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  • AZN54's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 PM
    I've read the post's between you and Cloud9Blue over this forum and another. I don't know Cloud and have zero skin in this game, but this is a little off-putting. Timeline of events from what I’ve read: he orders a kit with custom fabrication and makes changes along the way. Fabricator agrees to the changes and kit is completed. Then sent to a “new coater due to timing during the holidays” (your quote from another thread), at which point the kit is warped. QC was never performed again prior to shipment, only to find alignment issues during install. “The only variable I think is the coater…”. To break it down: 1. Consumer orders kit with custom fab work - Vendor agrees 2. Changes turbo which causes additional fab to be done (pays extra) - Vendor agrees 3. Vendor sends out kit for coating; parts warp; QC not performed again; kit ships out 4. Consumer installs kit to find alignment issues greater than disclaimer provided vendor; vendor blames it on warping from coating At what point is this Clouds problem, aside from having his shop re-fabricate parts to make it work? If you order anything from any reliable vendor/company in any industry, they warranty the product from manufactures defects - warping from YOUR coater absolutely qualifies. Now, if Cloud received a kit that was QC prior to shipment, took it to a coater of his choosing and parts became warped - thats his problem. Maybe this isn’t an issue with the kit warping due to coating, but reading the threads and seeing pictures, it sure sounds like it. Either way, AC might want to take a look at customer service/support and throw Cloud a bone on this one.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:23 PM
    You might saying, hold on, didn't the E9X M3 S65 V8 already top 700 horsepower to the wheels on the stock engine internals? Indeed it did and indeed it was Gintani who did it with their twin turbo setup. This is the first time anyone has cracked 700 to the wheels with a supercharger on the stock internals on the S65 V8 platform. This was achieved on 100% E85 featuring Gintani's new S65 V8 ethanol fuel system and only 11.5 psi of boost. The blower is a Vortech T-Trim unit. In addition the car features the full ARH exhaust system with their header design. The full graph will be sent to BimmerBoost next week but enjoy the achievement. Oh, and the BimmerBoost.com M3 is currently in the process of getting this same setup.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 PM
    aksnowboarder85, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    It does not matter what the platform is at some point you will surpass the capability of the factory engine design when adding power/torque. In the Honda world this is fairly common. It's even common in the Nissan GTR world. What do you do when that happens? You go to a billet engine block. The factory design can only be reinforced so many ways but it is always a compromise. A ground-up billet design for the application is the proper (albeit expensive) way to do it reliably. Do you really think those 1500+ horsepower Hondas and 2500+ horsepower Nissan GTR's are doing it on factory blocks? Absolutely not. This is how you get to a custom billet block capable of huge power according to Bullet Race Engineering: 1. Start with an OEM block. Scan it to establish baseline dimensions 2. Improve the design to make it more rigid, more durable, more reliable 3. Load a 130 kilogram block of 6061 aluminium billet into the 4-axis CNC mill 4. Remove most of the material until it looks like a Honda B-series 5. Keep removing metal 6. Now you have a block suitable for all Honda B-series applications that is better in every way and only requires minimal modifications to replace the original block 7. Throw the original block in the skip with the swarf - it's still worth a few dollars as scrap metal What you see there will hold 1700+ horsepower and will run you $7500+ dollars. That may sound like a lot but it is actually affordable. For one, you have the Honda volume so several of these will sell plus it being a four-cylinder requires less material and makes for an easier design. A Nissan GTR VR38DETT 4.0 liter 2500+ hp capable billet engine block can run over $25k. How much power do you want to reliably make and what do you want to spend? That is what it comes down to.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 PM
