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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 11:41 AM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. BoostAddict.com covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: http://www.boostaddict.com/images/dimehuracan.pdf Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: https://www.scribd.com/document/358758961/Dime-Racing-Failure-to-Pay-Rent-Court-Complaint-Document# If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted BoostAddict.com with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, BoostAddict.com is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
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    08-24-2017, 06:13 PM
    The GT-R is a bit long in the tooth at this point. It is still a fantastic performance car but once getting up to the $176,585 asking price of the Nismo Edition one has to stop and ask if the car is worth the money today. When the AMG GT R starts about $20k cheaper defending the Nismo becomes all the more difficult. Not to mention the AMG GT R offers better weight distribution, weighs 224 pounds less, and has a newer dual clutch gearbox. Plus there is the more modern and sleeker overall platform. All for less money. So what about how they drive? The AMG GT R sounds better, has less lag, more torque, better brakes, better suspension, and just overall has the more responsive motor. The only downside really is that the Nissan GT R offers more traction which all wheel drive gives you but it comes with weight penalties. These cars are about performance ultimately. Which one is the better performer? They are not dragsters but the Nismo runs the 1/4 mile in 11.0 @ 126.8 compared to 11.4 @ 127.6 for the GT R. All wheel drive provides the elapsed time benefit but the GT R pulls harder. The roadcourse is where they really shine. MotorTrend takes them to Laguna Seca and the AMG GT R crushes the Nismo: The argument is made that it is the tires which have the AMG running so quickly but if that is the case, change the tires on the Nismo and prove it. No tire change will make the Nismo lighter or better balanced than the GT R. Quite simply, the AMG GT R is the better track car.
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    08-24-2017, 03:20 PM
    They finally did it. Last year Syvecs stated the N54 ecu would be delayed until Spring 2017. Early this year they stated they would not provide a timetable but that the ECU was still coming. A smart move, they worked on it without having to constantly provide updates or meet a deadline. That work is completed and here it is: We are happy to present the new Syvecs Ltd BMW N54 PnP kit. The Syvecs BMW N54 Kit brings a new level of engine management control with the worlds first fully integrated standalone ECU. This kit will support the following vehicles: BMW 135 BMW 335 BMW 1M Based on our S6Plus ECU, the N54 will now benefit from all of the features that our S6Plus has to offer. These features will include but are not limited to: • Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels through our 8 Position switch or via OEM Cruise control levers. • Supports both manual and DSG transmissions. • Fully adjustable launch control with anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps. • Flat Shifting (No need to remove foot from pedal sensor on shifting) • Flex Fuel control integration. • The ability to control aftermarket high pressure and low pressure pumps. • Full Variable Valve Timing control • Closed loop dual lambda control using OEM lambdas. We would like to apologise to all of the owners and garages who have waited patiently over the last 18 months whilst we worked on solving some of the more complicated issues the BMW platform presented. We have now managed to implement full BSD networking, which in turn allows the ECU to communicate with the alternator, reading of the oil levels and oil temperature. This along with creating a smaller Piezo injector driver was the main reason for delay with the launching of the kit. The new Piezo driver has also now been finished, a redesigned smaller unit allows it to fit in the OEM ECU location. After extensive testing with our Beta testers, the ECU has now been run in both extremely cold and hot climates around the world. The kits are currently in stock and available to purchase. It is interesting to note that the E60 is not supported. Additionally, while Syvecs states they have these in stock they do not list the pricing. BimmerBoost will get you that information shortly. A new era of N54 engine and transmission control is finally here.
