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  • Ofmalik's Avatar
    04-14-2015, 07:42 PM
    Ofmalik started a thread Want ST TURBO KIT ASAP in N54
    Looking for a ST kit, need ASAP. PM with whatever you've got new or used
    106 replies | 1821 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 12:13 PM
    What a difference a different dynamometer can make. For forum bragging, there is no better dyno than the Dynojet. It is consistent and tends to produce the highest numbers which owners of course love to dyno race with. The Mustang being a load bearing and not an inertia based dyno functions differently and also provides different numbers. People get caught up in the numbers and attempting to explain that different machines can produce wildly different results even on the same car is often a lost cause. The average person will see figure X, see it is higher than figure Y, and leave it at that without delving any further into it. What you are about to see is just how much the numbers can vary and why dyno racing should be not be taken seriously. This 6-speed manual F10 M5 features the following modifications and was run on 93 octane pump fuel: - Undercover Performance 3 inch catless downpipes - Undercover Performance catless exhaust - BMS JB4 tuning Dynojet figures 620 lb-ft of torque and 659 whp: Mustang figures 553 lb-ft of torque and 544 whp: That is a spread of 115 horsepower at the wheels and 67 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the exact same car with the only difference being different dyno machines. The output never changes. The way it is displayed to you is the only change. Does the Mustang deserve its reputation as being a conservative dyno in comparison to the Dynojet? It sure does. But do not get too caught up in its figures either. It can easily be messed with to display whatever the operator wants it to display. When used properly dynos are great tools. It's the tools running around with inflated graphs for frum bragging rights that one has to worry about.
    39 replies | 1190 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 04:52 AM
    This is not a new story but the only way to combat ignorance is with knowledge and data. Fortunately, there are members in the BimmerBoost community who provide quality data such as what you are about to see below and thanks to them we can differentiate between marketing and reality. The marketing is that the F82 M3 as well as the F80 M3 weigh 3306 pounds. What BMW left out was this weight comes from a European spec F82/F80 (they have different crash test standard affecting whether seats with side impact airbags are used) that is a 6-speed manual without any fluids whatsoever. In other words, it's a bunch of BS. Almost exactly one year to the day BimmerBoost posted an indepently weighed figure for an F80 6-speed manual M3 and it came in at 3562 pounds: This year thanks to member @DD GT3 RD (who also weighed his 991 GTS while he has was it) we have an independent weight figure for an F82 M4 DCT and it is 3661 pounds: Does the DCT add weight? Yes. It is not almost 100 pounds though but the difference between the lighter 6-speed F80 M3 and the DCT F82 M4 can be attributed to the transmission as well as fuel. The rule of thumb for fuel is about 6 pounds per gallon of gas. So how do the F80 M3 and F82 M4 compare to a DCT E92 M3? The previous generation car comes in as lighter than either of them at 3549 pounds. Yes, turbochargers, intercoolers, and plumbing add weight so BMW's hype was nothing more than hype. The aluminum-silicon S65 V8 block in the E92 M3 is very light and compact and this also leads to the previous generation car having better weight distribution. Do not believe everything you read. Especially if it's marketing from BMW.
