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  • Mybabym5's Avatar
    07-08-2014, 07:55 PM
    Hey guys, had some good races the other night against a well and heavy modded C63 Coupe with the MCT tranny. Races ranged from around 45-180 mph over in Europe.. Sorry for the video quality, Europe is always so dark at night. E60 M5 SMG: -Evolve alpha N stage 3 tune -RPI OEM headers with primary cat delete -RPI GTS Full Exhaust -RPI oil cooler -RPI pulley -BMC drop in filters with RPI scoops -ESS Euro SMG software -Michelin PSS (stock rims) VS C63 AMG Coupe MCT - Eurocharged Handheld loader with V5 tune - MCT TCU tune w/Weistec MCT Valve Body Upgrade - MBH Tri Y Headers, MBH Catless Midpipes, MBH X-pipe - Agency Power 2.75" Mandrel Bent Valvetronic Exhaust - Renntech Dual 82MM Throttle Bodies - SpeedDriven Billet Trans Pan - SLS Spark Plugs (One Step Colder) - Quaife LSD - Carbonio CF Intake Boxes -JL Motoring "Ram Air" CF Intake - Evosport UnderDrive Pulley - MHP 180 degree Coolant Thermostat - MHP Thermalnator gaskets to stop heat transfer from head to intake manifold - Thermal/Radiant Heat wrap of Intake Manifold, Airboxes, Intake Tubes, Intake Y Pipe that connects airboxes to Intake Manifold - Weistec Billet Catch Can - 19 inch Forgestar CF10's wrapped in Nitto NT05 I believe these are all of his mods, he can correct if anything is wrong or missing. My car is currently at 4100LBS, and the C63 according to the owner is around 3850LBS. Here is a combo of the videos in one. I am very happy with how my M5 performed. She has still some power to squeeze out like evolve intakes and long tube headers over my stock decatted headers.. Both awesome NA engines, and was a good time! Camera in M5 in first 2 races. 3rd video is a chase car video.
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  • 930-turbo's Avatar
    07-06-2014, 09:07 PM
    Heres a video of the rematch between me and my buddies gintani m3. The car wasnt running well the last time we ran. gintani m3 is at 570whp and my 335i is at 675whp. Peddled it in 4th gear a little bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77-Bmb68ABc&feature=youtu.be
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 03:24 PM
    Interesting matchup here that is great to see as two different M engine philosophies battle it out. The M5 is the camera car but unfortunately a cell phone camera is used by the M5. Still, the video is clear so you can see exactly what happens. The modifications on the M5 are a Stage 2 tune that is not named, downpipes, and a custom straight piped exhaust. The E92 M3 is supercharged with the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger system. On paper this should be a good a race. Depending on how aggressive the M5 tune is along with the bolt ons it can show ~600 whp. Depending on the M3's boost it is also in this range. The M5 of course has much more torque which it also needs to move its roughly 800 extra pounds. In practice it is a good race as the cars are dead even. They both appear to be DCT models so driver skill is not a large variable. A good run from two fast M cars going about their power boost in different ways.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
    Would you guys be interested in a group by deal? I will make this offer on BMW and Mercedes Mounts so we hopefully get more people in. I will keep this deal open from Today the 18th until next Friday the 25th. Please start a list of how is in. I will put the following offers on the table. Min-10 Unit Buy In-$39.95 15 Unit Buy In-$34.95 20 Unit Buy In-$29.95 Shipping is FREE is the US. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-11-2014, 12:19 AM
    We are a new sponsor of the forum and super happy to bring you our all new 100% Bolt On Go Pro Style Camera Mount for the BMW 1,2,3,4,5 Series. Speed Mounts eliminate the need for the suction cup style camera mounts on the exterior of your vehicle! You will not need to worry about losing your camera any longer. The Speed Mounts bracket allow you to secure your go-pro camera right to any of the factory roof rack mounting holes using our bolt-on mounting bracket. Your Speed Mount is made from 6061 Billet Aluminum and anodized black for a sleek, smooth look. All mounting hardware is included. Price-$49.95 Click link to order- http://store.1stopspeed.com/speed_mounts/bmw_roof_rack_mount_go_pro_style/g-75430.aspx Coming out soon will be license plate and tow hook mounts that use your factory tow hook.
