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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 11:01 AM
    BMW did not produce a Z4 M car with the newest E89 generation vehicle. They raced one, but they did not actually build a street legal M car based on the E89 Z4. That's life and nothing can be done about it. These pictures below though sure make everyone wish they did build a Z4 M. This E89 Z4 is lowered on HRE S101 wheels. They are finished in a gunmetal paint which compliments the grey Z4 well. The car also features an aftermarket diffuser, trunk spoiler, front lip, and sideskirts. Oh BMW, what a marvelous car an E89 Z4M would have been. As that car does not exist this owner added on a Motiv turbo kit, Dodson upgraded DCT clutch packs, and JRZ RS coilovers creating what is the next best thing to a factory E89 M effort. Modification List: Grigio Telesto Motiv 750 Single Turbo Gruppe M Intake HPF Intercooler Dodson Upgraded Clutch Packs HRE S101 AP Racing Radical BBK JRZ RS Pro Coilovers Umbrella Cup Kit Hotchikis Sway Bars Meisterschaft Valvetronic Exhaust Tommy Kaira Rowen Rear Bumper 3D Design Front Lip 3D Design Trunk Spoiler Bride Japan Vorga Seats Custom Focal & Audison Sound SYstem
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-25-2015, 11:47 AM
    Put the car on the dyno tonight, for a few runs with the new intakes on. The results were pretty much as expected, we can most likely get more power out of the car, but 640WHP on stage 2's (or RB's), very very doubtful. These results were had with no tuner on hand, Dzenno is Skiing, and made me 2 maps one with low timing and one with the high timing (the same timing we ran last time on the dyno), well due to a miscommunication on my part they were left for IJEOS(shop car), instead of I8AOS for the car these are on. So they were unusable meaning we had one back end flash, with timing set to 10-13.5 up top, which is 2 degrees less then we ran on the previous dyno session records. We also were having a very hard time getting boost smooth in the JB, Terry, and I worked at it for about 20-40 logs, and got it to this level of smoothness, for some reason the PID had to be dropped way down as very small PWM changes were making big swings in boost, even with PID this low boost would still do weird things. It would spool then quickly drop boost, then build it again, which is that little depression in TQ you see from 3500-4250 or so, after that boost would smooth out, and track pretty well to redline. On the previous dyno the Stage 2 record was achieved on 29psi peak to 17.5 psi at redline as that is all we could make. These numbers were achieved with 27 psi peak to 22 psi at redline. We couldn't go any higher as we were getting a LOT of corrections, and LPFP was going nuts, but we can easily hold 25+ psi to redline if we can get the other issues figured out, but BP and shaft speed with those little compressors is going to be up there, and not healthy. If we matched the previous boost in the midrange, and fixed the boost drop off then rebuild issue, the curves down low would basically be identical. As far as LPFP something is really going on there, I will investigate tomorrow, as its pretty scary. With this against us, we still managed to make 576WHP/615WTQ with all these issues, once Dzenno gets back, and we can have a tuner on hand as we dyno, as well as get the LPFP, and boost figured out, the graph will smooth way out, and we have no doubt should achieve 600WHP with a few more psi, and less timing corrections. Either way, the intakes do exactly advertised, offer you much more flow to redline, and a much more flat power curve where it counts in the high end of the rev band. I threw a graph in there against 2+ as well, there really is no comparison, 2+ leaves the 15T's in the dust on about the same boost midrange and 2 psi more up top. All, and all we are happy, and these delivered as expected, once we get tuning sorted, we should have nice clean graph, and right around 600/600. Not bad for a set of Stage 2's...:naughty: Break down: VTT Stage 2's Billet 15T's VTT Silicone intakes VTT Silicone Charge pipe VTT Double Barrel HPFP upgrade Fuel-it Stage 2 LPFP with 450 inline Cobb AP with PTF custom back end flash JB4 100% E85 All runs done in 4th gear Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2 Stock intake Stage 2 Silicone Vs Stage 2+ Data Zap Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/stage-2-silicone-intake-dyno-run-476?log=0&data=1-3-4-8-10-11-17-25-26-27-28-29 Jb Log
