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  • BoostinBiscayne's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 11:20 AM
    :boxingOk so after months of repeated advancements and new benchmarks for the N54, today, the California based tuners and turbo manufactures, will battle it out for the bragging rights. I don't know if I am the only jaded BB forum member here that has been paralyzed by the recent barrage of turbo and fueling developments for the n54 platform, wading through post after post, marveling at the turbo and fueling developments, even placing a deposit along the way, but ultimately having to wait. Suspiciously, the reason I think we've been made to wait, however frustrating, is a pretty good one. Our beloved tuners and turbo manufacturers have been careful with their updates and releases, operating in an almost genius CIA like fashion, giving us just enough information to create desire in their revolutionary-to-the-platform product over a competitor's products, with a masterful and deliberate delaying in the actual product release. Why you might ask? To create awareness and interest about their products, but ultimately, to retain a competitive advantage over the competition, who may have a superior turbo but no fueling, or fueling but no turbo, hardware but no tuning, all of the above, but no transmission. LMAO After months of conjecture and speculation, it's finally SHOWTIME! Best of luck to all the folks and companies competing that have done so much for the platform and the community. Wish I could be there. As far as the N54 Camp is concerned, What are the predictions? Which tuner, and which manufacture will be on top when the dust settles, will it be a singe or a twin turbo setup car? Will it be running port fuel injection or a dual HPFP? I guess we will know soon enough!
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 02:57 PM
    Despite our best efforts to get our shop car running properly in time for the event we decided not to run the car at all this past weekend. The #2 cylinder is leaking down over 25% and we will be putting another stock motor in shortly to continue development so we just cruised down to Coalinga to spectate. Here are some photos from the event. Hope you all have a great week! It will be a very busy and exciting one for us as we continue to assemble / ship the Stage 2+ N54 turbos and are awaiting testing of the world's first S55 turbo upgrade :music-rockout:.
    93 replies | 2351 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:51 AM
    allegedly stock bottom end, no mention of head work, completely changed hot-air-intake.. and somehow 100% E85? ED: looking at the graph, struggling to believe, as it's holding 600whp+ to basically 7k...
    76 replies | 2235 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:32 PM
    This will be something we will see more and more of over the coming years and one of the more interesting battles in the BMW performance scene in the opinion of BimmerBoost. We have BMW's newest turbocharged M car going against the M car it replaced. As you well know the E90 M3 comes with a naturally aspirated S65 4.0 liter V8 that revs to 8400 rpm from the factory. It makes much less power (roughly 70 wheel horsepower) than the turbocharged 3.0 liter S55 direct injected inline-6 engine in the new F80 M3. It becomes a complete mismatch when the S55 gets a tune such as the JB4 on this particular car. The thing is, what happens when you boost the older M car? This E90 M3 gets boost for its S65 V8 courtesy of an ESS VT2-625 supercharger kit. The high revving naturally aspirated V8 responds quite well generating in the area of 600 wheel horsepower depending on the supporting modifications, fuel, and tune. It is making this horsepower with far less torque than the S55 inline-6 however. This is a race won by top end power and with a centrifugal blower top end power is exactly what the E90 M3 offers. The F80 M3 comparatively offers much more low end torque and has a curve shifted far more to the left than to the right. 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. It will also be interesting how it does against the E90 M3 with turbos instead of a centrifugal supercharger. The E90 M3 only has in the 370 lb-ft of peak wheel torque range compared to the 550+ wheel torque this JB4 tuned F80 M3 is capable of generating. Yet it is where that torque is generated that determines the outcome here. Top end horsepower rules this race. No doubt enthusiasts will debate the approaches here. Both are viable. However, more displacement and higher revs with a torque curve that continues to increase toward redline is hard to beat in a race like this. The older M cars are hardly obsolete. They're incredible. E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend P.S. Iphone videos of races like this make us cry.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 06:14 PM
