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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    You will find that after a certain point the majority of high power N54 builds utilize supplemental injection. In the early days it was methanol and these days a port fuel injection system is more common. Either way, it is easy to max out the factory direct injection fuel system at higher power levels especially if running E85. The details from VPG on their 654 whp run using the direct injection system are below: Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Well, it seems Chevy is copying Ford yet again. Ford got good press from enthusiasts by offering a factory line lock on the Mustang GT. Chevrolet decided it was a good idea (it is a great idea) to offer a line lock on the Camaro ZL1 which will make it easy to heat the rear tires. Considering the torque output of the supercharged LT4 V8 the only way one is going to get traction off the line when launching is with prepped tires. That means a nice, big, hot, and sticky burnout. Obviously it will pay the greatest dividends with drag rubber. This is very cool of GM which also will not void warranties for track days. A day at the drag strip counts as a track day, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Interesting run here as two tuners put forth S63TU's they tuned against each other with the winner taking $10k. Evotech apparently has a reputation in Europe as not wanting to race unless it is for money otherwise it is a waste of their time. The funny thing is they were not willing to race for $10k but instead agreed to a $1500 run. What happened to the confidence Evotech? Frankly, BimmerBoost does not have too much faith in Evotech's claims as they seem to be exaggerated anyway. The F10 M5 camera car is tuned by BimmerBoost member @lfelunden who has not yet decided on a name for his new tuning company. The M6 Gran Coupe is heavier than the standard M6 so weights are pretty even here. It is surprising how easily the M5 pulls considering both cars are bolt on tuned and if racing for money one would assume at their best. No comment from Oliver Neumann the owner at Evotech at this time although we are told the race loser paid up. BMW M5 F10 HCP mods: Stage 3 software by HCP, catless downpipes and K&N drop-in filters M6 F06 Evotech: Stage 2+ software (Evotechs most powerful), akrapovic exhaust, catless downpipes and intake
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    On paper the facelifted 911 Turbo S is favored. It has 580 horsepower to the GT3 RS 500 plus the twin turbochargers boost its torque figure to 516 lb-ft. The naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-6 GT3 RS on the other hand makes do with 'only' 338 lb-ft of torque. What the GT3 RS has going for it is a wider rev range meaning it is geared shorter plus it sends power to the rear wheels meaning it has lower drivetrain losses compared to the all wheel drive turbo. This also means it is lighter by a good 400 pounds. If you buy a GT3 RS to race in a straight line you bought the wrong car. The Turbo S is easier to tune and when making big power it can maintain traction. Plus it does not suffer from the same aerodynamic drag as downforce in corners is not the primary concern. The Turbo S makes easy work of the GT3 RS in similar fashion to the Huracan we saw beat up the GT3 RS recently. It seems the Huracan and the Turbo S are more of a match for each other.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    This 2017 '66 Ford GT Heritage Edition is a throwback to the 1966 Le Mans winner. This livery features a unique black and silvery stripe livery and my goodness is it beautiful. You will only see this style on Ford GT for the 2017 model year. This car may honor the 1966 No.2 Ford GT40 but it is no coincidence Ford rolled it out after their Le Mans victory this year. In similar and fitting fashion to the 1966 vehicle, Ford also went toe to toe Ferrari in 2016 and came out on top. Full details in the press release from Ford below but wow is it fun to look at. All-New 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition Pays Homage toHistoric Livery on 1966 Le Mans Winner - All-new Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon - Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition honoring historic No. 2 race car limited to 2017 model year only - Limited-edition Ford GT features exclusive race-number graphics, and unique interior colors, materials and appointments DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of the historic 1-2-3 Ford GT sweep. The car will feature unique interior and exterior color themes, and an exclusive wheel finish. "Celebrating the anniversary of Ford's historic victories at Le Mans has always been a part of the return of the Ford GT," said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, product development, and chief technical officer. "The 2017 Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition is a stunning tribute to the car that kicked off Ford's string of Le Mans victories in 1966." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition features a Shadow Black exterior in either gloss or matte finish with silver stripes and exposed carbon fiber package. The car sports Frozen White #2 hood and door graphics, and 20-inch one-piece forged aluminum wheels in a gold satin clearcoat with black lug nuts. The interior of the limited edition model wraps the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching, and the seats' head restraints and the steering wheel are debossed with the Ford GT logo. The instrument panel, pillars and headliner also features an Ebony-leather wrap, with gold appliqués on the instrument panel, the seat's X-brace and shift paddles. Like the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is leather wrapped, with seat belts featuring a unique blue webbing. Rounding out the modifications to the Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition are a unique serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. Garen Nicoghosian, exterior design manager for the car, says the team set out to highlight where it all started with the Ford GT. "While the looks are distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car," he says, "we've accentuated new styling cues to provide a modern interpretation." The Ford GT '66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com using the configuration tool. Limited quantities will be available for the 2017 model year only.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    An aggressive looking black Ferrari 458 Italia here. It is sitting on gloss black Strasse Forged rims. The wheels are 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back. The lips and barrels are finished in gloss black as well which gives the wheels and car a mean look. Yellow accents may not be for everyone but they tie together with the yellow brake calipers. It works. Forged Wheel Specs: SV1 Deep Concave FS -Gloss Black Centers -Gloss Black Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Gloss Black 50/50 Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 20×9 | 21×12.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 325/25/21
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  • BigM62's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I tried to watch "Bottom Gear" and could not continue watching untill changes are made, which include the guy with the high screeching voice who thinks he is funny (not).
