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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 08:08 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, BimmerBoost.com was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 04:47 PM
    Happy Holidays everyone! It's time for the next VTT giveaway and this one is a solid one that I think everyone will like. The Prizes: First place is a set of our GC's. Fully cast high flowing manifold for low back pressure, quick spool, low lag, and we've made 770+ whp with them. What's not to like? There is nothing in their class on the market. Second place is an inlet/charge pipe bundle. Let your turbos breath easy and save yourself a few hundred bucks while you're at it. Third place is $100 in store credit. Get a discount on a turbo system, help out with inlets, buy a bunch of T-shirts... knock yourself out, it's $100! The Details: Enter by posting here; enter only once. We're pushing this across multiple forums; enter only once on ONE forum or we reserve to throw your name out if we draw it. Yes, we'll find out, no it's not worth trying to cheat the system. Same goes for multiple accounts, you guys know the drill. Guys who just registered as new users on the forum are ineligible. Guys who simultaneously wear both a belt and suspenders are ineligible. (this means we reserve the right to d-q anyone for whatever reason we deem... well, reasonable) Winners have to post a product review on all the forums they're active on. Previous winners are ineligible (Sered!!!! you won enough!). We'll do the drawing for the winners on Monday, December 26 and post the results sometime during that day.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 11:32 AM
    Tony put the prototype set of GC+ BB on the high speed today to run them through some paces before they go on the car. Here is a quick blip up to 200,000 RPM then back down(turn the volume up). Enjoy :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
    30 replies | 984 view(s)
  • hydra's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 12:23 PM
    Hey all, Was doing some work on a customer's N54 E93 @ the shop which required the engine to come out and the intake manifold to be removed and it got me thinking, what if there was another OEM manifold out there without the nasty restriction on cyl runner #1 ? A quick google search revealed the N55 manifold to appear to be almost identical fitment wise, without the nasty area reduction on runner #1 . Cyl head flange appears to be the same, and the only differences I can tell are a few misc brackets and a large gaping hole where the stock DME resides on the N55. Shouldn't be too hard to laser-cut a suitable blockoff plate I would say... The question is, is this entire endeavor worth the effort? What sort of gains are those with OE-style cast intake manifolds seeing at higher boost levels? I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts on this matter... Oh and remember, you read it here first! :P
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
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  • 135idct's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 07:49 PM
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  • kurt danger's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 05:50 PM
    OK so I'm trying to do an mhd jb4 backend flash however my car doesn't want to connect to my jb4 app. I have no issues connecting to mhd but without getting onto the jb4 app, I cannot update or see what version IJEOS or I8AOS. I did try to use my friends k+DCAN Cable and otg adapter and I still have the same issue. what could be causing this problem?
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  • rileyg's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 12:23 AM
    Just saw motiv is working on an n54 intake manifold. Says early 2017 release. Competition is good
    9 replies | 929 view(s)
  • all4bspinnin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    Good morning all, Im tuning my first upgraded turbo car and im running into a small issue. Around 6000 RPM boost goes flat and the throttle progressively closes to keep it at 15.1 PSI. As you can see, I've pulled a ton of wastegate base and airflow out thinking it was just an over boost. Problem is, if I lower wgdc base/airflow the problem just follows it. I could set wgdc to 0% and it would still do the same thing. This leads me to believe I've hit some sort of limiter. Datalog below: http://datazap.me/u/all4bspinnin/log-1481078540?log=0&data=3-24 Last night I raised the bottom rows of load to torque 1 through 3 and i'll post another log from that in a few hours. Car is 09 335i with MMP Stage 1 turbos, Stg 2 fuel pump, Hotside inlets, and FBO, 93 oct Thanks for your help
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:23 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 09:31 PM
