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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2015, 03:40 PM
    N54 owners, rejoice! The next level of tuning is coming. What that level entails is a Syvecs plug and play standalone engine control unit. Syvecs is continuing to roll out BMW engine management systems with their S54 unit already on the market and their S65 control unit ready for launch any day now. The N54 is up next and Syvecs told BimmerBoost their N54 solution will be available by the end of this year: You will have direct and port injection control likely for a total of twelve injectors. Those worrying about the DCT will finally have a real solution for full control of the transmission. We expect the N54 unit will be a variant of the S6plus Syvecs ECU meaning the following should be supported: Four More Outputs meaning running 12 Injectors becomes easier - Six more Half Bridge Outputs - Can use OEM Denso Lambdas or Bosch LSU4.9 sensors - Logs Clutch A Pressure, Clutch B Pressure, Gearbox Main Pressure, 4WD %, Clutch Slip A and Clutch Slip B from the TCM - Main Relay control on board - Package (Canbus) Firmware can be updated in the field - Lower cost than S8 Kit - All of the above at a Retail price of 3300 + Local Taxes It is still early and the ECU is still under development so we will see what the final product actually is as well as the final cost. Regardless, expect N54 tuning to take a quantum leap forward by the end of the year.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2015, 04:22 PM
    Unfortunate situation here as a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster caught fire sitting in traffic. The owner was revving his car and showing off of course as that is part of the point of having an Aventador. While revving for the cameras the car catches fire. The car likely has an aftermarket exhaust possibly with no cats. Whether it is tuned or not who knows but it looks like a bit too much fuel was dumped through the exhaust and that led to this issue. The hot climate in Dubai certainly did not help. It is sad to see a car such as an Aventador go down in flames like this but we are not shedding any tears. The owner probably already has a new toy to replace it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-06-2015, 11:11 PM
    Evolve's F10 M5 is putting in some work! This is the same F10 M5 that recently went 11.4 @ 129 in the 1/4 mile on street tires. It features a Stage 2 Evolve S63TU ECU flash tune, Evolve catless downpipes, and a prototype Eventuri carbon fiber air intake system. Just like during the 1/4 mile run it is on 93 octane pump fuel and Michelin Pilot Super Sport street tires. They took it out to a VMAX Hypermax event in the UK which is a top end runway competition. Take a look at how the Evolve tuned F10 M5 does against some very stout competition. vs C63 AMG with Weistec Supercharger, Headers, Meth vs S63 BiTurbo (had a red 730 tab on the side - not sure what tune it is running) Struggled with traction up to top end of 3rd but still pulled on him. vs Manic Motorsports Stage 2 tuned F10 M5 This was one of the first runs so forgot about the wide angle but you can see the car in the wing mirror as our car pulls away. vs Ferrari 458 with 4 adult passengers as we were on our way to lunch :thump: vs Evolve F10 M5 with same modifications without the Eventuri Carbon Intakes. vs F82 M4 Stock Short shifted in this one for some reason. vs McLaren MP4-12C
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    The F82 M4 GTS is shaping up very well. The only downside is it will be fairly limited. 700 units for worldwide consumption? That means we expect less than half to come to the USA but for once you will not see BimmerBoost complaining as American M enthusiasts are still reeling from being passed over for the E46 M3 CSL and the E92 M3 GTS. BMW finally decided to do the right thing and reward its largest market. About time BMW and we still are never going to forgive you for the E46 M3 CSL and E92 M3 GTS. That said, this is an epic M car. Why? Because it takes performance seriously. It isn't an M badge thrown on an SUV that will never see the racetrack or some lame special edition that amounts to some new paint like the 'Championship Edition' E92 M3. This car actually gets real Motorsport division attention and not marketing division attention. Let's start with BMW reducing weight. They claim 3328 pounds. Does that 33XX number range sound familiar? It should because BMW originally claimed 3306 pounds for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. BMW missed that target badly and the F80 M3 came in at 3562 pounds which can go up depending on options. Something tells us this time the car will weigh close to what they are claiming but US cars no doubt will weigh more than European counterparts due to side impact crash regulations. Even if the US car is heavier expect a drop from the standard F82 M4. That is a very good thing and if BMW manages to shave some weight off the nose they can finally get the car to 50/50 front to rear weight distribution as it should be. The included water injection system will add weight though. Which brings us to the motor. Yes, the car has a water injection system for the S55 motor as previously reported. With the cooling and octane benefit BMW raises power to 500 horses no doubt with more aggressive tuning. As you know the S55 engine in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is underrated and already at the 500+ horsepower mark so does this mean this figure is closer to 500 at the wheels than at the crank? We think it has to be. It would have been nice to see something along the lines of larger turbocharger or some hardware changes to the engine like E92 M3 GTS and E46 M3 CSL saw but in the turbo era this is how it goes. If we were to nitpick the car the lack of