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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-15-2017, 11:43 AM
    BoostAddict reported what was going on behind the scenes with Dime Racing. It seems people have not been paying attention or simply dismissed the reports. Remember when Dime Racing was taken to court by Weistec? BoostAddict posted the entire complaint with further details. The court case was not the only warning sign. Dime was caught on social media calling Weistec performance results their own. Furthermore, they used a Weistec dynograph on a Mercedes forum to promote their products. Those involved with Dime used to be involved with Weistec. This is exactly what was posted to inform people: 1. Steve Atneyel is no longer with Weistec Engineering. 2. Murad Shuqom/Rod Shegem is not involved with Weistec Engineering. 3. Steve Atneyel is a convicted felon. 4. The two individuals named above are involved with Dime Consulting. 5. Dime Consulting has contacted various BenzBoost vendors and attempted to sell products (likely Weistec products) and get money through backchannels. 6. Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom allegedly funneled large sums of money from Weistec. 7. Parts were ordered outside the normal Weistec accounting channels. 8. The full complaint against these individuals and Dime Consulting is outlined below. Why would you bring your car to a convicted felon in the first place? Why wouldn't you do a simple google search to see the evidence and allegations against Rod Shegem: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B8gxEQ3-8LagSFRmMEJpdTM3ekk How about a quick search revealing http://rod-shegem.com ? Furthermore, BoostAddict can say that before all of this went south Rod made a request to scrub his name from this website. It was odd, but at the time there were no red flags so his name was edited out of early Weistec articles. Hey, BoostAddict reported what nobody else did and did its job. So what you see in the video below should not surprise you. Long story short, Dime Racing made promises to this Huracan owner they could not deliver. Originally, the owner wanted go with VF-Engineering and in hindsight he should have. Things started to unravel quickly: It's your classic delay strategy. Take the money stall, and hope someone else comes in with more money to keep funding operations. Feels like a Ponzi scheme, doesn't it? The problem is Dime has people on social media and on forums (a certain Mercedes forum is complicit in deleting complaints and having moderators help cover up issues which could have warned people) constantly pushing their products. Notice they stay away from this forum though? Maybe that's because I have met all of these people since before this all started and know what happened throughout the saga? This guy learned a lesson the hard way. It sucks. At least he owned up to it and posted his story. BoostAddict does not believe Dime Racing will be able to continue to fund operations for all that much longer if what we hear behind the scenes is true. Then again, Rod Shegem isn't in jail for all his money laundering so who knows if they will continue to weasel their way through keeping the lights on. BoostAddict.com in an odd way is thrilled its reporting is confirmed as 100% accurate. Some people in this industry still care about their credibility.
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    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    This BMW E89 Z4 35i is a bolt on N54 model tuned by BQ Tuning. It features a Cobb Protune, Afe filters, MMP inlets, MMP outlets, Wagner Evo 2 intercooler, VRSF catless downpipes, 200 cell sport cats, and was on a mix of E45. Apparently the car suffered a bit of a boost leak but it is hard to tell based on the performance. The first race features some N54 on N54 action as the Z4 runs a 1M. It is not much a contest. The DCT plays a big role but the difference between the cars is large. Race 2 is against a 335 wagon. Also easily dispatched. Up next is a Shelby GT500 Mustang. This is the first good run of the bunch as they go neck and neck with the Mustang opening a slight lead early on. The Z4 closes the gap and edges. Impressive! A JB4 tuned M135i runs next. It hangs in there for a bit but ultimately is pulled up top. An E60 M5 with unknown mods tries its luck next. The S85 V10 is known for its top end pull but the Z4 dispatches it easily. A great run for context. An Audi RS6 sedan tries its luck next. This is the C6 generation RS6 with a twin turbo V10 motor. It is tuned by MTM and pulls as it should but the Z4 actually does an incredible job against it. Maybe time to upgrade those N54 turbos? The final run is against an F10 M5. It looks stock based on the result as the Z4 pulls it. This E89 is running very well. Impressive stock turbo N54 performance.
