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  • Chrisneil's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 11:20 PM
    Chrisneil started a thread Frankenturbo Tester in N54
    So as some of you may have heard the Frankenturbos are starting to get out in the open beta testing. I had the pleasure of being a tester and working with Doug Harper and the crews at Frankenturbo. First and foremost the customer service has been great, and 2nd the turbos are a beautiful piece, a perfect contrast of affordable turbos that make great power, I also wanted to say that those guys/gals that have stock size VRSF inlets they will fit tightly on the Frankenturbos 2" inlet turbos, have a look at the pics below of the installation.
    33 replies | 753 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 05:54 AM
    As you know a new power record was recently set in the N54 tuning sphere with a 938 whp pull by an AD-E built N54. While technically a record this was not a boost only pull. Nitrous assisted the run. That is what makes this Motiv pull and new overall record so impressive. It was done boost only: Now, to be fair they did top 1000 whp technically but take a look at how choppy the graph is: Now look at the pull with Smoothing set to 5: They are revving it out to 8k rpm and it's basically tapped out: What this really signifies is the 1000 whp N54 era is essentially here. Congratulations to Motiv and everyone involved.
    20 replies | 865 view(s)
  • neuroclast's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:42 PM
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=784334288419947&id=270061423180572
    20 replies | 650 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:09 PM
    Dinan is leaving the Bay Area in California for APR's massive facility in Alabama. Why? Well, because as both are a part of Performance Driven Brands the move makes sense for development from an engineering, production, and cost perspective. You will notice Dinan abandoned their Volkswagen tuning aspirations and now will focus solely on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. Overall, this is a good thing as one would figure APR's expertise and engineers will lend Dinan a hand. BoostAddict also expects APR/Dinan to cover more platforms going forward.
    17 replies | 878 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 12:12 PM
    Is it awesome FCA allowed Jeep to stuff the supercharged 707 horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Absolutely! Did it turn out as planned? Hell no! The 2017 X6 M is the better sports SUV. Why? Because despite having 'only' 567 horsepower from its twin turbocharged 4.4 liter S63TU V8 the X6 M is just a hair off the Trackhawk in acceleration: The Trackhawk with its 707 horsepower manages a 12.0 @ 115. So that big bad twin screwed 6.2 liter V8 only gets 1 mph of trap speed on the X6 M? Sure, it is faster but not by much of anything worth mentioning. The X6 M also runs circles around the Trackhawk when it comes to handling: .89g is all the Trackhawk manages. The X6 M also brakes better getting down from 70 mph in 153 feet while the Trackhawk takes 168 feet: The only thing the Jeep really has going for it is that it is mildly cheaper at $87k while the X6 M starts at $104k. It doesn't even weigh less. Honestly? The X6 M is worth the premium. It handles better, the interior is better, it is more luxurious, and it is the sportier SUV and ultimately more fun to drive. If the 1 mph of trap speed difference bothers you, throw on a tune and run low 11's at over 123 miles per hour. The Trackhawk is quite simply a letdown. BMW may not build the best driver's cars in the world anymore but their performance SUV's are the best in the business.
    16 replies | 334 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 06:55 PM
    Dinan is leaving the Bay Area in California for APR's massive facility in Alabama. Why? Well, because as both are a part of Performance Driven Brands the move makes sense for development from an engineering, production, and cost perspective. You will notice Dinan abandoned their Volkswagen tuning aspirations and now will focus solely on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. Overall, this is a good thing as one would figure APR's expertise and engineers will lend Dinan a hand. BoostAddict also expects APR/Dinan to cover more platforms going forward.