    E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend
    47 replies | 467 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:42 AM
    Seeing what the big magazines pick as their favorite driver's car is always interesting. Last month MotorTrend took their shot at it with a ten car field and settled on the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 as the best driver's car in all the land. Now it is time to get a British perspective on the matter. Autocar decided on a 12 car field. They usually field 10 cars but made an exception in 2014. There are some big name omissions one of which is the Lamborghini Huracan as Lamborghini declined their invitation (the raging bull is afraid?) and the Z28 is absent. Autocar's 12 car field is as follows and ordered by laptime: 1. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 1min 10.7sec 2. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 1min 11.9sec 3. McLaren 650S – 1min 12.9sec 4. Porsche 911 GT3 – 1min 13.1sec 5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 1min 14.3sec 6. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 1min 14.3sec 7. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 1min 14.9sec 8. BMW M4 – 1min 16.8sec 9. Porsche Cayman GTS – 1min 17.4sec 10. Alfa Romeo 4C – 1min 17.7sec 11. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – 1min 19.4sec 12. BMW i8 – 1min 19.4sec This is how Autocar ended up scoring the cars as far as driving pleasure: 1. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 16 points 2. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 19 3. Porsche 911 GT3 – 27 4. Porsche Cayman GTS – 33 5. McLaren 650S – 39 6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 43 7. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy 54 8. BMW i8 – 64 9. BMW M4 – 78 9. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 78 11. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 80 12. Alfa Romeo 4C – 93 The Ferrari 458 Speciale takes the victory over the Ariel Atom although the Atom is really nothing more than a street legal go-kart. The 458 reigns supreme but it is interesting to note some of the comments by Autocar on the vehicles. The M4 is said to be somewhat of a one trick pony always wanting to go sideways. Yes, the M3/M4 are more about muscle than finesse now. The i8 is said not to be a sports car and its handling changes based on the charge of the batteries. It is said to be better on the road and out of character in the competition which is a shame. The Corvette feels like it got a bit robbed here. A judge scored it as high as second yet it finishes in 6th place? Another judge stated out of all the cars the Corvette is the one he would want to race on the track. So again, what is with the sixth place finish with all the glowing praise? It is surprising the McLaren 650S gets beaten by a full second by the Ferrari. Especially considering its twin turbo V8 is boosted to 650 horsepower now. The Castle Combe track seems a bit short but Autocar feels it is a good test and a 'fast' track. The 458 Speciale is Britain's best driver's car of 2014 according to Autocar. The full video breakdown is below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 07:32 AM
    Interesting tune only matchup here of the new turbocharged F80 M3 and F82 M3. Both cars of course share the same 3.0 liter direct injected S55 inline-6 turbo motor. The only modification to each car is a tune with the camera car being the F80 M3 with the BMS JB4 tune. The BMS JB4 car is running on Map 7. The ECU Tuning Group car has their tuning solution which they claim adds 89 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. BimmerBoost has not seen any dyno sheets or timeslips backing up their claims as is the general trend for ECU Tuning Group products. BimmerBoost has seen dyno sheets for the BMS JB4 tuned S55 motors and they are over 500 wheel horsepower. Dynosheets are one thing and putting that power down in practice is another. In practice, the JB4 car simply pulls away (although it does start early). One sided race:
    17 replies | 805 view(s)
  • boostedmaserati's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 12:56 AM
    boostedmaserati started a thread TPG goes 11.1! in S55
    Unconfirmed fastest time at 11.1. These are great guys and have done lots of work on some of my cars, they are a force to be reckoned with! m.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1hQuSpsD0&feature=youtu.be
    17 replies | 344 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:12 AM
