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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2017, 11:41 AM
    Where do you even begin with this mess? After the article about yet another Dime Racing Huracan horror story BoostAddict was contacted by the owner as well as multiple parties contributing further details. Suffice it to say, Dime Racing is in big trouble. Don't say we didn't warn you. We did. covered this mess involving Steve Atneyel and Rod Shuqom (or whatever he is calling himself these days) of Dime from the beginning. It's all crumbling around them. Let's start with the major points. Dime Racing is crunched for cash. That happens if you take in money and do not deliver products or services but instead use those funds elsewhere. Diverting funds and funneling customer cash into maintaining operations is not a solid business model. Porsche Financial Services wants $216k+ not including legal fees and other damages: Leasing a car for tuning development is not unheard of. Usually high end tuners buy the cars as a leased car is technically not supposed to be modified. Regardless, you need to make the payments either way. Dime Racing did not according to the very well detailed complaint from Porsche Financial: Things do not end there. They also did not pay their rent according to another lawsuit: You can read the landlord's full complaint here: If they can not make the car payments and can not pay their rent, should you be sending your car to them? Oh, it gets better. How about this $1.1 million? Essentially that amounts to just over a million dollars in frozen assets. It seems a lot of people are going the legal route to get what they are owed from Dime Racing. It is doubtful they will see any of it but somebody at Dime at some point is going to have to face the music. In addition to all of this Huracan owner Brian McLevis contacted with additional details from his Dime Racing experience. His car is now headed to Underground Racing to get sorted: There you have it folks. Feel free to read over the complaints and the customer impressions. At this point, is sick of Dime Racing and having to say 'I told you so' regarding them. The legal system can sort this mess out.
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    09-12-2017, 05:17 PM
    When it rains it pours, eh? How many articles exposing Dime Racing are going to come out? You all remember last month's Dime Racing Huracan twin turbo horror story. Well, here is yet another one. This one comes from Speed Society who shared a story about a guy named Brian McLevis and his Dime Racing experience: Cars sitting at Dime and not getting anything done to them after Dime promises the owners big upgrades is really nothing new. This owner got fed up and flew in from Kansas to take a look at the car after he was lied to in a video chat. Basically, Dime Racing said they had his manifolds but instead showed him a V8 platform piece which obviously is not for the Huracan V10. Pathetic. He picked up his car after Dime frantically tried to put it together for this to happen: We wish Brian luck in getting his car sorted and running again.
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    09-15-2017, 12:53 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
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    09-13-2017, 04:12 AM
    We all saw the teasers and sat patiently waiting with anticipation. A car based on a modern Formula 1 hybrid powertrain design? Five engines? An 11000 rpm redline? Street legal? It all sounds too good too be true. Yet here it is, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. The gasoline motor is based on the 1.6 liter AMG Formula PU106A powerplant. It won't be pushed to the ragged edge like the Formula 1 engine as it will be running fuel you can get straight from your local gas station. Despite the relatively small turbo engine Mercedes-AMG claims better response than a large naturally aspirated V8. How? Well, the four electric engines help things: 0-200 kph is said to take less than six seconds. The design is simply incredible. It looks like it came right off the Mulsanne Straight. Mercedes rewrote the supercar rulebook. This is on another level. The electric motors on the front axle are also true rev wonders, with rotor revolutions up to 50,000 rpm – current state of the art is a speed of 20,000 rpm. The very high-revving engine is additionally boosted by a high-tech turbocharger. The exhaust gas and compressor turbines are separated from one another and located at an optimum position to the exhaust side and to the intake side of the V6 engine, and connected to one another by a shaft. This shaft features an electric motor with approximately 90 kW which, depending on the operating status, electrically drives the compressor turbine with up to 100,000 rpm – for instance when moving off or following load changes. The Formula 1 designation for this unit is MGU-H (Motor Generator Unit Heat). The major advantage: the dreaded turbo lag – the delayed response to accelerator pedal commands owing to the inertia of the large charger – is completely eliminated. The response time is greatly reduced, and is even shorter than that of a naturally aspirated V8 engine. The electric turbocharger brings about another advantage: it uses parts of the surplus energy from the exhaust system to generate electricity, and either stores it in the high-voltage lithium-ion battery as part of recuperation or provides additional drive power by feeding it to an additional electric motor. This motor produces 120 kW, has been installed directly on the engine and features a link to the crankshaft via a spur gear (MGU-K = Motor Generator Unit Kinetic) – another technology that ensures maximum efficiency and performance in Formula 1. The thermal efficiency of the combustion engine with electric turbocharger (MGU-H) in conjunction with the electric motor on the crankshaft (MGU-K) will be over 40 percent. This is a previously unattained peak