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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    This isn't some bogus marketing time. This is not some result with a sandbagged car. This is an independent result at the hands of the German publication Sport Auto who regularly times cars on the 'Ring to see how they stack up. As a reminder, Sport Auto's Nurburgring laptime for the M4 GTS did not match BMW's claimed time. Sport Auto got a 7:37 out of it. That is just over 26 seconds slower than what they achieved with the AMG GT R. In other words, an eternity. It's a mind numbingly quick laptime. Honestly, AMG did not just only kick BMW in the balls with their performance credentials but just about everyone else. Look at these times from other Sport Auto tests: Nurburgring (Sport Auto) AMG-GT R - 7:10.92 Porsche 918 Spyder - 7:13 Ferrari 488 GTB - 7:21 Porsche 997 GT2 RS - 7:24 Porsche 991 GT3 RS - 7:28 This is just over 10 seconds quicker than the Ferrari 488 GTB. That's insane. Mercedes-AMG is the real deal and is not playing second fiddle to anyone. The AMG GT R is quite simply an incredible achievement.
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  • mfish's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I'm one of those guys that can't stand Alpina D mode so I tried literally all the alternative trans flashes suggested on the forums. Looks like we'll have some custom flashing options in early 2017 but until then..... I had been running 7601494 for probably over a year and I thought I found the best compromise of them all. But it seems that was all the placebo affect. Personally I'm back on the 7601492 OEM flash. But I just wanted to let everyone know that on my 2009 E90 AT xdrive the 7601494 flash would slip in certain circumstances and was probably sending back funky values to the DME making it very hard to tune. I thought it had to do with the load to torque tables all along but it was really because I was running this flash on my trans. It also exacerbated my 5th gear torque limiter. I just figured I'd share so no one else makes the same mistake I did. Log of what I'm talking about is below: http://www.datazap.me/u/mfish123/wonky-trans-slipping-going-through-gears?log=0&data=3-7-15-23-28
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 AM
    The B58 engine is starting to make a name for itself in the BMW aftermarket. Just the other day BimmerBoost posted an F30 340i with the Pure Turbos Stage 1 turbocharger upgrade and methanol injection courtesy of Fuel-It! that made 481 horsepower to the wheels. This is that exact same 340i racing a stock C7 Z06. A stock C7 Z06 LT4 motor makes over 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels and horsepower in the upper 500's. The car is slightly lighter and makes much more power and torque than this 340i. It is no surprise the BMW loses here but it is realistic for a modded 340i to take on a Z06 especially as tuning and fueling are fleshed out on the B58 motor. BMW 340i - JB4, Pure Stage 1 turbo, BMS intake, BMS meth kit (480 wheel hp) C7 Z06- Stock
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    Car: Mercedes-AMG GT R; Driver: sport auto's Test Driver Christian Gebhardt; Track: Nordschleife; Laptime: 7.10,92 min (rounded up: 7.11 min); Tyre: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2; World's exclusive first test Mercedes-AMG GT R:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Remember Forgeline announcing their Carbon+Forged wheels last week? Well, they are going to cost you $4k per wheel. Ok, to be accurate a 20 inch wheel starts at $3850 but you might as well round up. A set of these after taxes, tires, and mounting is going to run almost $20k. Who is going to buy these? Is there a market, sure. However, it's not going to be your average enthusiast when a set with tires might cost more than what their whole car is worth. Forgeline also did not provide any weights. If someone is going to pony up this kind of coin for a carbon barrel wheel they want to know what it weighs or else what are they paying for? If interested, start saving now. Cutting-Edge Directional Split-Five Spoke Center Machined From 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum Thickly-Scuplted Angular Spokes "Wrapped" Lug Holes Thick Chamfered Spoke Bases That Alternate Along the Rim Register Revolutionary Proprietary Carbon Fiber Barrel Lightweight Low Rotational Inertia Minimal Deflection Excellent Fatigue Strength Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Exceeds All Existing SAE and TUV Test Specifications Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Surpasses the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test Standard Intended for Street Use. Not Recommended for Track Applications. Available in 20 and 21-inch Fitments Customizable Finish Options (Aluminum Center Only) Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Finished in High-Gloss Natural Carbon Weave Legendary Forgeline Quality and Customer Service
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  • sahyoun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    sahyoun started a thread P3 Gauge with Flash in N54
    Hi guys, I had a P3 gauge on my K-Line 335i and it stopped working when I installed the JB4. P3 let me know that it is not compatible with the JB4. I'm on the MHD flash now without any piggeyback and I'm wondering if it will work with the MHD flash. I need to order some more parts for the gauge but I wanted to know if it works with the MHD before I spend any cash on it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    If you are going to claim to build a limited edition car and this is a major selling point, keep it limited. An additional 103 M4 GTS models being produced is not some huge amount but it certainly means you can not believe BMW's marketing material. BMW stated there would not be more than 700 M4 GTS vehicles produced. Whoops. A big whoops if you happened to be one of the people dealers took advantage of by putting a huge markup on the car under the guise of it being limited to only 700 models. It certainly will be interesting to see if anyone who paid over sticker makes a big deal about this. There are now over 800 cars according to the VIN numbers with some extra 27 for promotional purposes such as magazine comparisons and car shows. The bottom line? Don't trust BMW's marketing. