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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:52 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:45 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 11:41 AM
    How is everyone feeling about this?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 03:53 PM
    Congratulations to BimmerBoost member akh23456 for topping his personal best and also according to our information setting the fastest F10 M5 trap speed seen on the 1/4 mile drag strip thus far. With bolt on modifications and race gas he me managed a 11.580 @ 130.08 1/4 mile pass at the ATCO strip in New Jersey. His best elapsed time hit 11.321 @ 128.57 although the trap speed dropped with the better traction off the line. These two slips are a good illustration of how trap speed and elapsed time relate and can be swayed by the launch. @akh23456's modifications consist of MS109 race gas, custom Undercover Performance catless exhaust system, and a BMS tune. Well done and congrats:
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Great results here on a built motor supercharged E46 M3 which belongs to BimmerBoost member BMtroubleYOU. He got his S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports who dropped the compression to 11.0:1 (the OEM S54 is 11.5:1). He also added the VAC Motorsports Stage 1 ported cylinder head. Next up was a VF-Engineering VF570 kit which includes a Vortech V3si blower. As the motor is built he upped the boost to 14 psi along with 50/50 water methanol injection. The result is an impressive 633 wheel horsepower pull although there is a bit of a spike at the end. Regardless, there are multiple pulls over 600 wheel horsepower and this is one of the strongest supercharged E46 M3's in the world. Full details in the owner's own words below along with the dynographs. Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR Stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") Headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle bodies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:41 PM
    The next generation Audi R8 will essentially mirror the Lamborghini Huracan. This should be no surprise to anyone as the current generation Audi R8 is essentially a reskinned Lamborghini Gallardo with the option of a V8 under the hood. However, the current generation R8 is available with a manual transmission although that is set to change. As the Huracan is not available with a manual the R8 based on it will not be either likely as a cost cutting move. Heinz Holleweger who is the managing director of Quattro GmbH stated, "There is almost no desire from our customers to have a manual gearbox. In the R8, the take-up of manual gearboxes is currently less than five per cent." We can not blame Audi for not including a manual if customers have not shown they want a manual. As far as what to expect for the new R8 Holleweger stated, "You can look at a Lamborghini and think of that." Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 03:24 PM
    Ford, you have our respect. It is very cool to see a company that gets enthusiasts and knows they want performance out of their cars. Seeing Ford Racing take a trio of new 2015 Mustangs to the dragstrip and pushing them is just so damn cool. Talk about an enthusiast friendly company! Guess there is a reason the Mustang comes with a line lock right from the factory, eh? The new Mustang has an IRS (independent rear suspension) so Ford wants to prove the car is still capable on the strip despite the loss of the live rear axle. The Ford guys state they like drag racing as it stresses the drivetrain and that certainly is correct. Their idea is to exceed the production parts with the Ford Racing parts but make sure reliability is retained. Definitely cool and definitely cool to see the parts tested on the dragstrip. So how did the new 2.3 liter Ecoboost do? Ford Racing gave it a rear subframe kit, heavy duty half-shafts, drive shaft safety loops, exhaust, ECU tuning, and drag radials. The result? A 12.56 @ 109. That is seriously impressive and should alleviate any concerns about a four-cylinder Mustang. Next up they did bolt on modifications to a Mustang GT 5.0. Essentially the same set of modifications as with the Ecoboost model although they also added headers. With a very nice launch on the slicks they hit an 11.77 @ 116. Easy 11's for the GT 5.0 which is no surprise. Last but not least, how about a blown Mustang GT? The supercharged car went 10.97 @ 128 in the 1/4. The fact that Ford modified their Mustangs and took them out to the strip to post results is simply awesome. Imagine BMW or Mercedes doing that.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:41 AM
