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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 PM
    Tuning for the 991.2 generation Porsche 911 9A2 3.0 models is not coming easily. The ECU is posing problems and only GIAC is doing any sort of flash tuning at the moment. They require removing the ecu and they also have a price point of $2500. With limited flash tuning options piggybacks have a place in the market at least early on. DTE Systems in Germany offers a tuning box with the following claims: A 991.2 Carrera owner in Bangkok tested the DTE box out. His car has the full Fabspeed exhaust including headers as well as sport cats and an IPD plenum so it will make more power and torque than stock. The dyno type is a Dynocom which in our experience reads slightly higher than a Dynojet: Apologies for the tiny graph but in the top performance mode the DTE box picks up 33 wheel horsepower and 44 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Modest gains but close enough to the claims by DTE. BoostAddict has a VR Tuning Box for the Project 991.2 Carrera that has yet to be installed. It is a different hardware unit than the DTE box without selectable modes. Vivid Racing also claims greater gains. Expect dyno testing in the next few weeks. Note: Ignore the Carrera S badging in the dyno video. The owner added it along with the exhaust tips to make it look like an S.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 PM
    Pretty good performance here although we expect more out of the car based on some acceleration videos posted. A 12.3 @ 115 in the 1/4 mile is respectable but this was done during the summer and the vehicle should be capable of breaking into the 11's with the all wheel drive. The owner mentioned a shifting issue: Maybe the quickest way to get it down the strip is to hit the shifts manually? We'll get a better idea as more owners take delivery but it is odd to hear about a shifting issue like this that was not present in the video linked in the beginning of the article.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 PM
    Porsche was expected to bring a hybrid system to the 911 with the 992 generation. That will not be happening. Why? Because of the added weight. Not to mention the added cost and complexity would push the 911 price into the stratosphere (as if it wasn't expensive to begin with). This may be a response to money troubles at VW but canceling a hybrid 911 is not a bad thing for enthusiasts. It will keep the weight and price down. The 992 is expected to be a little bit longer and wider. The engine will likely be pushed forward as well. That means better balance and handling. Will they be able to keep it light though? The target should be 31XX pounds for a manual 992. We will have to wait and see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 PM
    I don't think we have any Giulia guys. NVM, actually, we do. turco has one. You could ask him.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 PM
    Remember those people who were saying the Voodoo V8 would not lend itself well to boost due to its increased revs, displacement, and compression ratio compared to the Coyote V8? Send them a link a to this post. At 17.5 psi of boost this GT350 makes 1030 horses at the wheels. Torque is 797 lb-ft at the wheels. This is all courtesy of a Procharger F1A centrifugal blower. This is the highest horsepower stock internal Mustang GT350 Voodoo V8 in the world. Just jaw dropping numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 PM
    You definitely do. I look forward to your data and I'll probably do a writeup on it. It's nice to see something new though. M156 tuning has been stale for quite a while.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    While you should take that quote above with a huge grain of salt (most of the "beta crew" know fuck-all about anything), it does appear that their V7 is making power over their previous tunes to the order of 20whp or so. It's the first full rewrite of their tuning, and by using HPTuners they've been able to unlock and access new areas to tune (VVT). I've got 82mm throttle bodies incoming, and once I get them on I'll book some dyno time and get a custom tune by EC and see what's going on. I keep crazy records, so should be able to post up some before/after dyno and track numbers that bound to be are better than the "butt dyno" referenced above. I'm pretty tapped out from a NA perspective, and a bit more power would be welcomed.
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    I also forgot to mention, if you're running 18" or bigger wheels you can get their "oversized" front rotors. Takes you from oem size of 338x28mm to 350x28mm. This kit includes pads and a small bracket to move the caliper so you can fit the oversized rotors. They are the only company out there offering upgrades like this for us 1er's. That option is still 3-4lbs lighter per corner then oem :) http://www.racingbrake.com/Two-piece-rotor-Open-Slot-135i-Over-sized-Big-p/2232-k.htm
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    Yup. You get the whole set front and rear for around $1400 with pads shipped using the gs-10 code. you can buy front BBK used for around 2k. I know it's not the cheapest option for a lot of people out there but it's a great in between. These things can take some serious abuse :)
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Today, 11:50 AM
    Not really, the only other OEM size lightweight 2 PC replacement option are the ECS ones at $500 for JUST rotors no pads. So actually very comparable in price to the other option. The ECS ones ONLY come in drilled/slotted, weigh 1.3lbs more PER side and cannot be rebuilt. They aren't cheap but they aren't overpriced either.