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 06:58 AM
    Liter plus bikes are pretty damn fast, we know that. Power to weight tends to favor bikes at least stock. This bike is not stock however and is turbocharged putting out 425 horsepower at the wheels on C16. It is basically similar to riding a cruise missile. UGR (Underground Racing) makes some spectacularly fast cars with some of their twin turbo V10 Gallardo's and R8's rumored to be putting out well over the 2000 horsepower mark depending on who you ask. This Gallardo is stated to have '1750' horsepower. Based on a quick power to weight calculation it has around 1.94 pounds per horse. The Hayabusa based on a 425 wheel horsepower number and a ~600 pound weight with fluids and the turbo has 1.41 pounds per horse. The aerodynamics of course favor the Gallardo. So what happens? The Gallardo wins. Why? Well aerodynamics from a roll as stated and probably because it has more power than is being let on. Taking down a Hayabusa on the highway in a car is an incredible feat. A turbo Hayabusa? Well, that requires something truly spectacular. That is exactly what this UGR built Gallardo is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
    Big news here from Weistec Engineering who has managed to keep their Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR twin turbocharger development under wraps until now. The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR as you know has an M155K supercharged 5.5 liter AMG V8 which is based on the M113K supercharged 5.5 liter V8 familiar to us from the W211 generation E55 AMG. Weistec decided to remove the supercharger on the SLR and add a pair of turbochargers in. The Weistec SLR Biturbo system is still under development so few details will be shared at this time. What we can tell you is it will be officially released later this year. Additionally, Weistec will have M155K V8 built motor options with forged internals for those that want big boost. The system will be sold as a package. As far as power figures expect some eye opening numbers when the time comes. The Weistec SLR McLaren Biturbo System is the pinnacle of SLR performance. Cast Inconel manifolds flank the 5.5L V8, supplying ball bearing turbochargers and external waste gates with high flowing exhaust gases. These gases are then routed via 304 stainless steel downpipes, paired with aerospace grade bellows, and connect to the mufflers. The biturbo’s forced air charge is tri-cooled via an additional intercooler and cooling circuit working in conjunction with the factory intercoolers, allowing for high performance and consistency in any climate. Official Release Fall 2014
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-14-2014, 07:07 PM
    Weistec has officially begun their M133 AMG 2.0 liter direct injected four-cylinder tuning era. The new AMG motor is getting a lot of attention from tuners but so far the majority of the tuning has been based around piggyback tuning boxes. Weistec is taking a different approach and supplying the market where it was lacking with quality hardware. This includes exhaust pieces such as a downpipe and midpipe as well as a turbocharger heat shield. Let's take a look at the downpipe, midpipe, and heat shield. The pieces themselves are obviously beautiful. Weistec takes a maximum performance approach to their parts as their downpipe is catless unlike the factory piece which contains an integrated catalytic converter. This obviously is a major area of restriction and with this restriction removed the car breathes much better. How much better? How about an additional 27 horsepower at all four wheels courtesy of the Weistec downpipe and midpipe only on 91 octane pump gas? A very healthy gain from exhaust modifications alone on pump gas without a tune. Additionally, there is no check engine light generated by the catless downpipe. The price for the downpipe and midpipe (which includes the heat shield below) is $1,795.00. Key Features: 100% mandrel bent and TIG welded Constructed of low carbon 304 Stainless Steel Stainless steel heat shields offer the Weistec look and function Easy bolt-on solution Improves exhaust note No Check Engine Light As the turbocharger is mounted up top this can lead to considerable heat in the engine bay. Heat soak of course becomes a concern and this means reduced performance after multiple wide open throttle pulls. In warm weather areas this is especially noticeable. Weistec created a heat shield for this reason and the pictures depict the design and its purpose perfectly: OEM exposed: With Weistec heat shield in place: At $295.00 the upgrade is a no-brainer: http://weistec.com/m133heatshield.html Key Features: TIG welded 304 Stainless Steel The Weistec look and function Drop Under Hood Temperatures up to 15 Deg F 5 Minute Installation Weistec Engineering is also developing an anti-surge valve. When it is released BenzBoost will of course bring you all the details. For further information please visit the Weistec M133 2.0 liter AMG four-cylinder page: http://weistec.com/m133.html Additionally, please take a look at Weistec M133 product video:
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  • ALPHA Performance's Avatar
    07-16-2014, 01:47 PM
    This footage is from our second fastest pass of the Chicago Wannagofast event. As luck would have it we lined up next to a brand new 2014 McLaren MP4-12c Spider. The McLaren is stock and our E63 AMG has a tune and prototype downpipes/catback Enjoy!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 11:37 AM
    1 member is celebrating their birthday on 07-09-2014: -Group.america (born in 1965, Age: 49) Happy Birthday!