    17 replies | 195 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 12:07 PM
    Is it awesome FCA allowed Jeep to stuff the supercharged 707 horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Absolutely! Did it turn out as planned? Hell no! The 2017 X6 M is the better sports SUV. Why? Because despite having 'only' 567 horsepower from its twin turbocharged 4.4 liter S63TU V8 the X6 M is just a hair off the Trackhawk in acceleration: The Trackhawk with its 707 horsepower manages a 12.0 @ 115. So that big bad twin screwed 6.2 liter V8 only gets 1 mph of trap speed on the X6 M? Sure, it is faster but not by much of anything worth mentioning. The X6 M also runs circles around the Trackhawk when it comes to handling: .89g is all the Trackhawk manages. The X6 M also brakes better getting down from 70 mph in 153 feet while the Trackhawk takes 168 feet: The only thing the Jeep really has going for it is that it is mildly cheaper at $87k while the X6 M starts at $104k. It doesn't even weigh less. Honestly? The X6 M is worth the premium. It handles better, the interior is better, it is more luxurious, and it is the sportier SUV and ultimately more fun to drive. If the 1 mph of trap speed difference bothers you, throw on a tune and run low 11's at over 123 miles per hour. The Trackhawk is quite simply a letdown. BMW may not build the best driver's cars in the world anymore but their performance SUV's are the best in the business.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:42 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Motorsport Australia or PPM Racing) claims to have various built stroker motors available for many platforms. For example, they claimed to have a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker motor for $18k which can go up to $40k+ with options. How much do they want for this 3.7 liter S55 built race motor? $44,000.00. Why? Well, again, it depends on options such as these: Their bore x stroke is 91mm x 94mm. Compare it to the stock specs: S55B30 DISPLACEMENT (CC): 2,979 BLOCK/HEAD MATERIAL: ALUMINUM/ALUMINUM BORE ◊ STROKE (MM): 84.0mm x 89.6mm HORSEPOWER (SAE NET): 425 @ 7,300 RPM TORQUE: 406 LB.-FT. @ 1,850 - 5,500 RPM SPECIFIC OUTPUT: 141.6 HP/L COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.2:1 Another 7 mm of bore is hard to believe but perhaps the closed deck block allows greater bore gains than the N54 or N55 blocks. You will notice there are no N54 or N55 stroker motors approaching this displacement despite having the same factory bore and stroke as the S55. Does a 3.7 liter S55 race motor with custom cams and valvetrain parts sound awesome? Hell yes! The question is, who will try it? Where is the proof of it even existing? Who designed these cams and why aren't they offered separately? Hopefully someone finds out if this is the real deal.
    10 replies | 869 view(s)
  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 09:24 PM
    Did you get on the dyno last Saturday as you said?
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  • BPCMotorsports's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 10:51 PM
    Snow day at BPC today, so I took advantage of it and got my Valve Lift Mod done finally (thanks Marty!). Didn't take too terribly long, the hardest part was getting the Supports in there just right. We started the process using Marty's Washer shim technique but then remembered we have the factory BMW Spring tool so we just used that. Dyno and Tuning tomorrow, hopefully for some 93 oct. power records :)
    9 replies | 116 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 04:32 AM
    Not as much crank hub talk in the N54 world for obvious reasons but still good to know there are one piece billet options out there: PPM Racing Australia is proud to introduce our BMW 335i N54 One piece Billet 4140 Crank Hub They are asking $399 for it.
    10 replies | 313 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:34 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Motorsport Australia or PPM Racing) claims to have various built stroker motors available for many platforms. For example, they claimed to have a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker motor for $18k which can go up to $40k+ with options. How much do they want for this 3.7 liter S55 built race motor? $44,000.00. Why? Well, again, it depends on options such as these: Their bore x stroke is 91mm x 94mm. Compare it to the stock specs: S55B30 DISPLACEMENT (CC): 2,979 BLOCK/HEAD MATERIAL: ALUMINUM/ALUMINUM BORE ◊ STROKE (MM): 84.0mm x 89.6mm HORSEPOWER (SAE NET): 425 @ 7,300 RPM TORQUE: 406 LB.-FT. @ 1,850 - 5,500 RPM SPECIFIC OUTPUT: 141.6 HP/L COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.2:1 Another 7 mm of bore is hard to believe but perhaps the closed deck block allows greater bore gains than the N54 or N55 blocks. You will notice there are no N54 or N55 stroker motors approaching this displacement despite having the same factory bore and stroke as the S55. Does a 3.7 liter S55 race motor with custom cams and valvetrain parts sound awesome? Hell yes! The question is, who will try it? Where is the proof of it even existing? Who designed these cams and why aren't they offered separately? Hopefully someone finds out if this is the real deal.
