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  • nikitino25's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 05:27 PM
    nikitino25 started a thread Slower with DCI's in N54
    I recently replaced my homemade Mr5 intake with a new set of dual cone intakes but now my car is noticeably slower. Do I need to reset some adaptations or something? I have full bolt ons with a custom tune, stock turbos and just 93 octane. My tuner said no changes to the tune would need to be made with the intake switch since they are both "upgraded" intakes. The proof I have that my car is slower now (and it's not just in my head) is that the top speed of my car is lower now.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 07:05 PM
    Have had more people e-mailing about this and it's a bigger issue than people talk about. Obviously, port injection is necessary for higher hp builds but how do people control it and what is the proper way to control the injectors? People use the JB4 and Split Second but I don't know if either of these are the proper way to really go about it. Not trying to throw anyone under the bus: This needs to be discussed though: Syvecs seems to be the only solution that has true control right now unless anyone knows otherwise? It just seems crazy to me to pay for a big motor build and run a ton of power only to manage supplemental fuel injectors in a dangerous manner. There may also be better ways to do this without a standalone on the horizon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:00 PM
    Ok, I keep getting messages, e-mails, PM's, etc., asking me when the new tuning app will be out. The answer? When it's done. But seriously, soon. As in the next few weeks. After the beta period and after many requests were made @trevorlee02 decided to incorporate many things people asked for and he added his own tuning interface along with engine logging. Basically, it is better to get it right with the new features rather than rush it out. Trevor will post some screengrabs as to what it is in store tomorrow in this thread. I just wanted to update you guys so you know it is being worked on and so you stop bugging me :P Every map out there that can be flashed will be able to be flashed through the new app and all cables are supported. Interfaces will be PC with mobile coming shortly after with Android AND ios support. What I can tell you guys is this. The new features will blow you away. Additionally, additional BMW tuning platforms (motors) will be supported and rolled out incrementally. I will not tell you what those are just yet but I think the BMW tuning world is going to get a bit of a shock. Good times ahead :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 08:52 PM
    In the N54 tuning world the E9X 3-Series and E82 1-Series models get the majority of the attention. They are lighter cars with higher production numbers that tend to have younger owners so this is not really much of a surprise. However, E60 535i's are a nice value and when looking at this 535i put it in the context of an E60 M5. The more expensive M5 with its 5.0 liter S85 V10 makes roughly 415 wheel horsepower in stock form. That means this 535i will dispatch it with ease for a fraction of the cost. As a matter of fact, even with bolt on tuning the E60 M5 S85 V10 will have a hard time hitting 500 wheel horsepower and will need headers (expensive) and a very aggressive tune with associated bolt ons. With a blower the S85 V10 is on another level and nothing will replace the displacement and sound but tuned 535i's sure make for nice sleepers and a value proposition when it comes to 5-Series performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 11:20 PM
    This is a great comparison from The Tuning School who tried out various fuels and provided great data. They compared 93 octane pump fuel, MS103, C9, E85, VP C85, MS109, leaded C16, 93 octane plus water, 93 plus boost juice, and 93 with methanol. The results are very interesting as VP's C85 ethanol race fuel provides the best results. However, 93 octane with methanol injection is right on its heels. This of course shows what a value methanol injection is: 93 octane pump gas with methanol even tops MS109 race gas and C16 race gas. C16 is leaded and really outdated as a race fuel with modern direct injected motors and ethanol blends. Overall ethanol is the champ here. It is just a matter of availability for most people but if E85 is not available methanol injection is a nice alternative. Just keep in mind that supplemental methanol injection comes with its own pluses and minuses not to mention that methanol is highly corrosive and flammable. It also does not create the same taxing issues on a direct injected fuel system that straight E85 does.
