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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 PM
    Unitronic is releasing their Stage 1+ E85 and Stage 2 software tuning software for the Audi 2.5 TFSI aluminum block (8V RS3 sedan, MKIII TT-RS) and the results are very impressive. The Stage 2 in particular shows 621 horsepower on the stock turbocharger (which depends on supporting mods and fuel). Unitronic took ethanol blends and the factory fuel system with ethanol into account in designing the software. You will want to use their MPI upgrade kit with the Stage 2 software. The stock turbo numbers are just incredibly impressive. Unitronic put in considerable time in testing and development so you can be sure this software is ready or whatever you can throw at it. Details and graphs: Unitronic Stage 1+ E85 and Stage 2 Performance Software is NOW AVAILABLE for the 2.5TFSI EVO (DAZA) engines found in the 2017-2018 Audi® RS 3® and 2018 Audi TT RS ®. These newly added ECU calibrations expand on its already released offerings and are compatible with UniCONNECT+, empowering Clients to tune it themselves directly through the OBD-2 port within minutes, from the comfort of their own home or garage. After hundreds of hours of development time is spent, a multitude of empirical data collected and analyzed, and real-world testing in the field throughout the world is completed, Unitronic Performance Software is fully optimized for maximum performance while staying within the constraints of the OEM hardware to ensure reliability and drivability is maintained. Unitronic’s Stage 1+ E85 Performance Software is calibrated for use with E85 (E60-E85) and produces 592 HP / 528 LB-FT TQ, along with required upgrades including Unitronic’s Stage 2 TCU Performance Software for the DQ500 7-speed DSG, upcoming Intercooler Upgrade, Intake System, and already released 3” Turbo Inlet Elbow. Unitronic now offers Stage 1 and Stage 1+ ECU calibrations for 91 octane / 95 RON, 93 octane / 98 RON, and E85 fuel grades. Unitronic’s Stage 2 Performance Software provides maximum performance on the stock turbo and is calibrated for a wide range of different fuels including 91 octane/95 RON, 93 octane/98 RON, 104 octane/109 RON, and E85 (E60-E85), producing 510-621 HP / 490-564 LB-FT TQ, depending on the fuel used. Unitronic Stage 2 91oct/95ron and 93oct/98ron ECU calibrations require its Stage 2 TCU Performance Software for the DQ500 7-speed DSG, 3” Turbo Inlet Elbow (or Unitronic’s upcoming 4” Turbo Inlet Elbow), upcoming Intercooler Upgrade, Performance Downpipe w/ Midpipes, and Intake System, resulting in gains of up to +183 HP / +177 LB-FT TQ over Unitronic’s recorded stock engine output. Unitronic Stage 2 104 oct/109 RON and Stage 2 E85 calibrations also require Unitronic’s MPI Injector Upgrade Kit. Unitronic listened to customer feedback and understands that blending ethanol and gasoline can be a tricky procedure that not only eats up valuable time at the gas pump, but is often cumbersome to execute without careful planning and strategizing. In addition to user convenience, using a full E85 fuel with the factory injectors puts a very high demand on the factory units causing them to be much more prone to failure. Fuel injector failure can cause significant engine damage and should be avoided at all costs. Unitronic’s MPI Upgrade Kit, when combined with its Stage 2 ECU Performance Software allows users to run E60-E85 (65% ethanol to 85% ethanol) with ease. All Stage 2 ECU calibrations are available for use with Unitronic’s MPI Injector Upgrade Kit, to allow users to easily transition between different fuels. Unitronic’s has incorporated new features in its Stage 1+ E85, and Stage 2 ECU calibrations. New features include both “Hi-” and “Lo-” traction files, designed to allow users to better compete with varying conditions like track surface prep, their choice in tires, etc. For a more motorsports-esque driving experience, Unitronic Stage 1, Stage 1+, Stage 1+ E85, and Stage 2 calibrations include a spark-based motorsports style rev limiter, are Left Foot Braking (LFB) enabled, allowing users to apply load on the engine using their left foot on the brake, to build boost when you need that edge at the race track, and include both exhaust flaps set to be always open when in Dynamic / S-mode, to allow for a more sporty experience. Unitronic’s Performance Software for the 2017-2018 Audi RS 3 and 2018 Audi TT RS are programmable directly through the OBD-II port and is UniCONNECT+ compatible. Within minutes, Clients can enjoy a total night-and-day driving experience! UniCONNECT + is Unitronic's End-User Programming and Diagnostic Interface, which provides its Clients the freedom to flash their Engine Control Unit (ECU) from the comfort of their home or garage. It is no longer necessary to schedule an appointment at an Authorized Unitronic