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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 02:51 PM
    BMS got a customer's 2016 F87 M2 DCT on a Dynojet for some testing. The results are about what you would expect. The M2 N55B30T0 makes 330 rear wheel horsepower stock and 388 lb-ft of torque at the wheels stock. In other words, it is roughly 100 wheel horsepower short of an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor. The engine is putting up numbers would one expect from an N55 albeit with more torque. It is tuned for low end torque more than top end horsepower. You will notice the torque peak is at 2500 rpm and it tapers down toward redline where it drops particularly hard. Isn't this supposed to be a track car? The horsepower figure is similar to the new B58 motor. The torque on the N55B30T0 is higher but the B58 curve is much flatter. It's torque curve does not start dropping as early or as hard especially toward redline. When tuned, the numbers on the N55B30T0 are similar to a tuned N55 although the torque peak is slightly higher. It sure seems to perform like an N55 except with S55 engine internals and the closed deck block. Hey guys, A local customer was generous enough to come out for a few hours so we could poke around under the hood, take some logs, and do a little dyno testing with his new M2. He has around 1000 miles on the clock I believe. Per usual I'll try to keep it brief and to the point: The good: 1) Car looks super awesome in person and really attracts a lot of attention on the road. DCT drives and shifts great. 2) The tuning scheme is the same as the M235 EWG. Meaning our existing F Series N55 EWG JB4 is fully compatible from a hardware perspective. Some minor M2 specific software changes will be added, of course. 3) All of the cool in dash controls we've added to the F Series JB4 are compatible. CANflap works, in dash boost gauge works, map switching works, boost by gear works, 6cyl timing logging works, and it even logs the DCT trans oil temperature. 4) The platform appears to be E85 friendly. More on that later. The bad: 1) This is simply based on my initial few hours with the car. But from a performance perspective, it appears to be basically an N55 with a tune from the factory. It's not in the same universe as the S55 M3/M4 motor and even appears to be a step down from the B58 found in the new 340i. 2) On normal pump 91 octane fuel running its factory 15-16psi boost profile it had fairly significant timing pull and only put down 330whp. Subsequent pulls did even worse as it heated up. 3) We added an E30 mix on the dyno and the factory power jumped up nicely to the 350whp range and it was also more consistent. Even at this power level though the car had a strange behavior where it would momentarily drop boost for no apparent reason, resulting in a noticeable "hiccup" in the dyno chart. Maybe something that will be fixed via a future software update or perhaps related to the E30 itself without tuning in place for it. 4) I raised boost around 3psi just to evaluate it on the E30 mix and the result was pretty respectable power. Around 390whp. Which, is what the normal 335 F30 EWG cars make on E30 at roughly the same boost level. Potential Tuning Gains: E85 Mix: I expect we'll be able to get power up to around 425whp. 91 Octane: There is no power to be picked up via tuning on 91. Just the extra features via the JB4. 93 Octane: I'm hopeful with good 93 octane we can pickup at least 15-20whp and similar torque. Bottom Line: It's a cool little platform. But basically appears to be a more aggressively tuned M235.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:23 PM
    It is good to see more tuned N55's hitting the strip especially M235i models to compare their results to the F87 M2. Both of these M235i's are xDrive all wheel drive models. This pays dividends in the 60 foot but of course the all wheel drive system adds weight. Here is the breakdown of mods between the two cars: 2015 Black Sapphire F22 M235 xDrive AT FBO #11759 - HRE FF15s w/ Continental DWS06 - Pure Turbo Stage 2 Hi-Flo - EnzoPerformance ECU Tune - JB4 OBD2 stacked Custom Boost Map6 - Enzo's Catless Downpipes - GFB DV - ATM FMIC - ER Chargepipes - Tuningwerk Exhaust - Exxon 110 oct 2015 EBB M235 xDrive AT #12126 - 19' Summer Tires - Enzo Performance ECU Tune - ER Catless Downpipes - Fabspeed Exhaust w/ Muffler Delete - Dinan Lowering Springs w/ Supp Handling kit on pump gas 93 The timeslip: The Pure Turbos Stage 2 is providing about another 6 miles per hour of trap speed. It's a very large difference when you take into account where the black M235i xDrive was before the turbo upgrade and bolt ons. Here it is tune only with just a flash and catted downpipe: And now with full bolt ons: This is how the car progressed. 12.736 @ 109.32 - Enzo Tune and catted downpipe 12.492 @ 110.10 - Enzo Tune and full bolt ons 11.759 @ 117.70 - Enzo Tune and Pure Turbos Stage 2 Great performance data for N55 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-22-2016, 08:31 PM
    Blown motors happen. There are many variables affecting why a motor might let go from the fuel quality, a poor tune, a manufacturer defect, over revs, a spun bearing, detonation, etc. People like to think the N54 motor is indestructible but we have seen many motors go down. This one belongs to BimmerBoost member @Evan Patak who was building (and still is) a badass N54 powered wagon. He did not hide the engine failure or try to pretend nothing was wrong. He informed the community and posted photos showing the result. How else are we supposed to learn? Engine failures happen and if people try to sweep them under the rug history is only going to repeat itself. BimmerBoost would like to think @Evan Patak for being up front and disclosing the details. You can read about the engine failure here:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 08:11 AM
