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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 05:57 PM
    Gintani recently released their aftermarket downpipes for the BMW M S55 engine currently used in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4. We now have dyno results to go along with pictures of the pipes themselves and the pipes alone make a nice difference on car. Keep in mind these dyno results are from the Gintani Dyno Dynamics dynamometer and considering the baseline peak horsepower figure of 393 to the wheels the dyno is reading lower than the more common Dynojet. How much power and torque do the downpipes add? Peak horsepower increases by 19 wheel horsepower and peak torque increases by 11 lb-ft. As is usual with turbocharged BMW motors the peak figures do not tell the whole story. Looking at the curve 35 lb-ft of torque at the wheels is gained at 3300 rpm and 23 horsepower at the wheels is gained at 6400 rpm. The curve is interesting in that the majority of the gains come down low and up top. The mid range is basically unchanged. It would be interesting to see the result of a tune added on top of these pipes. Pictures and further details below. Retail: $1195 + shipping Made in the USA US 304 Stainless Steel Hand TIG Welded Lifetime warranty on all welds Improved throttle and turbo response 100% perfect fitment and space for O2 sensors For off-road use only; not 50 state legal
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  • islandroad83's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
    Hey guys a little new to this logging and wondering if i could get some help going over my log. I am in 3rd gear FBO running 93 OCT and wedge 9.5 deg flash. You can see what I have logged here, I just followed Terry's xml file for the Bav Tech, rather clumsy logging software. I also would of liked to log my LPFP but not sure have to do that via this cable. Also do i need to convert the boost with datazap or any more i should be logging? Thanks for the help. http://www.datazap.me/u/island-road/wedge-95-deg-fbo?log=0&data=1-2-3-4-5-6-8
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  • rader1's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
    Here is an in car video of the MOTIV Motorsport/OVERREV Fabrication shop car on track at UTCC at VIR. Running on a low boost 93 octane map Ryan Eversley piloted the car to a best time of 1:53 around the track making it the fastest privateer at the event and even beating teams like the Lamborghini super Trofeo team.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:14 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 04:47 PM
    Ford finally released some concrete details on the upcoming next generation Mustang. The most eye catching of course is that the Mustang will have turbocharged four-cylinder power courtesy of a 2.3 liter Ecoboost motor. This engine will provide quite a bit of grunt with 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT retains the 5.0 liter Coyote V8 with output bumped to 435 horsepower. The base model is now the 3.7 liter V6 offering 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It is difficult to argue for the V6 over the Ecoboost turbo four. The car is not super light but the Ecoboost model checks in at 3,524 pounds. The V6 is 3,526 pounds. Choosing the V8 GT increases weight to 3,729 pounds. The bigger motor obviously comes with a weight penalty. Ford looks like they have yet another hit on their hands with the base price starting at $24,425. The Mustang continues to be an incredible value. Press Release and pictures below. Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratios -- 5.0-liter V8 headlines all-new Ford Mustang lineup with 435 horsepower and 400 lb.- ft. of torque and improved power-to-weight ratio -- New 2.3-liter EcoBoost® brings turbocharging and direct injection to Mustang with 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque – best-ever power density from a Ford engine -- Manual transmission provides smoother shifting than previous Mustangs; automatic transmission features steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and downshift rev- matching DEARBORN, Mich., July 17, 2014 – The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers three great engines including a standard 300-horsepower V6, a brand-new 310-horsepower EcoBoost® or an upgraded 435-horsepower V8. Each powerplant is available with either a manual or automatic transmission that makes the pony car a great all-around performer – no matter how the equipment is mixed and matched to suit any individual driving style. The fewer the pounds a car carries for every unit of horsepower generated by the engine, the quicker and nimbler it feels, making power-to-weight ratio a key measure of performance. A recent study by Autoblog of cars currently available in the U.S. market puts Mustang at the top of the charts in power-to-weight ratio for all three price categories a customer can specify. Mustang extends its lead further for 2015 with the EcoBoost-powered fastback now carrying fewer than 11.4 pounds per horsepower; Mustang GT has as few as 8.52 pounds per horsepower. Less is more, EcoBoost comes to Mustang The addition of a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine brings turbocharging to the Mustang powertrain lineup. This engine was designed specifically for Mustang, to meet the needs of drivers looking for outstanding performance and fuel efficiency. The geometry of the EcoBoost intake manifold and turbocharger housing has been optimized to provide better breathing and higher output in Mustang. Producing 310 horsepower and 320 lb.