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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 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
    07-24-2014, 07:51 PM
    The E30 M3 released in 1985 was designed with DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car) racing in mind. The S14 four-cylinder under the hood was designed for professional racing (as M3 engines traditionally have been) where it excelled. The S55 turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 in today's M3 is obviously a much more powerful motor. It is larger than the 2.0-2.5 liter S14 four-cylinder and also turbocharged whereas the S14 is naturally aspirated. The difference on paper is close to 100 horsepower but in practice it is closer to 200 horses as the new M3 is severely underrated. Horsepower is only one part of this story as the E30 M3 DTM car is much lighter and stripped out for the track. The weight difference is in the 1000 pound range based on a 3562 pound curb weight for the F80 M3. Can a chassis design that is over three decades old now compete with a brand new and much more powerful M3? Yes. Not only does the 1992 E30 M3 DTM car compete with the 2015 F80 M3, it beats it around the track. Keep in mind that back in the 80's and early 90's DTM cars actually represented their production counterparts. The E30 M3 does a 1:09.1 laptime around the Hockenheim to the F80 M3 1:13.1. A four second difference which is simply stunning. The new F80 M3 is a great car but it hardly makes the classic M's obsolete. Namely on the racetrack which the BMW Motorsport division used to design their M3's for.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 AM
    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
    07-21-2014, 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, "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
    07-24-2014, 09:31 PM
    Great runs here courtesy of BenzBoost member Vasily1. We have seen his E63 AMG in action before. As a reminder, he has a prototype Renntech E63 AMG 4Matic M157 turbocharger upgrade on his car which is putting out something in the 850 horsepower range. We have seen some impressive performance from this car including runs with a Lamborghini Aventador as well as a supercharged C63 AMG and another tuned GTR. In this run video @Vasily1 takes on a PP-Performance Stage 2 tuned F13 M6 said to making 740 horsepower. In addition, a Nissan GTR with a quoted 700 horsepower is also in the mix. Thanks to multiple angles and good video quality we get a new view of the action. The M6 and GTR both put up a good fight. The E63 AMG S is the fastest of the trio though consistently managing to open up a gap between it and the other two cars up top. The only run the E63 loses is the very first one where the GTR gets the better start on it but the E63 starts reeling it in. As the other two cars are on stock turbochargers the power and torque advantage here clearly lies with the E63 AMG and it shows. That stated, the GTR and M6 do well against stout competition.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 02:52 AM
    We have seen this same Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet run against a 458 Italia before on the runway. In that particular race, the Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet comes out on top of the prancing horse rather easily. This 458 is the Speciale model though and it is meaner and lighter than the standard 458 Italia. The naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 gets a boost to 605 horsepower partially thanks to an incredible 14.0:1 compression ratio increase. The standard 458 Italia by contrast has a 12.5:1 compression ratio and 35 less horses. It also carries almost 200 more pounds and it shows as the 991 Turbo S has much more trouble with the 458 Speciale than it did with the 458 Italia. The 458 does get a slight jump on the 991 Turbo S in this run. However, it continues a steady pull on the 991 Turbo S and is clearly the faster car of the two. That begs the question, how would it do against the lighter 991 Turbo S coupe especially if it did not have a passenger recording? Hopefully we see that race at some point but it is incredible how Ferrari squeezed so much more performance out of the 458 platform with the Speciale without resorting to any forced induction.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:51 PM
    Not everyone has the luxury of picking up their brand new BMW M car in Europe courtesy of BMW's European Delivery program. This gentleman by the name of Michael Hsu was able to do exactly that with his brand new Yas Marina Blue F82 M4 and snap some great pictures of the experience. How about breaking in your brand new M4 in the Swiss Alps as well? Driving experiences do not get much better than this. Enjoy the photos from the owner and story courtesy of Nick Gregson of Modbargains: We’re not really jealous people, but every once and a while, someone has the opportunity to do something so incredible that you can’t help but be envious. Our Friend Michael Hsu is overseas right now, driving the absolutely incredible Gotthard Pass in Switzerland, taking European Delivery of his brand new 2015 F82 BMW M4, in Yas Marina Blue, my personal