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VargasTurboTech replied to the thread LA Teal E90 gets trolled as Megatool on Facebook, Whos car is this?.
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Quote Originally Posted by rdeterman View Post
I wonder what she drives?
Not sure but she is hot "

Today, 10:56 AM

Sticky replied to the thread LA Teal E90 gets trolled as Megatool on Facebook, Whos car is this?.
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Quote Originally Posted by blisstik View Post
It just needs those headlight eye lashes.
Oh yes. And the owner needs a lower back tattoo. "

Today, 10:54 AM

Sticky created the thread Range Rover Sport SVR laps the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and 14 seconds - Quickest SUV ring time.
" Land Rover let it slip that their upcoming Range Rover Sport SVR lapped the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and 14 seconds. You may remember that last month the hotter Range Rover was spotted testing on the 'Ring and Land Rover certainly appeared serious about performance. Well, they are very serious as the 8 minute and 14 second laptime makes the Rover Rover Sport SVR the quickest production SUV to ever lap the Nurburgring.


The 8 minute and 14 second time beats the rumored Macan Turbo 8 minute and 15 second laptime. It also puts it ahead of the BMW 1M, first generation Honda NSX, and a second off the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.

Absolutely incredible performance from the SUV. Well done Land Rover!

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Today, 10:48 AM

Torgus replied to the thread BimmerBoost Flash questions.
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Quote Originally Posted by Tzu View Post
Thanks! I wish there was an FAQ or newbie guide for the bbflash, or am I just blind?
Dude, its so clearly spelled out. I can't imagine what more you would want? "

Today, 10:47 AM

bluesun replied to the thread Feeler Thread - Racing Flywheels, Clutch Kits, Racing Axles and Suspension Arms.
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Quote Originally Posted by Torgus View Post
What power levels are the clutches being designed around? All long as they hold as much as the spec(or more) at less cost you should have plenty of buyers I would imagine
My thoughts exactly. I'm going to (obviously) need a clutch when I choose which single I'm going with, but a clutch rated to 400 ftlb won't do me any good. If you can match a Spec stage 2+ or 3 and be cheaper, I'd give you a try for sure. "

Today, 10:46 AM

Torgus replied to the thread Feeler Thread - Racing Flywheels, Clutch Kits, Racing Axles and Suspension Arms.
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Quote Originally Posted by MFactory View Post
Clutches are being designed just now. Flywheels, we already have for 135i/335i MT. If anyone is interested in testing one, please send me a PM with your background/profile. Tester will get a super special discount
What power levels are the clutches being designed around? All long as they hold as much as the spec(or more) at less cost you should have plenty of buyers I would imagine "

Today, 10:37 AM

Torgus replied to the thread LA Teal E90 gets trolled as Megatool on Facebook, Whos car is this?.
" Meh, I have seen worse and see worse on the daily.

The facebook bmw groups, especially the 335/n54 ones, are full of trolls and idiots spouting wrong information. Like that Vincent Carbone guy or whatever his name is trolling constantly. Like the forums aren't a good enough place to bicker and argue so they need facebook too?

That car could sport those eyelashes though... "

Today, 10:32 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome Ecu335i.
" Welcome Ecu335i, take a look around, I think you will like what you see. "

Today, 10:30 AM

jyamona created the thread mFactory LSD + Defiv Lockdown Review.
" So it took me awhile to finally write this review up, but I do have a solid amount of miles on the LSD and lockdown kit at this point which is a good thing.

I ordered the LSD through Steven @MFactory. We corresponded mostly through email, and he was always very responsive...even when traveling out of country. I did their core exchange program, and picked up a 3.46 LSD for my 6MT car, as I heard nothing but good things about the final drive change.

After they received my payment, they began reconditioning a large housing bolted pumpkin they had there and prepping it for the LSD. Once the oil seals arrived, it only took them a day to have it prepped and ready. One of the pics attached below so it in its prepped state. Shipping was fast as well, and it was at my door a few days later. It was super clean, and the pumpkin was freshly coated black I had Rick@Defiv fit me in his busy schedule for an install, and decided to get the lockdown kit done at the same time.

Rick and I had the whole diff swap + lockdown install process done in about 4hrs, including pizza and drink breaks. Not bad at all. We took it out on the road for a quick spin to verify everything was solid, then I was on my way. Thanks again Rick!

I've been driving on it for about 800 miles now over the past month or so, and I love how it has transformed the car. The LSD still adds forward thrust to the car even while spinning in 1st and 2nd. Previously, my car would get very unpredictable, and start to kick out the rear in either direction. Now it is planted and firm, just pushing you forward. Traction is greatly improved. It's also great to be able to rotate the car easily with the gas pedal going around turns and you can literally "feel" the LSD working. The 3.46 final drive + my worn tires aren't doing me any favors currently, but I will be switching to some r-comp semi slicks very soon, and going wider. "

Today, 10:27 AM

Sticky created the thread Porsche's upcoming mid-engine 458 rival internally designated 988 and to use modular architecture that will be the basis for all future sports cars.
" This is the sports car that apparently has Lamborghini in a tizzy as its architecture will likely be used for the Huracan successor. The new car is internally dubbed the 988 during development as the Porsche marketing gurus figure out what to call it. Autocar states the car will use a flat-8 engine although that seems to be a guess. PorscheBoost has heard rumors the 4.6 liter V8 used in the 918 Spyder may be borrowed for this car.


At this point nobody really knows as plenty of internal squabbling is taking place. Turbocharged power may be employed as well but a target of over 600 horses at this point is the goal. This all may change as the architecture is not even expected until 2017.

That brings us to the main point which is that this new architecture will be used for all future Porsche sports car. That means mid-engine cars such as the Boxster and Cayman as well as for the rear engine layout of the 911. This does not sit well with Lamborghini as they are not interested in four-cylinder power for the Boxster and Cayman but a V10 for their Huracan successor.

