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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    Whoa. This turbo E30 belongs to BimmerBoost member @Nisse Järnet and a hell of an E30 it is. Let's start with it being an all wheel drive 325ix. Yes, ix, not xi. That means it can put down the power from the turbocharged and built M50B28 inline-6. How much power? Good question. What we know is it is not at full boost. It doesn't need it. The GT3 RS gets a jump but the 325 flies by at higher speeds as if the GT3 RS is standing still. The 991 GT3 RS is obviously built for the track but it is no slouch in a straight line. Once this Bavarian hot rod spools though, game over. Modifications on the BMW are: M50B28 fully built, PT6765 turbo, Autronic SM4 ECU, active 4WD.
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
    19 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    This may be the best carbon fiber rim on the market if you take into account weight, pricing, and strength. A couple months back BoostAddict posted about the lightest carbon fiber wheels on the market from a company named ESE Carbon. We have yet to see anyone run their wheels or any independent testing. Also, there are concerns about strength with a full carbon fiber rim. Forgeline and Emergent are taking a bit of a different approach. The barrel is carbon fiber from Emergent but Forgeline provides their forged wheel expertise as the center is metal, not carbon fiber. Plus, with a name like Forgeline Motorsports involved you know these wheels are the real deal and can withstand the rigors of motorsport let alone street driving. The rims will be available in two styles in 20 and 21 inch fitments. The question is, how much money? Also, what do they weigh? These are rather important details that are omitted. Either way, more carbon wheel options are coming onto the market and that is a good thing for all enthusiasts. FORGELINE ANNOUNCES NEW CARBON+FORGED WHEELS WITH EMERGENT CARBON RIMS New Carbon+Forged Series wheels offer unparalleled style and performance. DAYTON, Ohio - Racing wheel expert Forgeline Motorsports has entered an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT(tm) Carbon Wheels and launched its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. The company that is known for its unyielding commitment to technology and performance innovation is taking another leap forward with the new wheel line that combines weight-optimized CNC machined forged aluminum centers with Emergent's revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels. The innovative made-to-order wheel series delivers the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling and unprecedented lightweight performance. Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to an entirely new set of appearance and performance standards, featuring super lightweight carbon fiber barrels that utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system and an unusually large carbon weave pattern. These high-tech characteristics create rims that are visually distinctive and 42% lighter than equivalent aluminum wheels. The weight reduction is achieved in the wheel's most critical outer perimeter where the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia is achieved for real-world improvements in acceleration, braking, cornering, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy. The superior quality carbon fiber barrels of Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact and damage resistance and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series are the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the style-conscious CF202 (featuring a unique directional split-5 spoke design). Available in 20- and 21-inch fitments, both wheels are uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sports cars, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW models. The new Carbon+Forged wheels and other Forgeline wheels are available through a nationwide network of Forgeline partners. For more information, visit forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093. About Forgeline Motorsports Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world's fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093. About EMERGENT Carbon Wheels Emergent Carbon Wheels engineers and manufactures advanced carbon fiber automotive wheels for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company develops proprietary and patent-pending designs and manufacturing methods to overcome limitations previously associated with carbon fiber reinforced polymer wheels. Learn more at emergentcarbon.com.