    23 replies | 939 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-12-2015, 02:25 PM
    After a few emails with Sticky it would seem people are becoming increasingly offended by some of the negative vendor interactions by us, and many other vendors on this forum. We have decided to implement a new policy for ourselves, and our threads. It is outlined below. 1. Any vendor is allowed to post, and comment in our threads, doesn't matter who you are. 2. If at any time a vendor participating in one of our threads starts posting negative comments (back handed or blatant), derailing the thread, arguing with people in the thread, or generally side tracking the thread away from what it is intended for, they will be immediately removed from it. At the moment, this means we have to request for sticky to remove the offending person, as the ability to do it for vendors is not yet complete 3. We will keep our interactions with other vendors to a minimum, and will not post anything negative in another vendors thread it does not matter who you are. If us, or our products are directly referred to in a negative way, or false / misinformation is posted, and we feel wee need to address it. This will be done by started our own thread to address it. Not destroying the vendors thread with an argument. 4. At no time will blatant attacks, business, personal or otherwise be tolerated by anyone, non vendors included. We pay money to advertise here, and will not attacked in a place of business. This is social exercise for most, for us it is business, and will be treated as such. Again if we feel someone is being offensive, we will have them removed from the thread. With this system in place, we feel it should not only increase our enjoyment of the forum, but make it a much more enjoyable place for all. It is no secret there is no love lost between some of the vendors here, so we will take a stand to try to bring BB back to a place where there is less drama, and more useful information. If you have any positive comments, or suggestions, feel free to post them. If you have negative things to say, keep them to yourself, or start your own thread, we do not want it posted here. Thanks, enjoy your Sunday! VTT
    19 replies | 721 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 11:42 AM
    This is a very odd result. It does not even make much sense really. Yes, the Porsche 991 generation Porsche 911 Turbo is slightly more powerful at 530 horsepower and 483 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 than the AMG GT S with its 510 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 M178 powerplant. Recently, we witnessed the AMG GT S just easily pull away from a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS as it should considering the 911 GTS is just overmatched. Based on the specifications alone the 911 Turbo and AMG GT S should be a pretty close fight considering the the power is very close between the two and the AMG GT S is sending its power to the rear wheels and not all four. It is also a brand new chassis and also features a dual clutch transmission. 0-60 figures of course will favor the all wheel drive 911 Turbo and they do at 2.9 seconds to the AMG GT S 3.7 second sprint. What is truly is puzzling is the 911 Turbo is just over a full second faster to 124 miles per hour than the GT S. It is almost a full second faster to 100 miles per hour as well (.9) so its advantage is actually increasing with speed. What else is odd here? The 911 Turbo is lighter. Autobild weighs it at 3567 pounds and the AMG GT S at 3679 pounds. Why the AMG GT S is that heavy when it is rear wheel drive and fairly compact is a mystery to us. Ok, fine, but what about performance around the track? The AMG GT S is absolutely destroyed on the Nurburgring Nordschleife turning a 8:10.10 minute laptime compared to the 991 Turbo 7:59.20. Keep in mind these are not hired guns from the manufacturer extracting laptimes but a difference of over 10 seconds between the cars? Really? It's not just the Nurburgring either, the Sachsenring time for the 911 Turbo is seconds ahead as well: This test just does not feel right. We're not saying Autobild is misleading anyone or anything of that sort but we definitely want to see more comparisons from other sources. Vehicle data Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Motor V8 Biturbo Six-cylinder, turbo Mounting position forward along backward along Valves / camshaft 4 per cylinder / 4 4 per cylinder / 4 Camshaft drive Chain Chain Capacity 3982 cc 3800 cc kW (hp) at 1 / min 375 (510) / 6500 383 (520) / 6500 Nm at 1 / min 650/1750 660/1950 Vmax 310 km / h 315 km / h Transmission Seven-speed dual clutch Seven-speed dual clutch Drive Rear-wheel drive Four-wheel drive Brakes, front / rear Discs / wheels Discs / wheels Test car tires v 265/35 R 19 Y -. h 295/30 ZR 20. v 245/35 R 20 Y -. h 305/30 R 20 Y. Tire Type Michelin Pilot Super Sport Pirelli PZero Wheel Size v. 9 x 19 "- h 11 x 20". v. 8.5 x 20 "- h 11 x 20". Exhaust CO2 219 g / km 227 g / km Consumption * 12.2 / 7.8 / 9.4 l 13.2 / 7.7 / 9.7 l Fuel capacity 65 l / Super Plus 68 l / Super Plus Refrigerant R134a R134a Pass-by noise 74 dB (A) 73 dB (A) Trailer weight braked. / Unused. no no Boot volume 285-350 l 115-375 l Length Width Height 4563 / 1939-2075 ** / 1288 mm 4506 / 1880-1978 ** / 1296 mm * City / highway / total 100 km; ** Width with door mirrors Readings Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Acceleration 0-50 km / h 1.8 s 1.1 s 0-100 km / h 3.7 s 2.9 s 0-130 km / h 5.4 s 4.5 s 0-160 km / h 7.5 s 6.6 s 0-200 km / h 11.4 s 10.3 s Intermediate sprint 60-100 km / h 1.9 s 1.5 s 80-120 km / h 2.0 s 1.8 s Empty weight / payload 1669/221 kg 1618/372 kg Weight distribution v. / H. 48/52% 39/61% Tropic left / right 11.7 / 11.8 m 10.4 / 10.3 m Braking distance from 100 km / h cold 35.8 m 33.3 m from 100 km / h hot 34.5 m 32.5 m Interior noise at 50 km / h 66 dB (A) 64 dB (A) at 100 km / h 70 dB (A) 72 dB (A) at 130 km / h 75 dB (A) 76 dB (A) Test consumption - CO2 14.5 liters - 344 g / km 12.6 liters - 300 g / km Reach 440 km 530 km
    19 replies | 636 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 04:49 AM
    This is not a new story but the only way to combat ignorance is with knowledge and data. Fortunately, there are members in the BimmerBoost community who provide quality data such as what you are about to see below and thanks to them we can differentiate between marketing and reality. The marketing is that the F82 M4 as well as the F80 M3 weigh 3306 pounds. What BMW left out was this weight comes from a European spec F82/F80 (they have different crash test standard affecting whether seats with side impact airbags are used) that is a 6-speed manual without any fluids whatsoever. In other words, it's a bunch of BS. Almost exactly one year to the day BimmerBoost posted an indepently weighed figure for an F80 6-speed manual M3 and it came in at 3562 pounds: This year thanks to member @DD GT3 RD (who also weighed his 991 GTS while he has was it) we have an independent weight figure for an F82 M4 DCT and it is 3661 pounds: Does the DCT add weight? Yes. It is not almost 100 pounds though but the difference between the lighter 6-speed F80 M3 and the DCT F82 M4 can be attributed to the transmission as well as fuel. The rule of thumb for fuel is about 6 pounds per gallon of gas. So how do the F80 M3 and F82 M4 compare to a DCT E92 M3? The previous generation car comes in as lighter than either of them at 3549 pounds. Yes, turbochargers, intercoolers, and plumbing add weight so BMW's hype was nothing more than hype. The aluminum-silicon S65 V8 block in the E92 M3 is very light and compact and this also leads to the previous generation car having better weight distribution. Do not believe everything you read. Especially if it's marketing from BMW.
    23 replies | 82 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 11:34 AM
    This is a very odd result. It does not even make much sense really. Yes, the Porsche 991 generation Porsche 911 Turbo is slightly more powerful at 530 horsepower and 483 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 than the AMG GT S with its 510 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 M178 powerplant. Recently, we witnessed the AMG GT S just easily pull away from a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS as it should considering the 911 GTS is just overmatched. Based on the specifications alone the 911 Turbo and AMG GT S should be a pretty close fight considering the the power is very close between the two and the AMG GT S is sending its power to the rear wheels and not all four. It is also a brand new chassis and also features a dual clutch transmission. 