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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 PM
    How about the idiots lining the street just waiting to get their ass run over by one of the cars. Just takes one little wiggle and over correction.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 PM
    Hey FlorenceRa: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 PM
    If you think extra exhaust pulses aren't helping power I refer you to the N63. Turbos work based on exhaust pulses. Feeding them more isn't hurting them. The S63/S63TU is proof of that.
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 PM
    We already went over this and i provided answers directly from the head of power trains at BMW M saying its mostly for maximum spool for the turbos they create zero interruptions between exhaust pulses making sure max energy is transferred to the turbo wheels for spooling instead of colliding and causing turbulence. Yes this also helps efficiency but you won't make a turbo magically flow more then it can this is primarily a response upgrade.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 PM
    I'm not sure what to tell you as you can go ahead and view a multitude of articles that cite sources when it is necessary to do so. I have a history of proper citation but I also have a history of not treating my readers like toddlers. It's not necessary as I didn't borrow 'pictures' but a singular picture which can be replaced by anything or embedded as already stated and I don't insult the intelligence of my readers with redundancy. MotorTrend is clearly stated in the article so you acting like I'm trying to hide the source is quite simply idiotic. I find your baseless nitpicking immature and I told you if you wanted to continue this topic to not do it in this thread. Since you did not seem to pay attention to my instructions I'll be more clear right now. Removed from the thread.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 PM
    Not exactly true. The BMW manifold is a pulse tuned cross engine exhaust manifold which makes a big difference in power.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    The grandson of Ferdinand Porsche who was a party to the VW/Porsche power struggle is out of the Volkswagen Auto Group or at least in a direct role. 78 year old Ferdinand Piech, a goliath in the German automotive world, is officially out at Volkswagen. What in the world happened behind the scenes to force this move? Keep in mind his wife who also sat on the board is gone as well so something big went down. Piech and his wife would not just give up their seats. Piech has been involved with Porsche and Volkswagen essentially since his conception. He pushed for the Lamborghini acquisition. He pushed Audi to go upmarket. He was chairman of the board at Volkswagen way back in 1993 and in 2011 won the Automobile Magazine Man of the Year award. He was the man for a very long time. Piech has a reputation for being aggressive and power hungry. He is known for firing people who disagree with him or 'make the same mistake twice' as he has been known to say. How very German of him. What apparently took place is that Piech got into it with Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn who was Piech's own handpicked understudy at one point. Did the student supercede the master? Piech was quoted by German news source Der Spiegal as stating, 'I am at a distance to Winterkorn.' Piech's seat as chairman of the Volkswagen supervisory board was set until 2017 at which point Winterkorn was expected to take over. Winterkorn's own CEO contract is good until 2016 so trying to force him out right now when VW is poised to take over as the world's largest automaker seems foolish. Piech decided to give up his seat before Winterkorn's contract is up or his own seat time is up and we do not know the exact reasons why but it obviously involves Winterkorn. Piech remains a large shareholder with 10% in Porsche alone but a new chairman will be elected at some point in the future. It seems the Volkswagen group is throwing itself behind Winterkorn and we would guess Piech felt this was a betrayal. Perhaps Piech simply grew old and the company passed him by. Either way, this is a major behind the scenes move as Ferdinand Piech was one of the most powerful men in the group and Volkswagen clearly has its own complicated internal politics. Winterkorn emerges unscathed and more powerful than ever before. Source
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    http://www.benzboost.com/showthread.php?37984-Weistec-63-AMG-bi-turbo-M157-V8-tune-and-downpipe-Dynojet-dyno-results-for-91-and-93-octane-pump-gas-684-wheel-horsepower here you go posted on this site over 2 years ago with just a tune and down pipe on 93 octane. The inverted heads don't really do much for power they are so you can put the turbos in the valley of the motor significantly reducing the piping and speeding up turbo spool a lot.
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 PM
    Thats not really true this has more to do with the piss poor quality gas than anything else. S63tu only get close to that number with full bolts on like cat less down pipe, full exhaust, intake, and methanol injection which is extra octane not really considered pump only anymore. A weistec tuned M157 did 685whp years ago with only a tune cat less downpipes and 93 octane. Add on a full exhaust the new AMS or renntech inlets/airboxes and give it the extra octane from meth and it will be well above 685. I haven't seen a s63tu hit 685whp with only 93 and no meth. Also AMS has shown 790whp on a M157 with nothing else done stock downpipes and all so its far from stuck at 700whp
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  • cloud9blue's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    If you want your forum to be viewed as more than just what it seems like right now, perhaps it is the time that you should follow some proper citing and referencing like most other forums (there is a reason why most places include water marks on their published photos)... Hell, at least link the original article on Motor Trend that you "borrowed" all the pictures and charts from. Perhaps it is just an honest mistake with this post. But I just don't see the validity behind your reasons of not properly listing your source materials and all the immature down voting of my posts...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 PM
    This took place in Cali I'm guessing somewhere around Oakland. Hilarious to watch the guy flip out over $500. What a joke:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum JoyMcKimkq.
