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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    The next gen battle between these popular M and AMG vehicles will soon be in full swing. Now we know the S55 engine in the BMW M3/M4 is underrated despite its claimed output of 425 horsepower. Thanks to Eurocharged Dynojet baseline testing of the new W205 C63 AMG S we know that car is also underrated despite its claimed 503 horse output. Eurocharged was kind enough to do a comparison between the two on their Dynojet dyno for us. You will notice the readout is not RPM but time and the reason for this is explained by Jerry@Eurocharged: "I did it in time view so you can see how long each car takes to accelerate under load. Ironically, both cars accelerate to redline in 13 seconds under load. Blue is C63S Red is M3 Both are my cars and 100% stock." The C63 AMG S obviously makes more power and torque. Considering its bigger 4.0 liter V8, this is no surprise. Its 467 wheel horsepower and 489 lb-ft of torque at the wheels comfortably exceed the M3 S55's ~425 wheel horsepower and ~430 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This particular graph shows a bit of a spike in the M3's torque as the turbo comes on showing a value above 450 but this seems to be an anomaly from the norm. The reason the peak values are not listed on the graph is due to an accidental shift at redline while on the dyno causing a spike for the M3. Whoops, these things happen and so the comparison is not perfect. Considering how hard graphs like this are to come by we appreciate the effort from Eurocharged. What we can clearly see is the that C63 M177 has a big torque advantage namely down low. This is to be expected from the bigger V8. The BMW S55 motor has to rev more and has more lag. Interestingly the horsepower difference between the two toward redline is negligible. The M177 hits its power peak before the S55. The S55 uses its revs to keep power fairly level as its torque curve also drops toward redline. It is not a classic naturally aspirated M motor curve or a high rpm engine by any means but BMW still has to use revs to mitigate displacement differences to a degree. AMG also is tuning the M177 for more torque down low than the M178 in the AMG GT S which is tuned for more top end punch. The next overlay we will bring you is tuned versus tuned.
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    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    This is a pretty ugly beatdown but what it does is show just how fast the AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997 Turbo package is in a street setting on pump gas. The video claims the Alpha 9 is running 600 horsepower with a custom Undercover Performance tune but considering AMS shows 800+ horsepower on 93 octane for the package there is some serious sandbagging going on here. The Stingray looks and performs as if it is stock. It ends up looking as if it is standing still. What we really learn here is that the Alpha 9 package on pump gas is tough to beat on the street. From a stoplight a rear wheel drive does not have much of a chance even if it has big power simply due to how effectively the 911 Turbo puts the power down. Ok, so it easily beats up on a Stingray and looks very fast. Now how about this car picks on somebody its own size? The AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997.1 Turbo package starts at $19,995.95 and includes: TiAL Bolt on, Ball bearing turbochargers with advanced geometry billet aluminum compressor wheels Plex PBC Boost Controller COBB AccessPort W/Custom Tune 5.5 thick high flow intercoolers with smooth cast endtanks 4 ply reinforced silicone turbo discharge pipes Steel wire reinforced silicone turbo inlet pipes Cast Y pipe with smooth merge Carbon fiber upper intercooler ducts Line hardware and fittings Heavy Duty Injectors
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    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    This is a pretty ugly beatdown but what it does is show just how fast the AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997 Turbo package is in a street setting on pump gas. The video claims the Alpha 9 is running 600 horsepower with a custom Undercover Performance tune but considering AMS shows 800+ horsepower on 93 octane for the package there is some serious sandbagging going on here. The Stingray looks and performs as if it is stock. It ends up looking as if it is standing still. What we really learn here is that the Alpha 9 package on pump gas is tough to beat on the street. From a stoplight a rear wheel drive does not have much of a chance even if it has big power simply due to how effectively the 911 Turbo puts the power down. Ok, so it easily beats up on a Stingray and looks very fast. Now how about this car picks on somebody its own size? The AMS Alpha 9 Porsche 997.1 Turbo package starts at $19,995.95 and includes: TiAL Bolt on, Ball bearing turbochargers with advanced geometry billet aluminum compressor wheels Plex PBC Boost Controller COBB AccessPort W/Custom Tune 5.5” thick high flow intercoolers with smooth cast endtanks 4 ply reinforced silicone turbo discharge pipes Steel wire reinforced silicone turbo inlet pipes Cast Y pipe with smooth merge Carbon fiber upper intercooler ducts Line hardware and fittings Heavy Duty Injectors