    The BMW F87 M2 obviously is getting a lot of aftermarket attention and rightfully so as it is supposed to be the lightest track car in the BMW M lineup. It is not exactly light but for track junkies who want more downforce RevoZport may have them covered with their upcoming Raze M2 aero kit. Now, it's becoming kind of a nuisance when companies continue to release renderings instead of actual pictures of their products. Does this look good? Yes, it sure does. It also isn't real. Where are the pictures of the real thing? RevoZport states they will offer an adjustable front lip, adjustable wing, and optional canards: Ok, very cool. How much downforce do these pieces add? How are they being tested? Do they have a windtunnel? Is it all just simulation? Is this for looks or actual track performance? The press release leaves a lot to be desired as far as answering these questions. In 2012, RevoZport introduced the first ever complete aero and performance kit for the BMW 1M at SEMA. The program was a great success and highly regarded as one of the best designed aftermarket upgrade for the BMW 1M. The design shaved 60kg of weight through by replacing some panels with carbon fibre ones and changing the exhaust into titanium. The performance was staggering on track. Today, the BMW M2 (F87) is faster, has wider track-width and more power, so naturally it needs a mean looking aerokit to live up to its performance. This time RevoZport took most of the elements from its predecessor and added even more. At the front, we have a 3 way adjustable front splitter (Street, Sport and Track setup) with cooling vents routing cold air directly to the brake discs. The canards around the front bumper vents area ram more air to the oil cooler and keeps the engine cool at all times while the vented hood is proven to extract hot air directly from the radiator. All of which are designed for the purpose of keeping the motor at its optimum temperature during hard driving. On the side, the door sills extends the front part of the rear wheel arch to give that muscular fender-flare look that reminiscence a Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. Towards the back, you will see the GT spoiler designed with a swan neck mount which from the CFD (Computer fluid dynamics) shows that the support mounted from the top of the spoiler blade actually produce better downforce than from the bottom. Finally, the vented diffuser is designed not only to provide better ground effect but also can help vent the heat from the exhaust muffler.
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  • threetirtyfive's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:58 PM
    threetirtyfive started a thread Use OEM or Chinese? in N54
    Hi guys Just a heads up not to use non OEM sensors, my money saving plans didn't work out when my car's oxygen sensors failed; shortly after identifying the part numbers I hopped onto ali express and found what looked like identical wide band 02 sensors for 1/4 the price. First purchase looked good - sensor was identical to OEM, same looking male connector too. So I worked out how to remove the 02 sensor from above on the n54 engine, a right fiddle, but doable in about 45minutes with a flexible wrench and flexible extension bar. I cleared the codes, fired the car up, check light was off - great, went for a long drive, then the damn light was back on. Same error code on the sensor. Checking the heater circuit resistance showed it was open circuit. A quick email to the Chinese manufacturer and they posted me a replacement. After the eternal wait for post from China the second sensor came- I checked the heater wasn't open circuit first, then I spent another 45 minutes fiddling to get the duff sensor out, put this one in, reset the car then drove. The damn light was back on but the readings in MHD showed it wasn't dead, but the fault code showed it was out of range on deceleration. So I thought- ok now it must be the sensor is ok but I have a leaky injector on that bank. I started browsing injectors, planning to buy a couple. Then I found an OEM 02 sensor again which I thought i should try before splashing out on the £200 injectors, I went through the same procedure (an expert now in changing o2 sensors without raising the car :-/), reset the codes, went for a few drives- the deceleration lambda reading was now showing (correctly) over 200 on both banks. So I saved myself wasting more money after thinking the injectors were faulty by going through THREE o2 sensors before finding a working one... In future I'll be sticking to OEM, the Chinese sensors are either dead or partially functional so I wasted loads of time and not so much money to find that out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:16 PM