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    08-15-2017, 09:36 AM
    This is a hell of a build. It is also how the BMW E82 1M should have come from the factory. You know, with an actual M motor? BimmerBoost posted an article back in 2010 about 10 reasons why the 1M is not a real M car and does not deserve the M badge. This 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M ever will be. Let's not reignite the M purist debate all over again though and just focus on this masterpiece. At the heart sits a BMW S65 V8 in place of the N54. There are advantages here for the S65 as for one it sits further back for better weight distribution due to being shorter in length and the S65 is fairly light. With all the plumbing removed from the nose it would be interesting to see what the weight distribution of the 1M now is. If the S65 V8 was not enough it is stroked to 4.6 liters by Dinan. You can read all about the Dinan stroker motor in a past article comparing it to the RD Sport S65 Stroker motor. This in itself is already impressive but Performance Technic paired the V8 to a DCT transmission. As you recall, the E82 1M came from the factory solely with a manual transmission. E92 M3 GTS DCT transmission software is included. The bodywork is all from the BMW factory to create this authentic clone. It wears 275 tires at all four corners. The final touch is M Performance Sport Seats for the interior as well as the E92 M3 gauge cluster of course. Ironically, this 1M clone is more of a real M car than the actual 1M. This is how BMW should have capped off the naturally aspirated M era. With a bang instead of a whimper. Simply brilliant!
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    08-14-2017, 10:25 AM
    Did you know the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 come from the factory with a carbon fiber driveshaft? Well, if not, now you do. The only problem is BMW will ditch the lightweight carbon fiber driveshaft for a conventional steel unit later this year for the upcoming 2018 cars. Why? There is not enough space for the larger diameter carbon shaft and the necessary petrol particulate filter which is necessary to meet emissions standards. Sounds like it will be a tight fit even with the thinner steel shaft. Stronger aftermarket S55 carbon driveshafts will likely pose an installation problem. Munich. From November 2017 onwards, the CFRP driveshaft in the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible high-performance sports cars (fuel consumption combined: 9.5 – 8.3 l/100 km , CO2 emissions combined: 218 –194 g/km) will be gradually replaced by an M specific high-performance driveshaft made of steel. This measure will create the necessary technical basis for meeting future statutory emissions requirements. At a later point in time, a petrol particulate filter (PPF) will be incorporated into the existing installation space in these models in major markets. The newly developed steel driveshaft has been designed to ensure the superlative performance and handling qualities of the BMW M3/M4 high-performance sports cars remain unaffected. For production-related reasons, this pre-enabling needs to be carried out universally for the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible. This measure does not apply to the BMW M4 CS and BMW M4 GTS special-edition models. Now in their fifth generation, the BMW M3 Sedan, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible represent the epitome of the high-performance sports car that can be used without compromise every day. Customer deliveries of the successful current generation of models have now topped 68,000.
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    08-14-2017, 09:21 AM
    This Porsche 991.1 Turbo S should be well known to avid BoostAddict readers as it belongs to @sdg1871. He pushes the 991.1 Turbo platform hard and his car is quite simply a beast. It features the 68mm Champion Motorsports VTG turbochargers. Additionally, GIAC Stage IV tuning makes it all work. In addition the Turbo has Champion Motorsports intercoolers, a Tubi race exhaust, and ran on Sunoco GT 260 Plus fuel. @sdg1871 only provides one camera angle (get another GoPro!) facing to the rear but that is all he needs. Let's start with a modified GTO. The owner should modify it a bit more: Next up is a C6 Corvette with unknown mods that puts up a pretty good fight. A Porsche 996 Turbo tries its luck but just not have the top end to compete: A bolt on F10 M5 is next. There are some very strong bolt on F10's out there but this does not appear to be one of them. How about tuned F13 M6? Nope, fares worse than the M5: A Cobb tuned Porsche 991.1 Turbo S is the final run. It gives a good idea as to how a bolt on 991.1 Turbo compares to a 991.1 Turbo with a turbocharger upgrade: How about some runs against stiffer competition @sdg1871? Maybe some of those McLarens we see in the background?
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    08-15-2017, 10:30 AM
    You know the Porsche 991.1 Turbo S in this video from the other day when owner @sdg1871 posted a video of his car destroying everything he raced. The Champion Motorsports 68mm VTG turbo upgraded Porsche with GIAC Stage IV tuning is a beast. If it is a beast what do you call the UGR Huracan that makes it look like it is standing still in the video below? The acceleration is so incredibly fast the video almost looks fake. Mother of...
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    08-14-2017, 07:32 AM
    Congratulations are in order to AMS Performance who pushed their Macan Turbo shop car to new heights. 11-second Macan Turbos are not anything new as last year PorscheBoost member @primetime went 11.718 @ 114.75 in the 1/4 mile. AMS comfortably tops that run with an 11.510 @ 116.83: What are the modifications? A custom Alpha tune, Alpha downpipes, Alpha air filters, and their upcoming Alpha Performance intercoolers. Congratulations to AMS.