    Have you heard of Boba Motoring? They are a German tuner that just kind of goes crazy stuffing a ton of turbo power into older German cars. For example, a MKII VW Golf with a 4Motion all wheel drive system retrofitted to help put down 1150+ horsepower from a turbo 2.0 liter pushing 58 psi of boost. Yep, crazy stuff. They do not just do VW's but decided to go all out on an E30 BMW. They swapped in the S38 motor (the best BMW M motor of all time) and gave it a top mount Precision PT8285 turbo. With E85 fuel the result is 1225 horsepower at 33 psi of boost. And yes, unlike other German tuners they provided the graphs to back up the claims. If the graph isn't enough there is also the car going 9.19 @ 159.53 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. It helps that it only weighs 2912 pounds but also keep in mind you have to row your own gears. While guys on the forums debate the N54 vs. the N55 or the S55 motor the older M inline-6 engines are blowing them so far away it isn't even a contest at this point. N54 what?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-23-2016, 01:11 AM
    Well, this is a night and day difference. You may remember that earlier this month BimmerBoost posted a dyno comparison between a Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tuned Alpina B7 and a flash tuned Alpina B7. That was just the preliminary flash tuning but Precision Tuning has now finished up their work. The result is that they cracked 600 horsepower at the wheels. This is thanks to increased boost and revised ignition/timing. As a reminder, the Dinan Stage 2 Dinantronics box (which retails for $3300) managed only 486 horsepower and 536 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Precision gets the car to 600 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. In other words, a difference of 114 horsepower at the wheels. The custom flash dyno tune is cheaper than the Dinan box as well. Why bother with Dinan again? 2013 Alpina B7: ENGINE: 4.4-liter DOHC twin-turbocharged V-8 Horsepower: 540 hp @ 5200 rpm Torque: 538 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-25-2016, 10:12 PM
    That did not take long at all. The 718 Boxster is joined by its coupe sibling the 718 Cayman. The Cayman of course comes in two flayers like the Boxster in standard and S trim models. The main difference is the engine between the two and those differences are detailed in a previous article. The 718 Cayman has a 2.0 liter turbo boxer four and the 718 Cayman S has a 2.5 liter turbo boxer four. This results in 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque for the Cayman and 350 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque in the Cayman S. The coupe is actually cheaper than the droptop with the Cayman starting at $54,950 and the Cayman S coming in at $67,350. In typical Porsche fashion the price goes way up with options. Expect these car to hit the dealer around November. It is going to be a lot of fun to watch what the aftermarket does with them. Poised for precision: The new 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Mid-engine sports coupe with new turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines and enhanced suspension Atlanta, Georgia. Today Porsche announces the new 718 Cayman models. Following the debut of the new 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman complements the roadster in the mid-engine model line-up. This third generation of the mid-engine sports coupe has a more striking and athletic appearance, and for the first time, the coupe is priced below the roadster. The new turbocharged flat-four cylinder engines from the 718 Boxster power the 718 Cayman, making the power output identical for both models. The 2.5 liter powerplant in the S model produces 350 horsepower, while the 2.0 liter engine in the 718 Cayman delivers 300 horsepower. Both models make 25 more horsepower than their respective predecessors. The abundant torque produced by the new engines yields driving pleasure and agility even at low revs. The 2.0 liter engine of the 718 Cayman delivers up to 280 lb.-ft., which is available between 1,950 rpm and 4,500 rpm. This represents a 67 lb.-ft. increase over the previous Cayman. The 2.5 liter engine in the 718 Cayman S features a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG), technology previously utilized in the 911 Turbo. That engine delivers up to 309 lb.-ft. of torque (37 lb.-ft. more than the previous Cayman S) to the crankshaft between 1,900 and 4,500 rpm. Both engines used in the 718 Cayman models are equipped with an integrated wastegate to optimize boost pressure across driving scenarios. The result: confidence inspiring passing power and superior drivability in any situation. The 718 Cayman with PDK and optional Sport Chrono Package reaches 60 miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. The 718 Cayman S is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 4.0 seconds. The top track speed of the 718 Cayman is 170 miles per hour, and the 718 Cayman S can reach a top track speed of 177 miles per hour. New chassis tuning for greater cornering precision and more lateral grip With their superb driving dynamics, the new 718 Cayman models follow in the footsteps of the legendary 718 race cars. Thanks to their outstanding agility, the historic mid-engine sports cars won numerous races including Le Mans and the Targa Florio in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Firmer springs and sway bars as well as retuned shock absorbers improve lateral grip and tracking stability. The steering rack with a 10 percent quicker on-center ratio compared to the previous model has been adapted from the 911 Turbo and enhances agility as well as driving pleasure. The rear wheels, which are one-half inch wider, and a new generation of tires increase lateral grip to allow for even better cornering. Performance enhancing options such as the Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) sharpen the sporty character of the 718 Cayman even further. