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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    11-28-2014, 06:01 PM
    The Ghost started a thread VTT 2+ Results - WIP in N54
    This will be a work in progress post. Setup N54, FBO, 6MT JB4 G5, Cobb backend flash e50 60/40 meth/water, CM10 + CM5 nozzles Map 6 (25psi target) VTT 2+, 20T, clipped turbine Subjective observations: the car drives like stock turbos, with no noticeable lag. You can give it part throttle at 60mph in 6th gear and it just goes, just like stock snails (this is great). The turbo spool and whistle sound is louder than stock which is cool. I've been working with Terry to get the boost dialed-in, and even with the WG's basically shut, it won't hold more than 17psi to redline. The boost tapers through each gear from the get-go. Here are some single gear logs: http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-130943-v8b-full-4th?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-11-25-26-27-28-29 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-103528-full-4th-gear-w-spool?log=0&data=1-3-4-11-19-25&zoom=90-195 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-104653-many-pulls?log=0&data=1-2-4-11-15-19&zoom=80-119 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-104730?log=0&data=1-3-4-11-19&zoom=9-82 http://datazap.me/u/ghost/2014-11-28-133103-no-dtc-holes?log=0&data=1-4-11 PWM is basically maxed-out. This is definitely different from log posted by NJZ (LINK) who can hold 20psi with only a 44% duty cycle (vs. 99% for me). I'm hoping to get to the bottom of the lack of capacity of this set of turbos.
    121 replies | 5855 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 10:56 PM
    The time has come to officially introduce the new BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network. What originally almost five years ago was a single site and forum dedicated to BMW Performance has now evolved into a 41 website strong Automotive Performance Network which welcomes enthusiasts from all makes, models, and areas of the globe. Many of you have noticed changes over the past few months as live beta testing took place. Now that the majority of bugs have been ironed out the network can officially be rolled out. Here is a graphical illustration that should make understanding the network quite simple: As you can see, all sites on the network are linked together. This means your username/password works on any BoostAddict network site. If you have been browsing BenzBoost but would like to a look at LamboBoost, not a problem. No need to register a new name. Additionally, there are universal forums shared among the sites. Tires/Wheels for example is viewable on any site as is the Race Videos forum. In this manner users from BimmerBoost can interact with ChevyBoost members and vice versa. If one simply is interested in a single make they can go to the domain for that particular make and have their forum list and front page strictly be about that make. If one wants Chevrolet info for example they would head to ChevyBoost.com. If one wants Cadillac info they would head to CaddyBoost.com. If wants General Motors info to cover both one would head to GMBoost.com. If one wants all domestic car info in one place one would head to DomesticBoost.com. This should be very simple to figure out but to make it even easier I have included a network navigation menu in the upper left hand corner which expands on mouseover: That should make navigation quick and easy. For the boost hungry, BoostAddict.com features all the forums and front pages together in one spot. No matter what you are interested in the network scope adjusts to suit your preference. This design became necessary once the realization was made that relationships were cultivated yet due to the fractured nature of forums users often become splintered as they move to new cars. Not to mention, this is the golden age of horsepower and more motors are boosted from the factory than ever before increasing the potential tuning market to a level never before seen. Should someone move from a BMW to a Cadillac for example this often necessitates use of a new forum for Cadillac information. Well, no longer. BoostAddict is the world's first automotive forum network able to cater to every modern make and model of car. Yes, that's kind of a big deal. To help cultivate better and faster interaction among members we have adopted social media aspects that utilize the strength of information offered by forum threads combined with the quick and easy navigation offered through social media sites many of you are already familiar with. In this way we adjust to the changing nature of automotive media bringing you modern communication technology while retaining traditional forum strengths. Essentially, the best of both worlds. What does this mean exactly? You can browse a thread and be instantly notified through the menu if someone has responded to you, quoted you, or mentioned you anywhere on the network. Simply click the notification bar to be informed: The dropdown menu informs you who posted a reply, quoted, or mentioned you and in what thread. Clicking the notification instantly takes you to that location. Should you wish to remove the notification, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner of the notification. Should you wish to not receive notifications from a particular thread, simply uncheck the box on the bottom right hand side of your posts by clicking the green checkmark in any thread you have participated in: Simple, right? Any other settings can be tweaked by clicking on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the notification dropdown. Additionally, one can tweak their signature, avatar, search their posts, edit their password, logout, etc., all by clicking on their username name in the upper right hand corner: The convenience does not end there as Private Messages can be read and responded to all without needing to leave the page you are on. Simply click reply, fill out your message, press submit, and continue reading the article or thread you were reading: Slick? Fast? Easy? Modern? Yes to all of these. Let's answer some questions now. FAQ: Q: How long did this take? A: Years. I expected to be done earlier this year but expectations and reality are two different things. Q: Will there be bugs? A: Considering there is no template as this has never been done, undoubtedly. I just ask for any bugs to be brought to my attention so that I may fix them. Q: Who developed and paid for this? A: Microsoft. In all seriousness, just me. Q: Are you accepting investors at this time? A: Investors are a luxury but not a necessity. If anyone wants to invest I'm easy to reach: admin@boostaddict.com Q: What's next? A: A vacation? What is next is a performance database including a sortable 60-130 database, dyno graph database, trap speed database, and a couple surprises I will not reveal just yet as no doubt people (and competitors) will be watching closer than ever before. A mobile app will be the icing on the cake. Q: What is the end goal? A: Realizing potential. I would like to thank all of our users, advertisers, and vendors for making all of this possible. I would like to thank those that told me I would not succeed for providing the fuel to feed off to get to this point. I still have a long way to go so please do not stop motivating me now. I would hate to get complacent. Thank you all for an excellent past 5 years. I also want to point out the network will be getting more commercial in nature and posting behavior will be monitored more strictly. It is simply a reality of the professional world that when you want to be taken seriously you have to be serious about it.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:23 PM
    Ok as this has ballooned into a he said she said srt of thing. I thought I would post it here and see what y'all think. We are going to see if we can replicate manipulation of vbox files using whatever means at our disposal as many of us think/know a member of another forum who goes by madsex343 is cheating on his 60-130 WORLD RECORD runs. I am certain 3 recent runs in a 997.2 PDK car have been forged and plan to go through steps to prove how it was done if possible. Other people are certain that previous BMW M3 world record runs were false as well as more recent runs in what I am told is a 997.1 tip Porsche. Note - the purpose of this attempt is not to discredit racelogic or vboxtools but simply to see if the un-encrypted data available within a performance box can be exported, changed and then reintroduced to show what will appear as a perfectly valid 60 to 130 mph (or other) time.
