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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 PM
    Hello everyone, by now most of you have seen the waves our new N54 GC turbocharger offering is making on the platform, so it's time to spill the beans on all the details, such as pricing, availability, fitment, logs, ordering giveaway, etc. We will start with pricing. the pricing schedule will be as outlined below. What is included with the default kit is turbos, inlets, charge pipe. If you already have inlets, you get a discount, if you already have one of our charge pipes (no one does yet, but a ton on order) you can get another discount. Intro Price: Intro Price: $3799 Turbos only without inlets, and CP Intro Price: $3899 Turbos with CP only (you already have either our 2" inlets or another 2" inlet brand, stock frame 1.75-1.80" inlets will NOT work) Intro Price: $3999 Turbos with Inlets, and CP both MSRP once intro price is over: MSRP: $4299 turbos only without inlets, and CP MSRP: $4399 Turbos with CP only MSRP: $4499 Turbos with inlets, and CP We will be doing the intro price for the first 20 sets sold, after that prices go up to MSRP. Availability: They are available on our website right now for Pre-order at the intro price. Sign up for the website, and use discount code VTTGCINTRO our initial order is 50 sets of these from our manufacture, we expect them arrive to us in about 30-60 days. As soon as they come in, the pre-orders ship the next day, after that we will keep stock on hand meaning, any order ships the same of next day ordered, if done so by 3pm PST, if not the next day. VTT buy back program: If you have a current set of VTT hybrid turbochargers this is the buy back offer when purchasing a set of new GC turbochargers. Stage 1: $500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2: $1000 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2+: $1500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back We do not offer any buy back for other manufactures N54 turbochargers, if you have a set try to sell them, if you have a current unfilled order speak with them about your options. Customer Appreciation Giveaway: The way we will be doing our giveaway is a little different, and gives the people who really want a set of these, the ultimate odds to get a free set. Here is how it will work. For the first 20 intro sets, every person who orders is eligible for the giveaway, for each 10 sets ordered we will give one set away, meaning by the time we get to 20 sets sold, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning! This is a much better contest in our opinion, instead of 1 in 2-300 odds of winning, its 1 in 10, and it keeps people who are just entering the contest to possibly win, and sell the turbos from doing so. This contest if for people who truly want a set of these, and want very high odds of winning. We will make another thread for the contest, but it will be simple, our website tracks date of order, as soon as we hit the first 20, we pull a random number between 1-20 twice, and that number gets a full refund of their purchase price! Simple, and effective. (Yes this giveaway will actually happen) Fitment: Currently we are offering GC kits for N54 335LHD, 135,535,Z4. RHD fitment is coming, we are having the rear housing cast, but it takes a couple months. For the 135/535/Z4 guys, the 335 kit fits your vehicles just fine with one small change of a rear water line, which you can either buy from us, or BMW, we provide the part number. You simply purchase the 335 kit with the CP included, and retrofits the rear turbo to the 335 orientation. We have seen this done, on quite a few cars in the past with zero issues. For RHD vehicles due to the steering shaft, you will need to RHD housing, and charge pipe orientation. Do not fear it is coming! You will finally have a 750WHP RHD option! Some details as taken from our website.: WHP Level supported (with proper fuel, upgrades, and tuning) Stock-750WHP We are proud to introduce the latest in our line of N54 turbocharger products the VTT "GC"turbochargers. This is a new N54 turbocharger from the ground up, using 100% new parts throughout. Some of the ground breaking features are fully new turbocharger from the compressor housing, to the bearing housing, to the turbine housing, we had them engineered to fit in the stock N54 location, but the full flow of a much larger turbo. You will not find any huge TD04HL wheels stuffed into the tiny stock turbine housing. Every part on these turbos were designed around our specific goals for power, flow, and reliability. What we ended up with is a turbocharger that can utilize the stock location while providing enough flow for 750WHP.+ To do this we increase the area inside not only the manifolds, but also the turbine, and compressor housings, we also slightly increase AR ratio on the turbine housing to free up even more flow, while not giving up anything in spool. To put it bluntly, there is no other 750WHP capable turbocharger option on the market single or twins that can match the spool, ease of fitment, power or reliability of our "GC" turbochargers! A few more details: Upgraded thrust: Every set of stage GC turbos comes with a performance upgraded thrust to extend the life of the turbochargers. Billet Compressor wheels: Billet compressor wheels are used to maximize flow per shaft revolution Turbine housing is cast from 22+NB Stainless steel Dyno Graph, and Logs: I am sure most of you have seen the dyno graph, but if not here it is. We made 736WHP/675WTQ on 30 psi, and 9-9.4 degrees of timing. We kept TQ down on purpose to try to not break anymore motors, if we went for big boost down low, 750WTQ is easily on tap. Please note the MHD is reading high on boost due to the 4 bar scaling, our AEM log is true boost in the manifold. Datalogs: MHD Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=1&data=4-6-23-27&zoom=8-82 External AEM log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=0&data=0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 AM