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with a 10 millimeter reduction in ride height is also optionally available. Furthermore, the S model can be ordered with the PASM Sport suspension for the first time, which lowers the car by 20 millimeters. As in other Porsche sports cars, the Sport Chrono Package can now be adjusted using the Mode Switch on the steering wheel. Supplementing the previous settings of "Normal," "Sport," and "Sport Plus" is the "Individual" program, which can store and call up the driver's preferred settings. Due to the car's increased performance, uprated brake systems with 330 mm brake rotors at the front and 299 mm rear rotors are now standard. The 718 Cayman uses the brakes from the previous Cayman S, while the 718 Cayman S is equipped with the four-piston calipers of the 911 Carrera combined with six millimeter thicker front brake rotors. Distinctive design for a more muscular appearance The new 718 Cayman has been enhanced as comprehensively in its design as it has in its technology. The taut proportions, prominent air intakes on the sides and at the front, as well as the low side profile underscore the uprated dynamics. The front fascia has a sharper profile, which gives the front of the car a wider and more muscular appearance. The ultra-slim front lights above the air intakes, which house the positioning lights and indicators, reinforce this impression. Significantly larger cooling air intakes and Bi-Xenon™ headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights also characterize the new 718 Cayman. LED headlights with four-point daytime running lights are available as a new option. The redesigned rear fascia appears wider than before due to the high-gloss black accent strip with integrated Porsche logotype. The taillights have been completely redesigned and are distinguished by the three-dimensional look and four-point brake lights that appear to float freely. Redesigned interior with standard PCM Inside, revisions are visible for both the 718 Cayman and the 718 Boxster. The upper part of the dashboard and the air vents are new. The new 918 Spyder design sport steering wheel and extensive connectivity options have now been added to the 718 cockpit. Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and the eight speaker Sound Package Plus audio system are standard. The capabilities of the PCM can be extended with options such as the Connect module. It includes special extensions for smartphones, such as the USB port, Apple CarPlay and Porsche Car Connect. Another available option is the navigation module with voice control, which makes it easy to enter driving destinations. The Connect Plus module offers real-time traffic information, Apple CarPlay, Google Earth, Google Street View, and WiFi connectivity. Drivers can also make use of additional comprehensive services via their smartphone, which include the Porsche Connect App and Porsche Car Connect. The 718 Cayman and 718 Cayman S are on sale now and will reach U.S. dealers in late November, 2016. The 718 Cayman has a starting MSRP of $53,900, and the 718 Cayman S starts at $66,300, excluding the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-23-2016, 02:02 AM
    Mercedes-AMG has some spectacular engines on the market and they have produced some amazing V8 engines in particular. The problem? No manual transmission options for any modern AMG model. Well, Aston Martin is providing a loophole of sorts with their next generation Vantage V8 model. Aston Martin will use the Mercedes-AMG twin turbo M178 V8 as reported last year. This is thanks to Aston Martin and Daimler agreeing to share technology which really boils down to Mercedes-AMG supplying engines and electronics to Aston Martin. In the Mercedes-AMG GT models the M178 under the hood is mated a dual clutch transmission as the only option. In the next generation Vantage V8 Aston Martin will offer the choice of a manual or automatic transmission. Why no dual clutch? Aston Martin does not believe a dual clutch can do anything a properly tuned automatic can't according to Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer: Well, modern automatics are fantastic but dual clutch transmissions do offer a performance advantage in shift speed. Regardless, what is important to focus on here is that Aston Martin is all about supporting the manual transmission. Their decision to bring 100 manual Vantage V12 models to the US for 2017 says as much. This is all a good thing. Enthusiasts will be able to get a Vantage with the AMG V8 motor and there is already plenty of tuning available for the engine. Imagine a manual M178 engine with a turbo upgrade pushing 700+ horsepower. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it? Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-22-2016, 08:03 PM
    The McLaren 570S has the same 3.8 liter M838T twin turbo engine as the big brother 650S although detuned with different software and turbos. Even though it is detuned the car is not giving up much of anything to the 650S in performance as recent 1/4 mile results attest to. Here are the specs on the AWE-Tuning exhaust: McLaren 570S: Max gains of 17 hp and 15 ft-lbs of torque at the crank on stock software Performance Exhaust features custom-engineered mandatory OE-quality quarter-inch thick, dual layer waffled Inconel heat shielding with internal 3000°F matting Combined weight savings of 15lbs over stock (Performance Catalysts + Exhaust) Handcrafted from 3” diameter TIG-welded, CNC mandrel-bent T304 stainless steel 200 cell HJS HD high flow catalysts X-pipe for refined exotic tone Performance Catalysts feature T304 stainless steel flex sections with internal stainless interlock liner Engineered, designed, tested and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning Featuring the unprecedented AWE Tuning Fitment Guarantee and No Check Engine Light Guarantee AWE Tuning Lifetime Exhaust Warranty (1 year on catalysts) It's lighter by 15 pounds but also includes 200 cell catalytic converters. Let's look at the dyno results: 497 horsepower to the wheels stock on a Mustang dyno and 511 with the exhaust. How does this compare to a 650S on the same Mustang dyno? Too close for a 650S owners comfort: The 650S has 15 more horses at the wheels and 24 lb-ft more torque at the wheels stock. The difference is smaller than implied by the crank ratings. On a Dynojet the difference will be closer to 25 wheel horsepower and 40 lb-ft of torque but again, not huge. This also explains why the 570S and 650S acceleration is almost even. With an exhaust such as this one the gap is almost bridged and a tune will certainly have the 570S exceed the stock 650S although the 650S seems to have more bolt on tuning potential as it should. Oh, and the 570S sounds great with an exhaust:
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    04-25-2016, 09:32 PM
    There are no surprises here as the new Audi TTRS is exactly what we expected it to be. Which is, in one word, fantastic. The turbocharged 2.5 TFSI I5 motor is tweaked to 400 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The engine is spectacular winning six straight International Engine of the Year awards. Audi bumped output about 60 horses over the outgoing TTRS model which is honestly not even as much as they could have. There is plenty of room to tune this engine. Audi themselves has shown the engine in 525 horsepower trim. The aftermarket routinely gets over 600 horsepower at the wheels out of it so it will be a lot of fun to tune. Especially considering the motor is mated to an all wheel drive platform with a DSG dual clutch transmission. Putting the power down and executing quick shifts will not be a problem. The styling is excellent and sheds some of that friendly look the TT always had. It looks meaner, more aggressive. Frankly, it's more masculine. The fenders, grill, diffuser, etc., are all perfectly executed. No word on US pricing yet but it should launch at the end of the year and will be available as a coupe or a roadster. It looks spectacular either way. Well done Audi! Dynamic duo: Audi TT RS Coupé and Audi TT RS Roadster Audi is sending the most powerful TT ever into the competitive field. Its newly developed five-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp – accompanied by unmistakable engine sound. The Coupé and Roadster are celebrating their world premieres at the Beijing Motor Show. Muscular front end, large air inlets, low-positioned spoiler, fixed rear wing – at first glance, the Audi TT RS* clearly hints at just how much power there is under its streamlined skin. Its new five-cylinder aluminum engine delivers 400 hp, which is 60 hp more than the power of the previous model. A full 480 Newton-meters (354.0 lb-ft) of torque is applied to the front and rear wheels, and a traction control system manages its distribution for maximum acceleration with minimal slip. As a result, the Coupé takes 3.7 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph), and the Roadster takes 3.9 seconds. No other TT has sprinted this fast. The brilliant torque is accompanied by typical five-cylinder sound – which is music to the ears of horsepower purists. This sound passes through the RS exhaust system and is projected to the surroundings via two large oval tailpipes. Other eye-catching features at the rear are the new OLED lights in 3D design, which are being implemented for the first time in a production Audi. This much power requires a stiff chassis setup. At a height of just 1.34 meters (4.4 ft), the Audi TT RS is low to the asphalt, and it is both light-footed and under control as it conquers curves. The direct steering ratio gives the driver the feeling of being one with the road. No matter how intensively the driver turns the grippy sport steering wheel, the low-mounted sport seat with the strong contours of its side bolsters holds the driver in position. In the Roadster, a switch initiates open-air driving fun. It opens the car's soft top – even while driving at speeds up to around 50 km/h (31.1 mph). Inside, the TT RS has an extremely sporty appearance – with aluminum or carbon trim elements and RS logos. As in the Audi R8, the driver starts the engine directly from the steering wheel – a feature inspired by car racing. The vehicle handling system can also be operated from an extra set of satellite controls. If drivers wish, they can modify the character of the TT RS over four modes – from comfort-oriented to emphatically dynamic. The instruments are focused entirely on the driver. The fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen bundles all key information – from driving speed to engine rpm and navigation. And that is not all. A special RS screen displays information on tire pressure, torque and g-forces. When the engine rev limit is reached, a shift light requests that the driver upshift via the steering wheel paddle or selector lever. A precondition is that the manual mode must be active for the dual-clutch transmission, which has sporty short gear ratios in the lower gears. To always stay up-to-date, the driver can call upon the extensive infotainment content. Audi connect is bringing a wide variety of services on-board, which can deliver the right information – whether you are looking for parking, travel or traffic information, or inquiring about fuel prices, the weather or online news. Passengers can also tweet on the road, and upon request the system can read the messages aloud. They can connect their smartphone or tablet via the Wi-Fi hotspot and surf the world wide web. Select smartphone apps can be mirrored directly into the Audi virtual cockpit. The smartphone battery is charged inductively in the center console. Then the smartphone is also coupled to the vehicle's antenna for optimal reception, and it connects the driver with the desired contact person when prompted. A practical feature is that the microphones of the hands-free system are integrated into the seat belts in the Roadster, which guarantees high speech quality. Want to know more? The TT RS Coupé and TT RS Roadster launch in fall 2016. Prices for the Coupé start at 66,400 euros, and the Roadster is listed at 69,200 euros.