Porsche wants to keep costs low with flexibility by using the same platform for every sports car. It makes sense on paper but it will have to be highly modular to accommodate so many different engines and designs. The 911 and the Boxster sharing the same platform somehow? If anyone can pull it off it would be Porsche. "

Today, 10:21 AM

Torgus replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" The spec stg 5 holds 820flt lbs. Should be enough for now no? "

Today, 10:16 AM

Tzu replied to the thread BimmerBoost Flash questions.
" Thanks! I wish there was an FAQ or newbie guide for the bbflash, or am I just blind? "

Today, 10:11 AM

bobS replied to the thread BMW to celebrate 100 years by finally producing a supercar and an M1 successor in a 2016 i9?.
" That car looks great. Please make it BMW "

Today, 10:08 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread Another Custom Single Turbo N54 in the works.
" These are the studs we use when longer ones are needed, they are proper BMW exhaust studs, and are heat treated as such so they will not fail. Using intake manifold studs in a 1500+ degree environment is not a smart idea, but I know you do not like being told what to do, so if you want to use intake studs in your exhaust go ahead.

http://www.rmeuropean.com/Part-Numbe..._E095124A.aspx "

Today, 10:03 AM

135pats replied to the thread 2014-15 NFL Season Thread.
" Took a few days off and got some away time on Nantucket this past weekend - popped by Gillette on the way back purely as a fan and wanted to pass along my thoughts. Obviously, this is a Patriots-centric post and solely reflects my personal opinion.

- Both Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower look like different players this go around. Hightower has a quiet confidence about him and is clearly best suited at the SAM (strong side). He's an end of line thumper who was miscast on the weakside last year. Expect to see him playing toward the LOS more, that's where he can be a very nice all around player. Collins just looks like a beast, to be frank. Rare athlete who was rocking people back with heavy hands all day from what I saw. He'll play at least 80% of the snaps this year if healthy. I can't see a scenario in which you'd choose to take him off the field.

- I worry about the teams depth at linebacker and D line. They have well above average top end talent in Mayo, Collins, Easley, Wilfork, and C. Jones (Hightower could join that group) but the depth is not inspiring. Their inside backers in particular could stand some quality depth infusion, though I think at this point they'll go with what they have. Worrisome.

-In the one practice I saw, I didn't see enough pass rush on the field. Getting Easley integrated will be a godsend but this is still not a unit that can just tee off on quarterbacks. Chandler Jones looked like a force but everyone else I saw relied on effort rather than ability to win 1 on 1. The ability of Collins and Hightower to deliver off the edges on fire and zone exchanges will be critical. Both Kelly and Wilfork have the ability to rush but it's not a safe bet to count on them.

-Gronk looked like Gronk. Dominant in every pass catching drill I saw. I think they'll ease him back in but for fantasy football purposes he showed no lingering effects. In a red zone fade drill he scored 3 consecutive touchdowns. "

Today, 10:03 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Let's point and laugh at LouisShul.
" LouisShul, we appreciate you taking the time to join. "

Today, 10:01 AM

Sticky created the thread BMW to celebrate 100 years by finally producing a supercar and an M1 successor in a 2016 i9?.
" This is a rumor that just won't die and even BMW themselves just does not seem to know what side of it they are on. Just last year BMW stated an M version of the new i8 hybrid does not make sense and the 'i' and 'M' brands simply can not mix. Frankly, BimmerBoost believes that BMW 'i' could use a little BMW 'M' sprinkled on it. The base that makes the most sense for the M brand to use to produce an i9 supercar is the i8 unless an entirely new platform is created.


The Germans over at Auto Motor Und Sport state the i9 is an i8 on steroids. Instead of using a three-cylinder motor that barely offers enough power for a lawnmower the i9 will get BMW turbo inline-6 power. Which inline-6 will they use? Hopefully the underrated S55 turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-6 from the new M3/M4.

Additionally, more juice is expected from the electric motors. That likely means heavier batteries and the larger motor itself would be heavier so yes, the i9 would weigh a bit more than the 3380 pounds of the i8. Probably somewhere over the 3500 pound mark which with close to 600 horses and all wheel drive is absolutely fine.

Now, this all sounds great but the real question is will it happen? M stated they want to build a supercar. Some idiot at BMW headquarters said BMW 'i' and 'M' can not mix because he is an idiot and apparently differentiating between two different letters of the alphabet confuses him. A BMW i9 with some serious power to back up the looks is the perfect way for BMW to celebrate 100 years. There is no official word on if it will happen but let's hope the Germans are not just making this report for hits. "

Today, 09:58 AM

charliekay created the thread Weistec Stage II C63 goes 10.8.
" Went down to the drags tonight to better my previous time and managed 4 x 10second runs, best being 10.8.


The car is a 2008 C63 with Weistec Stage II kit.


It was running:


- Full weight minus the spare tyre "

Today, 09:54 AM

bobS replied to the thread The world's most powerful E92 M3, BimmerBoost.com Gintani Stage 3.5+ supercharged E92 M3 hits 773 wheel horsepower - Dynograph and video.
" I think this car will make more useable power than the gintani tt kit, all that tq isn't necessarily a good thing with the way the e9x m is geared. Providing this car is running, it should be real quick. "

Today, 09:49 AM

VargasTurboTech replied to the thread The world's most powerful E92 M3, BimmerBoost.com Gintani Stage 3.5+ supercharged E92 M3 hits 773 wheel horsepower - Dynograph and video.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
You don't want any of this.
What Joe meant to say was. Sounds like fun, looking forward to racing some of you guys, and having a good time on the track. "

Today, 09:45 AM