    We have speculated for a long time now that BMW would make an M7. It appears this is as close as we are going to get for now and that is honestly fine. How does an all wheel drive G11 BMW 7-Series with a 600 horsepower 6.6 liter twin turbo V12 under the hood grab you? Yep, pretty badass. Now there of course is the Alpina B7 which features a tweaked 4.4 liter N63TU V8 powerplant that makes just about the same power and torque at 600 horses and 590 lb-ft. BMW and Alpina are close so they clearly kept output the same to not overshadow each other. Alpina is dependent on BMW so if BMW wanted to crank this V12 up they would crush the B7's business (the motor is probably underrated anyway). Alpina essentially fills in the gaps in BMW's lineup but with this M760Li what gap is there now? The only question that remains is what does this monster cost? We can't wait see comparisons against the Audi S8 and Mercedes-AMG S65. With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model. Headlined by its exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times, the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforces the new car’s range-topping status. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive combine with superior ride comfort to make a compelling statement and set a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. Powerful and authoritative. The new BMW M760Li xDrive gives a debut to the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine. Concealed under a cover bearing “M Performance” lettering, the 6.6-litre V12 develops output of 441 kW/600 hp* at 5,500 rpm* and peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft)* at 1,500 rpm* (fuel consumption combined: 12.6 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 294 g/km)**. The high-performance unit with leading-edge M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds* on the way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). If the optional M Driver’s Package is specified, the speed limiter doesn’t cut in until 305 km/h (189 mph). Power transfer is via the state-of-the-art eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. The M Performance-specific tuning of the shift programs, delivering sportier gear changes and more instantaneous downshifts throughout the rev range, has been specially adapted to the characteristics of the V12engine. With its optimal internal efficiency and a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission contributes to the authoritative driving experience and works seamlessly with the standard Auto Start Stop function. Outperforming its segment rivals in driving dynamics and ride comfort. The innovative Executive Drive Pro suspension system is a passport to dynamic sharpness and unbeatable ride comfort. Active roll stabilisation minimises body movements, and the system teams up with performance tyres, fitted to exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in matt Cerium Grey metallic, to give the new BMW M760Li xDrive the best driving dynamics in its class – without impinging on ride comfort. The rear-biased BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system takes its lead from the available grip levels to distribute engine power to all four wheels as the situation demands. In the process, it delivers the dynamic excellence you’d expect of an M Performance model and a supreme level of performance in all conditions. Active safety and driving dynamics are also beneficiaries of the standard Integral Active Steering system in the new BMW M760Li xDrive, which complements the more direct steering ratio at the front axle by adjusting the steering angle of the rear wheels according to the situation at hand. This reduces steering effort at low speeds and in dynamic driving, further enhancing agility and active safety. The new 19-inch M Sport brakes, boasting blue metallic brake callipers and M badging, set the seal on the dynamic armoury of the BMW M760Li xDrive and ensure unbeatable deceleration at all times. Innovative driver assistance systems. The new BMW M760Li xDrive is fitted with the same extensive package of innovative driver assistance systems as all variants of the successfully launched BMW 7 Series model range. The Driving Assistant Plus system includes the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions. Meanwhile, the Traffic jam assistant – which involves semi-automated driving – can be used on any type of road. And the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function now only requires drivers to press a button to incorporate speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function. The new generation of the Surround View system now also includes a 3D View and Panorama View option in the Control Display. Dynamic focus underlined by the exterior styling. In its exterior appearance alone, the new BMW M760Li xDrive embodies the dynamic mission statement of the BMW M Performance Automobiles with unmistakable clarity. The M aerodynamic package with larger air intakes in the front apron and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke 760M design with matt Cerium Grey finish guarantee an elegantly sporty appearance. The exclusive galvanised Cerium Grey finish for the kidney grille frame and the fronts of the grille bars, along with the front apron strip, the strips on the exterior door handles, Air Breathers, side door trim elements and boot lid handle, all add colour accents, subtly highlighting the special status of the BMW M760Li xDrive within the BMW 7 Series model range and the BMW model line-up as a whole. Other notable exterior features include the mirror caps, likewise in Cerium Grey, V12 badges on the C-pillars, the M logos on the sides of the car and the xDrive lettering and model badge at the rear. A new M sports exhaust system with flap control generates an emotionally rich V12 soundtrack and adds the finishing touches to the signature M Performance look with its galvanised Cerium Grey twin tailpipe embellishers in exclusive design positioned on either side. Familiar M Performance accents for the interior, too. The now