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  • triggz's Avatar
    09-07-2015, 06:00 PM
    E90 M3: ESS VT2-625 Supercharger Catless Exhaust Tune 6MT 94 Oct No Passenger E92 335i: JB4 G5 ISO BMS Race Flash via BimmerBoost App FBO 100% Meth VTT Inlets 94 Oct 6AT (No Alpina Flash) 200lb passenger
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2015, 11:18 AM
    Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani is a member of the ruling family of Qatar. This means he has plenty of Qatar's oil and gas money controlled by his family to spend on toys like a LaFerrari along with a 991 GT3 among others. He also apparently thinks this money means he can do whatever he wants. The LaFerrari and GT3 were captured speeding through the streets of Beverly Hills. Having fast cars is fine. Recklessly speeding through residential neighborhoods at triple digits is something else entirely. You can take a look at the video below to get an idea of what was going on. Neighbors filed complaints with the Police and Hamad Al Thani is stated to have told a reporter that he has diplomatic immunity. This is false, he does not. He also told that same reporter he could kill him if he wanted to and get away with it following that statement up with, 'Fuck America.' As the Police presence and investigation ratcheted it up the LaFerrari as well as Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani himself disappeared apparently leaving the country. He likely learned he is not immune to American laws so he ran away to escape any potential punishment. It is also interesting to note the LaFerrari appears to overheat with smoke billowing out after the joy ride through the neighborhood. Not a good sign for the LaFerrari if some rich asshole (that is their demographic after all) can break the car with just a high speed residential joyride. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2015, 09:11 PM
    Incredible numbers here from Renntech. Say hello to a new M177 world record (M178 as well) with 699.4 to the rear wheels. Just shy of breaking 700 but let's just round up for the momentous occasion. What is important to note is this was achieved on the stock M177 W205 C63 engine. It also was achieved on the stock transmission. Renntech is limiting boost from the upgraded turbos to preserve the stock motor and trans. Yes, upgrades in this area are in the works and Renntech plans a built motor stage after this going for 800+ whp. Who knows what they will reach. For now the record stands at 699.4 to the wheels. This is also over 800 horsepower at the crank. It is achieved with a modified air intake system, catless downpipes, upgraded intercoolers, Stage 2+ turbos, Renntech ECU tuning, and Renntech TCU tuning. Looking at the graph overlay between the R800 and stock there is not any increased lag but a whole lot more punch and area through the curve from 2700 rpm until redline. The power also holds well from 6000 rpm until the rev limit without a major dropoff. The test car was refitted for the overlay dyno with 200 cell cats and boost was slightly lowered as they are trying to reflect a safe and reliable package for the street. Those who want more will of course have the option of going catless and upping boost if they feel the need to push thing on the stock components. Renntech will also offer a more mild turbo upgrade as well at a lower cost which will be more of a Stage I package. Incredible stuff here already from the new C63 and the M177 motor. Congratulations to Renntech!
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  • triggz's Avatar
    09-14-2015, 01:19 PM
    E92 M3: ESS 650 Kit Catless Exhaust GTS Tune 3rd setting 94 Oct F80 M3: Eurocharged tune Catless downpipes Race gas
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2015, 05:45 PM
    Taking a break from our usual seriousness let's start the week off with some cringeworthy automotive humor. It is difficult to even know what to say to this one other than it makes you want to place your head in your palm. On the bright side she looks very good in that dress and no man is interested in her oil changing skills. Maybe in how well she handles a dipstick. You come up with a better pun. <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="/niesamowitefilmiki/videos/vb.530456393661052/1043530882353598/?type=1"><div class="fb-xfbml-parse-ignore"><blockquote cite=""><a href="">Kochanie, dolejesz oleju?</a><p>Kochanie, dolejesz oleju?</p>Posted by <a href="">Niesamowite i zwariowane filmiki</a> on Friday, September 11, 2015</blockquote></div></div>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-23-2015, 11:01 PM
