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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:06 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 10:53 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
    54 replies | 830 view(s)
  • islandroad83's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
    Hey guys a little new to this logging and wondering if i could get some help going over my log. I am in 3rd gear FBO running 93 OCT and wedge 9.5 deg flash. You can see what I have logged here, I just followed Terry's xml file for the Bav Tech, rather clumsy logging software. I also would of liked to log my LPFP but not sure have to do that via this cable. Also do i need to convert the boost with datazap or any more i should be logging? Thanks for the help. http://www.datazap.me/u/island-road/wedge-95-deg-fbo?log=0&data=1-2-3-4-5-6-8
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  • rader1's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
    Here is an in car video of the MOTIV Motorsport/OVERREV Fabrication shop car on track at UTCC at VIR. Running on a low boost 93 octane map Ryan Eversley piloted the car to a best time of 1:53 around the track making it the fastest privateer at the event and even beating teams like the Lamborghini super Trofeo team.
    28 replies | 942 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:15 PM
    We've got the Vargas Stage2 N55 turbo running on our 2011 135i DCT car and was finally able to hit up the dyno for a little tuning today. The vehicle is FBO but equipped with a CPE replacement catted DP. We've recently modified both the E series N55 ISO JB4 firmware for large turbo support and developed an entirely new back end flash. To enable the JB4 large turbo maps you just enable the 3.5 bar TMAP sensor using version 5.5 or later. This changes map 1 to 16psi, map 2 to 19psi, and methanol mapping as high as your turbo will take you. All with reduced taper to redline to let the larger turbo shine. Dyno testing was done on simulated 93 octane (91 + 1 can of NOS octane booster), and the methanol testing was done with a single CM10 nozzle. Overall very pleased with the results especially for an odor free vehicle. The pump map is a touch aggressive but really showcases what the turbo can do. On pump gas I think the car would come very close if not take our F80 M3 if the M3 is running the stock tuning. And on meth would come very close to the M3 on the E30 map.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    We've got the Vargas Stage2 N55 turbo running on our 2011 135i DCT car and was finally able to hit up the dyno for a little tuning today. The vehicle is FBO but equipped with a CPE replacement catted DP. We've recently modified both the E series N55 ISO JB4 firmware for large turbo support and developed an entirely new back end flash. To enable the JB4 large turbo maps you just enable the 3.5 bar TMAP sensor using version 5.5 or later. This changes map 1 to 16psi, map 2 to 19psi, and methanol mapping as high as your turbo will take you. All with reduced taper to redline to let the larger turbo shine. Dyno testing was done on simulated 93 octane (91 + 1 can of NOS octane booster), and the methanol testing was done with a single CM10 nozzle. Overall very pleased with the results especially for an odor free vehicle. The pump map is a touch aggressive but really showcases what the turbo can do. On pump gas I think the car would come very close if not take our F80 M3 if the M3 is running the stock tuning. And on meth would come very close to the M3 on the E30 map.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:14 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:23 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
    MDORPHN started a thread MDORPHN in N54
    Hit 50,000 miles on drive home from VIR where my 1M (aka "MDORPHN') successfully defended its title as fastest street production car in the 2014 Ultimate Track Car Challenge Now that I no longer need be concerned about warranty coverage, I can come out of the closet with a full list of my current modifications. BTW, the current set-up -- using Rob Beck's well-proven "hybrid" turbos -- will very shortly be replaced by a very elegant single turbo set up using a HTA GT3082R turbo w/ .82 A/R TiAL V-Band turbine housing. MDORPHN – 2011 1 Series M Coupe Fastest Street Production 2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Fastest Street Car and Fastest Privateer BMW 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge 1st in Class 2012 One Lap of America RB “hybrid” turbos AR downpipes proTUNING Freaks Cobb tune Helix intercooler and air intake RRT Racing-fabricated baffled oil pan and 32-row Setrab oil cooler Evolution Racewerks charge pipe AWE Tuning blow-off valves JRZ RS Pro (front)/RS1 (rear) coilovers/Swift springs E93 M3 front sway bar Bimmerworld precision lower control arm bearings and rear camber arm bearing kit Vorshlag camber plates BMS oil catch can RB-modified PCV valve Clutch delay valve delete BPM-coded Control Braking Control disable AeroMotions R2 rear wing RRT-customized Revozport splitter Cantrell Motorsports front brake rotor backing plates w/cooling ducts PFC DirectDrive rotors (front) Stoptech stainless steel brake lines Bimmerworld wheel studs 18 X 10” F/18 X 10.5” R Apex ARC-8 wheels w/BFG R1 tires (265/35 F & 285/30 R) P3 Vent Gauge v2 Schroth 5-pt. harness LUX 5000k angel eyes