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  • martymil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    So I've been working on this kit with a very skilled fabricator for JDtuning aka @JD75 The manifold is from Motiv, GTS3584RS turbo and everything else is custom hand made Its been just over 12 months but the prototype is finally finished. Just showing you guys the amount of work that is needed in a RHD version Going to be doing tuning and testing over the weekend and a small video, sounds insane.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 08:05 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 10:42 PM
    Oh great, now the politically correct virus that infects America is coming for car advertisements. You know what a car ad is supposed to do? Get your attention. That is exactly what Mercedes-AMG accomplishes showing the new W213 generation E63 S model line up for a drag race. They are not endorsing street racing by doing this. As it turns out, advertisements do not create laws. Amazingly, somehow we still have speed limits and rules on public roads despite car ads. How many people drag race Top Fuel cars on the street anyway? What about Formula 1 cars? That number is exactly zero. It's a fantasy. It's a commercial. It isn't real. Watch the ad below and then let us know if you suddenly have the desire to race a jet powered Bonneville land speed record car at your local stoplight. Doug Stokes of Irwindale Speedway in California (of course it has to be California) takes issue with the commercial. Maybe he is drinking a bit too much soy as he seems to be suffering from low testosterone? What exactly should a commercial about a 600+ horsepower all wheel drive twin turbo V8 super sedan be about? Its gas mileage? A leisurely drive to the recycling center? It is no coincidence Irwindale Speedway operates an 1/8 mile drag strip. The argument made is self-serving as Doug wants to funnel people to the Irwindale strip because there really is nowhere else to race in California as 1/4 mile strips continue to shut down. Sacremento Raceway is the latest victim as the county is forcing them to close due to residential development. Doug, grow a pair. It's an ad. Stop trying to use it to funnel people to Irwindale. Furthermore, 1/8 mile racing sucks. Open up a real 1/4 mile strip where 600+ horsepower cars like the E63 can stretch their legs or shut the fuck up. An open letter to the industry: 09/10/17 Who the hell do I have to complain to? It (was) just a quiet Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were watching the U.S. Open finals on TV. There were, of course, number of adverts from top-tier companies … and then there was one, near the end of the match, that made the two of us whoop louder than the sellout crowd at Flushing Meadows. The ad that stunned us was a Mercedes-Benz commercial which shows a number of growling drag racing vehicles racing against a new model Mercedes. The machines (including a funny car, a dragster, and a full-out drag bike and the Mercedes) line up curb to curb on what looks like a city street, a traffic light goes green … and the machines leap forward in a five-wide drag race … the Mercedes gets to the end of the block first. Apparently it wins what looks everything like a patently illegal street race and the voice over indicates what Mercedes model it was and indicates that it would be a good idea for the people watching to buy this car … I guess based on its “track” … er, street racing record.* I frankly don’t think that it was the very best example of “The Best or Nothing” slogan that tags the advert. Likewise, a recent (at least here in Los Angeles) TV commercial shows two late model BMW’s seemingly racing each other through a (it seems) deserted industrial site with a quick close-up of another (was it one of the two street racers?) BMW cornering very hard, so hard that the driver needs to crank in a huge amount of opposite to keep control as the car slides right up to a painted double line that’s NOT on a race course, but apparently on a normal street somewhere. There you go, “The Ultimate Driving Machine” going way, way too fast apparently on city streets. And then we have Fiat-Chrysler running a whole flight of TV ads that show a wide range of way too fast activities with two (or more) cars quite apparently racing each other. Of course building a car (the Dodge Demon) that’s banned from competing in “as delivered” form by the NHRA, and then bragging about it in print in enthusiast magazines says: (at least to my ear) “Race this one the street, because it is so powerful that NHRA wants you to install a big old honking roll cage if you ever want run it at the drag strip.” A quick word about myself if I may, I’m the VP of communications at Irwindale Event Center located about 20 miles East of Los Angeles. We operate a half-mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an eighth-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. We opened the drag strip in 2000, and it’s the only one in southern California that operates on a weekly basis all year long. Thousands upon thousands of drivers (young, old and in between) have used our facility to have some safe, controlled, high-speed fun with their performance cars. It’s almost impossible to prove a negative, however, I think that our drag strip has helped to dampen illegal street racing in the area. And, from that perspective I feel that I can say the following: … Yeah, sure, yup, correct, you’re right; I know those commercial are a fantasy, innocent, innocuous metaphors, simply flights of advertising license. On the other hand, all of the above automobile commercials most blatantly portray and appear to glorify illegal street racing. (And supering-in some sort of tiny “closed course, do not attempt” screen when the hottest model Dodge cars are purposely seen racing with each other (or in earlier TV adverts, joyfully driving right through the middle of an idyllic outdoor wedding party knocking over tables and scattering people like a terrorists.) Finally and directly to all three of the above manufacturers, as well as any others that I’ve missed: All of you know that you can show the fun of cool, high performance driving without using (and thereby glamorizing) often deadly and illegal street racing (no how much you see it as harmless marketing hyperbole ). You are all better than that, I’m sure. Doug Stokes PS: I’d like to invite anyone in the industry (who wants to see what I’m talking about) out for one of our “Thursday Night Thunder” events at Irwindale Dragstrip. Heck ... I’ll even buy you a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips.
