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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 12:47 AM
    The more I read about the GT350R the more enticing it becomes. Now, the Stingray is lighter and arguably sexier but the GT350R just has that special something. The flat-plane crank, the high revving V8, the carbon fiber wheels, the track focus, etc., it's like a better M3. Not to mention it is manual only making it a true driver's car as if the options to delete things like the navigation, AC, and rear seats didn't already tell you that. I'm in love with both of these cars:
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 12:00 AM
    Road & Track The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Is More of an M3 Than an M3 Full article: http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/road-tests/a26302/2016-cadillac-ats-v-test/
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  • 65AMG's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 03:55 AM
    Sticky, there is an interesting new record SL600 V12 TT.You can see more details on Speedriven Facebook Page with timeslip and infos.SD did the ECU tuning on this car-the Upgrade Turbo setup and some other stuff was already done from another guy from what i heard.Now SD is working on that very fast car.Maybe this is interesting for the V12 Guys.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 06:40 PM
    You often hear about ball bearing and journal bearing turbos. What is the difference? The ball bearing setup consists a single sleeve system that contains a set of angular contact ball bearings on either end, whereas the traditional bearing system contains a set of journal bearings and a thrust bearing. The bearings can affect response as well as longevity. How about a simple demonstration to get illustrate the point? Watch the video below. <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); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));</script><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473" data-width="500"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473"><p>Journal bearing vs ball bearing turbo comparison.</p>Posted by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle">LacedUP</a> on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/LacedLifestyle/posts/1117309628298473">Tuesday, July 28, 2015</a></blockquote></div></div>
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  • triggz's Avatar
    08-11-2015, 02:09 PM
    F80 M3 Mods: Eurocharged ECU flash Catless Downpipes Race gas DCT E92 335i Mods: JB4 G5 ISO with a BMS Backend Race Flash via BB App FBO VTT Inlets 100% dual nozzle meth injection 94 OCT 6AT (No Alpina Flash)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 07:46 PM
    I think for my birthday this year I'm going to get myself a fun gift. I thought about having a party and inviting friends to a club or whatever and blowing a bunch of cash but what for? Why pay for other people to have a good time who wouldn't do the same? Forget that, would rather buy a bike and have something to bring me enjoyment for years that has real value. This would technically be my first bike. Both are around the same price so that is irrelevant. I'm not looking for something with absurd speed just something to cruise PCH and the Laguna Hills on. Maybe take it up the coast to Malibu or Santa Barbara for a weekend. Just comfortable, reliable, and good looking. Thoughts?
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    08-03-2015, 11:50 AM
    Motor Trend compars BMW M3 vs. Cadillac ATS-V Sedan vs. Mercedes-AMG C63 S ATS-V really shines in just about every performance measure. C63S takes home the win due to overall package, ATS-V lacking in refinement. BMW M3 takes third, but by no means does Motor Trend say it is a terrible car. The segment is just full of very capable machines. 3rd Place: BMW M3 It's cliché to say, but this is the best third-place finisher in Motor Trend history. C'est la vie. 2nd Place: Cadillac ATS-V
 This stud athlete is let down by its lack of powertrain refinement and sonic thrills. Cadillac has very little tweaking to do to get things right. 1st Place: Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG 
 An iron fist in a velvet glove. Race mode transforms the beast into an iron fist in an iron glove. Lap times: Caddy ATS-V 1:31.43 C63 1:31.52 BMW M3 1:32.51 Link to full article and more performance data: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1507_bmw_m3_vs_cadillac_ats_v_sedan_vs_mercedes_amg_c63_s_comparison/viewall.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-08-2015, 01:44 AM