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Remember Forgeline announcing their Carbon+Forged wheels last week? Well, they are going to cost you $4k per wheel. Ok, to be accurate a 20 inch wheel starts at $3850 but you might as well round up. A set of these after taxes, tires, and mounting is going to run almost $20k. Who is going to buy these? Is there a market, sure. However, it's not going to be your average enthusiast when a set with tires might cost more than what their whole car is worth. Forgeline also did not provide any weights. If someone is going to pony up this kind of coin for a carbon barrel wheel they want to know what it weighs or else what are they paying for? If interested, start saving now. Cutting-Edge Directional Split-Five Spoke Center Machined From 6061-T6 Forged Aluminum Thickly-Scuplted Angular Spokes "Wrapped" Lug Holes Thick Chamfered Spoke Bases That Alternate Along the Rim Register Revolutionary Proprietary Carbon Fiber Barrel Lightweight Low Rotational Inertia Minimal Deflection Excellent Fatigue Strength Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Exceeds All Existing SAE and TUV Test Specifications Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Surpasses the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test Standard Intended for Street Use. Not Recommended for Track Applications. Available in 20 and 21-inch Fitments Customizable Finish Options (Aluminum Center Only) Carbon+Forged Carbon Fiber Barrel Finished in High-Gloss Natural Carbon Weave Legendary Forgeline Quality and Customer Service
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    If you are going to claim to build a limited edition car and this is a major selling point, keep it limited. An additional 103 M4 GTS models being produced is not some huge amount but it certainly means you can not believe BMW's marketing material. BMW stated there would not be more than 700 M4 GTS vehicles produced. Whoops. A big whoops if you happened to be one of the people dealers took advantage of by putting a huge markup on the car under the guise of it being limited to only 700 models. It certainly will be interesting to see if anyone who paid over sticker makes a big deal about this. There are now over 800 cars according to the VIN numbers with some extra 27 for promotional purposes such as magazine comparisons and car shows. The bottom line? Don't trust BMW's marketing. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 AM
    The B58 engine is starting to make a name for itself in the BMW aftermarket. Just the other day BimmerBoost posted an F30 340i with the Pure Turbos Stage 1 turbocharger upgrade and methanol injection courtesy of Fuel-It! that made 481 horsepower to the wheels. This is that exact same 340i racing a stock C7 Z06. A stock C7 Z06 LT4 motor makes over 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels and horsepower in the upper 500's. The car is slightly lighter and makes much more power and torque than this 340i. It is no surprise the BMW loses here but it is realistic for a modded 340i to take on a Z06 especially as tuning and fueling are fleshed out on the B58 motor. BMW 340i - JB4, Pure Stage 1 turbo, BMS intake, BMS meth kit (480 wheel hp) C7 Z06- Stock
    3 replies | 86 view(s)
  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Just need to vent. Yesterday my wife was at the board meeting for the non-profit she sits on. While her car was parked out front some douche canoe side swiped it in the parking lot. Somehow they hit literally every body panel on the driver's side, plus both wheels/tires. I don't think I could do that if I tried. And the icing on the cake? They drove off without leaving a note. Fortunately, they left a bunch of their own car parts behind, including a side marker that I was able to track back to a 2003-2010 Audi A8, plus a headlight cleaner cover that shows it is silver (there was a fair amount of paint transfer that also confirmed that). I'm bound and determined to track them down. I hate fuckers that ding doors and don't leave a note, let alone this bullshit. Wish there was some way for a commoner like me to pull registrations for a specific make/model. I need more friends that are police officers. :lol: Anywho. It can always be worse and I know there are much greater problems in the world. But as a car enthusiast community I figured you all would feel my pain. And there has to be a joke in here somewhere about Audi owners being shitty drivers :rolleyes: -Rich
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 AM
    Hey BurningTires: :text-welcomewave:
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:14 PM
    Personally, I'm not a fan of doing LS swaps into Porsches, but this might be the exception. Really think the clean fab work, like the top mounted intercooler, just make it more "right". Symmetrical = Winning Eager to see how this progresses and he's 100% spot on that this is the more cost efficient build. EVOMS quotes ~$30k for "mild" 1,000 WHP motor builds, plus another ~$20k on the trans. Instead, just combine a TT-LSX with a Ford GT Ricardo and a you've got a recipe for a potent and tough platform.