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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-12-2014, 05:03 PM
    Motiv Motorsport continues its recent roll in the BMW N54 tuning market. They officially released their N54 tuning products earlier in the week which include a port fuel injection system, AEM EMS, and of course their single turbocharger N54 conversion kit. The result of these products on the N54 is a new horsepower record which stands at 829 wheel horsepower. This pull exceeds the previous N54 record which was 753 wheel horsepower or 725 wheel horsepower depending on which dynamometer you prefer and who you ask. Officially, BimmerBoost.com recognizes Dynojet pulls as a standard for power records making the previous dyno controvery irrelevant as 829 wheel horsepower exceeds what anyone has done on the N54 or E9X chassis (officially) up to this point. Congratulations to Motiv Motorsport and the era of BMW N54 tuning with port fuel injection is off to a very positive start. Specs: E9X 335i manual transmission MOTIV Port Injection System MOTIV AEM Tuning Solution MOTIV Tuned E48 with no methanol injection
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 12:13 PM
    The new F80/F82 M3/M4 are much more powerful than indicated by BMW and quite quick in stock form. Over 400 wheel horsepower stock looks like quite a lot until put in context aginer other BMW turbocharged inline-6 motors. Providing that context is an N54 from a E9X 335i equipped with the Motiv 750 single turbo upgrade kit. The stock S55 in the M4 has much better spool down low than the single turbo N54 which is no surprise. Once the single turbo upgrade on the 335i does spool though it is a night and day difference. The 335i has a heck of a lot more area under the curve from 4000 rpm until redline. The difference in peak output ends up being almost 300 wheel horsepower. As in, the M4 suddenly does not look so strong. Now, the S55 motor is brand new and will hit these same output figures in due time and the motor is paired to a newer/stiffer chassis and DCT transmission. Still a fun comparison to see though and an ego check for new M3/M4 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:25 AM
    Great drag racing action here! The E63 we all know well on this network as it belongs to Benzboost member Vasily1. Most recently we saw it in action against an Audi RS7 with upgraded turbos. The 850 horsepower quoted output on the E63 is accurate as it has upgraded turbos courtesy of Renntech. Run 1 E63 vs. M6: The first race has the E63 AMG S 4Matic going up against an F13 M6 with a PP-Performance Stage 2 tune. The output is claimed to be 720 horsepower which we have no way of verifying but it certainly is possible with the right supporting mods. The M6 puts up a good fight but the E63 is quicker to each marker and traps higher at each marker. At the 1/4 mile the E63 is pulling harder with a 132.52 trap speed to the M6 128.70. At the kilometer marker the E63 hits a 19.594 @ 172.20 to the M6 20.748 @ 166.43 miles per hour. Definitely a good run between these two. Run 2 E63 vs. TT-RS: The next race features our friend @Vasily1 with his E63 against a Revo Technik Stage III modified TT-RS said to be putting out 530 horsepower. We have seen this TT-RS in action before and it sure looks like it is a lot stronger than the claimed 530 horsepower. This is another good race and the E63 is able to edge out the TT-RS. It also is definitely pulling harder up top than the TT-RS. That said, the two cars are only 3/10's apart at the 1/4 mile marker. The E63 1/4 mile trap speed is 132.43 MPH to the TT-RS 130.35 MPH. The E63 runs through the standing kilometer in 19.719 @ 170.36 MPH to the TT-RS 20.465 @ 161.07 MPH. The top end is all E63 but that is one impressive TT-RS. Runs 3 E63 vs. ZR1: The ZR1 is said to have 850 horsepower but without a dyno we are just taking it as an estimate. A bolt on ZR1 can have this crank output depending on the modifications. The ZR1 also obviously is much lighter than the 4Matic E63 AMG S with roughly a thousand pound difference between the cars. This is yet another great run and the E63 again comes out on top thanks to its top end power. The ZR1 gets a decent launch but it just does not have enough to pull the E63 up top. The ZR1 has the slightly higher 1/4 mile trap speed but by the half mile the E63 is pulling harder and at the kilometer marker it has a 5.8 mile per hour advantage. Those turbos have some serious top end punch. The E63 ends up running a 19.795 @ 171.41 miles per hour in the kilometer (showing remarkable consistency) to the ZR1 20.946 @ 165.57 miles per hour. Great races and great stuff from this @Vasily1's E63 yet again:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 02:54 PM
    We are happy to announce BMW finally got its act together, and delivered us two brand new M3/4 turbochargers yesterday. We wasted no time in getting them apart and seeing exactly what they have going on... What we found was a couple of turbochargers with a LOT of room for improvement, we will not be releasing any details on the turbos, wheel sizes, etc. As we are one of the first, if not the first tackling a turbo upgrade for these cars. But we can tell you, these will benefit greatly from some changes, and they are not MHI turbos and will be a little more challenging to upgrade then the N54. We will be building one set to test, the most obvious choice was Terry@BMS but he wants to keep his car stock for CARB testing, so we are looking for someone who is willing to upgrade to the JB, and work closely with Terry to get the car tuned. Someone local to him would be even better. This upgrade will be 100% INVISIBLE, the dealership will NOT be able to tell anything has been done to the turbos, everything will remain perfectly stock looking from the outside. The car will also drive normally as if stock turbos were in place when not tuned. This ensures no loss of warranty. If you are interested, please contact us at Sales@vargasturbo.com and we can discuss details. We are excited to be are the forefront of the new M series development. I attached a few pictures of the turbos. They flew United Airlines directly from Germany to SFO to come hang out with us, our dealer told us we were earmarked for the first set coming out of the factory....:D
