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  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 PM
    By box tune I meant canned flash tune, one size fits all. My case could be that my initial tuner who did the custom tune was not so affluent with C63's at the time or purely didnt know how to tune well. But since changing to an Autowerks tune I have improved by 4 tenths, gone from a 11.9 to a 11.5. Like I said though, if I was running race gas I do believe a custom would yield better results.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 PM
    By box tune do you mean canned flash tune that is one size fits all or a piggyback tune? These are different things.
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    Today, 09:13 PM
    1971 horsepower at all four wheels is just absurd. That is where the ETS Nissan GTR is at right now although they showed more power than anticipated. This is a result of the Super 99 kit (turbocharger specs are undisclosed at this time) that ETS intends to use to take back the Nissan GTR 1/4 mile world record. As the full specs are not given we will state what we know. The car is running E98 ethanol. This kit with the turbos it is running is capable of 40-45+ psi of boost but this 1971 wheel horsepower run was on an 'accidental' 52 psi of boost due a mistake connecting the four port boost solenoid. ETS is going to inspect the 4.1 liter built VR38DETT motor and see how things are holding up but 2000+ wheel horsepower GTR's are definitely within reach and to be expected.
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  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 PM
    I have to disagree here. My car went significantly faster with a box tune compared to a custom tune (for our 98 pump fuel, I believe that's 93 in usa). How ever I do believe if I was to use race gas I would see better gains with a custom tune then a box tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 PM
    This is a similar question to what BimmerBoost raised last year regarding an M2 model. A ton of speculation took place from the various culprits on the 2015 F87 M2 this year and one site even claimed to definitively know the M2 would have a more aggressively tuned N55 from the M235i. Our position was (and remains) that nobody knows what the hell they are talking about and that they are simply guessing to get attention. CAR is claiming to definitively know what the specifications for the M2 are and here is their take. CAR states the F87 M2 will arrive in 2015 and offer 369 horsepower and and 384 lb-ft of torque featuring a detuned S55 inline-6 borrowed from the F80/F82 M3 and M4. Ok, fine, that certainly is a possibility. CAR does not state how the engine will be detuned, who at BMW stated this is the engine if anyone even did, or any real solid info on the motor. Is it just a software detune? Is BMW mating the motor to a DCT in the 2-Series finally? Will the motor get a different turbocharger or any physical hardware differences? You would think someone who supposedly has access to an inside source at BMW would ask these questions. If the M2 gets a detuned S55 and it is only detuned through software we can declare right now the M2 is the greatest tuning value in the history of the BMW lineup considering how underrated the S55 engine is and what it gains from basic tuning. If it is detuned through hardware means to protect the M3/M4 this is not a big deal anyway as on paper the M3/M4 and the M2 will have the same potential. If it features an N55 like the M235i as some reported then it does not have a real motor and BMW is really getting out of control with their cost cutting and their watering down of the M brand. All CAR has done is create a bunch of hype. That sells magazines. Good for them but they aren't getting our money. Source
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    Today, 07:23 PM
    This is some impressive tuning right here from BrenTuning. The 997.1 GT3 is in a very high state of tune the way it sits right off the showroom floor. The 3.6 liter flat-6 motor is rated at 415 horsepower and really a bit underrated from the factory. It is making quite a bit over 100 horsepower per liter. Squeezing out more power is not easy and tuners need to be cautious. Looking at the baseline with a Cargraphic rear section exhaust the car is already making over 100 wheel horsepower per liter on a Mustang dyno. Porsche does not hold back much with the GT3. Tune only on the same 93 octane pump gas BrenTuning takes output from 364 wheel horsepower to 390 wheel horsepower with significant torque gains through the curve. 26 wheel horsepower with just a tune only on a GT3 is a big time gain. With race gas BrenTuning raises output to 400 on the dot at the wheels. A total gain of 34 wheel horsepower through just tuning. Very impressive work:
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