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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 04:10 PM
    The time has finally come to share some details on my secret N54 project. It's been under development for many months now, and had no shortage of both hardware and software (mainly software) obstacles to overcome. That said, a major milestone was reached this week so it's time to let you all in! Coming soon to a stock DME near you: Yep, real Flex Fuel. It is a fully implemented flex fuel solution, running on the stock DME! Dial your car in on pump (91-93oct), then E85, set the blending / interpolation curve tables, and be on your way. The benefits here are never having to reflash when changing ethanol blends again (or even worry about mixing the correct blend). Go from straight 93oct to 100% E85 or E98 on the same flash :) This is up and running on a few IJE0S cars now and works flawlessly. There is still some more work to be done, and of course porting to the other ROM types will take a good bit of time. Some hardware details are in need of finalization as well. More to come on those items in the weeks to follow. Some overall highlights and features of this accomplishment: first DME integration with a 3rd party sensor first large scale rewrite and modification of DME logic direct logging of Ethanol Content % in MHD separate blending / interpolation per table grouping seamless blending between maps for any ethanol content I'd also like to give a big thanks to @Chris@CKI for his help in testing and flashing my countless revisions at all hours of the day, and also to @martial@mhd for assembly code and hex conversion help along the way! In case you haven't guessed, this will be a module available in MHD similar to M-Boost. A thread is worthless without pics, right? The log was taken after a fill-up to a higher E content, and you can see the AFR target rising as E% goes up. 2017 is just getting started, and will definitely be the year of the stock DME ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-20-2016, 09:06 PM
    The BMW world for whatever reason attracts to it a lot of shady people and many tuners who overstate their ability. Not everyone on this list is shady but it is filled with tuners whose reputation does not match their ability. Let's start with number 5. 5. ESS-Tuning Oh, sure, people will point to ESS-Tuning 'records' on the E9X M3 platform. Are they a product of ability or simply volume bolstered by drag strip conditions on the east coast in the winter? The truth is ESS-Tuning does not have the ability to match their claims. For a bolt on option that works, they are great. When they move outside of that narrow sphere, bad things happen. Need evidence? MYSTERY SOLVED: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ESS TUNING SUPERCHARGED RDSPORT STROKER M3? BLOWN MOTOR / S65 ENGINE FAILURE DIAGNOSIS ESS TUNING THREATENS BIMMERBOOST WITH LEGAL ACTION OVER REVEALING ISSUES WITH THE SUPERCHARGED RDSPORT STROKER MOTOR ESS-TUNING PROBLEMS WITH F82 M4 F80 M3 S55 TURBO KIT TUNING AND HARDWARE, FORUM CENSORSHIP, AND THE DANGERS OF BEING AN ESS GUINEA PIG AMS PERFORMANCE DROPS ESS-TUNING IN LIEU OF THEIR OWN TUNING SOLUTION FOR THEIR ALPHA 9 F10 M5 / F13 M6 S63TU TURBO UPGRADE PACKAGE ESS-TUNING ACCUSES EVOLVE OF USING ESS TUNES, POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS TUNING, AND BIMMERBOOST OF GENERATING PROPAGANDA FOR EVOLVE ESS-TUNING SERVICE AND ALPHA-N E60 M5 S85 V10 TUNING ISSUES - THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT OF SWITCH TO EVOLVE ALPHA-N S85 TUNING When ESS attempts to tread outside of a bolt on supercharger kit for the M3 (centrifugals being the EASIEST superchargers to tune) they usually fail. Especially when it comes to custom projects. When BimmerBoost highlighted this in some of the articles you see above, ESS threatened BimmerBoost with legal action. Nothing ever came of their threat because everything you see above is true. If a tuner is so insecure over their perception of being good maybe they really aren't as good as they want people to think? 4. G-Power G-Power at least deserves credit for attempting high performance builds. Out of all the tuners on this list, they build the strongest BMW's so props for that. The problem? Let's say you want a twin supercharged S85 V10 like the one pictured above. It will run you $40k+ for the supercharger kit before an engine build for their highest stage. Once you go to their SKIII system you are looking at $57k plus labor. You can buy an E60 M5 today for almost half that. Not to mention, bolt on a Vortech blower for a fraction of the price and have more power. Just look at their $25k Mono SKII system. G-Power is a tuner for people with too much money to care. They will build you a reasonably fast car but it will cost you more than the car is worth. They also never backup their claims with 1/4 mile runs or wheel output dynos. We did get a crank dyno for their recent claim of a 1001 horsepower twin supercharged S85 V10 system but it is not a raw graph. When they start showing what they are making at the wheels we will start taking them seriously. G-Power does hold the BMW top speed record. This is impressive although it is primarily a product of being able to use the autobahn to set it so nobody elsewhere in the world has challenged them. If you have more money than sense, feel free to check them out. Don't be surprised when you get smoked by a cheaper option though. 