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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2017, 08:55 PM
    This maybe is not as crazy or complex as it first seems. Keep in mind that moving turbos closer and closer to the motor to minimize exhaust travel distance is something manufacturers are all doing in an effort to decrease lag. Most people are familiar with ITB's (Individual Throttle Bodies) which BMW M was famous for employing for quick throttle response. Individual turbochargers would be a whole new ballgame but the idea is similar in that you want to get as close to instant response as possible. You would in essence take very small turbochargers and fit them as close as you could to the cylinder head. The complexity and cost would likely go up and the odds of a turbo failure as well but there is no reason this can not work in theory. On a small three-cylinder it makes sense. As cylinders are added or engine configurations change it becomes much more difficult and expensive. As for a performance technology imagine the headache of a turbo upgrade or changing six turbos instead of one or two. Also keep in mind smaller turbochargers have less rotational mass which in theory also means aiding spool. We will believe it when we see it but a former Ford Engineer named Jim Clarke has filed a patent for the idea: Let's see a prototype.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    10-30-2017, 09:34 PM
    Phoenix just sent us a batch of their new N54 race intercoolers. These things are huge, stepped core, with a flow diverter on the hot side to improve distribution across the core. Weigh 38# and include silicon couplers and tbolt clamps. Intro price $499. ICs are all solid but a few have minor paint overspray. We told them to paint the tanks black and the core unpainted for optimal heat transfer. And for the most part they did. Anyway a few photos attached. They are available for purchase on our site.
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  • Dave@Fuel-It!'s Avatar
    10-30-2017, 12:52 AM
    With only a small window of time left to get to the dragstrip, I figured it was now or never to take a crack at 10s. This has been something I’ve been chasing for about 3 years now. As I watched a few of my friends & their n54s break into the 10s (@turbocripple, Dorsey and Terry) it motivates me, made me extremely jealous, and really made me question if I should ditch xi. I started building my current 335xi roughly about a year ago, it was a slow process, being pulled in a hundred different directions, it always seemed that my car got put on the back burner. We (Steve & I) decided to take a more simplistic approach to this build, kind of a “less is more” attitude, but also something customers and fellow enthusiasts could replicate and not “break the bank.” For that very reason we opted to stick with the stage 2 Bucketless & our DIY PI kit. The car as it sits now: 2010 e92 335xi (daily driven for most part) - Pure Stage 2 High Flow Turbos - Fuel-It! DIY Platinum Port Injection w. Line upgrade & BT sensor/analyzer - Fuel-It! Stage 2 Bucketless LPFP - Burger Motorsports JB4 w. BT + OTS Hybrid PI BEF - TFT Inlet/Outlets -AR downpipes + AD-E 650 FMIC -APEX Arc-8 17x9 + Hankook Ventus v2 The car has a bit more in it, and the 60ft can still use some work. All in all, I am extremely happy with the results, and look forward to pushing the car a bit more. Big thank you to: @Steve@Fuel-It! @PureTurbos @Terry@BMS for all the help & Support along the way.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-16-2017, 06:56 PM
    This is what you can call a serious N54 build. @Ericbh77 is not messing around with his E92 335i. He is going for roughly 1000 horsepower and what is making that possible is the custom Fab Factory bottom mount twin scroll turbo manifold mated to a PTE 6870. The motor is obviously built and he is going with Schrick high lift cams: VAC built the motor and did some head work as well. He is planning on having @CKI@Motiv tune it and additional fuel is coming from a supplemental HPFP pump. Most high horsepower builds like this tend to be manual as the automatic will not hold the torque. Will this one? We'll see as it features upgrades although they have not been tested at this level. This is going to be a fun build to watch come together. Enjoy the pictures below.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-31-2017, 01:33 AM
    An N54 or 335 in the 10's is nothing new. It is new when it is a 335xi. Why haven't the all wheel drive models broken into the 10's if in theory it is easier for them to put their power down? Well, launches stress the drivetrain and the automatics struggle to cope with the power and torque. @Dave@Fuel-It! is the first to do it though with his E92 335xi with the following modifications: 2010 e92 335xi (daily driven for most part) - Pure Stage 2 High Flow Turbos - Fuel-It! DIY Platinum Port Injection w. Line upgrade & BT sensor/analyzer - Fuel-It! Stage 2 Bucketless LPFP - Burger Motorsports JB4 w. BT + OTS Hybrid PI BEF - TFT Inlet/Outlets - AR downpipes + AD-E 650 FMIC - APEX Arc-8 17x9 + Hankook Ventus v2 The Pure Stage 2 high flow turbos help make this possible and the Fuel-It! upgrades for the fuel system obviously play a big role. Are we going to see more xi's in the 10's? Are we going to see anyone really push the all wheel drive drivetrain? There are some 335xi's out there making some big numbers. Hopefully this is the first of many 10-second 335xi's.