value for series production vehicles. There will also be two further 120 kW electric motors at the front axle. Each is connected to a front wheel via a reduction gear. The fully electrically driven front axle allows individual acceleration and braking of each front wheel, and therefore selective torque distribution for particularly high levels of vehicle dynamics. The driver can move off purely electrically, initially with just the electric motors on the front axle driving the hypercar and the electric motor on the crankshaft supporting short-term acceleration wishes. If the driver presses the accelerator more firmly and demands more output, the V6 engine also switches on. The drive system unfolds its full power as the engine speed increases. Impressive acceleration figures are possible with the Race Start function: acceleration from zero to 200 km/h takes under six seconds. If the driver’s foot leaves the accelerator again to let the car coast, the system switches to electric drive at the front axle – whilst braking under normal driving conditions recuperates up to 80 percent of the energy, which is fed into the battery. Power is transferred to the rear wheels by an 8-speed manual transmission that has been entirely developed from scratch for the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. It is activated hydraulically and can be operated in automated mode or manually using the shift paddles. The car is equipped with an advanced, weight-optimised ceramic high-performance compound braking system. Its low weight reduces the unsprung masses, thus improving driving dynamics and agility Multi-link designs are used at the front and rear. The adjustable coil-over suspension has several special features: Both push-rod spring struts have been installed across the direction of travel. The innovative arrangement of the spring/damper unit replaces the function and application of conventional tubular cross members. The overall setup of the springs and dampers is configured for perfectly balanced, easily controlled and above all sporty handling characteristics. These are also assisted by all-wheel drive and torque vectoring. The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE will not only be an ultimate driving machine that directly brings current Formula 1 hybrid technology onto the road and combines top-class race track performance with full day-to-day suitability. Its purpose is also to obtain extensive findings about performance-oriented plug-in hybrid drive technology, further developments of suspension layouts and extended onboard electronics that will later benefit series production AMG cars.
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    09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
    The larger B58 3.0 liter I6 is obviously the stronger motor with more potential but the B48 2.0 liter I4 is based on the same modular architecture and offers some advantages. For one, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is lighter. Toss a JB4 on the B48 and you have quite the performance value in the BMW lineup. In stock form the car manages a 1/4 mile sprint of 13.9 @ 100 miles per hour. That is E36 M3 level performance. With a tune? 300 wheel horsepower is possible which is more than the 275 rear wheel horsepower of the E46 M3. The 230i looks pretty good in that context. The 230i xDrive weighs 3571 pounds. That is rear wheel drive 3-Series weight but keep in mind all wheel drive does come with penalty. The weight is not too bad when you factor in power being sent to all four wheels as well as the more compact B48 motor improving weight distribution over the longer and heavier B58. At $36k the car is a value. At over $50k with options not so much. Keep it relatively plain and the 230i makes for a nice BMW bargain. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $50,070 (base price: $36,145) ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1998 cc POWER: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm TORQUE: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 105.9 in LENGTH: 174.7 in WIDTH: 69.8 in HEIGHT: 55.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 89 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 14 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 3571 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 13.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 26.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.1 sec Standing ¼-mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 149 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 27/24/33 mpg C/D observed: 26 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg C/D observed highway range: 470 mi
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    09-13-2017, 05:34 AM
    Get used to seeing videos like this. The new generation of German mid-size sport sedans is all about drag racing. They all have all wheel drive. They all have top mount twin turbo V8's. They are more similar than ever. Somebody has to be the quickest and fastest though, right? On paper the Porsche Panamera Turbo is at a disadvantage. It has less power and torque from the new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 but it does have a dual clutch transmission. The W213 Mercedes-AMG E63 S on the other hand uses a 9-speed MCT automatic. A quick shifting box as well and a major advantage for the E63 other than just the power and torque is that it weighs 200+ pounds less. It shows in the performance as the E63 S kicks dust in the Panamera Turbo's face. It is two seconds faster to 150 miles per hour and the difference is almost a full three seconds by 160. Clearly it is the more powerful car (trap speed would have been nice to see EVO): It will take a Porsche Panamera Turbo S to reverse the outcome and Porsche is playing it smart not releasing the Turbo S right away. They will likely wait and see what Mercedes and BMW offer and then top it. Which they better for the considerable price premium.
