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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 11:41 AM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. BoostAddict.com covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: http://www.boostaddict.com/images/dimehuracan.pdf Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: https://www.scribd.com/document/358758961/Dime-Racing-Failure-to-Pay-Rent-Court-Complaint-Document# If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted BoostAddict.com with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, BoostAddict.com is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
    21 replies | 13737 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 07:38 PM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. BoostAddict.com covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: http://www.boostaddict.com/images/dimehuracan.pdf Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: https://www.scribd.com/document/358758961/Dime-Racing-Failure-to-Pay-Rent-Court-Complaint-Document# If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted BoostAddict.com with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, BoostAddict.com is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
    21 replies | 563 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 12:53 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
    12 replies | 1093 view(s)
  • threetirtyfive's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 05:30 AM
    Hi guys Because of all the concern with BMW extending their service interval to 15k miles / 2 years, I thought It was worth getting an oil analysis done on my car after going the full length on the service indicator. Iíve been running Castrol Titanium FST 5w-30 fully synth as recommended. Following the testing done (See attached) the oil is still in satisfactory condition to use even now and still in-grade, no significant metals (outside of normal limits), although Iíll be changing it now itís gone the full 15k. My carís been running the MHD stage 2+ and a custom flash before this Ė so always tuned since I last changed the oil, yet still Iíve been able to run the full length of time on the service indicator without problems, and the oil has lasted. I think youíre throwing your money away if you change the oil any sooner if you run the recommended oil type ( unless youíve been running ethanol fuel or meth injection, or unless youíve had a leaking injector in which case the oil would probably spoil sooner ). I know the culture in the U.S seems to be very regular oil changes (3-6k) but the science doesnít necessarily back this up at least in this one test I had done. Clearly if your car is standard then youíre even more throwing your money away as the oil would last even longer.
    9 replies | 854 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 08:52 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
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  • 135Hoser's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 11:33 PM
    135Hoser started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: My new car!!! in 4 Series and M4
    New car, 2016 M4 with competition package, sport exhaust, executive package, premium package, smartphone connectivity package, m performance carbon package, high gloss grills, adaptive m suspension, and a few other things? Also I enjoy the colour. I drove the car a bit today, it sounds really nice. I enjoyed having the car in sport plus, and hearing the noise. It's not as good as a M Performance Exhaust, which I wanted, but the car that had that was more expensive, and had less options. I didn't opt for a 2017 because my phone is too big for the wireless charging station. Pretty sure I'm gonna bootmod3 it, so I can have endless burble. and a tcu flash. I pick it up on Friday!
    10 replies | 908 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 04:04 PM
    The Maserati Gran Turismo is a good looking GT. It sounds great too with its 4.2 liter and 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8's. Fast it is not. The 4.2 liter offers 399 horsepower and the 4.7 liter V8 bumps output to 434 horsepower. At 4200+ pounds and with little torque it is hardly fast. The even stronger 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport with 454 horsepower for example runs the 1/4 mile in 13.1 @ 109.2. The car desperately needs an update and really a new generation. FAST AS F@#K it is not.
    5 replies | 1364 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:00 PM
    Ok, I keep getting messages, e-mails, PM's, etc., asking me when the new tuning app will be out. The answer? When it's done. But seriously, soon. As in the next few weeks. After the beta period and after many requests were made @trevorlee02 decided to incorporate many things people asked for and he added his own tuning interface along with engine logging. Basically, it is better to get it right with the new features rather than rush it out. Trevor will post some screengrabs as to what it is in store tomorrow in this thread. I just wanted to update you guys so you know it is being worked on and so you stop bugging me :P Every map out there that can be flashed will be able to be flashed through the new app and all cables are supported. Interfaces will be PC with mobile coming shortly after with Android AND ios support. What I can tell you guys is this. The new features will blow you away. Additionally, additional BMW tuning platforms (motors) will be supported and rolled out incrementally. I will not tell you what those are just yet but I think the BMW tuning world is going to get a bit of a shock. Good times ahead :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 01:33 PM