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  • Vam0s's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 11:46 AM
    Vam0s started a thread Mhd flame map in N54
    Im talking about this: I cant remember where I found it Last time so I thought of trying here
    10 replies | 346 view(s)
  • A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    The concept of this manifold has been on my mind for over 3 years now. I designed/machined the first of these o-ring sealed, direct connect ITB couplers in 2015, in attempts to fab a welded tube runner/sheet plenum manifold for an inhouse project. Fitment and my abilities then could not bring it to fruition, FINALLY the holds have been removed, and the Fab Factory S54 ITB - FULL BILLET - intake manifold is here! Manifold will be available in a few different versions: 1) OEM/NA fitment - will include/incorporate factory MAF and PCV connections ** A full intake can be included at additional cost. E46 S54 & Z3M S54 fitment 2) HPF replacement - connections mirroring the old HPF manifold - ICV/meth/IAT 3) Boost/Turbo - for custom turbo setups 4) 12 Injector ** All manifolds will include 1/8" NPT tapped and plugged ports on each runner for port nitrous or port methanol injection ** Retail pricing for turbo applications will start @ $1,995.00, NA applications @ $2,195.00 First manifolds will be available in approx. 3 weeks. I will be accepting preorders NOW @ presale pricing starting at $1,795.00 In order to take advantage of presale pricing, you must email me directly, and finalize details of your manifold before 10/13 (3 weeks from today). Payment will not be required until your manifold is ready to ship! And now the goods ...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 09:29 PM
    Awron is a new vendor on BimmerBoost that brings with them considerable electronics expertise. From engine swaps to performance displays, their products are just awesome. will be sharing some first hand experience shortly with Awron's Performance Display System for the E92 M3. Awron asked if BimmerBoost would test the display with a supercharged M3 and so here we are. The E92 M3 is getting a revised Gintani E85 high boost stock internal S65 setup similar to the system detailed earlier this year which made 645 horsepower to the wheels. The Awron display will be very useful as it will provide real time data and telemetry. Plus, the piece looks OEM as if it should be there from the factory. What does it do? It offers 20 features in 1: Pretty cool, right? As for pricing, the kompressor or supercharger kit costs 999.00 Euros. We should have US distributor pricing shortly. DGA Displayed Values: Voltage Water Temperature Oil Temperature Horsepower Torque Speedometer 0-60 mph & 0-120 mph Acceleration Timer Two Axis G-Meter Power and Torque Graph Fuel Pressure Intake Temperature (After Cooler) Exhaust Temperature (Modeled) Air Fuel Ratio (Before Catalytic Converter) Transmission Temperature Maximum Recorded Values DGA Kompressor 1 Option Adds: Boost Pressure Intake Temperature (Before Cooler) Features: Steering wheel controlled (CAN) User defines dedicated steering wheel button Gauge ships pre-assembled into OEM air duct Plug & play installation Full Color OLED Display OEM look & feel Integrated USB port for firmware updates The values ​​are displayed on a modern, dimmable AMOLED display. A high-quality housing and the perfect integration into the interior provide for an optical upgrade of the cockpit. The operation is carried out via the left-hand wheel buttons (hold any key for 10 seconds and then can be switched by the screens) and an integrated USB interface allows the display to always be on the current software stand. The display is already delivered fully assembled in the fresh air guide and is easy to install. No further sensors need to be installed. The scales are adapted to the respective motor type.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    Hot on the heels of MotorTrend's 2017 Best Driver's Car competition comes their World's Greatest Drag Race where they have the contestants face off in a straightline contest. They did make one change though by replacing the Miata (which had no chance) with a Tesla Model S P100D. Racing from a stop is the Tesla's game. It shows as it gets a lead off the launch with the 911 Turbo S hot on its heels. Surprisingly, nobody is able to pass the Tesla in time. It runs a 10.5 @ 125 (GPS time) in the 1/4 mile. This is what happens when you do not have a prepped strip or drag rubber for powerful RWD cars. The rest of the times are below in order of trap speed but as stated believes the Ferrari is a ringer based on real world results from owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 01:21 AM
    Almost 138 miles per hour on the stock F10 M5 S63TU turbochargers? Wow! This is the same F10 M5 that previously went 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. The owner went back to the strip and managed a better launch with a 1.976 60 foot. There still is plenty of room to improve that short time but the 1/4 mile result was 10.88 @ 137.80. Yes, still on pump gas. Obviously water-meth injection is making a big difference and the HCP tune sure seems solid: HCP Tune (still on pumpgas map) 3.5 bar sensors Catless dp Upgraded DCT clutches Upgraded Axles (broke OEM) WMI
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  • ali pontiac's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 06:26 PM
