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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2014, 07:20 PM
    BMW had the new 2015 F82 M4 out in Long Beach, California for the Grand Prix last weekend. Fortunately, someone was able to record the startup and exhaust note sounds along with a few revs. The engine noise is not exactly what we have come to expect from BMW M. You be the judge but this is not the best sounding inline-6 engine that the M division has ever produced, that much is certain. One of the onlookers yells 'Sounds like my Prius' which may be the best assessment yet.
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  • Mike@Renntech's Avatar
    04-16-2014, 06:47 PM
    Our proprietary BMW ECU upgrade offers rock solid performance from RENNtech, the foremost tuning authority on Bosch and Siemens engine control units. These same units are utilized in Mercedes Benz vehicles, which RENNtech has been tuning since electronic engine management started to show up in vehicles during the mid 1980's, through our proprietary tuning software and approach for BMW is completely unique and independent from our Mercedes tuning program. RENNtech tuning software for BMW offers significant gains in performance and throttle response without sacrificing your daily driver BMW's reliability. By modifying ignition timing and throttle mapping, optimizing air/ fuel ratios,increasing the top speed limiter, improving engine cooling and modifying boost mapping for turbocharged vehicles; RENNtech performance software unleashes your BMW's true potential. Stock Performance 335iS E92/E93 (2010-2011- Manual & DCT N54B30to 3.0LBiturbo): 320 HP @ 5800RPM / 332 TQ @ 1400 RPM Modified Performance: 420 HP @ 5700RPM / 435 TQ @ 4300 RPM Price: $1,495 Stock Performance 335i/iX E90/E92/E93 (2007-2010 Manual & Steptronic N54B30) : 300 HP @ 5800 RPM / 300 TQ @ 1400 RPM Gains: 420 HP @ 5700 RPM / 435 TQ @ 4300 RPM Feel free to message or call me with any questions or to place an order and send us your ECU
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-16-2014, 03:52 PM
    Not sure how many hockey fans we have here but whatever. I'm hoping the Ducks win another cup and they are the number 1 seed out west. Kind of hoping for a Kings vs. Ducks series in round 2 which would be epic. Boston will likely make it out of the weaker east to play for the cup. Anyway, go Ducks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    Oh BMW, you sure do know how to use marketing to stir interest don't you? BMW got the hype machine for the new F80 M3 rolling hard with a press release last year announcing a weight of 3306 pounds. They played up the idea that they went to crazy lengths to shave weight and that the new M3 would be much lighter than the car it replaced. That 3306 pound claimed weight was misleading to say the least as a 6-speed manual F80 M3 with fluids was weighed and it came out to 3562 pounds. How exactly does BMW miss the target by 256 pounds? By quoting a dry weight without fluids and also likely with the optional carbon ceramic brakes which this F80 M3 does not have. This is a manual car by the way which means that a DCT M3 without the carbon ceramics will likely tip the scales at over 3600 pounds with a full gas tank. How many pounds lighter is the new 6-speed F80 M3 than the E9X M3 it replaces in reality? Zero. It actually looks like it is about the same or heavier if equipped with the same transmission as the weight you see below is from a DCT E92 M3: So much for BMW's weight loss hype. This does not mean the M3/M4 will not perform well or outperform the previous generation car. The M3/M4 will outperform the E9X M3 it just is a bit disappointing this car is not turning out to be quite what BMW portrayed it as initially. Source
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  • JonsC63AMG's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 05:11 PM
    I talked to this guy with the nasty sounding 5.0 At idle it sounded it had cams. He said it has all the boltons NA. Somewhere in the 430whp+. Damn it was so loud that it hurt my ears when he rev it. It was the nastiest sounding Mustang. Enjoy..
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 07:11 PM
    Nice video here from BenzBoost member JonsC63AMG. He ran into a nasty sounding Mustang GT (turn your bass up when you play the video) that had full on bolt on modifications. The owner stated the GT put out somewhere in the 430 wheel horsepower range which based on the result seems about right. The C63 is a tune only car with a tune from OE Tuning. So who wins in a roll on race? Well, it was close. These cars are making similar power but the C63 is able to edge the Mustang up top. It certainly appears and sounds like the Mustang has a manual transmission and the consistency of the C63 auto edges it after a couple shifts. A very good race and it is nice to see a run in daylight in HD quality.