    10's are just around the corner for the S55 powerlpant people and that is not surprising. This is the quickest F82 M4 and S55 powered car in the world currently thanks to its 11.18 @ 123.56 pass. TPG Tuning is claiming this is the fastest M4 in the world although an F80 M3 has gone 126 in the 1/4 mile. So, technically, it is the fastest F82 M4 for now but not the fastest S55 powered car as that belongs to an F80 M3. Additionally, TPG Tuning is taking a lot of credit for this while forgetting an F80 M3 has gone faster and I think we all know it is really the JB4 tune from BMS doing the majority of the work here. What readers really should take away is that 10's are coming for the F82 M4 and F80 M3 with the right combination of modifications, traction, conditions, and someone brave enough to use launch control to get out of the hole. The 1.6596 60 foot certainly is impressive as it is without launch control. Modifications are: BMS JB4 with a custom map Race Fuel Hoosier Drag radials
    17 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 09:01 PM
    We are here because we are car enthusiasts. We like cars. Some of us maybe more than others or some maybe too much for our own good but one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for cars. That is why we all understand the actions this man takes to perform a save on this car. Yes, he makes a mistake by leaving the car in neutral. He quickly realizes this mistake and runs after the car as it rolls back managing to close the door just in time before it hit the garage. He then quickly jumps in over the door and brings the car safely to a stop (using his hand on the brake pedal mind you) before it hits anything. He is fortunate the top was down or this could have ended badly. He is also fortunate the car was not turning back at a greater angle as he could have been pinned against the edge of the garage. It certainly would be interesting to know if it is his car or if it belongs to someone else. Whether you like classic Mustangs, European cars, Japanese cars, whatever, you will be able to appreciate this save as a car enthusiast.
    7 replies | 1556 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 11:12 AM
    On paper this should not be much of a race. This video illustrates why we do not race dynographs. The Corvette is a C6 with the LS3 6.2 liter V8. It is naturally aspirated with bolt ons and an aftermarket cam and said to making 464 horsepower at the rear wheels. The GT500 is a 2014 with bolt ons and a pulley upgrade. It is said to be making 690 wheel horsepower and considering how easy it is to gain power on the blown GT500's there is no reason to doubt that figure being attainable. The performance of the GT500 does make one doubt the figure though. The first run is very close between the two. The GT500 starts out ahead but then loses ground on a shift only to pull up top. The second run is botched on what looks to be a missed shift by the GT500 so let's focus on the third and final run. This run finally shows a bit of the horsepower difference as the Mustang driver hits his shifts. The Mustang effortlessly pulls 5+ car lengths. Is the GT500 making 690 wheel horsepower? Probably. It just does not show as there is some poor driving on display. Additionally, the C6 Corvette is lighter, more aerodynamic, and makes more efficient use of its horsepower. If it had equal power and torque it would (and should) pull away.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 07:23 AM
    Interesting tune only matchup here of the new turbocharged F80 M3 and F82 M3. Both cars of course share the same 3.0 liter direct injected S55 inline-6 turbo motor. The only modification to each car is a tune with the camera car being the F80 M3 with the BMS JB4 tune. The BMS JB4 car is running on Map 7. The ECU Tuning Group car has their tuning solution which they claim adds 89 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. BimmerBoost has not seen any dyno sheets or timeslips backing up their claims and that tends to be the general trend ECU Tuning Group products. BimmerBoost has seen dyno sheets for the BMS JB4 tuned S55 motors and they are over 500 wheel horsepower. Dynosheets are one thing and putting that power down in practice is another. In practice, the JB4 car simply pulls away (although it does start early). One sided race:
    17 replies | 194 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:16 AM