    146 replies | 2962 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:31 PM
    That's more like it! Powerhaus Performance raised the E9X 1/4 mile bar with a spectacular 10.46 @ 135.13 1/4 mile pass in their DCT E92 M3. The car features a customized ESS-Tuning VT2-625 supercharger kit on the stock transmission, stock motor, and stock rod bearings. Now, they are claiming they did this on 93 octane. That is VERY had to believe if there is no methanol injection in here. To trap 135 the car is going to need to be making more boost than the standard VT2-625 kit and one will not accomplish that on pump gas. There are definitely question marks here and hopefuly we get answers but the quickest and fastest 1/4 mile mark for the E9X and S65 V8 stands at 10.466 @ 135.13.
    120 replies | 2034 view(s)
  • JMARS's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 03:58 PM
    JMARS started a thread JMARS - Photo Build Thread in N54
    I know there is a lot of good info on this forum but sometimes its too much chit-chat and not enough pictures haha. Most of us just want to drool over stuff so I'm going to start posting pic of my build and if you guys have any questions feel free to ask and I'll try and answer it as best I can. :awesome:**REP Points Appreciated** :awesome: Quick list of mods: (I'm sure I forgot some stuff) Motiv-900 HTA3794R Tial 1.03 A/R Motiv Port Injection Motiv/Fuel-IT! Stg3+ LPFP Motiv Cobb AEM EMS DSS Carbon Drive Shaft e9X M3 DCT Diff Solid diff mounts Spec SuperTwin-disc **** Front Mount | **** Charge Pipe | **** Oil Cooler JRZ Coilover ECS Rear Trailing Arm UUC Tans Mount Full M3 Suspension bits 5 Point Welded in Cage Brembo 6-Piston/Brembo 4-Piston AR Line Lock Here we go! Motiv Port Injection Motiv/Fuel-IT! Stg3+ LPFP
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:30 PM
    That's more like it! Powerhaus Performance raised the E9X 1/4 mile bar with a spectacular 10.46 @ 135.13 1/4 mile pass in their DCT E92 M3. The car features a customized ESS-Tuning VT2-625 supercharger kit on the stock transmission, stock motor, and stock rod bearings. Now, they are claiming they did this on 93 octane. That is VERY had to believe if there is no methanol injection in here. To trap 135 the car is going to need to be making more boost than the standard VT2-625 kit and one will not accomplish that on pump gas. There are definitely question marks here and hopefuly we get answers but the quickest and fastest 1/4 mile mark for the E9X and S65 V8 stands at 10.466 @ 135.13.
    120 replies | 1214 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 10:28 PM
    The time has come to officially introduce the new BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network. What originally almost five years ago was a single site and forum dedicated to BMW Performance has now evolved into a 41 website strong Automotive Performance Network which welcomes enthusiasts from all makes, models, and areas of the globe. Many of you have noticed changes over the past few months as live beta testing took place. Now that the majority of bugs have been ironed out the network can officially be rolled out. Here is a graphical illustration that should make understanding the network quite simple: As you can see, all sites on the network are linked together. This means your username/password works on any BoostAddict network site. If you have been browsing BenzBoost but would like to a look at LamboBoost, not a problem. No need to register a new name. Additionally, there are universal forums shared among the sites. Tires/Wheels for example is viewable on any site as is the Race Videos forum. In this manner users from BimmerBoost can interact with ChevyBoost members and vice versa. If one simply is interested in a single make they can go to the domain for that particular make and have their forum list and front page strictly be about that make. If one wants Chevrolet info for example they would head to ChevyBoost.com. If one wants Cadillac info they would head to CaddyBoost.com. If wants General Motors info to cover both one would head to GMBoost.com. If one wants all domestic car info in one place one would head to DomesticBoost.com. This should be very simple to figure out but to make it even easier I have included a network navigation menu in the upper left hand corner which expands on mouseover: That should make navigation quick and easy. For the boost hungry, BoostAddict.com features all the forums and front pages together in one spot. No matter what you are interested in the network scope adjusts to suit your preference. This design became necessary once the realization was made that relationships were cultivated yet due to the fractured nature of forums users often become splintered as they move to new cars. Not to mention, this is the golden age of horsepower and more motors are boosted from the factory than ever before increasing the potential tuning market to a level never before seen. Should someone move from a BMW to a Cadillac for example this often necessitates use of a new forum for Cadillac information. Well, no longer. BoostAddict is the world's first automotive forum network able to cater to every modern make and model of car. Yes, that's kind of a big deal. To help cultivate better and faster interaction among members we have adopted social media aspects that utilize the strength of information offered by forum threads combined with the quick and easy navigation offered through social media sites many of you are already familiar with. In this way we adjust to the changing nature of automotive media bringing you modern communication technology while retaining traditional forum strengths. Essentially, the best of both worlds. What does this mean exactly? You can browse a thread and be instantly notified through the menu if someone has responded to you, quoted you, or mentioned you anywhere on the network. Simply click the notification bar to be informed: The dropdown menu informs you who posted a reply, quoted, or mentioned you and in what thread. Clicking the notification instantly takes you to that location. Should you wish to remove the notification, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner of the notification. Should you wish to not receive notifications from a particular thread, simply uncheck the box on the bottom right