    Hi all i have 2010 X6 35i N54 with over 60k miles, i noticed a while ago a huge buff of black smoke coming from the exhaust at WOT i can see it from my rear view mirror, the area around the left exhaust tip (driver side) gets really dirty from the smoke and carbon build up on the rear bumper on left side within one week from every wash the strange thing that the smoke only came from driver side exhaust tip(i think because there is a valve on the passenger side), couple days a ago my wife was driving the car i was behind her even under normal acceleration the car produce some black smoke ... before the black smoke issue arise the car has some idle trouble issue misfiring and i got the message "full engine power power not available"...take it to the mechanic and he got two codes but i forget which codes were they, the problem was from vanos solenoids, he fixed the car by cleaning the solenoids he said that he did something with them but i am not sure what he mean, and from that day he changed the oil from 5W30 to 10W40 oil from german company called I.G.A.T and from that day i noticed the carbon build around the exhaust tip on the bumper. So for now this is leaky injectors symptoms, i took the car for him again he plugged his scanner, he said there is no codes and the injectors reading are normal ! If the there is no harm on the engine i will live with this even though it's embarrassing, but i read on other forum that someone had spun bearing because of leaky injector. is there any chance that the problem from the oil..? i really wish, am looking for your inputs guys.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 AM
    Dodson has a new Sportsman Plus 10-plate BMW DCT transmission upgrade. You have seen this upgrade in action already on the 725 wheel horsepower Maximum PSI F80 M3 which recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. Clearly the upgrade works and is powering the quickest and fastest BMW's in the world. In addition to the F80 M3 and F82 M4 models the new Dodson design will work on the F10 M5, F13 M6, and F87 M2 which share the same basic Getrag DCT box. Here is everything included in the Sportsman Plus kit: Details - 10 plate build - Quality machined billet high grade hardened baskets - High grade billet steel lid and splines - Quality Exedy® frictions Kit Includes: 10 x Large Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 10 x Small Exedy® heavy duty, patented frictions 10 x Large Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels 10 x Small Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels 1 x Large End Plate 1 x Small End Plate 1 x Large Basket 1 x Small Basket 4 x Large Circlips 4 x Small Circlips 1 x Service Tool Fits: E82: E82 135i Coupé, USA E82 135i Coupé, Europe E88: E88 135i Convertible, USA E88 135i Convertible, Europe E89: E89 Z4 35i Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35is Roadster, USA E89 Z4 35i Roadster, Europe E89 Z4 35is Roadster, Europe E90: E90 M3 Saloon, USA E90 M3 Saloon, Europe E90N: E90N M3 Saloon, USA E90N M3 Saloon, Europe E92: E92 M3 Coupé, USA E92 335i Coupé, Europe E92 M3 Coupé, Europe E92N: E92N 335is Coupé, USA E92N M3 Coupé, USA E92N 335i Coupé, Europe E92N M3 Coupé, Europe E93: E93 M3 Convertible, USA E93 335i Convertible, Europe E93 M3 Convertible, Europe E93N: E93N 335is Convertible, USA E93N M3 Convertible, USA E93N 335i Convertible, Europe E93N M3 Convertible, Europe F06: F06 M6 Gran Coupé, USA F06 M6 Gran Coupé, Europe F10: F10 M5 Saloon, USA F10 M5 Saloon, Europe F12: F12 M6 Convertible, USA F12 M6 Convertible, Europe F13: F13 M6 Coupé, USA F13 M6 Coupé, Europe
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2017, 10:23 PM
    The larger B58 3.0 liter I6 is obviously the stronger motor with more potential but the B48 2.0 liter I4 is based on the same modular architecture and offers some advantages. For one, it is cheaper. Secondly, it is lighter. Toss a JB4 on the B48 and you have quite the performance value in the BMW lineup. In stock form the car manages a 1/4 mile sprint of 13.9 @ 100 miles per hour. That is E36 M3 level performance. With a tune? 300 wheel horsepower is possible which is more than the 275 rear wheel horsepower of the E46 M3. The 230i looks pretty good in that context. The 230i xDrive weighs 3571 pounds. That is rear wheel drive 3-Series weight but keep in mind all wheel drive does come with penalty. The weight is not too bad when you factor in power being sent to all four wheels as well as the more compact B48 motor improving weight distribution over the longer and heavier B58. At $36k the car is a value. At over $50k with options not so much. Keep it relatively plain and the 230i makes for a nice BMW bargain. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $50,070 (base price: $36,145) ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 122 cu in, 1998 cc POWER: 248 hp @ 5200 rpm TORQUE: 258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 105.9 in LENGTH: 174.7 in WIDTH: 69.8 in HEIGHT: 55.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 89 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 14 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 3571 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 13.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 26.5 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 3.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 4.1 sec Standing ¼-mile: 13.9 sec @ 100 mph Top speed (governor limited, mfr's claim): 149 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 152 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.96 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 27/24/33 mpg C/D observed: 26 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 35 mpg C/D observed highway range: 470 mi
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  • Moderate Boost's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 02:23 AM
    Moderate Boost started a thread N55: Boost and RPM in N55 and N52
    What's the benefit of setting lower boost targets at low rpm than the max boost, like 10psi at 2000 and 14psi (max) at 4000rpm? I get reducing boost at high rpm for efficiency with small turbos, but not at low rpm.