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    07-26-2014, 08:39 AM
    Okay not a real kill story but here I am doing a 0-124 mph run and I miss a sweet baby deer by inches (deer runs across at 9s mark)
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-06-2014, 04:15 PM
    Wow. The Turbo is beat handily. The 918 flies. -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    We already saw this comparison earlier in the year when Car and Driver compared the F82 M4 to the Porsche 991 Carrera. In that comparison, the M4 came out on top. Let's see what happens when the Brits over at EVO get a hold of both of these cars for a track comparison. This is the big question, does the M4's power and updated chassis allow it to beat the lighter rear engined Porsche 991 Carrera around the track? EVO does the comparison well showing both cars lapping at the same time. This allows some of the trademark characteristics of the cars to show. Namely that the 911 has less understeer on turn in but this is the area that one traditionally has to be careful with a 911 getting back on the power exiting the apex so that oversteer does not bite you in rear end. The 911 handling is definitely tighter. The M4's additional mass shows as it tends to push a bit. The 911's lead built in and out of turns is made up by the M4's power. Finesse versus muscle is what we witness. The tighter the course gets, the more it ends up favoring the 991. Laptimes (for reference a 458 Speciale laps this track in 1:14.2): Porsche 991 Carrera: 1:17.8 BMW F82 M4: 1:19.2 The 911 in this comparison proves it is the better sports car. To open up a gap like that on the M4 even with a huge power deficit shows how impressive the 991 chassis is. If this was a 911 model with more power, it would not even be a contest. The M4 is more muscle car and that is the direction BMW M is headed with their street cars. If you want the cheaper car with more power, the choice is the M4. If you want the better driver's car, it's the 911.
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  • JFT's Avatar
    07-02-2014, 10:58 PM
    Both cars stok. Just for fun.
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  • oldgixxer's Avatar
    07-27-2014, 06:38 PM
    Just hurtin some feelings in Newburgh last night. 2nd run is an 04 ZX 10 (not GSXR). We ran that '73 TT Camaro(76mm turbos,20psi,1500whp,C16,3600lbs) 2 weeks ago for $3k and they wanted a rematch. Stock motor '14 ZX10,pipe/tune/lowered/rider mod I tried to run the Supra,he wouldn't run my turbo bike so he set a run up with my friend instead Enjoy
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-29-2014, 07:30 AM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharged M3's continues to impress. This particular M3 runs a full bolt on Cobb tuned Nissan GTR on the highway. The GTR has the Cobb tune, downpipes, a full exhaust system, intake work, and is on 93 octane pump gas. The M3 features the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III S65 v8 supercharger system along with a full exhaust setup. It is not stated whether it is on pump gas or race gas for this run. A full bolt on GTR with a tune is a very potent weapon. However, a roll on race between the two cars on the highway assuming similar power should favor the M3. Why? Because it is rear wheel drive, revs higher, and lighter. A run from a stop favors the GTR with its all wheel drive traction and torque advantage. As both cars have a dual clutch transmission that particular area is even. The M3 pulls surprisingly quickly but it also looks to get a jump on the 'two' count. Regardless, it continues its pull. It would be great to see a rematch between these two cars with the GTR on a race gas map.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-10-2014, 10:57 PM
    Interesting race here featuring a C6 Corvette with with a twin turbo setup built by MAS Tuning located in Saudi Arabia. The C6 vette has a twin turbo setup with a built motor but is running pump gas. The Nissan GTR features the HKSGT800 turbo kit and it is on race gas. There is no true way to know what fuel each car is running but if you go out run usually you want to run at your best. That includes the best fuel and high boost. Regardless, it is a fairly good run between the two cars. The Vette does take it up top but down low the cars are close. The GT800 kit on race gas is capable of over 700 whp so we know the Vette is making some good power. Just how quick this vette is shows with the run against the GSXR1000. The vette eventually lets off but opens a gap until it does. Good runs with pretty video quality and multiple views.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-04-2014, 01:27 PM
    The 45 AMG models are becoming a very popular tuning platform. Up until this point the majority of tuning has been piggyback based as no tuner had access to the encrypted engine control unit (ECU). This includes our own tuners on BenzBoost such as Renntech using a piggyback tune as well as Eurocharged. There certainly is nothing wrong with a piggyback unit as that style of tuning dominates the BMW turbo market and as a recent tune comparison on the M133 showed the cars definitely are showing some strong numbers. Why is this a big deal? Because it means a tuner finally has access to the ECU. This means more parameters can be modified but it also likely means that the dealer will know the car was tuned. GAD Motors is showing some strong numbers as the dynograph below indicates 427 horsepower at the crank which is inline with the other Stage I piggyback tunes on the market. They do not provide a baseline however so it is difficult to gauge the before and after numbers. This is a major step forward for the platform if accurate and we would like to see more details from GAD Motors on this development. It will also be interesting to see if this 'crack' trickles out to the rest of the AMG tuning community.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    07-02-2014, 08:19 PM
