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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 11:52 AM
    It is almost unbelievable what the 'tiny' stock frame turbocharger housings that BMW equipped the N54 3.0 liter direct injected inline-6 motor with are hitting these days. Just look at the size of the stock frame and it is hard to imagine capability of over 700 wheel horsepower. But that is exactly where we are in the N54 world today. VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) came deliciously close to breaking that magical 700 wheel horsepower barrier. There is more tuning to come but it's safe to say the 700 wheel horsepower barrier will be broken shortly showing capability nobody ever imagined from the N54 turbos just a few years ago. Hell, they do not even need a full horse to get there: For an N54 that is a very nice looking curve as well. Who knew things would go this far?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 11:22 PM
    The newer AMG's are making a lot of torque by virtue of their turbo powerplants especially when upgraded. Weistec themselves is producing several turbo upgrades for the new AMG motors which means huge power and torque figures. Those figures are big enough to easily exceed the capacity of the stock 722.9 transmission. The solution is the Bulletproof 722.9 upgrade from Weistec. Speaking to Weistec we learned this transmission upgrade has held whatever they have thrown it. That means it will hold whatever you throw at it and then some. Here are the details on the package: Complete Package Increased Torque Capacity Weistec Performance Clutch Material Increased Number of Discs per Clutch Pack Redesigned Clutch Piston Geometry Increased Frictional Surface Area Increased Clutch Material New OEM Gaskets and Seals New OEM Fasteners and Hardware It is important to note this is a complete hardware package as stated in the very first bullet point. Why is this important? Because Weistec can ship the complete hardware to anyone and they can do the install themselves. Owners no longer need to try to figure out how to get their transmission to Southern California. No doubt AMG enthusiasts across the globe will appreciate this. More surface area and more discs means more torque capability. This is the 722.9 taken to the maximum. Fitting more discs to somehow try to get more surface area beyond this will not be possible. The clutch material itself underwent testing for the past two years. BenzBoost members such as @MR747 have gone mid 10's with this upgrade at over 130 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. To be noted, this amounted to an improvement of 4/10's and 6 miles per hour on what he did before the transmission upgrade was installed. Weistec themselves has gone over 170 in the 1/2 mile with this upgrade in their M157 turbo upgraded W212 E63 AMG S. The torque capability is clearly there but in addition the shifts are firmed up. The new clutch material offers greater resistance to heat (less slippage when warm say after a burnout) and obviously generates greater friction than the factory material. The clutch material offering better heat resistance is one part of keeping the transmission cooler along with the new transmission pan. The new pan allows for a greater volume of fluid. Here are the specs: Fluid Capacity Increased by 2.5 Quarts Integrated Cooling Fins Internal Anti-slosh Baffling O-Ring Seal Two -8 ports for Additional Transmission Cooler Circuit (Additional Cooler not included) Drain and Fill Plugs Two Transmission Pan Magnets Mounting Hardware Included You will want to combine the Weistec clutch hardware with the upgraded pan for the ultimate 722.9 upgrade. Should one desire to go beyond this the upgraded Weistec 722.9 pan features two -8 ports for an additional transmission fluid cooler. It seems they thought of everything. Speaking with Weistec they assured BenzBoost this truly is a Bulletproof upgrade and not just in the name alone. They have tested it thoroughly, engineered it to take maximum abuse, and have yet to have the upgrade fail. It is nice to see solutions of this caliber available in the AMG world. Oh, and take note, this applies to all the new 722.9 cars as well including the W205 generation along with the past cars including the 4Matic variants. Well done yet again Weistec. 722.9 Bulletproof Package retails for $3649.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-bulletproof-build-package-mct-awd.html 722.9 Transmission Pan retails for $599.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-transmission-pan.