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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 08:08 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, BimmerBoost.com was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 10:03 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, BimmerBoost.com was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 04:47 PM
    Happy Holidays everyone! It's time for the next VTT giveaway and this one is a solid one that I think everyone will like. The Prizes: First place is a set of our GC's. Fully cast high flowing manifold for low back pressure, quick spool, low lag, and we've made 770+ whp with them. What's not to like? There is nothing in their class on the market. Second place is an inlet/charge pipe bundle. Let your turbos breath easy and save yourself a few hundred bucks while you're at it. Third place is $100 in store credit. Get a discount on a turbo system, help out with inlets, buy a bunch of T-shirts... knock yourself out, it's $100! The Details: Enter by posting here; enter only once. We're pushing this across multiple forums; enter only once on ONE forum or we reserve to throw your name out if we draw it. Yes, we'll find out, no it's not worth trying to cheat the system. Same goes for multiple accounts, you guys know the drill. Guys who just registered as new users on the forum are ineligible. Guys who simultaneously wear both a belt and suspenders are ineligible. (this means we reserve the right to d-q anyone for whatever reason we deem... well, reasonable) Winners have to post a product review on all the forums they're active on. Previous winners are ineligible (Sered!!!! you won enough!). We'll do the drawing for the winners on Monday, December 26 and post the results sometime during that day.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:39 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf. Video courtesy of USP Motorsports: https://www.youtube.com/uspmotorsports
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 11:32 AM
    Tony put the prototype set of GC+ BB on the high speed today to run them through some paces before they go on the car. Here is a quick blip up to 200,000 RPM then back down(turn the volume up). Enjoy :)
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  • rileyg's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 12:23 AM
    Just saw motiv is working on an n54 intake manifold. Says early 2017 release. Competition is good
    25 replies | 1682 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:01 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
    36 replies | 257 view(s)
  • 135idct's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 07:49 PM
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  • all4bspinnin's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 09:15 AM
    Good morning all, Im tuning my first upgraded turbo car and im running into a small issue. Around 6000 RPM boost goes flat and the throttle progressively closes to keep it at 15.1 PSI. As you can see, I've pulled a ton of wastegate base and airflow out thinking it was just an over boost. Problem is, if I lower wgdc base/airflow the problem just follows it. I could set wgdc to 0% and it would still do the same thing. This leads me to believe I've hit some sort of limiter. Datalog below: http://datazap.me/u/all4bspinnin/log-1481078540?log=0&data=3-24 Last night I raised the bottom rows of load to torque 1 through 3 and i'll post another log from that in a few hours. Car is 09 335i with MMP Stage 1 turbos, Stg 2 fuel pump, Hotside inlets, and FBO, 93 oct Thanks for your help
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    This isn't some bogus marketing time. This is not some result with a sandbagged car. This is an independent result at the hands of the German publication Sport Auto who regularly times cars on the 'Ring to see how they stack up. As a reminder, Sport Auto's Nurburgring laptime for the M4 GTS did not match BMW's claimed time. Sport Auto got a 7:37 out of it. That is just over 26 seconds slower than what they achieved with the AMG GT R. In other words, an eternity. It's a mind numbingly quick laptime. Honestly, AMG did not just only kick BMW in the balls with their performance credentials but just about everyone else. Look at these times from other Sport Auto tests: Nurburgring (Sport Auto) AMG-GT R - 7:10.92 Porsche 918 Spyder - 7:13 Ferrari 488 GTB - 7:21 Porsche 997 GT2 RS - 7:24 Porsche 991 GT3 RS - 7:28 This is just over 10 seconds quicker than the Ferrari 488 GTB. That's insane. Mercedes-AMG is the real deal and is not playing second fiddle to anyone. The AMG GT R is quite simply an incredible achievement.
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  • kurt danger's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 05:50 PM
    OK so I'm trying to do an mhd jb4 backend flash however my car doesn't want to connect to my jb4 app. I have no issues connecting to mhd but without getting onto the jb4 app, I cannot update or see what version IJEOS or I8AOS. I did try to use my friends k+DCAN Cable and otg adapter and I still have the same issue. what could be causing this problem?
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 06:22 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:23 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf.
