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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Hello, This is one of my first threads over here at BimmerBoost. I had been visiting tacopost but I have been frequenting this forum more and more. I hope you all find this of value. I would like to post my review of the El Cholo taco solution for proper satisfaction of human hunger. I have previously eaten many tacos outfitted with other ingredients and I was never close to satisfied. It just didn't feel like the tacos I know and love. There's this taco place I'm not affiliated with AT ALL called El Cholo that just has awesome tacos. Seriously, they are great! They also have Taco Tuesday with $2 taco deals and margarita deals that you wouldn't believe. They also treat me well and look at these tacos: The facility is pretty nice too: They even have enchiladas if you don't want tacos! I'm just a taco enthusiast trying to share my tacos enthusiasm with fellow taco enthusiasts. Please pay no attention to my e-mail address being sticky@elcholo.com. I hope you all have some yummy yummy tacos!
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 02:25 AM
    Porscheboost works ok though, any chance of this being fixed?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-21-2014, 07:11 PM
    There was a time where this Ferrari would have been unthinkable. An all wheel drive four seat hatchback Ferrari? How high are you? Well, apparently just as high as whatever engineer at Ferrari put the idea forward as the reality of the situation is that the Ferrari FF is a four seat all wheel drive hatchback Ferrari. It is kind of cool in its own way as it is so different from anything else in the Ferrari lineup. It also is pretty damn fast with an Enzo inspired 6.3 liter naturally aspirated 651 horsepower V12 under the hood. The BMW F10 M5 also has room for passengers but features four doors and seats five. That extra seat comes with an extra $200,000 in your pocket as well. The M5 is your prototypical German luxury sports sedan. It has less horsepower on paper than the Ferrari at a rated 560 (very underrated 560) and similar paper torque figures. In reality, the F10 M5 likely has around the same horsepower as the FF although the FF is not exactly a car that owners put on the dyno all the time. The M5 also clearly has more torque at the wheels which is where it counts. It is a very good race between the two dual clutch cars. However, as speeds rise the all wheel drive of the Ferrari becomes a penalty despite being an efficient system. The FF's weight also is not helping as independent figures have it at a similar weight to the M5 in the 4200 pound range. The M5 pulls until it hits the limiter. Keep in mind the FF is doing itself no favors with three people in the car to the M5's two. The M5 technically wins but considering the source of the video that is no surprise. It also would not surprise us if the M5 happened to have some mods that were not mentioned. Either way, the cars are two very fun ways to go fast with some friends. In the FF's case, even in the snow.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 06:33 PM
    Dinan launched a new BMW club racing engine based on the S65 V8 out of the E9X M3 models. Dinan increases the bore and stroke to increase displacement from 4.0 liters to 4.6 liters. Just as with Dinan's standard S65 stroker motor the bore and stroke goes to 94mm x 83mm. Now might be a good time to bring up an old BimmerBoost S65 V8 stroker comparison article from 2010. This was the statement BimmerBoost made about the potential of the S65 stroker motors: 'By shifting the power band to the left the torque curve falls off faster not allowing the stroker to show full potential with the stock cam profile that was not designed for it. Neither Dinan or RDsport address the cams.' Well come 2014 Dinan does address the cams and that explains why the club racing S65 engine makes an additional 80 horsepower over the standard stroker. Dinan is essentially giving the motor a dry sump, adding Schrick cams, and a more aggressive tune. Now, $39,999.00 is a lot of money for a stroked S65 with a dry sump oiling system one can get from VAC and Schrick cams. Especially considering the engine requires a standalone engine control system that is not included in the price. That means this engine gets up close to $50k when all is said and done. Now, there is no point to have another discussion on Dinan pricing as Dinan is well aware of his own pricing. BimmerBoost could build this motor for almost half the price though and have it tuned on the stock DME meaning you could use it in a street car if you wanted to without the need for a standalone ECU. What is really nice to see is more aggressive cams paired with the stroker motor. So Dinan's 580 horsepower quoted output is about right considering an RD Sport stroker without the aftermarket cams hits 441 wheel horsepower (Dinan in customary fashion does not provide a dynograph at the wheels): One could expect in the ~500 whp range depending on the tune and fuel quality in naturally aspirated form from a stroked S65 V8 paired with some aggressive cams. That certainly would be a lot of fun on the racetrack which is obviously what this motor is built for. Dinan: For those seeking the ultimate high performance driving experience, Dinan has once again redefined M3 performance with a bored and stroked 4.6 liter version of BMW's V-8 engine complete with a dry sump lubrication system and solid lifter camshafts. The engine produces 580 horsepower at 8200 RPM along with increased torque of 390 lb-ft at 6900 RPM. The engine is supplied as an assembled long-block, fully prepared.. Due to the engine’s high state of tune, a Bosch or Motec stand-alone engine management system is required to run this breed of S65 engine. Dinan's 35 years of BMW tuning and racing experience ensure that the engines will perform for lasting trouble free driving excitement. Much of the technology that has made Dinan's Grand-Am Daytona Prototype engines both competitive and reliable has carried over to the 4.6 Liter V-8 engine program for street and amateur racing use, ensuring that the engines produce great power along with race-proven durability Features and Specification of the Dinan® S65 4.6L Club Racing Engine: + 4.6L long block (bore = 94mm; stroke = 83mm; compression ratio = 12:1) + Peak Power: 580 HP @ 8200 RPM and 390 ft-lbs @ 6900 RPM + High lift camshafts with solid lifters + Dry Sump lubrication system + Dinan proprietary billet crankshaft + Dinan proprietary lightweight forged pistons + Dinan proprietary light-weight connecting rods + Balanced, blueprinted and dynoed + Dinan serial numbered block + NO DINAN WARRANTY + RACING ONLY PART + NOT EMISSIONS LEGAL Core Program: Engines are a part of the CORE program we utilize at Dinan so you will be charged an additional fee on top of MSRP initially. This fee will then be refunded to you once your qualifying engine core has been received at Dinan. This ensures we have a continuous stream of product for rebuilding purposes and the lowest possible price to the consumer.
