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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 04:10 PM
    The time has finally come to share some details on my secret N54 project. It's been under development for many months now, and had no shortage of both hardware and software (mainly software) obstacles to overcome. That said, a major milestone was reached this week so it's time to let you all in! Coming soon to a stock DME near you: Yep, real Flex Fuel. It is a fully implemented flex fuel solution, running on the stock DME! Dial your car in on pump (91-93oct), then E85, set the blending / interpolation curve tables, and be on your way. The benefits here are never having to reflash when changing ethanol blends again (or even worry about mixing the correct blend). Go from straight 93oct to 100% E85 or E98 on the same flash :) This is up and running on a few IJE0S cars now and works flawlessly. There is still some more work to be done, and of course porting to the other ROM types will take a good bit of time. Some hardware details are in need of finalization as well. More to come on those items in the weeks to follow. Some overall highlights and features of this accomplishment: first DME integration with a 3rd party sensor first large scale rewrite and modification of DME logic direct logging of Ethanol Content % in MHD separate blending / interpolation per table grouping seamless blending between maps for any ethanol content I'd also like to give a big thanks to @Chris@CKI for his help in testing and flashing my countless revisions at all hours of the day, and also to @martial@mhd for assembly code and hex conversion help along the way! In case you haven't guessed, this will be a module available in MHD similar to M-Boost. A thread is worthless without pics, right? The log was taken after a fill-up to a higher E content, and you can see the AFR target rising as E% goes up. 2017 is just getting started, and will definitely be the year of the stock DME ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 09:35 PM
    An interesting upgrade option for N54 fueling is Fuel-It!'s bucketless LPFP. They have designed a special pick up that allows for their bucketless design. There are advantages here as for one they eliminated the need to modify the factory bucket and they provide a large increase in flow. Fuel It! describes the premise best: There were concerns regarding fuel flow when almost empty but this video addresses those concerns: Now let's look at some dyno results on an E82 135i N54 paired with their Platinum Port Injection kit: That is a solid 600 wheel horsepower with Pure Stage 2's and the AFR is 11.9:1 on an E53 ethanol blend. Definitely something for those looking to upgrade their fuel system to look into.
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  • iminhell1's Avatar
    01-15-2017, 05:14 AM
    I'm half the country away but need to know where to go for fuel. And, does anyone down there sell E98? How much per gallon?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 08:22 PM
    Look, the 2JZ-GTE is a great motor. The iron block I6 gets swapped into everything these days. You know what else is a great iron block I6 engine? The BMW S54. Which comes under the hood of the E85 Z4 M so BMW already did the work for you if you want a stout I6 that can take a ton of boost. Ok, maybe this was a base Z4 so the owner decided to toss a 2JZ in there with a top mount single turbo to be different. If you want to be different, swap in a Viper V10 like this guy did. Go with something you can not get from the factory like a V8. Call us purists but if you are going to go with an iron block I6, go with BMW's.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    01-12-2017, 03:42 AM
    I'm usually not surprised by any existing available modifications for the E9x platform but was completely unaware this even existed. Check it out http://www.driftworks.com/wisefab-bmw-e90-e91-e92-rear-suspension-arm-hub-knuckle-kit-3-series-all-models.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 06:22 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 06:17 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 05:30 PM
    How the mighty have fallen. Just three years ago Steve Dinan criticized piggyback tuning for BMW's basically saying it was inadequate compared to ECU flash tuning. Just a few months after that Dinan announced development of their own piggyback tuning boxes when modern BMW ECU's proved too difficult for them to tune. We called out Steve Dinan on what felt like hypocrisy. He stated that he did not discount the viability of piggyback tuning but that the current boxes on the market were poorly calibrated. His assertion has not been supported with Dinan's performance results and the competition routinely outperforms Dinan whether it be in flash tuning or piggyback tuning. What is clear at this point is with Steve Dinan leaving the company Dinan is simply trying to sling as many of these boxes as they can. Their Dinantronics Sport piggyback applies to the following VW/Audi models: Make Model Submodel Engine Audi 8V S3 Quattro 2.0T Audi A3 8V FWD 1.8T Audi A3 8V Quattro 2.0T Audi MK3 TT (2014+) Quattro 2.0T Volkswagen Beetle GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Beetle GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Hatchback 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII Sportwagen 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Golf VII R GTI 2.0T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 1.8T Gen3 Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Jetta VI Sedan Facelift 2.0T Gen3 GLI Volkswagen Passat B7 FWD 1.8T Gen3 At $299.99 it is priced well but at $379.99 the BMS JB4 outperforms it. Let's not forget that APR can flash tune all of these models, offers higher performance options, and now even offers tuning options with a warranty. Dinan will likely not be able to gain much of a foothold in the VW/Audi sector at least not with the performance they are offering and without wheel output dynos or performance results to share. This may appeal to those who really count their pennies. It is somewhat sad to see this from a tuner that at one time developed lofty performance options such as superchargers and 5.8 