    8 replies | 622 view(s)
  • threetirtyfive's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:58 PM
    threetirtyfive started a thread Use OEM or Chinese? in N54
    Hi guys Just a heads up not to use non OEM sensors, my money saving plans didn't work out when my car's oxygen sensors failed; shortly after identifying the part numbers I hopped onto ali express and found what looked like identical wide band 02 sensors for 1/4 the price. First purchase looked good - sensor was identical to OEM, same looking male connector too. So I worked out how to remove the 02 sensor from above on the n54 engine, a right fiddle, but doable in about 45minutes with a flexible wrench and flexible extension bar. I cleared the codes, fired the car up, check light was off - great, went for a long drive, then the damn light was back on. Same error code on the sensor. Checking the heater circuit resistance showed it was open circuit. A quick email to the Chinese manufacturer and they posted me a replacement. After the eternal wait for post from China the second sensor came- I checked the heater wasn't open circuit first, then I spent another 45 minutes fiddling to get the duff sensor out, put this one in, reset the car then drove. The damn light was back on but the readings in MHD showed it wasn't dead, but the fault code showed it was out of range on deceleration. So I thought- ok now it must be the sensor is ok but I have a leaky injector on that bank. I started browsing injectors, planning to buy a couple. Then I found an OEM 02 sensor again which I thought i should try before splashing out on the 200 injectors, I went through the same procedure (an expert now in changing o2 sensors without raising the car :-/), reset the codes, went for a few drives- the deceleration lambda reading was now showing (correctly) over 200 on both banks. So I saved myself wasting more money after thinking the injectors were faulty by going through THREE o2 sensors before finding a working one... In future I'll be sticking to OEM, the Chinese sensors are either dead or partially functional so I wasted loads of time and not so much money to find that out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 06:19 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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  • mfish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I'm one of those guys that can't stand Alpina D mode so I tried literally all the alternative trans flashes suggested on the forums. Looks like we'll have some custom flashing options in early 2017 but until then..... I had been running 7601494 for probably over a year and I thought I found the best compromise of them all. But it seems that was all the placebo affect. Personally I'm back on the 7601492 OEM flash. But I just wanted to let everyone know that on my 2009 E90 AT xdrive the 7601494 flash would slip in certain circumstances and was probably sending back funky values to the DME making it very hard to tune. I thought it had to do with the load to torque tables all along but it was really because I was running this flash on my trans. It also exacerbated my 5th gear torque limiter. I just figured I'd share so no one else makes the same mistake I did. Log of what I'm talking about is below: http://www.datazap.me/u/mfish123/wonky-trans-slipping-going-through-gears?log=0&data=3-7-15-23-28
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 12:16 AM
    Back in October Pure Turbos announced a Stage 1 Turbocharger upgrade for the B58 3.0 liter I6 engine. The problem with the B58 engine is that it has a fuel cap limit around the 400 wheel horsepower mark. That is where Fuel-It! comes into the picture. This cap is software based so in the future it will likely be solved. How long that takes is anyone's guess but for now you can get around it in other ways. The results speak for themselves: We might see the B58 crack 500 whp pretty soon: The B58 may be the new N54.
    6 replies | 420 view(s)
  • d21spike's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 02:51 PM
    d21spike started a thread My N54 Top-end Rebuild in N54
    I tend to mostly acquire information rather than post a whole lot but I figured I'd share my little adventure. My car is a 2007 BMW 335i with roughly 116k on the clock, purchased with 85k on it. Maintenance records were provided and pretty detailed at that. I try to be pretty thorough with my maintenance so in my ownership I've done the following: 6x Index 12 injectors around 90k 335is clutch around 90k Rear main seal (preventative) around 90k Walnut blasting around 90k OE plugs around 90k Waterpump/Thermostat around 90k Both primary O2 sensors around 90k Valve cover gasket around 100k Oil Filter Housing gasket around 100k Oil Cooler Housing gasket around 100k Oil Pan gasket around 100k Waterpump/Thermostat around 110k (Cracked housing) Performance parts: JB4 G5 BMS/MHD Pump BEF BMS DCI N54Tuning Downpipes Synapse BOV With that out of the way, about 2 month's ago at 4300rpm my main timing bolt decided to