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • drepai's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    drepai started a thread 919WHP 6870 N54 in N54
    Saw this on Instagram, figured I'd share it here since it's a platform record as far as I know. Looks like a fully built MOTIV long block and a DOC Race 6870 tuned by EMP Tuning. A full graph/logs/specs would be cool.
    3 replies | 228 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    MotorTrend's Best Drier's Car competition is always interesting to watch. The videos are well done and they provide plenty of data. The field they choose is not always the most logical though. What the hell is a Lexus LC500 doing in this competition? Also, why is there no BMW? That omission may be BMW's fault more than that of anyone else. Just taking up space that could be used for a serious entry. Regardless, it is a pretty good lineup with all eyes on the 488 GTB. Let's list the entries in order of curb weight from lightest to heaviest: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 2420 lbs Porsche 718 Cayman S - 3190 lbs McLaren 570GT - 3346 lbs Ferrari 488 GTB - 3412 lbs Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 3464 lbs Porsche 911 Turbo S - 3557 lbs Mercedes-AMG GT R - 3680 lbs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 3749 lbs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 3837 lbs Nissan GT-R NISMO - 3904 lbs Aston Martin DB11 - 4194 lbs Lexus LC 500 - 4364 lbs The Miata undercuts the field considerably and the Lexus LC500 almost weighs 2000 pounds more than the Miata. Wow is it fat. This competition is about what is the most fun to drive but it is always interesting to see which car is the fastest. They are listed below in order of their trap speed and with additional data panels: The Ferrari is the fastest? That is a load of BS. Either Ferrari sent a ringer or MotorTrend is cooking the numbers. There are plenty of videos out there showing the McLaren 570S dispatch the 488 with ease. This alone calls into question the validity of the comparison. Regardless, here are the cars in order of their laptime around Laguna Seca: Ferrari 488 GTB - 1:31.68 Mercedes-AMG GT R - 1.33.01 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:33.21 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 1:34.30 McLaren 570GT - 1:34.87 Nissan GT-R NISMO - 1:35.01 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 1:36.02 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 1:39.65 Porsche 718 Cayman S - 1:40.05 Aston Martin DB11 - 1:40.05 Lexus LC 500 - 1:43.40 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 1:51.43 The 488 GTB which trails the AMG GT R on the Nurburgring considerably opens up a large lead on the AMG GT R at Laguna Seca? Something doesn't smell right here. MotorTrend chooses the 488 GTB as the best driver's car but it does not feel right. The Ferrari dominates all the performance categories along with the subjective ones. If one were to guess, Ferrari provided the car only if they got this outcome as they have previously controlled MotorTrend's testing. BoostAddict doesn't buy the result and neither should you. Watch the videos from the cars below and come to your own conclusion.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 07:24 PM
    The 720S is just astonishing the world with its performance. That it puts up almost 700 horsepower to the wheels stock is incredible. Combine that power with a relatively low curb weight and magazines getting 10.1 @ 146 out of it in testing is no surprise. Magazine numbers and real world figures are two different things. A 720S was tested out at the Palm Beach dragstrip in Florida. One should keep in mind Florida heat and humidity will impact the numbers. The 720S manages a 10.116 (trap speed did not read out but said to be low 140's) to the Aventador's 11.209 @ 129.79. In the Aventador SV's defense, it bogs badly out of the hole and it is supposed to be a track car but wow does it get blown away. It doesn't help that it weighs about 700 pounds more. The 720S should easily break into the 9's stock in better conditions.
