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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-26-2017, 03:41 PM
    Reading comprehension is something beyond many people these days. Why bother reading? Who has time for that? Even if it means you could win $3000+ of free stuff. In December BimmerBoost announced a $3000 + $400 giveaway yet many people did not bother to read the rules. Those rules are simple. You must have 10 rep points to enter the contest. Every rep point you gain (by creating threads and posting on the forums) from your time of entry is an entry in the raffle. The more rep points earned, the better the odds. This is the current entry list. On the left you have the reputation at the time of entry and on the right the rep points currently: 1. @psychosinmylobby - 498.0 - 609.2 2. @BlackJetE90OC - 2061.1 - 2265.6 3. @bigdnno98 - 2534.9 - 2888.2 4. @RSL - 238.4 - 299.4 5. @krazi3azn - 21.9 - 62.7 6. @AWSAWS - 387.6 - 598.5 7. @135idct - 348.5 - 380.0 8. @Stucks - 1516.9 - 1606.3 9. @foe516 - 97.8 - 124.8 10. @Sw4y1313 - 36.6 - 52.3 11. @bigdaddyaaron - 466.2 - 541.9 12. @///MPOSTER - 1009.1 - 1340.2 13. @93siro - 386.1 - 489.1 14. @7plagues - 731.1 - 906.0 15. @Bob Loblaw - 26.3 - 291.6 16. @Roadkill12r - 11.6 - 11.6 17. @Traf - 75.4 - 152.5 18. @nikitino25 - 191.7 - 248.6 19. @Aces - 156.0 - 180.7 20. @viperware - 27.0 - 87.4 21. @carcars - 804.2 - 804.4 22. @sketchy1 - 16.2 - 16.4 23. @hydra - 141.6 - 284.2 24. @JBacon335 - 192.5 - 189.3 25. @ms335i - 373.3 - 424.6 26. @Simmi15 - 20.3 - 41.8 27. @UsualSuspect - 759.3 - 813.4 28. @josh135 - 180.1 - 180.1 29. @BMWJunkie - 316.5 - 441.0 30. @djpaulie - 341.2 - 371.3 31. @08_335i - 614.4 - 612.5 32. @eric84405 - 236.3 - 288.0 33. @neroneuman - 20.0 - 20.0 34. @DisCiteFullRetard - 186.1 - 219.4 35. @Torgus - 1864.9 - 2089.2 36. @raffists - 62.1 - 110.6 37. @brecken - 90.0 - 90.0 38. @V8Bait - 2749.1 - 2957.1 39. @daedoe - 171.6 - 179.0 40. @frontside0815 - 116.5 - 142.4 41. @ba114 - 637.8 - 686.5 42. @DavidV - 6860.9 - 7055.3 43. @alpinedevil335 - 2866.6 - 2898.7 44. @xShadows - 255.3 - 282.6 45. @d21spike - 33.3 - 169.8 46. @DirtKurt - 92.8 - 95.3 47. @xthejuicex - 38.8 - 38.9 48. @richpike - 2239.5 - 2409.6 49. @ken2521 - 49.3 - 65.7 50. @Proflyer - 116.9 - 116.9 51. @Bowser330 - 58.2 - 126.4 52. @Kommodore - 207.5 - 207.8 53. @G_OFF5280 - 23.4 - 23.4 54. @I6+TT=FTW - 261.5 - 340.7 55. @bertinoj - 17.4 - 17.5 56. @sahyoun - 97.2 - 113.6 57. @berns -312.3 - 504.3 58. @ferocity02 - 145.4 - 197.1 59. @BostonBeemah - 1478.5 - 1521.7 60. @Steve B. CBR - 569.1 - 571.3 61. @Forced Air - 930.9 - 954.2 62. @shane303 - 48.4 - 48.4 63. @Snertz - 978.3 - 1000.9 64. @justohigh - 373.0 - 373.0 65. @Grip&Go - 17.0 - 97.8 66. @Mikey - 18.9 - 41.9 67. @Kish2604 - 32.9 - 41.0 68. @benzy89 - 1814.3 - 1879.7 69. @Artsoasis - 481.7 - 482.2 70. @RSicks - 17.5 - 22.1 71. @Tech - 110.0 - 110.0 72. @SSDD - 697.3 - 697.3 73. @cmg5461 - 18.6 - 18.6 74. @mca312 - 27.5 - 67.2 75. @Forced_Downunder - 52.7 - 81.0 76. @Xyruss - 40.4 - 94.8 77. @Milan - 398.1 - 608.0 78. @LQQKOUT - 155.9 - 167.7 79. @Grand_hustle17 - 13.5 - 63.9 80. @Sabre - 177.2 - 177.4 81. @blackshan - 284.6 - 323.0 82. @jlcf22 - 421.2 - 421.3 83. @timtech - 14.1 - 14.1 84. @randomquickness - 84.2 - 84.2 85. @tinnsoldaten - 15.9 - 15.9 86. @rikaro29 - 25.1 - 38.9 87. @Sertone777 - 29.2 - 166.5 88. @jeepindoc - 12.7 - 12.7 89. @Zero2sixtyz - 80.0 - 80.0 90. @iminhell1 - 48.2 - 51.7 91. @FRD135i - 203.3 - 294.5 92. @quick99si - 47.8 - 20.1 93. @R.G. - 938.3 - 1268.2 94. @byebyev8 - 12.8 - 11.8 95. @Flinchy - 1455.4 - 1487.5 96. @Bubbi - 15.2 - 39.2 97. @sharkatron - 77.3 - 108.4 98. @Karleo - 53.1 - 42.1 99. @Aaron - 403.4 - 470.9 100. @froop - 185.1 - 185.1 101. @ihernandez7910 - 71.4 - 96.4 102. @Andydna15 - 56.4 - 56.4 Now, many of you know how to read. It's scary how many of you do not. The contest is extended until February 14th. Rack up as much rep as you want until then. Good luck! * BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify anyone for any reason
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-25-2017, 09:11 PM
    The N54 motor topped 800 wheel horsepower many times in the past but this is the first time the motor crossed the mark using only the direct fuel injection system. Last month Vargas hit 777 whp so the 800 whp mark looked well within reach. More details below from VTT. Left the car on the dyno today, and did a few more runs for fun. We upped the boost a little bit, added one degree of timing up to 6K. Voila 804WHP/741WTQ DI only. We knew the turbos had it in them. Great to see it fulfilled! Logs here AEM to show true boost: http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-804whp?log=1&data=4-5 MHD for fuel etc: http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-804whp?log=0&data=3-24&zoom=33-82 E90 335 Forged Rods and pistons Stock head VTT GC Turbos (http://performance.vargasturbo.com/bmw-products/n54/) VTT silicone Inlets VTT silicone Charge Pipe VTT Custom PCV System VTT Crank Breather BMS Downpipes Custom Dual 3" to 4" exhaust Custom LPFP setup VTT Double Barrel Shotgun VTT/SS HPFP Controller Custom tuning by none other than V8BAIT (Justin) NGK 5992 Plugs M3 rear end swap with 3.15 FD DSS Custom Carbon Driveshaft Stock 6MT PTF Twin Disk Clutch 100% E85 NO PORT INJECTION
