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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 04:10 PM
    The time has finally come to share some details on my secret N54 project. It's been under development for many months now, and had no shortage of both hardware and software (mainly software) obstacles to overcome. That said, a major milestone was reached this week so it's time to let you all in! Coming soon to a stock DME near you: Yep, real Flex Fuel. It is a fully implemented flex fuel solution, running on the stock DME! Dial your car in on pump (91-93oct), then E85, set the blending / interpolation curve tables, and be on your way. The benefits here are never having to reflash when changing ethanol blends again (or even worry about mixing the correct blend). Go from straight 93oct to 100% E85 or E98 on the same flash :) This is up and running on a few IJE0S cars now and works flawlessly. There is still some more work to be done, and of course porting to the other ROM types will take a good bit of time. Some hardware details are in need of finalization as well. More to come on those items in the weeks to follow. Some overall highlights and features of this accomplishment: first DME integration with a 3rd party sensor first large scale rewrite and modification of DME logic direct logging of Ethanol Content % in MHD separate blending / interpolation per table grouping seamless blending between maps for any ethanol content I'd also like to give a big thanks to @Chris@CKI for his help in testing and flashing my countless revisions at all hours of the day, and also to @martial@mhd for assembly code and hex conversion help along the way! In case you haven't guessed, this will be a module available in MHD similar to M-Boost. A thread is worthless without pics, right? The log was taken after a fill-up to a higher E content, and you can see the AFR target rising as E% goes up. 2017 is just getting started, and will definitely be the year of the stock DME ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2017, 05:51 PM
    There is a lot of intake manifold talk on the BimmerBoost forums as of late but there is little in the way of concrete results showing an increase in flow with aftermarket manifolds. EOS (Evolution of Speed) has some results to share with their V2 N54 manifold on a single turbo car. It is important to note that this car makes over 500 horsepower to the wheels with the factory manifold. For N54 owners to see gains they will have to be making a bit of power as the factory manifold is not a huge restriction. At 22 psi of boost the baseline shows 524 wheel horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. You will note the factory baseline (red) produces substantially more torque from 3000 to 4500 rpm. With the EOS manifold you see a gain in peak horsepower but a drop in peak torque. The EOS manifold is showing an advantage from 5500 rpm until redline which is what produces a gain of 25 peak horsepower. The torque figure drops to 486 at the wheels however. Is it worth giving up some mid-range for top end pull? That depends on the application and goals. More testing is definitely needed on various N54 applications before reaching any definitive conclusions just yet.
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    01-12-2017, 09:35 PM
    An interesting upgrade option for N54 fueling is Fuel-It!'s bucketless LPFP. They have designed a special pick up that allows for their bucketless design. There are advantages here as for one they eliminated the need to modify the factory bucket and they provide a large increase in flow. Fuel It! describes the premise best: There were concerns regarding fuel flow when almost empty but this video addresses those concerns: Now let's look at some dyno results on an E82 135i N54 paired with their Platinum Port Injection kit: That is a solid 600 wheel horsepower with Pure Stage 2's and the AFR is 11.9:1 on an E53 ethanol blend. Definitely something for those looking to upgrade their fuel system to look into.
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    01-05-2017, 12:11 PM
    Rod bearing wear issues in the 4.0 liter S65 V8 in the E9X M3 are well known. Rod bearings also wear prematurely on the S85 V10 on which the S65 V8 is based but do to the superior oiling system of the V10 the problem is not exacerbated as it is on the V8. Things vary based on use as well. A car that is tracked or supercharged will see more wear than a stock car used for commuting. The bottom line however is that owners should replace their rod bearings before it is too late so that they can avoid what is pictured below. @Michael@GermanAutoWerks shared pictures of a blown S65 V8 from an E92 M3: Unfortunately, BMW has a history of mistakes with M3 engines dating back to the E46 M3 S54 and all the way up to the current F80 M3 S55. Someone should hold BMW accountable for knowingly selling motors with defects.
