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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Great runs here courtesy of BenzBoost member Vasily1. We have seen his E63 AMG in action before. As a reminder, he has a prototype Renntech E63 AMG 4Matic M157 turbocharger upgrade on his car which is putting out something in the 850 horsepower range. We have seen some impressive performance from this car including runs with a Lamborghini Aventador as well as a supercharged C63 AMG and another tuned GTR. In this run video @Vasily1 takes on a PP-Performance Stage 2 tuned F13 M6 said to making 740 horsepower. In addition, a Nissan GTR with a quoted 700 horsepower is also in the mix. Thanks to multiple angles and good video quality we get a new view of the action. The M6 and GTR both put up a good fight. The E63 AMG S is the fastest of the trio though consistently managing to open up a gap between it and the other two cars up top. The only run the E63 loses is the very first one where the GTR gets the better start on it but the E63 starts reeling it in. As the other two cars are on stock turbochargers the power and torque advantage here clearly lies with the E63 AMG and it shows. That stated, the GTR and M6 do well against stout competition.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • 5soko's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    Rpi modded E60 M5 vs M6 gran coupe comp pack Interesting race.. Owner of the M6 stated in another forum that it was 97 degrees out and he had a heavy passenger.. Non the less not bad for a V10 on stock air boxes and headers.. M6 is so beast in stock form.. I am not sure if this M is a smg or 6MT but if its smg doesnt sound like he is in the s6 setting..
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • luckystrike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    I know its been covered before, but I happened to have my tripod out and decided to snap some pictures and do a small write up. I didn't realize I had my macro lens on until after I was dirty, so enjoy the super close ups. So I started with a car that had the cabin filter, engine cover and cowl already off. Its only a few 8mm bolts to get to this point, no sweat. I may come back and add all the photos to get to this point but here's a picture of where we started: First step is to flip open the top of the coil to eject the harness plug. I grab both sides of the coil top as shown and pull up like flipping a lid. Do this for all 6: Next, in the hole of the lid, put a screwdriver through and then apply upward pressure to pull the coil out off the spark plug. In the picture i only have one hand on the screw driver, i used two but i couldn't take a picture showing it. Don't jerk the coil up and out, just slow pull up and they come right out: Once the coil pops up, then pull the coil out: Using a thin wall 14mm socket to take the spark plugs out: I used a wobble extension: Which allows the socket and extension to "wobble" or angle out of line from each other while still being engaged: A close up of the tip, similar to a CV joint - sort of anyway: Then, pretty important, blow each spark plug hole out. I had this on hand, its a tire inflate-tor that i removed the tire bit from, so its a flex hose blow gun: This actually turned out to be a really good picture of the spark plug. You can see how soft the edges are, and how big the gap is, showing just how used the plug actually is (63k miles). I wish i had a picture like this of the new one so you could see how squared off the prongs of the new plugs are. I couldn't see the detail in this until i uploaded it to my computer after the job was done. Lets just say replacing these plugs made a really noticeable improvement: So here we go with the new plugs and some anti-sieze: Anti-seize applied to the threads: Here we are dropping the spark plug into the cylinder head. Its important to thread this in by hand. I even prefer to use a straight extension if possible to have a better feel of the spark plug threading in. Don't get impatient here, if a plug isn't feeling right or threading right keep starting over until it threads in correctly: Here we are using a torque wrench set to 17 ft lbs, (approx 204 in pounds) tighten until it clicks: Never store a torque wrench pre-loaded, always unload it to 0 so it doesn't give inaccurate torque readings. Even better to have them calibrated every once in a while if you do really precision stuff: Once thats complete for all 6, drop the coils back in, align then correctly, and then push down on top of the coil until it bottoms out on the spark plug nipple: Then engage the harness plug and push the coil pack lid down until its in the closed / locked position: Willing to work with members in the Florida area. Enjoy the new plugs!