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    08-24-2017, 08:15 PM
    This is the kind of build that separates the men from the boys. Bimmer Performance Center created what is one of the baddest E30's out there and arguably as they say themselves the baddest E30 in the Carolinas. I mean, just look at the work involved in this. The plan originally was for an M60 swap but they ended up with an S62 during a second revision: The full specifications are below and this car is featured (deservedly so) in Grassroots Motorsports magazine: https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/grm/like-e30-chassis-creations/129664/page1/ Engine S62 complete tear down and refreshed by BPC -Coated rod bearings -ARP rod bolts -BPC custom spec cams -BPC custom stainless long tube headers -BPC custom ram air/ cold air intake -BPC custom stand alone tune 420/390 SEA Driveline -E36 M3 front and rear subframes, control arms , axles and spindles -E39 M5 6 speed transmission -Diffsonline custom ramp 3 clutch E36 M3 diff 3.91 ratio -Clutch masters 6 puck clutch -JB racing light weight single mass flywheel -Custom BPC driveshaft with guibo joint deleted Suspension -MSC 2 way with remote reservoir's -Hypercoil springs -Speedway Engineering anit-roll bars with BPC custom stress bars and end links -Z3 quick ratio power steering rack Body -M3 front fenders -E46 front hood hinges -E36 trunk hinges -DTM fiberwerks rear fenders and side skirts -BPC modified DTM Fiberwerks front and rear bumper covers Interior -AiM dash display -Tilton pedal assembley -BPC custom roll cage -Racetech drivers seat -Schroth harness -Momo steering wheel Brakes -Brembo 4 piston front calipers w/14" Coleman rotors -E46 M3 rear brake calipers and rotors -Motul RBF 600 -Stainless steel brake lines Wheels -Apex ARC-8 18x8.5 front 18x10.5 rear Tires -Hoosier R7 255/35R18 front, 315/30R18 rear Car weights 2850 pounds
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    08-29-2017, 05:01 PM
    Oh my! This network called out the performance of the Ferrari 488 GTB in an article early this month. The new twin turbo mid-engine V8 Ferrari obviously is not a slow car but it does not seem to be nearly as fast as we were led to believe. The F80 M3 with a Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade is more than a match for it. The M3 has PTF Bootmod3 ECU tuning with a BMS JB4 stack and Fuel-It! upgrades to the fuel system. Does that Ferrari looks like a 137+ trap car? Not from the M3's perspective.
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    08-30-2017, 11:21 PM
    BMW put out a video showing the F90 M5 launch control in action and of course everyone started uploading it to Youtube as if it was their own. The point is the video shows the real emphasis of the new F90 generation M5 and that is off the line acceleration. Drag racing if you will. The M5 is supposed to be a four-door sports car that can dominate the roadcourse. The thing is, we have seen a shift where M owners care more about straightline power than anything else. What did you expect when M started putting out SUV's? The funny thing is, those SUV's could often times beat the M5 as M5 owners are notorious for struggling to launch their cars. In all fairness, a high torque rear wheel drive car is difficult to launch on the street. The M5 will not be a stoplight warrior and with more weight on the front end of the car less of a balanced track toy you rotate with the throttle. BMW to their credit is allowing to select a rear wheel drive mode but that does not remove any weight from the front of the car. It's a drag car now. It launches with no drama and the launch control system doesn't even make the tires squeal with a 3k rpm launch. You will notice the driver short shifts a couple times rather than having the car handle the gearshifts likely to prevent people on the internet from figuring out the acceleration figures. Suffice it to say, the car will be quick in a straight line and will no longer struggle at stop lights.
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    09-02-2017, 04:26 PM
    There is a 9-second S55 platform car as you already know. It will be joined soon by other cars as more F80 M3's and F82 M4's get close to breaking into the 9's. This particular F80 M3 is already on the doorstep with a 10.112 @ 139.07 pass. Here is the recipe: PureTurbos Stage 2 - Flash by ProTuning Freaks - FBO - E85 Fuel - BMS PI Controller - Fuel-It! LPFP and PI - Dodson DCT clutches When the temps drop this should be an easy 9-second car. Additionally, the first stock internal 9-second S55.
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    09-01-2017, 09:11 PM
    That Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 5.2 liter V10 forced induction market just keeps getting more and more competitive. This is a new option from Sheepey Built and it certainly looks to be a quality entry into the market. Here are the specs: - Full Titanium hot parts produced in house by Sheepey Built - Tuned on Syvecs Ltd PnP Huracan Kit - Zona Rotor 67mm Turbochargers - Turbosmart 45mm Wastegates - Turbosmart 50mm Blow Off Valves - CSF Radiators Air-to-water 1000hp Intercooler Cores - Vibrant Performance HD Clamps - GnJ Aircraft Hose Ends and Hoses - Ticon Industries Titanium The Syvecs Huracan Plug and Play ECU makes tuning possible and it is already running strong at only 5 psi of boost in the prototype teaser video below. As for pricing and dynos, those will come as the kit reaches its official release point.