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    Today, 07:45 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 PM
    Finally we are getting some Z06 convertible test figure and with the 8L90 8-speed automatic. Enthusiasts will compare the coupe and convertible figures and what should make drop top fans happy is that the Corvette Z06 Convertible does not add much weight at all over the coupe. 3613 pounds may not be light but it also is not heavy. Considering the 7-speed manual Z06 coupe weighs in at 3536 pounds the convertible adds less than 100 pounds. That is incredible (and thanks to having a soft top). This roughly 100 pounds weight difference shows in the acceleration figures as the convertible is a tenth off to 60 miles per hour, three tenths to 100 miles per hour, and two tenths and one mile per hour off in the 1/4 mile. In other words, it is just about the same exact thing but the added weight shows just slightly. The handling is just as incredible with the Z06 Convertible pulling an incredible 1.17g on the skidpad. Grip, grip, and more grip is what this car offers and the test vehicle did have the Z07 package. The convertible is everything you love about the coupe with the ability to drop the top. For those who love the sun and warm weather, the minor weight penalty is well worth it. Although since the standard Z06 can remove its top for a targa setup the convertible with its price premium will not be for everyone. It is undeniably sexy with its top off though. Specifications VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible PRICE AS TESTED:$113,835 (base price: $87,020) ENGINE TYPE:supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:376 cu in, 6162 cc Power: 650 hp @ 6400 rpm Torque: 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm TRANSMISSION:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 106.7 in Length: 177.9 in Width: 77.4 in Height:48.6 in Passenger volume: 52 cu ft Cargo volume: 10 cu ft Curb weight: 3613 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.1 sec Zero to 100 mph: 7.1 sec Zero to 130 mph: 12.3 sec Zero to 150 mph: 18.2 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 1.7 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.2 sec Standing -mile: 11.3 sec @ 126 mph Top speed (C/D est, drag limited): 185 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 134 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway: 13/21 mpg C/D observed: 15 mpg
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    The 2015 on Mustang GT's just continues to impress but we of course are familiar with the capability of the Coyote motor. Still, numbers over 700 horsepower at the wheels on pump gas are just absolutely breathtaking to behold. Not to mention they were just a hair away from 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The numbers are a bit all over the place as Roush is still testing their setup. It is based on an Eaton TVS 2.3 liter roots supercharger unit. The Phase I kit will be that basic supercharger and the Phase II and III will take things further. This particular car tested a 75mm pulley, upgraded fuel injectors, a revised Roush fuel pump booster kit, and different tuning. The numbers range from 710 to 747 horsepower at the wheels and the torque figures range from 547 to 599 lb-ft at the wheels. Impressive numbers no doubt about it. People will naturally compare these results to the 3.0 liter Whipple twin screw numbers on the same platform. Interestingly, the smaller blower is showing higher numbers on pump gas but using 93 octane whereas the Whipple numbers are on their standard low boost kit and 91 octane. Regardless, 700+ wheel horsepower with a blower on pump gas is not only a possibility, it is reality.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 PM
    john4all, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 05:08 PM
    Welcome NSJ, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    Sure let me know the next time you are around. We can grab a beer, and I'll give you a shot at balancing some stuff. Your background should make it a breeze for you to pick up.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 04:24 PM
    Rob@RBTurbo replied to a thread Turbo Balancing. in Advanced Tech
    We use both the Heins/WCB (low speed/component/dual plane) AND the CIMAT (dynamic high speed VSR and middle speed dual plane)… pretty much a requirement to get our results that we can PROVE via a dynamic balance printout. So, let us know when you are balancing to our levels. That is what you are welcome to do anytime… and requires no visits just sending proof via printouts to each of your paying customers. Pretty simple really. As for your native balancing environment, very interesting to see how it does everything from provide exhaust into the turbine to pressurizing a given engine through all of its plumbing. Heck lets even add in the wastegate operation too. We know your machine and it does very little to simulate anything real aside for cutting substantial costs in the initial tool purchase. In short you chose it because it was extremely cheap. Either way hopefully it works well enough for you to realize shortly that you had a lot to learn, which I am sure it will. Thanks, Rob
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 PM
    Ingeniator replied to a thread Turbo Balancing. in Advanced Tech
    Do you do shop tours or anything Tony. Next time I'm down in California I'd love to stop by and take a look. I'm interested in how much of the stuff I deal with actually translates.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    Good thing I still can't see what captain dipshit is typing. The fact that our second machine is the only one on the market to actually balance in the native turbo environment is why we chose it. This not only means you get a balance in the actual environement that the turbo lives in, it can be used for pulling real flow numbers from turbos installed on it for balancing. Let him spin that one for you, as I am sure he will. He has been balancing his own turbos for all of 6 months, and he is an expert. What are you doing about the turbine plane? Do you first balance the CHRA in both planes, then VSR the compressor plane only. Open invitation, come down to our shop and step onto our component balancing machine which is an industry standard Heins / WCB balancer. We will video you balancing a turbo with out needing any help. I volunteer to do the same. Better yet, bring a prebalanced rotating assembly and put it on there, we will see how close you actually get things before you assemble. You are welcome anytime!
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