    Hey guys, I have basically decided to make the trip to Maryland this year for Bimmerfest East. Would anyone in FL be interested in doing a caravan or rally up to the event? Ak335i BTMFR lamia2super LegionofBloom JStang @anyone else in florida
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-12-2014, 04:48 PM
    Fun article: http://www.roadandtrack.com/features/the-boot-high-maintenance?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1459_71009804 Not a supercar in the league of a F1 or a CGT, but these costs are one of the reasons I've strongly considered an NSX - $40K, cheap to maintain, very reliable and it looks like a supercar (and is fun to drive). -Rich
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  • swampmonkey's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 04:54 PM
    Hey there! new to the forum, came for the knowledge about the m275 since i have a few questions :) the plan is to fit the v12 from hell in an old w123 this is the car, an old car for grandpa :rolleyes: the engine witch supposedly has traveled about 50000km this is how far we are now, and the turbo a tad larger than what i am planing on. Manifolds: The enginecompartment is to narrow to fit the original manifolds+turbos. custombuild twinport t3 manifolds is the plan, with an adapter to run the t25 Mitsubishi TD04-19T we are currently planing on. the t3 manifolds if i one day would feel the need to go for beefier turbos. Chassi: getting some stiffer springs, hopefully maintaining the self-leveling part at the rear, nice to load the car up with people and still look deasent. Brakes: w126brakes in the front, vented 12" discs (locked the front tires 225/45r17) doing 120km/h on my other car, so they should work for what i plan to use the car for. aswell as brakeboosters (yes 2) from a gen2 w126, dual diaphragm stuff. seperated brakes front+rear. since i have a clutchpedal that i wont use, i had an idea to build two brakesystems, dual brakeboosters, dual pedals, left pedal = brakes at the rear middle pedal = brakes at the front metal hinge to lock the two pedals together for normal driving, removing the batterytray and getting a second brakebooster, reviering the hydraulics from the clutchpedal to the other side, and this way beeing able to do massive burnouts, aswell as drifting in the corners easily, (without the hideous hand-brake arm every drifter has) Enginemounts i am now looking for good enginemount-rubbers (or whatever they are called) preferably getting two or thee per side, reasonable soft to not transplant any engineshudders to the chassi, anyone got any suggestions? Driveline Cardanshaft from a w126/w116 v8, aswell as a 2.47LSD differential should be good, fits straight away am a bit worried about the driveshafts, but seeing that ive driven a stock w123 with om606 and 530whp and a lot more nm, i hope the shafts will survive, i suspect this forum is the wrong place for any suggestions regarding upgrades for this old piece of metal :) ECU Megasquirt should be able to work good for me, right? Gearbox sticking with the stock gearbox, custom gearbox controller and running that hopefully happy with shift-pedals behind the stearingwheel to begin with. Engineversions (important question) Was told that the engine is from a w220 that was made for the "ambassadors" in Germany, and thus, about 600kg heavier or something, this engine was supposed to have a different cam (AMG?), and different ECU, and delivering about 100hp extra over the 512 it normaly came with, anyone that can confirm this information? the engine looks to be in good condition, and the turbos looks like new, so the distance it has been driven doesnt sound to far of. any information or suggestions is highly appretiated,
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 12:34 PM
    NEW SPECIAL AT THE BOTTOM! Prices are stellar, and we can install them as well! Ask me before you buy ANY of your goodies, it may be worth the effort! :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 04:37 PM
    Here is how you detail a supercharger build folks. This set of photos along with the dynograph when all is said and done comes to us from our friends at European Auto Source located in Orange County, California. Most BenzBoost readers are aware of the Weistec supercharger systems available for M156 V8 based 63 AMG cars. One of the baddest 63 AMG vehicles ever produced is the W209 generation CLK63 AMG Black Series. The owner of this particular car purchased the Weistec Stage I supercharger system and took the car to European Auto Source for his installation and dyno. Let's let the photos and video below do the talking but this is how you detail a supercharger install: Modifications: Weistec Engineering Billet Idler Pulleys Weistec Engineering Billet Oil / Air Separator Weistec Engineering Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger System Weistec Engineering Rear Suspension Bushing Upgrade
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