    This may be the best carbon fiber rim on the market if you take into account weight, pricing, and strength. A couple months back BoostAddict posted about the lightest carbon fiber wheels on the market from a company named ESE Carbon. We have yet to see anyone run their wheels or any independent testing. Also, there are concerns about strength with a full carbon fiber rim. Forgeline and Emergent are taking a bit of a different approach. The barrel is carbon fiber from Emergent but Forgeline provides their forged wheel expertise as the center is metal, not carbon fiber. Plus, with a name like Forgeline Motorsports involved you know these wheels are the real deal and can withstand the rigors of motorsport let alone street driving. The rims will be available in two styles in 20 and 21 inch fitments. The question is, how much money? Also, what do they weigh? These are rather important details that are omitted. Either way, more carbon wheel options are coming onto the market and that is a good thing for all enthusiasts. FORGELINE ANNOUNCES NEW CARBON+FORGED WHEELS WITH EMERGENT CARBON RIMS New Carbon+Forged Series wheels offer unparalleled style and performance. DAYTON, Ohio - Racing wheel expert Forgeline Motorsports has entered an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT(tm) Carbon Wheels and launched its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. The company that is known for its unyielding commitment to technology and performance innovation is taking another leap forward with the new wheel line that combines weight-optimized CNC machined forged aluminum centers with Emergent's revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels. The innovative made-to-order wheel series delivers the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling and unprecedented lightweight performance. Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to an entirely new set of appearance and performance standards, featuring super lightweight carbon fiber barrels that utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system and an unusually large carbon weave pattern. These high-tech characteristics create rims that are visually distinctive and 42% lighter than equivalent aluminum wheels. The weight reduction is achieved in the wheel's most critical outer perimeter where the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia is achieved for real-world improvements in acceleration, braking, cornering, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy. The superior quality carbon fiber barrels of Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact and damage resistance and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series are the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the style-conscious CF202 (featuring a unique directional split-5 spoke design). Available in 20- and 21-inch fitments, both wheels are uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sports cars, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW models. The new Carbon+Forged wheels and other Forgeline wheels are available through a nationwide network of Forgeline partners. For more information, visit forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093. About Forgeline Motorsports Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world's fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093. About EMERGENT Carbon Wheels Emergent Carbon Wheels engineers and manufactures advanced carbon fiber automotive wheels for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company develops proprietary and patent-pending designs and manufacturing methods to overcome limitations previously associated with carbon fiber reinforced polymer wheels. Learn more at emergentcarbon.com.
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  • d21spike's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 02:51 PM
    d21spike started a thread My N54 Top-end Rebuild in N54
    I tend to mostly acquire information rather than post a whole lot but I figured I'd share my little adventure. My car is a 2007 BMW 335i with roughly 116k on the clock, purchased with 85k on it. Maintenance records were provided and pretty detailed at that. I try to be pretty thorough with my maintenance so in my ownership I've done the following: 6x Index 12 injectors around 90k 335is clutch around 90k Rear main seal (preventative) around 90k Walnut blasting around 90k OE plugs around 90k Waterpump/Thermostat around 90k Both primary O2 sensors around 90k Valve cover gasket around 100k Oil Filter Housing gasket around 100k Oil Cooler Housing gasket around 100k Oil Pan gasket around 100k Waterpump/Thermostat around 110k (Cracked housing) Performance parts: JB4 G5 BMS/MHD Pump BEF BMS DCI N54Tuning Downpipes Synapse BOV With that out of the way, about 2 month's ago at 4300rpm my main timing bolt decided to let loose on me. I was able to just pull it out after