S55 internal hardware changes would be the spot to nitpick. You combine the higher power with less weight thanks to the CFRP parts and titanium exhaust system along with the improved aerodynamics adding substantial downforce and you get a 7 minute and 28 seconds Nurburgring laptime. This blows every production BMW out of the water. It is not even close. The vaunted E46 M3 CSL managed a 7:50 around the 'Ring and the E92 M3 GTS in the hands of Horst von Sauma only bettered the CSL by two seconds. The F82 M4 GTS is 20 seconds quicker than the E92 M3 GTS. If that is not evidence of a lot less weight and underrated power (on a track like the Nurburgring that loves power) we do not know what is. Not enough can be said about the BMW claimed Nurburgring laptime. It equals the Porsche Carrera GT in the hands of Walter Rohrl. If Porsche's own test driver and rally legend who knows the Nurburgring better than anyone can do a 7:28 in a vehicle of the Carrera GT's pedigree and the M4 can match that we finally have a serious BMW performance car that blows everything else BMW has ever produced out of the water to an extraordinary degree. You can read the full details and specifications from BMW in their M4 GTS presentation below but it is about damn time we got a car like this. By we, I mean American enthusiasts first and then BMW enthusiasts worldwide. Unfortunately it may be a bit too little and too late for some but at least it shows BMW can still produce when the M division is allowed to put in the effort. Unfortunately, the M division demonstrates this level of capability rarely these days. 'i' mean that.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Just as in the BMW N54 world we are starting to see more piggyback and flash combinations on the S63TU platform. This F10 M5 is benefiting from such a tuning setup and it shows in its very strong 760 rear wheel horsepower and 816 lb-ft of torque at the wheels dyno pull. Here are the mods on the car: Flash + JB4 S2/BCM AMS downpipes RPI Exhaust MSR Intakes BMS Meth Upgraded Clutch packs Pure S1 Turbo upgrade Now we would like to know who is doing the flash tuning. Additionally, there are still some issues to work out regarding misfires up top so the tuning is not yet perfect. Tuning for upgraded turbos is going to evolve over time but this is already a very good sign for the S63TU. It is also important to note the meth injection here as the S63TU fuel system needs the methanol support at these levels and owners would be wise to use it until direct injection fuel system upgrades are available and commonplace on the platform. Spectacular numbers regardless that should get even stronger over time. More details from the owner below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2015, 07:51 PM
    There currently are no supercharger kits for the Gen V Dodge Viper. Why? Well, the car is new and the ECU is not fully cracked. You will notice there are twin turbo setups out there but these all are running standalone ECU's. They also are over $45k installed which is not exactly a bargain. D3PE (D3 Performance Engineering) has their own twin turbo kit for the Gen V Viper using such a standalone engine management system. It uses a ProEFI control unit and it is expensive at $45k. It also is capable of over 950 wheel horsepower. D3 is targeting a more 'reasonable' 800 wheel horsepower with this supercharger setup. It will also be much less money than $45k. How much less? That remains to be seen but we would expect less than half. It will depend on if someone wants a standalone ECU or not but they plan to cater to the stock and aftermarket ECU crowd. It will make less power than the turbos and that power will be more 'peaky' in a sense as there will not be the turbo torque rush down low and fatter curve. Definitely more of a top end power approach but also a greater value. As there is no supercharger kit on the market this will fill a void. The only other competition is coming from an Arrow Racing 4.3 liter twin screw setup which obviously will offer more torque through the curve but probably around the same power. Enjoy the development photos and progress. It is nice to see how much effort goes into producing a forced induction kit like this. Reverse engineering of the gearbox: The F1X gearbox sprayed with a powder in preparation of laser scanning The laser scan of the gearbox ready to be converted to a solid model for the CAD program The final Solidworks model Pulley position completed, primary and secondary brackets in place, belt routing completed: Spacers all designed, added more pickup points to the motor, revised mounting plates: Design has been approved and we are now making the parts in out in house 3D printer: The F1X gearbox sprayed with a powder in preparation of laser scanning The laser scan of the gearbox ready to be converted to a solid model for the CAD program The final Solidworks model Pulley position completed, primary and secondary brackets in place, belt routing completed: Our billet fuel rail kits are now finished, these will be available with our supercharger and twin turbo systems as well as separately for individuals or shops: Our MAF flanges just came in fresh off the cnc machine! Our finished MAF flange next to a 3D printed prototype we used to verify fitment: A 3D printed prototype of our pump hanger which we used for fitment testing and ability to install into the tank. These can hold up to 3 Ti Auto 267 fuel pumps and will come prewired for 3 pumps, so if running a double setup, the end user can just install the third pump and plug it in. These will also be available with our supercharger and twin turbo systems as well as separately for individuals or shops. We should be getting these back from cnc soon! We finally got the rest of the 3D components in, huge thanks to Engatech for helping with the prints since they were so large. We got them onto the car to test fitment and installation, we have noted a couple small changes we need to make in the CAD drawing and we should be ready to have a prototype CNC machined for testing! Now that the brackets and pulley are out at the CNC, we started with the intake design. We installed the OEM airbox then scanned it to know our height limitations along with the point which meets the hood. Then we removed it and scanned the inlet of the supercharger for routing and the radiator fans for depth limitations.