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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 05:06 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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    08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
    If you track your car or launch hard on the dragstrip with big power you put tremendous stress on the driveline including the driveshaft. The factory BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 driveshaft is not made out of carbon fiber and if it gives it can certainly be a dangerous situation. Driveshafts giving way on the strip is not a new topic but they can come up through the cabin especially if a driveshaft loop is not installed. Well, with the MFactory carbon fiber driveshaft not only do you get a safety benefit but you get a much stronger piece than the factory driveshaft. Here is the description from MFactory: This is a dry carbon fiber piece with 5500 newton meters of capability. That means 4056 lb-ft or in other words whatever any E9X M3 in the world can throw at it. BimmerBoost.com will putting it to the test. They are currently looking for testers which get a discount from $1499.95 retail which is a very reasonable price for what you get. Just to share personal experience, this driveshaft was ordered for the BimmerBoost project E92 M3 DCT and somehow arrived in two days. The insanely quick shipping speed was mind blowing. Here are photos of the unboxing of the driveshaft: It certainly looks and feels like a stout piece and certainly is well packaged. The real test of course will be on a car and MFactory is still looking for testers. If you want to get in at tester pricing, contact @MFactory on the forum.
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    08-24-2016, 01:52 PM
    Now this is the kind of stuff that gets the people of BimmerBoost going! A supercharged BMW E63 M6? That's badass in of itself. But a 5.7 liter stroked S85 V10 with 16 psi of boost on top? Well, EZ-Performance Germany has our attention. Here's what they have to say about the build: Yes, they posted a dyno: Next up is 1200+ horsepower on E85 and breaking into the 9's. Speaking from some personal experience, pushing a stroked S85 with big boost will create some issues. It will be interesting to see how they solve them. Oh, and they are already well into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and over 136 miles per hour: Great work and BimmerBoost looks forward to what they do next. It's great to see the S85 V10 getting the aftermarket push it deserves. Edit: This build is a joint venture between EZ-performance + Starke-Performance
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    08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
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    08-26-2016, 11:10 AM
    The F90 generation M5 is going to be very exciting. Why? Because BMW promises to drop weight significantly this time (we'll see about that) despite adding all wheel drive. We will be lucky if they get close to the current generation F10 M5 in weight considering the added mass from xDrive system. They intend to extensively use carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for this reason. With over 600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8, a dual clutch transmission, and all wheel drive you can expect the F90 to be a beast in a straight line. The M5 is supposed to be an all around car though and this video shows it hustling around the 'Ring. It looks like the tires are crying 'understeer' out loud at times but it looks fairly rapid and that it is being pushed hard. Maybe the limp mode issues of the past model will be addressed? Maybe it will not be out of place on a track? We'll have to wait and see.
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    08-28-2016, 11:02 AM
    The Lamborghini Aventador SV is no joke capable of running mid 10's at close to 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. However, it does weigh 3900 pounds and the 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 while very powerful at 740 horsepower is naturally aspirated and is not easy to tune. The AMG GT S with its M178 twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 on the other hand is very easy to tune. Not only is it lighter than the Lamborghini it has a dual clutch transmission and a rear wheel drive layout meaning lower drivetrain losses and very quick shifting. Keep in mind the Aventador Superveloce is a track car first and foremost. It will generate considerably more drag at speed than the AMG GT S due to its aerodynamics. You take an AMG GT S and upgrade the turbochargers as GAD Motors did and it is no surprise this is what happens on the highway between the two:
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    08-29-2016, 12:50 PM
    Nico Rosberg received a boost in his race prospects thanks to Lewis Hamilton being forced to start from the back. Why? Due to penalties as he exceeded the maximum amount of engines allowed in a season. No driver has ever won a Formula 1 Grand Prix starting from the back. Surprisingly, Hamilton came fairly close. Hamilton impressively managed to charge up to third place benefitting from a bit of chaos due to several wrecks. The nastiest of which happened to Kevin Magnussen: Video here: http://www.formula1.com/en/video/2016/8/Race__Huge_Magnussen_crash_brings_out_red_flags_at_Spa.html That is a bad, bad wreck. The race would be red flagged but fortunately Magnussen did not suffer any serious injuries: Rosberg had it easy leading the whole race and not having to worry about pressure from Hamilton. He was never challenged. The only excitement came from those behind him battling for position. Mercedes is running away with the constructor's championship and Nico Rosberg is now nine points behind Hamilton for the driver's championship. The Italian Grand Prix next week at Monza should be very interesting.