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    The Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 upgrade sure looks like the real deal. The turbo upgrade is not 'officially' out yet but expect it next month. For now what we have seen is numbers in the 6XX wheel range and here is a preview of the real world capability. BimmerBoost member @pr3ci5n335i in the video below runs his E90 automatic 335i against a 2014 Nissan GTR on E85 with full bolt ons. The 335i is at roughly 25 psi of boost and also has full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. He also has the TFT inlets and his fuel in the video is an E50 blend with meth injection. The 335i takes the hit here but steadily pulls the GTR until it shuts down. Definitely an impressive result considering what bolt on GTR's on E85 are capable of. 2010 E90 M 335i: Alpina AT, FBO (VRSF 5" Stepped FMIC, Catless with BMW PE, TFT upper and lower chargepipes, HKS BOV, BMS 2 gallon Meth kit, Stage 1 Walbro 255 inline LPFP, BMS low temperature thermostat bypass), JB4 map 3 80add, BMS E85 Flash using MHD, Pure S2 turbos, APEX Arc-8, no rear seats
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 05:03 PM
    Interesting matchup here featuring two all wheel drive turbocharged six cylinder vehicles. One of which is the pride of Germany that being the 911 Turbo. The 997.1 generation of course featuring the classic port injected 3.6 liter GT1 (Mezger) derived motor that would be replaced with a 3.8 liter direct injected unit at the introduction of the 997.2 Turbo. The 911 Turbo is running ProEFI engine management using their ProEFI 112 system. Garth at Undercover Performance did the tuning. This is a flex fuel car running E85 we presume. Turbochargers are the Alpha 9 units from AMS and it is on the stock motor. Power output is not stated. Its Japanese rival is a GTR stated to be at 800 wheel horsepower although the modifications are not specified so we will simply take their word on it. The first run has the Turbo jump and after the initial pull the GTR basically holds the distance until they shut down. The second run has the Turbo take the hit again taking a larger lead this time. The GTR seems to inch slightly forward but again the 911 Turbo maintains the distance until it shuts down. The third run claims an even start but it sure looks like the Turbo jumps yet again. It is very close as the GTR shift speed pays dividends down low mitigating the distance from the jump and opening a slight lead but then in the higher gears the Turbo starts to fight back. Looks neck and neck until the GTR lets off. It would have been great to see runs with even starts between them but these two are closely matched however you slice it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 01:41 PM
    Some heavyweights slugging it out here on the highway. This being a street race there is no doubt some sandbagging going on. The UGR 1R twin turbo built Gallardo is said to be at 1500 horsepower but UGR and its owners are known to downplay horsepower figures quite a bit. The Nissan GTR is a built 3.8 liter from T1 Race Development. The owner says power is around 1200 horses. The C6 Vette features a built 370 cubic inch motor and it is running a Precision PT88 turbocharger. Power output is stated to be roughly 1000 horses but that turbo can support over 1200 horses depending on the application of course. The first run has the trio going three-wide but the Vette loses traction and gets out of it. The GTR and Gallardo are close to one another but the GTR edges the Gallardo out based on the chase view from the Vette. The interior view of this run from the GTR makes it tough to get a good shot of the Gallardo but it appears to pull easily. After the run the Gallardo owner claims to have run a 1250 horsepower boost map. After a little pow wow the Gallardo owner presumably turns up the boost and the three cars go at it again. The Vette is clearly overmatched even with traction. The GTR jumps and the Gallardo tries to run it down but does not catch up although it does pull away from the C6. The GTR certainly appears to be the fastest car of the three. The final run features the Corvette against a bolt on CBR1000. The CBR puts several car lengths on the Vette initially but past 150 the Corvette's aerodynamics help it close the distance. It is a bit too little and too late though as the Corvette has to go high into the triple digits to overtake and by that time the race is over. Definitely some very fast cars
