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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Had a chance to meet up with Payam today to tune his new PTE 6466 G2 twin scroll turbocharger. He's running our port injection and a full fuel-it kit (regulator & return line). 100% E85. Per usual I have a limited amount of time so I'll just share the highlights. 1) The 6466 G2 in a twin scroll works really well. Great boost potential and very good HP per PSI. 2) We found Payam's car wanted a lot less timing than I'm used to giving E85 cars. Around 7.5 degrees up top. 3) I tried a few VANOS curves and found the basic Cobb curves worked better than what we have in our ST back end flash files. Better spool and more power. Sigh. I think I'll just change those all back. 4) He ran in to timing drops around 30psi that we couldn't fix by lowering advance further so decided to call it a day for now. Hopefully it runs well at NFZ this weekend!
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    Had a chance to meet up with Payam today to tune his new PTE 6466 G2 twin scroll turbocharger. He's running our port injection and a full fuel-it kit (regulator & return line). 100% E85. Per usual I have a limited amount of time so I'll just share the highlights. 1) The 6466 G2 in a twin scroll works really well. Great boost potential and very good HP per PSI. 2) We found Payam's car wanted a lot less timing than I'm used to giving E85 cars. Around 7.5 degrees up top. 3) I tried a few VANOS curves and found the basic Cobb curves worked better than what we have in our ST back end flash files. Better spool and more power. Sigh. I think I'll just change those all back. 4) He ran in to timing drops around 30psi that we couldn't fix by lowering advance further so decided to call it a day for now. Hopefully it runs well at NFZ this weekend!
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  • VegasJD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    I wanted to share my recent outrageous interaction with MFactory. I wanted to get an lsd for my 135 dct. About 10 weeks ago they were offering specials for chinese new year and thought i would put my order in and get one since it was $300 off the normal price. So on February 22nd i paypal my $2000 to them. They contacted told me it might be a few weeks to get cores and i was fine with that. Then it became a month...nothing no pms from them at all ever...i pm them and response was this: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey there, I can confirm we have 4 cores coming in just now, and should be arriving in a few days time. once we receive them, we can get the machine work done on them, and then starting building the units with the LSD. I'll update you on the progress next week when I get more news. Thanks and sorry for the delay! Originally Posted by VegasJD So its been 2 weeks since I sent you payment for the LSD, Whats the progress and when might it ship to me? Thanks, James Originally Posted by MFactory We've had some difficulty sourcing good low mileage cores, but have a couple of them coming in soon. Will keep you updated. Thanks and sorry for the delay. Originally Posted by VegasJD ok so its almost been a month...any update? so I wait another week pm them and get this: Re: deal on dct lsd?1 of the DCT cores arrived today, and the others should be arriving next Mon/Tues. It will take around a week for the machine shop to finish their work on the ring gears, then we can start rebuilding the cores which only takes us 1 day. So i give them another 10 days before i send a pm and i get this back im thinking well it should be shipping any day right???:confused: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey Jim, just checked with the machine shop there, and it is due back within the next few days. Thanks and sorry for the delay. SO i wait another 15 days...in that time NO response or update from them at all. Any response from the initial came in response to MY Pm's nothing from them EVER!! Next few days is not another 2 WEEKS!!!:angry-banghead: SO its been 2 months since i paypaled $2000 so the following day i sent a dispute to paypal saying its been 2 months since i paid for goods and i have nothing. WOW you should have seen how quick they responded to paypal...record time lol 15 minutes...here is what i sent paypal and here is the response i got from Mfactory... I paid 2 months ago, i have to constantly bother the seller as to an update when product coming in and when it might be shipped. Before this last time it was 15 days since we spoke and at that time he said it would be a few days now its been over 2 weeks. I am tired of waiting they keep pushing it out and telling me to wait im tired of waiting. I shouldnt have to bother them to get an update when its done. From Seller - MFactory Competition Products 4/23/2015 00:42 PDT Instead of submitting a dispute, why not just contact/PM me? If you wanted a refund, I would have happily gave you one. You did not have to submit a dispute, thus putting our account balance in PayPal into the negative, thus locking our account and not allowing us to receive website transactions (yup, locked paypal account = can't use = can't refund you). Your core is being built just now (there were other people before you, just so you know), but I will just sell it to next in line. You're going to have to wait for the refund now though until I get a direct paypal payment (as I said, you made it so that we can't process orders through our website anymore. Thank you so much for that btw). If only you had waited a few more days (or contacted me)... So instead of contacting me and shipping out my lsd if it was "ready" like they said it was they cancelled my order. They are so happy to sell it to the next person in line...WOW that floors me. This is the angry pm i get from him complaining he had to fund paypal with his personal credit