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    The Cadillac twin turbo and direct injected 3.6 liter LF4 V6 engine continues to impress. You may remember last month New Era Performance posted their baseline and tune results. Now Fasterproms takes their crack at the car but also added catless downpipes. The Fasterproms baseline is slightly less at 417 rear wheel horsepower and 405 lb-ft of rear wheel torque. This can be attributed to weather conditions and fuel. What is important here are the power and torque gains. Tune only the car goes to 518 horsepower and 506 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That is 101 rear wheel horsepower gained tune only and the torque gain mirrors the power gain. Add catless downpipes into the mix and horsepower goes to 558 to the wheels and torque jumps to 539 lb-ft at the wheels. A major difference over stock with your basic bolt on modifications. Based on these results the very first thing an owner should do is get a set of downpipes and a tune for them. The scary thing is they are hardly done. E85 tuning is up next and it may be possible that the ATS-V LF4 cracks 600 the wheel horsepower mark on higher octane fuel on the stock turbochargers with supporting bolt on modifications. Certainly impressive. <div id="fb-root"></div><script>(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); = id; js.src = "//"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-video" data-allowfullscreen="1" data-href="/fasterproms/videos/vb.223937640959209/1054704091215889/?type=3"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite=""><a href=""></a><p>Fasterproms 3inch down pipes are completed and installed!! 558rwhp!! We gained 32rwhp from the down pipes with no tuning changes!! An additional 8rwhp with a tune. The graph shows stock/tune only/down pipes (550)/down pipes and tuning. We will have these in stock and ready to ship soon! #fasterproms #atsv</p>Posted by <a href="">Fasterproms</a> on Tuesday, October 6, 2015</blockquote></div></div>
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    10-07-2015, 08:40 PM
    It looks like we finally have a concrete answer as to the Porsche 991 Turbo and 991 Turbo S fuel system capability. A Rob Tuned car using the Cobb Accessport found the limit at 19 psi. With modified VTG turbochargers, upgraded exhaust, intake, and associated bolt ons it hit 657 all wheel horsepower. When pushed to 21 psi of boost 675 horsepower at all four wheels was achieved but the fuel pressure dropped signalling the stock fuel system limits. For those wondering how this fuel system limit is being circumvented by the more powerful 991 Turbos out there it is all about methanol injection for supplemental fuel. That is the solution employed by ES Motor for example. We will have to wait and see who upgrades the stock fuel system to support more but for now methanol seems to be the only option for 991 Turbo and S owners who want to go beyond the 650 wheel horsepower mark.
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    10-07-2015, 06:23 PM
    It's great to have 1/4 mile results that back up dyno results. Last month AMR Performance launched their ECU flash tune for the Mercedes-Benz W205 C400 model which features the twin turbocharged and direct fuel injected M276 DELA30 V6 3.0 liter engine. AMR's dyno results showed gains of up to 60 horsepower depending on fuel. A very nice gain on top of the stock 329 horsepower. Now we get to see those dyno gains in action on the track as an owner who got the AMR Performance tune took his car to the strip. He managed a very respectable 12.817 @ 108.56. Keep in mind this is a car that weighs roughly 3850 pounds. The improvement over stock is roughly half a second in the 1/4 mile which correlates with the horsepower gains shown on the dyno graph. This is just tune only as well so with the AMR flash the C400 is a 12 second car. With an exhaust and Stage II tune as well as some race gas this car is easily capable of mid to low 12's. Not bad at all.
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    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    This is how you do different without overdoing it. We have of course seen black on gold combinations but somehow bronze looks more refined and less attention seeking. That is not to say this does not stand out as it definitely does but it seems to do so in a classier manner than bright gold would. Here are the wheels specs: SM5R Deep Concave Monoblock -209 front / 2111 rear -Gloss Brushed Bronze -Gloss Brushed Bronze Caps -Weight Reduction Pocketing The front wheels are 20 inches and the rear wheels are 21 inches. This certainly gives the California an aggressive and good looking stance. As these are large wheels and unsprung weight can become a performance concern at these sizes the wheels feature Strasse weight reduction pocketing. That helps strike a balance between looks and performance as well as rim strength. The black on gloss bronze just plays well well off the Nero Daytona black paint finish. This works and it works well on the Ferrari California.
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    Today, 09:20 AM
    I think it depends on the country but in sweden the tax isn't based on displacement it is CO2 emissions.
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