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    09-01-2017, 08:31 PM
    This big. This F80 M3 camera car caught our attention when it took down a Ferrari 488 GTB. Yes, it's fast. It is running the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade along with BMS JB4 and PTF Bootmod3 flash stack for tuning. Watching it beat up on a new turbo Ferrari was incredible but look at how big the difference is between the Pure Turbos F80 M3 and a bolt on F80 M3. Quite simply, night and day. For those wondering if they should upgrade their turbos this result should be enlightening.
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    09-15-2017, 12:53 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
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    09-12-2017, 05:17 PM
    When it rains it pours, eh? How many articles exposing Dime Racing are going to come out? You all remember last month's Dime Racing Huracan twin turbo horror story. Well, here is yet another one. This one comes from Speed Society who shared a story about a guy named Brian McLevis and his Dime Racing experience: Cars sitting at Dime and not getting anything done to them after Dime promises the owners big upgrades is really nothing new. This owner got fed up and flew in from Kansas to take a look at the car after he was lied to in a video chat. Basically, Dime Racing said they had his manifolds but instead showed him a V8 platform piece which obviously is not for the Huracan V10. Pathetic. He picked up his car after Dime frantically tried to put it together for this to happen: We wish Brian luck in getting his car sorted and running again.
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    09-13-2017, 04:12 AM
    We all saw the teasers and sat patiently waiting with anticipation. A car based on a modern Formula 1 hybrid powertrain design? Five engines? An 11000 rpm redline? Street legal? It all sounds too good too be true. Yet here it is, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. The gasoline motor is based on the 1.6 liter AMG Formula PU106A powerplant. It won't be pushed to the ragged edge like the Formula 1 engine as it will be running fuel you can get straight from your local gas station. Despite the relatively small turbo engine Mercedes-AMG claims better response than a large naturally aspirated V8. How? Well, the four electric engines help things: 0-200 kph is said to take less than six seconds. The design is simply incredible. It looks like it came right off the Mulsanne Straight. Mercedes rewrote the supercar rulebook. This is on another level. The electric motors on the front axle are also true rev wonders, with rotor revolutions up to 50,000 rpm – current state of the art is a speed of 20,000 rpm. The very high-revving engine is additionally boosted by a high-tech turbocharger. The exhaust gas and compressor turbines are separated from one another and located at an optimum position to the exhaust side and to the intake side of the V6 engine, and connected to one another by a shaft. This shaft features an electric motor with approximately 90 kW which, depending on the operating status, electrically drives the compressor turbine with up to 100,000 rpm – for instance when moving off or following load changes. The Formula 1 designation for this unit is MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit Heat). The major advantage: the dreaded turbo lag – the delayed response to accelerator pedal commands owing to the inertia of the large charger – is completely eliminated. The response time is greatly reduced, and is even shorter than that of a naturally aspirated V8 engine. The electric turbocharger brings about another advantage: it uses parts of the surplus energy from the exhaust system to generate electricity, and either stores it in the high-voltage lithium-ion battery as part of recuperation or provides additional drive power by feeding it to an additional electric motor. This motor produces 120 kW, has been installed directly on the engine and features a link to the crankshaft via a spur gear (MGU-K = Motor Generator Unit Kinetic) – another technology that ensures maximum efficiency and performance in Formula 1. The thermal efficiency of the combustion engine with electric turbocharger (MGU-H) in conjunction with the electric motor on the crankshaft (MGU-K) will be over 40 percent. This is a previously unattained peak value for series production vehicles. There will also be two further 120 kW electric motors at the front axle. Each is connected to a front wheel via a reduction gear. The fully electrically driven front axle allows individual acceleration and braking of each front wheel, and therefore selective torque distribution for particularly high levels of vehicle dynamics. The driver can move off purely electrically, initially with just the electric motors on the front axle driving the hypercar and the electric motor on the crankshaft supporting short-term acceleration wishes. If the driver presses the accelerator more firmly and demands more output, the V6 engine also switches on. The drive system unfolds its full power as the engine speed increases. Impressive acceleration figures are possible with the Race Start function: acceleration from zero to 200 km/h takes under six seconds. If the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator again to let the car coast, the system switches to electric drive at the front axle – whilst braking under normal driving conditions recuperates up to 80 percent of the energy, which is fed into the battery. Power is transferred to the rear wheels by an 8-speed manual transmission that has been entirely developed from scratch for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. It is activated hydraulically and can be operated in automated mode or manually using the shift paddles. The car is equipped with an advanced, weight-optimised ceramic high-performance compound braking system. Its low weight reduces the unsprung masses, thus improving driving dynamics and agility Multi-link designs are used at the front and rear. The adjustable coil-over suspension has several special features: Both push-rod spring struts have been installed across the direction of travel. The innovative arrangement of the spring/damper unit replaces the function and application of conventional tubular cross members. The overall setup of the springs and dampers is configured for perfectly balanced, easily controlled and above all sporty handling characteristics. These are also assisted by all-wheel drive and torque vectoring. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will not only be an ultimate driving machine that directly brings current Formula 1 hybrid technology onto the road and combines top-class race track performance with full day-to-day suitability. Its purpose is also to obtain extensive findings about performance-oriented plug-in hybrid drive technology, further developments of suspension layouts and extended onboard electronics that will later benefit series production AMG cars.