    Seeing what the big magazines pick as their favorite driver's car is always interesting. Last month MotorTrend took their shot at it with a ten car field and settled on the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 as the best driver's car in all the land. Now it is time to get a British perspective on the matter. Autocar decided on a 12 car field. They usually field 10 cars but made an exception in 2014. There are some big name omissions one of which is the Lamborghini Huracan as Lamborghini declined their invitation (the raging bull is afraid?) and the Z28 is absent. Autocar's 12 car field is as follows and ordered by laptime: 1. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 1min 10.7sec 2. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 1min 11.9sec 3. McLaren 650S – 1min 12.9sec 4. Porsche 911 GT3 – 1min 13.1sec 5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 1min 14.3sec 6. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 1min 14.3sec 7. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 1min 14.9sec 8. BMW M4 – 1min 16.8sec 9. Porsche Cayman GTS – 1min 17.4sec 10. Alfa Romeo 4C – 1min 17.7sec 11. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – 1min 19.4sec 12. BMW i8 – 1min 19.4sec This is how Autocar ended up scoring the cars as far as driving pleasure: 1. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 16 points 2. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 19 3. Porsche 911 GT3 – 27 4. Porsche Cayman GTS – 33 5. McLaren 650S – 39 6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 43 7. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy 54 8. BMW i8 – 64 9. BMW M4 – 78 9. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 78 11. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 80 12. Alfa Romeo 4C – 93 The Ferrari 458 Speciale takes the victory over the Ariel Atom although the Atom is really nothing more than a street legal go-kart. The 458 reigns supreme but it is interesting to note some of the comments by Autocar on the vehicles. The M4 is said to be somewhat of a one trick pony always wanting to go sideways. Yes, the M3/M4 are more about muscle than finesse now. The i8 is said not to be a sports car and its handling changes based on the charge of the batteries. It is said to be better on the road and out of character in the competition which is a shame. The Corvette feels like it got a bit robbed here. A judge scored it as high as second yet it finishes in 6th place? Another judge stated out of all the cars the Corvette is the one he would want to race on the track. So again, what is with the sixth place finish with all the glowing praise? It is surprising the McLaren 650S gets beaten by a full second by the Ferrari. Especially considering its twin turbo V8 is boosted to 650 horsepower now. The Castle Combe track seems a bit short but Autocar feels it is a good test and a 'fast' track. The 458 Speciale is Britain's best driver's car of 2014 according to Autocar. The full video breakdown is below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 07:29 PM
    I'm going to be adding real time sortable performance databases in to the network soon. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to call the one that will deal with 1/4 mile, 1/2, mile, etc., times. I originally thought dragtimeslips.com was the best but it is pretty damn close to dragtimes.com. Trapspeeds.com is different and doesn't necessarily imply a 1/4 mile focus as things are evolving in this respect anyway. Sorting between 1/4, 1/2, mile, or even standing kilometer trap speeds may be an interesting idea and a different take from the traditional. Anyway, vote on the name you prefer.
    10 replies | 453 view(s)
  • Abacus38's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 08:52 AM
    Abacus38 started a thread EFR 9180 in N54
    Is anyone running one of these? All I see is pte stuff. I think this or BW 366 would be a perfect fit for our motors.
    9 replies | 427 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 08:40 PM
    It is not surprising that AMG will have a version of the GT sports car to race with. This being the AMG GT GT3 model. What is interesting though is that the head of AMG Tobias Moers stated he wants to build a hardcore street version to be as closely related to the GT3 race car as possible. This of course would be similar to what Porsche does with the 911 GT3 or at least they used to. Moers indicates that this model will not be a Black Series but Moers indicated a Black Series version of the AMG GT was on the way just earlier this month. Will there be both an AMG GT Black Series and an AMG GT GT3 model? This seems somewhat redundant. Both models are more hardcore versions of the AMG GT and both will have weight stripped out. There is some confusion here that he needs to clear up. Regarding this GT3 model it will not be called GT3 as previously mentioned Porsche uses it for the 911 GT3. What AMG will end up calling it is unknown at this time. What we do is that AMG will build it with laptimes in mind and not straightline speed. Moers stated, “I don’t want to make a dragster that’s only good for doing 0-100km/h in 2.8sec. We need more power, less weight, better aerodynamics and different