liter V10 stroker motors for BMW M cars. Max Gains: +30 hp / +40 lb-ft DINANTRONICS Sport is the boost controller for the masses. Its simple design/execution allows for easy installation/removal that can be performed in the blink of an eye and yields results you will be sure to feel, and enjoy, from the start. Coupled with Bluetooth capabilities right out of the box which allows for user-controlled adjustability and a live boost monitor to keep track of the action, its a value proposition that is unequaled in the marketplace. DINANTRONICS Sport plugs into a single sensor which lends itself to a very quick and discrete installation, or removal, should the need arise. Not only does this connection method offer a simplified install but also effectively utilizes the factory ECU, in tandem with itself, in order to re-map boost, fueling, and timing for optimum performance. Once installed DINANTRONICS Sport enjoys connectivity to various smartphone devices courtesy of its built-in Bluetooth Smart system. From the free app, one has the freedom to reduce stock boost for valet duties or crank up the boost all the way up to the "race" setting for maximum enjoyment... or anywhere in between. Regardless of what setting is chosen, there is a power level for everyone. Also, within the app, the end user has access to a live boost monitor which streams boost data in real time to the phone. Not only will you be able to feel the difference but now you can see it as well! Benefits of the DINANTRONICS Sport Performance Tuner: Bluetooth smart (Android and iOS Compatible) Live boost monitor Multiple power settings to choose from (Sport, Sport+, and Race). Units ship pre-set to the Sport+ setting. Valet / parental control modes (-3 PSI) Quick, easy, and discrete installation Automatically detects engine type and loads appropriate mapping (if unit is for multiple engine types) CARB EO submitted and approval is pending 1 year product warranty (does not include consequential damages or labor costs)​
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    01-15-2017, 01:50 PM
    2018 Kia Stinger: A RWD Sports Sedan Aimed at stealing BMW customers ~ 365 horsepower and rear-wheel drive. via DPCcars: “Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us, and here today in Detroit, that dream is now a reality after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “From its GT concept-car origins to the years of tuning and refining on the legendary Nurburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.” Instantly recognizable as a direct evolution of the concept that preceded it, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger design was overseen by Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, and his talented team of designers in Frankfurt. Ride and handling development was looked after by Albert Biermann, head of Kia’s Vehicle Test and High Performance Development and his group of engineers in Korea and on the grueling Nurburgring racing circuit. "Peter Schreyer (born 1953) is a German automobile designer for Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, widely known for his design contributions to the Audi TT. He has been the chief design officer at Kia Motors since 2006 and on 28 December 2012, was named one of three presidents of the company. He is currently the chief designer at Hyundai-Kia and works with Luc Donckerwolke, former design director of Volkswagen Group - Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi from 2016. In 2006, Car Design News called the Audi TT one of "the most influential automotive design in recent time." But what makes a true gran turismo? This question was the foundation for a years-long journey that began when the GT concept was first unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although every Kia design study has a purpose, the GT concept was something considered by many outside the company as little more than a dream for a brand known for producing mass-market transportation rooted in value. But the GT ignited embers of passion that sparked a fire within the organization and over the next five years that fire would grow beyond fantasy and morph into reality. Once the Stinger was green lighted, that gran turismo question became a mantra as development commenced. Coming from Kia, the design had to be bold. And it was. But it also had to be nimble and fast while also luxurious and quiet. It had to achieve the perfect balance of ride and handling and seat five comfortably with room for luggage. It had to be a lot of things, but most of all, it had to be an authentic gran turismo. And it is. The twin-turbocharged V-6 is Hyundai’s direct-injected aluminum Lambda II unit and is basically the same engine found in the Genesis G90, generating its peak 365 ponies at 6000 rpm and accompanying that with 376 lb-ft of torque that’s available from 1300 rpm. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is effectively a longitudinal version of the unit Hyundai and Kia use in their front-wheel-drive-based vehicles, but it’s also related to the engine fitted in the first-gen Hyundai Genesis coupe. The peak of 255 horsepower arrives at 6200 rpm, with 260 lb-ft of torque spread across a plateau from 1400 to 4000 rpm. The only transmission is a development of the K900’s automatic and uses a tuned-mass damper on the flywheel to help reduce torsional vibration through the drivetrain. The optional all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring, while the rear-drive version has a standard limited-slip differential. Via caranddriver: We can’t say that we weren’t forewarned. Kia has been dropping broad hints about its plan to produce a rear-wheel-drive sedan for years. The original GT concept was shown at the Frankfurt auto show as long ago as 2011, with the Stinger GT4 building on it at the 2014 Detroit show. Now the wait is finally over as the company has unveiled the production version of its forthcoming sports sedan, which adopts the Stinger name. Don’t confuse it with the K900. The Stinger is a much sleeker and sportier proposition than its staid big sister, and it has a low, coupelike roofline. Power will come from two engines, with the range-topping 365-hp turbo 3.3-liter V-6 making that version the most powerful roadgoing Kia yet; a 255-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder will serve as the entry-level engine. The Stinger gets an eight-speed automatic transmission, with buyers able to choose between rear- and all-wheel drive. Kia says it is targeting a 5.1-second zero-to-62-mph time and a 167-mph top speed for the 3.3-liter. There also will be a diesel version for Europe, but there are no plans to bring it to the States.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-14-2017, 03:53 PM
