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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    So, President Trump tweeted recently that “If you go down Fifth Avenue everyone has a Mercedes Benz in front of his house, isn’t that the case?” Trump said to the German paper. “How many Chevrolet’s do you see in Germany? Not very many, maybe none at all,” he continued. “It’s a one-way street.” He also said, "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax,". Needless to say, the Germans weren't very happy. The German Vice Chancellor, responded with "build better cars". The official German response was Germany’s Deputy Chancellor and Minister for the Economy Sigmar Gabriel warned that a tax on German imports would lead to a “bad awakening.” “The US car industry would have a bad awakening if all the supply parts that aren’t being built in the US were to suddenly come with a 35% tariff. I believe it would make the US car industry weaker, worse and above all more expensive,” Gabriel said in a video interview with BILD. I’m a little perplexed by this. Does Trump not know that both BMW and Mercedes build cars in the U.S., and employ tens of thousands of Americans? Does he not know that GM sells Vauxhall and Opel cars in Europe? While I may have taken some economics classes in college, I’m certainly no expert. The tariff topic has been debated for decades. Does anyone on this forum think that cars imported from Mexico (put aside the fact that it would be a violation of NAFTA for the sake of the discussion), and China? Does anyone think that would push Americans to buy more American cars? Why is it that people of affluence buy Mercedes and BMW cars? Are they status symbols? Are they that much better than Cadillacs? Really Cadillac is all the Americans have to compete with the Germans for luxury. Does Trump know that Honda and Nissan both build cars here? I really laughed when I read the Germans response to Trump’s tweet, I think the topic is a serious one though. Do tariffs really help or is free trade better? Hmmmm
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    To be fair, BMW has a large plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This plant churns out BMW SUV's which are eaten up by the US market. The SUV segment is the only one which did not take a huge nosedive for BMW in 2016 in the United States. Trump's tariff rhetoric on cars built outside the country already had an effect on US manufacturers including Ford. As stated, BMW builds plenty of cars in the USA and employs close to 70,000 Americans but BMW also plans to open a new factory in Mexico in 2019. BMW's head of sales and marketing Ian Robertson stated the following: BMW makes more cars in Spartanburg than at any other BMW plant. It is true, their commitment to the US is strong. However, BMW intends to increase their volume significantly with cheap Mini variants. That is where the Mexican plant comes into the picture. Trump's response to BMW? BMW does not plan to make any changes at this time to its Mexican plant and other German manufacturers are continuing on with business as usual. It is important to note that the US is the largest car market for the Germans. BMW, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, and others will not achieve their stated sales goals without it. We will have to see who gives in first.
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  • Simmi15's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Hey everyone, So I'm not sure if this has been brought up before but I follow a couple interesting aftermarket companies and this is what I found from one of them: https://www.pureperformancemotorsport.com/index.php/bmw-n54b30-335i-turbo-billet-crankshaft.html Has anyone heard of a snapped n54 crankshaft? What's the need for this? I thought the n54 couldn't use different crankshaft due to the design? Thanks, Brandon
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    A Lamborghini Huracan is a vastly superior vehicle to an old Nissan GTR. It looks better, it has more technology, it sounds better, it is far more exclusive, it has the bigger engine, better transmission, you name it. That does not mean it is faster than a modified GTR. You can make anything fast. Anything. Especially GTR's which are well known for their aftermarket prowess. This Huracan owner bit off more than he could chew running his mouth with a stock car. He comes off like a tool saying he doesn't do the 'tuning thing'. Well, ignorance is bliss. The R32 makes 800 awhp. This was not even a race. It was an ass kicking. The Lambo owner then says the R32 driver is a cheater blah blah blah. He says the 'deal is off' because the car doesn't have 500 horsepower. Well, don't have your mouth write checks your ego can't cash. The Lambo owner loses his cool and starts a pathetic fight looking like a complete fool. You can't make stuff up.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    A Lamborghini Huracan is a vastly superior vehicle to an old Nissan GTR. It looks better, it has more technology, it sounds better, it is far more exclusive, it has the bigger engine, better transmission, you name it. That does not mean it is faster than a modified GTR. You can make anything fast. Anything. Especially GTR's which are well known for their aftermarket prowess. This Huracan owner bit off more than he could chew running his mouth with a stock car. He comes off like a tool saying he doesn't do the 'tuning thing'. Well, ignorance is bliss. The R32 makes 800 awhp. This was not even a race. It was an ass kicking. The Lambo owner then says the R32 driver is a cheater blah blah blah. He says the 'deal is off' because the car doesn't have 500 horsepower. Well, don't have your mouth write checks your ego can't cash. The Lambo owner loses his cool and starts a pathetic fight looking like a complete fool. You can't make stuff up.