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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 AM
    PorscheBoost member @918 spyder is not satisfied with his 991 Turbo which is the fastest 991 generation 911 Turbo in the United States. He previously ran a 9.71 @ 143 on a 150 shot and the stock turbochargers. Without the juice, the car managed 10.1 @ 137.02 miles per hour. So where does @918 spyder go from here? Well, here is what he has in mind: 1. Exhaust from By Design/Kline Inconel with titanium hardware 2. Custom headers by BBI 3. Special turbo's from By Design/BBI/Tial (non VTG) 4. Some suspension tweaks 5. Cobb Custom tune and Dyno by Robtuned 6. 200 shot nitrous by Vengeance Basically, bigger turbochargers from By Design and Tial without the VTG (Variable Turbine Geometry) element of the factory turbochargers. Turbo response will be sacrificed for much more power. BBi will provide custom headers and the exhaust as mentioned will be from By Design. Vengeance Racing will again provide their expertise with the nitrous which will be upped to a 200 shot. RobTuned will again provide the tuning through a Cobb Accessport to make the hardware all work as it should. The result should be impressive but we wonder how the PDK will cope with the extra torque from the turbo upgrade let alone when combined with a 200 shot of nitrous. How the fuel system will be upgraded to provide for the extra power is another question mark. Hopefully this all comes together as planned as if it does improving on the 9.7 @ 143 will not be much of a problem.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    Great looking images here of a blue Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder wearing bronze Loma wheels. Blue on bronze actually contrasts very well. The Loma MB1-S rims are 20 x 9 inches up front and 21 x 12 inches in back for a very wide contact patch. Loma rims are also TUV certified which is important for European buyers as well as those who want a guarantee of wheel quality and safety. Beautiful.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    Do thieves need your BMW keys to steal your ride? Nope, as this video of an F10 520i being stolen in Dublin, Ireland attests to. It is surprising just how easy it is. The thieves break the window, open the doors, and use some sort of transmitter to start the car with the keyless feature. It seems convenience options like keyless go just make it easier for thieves to find another way gain access to the car. The car can be replaced of course and no doubt it is insured but it just goes to show how an alarm does not do much of anything against experienced thieves. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 AM
    The Brits at Autocar did a drag race between three very desireable and high performance cars. Of course, as it is Autocar they do not provide any meaningful drag race data but I suppose we should all just be grateful they did not do this drag race in the rain on a damp track like they normally do. The cars are very different from each other. The 458 Speciale has one of the best naturally aspirated V8's ever made. It is naturally aspirated though which means it is more difficult to squeeze power out of it than its boosted competition and also that it has less torque. Even without turbos it is an incredibly powerful motor (with 14.0:1 compression!): The Ferrari and the McLaren 650S do share similarities as both are rear wheel drive with dual clutch transmissions and mid-engine layouts. The McLaren has more power and torque than the Ferrari however. Despite Ferrari's claims the 650S is actually the lighter car by roughly 150 pounds depending on options. The Nissan GTR less power than either of the mid-engine exotics but it has more torque than the Ferrari thanks to its boosted V6 and it benefits from all wheel drive. This all wheel drive is what gets it the victory in the first run. They race twice and on the second race the McLaren takes the victory with a better launch plus the driver does not hit the limiter on the second try. It is not surprising the McLaren is the quickest and fastest of the trio. Especially considering the 650S has no trouble with the newer and faster turbocharged Ferrari 488GTB. It would be nice to have real data from all three cars but again as this is Autocar's video we should be happy with what we get.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    TTE (The Turbo Engineers Germany) offered a turbo upgrade for the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 over a year ago. The question is, why are more people not running the TTE900 4.0 TFSI V8 turbocharger upgrade? Tuning is one factor and perhaps not grenading the transmission is another. Fuel is always a concern with upgraded direct injection motor as well. The high res picture shows just how much goes into the upgrade and it's a beautiful overview of what they do for the 4.0 TFSI V8. Hopefully we see some results with this turbo upgrade soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    There is something to be said for the M157's 5.5 liters of displacement. While the motor will be phased out over the next few years for the smaller 4.0 liter M177/M178 V8 the large M157 V8 still has the task of moving some of the heavier Mercedes-AMG vehicles in the lineup and the torque certainly helps in that respect. It definitely has a whole lot of torque down low. The baseline figure is 536 lb-ft at the wheels. Tuned? 725 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 189 lb-ft at the wheels. Huge but expected out of tuned M157's. What is odd is the baseline horsepower curve. The 421 peak horsepower figure is about 100 wheel horsepower off of what the car should be at based on previous M157 results. It's very low while the torque peak is about what it should be. Maybe AMG's software dials power back on the dyno (AMG has previously had dyno mode issues) or maybe there was some other issue. Regardless, the tuned numbers are right where the should be and very strong for a tune only car. 624 wheel horsepower and and 725 lb-ft of wheel torque will make for quite the ride.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    If you were a black woman you would have been an admiral/general by now. Maybe running for president.