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  • Eleventeen's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 03:09 PM
    Hey guys, I have moved on to a new platform (CTS-V), so I am selling my custom made single turbo kit. This fits a 335i, and may fit other cars; but I cannot confirm. This is a top-mount GT3582R w/ Tial .82 A/R housing and Tial 44mm wastegate (vented to atmosphere). It currently mates up to the factory style dual exhaust, or you can have an adapter fabricated to mate up to a single exhaust of your choice. I made 570WHP / 488WTQ @ 22psi through the stock exhaust with this setup. It will come with just about everything you need to install. You will need about 6' of 7/8" heater hose to relocate the coolant reservoir and probably a few miscellaneous fasteners and hose clamps. You will also need the tuning solution of your choice (I used JB4 G5 + Cobb) and a low pressure fuel pump solution. Feel free to P.M. me with any questions. ASKING PRICE: $3200 O.B.O. shipped to lower 48 states. The kit includes: Garrett GT3582R turbo w/ .82 Tial housing Tial 44mm external WG Manifold - TIG welded Schedule 10 304SS w/ 1.25" primaries to 1.50" secondaries to 2.00" collector (nominal pipes sizes) Downpipe Downpipe to dual exhaust adapter Dump tube Oil line & oil drain Water lines Block-offs for unused oil / water connections Modified coolant pipe for 6AT cars (nipple for trans cooler will need to be capped off for 6MT use) Driver's side coolant reservoir w/ level sensor, cap, and power steering reservoir relocation bracket Modified charge pipe w/ Tial BOV (clears driver's side coolant reservoir) Turbo mount K&N air filter PCV to filter hose V-band clamps Hot side charge pipe MAC boost solenoid w/ P&P harness N20 3.5 bar MAP sensor w/ P&P harness Heat shield NOTES: The following pictures show the CURRENT condition of the parts after they were removed from my car. The manifold has been freshly sandblasted to remove some light surface rust, and can be coated, wrapped, or just left bare. The long O2 sensor standoffs were designed to protect the sensors from excessive heat (but the tubes are dual chambered to draw plenty of exhaust gasses to the sensor to maintain accuracy). This has been designed to connect to an aftermarket intercooler with 2.5" silicone couplers. I built this kit myself; but I am not a tuning shop or hardware manufacturer, so there are no warranties provided. I cannot sepparate any components at this time. I can accept PayPal or money order. Thanks for looking!!! :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-14-2014, 07:50 PM
    Remember those rumors from last year that BMW would follow Honda back to Formula 1? There is some substance to them. Now, this would not be a complete return but BMW would be back as an engine supplier. This would be a big deal in the new Formula 1 turbocharged era considering the last time BMW built Formula 1 turbocharged motors the engines dominated and produced power to such a degree that they were banned. BMW's performance image has taken a huge tumble to say the least. A return to Formula 1 in any capacity would be good for the brand. Not to mention, BMW still is capable of building the best engines in the world despite the fact they have not shown this capability in quite some time. They still have it, don't they? Well, Formula 1 would certainly put their engineering to the test. BMW's board of directors will meet next month to evaluate whether BMW should return to supplying motors for F1 competition or not. Who knows what their decision will be. Will BMW show some pride and compete at the highest levels? Will BMW's board instead decide top level competition is 'too expensive' and hide their tail between their front wheel drive Active Tourer's tires? We will have to wait and see. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2014, 09:07 PM
    Mercedes-Benz, you are on quite the roll! You know by now that a new sports car is coming from Mercedes-Benz which will likely be called the AMG GT. The latest round of spyphotos gave us a decent idea of what the exterior proportions and design will be but they did not display any interior details. We now have those interior details thanks to a internet leak of the photos of the official finished interior design and it is simply stunning. The stitching, the two tone leather, the integrated infotainment system, the round vents, progressive center console design, etc., all gorgeous. This vehicle is shaping up nicely and with some big output expected out of the M177/M178 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 the AMG GT is going to be a very solid all around luxury sports car. Hopefully the next leak is of the finished exterior.