    15 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    The next gen battle between these popular M and AMG vehicles will soon be in full swing. Now we know the S55 engine in the BMW M3/M4 is underrated despite its claimed output of 425 horsepower. Thanks to Eurocharged Dynojet baseline testing of the new W205 C63 AMG S we know that car is also underrated despite its claimed 503 horse output. Eurocharged was kind enough to do a comparison between the two on their Dynojet dyno for us. You will notice the readout is not RPM but time and the reason for this is explained by Jerry@Eurocharged: "I did it in time view so you can see how long each car takes to accelerate under load. Ironically, both cars accelerate to redline in 13 seconds under load. Blue is C63S Red is M3 Both are my cars and 100% stock." The C63 AMG S obviously makes more power and torque. Considering its bigger 4.0 liter V8, this is no surprise. Its 467 wheel horsepower and 489 lb-ft of torque at the wheels comfortably exceed the M3 S55's ~425 wheel horsepower and ~430 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This particular graph shows a bit of a spike in the M3's torque as the turbo comes on showing a value above 450 but this seems to be an anomaly from the norm. The reason the peak values are not listed on the graph is due to an accidental shift at redline while on the dyno causing a spike for the M3. Whoops, these things happen and so the comparison is not perfect. Considering how hard graphs like this are to come by we appreciate the effort from Eurocharged. What we can clearly see is the that C63 M177 has a big torque advantage namely down low. This is to be expected from the bigger V8. The BMW S55 motor has to rev more and has more lag. Interestingly the horsepower difference between the two toward redline is negligible. The M177 hits its power peak before the S55. The S55 uses its revs to keep power fairly level as its torque curve also drops toward redline. It is not a classic naturally aspirated M motor curve or a high rpm engine by any means but BMW still has to use revs to mitigate displacement differences to a degree. AMG also is tuning the M177 for more torque down low than the M178 in the AMG GT S which is tuned for more top end punch. The next overlay we will bring you is tuned versus tuned.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Ok, ok, this is not a car motor. Relax. That does not make it any less badass. Boost is used in various applications and it is fun to see what various engine builders come up with for a variety of platforms. BoostAddict simply felt this motor deserves some recognition for its awesomeness. The specs? Capacity: 6.0 Litres Block Layout: 90 deg AC2A-F Aluminium Alloy V8 Cylinder Heads: DOHC 4 Valve Per Cylinder Intake Manifold: Magnesium; Tuned Length Intake Plenums: Carbon Fibre Exhaust Manifolds: Tuned Length; Stainless Steel Sump: Magnesium 12 Litre with Internal Oil Cooler Induction: Sequentially Quad Turbocharged Intercooling: Dual Liquid to Air Intake Charge Coolers Engine Management: Nizpro-Visteon with Dual Drive by Wire Throttles Ignition: Direct Fire; Coil on Plug Injectors: 1200cc Per Minute; Dual Squirt Maximum Output: 1500hp; Governed @ 8250 rpm Maximum Torque: 1120 ft lbs; Governed @ 6200 rpm Maximum RPM: 8400 rpm Limited Idle Speed: Neutral 700 rpm Idle speed: Forward 850 rpm Idle speed: Reverse 650 rpm Maximum Fuel Consumption: 8.6 Litres Per Minute @ 1500hp Absolute Boost Pressure: 260 kpa Fuel Type: Shell 100 Octane V-Max Racing Unleaded Pretty epic, right? Carbon fiber intakes, magnesium manifold, 8400 rpm redline, and 38 psi of boost. This engine is called the VZR-60DEQT and sees applications in boat racing. The Australians over as Nizpro have our respect and then some.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    This is a very nicely done size comparison of three intercoolers for the 3.5 liter twin turbo Ecoboost V6 available in the Ford F150. As we all know reducing heat soak in turbo motors when tuned is a big deal for performance. The owner compares the factory intercooler, an ATP aftermarket unit, and an AMR aftermarket unit. Let's take a look at the results. He starts by measuring the intercoolers. OEM: ATP: AMR: Now, many F150 Ecoboost owners complain about heat soak stock and especially when tuned. The factory unit is fairly tiny offering a width of 3 inches. The ATP unit steps this up to 3.5 inches. AMR really goes big with 5 inches. The owner reports that the difference in temps is night and day with the AMR unit especially after WOT passes. On the F150ecoboost forums owners are saying they wish they had this size comparison earlier as it would make choosing an intercooler much easier. The AMR unit certainly is a major upgrade especially when compared to stock.