3. AC Schnitzer Another BMW tuner that made it's name in the days before forums and in the days before the turbo era. At one time, (think E36/E46) they built some very cool BMW's. These days they pretty much just do body kits although they have been setting some course records in Germany. Their 'tuning' amounts to re-branding springs and suspensions components as their own. They add in a rebranded piggyback for some more horsepower and then go run a lap on courses they have in their backyard for a record. It is not as if US tuners are going to fly a car to Germany to top it so they are safe. When it comes to powerful aftermarket BMW's they are nowhere to be found. No 1/4 mile records, no dyno records, no 1/2 mile records, and no acceleration records of any kind. They play it safe making big margins on body pieces people in Russia and the Middle East overpay for. They are overrated. 2. Hamann Hamann is basically like AC Schnitzer except without any records of any sort. Another company that used to do hardcore tuning such as stroker motors that is now reduced to selling wheels and body kits. Not that they care, they have the Hamann name and whore it out as much as they can. This name brand approach is popular overseas but when is the last time you saw someone in the United States drooling over a Hamann built car? If someone drools over Hamann anything, they suffer from mental retardation. They have no impressive engine tuning whatsoever. They are completely all show and no go. Just look at their M2 tuning program. Body pieces and teal wheels which will slow the car down. Wow, how impressive. You can literally outperform their vehicle with a stock M2 and a tune from basically any US tuner. These guys have been coasting on their name for decades. 1. Dinan It pains BimmerBoost to have Dinan as number one but it is exactly where Dinan should be. It is not that Dinan is bad or produces bad parts. It is just that they are overpriced and underperform. Just look at this: DINAN'S WEAK BMW TURBO ERA TUNING - COMPARING F85 X5M 1/4 MILE RESULTS WITH DINANTRONICS STAGE I S63TU PIGGYBACK TO ACM ECU FLASH TUNING WHY BOTHER WITH DINAN AGAIN? PRECISION TUNING PUSHES THE 2013 F01 ALPINA B7 N63TU OVER 600 HORSEPOWER AT THE WHEELS Yet another BMW switching from Dinan 'Dinantronics' to a proper ECU flash tune - F13 M6 Gran Coupe S63TU picks up huge gains with Eurocharged vs. Dinan tuning DINAN STAGE I DINANTRONICS F80/F82 M3/M4 S55 TUNE DYNOJET DYNO RESULTS - +~20 WHEEL HORSEPOWER In the BMW performance community, if you run Dinan, you're a joke. What's the point? To overpay for parts to be slower than those with cheaper parts? Dinan can not even flash tune modern BMW's. This is why Dinan suddenly embraced piggybacks after criticizing them. This led to Dinan responding to BimmerBoost's criticism of their public flip-flop. There are some who will point to Dinan in motorsport and sure, they do some great things there. However, street BMW's are not race cars. The BMW race cars have unlocked ECU's. Dinan does not have that same luxury with the street cars and it shows as the new TriCore ECU's proved too difficult for them. Also, what ever happened to that S63TU turbo upgrade promised from Dinan almost three years ago? Nothing happened. Dinan simply was not able to deliver and if it does come to market it will likely be a rebranded upgrade from another tuner much like their N55 turbo upgrade. Dinan is without question the most overrated tuner in the BMW aftermarket today. If you are one of those people saying, 'What about the warranty?' you are probably their target market. If you want a fast BMW, you simply don't choose Dinan.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 09:35 PM
    An interesting upgrade option for N54 fueling is Fuel-It!'s bucketless LPFP. They have designed a special pick up that allows for their bucketless design. There are advantages here as for one they eliminated the need to modify the factory bucket and they provide a large increase in flow. Fuel It! describes the premise best: There were concerns regarding fuel flow when almost empty but this video addresses those concerns: Now let's look at some dyno results on an E82 135i N54 paired with their Platinum Port Injection kit: That is a solid 600 wheel horsepower with Pure Stage 2's and the AFR is 11.9:1 on an E53 ethanol blend. Definitely something for those looking to upgrade their fuel system to look into.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-05-2017, 12:11 PM