    Awron is a new vendor on BimmerBoost that brings with them considerable electronics expertise. From engine swaps to performance displays, their products are just awesome. BimmerBoost.com will be sharing some first hand experience shortly with Awron's Performance Display System for the E92 M3. Awron asked if BimmerBoost would test the display with a supercharged M3 and so here we are. The BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 is getting a revised Gintani E85 high boost stock internal S65 setup similar to the system detailed earlier this year which made 645 horsepower to the wheels. The Awron display will be very useful as it will provide real time data and telemetry. Plus, the piece looks OEM as if it should be there from the factory. What does it do? It offers 20 features in 1: Pretty cool, right? As for pricing, the kompressor or supercharger kit costs 999.00 Euros. We should have US distributor pricing shortly. DGA Displayed Values: Voltage Water Temperature Oil Temperature Horsepower Torque Speedometer 0-60 mph & 0-120 mph Acceleration Timer Two Axis G-Meter Power and Torque Graph Fuel Pressure Intake Temperature (After Cooler) Exhaust Temperature (Modeled) Air Fuel Ratio (Before Catalytic Converter) Transmission Temperature Maximum Recorded Values DGA Kompressor 1 Option Adds: Boost Pressure Intake Temperature (Before Cooler) Features: Steering wheel controlled (CAN) User defines dedicated steering wheel button Gauge ships pre-assembled into OEM air duct Plug & play installation Full Color OLED Display OEM look & feel Integrated USB port for firmware updates The values ​​are displayed on a modern, dimmable AMOLED display. A high-quality housing and the perfect integration into the interior provide for an optical upgrade of the cockpit. The operation is carried out via the left-hand wheel buttons (hold any key for 10 seconds and then can be switched by the screens) and an integrated USB interface allows the display to always be on the current software stand. The display is already delivered fully assembled in the fresh air guide and is easy to install. No further sensors need to be installed. The scales are adapted to the respective motor type.
    10 replies | 458 view(s)
  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    nikitino25 started a thread Slower with DCI's in N54
    I recently replaced my homemade Mr5 intake with a new set of dual cone intakes but now my car is noticeably slower. Do I need to reset some adaptations or something? I have full bolt ons with a custom tune, stock turbos and just 93 octane. My tuner said no changes to the tune would need to be made with the intake switch since they are both "upgraded" intakes. The proof I have that my car is slower now (and it's not just in my head) is that the top speed of my car is lower now.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
    The larger B58 3.0 liter I6 is obviously the stronger motor with more potential but the B48 2.0 liter I4 is based on the same modular architecture and offers some advantages. For one, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is lighter. Toss a JB4 on the B48 and you have quite the performance value in the BMW lineup. In stock form the car manages a 1/4 mile sprint of 13.9 @ 100 miles per hour. That is E36 M3 level performance. With a tune? 300 wheel horsepower is possible which is more than the 275 rear wheel horsepower of the E46 M3. The 230i looks pretty good in that context. The 230i xDrive weighs 3571 pounds. That is rear wheel drive 3-Series weight but keep in mind all wheel drive does come with penalty. The weight is not too bad when you factor in power being sent to all four wheels as well as the more compact B48 motor improving weight distribution over the longer and heavier B58. At $36k the car is a value. At over $50k with options not so much. Keep it relatively plain and the 230i makes for a nice BMW bargain. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $50,070 (base price: $36,145) ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1998 cc POWER: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm TORQUE: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 105.9 in LENGTH: 174.7 in WIDTH: 69.8 in HEIGHT: 55.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 89 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 14 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 3571 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 13.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 26.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.1 sec Standing ľ-mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 149 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 27/24/33 mpg C/D observed: 26 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg C/D observed highway range: 470 mi
    7 replies | 621 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:29 PM
    Awron is a new vendor on BimmerBoost that brings with them considerable electronics expertise. From engine swaps to performance displays, their products are just awesome. BimmerBoost.com will be sharing some first hand experience shortly with Awron's Performance Display System for the E92 M3. Awron asked if BimmerBoost would test the display with a supercharged M3 and so here we are. The BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 is getting a revised Gintani E85 high boost stock internal S65 setup similar to the system detailed earlier this year which made 645 horsepower to the wheels. The Awron display will be very useful as it will provide real time data and telemetry. Plus, the piece looks OEM as if it should be there from the factory. What does it do? It offers 20 features in 1: Pretty cool, right? As for pricing, the kompressor or supercharger kit costs 999.00 Euros. We should have US distributor pricing shortly. DGA Displayed Values: Voltage Water Temperature Oil Temperature Horsepower Torque Speedometer 0-60 mph & 0-120 mph Acceleration Timer Two Axis G-Meter Power and Torque Graph Fuel Pressure Intake Temperature (After Cooler) Exhaust Temperature (Modeled) Air Fuel Ratio (Before Catalytic Converter) Transmission Temperature Maximum Recorded Values DGA Kompressor 1 Option Adds: Boost Pressure Intake Temperature (Before Cooler) Features: Steering wheel controlled (CAN) User defines dedicated steering wheel button Gauge ships pre-assembled into OEM air duct Plug & play installation Full Color OLED Display OEM look & feel Integrated USB port for firmware updates The values ​​are displayed on a modern, dimmable AMOLED display. A high-quality housing and the perfect integration into the interior provide for an optical upgrade of the cockpit. The operation is carried out via the left-hand wheel buttons (hold any key for 10 seconds and then can be switched by the screens) and an integrated USB interface allows the display to always be on the current software stand. The display is already delivered fully assembled in the fresh air guide and is easy to install. No further sensors need to be installed. The scales are adapted to the respective motor type.