favorite color for the car. It’s truly one of those “Bucket List” experiences. BMW’s European Delivery program, by all accounts I’ve heard, has been fantastic. Seeing just a few photos from this incredible experience, I have to believe that. The Yas Marina Blue is a perfect match for the positively incredible mountain passes of Switzerland. If I found myself in this situation, it’d take quite a bit to convince me that it wasn’t actually some amazing dream. Looking at the pass, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect car for the occasion than the F82 BMW M4. The snow gives a sharp contrast to all the greenery surrounding it. It reminds me of my own experiences in the beautiful ranges of Utah around Park City, only better. The grass really IS greener on the other side of the pond. Huge thanks to Michael Hsu for letting us share these breathtaking photos with you – I can’t imagine a better way to start your love affair with your new BMW than enjoying it on incredible roads like this and the outright speed of the Autobahn. Once he comes back stateside, yes he’ll have that M4 for a while, but Micheal will always have a fantastic story to tell about the experience. Should you be taking delivery stateside, there’s still lots of great roads to enjoy right here at home, like the famous Snake of Mulholland, Mulholland Raceway – or my personal favorite, Glendora Mountain Rd – and there’s always Tail of The Dragon if you’re on the other side of the states. The M4 is a darn fine car right out of the box, but should you want to change it up with new wheels for F82 M4 or pull even more power out of it, you can get your BMW M4 upgrades right here at ModBargains; our Modification Experts already have fitment specs to recommend the perfect set of Forgestar or HRE Flow Form wheels for your M4; Call the Mod Experts today at 714-582-3330. Story by Nick Gregson Photos courtesy Micheal Hsu
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 03:33 AM
    The G63 6x6 AMG is an absolutely insane monster of a vehicle that is basically a twin turbo all wheel drive German tank with power sent to six wheels. Brabus is importing these G63's as MBUSA does not at $850k+ a pop. What you may not know is that Weistec is also importing these 6x6 G63 AMG's. Not only are they importing them but they are also upgrading them with the bevy of tuning parts available in the Weistec M157 AMG engine catalog. Take a moment to let this sink in. You can in theory have a 6x6 G63 AMG with upgraded Weistec M157 turbochargers sending somewhere in the region of 700 horsepower to all six wheels. That much power moving 9000 pounds of six wheeled German metal? Yes, please! The pockets necessary to get a 6x6 G63 AMG and then modify it on top obviously need to be deep. Very, very, very, very, deep to make a point of emphasis. If you have the money these photos below certainly make a strong argument for acquiring this vehicle and upgrading the turbochargers. The exclusivity is worth every penny. WEISTEC | G63 6X6 Our ECU tune has surpassed the 600 wheel horsepower mark on a completely stock vehicle. Up to 608 WHP | 660 WTQ Downpipe and Exhaust Replacing factory downpipes delivers significant gains in power, throttle response, and exhaust tone. Up to 645 WHP | 724 WTQ Turbocharger Upgrade More power to an already potent platform, our turbocharger upgrades are available for your V8 Biturbo AMG. Up to 730 WHP | 730 WTQ
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 AM
    Liter plus bikes are pretty damn fast, we know that. Power to weight tends to favor bikes at least stock. This bike is not stock however and is turbocharged putting out 425 horsepower at the wheels on C16. It is basically similar to riding a cruise missile. UGR (Underground Racing) makes some spectacularly fast cars with some of their twin turbo V10 Gallardo's and R8's rumored to be putting out well over the 2000 horsepower mark depending on who you ask. This Gallardo is stated to have '1750' horsepower. Based on a quick power to weight calculation it has around 1.94 pounds per horse. The Hayabusa based on a 425 wheel horsepower number and a ~600 pound weight with fluids and the turbo has 1.41 pounds per horse. The aerodynamics of course favor the Gallardo. So what happens? The Gallardo wins. Why? Well aerodynamics from a roll as stated and probably because it has more power than is being let on. Taking down a Hayabusa on the highway in a car is an incredible feat. A turbo Hayabusa? Well, that requires something truly spectacular. That is exactly what this UGR built Gallardo is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 AM
    Good news for owners of the new Volkswagen and Audi EA888 2.0 turbo motor. APR has released their tuning software for the engine which covers the 2014 up Audi A3 2.0 and the 2014 on MKVII Volkswagen Golf GTI. The software is flashed through the OBD-II port and has programs for 91 octane, 93 octane, and 100+ octane race gas. APR also bumps the redline up to 7100 rpm from the stock 6800 rpm. So what are the gains? The baseline on a MKVII GTI is 210 horsepower at the wheels. On 91 octane with the APR tune this rises to 281 horsepower on the wheels. 93 octane boosts power further with the APR tune taking the car to 291 wheel horsepower. The race gas figure is 303 wheel horsepower. APR did not take the tuned car to the drag strip but did some VBOX performance meter testing. Their 93 octane VBOX trap speed is 97.19 miles per hour. The trap rises to 110 miles per hour with the Stage I tune on 93 octane. This figure will be lower on an actual drag strip as the VBOX tends to read higher. Dynographs and an acceleration video below. Solid work as always from APR. 91 Octane: 93 Octane: Race Gas: Stock vs. tuned acceleration numbers and overlay video:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 06:01 AM