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    04-27-2016, 09:46 AM
    The McLaren 570S is getting a lot of attention as for one it is new and secondly because it is putting up incredible numbers. Because it is has shown the capability to run low 10's in the 1/4 mile everyone is interested in just how much power it is putting out. Well, thanks to Fabspeed we know the car is making 532 wheel horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque stock. Not exactly absurd power or underrated by all that much compared to an MP4-12C. A comparison between the two will come later. With an ECU tune output rises to 581 wheel horsepower and 506 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The peak figures don't tell the whole story as the torque curve narrows past 6000 rpm. A turbo upgrade will do wonders. The 570S certainly is a hell of a car.
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    04-26-2016, 03:31 AM
    The Germans at Sport Auto got this trio of all wheel drive sports cars out on the Hockenheim course for some timed laps. The Hockenheim is not exactly a huge track that favors big power but it is fairly tight and technical favoring well balanced and lightweight cars with plenty of grip. The Huracan goes first and sets the quickest time. The R8 V10 Plus follows and it is far less composed. The R8 V10 Plus is a bit heavier but it is 1.5 seconds off the Huracan time which is huge. They are even in a straight line so the difference is not due to power. While the R8 is basically a reskinned Huracan the Porsche 991.2 Turbo is very different. While it has all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission the similarities end there. Unlike the naturally aspirated 600 horsepower mid-engine V10 of the R8 and Huracan the Porsche's rear engine 3.8 liter flat-6 features twin turbochargers good for 580 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Much more torque than the 413 lb-t the naturally aspirated V10 can muster. The Porsche finishes in between the Huracan the R8 Plus: 1. Lamborghini Huracan - 1:07.5 2. Porsche 991.2 Turbo S - 1:08.5 3. Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:09.0
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    04-26-2016, 04:31 AM
    A spy photographer in Germany caught this X3 prototype testing and it sure looks to be a next generation X3 M model based on the upcoming G01 BMW X3 architecture. Rumors have floated since early this year about such a model with several German publications saying it was on the way. What exactly will BMW do to the G01 X3 platform to make it an F97 X3 M? Revised suspension, aerodynamics, new tires, wheels, etc. The big question is what they will put under the hood. A N55B30T0 can be ruled out with the N55 platform replaced by the B58. Also, the X3 M needs to pack some serious power if the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 gets the M177 V8 which all indications are that it will. We are talking 500 horsepower at least to play in this segment. Does that mean a new B58 engine revision for M duty? Considering BMW M 'S' engines are dead, that is the most likely choice. It is also likely an X4 M will share this same drivetrain. BMW will put the M badge on anything especially if it costs them very little to do so in order to create a new model and bolster sales.
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    04-26-2016, 03:05 AM
    Earlier this month we saw what a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger increases output to on a stock 2016 Chevrolet Camaro LT1. The C7 Corvette shares the same LT1 motor so the results are very similar on either the Camaro or Corvette platform with the same pulley, boost, fuel, and supporting mods of course. The main difference here is the Kooks headers. With aftermarket headers, output goes to 580 rear wheel horsepower. With the factory headers, the Magnuson system made 550 rear wheel horsepower on the Camaro LT1. The baseline is very low for an LT1 Corvette at 389 wheel horsepower. This Dynojet may be reading a bit conservatively as an LT1 should be in the ~420 wheel range stock. The main thing to focus on is the difference in power over stock. With the Kooks headers and the Corvette C7 Stingray Magnuson Heartbeat TVS2300 Supercharger system output increases by 191 horsepower and 213 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: A huge difference. The torque down low is increased tremendously and the curve mimics the factory lines well except with more torque everywhere. Past 5700 rpm it looks like the tune could be cleaned up a bit and there is no doubt this system can easily crack 600 to the wheels on pump gas and much more if someone changes the cam. Not bad for $7995 plus the headers.
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    04-27-2016, 12:40 AM
    Some nice runs here from a tune only Gen V Dodge Viper TA 2.0. The videos are high quality HD and recorded by the passenger. Quality runs like this are fun to feature. So how strong is the tune only Gen V Viper? Pretty strong, and just under 600 to the wheels depending on the tune. It's enough to handle this bolt on Cobb tuned Nissan GTR: But not enough to handle the twin turbo Gen V Viper from Calvo Motorsports. No surprise as the Calvo car has over 1200 rear wheel horsepower on the stock internals and traps over 150 in the 1/4 mile: Interestingly an RSI supercharged Gen 3 or 4 (performs like a Gen 3) is about even with the Gen V showing just how much stronger the newest Viper is vs. the past cars: Great runs.