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    09-13-2017, 04:41 AM
    This is the type of thing that elevates a tuner to another level. Tuning Volkswagens and Audi's is one thing. Offering off the shelf crate motors is something else entirely. These are the resources and reach available to APR. What do you get? Well, APR's tried and tested built 2.0T engine that will take whatever you throw at it. It is assembled of course and includes upgraded rods, pistons, head studs, main bearings, timing equipment, and associated hardware. Here is a good overview: Speaking to @Arin@APR BoostAddict was told that the engine will take whatever you can throw at it from the APR catalog. One would likely have to push 800+ horsepower to even begin to explore the hardware limits. What does all this cost? Well, a short block starts at $3999.99 and there is a core charge of $1999.99. A fully built long block runs $6499.99 and the core charge depends on the model. Simply more great products from APR and the crate engine program will likely expand from here. Full details on the product page:
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    09-12-2017, 09:31 PM
    The other day we saw an acceleration comparison between the W213 E63 S and the Panamera Turbo and the E63 S is substantially quicker. That does not mean the Panamera Turbo is slow by any means especially judging by this video. It goes up against a 1st generation Audi R8 V10. This means the R-Tronic sequential manual gearbox as the R8 did not get a dual clutch transmission until the facelifted version. Plus, you can hear the shifts in the video and the R8 loses ground when it shifts compared to the Panamera. The R8 has the advantage of weighing roughly 1000 pounds less but the Panamera has more horsepower and torque from its new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8. Overall a close run between the two. It would be better to see how a second gen dual clutch R8 stacks up though.
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    09-15-2017, 12:12 PM
    Well this should cause a minor riot on various Porsche forums. The acceleration comparison video below basically highlights what we saw previously in a dyno overlay between the two 911's. The 991.2 GTS with its 450 horsepower 3.0 liter twin turbo 9A2 flat-6 offers much more area under the curve than the new 991.2 GTS and its naturally aspirated 500 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-6. The truth is, peak output between the two is very close despite Porsche's horsepower ratings: Clearly there is a bit of sandbagging to not upset GT3 owners. There is no disputing the torque advantage between the two. The video below is an overlay so not a perfect comparison but essentially it is a wash between the two. Throw a tune on the GTS though and game over. That said, the GT3 is not about acceleration. If that is what you are into, get a GTS.
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    09-13-2017, 09:01 PM
    If you have an F80 M3 or F82 M4 (or just read BMW forums) you are probably tired about hearing about the S55 motor spinning its crank hub. BimmerBoost covered this topic ad nauseum with no solution in sight. Gintani's revised design may be the answer. The new design pictured above differs from the previous design. Let's take a look at the previous design: The problem with the factory design is that it is not one piece and that there are friction discs in between the gears. Basically, the stock gears can float and the hub spins. It's just a bad design and BMW is revising the S55 essentially building a new S55 motor derivative for new generation M cars. The problem is illustrated here with the S55 crank on the left and the S65 crank on the right: Notice the new Gintani design looks similar to the S65 crank with two sets of gears? Additionally, it is keyed and installation requires the crank itself be keyed for the new hub to be fitted. Gintani needed special equipment to create this design which in theory will solve the problem. Let's hope that is the case. Ball park pricing is in the $1200 range.