hand side of your posts by clicking the green checkmark in any thread you have participated in: Simple, right? Any other settings can be tweaked by clicking on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the notification dropdown. Additionally, one can tweak their signature, avatar, search their posts, edit their password, logout, etc., all by clicking on their username name in the upper right hand corner: The convenience does not end there as Private Messages can be read and responded to all without needing to leave the page you are on. Simply click reply, fill out your message, press submit, and continue reading the article or thread you were reading: Slick? Fast? Easy? Modern? Yes to all of these. Let's answer some questions now. FAQ: Q: How long did this take? A: Years. I expected to be done earlier this year but expectations and reality are two different things. Q: Will there be bugs? A: Considering there is no template as this has never been done, undoubtedly. I just ask for any bugs to be brought to my attention so that I may fix them. Q: Who developed and paid for this? A: Microsoft. In all seriousness, just me. Q: Are you accepting investors at this time? A: Investors are a luxury but not a necessity. If anyone wants to invest I'm easy to reach: admin@boostaddict.com Q: What's next? A: A vacation? What is next is a performance database including a sortable 60-130 database, dyno graph database, trap speed database, and a couple surprises I will not reveal just yet as no doubt people (and competitors) will be watching closer than ever before. A mobile app will be the icing on the cake. Q: What is the end goal? A: Realizing potential. I would like to thank all of our users, advertisers, and vendors for making all of this possible. I would like to thank those that told me I would not succeed for providing the fuel to feed off to get to this point. I still have a long way to go so please do not stop motivating me now. I would hate to get complacent. Thank you all for an excellent past 5 years. I also want to point out the network will be getting more commercial in nature and posting behavior will be monitored more strictly. It is simply a reality of the professional world that when you want to be taken seriously you have to be serious about it.
    70 replies | 2532 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 10:31 PM
    VAC has done a lot of cylinder head work on various BMW's but there is little data for whatever reason. The last time we saw anything concrete was this dyno of a single turbo with the Stage 3 head: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?4841-VAC-Motorsports-Stage-3-N54-ported-cylinder-head-dyno-with-aftermarket-single-turbo Definitely a nice gain up top. Here are pictures as to what it looks like. Wish we could get more before/after results: Stainless steel Ferrea race valvetrain with titanium retainers. Blueprinted and polished intake ports and valves... Blueprinted and polished exhaust ports and valves... Combustion chambers... CC'd with +0.5mm exhaust valves...
    79 replies | 1954 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    12-19-2014, 03:33 AM
    Pure Turbo dropped off their M4 for a little JB4 dyno tuning. The car has a JB4, full exhaust, factory intake system, racing fuel, meth kit running dual CM7 nozzles (overkill with the race gas... but better safe than sorry first time out), and of course the hybrid turbos. It is a manual transmission. There were a few little bugs to work through but the end result exceeded my expectations. I'm pretty impressed with these turbos. Spool is delayed maybe 300-500rpm, similar to RB N54s vs. stock N54s. But damn does it hold more power to redline. There is probably another 30-40 whp in them but since it's not our car I didn't want to push it "too" hard.
    72 replies | 1713 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    12-18-2014, 08:48 PM
    Hey guys, Pure Turbo dropped off their M4 for a little JB4 dyno tuning. The car has a JB4, full exhaust, factory intake system, racing fuel, meth kit running dual CM7 nozzles (overkill with the race gas... but better safe than sorry first time out), and of course the hybrid turbos. It's an MT. There were a few little bugs to work through but the end result exceeded my expectations. I'm pretty impressed with these turbos. Spool is delayed maybe 300-500rpm, similar to RB N54s vs. stock N54s. But damn does it hold more power to redline. There is probably another 30-40whp in them but since it's not our car I didn't want to push it "too" hard. :lol
    72 replies | 914 view(s)
  • islandroad83's Avatar
    12-10-2014, 12:30 AM
    I am not sure if some of you may know but the company Steed Speed made the HPF E46 M3 Turbo Manifolds for some time. Their quality is top notch and well know within the turbo diesel world, MazdaSpeed, E36 turbo guys along with a few other platforms. Leen is the owner of Steed Speed and loves to provide top quality parts but only offering the manifolds. He lets his products speak for themselves and if you review them you can read all about it. You can go back to some 2012 threads here on bimmerboost and some other forums and see Jake and Dzenno talking are about Steed Speeds manifold design and looking to purchase what was then the prototype that was never released. Now we can see were they took the manifold design from that is in sale today and provides amazing results. I have been in contact with Leen earlier in the year asking about starting up the project for the manifold again and he more or less did not really know how the N54 market was doing so I sent him some updates. Just a few weeks ago I asked for some more updates about a manifold and again it was still on the back burner. Long story short I just happen to win a raffle for a free Manifold within his current line up, considering I donít have any cars they would work on he decided itís time to make the N54 manifold!! The good news here is that every step of the way we have been in contact seeing what I want in the manifold design. I figured I would take it to some of the forum pros and what ideas people what and what we can come up with in a great manifold that will eventually be sold by the company. This design will be like a Moitv Manifold, but with the build experience and best build quality from Steed Speed. I donít have pricing on how much it will cost when the manifold is finished, but seeing $1000 is the most expensive manifold they have sets good tone. I donít know when the project will be finished but I am guessing sooner than later. He said only a few weeks before we seen the manifold being made so we are moving fast here and wants to get this out to people. He is not going to show any internals of the manifold itself for obvious reasons, so I donít have any cad drawings guys. Let me know your thoughts. Facebook link - https://www.facebook.com/leen.steed