suspension but the targets should be the power to weight ratio, drivability, lap time and tremendous feel. The car is already 80kg lighter than the SLS and has a similar power to weight ratio, so to lose much more weight we will need to use carbonfibre as we have with our Black Series models.” That sounds pretty good. Lower the weight quite a bit over the standard AMG GT and beef up the suspension and aerodynamics for better laptimes. More power will be part of the equation as well as he indicated the M178 is hardly being pushed, “That doesn’t mean we can get 700bhp from the V8 – it is not as simple as that – but the V8 is currently very understressed.” Moers expects this model to shave more than 10 seconds off the AMG GT Nurburgring laptime on standard, not R compound, tires. A hardcore track special AMG GT focused around the driving experience with more power and less weight sounds like a winning recipe to BenzBoost. Source
    9 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 07:13 PM
    Wow! 9 seconds already out of the new Subaru WRX STI? That's right! Cobb Tuning announced that an accessport tuned 2015 Subaru WRX STI went 9.994 @ 142.16 in the 1/4 mile. Keep in mind this is a full weight street car and that the car hit the market this year. This is a stock motor car with the ETS (Extreme Turbo Systems) turbo kit using the Precision PT6466 turbocharger. It also is running the ETS FMIC (front mount intercooler) upgrade and manifold. Well done and incredible this happened so quickly:
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Vargas Turbocharger Technologies is proud to announce that we have just become one of the privileged few official dealers of Dodson Motorsports products in California! This alliance will allow us to test the limits of the DCT in E82, E88, E90, E92, F80 & F82 platforms at higher power levels using our upgraded turbos and fuel system solutions. We will continue to push development for turbocharged BMW's and create strategic partnerships with other companies that produce high quality components. Our goal is for our products to set new world records and offer our customers the highest levels of performance and reliability possible for their projects.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 07:31 AM
    It is only a matter of time. We all know and love the 5.5 liter M157 V8 that currently powers the turbocharged 63 AMG models on the market. With the AMG GT and W205 C63 AMG on the way a new era of turbocharged AMG powerplants is almost here and that era will be powered by the M177/M178 motor. Critics will be quick to point out that the M177/M178 has 1.5 liters less displacement than the M157 and that is certainly true. BenzBoost will quickly point out that the M177/M178 is a lighter motor with top mounted turbos and that it also revs higher than the M157. As Audi showed with the 4.0 TFSI V8 replacing their bi-turbo 5.0 liter V10 displacement is not as important in the turbocharged German V8 era as displacement was when naturally aspirated motors were more prevalent. The switch has been confirmed by AMG boss Tobias Moers who stated regarding the M177/M178, 'The engine will replace our 5.5-litre engine.' The S63 AMG, SL63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, and E63 AMG will eventually switch to the M177/M178. There is no reason to shed any tears over the switch. Top mounted turbos are easier to reach and turbo upgrades potentially become easier. The switch will also provide a lighter motor making for better balanced and less nose heavy cars. The M157 will be missed but the M177/M178 is a worthy successor offering certain advantages despite the displacement loss. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
    We are here because we are car enthusiasts. We like cars. Some of us maybe more than others or some maybe too much for our own good but one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for cars. That is why we all understand the actions this man takes to perform a save on this car. Yes, he makes a mistake by leaving the car in neutral. He quickly realizes this mistake and runs after the car as it rolls back managing to close the door just in time before it hit the garage. He then quickly jumps in over the door and brings the car safely to a stop (using his hand on the brake pedal mind you) before it hits anything. He is fortunate the top was down or this could have ended badly. He is also fortunate the car was not turning back at a greater angle as he could have been pinned against the edge of the garage. It certainly would be interesting to know if it is his car or if it belongs to someone else. Whether you like classic Mustangs, European cars, Japanese cars, whatever, you will be able to appreciate this save as a car enthusiast.