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    01-04-2017, 02:01 PM
    Talk about entering the M157 scene with a splash! Pure Turbos is not messing around. The proof is in the results right here on a W212 E63 AMG. This is a 4Matic all wheel drive car as it is the facelifted version. In the 26 to 27 psi range of boost output is 840 horsepower. This is with custom ECU dyno tuning from Precision Tuning. Precision did not push the turbos as far as they could to preserve the driveline. What would these turbos make when pushed with an upgraded transmission? Good question. Oh, and how about the pricing? $5995 plus core exchange. That is the best turbo upgrade value in the M157 world right now. As a reminder, before the turbo upgrade and with bolt ons this E63 ran 10.6 @ 133. That was at 670 all wheel horsepower. What will it do now? We can't wait to find out.
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    01-09-2017, 01:31 PM
    This E90 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @idratherbesurfing. He has a top mount single turbo N54 conversion and is running a Pure Turbos 62mm turbocharger. He is still fine tuning the setup but it is already good for 680 horsepower to the wheels. At 30+ psi he believes he will crack 800 wheel horsepower: This is the mod list: Top mount twin scroll manifold Pure Turbo 62mm 1.0ar w/ 2 tial 38mm wastegates Ade motor mounts Vrsf chargepipe, Turbosmart bov, Vrsf 7inch fmic Fuel-it port injection, fpr kit, stage 3 lpfp MFactory lsd Mhd/Haltech stack Bms, Rb, and mishimoto catch can stack Tuning is a flash and piggyback stack with Precision Tuning doing the ECU flash work on their dyno. Take a look at the dyno vid below which is well worth your time.
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    01-04-2017, 04:31 PM
    Uh oh, this has to be a warning sign at BMW. A drop of 10% in sales in 2016 compared to 2015 is large. BMW's are selling obviously as 313,174 cars is a lot of volume but that number was 346,023 in 2015. Perhaps the signs were there early in the year when Mercedes and Audi started the year with much stronger sales than BMW. Perhaps consumers are getting tired of BMW? Perhaps BMW has lost some of the enthusiast market? Keep in mind BMW equates sales figures with how well they are doing. They feel if they are number one in sales that means they are the number one brand. It's illogical as volume does not equal quality but that is the official BMW brand position. Just because one brand outsells another does not mean it builds better cars. For BMW this must be a bit of a shock considering how hard they are trying to push volume above all else. That is why you have so many variants of platforms namely in the X-Series line. Additionally, the new 7-Series launch should have further bolstered the bottom line. Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC , December 2016 Dec. 2016 Dec. 2015 % YTD Dec. 2016 YTD Dec. 2015 % BMW brand 32,835 34,625 -5.2 313,174 346,023 -9.5 BMW passenger cars 20,419 22,818 -10.5 209,231 244,767 -14.5 BMW light trucks 12,416 11,807 5.2 103,943 101,256 2.7 MINI brand 4,658 5,009 -7.0 52,030 58,514 -11.1 TOTAL Group 37,493 39,634 -5.4 365,204 404,537 -9.7 When Mercedes and Audi release their figures we will know if either or both of them took the crown from BMW in 2016.
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    01-03-2017, 12:04 PM
    Nice work here by BimmerBoot member @nitemare who will likely be breaking into the 10's shortly and in so doing will be the first 535i in the 10's. For now, he is the quickest and fastest E60 535i N54 with a 1/4 mile run of 11.271 @ 124.59. The E60 N54's do not get a lot of love so BimmerBoost wanted this run to get the exposure it deserves. It is pretty much a game of volume as to why the 135i and 335i models get more N54 tuning attention. That does not mean the E60 535i is not capable as this sprint shows: What is the mod list? As follows: Hexon RR700s / JB4 G5 / Trebila tune / BMS Meth kit / MFactory 3.46 LSD / Fuel-It Stage II / ADE Port Injection / Full E85 / VRSF large Turbo inlets / VRSF kittyless DPs / VTT turbo outlets / custom 3.5" single exhaust / VRSF CP / Tial BOV / Rev9 FMIC / RB PCV fix kit / RaceStar Drag Star 17" & 15" wheels / Custom 15" rear wheel conversion The 15 inch drag wheel conversion helps big time with the 60 foot. A 1.627 is a nice launch for an E60. What is next? Well, hopefully 10's: Becoming the quickest and fastest overall E60 certainly is a lofty goal but just breaking into the 10's alone would be a great achievement. He will likely get there soon and some TCU tuning might help with that.