    74 replies | 1358 view(s)
  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 01:47 PM
    We've introduced an all-new design for the FlowForm lineup named the FF15. The FlowForm FF15 and FF01 are created using a high-tech cast flow-forming process providing a level of precision, strength and attention to detail expected of an HRE. The multi-spoke FF15 comes in ready-to-mount sizes for specific makes and models. The wheels are all engineered and tested to the same standards of HREís forged products and carry TUV certification for sale in Europe and JWL/VIA certification for sale in Japan. The FF15 starts at 19lbs. The FF15 is available in 19" for most European, Asian and Domestic platforms such as Porsche, Lexus, BMW, Ford, Kia, BMW, VW and Mercedes-Benz, and is available in gloss silver and satin black, with custom finishes (shown below) available upon request. For more info on the FF15, click HERE.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 05:33 PM
    A few months ago BimmerBoost brought you a story about the tuner flash tuning claims on modern BMW turbo platforms not being what they were cracked up to be. You may have noticed how tuners making these claims have not been able to display much of anything in terms of proof. Well, the F-Series cars which share the Infineon TriCore ECU's have been cracked and can be flash tuned now. Real flash tuning, not just flashing some of BMW's own files that have been leaked. There is more than one source on this and Bimmerboost can not share all the details but the one we can mention is Flashtec from Switzerland. They are taking pre-orders on their flashing device. You have to be one of their dealers to get the details but fortunately we have members who have access to the customer page. Their device is set to ship next month: CMDFlash BMW Fxx PWD READER for Tricore Bootmode ( Special Probe and Plugin, you must have Tricore bootmode ) Shipment from January 5th 2015 Now this is an ECU out method. It means the ECU needs to be physically removed and sent in to a tuner. We hear an OBD-II method is on the way from someone but they want to keep this quiet and for themselves for obvious reasons. The first one to get it gets the gold, right? What they seem to be doing is generating their own RSA key pair to bypass BMW's verification method. If it sounds like BMW makes tuning a bitch that is because they do. They just are not any fun any more these days. Another source claiming to have ability is Russia's Avtotools. Whether they do or not we do not know but their release is scheduled for this month: ECU-Explorer tool exclusively designed to read Infineon Tricore MCUís over CAN-bus. Supports Read/Write EEPROM function for secured and non-secured SAC-TC1766, SAC-TC1767, SAC-TC1797 microcontrollers. ECU-Explorer comes with Mileage, DPF, ECU system time and ISN built-in calculators. Purpose of use: Change power level (320-328) (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF oxygen sensors (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF check engine lamp(System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Reset mileage Reset system time Change ISN (for engines N13,N20,N55 etc.) Supported ECU types: F-Series DDE701A DDE701P DDE721B DDE721P DDE73A DDE731A DDE741A DDE751A MEVD1725 ( N13 ) F20 ,F21 Серия MEVD1724 ( N20 ) F10 , F11 , F12 , F13 , F18 , F25, F30 , F31 , F35 Серия MEVD1726 (N55) F01 F10 F25 F25 F30 MEVD1728 (N63 S63) F01 F10 MEVD1729 (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172 ( N55 ) F01 , F02 , F07 , F10 , F11 , F18 , F25 MEVD172P (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172S (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172G (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 So what does this mean for tuning? It means real tuning options will open up not just those relegated to piggybacks feeding the ECU info to increase boost. If people wanted to go beyond just increasing boost on the stock turbos this is the key for that to happen. Now we will finally see things like turbocharger upgrades for the N63, S63, S63TU, S55, etc. with the tuning to make use of the hardware. An M5 with upgraded turbos may finally be a reality next year. The BMW guys will not have to allow the 63 AMG's to have all the fun any longer. The other issue now will be watching tuners all fight for superiority and we will see who rips off whom as this spreads. It also makes tuners claims from years ago about doing turbo upgrades on M5's seem funny now when you consider they had no way to tune the cars and it has taken a good 5+ years to crack these ECU's. We are barely in the infancy of it all right now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 09:27 PM
    A bunch of BMW on BMW action here featuring an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged E92 M3 as the camera car. The Active Autowerke Level III kit continues to impress after we witnessed it on a DCT E92 M3 pull a JB4 tuned F82 M4 recently. Here are some more runs against other BMW's showing off the strength of the kit. This car appears to be a 6-speed manual version making the results all the more impressive. The only issue is the forward facing camera angle that hardly takes in the majority of the action. Why anyone would choose this as a single angle when it does not do a good job showing the position of the car it is racing is anyone's guess. Side angles or multiple angles are preferred but we can still tell what happens. Run 1: F13 M6 Gran Coupe with unknown mods The mods on this M6 are unknown and the Gran coupe is not a lightweight coming in at roughly 750 pounds above the E92 M3. The M3 looks like it is rolling at a higher speed when it hits the cones (a problem with trying to create a fair race at these events) and