    Ford is getting very serious with the new Mustang. The GT350 you see in the pictures and video below is clearly evidence of that. The GT350 will essentially be the successor to the Boss 302. That means it will have a track emphasis and will be built with roadcourse dominance in mind. That is why it has a naturally aspirated powerplant. The engine is based on the 5.0 liter Coyote V8 of the GT but pretty much only the block is the similarity. The Mustang for the first time will have a flat-plane crank V8. A flat-plane crankshaft is lighter than a traditional cross-plane crank and it also offers 180 degree throws. Ferrari is the main producer known for using this style of crankshaft. It has its benefits such as the weight as already mentioned and the firing order that allows better scavenging of exhaust gases. It also sounds just plain amazing if you have heard any Ferrari V8 revving out. A lighter crank can allow an engine to rev more quickly and rev higher but balancing issues can also create vibration. If Ferrari can rev production cars out to 9000 rpm Ford engineers can definitely get a V8 with a flat-plane crank to the same rpm if they have to. Something around the 8k rpm mark and around 550 horsepower for the production GT350 sounds about right. The engine is codenamed 'Voodoo' and will really set itself apart as a track special. The GT350 is not just about the motor though as Ford is paying some serious attention to the chassis, suspension, and brakes as the video evidence of Nurburgring testing shows. The GT350 will be wider than the standard Mustang. It is also rumored to employ extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum to shave weight off the 3700 pounds that the Mustang GT weighs. How much weight Ford intends to shave remains to be seen. Regarding the suspension it is obviously being honed for the track. Chances are adjustable suspension will be available along with aerodynamic packages. The brakes look huge as they fill the wheel wells. The tires also appear to be Michelin R-Compound rubber. Ford is not playing around. This car is going to be a beast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:31 PM
    This is a hell of a build and more than worthy of admiration and respect. It starts with a rusted out 1967 Karmann Ghia shell. The Karmann Ghia of course first introduced by Volkswagen as a rear engine and rear wheel drive sports car. You might be wondering, how in the world did anyone fit over 8 liters of Viper V10 in the back of the Karmann Ghia? The answer is they did not. They fit the engine under the front bonnet for a much different take on the design. The fabrication work here is simply jaw dropping. The pictures and video tell the story, enjoy: The beginning The Balls 3 Years later Front Dash Billet Aluminum Rear End Wheels tub Exhaust turn out Front End Missed the great 8 because of a bad cam
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:21 AM
    Excellent new product here for 997.2 Turbo owners courtesy of AMS Performance. The AMS Alpha Performance 997.2 Intercooler system is the largest aftermarket intercooler package on the market for the 997.2 Turbo model. As the AMS temperature testing below shows on a 997.2 Turbo with an AMS Alpha Performance tune and exhaust system the temperature drop is quite large as are the power gains of 32 horsepower. Gains in torque and horsepower are seen throughout the entire rev range. Power and torque gains of course will vary based on modifications but the most important aspect to note is the temperature drop which will prevent heat soak. Not only will you gain power, you will retain more of it after multiple runs especially in warmer climates. Full details and data from AMS below: With the tremendous success of our Alpha Performance Porsche 997.1TT Intercooler System, we are pleased to announce the release of the Alpha Performance Porsche 997.2TT Intercooler System! Porsche 997.2TT owners now have the opportunity to support their builds with the efficiency of our 5.5” thick intercooler cores, a 2.5” cast aluminum y-pipe, carbon fiber ducts and high strength custom 5-ply silicone couplers. Just like the 997.1TT system, our 997.2TT system follows the same factory routing, drawing cool dense air from outside the vehicle and is designed to fit just like stock. With it, you can support over 1000 horsepower without the invasive modifications required by other intercooler kits on the market. Massive reduction in intake air temperatures (IAT's) A clean fit and quality finish is exactly what you have come to expect from the Alpha Performance line by AMS, but so are the numbers! Below is a side-by-side