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Ford released official picture of the convertible Mustang GT shortly after the coupe debuted. Somehow the convertible looks even better but the real focus here is not as much the styling but the technological changes. The dual fuel injection system on the Coyote V8 and the bump in compression to 12.0:1 is a big deal. As is the optional 10-speed automatic transmission. These are great upgrades to a car already offering great value. You also get a digital gauge cluster, suspension upgrades, styling upgrades, etc. The 2018 Ford Mustang is a winner.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    We are seeing more and more tunes for the M276 DELA30 motor. The W205 C43 AMG 4Matic which is essentially the new version of the C450 Sport. The car has 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque as rated by Mercedes. The Renntech baseline dyno shows the car is slightly underrated as they calculate the crank output at 375 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The wheel output is measured at 311 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. Renntech's ECU flash tune bumps this to 345 all wheel horsepower and 382 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels. In other words, over 400 crank horsepower and a large torque increase. Not bad for just an ECU tune without any supporting mods. It will be interesting to see if these get over 400 all wheel horsepower with just basic bolt ons. It is available for all of the 43 AMG models except the new E43 AMG which has larger turbochargers. RENNtech is proud to announce the release of the ECU Upgrade for the all-new M276 3.0L V6 BiTurbo 43 AMG Series. Available for: W205 - C43 AMG | C205 - C43 AMG Coupe | X253 - GLC43 AMG | C253 - GLC 43 AMG Coupe | W166 - GLE43 AMG | C292 - GLE43 AMG Coupe | R172 - SLC43 AMG With the RENNtech ECU+ Upgrade the M276 - 43 AMG gains up to +41 HP and +62 LB-FT, based on power numbers measured by RENNtech. Please note that the Mercedes M276 engine performance when measured, obtains higher numbers than rated from factory. The maximum power number reached with the RENNtech ECU+ Upgrade for the M276 - 43 AMG is 416 HP and 460 LB-FT. Note: Mercedes M276 engine performance when measured, obtains higher numbers than rated from factory. Power gains are calculated with stock numbers measured by RENNtech Crank Performance Numbers are calculated with a 17% Drivetrain loss on 4MATIC vehicles. Our numbers will be dependent on conditions and fuel quality. 93+ Octane gasoline is mandatory with this Performance Upgrade. Performance Numbers Overview 43 AMG (M276 | 3.0L V6 BiTurbo) Stock Performance: Rated by Mercedes-Benz: 362 HP @ 5,500-6,000 RPM;384 LB-FT @ 2,000-4,200 RPM Rated by RENNtech: 375 HP @ 5,600 RPM;398 LB-FT @ 3,300-3,600 RPM Mercedes M276 engine performance when measured, obtains higher power numbers than rated from factory. 43 AMG (M276 | 3.0L V6 BiTurbo) Modified Performance: Rated by RENNtech: 416 HP @ 5,450 RPM; 460 LB-FT @ 3,250-3,600 RPM 345 awhp @ 5,450 RPM; 382 awtq @ 3,250-3,600 RPM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Many of you know of Enzo Performance which was a vendor on this automotive network. The shop is now Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com. Enzo Iadevaia who is the founder and owner contacted BoostAddict to clear the air on questions regarding the shop and direction. First, let's start with where they are located. Address:1139 Station Rd. Unit 1, Medford NY 11763 Phone: 631.920.6699 Now what services do they offer? Well, it's basically a one stop shop. - Maintenance - Tuning - Installs - Custom fabrication - Suspension work - Track setups - Custom builds - Certified technicians, fabricators and specialists. - Latest diagnostic tools and software. - In house milling and turning capability. - Dedicated lounge area with WiFi, coffee and entertainment. - Mainline 1800AWD Dyno, room exhaust and controlled environment. - Full race prep and fabrication —tune, chassis, motor and electronics. - Ample and bright 7,500ft2 facility with clean floors, tools and lifts. - Smoke free shop and white-glove care - All vehicles are protected during work and always stored overnight. Here are a few examples of Enzo Racing's work from mild to wild: Custom exhausts: F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 ECU tune: Porsche 997 1200R: Gallardo 1800R: Custom EnzoTuned™ ECU Calibration Twin GT35 Garrett turbochargers (Tial wastegates and blow-off valves) Enzo Racing X-Pipe Exhaust system (Lightweight aircraft-quality metals, custom stainless steel Enzo Racing tips) Enzo Racing intercooler system (Custom carbon air duct) EnzoTuned™ Engine Management (Syvecs S12 Control Unit on 1200R+) Enzo Racing fuel system Enzo Racing Forged Engine Billet Intake Manifold Race Cylinder Heads PPG Billet 1-6 Gearset and Drop Gears Heavy Duty Axle Upgrade Exclusive, high-quality Twin Turbo R+ exterior badging Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label Optional Toyo Proxes R888 tires Various options for component finishes available Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label with actual dyno results 1 year/12,000 mile Limited Warranty and Support McLaren 750R: As you can see, you can go from an ECU tune to a full motor build with turbos if you like. It's really up to you, your goals, and your checkbook. Now as far as the name change, let's cover what took place and what one can expect going forward. That should answer everyone's questions and provide plenty of details. Those in the area looking for a performance shop should definitely take a look at Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com/
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  • borderm3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    borderm3 started a thread N63/N63TU: Whining noise in N63, N63TU, S63, S63TU, and N74
