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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    This is the second part of a comparison from Drivetribe. The previous comparison was of acceleration between this trio with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S coming out on top in the sprint to 150 miles per hour. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S will have a much harder time on the track against the other two. The circuit is Anglesey in the UK. A fairly technical course and long enough that we get to see what the cars can do. Here are the times: F80 M3 ZCP - 1:40.16 Alfa Quadrifoglio - 1:41.55 W205 C63 S - 1:41.73 Overall, the M3 wins. The transmission is praised as the best with great balance. The M3 is lightest car in the trio which is important on the track. It is simply the best rounded car of the three. The Alfa is in the middle and said to be fun but it is not as refined as the BMW. The transmission isn't as good either. It's a great effort but just does not have the M3's composure. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S brings up the rear but it is honestly commendable it is so close to the Alfa Romeo. It is a big brute compared to the other two. The AMG isn't as nimble but it does well despite the rear stepping out easily. Additionally, the gearbox has a bit of a mind of its own compared to the BMW's DCT. The M3 wins. Decisively.
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    I sold my 335i and now have a few accessories that I have no use for anymore. I have two authentic GoPro suction mounts, a roll bar mount (I used it as a headrest mount), a BMS 12v power cord for GoPro 3 and 3+ (love this item because you don't have to worry about battery life. Perfect for race nights or the track), and an external mic with authentic GoPro cord to connect to the camera. All of these are in mint condition and in perfect working order. The suction mounts go for $39.99 new, I'll take $33 for each one, which includes the shipping cost. If you want both, they are yours for $60 shipped. Headrest/roll bar mount: $17 shipped BMS power cord: $20 shipped Mic: $15 shipped If you want it all, make me an offer. Located in 92028 if you'd prefer to do a local pickup.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    eurotrashN54, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • E36luv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    E36luv started a thread 335i Single Turbo Map 1 Log in N54
    VM 6466 Stage 2 LPFP ADV 02 Sensors JB4 w/MHD bef 10 psi wastegate springs What do I need to do/adjust before I go to map 2?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Unfortunately, no details at this time. Those of you thinking about cams will have another option. I hope it works out. No timeframe, specs, pricing, or any other details at this time. Andy will update me when he can.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    Welcome vecog, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • robgill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    Hoping the experts on this forum can help me resolve an issue with my NA S54 E46M track car. I rebuilt the motor over the winter and overall the motor runs great. It's making 372 RWHP / 279 RWT on the TTFS dyno. Motor is healthy, compression and leak down tests are both good. I am running into one pretty annoying issue though. At sustained high RPM I get what I believe is excessive blow by that results in the following symptoms: I get a pressure spike in the head that pushes oil out of the oil cap seal and PCV (oil/air separator) seals (both new) causing a big puff of white smoke when it hits the headers (scared the sh!t out of me first time it happened!!). This occurs at the end of a straightway where the motor is close to redline for several seconds followed by a hard downshift. I get the smoke after the downshift. I can drive around this issue by keeping the revs low (7500) and not using the engine to brake as much during downshift. I get excessive oil pushing though the PCV and into the air box. This is super annoying because it only drains back to the pan when the engine isn't running and generally makes a mess. My working theory is that I went a little too wide on the ring gaps and blow by is causing pressure to rise/spike beyond what the stock ventilation system can handle. Surely that's a problem FI guys have resolved?!? So I'm thinking If I can improve the ventilation and reduce/release pressure in the head I could resolve these symptoms. Couple of ideas: Install a catch can - Already did this using the Burger Motorsports N54 can. Stops some of the oil from reaching the air box but didn't help with pressure issue. Use a bigger catch can... Vent catch can to atmosphere - Maybe helps reduce pressure? Or just pushes oil out of the vent... I'd also prefer to keep a closed system. Open up some of the OE connections? The PCV to Intake quick connects seem restrictive. Maybe replace them with AN fittings? Thoughts?? Additional ideas?? Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    There is little respect on this site for the Lexus RC F as a serious performance car. Basically, any of the modern turbo sport sedans eat it for lunch. Not to mention that at just over 4000 pounds it is the heaviest vehicle in the segment. The ATS-V is turbocharged, lighter, and has more torque. It is the quicker and faster car although not by much. In this video the RC F gets the hit and the ATS-V catches up but can not pull away. That is somewhat embarrassing but the Caddy owner can throw on a tune and decimate the Lexus. The Lexus needs a blower and beyond that, well, simply to pray it doesn't run into anything serious. Still, sad the ATS-V is running at the back of the pack with the RC F.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    Two heavyweights battling it out here. Calvo's twin turbo Vipers have been covered before and you can see another one of their twin turbo Gen V Viper builds slugging it out with some fast cars in a previous article. This time an orange Gen V runs a C6 Corvette said to be a Z06 with a Procharger F1X blower on E85. The Viper is on C16 race gas which means it is capable of well over 1300+ whp. The specifications on the motors are not shared. Both cars are incredible fast and the Corvette puts up a hell of a fight with a centrifugal blower against a larger V10 motor with a pair of turbochargers. Ultimately though, the Viper is the winner. Great runs to see.
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  • ninjacoupe's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 AM
    This thread is getting better and better lol!