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 07:01 PM
    Insane numbers here from an F10 M5 tuned by HC Performance. The S63TU engine has upgraded EFR turbochargers from Borg Warner and a built motor from Bimmer Performance Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Other than the custom ECU flash dyno tune the car has upgraded clutches. The result? 846 horsepower and 772 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with DIN correction: There is more in it according to the tuner but apparently something in the transmission is holding is holding things back. The dyno run is claimed to be at 26 psi but there is no boost graph. Is 900+ whp about to become reality for the S63TU in 2017?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-09-2017, 10:00 AM
    This comparison video comes from MotorTrend who lately has focused more on trying to force comedy than quality comparisons. This is a segment that many of us here take very seriously as enthusiasts due to owning (or having owned) the cars in question. For decades the sport sedan segment was dominated by the BMW M3. Basically, it was just everyone else gunning for the M3. Clearly, that has changed. BMW M slipped and everyone else got better. A hell of a lot better. There is even a notable new contender from Alfa Romeo. Their entry is the Giulia Quadrifoglio which boasts some impressive specifications. Namely, the turbocharged 2.9 liter V6 produces 505 horsepower. On paper, that is a ton of power from the displacement. Think of it this way, even the new Porsche 911 GTS with its 3.0 liter engine is over 50 horses short. What other factory motor makes that kind of power from this displacement? Well, the S55 engine in the F80 M3 does although not officially. It is rated at 425 horsepower but the car punches well above its claim. This F80 M3 also has the optional Competition Package which raises output among other things. Unfortunately, while the power and torque are great the car is now more dragster than the perfectly balanced and razor sharp driver's tool it once was. It just isn't quite what it was and it that is partially why others can easily now match (and exceed) its main aspects. So far we have two cars with turbo six cylinder motors. See a pattern yet? Well, the ATS-V joins the trend although its 3.6 liter LF4 engine offers more displacement. Which is a good thing as the ATS-V is heavier than the aforementioned cars at roughly 3800 pounds. It's a good thing the ATS-V LF4 responds so well to basic tuning. Speaking of heavy and big displacement, that is where the C63 S comes into the picture. It is the heaviest car out of the group at over 3900 pounds. It also has the largest motor with its 4.0 liter twin turbo M177 V8. The C63 can be thought of as more of a rear wheel drive E63 than a nimble sports sedan. Let's start with the laptimes. Giulia: 2:00.21 M3: 2:00.61 ATS-V: 2:00.81 C63 S: 2:02.49 The Competition Package addresses complaints with the F80 M3 and improves performance. Namely, the torque doesn't just turn it into a drift machine and it plants its rear end better. The ATS-V is right on its tail but comes up short. The C63 S is just way behind the other two and considering how portly it is and how it is tough to keep the rear in line that is no surprise. What is a surprise is that the Giulia Quadrifoglio beats up on everyone. Its handling is just superb. Even though the M3 is lighter and slightly better balanced the Giulia still rules the racetrack. So Alfa's first attempt tops everyone in the segment? How does that happen? MotorTrend calls it perfect despite its grabby brakes and shortcomings in overall interior polish. The main point of criticism we would say is the lack of the manual transmission option in the US and the automatic being forced on you. Maybe the Alfa will shake up the segment. The ATS-V was already doing that somewhat but it seems the Alfa Romeo is a better all around package. They did not do any straightline testing but if you equate what car is best to the quickest 1/4 mile time you never really understood what this segment was about in the first place.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-08-2017, 04:21 PM