    The big guns are here. This is the next level of M157 performance. Introducing the Weistec W.4 turbocharger package which is a significant step up from the standard Weistec M157 turbo package. You could potentially think of this as a Stage IV package for 63 AMG M157 based vehicles. What 'Stage' to call this is not important. What is important is that these are big ball bearing turbochargers capable of flowing 65 pounds a minute which is good for over 1000 horsepower in theory. No doubt many of you want to put that theory to the test and BenzBoost of course wants to see it as well. We can not delve too far into the expected power numbers but what we can say is significant durability testing has taken and is taking place. What we can also say is that dynos will be coming and that this package applies to stock motor setups and built M157 setups as well. This includes rear wheel drive and 4Matic all wheel drive platforms. Obviously there will be a power and torque difference between stock and built M157 engines as far as what the motors can safely and reliably produce. Also, the Weistec upgrade is developed in a comprehensive manner. Meaning you can expect OEM detail to the entire driveline. Beyond this we really can not say much only that in due time you will see it all for yourself. So what is the big deal here? Well, obviously the big ball bearing turbochargers. Read it from Weistec themselves: "The M157 W.4 Turbochargers are ball bearing turbochargers featuring CNC machined billet aluminum compressor wheels capable of flowing 65lb/min. Each turbocharger features a specifically designed compressor cover that clears all the engine accessories (AC compressor, Alternator, etc.) and makes use of the stock charge piping as well as the stock wastegate actuators. Also integral to the design is the 3 inch anti-surge inlet providing the maximum possible flow to the compressor and helping prevent compressor surge." Make sure you focus on the line that states the turbochargers clear the engine accessories. Look, a lot of people will tell you they can fit big turbos on the M157. Few people can actually make it all fit in an OEM manner. That is where the 'Engineering' portion of the Weistec Engineering name comes into play. This is work by real engineers and not some back alley tuner hack job. The stock manifold design is a bottleneck on the M157. Weistec changed the entire design as you can see to be as efficient as possible. This is important to pay attention to: "The Weistec Turbo-Folds have 50% larger port area with increased manifold cross sectional area supporting much more flow, allowing the engine to safely generate far more horsepower and torque than any other available option. Despite being a totally new and larger parts, the Weistec Turbo-Folds are designed around the use of the Weistec True Downpipes. Those that already have the Weistec True Downpipes can be assured that no extra or new exhaust components will be needed." If you already have the Weistec 'True Downpipes' you are good to go and do not need to buy more components. The logical follow up question of course is how much money for all of this? Well, that information will come in due time along with further details. For now, M157 owners should be overjoyed that the platform is taking the next step forward which you might as well call it a leap forward as that is exactly what this is. KEY FEATURES: Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers 65 Lbs/min compressor flow Weistec M157 Compressor Covers Weistec Cast Stainless Steel M157 Turbo-Folds Custom Turbo Coolant Lines and Fittings Custom Turbo Oil Lines and Fittings Weistec Airboxes and Intake Piping Bolt on installation All hardware and gaskets are included 1000+HP Capable with supporting upgrades Designed to use Weistec True Downpipes Reuses Stock Wastegate Actuators
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-14-2015, 05:39 AM
    Renntech took their tune only W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 to the dragstrip in Germany for some 1/4 mile runs. The car features just a Stage I tune and is on street tires along with pump gas. There are no further modifications and the exhaust is stock as well with stock downpipes. What is important to note is this not a dedicated 1/4 mile strip as much as a dedicated yearly event that the car was run at. That means the organizers choose a location and that tarmac is what the cars run on. Renntech mentioned the traction was not as good as previous years. Parking in the dirt between runs instead of on asphalt no doubt contributed to poor off the line traction. You can see the C63 easily go sideways for yourself in the video below. That said, they managed an 11.947 @ 122.60 miles per hour with a 1.983 short time. A 1.7X 60 foot should be relatively easy on a prepped strip meaning this car is capable of mid 11's. Especially in the winter and not during the summer. Definitely encouraging results and we expect the W205 C63 to go deep into the 11's soon as temps start dropping. For additional context the GAD C63 AMG setup that broke into the 9's at Yas Marina ran 10.6 at this event at the Hockenheim track.
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  • xShadows's Avatar
    08-18-2015, 05:37 PM
    Just picked this up to keep miles of the BMW and save a bunch on gas. 2012 Harley Sportster Iron 883. Akrapovic exhaust, Screaming Eagle intake and matching dealer tune. Only has 1600 miles on it. Already ordered forward controls, bigger handle bars and the 1200 upgrade. Should be a fun bike without being obnoxiously fast.
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    07-29-2015, 09:14 AM
    The boys at MT stated the trans in the new C63 S is as good as PDK. I thought it still has same ole trans w older model?