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    08-28-2017, 06:55 PM
    We are now entering the end of Summer 2017 yet there is still no OBD-II tuning option for the 991.2 generation Porsche 911. Why? Well, the new generation of Siemens ECU's utilized is doing a good job keeping tuners out. You might be saying, wait, doesn't GIAC have a tune? Indeed they do and to their credit they are the only company flashing the ECU. What they are truly doing is anyone's guess (and impressive) but tuners speculate they are doing what is known as BDM tuning or Background Debugging Mode. This is commonly called a bench flash as the ECU must be physically removed. Cobb for example does not do bench flashing (although they do have bench flash access) and wants OBD-II access so you can flash at home with your Cobb Accessport. That creates a problem though: As stated we are just speculating on GIAC's approach but BoostAddict was told they likely get the ECU to the point where it accepts commands for programming as if it were delivered from Siemens themselves to Porsche. How much can be programmed this way or what level of control is offered only each tuner knows. Clearly, this is very early in the 991.2 ECU tuning process. There are authentication steps that are posing problems which we will now go over. 1. For OBD-II access there is a seed key algorithm with a private key to gain write access to the ECU. If the wrong response is given then you are locked out of the ECU. Someone already solved this part. 2. Read access can be an issue as with the 991.1 tuners were able to use factory tools through OBD-II to get a read. Now, you have to build a file library through BDM access since it is not possible through OBD-II. 3. Things get tricky with the write process. The files are all encrypted at the OEM level and when a dealer writes to the ECU the files are encrypted and decrypted at the ECU level. It is this new encryption and decryption process that is posing the big problem. The new ECU's have stronger processing power so the write time is about the same despite the encryption protocol. Additionally, when the ECU boots up it checks for a signature. You must have this signature or you will be locked out. This signature is computed on the fly. The signature validation process is arguably the hardest part depending on which hacker/tuner you talk to. BDM flashing does not have this requirement. If you program via OBD-II when you upload data or erase memory the validation status is reset and cleared. It is not set again until the validation routine is run. In the past the signature pointer was manipulated through a binary patch which pointed to a valid signature in section that was not normally tuned. The early SDI3 and SDI4 Porsche ECU's did not have this validation requirement enabled for whatever reason but they did not check for actual validation but just the checksums. The Porsche 991.1 SDI9 did implement signature validation but you could bypass it as it was previously bypassed by pointing it somewhere else. This is a common exploit and a bug Siemens seemingly patched which means people are going to need to get very creative to bypass it. The various checksums (a digit representing the sum of the correct digits in a piece of stored or transmitted digital data, against which later comparisons can be made to detect errors in the data) of course still pose a problem so overall this is a very difficult process but one would guess it is only a matter of time before it is solved. How much time? Who knows. With the Infineon Tricore ECU's and some Bosch ECU's there was help from someone in the factory on the inside who sold codes for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It would be with great risk for someone at Porsche or even Siemens to help tuners get around the security measures. A great financial reward too but is it worth a potential jail sentence? There are very smart people working against very smart people with billions of dollars of resources to make sure those smart people do not get access. Ultimately, it is a huge battle being fought behind the scenes for some who wish to prove their talent and others who want to make tons of money. These two aspects often overlap in the tuning world. One way or another, this ECU will be broken into.