    Big brother versus little brother here. Literally, that is the matchup as the S65 V8 is just a 4.0 liter version of the S85 V10 under the hood of the E60 M5. The bore and stroke are the exact same. This was done to of course to have a V8 to race with and also to save money with parts sharing. The S85 V10 is ultimately more capable and will put out more power and torque due to its size. Everything one likes about the S65 V8 the S85 V10 does better except that the V8 is lighter and mated to a lighter chassis. That chassis also has the option of a DCT transmission which the M5 does not. This E60 M5 is a 6-speed manual version and, well, the M3 is more than its match due to an efficient package. There is also a W204 C63 AMG thrown into this race although we do not know the mods. One would assume your basic bolt ons. It shows very well. All three cars are very evenly matched. 2009 E60 M5 6spd Evolve Alpha N Evolve long tube headers catless Eisenman sec 1&2 and Meistershaft sec 3 Drop in filter 2011 E92 M3 ZCP DCT Gintani tune E85 flex fuel Active Autowerke catless x-pipe Drop in filter Recaro seat Pulled passenger and rear seats Volk TE37SL 18's Lightweight battery W204 C63 Mods unknown
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-29-2017, 11:30 PM
    Only brats with non-M cars will disagree with this. Frankly, it's long overdue. M badges on non-M cars should have been against the law a long time ago. Expect to see protests at your local BMW dealer by homeless looking 20 year olds sipping Starbucks that own used 320i's covered in M decals.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2017, 09:30 PM
    This is a major change. Bernie Ecclestone is no longer the head of Formula 1 after 40 years and his position will be taken by Chase Carey. Who is Chase Carey? An American executive who is a 21st Century Fox vice chairman and now takes the reigns at Formula 1. Chase Carey wants to make Formula 1 races big events like the Super Bowl. Ecclestone had the following to say about the change: Bernie Ecclestone has enough money to do whatever he wants and likely got plenty in the multi-billion dollar deal that resulted in Liberty Media taking control of Formula 1. What will happen to Formula 1 now? Chase Carey says they will get a fresh start. He wants a bigger digital media presence. One area where Formula 1 can truly expand is in the United States. An American head will likely put an emphasis on doing exactly that. We will see what changes this brings. It is the end of an era.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 10:18 AM
    Tuning evolves over time. This is no surprise and it is no surprise to see tuners continue to extract power. Especially when it is a tuner like Cobb who essentially is at the head of the Macan tuning game. What we have here are refined OTS (off the shelf) maps. Cobb also utilized an all wheel drive Dynojet which is great to see as their previous Mustang graphs were somewhat hard to read. Here is what Cobb did: Now let's look at the Macan S results: The red line is obviously stock. The torque increase with the new software is over 150 lb-ft at the wheels over stock. This tapers off toward redline and the peak power figures for both versions of software are similar but the torque hit from 2350 to 4000 rpm is larger. Great for low end grunt. Now what about the Macan Turbo? It sees gains of roughly 20 at the wheels for both power and torque. The Macan turbo also offers a much stronger top end pull than the S as the graphs illustrate. Simply great work as usual from Cobb Tuning.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-09-2017, 01:31 PM
    To see a 4500+ pound all wheel drive luxury performance sedan hustling down the 1/4 mile like this is... well, awesome! APR's 4.0 TFSI V8 tuning software is solid as we all know. Back in 2013 they were offering over 650 horsepower at all four wheels. What makes this 10.344 @ 134.95 1/4 mile run particularly impressive? That it basically matches what an APR tuned RS7 did with upgraded 4.0 TFSI V8 turbochargers. Yes, it is on the factory turbos. What are the other mods? APR Downpipes Rock Euro Intake Full weight w/ child seat and 235lbs driver. Just incredibly impressive performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-01-2017, 03:51 AM
    This awesome dyno overlay comes to us from our friends at Evolve Automotive. Now, note, this is a Dyno Dynamics and it is set to correct at the crank. Everything looks about right until you get to the F80 M3 which BMW rates at 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The Evolve torque figure for the S55 motor of the F80 M3 exceeds the BMW rating but their horsepower figure curiously is barely any higher. The other M3's are all right on the dot which they should be as they follow the Dynojet 15% loss rule. When BMW went turbo, they started to sandbag. The S55 turbo engine in the F80 M3 is criminally underrated. It's essentially a 500 horsepower motor and its wheel output matches its claimed crank output. Why the S55 is not showing as large of an advantage here is a curiosity and we will ask Evolve about it. The torque nose diving past 5000 rpm on the load bearing dyno could explain it. Still a very cool overlay to see. Red Line: E30 M3 S14 2.3 I4 Green Line: E36 M3 S50B32 3.2 I6 Blue Line: E46 M3 S54 3.2 I6 Orange Line: E92 M3 S65 4.0 V8 Purple Line: F80 M3 3.0 I6
