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  • FRD135i's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 PM
    That it is
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Fab Factory intake manifold in N54
    Let me know when it's done! Will make for a nice article.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 PM
    There are few details here from Russian tuner Altechnoracing but they do provide a graph of what is a second generation Audi TT-RS 2.5 TFSI topping 1000 horsepower a the crank. It makes 1006 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque at the crank to be accurate. This is on 101 RON race gas and 33.3 PSI of boost: Not bad, right? If tuners can keep the dual clutch transmissions and all wheel drive together the new RS3 and TT-RS will be a mini-German GTR.
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  • xLOGANx's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 PM
    these are very reasonable at 130.00 each,for a pair it's 260.00,good share!
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  • A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    Haven't touched it, just finished my S54 manifold finally and working to get all it's components into production. N55 is next, my car is waiting too =D
    14 replies | 311 view(s)
  • cmg5461's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    cmg5461 replied to a thread Timing drops at WOT in N54
    Back at it! Still having issues - but I found a new clue. Pulling fuse 26 & wiper relay (RWD mode) eliminates the stumble. I had a hunch after I reset the transfer case adaptations and the symptoms briefly went away. I have 3 theories 1) Transfer case needs a fluid change - maybe it is dry. 2) My staggered wheels are causing issues - (PSS) 245/40R18, 275/35R18 (0.5% rolling circumference delta). I have my winter wheels going on in about a month. 3) Transfer case is scrooooo-d
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 PM
    Introducing the new 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and Boxster GTS. Unlike the previous generation 981 GTS models Porsche actually makes the 2018 GTS worth the money. They do not just change software on the motor but provide a larger turbocharger. This bumps horsepower to 365 and torque to 309 lb-ft. Is also means the GTS will offer more tuning headroom. Basically, a factory turbo upgrade. Whether this means Porsche will offer a turbo retrofit for the 718 Cayman and Boxster S with a performance package as they do with the 991.2 Carrera S remains to be seen. Power is only part of the equation as several options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring and PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) are standard on the GTS. There are minor styling changes with black accents inside and out as well as alcantara for the interior. Overall, a very nice upgrade if you can stomach the $79,800 for the Cayman GTS and $81,900 for the Boxster GTS. More power, exclusive equipment Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche is expanding the mid-engine 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines with new GTS models. A newly developed intake plenum and an optimized turbocharger increases the output of the 2.5 liter flat-four cylinder engine to 365 horsepower. This is 15 horsepower more than on the 718 S models and up to 35 horsepower more compared to the previous generation of naturally aspirated Boxster and Cayman GTS variants. Like all 718 model variants, the new GTS derivatives come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission is available to order as an option. A number of performance-enhancing options such as Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) including a mechanical rear-differential lock or the Sport Chrono Package are standard on the GTS models, as well as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which reduces the ride height by 0.39 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the standard suspension on other 718 Boxster and Cayman models. Increased performance with more power The maximum torque of up to 317 lb-ft (309 lb-ft on manual transmission models) is available across a broad power band from 1,900 to 5,000 rpm (1,900 to 5,500 rpm on manual transmission models) and further improves acceleration. When equipped with the optional PDK transmission both GTS models are capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. The top track speed is 180 mph. Characteristic GTS: black accents inside and out The GTS models set themselves apart through distinct visual differences. The Sport Design front fascia underscores the performance of the car. Tinted front indicator lights and taillights, model designations in black, a black lower rear fascia, and black tips on the centrally mounted standard Sport Exhaust System make the GTS models stand out. Black GTS designations on the doors and matte black 20-inch wheels complete the particularly dynamic appearance. Interior: Standard Alcantara® and Porsche Track Precision App The interior is also pure GTS. The chronometer of the standard Sport Chrono Package is centrally mounted on the dashboard. The seat centers of the standard Sport Seats Plus are made of Alcantara®. Featuring an embroidered GTS logo on the headrests, they provide particularly high lateral support and comfort. The steering wheel rim, center console armrest, and door armrests are also made of Alcantara®. When the optional Navigation Module and Connect Plus Packages are ordered, the standard Sport Chrono Package also offers the Porsche Track Precision App (PTPA). The app allows performance oriented drivers to automatically record, display, and analyze driving data obtained on closed courses on a smartphone. Market availability and pricing The 2018 718 GTS models are now available to order and are expected to arrive at U.S. dealers by March 2018. The base MSRP - excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing, and handling fee - is as follows: 718 Cayman GTS $79,800 718 Boxster GTS $81,900