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    01-11-2017, 08:22 PM
    Look, the 2JZ-GTE is a great motor. The iron block I6 gets swapped into everything these days. You know what else is a great iron block I6 engine? The BMW S54. Which comes under the hood of the E85 Z4 M so BMW already did the work for you if you want a stout I6 that can take a ton of boost. Ok, maybe this was a base Z4 so the owner decided to toss a 2JZ in there with a top mount single turbo to be different. If you want to be different, swap in a Viper V10 like this guy did. Go with something you can not get from the factory like a V8. Call us purists but if you are going to go with an iron block I6, go with BMW's.
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    01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
    The Hellcat V8 is an absolute beast as we all know with its 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8. Making big power and torque is not the problem. Putting that power and torque to the ground is the problem. It does not help that the Challenger Hellcat is a big fat 4500+ pound pig. A powerful pig, but a pig. Owners struggle with traction and the problem becomes worse when the car is tuned as Hellcat V8's are approaching 1000 whp with bolt on modifications. The Dodge Demon is teased as being all about traction and the 1/4 mile. The most logical conclusion is that this means all wheel drive. Dodge is investing a lot of money in an all wheel drive Hellcat drivetrain for the upcoming Jeep Hellcat model and the Durango is rumored to get a variant of this drivetrain as well. Maybe they will adapt it to the Challenger as well? If they do, watch out. The Challenger Hellcat will be a stoplight beast and one of the best performance values in the world. Well, if you are into going straight in a line that is.
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    01-06-2017, 11:33 AM
    It is no secret the 5.5 liter M157 AMG V8 shows large gains with an aftermarket tune. The torque down low in particular gets a huge bump. Evotech tuned this 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S on the Dyno Dynamics at Dyno Comp in Arizona. The results show a massive increase in torque starting at 2600 rpm. The increase in area through the curve up until 5250 rpm is massive. The peak gain over the baseline is 186 lb-ft of torque at the wheels at 3500 rpm. Dyno Comp corrects their Dyno Dynamics to read high but so it is important to focus more on the delta here than the peak figures. Approaching 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels despite the correction factor is still impressive. For a heavy 5300+ pound car vehicle the GLE63 the increase in torque will get it moving much more quickly and basically be a huge kick in the pants. The horsepower gain is solid as well but the M157 is definitely more of a stump puller than top end design and it certainly fits the character of a heavy SUV.
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    01-09-2017, 01:51 PM
    Introducing the new Porsche 911 GTS models. These are 991.2 911's meaning they get the updated twin turbo 3.0 liter flat-6 motor. For the GTS, the engine is in a slightly higher state of tune offering 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. How does Porsche achieve this increase in output? They do not say. This makes us worry it is nothing more than a software change which is great for the bottom line but is not great for getting your money's worth. If the GTS turbochargers are the same as the S model one is really just paying a premium to have 30 more horses with a warranty. The suspension and wheels are available as options already. The only other difference is the Carrera GTS coupe gets the Carrera 4 style connected taillight. If one intends to get a tune, the GTS is a big waste of money. Stuttgart . Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above availa-ble as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. A newly developed turbocharger for 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 PS). The engine delivers 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the corresponding GTS prior model with a naturally aspirated engine. All variants are available with a manual seven-gear transmission or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). More power for more performanceThe maximum torque of 550 Nm provides even better acceleration and elasticity figures. The torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by ten millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé: With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Sport Chrono Package as standard, it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. All GTS models feature a top speed in excess of 300 km/h. The frontrunner at 312 km/h is the Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Despite the increase in performance, the GTS remains efficient – the 911 Carrera GTS with PDK, for example, consumes only 8.3 l/100 km according to the NEDC. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 188 g/km. Typical GTS: Numerous black elements both inside and outThe GTS models stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design: All of the vehicles are based on the wide all-wheel-drive chassis, which measures 1852 mm even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty character. The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce the lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. On the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable: smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking device painted in silk-gloss black, plus GTS logos on the doors complete the side view. The characteristic Targa bar, which is supplied in black for the first time on the GTS, also lends the 911 Targa a particularly distinctive look. New Porsche Track Precision app and high-quality equipmentGTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been further enhanced specially to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. GTS passengers sit on Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in 4-ways electrically and provide increased lateral support and comfort. Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster as well as a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests, for example. The 911 GTS models are available to order now; including value-added tax and country-specific equipment, prices in Germany are as follows: 911 Carrera GTS 124,451 euros 911 Carrera 4 GTS 131,829 euros 911 Carrera GTS Cabrio 137,541 euros 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabrio 144,919 euros 911 Targa 4 GTS 144,919 euros Image material for Porsche models in the Porsche Newsroom (http://newsroom.porsche.com) and for accredited journalists in the Porsche press database (https://presse.porsche.de). 911 Carrera GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 212 – 188 g/km 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.4 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 214 – 190 g/km 911 Carrera 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 216 – 192 g/km 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km 911 Targa 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km
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    01-20-2017, 03:41 PM
    To be fair, BMW has a large plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This plant churns out BMW SUV's which are eaten up by the US market. The SUV segment is the only one which did not take a huge nosedive for BMW in 2016 in the United States. Trump's tariff rhetoric on cars built outside the country already had an effect on US manufacturers including Ford. As stated, BMW builds plenty of cars in the USA and employs close to 70,000 Americans but BMW also plans to open a new factory in Mexico in 2019. BMW's head of sales and marketing Ian Robertson stated the following: BMW makes more cars in Spartanburg than at any other BMW plant. It is true, their commitment to the US is strong. However, BMW intends to increase their volume significantly with cheap Mini variants. That is where the Mexican plant comes into the picture. Trump's response to BMW? BMW does not plan to make any changes at this time to its Mexican plant and other German manufacturers are continuing on with business as usual. It is important to note that the US is the largest car market for the Germans. BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, and others will not achieve their stated sales goals without it. We will have to see who gives in first.
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    01-18-2017, 01:07 AM
    Some nice changes here for the 'new' 2018 Ford Mustang. Really, this amounts to a facelift but it's a good one. The naturally aspirated V6 is gone and nobody is going to miss it. The Ecoboost I4 is a better choice and it gets a torque bump for 2018. What else is new? A magnetic ride suspension system. Oh, and how about a 10-speed automatic? This was already reported by BoostAddict as coming in November, last year. GM and Ford developed this automatic transmission together and the Ford Raptor gets a variant as well as new GM models such as the Camaro ZL1. It only makes sense for the Mustang to get a version. Somewhat of a surprise is direct fuel injection for the 5.0 Coyote. It is a dual-injection system with both port and direct fuel injection. This allows a bump in compression to 12.0:1 from 11.0:1. This leads one to believe there will be power and torque gains but Ford has yet to provide the official figures. The interior and exterior also get minor revisions. The car looks great overall but what we really want to see is if the 10-speed auto carries over for the GT350. That would really elevate the performance of the car. Excellent work by Ford updating the Mustang. NEW FORD MUSTANG OFFERS SLEEKER DESIGN, MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide™ suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 – Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever. A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster. “The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.” Ford tapped Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson’s social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million ‘likes.’ Technology for greater personalization Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences. The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range. For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System. Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience. Ultimate performance Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling. MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations. The proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration. Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency. The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation. A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance. Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control. Energy in the design Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps. The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust. With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices – including all-new signature Orange Fury – enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after. Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional. Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America this fall.
