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fastgti69 replied to the thread Article: BMS E82 135i FFTEC N54 Single Turbo Kit Dyno Testing - 585 wheel horsepower.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Found out the idle control valve failed and they need to replace it. They're trying to source one in time. Fingers crossed.
I believe my friend is bringing it tomorrow for Alex... you're welcome "

Today, 04:22 AM

fastgti69 replied to the thread Another single kit in the works..
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Quote Originally Posted by Moedigzz View Post
One question I do have is: why are n54's only running roughly 10* of timing, while running boost pressures that normally would allow 20*+ of timing.
So when I got dyno'd last week and hit 593 whp, I showed my last tuner for my cobalt ss. He said the same EXACT thing as you. Verbatim, and he was explaining that not enough timing on high boost and e85/100+ octane would not even be worth putting the race gas if not using it right. I don't really know, I'm guessing its just this specific car that is like that.. "

Today, 04:21 AM

SteveAZ replied to the thread STFT Banks 1 & 2 - What is normal ?.
" I think part of this also has to do with the aging and natural degradation of the piezo crystals which isn't necessarily linear across all the injectors.

I too had a delta between the banks, swapped the injectors between banks one and two and the "problem" followed. Given it was pretty minimal and kind of a pain in the arse to chase...I lost interest and let it go.

If the delta got too large...I'd chase it. If its a single injector, that entire bank could be adjusted based on the performance of that one injector. If you got really anal about it...you could locate and re-cal the offending injector (provided it doesn't have an issue)..but it would be a PITA.

Your logs are fairly rich for e50...so not likely there is any real danger there...but your trims are high, I would definitely adjust them. However, you're not logging your long term trims...it'd be nice to see those as well. "

Today, 03:39 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
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Quote Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC View Post
I have read that.

Lets just say they have contradicted themselves many times. BMW does have official documents that they stated DIN weight (EU DIN weight includes all fluids and 90% fuel.) Matter of fact the official press release for the car stated 1497kg DIN (3300lb).

Basically their weight games have caught up to them. Many read into them a while back.
You are definitely right about the contradictions.

It was that DTM press release where it all finally became clear to me how much they were fudging the numbers. Not a single other site picked up on it... shocking. "

Today, 03:16 AM

Sticky created the thread BMW's Vision Future Luxury concept previews the next generation G11 7-Series and 9-Series styling.
" Earlier this month BMW announced they would be bringing a new high end luxury sedan concept to the Beijing auto show. Early speculation was that this would be the basis for a 9-Series model. The actual concept is the BMW Vision Future Luxury and it points at the future styling direction of the 7-Series as well as the 9-Series that would be based on the G11 7-Series platform. As expected, the design language is heavily influenced by the earlier Gran Lusso Coupe concept.

The design features sharp angles and 'Laserlight' headlights. The oversized grille and edgy lights give the car somewhat of a squinting appearance. The rear design from the side profile shows BMW stretching the windows back as far as possible and minimizing the trunk overhang. You can thank the 'four door' coupe styling that has become so popular for the sloping rear proportions.

The trademark Hofmeister kink is present of course tying this car to BMW's past. It is elegant, modern, and striking but immediately recognizable as a BMW. As is the interior which exemplifies BMW's modern and minimalist approach. Large screens along with a HUD (heads up display) eliminate button clutter making for a very roomy and modern cockpit.

How much of this will transfer to production for the next generation luxury sedans is anyone's guess. It certainly is a worthy future styling language for the premium models of the brand.

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Today, 03:15 AM

BlackJetE90OC replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
" I have read that.

Lets just say they have contradicted themselves many times. BMW does have official documents that they stated DIN weight (EU DIN weight includes all fluids and 90% fuel.) Matter of fact the official press release for the car stated 1497kg DIN (3300lb).

Basically their weight games have caught up to them. Many read into them a while back. "

Today, 02:55 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
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Quote Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC View Post
The official BMW M4 weight of 1500kg or 3306lb is DIN. Which supposedly includes all fluids and 90% fuel.
No: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...BMW-M4-DTM-car "

Today, 02:45 AM

BlackJetE90OC replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
" The official BMW M4 weight of 1500kg or 3306lb is DIN. Which supposedly includes all fluids and 90% fuel. This just isn't panning out good for BMW. Yes the M3 is 50lbs heavier than the M4, but it still doesn't add up.

Oh and the DCT adds 89lb to the M3/M4. So M3's are definitely going to be in the 3600lb+ range with the most popular options. "

Today, 02:31 AM

Sticky replied to the thread MotorTrend compares the 2014 BMW F22 M235i to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C117 CLA45 AMG.
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Quote Originally Posted by leveraged sellout View Post
I really hope there's an M2 with an S20 or something like that...it could be an amazing car.
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Today, 02:20 AM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread Comparing the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 to the new 991 GT3 - Which is the superior performer?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
They never are. They are pretty much RWD 911 turbos.
True. I'm hoping it won't be this time. Otherwise yeah a boosted GT3 would be probably the most fun you could have with 4 wheels. "

Today, 02:20 AM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread MotorTrend compares the 2014 BMW F22 M235i to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C117 CLA45 AMG.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I completely understand your logic here.