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    08-30-2017, 09:43 PM
    Since modern BMW performance motors are turbocharged pretty much everyone adds power by increasing boost and searching out turbo upgrades which can move a lot more air. Nitrous is discounted and has a stigma attached to it but there are many benefits. For one, it's cheap. At least compared to a proper turbo upgrade. Secondly, it is density altitude in a bottle. What that means is nitrous oxide provides a cooling effect: There are of course variables depending on the fuel octane, amount of nitrous injected, how it is injected, how it is tuned for, bottle pressure, etc. Twisted Tuning provides a direct port nitrous system which while more expensive than your basic wet or dry kit maintains even nitrous distribution to each cylinder. Do you want to do it right or save a few bucks? Check out their results on a 335i. Yes, they used a virtual dyno (get it on a real dyno) but it is nice to see different BMW tuning approaches: A little something different for the masses that you don't see too often on the N54 is nitrous injection. There are turbo upgrades out of the Whoo-hah, but we wanted to do something different and go against the grain with this particular 335xi. Setup designed by us here at Twisted Tuning, some probably have seen our Direct port Meth injection setups. Moving forward, last night we finally got around to starting to tune the car on the bottle. 2007 335xi - Stock Turbos, VSRF 5" stepped Intercooler, DCIs,VSRF Chargepipe, Direct Port Nitrous. Fuel is E40 and this is on a 50 shot with partially reduced timing (mainly reduced from target timing on or E40 map without the bottle) and about 19-20psi peak from the stock twin. This was generated from a log from the first full pass, after the initial setup. so more tuning and more power to be had when its all said and done. Starting out great though. We will post more updates as we progress through the tuning side of things. Then hit the rollers for final numbers. We are thinking about shooting for a respectable 600whp on the bottle after we toss on a set of catless downpipes.
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    08-24-2017, 09:03 PM
    The Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce it not a drag car. It is designed to be an incredible roadcourse performer which shows with it sub-7-minute Nurburgring laptime. The Tesla Model X on the the hand is a one-trick pony. It does that trick incredibly well as we saw the other day with an 11.427 @ 118.84 quarter mile pass. The Aventador SV was tested by magazines running as quick as 10.4 @ 134.71. This is yet another example of magazine times and real world quarter mile times being very different things. The Model X sets a new record with its 11.418 elapsed time. The Aventador wins by just edging the elapsed time but it is much faster trapping 129.38 miles per hour: The Model X P100D is the quickest and fastest SUV in the world. The Lamborghini Aventador is a completely different kind of car. If you want to see this same Aventador SV in some more runs against a Model S P100D, here you are:
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    09-18-2017, 04:04 PM
    The Maserati Gran Turismo is a good looking GT. It sounds great too with its 4.2 liter and 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8's. Fast it is not. The 4.2 liter offers 399 horsepower and the 4.7 liter V8 bumps output to 434 horsepower. At 4200+ pounds and with little torque it is hardly fast. The even stronger 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport with 454 horsepower for example runs the 1/4 mile in 13.1 @ 109.2. The car desperately needs an update and really a new generation. FAST AS F@#K it is not.
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    09-18-2017, 01:33 PM
    Awron is a new vendor on BimmerBoost that brings with them considerable electronics expertise. From engine swaps to performance displays, their products are just awesome. BimmerBoost.com will be sharing some first hand experience shortly with Awron's Performance Display System for the E92 M3. Awron asked if BimmerBoost would test the display with a supercharged M3 and so here we are. The BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 is getting a revised Gintani E85 high boost stock internal S65 setup similar to the system detailed earlier this year which made 645 horsepower to the wheels. The Awron display will be very useful as it will provide real time data and telemetry. Plus, the piece looks OEM as if it should be there from the factory. What does it do? It offers 20 features in 1: Pretty cool, right? As for pricing, the kompressor or supercharger kit costs 999.00 Euros. We should have US distributor pricing shortly. DGA Displayed Values: Voltage Water Temperature Oil Temperature Horsepower Torque Speedometer 0-60 mph & 0-120 mph Acceleration Timer Two Axis G-Meter Power and Torque Graph Fuel Pressure Intake Temperature (After Cooler) Exhaust Temperature (Modeled) Air Fuel Ratio (Before Catalytic Converter) Transmission Temperature Maximum Recorded Values DGA Kompressor 1 Option Adds: Boost Pressure Intake Temperature (Before Cooler) Features: Steering wheel controlled (CAN) User defines dedicated steering wheel button Gauge ships pre-assembled into OEM air duct Plug & play installation Full Color OLED Display OEM look & feel Integrated USB port for firmware updates The values ​​are displayed on a modern, dimmable AMOLED display. A high-quality housing and the perfect integration into the interior provide for an optical upgrade of the cockpit. The operation is carried out via the left-hand wheel buttons (hold any key for 10 seconds and then can be switched by the screens) and an integrated USB interface allows the display to always be on the current software stand. The display is already delivered fully assembled in the fresh air guide and is easy to install. No further sensors need to be installed. The scales are adapted to the respective motor type.