Dealer to have your Performance Software installed, removed, upgraded or reflashed. UniCONNECT + empowers its Unitronic Performance Software Clients with the freedom to tune their vehicle at their will. NOTE: E85 calibrations are not full flex fuel calibrations, therefore, when using an E85 ECU calibration, the engine is only designed to operate on E85 blends from E60-E85. Using an E85 calibration with pump gasoline or race gas may result in engine damage. Unitronic strongly recommends the use of an Ethanol Content Analyzer, to ensure Ethanol content levels are within the permissible range. When switching between gasoline to ethanol, please use Unitronic’s fuel conversion guide here. Unitronic recommends using NGK R7437-9 spark plug gapped to 0.024” +/-0.002” (0.6mm +/0 0.05mm) with Stage 1+ E85 and Stage 2 ECU calibrations, with a replacement interval of 10,000-15,000 miles (16,000-24,000 km). FEATURES • Engineered with Strict Industry Standards With over 10 years of experience with Bosch and Siemens engine management systems and calibrations, Unitronic is able to utilize its expertise, industry leading tools and equipment to ensure an optimal calibration; delivering maximum performance, while maintaining complete OEM-like reliability and drivability. • Extensively Tested Under Various Driving Conditions Development begins using Unitronic’s in-house Maha Chassis dyno housed in an environmentally controlled cell; closely monitoring a plethora of operational data, utilizing industry leading calibration tools and resources. Beta calibrations are then tested in street and track scenarios, using multiple cars under various driving conditions. This engine calibration strategy ensures Unitronic Performance Software delivers maximum performance, OEM-like drivability and reliability anywhere in the world. Unitronic Performance Software is only released to its Clients once development is thoroughly completed in accordance to Unitronic’s strict standards. • Factory Safety Limiters Retained OEM “fail safes” are retained within the ECU calibration. Close monitoring of all operation parameters ensures that engine operation stays within factory components limits, resulting in reliability. • Optimized Responsiveness, Smoothness, Drivability, and Comfort Unitronic’s ECU calibrations are engineered to improve engine response and reduce low-end lag. Unitronic’s Performance Software has gained worldwide recognition and is well known for its broad powerband, with smooth power delivery, maximizing responsiveness and “area under the curve”, under normal and hard acceleration. • Optimized Maximum Output Unitronic’s ECU Calibrators deliver the maximum power output while staying within the operational limits of the factory engine and drivetrain components. Specifically, this results in the highest engine performance without sacrificing the reliability of the engine, turbocharger, or other engine and drivetrain components. • Speed Governor Removed Vehicle speed limiter within ECU is removed. (Subject to transmission rotational speed limit.) • Left Foot Braking (LFB) Enabled LFB allows users to apply load on the engine using their left foot on the brake, to build boost when the edge is needed at the race track. • Spark-based "Motorsports" Style Rev-limiter Enabled The traditional rev limiter will de-load of the engine as engine speed reaches maximum RPM. Unitronic has enabled the spark-based rev-limiter, to avoid the de-loading, allowing power all the way to the rev-limiter. • Exhaust Crackle/Overrun Enabled Unitronic has recalibrated the Exhaust Crackles/Overrun/Pops & Bangs when in Dynamic/Sport Mode to be more aggressive and louder. • Exhaust Flaps Always Open in Dynamic/Sport Mode In factory form, both Exhaust Flaps are not open when in Dynamic/Sport Mode. Unitronic enables both Exhaust Flaps to be open at all times, when in Dynamic/Sport Mode, for maximum performance and sound. APPLICATIONS Audi RS 3 Stage 1+ E85 Octane Audi RS 3 Stage 2 91 Octane Audi RS 3 Stage 2 93 Octane Audi RS 3 Stage 2 E85 Audi RS 3 Stage 2 MS109 Audi RS 3 Stage 1+ E85 Octane Audi TT RS Stage 2 91 Octane Audi TT RS Stage 2 93 Octane Audi TT RS Stage 2 E85 Audi TT RS Stage 2 MS109
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 PM
    This is amusing as it seems Carmax did not know what they were selling. The F82 M4 GTS is a limited edition hardcore M car that was sold with an MSRP or $134,200. Yes, way overpriced. Not only was it overpriced but dealers would charge a markup pushing the price to a 1/4 million dollars. Seriously. Imagine being the guy who paid $250k for an M4 GTS only see to Carmax give one away for $60-something thousand: An M4 GTS for even sticker is too much money but for around half the price with a few thousand miles? Now that's a good buy. Props to this gentlemen and Carmax for not knowing what an M4 GTS is and not gouging.