    It does not matter what the platform is at some point you will surpass the capability of the factory engine design when adding power/torque. In the Honda world this is fairly common. It's even common in the Nissan GTR world. What do you do when that happens? You go to a billet engine block. The factory design can only be reinforced so many ways but it is always a compromise. A ground-up billet design for the application is the proper (albeit expensive) way to do it reliably. Do you really think those 1500+ horsepower Hondas and 2500+ horsepower Nissan GTR's are doing it on factory blocks? Absolutely not. This is how you get to a custom billet block capable of huge power according to Bullet Race Engineering: 1. Start with an OEM block. Scan it to establish baseline dimensions 2. Improve the design to make it more rigid, more durable, more reliable 3. Load a 130 kilogram block of 6061 aluminium billet into the 4-axis CNC mill 4. Remove most of the material until it looks like a Honda B-series 5. Keep removing metal 6. Now you have a block suitable for all Honda B-series applications that is better in every way and only requires minimal modifications to replace the original block 7. Throw the original block in the skip with the swarf - it's still worth a few dollars as scrap metal What you see there will hold 1700+ horsepower and will run you $7500+ dollars. That may sound like a lot but it is actually affordable. For one, you have the Honda volume so several of these will sell plus it being a four-cylinder requires less material and makes for an easier design. A Nissan GTR VR38DETT 4.0 liter 2500+ hp capable billet engine block can run over $25k. How much power do you want to reliably make and what do you want to spend? That is what it comes down to.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Speedometer overlay videos are flawed because speedometers often lie. They are not nearly 100% accurate and that is why GPS should always be used for comparisons such as this. That said, holy crap is the M760Li a beast. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a dual clutch transmission and is rated at 680 horsepower thanks to its electric motor assisting. It's fast but it's also heavy considering the standard Panamera Turbo is over 4500 pounds. What does the E-Hybrid really weigh? Not that the M760Li is a lightweight. All wheel drive, a 600 horsepower 6.6 liter twin turbo V12, and an extended wheelbase make for a heavy recipe at roughly 4800 pounds. However, there are no batteries or electric motors. The more powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid should easily hit 300 earlier, right? Wrong. The M760Li trails a bit off the launch but just becomes a freight train past 100 miles per and easily hits well past 300 kph which the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does not even reach. It may not be an official M car but the M760Li is a force to be reckoned with and clearly an Autobahn terror.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Speedometer overlay videos are flawed because speedometers often lie. They are not nearly 100% accurate and that is why GPS should always be used for comparisons such as this. That said, holy crap is the M760Li a beast. The Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid has a dual clutch transmission and is rated at 680 horsepower thanks to its electric motor assisting. It's fast but it's also heavy considering the standard Panamera Turbo is over 4500 pounds. What does the E-Hybrid really weigh? Not that the M760Li is a lightweight. All wheel drive, a 600 horsepower 6.6 liter twin turbo V12, and an extended wheelbase make for a heavy recipe at roughly 4800 pounds. However, there are no batteries or electric motors. The more powerful Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid should easily hit 300 earlier, right? Wrong. The M760Li trails a bit off the launch but just becomes a freight train past 100 miles per and easily hits well past 300 kph which the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid does not even reach. It may not be an official M car but the M760Li is a force to be reckoned with and clearly an Autobahn terror.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    Apparently they are considered good for street car use in the GTR community. They are quite beefy...
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  • gaspam's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    100% true.... ask timothy mcviegh 160 killed 680 injured and 0 GUNS used. more deadly than any mass shooting un USA history.... BAN RENTAL TRUCKS AND FERTILIZER :) problem is the msm really doesnt give a sh*t, its purely partisan ... if they did care then they would also make a big deal about it , and call for stopping illegal immigration, when people are killed by illegals.... but you do not see their outrage in those cases which shows their selective caring when it comes to loss of life, is purely partisan and only highlighted when it benefits their narrative (msm rule: illegals good for dem votes therefor dont show negative coverage of them when they kill, but guns bad according to their base, so highlight when guns kill people.... oh wait, except when its an illegal with a gun like in kate steinle shooting, then they minimize the coverage)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    The Nissan GTR's make 1000+ all wheel horsepower seem like it's normal or even easy. This is a nice example from Forged Performance with a built motor and tuned by them on E85 ethanol using a Motec M150 engine control unit. It is also revving to 8k rpm thanks to billet camshafts and an upgraded valvetrain: Dodson provides the transmission upgrades: Beast.