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Great runs here courtesy of BenzBoost member Vasily1. We have seen his E63 AMG in action before. As a reminder, he has a prototype Renntech E63 AMG 4Matic M157 turbocharger upgrade on his car which is putting out something in the 850 horsepower range. We have seen some impressive performance from this car including runs with a Lamborghini Aventador as well as a supercharged C63 AMG and another tuned GTR. In this run video @Vasily1 takes on a PP-Performance Stage 2 tuned F13 M6 said to making 740 horsepower. In addition, a Nissan GTR with a quoted 700 horsepower is also in the mix. Thanks to multiple angles and good video quality we get a new view of the action. The M6 and GTR both put up a good fight. The E63 AMG S is the fastest of the trio though consistently managing to open up a gap between it and the other two cars up top. The only run the E63 loses is the very first one where the GTR gets the better start on it but the E63 starts reeling it in. As the other two cars are on stock turbochargers the power and torque advantage here clearly lies with the E63 AMG and it shows. That stated, the GTR and M6 do well against stout competition.
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  • TurboSid's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:25 AM
    TurboSid started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: Picked up my Mineral White M4 yesterday in 4 Series and M4
    Going to try to do some official shots this week in between driving trying to reach 1200 miles asap. :) Will probably do BMW performance parts in the beginning and then see where the aftermarket community takes the S55.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:13 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:47 PM
    It is nice to see before and after dragstrip comparisons like this. Before and after dyno results for various forced induction kits are plentiful but actual real world before and after 1/4 mile runs are far more rare. What we have here is a stock W204 C63 AMG coupe running at the PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) dragstrip in Florida. The baseline 1/4 mile run is a 12.502 second pass at 112.38 miles per hour. In Florida humidity that is about what a C63 AMG should run. The subsequent run is when the C63 AMG gets the Weistec 3.0 liter M156 supercharger package and also drag radials to help put the increased power and torque down on the strip. The result? A 10.585 second pass at 127.79 miles per hour. That is a huge real world difference. An extra 15+ miles per hour of trap speed and 2 seconds cut off the elapsed time. The 3.0 liter blower is providing a massive boost, pun intended.
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  • bobS's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 09:19 PM
    bobS started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: Vid: M3 GTS screaming on the nurburgring in 3 Series and M3
    This vid is awesome.... Makes me want to go drive the shit out of my m3
    13 replies | 137 view(s)
  • richpike's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:27 PM
    richpike started a thread E60 M5 vs E60 535i in N54
    I really like Jalopnik and this is a well written and accurate article on the N54 powered 535. The only thing they might have missed is the Alpina flash for the auto (although can you get that on an E60?). http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/10-reasons-the-e60-535i-is-better-than-the-m5-1608323644 -Rich
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 07:28 PM
    Car is an Alpina B3S Biturbo VTT Stage 2 turbos AMS fmic AR catless dp Forge DVs(leaking??) ER Chargepipe JB4 G5 ISO + BMS Meth kit - although running map 0 with a flash I was thinking if it could be boost solenoids/DVs or something totally different. At partial throttle car runs great, also at WOT when it's fairly cold (oil at 90 degrees celcius) When it get warm (105-120C) Then sometimes the boost fluctuates at WOT. Look at this log: http://datazap.me/u/lfelunden/map-0?log=0&data=1-4
    9 replies | 304 view(s)
  • Oxide's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 04:22 PM
    Oxide started a thread M50/52 + S50/52: Alternator Relocation in M50/S50/S52/M52 + M20/M30, S14, S38
    Alright so i'm installing an Eaton M90 SuperCharger on my 94 325i. I just bought a 140amp Alternator and will be removing the a/c compressor and replacing it with my alternator. My Supercharger will go where the Alt was, does anyone have any tips for relocating the alt or known if the visionracing alt plate for the m42 will work for my m50??