    Rod bearing wear issues in the 4.0 liter S65 V8 in the E9X M3 are well known. Rod bearings also wear prematurely on the S85 V10 on which the S65 V8 is based but do to the superior oiling system of the V10 the problem is not exacerbated as it is on the V8. Things vary based on use as well. A car that is tracked or supercharged will see more wear than a stock car used for commuting. The bottom line however is that owners should replace their rod bearings before it is too late so that they can avoid what is pictured below. @Michael@GermanAutoWerks shared pictures of a blown S65 V8 from an E92 M3: Unfortunately, BMW has a history of mistakes with M3 engines dating back to the E46 M3 S54 and all the way up to the current F80 M3 S55. Someone should hold BMW accountable for knowingly selling motors with defects.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-04-2017, 02:01 PM
    Talk about entering the M157 scene with a splash! Pure Turbos is not messing around. The proof is in the results right here on a W212 E63 AMG. This is a 4Matic all wheel drive car as it is the facelifted version. In the 26 to 27 psi range of boost output is 840 horsepower. This is with custom ECU dyno tuning from Precision Tuning. Precision did not push the turbos as far as they could to preserve the driveline. What would these turbos make when pushed with an upgraded transmission? Good question. Oh, and how about the pricing? $5995 plus core exchange. That is the best turbo upgrade value in the M157 world right now. As a reminder, before the turbo upgrade and with bolt ons this E63 ran 10.6 @ 133. That was at 670 all wheel horsepower. What will it do now? We can't wait to find out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    There is a lot of intake manifold talk on the BimmerBoost forums as of late but there is little in the way of concrete results showing an increase in flow with aftermarket manifolds. EOS (Evolution of Speed) has some results to share with their V2 N54 manifold on a single turbo car. It is important to note that this car makes over 500 horsepower to the wheels with the factory manifold. For N54 owners to see gains they will have to be making a bit of power as the factory manifold is not a huge restriction. At 22 psi of boost the baseline shows 524 wheel horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. You will note the factory baseline (red) produces substantially more torque from 3000 to 4500 rpm. With the EOS manifold you see a gain in peak horsepower but a drop in peak torque. The EOS manifold is showing an advantage from 5500 rpm until redline which is what produces a gain of 25 peak horsepower. The torque figure drops to 486 at the wheels however. Is it worth giving up some mid-range for top end pull? That depends on the application and goals. More testing is definitely needed on various N54 applications before reaching any definitive conclusions just yet.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2017, 01:31 PM
    This E90 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @idratherbesurfing. He has a top mount single turbo N54 conversion and is running a Pure Turbos 62mm turbocharger. He is still fine tuning the setup but it is already good for 680 horsepower to the wheels. At 30+ psi he believes he will crack 800 wheel horsepower: This is the mod list: Top mount twin scroll manifold Pure Turbo 62mm 1.0ar w/ 2 tial 38mm wastegates Ade motor mounts Vrsf chargepipe, Turbosmart bov, Vrsf 7inch fmic Fuel-it port injection, fpr kit, stage 3 lpfp MFactory lsd Mhd/Haltech stack Bms, Rb, and mishimoto catch can stack Tuning is a flash and piggyback stack with Precision Tuning doing the ECU flash work on their dyno. Take a look at the dyno vid below which is well worth your time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-04-2017, 04:31 PM
    Uh oh, this has to be a warning sign at BMW. A drop of 10% in sales in 2016 compared to 2015 is large. BMW's are selling obviously as 313,174 cars is a lot of volume but that number was 346,023 in 2015. Perhaps the signs were there early in the year when Mercedes and Audi started the year with much stronger sales than BMW. Perhaps consumers are getting tired of BMW? Perhaps BMW has lost some of the enthusiast market? Keep in mind BMW equates sales figures with how well they are doing. They feel if they are number one in sales that means they are the number one brand. It's illogical as volume does not equal quality but that is the official BMW brand position. Just because one brand outsells another does not mean it builds better cars. For BMW this must be a bit of a shock considering how hard they are trying to push volume above all else. That is why you have so many variants of platforms namely in the X-Series line. Additionally, the new 7-Series launch should have further bolstered the bottom line. Table 1: New Vehicle Sales BMW of North America, LLC , December 2016 Dec. 2016 Dec. 2015 % YTD Dec. 2016 YTD Dec. 2015 % BMW brand 32,835 34,625 -5.2 313,174 346,023 -9.5 BMW passenger cars 20,419 22,818 -10.5 209,231 244,767 -14.5 BMW light trucks 12,416 11,807 5.2 103,943 101,256 2.7 MINI brand 4,658 5,009 -7.0 52,030 58,514 -11.1 TOTAL Group 37,493 39,634 -5.4 365,204 404,537 -9.7 When Mercedes and Audi release their figures we will know if either or both of them took the crown from BMW in 2016.