intake air temperature (IAT) comparison with the stock intercooler system done on the same day using identical ambient air temperatures and air flow velocity on our Mustang dynamometer. Our test vehicle for this comparison is a mildly modified 997.2TT outfitted with an aftermarket exhaust system and Alpha Performance Tune. Our test vehicle experiences a remarkable decrease in IAT's throughout each gear with just the installation of the Alpha Performance 997.2TT Intercooler System. Excellent gains throughout the entire powerband Conclusive results indicate improved horsepower and torque gains throughout the entire powerband as can be seen in the graph below. Again, comparison testing was performed under the same ambient air temperatures with all other climate conditions being equal - all tested within hours apart! Results shown in engine horsepower: Maximum horsepower increase with the installation of the intercooler system resulted in a 30+hp gain with notable gains throughout the rpm range, while maximum torque increase netted a 30ft-lbs gain at 5750rpm with similar gains at just over 3000rpm! No adjustments in the tune were made! Even better, this system maintains cooling efficiency as more power producing upgrades are added to your Porsche 997.2TT! It improves the effectiveness of your other power upgrades and only gets better the more horsepower you make! What makes our Alpha Performance Intercooler System the right choice? Our system offers the largest production intercoolers on the market. Even so, it does not deviate from the original stock routing providing the excellent fitment and quality that you would expect from an OEM piece. Not to mention, the performance gains! With its contemporary styling, it’s certainly worth upgrading your 997.2TT’s performance to meet or exceed that of the new Porsche 991 Turbo! Beginning with our Alpha Performance Porsche 997.2TT Intercooler System along with a custom Alpha tune and performance exhaust is a great way to start! To learn more about the Alpha Performance 997.2TT Intercooler System and to place your order, please visit this link:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-23-2014, 10:57 PM
    Very nice tuning results here courtesy of BrenTuning. The car in question is a 2007 W211 generation E63 AMG. This car has the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter M156 V8. The baseline with the charcoal air filters removed and airbox modifications is 415 horsepower to the wheels and 416 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. After the custom tune horsepower rises to 450 at wheels and torque goes up to 441 lb-ft at the wheels. These numbers are an increase of 35 horses and 25 lb-ft of torque respectively. Looking at the graph gains can be seen throughout the entire curve. The dynamometer used for the tuning is a Dynojet.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 AM
    Whether we like it or not the turbocharged modern era of Ferrari is here. It began with the California T getting a shared direct injection 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 design with Maserati. That same motor will be tweaked and find its way under the hood of the Ferrari 458. The turbo engines will not stop there as apparently a new 2.9 liter turbo V6 is in the pipeline. This information comes from Automobile who has absolutely no backing for their story. No quoted source, no official specifications, nothing. They seem to be guessing as they often do. Let's assume they are right for the moment and a new 'entry level' Ferrari is on the way. Ferrari does not want to dilute their brand image so a cheap car is out of the question. By cheap that means under $200k. Secondly, Ferrari's CEO is opposed to an entry level car. Where Automobile is pulling this information from is anyone's guess. This new car is supposed to be based on a compacted 458 architecture. The 2.9 liter twin turbocharged V6 would have output somewhere over 500 horsepower. This is all just a bunch of guessing though and Automobile admits as much: We do not have official confirmation yet, but intelligence indicates that the new twin-turbo V-6 is a 2.9-liter unit. Staying under three liters has serious tax advantages in China. Although the power output will be determined later in the R&D process, 500 hp and 440 lb-ft should be achievable. Do not get too excited as a lot can change and there is no official confirmation for any of this. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:05 AM
