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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-15-2016, 12:30 PM
    What went wrong? When exactly did Cadillac become the savior of enthusiast vehicles? The luxury mid-size performance sedan segment is iconic. BMW made its name with the M5. It was the car to beat. Nobody else was even close. Somehow, everything went wrong. The next gen battle is going to stink. It's boring. It's lame. Oh, sure, you will all point to the 0-60 times and how the interiors improved and how much quicker the new cars are. They're supposed to be quicker. They're also supposed to drive better. Let's do a quick history lesson starting with the car that set the bar. The E39 M5. What was it? This: E39 M5 Engine: NA 4.9 liter V8 Horsepower: 394 Torque: 369 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual rear wheel drive Now let's take a look at the competition from AMG at the time: W210 E55 Engine: NA 5.5 liter V8 Horsepower: 349 Torque: 391 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic rear wheel drive And Audi? They offered something truly unique although it came late to the party: C5 RS6 Engine: Twin turbo 4.2 liter V8 Horsepower: 444 Torque: 428 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic all wheel drive Now those cars all offer something different. The M5 offers the best overall combination of power and driver involvement. The E55 is the most comfortable and easiest to drive. The Audi is an all wheel drive all weather terror although very nose heavy. Each had its own personality. The subsequent generation reinforced this although a power war broke out that we are still fighting today. The cars are now gauged based on their acceleration instead of the driver involvement. Who cares if they are heavy? Just give them more torque from turbo powerplants. From the above we went to the following which is the peak of this battle: E60 M5 Engine: NA 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 500 Torque: 380 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual and 7-speed SMG III with rear wheel drive The answer from AMG was muscle. They initiated a horsepower war. Say what you want, the E60 M5 is the better driver's car compared to the W211 E55 AMG. Suddenly though, everything was about power. W211 E55 Engine: Supercharged 5.4 liter V8 Horsepower: 469 Torque: 516 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic with rear wheel drive Audi's response was truly outrageous although again they were late to the party. They also never brought the C6 RS6 to the United States so they only get a participation trophy this generation: C6 RS6 Engine: Twin Turbo 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 571 Torque: 479 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed automatic with all wheel drive Notice how each car is distinct. Each car represents the philosophy and values of its company. The cars do not drive alike, do not have similar powerplants, do not have similar drivetrains, and have their own unique flavor. Now what? Here is how the next generation is shaping up: F90 M5 Engine: 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 7-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive W213 E63 AMG Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 9-speed automatic with all wheel drive C8 RS6 Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: Automatic with all wheel drive 971 Panamera Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 8-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive How exciting. Everyone has a direct injected twin turbo V8 at 4.0-4.4 liters with top mount turbos. Everyone has all wheel drive. Everyone is doing the exact same thing and it's lame. Sure, there will be differences. But is the character of the vehicles really all that different? Is winding out an F90 M5 anything like hearing the E60 M5 V10 scream past 8000 rpm? Will you be able to swing the tail out or correct with power on oversteer? Nope. All of these cars will be heavy straightline missiles. These cars have more in common with the Nissan GTR now. The only ray of sunshine? Cadillac. The only company doing something different. The current CTS-V features a supercharged LT4 V8. The car is automatic but rear wheel drive and lighter than its competitors. It also offers the best driving dynamics in its class. Will the next gen Cadillac CTS-V offer rear wheel drive, a manual, and less weight than its competition? If so, then it's Cadillac that will offer what the M5 used to and nobody else is willing to. A driver's car. Bored yet? I am. P.S. No, the Lexus GS-F does not count. It's still struggling to top the E39 M5 from almost two decades ago let alone the E60 M5.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-28-2016, 11:34 PM