    The mounting pressure became too much to bear and somebody had to take the fall. Volkswagen's CEO Martin Winterkorn has officially stepped down. This is a quick turn on his recent apology and reports that he would not resign but needed to get all the facts before proceeding. Well, the fact is, Volkwagen is in major trouble and the trouble is so large it is affecting the other German brands. Winterkorn states he is stunned and wonders how this type of misconduct could take place at Volkswagen. Well, it usually starts at the top when it is on this large of a scale and if Winterkorn was isolated from this and not to blame he would not have stepped down this fast. Especially considering he seemed a bit defiant to the idea to begin with. Don't cry for him, he will get a golden parachute among the millions and millions he already has. In case you are wondering what is going on and why this is such a big deal Volkswagen got caught using software capable of detecting when the EPA and CARB would test their diesels and the vehicles would adjust emissions output to meet federal guidelines. On the road they would pollute up to 40 times more than the legal amount. That is a pretty big gap. Volkswagen's stock already took a major tumble and continues its slide. The loss is so large and the potential fine so big that it has even affected BMW and Mercedes stock as the two brands also took a hit. BMW is down about 5.5% and Mercedes around 6.5% but as this is a fluid situation these numbers will change daily. Porsche and Audi of course are affected as their parent company is losing billions upon billions with no end in sight. In the US roughly 500,000 cars are affected from 2009-2015. In theory this could result in a fine of up to $18 billion if it were done a per car basis as the EPA states it could do. These types of fines are often negotiated down so it is unlikely we will see a fine anywhere near that amount. The fact is VW has already lost that much money and more in its stock tumble alone not to count the legal fees they are about to incur. On top of that Volkswagen will compensate US dealers who have been ordered to stop selling diesels. Who knows what the final tab will be. Now this is where things get interesting as the EPA no doubt will check BMW and Mercedes to make sure they are compliant. These brands have taken a hit simply because a big hit may be coming. Is VW alone in emissions cheating? Let's assume for a moment BMW and Mercedes are found to have also been cheating diesel emissions standards. Billions upon billions will be wiped out from the German automotive industry and future US diesel sales from the Germans will be in jeopardy. They may leave the US diesel market entirely. This is of course a worst case scenario but you can sort of start to understand why the US does not get the high performance European diesel models as just making the economy models compliant is tough enough. Apparently tough enough that some makes decided to cheat the standards. Volkswagen is setting aside $7.3 billion to contain this mess. We wonder if there should also be some blame on the EPA for not catching this loophole years ago. Whoever devised a test that could be beaten with software should of course take some responsibility. Technically, VW did pass the tests. Volkswagen is hiring the legal firm that defended BP. Yes, British Petroleum, during its oil spill crisis. We do not consider this on the level of a disaster decimating millions of fish, birds, other wildlife, shipping, fishing, water supply, etc., that will take decades to recover from if the area ever does fully recover but VW is clearly gearing up for a giant fight of unprecedented scale. Other countries are beginning to investigate Volkswagen as well so even if the US fallout is contained there may be many other countries levying fines should Volkswagen be found in violation of their emissions standards. Is this bad? Yes, it's a nightmare for the Germans. Is it as bad as other major automotive scandals? We do not think so. GM is still in business after the ignition switch recall and that cost dozens and dozens of lives. Fining the world's largest automaker to the point they will no longer be able to conduct business is likely not a good idea for the future of the automotive world or for the future of automotive business in Germany. We will see what happens but this has the potential to get very ugly for a very large amount of people worldwide. The CEO will not be the only person losing their job over this. #dieselgate Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG's Supervisory Board In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG discussed in detail the manipulation of emissions data of Volkswagen Group diesel engines and came to the following conclusions: 1. The Executive Committee takes this matter extremely seriously. The Executive Committee recognizes not only the economic damage caused, but also the loss of trust among many customers worldwide. 2. The Executive Committee agrees that these incidents need to be clarified with great conviction and that mistakes are corrected. At the same time, the Executive Committee is adamant that it will take the necessary decisive steps to ensure a credible new beginning. 