    The Hellcat V8 is an absolute beast as we all know with its 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8. Making big power and torque is not the problem. Putting that power and torque to the ground is the problem. It does not help that the Challenger Hellcat is a big fat 4500+ pound pig. A powerful pig, but a pig. Owners struggle with traction and the problem becomes worse when the car is tuned as Hellcat V8's are approaching 1000 whp with bolt on modifications. The Dodge Demon is teased as being all about traction and the 1/4 mile. The most logical conclusion is that this means all wheel drive. Dodge is investing a lot of money in an all wheel drive Hellcat drivetrain for the upcoming Jeep Hellcat model and the Durango is rumored to get a variant of this drivetrain as well. Maybe they will adapt it to the Challenger as well? If they do, watch out. The Challenger Hellcat will be a stoplight beast and one of the best performance values in the world. Well, if you are into going straight in a line that is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-11-2017, 03:06 PM
    This is almost hard to believe but if indeed there is 93 octane pump fuel in the gas tank the result certainly is impressive. The 997.1 Turbo is a 3.8 liter built motor example running 16 psi of boost on just the wastegate springs. The result is 990 horsepower to the wheels in STD correction on a Dynojet. The motor has extensive mods for top end breathing including GT3 Schrick cams, GT3 cup heads, a 991 GT3 4.0 cup intake manifold, and custom headers. As you can see, it is revving just short of 8k rpm: Fuel is delivered by dual pumps and 12 injectors. The fuel system is from SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport). The car is tuned on a ProEFI ECU. So what turbochargers are utilized to hit this number at 16 psi on pump? That is a good question.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-10-2017, 04:28 PM
    Are you one of those people who wants more out of their car but is worried something might go wrong and the dealer will void the warranty? APR Plus may be exactly what you are looking for. This is a new program APR is launching with participating Volkswagen dealers. The first dealer is Linden Volkswagen in New Jersey. Basically, you can buy any new MKVII Golf model and include the APR Plus tuning with it. You can even finance it into the purchase at the dealer! Many no doubt will draw parallels between APR Plus and Dinan's tunes for BMW's but there is a difference. Dinan supplements with their own warranty meaning you have to go through Dinan for warranty claims whereas with APR Plus you can get your warranty processed at any VW dealer. This avoids messy warranty situations we have previously seen with Dinan. You can go over the warranty booklet here: http://www.goaprplus.com/includes/doc/customer_warranty_booklet.pdf APR no doubt will roll out more participating dealers and APR Plus products based on how APR Plus is received. We have a feeling it will do well. More details here: http://www.goaprplus.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 10:50 PM
    This is just jaw dropping trap speed out of a Porsche. 296.25 kilometers per hour translate to 184.08 miles per hour. That is an incredibly fast 1/4 mile trap speed. The 8.144 second elapsed time is not too shabby either considering the 997 GT2 is manual only meaning it takes a bit more skill to drive than PDK examples. So what is the mod list? Good question. This is often an issue with these Middle Eastern 'records' from Eaknoo Racing and others. They say it is a ES2XXX Porsche but what does that mean? What are the turbos? What is the fuel? What about the clutch? What about the engine internals? What about the tuning? What about sharing some actual details instead of just posting a pass with who knows what done to the car? It's impressive performance, no doubt about it. It blows what USP Motorsports hit in their 996 GT2 (9.4 @ 153) out of the water. We just wonder why they consistently omit the build specs with these runs.
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  • berns's Avatar
    01-13-2017, 02:23 PM
    Brand new Cobb Catback that's been sitting in my apartment for two months. Box opened for the photo. All parts untouched and brand new! Friend of mine bought this under my recommendation. He owed me money but was in a tight spot and just gave this to me to sell instead. I have this exhaust on my car and get compliments often. The welds are beautiful, great quality and an awesome sound. Video clips below. Sells for $1295 + shipping from COBB. My BimmerBoost buddy price is $950 + shipping, or local pickup in LA. The box is huge -- I put my 5'1" girlfriend on it for reference.
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    01-11-2017, 11:10 AM
    Dlaclair535, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-14-2017, 12:46 AM
    Pure Turbos is quite simply killing it across a variety of platform. Their turbo upgrades for AMG models in particular are really opening eyes. Pure Turbos announced their Stage I M133 turbo upgrade in October last year and now we have the results to share. How does 442 horsepower to all four wheels on 93 octane pump gas sound? Yes, the graph shows a peak of 435 horsepower and 444 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels but a subsequent run produced 442 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of all wheel torque. BenzBoost already asked @Pure Turbos for the updated dynograph. What is the price of the upgrade? $1394 plus core exchange. In other words, the best performance bargain on the platform. As for the tuning, it was done by DME Tuning. What else is there to say? Pure Turbos is on a roll.
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