    If the spacebar is not working for you after you quote someone that is due to a bug with the default editor and Chrome. Google is not addressing the issue and neither is Vbulletin. They just close threads on the topic and threatened to ban me if I bring up the issue again. Such great support for a paying customer. :rolleyes: Anyway, all we can do is work around it for now. If you do not quote by clicking quote but instead highlight to quote it works fine. If you do quote and have the issue click the 'A' in the upper left hand corner to switch your editor. No issues with the classic editor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2016, 04:00 PM
    How small of a... what's the word to use here that won't get this site banned at people's work/schools? Knob? Does one have to have to steal someone's slip and claim it as their own? Well, that is exactly what happened here. Just look at this pathetic display. Now you see the guy writing stories and patting himself on the back. He almost sounds believable. Delusional people often believe their own BS. What's the problem? The slip is from BoostAddict member @PianoProdigy and his Nissan GTR: Literally the entire thing is copied. You can't make this up. Not only is every single split identical, as is the difference between the right lane. It's a 100% copy. It just goes to show that even Porsche 911 Turbo owners can have tiny little 'egos' that need stroking. Oh, and this idiot did this twice now. Thank you to @PianoProdigy for sharing this hilarious story.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-16-2016, 09:50 AM
    This is a hell of a run by the Viper. The car only has bolt on modifications. We're talking Belanger headers, an intake, cat delete, and an ecu flash tune through HP Tuners. That level of modification on the 8.4 liter V10 will result in roughly 600 to the wheels on pump gas. The 911 Turbo S not only has the advantage of a PDK transmission compared to the manual in the Viper it also has upgraded turbochargers. Readers here should be familiar with the ByDesign Stage IV package as member Markblackwell has it and has run 9.7 @ 143 in the 1/4 mile with it. This Viper won't trap 143 and ByDesign Stage IV packages are not all created equal as there are other mods one can do. Also, race gas is a huge factor. The 991 Turbo S here is running pump gas. That means it isn't making the 747 to the wheels one can hit on race gas. Still, incredible showing by the naturally aspirated Viper with just basic mods.
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
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  • Bisli's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 04:59 AM
    Hey Guys! I've got a GLE63S currently on a renntech tune downpipes and bmc filters, I've done before and after dyno runs on a mustang and got 490 hp and 517 ft-lb and after I got 574 hp and 684ft-lb. runs were on 60/40 mixture of 91 pump gas and vp101. Im looking into a stage II turbo upgrade and bigger intercooler/pump too as the next step.
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 08:27 PM
    I think the title title says it all. Look forward to regular Monday updates.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 07:55 PM
    We already know how this goes. Almost two years ago now we saw a Ferrari 458 and a Tesla Model S P85D go at it. The Tesla opens up a lead only for the Ferrari to go flying by at higher speeds. This is the new Model X P90D SUV model though which is more powerful but also heavier than the Model S. It goes as expected with the Model X getting the lead and then the Ferrari 458 running it down. It is just that the Ferrari is not able to do it in a 1/4 mile. It loses the race. The 458 runs 11.463 @ 120.91 to the Model X P90D 11.580 @ 115.70. Keep in mind density altitude doesn't matter for the Tesla and based on the Ferrari's time it sure seemed to be a bit warm out in Florida. Either way, yes, the Model X P90D sure is a stoplight terror.
