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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:38 PM
    APR released cast downpipes for the 4.0 TFSI V8 in the S6, S7, RS6, and RS7 earlier this year. The S8 requires different fitment so it was not included in the initial release but APR has S8 owners now covered with a cast downpipe option along with ECU tuning software. The downpipes make a pretty large difference on the 4.0 TFSI V8 as we already saw in S7 and RS7 applications. Here's a quick overview on the downpipes: More power and better response Expect a decrease in turbo lag with power and torque gains as high as 59 HP and 95 FT-LBS of torque over APR Stage I! Full 76mm downpipe system The APR system is a full downpipe upgrade as it replaces the kinked 60mm catalyst cross pipes and resonated midpipes with straight through, 76mm mandrel-bent tubing. Port-matched investment-cast downpipe inlets The factory inlets are restrictive. APRís cast system allows for massive, port-matched inlets that smoothly neck down over a long distance. The result is improved flow, better response and more power. Dual, high-flow catalysts GESIís encapsulated catalysts are known for their strength and performance. Expect lower emissions, reduced noise and less exhaust smell compared to catless setups, all without negatively impacting performance to over 1,000 HP. Furthermore, with the catalyst moved, expect a cooler engine bay! T304L stainless steel construction Premium grade T304L stainless steel resists corrosion and stands the test of time. Argon back-purged TIG welding Clean, strong and attractive welds both inside and outside the pipes. OEM-style low-profile slip-on clamps The APR slip-clamps are easy to use, resist leaks and pipe deformation better than swedged setup, are lower profile than vbands and flanges and donít require replacement gaskets. OEM-style internally-corrugated flex sections APRís flex sections are internally corrugated to increase flow and prevent failures common with braided flex sections. Investment cast secondary oxygen sensor bungs APRís obsession to details resulted in investment cast oxygen sensor bungs that sit on top of the piping, preventing material from protruding into the exhaust stream, disrupting flow. Compatible with the OEM catback exhaust Bolt-on and go! The system is fully compatible with the factory catback exhaust. Designed, assembled and quality controlled in-house All critical aspects of the system are handled internally to ensure the highest quality fit and finish. All hardware and instructions included New OEM gaskets, oxygen sensor harnesses, clamps, brackets and install instructions are included to make the install as headache free as possible. APR Stage II ECU Upgrade price waived With every APR downpipe purchase comes a free upgrade to Stage II from Stage I, saving consumers hundreds of dollars! Limited lifetime warranty The best system on the market also carry the best warranty in the industry! More power and better response Ok, so these are catted downpipes and if you have the Stage I ECU tune software you get a free upgrade to the Stage II software with the purchase of the downpipes. That's a pretty nice deal. Now as far as the efficiency gains, compare the factory design to APR's design: It's no wonder these pick up big power. Just under 600 to the wheels on 91 octane fuel: 616 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane fuel and an absurd 675 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: There aren't any race gas graphs but one would have to think with a race fuel tune going over 700 lb-ft is possible. Yes, still on the factory turbochargers. The downpipes cost $1999.99 and the S8 adapter is $149.99: http://www.goapr.com/products/apr_exhaust_cast_downpipe_40t.html This is a must have option for those who want the most power and torque out of their S8 or 4.0 TFSI V8.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    I will say this...that school produces kids that think they are "All that" but really just suck balls. God forbid one works there after the school. Then they think they are all that and a bag of potato chips.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Prior-Design is again doing their best Black Series widebody impression on a Mercedes S-Class. The result? Well, the S-Class coupe certainly looks meaner although the body work is not as clean as it would be from the factory. The front fender vents being the main area that stands out. On a black car a kit like this can work. It helps hide some of the lines. The rear fenders look great compared to the front. The side skirts and front lip look great as well. What is included? The following: PD75SC WB Front Bumper PD75SC WB Front Add-On Lip Spoiler PD75SC WB Front Intakes Frames PD75SC WB Sideskirts + Sideskirts Add-On Lip PD75SC WB Rear Bumper PD75SC WB Diffusor PD75SC WB Diffusor Lower Add-on Spoiler PD75SC WB Front Fenders PD75SC WB Rear Widenings How much money? You have to call and ask. Overall this is just for someone who really wants to stand out. The hood is a bit much and a bit boy racer for an S-Class. Thoughts?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    We're not just talking about old stuff but recent issues. The tuning school, F BBB rating, filed complaints, recent court judgements, etc. I posted the lawsuits here: http://www.boostaddict.com/content.php?7286-Finally-someone-else-(Jalopnik)-writes-about-what-a-disaster-Hennessey-Performance-is-plus-here-are-some-of-the-lawsuits-against-Hennessey
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Joe I don't excuse what he did 10 - 15 years ago but I do believe people change. I even believe Trump could change his ways and become a reasonable pres. Defending John is subjective. He was in problems with business and made some bad decisions to ensure his family had food on the table. I dont defend that. Ultimately the work he did on my car was top notch...you saw this for your self in Vegas when my car was running against Jim. I defend this and I defend the person I raced with at SSCC and the Pony Express
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    That doesn't excuse what he did to people. He's obviously using celebrities to try to push the cloud of stench aside. I don't know why you defend this guy. He can blow Jay Leno for all I care.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    LOL..love it. It is what it is and when you have people like Alice Cooper and Jay Leno buying your cars, good press outweighs the bad.
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