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  • TDDaryl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    I am so far pleased but am running into a constant issue with AFRs. My banks are always at least one point different. i.e. one has 14.7 and the other is 15.7. I posted my latest log for people wanting to see. Has anyone else with a similar car and kit experienced this and if so how did you resolve it?:think:
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    This is hilarious. I often joke about the Darwin awards - these guys could be front runners in the future. -Rich
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Howdy all, just got this report back from Blackstone and wanted to see if the gurus had any thoughts on it. The 'stone folks seem to think all is in very good shape, and my rudimentary understanding of oil reports shows everything in pretty tip top shape. But of course I value your thoughts. Fire away! They decided to give me a random home address :facepalm but oh well we can't have it all. Edit: I should add i'm posting this particular report as this is the longest OCI run i've ever done at 6K. No plans to extent it, if anything i'll return to my normal 4K changes.
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  • bigdaddycane's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    I am replacing a bad injector and obviously need to code the new one, but I wanted to know which CAN cable is best for this procedure and where is the best place to buy one? If anyone local (MD, VA, DC) has one I can borrow I would definitely hook you up with beer or Chipotle (two best things in life). Let me know
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    Audi and Porsche do not really like each other. They have to play nice as Volkswagen owns both of them now but Porsche and Audi each want to call the shots in the luxury segment. As Porsche expands its model lineup it continues to step on Audi's toes. Audi does not like this but Porsche also does not like that Audi made the R8 which definitely targets potential 911 buyers. Each company is taking offense with the other. This in-house battle is increasing as Porsche and Audi both are dumping money into competing platforms. Rather than cooperating each wants to push their own platform. Porsche wants Audi to use its platform for the next generation Panamera for example. Audi wants Porsche to use its platform developed for the next generation Q7 to underpin the Cayenne but Porsche is saying the platform has to many deficiencies including limitations with engine choices. Volkswagen wants everyone in the VW Group to use Audi's design to save costs. Lamborghini apparently is not too happy with Porsche as VW apparently is having Porsche design all the future sports cars in the VW Group. Lamborghini does not like what Porsche has planned for the Huracan successor. Audi who uses the Lamborghini platform for the R8 is also not happy with Porsche's approach so Lamborghini and Audi appear aligned against Porsche. Bentley on the other hand is happy with Porsche and their MSB luxury platform they intend to make use of. Lamborghini wants its own chassis and one designed to accept V10 engines. Porsche is building a chassis around their flat-6 motors which obviously benefits them. Audi uses the Lamborghini V10 so they are with Lamborghini on this one. See the mess? This is what a senior Volkswagen source stated on the matter, "If we donít call the shots here at HQ, Audi and Porsche will never get their acts together. What these guys fail to understand is that they have to cooperate, not fight each other. We need to prevent individual sports car architectures and excessive proliferation, and to make Porscheís MSB mandatory for both brands. Standardize the stuff that is really expensive: drivetrains, electronics, alternative propulsion systems, batteries, materials, methods, and processes. Audi and Porsche must stop fighting over architectures and concentrate on diversification by content. Itís as simple as that. And as difficult.Ē This is a bit of a mess but when so many brands are added into the mix and have overlap it is simply a matter of time before people butt heads. If VW wants to prevent this getting messy they need their executives to step in and dictate who will use what platform. That or they can let the brands compete against each other. Who really wants the same SUV rebadged seven times? It is going to be interesting to see what happens and how this is resolved. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    Audi and Porsche do not really like each other. They have to play nice as Volkswagen owns both of them now but Porsche and Audi each want to call the shots in the luxury segment. As Porsche expands its model lineup it continues to step on Audi's toes. Audi does not like this but Porsche also does not like that Audi made the R8 which definitely targets potential 911 buyers. Each company is taking offense with the other. This in-house battle is increasing as Porsche and Audi both are dumping money into competing platforms. Rather than cooperating each wants to push their own platform. Porsche wants Audi to use its platform for the next generation Panamera for example. Audi wants Porsche to use its platform developed for the next generation Q7 to underpin the Cayenne but Porsche is saying the platform has to many deficiencies including limitations with engine choices. Volkswagen wants everyone in the VW Group to use Audi's design to save costs. Lamborghini apparently is not too happy with Porsche as VW apparently is having Porsche design all the future sports cars in the VW Group. Lamborghini does not like what Porsche has planned for the Huracan successor. Audi who uses the Lamborghini platform for the R8 is also not happy with Porsche's approach so Lamborghini and Audi appear aligned against Porsche. Bentley on the other hand is happy with Porsche and their MSB luxury platform they intend to make use of. Lamborghini wants its own chassis and one designed to accept V10 engines. Porsche is building a chassis around their flat-6 motors which obviously benefits them. Audi uses the Lamborghini V10 so they are with Lamborghini on this one. See the mess? This is what a senior Volkswagen source stated on the matter, "If we donít call the shots here at HQ, Audi and Porsche will never get their acts together. What these guys fail to understand is that they have to cooperate, not fight each other. We need to prevent individual sports car architectures and excessive proliferation, and to make Porscheís MSB mandatory for both brands. Standardize the stuff that is really expensive: drivetrains, electronics, alternative propulsion systems, batteries, materials, methods, and processes. Audi and Porsche must stop fighting over architectures and concentrate on diversification by content. Itís as simple as that. And as difficult.Ē This is a bit of a mess but when so many brands are added into the mix and have overlap it is simply a matter of time before people butt heads. If VW wants to prevent this getting messy they need their executives to step in and dictate who will use what platform. That or they can let the brands compete against each other. Who really wants the same SUV rebadged seven times? It is going to be interesting to see what happens and how this is resolved. Source
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  • leonelhpfm3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 PM
    So that everyone is clear, this is NOT The kit on my M3. This is the kit off David Liggins 2006 E46 M3 from Seattle, Wa. Car is being parted out. This thread is for the HPF stage 2 Turbo kit Relatively young kit, has only 8k miles on it All that will be included is the following Plug-n-play stand alone engine management system Six Drop in 750cc "high impedance" injectors (no fuel rail mods required) Auxiliary fuel pump w/filter that turns on at 3psi w/electronic connector Ceramic coated, CNC machined 1018 mild steel turbo manifold Precision 6766 turbo w/.81 AR Precision 46MM wastegate / open dump Stainless steel downpipe Powdercoated Intake manifold Intake manifold couplers w/clamps Twin HKS blow off valves Polished 4" thick, 24" wide core bar-n-plate intercooler Powdercoated aluminum intercooler piping Powdercoated aluminum intake piping 5 ply silicon couplers T-bolt intercooler clamps KN intake filter with clamp Steering column mounted dual pod AEM UEGO wide-band gauge AEM boost gauge Race fuel switch w/LED Knock siren Harnesses for fuel pump and oil pump assemblies Harnesses for gauges, race fuel switch, LED and knock siren Oil pump with mounting bracket and electronic connector One piece oil pump feed and return lines One piece turbo oil feed and one piece head to pan oil line Multiple vacuum lines w/quick disconnects AEM 3.5bar map sensor Boost control solenoid Intake air temp sensor HPF Engine Mounts Fittings and block off plates HPF Underbrace/Skid plate All Methanol components Methanol switch HPF install manual Asking 13,500 Obo Extra parts ALSO For Sale: - Tubi Rumore exhaust section 2 and 3 for: $750/$1750 or $2500 - Saad Racing Diff Brace: $300 - Spare HPF/Bosch 7500cc Injectors: $450 - Used - Conti DWS 285-30-19 tires 7/10ths ; $300 - Used - LingLong L688 tires 245-35-19s 7/10ths; $200 - Used - Toyo Proxes 4 tires 245-35-19s 7/10ths ; $300 - New - Nitto Invo tires 245-35-19s ; $400 - Black CF HPF Air ram vent (Sold) - Black CF DME Cover (Sold) - New StopTech 345 x 32mm REAR Disc & Hat $850 * Used UUC stage 2 ceramic clutch and flywheel: $500 * spare black powder coated turbo intake * * **** PREFER A LOCAL BUYER IN TEXAS BUT CAN AND WILL SHIP AT BUYERS EXPENSE *******