it just dusts the M6 easily. As we do not have a rear camera angle it is hard to see how badly it pulled the M6 but suffice it to say the race was one-sided. Run 2: VF-Engineering supercharged built motor E92 M3 The camera car has a passenger which should be noted. The VF-Engineering E92 M3 it is racing has a built motor but apparently is not tuned yet. Why? Who knows. VF-Engineering tuning has always been a big question mark on their kits and they prefer the canned tune approach. Clearly the tuning is the weakness here for the built motor VF car as a built motor supercharged M3 should DESTROY a stock internal car. The VF-Engineering car does not though and gets pulled despite a missed shift into 5th gear. The owner should look into contacting a quality tuner to tune his VF-Engineering kit. Run 3: MT F82 M4 with JB4 and 91/E85 mix The M4 hangs in there through a couple gears but up top simply gets pulled. Once again another camera angle would add a lot of context here but the AA supercharged M3 wins again. Run 4: M4 JB4 rematch with MS109 The result is no different, the M4 gets pulled again. Run 5: E92 DCT M3 with ESS-Tuning VT2-650 It looks like the DCT gives the ESS car the advantage here in the lower gears as it should but up top the Active Autowerke kit pulls the ESS car. Another Active Autowerke vs. ESS-Tuning supercharged stock internals S65 race and another Active Autowerke victory. Anyone else seeing a pattern? Run 6: JB4 F82 M4 DCT Not much of a race as the M3 looks to be a higher speed at the cones. It just pulls away without ever seeing the F82 M4 again. Run 7: F10 M5 unknown mods The F10 M5 never even enters the camera angle making this the worst race of the bunch and showing why this single forward angle is majorly flawed. Summary: The camera angle is obviously an issue but in the runs where we can see the other car the Active E92 M3 just pulls away. The AA Level III kit just continues to impress and takes on all these BMW challengers beating every single one. The results here say plenty about the AA Level III S65 supercharger kit potency.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 09:17 PM
    A bunch of BMW on BMW action here featuring an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged E92 M3 as the camera car. The Active Autowerke Level III kit continues to impress after we witnessed it on a DCT E92 M3 pull a JB4 tuned F82 M4 recently. Here are some more runs against other BMW's showing off the strength of the kit. This car appears to be a 6-speed manual version making the results all the more impressive. The only issue is the forward facing camera angle that hardly takes in the majority of the action. Why anyone would choose this as a single angle when it does not do a good job showing the position of the car it is racing is anyone's guess. Side angles or multiple angles are preferred but we can still tell what happens. Run 1: F13 M6 Gran Coupe with unknown mods The mods on this M6 are unknown and the Gran coupe is not a lightweight coming in at roughly 750 pounds above the E92 M3. The M3 looks like it is rolling at a higher speed when it hits the cones (a problem with trying to create a fair race at these events) and it just dusts the M6 easily. As we do not have a rear camera angle it is hard to see how badly it pulled the M6 but suffice it to say the race was one-sided. Run 2: VF-Engineering supercharged built motor E92 M3 The camera car has a passenger which should be noted. The VF-Engineering E92 M3 it is racing has a built motor but apparently is not tuned yet. Why? Who knows. VF-Engineering tuning has always been a big question mark on their kits and they prefer the canned tune approach. Clearly the tuning is the weakness here for the built motor VF car as a built motor supercharged M3 should DESTROY a stock internal car. The VF-Engineering car does not though and gets pulled despite a missed shift into 5th gear. The owner should look into contacting a quality tuner to tune his VF-Engineering kit. Run 3: MT F82 M4 with JB4 and 91/E85 mix The M4 hangs in there through a couple gears but up top simply gets pulled. Once again another camera angle would add a lot of context here but the AA supercharged M3 wins again. Run 4: M4 JB4 rematch with MS109 The result is no different, the M4 gets pulled again. Run 5: E92 DCT M3 with ESS-Tuning VT2-650 It looks like the DCT gives the ESS car the advantage here in the lower gears as it should but up top the Active Autowerke kit pulls the ESS car. Another Active Autowerke vs. ESS-Tuning supercharged stock internals S65 race and another Active Autowerke victory. Anyone else seeing a pattern? Run 6: JB4 F82 M4 DCT Not much of a race as the M3 looks to be a higher speed at the cones. It just pulls away without ever seeing the F82 M4 again. Run 7: F10 M5 unknown mods The F10 M5 never even enters the camera angle making this the worst race of the bunch and showing why this single forward angle is majorly flawed. Summary: The camera angle is obviously an issue but in the runs where we can see the other car the Active E92 M3 just pulls away. The AA Level III kit just continues to impress and takes on all these BMW challengers beating every single one. The results here say plenty about the AA Level III S65 supercharger kit potency.
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  • MonsterM3's Avatar
    12-08-2014, 01:24 PM
    MonsterM3 started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: E9x Weight Reduction in 3 Series and M3
    When I get back to DC Ill have my shop post up pictures, but I couldnt find anywhere on this forum what people are doing to shed some lbs. 1. DSS CF Driveshaft - -9lbs 2. Lightweight 2 piece Rotors - -2.2lbs (ea) 3. Custom 17" Dragpak Wheels - 15.5lb wheels, 20lb tires (FRONT) 4. Custom 17" Dragpak Wheels - 16.5 lbs W/ 25lb tires (REAR) 5. CF Trunk - -11lbs 6. Driver Seat Removal - -45lbs 7. Passenger Seat Removal - -65lbs 8. Rear Seat Removal - -45lbs 9. Trunk Lining Removal - -15lbs 10. Braille 21lb - -40lbs 11. Washer Fluid drain - -8lbs 12. Exhaust - -30lbs 13. Dodson DCT Clutches - +3lbs 14. Custom Flywheel for DCT - -2.5lbs With driver, me E92 is weighing in at 3350lbs with 1/4 tank ( and 50lbs are rotational/unsprung). At 585HP and 350lbs less than stock, I think it will run rather quickly. Anyone else have weight reduction?