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    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    The Maserati Gran Turismo is a good looking GT. It sounds great too with its 4.2 liter and 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8's. Fast it is not. The 4.2 liter offers 399 horsepower and the 4.7 liter V8 bumps output to 434 horsepower. At 4200+ pounds and with little torque it is hardly fast. The even stronger 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport with 454 horsepower for example runs the 1/4 mile in 13.1 @ 109.2. The car desperately needs an update and really a new generation. FAST AS F@#K it is not.
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    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Awron is a new vendor on BimmerBoost that brings with them considerable electronics expertise. From engine swaps to performance displays, their products are just awesome. will be sharing some first hand experience shortly with Awron's Performance Display System for the E92 M3. Awron asked if BimmerBoost would test the display with a supercharged M3 and so here we are. The E92 M3 is getting a revised Gintani E85 high boost stock internal S65 setup similar to the system detailed earlier this year which made 645 horsepower to the wheels. The Awron display will be very useful as it will provide real time data and telemetry. Plus, the piece looks OEM as if it should be there from the factory. What does it do? It offers 20 features in 1: Pretty cool, right? As for pricing, the kompressor or supercharger kit costs 999.00 Euros. We should have US distributor pricing shortly. DGA Displayed Values: Voltage Water Temperature Oil Temperature Horsepower Torque Speedometer 0-60 mph & 0-120 mph Acceleration Timer Two Axis G-Meter Power and Torque Graph Fuel Pressure Intake Temperature (After Cooler) Exhaust Temperature (Modeled) Air Fuel Ratio (Before Catalytic Converter) Transmission Temperature Maximum Recorded Values DGA Kompressor 1 Option Adds: Boost Pressure Intake Temperature (Before Cooler) Features: Steering wheel controlled (CAN) User defines dedicated steering wheel button Gauge ships pre-assembled into OEM air duct Plug & play installation Full Color OLED Display OEM look & feel Integrated USB port for firmware updates The values ​​are displayed on a modern, dimmable AMOLED display. A high-quality housing and the perfect integration into the interior provide for an optical upgrade of the cockpit. The operation is carried out via the left-hand wheel buttons (hold any key for 10 seconds and then can be switched by the screens) and an integrated USB interface allows the display to always be on the current software stand. The display is already delivered fully assembled in the fresh air guide and is easy to install. No further sensors need to be installed. The scales are adapted to the respective motor type.
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    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Audi thinks we all hate wagons in the USA. The problem is the SUV culture where wagons are just not seen as 'cool' or 'hip' cars. Who in the world would hate the B9 RS4 Avant though? I mean just look at it. Gorgeous! This is a well done wagon and it has the performance credentials to back up the looks. The drivetrain is the exact same as the RS4 sedan which means a 450 horsepower 2.9 liter twin turbo V6. This power is sent to all four wheels through an automatic gearbox. Would make for a good all weather performance car with plenty of space, right? More fun to drive than an SUV, right? Audi, someone has to sell a performance wagon. Why not you?
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    09-13-2017, 05:20 AM
    BMW teased their M8 GTE race car back in August. Well, here it is and the design is striking and points to an aggressive M8 street car. Hopefully that street car is inspired by the M8 GTE race car in more ways than one. What is the powerplant? A twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 said to make over 500 horsepower. Thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber the dry weight 2690 pounds. Imagine or a moment if BMW M could keep a street car under 3000 pounds. When will we see it race? The 2018 24 Hour of Le Mans was already mentioned. In addition you will see it in the World Endurance Championship, IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, and various other race series that incorporate a GTE/GTLM class. A very cool race car, no doubt. Now how about making a street legal M8 with an emphasis on top of the line performance?
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    09-15-2017, 01:56 PM
    LMR (Late Model Racecraft) advertises their twin turbo C7 Corvette LT1 package as offering 800 horsepower. Well, they are being somewhat conservative. On a Dynojet they were able to hit 761 horsepower and 644 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. That is on the stock LT1 internals and if you want to go up from there LMR certainly can accommodate. The 800 package starts at $29,999.99 installed. Not cheap but you know it will be done right. One can make this kind of power and more with a blower for far less money but turbos have entirely different power delivery. What is included in the package beyond the turbochargers and tuning? You would have to contact LMR to find out but no doubt a cam is included among other parts. How does it perform? Expect trap speeds of 144+ miles per hour. It sure is fast.
