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  • stoneyhrm's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    Sorry if this is a commonly asked thread. I'm not a car guy (roommate is though), but I've been searching on what to do first and it seems there's so many options for everything. This is my daily car, so I don't want to do anything that would only be done for 'racing' in particular that might cause damage if done for awhile. I've been looking at getting a Cobb Accessport, but then read that their considered outdated now. JB4 I heard you have to send in your ecu to have it installed, and MHD I'm considering now although would need an android device to use, so does anyone have any recommendations? I know, the MHD vs JB4 has been done to death, but I'm mainly looking for what you think would be best for a daily driver like me with not much experience in tuning anything (although I'd like to get great performance). I then heard downpipe was crucial, mostly catless downpipe, but then I was told that would trigger the check-engine light and then I'd have to take it in to get tuned? Also, what's the difference between a full exhaust system like - bmw-3-series-cat-back-exhaust-system - is it strictly the noise or is there a performance gain from the 1400 exhaust systems vs the 350 catless downpipe? My roommate suggested exhaust first then tuner, but I cannot decide, do I need the full system or just the downpipe? If the system is 1000+ more and it's only for sound then I doubt I'll go for it. Thanks for any information I could get, I'm new to all this.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    Automotive forums are a double edged sword. They can be a repository of valuable information with incredibly knowledgeable and helpful members. They can also have know-it-all's who spread misinformation and think they are never wrong. The BoostAddict forums are worth every penny, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    Great numbers here from TPG Tuning on a Ford F150 Raptor Ecoboost. This platform is very popular for tuning and people are getting great numbers out of the dual injected high output 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6. The truck is rated at 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque from the factory. The all wheel drive Dynojet baseline is 336 awhp and 400 lb-ft of all wheel torque. This is not the friendliest Dynojet in the world: Look at those numbers shoot up with a tune on 93 octane though. The final 93 revision results in 417 awhp and 451 awtq: E50 is where things get interesting as while peak torque remains about the same they are getting much more horsepower out of it: 45X/45X? Awesome gains! Now what will it take for Ford to produce a new Lightning already?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    The factory Hellcat blower is a 2.4 liter twin screw unit. A very good blower but if you want more power a bigger blower isn't a bad idea. What is interesting to note here is Magnuson's swap kit replaces the twin screw with a TVS2650 unit. It is not a twin screw but a roots unit although a much more advanced design than traditional roots blowers. The extra 2.5 liters is nice but it is the efficiency gain that making the real difference. These were the claims Magnuson made last year when they announced the blower swap kit: True reliable operating range to 20,000 RPM 33% higher flow than TVS2300 10% higher flow than a 2.9 screw 14% higher adiabatic efficiency at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ratio compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow 75F lower discharge temperature at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ratio compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow 26 HP less input power required at 14k rpm and 2.0 pressure ration compared to screw 2.9 at the same flow Well, they weren't lying as they hit 946 horsepower to the wheels on a stock internal Hellcat at only 5800 rpm while running out of fuel. Some bigger injectors and... easy 1000+ rwhp? It sure looks like it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    Automotive forums are a double edged sword. They can be a repository of valuable information with incredibly knowledgeable and helpful members. They can also have know-it-all's who spread misinformation and think they are never wrong. The BoostAddict forums are worth every penny, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    Previously, Gintani utilized an ethanol flex-fuel system built around the Advanced Fuel Dynamics Proflex Commander control unit for S65 V8's. Gintani was not happy with the performance and designed a new and much more robust E85 capable fuel system. This system will support more than enough flow on E85 for any supercharger application out there. What will it include? - Flash Tablet - Multiple Gintani tuning files - Pump gas tune - Ethanol tune - Fuel pumps - Upgraded lines - Modified fuel railes - New injectors To use the fuel system you will need to run Gintani's tune. That means if you have a supercharger kit from someone other than Gintani and want this fuel system they will only sell it to you providing Gintani tunes for it. This is obviously to prevent people from upping boost, adding E85, and then blaming Gintani when something goes wrong. This is not a flex-fuel setup. When running the E85 tune, stick to E85. The flash tablet will allow someone to flash their car to a pump as tune if they run out of ethanol and do not have any available for example. It will also allow for more aggressive race gas tunes. This ethanol fuel system kit will be released next month when Gintani finishes moving into their new location. Expect pricing from $3-$4k.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    It is no secret McLaren has been kicking dirt in Ferrari's face since the launch of the MP4-12C. Frankly, the MP4-12C is still a performance match for Ferrari and their 488 GTB let alone the new 720S which is on a different planet of performance. The 488 Pista aims to level the playing field. Whether it is enough to catch the 720S is anyone's guess but it is at least a valiant effort. What are the main changes? - 200 pounds less weight - Claimed 2821 pounds dry - 710-720 horsepower - 20% increase in downforce - Revised E-diff and traction control - Aerodynamic changes - Suspension changes It is safe to say the 488 Pista has its work cut out for it. It certainly looks the part. Maranello, 21 February 2018 – The Ferrari 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling. The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports. The car’s development evolved directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship – in which it has won five Manufacturers’ titles in the GTE class in the six years since the series’ inception – and its 25 years’ experience in running the Ferrari Challenge one-make series. The Ferrari 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments, all derive from Ferrari’s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result is a car with an uncompromising mission: to offer