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    11-11-2017, 01:05 AM
    Ericbh77 started a thread ERIC'S E92 BUILD in N54
    Well I'm finally getting my car back together so I figured I'd start a build thread. I have a 2007 335i E92 that I started modding and ended up upgrading almost everything. My motor just arrived after a 2 year build by VAC. I know, 2 years WTF? Anyways I had some block work done, head work and new high lift cams and balancer installed. Here are some pics of the process..
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-07-2017, 11:14 AM
    You might be saying to yourself, hold on, there are turbo upgrades out there for the BMW S55 engine. That is true but the upgrades are hybrid units which means they utilize the factory BMW S55 turbo housings. This upgrade from Kratos is a true full twin turbo upgrade. This turbo upgrade was hiding in the Motul booth at SEMA and it seems many people glossed over it as well as the implication for the platform. Currently, top S55's are pushing hybrids to the maximum. The truth that several tuners are not sharing is that the hybrids are pushed well out of their efficiency range to hit 7XX peak numbers. Some are even using nitrous to hit those figures. Pushing turbos out of their efficiency range may be fine for a glory pull or a couple passes but it is useless for someone on a roadcourse. Speaking of which, this upgrade has spent considerable time on the track for over a year on M4's that are raced professionally. You will not find any other turbo upgrade with that type of rigorous testing. There are some key points to focus on to truly understand the Kratos upgrade and how it differs: No core exchange required. You do not need to send in your factory S55 turbochargers. Keep them, sell them, etc. There is no wait time required as the turbochargers are in stock. Order, receive. That simple. Hybrid upgrades utilize stock journal bearing cartridges. The Kratos upgrade has a proprietary ball bearing design. Stainless investment castings are used from the CHRA bearing housings to the manifolds as opposed to cheaper sand castings. Inducer matched inlet piping for both turbochargers is included. If you are unfamiliar with the Kratos name do not worry as you will be hearing it a lot over the next few months. The brand will offer turbo upgrades engineered by ASR Engineering for a variety of platforms. This is just a teaser from SEMA but expect pricing information, dyno graphs, and further details to come shortly. The era of properly engineered true big twin upgrades for the S55 motor is finally here.
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    10-25-2017, 10:23 PM
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    11-10-2017, 12:56 PM
    Discussion in another thread about who has tried what turbo got me wondering as to what the largest turbo or pair of turbos has been fit to the N54? EMP said they were going Precision 7675. Is that the largest attempted? Anyone know?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-27-2017, 05:39 PM
    This thing is absurd! APR announced their development of ECU tuning software for the new Audi 2.5 TFSI turbo I5 motor a couple weeks back. Well, that development is going very well as evidenced by this Stage I APR tuned 8V Audi RS3 sedan. Mid 10's? Tune only? Are you kidding me? APR got the car to run 10.55 @ 127.62 with just software alone. This is the quickest overall pass for the new 2.5 TFSI pass to date and they have yet to even begin pushing the thing! Absolutely incredible. Video is below. We are waiting on the slip from @Arin@APR.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-07-2017, 10:12 AM
    You might be saying to yourself, hold on, there are turbo upgrades out there for the BMW S55 engine. That is true but the upgrades are hybrid units which means they utilize the factory BMW S55 turbo housings. This upgrade from Kratos is a true full twin turbo upgrade. This turbo upgrade was hiding in the Motul booth at SEMA and it seems many people glossed over it as well as the implication for the platform. Currently, top S55's are pushing hybrids to the maximum. The truth that several tuners are not sharing is that the hybrids are pushed well out of their efficiency range to hit 7XX peak numbers. Some are even using nitrous to hit those figures. Pushing turbos out of their efficiency range may be fine for a glory pull or a couple passes but it is useless for someone on a roadcourse. Speaking of which, this upgrade has spent considerable time on the track for over a year on M4's that are raced professionally. You will not find any other turbo upgrade with that type of rigorous testing. There are some key points to focus on to truly understand the Kratos upgrade and how it differs: No core exchange required. You do not need to send in your factory S55 turbochargers. Keep them, sell them, etc. There is no wait time required as the turbochargers are in stock. Order, receive. That simple. Hybrid upgrades utilize stock journal bearing cartridges. The Kratos upgrade has a proprietary ball bearing design. Stainless investment castings are used from the CHRA bearing housings to the manifolds as opposed to cheaper sand castings. Inducer matched inlet piping for both turbochargers is included. If you are unfamiliar with the Kratos name do not worry as you will be hearing it a lot over the next few months. The brand will offer turbo upgrades engineered by ASR Engineering for a variety of platforms. This is just a teaser from SEMA but expect pricing information, dyno graphs, and further details to come shortly. The era of properly engineered true big twin upgrades for the S55 motor is finally here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-02-2017, 08:11 PM