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    10-01-2014, 12:05 PM
    Hey guys, Was able to get Ando's car back on the dyno to test out the new 1.00 AR exhaust housing. Mods are a JB4, VM top mount turbo kit, E40, meth, and all the bolt ons. The result was an impressive ~30whp gain from his .84 AR housing with improved spool. Looks like the COMP 6465 1.00 twin scroll is good for a nice spooling 700whp. Even on automatics. I also plotted it out against Payam's manual trans 335i running basically the same turbo kit, tuning, and mods, and you can see what an improvement the longer MT gearing makes on spool and power under the curve -- on the dyno. In the real world though advantage automatic. We'll find out for sure when the two of them.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:52 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:11 AM
    The F80/F822 M3/M4 are 11 second cars and here is the proof. Really, this should not be surprising for anyone with wheel horsepower in the 420 range and wheel torque in that same range. There is more than enough grunt to get a stock car into the 11's with a good launch and favorable conditions. Deep into the 11's as the 11.66 @ 119.240 pass shows. The 1.759 60 foot definitely helps and is certainly great for OEM street tires. ATCO in New Jersey is also known for good prep so combine that with some torque off the line and there is your 1.759. These are all variables but in the opinion of BimmerBoost.com the race gas is having the biggest impact here. The ECU is designed to adjust based on fuel quality and will to a degree advance even on the stock tune knowing the detonation threshold is higher. A log or even just a pass with pump gas and race gas would sure shed some light on just how big of a difference the fuel is making but we know how well modern direct injected turbo cars respond to higher octane. A lot of favorable factors here (-350 feet density altitude) making for a record setting stock F80 M3 1/4 mile recipe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 02:51 PM
    Now this is the kind of thing we love to see! Two BoostAddict members slugging it out with their modified cars. On the AudiBoost side you have Ghost. with his APR tuned Audi RS7 that has upgraded turbochargers by Total Race (Garret GTX28 CHRA) with an APR tune as well as a full catless exhaust. We have seen @Ghost.'s RS7 beat up a tuned C6 RS6 V10 and we knew it was fast but not this fast. It certainly helps that the interior is stripped for less weight and that he is running MS109 race gas. The W212 E63 AMG S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Vasily1 and his car has been demolishing everything in sight. Lamborghini Aventador? No problem. Supercharged C63? No sweat. Lamborghini Huracan? That loses too. It's a beast of an E63 thanks to 850+ horsepower from Renntech's upgraded turbochargers. In each run the RS7 manages to pull up top impressively. It is honestly very impressive considering what we have seen from this E63. The top end on the Audi is just stronger and those turbos are making some serious power. We have two all wheel drive twin turbo V8 German high performance luxury sedans with upgraded turbos going at it here and it is simply awesome to see. Thank you to @Ghost. and @Vasily1 for sharing regardless of who won or lost. True enthusiasm is what we like to see, well done gentlemen.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2014, 11:41 AM
    Finally some dyno results at the wheels for the new Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Dinan announced this tune last month at a price point of $2499. Dinan's claimed figures are that horsepower rises from 425 to 516 at the crank. Dinan does hit 516 horsepower here but they do not exactly hit a gain of 91 crank horsepower. If that is confusing to you here is the explanation. The M3/M4 to begin with do not have an output for 425 horsepower. As the baseline shows, the car has roughly ~420 horsepower at the wheels in stock form putting it around 500 crank horsepower to begin with based on the classic Dynojet 15% drivetrain loss rule. Now, on the Dynojet peak horsepower with the Dinan tune rises by roughly 20 horsepower at the wheels. That puts the car over 516 horsepower at the crank using traditional driveline loss standards but it is not a gain of 91 crank horsepower. This is the problem with Dinan using crank figures these days instead of wheel output figures which provide a much more accurate picture. Additionally, dynocharts such as the ones you see below would likely not be favorable to Dinan. The horsepower delta is not what Dinan claims but the peak horsepower is what Dinan claims. The torque gains are greater though with close to a peak 50 lb-ft increase at the wheels. Dinan claims peak torque rises by 83 lb-ft at the crank so he is in the right range when looking at the torque. This Dynojet is having some issues so there are some data drops in the 5000 to 5500 rpm range but we still get an idea of what the tune is doing. Unfortunately, we do not have an air/fuel readout to verify Dinan's claims about superior control in this area. Does the Dinan tune add horsepower and torque? Yes. Is it very mild? Yes. Is it worth the money? Well, someone thought it was.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:32 PM