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    I haven't had any negatives with VTT, haven't given you guys the opportunity. I just saw another thread pop up on n54tech. 6 month turbo failure, told it's his fault, forced to go to Pure. And it seems that's the result of every single turbo failure thread I've seen. It's always the users fault (Like when we were told VTT users can't run BMW recommended engine oil), VTT gets defensive, customer ends up throwing his VTT stuff out for another vendor. I hope someday the boss realizes how much money he's missing out on by abandoning his customers. I just dumped 10 grand into my 335, and while I'm happy with 470 at the wheels, I wouldn't mind being north of 6. And I'd do it with the cast turbos. But I can't risk having a failure and being told I must have put something in the impeller.
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  • ayoustin's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 AM
    Interesting. HPFPs are positive displacement pumps so they only way to make them pump more fuel is to spin them faster, increase the fuel chamber size, or increase the number of pumps. Since the pump internals haven't been modified and I highly doubt they've added more pumps it must be getting spun faster. The only two ways that come to my mind are their shotgun pumps they already make or using a smaller sprocket and keeping it in the stock location. That would require a shorter drive chain as well, doesn't sound cheap. Anyway, awesome results. Thanks for sharing and I'm interested to see more. Whether this makes it to the market or not I hope you guys indulge us with what's been done. Also, a bit off topic, but has anyone torn open a stock pump and posted photos? I'm curious as to how many pistons are in our pump. The design allows for any number between 2 and 6. If ours doesn't use 6 then there's room to be gained in displacement. Unfortunately the N54 has a unique HPFP design in that it isn't directly driven by the cam like almost every other DI platform so sourcing a pump from another engine is HIGHLY unlikely.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    Interesting developments! How would this kit compare in price to an equally capable PI kit?
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    Thanks for the support brother. If you don't mind me asking, I've never heard of an AIC failing -mind sharing a few details? I know we're a little off topic, just curious. You can PM me if you don't want to post in thread. Thanks, Chris
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  • DennisPacMo's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 AM
    This is very exciting. Thanks for the info. As a person who doesn't trust the AIC (had one majorly fail on a client) and unwilling to drop the dough on a Haltech controller, this is exciting.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    Hi Aaron, This is not a "real" product (yet). Just an exciting milestone for testing, so even discussing warranty at this juncture would be inappropriate. If you've had a bad personal experience with VTT, please send me an email (or PM me if you prefer) and let's take this off-line and see if I can do anything to help out what experience you had. We've been putting a lot of time and energy into re-structuring things, and while this is a large undertaking, and will absolutely take time, I think we're making great progress. Thanks for your question, Chris
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    Cloud9; I really don't want to get caught up in an argument about the meaning of the testing and if it's hype or not. It appears that you and I don't see eye to eye on this one -that's ok brother. I wanted to be very forthcoming when I stated again and again this is development only. The intention behind that is to NOT cause fake hype, but show what we're doing. Hype would be talking about when we're going to sell this as a real product and drumming up pre-orders... obviously we're not doing that at all. I believe this is a worthwhile and notable achievement. It's not a pre-order. It's not fake hype. Proof of concept. Showing some of the background work going on at Vargas. We can agree to disagree on this one. :handgestures-thumb: Torgus! Hey man, you're 100% right, cost is a real issue, especially with hpfp prices only increasing. We'd have to cross that bridge when we get to it. TBI, which you are well aware I was involved with, is a simple and cost effective means to extend fuel system capability. It can be a great thing, plus it helps keep the valves clean, which is always nice. It does have limitations though. We're not sure 700 whp can happen DI as-is just yet. Time will tell, either way progress is progress. Hopefully this turns into a useful and marketable product but in the mean time it's a cool milestone that we're happy about, and happy sharing. Thanks, Chris
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Thank you man, I really appreciate the kind words. Single barrel absolutely works. Good point on the double barrel. I'll make it a point to talk to Tony. There may be some application for it that is functional and I'm currently unaware of.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Will you guys offer the same warranty and support you do for your turbochargers? I'd love nothing more than to use this setup for 6 months, have it fail, and be told it's my fault. I guess that's par for the course at VTT. This is a great idea, I just wish a company I could rely on would implement it. But for now, I'll stick with port injection. And that's saying something, because the PI systems scare me, a lot.
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  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Haha thanks for takin it easy on me with that one, I see now I left myself wide open there......
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