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    Today, 10:13 PM
    This is amusing as it seems Carmax did not know what they were selling. The F82 M4 GTS is a limited edition hardcore M car that was sold with an MSRP or $134,200. Yes, way overpriced. Not only was it overpriced but dealers would charge a markup pushing the price to a 1/4 million dollars. Seriously. Imagine being the guy who paid $250k for an M4 GTS only see to Carmax give one away for $60-something thousand: An M4 GTS for even sticker is too much money but for around half the price with a few thousand miles? Now that's a good buy. Props to this gentlemen and Carmax for not knowing what an M4 GTS is and not gouging.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 PM
    Do you have a Porsche 718 Boxster or Cayman base or S model? Are you near Opelika Alabama or willing to ship your car? Well, APR needs a vehicle for in-house tuning development and this is exactly what the 718 9A2B4 platform needs. APR's reputation is top notch and they take an OEM-like approach. The person who submits their car would receive tunin development products to compensate. For now, this is just software and the turnaround time would be very quick. Please contact @Arin@APR here if interested or e-mail svor@goapr.com
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 PM
    Let's see if a text version reads better: What happened to EMP TUNING? The Back Story. By, Adrijan Hoti Well, I am going to TRY to keep this as CLEAN as possible and not aiming to hurt anyone’s reputation or use this as a means to glimmer my personal reputation. What is going to be written here is to push the factual data out of what truly happened behind the garage doors. If you are offended by any of this, I apologize and stand by my statements. I, Adrijan Hoti had been on the sidelines in the very beginning and wrenching on cars here and there and tinkered with my personal vehicles and mapping my personal cars back in Honda days etc. Moving forward my best friend Daz Dillinger picked me up at the time and I worked with Daz for a long time as he was my tuner and I was his dealer for the maps. Alongside all of this he was training me to tune as well on his spare moments. As more time progressed I was mapping on my own and only doing maps for friends, etc. After a few years my best friend Daz had passed away from pneumonia in his sleep….was a very very tragic day for me and his family and friends. We all miss him dearly even today as he was a mentor/helper/guide to everyone. I started progressing with work and started getting requested more by people to map their cars etc. I started getting busy and I could not keep anymore, so me and my business partner (no longer my business partner) started using the shop he was working at. His boss was kind enough to let us work on cars after hours and weekends at his shop. After time we slowly made enough money and opened the store …. “EMP TUNING!” We opened doors and business came roaring in after the lifts were in etc. We were killing it and developing things for the N54 market and undergoing research for many companies out there etc. Business is good, tunes are flowing, messages are flowing like a waterfall etc. Everyone wanted to talk to AJ, Everyone wanted to know what and how to do things. I helped every single person who messaged even if they spent money with me or not! I have easily guided over 300-500 people with their builds in succession, repairs in succession and go fast parts they wanted. Now as success came in we started building the Kraken more. The Kraken was the icon of EMP TUNING…That car was setting records, kicking ass and going above and beyond for the community. I reached to one of the owners at Motiv for an engine build. Sent a motor and got it back 6 months later and we were getting it all ready to pop in. Was a JE Piston, Carrillo Rod, Closed Deck, Ferrea Valve Train, Port and Polished motor. No skips, no cut corners….full 13,000-15,000 dollars or whatever it was. Pop motor in, break it in, slap it on dyno and make a whopping 876 wheel horsepower slamming the record. Everyone is happy and we are all cheering as it set a new footmark for the N54 world. Put car on lift…..what do we see……coolant spewing from side of the block…… Took us hours upon hours upon hours to figure it out. We thought it was water pipe, changes O-ring….still leaking. We put RTV on the O-ring, Still leaking. We even put a bolt on with 2 extra threads, maybe it was not seating correctly…Still leaking. Business partner figures out that it’s a crack on the block and leaking. When motor was drilled for bigger head studs they cracked water jacket….BUT NO! The excuse that was given to me by (Will not