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    The 991.2 facelift brings with it minor styling changes. The average person likely would not be able to tell the the difference between the 991.2 and 991 GT3 models. What is important to focus on rather than the cosmetics are the mechanical changes. The major change expected is the addition of a manual transmission option for the GT3. This means buyers will not have to opt for the expensive and exclusive 911 R in order to get the high revving naturally aspirated flat-6 engine paired to a manual. Porsche will likely offer a slight power bump as they always do but the 3.8 and 4.0 liter engines are expected to carry over with some minor tweaks to the 991.2 GT3 and GT3 RS models. There is a rumor we might see a 4.2 liter GT3 RS. We will know more as the vehicle gets closer to its release date.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    BimmerBoost member @sA x sKy is going for 1000+ horsepower in his BMW F82 M4. He was going to go another route but decided to have TPG Tuning build the motor and do the cylinder head work. The flow results are very similar to TPG Tuning's earlier flowbench data. It's important to note it is not the exact same data but similar data as it should be similar with the same S55 cylinder head. They did not just plug in the previous numbers so they have successfully ported multiple S55 heads which instills confidence and they even improved on the intake side: Very nice results over stock. TPG Tuning also built the bottom end with upgraded forged pieces and shipped it to @sA x sKy after they were done in just three weeks. A built S55 in just three weeks? I know a tuner or two who could learn something from this type of work, quick shipping, and excellent packaging. It is going to be fun to see where this ends up once it is done but it is progressing nicely:
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  • Bozo954's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    Yeah, Enfiftyfore, sad, but true. The lowering of standards is sickening. For instance, I spent 4 years in the Ranger Regiment at Benning as an FO (Forward Observer for the non-military; like Air Force Forward Air Controller). But being black, like any others did and still do, I had problems with the 15 meter swim test. Could not kick & pull with one hand and all my gear to save my damn life. But the standards were never lowered for me; had to get my swim skillsl up to par 'fore even getting Pre-Ranger, of course. I believe you can attest to the issues with blacks & the swim test. No need to explore why. It's reality. Then, they start lowering standards for women to get thru Ranger School? And I'm supposed to trust this person in the field when I know they essentially could NEVER hack it? I imagine some - at least - cold shoulder backlash going on right now. Don't get me started you know who, being one of those 'not black enough' black. Better than still being on that centuries-old Democrat Party Plantation. Regarding Danica Patrick, I always thought she was getting her skill-set in order to take run @ F1. And keeping in mind that her win in Japan was against that was missing - for the most part (someone correct me if I'm wrong........half of the top ten drivers. Kanaan. Dixon. Castroneves. Franchitti, etc. A totally bogus win. But still, it takes time, so I give 'er the benefit of the doubt. Then she goes to NASCAR to compete amongst 40+ drivers in a totally different car. So, as Sticky said, she survives purely on gender as a, what, the 25-30th best driver points wise? Some say what about the journeymen, middle-of-the-road male drivers? Well, their mediocrity is not rewarded. Long story short, having trained in the UK in The Formulas, I thought her ultimate goal was to be a top open-wheel driver in the world, aka, being competitive in F1. But, I guess not. The Anna Kournikova of worldwide racing. Si,, long live true equality. Treat us all the same; hold us to the same standards. One of things I love most about my non-black friends?? They treat me like I'm one them!! I'm a straight-up white boy when amongst them - whether in the suburbs on with my trailer park friends; a latino when with my spanish friends. In other words, treated more like human being of the human race than any color. So, if this black man cannot stand, let him fall. (Booker T. Washington said that, not me.) I'll go practice and come back to meet the standard. Like when I was crappy swimmer.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 11:21 PM
    Over a quarter of a million dollars for a 993 Turbo? Not even a Turbo S? Porsche 993 values just keep going up and one has to wonder when this trend will stop or if there is a bubble. Being the last air-cooled 911 produced certainly means the 993 occupies a special area in the Porsche 911 enthusiast's heart. There no doubt are people out there that wish they held onto their 993. Even the base models are selling for incredible numbers. Is this a pristine example? Yep. Is it low mileage? Yep. Is it one of the most beautiful 911's ever produced? Yep. Is it worth $285k? Well, that's up to the buyer.
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  • trickcruiser's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 03:35 PM
    Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. These cars are no joke! THAT is the reason you see people post videos of killing them. It is a pretty legit kill.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 04:51 AM
    Great numbers here from AMR Performance who tuned a 2016 Range Rover Sport Autobiography edition. The Autobiography model adds things such as 16-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, center console cooler, tri-zone climate control, surround view camera, 19-speaker Meridian sound system, and 21 inch wheels. That all sounds nice and dandy but what we are focusing on is the engine and performance. The Range Rover Sport Autobiography has the same 510 horsepower and 461 lb-ft of torque 5.0 liter AJ133 V8 as the Range Rover Sport Supercharged edition. AMR Performance recorded a baseline on their Dyno Dynamics of 508 horsepower. This means they are correcting output a bit to read closer to crank as the Dyno Dynamics is a heartbreaker. Regardless, what is important here is the delta. After the AMR ECU flash dyno tune output rises to 571 horsepower for an increase of 63 horsepower. A huge tune only gain on a supercharged engine. Now, imagine if you paired the AMR ECU tune with the Fabspeed exhaust package. A 600+ horsepower Range Rover? Yep.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 04:07 AM
    Is the rear wheel steering that big of a deal? From what I have read it mostly helps at low speeds.