I was towed a few blocks home. I've never touched it prior to this happening. So I proceeded to dismantle the engine so I could see how bad things really were. Discovered the exhaust side rockers either knocked off completely or partially. Looking through the intake ports, it was evident valves were bent. One rocker bearing also got snapped in this ordeal. Pulling the camshafts, revealed some pretty extensive scarring to the exhaust cam lobes. After removing timing components, the end of the crank hub showed some damage. Finally, removing the cylinder head revealed the true extent of my damage. Visibly, I could confirm at least 20 of the 24 valves to be bent. With valves around $50 a piece and potential guide damage, I ended up sourcing a replacement head. First look at the block looked promising, gave a quick scrub to cylinder 1. Yanked the turbos out, boy they really are tiny in person. Anyways, the wastegates were really worn so those were replaced. The residue on the wheels is from my hands. More block cleaning, crosshatch visible, overall looked pretty good. The replacement head came back from the machine shop. Overall I wasn't entirely satisfied as looked like they barely cleaned anything and the decking wasn't very good. I ended up doing some cleaning on my own, still might do some more. New seals were installed and the head was pressure tested a-ok. Also pulled the non-return valves further showing evidence that they weren't very thorough. On a side note, these little guys probably should be checked periodically. Supposedly, this head had only 67k on it but it looks like it never had an oil change. Got a whole collection of parts going, I'll have a list below. Mainly the goal was to stick with OEM with vital and/or difficult to replace parts. Aftermarket was used for things that would be easy to service. Overall I think if I were to do this again, I would buy a replacement engine for less than what this is costing me. Then I would proceed to rebuild mine on a more relaxed schedule (winters here can be pretty brutal.) My hope is to have this car running better than before, definitely surprised me when this happened. Initally I was looking to refresh just the turbos this winter, intead a whole lot more happened. Anyways, the parts list.... 1 x OEM BMW Engine Cylinder Head Gasket Set - 11127572758 - $162.99 1 x Victor Reinz BMW Water Pipe Gasket - 11537545302 - $9.99 2 x Elring BMW Catalytic Converter Gasket - 18307553601 - $9.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line Gasket - 11422246091 - $0.99 2 x OEM BMW Turbo Oil Line O-Ring - 11427563453 - $5.39 12 x Elring BMW Turbo Line O-Ring - 11427558936 - $0.79 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585745 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Turbo Wastegate Actuator - 11657585746 - $25.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Bolt Set - 11127574303 - $54.99 1 x OEM BMW Cylinder Head Gasket - 11127557265 - $118.99 4 x OEM BMW Camshaft Rectaring - 11317587757 - $5.59 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540759 - $1.39 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540763 - $2.69 1 x OEM BMW Oil Filter Housing Bolt - 11427540758 - $3.19 1 x OEM BMW Head-Thermostat Coolant Hose - 11537541992 - $42.29 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain - 11318618317 - $74.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Guide - 11317542837 - $63.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Slide Rail - 11317516093 - $35.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Sprocket - 11317502180 - $19.99 1 x OEM BMW Timing Chain Tensioner - 11317584723 - $70.99 2 x OEM BMW VANOS Collar Screw - 11367524954 - $4.39 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub - 11237570107 - $82.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Bolt - 11211439395 - $11.99 1 x OEM BMW Crank Hub Washer - 11237557561 - $17.99 1 x OEM BMW Oil/Vac Sprocket - 11417589309 - $26.99 1 x OEM BMW Crankshaft Seal - 11117547842 - $30.99 1 x INA BMW Rocker Arm - 11337559797 - $15.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Tensioner Aseembly - 11287563927 - $55.99 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287557851 - $23.37 1 x INA BMW Belt Idler Pulley - 11287556251 - $23.26 1 x Contitech BMW Serpentine Belt - 7PK1855 - $23.16 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791469 - $9.39 1 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe Seal - 11617791470 - $8.49 2 x OEM BMW Intercooler Pipe O-Ring - 13717568030 - $5.56 I was posting much of this in my support thread (tuning help) on N54Tech, but I figured I'd share here. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Criticism, well just try to be constructive but I always have an open ear. Aside from that, the car is nearing reassembly just waiting on the crank seal removal tool.