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    08-28-2016, 11:41 AM
    HGK Racing is serious about drifting and what they did to this 2-Series confirms that. What will get your attention first is the custom carbon/kevlar body work. It is not necessarily the prettiest BMW widebody you will ever see but it's just designed to be light and house wide rims as this is a drift car after all. The amount of work that went into this vehicle certainly is impressive even if BimmerBoost does not necessarily like the result. Under the hood is a GM LS based motor built by Mast Motorsports. It gets LS7 heads, forged internals, titanium valves, etc. The works essentially which results in 820 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. Naturally aspirated power mind you. The F22 chassis (some are referring to this as an F87 M2 but it's an F22) is bare welded after being stripped down. The body panels were all removed. The interior was stripped and a roll cage put in. A fuel cell system takes up the trunk space. Nitron 3-way adjustable coilovers were installed. HGK machines the camber plates and various other suspension pieces. The suspension arms, knuckles, and other components come from Wisefab. What about the wheels, tires, and brakes? Yes, important components in a drift vehicle. Wilwood 6-piston calipers are up front along with 11.75 inch rotors. In back, 4-piston calipers and 12-inch discs. The wheels are 18x8.5f and 18x10r with 235mm and 265mm rubber respectively. Is this an impressive amount of work? Yes. Is it a great BMW build? No. They threw out the BMW motor, stuck in an LS V8 (yawn), and made a custom body kit that while being very functional in helping lower the weight to 26XX pounds is wasted on a drift toy and not a real roadcourse competition car. People will swoon and drool over this and it certainly is worthy of attention (is anyone surprised this car is headed to Qatar?) but let us know when someone actually takes an M2, lightens it significantly, and modifies the N55B30T0 engine it comes with from the factory to make for a serious BMW track beast.
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    08-25-2016, 11:12 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
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    08-29-2016, 01:11 PM
    The E89 Z4 will mostly be remembered by BMW enthusiasts as a missed opportunity. Why? Because the car never lived up to its potential. BMW never bothered to produce an M variant despite producing more M models than ever before and the Z4 being arguably the best candidate in the lineup for an M model. BMW debated way back in 2011 about producing an E89 Z4M but it never happened. It is absolutely incredible that the car positioned as a sporty and fun to drive roadster was not treated as such. When the Ultimate Driving Machine company can not make a business case for an enthusiast oriented roadster or two seat sports car while producing not one but two M SUV's something clearly has gone wrong. BMW understood the E89 Z4 chassis would make for an epic M car. That is why they raced the damn thing after all while at the same time not producing an M variant for sale. They acknowledged the potential where it mattered as a driving tool but ignored the market. It's as if BMW just enjoys spitting in the face of enthusiasts these days while touting record profits. How should the BMW E89 Z4 be remembered? As the beginning of the end of the true M brand. As a reminder that BMW lost its way. As a giant middle finger to BMW M fans and BMW enthusiasts across the globe. It's hard to shed any tears for a car ending production that never stirred the soul because BMW sold theirs.
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    08-27-2016, 12:11 PM
    All hail UGR (Underground Racing). The second generation Audi R8 is basically a Huracan with an Audi skin. It features the same engine as its Lamborghini brother as well as the same dual clutch transmission. UGR showed what they could do on the platform running 7.8 @ 187 in the 1/4 mile. It was only a matter of time before UGR would tackle the second generation R8 with their twin turbo kit which they announced a few months back. The results are predictably outstanding. 9.025 @ 160.00 in the 1/4 mlie. This is an elapsed time world record and just a hair off breaking into the 8's which will happen as temps drop. What are the full specs? Fuel, boost, etc.? We don't know. UGR did not provide them. Apparently this car is getting more power which implies engine and transmission builds. It would be nice to know if this was done the stock motor though.