- ft. of torque, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine fits the bill for a true Mustang powerplant – with the highest power density yet from a Ford engine. "This EcoBoost engine delivers the healthy output Mustang drivers expect, regardless of the car's speed," said Scott Makowski, EcoBoost powertrain engineering manager. "It delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to – with a broad, flat torque curve and great driveability under any conditions." The newest member of Ford's global EcoBoost engine family, the 2.3-liter continues to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies including direct fuel injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing and turbocharging to produce big-engine power and torque with improved fuel efficiency. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost is the first Ford engine to use a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger that provides quicker boost response while enabling lower emissions and improved efficiency. The cylinder head features an integrated exhaust manifold that separates the inner and outer pairs of cylinders into each of the two inlet passages to the turbo. Keeping the exhaust pulses separated from the next cylinder in the firing order virtually eliminates mixing losses and maximizes the pulse energy to the turbine wheel. The result is similar performance to a more complex twin-turbocharger configuration, meaning quicker turbine spin-up and torque delivery when the driver needs it for passing maneuvers. The separated exhaust ports also enable the exhaust valves to stay open longer for reduced pumping losses that improve specific fuel consumption compared to a single-scroll turbocharger configuration. With a compact mill generating nearly 135 horsepower per liter and more than 139 lb.-ft. of torque per liter – powering a performance car whose drivers are more inclined to use it – ensuring engine durability was critical. Enhancements to the Mustang EcoBoost engine to withstand the added stresses include: -- Forged-steel crankshaft -- Piston-cooling jets -- Steel piston ring carriers -- Premium bearing materials -- Upgraded valve seat materials -- Forged-steel connecting rods -- High-pressure die-cast aluminum cylinder block with ladder-frame bearing caps -- Deep-sump, die-cast aluminum oil pan The beating heart of a pony No Ford Mustang engine lineup would be complete without a great V8 engine at its core. The 5.0-liter V8 powers into a new generation with a host of upgrades that help it breathe better, especially at higher engine speeds. Many of these changes are derived from lessons learned in developing the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302. Getting air into the cylinders and exhaust out is key to generating more power and torque from any engine. That has been the focus in the development of this V8, which features: -- Larger intake valves -- Larger exhaust valves -- Revised intake camshafts -- Revised exhaust camshafts -- Stiffer valve springs ensure valves close completely at high rpm -- New cylinder head casting – revised ports provide straighter path to the valves for less restrictive intake and exhaust flow; combustion chamber modifications accommodate larger valves -- Sinter forged connecting rods are lighter and more durable for high-rpm operation -- Redesigned piston tops – deeper cutouts clear the new larger valves -- Rebalanced forged crankshaft to support higher-rpm operation These upgrades have boosted output of the V8 to 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold includes charge motion control valves to partially close off port flow at lower engine speeds. This increases the air charge tumble and swirl for improved air-fuel mixing, resulting in better fuel economy, improved idle stability and lower emissions. The variable camshaft timing on the intake side now has a greater range of adjustment available thanks to mid-lock phasers. This enables better optimized control of the valve timing over a broader range of engine speeds and loads for improved fuel economy and emissions. Shifting gears More than most drivers, Mustang owners like to take control and shift for themselves. Whether they select a fully manual gearbox or the updated automatic transmission, the experience will be better than in any previous pony. The manual has a new shift linkage design for easier engagement and improved precision. The shift lever is now positioned closer to the driver and away from the cupholders, creating a clear path for shifting. Mustang blends outstanding all-around performance and everyday usability. Drivers who prefer to let the car handle the shifting during their daily work run, but who still want to take control when the roads get twisty, will appreciate the new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles with rev-matching downshifts – now standard with the SelectShift® six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic also features a redesigned case with cast-in ribs that help make it stiffer and reduce weight. Internally, clutches are optimized and operating temperature increased to reduce friction. The output shaft is now supported by a ball bearing that enables a top speed of 155 mph for Mustang GT. With a choice of powertrains to suit driving preferences and lifestyles, the new Mustang has cutting-edge technology under the hood to match its modern design. Yet regardless of engine choice, the car remains quintessentially Mustang. ### About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 183,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:23 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • ALPHA Performance's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 01:47 PM
    This footage is from our second fastest pass of the Chicago Wannagofast event. As luck would have it we lined up next to a brand new 2014 McLaren MP4-12c Spider. The McLaren is stock and our E63 AMG has a tune and prototype downpipes/catback Enjoy!