    10 replies | 53 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 04:31 AM
    Anyone else skeptical of fast times coming out of the Middle East that nobody else can seemingly match? Anyone else think a desert climate producing record runs is suspect? You should be skeptical. Yas Marina is known for timing shenanigans and cheating on the strip which BoostAddict called out and verified with the NHRA. The Bahrain 1/4 mile strip has a better reputation but it still is not NHRA accredited which means its timing equipment is not officially NHRA compliant. Don't take it from us, take it from the NHRA's worldwide consultant Mark Hughes: Alpha Logic no doubt built an absurdly fast GTR: I'm also sure the Bahrain facility is top notch just like Yas Marina but until the track officials play by official NHRA rules it simply does not count. Just as laptimes would not count if the track was not FIA certified 1/4 mile times do not count until the dragstrip is NHRA certified. It's long overdue for the Middle East to start playing by the same rules as everyone else.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 04:51 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Racing Australia) is known for their stroker kits for various motors. They certainly have some impressive pieces and stroker kits although their M133 forged billet crank maintains the OEM stroke. Will they do a stroker crank? Only they know and it certainly would be interesting to see how much more displacement they could extract out of the M133 especially with their overbore pistons: They do not list any pricing information for the crank but the forged pistons and rods run $3200: Considering big turbo kits are out now for the M133 forged internals will likely be necessary if going past 500 awhp. Who is going to be the first to do an all forged internal and big turbo M133 build?
    8 replies | 361 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 03:33 AM
    A lot of guys in the N54 world like to tinker with their cars. That is a good thing but sometimes can lead to unexpected issues. Over the years on BimmerBoost guys have bricked their DME's or done things that required soldering new connections. Well, for those worried something unexpected might happen BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) can clone your ECU so you have a spare: Not a bad idea for those guys messing around or who maybe want peace of mind just in case something happens when tuning.
    6 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo kit, eh? Vi Engineered based out of Denver, Colorado has a new entry in the N54 single turbo top mount game. Based on some of their past work they clearly have talent developing turbo kits and manifolds. So what do they bring to the table? This: Your $4850 gets you the following: Garrett 3884GTW turbo Water fittings, oil fittings, lines, flanges 2 Tial 38mm Wastegates Manifold Dump tubes Downpipe that connects to stock exhaust Water pipe to water pump Relocation brackets for expansion tank Air filter Thermal wrap Turbo blanket What kind of numbers does the kit produce? BimmerBoost is not sure. They do not provide any graphs although obviously output can range wildly depending on boost, tuning, fuel, supporting mods, etc. Yet another option worth considering.
    7 replies | 214 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo kit, eh? Vi Engineered based out of Denver, Colorado has a new entry in the N54 single turbo top mount game. Based on some of their past work they clearly have talent developing turbo kits and manifolds. So what do they bring to the table? This: Your $4850 gets you the following: Garrett 3884GTW turbo Water fittings, oil fittings, lines, flanges 2 Tial 38mm Wastegates Manifold Dump tubes Downpipe that connects to stock exhaust Water pipe to water pump Relocation brackets for expansion tank Air filter Thermal wrap Turbo blanket What kind of numbers does the kit produce? BimmerBoost is not sure. They do not provide any graphs although obviously output can range wildly depending on boost, tuning, fuel, supporting mods, etc. Yet another option worth considering.
    7 replies | 80 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 03:29 AM
    A lot of guys in the N54 world like to tinker with their cars. That is a good thing but sometimes can lead to unexpected issues. Over the years on BimmerBoost guys have bricked their DME's or done things that required soldering new connections. Well, for those worried something unexpected might happen BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) can clone your ECU so you have a spare: Not a bad idea for those guys messing around or who maybe want peace of mind just in case something happens when tuning.