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  • berns's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Brief intro: My name is Alex and I'm the former Senior Editor & Photographer of European Car Magazine. I've been in the automotive media industry and car scene for over 15 years. You can even find my last E46 M3 on the cover of the mag, if that's any indication of the care and attention I give to my cars. I've had this 335i longer than any other car and it's undoubtedly been my favorite "do-it-all" vehicle. It's been my only car, my daily driver, my weekend canyon ripper and road tripper. I purchased it with 72k on the clock and have happily driven it to its current 109,xxx. This E90 needs NOTHING. It has been meticulously maintained. Everything that might go wrong or need replacing with an N54-powered car, has been addressed. It drives and sounds like a dream, has the updated LCI MTech rear trunk, tails, bumper and MTech front bumper along with an aggressive and uncommon (on a non-M) wheel/tire combo, running meaty 265/35 tires at all four corners. This car is geared to an enthusiast and is a seriously awesome daily driver, equally happy staying as-is, or ready to be taken to the next level with big engine modifications, a diff, you name it. If big power is your goal, you couldn't ask for a better E90 to start with, since everything else is done for you already. I really do hope this goes to a good home. Message me if you'd like to come take a look or have any other questions. Onto the details: ____________________________ Year: 2007 Model: E90 335i 6MT Color: Sparkling Graphite Metallic on Dakota Brown Leather Packages: All of them (Nav, sport seats, heated seats, sunroof, folding rear) Miles: 109,xxx Price: $15,000 Maintenance: - Turbos and HPFP replaced by BMW @ 82k - Walnut Blast done @ 80k - New valve cover & gasket @ 100k - Oil filter housing gasket @ 90k - Rear main seal done @ 105k (wasn't leaking, precautionary maint. during clutch install) - Both VANOS solenoids replaced @100k - New NGK plugs @105k Engine: Macht Schnell downpipes with COBB exhaust (current on SMOG) MHD Stage 1 flash, but happy to flash back to stock if you'd prefer Red Line 5w40 euro, every 5k Suspension: M3 front upper and lower control arms M3 rear guide rods and tension arms ST Coilovers with upgraded KW Clubsport Camber Plates & Springs PowerFlex "Street" front/rear diff bushings PowerFlex "Street" front/rear subframe bushings Cobb Front & Rear swaybars Drivetrain: (all upgrades installed @ 104k) MFactory stainless flywheel with 335is / 550i clutch kit UUC Evo 3 SSK shifter with DSSR 335is motor mounts and E46 M3 trans mounts Red Line D4 ATF trans fluid, no grinds ever, shifts like a dream Wheels & Tires: APEX ARC-8, anthracite, 18x9.5 +35 all around Bridgestone RE-71R 265/35/18 Macht Schnell Stud Conversion Macht Schnell 10mm front / rear spacers Brakes: StopTech slotted rotors front / rear Hawk HP 5.0+ pads front / rear StopTech fluid Interior: Coby Wheel alcantara wrapped sport steering wheel M3 wheel trim ZHP weighted shift knob Exterior: LCI updated rear with E90 M3 rear trunk & spoiler, MTech rear bumper MTech pre-LCI front bumper, color cleared and restored headlights Llumar AIR Ceramic window tint 35% all around Smoked side markers Shadowline window trim
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    09-15-2017, 10:59 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum ParksDetailing.
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  • Peter @ Pure/PTF's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 04:56 PM
    Cars modlist: - Pure Stage 2 high flow turbos - Bootmod3 ECU Remap by HCP - Fuel-IT LPFP upgrade and Port Injection kit - JB4 piggyback and Meth kit by BMS (Burger Motorsports) - CSF Cooling upgrade: Heat Exchanger, DCT Cooler and Intercooler - Active Autowerke midpipe - Custom catless downpipe - Lightweight 18’’ Signature wheels with toyo 305/35/18 R888 semi slicks - Maximum PSI front mount intake system - Stock clutch with GTS software - FTP Motorsports alu chargepipes Excellent footage by Ricky from Living Life Fast LLF:
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    09-17-2017, 09:52 PM
    Hey SFIYA: :text-welcomewave:
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    09-16-2017, 09:00 AM
    Welcome Racenaked, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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