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2017, 05:23 AM
    This is still in development and pricing is not yet released but Precision Raceworks has Stage 1, 2, 3, and now 4 fuel pump systems. The idea of course is to support higher horsepower and they claim they can support up to 1500+ horsepower although reality and claims are often different things. What can one expect? The following: MODULAR F-SERIES FUEL PUMP SYSTEM​ Precision Raceworks is proud to announce another modular fuel pump design. As always we strive for building quality into the design and ensure we allow for maximum adaptability for our customers. We do not have a current release date yet as we are finishing machining over the next few weeks but wanted to start a thread sharing upcoming product information about this new F-series fuel pump system. We will be sharing testing information and additional information as well in this thread over the next couple months as we move into production. Product Features · 100% E85 Compatible · 100% Modular Design · 100% Billet CNC machined system (including bucket) · Capable of supporting up to 3 Walbro 450 pumps · Waste less Venturi system (zero reduction in fuel volume or pressure) · Maintains a factory style bucket design · Supports up to 1500+ HP · Standard Walbro Filters and Pumps for easy maintenance · Capable of single fuel outlet or dual fuel outlet · Shipped as complete drop in or DIY install of top hat · Works with factory or aftermarket fuel lines & connections · Retains factory control of primary pump · Can be returned to stock · No modifications to factory wire harness · No errors · No core fee · No downtime *Horsepower is based on calculations and real world number from other cars Pricing has yet to be released.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2017, 07:42 PM
    BimmerBoost first reported on the E92 M3 S65 V8 standalone ECU from Syvecs back in 2015. We all watched the development proceed as race teams got their ECU's and we started to see significant independent results. Well, suffice it to say the Syvecs ECU is ready for primetime. Syvecs admits the ECU was developed with the DCT transmission as the focus. For those who have an emphasis on tenths of a second and maximum performance (like the guy writing this) that is great news. You can log the clutch, clear codes, re-learn, etc. There is also adjustable traction control and adjustable launch control. Now for those who supercharge and turbocharge (like the guy writing this) you can switch maps easily and on the fly. Just put race gas in your tank? Not a problem. The total of adjustable maps is 8. Oh, and how about rolling anti-lag when roll racing? Yep, you can do that too. It's long overdue to push the E92 M3 to that next level with turbocharging. Like the guy writing this intends to do utilizing this Syvecs S65 ECU. Live Tuning of every aspect of the engine’s calibration, including signals sent to the DSG ecu • Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels through 12 Position switch or via OEM Cruise control • Fully adjustable Launch control with Anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps • Full Variable Valve Timing control • Closed loop Dual Lambda Control using OEM lambdas • Flex Fuel control • Cruise Control add on • Control the OEM Injectors and additional injectors for high power installations where staged injection may be required • Fully adjustable closed loop boost control with launch level adjustments and trims for turbo speed, air charge, engine coolant temp, exhaust gas temperatures etc • Monitor and trimming of exhaust gas temperatures • Built in data logging using a market leading analysis software of up to 8 hours, with data rates at up to 1000hz • Rolling Antilag / Pit lane limiter strategies, great for building boost on a roll • Antitheft and valet modes • Super fast connection via RJ45 Ethernet port for live tuning anywhere in the world or evenremotely if on track if connected to a wireless unit. • Adjustable traction control strategies based on lateral g, steering angle and/or individual wheel speed monitoring. • 4 programmable and selectable target slip maps. An immediate torque reduction can be applied by the ECU via ignition retard or a fuel cut. • Configurable Engine Safety Trips on all important parameters like oil temperature, oil pressure. • Fuel pump control of both main Direct Injection pumps, and sub pumps, as well as Relative fuel pressure monitoring and limiting in the event of fuel pressure dropping on boost. • 4 different Pedal to Throttle Angle maps with multipliers for different parameters e.g. speed. Again adjustable via steering wheel buttons • Configurable individual cylinder closed loop knock control, to