    6 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Surquhar's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 07:33 PM
    Surquhar started a thread My 2012 M3 in S65
    So I traded in my 2013 M3 on my 911 18 months ago and Iíve missed it ever since. My 911 is about a good as it gets for a driving experience, however itís just different. So i went on the hunt and found a very nice 2012 E92 DCT with 30,000 miles on it. Itís space gray with fox red interior. It has every option on it except upgraded sound. The only thing I really cared about was ZCP/CF roof/DCT. My first M3 was a manual, but I like the PDK so much I decided to go DCT. The car was in Maryland (Front plate state which sucks) so I flew up there and drove it back to Tampa. I took an extra day and hit all the cool roads on the way back, The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, etc. I thought the mountain roads through VA and Tenn getting there were better as you can haul ass and no police. The original owner put on a Challenge Sport X-pipe and I had a brand new Dinan rear in my garage I never installed on my old car so that went on right away. It sounds killer. Then I bought an AA Stg 2 SC kit (I went with the stage 2 because itís 3k more for stg 3 and the only difference is the pulley, meth kit,and tune. They are working on an E85 tune, so when thatís done I will upgrade the pulley and run E85 and go for that 650-700 wheel number) I also bought the BE bearings/bolts and vibra tech engine mounts which are being installed today. We are going to put 2-300 miles on it, change the oil and then Iím taking it to the Wannagofast 1/2 mile event on Sunday. I bought one of those Dragyís so Iím very interested in getting the numbers. Here a some pics.
    6 replies | 111 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 AM
    A 909 horsepower 5300+ pound SUV with a 5.5 liter twin turbo V8? Yeah, that is the kind of thing BenzBoost is into. McChip-DKR in Germany decided to build what they call an MC900 GLE63 AMG Coupe. What was done to hit that 900+ horsepower figure? This: Performance upgrade mcchip-dkr Stage 5 (MC900) 909 hp / 1096 Nm mcchip-dkr software V-Max removal Transmission software upgrade mcpipes exhaust manifold and exhaust system with sport catalysts Upgrade turbocharger High-performance H-shaft con rods incl. bearing shells High-performance main bearing shells High-performance pistons Custom tuning, upgraded turbos, and forged pistons/rods for the M157. They say only the transmission tuning software is changed which is surprising considering one would expect 808+ lb-ft of torque to require some hardware upgrades in the transmission. There is a crank dynograph in the video below but no acceleration data is provided in the video or anything showing what it can really do. One would think this is an easy 10-second GLE63. Badass, no doubt.
    4 replies | 153 view(s)
  • quattr0's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 11:49 AM
    @Sticky could you exclude new members posts from Latest posts and New Posts area? The amounts of new members, though I'm not sure if it's spam or actual, are overwhelming with REAL content. Thanks sir.
    4 replies | 208 view(s)
  • Medicineman843's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 08:17 PM
    Ive had this fault code been popping up here and there. My Fuel Trims seem to be jumping all over the place. Ill try and get a Log on the way home to see whats going on.
    6 replies | 78 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:34 AM
    Before we even begin let's point out the Cadillac CTS-V deserves huge props. Why? Because it is offering something unique in an increasingly bland segment. Yes, yes, the new BMW M5, E63, Panamera Turbo, and Audi RS7 are all faster and more powerful than their predecessors. They all are also basically the same exact thing. Big, heavy, all wheel drive sedans with 4.0 - 4.4 liter top mount twin scroll turbocharged V8's. Cadillac offers the biggest V8 in the class at 6.2 liters and sticks to rear wheel drive. They supercharge their motor for a very different power delivery. It is also the lightest of the bunch at 4108 pounds: You could argue (successfully) the throttle response, balance, and configuration of the CTS-V make it more of an M5 than BMW's own new M5. Ok, so how do the CTS-V and E63 S compare around the figure 8? Both pull .88 g but the E63 pulls through quicker. What about straightline performance? 0-60: E63 3.2 CTS-V 3.8 1/4 mile: E63 11.3 @ 124.2 CTS-V 11.9 @ 122.0 If you put a premium on the straightline aspect, the E63 wins. All wheel drive allows the torque to be put down much more easily. If stoplights are your thing, it is no contest. Do not forget the CTS-V can make much more power much more easily thanks to sharing the C7 Z06 aftermarket. So what about the subjective points? The CTS-V is said to feel much lighter obviously and very well composed. Traction off the line does not determine the better car to drive once moving. The CTS-V chassis is playful and easy to control. The E63 S is more of a brute. It just eats up tarmac. Not that it does not handle well because it certainly does. The main complaint is how the E63 brakes. The Mercedes-AMG pedal feel just is not as good. So which is quicker around the track? The CTS-V but it's oh so close: You can tell the CTS-V is better in the turns but the all wheel drive traction and outright muscle of the E63 S almost puts it ahead of the CTS-V as it ran it down on the final straight. Overall, the CTS-V is the driver's choice here. It also offers an incredible value when looking at the as tested prices. You can not go wrong with the E63 S but Cadillac deserves the win and praise for not just doing what everyone else is and producing a sedan that truly emphasizes sporty driving.