    5 replies | 294 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    The BMW F87 M2 obviously is getting a lot of aftermarket attention and rightfully so as it is supposed to be the lightest track car in the BMW M lineup. It is not exactly light but for track junkies who want more downforce RevoZport may have them covered with their upcoming Raze M2 aero kit. Now, it's becoming kind of a nuisance when companies continue to release renderings instead of actual pictures of their products. Does this look good? Yes, it sure does. It also isn't real. Where are the pictures of the real thing? RevoZport states they will offer an adjustable front lip, adjustable wing, and optional canards: Ok, very cool. How much downforce do these pieces add? How are they being tested? Do they have a windtunnel? Is it all just simulation? Is this for looks or actual track performance? The press release leaves a lot to be desired as far as answering these questions. In 2012, RevoZport introduced the first ever complete aero and performance kit for the BMW 1M at SEMA. The program was a great success and highly regarded as one of the best designed aftermarket upgrade for the BMW 1M. The design shaved 60kg of weight through by replacing some panels with carbon fibre ones and changing the exhaust into titanium. The performance was staggering on track. Today, the BMW M2 (F87) is faster, has wider track-width and more power, so naturally it needs a mean looking aerokit to live up to its performance. This time RevoZport took most of the elements from its predecessor and added even more. At the front, we have a 3 way adjustable front splitter (Street, Sport and Track setup) with cooling vents routing cold air directly to the brake discs. The canards around the front bumper vents area ram more air to the oil cooler and keeps the engine cool at all times while the vented hood is proven to extract hot air directly from the radiator. All of which are designed for the purpose of keeping the motor at its optimum temperature during hard driving. On the side, the door sills extends the front part of the rear wheel arch to give that muscular fender-flare look that reminiscence a Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. Towards the back, you will see the GT spoiler designed with a swan neck mount which from the CFD (Computer fluid dynamics) shows that the support mounted from the top of the spoiler blade actually produce better downforce than from the bottom. Finally, the vented diffuser is designed not only to provide better ground effect but also can help vent the heat from the exhaust muffler.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    This may be the best carbon fiber rim on the market if you take into account weight, pricing, and strength. A couple months back BoostAddict posted about the lightest carbon fiber wheels on the market from a company named ESE Carbon. We have yet to see anyone run their wheels or any independent testing. Also, there are concerns about strength with a full carbon fiber rim. Forgeline and Emergent are taking a bit of a different approach. The barrel is carbon fiber from Emergent but Forgeline provides their forged wheel expertise as the center is metal, not carbon fiber. Plus, with a name like Forgeline Motorsports involved you know these wheels are the real deal and can withstand the rigors of motorsport let alone street driving. The rims will be available in two styles in 20 and 21 inch fitments. The question is, how much money? Also, what do they weigh? These are rather important details that are omitted. Either way, more carbon wheel options are coming onto the market and that is a good thing for all enthusiasts. FORGELINE ANNOUNCES NEW CARBON+FORGED WHEELS WITH EMERGENT CARBON RIMS New Carbon+Forged Series wheels offer unparalleled style and performance. DAYTON, Ohio - Racing wheel expert Forgeline Motorsports has entered an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT(tm) Carbon Wheels and launched its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. The company that is known for its unyielding commitment to technology and performance innovation is taking another leap forward with the new wheel line that combines weight-optimized CNC machined forged aluminum centers with Emergent's revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels. The innovative made-to-order wheel series delivers the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling and unprecedented lightweight performance. Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to an entirely new set of appearance and performance standards, featuring super lightweight carbon fiber barrels that utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system and an unusually large carbon weave pattern. These high-tech characteristics create rims that are visually distinctive and 42% lighter than equivalent aluminum wheels. The weight reduction is achieved in the wheel's most critical outer perimeter where the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia is achieved for real-world improvements in acceleration, braking, cornering, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy. The superior quality carbon fiber barrels of Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact and damage resistance and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series are the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the style-conscious CF202 (featuring a unique directional split-5 spoke design). Available in 20- and 21-inch fitments, both wheels are uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sports cars, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW models. The new Carbon+Forged wheels and other Forgeline wheels are available through a nationwide network of Forgeline partners. For more information, visit forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093. About Forgeline Motorsports Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world's fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093. About EMERGENT Carbon Wheels Emergent Carbon Wheels engineers and manufactures advanced carbon fiber automotive wheels for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company develops proprietary and patent-pending designs and manufacturing methods to overcome limitations previously associated with carbon fiber reinforced polymer wheels. Learn more at emergentcarbon.com.