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 07:00 PM
    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal continues as countries launch their own probes into various manufacturers. Volkswagen settled in the US but the Porsche parent company is running into trouble in South Korea now along with BMW and Nissan. So what is happening in South Korea? This: South Korea will likely get some money in fines and the companies will stop selling the affected models that the government found not to be compliant. Porsche already stopped sales and BMW and Nissan will clarify their positions which means trying to get out of paying any fines and try to keep selling the cars. The foreign car market in Korea is relatively small so if they push too hard companies may just pull out. VW probably has had enough of paying fines. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 06:54 PM
    Can you honestly say you can't relate to this? After a weekend of partying FIAT heir Lapo Elkann (grandson of FIAT founder Gianni Agnelli) was arrested in New York due to faking his own kidnapping and attempting to extort a ransom. As it turns out, you can rack up a rather large tab during a drug filled binge with hookers. How large? $10,000 which should be chump change for him. The problem is his family cut him off. Why? Because of too much partying with hookers. I mean, if you can't spend your weekends snorting lines off a hookers ass what is the point of being an heir? Apparently Lapo did not understand the way for spoiled brats to make money in this country is to release a sex tape and then become independently wealthy. Have we learned nothing from the respectable success stories that are the Hiltons and Kardashians? Running up a bill you can't pay partying with a transgender escort is simply not the way to go. This is not the first time this has happened as back in 2005 Elkann barely survived a heroin and cocaine overdose when again he was partying with tranny prostitutes. You can't make this stuff up: Life must be pretty hard for this guy. Having a cushy executive job at FIAT due to nepotism and waiting to inherit a family fortune is just too tough of a life for some people. Source
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  • ericsmc83's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:24 PM
    18 month old JB4 G5 module (N54 version) with the anti-lag chip/wire already installed and data cable. Only thing to note is the data cable no longer has its shroud and the two locking screws are missing (see pic). Otherwise in good condition. No longer have a need for it and looking to pass it on. $350 shipped and insured contig US Eric
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 AM
    Back in October Pure Turbos announced a Stage 1 Turbocharger upgrade for the B58 3.0 liter I6 engine. The problem with the B58 engine is that it has a fuel cap limit around the 400 wheel horsepower mark. That is where Fuel-It! comes into the picture. This cap is software based so in the future it will likely be solved. How long that takes is anyone's guess but for now you can get around it in other ways. The results speak for themselves: We might see the B58 crack 500 whp pretty soon: The B58 may be the new N54.
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 06:32 PM
    For sale is my JB4 G5 and BMS 2.2 GAL meth kit with dual CM5 nozzles. Prices are shipped. JB4 $350 Meth kit $450 Will do $750 shipped for both if bough together.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 AM
    We all know the 918 Spyder is quick and fast. A PorscheBoost member has run 10 flat in his at 144+ miles per hour. We all also know Nissan GTR's can be upgraded to put out absurd horsepower. That hardly makes the car the 918's equal though. You can make anything fast in a straight line. Still, it certainly is impressive how quickly this GTR moves. Well, once it catches up. In the first run the 918 Spyder jumps and it takes the GTR a while to catch and pass it. The second run has a better start or the GTR and it pulls much more quickly. Now how about running them on a roadcourse and seeing what happens? Frankly, who cares. Is there really anyone on the planet that would rather have a Nissan GTR than the engineering masterpiece that is the 918 Spyder?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 AM
    It begins. Porsche, Audi, Ford, BMW, and Mercedes announced they will work on creating a standardized charging network along European highways. What does this mean? It means they are trying to become the standard for EV charging and it is a direct shot at Tesla which has been trying to expand into Europe. Imagine for a moment if Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Mercedes all decide on a charging standard for their cars that is not compatible with Tesla vehicles. Imagine if they have this network in place on European highways. Well, you can probably imagine Europeans would not opt for a car that would not be able to utilize this network. This is still far away but everyone involved here is not just entering into an agreement for fun. They are hedging their bets for the future and want to come up on top once gasoline and diesels are pushed aside (more accurately, outlawed). Porsche is aiming at launching their first all electric vehicle in 2020. If a charging network is in place by then it will be a strong incentive for European sales. Joint Venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles (BEV) covering long-distance travel routes in Europe Power levels up to 350 kW significantly reduce charging time compared to available systems Build-up of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe Network is based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next generations BEVs Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers would form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure Stuttgart, November 29, 2016 – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption. The projected ultra-fast high-powered charging network with power levels up to 350 kW will be significantly faster than the most powerful charging system deployed today. The build-up is planned to start in 2017. An initial target of about 400 sites in Europe is planned. By 2020 the customers should have access to thousands of high-powered charging points. The goal is to enable long-distance travel through open-network charging stations along highways and major thoroughfares, which has not been feasible for most BEV drivers to date. The charging experience is expected to evolve to be as convenient as refueling at conventional gas stations. The network will be based on Combined Charging System (CCS) standard technology. The planned charging infrastructure expands the existing technical standard for AC- and DC charging of electric vehicles to the next level of capacity for DC fast charging with up to 350 kW. BEVs that are engineered to accept this full power of the charge stations can recharge brand-independently in a fraction of the time of today’s BEVs. The network is intended to serve all CCS equipped vehicles to facilitate the BEV adoption in Europe. BMW Group“This high-power charging network provides motorists with another strong argument to move towards electric mobility”, says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. “The BMW Group has initiated numerous public charging infrastructure projects over the last years. The joint project is another major milestone clearly demonstrating that competitors are combining forces to ramp-up e-mobility.” Daimler AG“The breakthrough of e-mobility requires two things: convincing vehicles and a comprehensive charging infrastructure. With our new brand EQ, we are launching our electric product offensive: by 2025, our portfolio will include more than ten fully electric passenger cars. Together with our partners, we are now installing the highest-powered charging infrastructure in Europe”, says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance e-mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric vehicle.” Ford Motor Company “A reliable, ultra-fast charging infrastructure is important for mass consumer adoption and has the potential to transform the possibilities for electric driving”, says Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “Ford is committed to developing vehicles and technologies that make people’s lives better, and this charging network will make it easier and more practical for customers across Europe to own electrified vehicles.” AUDI AG“We intend to create a network that allows our customers on long-distance trips to use a coffee break for recharging”, says Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Reliable fast charging services are a key factor for drivers to choose an electric vehicle. With this cooperation we want to boost a broader market adoption of e-mobility and speed up the shift towards emission-free driving.” Porsche AG“There are two decisive aspects for us: ultra-fast charging and placing the charging stations at the right positions”, says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “Together, these two factors enable us to travel in an all-electrically powered car as in a conventional combustion engine vehicle. As automobile manufacturer, we actively shape our future, not only by developing all-electrically powered vehicles but by building up the necessary infrastructure as well.” The automobile manufacturers intend to make substantial investments to create the network, underscoring each company’s belief in the future of electric mobility. While the founding partners – BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group – will be equal partners in the Joint Venture, other automobile manufacturers will be encouraged to participate in the network to help establish convenient charging solutions for BEV customers. The Joint Venture is also open for cooperations with regional partners. The Joint Venture formation is subject to execution of definitive agreements and merger control approval in various jurisdictions.
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    12-06-2016, 11:45 PM
    Auto Bild in Germany decided to do a drag race (poorly) the BMW F22 M240i and the Porsche 718 Cayman. This is the standard Cayman with a 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0 liter flat-four. It is giving up a liter and two cylinders to the F22 M240i B58 I6. Yet the lighter Cayman still wins. The PDK transmission no doubt helps. We do not get an in car view for whatever reason and you would think Auto Bild could do a bit better. There also isn't a video of the launch as they pan when the cars are already moving, strange. They also just provide the elapsed times and no trap speeds. Why do they suck so badly at this? Still, if you have an M240i and want to beat a Cayman or Cayman S, get a tune (and a downpipe).
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