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    04-25-2016, 11:01 PM
    More and more dyno runs for the N55B30T0 engine under the hood of the BMW F87 M2 are being posted. Active Autowerke shared their results from a Mustang dynamometer and it is interesting to compare their numbers to what BMS posted from a Dynojet the other day. The torque curves are similar as they should be with the big torque peak down low that falls on its face toward redline. It's an ugly torque curve for an M motor and a track motor. It is interesting to note however that the peak horsepower on the Mustang practically matches the Dynojet at 330. The torque does not. BMS hit ~380 lb-ft of torque at the wheels but Active Autowerke got a maximum of 344 lb-ft. The peak torque figure is higher than the peak horsepower on both dynos but the difference between the peak torque figure and the peak horsepower figures is greater on the Dynojet than the Mustang. The Mustang should read lower and it does with the torque figures but not the horsepower figures. The Mustang and Dynojet should not be showing the same peak horsepower. Yet another of example of how it is difficult to compare results on different dynos in different places with different cars. Florida's 93 octane pump fuel is also a factor here as is the manual transmission. Now for the tuned figures. Peak horsepower does not jump by much as you can see the peak horsepower coming up top where torque is falling off a cliff. The majority of the gains are from 2500 rpm to 5000 rpm. The turbo doesn't have much in it up top. Also, this is preliminary testing. Active is still working on the tune: So, while BMS hit over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with some ethanol Active nearly does it on the Mustang with 93 pump. Getting more low end out of the N55B30T0 isn't what it needs but more top end. There really is not much tuners can do by upping boost to fix power up top unless they start to mess with the turbo, cams, or head. The M2 is desperately in need of more power up top and a turbo upgrade will be necessary for those who want more top end power. What exactly is a bunch of torque at 2500 rpm going to do for someone winding the motor out on the track and shifting into a higher portion of the powerband anyway? It's good to have more data and we will see how tuning progresses on the platform.
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    04-26-2016, 09:51 PM
    Imagine getting blown away by... this. What is it? A Volvo station wagon. Except it has an LS V8 under the hood with a top mount single turbocharger. We wish we had the exact specs but it puts down 651 horsepower and 580 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with a PT88 turbocharger. Yep, that makes for a hell of a sleeper in about the most unsuspecting body once can stuff an LS V8 into. Badass.
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    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    Great numbers here from AMR Performance who tuned a 2016 Range Rover Sport Autobiography edition. The Autobiography model adds things such as 16-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, center console cooler, tri-zone climate control, surround view camera, 19-speaker Meridian sound system, and 21 inch wheels. That all sounds nice and dandy but what we are focusing on is the engine and performance. The Range Rover Sport Autobiography has the same 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque 5.0 liter AJ133 V8 as the Range Rover Sport Supercharged edition. AMR Performance recorded a baseline on their Dyno Dynamics of 508 horsepower. This means they are correcting output a bit to read closer to crank as the Dyno Dynamics is a heartbreaker. Regardless, what is important here is the delta. After the AMR ECU flash dyno tune output rises to 571 horsepower for an increase of 63 horsepower. A huge tune only gain on a supercharged engine. Now, imagine if you paired the AMR ECU tune with the Fabspeed exhaust package. A 600+ horsepower Range Rover? Yep.
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    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Over a quarter of a million dollars for a 993 Turbo? Not even a Turbo S? Porsche 993 values just keep going up and one has to wonder when this trend will stop or if there is a bubble. Being the last air-cooled 911 produced certainly means the 993 occupies a special area in the Porsche 911 enthusiast's heart. There no doubt are people out there that wish they held onto their 993. Even the base models are selling for incredible numbers. Is this a pristine example? Yep. Is it low mileage? Yep. Is it one of the most beautiful 911's ever produced? Yep. Is it worth $285k? Well, that's up to the buyer.
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    04-26-2016, 11:34 PM
    The Porsche 997.2 Turbo switched to a direct injected fuel system and this has caused issues when seeking big power and enough fuel to go with it. SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport) claims they have 997.2 Turbo fuel system upgrades from Stage I 750+ whp to Stage III 1500+ whp capability. We are very far at the moment from seeing a 1500+ wheel horsepower 997.2 Turbo but ByDesign is already testing what we assume is the Stage I fuel system upgrade. They recently hit 776 all wheel horsepower in a 997.2 with the SRM fuel system upgrades. Here is a breakdown of what is involved at each stage: This certainly sounds very promising but we want to see dynos to support it. Thus far, we are only around the 800 whp mark with the 997.2 and Stage I setup. This does bode well for the future of 997.2 Turbo tuning and additionally 991 Turbo direct injected platforms.
