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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 PM
    Dodge is trying what they can to get the Viper moving off dealer lots. To say the Viper is struggling to sell is a bit of an understatement with the plant being shuttered along with numerous layoffs. Dealers also are cutting huge discounts to move the car. Are the 2015 updates enough to renew interest? Considering the mild changes, probably not. Horsepower is up by 5 which is rather meaningless. The two new paint colors are nice but was it really the lack of colors causing sales problems? The most important change for 2015 Dodge already announced which is that they are dropping the price by $15,000.00. Will the price drop combined with the changes listed below be enough to get sales going again? We will have to wait and see. Viper GT: basically a base Viper with the GTS trim‘s adjustable suspension and leather/faux-suede interior. It will be priced between the base Viper and the GTS. Viper TA 2.0 Special Edition: upgraded “Time Attack” track-oriented model with new aero bits up front, a new rear wing, unique suspension tuning, a carbon-fiber X-brace in the engine bay, two-piece Brembo brake discs, fabric-covered fiberglass Sabelt racing seats, and black upholstery with orange stitching. Only 32 will be made in each of three colors: Competition Blue, Yorange, and Venom Black. Viper GTS Ceramic Blue Edition: fancy GTS model in bespoke Ceramic Blue with black racing stripes, orange brake calipers, and a luxurious, nappa leather and faux-suede interior with lots of carbon-fiber accents. Only 40 will be made. Two new colors: Stryker Purple (GT and GTS only), and Yorange (base and TA). New interior treatments: including new “Demonic Red.” Retuned 8.4-liter V-10 and six-speed manual transmission: Five more horsepower (for a total of 645) and one more highway mpg (up to 20).
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  • BavarianBullet's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    Nice work PTF! I love how the manifold was done, the kit looks great! Pricing isn't bad either. Good luck with the sales of it!
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 05:31 PM
    They've had it, just not available to the public. Same as Vargas. For the limited gains, or perceived gains, and since stock frames are already maxed out, and pushing the motor to do so, full e85 didn't really make much sense. With all the larger frame turbo setups out, better fueling solutions now make more sense. Even then though, what is stopping someone from setting up port injection on their own? I just don't understand what you're looking for? PTF offers tuning that supports PI, and you are asking for more? They're telling you you are not tied down to the AEM if you want to use something else and you complain? I just don't get it. I think you're just jumping the gun is all, be patient man. If you are ready to do it all now, then just go buy some injectors, tap the intake manifold, and go buy an injector controller. That's what a lot of guys on other platforms do.
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    Man I love that HTA3586r. It's about time someone builds a kit that uses Garret/Forced Performance turbos. That HTA3586r is one badass turbo. I'm not a fan of the HTA37r and there's a reason FP came out with their own 6466 style turbo. HTA37r just isn't a real good match of wheels and technology. I haven't seen numbers from the FP HTA6466 yet but I'm betting it's gonna be awesome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    The RS7 doesn't give up anything to the E63 and in some tests has bested it. The crank output you guys are talking about depends on who and how they are measuring it. Both cars are underrated though.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    CPE just came out with one and didn't DEFIV have had sandwich plates available? All PTF has said is an AEM EMU works well to control them. But you can use whatever you want. I don't see this as a complete fueling solution if I have to buy products from mutiple vendors. Do they sell it and will they configure it? Just like the last 'ptf release' information seems to be lacking, and in the exact same areas. People have needed upgraded fueling ever since upgraded turbos have been released no? Can anyone run 100% E85 on stock upgrade frames? No, i'm not currently in need of this fueling solution but I would like to learn a lot more about it.
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  • Obioban's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 PM
    I think you're severely underestimating the value they put into those times. But, that said, if they couldn't optimize the GTS to be faster... who could?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    This is not good enough! We demand logs! We demand peace in the Middle East! We demand free healthcare! We demand to have files on the JFK assassination unsealed! We demand a day of free beer for all once a year!
