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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    This sure is interesting as RK Autowerks states the turbo upgrade will apply to either N63 or S63 based 4.4 liter BMW engines. Considering the Garett G25-660 turbos can support north of 1000 horsepower, that opens up a lot of BMW models to some serious aftermarket power. RK Autowerks states they will have a G30-900 version as well but here are the G25-660 specs: Horsepower: 350 - 660 Displacement: 1.4L - 3.0L G SERIES COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS FOR MAXIMUM HP G SERIES TURBINE WHEEL AERO WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY 54mm TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR OPTION STANDARD AND REVERSE ROTATION CONFIGURATIONS TURBINE WHEEL CONSTRUCTED OF MAR-M ALLOY RATED UP TO 1050°C STAINLESS STEEL TURBINE HOUSING OPTIONS RATED UP TO 1050°C FULLY MACHINED SPEED SENSOR AND PRESSURE PORTS OIL RESTRICTOR AND WATER FITTINGS INCLUDED Yep, a pair of these should make some big numbers but you will need a built motor and upgraded fuel system to take advantage of them. Is the N63 suddenly set to become a BMW powerhouse and tuning value? We will see. Pricing is expected to be between $7-9k.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 AM
    Check out what I just got:
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    Today, 12:16 AM
    This sure is interesting as RK Autowerks states the turbo upgrade will apply to either N63 or S63 based 4.4 liter BMW engines. Considering the Garett G25-660 turbos can support north of 1000 horsepower, that opens up a lot of BMW models to some serious aftermarket power. RK Autowerks states they will have a G30-900 version as well but here are the G25-660 specs: Horsepower: 350 - 660 Displacement: 1.4L - 3.0L G SERIES COMPRESSOR AERODYNAMICS FOR MAXIMUM HP G SERIES TURBINE WHEEL AERO WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY 54mm TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR OPTION STANDARD AND REVERSE ROTATION CONFIGURATIONS TURBINE WHEEL CONSTRUCTED OF MAR-M ALLOY RATED UP TO 1050°C STAINLESS STEEL TURBINE HOUSING OPTIONS RATED UP TO 1050°C FULLY MACHINED SPEED SENSOR AND PRESSURE PORTS OIL RESTRICTOR AND WATER FITTINGS INCLUDED Yep, a pair of these should make some big numbers but you will need a built motor and upgraded fuel system to take advantage of them. Is the N63 suddenly set to become a BMW powerhouse and tuning value? We will see. Pricing is expected to be between $7-9k.
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum plus500.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    Well BPCMotorsports is dead or at least their tuning division seems to be. You would have to go to someone else and yes you can OBD unlock now.
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  • guyinoz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    guyinoz replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    That was removed when the BMS trans cooler was installed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread E65/E66: Alpina B7 in 7 Series
    Wait, this is the older supercharged one? I don't think he has done that but he still could if anyone can.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread E65/E66: Alpina B7 in 7 Series
    Yes, kbaldi29 has done it
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Mercedes-AMG did a great job entering a sector dominated by the 911 and providing a real alternative. The AMG GT is not a Porsche 911 wannabe but a car designed in AMG's own vision. The formula is excellent for a sports car or GT and can be more of one than the other depending on the trim you select. The base trim offers plenty of punch. You still get the M178 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with the exact same turbochargers as the GT S model. You get the same dry sump system. For $116,895.00 what you get is value in this segment. Name another rear wheel drive twin turbo V8 sports car with a dual clutch transmission weighing less than 3700 pounds (as weighed by Car and Driver) that you can buy for under $120k? One does not exist. You would next have to head to Ferrari and McLaren to fulfill that request for a lot more money. A Porsche Carrera is likely the closest competitor and the acceleration between the two is essentially a wash with the AMG GT likely having a bit more top end punch. A tune really uncorks the base GT though. If you want more out of the box the AMG GT R exists for the hardcore. It comes with a premium price tag but if being a track junky is what you want AMG has you covered. Where BenzBoost finds appeal is the tuning value of the AMG GT. The only missing is the wide hips from the higher trim models which cuts the GT's rear end down by 2.3 inches on each side. This does affect the looks quite a bit. You almost get everything in the base car for an aggressive price with plenty of tuning headroom. What's not to like?