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    08-25-2016, 07:40 AM
    When something sounds too good to be true it usually is. Especially when you have nothing more to go on than a post from a Japanese automotive source. The internet is running wild with rumors of a Mazda RX8 successor as Japan's Holiday Auto claims the car is approved for production. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but what is certain is that nobody at Mazda officially confirmed an RX9 and there is nothing more to go on than a google translated page from Japan. If you want to believe it the specs are a curb weight under 1300kg (2866 pounds), 400 horsepower from a turbo rotary engine, and a starting price around $80k. Those sound like great specs but we can imagine up awesome specs too. Come on internet, enough with this. Mazda, if you're reading this, make a new rotary powered car already just to shut everyone up. Source
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    08-26-2016, 10:01 AM
    Just an ECU flash and some meth to run 10's? Yep. This of course is a 4Matic model which explains the nice launch on street tires. The 60 foot is a respectable 1.761 and the torque down low certainly helps get the the heavy 4500+ pound Mercedes E63 off the line. How much torque? 726-730 lb-ft at the wheels. Again, keep in mind this car has nothing more than an ECU flash dyno tune from Precision Tuning and an AEM meth kit spraying 50/50 water-meth. If the owner wants that trap speed to go up he will need some bolt ons and might want to look into some modified turbochargers. Regardless, talk about a mean car to run into at a stoplight. <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/BJg8QgNg05v/" 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 Kevin Baldi (@kevin_doesnt_lift)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-08-25T02:21:02+00:00">Aug 24, 2016 at 7:21pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    08-27-2016, 11:52 AM
    The BMW N20 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder gets a bad rap despite being a potent powerplant at least in stock form and highly underrated in its output. However, the BMW enthusiast community has witnessed many failures from this engine when tuned. Why is that? In theory, shouldn't it be 2/3's as capable as an N55 motor? Well, Pure Turbos has a car with their Stage 2 N20 turbocharger upgrade showing some serious power. This is a Brazilian car and a Brazilian dyno so 380 wheel horsepower will not translate exactly to Dynojet power that US enthusiasts are accustomed to. What one should take away is not just the peak figures but that the N20 is holding together with a substantial turbo upgrade: -N20 JB4 -N20 PURE Stg2 -E25 fuel (Pump gas with some E85 mixed) 387 Cv power = ~382whp 61 Kgm torque = ~440wtq @Pure Turbos is trying to get a baseline from this Dynotech dynamometer so we can better understand these numbers in context. What @Pure Turbos tells BimmerBoost is that failures on the N20 tend to come from oil pressure issues. It's clearly not a track motor but then again neither is the N54 or N55. Maybe with upgrades to the oil system the N20 can become an interesting tuning option. Then again, with the introduction of the B48 motor the N20 ship might have already sailed.
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    Yesterday, 12:23 PM
    PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) is working on their boodmod3 software which is expected to shake up the BMW F-Series ECU flashing market. Why? Because the software will allow more control as well as the ease of flashing your ECU from home. OBD-II flash compatibility is being worked on although we will have to wait and how is supported in the final product. While PTF works on bootmod3 they have some promising results to share from a tuned S55 motor. This is a stock car only with different air filters: 91 horsepower at the wheels and over 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels gained on 93 octane pump gas. All with an OTS (off the shelf) map: bootmod3 is shaping up very well and with OTS maps and the ability to get custom tunes with OBD-II flashing, what is there not to like?
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    Yesterday, 01:32 PM
    You will likely recognize this Porsche 911 Turbo S belonging to @Markblackwell as earlier this month he went 9.744 @ 144.35 in the 1/4 mile. Well, he has shaved that down to 9.719 @ 143.80 on an absolutely incredible 1.436 60 foot. He's launching like being shot out of a cannon. The car has the ByDesign Stage IV upgrade and puts down 747 to the wheels on a Mustang Dyno. The video below states this is the US record but the US 991 Turbo record is in fact 9.717 in the 1/4 mile. The difference being that run was achieved with nitrous and this run is entirely boost only. Keep in mind it is very hot in California where this pass took place at the Famoso dragstrip. It is safe to say we'll see a quicker time in the winter.