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    04-22-2016, 11:21 PM
    Things are moving in the 997.2 Porsche Turbo tuning world which also bodes well for Porsche 991 and 991.2 Turbo tuning. As these motors are direct injected the fuel system becomes a limitation but it seems ByDesign with their Stage IV upgrade has some fuel system upgrades figures out. The fuel system upgrade is apparently a joint project between ByDesign and SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport). The next weak point seems to be the transmission and not the fuel as ByDesign claims to have enough fuel for 1000+ at the wheels: For now the results are quite impressive as on a Mustang Dyno they hit 776 horsepower and 706 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: Keep in mind that is easily 800+ to the wheels on a Dynojet which means that much power going through a PDK transmission will result is some absurdly fast 997.2 Turbos. Also keep in mind this car is not running the full Stage IV package yet.
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    04-26-2016, 10:50 PM
    With the massive amount of money #dieselgate is causing Volkswagen something had to give. It is unfortunate the enthusiasts are the ones who suffer from this ordeal. The most exciting performance model from VW and the baddest Golf of all time will not be built. The Golf R is no more. Volkswagen also will not be able to top Mercedes-AMG for the title of world's most powerful production four-cylinder which they promised they would. AMG is probably pretty pleased VW could not back up their talk. The Golf R 400 was approved for production early last year before the shit hit the fan. It was supposed to be an wheel drive high performance Golf sending power from the world's most powerful four-cylinder engine to a dual clutch transmission and to all four wheels. Who knows what else is going to get cut but this is the first real victim of the scandal. Source
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    04-26-2016, 07:32 AM
    How cool is this? We reported on this LEGO Technic set back in January of this year when it was wearing camouflage. Yes, camouflage for a model. The real thing does not have any camo which is kind of a bummer as the pieces looked very cool mimicking a Porsche test car. The real thing is orange and it looks spectacular. It also looks like it will take some skill to put together. There are 2704 pieces and those pieces cost $300. Not cheap, but cheaper than a real 911 GT3 RS so there's that. Check out the awesome features: Order it June 1st on the LEGO website when it goes on sale. Definitely an awesome toy for any LEGO and Porsche fan. Videos below. The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS: the art of engineering and design in 2,704 elements One of the latest models in the legendary 911 family, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, is appearing as a detailed LEGO Technic model. The exclusive LEGO set of the exceptional sports car, which has been developed in close conjunction with Porsche AG, will initially be available at from June 1st, 2016, as well as in the 13 LEGO stores throughout Germany and Austria. It will be available in other stores from August 1st, 2016. Munich, April 25, 2016. Like every sports car with the Porsche emblem on the hood, the LEGO version of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS also combines design, performance, and functionality. Still concealed in black-and-white foil as a mystery model at the Nuremberg toy fair late January, the color of the characteristic bodywork has now been revealed and shines in bright orange. Thus, it corresponds to the special coating of the original sports car in lava orange authentically. The model, which has 2,704 elements, also delights the beholder with sleek, aerodynamic lines and an adjustable rear spoiler. Besides many authentic features, the packaging and accessories that come with this complex LEGO Technic model also contribute to a building experience rich in variety: among other things, the box contains a comprehensive collector’s book with exclusive background information on the development of the model. Furthermore, the elements of the individual assembly groups are packed in separate boxes for the first time and, together with the detailed instructions, provide an insight into the assembly process of the actual vehicle. The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS combines design and functionality According to Ferry Porsche, driving enjoyment is not created by comfort –quite the opposite is the case. Consequently, the LEGO model also features a few rough edges that give it identity and character, just like the powerful original on which it is based: the authentically recreated bodywork is convincingly realistic with its characteristically low and sloping design, the large cooling air intakes at the front, the surface contouring of its roof and compartment lid, the unique front wheel arch air outlets of the lightweight carbon fenders and the striking rear wings. Both the performance and the sportiness of the original have been realistically reproduced in various technical features on the LEGO model. One particular highlight is the fully functional Porsche double-clutch transmission with four gears and gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. But all technically minded LEGO fans will especially love building and playing with the six-cylinder boxer engine with moving pistons underneath the rear lid. In addition to the technical features, the interior of the model is also authentic and close to the original. A detailed dashboard, a steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats, and a glove compartment concealing a unique serial number can all be found in the easily accessible cockpit. Using this serial number, additional exclusive content can also be released from June 1st 2016 by following Discover the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS! Experience the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 RS with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica. Inside the box you’ll discover a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars, together with 4 original-design rims bearing the RS emblem. The sets of elements are boxed, and the building sequence gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process. The model features detailed, orange bodywork, red suspension springs, detailed headlights, taillights, brake calipers and rims with low-profile tires. The accessible cockpit features a detailed dashboard, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, racing seats and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number. Functions include opening doors and hood with storage compartment and suitcase, and an opening rear lid that houses a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons. This 1:8 scale model has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.• Features authentically designed aerodynamic bodywork, adjustable rear spoiler, headlights and taillights, red suspension springs, original-design rims with RS emblem, detailed brake calipers, low-profile tires, working gearbox, working steering wheel with gearshift paddles, detailed seating, glove compartment with unique model serial number, opening doors, opening hood containing a suitcase, and an opening rear lid with detailed flat 6 engine. • Includes a collection of authentic stickers. • Check out the orange color scheme. • Open the doors to access the detailed cockpit. • Lift the rear lid to access the detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons. • Open the glove compartment to reveal the unique serial number. • Delivered in luxurious box packaging. • Includes a special full-color collector’s book including the history of LEGO® Technic and Porsche GT cars, plus comprehensive building instructions. • This LEGO® Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience. • This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+. • A trunk with case • Rims in the original design with RS emblem The LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a 1:10 scale model and is 17 cm high, 57 cm long, and 25 cm wide.
