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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:43 PM
    This is getting ridiculous. We were already blown away by the Gen V Viper making quadruple digit horsepower on the stock motor this early on in its tuning. A tuner by the name of Unleashed Tuning managed to hit 1002 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane. Calvo Motorsports has taken things quite a bit further on 93 octane pump gas with 1187 rear wheel horsepower and 1175 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. What allows this kind of pump gas power? It is tuned on a Motec M1 standalone ECU. Calvo's tuner believes they could easily get it over 1200 whp on pump as well but they think they are pushing the motor far enough as is. No knock, no detonation, and no issues with almost 1200 whp on 93 octane pump fuel. The scary thing is it can go further but nobody wants to be the first one to find the limit of the Gen V Viper internals. What can you say? The new Viper is badass.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 05:00 PM
    N54 owners have had a 'downpipe fix' available for some time. N55 owners have not. What is the issue? Basically, if you run a catless downpipe you will get codes from the ECU. This creates a problem when trying to pass emissions, run at a track day, clear codes, etc. In comes Area74 to the rescue with their i02 simulator. It's a fairly straightforward box designed to do one thing. Area74 describes the details and process best below. Here is the nuts and bolts, and a little more of our story/history. For obvious reasons I cant go into any great detail about the software. Many vehicle enthusiast enjoy modifying their vehicles, for appearance and/or power. One major modification happens to be exhaust, wether in be a header/DP with a "sport" cat or completley catless. Either way, increasing flow, increases power. We are in total support, as it's your ride, you paid for it... When cat's are removed, the PCM/ECM is very quick to determine (via testing) that they are missing. this results in a check engine light P0420 and/or P0430. There are lots of tunes available to eliminate this annoyance, either direct programming or an add on unit that will simply autoclear all and any fault codes. This is fine, however....."autoclear" means it clears ANY codes, so even if you have an issue, you will never really know.... Autoclear = erase codes instantly....how many codes do you have for your engine ? how will you know something went wrong when you should know? Direct tune = P0420, P0430 are often written out of the program, so you never get a readiness "PASS" it simply shows "not ready" or "x" So, how does the io2V3.0 CatSim help...... A programmed microprocessor reads the actual o2 sensor, then through software manipulates it into a voltage signal that resembles a known good cat. Autoclear can be disabled, you won't get a P0420/P0430, it passes the monitors and life is good. If the computer detects a fault, the check engine light will still notify you of a problem. If you run catless (for off road of course) wouldn't you want the check engine light active if a problem occurs? Autoclear is a double bladed sword. JB4 and Cobb use an autoclear. After receiving permission from another site, we spent 8 months developing and providing updates to members as we went along, we worked hard and became very attached to BMW owners, we wanted to provide a solution. KevBquick became our major tester about 6 months ago (we asked permission and for a long standing member to test and provide honest results) sample after sample were sent to KevBquick, data was collected and on Jan 18......of this year, we had great news, it was fixed!!!!!!! In 7 miles, KevBquick passed all readiness monitors for the o2's and cat, running catless and JB4 autoclear off......he called the io2 a "beast!" In all that time we tested on numerous models, Toyota, Honda, chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, ford, and nailed everyone!!!!! Product page: http://www.area74.ca/io2
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2016, 04:12 PM
    A couple nice runs here from a BMS JB4 tuned F10 BMW M5. The car is running a 50/50 blend of meth injection on 93 octane. It also features MSR intakes and R888 tires for traction. The Mustang GT Coyote V8 is blown with a Kenne Bell twin screw at 12 psi on E85. The M5 and Mustang go at it twice. The first run has the Coyote pulling decisively. In the second run the M5 takes the hit and holds off the Mustang GT. They each get a win which is great but it should have been settled with a decisive third race. Maybe we'll see a rematch? The Mustang gets a bonus run with a Paxton supercharged Gen II Dodge Viper at 6 psi of boost. The V10 is also stated to be stroked. The Coyote pulls it impressively so the Viper might want to run more boost next time. A run between the Viper and M5 would be fun to see as well.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 04:11 PM
    Things have changed a bit regarding rally racing spectators. Why? Well, take a look at the gif posted below and you will understand why. Back in the legendary 80's Group B days as well as other rally classes drivers would have to contend not only with the elements but spectators as well. This speaks for itself.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2016, 05:45 PM