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    01-12-2017, 06:22 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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    12-31-2016, 11:11 AM
    Many good runs in this video here with some heavy hitting street cars. Some you would call sleepers namely the 1250 whp Datsun 280Z with the 2JZGTE swap. Some you would not like the twin turbo Gallardo and the Huracan on nitrous. The specifics for all the mods on each vehicle are not available. We'll just go over each run. 1. TT Gen V Viper vs. 8 second GTR The GTR gets the jump and an initial lead but the Viper flies by in the upper gears and I mean flies by. That is a nasty Viper. 2. TT Gen V Viper vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z The light Datsun gets a nice lead and the Viper has to run it down. The 280Z gets off the throttle before the Viper closes the gap. There are a few more runs between the two and they all end the same way. The 280Z is a mean little car. 3. TT Gen V Viper vs. 240SX with 2JZ swap that runs 7.9@175 The 240SX goes early before the three count. It just pulls away. 4. 240SX with 2JZ swap vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z Based on the results with the Viper these two should be a good match for each other paper. In practice it's a pretty good run although the 280Z gets off the throttle one it opens a lead. Both of these cars are damn fast and make for amazing highway sleepers. 5. 800 whp EVO vs. 1000 whp CTS-V This is a good run with the Cadillac edging until something goes wrong for the EVO. Smoke billows out and it looks like something went very, very wrong. 6. Bolt on GT500 vs. nitrous Huracan The Lamborghini Huracan is pretty quick and fairly light. With the high revving V10 plus the dual clutch transmission it is potent and about a 130 trap car stock. Whatever shot of nitrous the owner is feeding the motor it is enough to make easy work of the bolt on GT500. 7. Nitrous Huracan vs. 800 whp TT Gallardo The Gallardo based on the claimed hp does not likely have a built motor but a bolt on kit. Perhaps the boost is just turned down for the run to make it interesting. Either way the Huracan gets a nice jump and Gallardo is forced to run it down. It's tough to see due to the chase view but it does not appear to catch the Huracan. Great runs from a variety of fast cars.
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    01-11-2017, 05:30 PM
    How the mighty have fallen. Just three years ago Steve Dinan criticized piggyback tuning for BMW's basically saying it was inadequate compared to ECU flash tuning. Just a few months after that Dinan announced development of their own piggyback tuning boxes when modern BMW ECU's proved too difficult for them to tune. We called out Steve Dinan on what felt like hypocrisy. He stated that he did not discount the viability of piggyback tuning but that the current boxes on the market were poorly calibrated. His assertion has not been supported with Dinan's performance results and the competition routinely outperforms Dinan whether it be in flash tuning or piggyback tuning. What is clear at this point is with Steve Dinan leaving the company Dinan is simply trying to sling as many of these boxes as they can. Their Dinantronics Sport piggyback applies to the following VW/Audi models: Make Model Submodel Engine Audi 8V S3 Quattro 2.0T Audi A3 8V FWD 1.8T Audi A3 8V Quattro 2.0T Audi MK3 TT (2014+) Quattro 2.0T Volkswagen Beetle GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Beetle GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Sportwagen 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII R GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Passat B7 FWD 1.8T Gen3 At $299.99 it is priced well but at $379.99 the BMS JB4 outperforms it. Let's not forget that APR can flash tune all of these models, offers higher performance options, and now even offers tuning options with a warranty. Dinan will likely not be able to gain much of a foothold in the VW/Audi sector at least not with the performance they are offering and without wheel output dynos or performance results to share. This may appeal to those who really count their pennies. It is somewhat sad to see this from a tuner that at one time developed lofty performance options such as superchargers and 5.8 liter V10 stroker motors for BMW M cars. Max Gains: +30 hp / +40 lb-ft DINANTRONICS Sport is the boost controller for the masses. Its simple design/execution allows for easy installation/removal that can be performed in the blink of an eye and yields results you will be sure to feel, and enjoy, from the start. Coupled with Bluetooth capabilities right out of the box which allows for user-controlled adjustability and a live boost monitor to keep track of the action, its a value proposition that is unequaled in the marketplace. DINANTRONICS Sport plugs into a single sensor which lends itself to a very quick and discrete installation, or removal, should the need arise. Not only does this connection method offer a simplified install but also effectively utilizes the factory ECU, in tandem with itself, in order to re-map boost, fueling, and timing for optimum performance. Once installed DINANTRONICS Sport enjoys connectivity to various smartphone devices courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth Smart system. From the free app, one has the freedom to reduce stock boost for valet duties or crank up the boost all the way up to the "race" setting for maximum enjoyment... or anywhere in between. Regardless of what setting is chosen, there is a power level for everyone. Also, within the app, the end user has access to a live boost monitor which streams boost data in real time to the phone. Not only will you be able to feel the difference but now you can see it as well! Benefits of the DINANTRONICS Sport Performance Tuner: Bluetooth smart (Android and iOS Compatible) Live boost monitor Multiple power settings to choose from (Sport, Sport+, and Race). Units ship pre-set to the Sport+ setting. Valet / parental control modes (-3 PSI) Quick, easy, and discrete installation Automatically detects engine type and loads appropriate mapping (if unit is for multiple engine types) CARB EO submitted and approval is pending 1 year product warranty (does not include consequential damages or labor costs)​
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    01-11-2017, 03:06 PM
    This is almost hard to believe but if indeed there is 93 octane pump fuel in the gas tank the result certainly is impressive. The 997.1 Turbo is a 3.8 liter built motor example running 16 psi of boost on just the wastegate springs. The result is 990 horsepower to the wheels in STD correction on a Dynojet. The motor has extensive mods for top end breathing including GT3 Schrick cams, GT3 cup heads, a 991 GT3 4.0 cup intake manifold, and custom headers. As you can see, it is revving just short of 8k rpm: Fuel is delivered by dual pumps and 12 injectors. The fuel system is from SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport). The car is tuned on a ProEFI ECU. So what turbochargers are utilized to hit this number at 16 psi on pump? That is a good question.