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    Today, 10:32 AM
    Harbeans, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:14 AM
    Probably getting close to 1/3 or 1/2 the cost of a used bbk. Glad you like them.
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  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 07:26 AM
    Way too expensive for what it is man
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    Hey guys I decided to pull the trigger on some 2 peice light weight rotors and pads from racing brake. To give you some background I do a lot of 1/2 mile racing and have warped multiple sets of rotors and cracked pads from the high speed stops. Wanted to give some initial testing feedback on the RB OE replacement rotors and high temp XT910 street pads. I did a few consecutive 130mph down to about 40mph hard stops back to back after I bead them in. On the stock 135i rotors this would have warped the rotors and cracked the pads. The RB rotors and pads took it like a champ! No pedal fade no vibrations just a crisp bite at the pedal as I expected. These rotors performed flawlessly through my stress tests and I am confident they will not warp after the next 1/2 mile event.Since the high speed stops I have done 3 separate canyon runs with the new setup, they have performed flawlessly with no squeak and much less brake dust over the oem stuff. the pedal feel is different then stock, you really have to push harder on the pedal when coming in hot which is a little weird to get used to cus the stock pads bite so hard with such little input.... Prob why they warp so easy ha! These rotors are 2 peice so when it's time for replacement you can order the rotor rings by them selves and re use the aluminum hat to cut down on replacement costs. Also these rotors shave 10-12 lbs of rotational weight in the front and another 10lbs if you choose to buy the rears also. To me that is worth it in itself. I purchased a front set first cus I didn't see a ton of independent reviews on the full kit. After about a week with the front rotors and pads I knew I had to have the rears. The look and unsprung weight savings alone is well worth the cost in my book. The front pads retain the OEM brake sensor while the rear pads do not. As far as I know Racing Brake is the ONLY company out there that makes a 2 PC light weight OE replaceable rear rotor for the 135i. You can really feel the difference with these things on all 4 corners! the car feels really light on its feet and feels like it turns in quicker. If you purchase the front and rear rotors/pads together you save also to save some additional money at check out use code GS-10. :music-rockout: Here are some pictures....
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    Today, 01:24 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    I'm kind of laughing at yours. How is intentionally restricting airflow not operator error? I disagree. Ask any quality tuner about tuning on the dyno and they will tell you they get great results on eddy current dynos such as the Dyno Dynamics or Mustang. I don't see it as a marketing tool first. You do.
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  • zinner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    When I see statements like this I chuckle. They system isn't setup to prevent errors. The software could insist on certain probes and parameters if it wanted to be fair. The chassis dyno is a marketing tool 1st, a testing tool a distant 2nd. That is my point
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    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum dan-db9.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    A back and forth between Iroz Motorsport and APR is taking place on the EA888 2.0 liter MQB platform VW's. APR raised the bar with a new overall platform pass of 10.112 @ 142.76 last week in a front wheel drive MKVII Volkswagen GTI. Well, that record was broken and by quite a bit. It now stands at 9.580 @ 145.44. Incredible when you consider this was just done at the very slow Autoclub Dragway in Fontana at over 4000 feet of density altitude. Not a record breaking track and definitely not record breaking conditions. Yet, here we are. Iroz crushed their previous 10.2 second pass. Is this battle over? The IMS780 upgraded Golf R is able to put this power down thanks to all wheel drive with a Dodson upgraded dual clutch transmission. It will be hard for the record setting APR Stage III+ MKVII GTI to match the elapsed time. It certainly is incredible how well this platform is doing.
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