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    08-29-2017, 12:40 AM
    This Mercedes-AMG W212 E63 AMG S belongs to BenzBoost member @Vasily1 and is well known on this site. He recently ran the car at a Moscow Unlimited event and put up some incredible numbers. Obviously, the timing equipment is different from an NHRA certified dragstrip. That does not make the numbers any less impressive. He started with a 10.054 @ 228.59 kph (142.02 mph) and improved to a 10.038 @ 230.76 kph (143.38 mph) recently. That is the quickest and fastest recorded W212 E63 to BenzBoost's knowledge. It is not quickest or fastest overall M157 as GAD's W204 C63 Black Series with an M157 and 4Matic swap set that record earlier this month. As for the full mod list this is essentially a custom build. @Vasily1 shared a dynograph last year showing almost 1200 horsepower. Where he is at now only he knows but there is no doubt this is one of the world's strongest E63's.
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    08-28-2017, 05:53 PM
    Absolutely incredible speed from an BMW F10 M5 here that is still on the factory S63TU turbochargers. Sometimes spinning will inflate a trap but there are two runs here one showing 134 and the other showing 135 miles per her with low 11 second elapsed times. Are 2.0X 60 foots the best? No. That just means this is an easy 10 second car and really with some better traction should go pretty far into the 10's: As for the specs: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI Definitely more in this car. Check it out dusting an LP560 on the strip below.
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    09-18-2017, 05:30 PM
    Almost 138 miles per hour on the stock F10 M5 S63TU turbochargers? Wow! This is the same F10 M5 that previously went 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The owner went back to the strip and managed a better launch with a 1.976 60 foot. There still is plenty of room to improve that short time but the 1/4 mile result was 10.88 @ 137.80. Yes, still on pump gas. Obviously water-meth injection is making a big difference and the HCP tune sure seems solid: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI
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    09-19-2017, 08:12 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of BenzBoost.com. Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-...d-removed.html Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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    08-28-2017, 05:22 PM
    The research study below from LMC Automotive points to where the automotive industry is going. The direction is really not all that surprising. Engines are continuing to get smaller and the number of turbocharged engines is increasing. As a matter of fact, turbo engines will overtake naturally aspirated engines in market share. Those same turbo engine are pushing a gain in specific output of ten horsepower per liter. The reason is obviously due to downsizing of displacement and increasing output thanks to boost. Another interesting aspect is that inline-3 cylinder engines are becoming more popular. Great for commuter cars but not so great for enthusiasts. Ultimately, with more turbocharged enthusiast motors this really does not matter. Turbo tuning is only set to increase. A good time to be a BoostAddict, eh? Diesels are also becoming a bit less popular even in Europe. No doubt emissions scandals have played a part in this as well as a shift to electrification. DCT adoption continues to grow with 10-speed transmissions seemingly being the new norm. How many more gears are they going to cram in? A big uptake in hybrids is expected in 2019 and on to 2022. Expect hybrid sports cars at that time as well. As long as manufacturers don't give up on enthusiast cars this is all fine and dandy. The naturally aspirated and big displacement enthusiast car is quite definitely a dying breed. Enjoy them while you can.
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    09-10-2017, 03:30 PM
    This is ugly. Not all that surprising however if you have been following McLaren 720S performance results. The new McLaren dyno's just shy of 700 horsepower to the rear wheels completely stock on a Dynojet. Not to mention the absurdly quick magazine test figures as well as a video showing the 720S dispatch the 675LT with ease. Well, here is a Huracan for context and the poor Lambo needs some boost if it wants to play. In the drag races the Huracan gets an initial lead by virtue of all wheel drive but into 3rd gear the McLaren 720S just pulls like a freight train going by. From a 40 mile per hour roll, it's a joke. The McLaren is in another zip code. Even when the Huracan is given a huge jump it doesn't matter. Wow is the 720S fast.