familiar BMW M Performance character is also present and correct inside the car. The exclusive M leather steering wheel carries the M logo, has Pearl Gloss Chrome multifunction buttons on its spokes and shift paddles for manual gear changes on the reverse. Door sill plates with an illuminated V12 logo whet the appetite for the driving pleasure to come, while the instrument cluster contains an exclusive speedometer featuring the model designation and a dial now extending to 330 km/h (205 mph). Like the M pedals and M driver’s footrest, the special speedo points to the performance potential of the BMW M760Li xDrive. The area of the centre console around the selector level and iDrive Controller is adorned with a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black and with V12 badging. The optional Touch Command Panel in the rear compartment’s centre armrest hosts a similar V12 identifier. Comfort features generate a modern and luxurious ambience. The electrically adjustable front comfort seats with memory function and the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect team up with high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment and an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate a luxurious ambience. Exclusive Nappa leather trim covers the seat surfaces, seat side sections, head restraints, door cards, centre armrests and side armrests to round off the elegant atmosphere in tasteful style. BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence option also available. For customers looking to trade the overtly dynamic appearance of their BMW M760Li xDrive for a more discreet luxurious look, the optional BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence is available at no extra cost. This character variant significantly alters the personality of the BMW M760Li xDrive, shedding the M aerodynamic package and adding 20‑inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in W‑spoke 646 design high-gloss polished with mixed-size tyres (front: 245/40 R20, rear: 275/35 R20). There is also a high-gloss Black finish for the brake callipers. Customers choosing the V12 Excellence model can expect their BMW M760Li xDrive to feature a chrome bar extending across the full width of the car in the upper section of the air intake grille. In addition, the kidney grille bars are in Silver with chrome fronts and surrounds likewise in bright chrome. All the other trim elements on the body also come in bright chrome. In place of a model designation, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence has a “V12” badge on the boot lid. The exhaust system’s pair of chrome, rectangular tailpipe embellishers are now framed by additional chrome trim. Inside the car, meanwhile, the BMW steering wheel features wood inlays, and the V12 lettering in the instrument cluster – whose speedometer extends as far as 260 km/h (160 mph) – illuminates when the driver fires up the engine. The comfort-biased exhaust system with its refined soundtrack also helps to accentuate the specific character of the V12 Excellence model. Intuitive operation with touch display and BMW gesture control. As in all variants of the new BMW 7 Series, the monitor of the iDrive operating system in the new range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive comes in touch display form. This means customers will be able to navigate around the system in the same way as with modern electronic devices. In addition to using the Controller to operate the system in the familiar style, its functions can also be selected and activated by touching the screen’s surface. The iDrive system also features the gesture control system presented in the BMW 7 Series for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls. There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function. Also joining the fray is a new smartphone holder integrated into the centre console, which enables wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones for the first time in a car.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    This definitely caught our eye. Everybody is trying hard to stand out these days with wheel finishes. Some people go gold or some bright attention grabbing color. This is still definitely attention grabbing but somehow the clear coat combo with the copper softens it. On a black car this would likely be out of this world and gorgeous. So who is going to try it?
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    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    This is officially the 1/4 mile record for the C7 S6 and S7 4.0 TFSI V8 platforms. A full weight S7 with the APR Stage II ECU tune on race gas with their catless downpipes on race gas ran 11.01 @ 124.61 and a lighter S6 with similar mods on 93 octane ran 11.38 @ 121.81 in the 1/4 mile. That is the kind of performance one expects from an RS6 or RS7. The thing is, you can swap C7 RS6/RS7 turbos onto the C7 S6/S7 4.0 TFSI V8 motor. By doing so, you can get the S6 and S7 to match a tuned RS6 and RS7. However, it does cost more than a tune and downpipes at roughly $10k. For those not looking to spend more or put more stress on the S6/S7 dual clutch drivetrain this APR Stage II upgrade with TCU tuning and downpipes may fit the bill. We will have more details with pricing when the products are officially released.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 PM
    You may remember that last month we posted a 955 rear wheel horsepower dyno graph for SpeeDriven's twin turbo Audi R8. The car is a rear wheel drive conversion with a built sequential gearbox. It is tuned on the Syvecs V10 standalone box which clearly is doing a great job. Now we have a timeslip to go along with the dyno: The 60 foot of 1.494 is highly impressive considering the all wheel drive system is ditched. Keep in mind that does make the car lighter as well but harder to launch. This is a stock motor car as well from what we were told. Are they going to take it further? We will see. We also want to know just how much this system with the Syvecs ECU costs.