0-60 figures of course will favor the all wheel drive 911 Turbo and they do at 2.9 seconds to the AMG GT S 3.7 second sprint. What is truly is puzzling is the 911 Turbo is just over a full second faster to 124 miles per hour than the GT S. It is almost a full second faster to 100 miles per hour as well (.9) so its advantage is actually increasing with speed. What else is odd here? The 911 Turbo is lighter. Autobild weighs it at 3567 pounds and the AMG GT S at 3679 pounds. Why the AMG GT S is that heavy when it is rear wheel drive and fairly compact is a mystery to us. Ok, fine, but what about performance around the track? The AMG GT S is absolutely destroyed on the Nurburgring Nordschleife turning a 8:10.10 minute laptime compared to the 991 Turbo 7:59.20. Keep in mind these are not hired guns from the manufacturer extracting laptimes but a difference of over 10 seconds between the cars? Really? It's not just the Nurburgring either, the Sachsenring time for the 911 Turbo is seconds ahead as well: This test just does not feel right. We're not saying Autobild is misleading anyone or anything of that sort but we definitely want to see more comparisons from other sources. Vehicle data Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Motor V8 Biturbo Six-cylinder, turbo Mounting position forward along backward along Valves / camshaft 4 per cylinder / 4 4 per cylinder / 4 Camshaft drive Chain Chain Capacity 3982 cc 3800 cc kW (hp) at 1 / min 375 (510) / 6500 383 (520) / 6500 Nm at 1 / min 650/1750 660/1950 Vmax 310 km / h 315 km / h Transmission Seven-speed dual clutch Seven-speed dual clutch Drive Rear-wheel drive Four-wheel drive Brakes, front / rear Discs / wheels Discs / wheels Test car tires v 265/35 R 19 Y -. h 295/30 ZR 20. v 245/35 R 20 Y -. h 305/30 R 20 Y. Tire Type Michelin Pilot Super Sport Pirelli PZero Wheel Size v. 9 x 19 "- h 11 x 20". v. 8.5 x 20 "- h 11 x 20". Exhaust CO2 219 g / km 227 g / km Consumption * 12.2 / 7.8 / 9.4 l 13.2 / 7.7 / 9.7 l Fuel capacity 65 l / Super Plus 68 l / Super Plus Refrigerant R134a R134a Pass-by noise 74 dB (A) 73 dB (A) Trailer weight braked. / Unused. no no Boot volume 285-350 l 115-375 l Length Width Height 4563 / 1939-2075 ** / 1288 mm 4506 / 1880-1978 ** / 1296 mm * City / highway / total 100 km; ** Width with door mirrors Readings Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Acceleration 0-50 km / h 1.8 s 1.1 s 0-100 km / h 3.7 s 2.9 s 0-130 km / h 5.4 s 4.5 s 0-160 km / h 7.5 s 6.6 s 0-200 km / h 11.4 s 10.3 s Intermediate sprint 60-100 km / h 1.9 s 1.5 s 80-120 km / h 2.0 s 1.8 s Empty weight / payload 1669/221 kg 1618/372 kg Weight distribution v. / H. 48/52% 39/61% Tropic left / right 11.7 / 11.8 m 10.4 / 10.3 m Braking distance from 100 km / h cold 35.8 m 33.3 m from 100 km / h hot 34.5 m 32.5 m Interior noise at 50 km / h 66 dB (A) 64 dB (A) at 100 km / h 70 dB (A) 72 dB (A) at 130 km / h 75 dB (A) 76 dB (A) Test consumption - CO2 14.5 liters - 344 g / km 12.6 liters - 300 g / km Reach 440 km 530 km
    19 replies | 105 view(s)
  • gull123's Avatar
    04-12-2015, 12:02 PM
    gull123 started a thread RB's upgrades. in N54
    Anyone knows if RB's turbo are coming with a stage 2+ or better? Every time I upgrade turbos three month later vendor comes with upgraded turbos better than before.:think:
    12 replies | 482 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 05:12 AM
    It is becoming increasingly apparent that the MKVII Volkswagen Golf R is an 11 second car with bolt ons. APR recently managed 12.011 @ 113.44 in the 1/4 mile out of the car with their Stage 1 tune on 93 octane and an intake. In other words, a hair from the 11's. Race gas alone would probably do it. With a 1.734 60 foot the all wheel drive system is showing its benefits off the line. It is just a matter of time before we see a US spec MKVII Golf R in the 11's and this just further reinforces the results from a US spec tuned Golf R we saw earlier this month. This is a new record though and 113.44 is the new fastest trap speed for US spec Golf R's once again. ROW cars are already in the 11's. With race gas these cars should be doing 11's and 115+ traps all day.