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    09-14-2017, 09:51 PM
    Just huge numbers here from this E70 X5M running an Active Autowerke Stage 2 tune with downpipes along with Pure Turbos Stage 2 X5M S63 turbochargers. The result is 594 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynocom dynamometer. From our experience, a Dynocom tends to read like a Dynojet if not a bit higher. Why just post the peak numbers instead of the full graph Active/Pure? Regardless, this X5M is making huge torque and the transmission is holding it. Impressive pump gas performance. - PureTurbos Stage 2 - Active Autowerke downpipes - Active Autowerke Stage 2+ (Tune for big turbos) - Rkautowerks Intakes
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    The 720S is just astonishing the world with its performance. That it puts up almost 700 horsepower to the wheels stock is incredible. Combine that power with a relatively low curb weight and magazines getting 10.1 @ 146 out of it in testing is no surprise. Magazine numbers and real world figures are two different things. A 720S was tested out at the Palm Beach dragstrip in Florida. One should keep in mind Florida heat and humidity will impact the numbers. The 720S manages a 10.116 (trap speed did not read out but said to be low 140's) to the Aventador's 11.209 @ 129.79. In the Aventador SV's defense, it bogs badly out of the hole and it is supposed to be a track car but wow does it get blown away. It doesn't help that it weighs about 700 pounds more. The 720S should easily break into the 9's stock in better conditions.
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    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Procharger F1X supercharged C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06's are monsters. Topping 1000 horsepower at the wheels is no problem with the monster centrifugal blower on the LT4 V8. It also changes the power character of the motor to be far more about top end power rather than low end torque. That means it is a great option for highway racing. In the video below you have a manual C7 Z06 (white) with a Procharger F1X and an automatic version (black). The first run pits the white Z06 against an 800+ whp turbo Coyote. The Mustang does very well but ultimately can put pull. They run again and the Mustang opens up a lead which it holds. The third an final runs features an even start but it looks like the Mustang misses a gear. Next up is the 890 whp Whipple supercharged Coyote. It also does well but ultimately is pulled up top by the white Z06. A 1000 whp GTR tries its luck next. It just flat out runs away from the Z06. Impressive! The two Z06's are up next. The black automatic car just crushes the manual car. If you want the quicker option, it's the automatic. They run again and the outcome is the same. Great vid.
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    09-15-2017, 03:33 PM
    There are similarities between these two cars in that they both are rear wheel drive automatics and turbocharged. The C63 S features a much larger 4.0 liter M177 V8 over the Alfa Romeo's F154 2.9 liter V6 but peak output is rated similarly. EVO decided to compare the two on the track and this type of comparison favors the Alfa Romeo. Why? Well, for one it is lighter. It is also on stickier rubber. The C63 is more about brute force and muscle than finesse. It is a German muscle car essentially. On the track this is reflected with the impressions as the Alfa is described as more nimble and better braking. The laptimes do not lie: Giulia Quadrifoglio: 1:21.83 C63 S: 1.23.07 A difference of over a second is pretty large. The bottom line? If you are into straightline speed and tuning the C63 S is probably your choice. If you are more about handling then the Alfa is the choice. Really, the BMW M4 Competition Package may offer the best of both worlds in this class and it is too bad it was not included.