    Road and Track gets this right although there are some surprising results in the 2018 Performance Car of the Year competition. Giving the crown to the 720S despite it being bested on the track by not one but two cheaper cars will make this controversial. The damn thing is so fast though. Road and Track tested the 1/4 mile time for the 720S at 9.9 @ 148.2. This is another example of magazines showing numbers that are faster than reality. They get a 10.2 @ 134.6 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. What is amusing is that BoostAddict put up an article on both of these cars testing on the same dragstrip at the same time last month. The times? 9.98 @ 141.1 for the McLaren 720S and 10.78 @ 129.78 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Something is off here especially when you look over the entire field and their acceleration results: 1. McLaren 720S - 9.9 @ 148.2 2. Lamborghini Huracan Performante - 10.2 @ 134.6 3. Mercedes-AMG GT R - 11.2 @ 128.9 4. Camaro ZL1 1LE - 11.7 @ 124.0 5. Bentley Continental Supersports - 11.7 @ 119.6 6. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - 11.9 @ 119.7 7. Audi TT-RS - 11.9 @ 115.7 8. Lexus LC500 - 13.0 @ 111.8 9. Civic Type-R - 13.7 @ 106.3 10. 991.2 GT3 - NOT TESTED You have some times that are fast like for the McLaren and Lamborghini but then the new TT-RS only get a 115.7 trap speed. Iroz Motorsport got a 119 mile per hour trap speed out of the new TT-RS (with a downpipe) and an 11.4 elapsed time in Vegas heat. European magazines got a 121 trap speed stock. What is going on here? Do not take magazine times as gospel although forum racers will no doubt cite these numbers even especially blatantly obvious outliers like the Huran Performante. Acceleration is only one part of performance. What about the laptimes? Here you are, tested at NCM Motorsports Park: A 1:28.25 for the AMG GT R! The 720S despite being lighter and more powerful than either the AMG GT-R or Lamborghini Huracan Performante is bested by them. The AMG GT R is well over a full second quicker around the than the Huracan or 720S. That's huge! The AMG GT R is doing more with less. Mercedes-AMG deserves tremendous credit for what they achieved. A heavier front engine car is beating two lighter mid-engined exotics around the track that are almost twice its price. Remarkable! So why does the McLaren win? This: It seems to just be the best all around performance car in the world. You will not get an argument from BoostAddict. It is the best all around performance car in the world at any price. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2017, 10:52 PM
    This E82 135i is doing some work! It belongs to Bimmerboost member @Newguy123 and he has the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N55 turbocharger. The car is a DCT which makes for quick shifts and it shows against the cars he runs. He was pushing roughly 22 psi of boost. Also note, it was fairly warm out at around 90 degrees. The first run is against a Procharged C5 which the 135i dispatches easily. A 900 hp Camaro is next and the 135i gets a lead but the Camaro starts to come on up top. A 700 whp E82 135i automatic is next. It seems to get a jump and it pulls. Definitely a fast 135i. Next we have a supercharged E92 M3. It gets pulled rather easily. A Motiv built motor single turbo E92 335i N54 is next. It is said to be pushing 17 psi of boost. Time to turn up the boost. LS7 power is next. The C7 Z06 is naturally aspirated but is making 575 whp with a heads and cam upgrade. It's a good run between the two with the 135i gaining some ground on a shift at one point which it holds. How about a C7 Z06? It is claimed to be making 750 horsepower. Somehow that power doesn't transfer to the run. Another Pure Stage 2 upgraded E82 135i N55 lines up. It is also a DCT but boost is at 18 psi. This shows the difference those extra 4 psi make. There is a re-run with the 900 hp Camaro not worth mentioning. The final run is against Pure Turbos 750 whp Civic. Getting spanked by a Civic can not feel good. Great runs all around a very quick 135i.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-06-2017, 06:12 PM
    Huge numbers here out of a BMW F10 550i with the Pure Turbos Stage 1 N63TU turbocharger upgrade. Keep in mind the graph you are about to see is from a Mustang dyno meaning this is easily a 700+ rwhp car on a Dynojet. That also means it will eat a stock F10 M5 for lunch. Compare the stock output to upgraded turbo and meth tuned numbers: It's a night and day difference. The N63TU is an awesome value with a turbo upgrade. Keep in mind this is just scratching the surface. A Pure Stage II or larger turbo upgrade should produce much more power but the transmission will no doubt become a concern and upgrades for the automatic are much harder to come by than the M5 DCT. Awesome numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 06:32 AM