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 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
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    This will hardly be the last battle of boosted E46 M3 S54 motors and boosted E9X M3 S65 motors. This battle is just heating up but here is an interesting race pitting an Active Autowerke Generation 2 Level III supercharged E90 M3 against a Maximum PSI Stage II supercharged E46 M3. Both cars have 6-speed manual transmissions so this is not a race won by a transmission advantage. The S54 inline-6 in the E46 M3 and the S65 V8 in the E90 M3 are both on stock internals and factory compression. The E46 M3 is a Maximum PSI Stage II turbo which we have seen hit 697 wheel horsepower. Additionally, the kit has gone 10.8 @ 131 in the 1/4 mile. The car belongs to our friend over at MPACT. Now from what BimmerBoost has been told MS109 fuel was not available for this run so boost is closer to the Stage I Maximum PSI kit and considering the result that makes sense. The E92 M3 has the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger kit which includes methanol injection and has put down in the 590 wheel horsepower range with simply the best looking torque curve in the industry. Now this kit was tuned by Frank Smith at TTFS so it is safe to say it is making a bit more than the base AA tune. The video quality is not the best partially due to the night time run but it is easy to see what happens. The E46 M3 hits a bit of lag and the E92 M3 pulls on the shift. It then continues a steady pull and the run just really isn't close. The E46 M3 of course would be stronger with more boost but the same could be said about the S65 as well. This will not be the last battle between the E46 and E9X. That fight is about to become full scale war with more built motor S65's hitting the streets.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    This will hardly be the last battle of boosted E46 M3 S54 motors and boosted E9X M3 S65 motors. This battle is just heating up but here is an interesting race pitting an Active Autowerke Generation 2 Level III supercharged E90 M3 against a Maximum PSI Stage II supercharged E46 M3. Both cars have 6-speed manual transmissions so this is not a race won by a transmission advantage. The S54 inline-6 in the E46 M3 and the S65 V8 in the E90 M3 are both on stock internals and factory compression. The E46 M3 is a Maximum PSI Stage II turbo which we have seen hit 697 wheel horsepower. Additionally, the kit has gone 10.8 @ 131 in the 1/4 mile. The car belongs to our friend over at MPACT. Now from what BimmerBoost has been told MS109 fuel was not available for this run so boost is closer to the Stage I Maximum PSI kit and considering the result that makes sense. The E92 M3 has the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger kit which includes methanol injection and has put down in the 590 wheel horsepower range with simply the best looking torque curve in the industry. Now this kit was tuned by Frank Smith at TTFS so it is safe to say it is making a bit more than the base AA tune. The video quality is not the best partially due to the night time run but it is easy to see what happens. The E46 M3 hits a bit of lag and the E92 M3 pulls on the shift. It then continues a steady pull and the run just really isn't close. The E46 M3 of course would be stronger with more boost but the same could be said about the S65 as well. This will not be the last battle between the E46 and E9X. That fight is about to become full scale war with more built motor S65's hitting the streets.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 07:50 PM
    This is a similar question to what BimmerBoost raised last year regarding an M2 model. A ton of speculation took place from the various culprits on the 2015 F87 M2 this year and one site even claimed to definitively know the M2 would have a more aggressively tuned N55 from the M235i. Our position was (and remains) that nobody knows what the hell they are talking about and that they are simply guessing to get attention. CAR is claiming to definitively know what the specifications for the M2 are and here is their take. CAR states the F87 M2 will arrive in 2015 and offer 369 horsepower and and 384 lb-ft of torque featuring a detuned S55 inline-6 borrowed from the F80/F82 M3 and M4. Ok, fine, that certainly is a possibility. CAR does not state how the engine will be detuned, who at BMW stated this is the engine if anyone even did, or any real solid info on the motor. Is it just a software detune? Is BMW mating the motor to a DCT in the 2-Series finally? Will the motor get a different turbocharger or any physical hardware differences? You would think someone who supposedly has access to an inside source at BMW would ask these questions. If the M2 gets a detuned S55 and it is only detuned through software we can declare right now the M2 is the greatest tuning value in the history of the BMW lineup considering how underrated the S55 engine is and what it gains from basic tuning. If it is detuned through hardware means to protect the M3/M4 this is not a big deal anyway as on paper the M3/M4 and the M2 will have the same potential. If it features an N55 like the M235i as some reported then it does not have a real motor and BMW is really getting out of control with their cost cutting and their watering down of the M brand. All CAR has done is create a bunch of hype. That sells magazines. Good for them but they aren't getting our money. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 AM