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    08-24-2016, 03:23 AM
    The other day a race video was posted showing a stock 2016 Camaro SS automatic beating a bolt on modified Mustang GT manual on E85. Well, here we again have a manual transmission Mustang except it's the GT350 model with its far more stout Voodoo V8. We also again have a stock automatic 6th gen Camaro SS. The Camaro LT1 engine is larger by a liter offering 6.2 liters of displacement over the Mustang GT350 but its 455 horsepower is less than the 526 horsepower offered by the GT350. Actually, the Mustang makes more power at the wheels than the Camaro SS does at the crank. So why does the Mustang lose from a stop to the Camaro? Because the Camaro has the fancy and quick shifting 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission. It's much easier to launch the automatic from a stop plus the LT1 offers more torque than the Voodoo V8. You combine the torque advantage and ease of launching the car with the shift speed advantage and you get what you see in the video. From a roll, the GT350 wins. Why? Because it has more horsepower and there is less shifting at higher speeds meaning less opportunities for shift speed to provide an advantage. When spending more time in gear the GT350's power advantage shows plus it is already at a higher rpm point in the powerband when at speed compared to when at a stop. Now if Ford gave the GT350 that new 10-speed automatic they have been working on...
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    08-29-2016, 02:50 PM
    This is a very impressive 10 second pass from a Volkswagen MKVII Golf R when you take into account this is a hybrid turbo upgrade. As far as VWBoost.com knows, this is the only 10 second MKVII Golf R with a hybrid turbocharger upgrade (OEM turbo housing). TTE (The Turbo Engineers) Germany certainly has a well sorted upgrade for the MKVII Golf R and it shows. It took a hell of a launch to get that 10 second pass as the 1.558 short time shows. Running 10's with only 121 miles per hour of trap speed is highly commendable and highly efficient use of the power. While the turbo is doing the heavy lifting tuning from United Motorsport made this possible.
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    08-24-2016, 08:51 AM
    The 991.2 generation Carrera and Carrera S tuning scene is starting to get going. PorscheBoost wrote about the Mcchip-DKR 991.2 Carrera S flash tune three months ago. The only issue was that they did not include a graph and considering the German tuner posts dyno graphs for other cars it was stated that they should know better. Well, this time around they included a dyno graph. We are not going to debate whether the results are at the crank or at the wheels but focus on the gains. Their baseline is 365 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. After the Stage 1 ECU flash tune? 429 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque: An increase of 64 horsepower and 66 lb-ft of torque respectively. Solid gains from what is a basic Stage 1 pump gas ECU flash without any supporting modifications. There are gains throughout the curve from 2700 rpm on until redline. The 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S are going to be fun to tune.
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    08-26-2016, 10:32 AM
    You might recognize this particular Ferrari 488 GTB. This car was tuned a few months back by Powerhaus Performance who managed to massage some very nice gains out of the new twin 3.9 liter turbocharged Ferrari F154 CB engine. Power and performance are one thing but stunningly good looks are another part of the Ferrari experience. For some, getting looks is the entire Ferrari experience. It's safe to say this 488 will turn heads as the rose gold wheels are definitely attention grabbing but at the same time not ostentatious. It works. What do you think? Forged Wheel Specs: SM5R Deep Concave FS -Gloss Brushed Rose Gold Centers -Gloss Brushed Rose Gold Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Hidden Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 209 | 2112.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/30/20 Rear: 355/25/21
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    08-24-2016, 04:32 AM
    The W205 generation Mercedes C400 and C450 models equipped with the M276 DELA30 twin turbo V6 engine are getting more love from tuners. Weistec has a bolt on solution for C400 and C450 C-Class owners looking to get more power and sound out of their cars. With 362 horsepower in stock form the C450 is no slouch. The Weistec downpipes will increase power from 5-15+ horsepower depending on supporting modifications. That means the increase in flow will become increasingly apparently as more exhaust gas is moved such as in an ECU tuned example. The downpipes are made out of 304 Stainless Steel. They are a 100% bolt on application and they can be installed in less than an hour. The C400/C450 M276 DELA30 downpipes retail for $799.99: http://weistec.com/all/c/c-400-450/2015-present-w205-m276/exhaust/m276-downpipes-c400-c450.html KEY FEATURES: 100% mandrel bent and TIG welded Constructed of low carbon 304 Stainless Steel CNC machined 304SS turbine flanges Laser cut mounting brackets Fully brushed finish Bolt-on installation 1 hour instal time 5-15hp Gains Improved exhaust note Improved exhaust flow Improved turbo response