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    08-15-2017, 09:12 AM
    BigBoost sure is expanding their turbo upgrade portfolio over a variety of platforms. The 4.0 liter M177 AMG motor is now receiving their attention and their Stage 2 turbocharger upgrade for the W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 shows impressive numbers early on. This is before a tune folks. Just with the factory programming the Stage 2 BigBoost upgrade makes 636 rear wheel horsepower and 699 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. The torque figure is insane. Full details from @Juan@BigBoost-Billet below.
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    08-14-2017, 08:40 AM
    Those of you outside of California that do not have to deal with 91 octane pump gas do not know how good you have it. SSR Performance recently built this BMW F80 M3 and compared the stock turbochargers tuned on 91 pump to Pure Turbos upgraded units also on 91 octane pump. The car is tuned through the PTF Bootmod3 S55 tuning system. The baseline run is with a Stage 2 OTS (off the shelf map) and the factory turbochargers: The after run of 566 rear wheel horsepower includes the following: -Pure Stage 2 Turbos -Bootmod3 Custom Tune (flash only) -SSR Performance Downpipes -SSR Performance Intakes -SSR Performance Chargepipes -Remus Catback Exhaust -Stock Fueling System 566 rear wheel horsepower on crappy 91 octane pump gas in California summer heat is impressive. It would be more impressive if the correction factor was displayed on the graph. RPM would not hurt either. SSR Performance is shooting for 650 wheel horsepower with an ethanol blend on the factory fuel system. BimmerBoost will be sure to update you on their progress.
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    08-14-2017, 08:01 AM
    You likely know of GAD's W204 C63 AMG with a swapped in 5.5 liter V8 from BenzBoost articles on the car. They took a W204 C63 AMG Black Series coupe, swapped in the big twin turbo V8, and added 4Matic all wheel drive. Absurd, in a good way. The car belongs to BenzBoost member @Gad6363 and he previously went 9.9 @ 142 in the 1/4 mile with it on a questionable strip. Well, he outdid himself at a Race 1000 event in Germany. How does a 9.568 @ 147.93 sound? This makes for the quickest M157 and W204 C63. Not to mention, the fastest W204 or M157. As for what changed from the previous setup it is the turbochargers and tuning along with some methanol injection. Simply an incredible project with the performance to back it up. Well done!
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    Today, 01:42 PM
    You have no doubt seen huge claims from certain tuners on the S63TU twin turbo 4.4 liter V8. Remember when TNT Racewerks posted a graph (or part of one) showing over 800 horsepower at the wheels from an F10 M5 on the factory S63TU turbochargers? That car was later shown smoking badly during a race and we have not heard anything about it since. The truth is, many tuners are showing numbers from the F10 M5 and F13 M6 that are not realistic. They may hit an impressive peak figure on the dyno but in the real world the turbos and engine will not last or perform as expected based on the dyno run. Here is what realistic, real world tuned S63TU figures look like. F10 M5 Red is stock Blue is 20psi 91 octane DP and Intake only Green is 24psi 110 octane DP and Intake only No Meth and stock exhaust system flash tune with no piggyback 724 wheel horsepower on race gas with downpipes and an intake. The car holds the torque fairly well toward redline. This is well tuned example done by Gintani. Gintani doesn't want to push it further. Why? Because at this point the factory rods become a concern. That is something our friends at Bimmer Performance Center who take apart and build these motors concur with. You will see tuners out there posting higher peak numbers than this. The problem is you will often not see the whole graph and furthermore they are doing nothing more than flashing files they play with from B&C Consulting. People buy their flashing kits and call themselves tuners: https://www.bcconsulting.lu/en/#programming-tools-development You would be surprised how many tuners are simply using the B&C tools and flashing their files or modifying their files to flash. You and I could become tuners overnight by buying these tools and flashing the same files. Do we really know what we are doing though? Are we really tuners? Be careful when a tuner promises numbers nobody else is hitting or even approaching.