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    Today, 07:04 PM
    It is no secret the Nissan GTR responds well to bolt on tuning. The 2016 45th anniversary edition of the GTR offering 545 horsepower from the 3.8 liter twin turbo V6. AMR's baseline on a Dyno Dynamics shows 424.6 horsepower at all four wheels. These modifications were then added: - Upg. Downpipe - Upg. Mid-Pipe - Upg. Axle Back - Upg. Intake System - Upg. Fuel Pump - Upg. Injectors - Added: Electric Cut-out The most important of which is the custom AMR tune courtesy of a Cobb Accessport. The result? 613 horsepower at the wheels. Now, as this is a Dyno Dynamics, it is difficult to compare the results to other dynos but what is important here is the gain. That gain is 188.5 horsepower. So, a tremendous increase and plenty of bolt on tuning potential.
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    Today, 07:36 PM
    The Gallardo Super Trofeo is no slouch. It is lighter than a standard Gallardo at roughly 31XX pounds. It makes 570 naturally aspirated horses from its 5.2 liter direct injected V10. You can see one go head to head with a Porsche 991 Turbo here where it runs 11.3 @ 125 in the 1/4 mile. By ditching the wing it can go over 130 and run low 11's as it did against a tuned BMW F82 M4. So, it's pretty quick, right? The thing is the Lambo in the video has its wing on not that it would really matter here. The D3PE supercharged Viper gives the Lambo the hit yet easily reels it in and passes in a matter of seconds. It isn't the highest quality video but it goes to show the massive power disparity between the two. That is the difference between 750+ wheel horsepower and 500 wheel horsepower.
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    Today, 05:09 PM
    Oh stop we can all see through this. You clearly have a master plan to BS all of us and keep running at the track with a setup different than what you state. The end goal of course being the huge profit you will get from lying on forums about your runs.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    So as a final to this story - I have all receipts in front of me at the hot heads are correct as I was referring to the wrong year - Jacob made a mistake and corrected himself and I am doing the same. I was not trying to deceive nor lie. I have made an apology but that does not take away from the fact SLS and Jacob take things way too personal on this forum.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    SLS 1. Still waiting for your response as to why you started referring to Superchargers 2. The heads are from AMG and have been ported - still a stock internal engine You guys are doing the accusing without substance - I have nothing to prove to you. Jacob's private post to me: "but you won't fool me you lying pathetic worthless living being. I just showed you a video of your car having the race ported heads in 2011. And you didn't comment." Buddy you take forums way too serious. You call someone a worthless living being over an Internet post? You have a history of lashing it at people when you have nothing intelligent to say. Grow up and stop being such a little hot head.
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  • SLS AMG's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    A video was just posted about you in 2011 showing you had race ported heads. so please stop lying ًdude oh and I'm still waiting for that imaginary reciept lol
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    Today, 02:36 AM
    I was stunned when I saw these yesterday. I think they're just the right amount of over the top.
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  • charliekay's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 AM
    Lol. Wow. That escalated quickly. Thank you for calling me a liar, I will take that as a compliment, but I do not appreciate it. it is unfortunately that people on the internet revert to calling people names when they can't compete, there is another tuner in Sydney that has also called us liars, and calling our car a race car because he can't get close to the times. Quite funny actually. I assure you that I have ran 139mph on a standard 67mm. Yes the car had MS109, yes I was running 15s and front runners. But it is a stock internal car with a Weistec Stage III and 67mm pulley. The times might be a little unbelievable but I have documented each bit of my progress, one thing incorrect in this is that my best Stage II time was not 10.8, it was actually 10.72 and I went just under 132mph Stage II without a built tranny. Each time I have run it has been at public drag nights, open to everyone. No dodgy runs, no foots infront of the staging sensor. Very legit as you can see from the full video posted and all the previous video I have posted.
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