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    04-23-2016, 12:42 AM
    Avid BoostAddict readers know Pure Turbos offers turbocharger upgrades for a variety of platforms. They tend to post mostly BMW upgrades on this network but take a look at their VR38DETT twin turbocharger upgrade. The fact they can cover so many platforms so well says a lot about their ability. These are Dyno Dynamics results and this graph comparing a FBO GTR on E85 to one equipped with the Pure Turbos upgrade plus a built motor is corrected to read like Dynojet output: From 3500 rpm until redline the difference is huge. Over 200 more horses with the turbo upgrade. Without any correction the number is 722.2 at the wheels on a 2009 GTR with a built motor, Shep Stage 2 transmission upgrades, and E85. Below is this is the corrected graph. However you look at it this is a ton more power than bolt ons provide. Not bad for a $3195 pair of turbos. Quick Overview - Larger billet compressor wheel - Larger Turbine wheel - 100% drop in replacement. - Balanced and bench tested to 140,000+ RPM - 850+WHP Capability
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    04-26-2016, 04:05 AM
    This is how it is done. Instead of going for crazy colors or trying too hard with a 'look at me' finish a classic look works much better on a high end German car like this one. This CLS is lowered and the windows are tinted. The satin black finish plays very well against the window tint. We do not have the wheel and tires size specifications but the P104's look to be about 22 inches. The car is about flawless if it wasn't for the orange calipers sticking out and the odd exhaust tips going from smaller to larger diameters for a confused look in back. Well, nobody is perfect.
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    04-27-2016, 12:21 AM
    The Mercedes-AMG C205 generation C63 AMG S Convertible debuted last month. The car is beautiful and powerful with an M177 4.0 liter twin turbocharged V8 under the hood offering 503 horsepower. So how does it look and sound in motion? Check out the promo video below. A beautiful canyon road free of traffic with the sun shining is exactly where this car should be enjoyed.
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    04-25-2016, 09:12 PM
    This race has an interesting outcome considering that the MP4-12C pulls easily and it shouldn't. Recent 1/4 mile results for the stock 570S show it is capable of 10.2 @ 135 in the 1/4 mile. One of our members took their stock MP4-12C to the strip where it ran a 10.6 @ 135. If anything, this race should be very even but considering that the 570S accelerates like a 650S and the MP4-12C is slower than a 650S the 570 should be favored. It looks like maybe the 570S driver was in the wrong gear or not ready despite knowing they would be racing as the passenger has a camera recording. All we learn here is that the MP4-12C is the best McLaren you can buy for the money right now considering examples are selling for much less than a new 570S or 650S.
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    Today, 04:24 PM
    There are so different enviroments and also this inflates and deflate times.... So each result should be seen in a very specific way. Congratulations for Enzo for the improvements, flashtune comunity is really looking forward this steps being taken...
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    Today, 12:30 PM
    i agreee 100% with you on this. Terry has tested his vbox numerous times against actual track passes and what the slip prints out. pretty sure his mph and E/T were within 1-2mph and .2 tenths of eachother. Your exapmle quoted above again questions its accuracy but if you were to Vbox the car while you were at track in this warmer climate you know yourself a Vbox wouldn't produce the 120 trap and fall more in line with the 117 obtained by the track timing on that day, in those conditions.
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    Today, 12:20 PM
    I know that I'm new on here but I will say this. My 328i N20 has the Stage 1 Dinan tune on it along with suspension and exhaust. As Tony mentioned some people want to have the warranty that goes with it. Could I have gone with the JB4 and been able to change the tune with different maps Yes, but I wanted to have some piece of mind incase something went wrong. As far as having any issues with Dinan or BMW to fix anything that went wrong there has been no problem. We had a wiring harness issue from the piggyback module to the BMW plug. The dealer had the car for a while trying to figure out what the issue was. I had a nice X1 loner the whole that time we even took out and Auto crossed. My point is it cost me 0 $$$ to fix. Any other product would have cost me money to have checked out and repaired. I'm planning on doing the Stage 4 upgrade on the tune that will only run me the difference of the program. I don't need to pay the whole amount. Will I buy their turbo and intercooler probably so if it grenades the motor someone else gets to pay for it. I'm looking for forged internals and other items to build a better bottom end to allow me to use more boost and direct port nitrous injection. I like having things no one else has. it makes things a lot more fun as I love the engineering development part of it.
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    Today, 12:09 PM
    Looks like it has been confirmed. The BMS filter works with the kit.
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