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  • rawad1017's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 12:53 PM
    dig deep into the vid comments and you'll see John and his famous ways making the most idiotic comment i've ever seen from a tuning company. guess you can't expect more from a straight-line tuning company that overprices their pos cars anyway. lolol okay smartass what if the One:1 hits 200mph in less than 17 seconds? enhanced aero, lighter weight and more power means nothing to this man apparently. it's also funny cause koenigsegg at least builds their shit from scratch. let's somewhat break down the Venom GT cost wise Ricardo M-7003 manual transmission $15-20k? LS7 Engine $20k? Lotus Exige (complete car 85k) parts needed $30-40k Extra cheese and tomatoes $40k ? soo..~$100k? so what's the extra 0 in the price tag for..oh right the years of R&D and engineering to produce a kit-car lolololol it's almost like DINAN
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    04-15-2014, 08:28 PM
    2015 Mercedes AMG GT interior photos leaked The first pictures of the Mercedes AMG GT have surfaced online, ahead of the car's rumored debut at the Paris Motor Show. Drawing cues from the SL and SLS AMG, the GT's cabin is sporty and elegant as it features two-tone leather sport seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and carbon fiber trim. We can also see a wide center console with metallic accents, a touch-sensitive COMAND controller and an AMG drive selector with what appears to be five different modes. The console also has buttons to firm up the suspension, turn off the traction control system and make the exhaust sound sportier. The cabin also has circular air vents, a freestanding COMAND display and a leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching. Other highlights include an Alcantara roofliner and auxiliary switches above the interior lights.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-16-2014, 09:53 PM
    Here is a great comparison featuring the best naturally aspirated V8 powerlpant in AMG's history going up against AMG's newer turbocharged design. The M159 V8 in the SLS Black Series is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 and this particular car is tuned by Weistec along with featuring long tube headers. As Weistec Engineering demonstrated last month their SLS Black Series tune with headers is good for over 600 horsepower at the wheels on 91 octane pump gas. The E63 AMG is a 2013 rear wheel drive model. This car has a tune from Renntech along with RADO downpipes said to be good for around the 630 wheel horsepower range. Torque is in the turbo M157's favor with 735 lb-ft at the wheels. The M159 by contrast has 463 lb-ft at the wheels which is a very large difference on paper. Nobody will deny turbocharged motors are capable of big torque numbers. That said, the SLS Black Series features tighter gearing and a much higher redline at 8000 rpm. It's a motor with a definite breathing advantage at higher revs. Power and torque are in the E63's favor (at a lower rpm) but the SLS Black Series is roughly 600 pounds lighter. The SLS also has a dual clutch transmission whereas the E63 is using the MCT wet-clutch automatic. So what happens? A great race is what happens. The SLS gets a slight lead thanks to its shift speed advantage and manages to pull in the lower gears. Up top once the cars spend more time in gear the E63 is able to inch back but not enough to win the race. It's close at the markers with the Black Series slightly ahead. Simply a great run from two great AMG motors that employ different, yet very effective, strategies.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-16-2014, 10:03 PM
    Here is a great comparison featuring the best naturally aspirated V8 powerlpant in AMG's history going up against AMG's newer turbocharged design. The M159 V8 in the SLS Black Series is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 and this particular car is tuned by Weistec along with featuring long tube headers. As Weistec Engineering demonstrated last month their SLS Black Series tune with headers is good for over 600 horsepower at the wheels on 91 octane pump gas. The E63 AMG is a 2013 rear wheel drive model. This car has a tune from Renntech along with RADO downpipes said to be good for around the 630 wheel horsepower range. Torque is in the turbo M157's favor with 735 lb-ft at the wheels. The M159 by contrast has 463 lb-ft at the wheels which is a very large difference on paper. Nobody will deny turbocharged motors are capable of big torque numbers. That said, the SLS Black Series features tighter gearing and a much higher redline at 8000 rpm. It's a motor with a definite breathing advantage at higher revs. Power and torque are in the E63's favor (at a lower rpm) but the SLS Black Series is roughly 600 pounds lighter. The SLS also has a dual clutch transmission whereas the E63 is using the MCT wet-clutch automatic. So what happens? A great race is what happens. The SLS gets a slight lead thanks to its shift speed advantage and manages to pull in the lower gears. Up top once the cars spend more time in gear the E63 is able to inch back but not enough to win the race. It's close at the markers with the Black Series slightly ahead. Simply a great run from two great AMG motors that employ different, yet very effective, strategies.
    10 replies | 269 view(s)
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