suit any cylinder modification with adjustments to frequency, windows for listening and gains for each cylinder. Ability to trigger full cylinder shutdown in severe knock conditions. • Ability to change torque levels and demand levels sent to the DSG Ecu for changing clutch pressure and Pull away drivability • Change torque reduction levels on shifts. Essential for very high power Gallardos where the Oem levels of reductions are not enough with the added torque from a Twin Turbo Kit • Ability to change Torque ramp in after launch • Change throttle blip requests to match your torque band. Especially useful on oversized turbo installations. • Run up to 7bar map sensors • Control high or low impendence injectors • Change injector dead times based on voltage levels for proper control • Change injector end angle to ensure injection point is properly calibrated • Ability to fit any type of external sensor to monitor and trigger safety trips from anything from crank case pressure to damper position • Ability to use any size DBW throttle body e.g. Chevrolet LS7 • Wet and Dry – Wet and Dry nitrous control with ability to drive solenoids directly and control n20 heaters via pressure monitoring • Ability to control any external vehicle features based on sensor inputs e.g. Adjustable rear wing linked to G force or exhaust control valves • Connect any race series dash or even one of our partners’ Touchscreen CANBUS adjustment /display units • View any input live with built in scope up to 1000hz
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2017, 09:11 AM
    This is not a proven claim and wow is it an incredible time. Porsche 'leaked' the supposed laptime to media sources which have run wild with it. Do we doubt Porsche's integrity? Not exactly. However, it sure would be nice to have a video as proof rather than a deliberate media ploy. Porsche says on Pirelli P-Zero Corsa N0 high performance tires the new GTS manages a 7:22 around the 'Ring. Without the optional tires, it manages a 7:26 which is still absurdly quick. Is it believable that tires shave 4 seconds? Absolutely. It is believable the 911 GTS is a quicker track car than a Carrera GT? Absolutely not. 7:22 is exactly the time for the previous generation Viper ACR in a test by Dodge which happened to be an overall production car record at the time. 7:22 is 2 seconds quicker than the 997 GT2 RS as tested by Sport Auto. Let's just say we want proof.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 01:10 PM
    The rotating assembly in the BMW M S65 V8 and S85 V10 motors was tested by BMW to 10k rpm. That does not mean the car will continue to make power to 10k rpm only that it is designed to withstand high rpm stress. MRF Engineering is taking a 4.2 liter S65 they built to 9000 rpm and they claim a naturally aspirated record as well. The problem is their video shows them going to 8650 rpm and they state they hit 8950 in further tuning. Furthermore, there are no dyno results to show the curve. 9k rpm on the S65 is actually nothing new. Xcede in South Africa hit 8800 rpm way back in 2010 and Evolve routinely revved out to ~8800 rpm as well. The difference is with Schrick cams widely available now building a high revving S65 V8 that makes power past 9000 rpm should be possible. That is what we are hoping to see from MRF Engineering but we will have to wait until they post a dyno proving it. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BQTWMgaAPdE/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by MRF Motorsport Engineering (@mrf_engineering)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-02-09T19:18:04+00:00">Feb 9, 2017 at 11:18am PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 10:51 AM
    The F87 M2 is arguably the best chassis in the BMW M lineup for those who put an emphasis on driving. The problem? The N55B30T0 motor is a letdown. The engine does not know what it wants to be. It's part N55 and part S55 yet this results in something that certainly is not M. The S55 engine from the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is simply a better powerplant. We all know why BMW would not give the M2 the S55 engine because M3 and M4 owners have very fragile egos. This is simply a natural law of the universe. The N55B30T0 has a weak top end pull which is the very antithesis of what an M motor should be. It can not even top the B58 engine in said top end pull. What was BMW thinking? Oh, about those fragile M3/M4 egos. While the F87 M2 is priced well and offers great driving dynamics it just is missing that M heart. Aulitzky Tuning fixed that problem and made the M2 what it should be. They claim the engine has 620 horsepower and they almost back it up with full dynographs: No reason to doubt the claim as the S55 can easily make the power. For a little bit at least. The point here ultimately being M cars should have proper M motors. This is a great swap.