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    This is not the first time the BMW F82 M4 GTS has been pitted against a naturally aspirated track focused Porsche. A couple months back Sport Auto compared the 991 GT3 to the M4 GTS and the GT3 resoundingly beat the M4 GTS and did so for less money. The 911 R features a larger 4.0 liter flat-6 compared to the 3.8 liter flat-6 in the 991 GT3 which is sourced from the 991 GT3 RS model. The engine is not the main area of differentiation though. The 911 R is manual only while the GT3 and GT3 RS are PDK only. The 911R is also 110 pounds lighter than a GT3 RS. The 911 R is also very expensive and very rare. This time around pricing is not on the side of the Porsche although it is insane for a BMW M4 variant of any kind to be priced above a Porsche 911 GT3 anyway. The M4 GTS is hardly a value at its $134,200 MSRP. Does it fare better against the 911 R which puts a premium on driver interaction over tenths of a second on the roadcourse? We don't know. There are no laptimes and there is no actual performance comparison making this video a waste of everyone's time. Especially mine as I already wrote all of this expecting an actual performance comparison and real test. Fuck you French assholes and your shitty comparison video.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Competition is great, isn't it? BMS basically owns the BMW piggyback market. Dinan has tried to muscle their way in (despite saying piggybacks are bad) as their flash tuning business is basically gone with the new Tricore ECU's. It has not exactly gone well for Dinan as their piggyback products are overpriced and they underperform. Well, overpriced until they launched a basic boost controller for N20/N26 and N55 engines retailing for $299. That conveniently and deliberately undercut BMS and their Stage 1 tuners which start at $379. BMS is responding with a JB+ F-Series option that starts at $199. BMS states the JB+ will provide ~35 wheel horsepower. We do not yet have a dyno confirming this but it is on the way. Suffice it to say BMS historically backs up their claims with dyno graphs. Dinan on the other hand does not. It sure would be fun to do a back to back test of these two on the same car with the same fuel on the same dyno. Maybe it's something BimmerBoost can make happen. Either way, BMS continues to offer the best performance gains per dollar in the BMW aftermarket. N55 Applications: BMW 1 Series 2013+ N55 BMW F20 F21 M135 BMW 2 Series 2014+ N55 BMW F22/F23 M235i BMW 3 Series 2012+ N55 BMW F30 F31 335i/xi 2013+ N55 BMW F34 335i xDrive GT BMW 4 Series 2014+ F32 F33 F36 Coupe 435i / 435xi BMW 5 Series 2012+ F07 535i GT 2012+ F10 F11 535i / 535xi BMW 6 Series 2011+ F13 640 Coupe 2011+ F12 640 Convertible 2012+ F06 640 Gran Coupe BMW X Series 2013+ X1 N55 TwinPower 2012+ X3 X5 X6 N55 TwinPower N20 / N26 Applications: BMW 2 Series: 2014+ 2 Series F22/F23 220i / 228i N20 & N26 BMW 3 Series: 2012+ 3 Series F30 320i / 328i N20 & N26 BMW 4 Series: 2014+ 4 Series F32/F33/F36 420 / 428 N20 & N26 BMW 5 Series: 2011+ 5 Series F10 520 / 528 N20 & N26 BMW X Series 2013+ X3 F25 N20
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Cobb is killing it across so many platforms right now it's getting hard to keep track. The 2016 Focus RS is in the 11's on the stock turbocharger thanks to tuning by Adamtuned through the Cobb Accessport. This was done on a very nice 1.688 60 foot. A great launch and run considering the Focus RS is only available with a manual transmission meaning the driver is doing the work. Beyond the tuning through the Cobb AP the car ran E30 fuel along with an ETS intercooler and drag radials. These are very encouraging early Ford Focus RS tuning results. 2016 Focus RS - E30 ProTune w/ Cobb Accessport - TUNE+ Turbosmart Actuator - ETS Direct Fit Intercooler - 18" OZ Wheels w/ Radials
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    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Over 2000 horsepower at the wheels is what you better have if you want to play with the GTR big boys. It is almost becoming commonplace with various builds cracking that vaunted 2000 all wheel horsepower mark. Check out this graph from RobTuned. 2029 horsepower and 1384 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels. What is the recipe? A Motec M1 standalone, a billet block, 52 psi of boost, a pair of Precision 6870's, and ShepTrans upgrades. This was achieved with E98 fuel on TopSpeed Motorsports' Dynojet. Oh, and it belongs to BoostAddict member @Jimefam.