card as no funds were in the account...kinda weird that you have to fund a business with a personal cc instead of something business...sounds really shady to me!:think: Re: deal on dct lsd?You could have at least given me a chance to reply to you first before submitting a dispute. Not only did you put our PayPal account into negative, you also locked our account preventing us from processing more website orders/payments. I had to manually fund my PayPal account with my creditcard just to refund you and unlock our PayPal account. At $1500 + $500 refundable core fee, that was already heavily discounted. No where will you ever see that kind of deal ever again. If only you had given me time to reply to your PM, none of this would have happened as your core is currently being rebuilt and would have been ready to ship out today to you. As it stands, I've refunded your payment and have cancelled your order. If you do wish to reorder in future, price is $2199.95 + $500 core fee. We no longer have them on special as we have a very large list of pre-orders for these, and you would have to line up again (currently 8 people on the list). So they refund my money well im waiting on it... instead of shipping out my lsd which was supposedly "ready"...how is that a good way to do business...so i guess the deal i was getting was never really going to happen EVER!!...to me it seems i was made to wait till i got fed up and they wouldnt have to give me a deal on it. I am confused why they tell me what it costs to reorder one from them now...like i want to give them my money again to hold it for how many months they feel like it LOL NOT!!! I will give my money to a business that treats its customers right and does the right thing. this is the next pm trying to some how explain why they cancelled the order instead of shipping it out.. Re: deal on dct lsd? As mentioned, your dispute put our account into negative, which effectively locked our account, preventing us from doing further business transactions on our website. As we are a global business, and the timezone that you are in, that would mean we would have lost 5 figures in sales by the time you woke up and responded. Obviously we couldn't ship your core out to you before we received payment (which we didn't have, as PayPal removed it from our account). They had my payment for 2 months...how do they not have payment? WHAT i dont have what i paid for is the problem. The funny thing is they responded in 15 minutes to just cancel it no trying to work things out...a really GREAT way to do business. I was sent this the day after i complained to paypal as well. Re: deal on dct lsd?As mentioned, because of the timezone, you would not have (and did not) replied within an acceptable timeframe. Our business does not just cover the US, but is global. We cannot afford to have our PayPal account locked at any time, as we process orders via our website 24/7. And yes, I have a business creditcard, not that that has to do with anything. Again, I apologise for the inconvenience. I sincerely understand your frustration, but please understand why I had to cancel your order in the manner that I did. I love how he assumed i would not have responded in time...i wasnt given any time to respond it was cancelled out right lol. I understand why my order was cancelled...waiting 2 months wasnt long enough to wait...CANCELLING a discounted order is easier than filling it...WHY keep the customer happy? the goal is to make money and provide no customer service what so ever....right? So i assumed this company was in California as it says on their profile but im guessing its in china somewhere. If anyone else has had similar experiences please chime in...I wouldnt do business with a company like this ever!....i run 2 businesses and would never treat a customer like that! I wanted to share what happened to me so it doesnt happen to anyone else on the forum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    Very nice numbers here from TopSpeed Motorsports who tuned this AMS Performance Porsche 997.1 Turbo Alpha 9 upgrade package. The tuning was done via a Cobb Accessport. Keep in mind this is a pump gas road race tune so of course there is more in it on race gas. At 22 psi of boost the numbers are 677 horsepower and 623 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The curve itself looks pretty good with linear power that just keeps climbing and holds to redline: The Alpha 9 package is capable of more as stated (AMS claims 900+ horsepower) but this is a nice pump gas tune. This is what the $20k package includes: Billet turbos, upgraded intercoolers, upgraded injectors, upgraded intakes, new Y-pipe, and intake tubes. An upgraded clutch and exhaust is of course recommended.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    The Ford Mustang Ecoboost is becoming a very popular tuner platform. Why shouldn't it? The 2.3 liter turbocharged motor can of course be tuned and the lightweight four-cylinder gives the Mustang great balance and makes it fun to drive namely in the corners. VTT is working on a stock frame turbo upgrade. Readers over on BimmerBoost are familiar with their stock frame upgrades for BMW's. So what will we get out of this upgrade? That remains to be seen. VTT will tear it down and see what they can do. We witnessed a 353 wheel horsepower Mustang Ecoboost set the 1/4 mile record running 11.77 with an aftermarket Precision turbocharger. We have a feeling the stock frame turbocharger can match this and then some. More from @Tony@VargasTurboTech: "We took delivery of our new Mustang Ecoboost turbocharger from Ford last week, and we are getting started on the project. We will be tearing the turbo down, see what is going on inside, and upgrading it to Stage 2 levels. We have a local tester lined up, and look forward to the gains to be had on these cool motors, with just a stock frame upgrade!"