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    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    There are a couple ways to look at this. A 12.683 @ 109.62 in the 1/4 mile these days is nothing special. However, the B9 S4 is not the highest performance in the Audi portfolio as that distinction falls to the RS4 and its twin turbo motor. The S4 is a very interesting tuning prospect though due to its twin scroll top mounted turbocharger on the 2.9 liter V6. It produces 355 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With a tune and perhaps some bolt ons this should be an easy 11 second car. At that point though, does it make more sense to get the RS4 instead? What we learn is the car is performing about where it should based on the dyno results and this explains the timeslip explains the loss against the Mercedes-AMG C43 and Camaro SS in a previous drag race video. If the brand new S4 is slower than the C43 and the 340i that is somewhat disappointing. That is where tuning should come to the rescue.
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    08-14-2017, 04:43 PM
    It is an easy trap to fall into in the automotive world. Bigger is better, right? Bigger turbochargers, bigger superchargers, bigger compressors, and bigger power. The thing is, an engine is basically just an air pump and what you want is to compliment it so it runs as efficiently as possible. That does not always mean a bigger turbo or bigger supercharger or even more boost is better for it. There are efficiency ranges and points of diminishing return. This is illustrated well with the two Huracan 5.2 liter V10 supercharger kits on the market. As we detailed previously, VF-Engineering chose an Eaton TVS2300 based unit and ESS-Tuning chose (or was forced) to use a 2.9 liter whipple twin screw. It is not hard to deduce 2.9 liters is bigger than 2.3 liters. What is important to focus on however is the range the compressor will be operating at. Considering these are pump gas kits we are not talking about spinning them to the max and double digit boost. VF-Engineering runs their VF-800 kit at 7.5 psi and ESS advertises 7-8 psi so a similar range. Why is this important? Because at this lower boost level the TVS roots blower has the efficiency advantage. The 2.9 liter Whipple will not show an advantage until 14+ psi or so. Don't believe it? Well, let's take a look at the numbers. Dyno plots are not easy to come by for these but ESS-Tuning posted this Huracan graph: Now, these figures are not utilizing US standards. Horsepower is given in DIN and torque is in newton-meters. The figures convert to about 670 wheel horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Let's look at independent, not VF provided, dyno figures for the VF-800 kit at 7.5 psi of boost on the Huracan: Peak horsepower is close but the VF-Engineering torque figure is higher by 45 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. We wish we had the full graph to go on but essentially the VF-800 kit at the same boost level is providing an advantage in area under the curve because it is working more efficiently. For those who want to look a the compressor map, here it is: Eaton TVS2300: The problem with Whipple is they do not publish compressor maps. However, here is a Lysholm twin 2.3 liter twin screw: Now a Lysholm 3.3 liter twin screw: Not a perfect comparison by any means but as close as we can get with the data provided. Let's look at an overlay of the Eaton TVS2300 and the Lysholm 2.3 liter maps: Here is a very good explanation of what you are seeing: On the 5.2 liter Huracan and Audi R8 5.2 V10 the TVS2300 is operating closer to its sweet spot in terms of maximum efficiency than the Whipple 2.9 liter with the supplied pulleys. This is not an opinion. This is not a belief. This is a scientific fact. Now, with the upcoming VF-900 kits we will see a jump in performance and the TVS2300 will still be operating well within its efficiency range before being pushed out of it. To really see what the Whipple 2.9 is capable of on the 5.2 V10 platform it needs to be spun higher at 15+ psi at which point you will want a built motor and upgraded fuel system. One would need to look into transmission upgrades at that point as well and we have yet to see any working high boost twin screw system on the platform. If you just want to install a supercharger kit and have maximum efficiency in a reliable package, it sure looks like the TVS2300 is the way to go.
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    Today, 11:51 AM
    Porsche is hopping on the carbon fiber wheel train and that is a great thing. Why? These new 20 inch wheels for the 911 Turbo as part of Porsche Exclusive offer 20% less weight which definitely will make an impact on the all wheel drive Turbo. As you know, unsprung weight makes a large performance impact. The wheels are also 20% stronger according to Porsche. How much for them? $18k. Ouch. Well worth the money for the person who absolutely has to have the best.