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:15 PM
    Hey guys, We've got the Vargas Stage2 N55 turbo running on our 2011 135i DCT car and was finally able to hit up the dyno for a little tuning today. The vehicle is FBO but equipped with a CPE replacement catted DP. We've recently modified both the E series N55 ISO JB4 firmware for large turbo support and developed an entirely new back end flash. To enable the JB4 large turbo maps you just enable the 3.5 bar TMAP sensor using version 5.5 or later. This changes map 1 to 16psi, map 2 to 19psi, and methanol mapping as high as your turbo will take you. All with reduced taper to redline to let the larger turbo shine. Dyno testing was done on simulated 93 octane (91 + 1 can of NOS octane booster), and the methanol testing was done with a single CM10 nozzle. Overall very pleased with the results especially for an odor free vehicle. The pump map is a touch aggressive but really showcases what the turbo can do. On pump gas I think the car would come very close if not take our F80 M3 if the M3 is running the stock tuning. And on meth would come very close to the M3 on the E30 map.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 04:25 AM
    Dodge blew everyone away with the new 707 horsepower 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. That includes the former king of the hill in the domestic muscle car scene the Ford Shelby GT500. The GT500 was the undisputed king vanquishing its rivals easily with its 662 horsepower 5.8 liter supercharged V8. Well, the king is dead but it looks like Ford intends to reclaim the throne. Dodge specifically made sure to top the GT500 and top it they did. Ford knows what the target is and with the next generation Mustang coming they have the opportunity to top the SRT Hellcat. Rumors are that Ford is aiming for something around 750 horsepower. How will they do it though? A larger blower? Switch to a twin screw? A completely new engine design? Nobody knows except for Ford at this point and this is all speculation based on a Ford spokesperson stating to that a new GT500 with even more power will be revealed relatively soon. What is certain right now is that the horsepower war is the best it has ever been.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 07:20 PM
    Very cool matchup here between two very different cars. The only similarity is that they have twin turbo V8 powerplants. The McLaren of course employing the M838T 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 with 616 horsepower stock. Unlike the AMG M157 under the hood of the E63 AMG, it does not employ direct injection. The E63 AMG here is a 4Matic car and AMS displayed earlier this year their 4Matic M157 AMG tuning prowess with the release of ECU software. The E63 AMG in addition to the AMS ECU software also has prototype AMS Alpha downpipes and a prototype AMS Alpha catback exhaust. The McLaren of course is a Spider which means some added weight although the difference between it and the coupe is roughly 80 pounds. The difference between the MP4-12C Spider and the E63 AMG 4Matic however is roughly 1100 pounds. A stock MP4-12C is pretty damn fast as it sits. A McLarenBoost member took their stock MP4-12C fitted with the 616 horsepower file to the drag strip and ran a 10.6 @ 135. That should put the AMS Alpha 7 E63 AMG 4Matic performance into perspective considering the E63 edges it out with a 156.90 trap speed to the McLaren running a 153.89. These are two very fast cars.