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    01-03-2017, 12:04 PM
    Nice work here by BimmerBoot member @nitemare who will likely be breaking into the 10's shortly and in so doing will be the first 535i in the 10's. For now, he is the quickest and fastest E60 535i N54 with a 1/4 mile run of 11.271 @ 124.59. The E60 N54's do not get a lot of love so BimmerBoost wanted this run to get the exposure it deserves. It is pretty much a game of volume as to why the 135i and 335i models get more N54 tuning attention. That does not mean the E60 535i is not capable as this sprint shows: What is the mod list? As follows: Hexon RR700s / JB4 G5 / Trebila tune / BMS Meth kit / MFactory 3.46 LSD / Fuel-It Stage II / ADE Port Injection / Full E85 / VRSF large Turbo inlets / VRSF kittyless DPs / VTT turbo outlets / custom 3.5" single exhaust / VRSF CP / Tial BOV / Rev9 FMIC / RB PCV fix kit / RaceStar Drag Star 17" & 15" wheels / Custom 15" rear wheel conversion The 15 inch drag wheel conversion helps big time with the 60 foot. A 1.627 is a nice launch for an E60. What is next? Well, hopefully 10's: Becoming the quickest and fastest overall E60 certainly is a lofty goal but just breaking into the 10's alone would be a great achievement. He will likely get there soon and some TCU tuning might help with that.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 08:22 PM
    Look, the 2JZ-GTE is a great motor. The iron block I6 gets swapped into everything these days. You know what else is a great iron block I6 engine? The BMW S54. Which comes under the hood of the E85 Z4 M so BMW already did the work for you if you want a stout I6 that can take a ton of boost. Ok, maybe this was a base Z4 so the owner decided to toss a 2JZ in there with a top mount single turbo to be different. If you want to be different, swap in a Viper V10 like this guy did. Go with something you can not get from the factory like a V8. Call us purists but if you are going to go with an iron block I6, go with BMW's.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-19-2016, 10:24 PM
    The twin screw supercharged Hellcat V8 is a beast in stock form. It is heavily underrated and obviously has a ton of torque down low. Which it needs to move its porky 4500+ pound butt. The E82 BMW 135i N55 in this video is much, much lighter. Roughly 1200 pounds lighter. On top of that this is a dual clutch example which means very quick shifts. Efficiency is on the BMW's side. It shows as the 135i easily pulls away. The Hellcat will need some mods to change the outcome which isn't a problem for the big V8. Great run from @Newguy123 135i N55 motor PURE TURBOS hybrid S2 turbo FUEL-IT! port injection JB4/MHD stack, pump gas flash with supporting mods DCT was slipping on higher boost targets up top so we left it at 18psi Dodge Charger Hellcat - stock both cars had a passenger and full weight.
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    12-21-2016, 05:10 PM
    The B4 series flat-four cylinder engine architecture utilized in the 718 models is impressive. This is a modular engine architecture that scales to six cylinders for the Porsche 991.2 generation 911 models. For the Cayman S the B4 2.5 is rated at 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque: B4 2.5 Horsepower: 350 Torque: 309 lb-ft Boost Pressure: 14.5 psi Bore x Stroke: 102mm x 76.4 Redline: 7500 rpm Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 Intercooler: Water to Air Very solid numbers on paper. In practice? The 718 Boxster S and Cayman S are considerably underrated: 341 horsepower to wheels stock on a Mustang is... well, incredible. AWE's dyno is not quite as conservative as many Mustang's we see but this is still absurd power from the 2.5 liter motor considering the 350 crank hp rating. The exhaust does not add much power but one should not expect huge gains out of a rear section alone anyway. The main focus here is that the Boxster S and Cayman S are really over 400 horsepower from the factory. That is, unless you believe the car only suffers from 2.6% drivetrain losses. With a tune alone one can realistically expect 400+ horsepower to the wheels. The 718 models are going to be a lot of fun and a great Porsche tuning value.
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    01-09-2017, 01:51 PM
    Introducing the new Porsche 911 GTS models. These are 991.2 911's meaning they get the updated twin turbo 3.0 liter flat-6 motor. For the GTS, the engine is in a slightly higher state of tune offering 450 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. How does Porsche achieve this increase in output? They do not say. This makes us worry it is nothing more than a software change which is great for the bottom line but is not great for getting your money's worth. If the GTS turbochargers are the same as the S model one is really just paying a premium to have 30 more horses with a warranty. The suspension and wheels are available as options already. The only other difference is the Carrera GTS coupe gets the Carrera 4 style connected taillight. If one intends to get a tune, the GTS is a big waste of money. Stuttgart . Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above availa-ble as a Coupé and Cabriolet – and the 911 Targa 4 GTS with all-wheel drive. A newly developed turbocharger for 3.0-litre six-cylinder flat engine increases power to 331 kW (450 PS). The engine delivers 22 kW (30 hp) more than the 911 Carrera S and 15 kW (20 hp) more than the corresponding GTS prior model with a naturally aspirated engine. All variants are available with a manual seven-gear transmission or optional Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). More power for more performanceThe maximum torque of 550 Nm provides even better acceleration and elasticity figures. The torque is available between 2150 and 5000 rpm. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is included as standard on all GTS models. The GTS Coupés feature the PASM sports chassis, which lowers the body by ten millimetres. The fastest sprinter in the family is the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé: With Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) and the Sport Chrono Package as standard, it races from zero to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. All GTS models feature a top speed in excess of 300 km/h. The frontrunner at 312 km/h is the Coupé with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Despite the increase in performance, the GTS remains efficient – the 911 Carrera GTS with PDK, for example, consumes only 8.3 l/100 km according to the NEDC. This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 188 g/km. Typical GTS: Numerous black elements both inside and outThe GTS models stand out within the 911 model line not only in terms of technology, but also in their visual design: All of the vehicles are based on the wide all-wheel-drive chassis, which measures 1852 mm even on the rear-wheel-drive models. The new Sport Design front apron emphasises the sporty character. The front end is aerodynamically