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  • PLF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    PLF started a thread Flash Qestion in N54
    Hi guys, I was wondering if the back end Flash is worth it for my setup or not ? I live in Canada, Qc so take account I don't have access to E85. Here is my setup 2008 135i - JB4 Iso 5 - VRSF Catless Downpipes - VRSF 5'' Intercooler - VRSF Intake Pipe with Tial BOV - RB PCV Valve - NO Meth Thanks !!
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  • SVH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    Gintani and ACM west have the same address.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Hot on the heels of the Car and Driver 6-speed manual ATS-V test comes an 8-speed 8L90 automatic ATS-V test from MotorTrend. If we were to guess a deal was struck that Car and Driver would get to publish the numbers first but that MotorTrend would get the automatic press car to test. Magazine politics at work? Just a hunch. Anyway, the MotorTrend figures are more impressive showing 0-60 in 4.0 flat for the auto versus 4.2 for the manual. The 1/4 mile time for the automatic ATS-V is registered as 12.3 @ 114.6 miles per hour. Slightly less than the 115 trap speed recorded for the manual although 3/10's quicker. It also was not tested on a level track so we should in theory see better numbers eventually although these numbers are from a VBOX. It is not as quick or as fast as a DCT BMW M3/M4. Unless owners of the ATS-V come up with a miracle to top the 1/4 mile times we have been seeing from the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Once again, Caddy's boss was wrong about having the Germans whipped in power, torque, and acceleration. Ok, how about the handling? The skidpad figure is .98g or about a wash with the BMW M3/M4. MotorTrend did not delve into the steering feel or handling too much instead saving these details for an upcoming comparison to the BMW M3. That may be why we are missing their figure 8 test numbers. They did state it does feel like a driver's car. The brakes did not fade on the track. The ATS-V stopped from 60 miles per hour in 103 feet. They got 99 feet for the M3. Expect more details in their upcoming comparison as major ones are missing such as the curb weight. We wanted to see how much weight the automatic transmission adds. Regardless, this car is not an M3/M4 killer once again and is certainly not besting the C63 AMG in raw power or acceleration. Is it a better driver's car? Well, we await their direct comparison. 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe BASE PRICE $63,660 PRICE AS TESTED $78,995 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD, 4-pass, 2-door coupe ENGINE 3.6L/464-hp/445-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6 TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic WHEELBASE 109.3 in L x W x H 184.7 x 72.5 x 54.5 in 0-60 MPH 4.0 sec QUARTER MILE 12.3 sec @ 114.6 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 103 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.98 g (avg) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 16/24/18 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 211/140 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.03 lb/mile
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Hey I have a 2007 e90 Xi that I recently picked up. I know the first owner and it was driven very responsibly with only the occasional (annual) Italian tuneup and maintenance was stayed on top of. When I got the car the brake pedal was almost too good, I had to be careful with it in order to not brake too hard. I know for a fact these brakes have never been beat on. So fast forward 2 months I have CP, DCI, JB4 in it and my brake pedal sucks, it's not dangerous like stopping is a struggle, theres just so much dead travel until it bites like I have a lot of air in there. So I've bled the brakes three times now and the same thing happens, the pedal feels good and solid but as soon as I start the car the pedal sinks a fair bit. (25%) I did it twice yesterday, And then after driving a few miles it is even worse maybe halfway down to get highway off ramp retardation and then it stabilizes and doesn't get worse. So my question is, is this indictitive of a leaking brake booster line... the one that attaches by the oil filter housing.. I had to remove it a few times for CP and DCI install. (The one with the blue seal) I'm pretty sure that is what this means but I want confirmation. I used INPA bleed procedure by the way, best way to bleed brakes on an e90 for sure. All you do is open the bleed nipple with a line into a water bottle and follow the on screen instructions. It closes a valve on the upstroke so it's a one man job and you get the old fluid out of the DSC/ABS module. INPA bleed FTW.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    The Germans over at Autobild got their hands on the new C7 Corvette Z06 and their testing shows incredible performance figures. Specifically its laptime around the Sachsenring course in Germany. Let's put the Corvette laptime in context with some stiff competition. Here are the top 10 Sachsenring laptimes: 1. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 1:30.47 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) 1:32.51 3. Ferrari 458 Speciale 1:32.76 4. Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 1:32.84 5. Porsche 911 Turbo (991) 1:32.92 6. Porsche 911 GT3 1:32.97 7. McLaren 650 S 1:33.15 8. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet (991) 1:33.23 9. Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series 1:33.38 10. Porsche 911 GT2 RS 1:33.51 The Z06 beats its next closest rival, the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S , by over two seconds. In other words, an eternity. That is an epic beatdown. The course itself is 2.28 miles long and fairly tight and technical with long sweepers featuring elevation changes. The track is well known in MotoGP circles. For the Z06 to crush the 911 Turbo S laptime to such a degree on this circuit is impressive. Incredibly impressive. Especially considering it was done by the Germans who dethroned their own German car they love to worship.