    It is often amusing to see after a crack for an ECU is announced it then spreads out like wildfire. B&C Consulting offers tuning for the 2017 on Porsche 911 (991.2) 9A2B6 3.0 models now having access to the SDI21 ECU much like Autotuner. Whereas Autotuner sells the master system to tune these ECU's to tuners B&C offers tunes and dyno'd the cars. No, this is not an OBD-II tune: This is a bench flash and the ECU must be removed. It is not too terrible of a process and PorscheBoost.com will put up a DIY on removing the ECU later this week: The dynos are where things get interesting. Unfortunately, they are crank corrected: The crank rating for the 991.2 models is underrated so keep that in mind when viewing the graphs. What we learn is that the GTS is easily clearing 500 horsepower with a Stage I tune. We would expect it to be a 500+ whp car on a Dynojet with bolt ons on pump gas. The Carrera shows much larger gains from stock to tuned. That is because it is not pushed nearly as hard with only 13.1 psi of boost stock. The GTS is in a higher state of tune and its turbos are definitely being pushed more off the showroom floor. A 991.2 Carrera with a tune should have no trouble dispatching a stock 991.2 GTS. It likely will nip at a 997.1 Turbo's heels. If one were to guess, it should trap roughly 124 miles per hour and be on the verge of that 10 second barrier. A bargain in the Porsche 911 world, definitely. As these tunes get out there and more people dyno we will have a better idea. This is just the beginning but 991.2 3.0 models are about to become very stout, very quickly.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-06-2017, 06:10 PM
    Huge numbers here out of a BMW F10 550i with the Pure Turbos Stage 1 N63TU turbocharger upgrade. Keep in mind the graph you are about to see is from a Mustang dyno meaning this is easily a 700+ rwhp car on a Dynojet. That also means it will eat a stock F10 M5 for lunch. Compare the stock output to upgraded turbo and meth tuned numbers: It's a night and day difference. The N63TU is an awesome value with a turbo upgrade. Keep in mind this is just scratching the surface. A Pure Stage II or larger turbo upgrade should produce much more power but the transmission will no doubt become a concern and upgrades for the automatic are much harder to come by than the M5 DCT. Awesome numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-07-2017, 08:12 AM
    You should be familiar with the various BMW engine swaps Awron helps facilitate with their electronics. If not, here's a quick refresher. They have a swap kit for the BMW N54 engine and as well as the N63/S63 twin turbo V8 motors. Well, add an S85 swap kit to the list and if you want BimmerBoost's opinion (of course you do) putting an M V10 under the hood of a BMW is the coolest engine swap that can be done. For example, remember when someone put an S85 under the hood of a Z3 coupe? They basically made a German Viper. As for what this kit costs Awron did not provide that info. Additionally, it seems you may need to use a digital gauge cluster for this to work but it is Plug and Play with what they give you. Now who wants to put an S85 under the hood of a Z8? The engine electronics package has the following properties: Motor control fully OBD, EOBD diagnostic capability DSC disabled Secondary air system disabled Adapted configuration diagnostic ECU network on autonomous use Disabled engine diagnostic probes and function Configuration manual Oil pump fully functional for lateral acceleration Sport button is disabled (can be installed and configured to customer requirements) With this engine package you can take any S85 engine in operation, regardless of where it is installed. Based on the series software, we have developed software that allows the engine no longer has to rely on the complete electrical system. He jumps in all conditions and runs like a train engine. The kit is designed so that it provides you the opportunity to incorporate this in various BMW models and connected to the existing electrical system.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2017, 01:20 AM
    They have five complete kits for those who want to upgrade their autos. Obviously, they aren't producing any more. Something to consider for those with AT's contemplating upgrades or trans swaps.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-02-2017, 05:30 PM
    That is more like it! Very nice to see the S65 V8 strut its stuff with a quality ethanol tune. This record was made possible by RK-Tunes and their E85 tuning for the E92 M3's V8. Who would have thought the car was capable of mid 11's naturally aspirated? Here is the full mod list: RK-Tunes E85 File Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Macht Schnell Pulleys Gintani XPipe Akrapovic Exhaust Volk TE-37's Toyo R888R Rear Seats and Passenger seat removed There is even a bit of room to improve here on the 1.798 60 foot: Maybe an 11.3X is in there in cooler weather? We'll see. Congratulations to @SalM on the new overall quickest and fastest naturally aspirated E9X M3 record.