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  • ap485's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
    ap485 replied to a thread Fab Factory intake manifold in N54
    I've an E9X N55. Last time we talked you said you still working on it so, do you have any update?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 PM
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  • A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    Most would just rather bit*h about my pricing, I'm building these manifolds 12 at a time now to cut down my setup times and allow me to be more flexible with pricing. If you like and support my product, I want you to have it, and I'll do everything I can to get one in your hands short of giving it away. -Shawn-
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 PM
    This is definitely one we have all been waiting to see. Hopes are high for the new B9 generation Audi RS5 and its twin turbo EA839 2.9 liter V6. The engine should prove to be a popular tuning platform and it is shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. Brute force is on the side of the AMG in this battle however. The M177 4.0 liter V8 is just a bigger motor. If you are into power and torque it is very difficult to argue against it. The aftermarket also loves it and with those two turbos sitting right on top 700+ whp with upgrades is just the beginning of what we will see. Power and torque aside, which one is more fun to drive? The Audi is estimated to be 200 pounds lighter. Come on Motortrend, you couldn't weigh the cars? You're going by quoted weights? Lazy work. We want actual independent testing or what is the point of this? Not only do they not weigh the cars they do not test them on a racetrack. No laptimes, just a bunch of yammering. Weak. Not only do we not get laptimes but there are no independent performance measures either. They simply quote manufacturer figures. They did not even line the cars up. This entire Head 2 Head has very little actual head to head comparison going on. What a waste of time. We'll have to wait for a proper comparison from someone who takes this seriously.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 PM
    This is definitely one we have all been waiting to see. Hopes are high for the new B9 generation Audi RS5 and its twin turbo EA839 2.9 liter V6. The engine should prove to be a popular tuning platform and it is shared with the Porsche Panamera 4S. Brute force is on the side of the AMG in this battle however. The M177 4.0 liter V8 is just a bigger motor. If you are into power and torque it is very difficult to argue against it. The aftermarket also loves it and with those two turbos sitting right on top 700+ whp with upgrades is just the beginning of what we will see. Power and torque aside, which one is more fun to drive? The Audi is estimated to be 200 pounds lighter. Come on Motortrend, you couldn't weigh the cars? You're going by quoted weights? Lazy work. We want actual independent testing or what is the point of this? Not only do they not weigh the cars they do not test them on a racetrack. No laptimes, just a bunch of yammering. Weak. Not only do we not get laptimes but there are no independent performance measures either. They simply quote manufacturer figures. They did not even line the cars up. This entire Head 2 Head has very little actual head to head comparison going on. What a waste of time. We'll have to wait for a proper comparison from someone who takes this seriously.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    R.G. replied to a thread Single Turbo? What I need to know in N54
    It's been a while but I believe it's the temp issues that roasts the OEM O2s OEM: https://www.boschautoparts.com/en/auto/oxygen-sensors/wideband-af-oxygen-sensors?partID=17102 Again, been a while (thankfully) but the ADV's are just LSU4 sensors adapted to our platform. Designed for higher operating temps. http://www.bosch-motorsport.com/media/catalog_resources/Lambda_Sensor_LSU_49_Datasheet_51_en_2779147659pdf.pdf Edit: No experience w bottom mounts but I access my O2s from wheel well. Takes me 15 minutes.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    subaru335i replied to a thread GC update in N54
    I guess if you are talking about the same size tire it looks like you are right, bias ply is lighter than a radial. It seems like usually when my friends have switched to full bias ply slicks the tires end up being taller and wider too, and for a lot of them for whatever reason they don't end up being faster unless they have WAAAY too much power for drag radials.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Fab Factory intake manifold in N54
    Sounds like a good deal there gentlemen...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread GC update in N54
    That's not correct from what I've read.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    subaru335i replied to a thread GC update in N54
    Bias ply are also quite a bit heavier IIRC so more unsprung weight and more rotating inertia which isn't good. You would have to be really hurting for traction and have a lot too much power for the bias ply to really be better than the DR's for a lot of cars.
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  • foe516's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    CES is supposedly coming out with steedspeed twin scroll bottom mount kit. probably a lot cheaper than motiv. thats the one i would get hands down, one of the best manifold makers out there.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread GC update in N54
    It isn't necessarily but bias-ply is softer and absorbs some of the shock but you need to run four all the way around and they are not as stable on the top end.
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