optimised. A low front spoiler and increased rear spoiler extension height further reduce the lift forces on the front and rear axle compared to the Carrera S models. On the rear, the GTS is unmistakeable: smoked tail lights, silk-gloss black air intake grille and central black twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, which is included as standard. A new black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The light strip is reserved for the all-wheel-drive models. Sport Design exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels with central locking device painted in silk-gloss black, plus GTS logos on the doors complete the side view. The characteristic Targa bar, which is supplied in black for the first time on the GTS, also lends the 911 Targa a particularly distinctive look. New Porsche Track Precision app and high-quality equipmentGTS genes also shape the interior. The stopwatch of the Sport Chrono Package is integrated as a central component of the dashboard. The Porsche Track Precision app has been further enhanced specially to coincide with the market launch of the GTS models. Its features include automatic recording, detailed display and analysis of driving data on a smartphone. GTS passengers sit on Alcantara seats with a new stitching pattern. The Sports seats Plus with GTS logos on the headrests can be adjusted in 4-ways electrically and provide increased lateral support and comfort. Other features include brushed, black anodised aluminium trim strips on the instrument cluster as well as a high proportion of Alcantara, which can be found on the steering wheel rim, centre console and armrests, for example. The 911 GTS models are available to order now; including value-added tax and country-specific equipment, prices in Germany are as follows: 911 Carrera GTS 124,451 euros 911 Carrera 4 GTS 131,829 euros 911 Carrera GTS Cabrio 137,541 euros 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabrio 144,919 euros 911 Targa 4 GTS 144,919 euros Image material for Porsche models in the Porsche Newsroom (http://newsroom.porsche.com) and for accredited journalists in the Porsche press database (https://presse.porsche.de). 911 Carrera GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.3 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 212 – 188 g/km 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.4 – 8.4 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 214 – 190 g/km 911 Carrera 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.5 – 8.5 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 216 – 192 g/km 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km 911 Targa 4 GTS: Fuel consumption combined 9.7 – 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-emissions 220 – 196 g/km
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    01-06-2017, 11:33 AM
    It is no secret the 5.5 liter M157 AMG V8 shows large gains with an aftermarket tune. The torque down low in particular gets a huge bump. Evotech tuned this 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S on the Dyno Dynamics at Dyno Comp in Arizona. The results show a massive increase in torque starting at 2600 rpm. The increase in area through the curve up until 5250 rpm is massive. The peak gain over the baseline is 186 lb-ft of torque at the wheels at 3500 rpm. Dyno Comp corrects their Dyno Dynamics to read high but so it is important to focus more on the delta here than the peak figures. Approaching 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels despite the correction factor is still impressive. For a heavy 5300+ pound car vehicle the GLE63 the increase in torque will get it moving much more quickly and basically be a huge kick in the pants. The horsepower gain is solid as well but the M157 is definitely more of a stump puller than top end design and it certainly fits the character of a heavy SUV.
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    12-19-2016, 09:54 PM
    The new Raptor is obviously an off-road truck first and foremost. It does have a very strong powerplant under the hood though that makes for some quick times. The high output 3.5 liter Ecoboost produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This results in 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and a 1/4 mile spring taking 14.1 seconds at just over 96 miles per hour. Respectable performance from a 5600+ pound off-road truck, right? Also, this is basically the same performance the 1999 Ford F150 Lightning was capable of but that vehicle was designed as a performance street truck. It would be nice to get a new Lightning. Acceleration video is below from Hennessey. Just ignore all of his baggage when watching it.
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    01-12-2017, 06:22 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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    12-31-2016, 11:11 AM
    Many good runs in this video here with some heavy hitting street cars. Some you would call sleepers namely the 1250 whp Datsun 280Z with the 2JZGTE swap. Some you would not like the twin turbo Gallardo and the Huracan on nitrous. The specifics for all the mods on each vehicle are not available. We'll just go over each run. 1. TT Gen V Viper vs. 8 second GTR The GTR gets the jump and an initial lead but the Viper flies by in the upper gears and I mean flies by. That is a nasty Viper. 2. TT Gen V Viper vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z The light Datsun gets a nice lead and the Viper has to run it down. The 280Z gets off the throttle before the Viper closes the gap. There are a few more runs between the two and they all end the same way. The 280Z is a mean little car. 3. TT Gen V Viper vs. 240SX with 2JZ swap that runs 7.9@175 The 240SX goes early before the three count. It just pulls away. 4. 240SX with 2JZ swap vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z Based on the results with the Viper these two should be a good match for each other paper. In practice it's a pretty good run although the 280Z gets off the throttle one it opens a lead. Both of these cars are damn fast and make for amazing highway sleepers. 5. 800 whp EVO vs. 1000 whp CTS-V This is a good run with the Cadillac edging until something goes wrong for the EVO. Smoke billows out and it looks like something went very, very wrong. 6. Bolt on GT500 vs. nitrous Huracan The Lamborghini Huracan is pretty quick and fairly light. With the high revving V10 plus the dual clutch transmission it is potent and about a 130 trap car stock. Whatever shot of nitrous the owner is feeding the motor it is enough to make easy work of the bolt on GT500. 7. Nitrous Huracan vs. 800 whp TT Gallardo The Gallardo based on the claimed hp does not likely have a built motor but a bolt on kit. Perhaps the boost is just turned down for the run to make it interesting. Either way the Huracan gets a nice jump and Gallardo is forced to run it down. It's tough to see due to the chase view but it does not appear to catch the Huracan. Great runs from a variety of fast cars.