    This will be something we will see more and more of over the coming years and one of the more interesting battles in the BMW performance scene in the opinion of BimmerBoost. We have BMW's newest turbocharged M car going against the M car it replaced. As you well know the E90 M3 comes with a naturally aspirated S65 4.0 liter V8 that revs to 8400 rpm from the factory. It makes much less power (roughly 70 wheel horsepower) than the turbocharged 3.0 liter S55 direct injected inline-6 engine in the new F80 M3. It becomes a complete mismatch when the S55 gets a tune such as the JB4 on this particular car. The thing is, what happens when you boost the older M car? This E90 M3 gets boost for its S65 V8 courtesy of an ESS VT2-625 supercharger kit. The high revving naturally aspirated V8 responds quite well generating in the area of 600 wheel horsepower depending on the supporting modifications, fuel, and tune. It is making this horsepower with far less torque than the S55 inline-6 however. This is a race won by top end power and with a centrifugal blower top end power is exactly what the E90 M3 offers. The F80 M3 comparatively offers much more low end torque and has a curve shifted far more to the left than to the right. It is two different M engine philosophies at work here and both are effective. The supercharged E90 M3 wins this round but as tunes and supporting mods evolve for the F80 M3 it will compete with stock internal supercharged E90 M3's on its stock turbochargers. It will also be interesting how it does against the E90 M3 with turbos instead of a centrifugal supercharger. The E90 M3 only has in the 370 lb-ft of peak wheel torque range compared to the 550+ wheel torque this JB4 tuned F80 M3 is capable of generating. Yet it is where that torque is generated that determines the outcome here. Top end horsepower rules this race. No doubt enthusiasts will debate the approaches here. Both are viable. However, more displacement and higher revs with a torque curve that continues to increase toward redline is hard to beat in a race like this. The older M cars are hardly obsolete. They're incredible. E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend P.S. Iphone videos of races like this make us cry.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-06-2014, 01:48 PM
    Boost, boost, and more boost. That is what is in store for the automotive marketplace in the next decade. Honeywell, the largest supplier of turbochargers in the world, states that by 2019 over 49 million vehicles will be equipped with turbochargers annually and that the industry will generate over $12 billion dollars of revenue annually. BoostAddict likes the sound of that! What is driving this growth? Well, not us horsepower fanatics but tightening global emissions regulations which means smaller and cleaner motors. Turbocharging of course helps these smaller motors generate greater horsepower and torque without having to increase cubic inches dramatically. Domestic turbocharged automotive sales alone are expected to nearly double in the next five years. Ford did what was once unthinkable and stuck a turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood of the Mustang which has received a favorable reception thus far. Even Ferrari is joining the turbo bandwagon. Boost is the future gentlemen. Global Turbo Projections China leading global turbo growth: The world’s fastest-growing automotive market is expected to increase turbo penetration from 23 percent in 2014 to 41 percent in 2019, thereby doubling the number of turbocharged vehicles sold each year to more than 13 million. U.S. adding turbos at double-digit rate: As the second-fastest-growing global market, North America’s turbo market will grow by 14 percent per year in the next five years to more than 8 million total turbocharged vehicles by 2019, equating to 38 percent of the market. Europe adding gas turbos to world’s largest turbodiesel fleet: Turbo penetration in Europe is already the highest globally and will grow 2 percent by 2019 from 67 percent to 69 percent with an expected 16 million total turbocharged vehicles sold each year. Turbo mix in India to shift toward more gas applications: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase 2 percent, from 46 percent in 2014 to 48 percent in 2019, with the total number of turbocharged vehicles sold each year approaching 3 million units. Japan adding turbos despite expected decline in overall sales: Honeywell projects turbo penetration will increase by 5 percent from 18 percent in 2014 to 23 percent, reflecting annual sales of 1.3 million turbocharged vehicles by 2019. Korea turbo penetration outpacing production: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase by 3 percent from 42 percent in 2014 to 45 percent, reflecting annual sales approaching 1 million turbocharged vehicles in 2019. South America adding turbo technologies to mix: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase by 7 percent from 17 percent in 2014 to 24 percent, reflecting annual sales approaching 2 million turbocharged vehicles in 2019. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:55 PM
    This certainly is an interesting development. BMW will replace the Z4 GT3 which has been racing in ALMS using a 4.4 liter S65 V8 variant despite the fact BMW does not produce a Z4 M coupe with a V8 or sell a 4.4 liter V8 in America. That annoying little tidbit aside BMW will use an F13 M6 GT3 with a twin turbo V8 powerplant to replace the naturally aspirated Z4 GT3. Why is this big news? Because BMW has yet to race any of its turbocharged M motors. Additionally, there are no forced induction vehicles racing in the GTE class of what used to be ALMS but is now the Tudor United Sports Car Championship GTE class. How this car will fit into the rules and in which professional racing series it will race in has yet to be determined. We also need to see the specifications on the motor and if it will be derived from a production M engine or something different entirely. Regardless, the real M turbo era may finally be here with BMW M actually using turbo powerplants in professional Motorsport. BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt: “For me, as BMW Motorsport Director, there are few things more exciting than the development of a completely new car like the BMW M6 GT3. This car’s properties make it predestined to succeed the BMW Z4 GT3. The BMW Z4 GT3 has enjoyed success around the world in recent years, and is very popular among our customers. We obviously want to follow on from this success with the BMW M6 GT3. After all, the target we have set ourselves is to provide our customers with the best possible material. We also want to demonstrate the high product substance of BMW M cars in motorsport with the BMW M6 GT3. We are all very excited to see it in action at the initial tests. One thing is certain from the first design sketches: this car is going to have the wow factor."