    15 replies | 229 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:10 AM
    Anyone else feel like there is a bit of a power race going on regarding AMG M177/M178 tuning? Renntech just took delivery of their new 2015 W205 generation C63 AMG and they are already tuning the car. Normal people would still be breaking it in but AMG tuning enthusiasts are not normal car people. Renntech is still working on their software so it is not officially released but BenzBoost is told they have it over 600 horsepower. Renntech will continue to test and refine their software and BenzBoost will have a dynograph posted ASAP. Enjoy the M177 engine sounds and know that development is moving rapidly:
    10 replies | 537 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 06:11 PM
    We are redoing our web store as what we use currently, sucks. We hired a person to do this work, and nothing was accomplished in 5 months. I need someone who can take our existing store, fold it into shopify, or something similar, and make it nice and sparkly. We are willing to trade products for this, or just a normal pay to play deal. I'm posting here because its always good to have a liked minded person working on your stuff. Feel free to email if interested.
    10 replies | 293 view(s)
  • M_Performance's Avatar
    04-16-2015, 03:15 PM
    I don't want to jack any other threads and it could be that it was discussed somewhere along the line but I just couldn't find the info I was looking for. I am not a skilled mechanic to be honest but I'm good at reading and analysing, so I would consider my knowledge as theoretical ;) My idea was something that I think Terry already thought about, but I'm not sure if it's really a good idea. So here's where I come from: I am running upgraded turbos with (to be replaced) OEM inlets, the RB PCV valve and the BMS OCC, currently rerouting into the rear turbo inlet after the OCC. I don't want to go full VTA and I am shit scared of what AD did by tapping all ports for the OCC, so that's also not for me. I noticed that there's an oil film on my rear turbo that is clearly coming somehow from the rear inlet. OCC is doing fine, it's catching blow bys and the outlet hose is dry. Still have an oil film on the rear turbo though (might check valve cover + seal later this year and replace). Now the biggest problem with any OCC after the PCV valve as I understood is that it increases pressure on the crankcase together with increased boost level , potentially pushing oil out the turbo sealings (amongts others). This might be where my oil film is coming from. Idea that came up: how to use an OCC setup while retaining OEM PCV port and reduce crankcase pressure. My idea was: Use the RB (or any upgrade) PCV valve routing to the BMS OCC but instead of rerouting to the turbo inlet, connect the OCC outlet to a venturi line routed to the downpipe. The rear turbo inlet would be completely sealed in this setup. From what I understand this should or could reduce pressure on the crankcase. Is my thinking right? This is what I would use: - upgraded PCV valve - BMS OCC - venturi connection on the OCC outlet (together with a solenoid) - sealing the PCV port on the rear turbo inlet (e.g. with a chair cap etc...) Here's a link to the venturi connection to the downpipe I was thinking off: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kurbelgehaeuseentlueftung-E-VAC-Stahl-/261550082518 Please let me know if my thinking is right or completey off? My goal is to have an OCC but at the same time reduce the crankcase pressure to at least some degree. Good idea or bad idea?