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    12-21-2016, 06:28 AM
    This is not the new ZL1 but the previous generation model with the LSA 6.2 liter supercharged V8. It is a potent mill that is easily upgraded and the car has 770 rear wheel horsepower. Definitely not something easy for just any N54 to take down. The 335i features the Pure Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. Additionally, it has an MHD E85 tune with a JB4 piggyback, MMP inlets/outlets, Fuel-It! Stage 2, VRSF FMIC, downpipes, BMS meth kit, and 200 pounds weight reduction. The weight reduction is certainly a big factor as it puts the 335i at roughly 800 pounds under the ZL1. It is a good run between the two until the ZL1 misses a gear. Basically, it's even. Strong showing for the BMW. 335i N54 mods FBO, pure turbos + cm17 of meth, MMP inlets, JB4 tuned with MHD BEF, E35 fuel - 2nd gear 16psi(450whp) 3rd gear 23psi(600whp) 4th-6th @25psi- est 650whp gutted ZL1 mods: FBO + built 408 stroker motor stage3 cam 15psi on stock lower, E85 tuned 770whp dynojet, gutted
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    01-11-2017, 05:30 PM
    How the mighty have fallen. Just three years ago Steve Dinan criticized piggyback tuning for BMW's basically saying it was inadequate compared to ECU flash tuning. Just a few months after that Dinan announced development of their own piggyback tuning boxes when modern BMW ECU's proved too difficult for them to tune. We called out Steve Dinan on what felt like hypocrisy. He stated that he did not discount the viability of piggyback tuning but that the current boxes on the market were poorly calibrated. His assertion has not been supported with Dinan's performance results and the competition routinely outperforms Dinan whether it be in flash tuning or piggyback tuning. What is clear at this point is with Steve Dinan leaving the company Dinan is simply trying to sling as many of these boxes as they can. Their Dinantronics Sport piggyback applies to the following VW/Audi models: Make Model Submodel Engine Audi 8V S3 Quattro 2.0T Audi A3 8V FWD 1.8T Audi A3 8V Quattro 2.0T Audi MK3 TT (2014+) Quattro 2.0T Volkswagen Beetle GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Beetle GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Sportwagen 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII R GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Passat B7 FWD 1.8T Gen3 At $299.99 it is priced well but at $379.99 the BMS JB4 outperforms it. Let's not forget that APR can flash tune all of these models, offers higher performance options, and now even offers tuning options with a warranty. Dinan will likely not be able to gain much of a foothold in the VW/Audi sector at least not with the performance they are offering and without wheel output dynos or performance results to share. This may appeal to those who really count their pennies. It is somewhat sad to see this from a tuner that at one time developed lofty performance options such as superchargers and 5.8 liter V10 stroker motors for BMW M cars. Max Gains: +30 hp / +40 lb-ft DINANTRONICS Sport is the boost controller for the masses. Its simple design/execution allows for easy installation/removal that can be performed in the blink of an eye and yields results you will be sure to feel, and enjoy, from the start. Coupled with Bluetooth capabilities right out of the box which allows for user-controlled adjustability and a live boost monitor to keep track of the action, its a value proposition that is unequaled in the marketplace. DINANTRONICS Sport plugs into a single sensor which lends itself to a very quick and discrete installation, or removal, should the need arise. Not only does this connection method offer a simplified install but also effectively utilizes the factory ECU, in tandem with itself, in order to re-map boost, fueling, and timing for optimum performance. Once installed DINANTRONICS Sport enjoys connectivity to various smartphone devices courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth Smart system. From the free app, one has the freedom to reduce stock boost for valet duties or crank up the boost all the way up to the "race" setting for maximum enjoyment... or anywhere in between. Regardless of what setting is chosen, there is a power level for everyone. Also, within the app, the end user has access to a live boost monitor which streams boost data in real time to the phone. Not only will you be able to feel the difference but now you can see it as well! Benefits of the DINANTRONICS Sport Performance Tuner: Bluetooth smart (Android and iOS Compatible) Live boost monitor Multiple power settings to choose from (Sport, Sport+, and Race). Units ship pre-set to the Sport+ setting. Valet / parental control modes (-3 PSI) Quick, easy, and discrete installation Automatically detects engine type and loads appropriate mapping (if unit is for multiple engine types) CARB EO submitted and approval is pending 1 year product warranty (does not include consequential damages or labor costs)​
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    01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
    The Hellcat V8 is an absolute beast as we all know with its 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8. Making big power and torque is not the problem. Putting that power and torque to the ground is the problem. It does not help that the Challenger Hellcat is a big fat 4500+ pound pig. A powerful pig, but a pig. Owners struggle with traction and the problem becomes worse when the car is tuned as Hellcat V8's are approaching 1000 whp with bolt on modifications. The Dodge Demon is teased as being all about traction and the 1/4 mile. The most logical conclusion is that this means all wheel drive. Dodge is investing a lot of money in an all wheel drive Hellcat drivetrain for the upcoming Jeep Hellcat model and the Durango is rumored to get a variant of this drivetrain as well. Maybe they will adapt it to the Challenger as well? If they do, watch out. The Challenger Hellcat will be a stoplight beast and one of the best performance values in the world. Well, if you are into going straight in a line that is.