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  • ajehoti's Avatar
    12-06-2014, 04:23 AM
    I was at the racetrack today trying to lay down some numbers before I do the single turbo install and my rear passenger axle had snapped. I was wondering if anyone knew of a DIY for the replacement and if it is a pain in the ass to do never needed to do one in a N54 platform? Much appreciated in advance thank you.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 07:46 PM
    j_hynson started a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    As some of you know i made a bad choice to go with a single turbo kit from a new company in the beginning of 2014 when i purchased my 335. Well that went terribly wrong and as usual I learn the hard way. After all that was straightened out I decided no more corners would be cut on this build when it comes to anything. I have alot of catching up to do with this build thread. Here is the car before i began building it. I had all the basic bolt ons... Charge pipe, meth, Jb4 (then later switched to cobb when i decided i wanted to go to single turbo), 7" FMIC, Fuel-IT stage 2 bucket, back end flash, etc etc. Currently i have the motor, tranny, and rear diff pulled from car. Head: VAC Motorsports getting stage 3. I originally sent it in just to do end of the year port and polish special but that didn't last long. Here are some pictures i received before they smoothed it out by hand. Will upload more when i receive more pictures Manifold: FFTECH's Top Mount Kit Turbo: PT 6766 (the one on the left is the one im using. One on the right is for a srt8 jeep build) Fueling: -Motiv Motorsports fuel solutions kit. (sorry AEM ems 4 not in picture) -Fuel-IT Stage 3 bucket (LPFP) Rear Differential: (Currently Working on) -Mfactory LSD -Defiv Lockdown Kit Intake manifold design im considering -Had drawn up a rough design of an intake manifold for this build and sent the file off to a buddy that does aerospace engineering over in Europe. He sent me back this and said this would be the most efficient manifold design. I do not know if this is his marked up design or if he sourced it from somewhere else but its pretty close to what i sent him. The only thing im debating is...is it really going to make a big enough difference to justify spending money on materials and adding more downtime on my car to build it. Extra pictures i had in my phone: Ill be leaving to a rig on tuesday but am told i will be back on the 22nd. (anyone who works in the oilfield knows thats probably bs) I will update with more pictures as i go.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 08:56 PM
    Mercedes flat out dominated the 2014 Formula 1 season. They wrapped up the manufacturer championship by securing the Constructor's title with three races to spare. It was a dominant showing and Mercedes-AMG is flexing a little muscle by saying they welcome competition from other German manufacturers. Daimler's CEO Dieter Zetsche stated in an interview with German Publication Sport Bild on competition in Formula that, "Other German manufacturers very welcome." Now that is direct a translation from German but what he is saying is that BMW, Audi, VW, and Porsche are welcome to try to compete. Will anyone respond to this? Audi is already positioning itself for a Formula 1 effort. Porsche will be doing the Le Mans racing so they are not going to go head to head with a VW sibling. VW itself will focus on WRC and other areas of racing. That leaves BMW. Bernie Ecclestone prodded BMW last year for a return saying it was likely. BMW's board of directors was set to evaluate BMW's return to Formula 1 earlier this year but that story died quickly without resolution. BMW is likely still evaluating this. What will likely happen is that BMW will first supply motors before a full fledged effort if they even do. BMW is all about keeping costs low and maximizing profit so they do not do much involving competition at the highest level or take pride in competition these days. That is why Mercedes can easily get away with inviting them to compete. It is essentially a call out but with accountants running BMW they would sooner meet you at the bank than at the racetrack. Hopefully Audi gives Mercedes a challenge. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 04:39 PM
    A little piece of inside info, the F-Series ECU's have been cracked and hopefully I'll have proof to post soon. This does not include the F80 M3 / F82 M3 but just the 3-Series cars for now.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    12-02-2014, 08:34 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjXEEmFcC2E Actually it's running too rich, hence the LIMP at 5th gear :facepalm Otherwise JB4 map 3 @ 70add (no meth) + flash. FBO + vtt stage 2 :crazy: Road is dry, I don't understand that it can spin tires on a highway in 3rd gear LOL, can't imagine 22 psi or something. I would love to have E85 here!