    We know the turbocharged 488 GTB should be much faster than the naturally aspirated 458 Italia it replaces. Especially in the 1/4 mile considering the Ferrari now has turbo torque to get it off the line quickly. EKanooRacing took what they say is a stock 488 GTB to the Bahrain dragstrip and here is the result. On a 1.706 60 foot time they managed a 10.372 @ 137.35 miles per hour. That is a very impressive run but this sort of performance should put the 488 GTB roughly even with the 650S from McLaren. So why did we see a 488 GTB lose from a roll to a McLaren MP4-12C which is less powerful than the 650S? Was that 488 GTB a dud? Was the MP4-12C tuned? Is EKanooRacing using race gas? Is the Bahrain dragstrip accurate? All valid questions. We will need to some runs on NHRA certified US strips to put this result in context.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 04:01 PM
    This should not be a shocker as Hennessey often takes credit for the work of others. Don't believe it? Hennessey patted himself on the back for his HPE700 Mustang GT supercharger system when it is really Whipple's blower and design. Just like how the Hennessey HPE600 AMG GT S tune is really Eurocharged's tune. Jerry Thorton at Eurocharged did the custom dyno tune. Hennessey will essentially resell the $2499 Eurocharged M178 tune at a premium. Why bother with paying for the Hennessey name when you can go straight to the source? Anyone?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:35 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:43 PM
    Congratulations to BenzBoost member @charliekay who is so close to the 9's in his supercharged W204 C63 AMG that he can taste it. He upgraded to the Weistec 3.0 liter Stage III twin screw blower and ran 10.22 @ 137.09 which was a considerable improvement from the 10.83 @ 129.22 he managed on the Stage II 2.3 liter blower. Now with different wheels and tires he shaved it down to 10.173 @ 139.18 on a 1.549 60 foot. Obviously a better launch than the previous 1.606 60 foot so the new tire setup is helping. He is just a hair away from the 9's but as @charliekay is an Australian member keep in mind the weather is not doing him any favors right now. In the winter we might see that elusive 9 second pass which is certainly impressive for a stock internal supercharged M156.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 09:40 PM
    This is a great race to see with the two previous generation German rivals duking it out with some boost. The C63 AMG belongs to BoostAddict member @gzim335. You likely know the car as it was involved in a controversial race against an F82 M4 with upgraded S55 turbos. The C63 M156 V8 equipped with a Weistec Stage III 3.0 liter twin screw is fast. We know that and an example recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. We do not know which AA supercharger kit is on the E92 M3. It is running meth and higher boost so it is possibly a Level III but hopefully clarification on that will come from the participants. What is clear is that on the stock internals the M156 V8 has an advantage over the S65 V8 on stock internals which is not surprising. The torque certainly pays dividends here as the C63 opens up just enough of a lead to pass the M3 before running into traffic at high speed. While the video is very much appreciated it goes to show how quickly one runs out of space at these speeds and power levels. Hopefully we can see a rematch with multiple runs on open road so it is safer for all involved and nobody has to let off to avoid an accident.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 06:31 PM
    This is some hardware you do not see very often on the drag strip. These cars are more at home on the roadcourse but they certainly put up a good showing in a straightline as well. The hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is well known with its naturally aspirated 608 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 that revs to 9150 rpm augmented by two electric motors for a total system output of 887 horsepower. Unlike the other two modern hybrid supercars the 918 Spyder sends power to all four wheels. That means the electric torque helps it get off the line quickly and it puts the power down effectively. How quickly does it move? Well, it makes a McLaren 650S look like it is standing still. The 650S is no slouch by the way capable of running low 10's at high 130's in the 1/4 mile thanks to its low curb weight and efficient rear wheel drive layout powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8. The 918 Spyder gets the better launch with a 1.64 60 foot to the 650S Spyder's 1.88. The end result is the 918 running 9.835 @ 144.95 to the Mclaren's 10.912 @ 133.46. The video claims the best time for the McLaren was a 10.3 @ 137.5 from earlier in the day but no proof is posted. It certainly is believable and well within reason. It also means the Ferrari 488 GTB should be a good match for it. Great runs and a well done video with multiple camera angles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 12:32 AM