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  • COBB Tuning's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 06:38 PM
    I wanted to take some time to post up about this car I worked on over the weekend. This car I tuned some time ago and he wanted to push the car further than what it was at, so he opted to go to 3.8L. This car has Alpha 30 turbos and on our dyno before at 20psi made about 730WHP. The car was also on 1000cc injectors and on E85, so we were capped on fuel. The car went to BBI and got the motor installed as well as a fuel system and 1500cc Bosch injectors. This is the BBI B-One-E package, and honestly it is just an amazing package. Probably one of the most well rounded packages I have tuned to date, as it is responsive and makes a TON of usable power. They did a great job as always! The car got finished Friday night and tried to dyno it but had only enough time to get one pull on wastegate pressure. Tune still needed some more work so we loaded it up and took it north for Shift Sector. Saturday morning we started to get working on it making tweaks to it through the day and finally towards the end of the day the car started to get going! Best time of the weekend in the half mile was 185MPH. Boost wouldn't go above 31psi so it has more in it for sure. Kong also has a 996 that we were running and supporting at this same event, and it went 205MPH in the half mile, which is really moving, but more on that car later. Anyways Kong raced the car hard all weekend, and is taking it back to Oklahoma as it is his daily driver :) They took it to the dyno today to see how much power the car was actually making after tuning at the event all weekend. 1002WHP on the stock ECU using a Cobb Accessport, calibrated by me and BBI. This is really how the car will get driven day in and day out, which is really awesome! Pics: There was no tach pick up so no torque number for now, but he said he will dyno it when he gets back and get me an updated number. Enjoy the car Kong, and thanks for reading. Mitch.Mckee@Cobbtuning.com -Mitch
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 10:52 AM
    Congratulations to ESmotor located in Istanbul, Turkey for their new Porsche 997 Turbo 1/4 mile record. ESmotor managed a 9.096 elapsed time which exceeds the closest competitor by over half a second. Their 155.893 just barely edges out the previous fastest 997 trap which was 149.1 set by EVOMS. The ESmotor 997 Turbo is a 997.1 model with a Tiptronic (automatic) transmission. This record was set in high 90 degree temps at the Bahrain dragstrip. A video of the run is below and the car has a hell of a launch to put it mildly. As far as the mods the car is running an ES1400 kit. Specifications: - Esmotor complete built longblock engine - Stock ECU/TCU tuning - Esmotor turbo kit - Esmotor headers - Esmotor exhaust - Esmotor intercooler and y-pipe kit - Esmotor intake kit - Esmotor intake manifold kit - Esmotor fuel system - Upgraded torque converter - Upgraded driveshafts Congratulations to ESmotor on raising the bar. 8's are around the corner for the platform especially once the transmission issues here (hitting the rev limiter + torque handling) are solved.
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  • Modernfuse's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 10:21 AM
    Modernfuse started a thread AFE intake issue in N54
    Hey peeps, Popped the hood the other day after having an issue during a run where I lost some power in the middle of the run, that turned out to be vacuum hose issues that I have now resolved. Those bad boys were got sucked shut with too much heat apparently so I have wrapped some good, thick stuff with Thermo-Flex and see how it works. Before I was able to do this though I found that my AFE Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Pro Intake had started to collapse on one of the intake ports at the filter connection. Has anyone else seen this happen?