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    Nice update. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: Where are the full logs? No one spends ST money to see pump gas numbers. I'm happy about this, but I just see a string of teases sprinkled throughout the year, with other vendors posting hard data (even when it isn't positive like track times, tuning challenges,etc.).
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 PM
    This is a huge announcement, and I've seen some some other stats that I'm sure will be released soon. Lets just say, impressive! With this turbo combo this really puts this kit into the higher end higher quality class of turbo kits. Can't wait to compare data from my setup to yours Jake since we have the same turbo. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you spool quicker though...haha
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    What do you mean? PTF is the first ones to fabricate something to make it an easier install for the N54 specifically. They have tuning in place for the injectors as well, so I'd say that's pretty complete. Everything needed to run port injection has been available for a long time, but honestly there hasn't been much of a need for it until this year, or even the past few months really. I find it funny many people ask questions and criticize existing vendors about fueling options, but it will be interesting to see who actually purchases this stuff that so many seem so inquisitive about.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    Last answer I heard was all they supply is the plate and injectors. You have to supply the driver for them, unless things have changed. Which was really not the answer I was looking for as that is not a complete solution...
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  • SVP03's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    I have normaly the Audi S4 or S5 as a car when one of my Audi is serviced. The 3,0 tfsi and S-tronic works fine toogether.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Mercedes has confirmed in a press release (they since pulled) the output of the upcoming 2015 W205 C63 AMG and that it will share the AMG GT S M178 engine which will be tuned to an output of 510 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Now, there are a few question marks here. The M178 V8 in the AMG GT S has 510 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Why does the C63 AMG have more torque than the AMG GT S model? Does it have more torque down low due to the higher curb weight of the C63? Additionally, is this the output for the C63 AMG S model? It certainly seems odd that Mercedes would give the C63 AMG more power and torque than the AMG GT. The press release states the C63 AMG will offer up to 510 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. This implies multiple outputs and essentially a standard C63 AMG and a C63 AMG S. Until this is all officially confirmed it is just speculation. BenzBoost is leaning toward the 510 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque figures as applying to the C63 AMG S and that the standard C63 AMG will match the AMG GT's 456 horsepower. The press release that Daimler has since pulled (and likely will put back up) is below. Affalterbach. The story of the high-performance C-Class powered by eight-cylinder engines began in 1997 with the C 43 AMG. The successors in the guise of the C 55 AMG and C 63 AMG underscored the significance of the powerful V8 engines for AMG's brand promise of "Driving Performance". With sales of some 40,000 vehicles, the C 63 AMG is also the best-selling AMG model to date. One thing is clear already: its successor will further raise the bar in terms of performance and fuel consumption. The power source of the new C 63 is of course once again a V8 engine and closely related to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT. The first C 63 AMG celebrated its market launch in 2008. Around 8000 of these high-performance C-Class vehicles were sold in 2012, the year with the strongest sales. The successor model will shortly celebrate its world premiere as a saloon and as an estate model. Under its bonnet is a highly efficient AMG 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine based on the sports car engine of the Mercedes-AMG GT. "It goes without saying that the successor to the current C 63 AMG will again be powered by an eight-cylinder engine. We owe that to our loyal fans, plain and simple", says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "The AMG V8 Biturbo engine mesmerises not only with maximum power and torque, but also with the absolute best fuel economy in the comparative segment“. The world's most economical high-performance eight-cylinder engine Under the bonnet of the C 63 AMG's successor is an all-new 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine. The eight-cylinder Biturbo engine will deliver exceptional performance with an unrivalled power output range of up to 375 kW (510 hp) and 700 Nm of torque. At the same time the eight-cylinder high-performance vehicle impresses with low emissions and the world's best fuel economy in the segment. The latest member of the AMG BlueDIRECT engine family sets