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    Today, 02:23 PM
    AMS the other day set the overall Porsche Macan 1/4 mile record with an 11.5 @ 116 mile per hour pass in their Macan Turbo. Clearly their tuning and parts are working and it is great to see these parts tested out on the dragstrip. So what parts are we talking about? Well, for the 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 AMS is readying Alpha Performance intercoolers, downpipes, and air filters. Let's take a look at the parts. The minute our Alpha Performance Porsche Macan started breathing easier our Engineers had to find a way to get all of that air out. They turned their attention immediately to the Macan’s exhaust. What they came up with was the perfect answer, times two. The Porsche Macan’s two factory downpipes are extremely restrictive. Our Engineers designed the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Turbo downpipes to expel the large amount of air our Alpha filters were now bringing in. The creation of smoother organic transitions allows exhaust gases to flow more efficiently which lets your turbos spool quicker, delivering power, faster. The Alpha Downpipes also feature laser cut heat shielding and a high flow Gesi catalytic converter which increases flow without compromising emissions or producing check engine light. If you have ever been under the hood of a modern automobile you know the amount of unused space is next to nothing. Heat management, therefore, is a major concern. The Alpha Performance Downpipes give you peace of mind that any critical components in the engine bay will be protected by our custom laser cut heat shielding. Look for the release of our Macan aftermarket performance downpipes soon! After getting the Alpha Porsche Macan Turbo breathing easier our Engineers had to cool down the incoming air. Turbos love cool air. Cool air is more dense. Dense air carries more oxygen. Oxygen is critical in the equation of making more power. The Macan’s two intercoolers sit on each of the SUV’s front corners. They’re a major part of the appearance of the front of the vehicle as well as a way to help your Macan make more power. When we say that they will help you make more power we are talking about how efficiently they can cool down the air that your Alpha Performance High Flow Dry Media Filters are bringing in. Our Engineers designed the intercoolers to be 43% thicker than the OEM pieces. The larger cores reduce air restrictions that lead to faster spool up of the turbo earlier in the power band. They make a difference that you can actually feel. Since the intercoolers sit on the corners of the front bumper our Engineers specified that bar and plate cores be used because of their superior cooling architecture and durable construction. Look for the release of the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Turbo Intercoolers on our social media channels soon! How the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan line of products perform is not just a lot of marketing mumbo jumbo. To prove their worth you need hard data and that is exactly why Alpha Performance extensively tests all of our components. Our Alpha Performance Filters are made with materials specifically designed for automotive applications. They consist of a dry synthetic, non-woven, multi-layer structure. The filter DOES NOT use oil or chemicals of any kind to aid filtration and will not degrade over time with exposure to varying temperatures and humidity like similar inferior cotton based filters. This creates consistent performance between cleanings over the lifetime of the filter. The filter is easily cleaned by blowing compressed air across the media from the inside out to blow off residual dirt and dust. All of this new air has to have somewhere to go, so our Engineers knew what to concentrate on next. So what is the pricing on these parts? We do not know yet. @Michael@alpha will no doubt inform us ASAP when they officially go on sale.
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    Yesterday, 03:07 PM
    Great news from Cobb Tuning! Cobb is able to now tune the PDK transmission software in al PDK 911's. Well, all PDK 911's except for the 991.2 models which are still posing trouble for tuners. If you have a 991.1 or 997.2 Turbo and want to adjust your transmission parameters this is for you. Cobb provides various PDK maps which can then be flashed with the AccessPort. Here is a look a the OTS maps: In releasing a product that has never before been offered, our Porsche Calibration experts created PDK calibrations that we felt would give the greatest performance impact as well as appeal to most enthusiast owners. While the specifics of the map for each vehicle may differ slightly, below is a general representation of what to expect when using one of three provided PDK OTS maps. All supported vehicles will have the following maps to choose from: COBB Sport Map A nice mix between the factory Normal and Sport Drive Modes. COBB Aggressive Map More ideal for vehicles being used on track or during competition. COBB High Torque Aggressive Map (not in firmware) Intended for vehicles with significant torque increase over stock. Requires PDK Relearn after flashing. If you have a Turbo upgrade and want increased clamping force for example the high torque map is needed. They also are able to change automatic shift points: They are even able to add in launch control or race start for cars without Sport Chrono: This feature adds Race Start to both the Normal and Sport drive modes, including cars WITHOUT the factory Sport Chrono option. The Race Start Lite RPM in Normal and Sport mode will typically be slightly lower than in Sport Plus. What else? INCREASED SHIFT FIRMNESS Shift firmness is the culmination of a few variables that determine how quickly the clutches are engaged between gears. The COBB PDK OTS maps offer slightly increased firmness over stock which translates to a shift more akin to that in a 991 GT3. INCREASED CLUTCH PRESSURE Minimizing clutch slip when engaging a gear moves power through the drivetrain more efficiently. Our calibrators have increased clutch pressure only in the High Torque Aggressive OTS map. This is intended to be used on vehicles that have a significant increase in torque over stock (50% or more). As a note, when flashing the High Torque Aggressive map, a PDK Relearn MUST be performed. MINIMIZED CONTINUOUS CLUTCH SLIP Continuous Clutch Slip can often present a sloppy feel when driving PDK equipped cars at low loads. COBB PDK OTS Maps will mitigate the “gear hunting” feeling by minimizing the amount of slip the clutches exhibit at low RPMs. The PDK relearn is a great feature for those who upgrade their transmission as well: Very well done Cobb! Now about 991.2 PDK tuning... AP3-POR-007 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GTS PDK WM 2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GT4 Clubsport PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) GTS PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S X51 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S X51 PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4GTS PDK WM AP3-POR-006 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S PDK WM
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    08-14-2017, 12:52 PM
    Mercedes-AMG is still churning out twin turbo V12's today but the basic design is not all that different from when the SOHC M275 twin turbo V12 platform was introduced in 2003. The SL600 with its 5.5 liter M275 offers 510 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque right from the factory. What does it do with just a tune? Howa bout 505 rear wheel horsepower and 637 lb-ft of rear wheel torque? These engines are torque monsters. Over 600 lb-ft at the wheels is a ton of torque even today and it is available for pennies on the dollar.