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  • Vertigo's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 10:21 AM
    In an attempt to try and contribute as much as I do on N54tech, I wanted to give anyone installing a LPFP a word of caution. Specifically, you 535 guys who have to remove the plastic hose the cuts across the tank over to the drivers side from the LPFP outlet and gets replace with rubber fuel hose. MAKE SURE you use GATES submersible Fuel hose GATES part number is 27093 for 1ft of 5/16 inner diameter. You will need about 18" - 22". If you use any other fuel hose the outside layer will split exposing the braided core and the fuel will escape from the hose. This specific hose must be used.
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  • CaliforniaBred's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:03 PM
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 335I. The mileage currently sits at 62XXX. The reason I post it as that is due to the fact that I may drive it every now and then. It is a 2009 Alpine White Coupe with an Automatic Transmission. It has the premium and sport packages with the extended beige interior. This vehicle has been modified and all stock parts will also be included. The vehicle was in a fender bender in 2011. I have paperwork documenting what was replaced by a certified Geico auto body. In short it was the headlight/foglight/fender/lower control arm. No structural damage. Modifications: JB4 G5 ISO Board Cobb V2 Handheld Evolution Racewerks Competition Intercooler with Carbon Fiber Shroud Evolution Racewerks Charepipe with Tial 40mm BOV VRSF Downpipes Muffler Delete Coolingmist 2.2gallon Methanol Kit with JB4 FSB for Safety--Dual Nozzle Setup Burger Motorsports DCI Apex Race Wheels ARC-8 17x9.5 square with 255/40/17 Front and 275/40/17 rear Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers Currently Have the rear seat pulled out and in storage as I never have anyone ride in the back. Stock Suspension/wheels/intake box/charge pipe/intercooler will be included with sale. Open to offers and trades. No low ballers please. I have not checked on the status of the title however as I stated previously minor cosmetic damage only.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    Liter plus bikes are pretty damn fast, we know that. Power to weight tends to favor bikes at least stock. This bike is not stock however and is turbocharged putting out 425 horsepower at the wheels on C16. It is basically similar to riding a cruise missile. UGR (Underground Racing) makes some spectacularly fast cars with some of their twin turbo V10 Gallardo's and R8's rumored to be putting out well over the 2000 horsepower mark depending on who you ask. This Gallardo is stated to have '1750' horsepower. Based on a quick power to weight calculation it has around 1.94 pounds per horse. The Hayabusa based on a 425 wheel horsepower number and a ~600 pound weight with fluids and the turbo has 1.41 pounds per horse. The aerodynamics of course favor the Gallardo. So what happens? The Gallardo wins. Why? Well aerodynamics from a roll as stated and probably because it has more power than is being let on. Taking down a Hayabusa on the highway in a car is an incredible feat. A turbo Hayabusa? Well, that requires something truly spectacular. That is exactly what this UGR built Gallardo is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 02:52 AM
    We have seen this same Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet run against a 458 Italia before on the runway. In that particular race, the Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet comes out on top of the prancing horse rather easily. This 458 is the Speciale model though and it is meaner and lighter than the standard 458 Italia. The naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 gets a boost to 605 horsepower partially thanks to an incredible 14.0:1 compression ratio increase. The standard 458 Italia by contrast has a 12.5:1 compression ratio and 35 less horses. It also carries almost 200 more pounds and it shows as the 991 Turbo S has much more trouble with the 458 Speciale than it did with the 458 Italia. The 458 does get a slight jump on the 991 Turbo S in this run. However, it continues a steady pull on the 991 Turbo S and is clearly the faster car of the two. That begs the question, how would it do against the lighter 991 Turbo S coupe especially if it did not have a passenger recording? Hopefully we see that race at some point but it is incredible how Ferrari squeezed so much more performance out of the 458 platform with the Speciale without resorting to any forced induction.
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  • N54GASM's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 12:45 AM
    Lets start off with, I love my JB4:dance: I get so much more out of driving now and I cant see myself ever going back to stock. But, my clutch doesnt seem to like it so much and I have been demoted to Map 4. I'm looking to get a SPEC stage 2 and found one for an amazing deal on craigslist; however its for a 330i. Will this work? I would think that it might not be as rigid as the 335 stage 2 but I would assume its better than stock. Like I said, a great deal. I would like to exhaust this avenue before I shell out for one I know will work. Please ellaborate on whether it will fit or not. Thank you guys and I'm happy to be part of this forum. Its a great jump from driving my jetta 1.8t and looking to vwkotex for answers to my vw's electrical nightmares.
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