    Hennessey is releasing a 'HPE600' flash tune for the C190 Mercedes-AMG AMG GT S. And why not? It's a cash grab for Hennessy who will gladly charge you a premium for a tune. The results are solid but then again who exactly is struggling to get power out of the AMG GT S M178 4.0 liter twin turbo motor? Hennessey gains 48 wheel horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Numbers in the range of what you should expect from the M178 engine. Weistec manages to come up with 20+ lb-ft more torque on 91 octane pump gas and not 93 octane pump gas. The 497 wheel horsepower and 466 lb-ft of wheel torque baseline is quite strong. The AMG GT S clearly responds in stock form to octane. We have seen considerable variance in stock dyno results just from pump gas octane. Ras gas pushes it over 500 whp stock. Should you go for the Hennessey tune? No. You'll pay a premium for the name (there are much better tuning values out there) and Hennessey does not offer the upgrade potential or experience no the platform of someone like Renntech for example. Look at the numbers but do not get suckered into the Hennessey name.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:39 PM
    Another day another 1000+ wheel horsepower Gen V Viper. We all know at this point that the Viper easily makes quadruple digit power to the wheels on the stock motor. It even does it on pump gas. So what happens when you build the motor with stronger aftermarket parts? 1400+ wheel horsepower is what happens. This is just the tip of the iceberg as we see built motor Gen V's pushed but 1401 wheel horsepower is not bad at all. The full specs are not revealed but the car is tuned on a Motec standalone and has two snails forcing more air in. It's possible that stock motor examples will approach these numbers but peace of mind, reliability, and longevity were factors for the owner here. Also, he can crank it up further if he desires. 93 octane: Race gas: The car also holds the Gen V Viper 1/2 mile record for now. To say it is a beast is an understatement.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2016, 09:50 PM
    Ouch. As you know MotorTrend did a track comparison between the Dodge Viper ACR, Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and a brand new 911 GT3 RS. The GT3 RS tested was purple. The wrecked GT3 RS captured by spectators at the track is also purple. That is not a coincidence. Spectators say the car was deemed a total loss and apparently Porsche sent it back to Germany for repairs. They have track day insurance for journalist testing so nobody needs to shed any tears for Porsche. Rumor has it Randy Pobst spun this car several times. We do not have proof of that. We do have proof of what looks to be the same GT3 RS he tested in pretty bad shape below.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 06:33 PM
    We often state less is more when it comes to wheels on high end cars. 'Bling' just doesn't work on a Lamborghini or any Italian exotic. Leave the big chrome wheels to cheap tacky modding. When the wheels look like they come from the factory you know it's done right. This is done right. The Loma forged 21 inch RS1 wheels look right at home on this Huracan. Tasteful and finished beautifully to compliment the Huracan's paint.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 08:11 PM
    The design of the Ferrari 488 GTB was never the issue. It essentially improves on the looks of the 458 which is already stunning. In this new turbo era the 458 Italia lacked a bit of muscle which the 488 GTB addresses with its twin turbo 3.9 liter direct injected 671 horsepower V8 engine. It is practically perfect the way it sits but a nice set of rims can improve things and set it apart. Especially if the design is classy. Unfortunately, some people go too far in changing the look and put on some extremely heavy chrome monstrosity. That is not what you do to a Ferrari. This is how it is done.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2016, 03:51 PM
    There is another centrifugal supercharger option on the horizon for the Gen V Dodge Viper. D3 Performance Engineering has an option based on the Procharger F1X and a Paxton Novi 2000 based kit will be released in the next few weeks. Calvo Motorsports is already testing it out. The full specs and pricing are not yet available but we do know is at 6.5 pounds of boost they cracked 800 rear wheel horsepower on a Dynojet. That is impressive considering a Gen III Viper manages roughly 650 rear wheel horsepower with a similar blower at the same boost. The 800 wheel horsepower figure is with them running out of fuel. With a fuel system upgraded beyond an upgraded pump and the ID850 injectors they are running who knows what they will hit but probably into the quadruple digits. More details to come as the release date nears.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:02 PM
    This 1/4 mile run by a 650S answers and raises some performance questions. This is the same 650S that went up against a Porsche 918 Spyder on the dragstrip the other day. It ran a slower time against the Porsche but below is a video of its best run which is a 10.309 @ 137.47. You might notice this matches up very well to the 10.372 @ 137.35 run we saw from a stock Ferrari 488 GTB in Bahrain. Obviously comparing times from different cars on different strips is not exactly a uniform science but the numbers tell us the cars should be fairly even against each other. Keep in mind this McLaren is the heavier Spider although the weight premium for the removable top is negligible at just under 100 pounds. The run also tell us the 488 GTB that was beat from a roll by an MP4-12C likely went up against a tuned car despite claims the MP4-12C was stock. We know the 650S is considerably more powerful than the MP4-12C with much more areas under the curve. A McLarenBoost member also ran a 10.67 @ 135 in his stock MP4-12C. Head to head matchups are going to be fun to see as it looks to be a driver's race between a 650S and 488. The 675LT model of course changes things considerably in McLaren's favor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 08:43 PM