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  • alpinedevil335's Avatar
    12-22-2014, 08:52 PM
    This was way overdue. I've had my kit for quite some time now and finally got around to strapping it down on a dyno. Sorry this took so long @fastgti69 Terry was kind enough to take some time to meet me at SpecialtyZ and try to work his magic. Unfortunately the car wasn't running at its full potential. Misfires and what looked like octane issues kept us from cranking up the boost. I might have some sort of meth distribution problem due to the way my nozzles are set but that is to be determined. Overall I am very very happy with this kit and the results so far. I'll be hitting the dyno again very soon after I figure out the misfire issues. Not bad for my first trip to the dyno on this kit. 6767 Comp turbo 100%meth E35 fuel mixture Auto trans. Payam(fastgti69) thanks again for a great kit! You are a standup guy and it's always a pleasure doing buisness with you. I highly recommend your kit to anyone looking for a single turbo kit. Also a huge thanks to @Terry@BMS for all your time and support over the years. The BMS team has been awesome and I am sure many more can agree with me on this.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2014, 11:15 PM
    The E36 M3 in the USA came with the S50B30US and S52B32US motors. The US S50/S52 was not exactly as special as its European S50 counterpart as it lacked the individual throttle bodies. The US version was really more of a tweaked M50TU engine sharing its cylinder heads but with different cam profiles and tuning resulting in 240 horsepower in 3.2 liter trim. Now the S50B32 engine in Europe produced 321 horsepower which certainly is impressive considering its 1995 debut and its 3.2 liter displacement. The S54 in the 2001 E46 M3 in its European trim (catless headers) produced 343 horsepower. This goes to show just how advanced the S50 was for its time. Despite the S52 not having individual throttle bodies for NA (naturally aspirated) performance and response it shows quite well when boosted such as in this example. An Active Autowerke S52 supercharger kit was customized by substituting in the larger Rotrex C38-92 blower from the E9X M3 Level III kits. The result? 527 wheel horsepower. Certainly impressive and not too far off the Active Autowerke Level III kits for the E9X Me S65 4.0 liter V8 that hit ~600 wheel horsepower depending on options (meth, pulley, etc.). A little boost goes a long way on the S52 3.2 liter inline-6.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 05:21 AM
    This is really no surprise. We could have told you which car won before they were even compared. That said, it is nice to have support for that assertion and it is provided by MotorTrend. The Lexus RC-F feels like it is fighting last generation's battle and simply is not the performance car the F82 M4 is. If it sounds like we are being harsh keep in mind the RC-F has the same old 5.0 liter V8 (with some tweaks of course) that we have seen since the days of the IS-F and back then it was not exactly impressive. The redline is raised to 7300 rpm from 6800 rpm and the motor gets a compression ration bump to 12.3:1 from 11.8:1. This results in 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque at the crank. This motor is asked to move 4045 pounds Lexus coupe. Why is it so heavy? Who knows but the M4 suddenly looks like a lightweight with its 3604 lb curb weight. The weight loss of the M models has been overstated but considering the bloated Lexus we will not be so hard on the BMW that manages to continue being the lightest car in its class. The weight distribution figures are not pretty for either car. The M4 amanges 52/48 front to back while the RC-F is an even worse 54/46. BMW is shying away from 50/50 and should not be let off the hook for it but they still do not go as nose heavy even with the turbo motors as many of their competitors. Although the RC-F is more powerful on paper we seriously doubt it in practice with how the M4 S55 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 is underrated. Put both of these cars on a dyno and the M4 smoking the RC-F will become more apparent than just by looking at the crank paper figures along with the curb weight. The DCT transmission of course is a factor and helps compared to the Lexus 8-speed automatic. The M4 runs a 12.2 @ 117.8 1/4 mile to the RC-F 12.7 @ 112.2. The longer the race goes the worse it gets for the Lexus. As stated, the RC-F feels like it is a generation too late as it would struggle with the previous generation E92 M3 let alone the much more powerful F82 M4. Ok what about track performance? Well, the RC-F loses there too with the M4 beating its laptime. It is fairly close with the M4 1:23.73 laptime to the RC-F 1:24.05. The Streets of Willow is not exactly a big power track as it is fairly tight and technical which will make the cars appear closer than they really are. Put the M4 on a track where it can stretch its legs a bit and the gap will widen. Really, this isn't a contest. MotorTrend prefers basically everything about the M4 and they should. It's more fun to drive, it's faster, brakes better, handles better, offers greater efficiency, is more modable, better balanced, and it is at the top of its game while the RC-F is playing catch up. I guess we can give Lexus a pat on the back and tell them good effort. Maybe they will have a worthy competitor next decade. 2015 BMW M4 2015 Lexus RC F POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo I-6, alum block/head 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 181.8 cu in/2,979 cc 303.2 cu in/4,969 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 10.2:1 12.3:1 POWER (SAE NET) 425 hp @ 5,500 rpm 467 hp @ 7,100 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 406 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm 389 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm REDLINE 7,500 rpm 7,300 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 8.5 lb/hp 8.7 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto. 8-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.46:1/2.32:1 2.94:1/2.01:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 15.0:1 14.0:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.3 2.8 BRAKES, F;R 15.8-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS 15.0-in vented, slotted disc; 13.6-in vented, slotted disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.0 x 19-in; 10.0 x 19-in forged aluminum 9.0 x 19-in; 10.0 x 19-in forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 255/35ZR19 92Y; 275/35ZR19 100Y Michelin Pilot Super Sport 255/35R19 93Y; 275/35R19 96Y Bridgestone Potenza DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 110.7 in 107.5 in TRACK, F/R 62.2/63.1 in 61.2/61.4 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 184.5 x 73.6 x 54.4 in 185.2 x 72.6 x 54.7 in TURNING CIRCLE 40.0 ft 35.