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 11:40 AM
    quattr0 started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: 1 week old m4 notes in 4 Series and M4
    1. Fscking love it! Or perhaps just simply missed the experience of reving up a bit in 1st, let the clutch go and it would jump like a fox! 2. There is a surprised litto neck-snapped-back feeling and big fake exhaust note between 4k and 5k rpm. Can't wait until the car will pass 1200 miles and hopefully could put smiles on my face when deeping into 5 to 7k rpm. 3. There is nothing wrong w electronic steering on f82 4. Gas mileage is 17mpg mostly city and sport plus setting 100% 5. Exhaust note thru speakers doesn't bother me 6. I feel 3rd a bit snappier, is that a word?, on FBO n54 . 5th and 6th feels stronger on f82. Or perhaps its just the map Josh gave me on the n54. 7. If u have a really fast n54 u prolly wont miss much straightline and driving around town. I bought the f82 simply because I've missed manual and the good looking interior including the screen. I still enjoy my FBO n54 and nothing is wrong w it (ok I lied a bit no LSD nor carbon fiber shaft) 8. Back tires still pin a bit when turning left and go WOT (below 5k rpm) in f82
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 07:44 PM
    Those reports of a new special edition R8 were correct. The final product is a bit different than anticipated as this is not the R8 RS but the R8 Competition. Audi will produce only 60 Competition R8's which receive a power boost to 570 horsepower making it the most powerful factory R8 produced. Considering this horsepower has always been sitting there waiting to be unlocked in the detuned 5.2 liter V10 borrowed from the Lamborghini LP-560 Gallardo the power boost is not a big deal. Audi just gave the car some different software and there is your explanation for the horsepower gain. In addition to some new ECU software the Competition gets some new carbon fiber body pieces. It also is available only with the dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox. This R8 Competition model really is not that big of a deal. It certainly is not as exciting as the hardcore R8 RS we were expecting. Maybe that model will still come as if this is the last 'special edition' of the R8 it is a bit of an anticlimactic end to the production run. Limited-edition Audi R8 competition to debut at Los Angeles Auto Show - Audi R8 competition is the most powerful Audi production vehicle to-date going 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 199 MPH - Design and performance elements draw inspiration from R8 LMS racecar - Limited production of 60 units to be made available in the U.S. HERNDON, Va., October 28, 2014 – Audi of America announces the debut of the powerful 2015 R8 competition at the upcoming 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The R8 competition redefines the iconic R8 as the pinnacle of Audi performance with 570 hp and racing-inspired, lightweight matte carbon elements. "The limited-edition Audi R8 competition is the closest road car to our R8 LMS ultra race car that has won virtually every race around the world," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "It is designed for the driving enthusiast and we're excited to bring 60 units as a limited-edition to the U.S." The high-performance R8 competition features a 570hp 5.2L V10 mated exclusively to a seven-speed S tronic and a sport exhaust system with black high-gloss tailpipes. This combination results in a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph, making it the fastest R8 ever offered. The R8 competition is engineered to push the limits, sharing the same naturally aspirated V10 FSI engine as the Audi R8 LMS race car which has won Daytona and Nuerburgring 24 hour races as well as all other major GT races around the globe. The award-winning GT-engine represents the pinnacle of durability, requiring its first major service after approximately 13,000 miles under race conditions or approximately one full race season. Competitor engines require a major service after one 24 hour race. Further enhancing the unmistakable Audi R8 competition design are striking matte carbon exterior elements consisting of a fixed rear spoiler, engine bay, mirror housings, flics, side blades, front spoiler and rear diffusor. The combination of the carbon elements lower the weight of the R8 competition and also provide greater downforce. Gloss black wheels with 305 cross-section rear tires and ceramic brakes with anodized red brake calipers provide a stunning contrast to the matte carbon fiber elements. Inside, drivers will find a matte carbon fiber treatment including the center console and illuminated "R8 competition" door sill inlays. The R8 competition is an Audi exclusive line vehicle, which allows the driver to pair a variety of interior and exterior colors and choose from a selection of wheel finishes for a striking look designed to meet driver needs and tastes. A total of 60 units will be produced at the R8 production facility in Neckarsulm, Germany. Customers can begin ordering the Audi R8 competition as of early November with deliveries expected as of the beginning of 2015.
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  • triggz's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 10:29 AM
    triggz started a thread Racelogic Traction Control in N54
    Anyone have experience with Racelogic traction control? MaxiumumPSI use it in their 8second E36. Surprised nobody has this in their e92. http://www.racelogic.co.uk/index.php/en/racelogic-products/other-products/racelogic-traction-control
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 09:47 PM
    I didn't search very hard so forgive me if this has been covered already. I was wondering if the new network expansion is going to bring any swag to the table. Wouldn't mind some Motor sport themed shirts with the BoostAddict branding. Decals etc for network sites. Just a thought with the price of made to order gear nowadays may be worth it Sticky.
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