    10 replies | 53 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 06:49 PM
    Hey guys, Posted a new windows interface today with some minor changes. 1) We've added a "boost2" field for applications that feature dual TMAP/MAP sensors. For the N54 this field isn't used yet. But for the N55 & S55 "boost2" will represent boost in the intake manifold, while "boost" is the traditional boost in front of the throttle body. For the twin turbo V8 applications (x63) boost will represent bank1 boost (rainbow harness patch) while bank2 represents bank2 boost (brown harness patch). 2) We've added a dedicated spot for fuel trims bank2 (in applicable models) so it no longer has to share with Ign Average. 3) We've added a dedicated spot for road speed (shown in MPH) so it no longer has to share with low fuel pressure. We've posted the changes to the windows interface but Donnie is still working on the JB4 mobile & Mac interfaces, so expect to see those from him soon. These new fields will only be active with new JB4 firmware. I'll post a round of updates today for the main platforms but it might take some time to get updates out for every platform. So your patience is appreciated there.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 09:29 PM
    The other day we saw an acceleration comparison between the W213 E63 S and the Panamera Turbo and the E63 S is substantially quicker. That does not mean the Panamera Turbo is slow by any means especially judging by this video. It goes up against a 1st generation Audi R8 V10. This means the R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox as the R8 did not get a dual clutch transmission until the facelifted version. Plus, you can hear the shifts in the video and the R8 loses ground when it shifts compared to the Panamera. The R8 has the advantage of weighing roughly 1000 pounds less but the Panamera has more horsepower and torque from its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Overall a close run between the two. It would be better to see how a second gen dual clutch R8 stacks up though.
    7 replies | 215 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 12:12 PM
    Well this should cause a minor riot on various Porsche forums. The acceleration comparison video below basically highlights what we saw previously in a dyno overlay between the two 911's. The 991.2 GTS with its 450 horsepower 3.0 liter twin turbo 9A2 flat-6 offers much more area under the curve than the new 991.2 GTS and its naturally aspirated 500 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-6. The truth is, peak output between the two is very close despite Porsche's horsepower ratings: Clearly there is a bit of sandbagging to not upset GT3 owners. There is no disputing the torque advantage between the two. The video below is an overlay so not a perfect comparison but essentially it is a wash between the two. Throw a tune on the GTS though and game over. That said, the GT3 is not about acceleration. If that is what you are into, get a GTS.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 05:30 PM
    Almost 138 miles per hour on the stock F10 M5 S63TU turbochargers? Wow! This is the same F10 M5 that previously went 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The owner went back to the strip and managed a better launch with a 1.976 60 foot. There still is plenty of room to improve that short time but the 1/4 mile result was 10.88 @ 137.80. Yes, still on pump gas. Obviously water-meth injection is making a big difference and the HCP tune sure seems solid: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI
    4 replies | 298 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 10:23 PM
    The larger B58 3.0 liter I6 is obviously the stronger motor with more potential but the B48 2.0 liter I4 is based on the same modular architecture and offers some advantages. For one, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is lighter. Toss a JB4 on the B48 and you have quite the performance value in the BMW lineup. In stock form the car manages a 1/4 mile sprint of 13.9 @ 100 miles per hour. That is E36 M3 level performance. With a tune? 300 wheel horsepower is possible which is more than the 275 rear wheel horsepower of the E46 M3. The 230i looks pretty good in that context. The 230i xDrive weighs 3571 pounds. That is rear wheel drive 3-Series weight but keep in mind all wheel drive does come with penalty. The weight is not too bad when you factor in power being sent to all four wheels as well as the more compact B48 motor improving weight distribution over the longer and heavier B58. At $36k the car is a value. At over $50k with options not so much. Keep it relatively plain and the 230i makes for a nice BMW bargain. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $50,070 (base price: $36,145) ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1998 cc POWER: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm TORQUE: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 105.9 in LENGTH: 174.7 in WIDTH: 69.8 in HEIGHT: 55.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 89 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 14 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 3571 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 13.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 26.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.1 sec Standing ľ-mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 149 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 27/24/33 mpg C/D observed: 26 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg C/D observed highway range: 470 mi