3. The Executive Committee has great respect for Chairman Professor Dr. Winterkorn's offer to resign his position and to ask that his employment agreement be terminated. The Executive Committee notes that Professor Dr. Winterkorn had no knowledge of the manipulation of emissions data. The Executive Committee has tremendous respect for his willingness to nevertheless assume responsibility and, in so doing, to send a strong signal both internally and externally. Dr. Winterkorn has made invaluable contributions to Volkswagen. The company's rise to global company is inextricably linked to his name. The Executive Committee thanks Dr. Winterkorn for towering contributions in the past decades and for his willingness to take responsibility in this critical phase for the company. This attitude is illustrious. 4. Recommendations for new personnel will be presented at the upcoming meeting of the Supervisory Board this Friday. 5. The Executive Committee is expecting further personnel consequences in the next days. The internal Group investigations are continuing at a high tempo. All participants in these proceedings that has resulted in unmeasurable harm for Volkswagen, will be subject to the full consequences. 6. The Executive Committee have decided that the company will voluntarily submit a complaint to the State Prosecutors' office in Brunswick. In the view of the Executive Committee criminal proceedings may be relevant due to the irregularities. The investigations of the State Prosecutor will be supported in all form from the side of Volkswagen. 7. The Executive Committee proposes that the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG create a special committee, under whose leadership further clarifying steps will follow, including the preparation of the necessary consequences. In this regard, the Special Committee would make use of external advice. Further details about this will be decided at the Supervisory Board meeting on Friday. 8. The Executive Committee is aware that coming to terms with the crisis of trust will be a long term task that requires a high degree of consistency and thoroughness. 9. The Executive Committee will work on these tasks together with the employees and the Management Board. Volkswagen is a magnificent company that depends on the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people. We consider it our task that this company regains the trust of our customers in every respect. In a statement, Winterkorn said: "I am shocked by the events of the past few days. Above all, I am stunned that misconduct on such a scale was possible in the Volkswagen Group. As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines and have therefore requested the Supervisory Board to agree on terminating my function as CEO of the Volkswagen Group. I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrongdoing on my part. Volkswagen needs a fresh start - also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation. I have always been driven by my desire to serve this company, especially our customers and employees. Volkswagen has been, is and will always be my life. The process of clarification and transparency must continue. This is the only way to win back trust. I am convinced that the Volkswagen Group and its team will overcome this grave crisis."
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 12:29 AM
    The heads continue to roll at VW with R&D chiefs at Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche joining the recently deposed CEO. Their names respectively are Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Ulrich Hackenberg, and Wolfgang Hatz. They all formerly served at Volkswagen and all are big names who are being forced out over the Volkswagen diesel scandal. More details continue to emerge as to why Volkswagen did what it did by using an ECU 'cheat code' so to speak to beat US emissions tests. The reason is that it would have cost Volkswagen $335 per vehicle to refit the cars with an AdBlue Urea injection system to clean their emissions. Volkswagen chose the software approach to save money instead. That is what brings Bosch into the picture as Bosch supplies the engine management systems that Volkswagen used to skirt the tests. Bosch of course claims they only supplied these systems that could be programmed to beat the EPA for testing purposes. They also claim they warned Volkswagen not to use software that could beat tests. Nobody at Bosch knew what software Volkswagen was using for years? Sounds like Bosch is already in protect their own behinds mode as they supplied the software VW needed to beat the tests. Cost cutting is the cause of this whole mess. $335 times roughly 500,000 affected US cars is $167,000,000. That is not chump change but it sure beats losing billions upon billions. There will be those who point out this software is in 12+ million cars worldwide but again not all countries have the same emissions standards so not all cars would require the AdBlue Urea system. Even if they did we are talking about roughly three billion dollars. Still six times less than what was wiped out from VW's stock in one day. Greed is certainly to blame here. Now what about the other German brands? Audi uses many of the same motors with the same software so they are pretty much screwed too but we all already knew that when Volkswagen itself was caught. Now we see how Mercedes, BMW, and suppliers such as Bosch make it out of this. German magazine Autobild says the BMW X3 xDrive 20d emits more than the legal amount of pollutants in Germany. Autobild's own test is not the same as a test by a government agency and BMW quickly denied Autobild's report. BMW's stock price still took a 10% hit based on the report. There is currently no proof BMW did anything wrong but BMW's stock continues to tumble. You can see how Volkswagen has the entire German automotive industry in turmoil right now. It does not end here. BMW diesels will be scrutinized by government agencies worldwide as will Mercedes. The extent of the role Bosch played has yet to be determined. Volkswagen also needs to make the cars compliant so whether they wanted a hardware solution or not they will now have to shell out for it at a much greater cost. This is nowhere near over.