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  • rawad1017's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    rawad1017 started a thread E65/E66: Alpina B7 in 7 Series
    is anyone tuning E65 B7s? any performance upgrades?
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  • 135i2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    135i2 replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    Have you done away with the AT heat exchanger from the radiator? Ditched mine ages ago and that helps oil and trans temps too.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Which is quicker, the Ferrari 488 Pista or the McLaren 720S? Well, it depends who you read or watch. Some results have the Ferrari on top and some results have the 488 Pista on top. Assuming there is no Ferrari trickery going on, it likely comes down to the driver, course, and conditions. Tires alone could change the result: McLaren Senna: 1.40,8 min Manthey-Porsche GT2 RS MR: 1.43,5 min McLaren 720S: 1.45,5 min Ferrari 488 Pista: 1.45,9 min a-workx-Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 1.46,0 min Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 1.47,3 min Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: 1.48,0 min McLaren 600 LT: 1.48,9 min Lamborghini Huracán Evo: 1.49.0 min Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2): 1.50,0 min They are both stunningly fast and incredible automobiles. McLaren has a new model coming though that should put them far out of reach.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Good looking curve here from PureEvilN54: 27psi Jb4 bef E40 Vader solutions stage 2 lpfp PR coils Pinnacle 900 fmic Vrsf dps Vrsf inlets/outlets Vrsf cp with tial Cp meth xHP stage 3 Tuned by Pure Evil Tuning
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    Is this shocking news? Two new studies correlate that owners of expensive cars and namely males in expensive cars tend to have a feeling of superiority over other drivers. Well, of course, do these people have any idea how much work it takes to get into one of these 'expensive' cars? Apparently when you combine an Audi, Mercedes, or BMW with a male it gets worse: There is one tidbit people are glossing over in the studies which is that responsible people also own high end cars. It takes self-discipline and work to get to the level of being able to afford the cars in question: Does owning an expensive car make you a jerk? No. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it. Also, there are a whole lot more people driving cheap cars than expensive cars out there which simple volume will tell you more jerks drive cheap cars. Maybe part of it is some people just automatically assume the guy in the new Ferrari with the top down enjoying life is an asshole? What is clear is that high end automobiles are still an incredible status symbol and they get a ton of attention whether it be good or bad. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Is this shocking news? Two new studies correlate that owners of expensive cars and namely males in expensive cars tend to have a feeling of superiority over other drivers. Well, of course, do these people have any idea how much work it takes to get into one of these 'expensive' cars? Apparently when you combine an Audi, Mercedes, or BMW with a male it gets worse: There is one tidbit people are glossing over in the studies which is that responsible people also own high end cars. It takes self-discipline and work to get to the level of being able to afford the cars in question: Does owning an expensive car make you a jerk? No. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it. Also, there are a whole lot more people driving cheap cars than expensive cars out there which simple volume will tell you more jerks drive cheap cars. Maybe part of it is some people just automatically assume the guy in the new Ferrari with the top down enjoying life is an asshole? What is clear is that high end automobiles are still an incredible status symbol and they get a ton of attention whether it be good or bad. Source
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Want to make a Golf R that enthusiasts will eat up? Want to revamp your performance image? Well Volkswagen, you already have the parts available to you. Just do what MRC Tuning did and put it all together in a Golf R chassis. This is a swap many tuners are doing successfully and apparently the factory electronics are not a big hurdle for competent tuners: At 758 horsepower this is a built 2.5 TFSI motor that is not even being pushed as hard as it could be. Hell, 800, 900, 1000+ horsepower examples could be built. All the Golf needs is this heart. It even looks like it fits perfectly. Stop worrying about stepping on Audi's toes and start kicking some ass Volkswagen.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    There is no denying the 911 is the more comfortable and useable car. It's the everyday supercar. I'm annoyed I can't have both.
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  • guyinoz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    guyinoz replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    The BMS oil cooler has the shroud and the wheel arch vent, but the trans cooler doesn't. It seems, the AT trans when in sports-mode (paddles) is the cause of the high oil temps. Hence, I agree the wheel arch vent needs to be added, to clear all that heat away. Aside from that, I will also look at purchasing an aftermarket bumper with much larger intakes. I'll keep this thread updated with the results. Maybe it will help others avoid this pitfall.
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