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    just wondering if anyone has any footage from SS-8 besides the BMS crew of course....;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Very interesting runs here with interesting results. The CLA45 AMG is stock. Obviously in stock form with its 355 horsepower M133 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor it is much quicker than the MKVII Volkswagen GTI. 45 AMG output is roughly in the ~330 wheel horsepower range stock and the GTI is in the ~220 wheel horsepower range stock. That is a very big spread between the two 2.0 liter four-cylinder direct injected motors. However, that is what tuning is for and here is the mod list for the cars: CLA45AMG - Stock, VDC off, Sports mode, 19" wheels MK7 GTI - Revo, Milltek Full Exhaust, Revo Intake, 19" wheels, wheel HP - 300 So the GTI is around the 300 wheel horsepower mark so it is still down on the CLA45 AMG slightly. However, the GTI has some advantage in a race like this namely that the Golf is roughly 500 pounds lighter and it sends its power to the front wheels rather than all four. In a roll on race this pays major dividends as the GTI pulls away. The first race has the CLA45 AMG on the inside tract and it gets a bit of a jump. The GTI does run it down though. The second run really illustrates the difference with a more even straightaway and start. The GTI just pulls decisively away. The CLA45 AMG of course can be tuned as well but the GTI will always have the advantage of being much lighter. It will be interesting to see how much weight the upcoming R400/R420 model adds with its beefed up components and all wheel drive. Very impressive performance from the VW:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    Very cool race here between a Lamborghini Huracan that is stock except for an exhaust system and a modified C7 Corvette Z06. The Z06 is the same car we saw go 9.891 @ 141.64 in the 1/4 mile on E85. The Z06 also is a 7-speed manual car meaning driver skill plays a significant part. The first run is from a roll. The Huracan is given the hit and takes a lead. The dual clutch transmission helps hold off the Z06 on the first couple gear shifts. Once they get into higher speeds though the power difference shows and the Z06 just pulls away. It's clearly the more powerful car here. What is nice to see is that they also go from a stop. The advantage is squarely in the Huracan's court as it has all wheel drive. That is likely why the Z06 gets the hit off the line. It takes off but you soon see its tires go up in smoke. The Huracan quickly passes by it opening a lead thanks to its traction advantage and dual clutch transmission. Unfortunately we only get one camera angle but it is easy to tell the Huracan is ahead of the Z06 and holding it off. It takes an eternity for the Z06 to catch up which it eventually does. In a street matchup from a stop the Huracan has the advantage unless a Z06 is wearing drag rubber in anticipation of such an encounter. Very nice runs and high quality video to boot. The Huracan does an admirable job considering it is naturally aspirated and has less power and torque:
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    Yesterday, 07:25 PM
    Very cool race here between a Lamborghini Huracan that is stock except for an exhaust system and a modified C7 Corvette Z06. The Z06 is the same car we saw go 9.891 @ 141.64 in the 1/4 mile on E85. The Z06 also is a 7-speed manual car meaning driver skill plays a significant part. The first run is from a roll. The Huracan is given the hit and takes a lead. The dual clutch transmission helps hold off the Z06 on the first couple gear shifts. Once they get into higher speeds though the power difference shows and the Z06 just pulls away. It's clearly the more powerful car here. What is nice to see is that they also go from a stop. The advantage is squarely in the Huracan's court as it has all wheel drive. That is likely why the Z06 gets the hit off the line. It takes off but you soon see its tires go up in smoke. The Huracan quickly passes by it opening a lead thanks to its traction advantage and dual clutch transmission. Unfortunately we only get one camera angle but it is easy to tell the Huracan is ahead of the Z06 and holding it off. It takes an eternity for the Z06 to catch up which it eventually does. In a street matchup from a stop the Huracan has the advantage unless a Z06 is wearing drag rubber in anticipation of such an encounter. Very nice runs and high quality video to boot. The Huracan does an admirable job considering it is naturally aspirated and has less power and torque:
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