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    09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
    The larger B58 3.0 liter I6 is obviously the stronger motor with more potential but the B48 2.0 liter I4 is based on the same modular architecture and offers some advantages. For one, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is lighter. Toss a JB4 on the B48 and you have quite the performance value in the BMW lineup. In stock form the car manages a 1/4 mile sprint of 13.9 @ 100 miles per hour. That is E36 M3 level performance. With a tune? 300 wheel horsepower is possible which is more than the 275 rear wheel horsepower of the E46 M3. The 230i looks pretty good in that context. The 230i xDrive weighs 3571 pounds. That is rear wheel drive 3-Series weight but keep in mind all wheel drive does come with penalty. The weight is not too bad when you factor in power being sent to all four wheels as well as the more compact B48 motor improving weight distribution over the longer and heavier B58. At $36k the car is a value. At over $50k with options not so much. Keep it relatively plain and the 230i makes for a nice BMW bargain. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $50,070 (base price: $36,145) ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1998 cc POWER: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm TORQUE: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 105.9 in LENGTH: 174.7 in WIDTH: 69.8 in HEIGHT: 55.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 89 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 14 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 3571 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 13.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 26.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.1 sec Standing Ό-mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 149 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 27/24/33 mpg C/D observed: 26 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg C/D observed highway range: 470 mi
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    08-28-2017, 10:00 PM
    This sure would be a lot more interesting of a race video if the new F90 M5 was included. Instead, we make due with the past generation F10 M5. It also would be a much better video if a DCT F87 M2 was utilized but we get a manual and before the race begins you know it is at a huge disadvantage. As if it wasn't enough the N55B30T0 engine struggles as is. On to the drag race which is predictably a disaster as Carwow just isn't good at this. First, there is the commentary that the M2 is in the M4's class simply because the M2 got a better launch. Um, the M4 Competition Package pulled away easily. It's a much faster car. There is also the problem of only elapsed times being listed. I mean, what will it take for these people to understand the elapsed time is only half of the data from a drag race? Not to mention, the trap speed is what tells is what the potential really is with the launch taken out of the equation. It just goes to show these people suck at what they do. Here is the result: 1. M4 - 12.5 2. M5 - 12.6 3. M6 - 12.7 4. M2 - 13.2 In other words, completely traction dependent and without trap speeds a waste of time. Keep in mind the F10 M5 is the most powerful car of the group as this is the limited edition tuned to 600 horsepower. That means from a roll the M5 should be the champ followed by the M6, then the M4, then the M2. Why is the M2 in third gear at 50 miles per hour? Why are the other cars in automatic modes meaning they have to wait for the gearboxes to drop down a gear? Are these guys morons? Just get in the right gear in all the cars to begin with. What happens? Well, it goes as predicted. For some reason, they focus on the M2's camera angle mostly. What do you even say? Thanks for a wasted opportunity Carwow and proving you are a low quality option with access to an airtstrip.