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    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    For the first time ever Porsche is producing a 911 GTS that exceeds or matches the 911 GT3 model in performance. You likely saw the acceleration comparison video posted showing the 991.2 GTS actually edging the new 991.2 GT3 in a 0-200 kph comparison. Acceleration is only part of the GT3's appeal but it certainly is interesting the GTS just wins the 0-200 kph sprint despite being rated 50 horsepower less. Area under the curve definitely matters. The GT3 is about the roadcourse though, isn't it? Nurburgring test numbers show the GT3 has the edge on that big track: Albeit just slightly. What about on a tighter course? That is what you see in the video below and the GT3 can not pass the GTS. Now think about this. What if the GTS had equal aerodynamics and tires? What if the GTS had a tune? Wouldn't the GTS be the stronger roadcourse car by a significant margin at that point? The point ultimately is the GTS and GT3 are surprisingly close to each other as is. The GTS is the value and tuning choice. The GT3's appeal of course is the race inspired naturally aspirated flat-6, suspension components, and aerodynamics. Which car is quicker ultimately will come down to the driver. Porsche deserves tremendous credit for catering to enthusiasts with different tastes and not just making the choice for you as BMW M has done.
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    09-13-2017, 08:12 PM
    AMS had a tune out for the 2.0 liter M133 turbo I4 under the hood of the CLA45 and GLA45 AMG models for a little while now but they never posted a dyno graph. Well, we finally get a graph but unfortunately it is in crank output. Why? Show us the numbers at the wheels AMS. We know the tune works well as AMS holds the stock M133 turbo 1/4 mile record. With supplemental bolt on modifications they managed an 11.486 @ 117.44. The tune with their downpipe plus a filter will add 128 lb-ft of torque and 53 horsepower to your M133: The majority of the gains come down low around 2500 rpm as there is a massive torque increase. At 3100 rpm the car is approaching 500 lb-ft of torque at the crank. It starts to drop around 4600 rpm but peak horsepower is held fairly well until redline. Bottom line? The tune is a night an day difference over stock.
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    09-13-2017, 07:51 PM
    The new 8V generation Audi RS3 sedan is going to be a very popular tuning platform thanks to the stout 2.5 TFSI I5 turbo under the hood. The dual fuel injection system alone will be a godsend and combined with all wheel drive and a DSG dual clutch transmission means off the line performance will be epic. That is illustrated in the 1.774 60 foot out of the box. Iroz does have downpipes on the car but without a tune they are not being utilized to their full potential. The important factor to focus on here is that the car was run on 91 octane pump gas fuel at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. That means extreme desert heat and density altitude in the 4000 foot range. This should be an 11 second car out of the box anywhere other than Las Vegas in summer months. For comparison purposes, the TT-RS with the same drivetrain is putting up epic numbers in magazine tests but it also is lighter. The RS3 is going to be very, very quick very, very soon.
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    Today, 08:12 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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    Yesterday, 05:30 PM
    Almost 138 miles per hour on the stock F10 M5 S63TU turbochargers? Wow! This is the same F10 M5 that previously went 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The owner went back to the strip and managed a better launch with a 1.976 60 foot. There still is plenty of room to improve that short time but the 1/4 mile result was 10.88 @ 137.80. Yes, still on pump gas. Obviously water-meth injection is making a big difference and the HCP tune sure seems solid: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Porsche has a big problem on their hands with people flipping cars for profit. They already stated they intend to crack down on the issue. It is a difficult problem to solve however as if you could sell a $185k 911 R for half a million dollars you probably would. Porsche will not sell to people who immediately flip so that is one option to curtail it. Porsche also seems to be considering destroying the value on the secondary market of the car. They want that profit for themselves and if they can not have it no one will. Porsche's R&D boss stated the following: Some read that into meaning the 911 R would be produced forever but he essentially says a new 911 R without production limits can be done. That seems to be what the 911 GT3 Touring Package is about. It mimics the 991.1 911 R. The wing is deleted, it is manual only, a bit of weight is stripped, and it has a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated 500 horsepower flat-6 motor. The question is, what will the impact on 911 R pricing be? Will there be an impact? Will people try to flip these Touring GT3's? The 911 R has a very special quality to it with its limited production that the GT3 Touring option package does not quite match. Still, Porsche is essentially offering another 911 R except one that is within reach for us mere mortals. Do not expect these to go for $500k.
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  • shardul's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    yes you are correct, but there is a chance of failure (SC bearing going bad etc) and if that happens on his car we will surely get a video.
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  • 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Its a very beautiful piece. Always loved their products. Wouldn't lose that AC vent in our summer though lol.
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