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 01:32 PM
    Had a chance to get our development M3 strapped down for some preliminary tuning with the PURE turbos. The purpose of the testing was to evaluate the boost control, fueling, and timing, and not necessarily to extract the most power out of the setup. The test car is a 2015 DCT running a JB4, PURE Turbos, ER pipes, BMS meth kit, and K&N drop in filters. The fuel was a mix of 25% E85, 25% 91, and 50% 100. Meth was a 70% mix. There is a lot more than I want to get in to with this post so I'll just throw up a few random notes along with a bit of data. 1) All runs were done using the JB4 progressive meth control which keeps boost at stock like levels UNTIL methanol is flowing. This prevents dangerous tip-in knock and lean conditions that can come along with non-integrated meth kits. And if you ever run out of methanol or got forbid a line comes loose, you don't lose the engine. 2) These PURE turbos spool much better than I expected they would. It's really not that much worse than stock and very similar to RB turbos on an N54 for those of you coming from that platform. 3) Fueling is a major headache. The JB4 is able to alter the air/fuel ratio & fuel trims (within limits) as you can see in the attached dyno charts showing power at various air/fuel ratios. I've found the engine runs much smoother at leaner than I'd expect air/fuel ratios. Like high 12s at higher RPM. If you get it in the 11s it has a nasty misfire/stutter tendency. There is a lot more work to be done on the fueling end and we may also need to tighten up the spark plug gap for these power levels. 4) I've recently started testing a new method for JB4 direct timing adjustment intended for large turbos. It increases the adjustment window an extra 4 degrees or so. I'm thinking it will come in handy for pump gas large turbo tuning. On the current fuel mix & meth at around 29psi I found MBT to be higher than I expected. In the 11-12 degree range at higher RPM. 5) I let off most runs at around 6500-6800rpm but I can verify the turbos hold full boost to redline without issue. I'll wind it out more on the dyno next time around. Up next I'll need to grab some 60-130 times for comparison to the stock turbos! Hoping for 6s! The best our 650whp M5 ever did on a 2% slope was 7.1s.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 04:07 PM
    Juno started this morning and I already have 2" of snow on my way to maybe 36" in the next 24 hours. Thought I would clear off the drive... within 2 minutes the 45 mph winds blew the snow right back into my driveway.. anyway I am bored so will post some pics as we go along Audi A3 Quattro FTW
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 08:32 AM
    This is not surprising as BimmerBoost last year reported that all wheel drive coming to the M5 is an inevitability. What is surprising is just how quickly things are moving in that direction as BMW is already testing an xDrive all wheel drive equipped F10 M5. This all wheel drive M5 was spotted in Sweden which during the winter as you can see is a pretty good place to test traction. Apparently the front wheels did a slight burnout prompting a photographer to go underneath and see the front driveshaft confirming all wheel drive. All wheel drive is coming because these cars have become so heavy and utilize so much low end torque. The M5 is more about muscle than ever in its history and really is becoming a dragster. Well, the traditional rear wheel drive layout is making traction a problem and considering most owners just want to go fast in a straight line instead of hustle around the track (the old AMG recipe) traction off the line is the point of emphasis. Especially considering that the next generation M5 will likely get a tweaked F10 M5 S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 with horsepower bumped to the ~630 range. It is unlikely that BMW will release an all wheel drive F10 M5 (although they clearly could) and more likely that this is a test mule for the next generation M5 powertrain which will be very similar to the F10 M5 powertrain. Expect more weight on the nose, more understeer, and for traditional BMW handling characteristics and balance to take a back seat toward straightline performance. It was nice knowing you M.