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
    MDORPHN started a thread MDORPHN in N54
    Hit 50,000 miles on drive home from VIR where my 1M (aka "MDORPHN') successfully defended its title as fastest street production car in the 2014 Ultimate Track Car Challenge Now that I no longer need be concerned about warranty coverage, I can come out of the closet with a full list of my current modifications. BTW, the current set-up -- using Rob Beck's well-proven "hybrid" turbos -- will very shortly be replaced by a very elegant single turbo set up using a HTA GT3082R turbo w/ .82 A/R TiAL V-Band turbine housing. MDORPHN – 2011 1 Series M Coupe Fastest Street Production 2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Fastest Street Car and Fastest Privateer BMW 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge 1st in Class 2012 One Lap of America RB “hybrid” turbos AR downpipes proTUNING Freaks Cobb tune Helix intercooler and air intake RRT Racing-fabricated baffled oil pan and 32-row Setrab oil cooler Evolution Racewerks charge pipe AWE Tuning blow-off valves JRZ RS Pro (front)/RS1 (rear) coilovers/Swift springs E93 M3 front sway bar Bimmerworld precision lower control arm bearings and rear camber arm bearing kit Vorshlag camber plates BMS oil catch can RB-modified PCV valve Clutch delay valve delete BPM-coded Control Braking Control disable AeroMotions R2 rear wing RRT-customized Revozport splitter Cantrell Motorsports front brake rotor backing plates w/cooling ducts PFC DirectDrive rotors (front) Stoptech stainless steel brake lines Bimmerworld wheel studs 18 X 10” F/18 X 10.5” R Apex ARC-8 wheels w/BFG R1 tires (265/35 F & 285/30 R) P3 Vent Gauge v2 Schroth 5-pt. harness LUX 5000k angel eyes
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:13 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told Autonews.com, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 07:10 AM
    The R8 getting factory twin turbo V8 power? Sounds like an AudiBoost dream come true if this latest report from Automobilemag is to be believed. Frankly, it shouldn't be because there is no support for it. All the automotive journalists are guessing at this point and it is rather sad to see what the internet era has done to the quality of professional automotive journalism. Car and Driver reported earlier this year the 4.2 FSI would live on in the next generation R8. So which is it? Well, maybe it isn't either as AutoExpress reported that the R8 would ditch the V8 for a twin turbo V6 engine. Does anyone know what the hell they are actually talking about? Probably not. What we do know is the R8 will be replaced in the next couple years with a car based on the new Lamborghini Huracan platform. The Huracan has a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 featuring both port and direct injection. It is essentially an updated version of the V10 the R8 has now so we can probably pencil that motor in for the new R8. The wildcard is the motor slotted below it. If the R8 gets the 4.0 TFSI V8 there is no reason to get the V10. The V8 is cheaper, offers more torque, and is easily upgraded. Automobile reports 460 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque for the twin turbo V8 R8 which seem to be numbers they just pulled out of thin air. We all know RS6/RS7 put out 100 more horsepower than this from the motor and gain a ton of power with an ECU tune so the V8 twin turbo would basically trounce the V10 for less money. The truth is that at this point only Audi knows what will happen with the new car. One of the three reports discussed above will be correct. Whomever it is will likely claim 'they got it right' and if they do not they will just ignore their previous report. That is how it works now. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:47 PM
    It is nice to see before and after dragstrip comparisons like this. Before and after dyno results for various forced induction kits are plentiful but actual real world before and after 1/4 mile runs are far more rare. What we have here is a stock W204 C63 AMG coupe running at the PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) dragstrip in Florida. The baseline 1/4 mile run is a 12.502 second pass at 112.38 miles per hour. In Florida humidity that is about what a C63 AMG should run. The subsequent run is when the C63 AMG gets the Weistec 3.0 liter M156 supercharger package and also drag radials to help put the increased power and torque down on the strip. The result? A 10.585 second pass at 127.79 miles per hour. That is a huge real world difference. An extra 15+ miles per hour of trap speed and 2 seconds cut off the elapsed time. The 3.0 liter blower is providing a massive boost, pun intended.