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    12-31-2016, 06:25 AM
    Do you just absolutely have to get to get to Costco as quickly as possible? Well, you might want to consider the Armageddon twin turbo kit for the Cadillac Escalade. These are insane numbers for a luxury SUV namely one that weighs roughly 5700 pounds. What are the specs? The full details were not posted but it has an engine build by Advanced Modern Performance which drops compression down to 10.5:1. The transmission is a 6-speed auto that is also built. It also features an Advanced Modern Performance fuel system along with methanol injection which allows for making over 960 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane pump gas and 24 psi of boost: What are the turbo specs? Well, Armageddon states they have setups good for 1500+ so it is one of these below: Talk about an awesome way to haul the family. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BOOBVvHA1kz/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by @ advancedmodernperformance</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-12-20T00:36:50+00:00">Dec 19, 2016 at 4:36pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    01-03-2017, 11:34 AM
    Iroz Motorsport made waves on the 2.5 TFSI I5 platform with some jaw dropping performance numbers. Well, now they are taking on the 2.0 TFSI EA888 four-cylinder engine platform. They just released their turbo kit which is Xona Rotor based. This kit applies to the MKVII Golf GTI, Golf R, MKIII Audi TT-S, and the 8V Audi A3. They call it the IMS650 but output ranges based on options. The factory rods are good for roughly 420 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. To go beyond that output one needs upgraded internals. Here are the Xona Rotor turbo options: IMS490 with Xona Rotor 49-48 IMS540 with Xona Rotor 54-56 IMS570 with Xona Rotor 57-56 IMS610 with Xona Rotor 61-56 OR 61-64 IMS650 with Xona Rotor 65-64 IMS 710 with Xona Rotor 71-64* IMS780 with Xona Rotor 78-64* IMS820 with Xona Rotor 82-67 (requires X3C compressor cover but physically fits)* IMS950 with Xona Rotor 95-67 (requires X3C compressor cover but physically fits)* The amount of power is really up to you and your budget. Let's say you want to make some big power so you choose a 64mm IMS710 setup. Supporting modifications then become very important: Things can quickly add up. The results are very nice however. Just look at this IMS650 Golf R with E85: 588.9 horsepower at the wheels. On 91 octane things drop down a bit: The turbo kit starts at $5200 and goes up with options such as larger turbochargers. Definitely a nice entry into the hotly contested EA888 2.0 scene.
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    01-14-2017, 12:46 AM
    Pure Turbos is quite simply killing it across a variety of platform. Their turbo upgrades for AMG models in particular are really opening eyes. Pure Turbos announced their Stage I M133 turbo upgrade in October last year and now we have the results to share. How does 442 horsepower to all four wheels on 93 octane pump gas sound? Yes, the graph shows a peak of 435 horsepower and 444 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels but a subsequent run produced 442 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of all wheel torque. BenzBoost already asked @Pure Turbos for the updated dynograph. What is the price of the upgrade? $1394 plus core exchange. In other words, the best performance bargain on the platform. As for the tuning, it was done by DME Tuning. What else is there to say? Pure Turbos is on a roll.