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    08-13-2015, 05:13 AM
    Met up with a few cars down in Mexico tonight and there just so happen to be two stock automatic Hellcats that were down to run. This is my buddies M4 and this is the first time he has ran the JB4 on map 7 with a full tank of pump 100. His car ran like a champ all night and did very well for having a 190lb passenger. DCT M4: JB4 Map 7, AR DP's, 100oct Both Hellcats were stock automatics
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 06:23 PM
    Looking for a secret awesome HQ (or best quality possible) stream.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-30-2015, 01:24 AM
    Very impressive Stage 2 M178 tuning numbers here from Renntech. As you may recall, Renntech started work on the M178 motor early this year. They showed a baseline of 531 crank horsepower and 472 wheel horsepower. They have the AMG GT S with their turbo upgrade and downpipes up to 682 crank horsepower or 625 at the wheels on their dyno now. Those are some major gains. Torque alone is up by 167 lb-ft over stock. What is also nice to see is how flat the M178 torque curve is once the motor spools and how the torque curve does not really start to drop hard until past 6500 rpm. The M178 in general is definitely breathing better up top than the M177 in the C63 especially this example. Renntech previously shared an acceleration video of their intermediate tuned AMG GT S running up to 195 miles per hour and this time they take it to 199 miles per hour with the Stage 2 setup. The car accelerates hard with the Stage 2 package and the gearshifts look to be about instant. They get to 198 miles per hour in no time. It's incredible how easily the car gets there and with no drama whatsoever. This car is fast. It will be interesting to see how much further Renntech takes it on the turbo upgrade with race gas but for now they obviously are not pushing the transmission beyond its limits.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2015, 12:54 PM
    So I entered a chili cook off contest set for October. I intend to make the world's greatest chili. To be noted, I've never made chili. Anyway, so far what I plan to do is get high quality beef and have it ground down. This is a good idea I assume? I was going to use kidney beans, add some tapatio for spice, plus diced onions. Maybe a pinch of garlic? I'll top with cheddar cheese, avocado, and sour cream. Should roughly look something like this: Anyway, any tips?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-11-2015, 09:04 PM
    Have you ever been one of those people waiting for a spot to open up in a parking lot only for some asshate to swoop in and grab it? Well, often times there is little one can do about it. Fortunately this Jeep owner was able to dispense a little vigilante justice of his own. Kind of makes you want to get a winch, doesn't it? Well done:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-31-2015, 01:05 AM
    If this picture offends you then you somehow wandered onto the wrong website. Our regular readers will understand and even identify with this. Go ahead and laugh.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2015, 11:09 PM
    The newer AMG's are making a lot of torque by virtue of their turbo powerplants especially when upgraded. Weistec themselves is producing several turbo upgrades for the new AMG motors which means huge power and torque figures. Those figures are big enough to easily exceed the capacity of the stock 722.9 transmission. The solution is the Bulletproof 722.9 upgrade from Weistec. Speaking to Weistec we learned this transmission upgrade has held whatever they have thrown it. That means it will hold whatever you throw at it and then some. Here are the details on the package: Complete Package Increased Torque Capacity Weistec Performance Clutch Material Increased Number of Discs per Clutch Pack Redesigned Clutch Piston Geometry Increased Frictional Surface Area Increased Clutch Material New OEM Gaskets and Seals New OEM Fasteners and Hardware It is important to note this is a complete hardware package as stated in the very first bullet point. Why is this important? Because Weistec can ship the complete hardware to anyone and they can do the install themselves. Owners no longer need to try to figure out how to get their transmission to Southern California. No doubt AMG enthusiasts across the globe will appreciate this. More surface area and more discs means more torque capability. This is the 722.9 taken to the maximum. Fitting more discs to somehow try to get more surface area beyond this will not be possible. The clutch material itself underwent testing for the past two years. BenzBoost members such as @MR747 have gone mid 10's with this upgrade at over 130 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. To be noted, this amounted to an improvement of 4/10's and 6 miles per hour on what he did before the transmission upgrade was installed. Weistec themselves has gone over 170 in the 1/2 mile with this upgrade in their M157 turbo upgraded W212 E63 AMG S. The torque capability is clearly there but in addition the shifts are firmed up. The new clutch material offers greater resistance to heat (less slippage when warm say after a burnout) and obviously generates greater friction than the factory material. The clutch material offering better heat resistance is one part of keeping the transmission cooler along with the new transmission pan. The new pan allows for a greater volume of fluid. Here are the specs: Fluid Capacity Increased by 2.5 Quarts Integrated Cooling Fins Internal Anti-slosh Baffling O-Ring Seal Two -8 ports for Additional Transmission Cooler Circuit (Additional Cooler not included) Drain and Fill Plugs Two Transmission Pan Magnets Mounting Hardware Included You will want to combine the Weistec clutch hardware with the upgraded pan for the ultimate 722.9 upgrade. Should one desire to go beyond this the upgraded Weistec 722.9 pan features two -8 ports for an additional transmission fluid cooler. It seems they thought of everything. Speaking with Weistec they assured BenzBoost this truly is a Bulletproof upgrade and not just in the name alone. They have tested it thoroughly, engineered it to take maximum abuse, and have yet to have the upgrade fail. It is nice to see solutions of this caliber available in the AMG world. Oh, and take note, this applies to all the new 722.9 cars as well including the W205 generation along with the past cars including the 4Matic variants. Well done yet again Weistec. 722.9 Bulletproof Package retails for $3649.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-bulletproof-build-package-mct-awd.html 722.9 Transmission Pan retails for $599.99: http://weistec.com/722-9-transmission-pan.html
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  • iSpool's Avatar
    08-15-2015, 12:45 PM
    Sticky, I respect your build. Congrats and good luck getting into the 9's. BUT IMO you're blinded by the light of the S65 gods, the S65 is good? Yes. Great? Ehh. I think you're too deep into the platform now to say nothing is better than it. I've come here today to bring you salvation back into reality that there's more after the life of the S65. Do you take the almighty Voodoo as your predecessor?
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