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Ok, ok, this is not a car motor. Relax. That does not make it any less badass. Boost is used in various applications and it is fun to see what various engine builders come up with for a variety of platforms. BoostAddict simply felt this motor deserves some recognition for its awesomeness. The specs? Capacity: 6.0 Litres Block Layout: 90 deg AC2A-F Aluminium Alloy V8 Cylinder Heads: DOHC 4 Valve Per Cylinder Intake Manifold: Magnesium; Tuned Length Intake Plenums: Carbon Fibre Exhaust Manifolds: Tuned Length; Stainless Steel Sump: Magnesium 12 Litre with Internal Oil Cooler Induction: Sequentially Quad Turbocharged Intercooling: Dual Liquid to Air Intake Charge Coolers Engine Management: Nizpro-Visteon with Dual Drive by Wire Throttles Ignition: Direct Fire; Coil on Plug Injectors: 1200cc Per Minute; Dual Squirt Maximum Output: 1500hp; Governed @ 8250 rpm Maximum Torque: 1120 ft lbs; Governed @ 6200 rpm Maximum RPM: 8400 rpm Limited Idle Speed: Neutral 700 rpm Idle speed: Forward 850 rpm Idle speed: Reverse 650 rpm Maximum Fuel Consumption: 8.6 Litres Per Minute @ 1500hp Absolute Boost Pressure: 260 kpa Fuel Type: Shell 100 Octane V-Max Racing Unleaded Pretty epic, right? Carbon fiber intakes, magnesium manifold, 8400 rpm redline, and 38 psi of boost. This engine is called the VZR-60DEQT and sees applications in boat racing. The Australians over as Nizpro have our respect and then some.
    5 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:24 PM
    My community is doing a cupcake contest and I want to kick everyone's ass. Who knows anything about cupcakes or good recipes? I've never made a cupcake in my life. All I know is I want to crush everyone and be cupcake king.
    3 replies | 64 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Black Ops 10 started a thread For Sale: w220 S600 Part out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    I am parting out my w220 2002 Mercedes S600. If there are parts your wanting to buy please let me know.
    1 replies | 31 view(s)
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Hey theweebabyseamus: :text-welcomewave:
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:18 PM
    Thanks to iND Distribution for these photos of their BMW i-models on HRE Wheels. The i8 is sporting a set of HRE S101 in Gloss Charcoal while the i3 is on HRE Classic 303 in Frozen iLectric Blue. Questions? PM us. Enjoy http://bit.ly/1DHqtoc
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    What McLaren has done in updating the MP4-12C platform is incredible. The 650S of course steps things up a bit from the original MP4-12C as the M838T 3.8 liter twin turbo port injected flat-plane crank V8 in the 650S bumps output to 641 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. It makes for some blistering performance figures. Car and Driver recorded 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, 0-100 in 5.8 seconds, and the 1/4 mile in 10.5 seconds at 136 miles per hour. The skidpad figure is equally impressive with 1.07g pulled. This is the heavier Spider version by the way. As stated, these numbers are stupid fast. Car and Driver put up blistering numbers for the Lamborghini Huracan as well yet nobody has been able to match them in the real world. It's safe to say the more powerful and lighter 650S is faster than the Huracan so these numbers are a more accurate representation and align with what independent real world testing shows. The Spider is only slightly heavier than the coupe as the 650S Spider comes in at a svelte 3250 pounds. That makes for an excellent power to weight ratio and explains the blistering acceleration figures. It also makes the way a LaFerrari pulled away from a 650S Spider look all the more impressive.
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  • djpaulie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Is anyone going out to this??? I got a trailer and a truck so I am going to head down from Madison, WI and run the car to hopefully get some decent results and introduce 1320 to the N54 :P haha. I would love to see some more forum members out there and put some names to faces!
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    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    Hey gobftald: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 02:22 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum HaydenAmu.
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    dtownsend, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum hoanganhnhadat15.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Welcome Billy Stocklin, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 02:03 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Quadking.
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum StaciJeppe.
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    Today, 08:12 AM
    Hey Amparo69R: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 04:35 AM
    Welcome fboF13m6, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Welcome bwallinnn, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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