    Very impressive run here on a stock turbo Mustang Ecoboost. That means bolt on modifications. This is the new quickest pass but the fastest remains 117.60 miles per hour but considering that Mustang is a stripped out dedicated drag car with no AC this pass is far more impressive as the car is still a full weight street car. Here is the mod list: AirAid CAI, UPR Downpipe, FFTEC Intercooler, TurboSmart Wastegate & BOV, Magnaflow Catback, NX Methanol Kit, Lund Racing tuned and UPR Adj Toe Rods and Vertical Link's, MS109 fuel. Congratulations to our vendor FFtec as well for taking part in this record. @MikeB@FFTEC Is anyone still laughing at the idea of turbo four-cylinder Mustang?
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  • inlineS54B32's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    Awesome! If you get it figured out (s65), shoot me a PM, would be more than happy to give you guys my business!
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  • RobNyc's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 AM
    LOL saw your post about the Dinan stuff and did see them saying "it was a bad box" haha they're hilarious! Unfortunately, it looks like it.. Technical docs here http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-technical-docs/BMW-F87-M2-technical-training.pdf Engine - N55B30T0 The M2 is powered by a 3.0L inline 6 cylinder with M TwinPower Turbo Technology (N55). This engine is based on the N55 engine from the M235i, but with significant changes and enhancements. The M2 N55 has gained selected components from the BMW M3/M4 S55 engine. Components including the pistons, top ring (optimized for grey-cast iron liners), and crankshaft main bearing shells. The new engine in the BMW M2 is also equipped with the requisite high-performance spark plugs designed to optimally work at higher temperatures. Engine specs include: 370hp at 6500 rpm (7000rpm redline) 343 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 - 5,560 rpm Overboost function allowing an additional 26 lb-ft of torque (available from 1,350 - 4,500 rpm) for a maximum of 369 lb-ft Single twin scroll turbocharger VANOS VALVETRONIC Direct Injection Grey-cast iron cylinder liners Forged crankshaft Closed-deck block Baffled oil pan with dual pickups Additional radiator (racetrack proven cooling capability) Optimized exhaust manifold Optimized airbox with 2 inlets
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Yeah, gotta say I think they thought they had room These cars are crazy fast, when they went there was no one in sight.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    area74 yes you may use it. Shoot me a PM as well. I can try to send a PDF of it to add to the original one if you would like.
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  • area74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    MPOSTER you got it PERFECT!!! can we use your diagram ? PS, if you look at the universal install instructions it shows the wire color of the o2 side, always test first though. http://www.area74.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/iO2-installationrev2.pdf AREA74
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  • area74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Hi All yes, you are correct, it alters the rear o2 signal, however not just.....also works with a subaru by the way. the rear o2 sensor is a required sensor, you will not pass the o2 monitor without it. Now, we have tested using the front o2 sensor(not a wideband, this will not work) as an input (white wire) to the io2, then fed the conditioned signal to the rear o2 input of the computer, and works perfectly fine. You still need the rear o2 heater though, or fault code. AREA74
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  • JK210's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    ah gotcha i misunderstood what you were saying, them mph is impressive, just needs the 60ft and no shift bog and your golden
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
    They are. And I know everyone likes the looks of the P1 but I think the 918 is the best looking of the 3 newest hyper cars. I think it will age very well and looks a lot different than the rest of the Porsche lineup in a good way. All of the new Mclaren's look so similar to the P1 now. The laferrari looks pretty striking but doesn't do much for me personally.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    Oh so this just splices into the harness for the rear O2? Interesting. I would have thought it would read the front 02 and figure out some offset for the rear 02 and this would replace the rear 02 input into the DME like an emulator. This seems like it just alters the rear O2 signal.
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