    I had strange whining noise under certain conditions, almost sounded like a roots blower. I also noticed a slight change in charge temperatures from bank to bank. Turns out one of the rubber mounts on this big ass manta ray looking air cleaner assembly was pushed up through inside the box. I extracted it and reset it in the hole. It was sucking in some hot air from the turbos on this side and whining because of the size of the hole. Fixed the two problems. Just thought I would share so someone else mind find the solution easier. Chris
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    Hey Michael.db: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Many of you know of Enzo Performance which was a vendor on this automotive network. The shop is now Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com. Enzo Iadevaia who is the founder and owner contacted BoostAddict to clear the air on questions regarding the shop and direction. First, let's start with where they are located. Address:1139 Station Rd. Unit 1, Medford NY 11763 Phone: 631.920.6699 Now what services do they offer? Well, it's basically a one stop shop. - Maintenance - Tuning - Installs - Custom fabrication - Suspension work - Track setups - Custom builds - Certified technicians, fabricators and specialists. - Latest diagnostic tools and software. - In house milling and turning capability. - Dedicated lounge area with WiFi, coffee and entertainment. - Mainline 1800AWD Dyno, room exhaust and controlled environment. - Full race prep and fabrication —tune, chassis, motor and electronics. - Ample and bright 7,500ft2 facility with clean floors, tools and lifts. - Smoke free shop and white-glove care - All vehicles are protected during work and always stored overnight. Here are a few examples of Enzo Racing's work from mild to wild: Custom exhausts: F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 ECU tune: Porsche 997 1200R: Gallardo 1800R: Custom EnzoTuned™ ECU Calibration Twin GT35 Garrett turbochargers (Tial wastegates and blow-off valves) Enzo Racing X-Pipe Exhaust system (Lightweight aircraft-quality metals, custom stainless steel Enzo Racing tips) Enzo Racing intercooler system (Custom carbon air duct) EnzoTuned™ Engine Management (Syvecs S12 Control Unit on 1200R+) Enzo Racing fuel system Enzo Racing Forged Engine Billet Intake Manifold Race Cylinder Heads PPG Billet 1-6 Gearset and Drop Gears Heavy Duty Axle Upgrade Exclusive, high-quality Twin Turbo R+ exterior badging Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label Optional Toyo Proxes R888 tires Various options for component finishes available Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label with actual dyno results 1 year/12,000 mile Limited Warranty and Support McLaren 750R: As you can see, you can go from an ECU tune to a full motor build with turbos if you like. It's really up to you, your goals, and your checkbook. Now as far as the name change, let's cover what took place and what one can expect going forward. That should answer everyone's questions and provide plenty of details. Those in the area looking for a performance shop should definitely take a look at Enzo Racing: http://tunedbyenzo.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 AM
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  • bigdaddyaaron's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    bumpdate
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  • foe516's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    whens the shipment coming and when will these start shipping out?
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  • 135idct's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 AM
    :trump3:
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Yes it comes with all forged internals. n55 only the crank is forged. And i found another forged n54 crank with knife edged throws for 1700. But its made in china and that a'int happening. Although it's made from EN40B steel and nitride treated.
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  • krazi3azn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    krazi3azn replied to a thread Exhaust sound/video clips... in N54
    Running the bottom one with BMR
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  • psychosinmylobby's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    Yeah I know right! Doesn't the n54 already come with a forged crank? How much of an upgrade would this be?
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  • Forced_Downunder's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    I can testify that these guys make top quality parts and have done many other pretty extreme builds. Ive got their PPM forged pistons in my car which is in rebuild. If miney allowed I'd have done the crank. This first crank is going into an Aussie build.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    It's steep. What do the custom stroker cranks go for?
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  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    Ya but $5600 for a crank is pretty steep no matter how you look at it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    If plants were that intelligent we wouldn't have vegetarians.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    Have you guys not figured this out yet? Arguing with sticky is like yelling at a tree.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    If you talk to Germans you know they think their stuff is the best. They don't even entertain buying anything other than German unless it's some exotic or something. They have a bit of a superiority complex.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 PM
    It's maybe the first off the shelf option but plenty of guys have done cranks up to this point. I think Alex@abrhouston did a few just himself.
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