    3 replies | 305 view(s)
  • suspenceful's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:53 PM
    I put together a brief build update and showed off my new single turbo kit. First time doing something like this, so let me know what you think! If this is in the wrong section, please go ahead and move it to the appropriate spot. :music-rockout:
    3 replies | 120 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 02:36 AM
    A Ferrari SUV just sounds wrong no matter how you justify the sales. Why is it so hard for a manufacturer of Ferrari's pedigree to avoid the pull of an SUV? Money rules and so it is no surprise an SUV is on the way which was already confirmed last year anyway. At least if Ferrari is doing it they intend to have the highest performance SUV on the market. The other tidbit from Ferrari head Sergio Marchionne (who also heads FCA) is that a fully electric Ferrari supercar is coming. This is of course a direct response to Tesla and their new roadster. This car is still a ways off as Ferrari basically states they intend to deliver a fully electric supercar which is inevitable really. First we will see hybrids, then the fully electric: Marchionne seems to be confused as Ferrari will not be the first. Tesla will beat them to market and Ferrari has yet to even have a basic design for this supposed electric supercar. Regardless, nothing shocking there. Simply the march of technology and Ferrari can either be a part of it or be left out. It would be nice of them to realize that perhaps there is a market for modern lightweight, rear wheel drive, and naturally aspirated sports car with a manual transmission in the portfolio that would link the past to the present. Source
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  • Jnelly335i's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 10:12 PM
    Jnelly335i started a thread For Sale: 19t RB SUPER EVOS in Buy/Sell - Parts
    19T RB SUPER EVO turbos 6K miles RB EVO inlets RB EVO outlets with heat shield RB SUPER EVO specific coolant line RB high flow oil drains RB boost solenoid bracket $2500 OBO
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:29 AM
    Before we even begin let's point out the Cadillac CTS-V deserves huge props. Why? Because it is offering something unique in an increasingly bland segment. Yes, yes, the new BMW M5, E63, Panamera Turbo, and Audi RS7 are all faster and more powerful than their predecessors. They all are also basically the same exact thing. Big, heavy, all wheel drive sedans with 4.0 - 4.4 liter top mount twin scroll turbocharged V8's. Cadillac offers the biggest V8 in the class at 6.2 liters and sticks to rear wheel drive. They supercharge their motor for a very different power delivery. It is also the lightest of the bunch at 4108 pounds: You could argue (successfully) the throttle response, balance, and configuration of the CTS-V make it more of an M5 than BMW's own new M5. Ok, so how do the CTS-V and E63 S compare around the figure 8? Both pull .88 g but the E63 pulls through quicker. What about straightline performance? 0-60: E63 3.2 CTS-V 3.8 1/4 mile: E63 11.3 @ 124.2 CTS-V 11.9 @ 122.0 If you put a premium on the straightline aspect, the E63 wins. All wheel drive allows the torque to be put down much more easily. If stoplights are your thing, it is no contest. Do not forget the CTS-V can make much more power much more easily thanks to sharing the C7 Z06 aftermarket. So what about the subjective points? The CTS-V is said to feel much lighter obviously and very well composed. Traction off the line does not determine the better car to drive once moving. The CTS-V chassis is playful and easy to control. The E63 S is more of a brute. It just eats up tarmac. Not that it does not handle well because it certainly does. The main complaint is how the E63 brakes. The Mercedes-AMG pedal feel just is not as good. So which is quicker around the track? The CTS-V but it's oh so close: You can tell the CTS-V is better in the turns but the all wheel drive traction and outright muscle of the E63 S almost puts it ahead of the CTS-V as it ran it down on the final straight. Overall, the CTS-V is the driver's choice here. It also offers an incredible value when looking at the as tested prices. You can not go wrong with the E63 S but Cadillac deserves the win and praise for not just doing what everyone else is and producing a sedan that truly emphasizes sporty driving.
    3 replies | 46 view(s)
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