    10 replies | 280 view(s)
  • MM Performance's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 12:13 PM
    MMP Inlets / Intakes for N54 MM Performance Parts is pleased to announce to the N54 community a good low cost option for the N54 engine plagued by highly restrictive inlets. This kit replaces the highly restrictive turbo inlet pipes that flatten out like pancakes and neck down to 1.5" ID. The kit is made from all 2.5” aluminum pipe (biggest on the market for intake pipes) and heavy duty silicone elbows/adapters. Stock inlet diameter is around 1.5”. Its hard to measure with flat pancake area but around 1.5” where it turns 90deg into turbo so effectively the pipe is around 1.5”. My kit being 2.5” flows 178% more than stock! Disclaimer: There is no bench testing or anything like that I have done, it is strictly a cross sectional pipe area flow approximation. Pricing I offer my kit in 2 options. Basic Kit Option - $450 + $20 US Shipping Includes: fabricated aluminum pipes Modified silicone adapter elbows and straight silicone coupler OEM coolant tank relocation brackets Power Steering relocation bracket You are responsible for buying all the filters, hoses, clamps, fittings, etc. I tell you what to buy and where to buy it, cost is about $80-90 for you to buy these things yourself This is the lowest cost intake pipes on the market and the largest size possible Full Kit Option - $700 + $30 US shipping In this kit I provide absolutely everything you need. It is very time consuming for me to buy everything from the different locations in town and on line so I have to charge for my time. This option is very convenient for you the consumer and many people have requested this option so I offer it to those that prefer this route. pic of additional components in full kit How to Order to order send me an email to MMperformanceparts@gmail.com noting your paypal email so that I can send you an invoice and specify if you would like the Basic kit or Full kit in your email (very important). My kit works with any charge pipe in the market. It relocates you current OEM tank so no need to buy the 335D coolant tank. This kit is known to work in N54 LHD cars: 135i, 135xi, 335i, 335xi, 335is, z4, 1M RHD cars not currently supported but I am working on an inlet solution for RHD cars. turn around time is 1-2 weeks from payment Dyno results New N54 stock turbo world record dyno with MMP turbo intakes, 500whp, 540wtq!!!. Check out this thread for details: http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?64824-*NEW*-Stock-Turbo-World-Record-500rwhp-540rwtq!!! dyno gains graph shown below. +45 max whp gain with only +3psi of boost and +56 whp gain at 6k rpm also maintains minimum 500 ft lbs from 3200rpm to 5250rpm! Gains throughout midrange and high rpm, a lot more area under the curve. Blue line is before MMP Intakes, redline line is after Intakes. Install Notes Install notes. You will get a full DIY Video and my personal contact in case you have any questions or issues. Basic notes for install are this 1) DOES NOT require dropping the sub frame 2) Drain coolant 3) remove DPs 4) remove vac canisters and OEM bracket 5) remove intercooler 6) remove intercooler 7) remove OEM coolant tank 8) remove radiator fan 9) drain coolant 10) remove power steering OEM bracket 11) remove current intake filter system and recirculated DVs if you have them 12) remove front intake pipe 13) cut off rear intake pipe at turbo from under car and remove both pieces. 14) install rear turbo silicone and pipes 15) install front turbo silicone and pipes 16) install stock coolant tank on drivers side 17) install coolant hose relocation kit and sensor relocation harness 18) install PCV VTA kit 19) install new silicone hoses and relocate vacuum tanks 20) install power steering reservoir on drivers side 21) install filters 22) fill and purge coolant 23) DONE Below are a few pictures from a customer that installed my kit, unfortunately his engine bay is a little bit dirty :) Install is long and time consuming but not overly difficult, if you can generally do the steps described above you can do this install. Install will take 6-16 hours depending on how proficient you are at doing the tasks above and issues you may encounter on your car. Everyone who orders will receive a detailed DIY video explaining set by step how to install the MMP intakes. An experienced installer/shop can do this in 6 hours. There is a guy locally here in Houston who will install the kit for $450 in 1 day. About me Being a vendor here is just a small side business I run out of my garage. I am just looking to provide a good kit at a good price to the community. I am a mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and have a full time job in oil and gas, equipment and service provider that caters to Subsea Oil and Gas projects. Cars are my hobby and to do this kit for you guys in my “spare time” at home with wife and two kids, it has to be worth my time. None of this will pay any bills as costs are too small really but it will make it worth my time for some car play money, that’s about it :) Here is an engine bay pic of my car. I've done several custom things different in my engine bay relative to the kit that I sell. You can do them also but they will be for you to do on your own as custom for yourself.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 08:13 AM
    Is there anything sweeter than seeing two heavyweights slug it out on the dragstrip? No dynos, no bench racing, just a heads up match to see who crosses the 1320 first. This particular matchup is great to see as it features the new $60k Challenger Hellcat representing American muscle against Japan's best which comes in at $150k. That is quite the price difference, isn't it? In the GTR's defense you do not have to buy the Nismo edition (the standard car is sitll $100k) and it has a lot of technology including all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. But you know? F that. This is America. Drag racing is about traction and cubic inches. Drag racing is purely American for these reasons and always will be. The Japanese may have the more technologically advanced car even a grandma can launch but the Hellcat is 707 horses of straight up twin screw supercharged American muscle fed to the rear wheels. So who wins? Well, the lighter all wheel drive GTR manages a best of 11.086 @ 126.130 miles per hour: There were multiple runs however and each car took a win meaning this truly was a driver's race. Reaction time and launch was really the deciding factor with the two cars so close running low 11's at roughly 125 miles per hour as you can see here: The Hellcat took that one. For those wondering why the times are not quicker or faster the density altitude at the track was in the 2700 feet range. Meaning these times are incredibly impressive for the conditions. There will be those who will state the Nissan GTR being 700 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and with far more impressive handling is the more complete car. In response to that all we have to say is 707 horsepower from a 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 for under $60k. 'Merica, F@#K YEAH!