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-11-2014, 02:46 PM
    Just wanted to post a few pics of our soon to be released S63/S63TU turbocharger upgrades. This set is slated for Singapore, and will be shipping tomorrow. The customer is using a JB, and will be working with if I understand correctly. They are ready to turn things up over there in Asia and cannot wait to get their hands on these first ever installed S63 turbo upgrades. We compared them next to our N54 Stage 2+ wheel assembly, as well as the stock wheel, so you can see exactly how much bigger then are, these are coupled with a turbine wheel, that sits right in the middle of our Stage 2+ turbines, and the full GT28 Garrett Turbines, coupled with Twin Scroll manifolds for both turbos, this should provide lightening spool, and 800WHP support as long as tuning and fuel is there. Looking forward to seeing the S63 market advance. ALSO, for you N63/N63TU owners, don't fear our N63 upgrade is right on the heels of this one, and uses similar sized wheels...:music-rockout: Big things for all BMW turbo platforms in 2015!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 03:53 PM
    Congratulations to BimmerBoost member akh23456 for topping his personal best and also according to our information setting the fastest F10 M5 trap speed seen on the 1/4 mile drag strip thus far. With bolt on modifications and race gas he me managed a 11.580 @ 130.08 1/4 mile pass at the ATCO strip in New Jersey. His best elapsed time hit 11.321 @ 128.57 although the trap speed dropped with the better traction off the line. These two slips are a good illustration of how trap speed and elapsed time relate and can be swayed by the launch. @akh23456's modifications consist of MS109 race gas, custom Undercover Performance catless exhaust system, and a BMS tune. Well done and congrats:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 06:33 PM
    Dinan launched a new BMW club racing engine based on the S65 V8 out of the E9X M3 models. Dinan increases the bore and stroke to increase displacement from 4.0 liters to 4.6 liters. Just as with Dinan's standard S65 stroker motor the bore and stroke goes to 94mm x 83mm. Now might be a good time to bring up an old BimmerBoost S65 V8 stroker comparison article from 2010. This was the statement BimmerBoost made about the potential of the S65 stroker motors: 'By shifting the power band to the left the torque curve falls off faster not allowing the stroker to show full potential with the stock cam profile that was not designed for it. Neither Dinan or RDsport address the cams.' Well come 2014 Dinan does address the cams and that explains why the club racing S65 engine makes an additional 80 horsepower over the standard stroker. Dinan is essentially giving the motor a dry sump, adding Schrick cams, and a more aggressive tune. Now, $39,999.00 is a lot of money for a stroked S65 with a dry sump oiling system one can get from VAC and Schrick cams. Especially considering the engine requires a standalone engine control system that is not included in the price. That means this engine gets up close to $50k when all is said and done. Now, there is no point to have another discussion on Dinan pricing as Dinan is well aware of his own pricing. BimmerBoost could build this motor for almost half the price though and have it tuned on the stock DME meaning you could use it in a street car if you wanted to without the need for a standalone ECU. What is really nice to see is more aggressive cams paired with the stroker motor. So Dinan's 580 horsepower quoted output is about right considering an RD Sport stroker without the aftermarket cams hits 441 wheel horsepower (Dinan in customary fashion does not provide a dynograph at the wheels): One could expect in the ~500 whp range depending on the tune and fuel quality in naturally aspirated form from a stroked S65 V8 paired with some aggressive cams. That certainly would be a lot of fun on the racetrack which is obviously what this motor is built for. Dinan: For those seeking the ultimate high performance driving experience, Dinan has once again redefined M3 performance with a bored and stroked 4.6 liter version of BMW's V-8 engine complete with a dry sump lubrication system and solid lifter camshafts. The engine produces 580 horsepower at 8200 RPM along with increased torque of 390 lb-ft at 6900 RPM. The engine is supplied as an assembled long-block, fully prepared.. Due to the engine’s high state of tune, a Bosch or Motec stand-alone engine management system is required to run this breed of S65 engine. Dinan's 35 years of BMW tuning and racing experience ensure that the engines will perform for lasting trouble free driving excitement. Much of the technology that has made Dinan's Grand-Am Daytona Prototype engines both competitive and reliable has carried over to the 4.6 Liter V-8 engine program for street and amateur racing use, ensuring that the engines produce great power along with race-proven durability Features and Specification of the Dinan® S65 4.6L Club Racing Engine: + 4.6L long block (bore = 94mm; stroke = 83mm; compression ratio = 12:1) + Peak Power: 580 HP @ 8200 RPM and 390 ft-lbs @ 6900 RPM + High lift camshafts with solid lifters + Dry Sump lubrication system + Dinan proprietary billet crankshaft + Dinan proprietary lightweight forged pistons + Dinan proprietary light-weight connecting rods + Balanced, blueprinted and dynoed + Dinan serial numbered block + NO DINAN WARRANTY + RACING ONLY PART + NOT EMISSIONS LEGAL Core Program: Engines are a part of the CORE program we utilize at Dinan so you will be charged an additional fee on top of MSRP initially. This fee will then be refunded to you once your qualifying engine core has been received at Dinan. This ensures we have a continuous stream of product for rebuilding purposes and the lowest possible price to the consumer.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 09:01 PM