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    Today, 02:57 PM
    This W205 C63 AMG S looks to be our resident Dime Racing troll who proclaims Dime as the world's best AMG tuning company because he 'did his research' naturally. Funny how cheerleading on social media for discounts does not seem to apply to reality. The Dime Racing debacle aside we have a BMW F82 M4 camera car here tuned by RK Tunes on E60 fuel with the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 upgrade. The W205 C63 AMG S features the Dime Racing M177 turbo upgrade with Stage 3 tuning. There are three runs but each is not too long due to traffic. Next time hopefully they race somewhere without having to dodge cars. Regardless, the M4 pulls in each and every run.
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    Today, 12:21 PM
    What do we learn about the Bentley Bentayga from its latest test? It is big, heavy, fast, and expensive. Exactly what a Bentley is supposed to be. The Bentayga takes the quickest and fastest SUV title from the BMW F85 X5M which runs 12.2 @ 114. However, the BMW is lighter and far more nimble. Additionally, with just a tune it will run circles around the Bentley. The Bentayga is the stock champ though and holds the crown. That is, until the Jeep Trackhawk hits the streets. The Bentayga at almost 5800 pounds is not all that nimble on its feet. A .85g skidpad result is impressive for such a big boat but really this is more of a fast luxury cruiser. At $285k it is not a value either. It isn't supposed to be. The depreciation is going to be a gigantic hit if Bentley GT models are anything to go by. If you can afford the Bentayga depreciation probably does not matter to you much anyway. Neither do the BMW X5M and Jeep Trackhawk. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED: $285,114 (base price: $235,525) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve W-12, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 363 cu in, 5950 cc POWER: 600 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 664 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.9 in LENGTH: 202.4 in WIDTH: 78.7 in HEIGHT: 68.6 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 109 cu ft CARGO VOLUME: 15 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 5781 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 15.4 sec Zero to 150 mph: 21.9 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec Standing ¼-mile: 12.0 sec @ 117 mph Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 187 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 176 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 15/12/19 mpg C/D observed: 14 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 23 mpg C/D observed highway range: 510 mi
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    Today, 12:40 PM
    Not sure on the full story here or where this took place but you do not often see a Mercedes ML and G Wagon playing bumper cars with each other on public streets. It is possible the G Wagon was trying to protect the Rolls Royce in front. Good thing they did not have weapons, eh?
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    Today, 06:17 PM
    Exactly, there aren't many cars that make it easier to get solidly into the 10s out of the box
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    Today, 04:22 PM
    I'm having troublw understanding what you mean. I prefer to link to what I'm talking about.
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    Today, 04:00 PM
    No need to post a link off a company - even if you can name here every fileservice if you visit a private person with some china tools in a backyard - well...
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    Today, 03:46 PM
    Why? Actually comes off like the opposite. Sure. And how many people just buy the tools and aren't really tuners?
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    Today, 03:44 PM
    Listens like a hidden promo for B&C...there are x000 file services worldwide and everwhere you'll find less or more the same files - most of on cars like M, AMG, RS...one copy of other. Anyway - buying a tuned file at B&C or other fileservice don't say someone isn't a tuner - only cause he isn't a programmer! I know many tuner which doing a good job and have knowledge, but get stucked on some ecu's and buy stuff of other.
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