name, he knows who he is) stated “You ran a longer bolt at cracked the block.” Now hold on, the N54 block is aluminum… if you run a longer bolt it will pull the threads out. I verified this with every other person and confirmed it with top tier engine builders etc. In the end we agreed to split the cost to transfer to another block. I should not have paid for one damn thing but in the end I am not willing to lose all this money. Well, send that block and send another one to swap over, shipping costs to and from etc etc. Three months later or whatever it was I get the block back. Put it in, runs great, made the 919 world record and everything seems kosher. Then after 3000 miles the motor pushes a freeze plug out at 600 wheel horsepower and wallah, another tragedy. The headgasket is leaking from back of the block and what do you know….Head studs were loose. At this point I was way over it…So moved on to the next part.. I then reached out to Ghassan Automotive. Asked for him to rebuild my motor, Assemble two client motors and assemble my business partners motor. Well….He did do that….He definitely assembled them…..with corners cut beyond recognition. My business partners motor was two different halves from two different blocks. The blocks are line bored during assembly, they cannot have mismatching halves. Motor seized up and we found all this out after disassembly. An oil squirter was crushed, Reused hardware, RTV instead of bed sealant, extremely stretched re-used crank bolt, re-used friction discs on the flywheel etc etc. It only gets worse from here. We were concerned so we flew a friend in from another state who builds motors. He saved our rear ends and I can thank him 1000000 times over. Took apart my motor and all re-used everything and it was an absolute CATASTROPHE! My motor utilizes a Cometic MLS head gasket. It requires a specific mirror finish to block and head for a proper seal. What Ghassan Automotive did was use a cookie cutter wheel and just brushed the surfaces with it and slapped it together……ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE! My other clients same deal and every motor had stretched bolts, re-used friction discs with oil on them, I have photos to provide EVERYTHING I have stated thus far. So in rage I called my bank and somehow succeeded in reversing the wire that I had sent to their company. There was no way on earth that I will let all these wrecked motors be paid by my hard earned money and customers’ investments. For god’s sake one of the motors had re-used head studs! My bank got the money back and then that got the business’s attention. Trying to attack me for fraud when the real fraud was commenced by them. In the end my friend who flew in and fixing our motor problem was the mediator and made us come to agreements that the money needed to fix the issues was to remain and labor to be sent. I did not want to send a penny but I understand that an agreement had to be made and thus we came to a number. That solved that, even then the owner of that business has the audacity to say my tuning did the damage…..but none of the motors he built ran from my tuning besides the Frankenstein motor he assembled for my business partner that was COMPLETE TRASH! Regarding the tuning aspect, DO NOT WORRY…I will get to that very very soon. So my friend who was here to help us build, he fixed everything. I covered all his expenses, travels, needs, food, housing, and clothing, you name it and I had it done. I wanted his stay to be as painless as possible. Kudos to you my boy (still won’t mention names as keeping some discreetness in all of this, you know who you are!) Moving on to the part of “EMBEZZLEMENT.” I was accused of embezzling from the company. So here goes that explanation. My business partner after time no longer really responded to customers, was not really answering the phone, replying to messages etc. It was mainly me handling 99% of the emails, calls, messages, appointments….you name it. I would be up extremely late at night handling clients and tuning and efforts were not being put in. So in essence, I am putting in this nonstop work after business hours and not even sleeping or being there for my family because I am so entangled in giving 100% customer satisfaction because I wanted a successful and thriving business THAT I CREATED AND BUILT! I worked hard and so I stopped splitting the money after hours on tuning to my business partner. Does it not seem fair to do that you think? Why should I spend my long nights up helping people and mapping cars to someone who is not putting in their efforts? Leaving early for dinners and involving himself with situations and matters I truly not discuss publicly as I not in the position