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 12:51 PM
    Our partners in South Africa WR Speedworx http://www.srspeedworx.co.za/ looked to have taken the N55 Stage 1 WHP record with 413WHP / 450WTQ (unless someone has made more and we have not see the results). This was done on E50, and meth. They are very serious about their N55's in South Africa, and will see be putting out Stage 2 JB on an E-series and push it to the limit...:violence-uzi: The car was dynoed at 4200ft above sea level, and did 368WHP / 442WTQ. Without a single change they drove the car to a dyno at sea level, and put down 413 almost a 12% gain. The thin air can really make a difference. We are told they just put another VTT Stage 1 on the dyno at 4200 ft, and it made 389WHP / 445WTQ. Adding in the 12% the previous car saw dropping down to sea level, this puts the Stage 1 car at a staggering 435WHP. This is incredible for a simple bolt on stage 1 upgrade that costs under $800! We would like to congratulate SR on pushing the limits, and look forward to more! More details can be found on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/VargasTurbo
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
    First off, a little back story. This is all stuff that came off my total'd car last year. It was a 2008 BMW 135i AT. I had another thread regarding that, but at this point the car is gone, and all I have left is a few parts. I've also moved into a shop that I can access 24/7, from a storage area that I could only get to a couple hours a day. This will make it MUCH easier on me to locate and inventory whats left. The previous thread had a lot of people asking over and over for the same parts because of the thread length, so I hope to give more info in this thread of what I have so that's not an issue. I'm still getting settled at my new place, so excuse the mess. These pics were taken a couple days ago. So, if you see it in the pic its probably available. If anyone is interested in coming to pick anything up I'm located in the 31763 area code. What you see in the pics is what I have. Those boxes/totes are full of stuff too. I will try to get pictures of that stuff soon. Also, a short list of what I can remember is still available: Auto trans trans wiring harness TQ converter starter wheel Starter AC compressor power steering rack (pump too) ac condenser engine harness' stock turbos stock intercooler stock exhaust/downpipes dashboard front bumper & cover side skirts driver side headlight passenger side taillight automatic driveshaft small 3.46 bolted diff (non-lsd) headliner (no idea how i would ship this) plastic engine cover rear calipers blackline exterior window trim keys, key port/ignition center console subs/low speakers under front seats radio headunit seat belts/retractor units
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 08:07 AM
    Is there anything sweeter than seeing two heavyweights slug it out on the dragstrip? No dynos, no bench racing, just a heads up match to see who crosses the 1320 first. This particular matchup is great to see as it features the new $60k Challenger Hellcat representing American muscle against Japan's best which comes in at $150k. That is quite the price difference, isn't it? In the GTR's defense you do not have to buy the Nismo edition (the standard car is sitll $100k) and it has a lot of technology including all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. But you know? F that. This is America. Drag racing is about traction and cubic inches. Drag racing is purely American for these reasons and always will be. The Japanese may have the more technologically advanced car even a grandma can launch but the Hellcat is 707 horses of straight up twin screw supercharged American muscle fed to the rear wheels. So who wins? Well, the lighter all wheel drive GTR manages a best of 11.086 @ 126.130 miles per hour: There were multiple runs however and each car took a win meaning this truly was a driver's race. Reaction time and launch was really the deciding factor with the two cars so close running low 11's at roughly 125 miles per hour as you can see here: The Hellcat took that one. For those wondering why the times are not quicker or faster the density altitude at the track was in the 2700 feet range. Meaning these times are incredibly impressive for the conditions. There will be those who will state the Nissan GTR being 700 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and with far more impressive handling is the more complete car. In response to that all we have to say is 707 horsepower from a 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 for under $60k. 'Merica, F@#K YEAH!