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  • TurboSid's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:25 AM
    TurboSid started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: Picked up my Mineral White M4 yesterday in 4 Series and M4
    Going to try to do some official shots this week in between driving trying to reach 1200 miles asap. :) Will probably do BMW performance parts in the beginning and then see where the aftermarket community takes the S55.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:27 PM
    richpike started a thread E60 M5 vs E60 535i in N54
    I really like Jalopnik and this is a well written and accurate article on the N54 powered 535. The only thing they might have missed is the Alpina flash for the auto (although can you get that on an E60?). http://oppositelock.jalopnik.com/10-reasons-the-e60-535i-is-better-than-the-m5-1608323644 -Rich
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 07:28 PM
    Car is an Alpina B3S Biturbo VTT Stage 2 turbos AMS fmic AR catless dp Forge DVs(leaking??) ER Chargepipe JB4 G5 ISO + BMS Meth kit - although running map 0 with a flash I was thinking if it could be boost solenoids/DVs or something totally different. At partial throttle car runs great, also at WOT when it's fairly cold (oil at 90 degrees celcius) When it get warm (105-120C) Then sometimes the boost fluctuates at WOT. Look at this log: http://datazap.me/u/lfelunden/map-0?log=0&data=1-4
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 06:42 AM
    This video below features an Active Autowerke supercharged M3 we already saw in action this month. It helps put the previous video in context though as this Gen II Level III supercharged DCT E92 M3 takes on a stock BMW M S63TU twin turbo V8 motor in an F13 M6. In the previous video the M3 ran a modified F10 M5 and the race was basically even. In this video the M3 pulls fairly quickly and decisively on the stock M6. What this goes to show is just how big of a difference there is between a stock M5/M6 S63TU and a bolt on one. Additionally, that an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged car is much stronger than a stock M6 even from a first gear roll.
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  • CaliforniaBred's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 335I. The mileage currently sits at 62XXX. The reason I post it as that is due to the fact that I may drive it every now and then. It is a 2009 Alpine White Coupe with an Automatic Transmission. It has the premium and sport packages with the extended beige interior. This vehicle has been modified and all stock parts will also be included. The vehicle was in a fender bender in 2011. I have paperwork documenting what was replaced by a certified Geico auto body. In short it was the headlight/foglight/fender/lower control arm. No structural damage. Modifications: JB4 G5 ISO Board Cobb V2 Handheld Evolution Racewerks Competition Intercooler with Carbon Fiber Shroud Evolution Racewerks Charepipe with Tial 40mm BOV VRSF Downpipes Muffler Delete Coolingmist 2.2gallon Methanol Kit with JB4 FSB for Safety--Dual Nozzle Setup Burger Motorsports DCI Apex Race Wheels ARC-8 17x9.5 square with 255/40/17 Front and 275/40/17 rear Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers Currently Have the rear seat pulled out and in storage as I never have anyone ride in the back. Stock Suspension/wheels/intake box/charge pipe/intercooler will be included with sale. Open to offers and trades. No low ballers please. I have not checked on the status of the title however as I stated previously minor cosmetic damage only.