    5 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:04 PM
    Chevrolet is bringing out the big guns with the C7 generation ZR1 Corvette. This is going to be the highest performance C7 and highest performance Corvette of all time. With the way the Grand Sport is performing the ZR1 is likely shooting for nothing less than being the best performance car on the market at any price point. The fact it will punch well above its weight is just a huge bonus. Those aerodynamics you see including the huge rear wing are there for performance on the track. Chevy listened to complaints about Z06 traction. They also likely listened to complaints about the motor. They won't admit it but their small blower choice was a mistake. They have to spin it way too hard generating too much heat and while it provides great torque and response down low it does not have much a top end punch. Plus, the torque down low only complicates traction issues. Will get it the rumored LT5 twin turbo V8? Time will tell. Expect this to be the baddest Corvette ever made.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    This is rather strange. What is the point? The interior just looks awkward. Somebody decided they wanted to sit in the middle of their 997 cabrio so they pushed the dash, steering column, shifter, seat, etc., to the right. Why? Maybe they were trying to emulate a McLaren F1 style center cockpit with two rear seats on either side to make a three-seater? What other explanation is there really? If you want this, it's for sale. The seller is asking for $53,491 and you have to wonder who will pony that up: https://www.carfax.com/vehicles/WP0CB2A99AS754083-used-2010-porsche-911-carrera-s--roswell
    2 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    Can you honestly say you can't relate to this? After a weekend of partying FIAT heir Lapo Elkann (grandson of FIAT founder Gianni Agnelli) was arrested in New York due to faking his own kidnapping and attempting to extort a ransom. As it turns out, you can rack up a rather large tab during a drug filled binge with hookers. How large? $10,000 which should be chump change for him. The problem is his family cut him off. Why? Because of too much partying with hookers. I mean, if you can't spend your weekends snorting lines off a hookers ass what is the point of being an heir? Apparently Lapo did not understand the way for spoiled brats to make money in this country is to release a sex tape and then become independently wealthy. Have we learned nothing from the respectable success stories that are the Hiltons and Kardashians? Running up a bill you can't pay partying with a transgender escort is simply not the way to go. This is not the first time this has happened as back in 2005 Elkann barely survived a heroin and cocaine overdose when again he was partying with tranny prostitutes. You can't make this stuff up: Life must be pretty hard for this guy. Having a cushy executive job at FIAT due to nepotism and waiting to inherit a family fortune is just too tough of a life for some people. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Can you honestly say you can't relate to this? After a weekend of partying FIAT heir Lapo Elkann (grandson of FIAT founder Gianni Agnelli) was arrested in New York due to faking his own kidnapping and attempting to extort a ransom. As it turns out, you can rack up a rather large tab during a drug filled binge with hookers. How large? $10,000 which should be chump change for him. The problem is his family cut him off. Why? Because of too much partying with hookers. I mean, if you can't spend your weekends snorting lines off a hookers ass what is the point of being an heir? Apparently Lapo did not understand the way for spoiled brats to make money in this country is to release a sex tape and then become independently wealthy. Have we learned nothing from the respectable success stories that are the Hiltons and Kardashians? Running up a bill you can't pay partying with a transgender escort is simply not the way to go. This is not the first time this has happened as back in 2005 Elkann barely survived a heroin and cocaine overdose when again he was partying with tranny prostitutes. You can't make this stuff up: Life must be pretty hard for this guy. Having a cushy executive job at FIAT due to nepotism and waiting to inherit a family fortune is just too tough of a life for some people. Source
    2 replies | 66 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Welcome Mag1c Carp3t, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 PM
    Is the transmission tunnel different? Otherwise I would assume you just need to swap subframe and driveline. I saw a red ix for sale near me not too long ago but it was mint and he wanted a lot of money for it.
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  • 93siro's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    It seems that the transfer case is actually bullet proof. The front diff spider gears and driveshaft spline is the problem. I'm really wanting to build one of these now. Swaping ix bits into a rwd shell seems to bit tricky though. (we didn't get the ix here)
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:11 AM
    Also isn't the center diff just a viscous coupling not a clutch pack like newer xdrive? I always heard the driveline on thes ix's were not too strong.
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