    This will hardly be the last battle of boosted E46 M3 S54 motors and boosted E9X M3 S65 motors. This battle is just heating up but here is an interesting race pitting an Active Autowerke Generation 2 Level III supercharged E90 M3 against a Maximum PSI Stage II supercharged E46 M3. Both cars have 6-speed manual transmissions so this is not a race won by a transmission advantage. The S54 inline-6 in the E46 M3 and the S65 V8 in the E90 M3 are both on stock internals and factory compression. The E46 M3 is a Maximum PSI Stage II turbo which we have seen hit 697 wheel horsepower. Additionally, the kit has gone 10.8 @ 131 in the 1/4 mile. The car belongs to our friend over at MPACT. Now from what BimmerBoost has been told MS109 fuel was not available for this run so boost is closer to the Stage I Maximum PSI kit and considering the result that makes sense. The E92 M3 has the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger kit which includes methanol injection and has put down in the 590 wheel horsepower range with simply the best looking torque curve in the industry. Now this kit was tuned by Frank Smith at TTFS so it is safe to say it is making a bit more than the base AA tune. The video quality is not the best partially due to the night time run but it is easy to see what happens. The E46 M3 hits a bit of lag and the E92 M3 pulls on the shift. It then continues a steady pull and the run just really isn't close. The E46 M3 of course would be stronger with more boost but the same could be said about the S65 as well. This will not be the last battle between the E46 and E9X. That fight is about to become full scale war with more built motor S65's hitting the streets.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 12:39 PM
    It is with GREAT pleasure and excitement that I can now officially announce MOTIV Motorsport hardware is available for sale. After months of extensive(albeit very fun) research, development, testing, refining, re-testing and further refinement we are satisfied and confident that we have the best hardware available for your N5x powered vehicle without exception. When the idea of developing hardware for the N54 was first discussed the decision was made that OEM or better build quality, performance and reliability would be the goal. We have surpassed that goal. With our partnership with Overrev Fabrications we have been able to develop and manufacture nearly(more on this in a moment) all of the hardware internally and that means quality control is entirely in our hands and we will only ship out what meets our standards. Using our NASA time attack track car we have been able to put our hardware through stresses and hardships no road going N54 will ever experience and that has exposed every possible weakness there is to find. We would then eliminate that weakness. To remain competitive in this environment not only is peak HP numbers important but area under the curve and predictability. This became immediately apparent and that has lead the design philosophy. This is evident by our recent WTQ record dyno session. Offering 600wtq at 4Krpms and still being able to hold 700whp from 5.5Krpms to redline is exactly the kind of power band that a world class track car needs and the power that anyone driving their N5x on the street wants. Whenever possible we would seek out the most respected and experienced partners during development and that has lead to us teaming up with Forced Performance Turbochargers, Precision Turbo and Engine and FUEL-IT! to offer you the best setup possible. Without further delay here is a brief listing and description of our MOTIV Motorsports line of hardware: MOTIV P-1000 Fuel Setup: Designed to provide upwards of 1000hp worth of fuel and work along side the OEM HPFP system. It will include MOTIV Intake Manifold Injector Spacer, Fuel Rail, All necessary anodized fittings, E85 Compatible Fuel Line, Six Injectors, Extended Studs/Nuts for Intake Manifold and OEM Intake Manifold Gasket Set. Requires a driver to run the injectors and enough low pressure fuel to feed it. MSRP of $1300. AEM/MOTIV Engine Management System: Engineered to work along side the OEM DME without issue while controlling boost and drive the P-1000 injectors. The EMS includes MAC, MAP Sensor, MOTIV built Harness and EMS 4. Each AEM/MOTIV EMS comes preloaded with a PTF tuned base calibration that enable the vehicle to run and drive but requires fine tuning for each individual setup. MSRP of $1200. FUEL-IT!/MOTIV LPFP System: developed and tested in collaboration with FUEL-IT! we have a system capable of supporting over 1000hp worth of fuel and eliminate the weaknesses we have found with the stock fuel system. Includes dual in-tank 455lph fuel pumps, hoses/lines, OEM fuel pressure regulator delete and a new style fuel pressure regulator. MSRP is To Be Determined as of this moment but we hope to have this available within this week. MOTIV turbocharger kits: The MOTIV turbo charger kits will includes Turbo, manifold, downpipe, wastegate, EWG Recirc into downpipe, intake, intake filter, heat Shield, PCV Connection, FMIC hot pipe, engine Mount, CNC water housing and Oil Lines. The MOTIV600 kit features a HTA3076 turbocharger. The MOTIV750 kit features a HTA3586 turbocharger. The MOTIV900 kit features your choice of HTA3794 or PTE6466 turbocharger. To place your order simply visit www.protuningfreaks.com and as apart of our our introductory announcement we are offering the first 10 customers to place an order that includes any of the MOTIV Motorsport turbo kits will receive a 5% discount on their ENTIRE order. The first 3 customers to place an order that includes any of the MOTIV Motorsport turbo kits will receive 5% off of their ENTIRE order AND free proTUNING Freaks remote single turbo tuning(a $500 value.) That's right, everything in your cart is discounted 5%. Just use the coupon code MOTIV-STK-5%OFF when checking out. NOTE: this coupon code will expire automatically after the first 10 orders are placed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2014, 09:34 PM
    Revs are one of the most important aspects of automotive tuning. They should be considering the horsepower equation is torque x RPM / 5252. On paper, if you maintain torque and rev higher your horsepower will only continue to climb. Unfortunately, maintaining torque and increasing revs is easier said than done. The question is in this application, is there anything to gain by revving the 6.2 liter naturally aspirated M156 V8 out past its redline? For an engine of its size it already is a fairly high revving design although AMG shows with the M159 in the SLS AMG Black Series power can be gained with the M156 architecture by revving higher. In this application though, there is not anything to be gained as far as power. Why? Because torque is dropping too quickly past 6500 rpm. The horsepower curve drops as well past redline although not as sharply. Horsepower is not gained but by revving to 7500 one can drop after a shift into a meatier portion of the power curve. In order to fully take advantage of the extra revs some changes to the top end of the engine are necessary namely in the camshaft profile and likely the heads as well for better breathing up top. There is more potential here but it is impressive to see OE Tuning is able to raise the redline and also get the transmission to shift automatically at that advanced redline.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 07:11 PM