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  • aritala's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 02:41 AM
    How do you get reputation points? Wont let me PM vendors and it's pissing me off
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    12-06-2016, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2016, 08:29 AM
    If you're saying to yourself that this is sexist you clearly are on the wrong website. This is brilliant. It is a fact that women are inferior to drivers to men. Sure, some feminist out there will point out that women are safer drivers but that's because nobody is in a hurry to get to the dry cleaners or gynecologist. How many of you have had your door or mirrors dinged by a huge SUV over the lines that is packed with a bunch of brats? It's surprising the Chinese are the first to come up with this as it is the most American idea regarding parking you could possibly have. Relax feminists. Just get better at parking and opening doors.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-29-2016, 03:10 PM
    These Tesla drag race videos are getting kind of boring especially when they constantly show the Tesla in the best light possible. Rear wheel drive competition on street rubber of course will struggle against the all electric all wheel drive torque monster. Fortunately this time around we see a car that is well known for its off the line prowess, the 911 Turbo. This is a GIAC tuned 997.2 model with bolt ons. The Porsche rips the Tesla off the line but the Model S hangs in pretty well. The result is a quicker and faster 10.503 @ 127.93 from the Porsche and 10.861 @ 121.77 from the Tesla. What is important to note is that the 911 Turbo needs to be modified to get the win here and in 1500+ density altitude it will suffer a drop off in performance whereas the Tesla which is not relying on air will not.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    12-07-2016, 07:37 PM
    Umm yeah that just happened. Sport Auto ran a 7:10.92 at Nurburgring with the new AMG-GT R. A couple other recent times for reference. Nurburgring(sportauto) AMG-GT R - 7:10.92 918 Spyder - 7:13 488 GTB - 7:21 991.1 GT3 RS - 7:28
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    11-12-2016, 12:20 AM
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    11-17-2016, 08:15 AM
    The BMW F22 M240i 8-speed automatic in the video is the same car that we recently saw easily pull away from the BMW F87 M2 on the top end. It pulls very hard up top but does that mean it is faster than the Audi RS3 with its smaller 2.5 liter turbo I5 motor? Surprisingly, no. While the B58 is strong the 2.5 TFSI is just stronger. What makes this particularly impressive is that the RS3 basically weighs the same (slightly heavier) and that it sends power to all four wheels. The RS3 is quicker to 60, 100, and 155. The dual clutch transmission helps no doubt but the B58 has more displacement and more torque. It would be great to see a dyno overlay between these two motors. What do we learn? Essentially, the upcoming RS3 sedan which is even more potent than this RS3 hatchback will have no trouble dispatching the M2, M240i, CLA45 AMG, and whatever other German in its class you want t throw at it. It may even punch above its weight class.
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  • Bisli's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 04:15 AM
    Self explanatory I guess..🙏🏼
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-13-2016, 03:39 AM
    Corvette versus 911 comparisons are always fun. There are certain things that always hold true. For example, the 911 is more refined, more expensive, and more luxurious. The Corvette always offers better value and a larger motor. Not much has really changed in these areas. However, these are two of the best iterations of either sports car icon ever made. The Grand Sport is not too far back on technology as it offers a direct injected V8 engine although it is naturally aspirated. The 991.2 generation Carrera downsizes to a 3.0 liter flat-6 but it gets a pair of turbos: The Grand Sport basically takes bits from the Z06 such as the widebody and suspension components. It looks gorgeous. As does the Porsche. The 911 design plays it safe whereas the Corvette really pushes into the future although that likely means it will not hold up as well. Time will tell. While the 911 is a bit lighter in this comparison it has the PDK transmission and the Corvette gets a manual. Not fair. It should have the 8L90 8-speed auto or the Porsche should be a manual. The 911 has a distinct advantage in the area of the gearbox when doing performance comparisons here. In all fairness, they say they asked for a manual 911. MotorTrend states the clutch pedal makes the Corvette slower but it's really the 911's rear weight bias helping tremendously off the line that makes a huge difference. A drag race is all about traction and the launch and you just can't beat the 911 in those areas with the Grand Sport. The Corvette predictably gets smoked. That is why an automatic variant to combat the PDK would be preferred or the manual to manual comparison. If you have a manual Grand Sport and want to drag race a PDK 911 S, think again. The 911 runs 11.5 @ 120.5 versus 12.2 @ 116.1 for the Corvette. The Grand Sport is not about drag racing though. The Z07 aero package and suspension tuning are for the track. This shows with the grip advantage the Corvette has going through the figure eight at 22.3 seconds at .96g compared to 23.1 seconds at .91g for the 911. That's a big difference. Ok, so what do they do on the track? This: Incredible, right? As previously reported the 911 S tops the GT3 and Turbo S which is just crazy and likely has GT3 and Turbo owners calling Porsche up and yelling expletives. The Corvette Grand Sport is even quicker though. It obviously doesn't match the Z06 due to the power disparity but it sure does seem to make more efficient use of the power it has. Both are incredible machines and you can not go wrong with either. It is flat out incredible how good these cars are.
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    11-11-2016, 11:22 AM
    Enfiftyfore started a thread Want to Buy: WTB 335d in For Sale Vehicles
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:23 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf.
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