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    Jaguar is very serious about the upcoming entry level XE designed to take on the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The XE will sport a lightweight and advanced aluminum architecture. Aluminum is nothing new for Jaguar who has been using the lightweight metal for some time now in their sedans and started doing so before most of their competition. What is interesting to note about the XE is that it will get an advanced suspension architecture inspired by the F-Type. This is great news as Jaguar's previous X-Type model that was intended to fill this same niche in the marketplace and also go up against the 3-Series was a letdown partially due to its Ford Mondeo inspired platform. Jaguar is not borrowing a cheap Ford platform this time. What they are doing is using their premium F-Type suspension components meaning the XE is shaping up to handle quite well. Along with the aluminum frame and state of the art suspension components a new lightweight four-cylinder 'Ingenium' engine family will be offered. Expect a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine although the horsepower and torque figures are not known at this point. Jaguar in a previous leak stated their supercharged 3.0 liter V6 would also find its way under the hood. The XE makes its official debut later this year on September 8th. The car is shaping up very well. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    It was just a matter of time and the Cayenne S is now officially ditching its 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 for a 3.6 liter V6 twin turbo borrowed from the Macan Turbo. The 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 has 400 horsepower in the Macan Turbo but Posche bumps it slightly with software for the more the larger Cayenne S. It still retains the automatic transmission whereas the motor is paired to a PDK transmission in the Macan. The V6 also gains 20 horsepower on the V8 it replaces. Torque gains should be considerably larger but Porsche has not published its torque figures for the Cayenne S yet, only the horsepower. If we go by the Macan Turbo the Cayenne S will have at least 406 lb-ft of torque. That means a torque gain of over 37 lb-ft on the V8 with the peak torque coming earlier in the rev range. More power, more torque, greater performance, and greater fuel economy. It's hard to argue against this move and it was inevitable considering Porsche already made the move for the 2014 model year in the Panamera S although with a 3.0 liter V6 and not the 3.6 liter V6 out of the Macan Turbo. It looks like all future four door Porsche S models will have turbocharged V6 power.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    This is a long video, but pretty awesome (IMHO). Some of my favorite moments: I swear I can see the gas gauge on the X6M trickling down. :laughing-rofl: The ZR1 has insane acceleration. Wow. The F1 car looked to be in the wet? That's nuts - I couldn't imagine 300km/h in the wet for both traction, but also sprayback in an open cockpit F1 car. The Top Fuel dragster - not much can be said. It honestly looks painful. There are some fast cars out there! Rich
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    Today, 02:41 AM
    Good news for owners of the new Volkswagen and Audi EA888 2.0 turbo motor. APR has released their tuning software for the engine which covers the 2014 up Audi A3 2.0 and the 2014 on MKVII Volkswagen Golf GTI. The software is flashed through the OBD-II port and has programs for 91 octane, 93 octane, and 100+ octane race gas. APR also bumps the redline up to 7100 rpm from the stock 6800 rpm. So what are the gains? The baseline on a MKVII GTI is 210 horsepower at the wheels. On 91 octane with the APR tune this rises to 281 horsepower on the wheels. 93 octane boosts power further with the APR tune taking the car to 291 wheel horsepower. The race gas figure is 303 wheel horsepower. APR did not take the tuned car to the drag strip but did some VBOX performance meter testing. Their 93 octane VBOX trap speed is 97.19 miles per hour. The trap rises to 110 miles per hour with the Stage I tune on 93 octane. This figure will be lower on an actual drag strip as the VBOX tends to read higher. Dynographs and an acceleration video below. Solid work as always from APR. 91 Octane: 93 Octane: Race Gas: Stock vs. tuned acceleration numbers and overlay video:
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