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  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
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  • FRD135i's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    You can tell its secret because of the lean in.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Saw this one on Facebook If nothing else this platform continues to entertain. After the whole bullshit lawsuit that was designed to spread FUD and hurt RB sales I think RB has the right to post whatever the f he wants. Just saying.
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    Today, 06:26 AM
    Do the MMPs have specs similar to the GCs? i.e. TD04 housing/compressor, 19T turbine? So theoretically quite similar air flow ability. (I'm a turbocharger newb so I don't fully understand all the numbering terminology like housing size versus turbine size versus compressor size etc)
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 AM
    Yes I understand. I was asking as I was trying to judge whether it was the hop or the torque that did the damage. I have a locker kit to pin the diff to the subframe to minimise hop. I was wondering if the OP did as well which he said he did. So it's interesting that there was still enough to break things.
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  • maximum96's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    I am, as well as countless others, in the market for turbos. B4 a questionable close up, i think we should be, the very least, explained as to why in the past it has been VTTs excuse that "foreign objects" has been the answer to many of the failures, when all the time it supposedly know defective units! And if there will be any type of reimbursements...btw, i am neutral here and in the market for hybrids...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    President secretly meeting with Putin:
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    You have no idea man. We have about 10 more chapters of crap we could bust them out on. They want to keep pushing well I'll make the time for it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    I'm just going to do my best here. I've stated many times everyone has failures. This is not easy stuff and people want a billion hp and for everything to be as reliable stock. I just want to keep you both happy but I feel like I'm an divorce attorney right now.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Seems like it would be wise to keep open for the consumer. Obviously they have a big issue going on here they were trying to hide. Pretty crazy backstory- I heard about this epidemic GC issue about a month ago. Didn't even plan on posting about it. But then when I saw they made those false remarks about the new china housings (44% greater flow!), which I tried to correct only to be met with defiant resistance I became annoyed. And then the dude tries to say RB has failures and lets go "toe to toe" about it, etc. It's like Okkkkaayyyyyyy man... you obviously don't know what I know about what you are going through and feel as if you can bully RB. Anyway there comes a point where you just let it go. So sad all they had to do is not deceive and shoot people straight and this wouldn't have happened at all for them. They could've just held it tight and no one would've probably ever found it just as they'd hoped. Well now look what they've done, straight punk'd and only because of being an ass.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    True. I'm trying to play mediator but I'm in a very tough spot here. Just trying to resolve the conflict. I want to make it clear I have no desire to close anything. I do want vendors to get along but I can't force it. Also, I'm not in charge of where Rob puts this as it is mirrored to begin with so I'm not sure how closing will stop anything but I would like to calm the waters. I think you are all adults who can handle the information posted. I also think it's best to work this out and leave it up to the consumers to decide.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Well VTT claims to be open arms to transparency but we were just emailed by Sticky asking if he could close it. Presumably due to a request taken? Why gaining too many views about this massive situation? Going out on a limb here but certainly things that make you go hmmm. If VTT had been more humble and/or apologetic, rather than continually insulting, perhaps I'd give him the blessing. But nope, continually an ass, so lets keep it rocking.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    So the defected turbine recall is for only 250 units (125 sets) then... well that is not quite as bad as 300 (150 sets)! As for the 15 failed units already, it will probably climb to 30-45 over the next 4-6 months. Sounds like it could be a big issue IMO, that is already sitting at a 12% customer based failure rate (15 units into 125 sets). We presume guys with sets installed now are going to be offered R&R costs and free turbine replacements to replace their defected units? Costly, but that what you seemed to think was "proper" in that RB Class Action thread so surely you still have the same beliefs. Also you may want to call out to those who have purchased as there could be many who may still have them packaged and not installed yet, there could be 25 ticking time bomb sets still sitting newly packaged. Glad you have lot of employees as you are going to need them to get all of that work done!! That would take RB an entire year at a steady dedicated pace, for you and your many employees maybe 4-6 months, minor hiccup. Rob
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    Rob, Honestly you are truly embarrassing yourself. Everyone knows this happens every time we release something new. Then you disappear again, and all of sudden. Here comes the "new" RB line up. What was it, "stealth space ships", then "Evo's", then "ones", we will see what is next. Many of the people who have not been around long enough will learn if they stay around. Let me guess at some point in the next couple posts, you will tell us how many sets of turbos you have sold in the past day, or week to show how great your business is doing. That's great Rob, you enjoy your success! As for the GC's if you mean less than 15 failed turbines out of almost 250. Then sure its an issue. I mean that failure rate would be a welcome sign for RB customers, to us that's not acceptable, and I made sure something was done about it. You can be sure I won't be wasting another second in here, nor will any of my employee's. Yes I have those, remember when I didn't, but I do now, many of them. Its called growth, and its reserved for people who can innovate, not wait, and reproduce. You enjoy your little rants, I'll be enjoying my time doing other things. :eusa-clap:
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  • 1hunglow's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    So GCs had known bad turbines- yet customers were told foreign object damage, really nice :(
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  • trevorlee02's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    As of right now I'm not positive on that. I am working with someone extremely knowledgeable with the BT cable that is assisting in putting the new firmware revisions into the software. Unfortunately I'm on their time, so I won't have an update for a few days. I do know that ever since I received the cable earlier this year that I have been unable to use it for this application.
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