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    12-31-2016, 06:25 AM
    Do you just absolutely have to get to get to Costco as quickly as possible? Well, you might want to consider the Armageddon twin turbo kit for the Cadillac Escalade. These are insane numbers for a luxury SUV namely one that weighs roughly 5700 pounds. What are the specs? The full details were not posted but it has an engine build by Advanced Modern Performance which drops compression down to 10.5:1. The transmission is a 6-speed auto that is also built. It also features an Advanced Modern Performance fuel system along with methanol injection which allows for making over 960 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane pump gas and 24 psi of boost: What are the turbo specs? Well, Armageddon states they have setups good for 1500+ so it is one of these below: Talk about an awesome way to haul the family. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BOOBVvHA1kz/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by @ advancedmodernperformance</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-12-20T00:36:50+00:00">Dec 19, 2016 at 4:36pm PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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    01-11-2017, 03:06 PM
    This is almost hard to believe but if indeed there is 93 octane pump fuel in the gas tank the result certainly is impressive. The 997.1 Turbo is a 3.8 liter built motor example running 16 psi of boost on just the wastegate springs. The result is 990 horsepower to the wheels in STD correction on a Dynojet. The motor has extensive mods for top end breathing including GT3 Schrick cams, GT3 cup heads, a 991 GT3 4.0 cup intake manifold, and custom headers. As you can see, it is revving just short of 8k rpm: Fuel is delivered by dual pumps and 12 injectors. The fuel system is from SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport). The car is tuned on a ProEFI ECU. So what turbochargers are utilized to hit this number at 16 psi on pump? That is a good question.
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    01-03-2017, 11:34 AM
    Iroz Motorsport made waves on the 2.5 TFSI I5 platform with some jaw dropping performance numbers. Well, now they are taking on the 2.0 TFSI EA888 four-cylinder engine platform. They just released their turbo kit which is Xona Rotor based. This kit applies to the MKVII Golf GTI, Golf R, MKIII Audi TT-S, and the 8V Audi A3. They call it the IMS650 but output ranges based on options. The factory rods are good for roughly 420 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. To go beyond that output one needs upgraded internals. Here are the Xona Rotor turbo options: IMS490 with Xona Rotor 49-48 IMS540 with Xona Rotor 54-56 IMS570 with Xona Rotor 57-56 IMS610 with Xona Rotor 61-56 OR 61-64 IMS650 with Xona Rotor 65-64 IMS 710 with Xona Rotor 71-64* IMS780 with Xona Rotor 78-64* IMS820 with Xona Rotor 82-67 (requires X3C compressor cover but physically fits)* IMS950 with Xona Rotor 95-67 (requires X3C compressor cover but physically fits)* The amount of power is really up to you and your budget. Let's say you want to make some big power so you choose a 64mm IMS710 setup. Supporting modifications then become very important: Things can quickly add up. The results are very nice however. Just look at this IMS650 Golf R with E85: 588.9 horsepower at the wheels. On 91 octane things drop down a bit: The turbo kit starts at $5200 and goes up with options such as larger turbochargers. Definitely a nice entry into the hotly contested EA888 2.0 scene.
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    12-21-2016, 05:40 PM
    The rumor is that the upcoming X3 M will have a 500+ horsepower variant of the S55 engine from the F80 M3 and F82 M4. BMW will need to resolve the crank hub issues if that is the case. They better. If the X3 M is going to go up against the Macan Turbo which is showing strong performance stock and tuned as well as the upcoming GLC63 AMG with its twin turbo V8 the motor will need to be stout. The S55 is more than capable of making the power necessary which we all know. It is a matter of whether it will be able to do so reliably and sustain aftermarket tuning. In the video you can see the vehicle is cornering fairly flat for an SUV and doing well in the corners. BMW sure looks to be pushing it hard and if there is any area today where they are still performance leaders it is in SUV performance. The X3 M is shaping up to be an exciting entry in the performance SUV sector.
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    01-02-2017, 11:43 AM
    It is always nice to get good shots of a motor that show off the pulleys, accessories, intercooler, etc. The S55 engine from the F80 M3 and F82 M4 has been with us for some time now and we will likely see more of these getting pulled and built over the years especially as cars come off the warranty period. The main question of course with the S55 motor is the crank hub and ways to address it spinning as power is added. There is no definitive solution yet that BimmerBoost is aware of. Enjoy the pics.