    There was a time where this Ferrari would have been unthinkable. An all wheel drive four seat hatchback Ferrari? How high are you? Well, apparently just as high as whatever engineer at Ferrari put the idea forward as the reality of the situation is that the Ferrari FF is a four seat all wheel drive hatchback Ferrari. It is kind of cool in its own way as it is so different from anything else in the Ferrari lineup. It also is pretty damn fast with an Enzo inspired 6.3 liter naturally aspirated 651 horsepower V12 under the hood. The BMW F10 M5 also has room for passengers but features four doors and seats five. That extra seat comes with an extra $200,000 in your pocket as well. The M5 is your prototypical German luxury sports sedan. It has less horsepower on paper than the Ferrari at a rated 560 (very underrated 560) and similar paper torque figures. In reality, the F10 M5 likely has around the same horsepower as the FF although the FF is not exactly a car that owners put on the dyno all the time. The M5 also clearly has more torque at the wheels which is where it counts. It is a very good race between the two dual clutch cars. However, as speeds rise the all wheel drive of the Ferrari becomes a penalty despite being an efficient system. The FF's weight also is not helping as independent figures have it at a similar weight to the M5 in the 4200 pound range. The M5 pulls until it hits the limiter. Keep in mind the FF is doing itself no favors with three people in the car to the M5's two. The M5 technically wins but considering the source of the video that is no surprise. It also would not surprise us if the M5 happened to have some mods that were not mentioned. Either way, the cars are two very fun ways to go fast with some friends. In the FF's case, even in the snow.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2014, 02:35 AM
    Congratulations to the crew at Maximum PSI who finally accomplished a goal that has been a long time coming. Their turbo E36 shop car broke into the 8 second range in the 1/4 mile with a blistering 8.941 @ 164.33 miles per hour pass making their car officially the quickest and fastest street BMW in the United States. This is technically a street BMW although it is prepped for the strip as the parachute will tell you. Still, it does use the factory DME and that factory computer is tuned by Nick G of Tehnique Tuning. The engine was recently rebuilt and Maximum PSI posted a dyno just over the 1000 whp range although they did not state how much power and torque they were making for the record run. Additionally, the full engine build specs would be nice to have. Some sandbagging here? Probably, and BimmerBoost does not blame them. Regarding the specs for the run they used FTW Orange fuel and roughly 36 psi of boost. 16 inch slicks helped put the power down. Congratulations again to Maximum PSI for breaking a longstanding barrier in the US BMW tuning scene.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 07:50 PM
    This is a similar question to what BimmerBoost raised last year regarding an M2 model. A ton of speculation took place from the various culprits on the 2015 F87 M2 this year and one site even claimed to definitively know the M2 would have a more aggressively tuned N55 from the M235i. Our position was (and remains) that nobody knows what the hell they are talking about and that they are simply guessing to get attention. CAR is claiming to definitively know what the specifications for the M2 are and here is their take. CAR states the F87 M2 will arrive in 2015 and offer 369 horsepower and and 384 lb-ft of torque featuring a detuned S55 inline-6 borrowed from the F80/F82 M3 and M4. Ok, fine, that certainly is a possibility. CAR does not state how the engine will be detuned, who at BMW stated this is the engine if anyone even did, or any real solid info on the motor. Is it just a software detune? Is BMW mating the motor to a DCT in the 2-Series finally? Will the motor get a different turbocharger or any physical hardware differences? You would think someone who supposedly has access to an inside source at BMW would ask these questions. If the M2 gets a detuned S55 and it is only detuned through software we can declare right now the M2 is the greatest tuning value in the history of the BMW lineup considering how underrated the S55 engine is and what it gains from basic tuning. If it is detuned through hardware means to protect the M3/M4 this is not a big deal anyway as on paper the M3/M4 and the M2 will have the same potential. If it features an N55 like the M235i as some reported then it does not have a real motor and BMW is really getting out of control with their cost cutting and their watering down of the M brand. All CAR has done is create a bunch of hype. That sells magazines. Good for them but they aren't getting our money. Source
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:36 PM
    Great results here on a built motor supercharged E46 M3 which belongs to BimmerBoost member BMtroubleYOU. He got his S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports who dropped the compression to 11.0:1 (the OEM S54 is 11.5:1). He also added the VAC Motorsports Stage 1 ported cylinder head. Next up was a VF-Engineering VF570 kit which includes a Vortech V3si blower. As the motor is built he upped the boost to 14 psi along with 50/50 water methanol injection. The result is an impressive 633 wheel horsepower pull although there is a bit of a spike at the end. Regardless, there are multiple pulls over 600 wheel horsepower and this is one of the strongest supercharged E46 M3's in the world. Full details in the owner's own words below along with the dynographs. Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR Stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") Headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle bodies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 01:52 PM