let loose on me. I was able to just pull it out after I was towed a few blocks home. I've never touched it prior to this happening. So I proceeded to dismantle the engine so I could see how bad things really were. Discovered the exhaust side rockers either knocked off completely or partially. Looking through the intake ports, it was evident valves were bent. One rocker bearing also got snapped in this ordeal. Pulling the camshafts, revealed some pretty extensive scarring to the exhaust cam lobes. After removing timing components, the end of the crank hub showed some damage. Finally, removing the cylinder head revealed the true extent of my damage. Visibly, I could confirm at least 20 of the 24 valves to be bent. With valves around $50 a piece and potential guide damage, I ended up sourcing a replacement head. First look at the block looked promising, gave a quick scrub to cylinder 1. Yanked the turbos out, boy they really are tiny in person. Anyways, the wastegates were really worn so those were replaced. The residue on the wheels is from my hands. More block cleaning, crosshatch visible, overall looked pretty good. The replacement head came back from the machine shop. Overall I wasn't entirely satisfied as looked like they barely cleaned anything and the decking wasn't very good. I ended up doing some cleaning on my own, still might do some more. New seals were installed and the head was pressure tested a-ok. Also pulled the non-return valves further showing evidence that they weren't very thorough. On a side note, these little guys probably should be checked periodically. Supposedly, this head had only 67k on it but it looks like it never had an oil change. Got a whole collection of parts going, I'll have a list below. Mainly the goal was to stick with OEM with vital and/or difficult to replace parts. Aftermarket was used for things that would be easy to service. Overall I think if I were to do this again, I would buy a replacement engine for less than what this is costing me. Then I would proceed to rebuild mine on a more relaxed schedule (winters here can be pretty brutal.) My hope is to have this car running better than before, definitely surprised me when this happened. Initally I was looking to refresh just the turbos this winter, intead a whole lot more happened. Anyways, the parts list.... 1 x OEM BMW Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Set - 11127572758 - $162.99 1 x Victor Reinz BMW Water Pipe Gasket - 11537545302 - $9.99 2 x Elring BMW Catalytic Converter Gasket - 18307553601 - $9.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line Gasket - 11422246091 - $0.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line O-Ring - 11427563453 - $5.39 12 x Elring BMW Turbo Line O-Ring - 11427558936 - $0.79 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585745 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585746 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Bolt Set - 11127574303 - $54.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Gasket - 11127557265 - $118.99 4 x OEM BMW Camshaft Rectaring - 11317587757 - $5.59 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540759 - $1.39 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540763 - $2.69 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540758 - $3.19 1 x OEM BMW Head-Thermostat Coolant Hose - 11537541992 - $42.29 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain - 11318618317 - $74.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Guide - 11317542837 - $63.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Slide Rail - 11317516093 - $35.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Sprocket - 11317502180 - $19.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Tensioner - 11317584723 - $70.99 2 x OEM BMW VANOS Collar Screw - 11367524954 - $4.39 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub - 11237570107 - $82.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Bolt - 11211439395 - $11.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Washer - 11237557561 - $17.99 1 x OEM BMW Oil/Vac Sprocket - 11417589309 - $26.99 1 x OEM BMW Crankshaft Seal - 11117547842 - $30.99 1 x INA BMW Rocker Arm - 11337559797 - $15.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Tensioner Aseembly - 11287563927 - $55.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287557851 - $23.37 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287556251 - $23.26 1 x Contitech BMW Serpentine Belt - 7PK1855 - $23.16 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791469 - $9.39 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791470 - $8.49 2 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe O-Ring - 13717568030 - $5.56 I was posting much of this in my support thread (tuning help) on N54Tech, but I figured I'd share here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Criticism, well just try to be constructive but I always have an open ear. Aside from that, the car is nearing reassembly just waiting on the crank seal removal tool.