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  • Sales@Gintani.com's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 09:51 AM
    Gintani is proud to introduce our full F8X M3/M4 ECU tune. With full access to the DME (Engine ECU) and great understanding of it our team has achieved great power and unlocked features such as cold start delete and cat delete. The ability to read/write from the ECU and our vast background in Forced Induction motors has allowed us to fine tune the car to great levels. Allowing the monster to come out when needed while having the comforts of a daily driven car. Our stage 1 tune on a bone stock car produced over 60WHP & 70WTQ on our DynoDynamics Dyno with 91 octane and only a small PSI increase. Much less pressure on the turbo's then a piggyback tune. With better octane fuel and downpipes 100+WHP will soon come. Our tune is a full ECU flash with no piggyback unit/Plug in box. For the past couple years piggyback tunes have grown. Piggyback tunes trick the vehicles turbo's to boost higher by playing with the voltage signals coming from the DME. With no control air/fuel ratios the power spikes up and down the powerband. Careful review of our dyno will show higher numbers while keeping the powerband stock like. Curves up and down the dyno flow almost identical to the factory powerband, achieving great smooth power. After months of dyno after dyno, and track after track our full F8X M3/M4 Tune is ready to go: 91,93,100 Octane applications Fuel Air/Fuel Ratio Adjustments Race Fuel Applications Top Speed Limit Removal Increase RPM limiter Exhaust Valves Fully Open Full Cat Delete Cold Start Delete Fuel Overrun (Catless cars only,dumps fuel for flame/burble effect from exhaust) At this moment in time the ECU must be removed and shipped to us for tuning, or you can come visit us at our Southern California facility. Price: $1299
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 11:41 AM
    Very nice numbers here from a GIAC tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. The vehicle is running the GIAC Stage II race gas tune which is an ECU flashed tune. In addition to the tune plus race gas this 991 Turbo S has the Tubi catless race exhaust and the IPD intake plenum. The owner used launch control on the runs and as you can see the car was incredibly consistent. 132 mile per hour traps each time and the 60 foot ranges by less than 1/100 of a second. That is some serious consistency not to mention the launch control system is highly efficient hitting 1.4X. The tires used are Dunlop Sport Maxx Race which is a street tire but basically an R compound. So what else is needed for this car to be the first US 9 second 991 Turbo? Good question. It is somewhat perplexing why US 991 Turbos can not break out of the 10's yet we are seeing many record breaking results on the same dragstrip in the Middle East.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 12:45 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 04:06 PM
    Low 10 second performance on the stock internal AMG M156 V8? Yep. This Weistec Stage III supercharged W204 C63 is from the Middle East and ran in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina 1/4 mile drag strip. The C63 AMG put down a very impressive run of 10.215 @ 136.658 on a 1.470 60 foot time. The car of course features the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec M156 supercharger package and in addition the Weistec 'Bulletproof' transmission upgrade. As far as C63 AMG's are concerned this is the quickest and fastest stock internal pass recorded. Additionally, compared this time to a 10.4 @ 134.43 an Australian C63 managed with the Weistec Stage III package on pump gas. With race gas and maybe slightly more boost it certainly looks like a 9 second C63 AMG on stock internals is possible. Video below (recorded with a potato unfortunately): EDIT: The car features aftermarket forged internals:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 12:36 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 03:58 PM
    Low 10 second performance on the stock internal AMG M156 V8? Yep. This Weistec Stage III supercharged W204 C63 is from the Middle East and ran in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina 1/4 mile drag strip. The C63 AMG put down a very impressive run of 10.215 @ 136.658 on a 1.470 60 foot time. The car of course features the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec M156 supercharger package and in addition the Weistec 'Bulletproof' transmission upgrade. As far as C63 AMG's are concerned this is the quickest and fastest stock internal pass recorded. Additionally, compared this time to a 10.4 @ 134.43 an Australian C63 managed with the Weistec Stage III package on pump gas. With race gas and maybe slightly more boost it certainly looks like a 9 second C63 AMG on stock internals is possible. Video below (recorded with a potato unfortunately): EDIT: The car features aftermarket forged internals:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    Say hello to a new vendor and a new tuner on the scene, Miami Tuning Group. Many of you have seen a lot of S63TU tunes have hit the market in short order as F-Series ECU's have been cracked. What will separate these tunes is namely pricing and features. What is nice to see here are timeslips accompanying the dyno chart. How about cracking 130 in the 1/4 mile with just a tune? This is a Florida result so keep in mind the fuel is 93 octane pump. The M6 turns into quite the beast with just a tune so imagine the possibilities with a race gas tune and bolt ons. Regarding the output figures the S63TU goes to 588 wheel horsepower from the stock 524 wheel horsepower. The peak torque figures rises by just under 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels getting very close to breaking 600 lb-ft at the wheels. You should also notice the torque gains are through the entire curve. Expect to see more MTG over the next few weeks.