impeccable track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers. LIGHTER AND MORE POWERFUL The new model weighs an impressive 90 kg less (1280 kg dry) than the 488 GTB. This fact, combined with the largest ever increase in engine power for a special series car (+50 cv), sets a new benchmark for Ferrari’s V8 sports cars. Its engine is the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history and is an extreme evolution of the turbo unit that won the overall International Engine of the Year award titles in both 2016 and 2017. It punches out 720 cv with the highest specific output of in its class (185 cv/l) and is now lighter too, thanks to solutions adopted from the 488 Challenge. As a result it has a top speed of 340 km/h and sprints from 0-100 km/h in 2.85” and 0 -200 km/h in 7.6”. The engine sound is unique and unmistakably Ferrari, as such a special car warrants. Both the sound quality and the intensity are higher than the 488 GTB in all gears and at all engine speeds in proportion with the progressive increase in power. BOOSTED DOWNFORCE The Ferrari 488 Pista makes full use of Ferrari’s motor-sports experience for maximum aerodynamic performance even on the road. Among the racing solutions adopted is the front F1-inspired S-Duct and the design of the front diffusers which feature a ramp angle that was optimised for the 488 GTE to create strong suction for increased downforce. Additionally, the rear blown spoiler is higher and longer and the shape has been optimised. The final result of all these interventions is an impressive 20% increase in downforce compared to the 488 GTB. EXHILARATING DRIVING PLEASURE The vehicle dynamics were designed to enhance driving pleasure and make the car’s full potential available to all drivers, professional or otherwise. The objective was to make the car’s performance on the limit easier to reach and control. This was achieved by synergies between the development of the mechanical set-up and the electronic dynamic controls integrated into version 6 of the Side-Slip Angle Control system. SSC 6.0 incorporates all the following systems: E-Diff3, F1-Trac, the magnetorheological suspension (SCM) and, for the first time ever, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. The FDE features a world-first: it uses Ferrari software to adjust the brake pressure at the callipers. A POWERFUL, EFFICIENT DESIGN The design of the Ferrari 488 Pista is focussed on functional aerodynamic concepts while the cockpit is pared back in keeping with its very sporty vocation. Ferrari Design used innovative elements, such as the aerodynamic S-Duct at the front, as an opportunity to visually shorten the car’s nose, creating an original floating wing effect. The racing livery colour scheme is an integral part of the design of the car and the way it dives into the S-Duct underscores the berlinetta’s compact yet imposing forms. Contrasting edging on the aerodynamic elements on the bumpers and flanks add structure to the design. The concept of the front is echoed in the dolphin-tail rear spoiler which appears suspended to provide an impression lightness and efficiency, while the rear volumes add a sense of power to the tail.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Previously, Gintani utilized an ethanol flex-fuel system built around the Advanced Fuel Dynamics Proflex Commander control unit for S65 V8's. Gintani was not happy with the performance and designed a new and much more robust E85 capable fuel system. This system will support more than enough flow on E85 for any supercharger application out there. What will it include? - Flash Tablet - Multiple Gintani tuning files - Pump gas tune - Ethanol tune - Fuel pumps - Upgraded lines - Modified fuel railes - New injectors To use the fuel system you will need to run Gintani's tune. That means if you have a supercharger kit from someone other than Gintani and want this fuel system they will only sell it to you providing Gintani tunes for it. This is obviously to prevent people from upping boost, adding E85, and then blaming Gintani when something goes wrong. This is not a flex-fuel setup. When running the E85 tune, stick to E85. The flash tablet will allow someone to flash their car to a pump as tune if they run out of ethanol and do not have any available for example. It will also allow for more aggressive race gas tunes. This ethanol fuel system kit will be released next month when Gintani finishes moving into their new location. Expect pricing from $3-$4k.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:00 PM
    The specs for the new 991.2 generation 911 GT3 RS were already leaked a couple weeks ago but Porsche now officially took the wraps off the more hardcore and most powerful GT3 to date. Damn is it an amazing machine. Porsche is asking $188,500 for the GT3 RS with an optional Weissach package for $18,000. At that point, you might as well opt for the $13k magnesium wheels too. Frankly, even if you do have the coin the RS models were all spoken for a while ago. Porsche will reward their loyal customers. In other words, the guys with the big bucks. It is somewhat interesting that in the turbo era the most desirable Porsche models continue to be naturally aspirated. The GT3 is just special. Let's hope they never stop building it.
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  • cloud9blue's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 AM
    Payam, nothing bolt up like they are suppose to. Not the manifold Not the downpipe Not the wastegate recirc Nothing It is pretty clear from the picture ACF made very little effort to QC the kit with EFR turbine housing. Custom kit or not, this is unacceptable and should have never left the shop. This isn't just some clearance issue in the engine bay that one could and should expect with a custom build. I am not gonna dive into how Anthony asked me to pay in advance and lied to me about the UPS shipping. My experience with ACF is far from professional after he got my money.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    lulz_m3 replied to a thread DCT FTW in N54
    Its a significant increase in both shift speed and ferocity. Unless i have new sticky tires it chirps 3rd gear quite easy, and this is on an E90 M3. I want to say the OEM shift speed on the m3 was 120ms?
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  • KevinC39's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    KevinC39 replied to a thread N55: 2013 335xi Where to Start in N55 and N52
    The catless downpipe by itself would trip a CEL but MHD and JB4 will suppress the light from showing up in the dash. Do you live in a state with emissions testing?
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    jyamona@motiv replied to a thread DCT FTW in N54
    That could just be a "feeling" caused by something as simple as the TCU requesting a bigger torque decrease on shifts, etc.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    Yeah, but from what i've seen the community is very active since so many commercial drivers/uber/taxi types use it.
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