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    08-27-2016, 11:21 AM
    Earlier this month PorscheBoost took a look at the GIAC and Cobb software tuning options for the Macan Turbo 3.6 liter V6 model. The conclusion was that Cobb offered a substantial torque advantage. Well, now PorscheBoost will look at Cobb and GIAC ECU flash software for the Macan GTS and S with the 3.0 twin turbo V6. Let's start with the Macan S which in stock form offers 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. GIAC gets a baseline of 266 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque on a Mustang dyno: You will notice horsepower increases 301 at the wheels but torque jumps up by 110 lb-ft for a huge gain. Again, the majority of the gain comes down low in the curve which is no surprise. Cobb's curve is similar: The main difference is that Cobb shows they also have 100 octane race gas tuning available. They also top 450 lb-ft of torque at the wheels but once again there is likely a correction factor at play. We wish Cobb just posted uncorrected and raw Mustang dyno graphs with the peak figures as their graphs are not as easy to read or anywhere near as useful. Regardless, here are the gains: MACAN S POWER GAINS Stage 1 91 Peak Gains : +9.43% HP, +21.24% TQ Stage 1 91 Max Gains : +37.30% HP, +37.29% TQ Stage 1 93 Peak Gains : +12.48% HP, +22.38% TQ Stage 1 93 Max Gains : +40.94% HP, +40.94% TQ Stage 1 100 Peak Gains : +14.56% HP, +26.28% TQ Stage 1 100 Max Gains : +41.73% HP, +41.72% TQ Let's take a look at the Macan GTS now which features the same 3.0 liter V6 engine as the S model except in a higher state of tune offering 360 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The baseline from GIAC shows the GTS is substantially stronger than the S with 302 horsepower and 314 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: The tuned figures are 334 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels. More power in tuned form than the S model. This is difficult to explain as the turbos are supposed to be the same between the two models. The GTS has different camshafts though, a revised intake, and stronger pistons. That is likely the reason for more power from a tuned GTS. Now let's look at Cobb's results. Once again, without the peak figures on the graph Cobb's data is not nearly as helpful: Their tuned GTS figures do show greater separation between 91, 93, and 100 octane race than they do on the S. On race gas they are approaching 500 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. MACAN GTS POWER GAINS Stage 1 91 Peak Gains : +5.25% HP, +15.74% TQ Stage 1 91 Max Gains : +34.72% HP, +34.81% TQ Stage 1 93 Peak Gains : +9.26% HP, +19.04% TQ Stage 1 93 Max Gains : +36.31% HP, +36.59% TQ Stage 1 100 Peak Gains : +9.26% HP, +23.86% TQ Stage 1 100 Max Gains : +41.77% HP, +42.07% TQ To summarize this comparison is not perfect as despite both companies utilizing a Mustang dyno Cobb looks to be correcting their figures which show substantially more torque. We much prefer the raw uncorrected graphs that GIAC presents and commend them for doing so. The only way to really see the difference is to put the same car on the same dyno with software from each. In the end, the choice likely will come down to cost, support, and the variety of fuels supported. In these areas, Cobb has GIAC beat especially when you factor in the utility offered by the Accessport.
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    08-24-2016, 03:42 AM
    Color us a bit skeptical here. Last month PorscheBoost posted an article detailing the IPD (Innovative Pro Design] plenum and Y-pipe for the Porsche 991 Turbo and S models. The gains IPD shows added up to 70 lb-ft of torque at the wheels which is obviously gigantic. Those are huge numbers from just a plenum and Y-pipe. Now, the gains only come in the mid-range of the powerband so it is certainly possible the factory Porsche design is a restriction in that area. We want to see more graphs and especially a graph of the new 991.2 Carrera and Carrera S plenum. IPD states their plenum gains 30 horsepower and 40 lb-ft of torque on the new 911 models. However, there is no dyno either from them or independently to substantiate these claims. If these gains are verified, this is a must have upgrade for the $995 asking price.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    The Ford Focus RS is arguably the best performance hatchback on the market today. It commands respect from enthusiasts and it is a pretty good value at its $36,120 MSRP. So what in the world is going on here with people trying to get over $90k for the car? It's called looking for a sucker. Somebody is hoping people buy into the hype and overpay for a Focus. It's blatant. price gouging. Frankly, it's insane. Nobody is stupid enough to overpay to such a degree for a Focus RS. Right? Right...