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  • mike@n54tuning.com's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 05:20 AM
    Had the opportunity to take the car to the dyno again with the new ER catless downpipes installed. I previously ran the car bone stock on the dyno so as you can see from the graphs the gains on stock tuning from just downpipes are pretty impressive. (35-40rwhp/rwtq). Only other mod on the car was K&N Filters. Stock Tuning: JB4 Map1:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 04:48 AM
    Women are equal to men yadda yadda yadda. Which is why we see so many women taking the championship in Formula 1 and various Motorsports. Relax ladies, we love you. There is some truth to this advertisement though, isn't there? Perhaps just a tad? Women can be great drivers so let's just get that out of the way. The best drivers in the world just happen to be male. It's how it is. The best basketball players, football players, baseball players, all men. Just the truth that there may be some physical differences that play a role. Would this Volkswagen ad ever come out today? No freaking way. No chance. But seriously, when your wife dings your car, at least the parts are cheap to replace. They do have a point. 'Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things.' Please don't hit me ladies.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 03:54 PM
    We love independent drag strip results from owners. It is a hell of a lot harder to play with or try to manipulate a dragstrip than a dyno. This particular Porsche 991 Turbo S features a GIAC Stage 2 race gas flash tune, GMG racing headers, a full exhaust, and lowering springs. The result with those modifications is 10.320 @ 132.14 in the 1/4 mile with a short time of 1.530. In other words, a very good launch and a very nice result. Compare this result to PP-Performance who claims to have a 9 second 991 Turbo with a piggyback tune trapping 137 miles per hour. How is it quicker and faster times are coming from the Middle East for 991 Turbos when they do not get anywhere near the density altitude conditions US tracks do? 991 Turbo performance numbers continue to perplex.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:35 AM
    Well, this certainly should elevate 2.0 TFSI tuning to the next level. For those unfamiliar, Syvecs produces some very advanced standalone ECU's. Last year they released a standalone plug and play ECU capable of controlling port and injection on the Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8 V10 motors. They are not just catering to the high end. The 2500 pound sterling (No US pricing announced yet, $3500+ expected) ECU is capable of the following: *Full motorsport level Traction control with live adjustability * Closed loop Launch control * Full Direct injection control with ability to change Injectors, Add 4 x Additional Port Injectors and Change Gdi Pumps * Flat Foot Shifting * Nitrous Control * Flex Fuel Control * Rolling Antilag * Cylinder based Closed loop Knock Control * Advanced Limits and Safety Strategies * Full Torque Control which Links into DSG Control * Aftermarket PDU and Dash Support * Live Map Switching - Over 24 Options * OnBoard Datalogging and Engine Use Restrictions * Cruise Control You might see there it also has the ability to control upgraded injectors for the direct injection fuel system as well as adding four additional port injection injectors. That means those big turbos guys have been waiting to run will finally have all the fuel they need and then some. Not to mention flex fuel capability, DSG torque control, live map switching, etc. What more could one possibly ask for? We look forward to seeing results with this ECU and the US pricing. Yet another great release from Syvecs.
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  • wreckz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:09 PM
    help me determine if my intake valves are open or closed. :think: show me what to look for
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Does the stock rear turbo inlet pipe slip on with an o-ring or does it clamp down? I'm thinking it just slips on but wondering how it stays mounted? Got my turbos replaced by Mckenna BMW and the tech didn't tighten the rear inlet and I get an awful howl under boost... Wondering how to fix it, I also have a new set of upgraded inlets sitting on my floor that I could just go install if I had 10 hours to spare.
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