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  • DD GT3 RD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 AM
    Not sure if this was ever posted, if a repost please delete. Pretty fast! LaFerrari: 0-60 2.7 1/4 9.6 @ 157 mph P1: 0-60 2.6 1/4 9.8 148.9 mph http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1503-hybrid-is-the-new-fast-ferrari-laferrari-vs-mclaren-p1/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 08:31 PM
    The M133 engine is finally getting more flash options on the market. Up until now Renntech was the only tuner offering a real flash tune. The vast majority of the other M133 tuning options were piggyback tunes which of course have their plusses and minuses depending on your tuning goals. Flash tunes tends to offer more control over various parameters but it is ultimately personal preference. What is important is that M133 tuning is taking strides forward which is good for everyone. Eurocharged recorded a baseline wheel horsepower figure of 330. After the tune this rises to 380 for a very impressive gain of 50 wheel horsepower. The baseline torque figure is 334 lb-ft at the wheels. After the tune the peak torque rises to 430 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 96 lb-ft. The M133 definitely offers incredibly torque stock and tuned. The turbo does look like it runs out of steam past 5500 rpm though as if the torque did not drop off so sharply the M133 would easily make over 400 wheel horsepower. The Eurocharged tune retails for a very reasonable $999. The ECU must be sent in to either the Houston or Toronto location. OBD-II flashing is not yet possible but that will come with time. This is just the beginning but the future of M133 tuning certainly is bright.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    This may be the first McLaren P1 and LaFerrari comparison test to provide some real data. CAR Magazine put up a pathetic attempt at a comparison between the two last year. Automobile Magazine does a much better job in their write up and data but something still feels amiss. These are very fast million plus dollar supercars that are the absolute bleeding edge of high performance hybrid technology for street cars. That is all fine and dandy but these are not dragsters. Where is the track comparison component? It is somewhat odd we only get 1/4 mile acceleration figure and that some of the other data listed is based off estimates. They did not weigh the cars for example. How much these cars weigh with their hybrid drivetrains and how close the real world weight is to the manufacturer claims is kind of a big deal. We want to see how light high performance hybrid drivetrains can be made. 3150 pounds for the LaFerrari sounds great on paper but it is an estimate. It may way that much or it could be lighter or heavier. The only way to know for sure is to actually test it. Why have a test and omit this? The biggest omission though is the lack of laptimes from a professional driver. Which one of these cars laps a track the quickest? Automobile sort of dances around this stating the P1 sticks with the LaFerrari around Maranello roads. You may know Maranello is in Italy and you may be getting the feeling this was a Ferrari controlled test hence the lack of real data. We do get acceleration figures but considering the article reeks of Ferrari influence and control how much faith do we put into them? Would Ferrari release figures showing anything less than superiority from the LaFerrari? Why is there no video? How were the cars tested? What equipment? Were they tested on the same day? Are you starting to see the problem here? Although this is the best 'comparison' if you want to call it that to date it is still severely lacking. It may be due to Ferrari politics which it probably is. Either way, this is far from over. Ferrari LaFerrari Specifications Base Price: $1.4 million (est) Engine: 6.3L DOHC 48-valve V-12/789 hp @ 9,000 rpm, 516 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm, plus 161-hp, 199-lb-ft electric motor; 950 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 12/16 mpg city/highway Suspension F/R: Control arms/multilink Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 265/30ZR-19 (93Y)/345/30ZR-20 (106Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 185.1 x 78.4 x 43.9 in Wheelbase: 104.3 in Weight: 3,150 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.7 sec Mile: 9.6 sec @ 157.0 mph Top Speed: 217 mph McLaren P1 Specifications Base Price: $1.15 million Engine: 3.8L DOHC 32-valve twin-turbo V-8/ 727 hp @ 7,500 rpm, 531 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, plus 177-hp , 192-lb-ft electric motor; 904 hp combined Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Layout: 2-door, 2-passenger, mid-engine RWD coupe EPA Mileage: 17 mpg/18 mpge combined Suspension F/R: Control arms, coil springs Brakes: Carbon-ceramic discs Tires F/R: 245/35ZR-19 (93Y) / 315/30ZR-20 (101Y) Pirelli P Zero Corsa L x W x H: 180.6 x 76.6 x 46.8 in Wheelbase: 105.1 in Weight: 3,300 lb (est) Weight Dist. F/R: 41/59% 0-60 mph: 2.6 sec Mile: 9.8 sec @ 148.9 mph Top Speed: 217 mph Source
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