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  • SalM's Avatar
    10-29-2017, 02:16 AM
    SalM started a thread New E9X N/A M3 World Record ! in S65
    SalM 2012/E92 M3/NY - 1.736 - 119.07 MPH - 11.59 ET World Record Alert ! We were able to set the record on Thursday, October 26th at AtcoDragway during our Freak Racing Track Rental. The previous world record held by my boy Andrei Spirin was 11.86 with a Speed of 118.7x Set by another individual. Thanks to Andrei for being a skinny guy and having a driver mod, he took the M3 right into the mid 11s. We pulled an 11.84 beating the ET on PUMP GAS 93 OCTANE ! First Run with E85 in the car we managed to get the M3 to go 11.7x's right off the bat . We managed to beat our own records 6 times and ended up with our World Record Pass of 11.59 @119.07 mph and cut a 1.7 60 FT !! Enjoy the video of the world record pass for the Fastest & Quickest Naturally Aspirated E9X M3 in the world and the Time Slips follow Thanks again to everyone who made this possible ! And a big thank you to my tuner Jordan RK-Tunes for the countless hours he put into testing and tuning my setup to make this record possible !! For Anyone interested in any parts or tuning for any BMW platform. Please contact me for some great discounts ! Onto the fun stuff! The M3 is a DCT car Carbon Roof with just rear seats and passenger seat removed. Oem driver seat remained in the car. RK-Tunes E85 Tune Macht Schnell Pulleys Macht Schnell Stg 2 Intake Gintani X-Pipe Akrapovic Exhaust 19" Volk TE-37's W/ R888R
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-09-2017, 04:03 AM
    So this looks pretty serious:
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    11-02-2017, 08:09 PM
    Road and Track gets this right although there are some surprising results in the 2018 Performance Car of the Year competition. Giving the crown to the 720S despite it being bested on the track by not one but two cheaper cars will make this controversial. The damn thing is so fast though. Road and Track tested the 1/4 mile time for the 720S at 9.9 @ 148.2. This is another example of magazines showing numbers that are faster than reality. They get a 10.2 @ 134.6 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. What is amusing is that BoostAddict put up an article on both of these cars testing on the same dragstrip at the same time last month. The times? 9.98 @ 141.1 for the McLaren 720S and 10.78 @ 129.78 for the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Something is off here especially when you look over the entire field and their acceleration results: 1. McLaren 720S - 9.9 @ 148.2 2. Lamborghini Huracan Performante - 10.2 @ 134.6 3. Mercedes-AMG GT R - 11.2 @ 128.9 4. Camaro ZL1 1LE - 11.7 @ 124.0 5. Bentley Continental Supersports - 11.7 @ 119.6 6. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - 11.9 @ 119.7 7. Audi TT-RS - 11.9 @ 115.7 8. Lexus LC500 - 13.0 @ 111.8 9. Civic Type-R - 13.7 @ 106.3 10. 991.2 GT3 - NOT TESTED You have some times that are fast like for the McLaren and Lamborghini but then the new TT-RS only get a 115.7 trap speed. Iroz Motorsport got a 119 mile per hour trap speed out of the new TT-RS (with a downpipe) and an 11.4 elapsed time in Vegas heat. European magazines got a 121 trap speed stock. What is going on here? Do not take magazine times as gospel although forum racers will no doubt cite these numbers even especially blatantly obvious outliers like the Huran Performante. Acceleration is only one part of performance. What about the laptimes? Here you are, tested at NCM Motorsports Park: A 1:28.25 for the AMG GT R! The 720S despite being lighter and more powerful than either the AMG GT-R or Lamborghini Huracan Performante is bested by them. The AMG GT R is well over a full second quicker around the than the Huracan or 720S. That's huge! The AMG GT R is doing more with less. Mercedes-AMG deserves tremendous credit for what they achieved. A heavier front engine car is beating two lighter mid-engined exotics around the track that are almost twice its price. Remarkable! So why does the McLaren win? This: It seems to just be the best all around performance car in the world. You will not get an argument from BoostAddict. It is the best all around performance car in the world at any price. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-04-2017, 04:06 AM