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    01-09-2017, 02:21 PM
    The McLaren 540C is the entry level McLaren. It is not sold in the USA despite McLaren originally stating they would. Rather, in the USA the 570S is the entry level model and we know how potent the car is in the 1/4 mile running 10.2 @ 135 in stock form. The less powerful 540C will not be this quick or fast but it still offers 533 horsepower and a curb weight roughly 700 pounds less than the two Japanese vehicles it will be racing. Part of the weight advantage is due to being rear wheel drive and the rest can be attributed to the lightweight carbon fiber tub. The NSX and GTR get a lead off the line which is to be expected on the damp surface. The 540C pulls much harder up top though and easily makes up the ground and passes: Why exactly would one bother with the NSX over the McLaren? It is more expensive, heavier, and slower. Honda got the NSX recipe wrong.
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    01-06-2017, 12:52 PM
    Great news for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 enthusiasts who are considering a turbo upgrade for their S55 motor. Another option will be coming to market later this year with Vargas Turbo Tech launching their GC and GC lite upgrades. These will be the same size the N54 GC upgrade which is showing very well on that engine platform: 2017 will be a great year in the aftermarket for the S55 platform.
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    01-02-2017, 04:51 PM
    This video provides a nice comparison between a stock F10 M5 and an Active Autowerke Active-8 piggyback tuned S63TU F10 M5. What makes the comparison particularly impressive is that the stock F10 M5 which is the camera car has the optional Competition Package. The camera car belongs to BimmerBoost member @solekeeper. He does have a passenger in the car and the Active-8 tuned F10 M5 does not but it really does not make a difference. The Active-8 car easily and decisively pulls away. An impressive showing considering the Competition Package produces 561 horsepower at the wheels. Roughly 40 whp more than a standard S63TU. Think of it as a factory ECU tune. The Active-8 pushes things much further as you can see. A performance bargain at $995.00 compared to the Competition Package.
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    12-21-2016, 12:41 AM
    Making big horsepower claims is easy. Backing them up is something else entirely and Boost Logic has not done that here. They have had time to as well as they announced this package last month. Boost Logic claims they are making 900+ horsepower on the factory Porsche 991 Turbo motor and PDK transmission. Odd considering we have reports of the transmission slipping at much lower power levels and not to mention that the factory direct injection fuel system is tapped out around 650 horsepower to all four wheels. How is Boost Logic fueling the car for 900 horsepower? They do not say. How are they calculating 900 horsepower? There is no dyno. Boost Logic is reputable so no doubt they can back this up but they should know better after being in the Supra world so long that a dyno to support claims is basically mandatory. Here are their claimed specs for $11,999: Boost Logic Signature Gold Coated Manifolds Tial External Wastegates Custom Provision for adapting OEM style Intercooler Piping Boost Logic Mandrel Bent Aluminum Intake Piping to Factory Airbox or Boost Logic Intake Kit Boost Logic Billet Exhaust Adapter to Bolt to OEM or OEM Style Exhaust System Boost Logic Billet CNC Oil and Water Line Adapters with Custom Heat Shielding Clamps and Hardware Needed for Installation We have the following options for this kit: 900hp for a stock motor and very quick spool 1100hp for upgraded clutch and built motor 1300hp for upgraded clutch and built motor 1500+hp for the all out build It's easy to write 1500+. Making 1500+ on a direct fuel injected 991 Turbo with the PDK is something nobody in the US has even gotten close to. Let's see that 900 dyno first to begin with. This video is all we have to go on for now:
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    01-03-2017, 06:09 PM
    We knew this was on the way back in April as AMS warned of knockoff billet blocks being sold. Something went wrong with their previous deal and that machine shop as apparently those previously designed blocks are being sold as 'AMS' style blocks. Whatever happened, AMS developed their new GT-R Pro Billet Series Block Upgrade. It certainly is beautiful. It is machined from one solid piece of billet aluminum right in the USA. THe material is apparently good for 2500+ horsepower. The cylinders feature custom Darton sleeves which allow for a slightly larger bore and a displacement of 4.0 liters. One can increase displacement further with a stroker crank and AMS states they can tailor blocks for various displacements. This is the list of benefits: Proprietary Aerospace Aluminum Billet Block Excellent Thermal Dimensional Stability High Strength with Excellent Ductility Alloy Steel Main Caps with Splayed Bolts for Better Load Distribution Extra Thick Wall to Withstand Extreme Cylinder Pressures Custom Designed Darton Iron Sleeves for Excellent Ring Sealing Skirted Block Design for Added Crankshaft Support Weldable for Repairs Good Corrosion Resistance 4.0 liter standard (Custom displacement available upon request) Made in America So it's strong, offers more displacement, and is powering some of the world's top GTR builds. There is one question, how much money? Rumor is $15k+. We'll have to wait and see as although AMS says they released the block they did not release pricing.
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