absolute standards with a fuel consumption of 8.2 litres/100 km (NEDC combined). Début for the C 63 AMG in 2007: more AMG than ever before The 40th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG GmbH was a special reason for AMG fans to celebrate. The C 63 AMG (model series 204) marked a new standard for high-performance sports saloons. The top-of-the-line C-Class model was powered by an AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. With a rated power output of 336 kW (457 hp) and a peak torque of 600 Nm the high-rev naturally aspirated engine was unrivalled in this segment. Powered by this engine the C 63 AMG accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (Estate: 4.6 sec.); the top speed was limited electronically to 250 km/h. In conjunction with the AMG Performance package Plus that became available as an option in 2009, power output jumped to 358 kW (487 hp). Engine components from the SLS AMG super sports car increased the V8 engine's willingness to rev and its agility. The power was transmitted by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission with three transmission modes and double-declutching function. The sports suspension with 18-inch light-alloy wheels in conjunction with a completely redesigned front axle, speed-sensitive sports steering and 3-stage ESP® offered maximum driving pleasure and markedly dynamic handling. Design and equipment: more stand-alone character than ever before The C 63 AMG differed from the production C-Class more clearly than ever before: in addition to AMG bodystyling with power domes, flared front wings, a rear bumper with diffuser insert, a sports exhaust system with two chrome-plated dual tailpipes and a spoiler lip added hallmark brand highlights. The interior was dominated by sports seats with integral head restraints, the three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel with flat bottom, and the tube-design AMG instrument cluster with special main menu. Model update in 2011: technical upgrades, Coupé and Black Series With the model update in January 2011, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sport transmission boosted driving dynamics while playing a part in reducing fuel consumption at the same time. Numerous design modifications and technical updates increased the car's appeal. In addition, the C 63 AMG Coupé came onto the market: The attractive two-door car celebrated its market launch in July 2011. That same year Mercedes-AMG presented the temporary highlight in the form of C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series – a fascinating sports car for passionate lovers of powerful vehicles. With a maximum power output of 380 kW (517 hp) and 620 Nm of torque, the high-performance Coupé remains the most powerful C-Class model to date. Thanks to technology transfer from the SLS AMG – the super sports car supplies the forged pistons, piston rods and lightweight crankshaft – the Coupé delivered high-calibre performance. The C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series sprinted from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, the top speed was an electronically limited 300 km/h. The adjustable coil-over suspension was also a contributing factor in the hallmark AMG Driving Performance, as was the high-performance compound braking system and the functional standard equipment level. The AMG Track package and the Aerodynamics package were available to further enhance driving dynamics. Since April 2013: the C 63 AMG "Edition 507" In April 2013, the C 63 AMG "Edition 507" celebrated its market launch.A power output of 373 kW (507 hp) and now 610 Nm of torque lend all three body styles of the C 63 AMG an even more dynamic character. The high-performance composite braking system, part of the standard equipment of the "Edition 507", likewise delivers enhanced performance. The special dynamic nature is also reflected in distinctive, sporty exterior and interior highlights – from the bonnet with high-gloss black air vents and the 19-inch forged cross-spoke wheels to special flourishes in the interior. The "Edition 507" continues to be available as a Coupé. Official F1® Medical Car in Formula 1® and Safety Car in the DTM racing series With the C 63 AMG Estate as the Official F1® Medical Car Mercedes-AMG has been helping to ensure maximum safety in Formula 1® since 2008. In the popular DTM German Touring Car Masters racing series the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series sees duty as the Safety Car. In the 2014 DTM season Mercedes‑Benz starts seven DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé racing cars. The new high-performance model of the latest C-Class can look back on an impressive family history. There are five direct ancestors, the C 63 AMG, C 55 AMG, C 32 AMG, C 43 AMG and the C 36 AMG. The 190 E 2.3-16 and 190 E 2.5-16 with the legendary "sixteen-valve" engine and the 190 E 3.2 AMG with powerful AMG six-cylinder engine may rightfully also be considered its spiritual forefathers.
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 PM
    Excuse my enthusiasm. In front of the camera I get crazy. But i'm incredibly interested in the PI fueling solution. Great work!
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