    Dyno results for the 991.2 generation Porsche 911's with the 9A2B6 3.0 twin turbo flat-6 are somewhat hard to come by. Fortunately, BoostAddict member @///M3THOD put his 991.2 Carrera S PDK on the Topspeed Motorsports Dynojet. His car is stock other than the Fabspeed cat bypass pipes. The problem though is he did not get a baseline: 416 horsepower and 412 lb-ft of torque at the wheels is very healthy for just cat bypass pipes especially when the car is rated at 420 at the crank. The turbo 9A2 3.0 engines are underrated. What does a stock 991.2 Carrera S look like on a Dynojet? Well, GIAC claims on the Champion Motorsport Dynojet that the car dynos 372 to the wheels. Additionally, Cobb released a graph showing 382 whp on a Dynojet. The baseline ranges look very similar. Are cat bypass pipes alone picking up 30+ whp? Well, the only way to find out is for the PorscheBoost.com project car to test the pipes and do a baseline overlay. We are waiting for @Soul Performance Products to get back to us regarding a sale of bypass pipes.
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    10-31-2017, 03:00 AM
    Something is off here. Ok, first of all, Car and Driver's test result for the new Hellcat supercharged 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is not slow per se but it is much slower than expected. A 12.0 @ 115 in the 1/4 mile? Sure that puts it ahead of almost every other SUV out there short of the 2017 Bentley Bentayga but how in the world is a heavier Bentley with less power running a faster 12.0 @ 117 1/4 mile time? A Challenger and Charger Hellcat will hit 126 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The boats weigh 4500+ pounds. The Cherokee Trackhawk comes in at roughly 700 pounds more with the tested 5258 pound curb weight. The Trackhawk should be trapping ~120 miles per hour not 115. A 567 horsepower BMW F85 X5M runs 12.2 @ 114. Even Mopar themselves said it would do high 11's at 116 and that should be conservative. What is going on here? Maybe this is a fluke? Maybe something was wrong with the Trackhawk? Where is the 707 horsepower? This SUV should be annihilating everything else on the market especially the Bentayga and X5M. Disappointing to say the least. SpecificationsVEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED: $90,880 (base price: $86,995) ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, iron block and aluminum heads, port fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 376 cu in, 6166 cc POWER: 707 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 645 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 114.7 in LENGTH: 189.8 in WIDTH: 76.5 in HEIGHT: 67.9 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 106 cu ft CARGO VOLUME: 36 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 5258 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.5 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.8 sec Zero to 150 mph: 24.4 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.8 sec Standing -mile: 12.0 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 180 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 168 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.89 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: 75-mph highway driving: 17 mpg Highway range: 418 miles EPA FUEL ECONOMY: Combined/city/hwy: 13/11/17 mpg
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Sticky started a thread N54 summed up in N54
    Anyone disagree?
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  • Proflyer's Avatar
    11-03-2017, 05:06 PM
    Proflyer started a thread Empty Oil Catch Can in N54
    Searched, can't find anything (oil + catch + can yields 98% of the forum). I've had the Burger oil catch can on my 08 N54 335xi since 60k miles. Just rolled 100k. I open it up from time to time, and always when I do an oil change, and it is always empty. Nothing. Tiny bit of residue but nothing ever fills up. Running a RB PCV valve as well since install. Yes the connections are all good, I check them each time too thinking maybe one came off. Anyone else? Seems odd, maybe I got a good motor (blackstone oil analysis just came back saying the motor is in line with a 30k motor not a 100k motor). I'm stumped. Maybe it's fine but it's been long enough I figured I'd ask.
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