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    The new Ford GT is going to be a very limited car. Ford already stated production would be under 1000 units. The price is expected to be in the mid 400,000 range if not higher. If those factors do not deter you from a purchase Ford is also requiring potential buyers to apply for purchase consideration. That means even if you have the money you may not get one. This information all comes from a Reddit user who claims to work at Ford. So far, Ford has not refuted any of this info and rumor is they even have confirmed it: • Ford will introduce a unique ordering process for the all-new Ford GT supercar, with the program commencing in early 2016. • Ford GTs will be assigned based on a customer application process, offering a personalized experience for every Ford GT buyer. • Anyone can apply; priority will be given to loyal Ford customers including current Ford GT owners. • Applicants selected through the process will be assigned a car by Ford and complete their purchase through a Ford GT certified dealership of their choice. Part of this is to deter people from flipping the car for a quick buck. It is going to be in very high demand and if the previous GT is anything to go by it will only appreciate in value. Now to find $450k lying around somewhere... Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2015, 09:22 PM
    Is the intake on the M133 AMG 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder a major restriction? It sure looks like it based on these results from OE Tuning who tested the Mishimoto M133 air intake. The CLA45 AMG that was tested ran Benzworks downpipes and the OE tuning Stage 2 tune. With an ECU tune and downpipes the intake will become more of a restriction as power rises and the engine is gulping more air. The mid range gain here is massive though. At 4543 rpm the intake shows 44.5 front wheel horsepower and 49.5 front wheel lb-ft of torque gains. You will notice the gains mostly come in the 3500 to 5800 rpm range. The Mishimoto airbox is clearly very well designed as it is providing excellent gains and horsepower per dollar that can not be matched for the $450 price tag. Definitely something for 45 AMG M133 owners to look into. Intake to suit CLA45 and GLA45. Intake and ECU Tune is $1600 with ECU send in. Intake alone is available for $450 directly through OE Tuning. To order please contact one of our trained sales representatives +1-818-574-5075 or sales@oetuning.com
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    Mercedes will update their DTM car for 2016 to share a design similarity with the new C63 AMG Coupe. Now, DTM is basically German Nascar. The cars may look different on the exterior but they are all basically the same thing under the skin. This is not classic DTM racing where manufacturers had to produce what they raced. That means expect naturally aspirated 4.0 liter V8's that have nothing in common with production motors to continue: For those that would like the full DTM specifications, click here: http://www.dtm.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/2015-Technical-Regulations.pdf
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    That's more like it! As more and more of the new Mercedes-AMG C63's get out on the road and owners take them to the strip the 1/4 times will continue to improve. Last month an owner posted a 12.5 @ 119 slip and in that post BenzBoost speculated the C63 is capable of going deep into the 11's stock. Not exactly rocket science considering that anyone familiar with 60 foot times and their impact on a 1/4 mile elapsed time can see it for themselves. The C63 that went mid 12's had a 2.456 short time. This C63 that went 11.6 launched with a much better 1.831 on the factory street tires. Just drag racing 101 here. By the time Winter rolls around we should see mid 11's at 121-122 trap speeds from stock C63's as previously stated if not better depending on the DA (Density Altitude).
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    At 25psi all is good so far. Couple 1/2 mile events coming up so we'll see after that. After racing this GTR I can't wait! He told me today that he runs a 10.4 (not sure of his trap speed yet) and that he wants a rematch. Hopefully he doesn't turn up the boost lol
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    From the article: Two BMW M3 prototype or production equipped with the Competition Package have been captured on camera with no disguise. Photos and article - Prototype or production BMW M3 Competition Package spied On A Transport Truck .
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  • Sigma 3's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    She wasn't in Florida she was from New Orleans and she moved to California. Not that I was paying attention or anything :naughty:
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    nice... one customer one kill video... thats a good ratio... e85 tuned gtrs are fast cars this is a good kill... i am scared for pr3ci5n335i 's tranny tho
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  • DisCiteFullRetard's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    Where is the finished product? What happened since the release announcement? It's been months since any news..
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    Today, 02:12 AM
    Please remove me from this list. If it even ever goes ahead, i'd rather not have an association with this vendor. Thanks
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