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    01-26-2017, 04:42 AM
    The spec sheet for the new 2017 Ford GT shows it is a formidable car on paper. In practice, Ford states it is quicker than both the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Considering both those cars came to market before the Ford GT, they should easily be outperformed. Calabogie Motorsports Park Lap Times: Ford GT: 2:09.8 McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8 Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9 The GT is a second quicker than the 675LT and over three seconds quicker than the now outdated Ferrari 458. Topping the more powerful and lighter 675LT is certainly impressive. However, McLaren has the new P14 coming and McLaren no doubt will be targeting the Ford GT. Considering the P14 is expected to be lighter and more powerful than the 650S and likely the 675LT as well is the one second advantage enough? The answer will certainly depend on the track used for testing as well as what the final P14 specs are. The Ford GT is already impressing and ahead of everything currently in its class. DEARBORN – Delivering the highest output of any EcoBoost® production engine to date, the all-new Ford GT couples its extraordinary power with impressive aerodynamic efficiency and advanced active dynamics to achieve a maximum speed of 216 mph – making it the fastest Ford production vehicle on the track ever. Capable of an exceptional top speed, Ford’s all-new supercar is designed and optimized for track performance to honor its racing heritage. In 2016 development testing, with all contenders track-prepped with new fluids, fresh tires and optimal suspension settings, in identical conditions and with the same driver behind the wheel, Ford GT bested both the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 458 Speciale at Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada.The numbers speak for themselves: Ford GT: 2:09.8 McLaren 675LT: 2:10.8 Ferrari 458 Speciale: 2:12.9 SAE-rated at 647 horsepower and with 550 lb.-ft. of torque, Ford’s new high-output 3.5-liter V6 powerplant produces the most horsepower of any EcoBoost production engine ever, making Ford GT the fastest production car ever to wear the Blue Oval badge. The engine’s wide powerband produces 90 percent of its peak torque from 3,500 rpm. “Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT – both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We tested and developed this powertrain through the Daytona Prototype race car that ran in IMSA for two seasons, last season racing with Ford GT. We are extremely pleased with how it performs, both on the track and on the road.” Ford GT’s dry weight just tops 3,000 pounds, which places the supercar between its two primary competitors, the McLaren 675LT and Ferrari 488. Ford GT’s power-to-weight ratio is 4.72 pounds/horsepower. “The Ford GT is all about performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, global product development and chief technical officer. “We achieved considerable weight savings with the carbon fiber architecture. We then reinvested some of that savings into where it counts most – performance, specifically, the active dynamics. The result is an even faster car.” The active dynamics systems – for both suspension and aerodynamics – are designed to make the car perform with optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed, creating a faster setup regardless of driver skill level. Ford GT, with no excuses to give, has proven itself time and again, racing to class wins at Le Mans and numerous other tracks in both IMSA and WEC last season. The production Ford GT shares a great deal with the high-performance track version, with advanced aero and suspension features added that take it to another level. For more information on Ford GT, please visit www.fordgt.com.
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    01-31-2017, 12:51 AM
    This is just so damn cool. Iroz Motorsport does some incredible things with the 2.5 TFSI I5 engine like running 9's in a TT-RS. Now they are also doing engine swaps into other VAG chassis' such as the MKVI Golf R which comes from the factory with a 2.0 turbo I4. The 2.5 TFSI engine is obviously more capable and Iroz Motorsport has a variety of turbo kits for the engine that can take it over 1000+ horsepower. This particular Golf R has their IMS850 turbo kit which as the name implies is good for roughly 850 horses at the crank. Now, how much does this swap cost? How are they tuning it? How is the DSG holding up? What other VAG chassis' can accommodate a 2.5 TFSI swap? All good questions. After seeing the DSG launch and acceleration videos below, we have a feeling this swap is going to get more popular.
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    02-10-2017, 08:01 AM
    BMW never built an E89 Z4M despite racing one which makes them hypocrites and BimmerBoost will never, ever, let anyone forget this. Why is BimmerBoost so bitter? For one, it showed BMW does not only build one thing as they claim and also that M began its downward spiral away from true Motorsport derived vehicles. If you think this is a bit of an overreaction watch the video below and then say an E89 Z4M would not have been sweet. The car uses a 4.4 liter version of the S65 V8 for racing called the P65B44. If BimmerBoost had its way, BMW M would have stuck the S85 V10 under the hood and made a German Viper. Unfortunately, BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW M. Yet.
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    01-30-2017, 08:07 PM
    Dodge is doing a hell of a job hyping up the Demon as it has everyone talking. We know the car is being built with a 1/4 mile emphasis. We know they are dropping weight. We now also know the car has wider fenders that add 3.5 inches of width which house 315/40/18 Nitto NT05R drag radials. Why drag radials in front and in back? Good question. Some might cite all wheel drive yet the car is shown doing a rear wheel drive burnout in the teaser video. It is certainly possible there is a burnout mode however all wheel drive seems like a long shot at this point. Also, what does the license plate mean? The current Hellcat V8 has forged pistons, forged rods, and a 2.4 liter (2380cc) twin screw blower. Are they going bigger to a 2.6 liter (2576cc) blower with more boost for even more power? 35 absolute would convert to 20 psi relative to atmosphere. Guess we'll have to wait and find out.
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    02-15-2017, 02:53 PM
    This is not confirmed but rumors are swirling regarding the S55 engine from the F80 M3 and F82 M4 going into the F87 M2 chassis. This would rectify BMW's mistake as the N55B30T0 motor is somewhat weak and struggles against the new B58 engine. If you look a the F87 M2 N55B30T0 power curve it just is all low end and the torque quickly drops off. How does that make sense for an M car designed for track use? The S55 isn't exactly BMW's best top end design but it offers a much broader curve with stronger pull toward redline. It's a better motor. So what is fueling these S55 into the M2 engine rumors? Spy photos from CAR showing cooling changes that look similar to the S55 cooling system. Not to mention Nurburgring testing from last year of an M2 said to have the S55 under the hood. It's possible only the CS model will get the S55 motor and the standard M2 will stick with the N55B30T0. If that is the case, the CS will be a much better buy. We'll know soon enough.