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  • Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 04:04 AM
    The 991 Turbo Porkers have always been amazingly fast. Lighter than the R8, more torque and probably a suspension setup more suited for the smaller track. I do expect that at least some tech that the Porkers have nowadays - such as rear-wheel-steering - will also find its way into the Lamborghinis and R8 eventually. They've already started with that on the Aventador anniversary model, IMO that's a kind of prototype for the further development of their sports cars.
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  • MSIZZLE's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 01:06 AM
    the only video i saw was cut at that spot. But at that speed to pull that far i was probably going 15+mph faster. to be honest though i see so many videos where clearly the results make no sense, like a guy stopping for traffic ahead or imperfection in the road and one guy gets out of it and then winner posts the video and represents it as how the cars perform. Spinning is a part of racing so I'm not talking about that so much but traffic ahead isn't a part of a race.
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  • rac's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 11:57 PM
    I was going to say at your rate you'll need a bigger shed soon..
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:53 PM
    Nope, ended up with two M3s instead.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:23 PM
    It is good to see more tuned N55's hitting the strip especially M235i models to compare their results to the F87 M2. Both of these M235i's are xDrive all wheel drive models. This pays dividends in the 60 foot but of course the all wheel drive system adds weight. Here is the breakdown of mods between the two cars: 2015 Black Sapphire F22 M235 xDrive AT FBO #11759 - HRE FF15s w/ Continental DWS06 - Pure Turbo Stage 2 Hi-Flo - EnzoPerformance ECU Tune - JB4 OBD2 stacked Custom Boost Map6 - Enzo's Catless Downpipes - GFB DV - ATM FMIC - ER Chargepipes - Tuningwerk Exhaust - Exxon 110 oct 2015 EBB M235 xDrive AT #12126 - 19' Summer Tires - Enzo Performance ECU Tune - ER Catless Downpipes - Fabspeed Exhaust w/ Muffler Delete - Dinan Lowering Springs w/ Supp Handling kit on pump gas 93 The timeslip: The Pure Turbos Stage 2 is providing about another 6 miles per hour of trap speed. It's a very large difference when you take into account where the black M235i xDrive was before the turbo upgrade and bolt ons. Here it is tune only with just a flash and catted downpipe: And now with full bolt ons: This is how the car progressed. 12.736 @ 109.32 - Enzo Tune and catted downpipe 12.492 @ 110.10 - Enzo Tune and full bolt ons 11.759 @ 117.70 - Enzo Tune and Pure Turbos Stage 2 Great performance data for N55 owners.
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:15 PM
    Well, they didn't do a few things with your transmission seal issue. They didn't inform you that there wasn't a warranty, since your supplying your own part? They didn't inform you that if the part didn't fit, you'd be charged hourly until the correct part was brought to them? Interesting. First off, you supplied the part. It was the wrong one. We typically don't install client supplied parts for this exact reason. Its not profitable to only be paid on labor either, if parts aren't supplied then the ticket isnt very profitable. We supply the part. If it doesn't fit, well it was our mistake and we'll eat the labor issue and lost revenue on the rack. If you supply it, typically we have to wait 5-20 times longer than if we just got it. Lost time= not an effective tech = lost time sold= not profitable. Secondly, "but the forums said this" and "the forums suggested this" is the most aggravating thing I hear. I don't care about what the forums said. Really, I don't (in most cases) You aren't a mechanic. You brought it to me because I am. They aren't a mechanic. They didn't look at the car. Why are you taking advise from random non technician strangers who've never even seen your car? I turned away a guy today with a 745, 190Kmiles and a transmission issue. Not that we didn't want to fix his issue- but because he wanted us to diagnose it his way. "just flush the transmission" he failed to understand that the last "transmission shop" he recently was at didn't change the filter (pan) nor did we suspect it was filled correctly..... but who am I to know that :smh: sorry. You wouldn't tell your doctor how to perform knee surgery, would you? Why are you telling me how to fix your car then? "but its an HP24 transmisison!" actually, it's a 6HP26 but don't let me keep you from spouting off about how you're a transmission expert now that you've read on the forums that is has a ZF trans in it. It's frustrating. Every Tom, Dick and Harry think's they can work on cars. Then, you have the people who think that the cheapest means the same quality of work. Or, they don't care about the quality of the repair- they only want the cheapest. I constantly have to apologise for my profession, as multiple people and businesses shouldn't be in it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:14 PM
    The footage ends right when you start pulling :( Is there a longer youtube version? How far did it pull?
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 09:47 PM
    That's not really the definition of "drove around him hard". You got the jump and he was catching you the whole way.
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