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  • ericsmc83's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:24 PM
    18 month old JB4 G5 module (N54 version) with the anti-lag chip/wire already installed and data cable. Only thing to note is the data cable no longer has its shroud and the two locking screws are missing (see pic). Otherwise in good condition. No longer have a need for it and looking to pass it on. $350 shipped and insured contig US Eric
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    If you are going to claim to build a limited edition car and this is a major selling point, keep it limited. An additional 103 M4 GTS models being produced is not some huge amount but it certainly means you can not believe BMW's marketing material. BMW stated there would not be more than 700 M4 GTS vehicles produced. Whoops. A big whoops if you happened to be one of the people dealers took advantage of by putting a huge markup on the car under the guise of it being limited to only 700 models. It certainly will be interesting to see if anyone who paid over sticker makes a big deal about this. There are now over 800 cars according to the VIN numbers with some extra 27 for promotional purposes such as magazine comparisons and car shows. The bottom line? Don't trust BMW's marketing. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 11:40 PM
    You likely know about the legal action Weistec is bringing against Dime R&D. While the legal wheels churn plenty of shady nonsense is going on behind the scenes. Recently, Dime was caught using a Weistec dynograph for promotion of their products. Well, here we go again. The W205 C63 AMG S you see in the picture with number 812 is running the Weistec W.3 M177 turbo system. Dime decided to promote the car as their own saying it has a full Dime upgrade system. It doesn't. As you can see in the screencap BS was quickly called and Dime deleted the upload. Well, not before it was saved. Why would anyone do something so stupid when the owner clearly would see it? Desperation? Desire for attention? Doing something so blatantly misleading without any regard for the truth sure makes you wonder. Here is what the car actually ran with the Weistec parts: Integrity still matters to some people.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    If you are going to claim to build a limited edition car and this is a major selling point, keep it limited. An additional 103 M4 GTS models being produced is not some huge amount but it certainly means you can not believe BMW's marketing material. BMW stated there would not be more than 700 M4 GTS vehicles produced. Whoops. A big whoops if you happened to be one of the people dealers took advantage of by putting a huge markup on the car under the guise of it being limited to only 700 models. It certainly will be interesting to see if anyone who paid over sticker makes a big deal about this. There are now over 800 cars according to the VIN numbers with some extra 27 for promotional purposes such as magazine comparisons and car shows. The bottom line? Don't trust BMW's marketing. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 07:00 PM
    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal continues as countries launch their own probes into various manufacturers. Volkswagen settled in the US but the Porsche parent company is running into trouble in South Korea now along with BMW and Nissan. So what is happening in South Korea? This: South Korea will likely get some money in fines and the companies will stop selling the affected models that the government found not to be compliant. Porsche already stopped sales and BMW and Nissan will clarify their positions which means trying to get out of paying any fines and try to keep selling the cars. The foreign car market in Korea is relatively small so if they push too hard companies may just pull out. VW probably has had enough of paying fines. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 12:08 AM
    Back in October Pure Turbos announced a Stage 1 Turbocharger upgrade for the B58 3.0 liter I6 engine. The problem with the B58 engine is that it has a fuel cap limit around the 400 wheel horsepower mark. That is where Fuel-It! comes into the picture. This cap is software based so in the future it will likely be solved. How long that takes is anyone's guess but for now you can get around it in other ways. The results speak for themselves: We might see the B58 crack 500 whp pretty soon: The B58 may be the new N54.
    6 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:12 PM
    The last time AudiBoost wrote about the USP Motorsports B5 S4 it just became the first 8 second Audi in the United States. This was just over two years ago as their shop S4 managed an incredible 8.973 @ 162.27 miles per hour. The record now is 8.893 @ 164.56. Just look at the record pass in the video below. This car is handful to hustle down the strip and that is putting mildly. As a reminder this car features a turbo VR6 engine swap. It makes over 900 horsepower to all four wheels. AudiBoost does not know if they changed anything on the setup or if conditions helped but this is a new record and a hell of a B5 S4.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 07:03 PM
    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal continues as countries launch their own probes into various manufacturers. Volkswagen settled in the US but the Porsche parent company is running into trouble in South Korea now along with BMW and Nissan. So what is happening in South Korea? This: South Korea will likely get some money in fines and the companies will stop selling the affected models that the government found not to be compliant. Porsche already stopped sales and BMW and Nissan will clarify their positions which means trying to get out of paying any fines and try to keep selling the cars. The foreign car market in Korea is relatively small so if they push too hard companies may just pull out. VW probably has had enough of paying fines. Source
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Remember Forgeline announcing their Carbon+Forged wheels last week? Well, they are going to cost you $4k per wheel. Ok, to be accurate a 20 inch wheel starts at $3850 but you might as well round up. A set of these after taxes, tires, and mounting is going to run almost $20k. Who is going to buy these? Is there a market, sure. However, it's not going to be your average enthusiast when a set with tires might cost more than what their whole car is worth. Forgeline also did not provide any weights. If someone is going to pony up this kind of coin for a carbon barrel wheel they want to know what it weighs or else what are they paying for? If interested, start saving now. Cutting-Edge Directional Split-Five Spoke Center Machined From 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum Thickly-Scuplted Angular Spokes "Wrapped" Lug Holes Thick Chamfered Spoke Bases That Alternate Along the Rim Register Revolutionary Proprietary Carbon Fiber Barrel Lightweight Low Rotational Inertia Minimal Deflection Excellent Fatigue Strength Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Exceeds All Existing SAE and TUV Test Specifications Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Surpasses the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test Standard Intended for Street Use. Not Recommended for Track Applications. Available in 20 and 21-inch Fitments Customizable Finish Options (Aluminum Center Only) Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Finished in High-Gloss Natural Carbon Weave Legendary Forgeline Quality and Customer Service
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