to state them whatsoever. I STRONGLY encouraged clients to come during business hours for tuning and message during business hours so I could split the money. Then if I stopped to tune a client during a car repair my business partner would get upset and complain about me not wrenching on the cars…. Then how else am I supposed to accomplish such. Anyways, moving on to the next part of this subsection. My Partner owed my family $5,000 and me over $7,000. We were not seeing any of it as it kept going into his personal vehicle. I fronted the funds to complete his motor and obtain port injection for his vehicle and the $5,000 from my family was for our aluminum valve cover we were working with OCD Works. That Alone was a catastrophe and that tanked but regardless, debt is debt. We had a client come in for an engine build and I shifted the price to obtain an extra $1,000 from it to make the funds for my family as they kept asking for it back. I kept requesting it from my business partner but he truly never did anything about it. Was it wrong? ABSOLUTELY it was WRONG! I had it documented and was going to come out with it once I had my family paid. I should not have done that and I regret it until this very moment even today. My friend from another state seen what happened and I am more than sure he told him everything then that is when sh*t hit the fan. I came forth and apologized and offered double back off the debt, compensation from tunes and he was not having it. He loaded his car up on a trailer and was nonchalant about it and left to our engine builder’s house (engine builder at that time). Left me at the shop by myself to do all the work we had sitting back. Time passed on and I found out what was actually going on and my business partner was in talks with admins in 335i mods (they know who they are). Then one single admin reached out to me and said “I am sorry, I tried.” Not sure what that meant then all of a sudden I was banned on most of the BMW Group Pages and a video came out. The video stated I was embezzling, stealing maps, robbed my partner and business and I was blowing motors etc. Stating that EMP TUNING is a tarnished brand and no longer supported… Now….how am I supposed to back myself or protect my image if I am banned from everything? Those who tried telling the truth of the matter were banned and had their comments deleted. How is one to protect his image with all of this situations behind his back. I was betrayed by my own team over some petty situation that I truly did try to fix and make better. Customers contacted me for refunds and I got hit with over $30,000 in back charges in that month alone! I expressed to customers that in our contract after payment is made that all sales are final and non-transferable. They would hit me with the “but we did not even start” or the “we never finished bullsh*t.” I even had clients with completed work back charging me and demanding refunds. It was absolutely out of control and I watched my entire empire turn to ash and crumble beneath my feet. I was tossed down a spiraling staircase that had no end and I had complete zero control, no railings to hold on to, nothing at all! So now I lost everything at this point and had no way to defend myself in any manor….I extracted all of my belongings from the shop and left what was not mine. Even in the end I still held respect and composure and left my ex-business partners lift and even had mutual friends return his tools and belongings to his home. It was not but the right thing to do, I gain nothing from such hostility and pettiness. He would linger around the shop even during all of this just to see what was going on and showing his nature. Dyno tuning his car with the competition we once had (made less and blew up a few times but none of my business.) Laughing at the client who extracted his car from the shop and going around to the neighbors and stating I am a thief etc. I left it alone, I did not approach him nor even acknowledge his existence. What would I gain? I fight him, someone gets hurt? Someone dies? What does that solve? I have a family, a son and pregnant wife during the time. God bless my pregnant wife who helped me move everything and she struggled with that belly of hers to have us evacuate the building. Shout out to my friends who stuck by my side and helped me move as well. We had no money, we had no jobs, and we had bills to pay and she was pregnant. All of this happened as well when my mother just got her liver transplant too, she was near death during all of this. The stress was unbearable but I had to hold face during the entire time and had to push forward no matter what because of my son and soon to be born daughter. I should have