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    02-01-2017, 05:02 AM
    An automotive speed record that still stands from the 1930's? Yep. It belongs to Mercedes-Benz and the W125 Rekordwagen which hit 268.9 miles per hour or 432.7 kilometers per hour over a flying kilometer run. To put this in perspective the Bugatti Veyron set a top speed record with a 254.05 mile per hour or 408.84 kilometer per hour run. The SuperSport that followed hit 267.856 mph or 431.072 kph. Yes, bested by a Mercedes from 1938 with a .18 coefficient of drag. Here are the specs: Engine: MD 25 DAB/3 60 Degree V12 Engine position: Front longitudinal Aspiration: Twin Roots superchargers Valvetrain: DOHC 4 valves per cylinder Displacement: 5,576.75 cc / 340.31 in³ (82.0 x 88.0 mm) Compression: 9.17:1 Power: 541 kW (736 PS; 725 hp) @ 5800 rpm Power/displacement 131.97 PS (97.06 kW; 130.16 hp) per litre Power/weight: 621.1 PS (456.8 kW; 612.6 hp) per tonne Transmission: 4-speed manual Engine cooling: Ice supplemented normal coolant as air intakes were kept very small to improve aerodynamic flow over and around the car Keep in mind the Veyron Super Sport made its top speed run on a test track and not on a public road. That makes what Mercedes pulled off 79 years ago all that much more impressive. Will anyone top this record? Will any government let such a record try take place on a public road? Who knows. What is clear is that the W125 Rekordwagen was way ahead of its time.
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    02-14-2017, 01:31 PM
    Now this is an engine swap we can get behind. Actually, BimmerBoost covered this swap by Kinetechnik Motorsport way back in 2011. What makes it particularly impressive is not just the 5.0 liter S85 V10 under the hood but that they did the swap with factory BMW computers. BMW's own software reads the car as an E60 M5. Impressive, right? Well, not only is the work and electronic integration well done the car is simply incredible on the track. The engine sound is obviously glorious. It also has no trouble turning its rear tires into smoke at any time. The car now competes on a pro drift circuit and by the looks of things, is doing quite well.
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    01-26-2017, 05:23 AM
    The Mercedes-AMG 'Project One' is shaping up to be something spectacular. If you have ever wanted a modern Formula 1 powertrain in a street car consider your wish granted. Head of AMG Tobias Moers shared a few details at the Detroit auto show along with teaser photos. The vehicle looks almost like a Le Mans prototype. If you did not know this was developed as a street car you would practically guess the car is just for the racetrack. Well, it does indeed share some motorsport inspired parts. Supposedly the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 motor will be modified for use in the Project One. Yes, that means a turbocharged 1.6 liter V6 hybrid drivetrain: Incredible. They are actually taking their Formula 1 technology and giving you a chance to buy it for road use. Well, maybe not you in particular as the price is expected to be over $2.5 million and less than 300 will be built. Still, talk about an incredible vehicle with incredible technology bred at the highest level of motorsport. AMG is taking things to the next level and beyond.
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    01-31-2017, 03:05 AM
    The only reason this is being featured is to mock it. It's garbage. A comparison with the new Panamera Turbo and its brand new 4.0 liter top mount twin turbo V8 powerplant should be exciting but Autocar turns it into a joke. First of all, why the hell are they using the S63 Coupe in this comparison? You have the Panamera sedan and the M6 Grand Coupe both of which are 'four-door' coupes. The Mercedes-AMG vehicle that belongs here is the CLS63 considering the CLS started the fad. Why is the heavy S63 chosen? Probably because Autocar just doesn't care about quality and it is all they had available. They decide to compare the performance by running the cars in the rain around some back road. They use a cell phone for timing which is done by the guy sitting the back seat. He is also drawing a picture while this is going on. Seriously? Not only is it raining you are using a manually timed cell phone operated by the passenger who is drawing? The Panamera 'wins' if you want to call it a win. BoostAddict calls this garbage.
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    02-02-2017, 05:54 AM
    You might be asking, how does a top mount turbo fit in the engine bay? Well, this has been done before on LT1 Corvettes. Hellion showed off their system back in 2015 and Performance Turbo Systems actually did a top mount twin turbo C7 LT1 setup. With a skilled fabricator this is definitely possible and Thompson Motorsports has the first top mount turbocharger conversion this website has seen for the C7 Z06 LT4. The LT4 being a great candidate for such a conversion as it supports more fuel and is built for boost right out of the box compared to the LT1. This is still being developed but they are running roughly 18 psi from the turbocharger. The camshaft is upgraded as are other components. The shortblock is stock. Based on the video below it sure looks to be running strong but details such as power, torque, pricing, etc., are left out for now. The car eventually puts down an impressive 10.48 @ 143.52 1/4 mile pass. This will be a nice alternative for those who are considering switching to centrifugal blowers albeit a costlier one.
