping here could mean the overall performance of an ‘upgraded’ system might be worse than stock! Our Alpha core is a high quality, made in the UK, double pass design where the coolant makes two passes through the unit vs competing products which use a single pass design. Our unit works with the factory heat exchanger giving you a significant boost in cooling power. Innovative Reservoir Means Zero Lost Trunk Space! The hand fabricated Alpha reservoir acts as a large heat sink to keep coolant temperatures low and stable. With over a gallon of additional coolant on board, it increases the cycle time allowing it to dissipate more heat before being recirculated, working as a large thermal reservoir, keeping the horsepower-killing heat soak at bay. With its trick mounting location in the passenger fender well, you don’t have to worry about running lines to the rear of the car, drilling holes in your trunk's floorboard, or giving up valuable trunk space! Pumped up! To give you the best possible performance and keep the coolant flowing efficiently through the heat exchangers, we added an additional high flow pump to run in conjunction with the OEM pump. The combination of the two pumps allow a high flow rate to keep the fluid moving and maintains that flow rate at higher pressures giving you the assurance your car will stay cool in hot climates or on those top speed pulls. Exclusive Benefits: Unique Fender Mounted Reservoir Unlike Competing Designs, No Drilling or Cutting of Body Panels Required Short Line Routing Works with both Distronic and Non-Distronic Vehicles OEM Fit and Finish System Includes: Hand Fabricated Reservoir High Efficiency Double Pass Heat Exchanger High Flow Brushless Coolant Pump 4 ply Heavy Duty Silicone Hose High Pressure Coolant Line Distronic Bracket (Optional) CLS 63 Adapter (Optional) Pump Control w/Harness All Clamps, Fittings, Bolts, Brackets and Hardware Applications: 2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Non-4Matic (W212) Special Product Notes: Some early M157 5.5L Bi Turbo models came with a non-divorced cooling system, our system requires the system be divorced. If you have an early model that does not have a coolant reservoir under the engine cover (see image in More Images tab) you will need to add the divorce kit from the options menu. Our divorce kit uses OEM Mercedes-Benz parts.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 PM
    A year for just smoking weed? There has to be more to it. Here is a question. What if he was on the Broncos, where it is legal to smoke weed in Denver. Would he still get a suspension?
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 PM
    I like the little check box at the end of sign up page, "sign up for email updates from President Obama and the White House...". Ummmm NO...kiss my f*cking ass.
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 PM
    Oh trust me it annoys me too. I redid it and tried to swap it out. Site wont let me do anything, I try to add same files, says they are bad, I try to management my attachments, it says I have no permission to do so and kicks me out. I just gave up and left it
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 PM
    Dietcoke replied to a thread P/P N54 Head in N54
    it's counterproductive to mirror polish a combustion chamber.
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  • Blue24's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 PM
    You guys familiar with set it and forget it lol... We'll that's how I have it set up. I try to make as much power as possible then pull it off the rollers and drive it everyday... Maybe tomorrow it will make over 600 ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 PM
    I think this was already posted but it's good. I don't understand women and I've stopped bothering to try. If they're interested they usually let you know. Then it's up to you to try to decipher if they are insane.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:11 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread S63/S63TU: ETG 670 WHP NO METH in N63, N63TU, S63, S63TU, and N74
    That Dyno Dynamics is set to read high judging by the baseline. Regardless, they just resell other peoples stuff. They claim they are the 'number 1 ecu tuner' and it just cracks me up. They claimed this output A YEAR AGO and just now finally posted a graph and one on a corrected dyno at that. They make a lot of unsubstantiated claims: http://www.germanboost.com/content.php?3864-BS-Flag-ECU-Tuning-Group-(Singh)-claiming-to-have-the-world-s-most-powerful-S63TU-V8-with-a-supposedly-666-wheel-horsepower-(785-horsepower)-tuned-F10-M5
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  • Blue24's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 PM
    Welcome to the show Ray...... lol
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 09:51 PM
    Flinchy replied to a thread P/P N54 Head in N54
    the intake doesn't look like it's been done too aggressively?.. anyone got a clean totally OEM inlet photo to compare? haha also interested in what it flows now.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 PM
    This. Or even a splash of water. 120proof is very hot ("barrel strength"), and most bourbons at that level they recommend (or even expect) adding ice/water to mellow it out. -Rich
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  • Ray Pampena's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 PM
    Well, again i am not a turbo builder. (yes i did assemble them) I do know the TD04s run close to a 2:1 aspect ratio which is poor but still perform relatively well. The wheels in Dons car are spot on HP wise to what i see in a 3000GT so those TD03 hosings are not doing too bad. I wouldnt expect the longevity to be different either since the power is the same. Im sure the turbos you have coming out will be built the same way and you will consider them safe to run. We got this thing together without trying to set the world on fire and it just so happened to break a record.. which i think is really cool. The upgraded thrust is key to keeping them alive for a long time since that is the main thing that wears out.
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 PM
    more options is better. if ray is putting bigger wheels and crap then the other guys, they will need to spin less fast to push the same air which means in theory they last longer regardless. 600whp bolt on factory style twins? Take my money please.
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 PM
    Flinchy replied to a thread ShotGun HPFP uprgade update in N54
    annoying how one of your watermarks is oriented differently :P much excite! i'm interested to see exactly how and where the mount (clearer pics etc.) too
    4 replies | 74 view(s)
  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 PM
    lulz_m3 replied to a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: Expert opinions wanted re M3 control arms in 3 Series and M3
    Stock are liquid filled, mine started leaking on the driver side right under where the steering fluid reservoir is. Its a thick purple/black liquid. You wont need new tie rod ends, just the 4 control arms. Also, in regards to the quicker turning, you would need to swap to an M3 steering rack for that, which is a worthy albeit expensive upgrade.
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 PM
    yeah i know, the internals are TD04 but the housing still is smaller than a full TD04, which in itself is a restriction to flow? you can make a TD04 housing significantly larger (therefore more flow) with larger inlets and outlets, than the TD03 housing? what i mean.. is just like the TD03 can be machined to accept TD04 internals the TD04 can be machined/high flowed to accept TD05 right? (not talking about longevity/durability, but performance) ED: just like Tony said above me hah
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread S54: M3-R Racecar build thread in S54 and M54
    It's really nice to see the way you use this car as it was meant to be. Respect.
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