known something was up when my own team did not even show up to my baby shower, but oh well. My family had picked me up and helped with bills and I picked up a job and so did my wife and we barely stay afloat even til this day but we are MUCH happier. Much less toxicity in our lives and we are a much happier family. I still remember the the messages my ex business partner sent to client’s to back charge me and work with him. I still have one saved in my phone somewhere. Wanted to add a small section about our friends/team members. Everyone who was a part of our team mainly got things done at the shop mostly free and few members actually paid…well one member and respect goes to him and his 335i sedan. One of our team members being a female was very pro EMP at the time and supported us (mainly for a free ride possibly, who knows). We got her a free turbo kit from YWPerformance. Free labor on her twin disc clutch job, free labor on her headlights my business partner built her, our cost on all parts etc. I tuned her car for a long time for free and ran very well, 160,000+ mile car and never skipped a beat at 550+ wheel horsepower on a single 450 fuel pump. We took care of that car thick and thin and never costed her a penny truly. When her water pump and thermostat went, I gave her my brand new spare ones in good faith she would compensate me. When our engine builder came in and I had not the place for him to stay she capitalized off the situation and use the debt she owed me to clean the debt she owed me for him to stay at her apartment that her and her ex-bf stayed in. Mind you the ex-bf stayed there with our engine builder without her knowing and she was quite upset…which I understand is not correct. Although this person is here to save our teams bacon….so take one for the team that has been putting you on since day one….? In the end she turned her back during the “scandal” and stated that her car SUPPOSEDLY never ran right and smoked ever since I tune it. In reality car smoked since day one when she took the cats off her twins and then still smoked when single and found out it was her valve seals. Although to her AFTER SCANDAL accusations are its my doing….although car ran perfectly fine and never had an issue but I am the criminal….. Then we have a member who owns a JDM car in the crew who went on the BMW forums making claims against me as well when I did nothing but help him……. Mind you a “JDM” owner in a “BMW” forum is in there talking down upon me and belittling me. Then the female member making meme’s of me and my once business and my friends. Make our images a laughing matter at this point was unacceptable. Yet, nothing that could be done to the matter so I let them have their fun. Now the moment everyone waited for, the tuning. In the beginning I did use BMS JB4 maps and altered them slightly per customer cars. I was knowledgeable already from prior platforms but was making good headway on the N54 portion of things. I did have others help me in understanding boost control on twins etc. It was a badass learning process and we proceeded as a team and succeeded. What they portrayed on *********** is actually a large JOKE! They posted altered nonfactual data and also incomplete data. Most of everything posted is incomplete data and base mapped data. I actually have a very proper and large understanding of all of this. I am admitting I used BMS BASE MAPS….but they are BASE MAPS! I don’t care who you are or what tuner you are. The N54 market is to much of a cheap cry baby group to pay GTR money or stand-alone money. Want me write a map from scratch? Okay not a problem, pay me $1,000 and I will make it happen right before your eyes. I will turn off all the nannies in front of you, adjust every single scalar and rescale all the tables to your 700 horsepower wonder. Got big twins? No problem, let me fix the PID’s, adders, wgdc, wgdc spool, load, BLM’S, Fuel, Fuel scalar, Igntion, vanos…..until we reach safe MBT and carry on etc. It does not matter what you need I will fix it and accommodate for what you need. If I was such an idiot then how would I understand all of these points and explain all this. Here is a fine example of some work I have done on my personal smaller single turbo 335i: Here is a fine example of my fuel table, this is a full E85 PI car. I like to have the higher RPM and Load points to be a tad richer. Especially when you are pushing 31-32 psi on a SXE257 Borg Warner. This is the ignition table I use, not aggressive at all especially for an E85 car. I pretty much am near pump gas levels on my personal BMW 335i. I drive it every day and don’t want to create too much stress on the motor as I do drive aggressively. There is A LOT to explain