If one intends to modify the M235i makes a lot of sense especially if you value fun factor.

The M235i is artificially limited by BMW, we know this. They charge you to unlock it (only to a degree) with their M Performance Parts.

The CLA45 AMG is probably not going to be nearly as much fun to drive but it's a hell of a drag racer with the all wheel drive and DCT. I prefer its styling as it is more progressive but this is as subjective point.
I'll say this, I far prefer it with either the Night Styling package or the carbon fiber package, as all that silver trim looks a little cheap to me. Also I hate the way the black wheels look with the polished lip...for some reason they look very cheap. With the red paint, it just screams to be looked at, and not in a good way. Now, in that nice purple with some black trim, that would look nice. "

Today, 02:19 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Comparing the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 to the new 991 GT3 - Which is the superior performer?.
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Quote Originally Posted by leveraged sellout View Post
I'm sure there will be a GT2 which will be pretty much this car with turbos
They never are. They are pretty much RWD 911 turbos. "

Today, 02:18 AM

Sticky replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by Moedigzz View Post
Thank you to whomever modded the potty mouth out of my post. I don't have much of a filter on my posts nor my mouth.
Um it's an automatic filter you can disable in your settings. If you think I care or want to spend the time manually editing out profanity from peoples posts you're fucking kidding yourself. "

Today, 02:17 AM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread Comparing the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 to the new 991 GT3 - Which is the superior performer?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
I know it flies in the face of convention but I'd love for someone to boost a GT3.
With the old ones it was, well not easy but you had a good place to start with that engine. Not sure how it would work with these, probably easier to just swap a turbo engine into one. I'm sure there will be a GT2 which will be pretty much this car with turbos. For people that don't fear death. Although the new chassis seems to be so well-behaved that's probably not true anymore. "

Today, 02:17 AM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread Article: So remember how the new 2015 F80 M3 was supposed to be much lighter than the E90 M3? It isn't. Curb weight measured at 3562 pounds.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
The lightest E92 M3 is always going to be lighter since that is the GTS. That said, standard trim the difference between the two seems to be a lot closer than it should.

Close to the point where how much fuel you have in the tank sways the results.
Yeah I meant standard M3 definitely not the GTS. But yeah I am pretty shocked by this...even dry weight I would think would not get you to 3306 from 356x. Ceramic brakes would help, might be worth 40-45 pounds. Still...seems too high. Fuel definitely skews the results. "

Today, 02:15 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Quickest & Fastest Mercedes SL 1/4 mile run on the Planet by PP-Performance.
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Quote Originally Posted by leveraged sellout View Post
Yeah I thought I read something about how they measure things differently. Trap speed is crazy, definitely 800+ I would say for sure. Wonder what their turbos are like compared to Weistec or AMS. Funny, haven't really seen any SLs with modified turbos in the US yet.
I haven't seen any turbo upgraded SL's either which is weird.

Considering the trap speed I'm guessing this is just a modified OEM turbo. "

Today, 02:15 AM

leveraged sellout replied to the thread Quickest & Fastest Mercedes SL 1/4 mile run on the Planet by PP-Performance.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Not that I can find but their dyno's are way different over there anyway. Difficult to compare. We can at least go by the trap speed.
Yeah I thought I read something about how they measure things differently. Trap speed is crazy, definitely 800+ I would say for sure. Wonder what their turbos are like compared to Weistec or AMS. Funny, haven't really seen any SLs with modified turbos in the US yet. "

Today, 02:14 AM

Moedigzz replied to the thread My Top Mount Single Turbo Build 135i 6AT N54..
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Quote Originally Posted by Moedigzz View Post
if your blowing oil out of your VC breather and you have a $#@!ty idle, I'd bet good money you cracked at least one ringland on at least one piston.
Thank you to whomever modded the potty mouth out of my post. I don't have much of a filter on my posts nor my mouth. "

Today, 02:13 AM

bradsm87 replied to the thread Another single kit in the works..
" The reason for the timing is due to a number of factors. Mainly due to turbos being pushed outside their efficiency range, generating a lot of heat, high compression ratio for a turbo motor and small bore. The last 2 factors mean MBT occurs at a lot lower timing advance. The first two mean detonation is a lot more likely to occur than other setups. "

Today, 02:13 AM

Sticky replied to the thread Quick update - YSI at 21 psi and C16.
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Quote Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD View Post
Heard 174. That's fast.
Heard you and drew both ran 174. Two fastest M3s prob
I don't know where you heard that from as my car's idle control valve failed and needs to be replaced.

We will see what it actually runs when they replace it hopefully tomorrow. "

Today, 02:12 AM