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    01-02-2017, 11:43 AM
    It is always nice to get good shots of a motor that show off the pulleys, accessories, intercooler, etc. The S55 engine from the F80 M3 and F82 M4 has been with us for some time now and we will likely see more of these getting pulled and built over the years especially as cars come off the warranty period. The main question of course with the S55 motor is the crank hub and ways to address it spinning as power is added. There is no definitive solution yet that BimmerBoost is aware of. Enjoy the pics.
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    01-09-2017, 02:21 PM
    The McLaren 540C is the entry level McLaren. It is not sold in the USA despite McLaren originally stating they would. Rather, in the USA the 570S is the entry level model and we know how potent the car is in the 1/4 mile running 10.2 @ 135 in stock form. The less powerful 540C will not be this quick or fast but it still offers 533 horsepower and a curb weight roughly 700 pounds less than the two Japanese vehicles it will be racing. Part of the weight advantage is due to being rear wheel drive and the rest can be attributed to the lightweight carbon fiber tub. The NSX and GTR get a lead off the line which is to be expected on the damp surface. The 540C pulls much harder up top though and easily makes up the ground and passes: Why exactly would one bother with the NSX over the McLaren? It is more expensive, heavier, and slower. Honda got the NSX recipe wrong.
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    01-06-2017, 12:52 PM
    Great news for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 enthusiasts who are considering a turbo upgrade for their S55 motor. Another option will be coming to market later this year with Vargas Turbo Tech launching their GC and GC lite upgrades. These will be the same size the N54 GC upgrade which is showing very well on that engine platform: 2017 will be a great year in the aftermarket for the S55 platform.
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    01-02-2017, 04:51 PM
    This video provides a nice comparison between a stock F10 M5 and an Active Autowerke Active-8 piggyback tuned S63TU F10 M5. What makes the comparison particularly impressive is that the stock F10 M5 which is the camera car has the optional Competition Package. The camera car belongs to BimmerBoost member @solekeeper. He does have a passenger in the car and the Active-8 tuned F10 M5 does not but it really does not make a difference. The Active-8 car easily and decisively pulls away. An impressive showing considering the Competition Package produces 561 horsepower at the wheels. Roughly 40 whp more than a standard S63TU. Think of it as a factory ECU tune. The Active-8 pushes things much further as you can see. A performance bargain at $995.00 compared to the Competition Package.
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    01-20-2017, 10:42 PM
    Many of you know of Enzo Performance which was a vendor on this automotive network. The shop is now Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com. Enzo Iadevaia who is the founder and owner contacted BoostAddict to clear the air on questions regarding the shop and direction. First, let's start with where they are located. Address:1139 Station Rd. Unit 1, Medford NY 11763 Phone: 631.920.6699 Now what services do they offer? Well, it's basically a one stop shop. - Maintenance - Tuning - Installs - Custom fabrication - Suspension work - Track setups - Custom builds - Certified technicians, fabricators and specialists. - Latest diagnostic tools and software. - In house milling and turning capability. - Dedicated lounge area with WiFi, coffee and entertainment. - Mainline 1800AWD Dyno, room exhaust and controlled environment. - Full race prep and fabrication —tune, chassis, motor and electronics. - Ample and bright 7,500ft2 facility with clean floors, tools and lifts. - Smoke free shop and white-glove care - All vehicles are protected during work and always stored overnight. Here are a few examples of Enzo Racing's work from mild to wild: Custom exhausts: F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 ECU tune: Porsche 997 1200R: Gallardo 1800R: Custom EnzoTuned™ ECU Calibration Twin GT35 Garrett turbochargers (Tial wastegates and blow-off valves) Enzo Racing X-Pipe Exhaust system (Lightweight aircraft-quality metals, custom stainless steel Enzo Racing tips) Enzo Racing intercooler system (Custom carbon air duct) EnzoTuned™ Engine Management (Syvecs S12 Control Unit on 1200R+) Enzo Racing fuel system Enzo Racing Forged Engine Billet Intake Manifold Race Cylinder Heads PPG Billet 1-6 Gearset and Drop Gears Heavy Duty Axle Upgrade Exclusive, high-quality Twin Turbo R+ exterior badging Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label Optional Toyo Proxes R888 tires Various options for component finishes available Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label with actual dyno results 1 year/12,000 mile Limited Warranty and Support McLaren 750R: As you can see, you can go from an ECU tune to a full motor build with turbos if you like. It's really up to you, your goals, and your checkbook. Now as far as the name change, let's cover what took place and what one can expect going forward. That should answer everyone's questions and provide plenty of details. Those in the area looking for a performance shop should definitely take a look at Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com/