on a timing map so if there are questions you can feel free to message me directly. Last example I will Include: This is the load table, this plays a VERY LARGE portion in boost control. As I am a single turbo not using boost box and using a Hallman manual boost controller I use load for throttle closures. When tuning if your load req is meeting your load target it will start closing the throttle as it is a safety. Then you raise accordingly or adjust wgdc etc if you are a twin or boost box car. I have mine scaled very finely for the driving aspect of the car. I get no half engines or overboosts, underboosts etc. This is specifically dialed in per car and simple to grasp truly. So now you go ahead and tell me how a BMS map does all this…..it cannot. So the accusations do not stick and they do not follow. BMS does not follow this and will clearly not work, so why use it? Like stated I used the maps in the past to create and alter the maps I have today. Also, the accusations of me stealing maps. I do not know how I would steal a map from someone. I would have to hold them at gun point etc. Also even then, tuners lock their maps to protect their work so what is there to steal in the first place? My work is solid and still have many customers who are happy today. So, what does all this mean? It means that there is always more to a story then meets the eye. I did not have a chance to defend myself and now after the storm has settled I am here writing my story for everyone to see. I am here defending myself with my guard all down. I lost everything because of these blasphemous accusations. I lost my pride, my respect and my image I worked everlastingly hard for. Many scorching days outside my house for years to open what I opened. Many sleepless nights when I guided customers bolt for bolt in their journeys. Everyone forgets why they got their 335i….it was because me and my team (ex-team now) showed a revolution for the community. I worked hard and pushed every sweat off my brow to grow for the community. I was damn proud of my community and I stood hard for my community and still would if I was given the chance to redeem myself. Not the ones who stepped on my back like one client from Colorado. Whom I helped for years and tuned free for years and his 180,000 mile motor let go of a piston ring when he kept racing the car with incomplete tuning and incorrectly installed hardware etc. The boostbox kept overboosting and I was blamed for it when in reality that product was trash! I ran electronic boost controllers and was mocked for it! LOOK WHAT EVERYONE IS USING TODAY! ABSOLUTELY ASTONISHING! Everyone forgets who was there for them. While they did their damage to me and image they forget they put a man out on the streets with a pregnant wife and a 2 year old son. I already forgave all the ones who were involved. It is time that those involved need to forgive themselves. Now, I challenge you to challenge me. Let me show you my worth! Again this is not a document to attack anyone or slander any one in any manner. Just an informative piece of information of what ACTUALLY happened. Thank you -Adrijan Hoti Former Owner Of The Once World Famous EMP TUNING!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 PM
    AJ sent me this asking if I would host it so he could get his word out as others were censoring him. I agreed. You can come to your own conclusions. *EDIT* Read text version below
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  • CobraMarty's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 PM
    CobraMarty replied to a thread N52: Turbocharger in N54, N55, N52
    Thanks. What size and how many do you have? El's and Tee's? Bulk discount?
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    Today, 06:48 PM
    kurtsmith335iNZ, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 05:05 PM
    I have a number of solar panels and my energy bill is almost zero as I almost make more than I use, getting a Tesla and a few more extra panels = cheap green running and here in oz we have an abundance of green solar energy
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    Today, 04:55 PM
    I'm actually waiting for better solution, i.e., hydrogen powered cars. Making a Tesla that could drive 250 miles range is 68% more polluted than making a gas powered car. That's not even taking into consideration where your power used to charge the car is generated from..... https://www.wired.com/2016/03/teslas-electric-cars-might-not-green-think/
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    Today, 03:54 PM
    Castallion, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 03:32 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum gimpytuned.