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  • stoneyhrm's Avatar
    Today, 01:40 PM
    stoneyhrm replied to a thread N55: 2013 335xi Where to Start in N55 and N52
    Yes I live in Maryland. Why do I always hear catless and not a catback downpipe, is there a difference in performance or is catback just not needed?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    This is 100% on the FBI and the criminal. They just want an excuse to defeat the 2nd amendment. I don't understand these people.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 PM
    For 2018 the W222 Mercedes-AMG S63 finally dumps the 5.5 liter M157 V8 for a 4.0 liter M177 variant shared with the W213 E63. You might think the displacement drop would hurt but the car does very well with the new powerplant. The switch to the new 9-speed gearbox helps as well but 60 mph comes in just 3.4 seconds. The 1/4 mile takes 11.6 @ 121.5. Not impressed? The S63 weighs 5105 pounds. Sure, all wheel drive adds weight but holy crap is this thing heavy. The boat still manages to pull .95g on the skidpad. That weight did show in the figure eight test by MotorTrend when smoke was pouring out of the wheel wells. It seems they got quite a bit of heat into the brakes. Enough to make something start smoking. Apparently it was a defect but tracking this monster is probably out of the question. Regardless, the switch to the M177 improves the S63's performance considerably. It hit 60 in 3.7 seconds and ran through the 1/4 mile in 12.1 seconds at 115.5 mph with the M157. Less displacement but a big jump in performance. Efficiency is the name of the game here. 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 4Matic+ BASE PRICE $148,495 PRICE AS TESTED $192,395 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 4-door sedan ENGINE 4.0L/603-hp/664-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 TRANSMISSION 9-speed automatic CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST) 5,105 lb (54/46%) WHEELBASE 124.6 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 208.5 x 75.0 x 59.0 in 0-60 MPH 3.4 sec QUARTER MILE 11.6 sec @ 121.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 109 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.95 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.83 g (avg) EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON 17/26/20 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 198/130 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.96 lb/mile
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    I don't normally watch CNN but it was pretty entertaining watching Rubio and the NRA girl (who looked like a WWE villain) get brutalized by the grieving families in Florida last night. While I agree more should be done to curb gun ownership I wish they would have more forcefully made the point that criminals are going to do criminal things regardless. He happened to get an AR15 as it was easy to get but he could build a bomb, start a fire, obtain a gun illegally, rent a uHaul truck and mow people over, etc. It's the criminal that is the problem. Make the tools a little harder to get if you can but the local police and FBI were warned about this guy. If it wasn't an AR15 it would have been something else. Total system failure here. Maybe if the media wasn't so distracted by meaningless politics or how much ice cream Trump takes with his cake they could focus the spotlight on ACTUAL issues that need to be resolved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Payam@BMS this backfired a bit. ACF does indeed do great work (for many customers in the industry people don't even realize) and you offer great support. My advice would be to eat some crow on this one, contact @cloud9blue, and figure out how to come to a resolution. Ask yourself if Terry would be happy with how you handled this if it was a BMS product in question.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    That really does help. I think I'll just pick up a used V1 and call it a day.
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    Today, 12:48 PM
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  • Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    I want to do the same thing. looks sick as hell
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Should have done it from the beginning instead of trying to make that block work.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    I'm on my third Roomba and it broke. Done with this garbage. It gets stuck all the time and can't handle my dog's hair. Ordered this bad boy up: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XMQX62C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Works with various home automation systems and is the best for pet hair.
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  • johneastvold's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    Nada, just took his word for it. Although yesterday gintani just posted another stock block m3 on e85 over 700whp
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Nah it ships later this year at some point. I'll keep using the French Press in the meantime.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Was the graph posted?
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