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    08-31-2017, 07:33 PM
    Ethanol is the performance fuel of choice these days. Why? For one direct injected turbo motors respond well to it with pronounced cooling effects. Furthermore, ethanol is a great value and many refer to it as bargain race gas. It does tax the fuel system though. You want your car adjusting to the amount of ethanol in the fuel and that is where Fuel-It! comes in: Here is what is included for $449.95: Complete Kit includes: Two E85 compatible -6an fuel lines Custom anodized billet fittings Ethanol Sensor Bluetooth Analyzer Accessories pack
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    08-29-2017, 02:49 AM
    The SVR update for the Jaguar F-Type coupe and convertible models added power and stripped weight. Well, at least in theory it was supposed to strip some weight. For some reason this F-Type SVR Convertible comes in 30 pounds heavier than an F-Type R convertible. Oh well, yet another manufacturer weight loss claim that is not worth the paper it is printed on. There is an optional carbon ceramic brake system that will save some weight for $12k. Yes, 4104 pounds is heavy but the all wheel drive system certainly does its job. 0-60 comes by in only 3.4 seconds. 0-100 takes 8.0 seconds flat. The 1/4 mile takes 11.7 seconds at 122 miles per hour. Pretty nice for the long in the tooth 5.0 liter supercharged V8 they bumped up to 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This Jag may not be the lightest, fastest, or best handling but it certainly is a very nice combination of the three. It pulls 1.02g on the skidpad. That is an unheard of number for a Jaguar. It certainly is nimble for the 4100 pound curb weight. Car and Driver claims it is not really all that quicker than the F-Type R all wheel drive convertible they tested and considering the difference is only 25 more horsepower on paper it would be difficult to pick this up anyway. Weather alone can influence the numbers. Maybe throw both cars on a dyno and really see? Is the car worth a $20k premium over the F-Type R? Not really. If you put a premium on performance go for aftermarket upgrades and save the cash. The interior and aerodynamic changes are nice the reality of the situation is this is not enough of an upgrade for the money. They should have at least massaged the supercharger a bit more. SpecificationsVEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible PRICE AS TESTED: $132,233 (base price: $129,795) ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 305 cu in, 5000 cc POWER: 575 hp @ 6500 rpm TORQUE: 516 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 103.2 in LENGTH: 176.2 in WIDTH: 75.7 in HEIGHT: 51.5 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 52 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 7 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4104 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.4 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.0 sec Zero to 130 mph: 13.4 sec Zero to 150 mph: 19.0 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.8 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.2 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.7 sec Standing Ό-mile: 11.7 sec @ 122 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 195 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 146 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.02 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 18/15/23 mpg C/D observed: 16 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 26 mpg C/D observed highway range: 480 mi
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    09-13-2017, 05:34 AM
    Get used to seeing videos like this. The new generation of German mid-size sport sedans is all about drag racing. They all have all wheel drive. They all have top mount twin turbo V8's. They are more similar than ever. Somebody has to be the quickest and fastest though, right? On paper the Porsche Panamera Turbo is at a disadvantage. It has less power and torque from the new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 but it does have a dual clutch transmission. The W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S on the other hand uses a 9-speed MCT automatic. A quick shifting box as well and a major advantage for the E63 other than just the power and torque is that it weighs 200+ pounds less. It shows in the performance as the E63 S kicks dust in the Panamera Turbo's face. It is two seconds faster to 150 miles per hour and the difference is almost a full three seconds by 160. Clearly it is the more powerful car (trap speed would have been nice to see EVO): It will take a Porsche Panamera Turbo S to reverse the outcome and Porsche is playing it smart not releasing the Turbo S right away. They will likely wait and see what Mercedes and BMW offer and then top it. Which they better for the considerable price premium.
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    08-24-2017, 03:55 PM
    Great tuning results here for the 5.2 liter V10 Lamborghini Huracan and Audi R8 platform. APR is taking E85 ethanol into account for some great gains. As you likely know the Huracan and R8 5.2 liter V10 motors feature both dual and port fuel injection. This means E85 will not tax the fuel system as quickly and the additional injectors will be able to supply more fuel. A great thing as just look at the E85 results. 47 horsepower gained at all four wheels: This is on APR's Mustang dyno. Now look at how things change with 91 and 93 octane. 91: 93: Essentially they are getting it to 650 horsepower with just the tune in naturally aspirated form on the higher octane fuel. You will notice the standard R8 is not included and it is actually the model which will benefit the most from the ECU tune as it is artificially detuned through software only by Audi. APR simply has not tested the software on the R8 but that is only a matter of time. The ECU software is well worth the asking price: http://www.goapr.com/products/ecu_upgrade_52fsi_r8_610.html
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    09-12-2017, 09:31 PM
    The other day we saw an acceleration comparison between the W213 E63 S and the Panamera Turbo and the E63 S is substantially quicker. That does not mean the Panamera Turbo is slow by any means especially judging by this video. It goes up against a 1st generation Audi R8 V10. This means the R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox as the R8 did not get a dual clutch transmission until the facelifted version. Plus, you can hear the shifts in the video and the R8 loses ground when it shifts compared to the Panamera. The R8 has the advantage of weighing roughly 1000 pounds less but the Panamera has more horsepower and torque from its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Overall a close run between the two. It would be better to see how a second gen dual clutch R8 stacks up though.
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