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 09:01 PM
    If you have an F80 M3 or F82 M4 (or just read BMW forums) you are probably tired about hearing about the S55 motor spinning its crank hub. BimmerBoost covered this topic ad nauseum with no solution in sight. Gintani's revised design may be the answer. The new design pictured above differs from the previous design. Let's take a look at the previous design: The problem with the factory design is that it is not one piece and that there are friction discs in between the gears. Basically, the stock gears can float and the hub spins. It's just a bad design and BMW is revising the S55 essentially building a new S55 motor derivative for new generation M cars. The problem is illustrated here with the S55 crank on the left and the S65 crank on the right: Notice the new Gintani design looks similar to the S65 crank with two sets of gears? Additionally, it is keyed and installation requires the crank itself be keyed for the new hub to be fitted. Gintani needed special equipment to create this design which in theory will solve the problem. Let's hope that is the case. Ball park pricing is in the $1200 range.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:05 PM
    Have had more people e-mailing about this and it's a bigger issue than people talk about. Obviously, port injection is necessary for higher hp builds but how do people control it and what is the proper way to control the injectors? People use the JB4 and Split Second but I don't know if either of these are the proper way to really go about it. Not trying to throw anyone under the bus: This needs to be discussed though: Syvecs seems to be the only solution that has true control right now unless anyone knows otherwise? It just seems crazy to me to pay for a big motor build and run a ton of power only to manage supplemental fuel injectors in a dangerous manner. There may also be better ways to do this without a standalone on the horizon.
    5 replies | 88 view(s)
  • prelude2perfect's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 02:40 AM
    Just moved to Stuttgart Germany. My 335i is on its way. Anyone else around here? Trying to link in with any type of local racing scene. Also trying to find a used 957 turbo for my new family car.
    2 replies | 581 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 12:37 PM
    Audi thinks we all hate wagons in the USA. The problem is the SUV culture where wagons are just not seen as 'cool' or 'hip' cars. Who in the world would hate the B9 RS4 Avant though? I mean just look at it. Gorgeous! This is a well done wagon and it has the performance credentials to back up the looks. The drivetrain is the exact same as the RS4 sedan which means a 450 horsepower 2.9 liter twin turbo V6. This power is sent to all four wheels through an automatic gearbox. Would make for a good all weather performance car with plenty of space, right? More fun to drive than an SUV, right? Audi, someone has to sell a performance wagon. Why not you?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 05:20 AM
    Just thought this was a cool looking pic from TPG Tuning that shows what it is like to have the S55 ECU removed and to work with it:
    4 replies | 223 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 AM
    Almost 138 miles per hour on the stock F10 M5 S63TU turbochargers? Wow! This is the same F10 M5 that previously went 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The owner went back to the strip and managed a better launch with a 1.976 60 foot. There still is plenty of room to improve that short time but the 1/4 mile result was 10.88 @ 137.80. Yes, still on pump gas. Obviously water-meth injection is making a big difference and the HCP tune sure seems solid: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI
    4 replies | 22 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of BenzBoost.com. Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-...d-removed.html Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 01:56 PM
    LMR (Late Model Racecraft) advertises their twin turbo C7 Corvette LT1 package as offering 800 horsepower. Well, they are being somewhat conservative. On a Dynojet they were able to hit 761 horsepower and 644 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. That is on the stock LT1 internals and if you want to go up from there LMR certainly can accommodate. The 800 package starts at $29,999.99 installed. Not cheap but you know it will be done right. One can make this kind of power and more with a blower for far less money but turbos have entirely different power delivery. What is included in the package beyond the turbochargers and tuning? You would have to contact LMR to find out but no doubt a cam is included among other parts. How does it perform? Expect trap speeds of 144+ miles per hour. It sure is fast.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    09-14-2017, 08:44 AM
    Hey Mykk: :text-welcomewave:
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