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  • musc's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 01:35 AM
    Hey guys. Not sure that anyone with ILA0S_IS has tested the 28hex for JB4 with Cyl 2-6 data so I did one tonight. Seems to be recording all channels. I forgot how cumbersome it was to log with a notebook! :P
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  • N54GASM's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 12:45 AM
    Lets start off with, I love my JB4:dance: I get so much more out of driving now and I cant see myself ever going back to stock. But, my clutch doesnt seem to like it so much and I have been demoted to Map 4. I'm looking to get a SPEC stage 2 and found one for an amazing deal on craigslist; however its for a 330i. Will this work? I would think that it might not be as rigid as the 335 stage 2 but I would assume its better than stock. Like I said, a great deal. I would like to exhaust this avenue before I shell out for one I know will work. Please ellaborate on whether it will fit or not. Thank you guys and I'm happy to be part of this forum. Its a great jump from driving my jetta 1.8t and looking to vwkotex for answers to my vw's electrical nightmares.
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 12:04 AM
    Great data here from MotorTrend who had a tough day at the office testing a Porsche 918 Spyder. By now you know that the 918 Spyder is the highest performance car Porsche has ever produced and that it is a mid-engine all wheel drive hybrid. The car has a 608 horsepower 13.5:1 compression 4.6 liter V8 that revs to 9150 rpm and is supplanted by two electric motors up front delivering 285 horsepower. The combined output of the hybrid drivetrain is 887 horsepower and 826 lb-ft of torque. 431 lb-ft of which comes from the electric motors and as the max torque is instant in the electric the performance off the line is phenomenal. 0-60 comes in 2.4 seconds which makes one wonder how much more manufacturers can improve this figure. The 1/4 mile flashes by in 10.0 second flat at 145.2 miles per hour. Yep, it is stupid fast and what makes this even more impressive is that the numbers are achieved with a 3791 pound curb weight. This car is not a lightweight but another way to look at it is that it is roughly 700 pounds lighter than a Bugatti Veyron but just as quick and fast as the Super Sport model. For reference, Road and Track got a 9.9 @ 145.8 1/4 mile out of the Veyron Super Sport. You can also read a previous acceleration comparison article between the two cars here although they were not tested on the same day. So the Porsche 918 is as fast as a Veyron SS, lighter, handles better, and is roughly half the price while offering incredible efficiency. This car is a hell of a step forward. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Mid-engine, AWD ENGINE TYPE 90-deg V-8, aluminum block/heads, plus 2 perm magnet AC motors VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 280.3 cu in/4593 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 13.5:1 BATTERY TYPE Lithium-ion POWER (SAE NET) 608 hp @ 8700 rpm (gas)/ 285 hp (elec)/887 hp (comb) TORQUE (SAE NET) 398 lb-ft @ 6700 rpm/431 lb-ft (elect) REDLINE 9150 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 6.2 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-cl auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.09:1/2.07:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 12.3-16.6:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.3 BRAKES, F;R 16.1-in vented & drilled carbon ceramic disc; 15.4-in vented & drilled carbon ceramic disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.5 x 20-in; 12.5 x 21-in forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 265/35ZR20 95Y; 325/30R21 104Y Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 107.5 in TRACK, F/R 65.5/63.5 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 182.9 x 76.4 x 45.9 in TURNING CIRCLE 41.7 ft CURB WEIGHT 3791 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 43/57% SEATING CAPACITY 2 HEADROOM 34.0 in LEGROOM 43.0 in SHOULDER ROOM 49.5 in CARGO VOLUME 3.7 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.2 sec 0-40 1.6 0-50 2.0 0-60 2.4 0-70 3.0 0-80 3.6 0-90 4.3 0-100 5.1 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 0.9 QUARTER MILE 10.0 sec @ 145.2 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 94 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.12 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 22.2 sec @ 1.06 g (avg) 2.4-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 83.54 sec TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 2000 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $847,975 PRICE AS TESTED $956,675 STABILITY/TRACTION CNTRL Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side, front head BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 mi POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 mi ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 4 yrs/50,000 mi FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal EPA COMB/EV EQUIV ECON 22 mpg (gas)/67 mpg-e ENERGY CONS, COMB/EQUIV 153/50 kW-hr/100 mi CO2 EMISSIONS, GAS/EV 0.88/0 lb/mi RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium
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