    Brace yourself for shocking news. The Challenger Hellcat is much more powerful than the Camaro ZL1. Ok sarcasm off this is no surprise and why Motortrend chose to use the ZL1 is anyone's guess. We already knew from the Mustang GT500 beating up on the ZL1 that it is the weakest muscle car out of the trio. It is interesting to see just how strong the Hellcat is on the Dynojet at the K&N facility located in Riverside, California. The Hellcat has over 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the ZL1 and 163 more horsepower at the wheels. Essentially a night and day difference. Now let us throw in a GT500 graph to put the trio of modern domestic muscle cars in perspective with added context. This is the stock 2014 GT500: 585 wheel horsepower and 600 lb-ft of wheel torque for the GT500 which also flat out spanks the ZL1. The Hellcat is the new king (for as long as it lasts) but clearly the GT500 and Hellcat are the ones packing the muscle here. The Hellcat is an 8-speed automatic and the ZL1 is a 6-speed manual: Wheel horsepower: 1. Hellcat - 635 2. GT500 - 585 3. ZL1 - 472 Pound-feet of Torque: 1. GT500 - 600 2. Hellcat - 591 3. ZL1 - 482 It is interesting to note that the GT500 has more torque although it is important to point out that although these numbers are all from a Dynojet they did not all use the same Dynojet and conditions vary as do cars themselves depending on the break in, mileage, fuel, etc. The point is the GT500 and Hellcat have peak torque figures that are very close while the ZL1 trails both of them considerably. The Hellcat is making more power and it looks like the factory twin screw blower on the engine is more efficient than the stock Eaton TVS roots unit on the GT500. The power hierarchy is well established and now we have to wait and see if Ford will reclaim its title and if Chevy intends to actually put up a real fight with the next generation Camaro.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:42 AM
    Seeing what the big magazines pick as their favorite driver's car is always interesting. Last month MotorTrend took their shot at it with a ten car field and settled on the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 as the best driver's car in all the land. Now it is time to get a British perspective on the matter. Autocar decided on a 12 car field. They usually field 10 cars but made an exception in 2014. There are some big name omissions one of which is the Lamborghini Huracan as Lamborghini declined their invitation (the raging bull is afraid?) and the Z28 is absent. Autocar's 12 car field is as follows and ordered by laptime: 1. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 1min 10.7sec 2. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 1min 11.9sec 3. McLaren 650S – 1min 12.9sec 4. Porsche 911 GT3 – 1min 13.1sec 5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 1min 14.3sec 6. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 1min 14.3sec 7. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 1min 14.9sec 8. BMW M4 – 1min 16.8sec 9. Porsche Cayman GTS – 1min 17.4sec 10. Alfa Romeo 4C – 1min 17.7sec 11. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – 1min 19.4sec 12. BMW i8 – 1min 19.4sec This is how Autocar ended up scoring the cars as far as driving pleasure: 1. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 16 points 2. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 19 3. Porsche 911 GT3 – 27 4. Porsche Cayman GTS – 33 5. McLaren 650S – 39 6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 43 7. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy 54 8. BMW i8 – 64 9. BMW M4 – 78 9. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 78 11. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 80 12. Alfa Romeo 4C – 93 The Ferrari 458 Speciale takes the victory over the Ariel Atom although the Atom is really nothing more than a street legal go-kart. The 458 reigns supreme but it is interesting to note some of the comments by Autocar on the vehicles. The M4 is said to be somewhat of a one trick pony always wanting to go sideways. Yes, the M3/M4 are more about muscle than finesse now. The i8 is said not to be a sports car and its handling changes based on the charge of the batteries. It is said to be better on the road and out of character in the competition which is a shame. The Corvette feels like it got a bit robbed here. A judge scored it as high as second yet it finishes in 6th place? Another judge stated out of all the cars the Corvette is the one he would want to race on the track. So again, what is with the sixth place finish with all the glowing praise? It is surprising the McLaren 650S gets beaten by a full second by the Ferrari. Especially considering its twin turbo V8 is boosted to 650 horsepower now. The Castle Combe track seems a bit short but Autocar feels it is a good test and a 'fast' track. The 458 Speciale is Britain's best driver's car of 2014 according to Autocar. The full video breakdown is below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 04:31 AM
    Now we're talking! The main problem BimmerBoost has with the i8 is that BMW went overboard in the efficiency department for a two-seat sports car (technically 2+2 but try to sit in the back) that costs over $130k. The i8 performs well and makes efficient use of its 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That is decent power but it just does not cut it in the golden age of horsepower. Especially considering the ~3400 pound carbon tub i8 chassis is simply begging for more. Who is buying cars approaching $150k with options to save a few MPG anyway? The i8 potentially is capable of so much more. Its 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbo engine only produces 231 horsepower. Good for a 1.5 liter motor of course but imagine if BMW used their S55B30 inline-6 engine from the M3/M4 instead? Automobile reports that may be a possibility. The other possibility is a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder and considering that BMW does not have one of these sitting around the M division would have to develop one likely starting with the N20 engine as a base. Ok, fine, even a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder massaged by M is better than this 1.5 liter three-cylinder nonsense. The best bet and what BMW should do is the S55B30 3.0 liter inline-6 giving the car an underrated 554 