    Now we're talking! The main problem BimmerBoost has with the i8 is that BMW went overboard in the efficiency department for a two-seat sports car (technically 2+2 but try to sit in the back) that costs over $130k. The i8 performs well and makes efficient use of its 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. That is decent power but it just does not cut it in the golden age of horsepower. Especially considering the ~3400 pound carbon tub i8 chassis is simply begging for more. Who is buying cars approaching $150k with options to save a few MPG anyway? The i8 potentially is capable of so much more. Its 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbo engine only produces 231 horsepower. Good for a 1.5 liter motor of course but imagine if BMW used their S55B30 inline-6 engine from the M3/M4 instead? Automobile reports that may be a possibility. The other possibility is a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder and considering that BMW does not have one of these sitting around the M division would have to develop one likely starting with the N20 engine as a base. Ok, fine, even a 320 horsepower 2.0 liter four-cylinder massaged by M is better than this 1.5 liter three-cylinder nonsense. The best bet and what BMW should do is the S55B30 3.0 liter inline-6 giving the car an underrated 554 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That is of course assuming no changes to the electric drivetrain. Really BMW should use a twin turbo S85 V10 for the gasoline motor but now we're dreaming and we'll be content with an i8 that finally has the performance to back up the looks. The four-cylinder although better than the three-cylinder just is not good enough for a proper M1 successor and a car to honor a hundred years of BMW. This is a one time one shot thing. Go big or go home. It's now or never. Ulrich Kranz who is the BMW i Senior Vice president is apparently pushing for this hotter i8 which will be called an i8S instead of an i8M. Keep in mind last year BMW stated i and M need to remain separate which is a steaming hot pile of you know what. Look, this M version of the i8 or higher performance i8 or whatever you want to call it has been reported off and on for years now. Automobile Magazine says it is coming but we have heard this before only for reports weeks later to state the opposite. Enough already. Someone at BMW confirm this thing and let BMW M go to town on the i8. In April of this year BimmerBoost made the case for a high performance i8. The conclusion is the same as before: It is time to build the Ultimate Driving Machine. It is now or never. Either you produce an enthusiast car or just admit you no longer build 'only one thing.' Build the i8 M or M1 as you have put your hardcore and loyal fans through enough and yet we are still here. If you do not, we won't be for much longer. Source
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 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
    10-21-2014, 03:30 PM
    BMW has done well in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Masters) racing since its return. They won their first season back with an improbable come from behind victory in 2012. BMW also won in 2013 for back to back victories although Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the driver's championship. This year Audi wins the manufacturer/constructor title while BMW's Marco Witmann takes the driver's win in his M4 DTM car. Now, the M4 DTM car has absolutely nothing in common with the M4 street car other than the general design silhouette. Its chassis, transmission, engine, aerodynamics, and just complete overall design are completely different. So to celebrate the championship BMW is doing exactly what they did in 2013 by creating a lame special edition M car that has nothing to do with the race car and is not special at all. BMW took 23 Alpine White 2015 F82 M4 cars, gave them a matte black hood with colorful stripes, orange outlined kidney grilles, and black wheels. Boom, done, 'special edition' M4. BimmerBoost does not consider this car special. If you can go to anyone who does vinyl wraps and replicate this M4 it really isn't all that special. It's just an overpriced standard F82 M4 with some cosmetic changes. The E46 M3 CSL? That's a special edition M car. The E92 M3 GTS? That's a special edition M car. The M4 DTM Champion Edition? It's M marketing garbage. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Marco Wittmann's title win. 19.10.2014 Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. ### BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – Marco Wittmann commits long-term future to BMW and receives Formula One test. Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann's (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. "Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM." Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM's very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number – a very special memento of a very special season." "I am overwhelmed," said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience." In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature "DTM Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 AM
    Pretty certain this is my next computer. I need something with a bit more power than my laptop plus I want to run 3 x 28+ inch 4K screens. Sick design, watercooled, etc.:
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