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    01-03-2017, 06:09 PM
    We knew this was on the way back in April as AMS warned of knockoff billet blocks being sold. Something went wrong with their previous deal and that machine shop as apparently those previously designed blocks are being sold as 'AMS' style blocks. Whatever happened, AMS developed their new GT-R Pro Billet Series Block Upgrade. It certainly is beautiful. It is machined from one solid piece of billet aluminum right in the USA. THe material is apparently good for 2500+ horsepower. The cylinders feature custom Darton sleeves which allow for a slightly larger bore and a displacement of 4.0 liters. One can increase displacement further with a stroker crank and AMS states they can tailor blocks for various displacements. This is the list of benefits: Proprietary Aerospace Aluminum Billet Block Excellent Thermal Dimensional Stability High Strength with Excellent Ductility Alloy Steel Main Caps with Splayed Bolts for Better Load Distribution Extra Thick Wall to Withstand Extreme Cylinder Pressures Custom Designed Darton Iron Sleeves for Excellent Ring Sealing Skirted Block Design for Added Crankshaft Support Weldable for Repairs Good Corrosion Resistance 4.0 liter standard (Custom displacement available upon request) Made in America So it's strong, offers more displacement, and is powering some of the world's top GTR builds. There is one question, how much money? Rumor is $15k+. We'll have to wait and see as although AMS says they released the block they did not release pricing.
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    01-18-2017, 12:33 AM
    Automatic TCU flash tuning for E9X BMW's including diesel N57's and gasoline N54/N55's is almost here. xHP is working diligently and as this demo shows their product is working. This software is not complete but you can already see the shifts are firmed up a bit. They state the following: This is an Android based TCU flashing tool. You go into the app store can flash OTS (off the shelf) maps provided by xHP. The launch for the N57/M57 diesel models is expected next month with the N54 and then N55 motors following in March.
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    01-10-2017, 04:28 PM
    Are you one of those people who wants more out of their car but is worried something might go wrong and the dealer will void the warranty? APR Plus may be exactly what you are looking for. This is a new program APR is launching with participating Volkswagen dealers. The first dealer is Linden Volkswagen in New Jersey. Basically, you can buy any new MKVII Golf model and include the APR Plus tuning with it. You can even finance it into the purchase at the dealer! Many no doubt will draw parallels between APR Plus and Dinan's tunes for BMW's but there is a difference. Dinan supplements with their own warranty meaning you have to go through Dinan for warranty claims whereas with APR Plus you can get your warranty processed at any VW dealer. This avoids messy warranty situations we have previously seen with Dinan. You can go over the warranty booklet here: http://www.goaprplus.com/includes/doc/customer_warranty_booklet.pdf APR no doubt will roll out more participating dealers and APR Plus products based on how APR Plus is received. We have a feeling it will do well. More details here: http://www.goaprplus.com/
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    12-24-2016, 01:15 AM
    This is not the Audi R8 V10 Plus model but the standard R8 V10 which is a bit slower. You can see the difference between the two here. The R8 of course has all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. The slightly heavier AMG GT S is rear wheel drive. That tells you before you even watch the race how this will likely go. The R8 will get a jump off the line and the AMG GT S will try to run it down. Power is slightly in the R8's favor but the AMG GT S has much more torque due to its twin turbo M178 powerplant. To nobody's surprise the R8 V10 wins as the AMG GT S is crushed off the line. It also has the higher trap speed at the kilometer marker by just under 3 miles per hour. Apparently nobody at Auto Express thought of running the cars from a roll to mitigate the traction factor.
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