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,604 lb 4,045 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 52/48% 54/46% SEATING CAPACITY 4 4 HEADROOM, F/R 39.8/36.1 in 37.8/35.0 in LEGROOM, F/R 42.2/33.7 in 45.4/27.3 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 55.3/51.7 in 50.7/46.1 in CARGO VOLUME 11.0 cu ft 10.1 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.7 sec 1.7 sec 0-40 2.5 2.4 0-50 3.2 3.3 0-60 4.0 4.3 0-70 5.0 5.5 0-80 6.1 6.9 0-90 7.4 8.4 0-100 8.9 10.2 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.7 2.0 QUARTER MILE 12.2 sec @ 117.8 mph 12.7 sec @ 112.2 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 98 ft 107 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.98 g (avg) 0.92 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.2 sec @ 0.84 g (avg) 24.9 sec @ 0.80 g (avg) 1.6-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 83.73 sec 84.05 sec TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,750 rpm 1,550 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $65,150 $63,325 PRICE AS TESTED $85,225 $73,225 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side, f/r curtain, front knee Dual front, front side, f/r curtain, front knee BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 4 yrs/50,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 6 yrs/70,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 4 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/unlimited FUEL CAPACITY 15.8 gal 17.4 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB.ECON 17/24/19 mpg 16/25/19 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 198/140 kW-hrs/100 miles 211/135 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, CoMB. 0.99 lb/mile 1.02 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 11:28 PM
    The Koenigsegg Agera R is obviously a very powerful car. It features a 5.0 liter V8 based on the Ford modular V8 platform that is tweaked considerably by the Koenigsegg factory. They give it different internals, injectors, heads, etc., and upgrade the fuel system for E85 compatibility. The Koenigsegg features a 7-speed dual clutch transmission which gets 1140 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque sent to it. It is also a fairly lightweight ~3200 pounds. Yes, impressive stats but it is hardly the technological achievement the 918 Spyder is. The Porsche 918 Spyder is not designed to have the all out best power to weight in the world and be fast in a straight line. It is designed a technological showpiece of Porsche high performance hybrid technology developed through their racing programs. These are two cars with different goals and with two very different levels of engineering involved. Even Hennessey can throw enough boost at a domestic V8 to get a mid-engine kit car to accelerate quickly. They can't build a 918 Spyder rival that even remotely approaches the Porsche level of technological prowess and engineering and neither can Koenigsegg. With that out of the way let's look at how the cars do. The Porsche is heaver with its all wheel drive by roughly 500 pounds and it has less horsepower and torque. On paper a straightline contest is all Koenigsegg. Run 1 has Gustav screw things up completely in the 918 and the Agera R runs away. He looked to be completely unprepared and in the wrong gear. It's confirmed by 'wrong gear' being shouted. Ok, fine, people make mistakes. In run 2 which takes forever to set up the 918 gets the jump. The Agera R runs it down and passes relatively easily. It clearly is the faster car, no doubt about it despite the included botched run to exaggerate the difference. We only get 2 runs in the 12 minute video with one of them not even worth counting. Why is it 12 minutes? Because someone sucks at video editing. The redundancy is a bit annoying. Anyway, there you have it. The Swedish 'supercar' beats the Porsche 918 in a straightline as shown to you by the Swede who filmed and edited it. Now let's see them on a roadcourse.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 07:45 PM
    BMW will introduce a new B-Series of modular engines for the 2015 model year. The idea is for BMW to keep costs as low as possible by having each B-Series variant displace 500cc's per cylinder. Since you are good at math you know this means a 4-cylinder will have 2.0 liters of displacement and a six-cylinder 3.0 liters. It also means BMW can use the same pistons and rods for every variant. A 1.5 liter three cylinder, 2.0 liter four-cylinder, and 3.0 liter six-cylinder will all have the same internal parts to keep costs down. They all will also obviously share the same 82mm bore and 94.6mm stroke. The N20 being replaced has a bore of 84mm and a stroke of 90.1mm. BMW is going to an even more undersquare design. Considering these motors will all be turbocharged BMW is not looking for revs. They are looking to keep revs low and torque down low high for fuel efficiency. The engine design is all about keeping costs low along with emissions. The B48 will offer VANOS and Valvetronic just as the N20 currently does. The motor is already in use in 2014 Mini products and the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer will see the engine for the 2015 model year. All BMW 28 models are expected to be upgraded to the 30 designation so for example a 228 would change to 230 for 2015 denoting the new motor. In Mini Cooper JCW trim the B48 puts out 234 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The N20 in the 28 models is rated at 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque although we know this is underrated. The B48 on paper at least will exceed this output with 255-265 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Not a huge horsepower gain but a fairly decent torque jump. It certainly looks like BMW is all about low end torque these days and keeping revs low. We will have to see a dyno plot to know for sure but it is unlikely for BMW to take a step back in power and torque from the N20. It remains to be seen if the B48 is tuner friendly although the N20 has hardly received as much attention from tuners as one would expect. With it being replaced so quickly and the B-Series expected to stick around for quite a while the B48 will likely see more attention from the aftermarket in time. The N20 has won two International Engine of the Year Awards although the M133 from Mercedes-AMG took its crown as expected. The B48 would need to be something special to be able to compete in the 2.0 liter category and from what we see so far VW, Audi, and Mercedes all have much stronger 2.0 liter motors at this time. The B58 will be the six-cylinder variant set to replace the N55 inline-6 and we will take a look at that motor in comparison to the N55 once more information is available. One can basically take a B48 and add two cylinders to get an idea of what the B58 will offer.
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  • The Convert's Avatar
    12-17-2014, 09:58 PM
    So, I guess I can't, or rather don't want, to keep my lips zipped anymore. Like many of you, I made a little purchase a while back and want to share it with you guys. I'm going to just leave this link to the photo album HERE for right now, and I will update the thread by the end of the weekend to embed the photos and more about the Motiv 900 kit. Enjoy! Edit:
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  • Acap14's Avatar
    11-30-2014, 02:56 AM
    Sticky, every thread I read on this garbage bullshit forum is ruined by you're dumb ass posts. All you do is talk shit on this forum like every other internet tough guy hiding behind a computer. You're a fucking pussy flat out. Until your car is complete you should shut the fuck up. You also need to find some humility, and act like a man; not a fucking child. I know exactly how your gonna react to this, ban me and then talk shit about everything I've said in this like I'm another asshole attacking your forum. This forum is garbage because of your antics. You belittle people who don't agree with you or blow you because of your not fully operational car. Fuck this forum.
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