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Road and Track compared several of the new 2017 991.2 generation Porsche 911 models along with the 2016 911 GT3 RS. It is always interesting to see how many variants of the 911 platform Porsche has and how they stack up especially with the Carrera now being turbocharged. So what is the best choice of this group? The answer to that is likely the one you can afford. The greatest value is the standard Carrera, no question. They tested a 7-speed manual version and it is a good value at $97k in this company and also the lightest of the group at 3229 pounds. Yes, even lighter than the GT3 RS. Weights (lbs.): 3229 - 2017 991.2 Carrera manual 3292 - 2016 GT3 RS 3510 - 2017 Carrera 4S 3514 - 2017 Carrera S Cabriolet 3563 - 2017 911 Turbo S If you opt for all wheel drive in a 911 the penalty is close to 300 pounds. The heaviest combo would be an all wheel drive convertible but they did not test this. The Turbo S is the heaviest car out of the group and a Turbo S convertible would likely be the heaviest 911 for sale. Still, you can have your 911 is basically any flavor. If you want a lightweight and rear wheel drive 911 the Carrera fits the bill. It's pretty quick too. Note that the PDK Would be much quicker and faster than the manual: 1/4 mile times: 12.4 @ 114.9 is not bad at all. Especially considering the PDK version will run 11.9 @ 118. The Carrera 4S is offering 997.1 generation 911 Turbo performance which is incredible. With a couple upgrades it will be right on the tail of the drag race champ which of course is the 911 Turbo S. With the 991.2 Porsche gave the Turbo S different, bigger turbochargers and you see the dividends in the performance numbers. The GT3 RS is surprisingly not far off the trap speed despite less power, torque, and the rear wheel drive layout. The GT3 RS is obviously the top choice for someone who wants the closest thing to a 911 race car for the street. It is also incredibly expensive and will be replaced soon with the 991.2 generation car. So which is truly the best of this group? For the dollar, it's impossible to beat the Carrera. Is the Turbo S really $100k better than the Carrera or Carrera S? No way. Road and Track picks the Turbo S as the choice of the group but when you're spending imaginary money why not just say the 918 Spyder is the car to get in the Porsche lineup? All of these are fantastic cars. There is no loser. The choice is simply what is best for you and your bank account.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    It is nice that there will be another option in the sport sedan sector to challenge the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C63, and Cadillac ATS-V. Alfa Romeo is bringing Italian style and performance to the market but it comes at $73,595 which puts it above the competition save for the C63 S. Is it worth the money? 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque are stout numbers but we will reserve judgement until we see a dyno. The claimed 7:32 Nurburgring laptime is also very impressive although they did not back it up with any proof. They originally claimed a 7:39 time also with no proof. This is poised to be a fantastic driver's car with the manual but the US will not get that option. We will instead get an 8-speed automatic. Maybe Alfa will with later models provide a manual but it certainly is a disappointment. We will all learn soon enough how the car really stacks up to the competition.
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  • BoostDr's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    BoostDr replied to a thread VTT XMAS GIVEAWAY in N54
    Well here hoping for a little something extra under the tree this year, count me IN! Thanks
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  • goodboy1451's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Hi M factory, here's a suggestive idea. The cowling panel tray is made of stainless steel. Pretty thick and heavy, any chance this can be made from carbon?
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Wow Rich ! Not what I was expecting to hear. That's really bad news. What I don't understand is people freak out about crap like this and then drive off. Why the hell do you pay insurance for if you aren't going to use it and then run away? Doesn't make any sense to me . Well I hope you find the bastard(s) who did this and make them pay for the damages. You might even find them in the area again at a grocery store or shopping center. With the clues you have , it might not be hard. Silver Audi with canoe mount missing a side marker an washer cover.
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  • bigdaddyaaron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Car is running, driving, and making lots of sexy noises. On my test drive tonight, I managed to get a pretty bad coolant leak; I forgot to secure the relocated coolant hose away from the accessory belt/pullys and it sliced a nice clean cut through the hose. Was scared because I started seeing a bunch of what appeared to be smoke coming from the engine bay. popped the hood and was instantly relived by the oh so sweet taste of coolant vapor. I had some extra hose and hose clamps in the car to make a patch to get it home. In other news: I'm on my base map from Motiv and hope to do my first WOT log tomorrow. Will post pics/video...eventually lol. I'll also be making a list of extra stuff I had to buy to actually get the car running.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:18 PM
    j_hynson replied to a thread n54 shifts at 7500 rpm, vid in N54
    So im lost here. Are people raising the rev limiter on AT, MT or the platform all across the board ?
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  • MSIZZLE's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    does anyone realize the car on the outside of the curve is traveling a longer distance?? Why the hell would you drag race around a curve?? And a $50,000 purse!??!? I don't race for money and I have $120,000 M6, who the hell can afford to bet that!!!!!!
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  • krazi3azn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    Yea that too, I always thought the GTS was overpriced for what your getting rather mod a stock M4. Personally I'd get a 1M or M2 =D
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread n54 shifts at 7500 rpm, vid in N54
    Rev limiter is something separate from shift points, in 6mt and 6at and dct. For example, I can set my 6mt to a 8000rpm rev limit, and shift at 4000rpm the rest of my life.
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  • krazi3azn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    WHOA thats a good deal, how much shipped to Canada?
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