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That is of course assuming no changes to the electric drivetrain. Really BMW should use a twin turbo S85 V10 for the gasoline motor but now we're dreaming and we'll be content with an i8 that finally has the performance to back up the looks. The four-cylinder although better than the three-cylinder just is not good enough for a proper M1 successor and a car to honor a hundred years of BMW. This is a one time one shot thing. Go big or go home. It's now or never. Ulrich Kranz who is the BMW i Senior Vice president is apparently pushing for this hotter i8 which will be called an i8S instead of an i8M. Keep in mind last year BMW stated i and M need to remain separate which is a steaming hot pile of you know what. Look, this M version of the i8 or higher performance i8 or whatever you want to call it has been reported off and on for years now. Automobile Magazine says it is coming but we have heard this before only for reports weeks later to state the opposite. Enough already. Someone at BMW confirm this thing and let BMW M go to town on the i8. In April of this year BimmerBoost made the case for a high performance i8. The conclusion is the same as before: It is time to build the Ultimate Driving Machine. It is now or never. Either you produce an enthusiast car or just admit you no longer build 'only one thing.' Build the i8 M or M1 as you have put your hardcore and loyal fans through enough and yet we are still here. If you do not, we won't be for much longer. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 10:42 PM
    The 997.1 and 997.2 models of the 911 Turbo are different animals. The primary reason being the 997.2 has a different engine that features direct injection. As this changes things considerably 997.1 tuning does not really apply to the 997.2 Turbo which thus far trails its sibling considerably. We are all aware of the complication direct injection adds to fueling namely when adding a lot of power in the aftermarket. Cobb seems to have a pretty good grip on the 997.2 Turbo platform as they just posted a 688 wheel horsepower graph. This would currently be the 997.2 Turbo horsepower record as nobody has posted a higher graph that PorscheBoost knows of. Keep in mind this was achieved on 91 octane pump gas and meth injection so we will see what the car does with race gas once they try it. It will also be interesting to see if Cobb hits any fueling limitations. Modifications to the 6-speed manual 997.2 Turbo are as follows: 997.2 Turbo Alpha 30 Turbos BBI Exhaust BBI/IPD Plenum Y Pipe Stock Engine Cali 91 Octane and Meth BBI 3 Bar Map sensors Cobb Accessport calibrated by Mitch Mckee of Cobb Tuning 20psi Dynograph: Fuel pressure log: Cobb: 'Fuel pressure stayed right at my target of around 2000psi, did not drop at all which is awesome! Stock fuel system. ' Further details from Cobb: I also turned the torque down. I am trying to make this setup last on the stock engine for a long time, so I am really keeping torque under control. I had it as high as 640 ft/lbs but decided to back it down. So we are just a touch under 700WHP. We are going to put some race gas in it once the pump gas is gone and tune it to see where the limit is! Should be awesome to figure out how far these cars can really go! I would be happy with 100 octane if the car could make 750-775hp but we will see! This does have the VTG motors removed with no codes as well, another feature that will be available in our software very soon! (This is already available in the 997.1 Turbo) Thanks for looking! Mitch.mckee@cobbtuning.com
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 07:32 AM
    Interesting tune only matchup here of the new turbocharged F80 M3 and F82 M3. Both cars of course share the same 3.0 liter direct injected S55 inline-6 turbo motor. The only modification to each car is a tune with the camera car being the F80 M3 with the BMS JB4 tune. The BMS JB4 car is running on Map 7. The ECU Tuning Group car has their tuning solution which they claim adds 89 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque. BimmerBoost has not seen any dyno sheets or timeslips backing up their claims as is the general trend for ECU Tuning Group products. BimmerBoost has seen dyno sheets for the BMS JB4 tuned S55 motors and they are over 500 wheel horsepower. Dynosheets are one thing and putting that power down in practice is another. In practice, the JB4 car simply pulls away (although it does start early). One sided race:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 08:40 PM
    Interesting development here in the Porsche tuning world as Fabspeed Motorsports who is known primarily for the their aftermarket exhaust pieces is getting into selling tunes. Fabspeed released their piggyback tune for the 991 Turbo / S platform and claims gains of 95 horsepower. Fabspeed is not known as an ECU tuner so it looks like they purchased a piggyback system from someone and are branding it as their own. This conclusion is based on their own pictures showing the source for the box as Essing Performance located in the Netherlands. Their release does not directly state this is a piggyback system but they state they are modifying three ECU signals: 'Fabspeed’s tuning kit functions as a go-between, intercepting and adapting the signals from three key engine sensors and relaying the modified information to the factory ECU, where it is then interpreted and acted upon. These adapted signals allow the ECU to increase the boost pressure and fuel pressure, and balance them with increased air flow. This results in increases of over 95hp and 90ft-lbs of torque when installed with Fabspeed’s performance exhaust products!' Ok, so they claim and increase of 95 horsepower and 90 lb-ft of torque when combined with their exhaust products on 991 Turbo S. What are the tune only gains? What about on the 991 Turbo? They do provide a graph showing 95 horsepower gains although these appear to be crank numbers using a Dynostar dyno. Some numbers at the wheels on an all wheel drive Dynojet or a Mustang would be nice to see especially for both the 991 Turbo and the Turbo S. $4995.00 is also pretty steep for a piggyback system so we are seeing some heavy Porsche tax here. It will be interesting to see how this tune stacks up to ECU flash tuning on the platform and we look forward to some independent testing.
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