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    01-25-2017, 10:21 PM
    Ford released the full specification sheet for the 2017 Ford GT supercar and it is a hell of a car. The weight is fairly light at 3054 pounds dry which means the curb weight when fluids are added will approach 3200 pounds. Not as light as the McLaren 675LT but very competitive. Horsepower is 647 with 550 lb-ft of torque. The top speed is 216 miles per hour but top speed is not really the measure of a supercar these days as building for top speed will require different aerodynamics than an emphasis on roadcourse performance. Look over the full spec sheet below.
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    01-31-2017, 10:20 PM
    A very impressive F13 M6 1/4 mile run here. The car features a Stage 3 ECU flash from HC Performance. No piggyback employed but the car does have catted downpipes, an octane booster, and methanol injection. This is a very quick and fast time and as it comes from the Middle East we have to question it. For some reason, the cars just run quicker times with similar modifications over there. Regardless, this is stout S63TU OEM turbocharger performance. We should be seeing several F10 M5's and F13 M6's break into the 9's year especially as turbo upgraded cars hit the strip.
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    02-02-2017, 06:42 AM
    The other day BimmerBoost posted a similar dyno overlay from our friend's at Evolve for all generations of BMW M3. Well, now the M5 gets its turn. The M5 always had (and has) a larger engine than the M3 and it certainly shows in the torque figures. BimmerBoost added engine some engine details from our BMW M engine compilation. You will notice the F10 M5 is considerably underrated in its power and torque figures. The naturally aspirated M engines are all where they should be. Orange: E28 S38B35 I6 Horsepower:252 Torque:243 pound-feet Wheel Horsepower: NA Wheel Torque: NA Bore x Stroke (mm): 93.4 x 84.0 Fuel Injection: Port Redline RPM: 7000 Compression Ratio: 9.8:1 International Engine of the Year Awards: Not applicable Purple: E34 S38B36 I6 Horsepower:315 Torque:266 pound-feet Wheel Horsepower: 250 Wheel Torque: 231 Bore x Stroke (mm): 93.4 x 86.0 Fuel Injection: Port Redline RPM: 7000 Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 International Engine of the Year Awards: Not applicable Pink: E39 S62 5.0 V8 Horsepower: 394 Torque: 369 lb-ft Wheel horsepower: 326 Wheel torque: 327 lb-ft Bore x Stroke (mm): 94.0 x 89.0 Fuel Injection: Port Redline RPM: 7000 Compression Ratio: 11.0:1 International Engine of the Year Awards: 0 Green: E60 S85 5.0 V10 Horsepower: 507 Torque: 384 lb-ft Wheel Horsepower: 426 Wheel Torque: 320 lb-ft Bore x Stroke (mm): 92.0 x 75.2 Fuel Injection: Port Redline RPM: 8250 Compression Ratio: 12.0:1 International Engine of the Year Awards: 10 Red: F10 4.4 S63TU Twin Turbo V8 Horsepower: 553 Torque: 502 lb-ft Wheel Horsepower: 527 Wheel Torque: 476 lb-ft Bore x Stroke (mm): 89.0 x 88.3 Fuel Injection: Direct Redline RPM: 7200 Compression Ratio: 10.0:1 International Engine of the Year Awards: 0
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    02-18-2017, 03:03 PM
    800+ horsepower to all four wheels is pretty much the norm now for M157's with upgraded turbochargers. These two AMG's both have turbo upgrades although from different sources. Let's look at the E63 AMG S first: 799.45 to the wheels but let's just be nice and round to 800. This output is achieved with AMS turbochargers, AMS airboxes, Weistec charge pipes, an AMS upgraded transmission, and a meth kit. Precision Tuning ties it all together. Now onto the CLS63 AMG S which has Forced Performance turbochargers. It is on the stock transmission so the 847 wheel horsepower tune (wish we had the full graph with the torque) will likely be dialed down. Still, impressive peak figures on the stock motor and transmission: Both cars are running methanol to hit these figures and that is important to note. It is also important to note that ~800 horsepower to the wheels is regularly hit with M157's these days. The platform is doing well.
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    02-11-2017, 04:11 PM
    This is interesting to note for those in the AMG tuning community. Obviously, a 10 second W205 C63 is a big deal. Eurocharged does not build turbochargers in house but sources their turbo upgrades from various turbo builders and then provides their tuning for a streamlined package. Something very normal in the tuning world as tuners have their areas of expertise. What is interesting to note is Eurocharged originally was going to have Dime do their turbo work. That did not go as planned: Well, glad that is clarified. Eurocharged has a new turbo source and the results speak for themselves. How about a 10.63 @ 130 on a 1.716 60 foot? Not bad at all for a Stage I upgrade. No doubt people will want to know who the new source is and BenzBoost's position is that many already know the source and that it is not our place to divulge vendor suppliers unless necessary to alert people of potential engine issues.
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