    Audi and Porsche do not really like each other. They have to play nice as Volkswagen owns both of them now but Porsche and Audi each want to call the shots in the luxury segment. As Porsche expands its model lineup it continues to step on Audi's toes. Audi does not like this but Porsche also does not like that Audi made the R8 which definitely targets potential 911 buyers. Each company is taking offense with the other. This in-house battle is increasing as Porsche and Audi both are dumping money into competing platforms. Rather than cooperating each wants to push their own platform. Porsche wants Audi to use its platform for the next generation Panamera for example. Audi wants Porsche to use its platform developed for the next generation Q7 to underpin the Cayenne but Porsche is saying the platform has to many deficiencies including limitations with engine choices. Volkswagen wants everyone in the VW Group to use Audi's design to save costs. Lamborghini apparently is not too happy with Porsche as VW apparently is having Porsche design all the future sports cars in the VW Group. Lamborghini does not like what Porsche has planned for the Huracan successor. Audi who uses the Lamborghini platform for the R8 is also not happy with Porsche's approach so Lamborghini and Audi appear aligned against Porsche. Bentley on the other hand is happy with Porsche and their MSB luxury platform they intend to make use of. Lamborghini wants its own chassis and one designed to accept V10 engines. Porsche is building a chassis around their flat-6 motors which obviously benefits them. Audi uses the Lamborghini V10 so they are with Lamborghini on this one. See the mess? This is what a senior Volkswagen source stated on the matter, "If we don’t call the shots here at HQ, Audi and Porsche will never get their acts together. What these guys fail to understand is that they have to cooperate, not fight each other. We need to prevent individual sports car architectures and excessive proliferation, and to make Porsche’s MSB mandatory for both brands. Standardize the stuff that is really expensive: drivetrains, electronics, alternative propulsion systems, batteries, materials, methods, and processes. Audi and Porsche must stop fighting over architectures and concentrate on diversification by content. It’s as simple as that. And as difficult.” This is a bit of a mess but when so many brands are added into the mix and have overlap it is simply a matter of time before people butt heads. If VW wants to prevent this getting messy they need their executives to step in and dictate who will use what platform. That or they can let the brands compete against each other. Who really wants the same SUV rebadged seven times? It is going to be interesting to see what happens and how this is resolved. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Big news here from Weistec Engineering who has managed to keep their Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR twin turbocharger development under wraps until now. The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR as you know has an M155K supercharged 5.5 liter AMG V8 which is based on the M113K supercharged 5.5 liter V8 familiar to us from the W211 generation E55 AMG. Weistec decided to remove the supercharger on the SLR and add a pair of turbochargers in. The Weistec SLR Biturbo system is still under development so few details will be shared at this time. What we can tell you is it will be officially released later this year. Additionally, Weistec will have M155K V8 built motor options with forged internals for those that want big boost. The system will be sold as a package. As far as power figures expect some eye opening numbers when the time comes. The Weistec SLR McLaren Biturbo System is the pinnacle of SLR performance. Cast Inconel manifolds flank the 5.5L V8, supplying ball bearing turbochargers and external waste gates with high flowing exhaust gases. These gases are then routed via 304 stainless steel downpipes, paired with aerospace grade bellows, and connect to the mufflers. The biturbo’s forced air charge is tri-cooled via an additional intercooler and cooling circuit working in conjunction with the factory intercoolers, allowing for high performance and consistency in any climate. Official Release Fall 2014
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    Yesterday, 03:24 AM
    Jaguar is very serious about the upcoming entry level XE designed to take on the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The XE will sport a lightweight and advanced aluminum architecture. Aluminum is nothing new for Jaguar who has been using the lightweight metal for some time now in their sedans and started doing so before most of their competition. What is interesting to note about the XE is that it will get an advanced suspension architecture inspired by the F-Type. This is great news as Jaguar's previous X-Type model that was intended to fill this same niche in the marketplace and also go up against the 3-Series was a letdown partially due to its Ford Mondeo inspired platform. Jaguar is not borrowing a cheap Ford platform this time. What they are doing is using their premium F-Type suspension components meaning the XE is shaping up to handle quite well. Along with the aluminum frame and state of the art suspension components a new lightweight four-cylinder 'Ingenium' engine family will be offered. Expect a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine although the horsepower and torque figures are not known at this point. Jaguar in a previous leak stated their supercharged 3.0 liter V6 would also find its way under the hood. The XE makes its official debut later this year on September 8th. The car is shaping up very well. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 08:25 PM