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    08-25-2016, 09:40 AM
    Awesome, just awesome numbers here from Boost Works and their BW1200 twin turbocharger system for the C7 Chevrolet Corvette LT1. Horsepower is at 1012 to the wheels and torque is 965 lb-ft at the wheels as measured on a Dynojet. To put this in context check out the stock internal pump gas figures for the Boost Works BW800 system. 640 to the tires is nothing to sneeze at but clearly the BW1200 system makes good on its 1200 horsepower at the crank claim: What are the specs? As follow: C7 BW1200 Twin Turbo System- $12995.00 mail-out / $17995.00 installed and tuned** - (2) 304L TIG welded/back purged 14 gauge stainless turbo headers (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, flanges machined on 3 axis CNC, and true 4-1 merge collectors.. NOT formed collectors) - (2) Precision Turbo billet wheel turbochargers (upgraded to billet 67mm compressor and 66mm turbine wheels) - (2) Precision Turbo waste gates - (2) 304L TIG welded 16 gauge stainless downpipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, flanges machined on 3 axis CNC) - (1) Tial 50mm blow off valve - (1) BW 1200hp TIG welded bar and plate intercooler (Made in America, using Precision cores) upgraded from our standard 800hp cooler - (2) 304L TIG welded 16 gauge waste gate dump tubes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 304L stainless, and Precision 2 bolt stainless flanges) - (6) 6061 Aluminum charge/intercooler pipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded, and hand polished) - (4) 6061 Aluminum turbo inlet pipes (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded, and hand polished) - (2) High capacity dry air filters - (9) 3 ply reinforced silicone reducer/couplers - (18) Stainless steel T-bolt clamps - (2) Stamped stainless turbo manifold gaskets - (1) Oil port block-off plate/gasket - (1) Turbo oil return pump(RB-Racing bronze gear pump, rated a 3gpm) - (4) -8an oil return lines with aluminum swivel fittings - (3) -4an oil feed lines with aluminum swivel fittings - (3) Viton coated brass check valves for oiling system (prevents leak down) - (1) 6061 Aluminum anodized oil return fitting (Replaces your oil filler cap, and eliminates any drilling/tapping to return the turbo oil to the engine) - (1) Oil pump wiring harness/relay install kit - (1) 6061 Aluminum oil pump bracket (Made in America, using aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, TIG welded) - (8) 1 heat range colder spark plugs - (1) BW C7 Methanol/water injection kit (comes with programmable control box from 0 to 30psi) - (1) BW C7 catch can system for F/I - (1) 12" MAF harness extension (plug and play) - (1) 6061 aluminum machined coolant block-off plug for engine block - (2) Turbocharger exhaust housing blankets, and retainer springs - (1) Install kit (includes clamps, misc. hoses, zip ties, nuts/bolts/washers) - (1) Installation instruction manual This particular build features their 1200R package: A supplementary fuel system and methanol injection makes this all work with the factory direct fuel injection system. Obviously the LT1 engine is built to handle the boost although we do not have the specs such as the compression ratio. Regardless, this is some serious power. Watch the video below to get an idea of this beast looks like in action:
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    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Sit down, turn up your speakers, and watch this video. The premise is simple in that a gentleman named Boosted Boris and two very cute women are going to go for a ride. However, the girls lose the keys (as Boris said, maybe they should have stayed in the kitchen) and they are stranded. In comes Lukas from Renntech to the rescue with a C63 Taxi. This of course being a Renntech tuned W205 C63 and it is hardly would you would call your average taxi. They end up on the Nurburgring, Lukas pushes the C63, and the girls in back get excited. Talk about a good day at work! Enjoy:
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