    This really is not shocking but it does hint at a changing of the guard. Hybrid sports cars are here to stay and we will see technology trickle down across various manufacturers. In the case of Porsche it is very easy to see where it will happen. Technology, engineering, and testing employed with the 918 Spyder will find its way into the 911. There is no longer debate about hybrid sports cars they are here and they work astonishingly well. The decision is not official for the a hybrid 911 but in a recent interview Porsche CEO Matthias Muller stated, "This hybrid technology has two reasons: one is CO2, but another reason for us for this technology is sportiness. As we have proved in the 918 Spyder … it can work. So it can also be a solution for 911.” He is right, the 918 Spyder proves it can work. By 2018 the idea of a hybrid 911 will pretty much be standard thinking. The more likely question being asked regarding the next generation 911 is if a non-hybrid version will be available. Source
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 02:47 PM
    Well here is (and that was quick!) Eisenmann's full valved exhaust system for the new F80 M3 and the F82 M4. The Eisenmann system is a complete downpipe back system and includes valved options. It is also available as a rear section only of course and is modular if you wish to add pieces as you go. BimmerBoost premier vendor IND-Distribution has the full release and pictures below. The only additional thing BimmerBoost would like to see is a before and after dyno showing the power gains on the system although an improvement in the S55 engine sound quality alone makes a full exhaust more than worth it. Please visit www.ind-distribution.com for further details or contact @Ilia@IND @Nate@IND or @IND-Distribution on the forums for pricing and purchase information. When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. Simply put, the M3/4 is BMW’s latest masterpiece, and has made all of us at IND fall in love with BMW M all over again. Watching BMW create and engineer their new F8x inspired us and Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH to respond in kind. We knew that we could not simply connect a series of pipes to a generic canister and attach exhaust tips at the end. Every aspect of the design had to be analyzed, evaluated, and perfected until the exhaust system as a whole was absolutely flawless. Eisenmann did not approach the design of this exhaust system with the idea of beating their competitors- Eisenmann’s only peer in this race would be BMW M itself, and no stone could be left unturned. Today, we are happy to introduce Eisenmann’s own masterpiece, the F8x M3/4 Eisenmann Heritage valved exhaust system. Eisenmann’s Stuttgart-based engineers have leveraged 30 years of heritage as Germany’s premier exhaust manufacturer as well as decades of experience as OE designers and manufacturers for Porsche and AMG to create the M3/4 Heritage exhaust system. Each system is constructed from high grade 304 stainless steel, with a specific attention to wall thickness throughout to create the best combination of fantastic sound and reduced weight. The canisters are machine-pressed into a shape specifically designed for the F8x M cars using a series of deep draw dies, resulting in extremely high canister rigidity and contributing to Eisenmann’s signature tone. The canister shape was specifically created to completely eliminate the canisters from the rear view of the car, drastically improving the appearance of the F8x cars. Multiple internal flow paths work in unison with BMW’s Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus ECU programming, and enable Eisenmann’s valve control to have a variable but drastic effect on the exhaust system’s personality, yielding a quiet tone while cruising and a fearsome growl under full load. Eisenmann’s Heritage system is available as a rear section or complete exhaust system, enabling M3/4 owners to choose their sound level in stages. The complete system will include everything from the exhaust tips to the BMW downpipes, allowing for a bolt-on solution for easy installation and an aggressive sound. Improved flow capacity gives the exhaust system sufficient overhead for future modifications, removing any restriction in the system and enabling the F8x’s S55 powerplant to make even more power. The new “Signature” tip combines what was great about BMW M’s design with the classic Eisenmann LeMans style to create something that is both at home on BMW’s new M car and also an homage to Eisenmann’s own classic tip designs. Eisenmann’s new “Signature” tips are specifically designed to emulate the style of the BMW M tips, to allow our clients to remain within the M realm of design and appearance, while simultaneously having something very unique- the added “LeMans style” inner tip is an Eisenmann hallmark, and has been unique to Eisenmann for over a decade. In short, we are confident that this is the best Eisenmann F8x M exhaust possible. We are thrilled to present the new F8x M3/4 exhaust system to M enthusiasts worldwide!
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