    It was just a matter of time and the Cayenne S is now officially ditching its 4.8 liter naturally aspirated V8 for a 3.6 liter V6 twin turbo borrowed from the Macan Turbo. The 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 has 400 horsepower in the Macan Turbo but Posche bumps it slightly with software for the more the larger Cayenne S. It still retains the automatic transmission whereas the motor is paired to a PDK transmission in the Macan. The V6 also gains 20 horsepower on the V8 it replaces. Torque gains should be considerably larger but Porsche has not published its torque figures for the Cayenne S yet, only the horsepower. If we go by the Macan Turbo the Cayenne S will have at least 406 lb-ft of torque. That means a torque gain of over 37 lb-ft on the V8 with the peak torque coming earlier in the rev range. More power, more torque, greater performance, and greater fuel economy. It's hard to argue against this move and it was inevitable considering Porsche already made the move for the 2014 model year in the Panamera S although with a 3.0 liter V6 and not the 3.6 liter V6 out of the Macan Turbo. It looks like all future four door Porsche S models will have turbocharged V6 power.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    I've owned and still own a lot of Dinan products and the level of quality is ridiculous. I bought a JB4 once and well...Id bet the JB4 has a higher profit margin. I have friends that pay 5 to 6 figures for a watch that won't tell the time as accurate as a fucking $10 satellite synced whatever the hell watch that exists. If you're really in to accurate time you'll clown the delta bravos paying that for an inaccurate watch. We're the minority that mod for balls out performance. Shit, even smaller minority of people who actually log their engine performance and not stare at shadows. "My car pulls beast, sweet toooon!" That's my pot stirring post for the night. Looking forward to your impressions of the facility.
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    oooooooooooh no way.... i think i just called it in another thread.. a lot of hidden N54 customers might come out of hiding from this too
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    Today, 12:09 AM
    i think it would be a 2 second difference between the cars if this M4 was equipped with DCT.. maybe 1
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Feel however the hell you want I'm sick of your trolling. Before I open up a thread I know it will be you and rooringhusky with the typical pattern of negativity displayed once again here. Here is what is going to happen. You are getting a neg rep for taking the thread off topic pointlessly just so you can poke and prod again as if it accomplishes anything. You are banned from the thread after you see this post. If your sole purpose here is to be a negative influence then you will continue to receive neg reps until you adjust your behavior or you can no longer post. I do not care which happens first. I'm interested in the topic and video as I find it incredibly interesting. I don't find your whining and constant obsession with creating negative discussion about me nearly as interesting. End of story and back on the topic of the E30 M3 DTM car and the F80 M3 in an interesting track comparison.
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    Yesterday, 10:49 PM
    Yeah no shit, we all know that by now and it is proven time and time again. Starting to feel like Vargas, it's just a waste of time to even post as we know what will happen in every thread you are involved in which, oh wait is everyone. You should just be happy BMW is releasing more turbo charged engines which should increase your user base instead of going on and on about the S65. But wait without drama this forum would not exist.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Um my posts were all on the topic. You came in with your typical negativity. If you'd like to discuss the topic let me know. I have no problem debating an issue forever and I'm not sure when I've ever 'lost' my point. You have in several threads taken shots and continue to do so like a spiteful child. Hence your first post in the thread not being on the topic, right? Right. Then your second post being every discussion is 'garbage' right? Then you go on to say it is useless arguing yet you say when I lose my point I insult people? Um, that is exactly what you just did. Then you imply neg reps will kick in? For what, debating a topic? The only time neg reps kick in for you is when you do this type of thing. You're destroying the discussion and you're being a hypocrite. If this is your point I'm surprised you ever made it through college as I'm not impressed with your thought process. Now, if you want to continue taking the thread off course the neg rep machine sure will kick in. You will keep it on topic but since you are overmatched in any debate on the topic it probably is smart you delete your replies before posting them.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Lol. Perfect example of when you can't argue anymore or lost your point you start insulting people. Seen it in plenty of threads. I have never once started slinging insults against you as it is a sign the argument is lost. When you lose the argument or discussion you start attacking the person. This is like college 101.
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