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  • turbohugh's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    You may want to service your transmission before you start getting those evil E-Clutch codes. Once that starts you probably will be looking for a new transmission. 450tq is getting close to the design limits for the ZF6HP21. The documentation on the XHP seems to indicate that the Stage 3 flash increases line pressures. This is good because this will help the clamping forces. Review their updated docs before deciding. I just had to replace my transmission and once I go FBO will probably be flashing stage 3. Im on stage 2 atm and I love it in manual mode.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    Thanks sir. Really appreciate that, they do look amazing. I know it doesn't mean much from myself, but these are the best thing to ever happen to the N54 big power twin crowd. But looks aren't everything, reliability is MUCH MUCH more. This is what we were gunning for before entering the cast market, we want to keep reliability to levels of perfection as we have seen with our other product lines over the past several years. Point is cast options have earned themselves a bad reputation. I mean a VERY bad reputation. And for good reason as they have (and continue to) fail like no other. We had the option to purchase some cast housings a couple years back, but after seeing them in person we felt they were very shoddily machined and destined for failure. Could they make power? Sure. Will they last the test of time and retain a very low failure rate? Doubt it. They needed a LOT of help, not only a complete redesign, but also turbines that fit properly along with entirely revamped machining. See for yourself in the pictures below, or look into the turbine housing inlet next time your affected sets of competitive offerings are going into or coming out of servicing... or even when a new set is purchased. The attached is what you will see and is certainly an extremely large factor with their issues. Once this is cured, that is the machining and turbine placement is like the OE's designs, they will find the quality will sky rocket (assuming the rest of the build is solid). Pic 1: GC 1.0's TD04HL Pic 2: GC 2.0's TD04HL Pic 3: Native MHI TD04HL Pic 4: RB Game Finishers Custom Turbine (similar to TD04HL) Note how closely the RB GF's are inline with the MHI offering vs. the competitors offerings that have tremendous wheel overhang amongst other design defects. More bits to come just felt like this was a big effort we had to overcome that is worth sharing first off. Thanks, Rob
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  • jeff75225's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    Asking $750 + shipping for total ($1100 MSRP) OBO. Can separate parts if needed.
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    Today, 12:53 PM
    Hey jdbaldock: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 PM
    Rob@RBTurbo replied to a thread N52: Turbocharger in N54, N55, N52
    SCH 10 should be thinner walled with same OD but bigger ID than SCH 40. Basically you are just getting a much heavier pipe with SCH 40, IMO it obviously would works great but is also quite a bit overkill if wanting to minimize fab efforts. SCH 10 is nearly 3mm wall thickness which is very robust, SCH 40 nearly 4mm which is extremely heavy. For any sort of production work we'd 100% recommend using only SCH 10, but if a one-off job the SCH 40 would be fine as well. PS. If anyone else wants to stock up on a bunch of these Weld El's for cheap, let us know as we have a bunch of it taking up space.
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    Today, 11:48 AM
    Welcome wolfbane1967, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • CobraMarty's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    CobraMarty replied to a thread N52: Turbocharger in N54, N55, N52
    So far here's the collection of parts I've gathered. The SCH 40 and SCH 10 are dimensional the same. That's weird. Both are SS304. The SCH 40 are dull looking. The SCH 10 are more shinny and surface is textured, like anil'ed.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    Its been a year since that article came out, anything new on it? Why not support our home grown USA corn based ethanol? More and more tuners are using it for its advantageous combustion properties already. Why not force automakers to make the stock oem tune be able to use it? Cleaner burning for greenies more power for tuners supports USA farmers win win win put a damn e85 pump at every station in the USA!
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  • CobraMarty's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    CobraMarty replied to a thread N52: Turbocharger in N54, N55, N52
    On the question of the ESS centrifugal supercharger Stage 2 kit and power and boost curve. Here is their dyno graph. Boost curve is rpm/1000 - 1.5 = boost Sure it is very proportional to rpm and linear, but a turbo boost curve would be way more favorable and make 5-7 psi at the lower rpm levels. And every psi of boost adds about +14*F. Add that to ambient + actual intake air temp and it is around 200*F. No intercooling!! This is way too high. Turbo, even with stock N54 IC, will be low 100*F.
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  • CobraMarty's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    CobraMarty replied to a thread N52: Turbocharger in N54, N55, N52
    So for the TUNE- -Use S65 injectors -tune for turbo -MAF delete, use EURO temp sensor -forward Cat delete -MILVs
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