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-04-2015, 01:09 PM
    Does the bounty program work? Sure in the hell does. One of our stage2 customers wants to get paid! Kill video against a Ginatani equipped E9X M3, you got it! Bounty incoming! Car is a normal stage 2, not 2+ equipped 135 AT. Nice work David! :boxing
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    09-27-2015, 11:30 PM
    On Sunday, January 20th, my E63 S with Renntech full tune and Renntech sport mufflers (stock cats and stock downpipes and stock turbos) competed in roll races at Race Warz 2 at Pocono International Speedway. All of the roll races in the videos below had a 60 mph start. Overall, I was happy with the results. It was faster than tune only cars but not as fast as cars with catless downpipes or water meth injection. The wins: 1. Dodge Charger Hellcat. Lost badly to my car (4 car lengths): 2. E63 S AMG sedan with catless downpipes and custom tune (2 car lengths): 3. AMG GTS (stock) (1-2 car lengths): 4. Dodge Viper (1 car length) -- 2 wins: 5. Cadillac CTS V (modded) (4 car lengths); 6. E39 M5 (6 car lengths): 7. 911 Carrera S (many car lengths after giving it a head start): 8. and 9. Other wins not videoed: 997 Turbo S (from a roll) and Lexus RC F (from a dig) Losses: 1. 800 bhp water-meth injection, catless downpipes, custom tune, aftermarket intake F10 M5 (23 lbs of boost) (fastest F10 M5 in the New York area) (many many car lengths): 2. JB4, heavily modified M6 with 21 pounds of boost (2-3 car lengths): 3. Cobb Stage 2 tuned 991 Turbo S (3 car lengths) 4. SLS with all Renntech mods including tune and straight pipes (3-4 car lengths): Other losses not videoed: 5. E63 S with Renntech VIP tune and catless downpipes (5-6 car lengths) 6. Modded SL55 (I had mine in manual mode and missed a shift)
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 11:14 PM
    Stucks started a thread Drag radials in Wheels and Tires
    Whats everyone favorite drag radial for n54 cars? Im looking at the NT05R, NT555R, or the new mt et street s/s. want something stickier than my 285 width nt05s, but also something that wont wiggle around excessively (that floaty, slickwalk-like feeling) at higher speeds.
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  • tjav8b's Avatar
    09-27-2015, 10:24 PM
    e60 M5 VT-650 - Decatted headers and section 1 f10 M5 - Eurocharged tune, Exhaust e92 M3 VF650 - DCT, Exhaust Runs were from 40mph (First run is an add on. My camera was on the drivers side.)
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  • aflatau's Avatar
    09-14-2015, 06:32 PM
    aflatau started a thread For Sale: FS: 2007 Single Turbo 335i in For Sale Vehicles
    2007 BMW 335i. Black 78K Milies 6 Speed Performance: 覧覧覧覧覧覧 Custom Top Mount PT6466 Turbo Kit built by John Donovan 3 Downpipe HPF Gen II Exhaust Jb4 G5 W/ USB Cable from glove box Bimmer Boost Flash Custom Tune, and will retune upon sell BMS Meth kit with 5 gallon meth tank and Dual CM10痴 ER Charge pipe with Black Tial BOV VRSF 5 FMIC Clutch Masters FX400 6 Puck Clutch BMS Short Throw Clutch Stop BMS Modified BMW Clutch Valve BMS Oil Catch Can Turbo Guard Screen Turbo Filter All oil changes done with OEM BMW and Oil Filter NGK 5992 Spark Plugs gapped to 0.22 for single turbo Suspension: 覧覧覧覧覧覧 KONI Yellow Adjustable Shocks H&R Springs OEM Rotors Hawk HPS Pads Mickey Thompson ET Streets 265/40/18 in the rear Nitto NT05 235/35/18 in the front Exterior: 覧覧覧覧覧覧 BMW M3 Rep Stye Front Bumper CF Fiber Front Lip Red Hood Scoops M-Tech Rep Rear Bumper with CF Spoiler Smoked Tail Lights Plasti Dipped kidney grills Tints Enki Rajen 18 wheels Car was completely repainted to OEM in summer of 2014. Misc: 覧覧覧覧覧覧 BMW Performance Shift Knob with Suede M-Tech Peddels Comes with tuner lap top come with BT Cable Comes with spark plug removal tool The last dyno of this car was 759.9 WHP!! Own a piece of the n54 platform history. Price is $22k Firm. Located in Buffalo, NY
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-05-2015, 09:32 AM
    Some close races here between one of our normal stage 2 customers, and a VM 6467 top mount. Looks like 1 for the Stock frames, and one for the Top mount. Thanks again for sending me these David! Camera Car is the Single, 135 is the Stock frames
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 06:09 PM
    All prices are OBO unless otherwise stated and will be updated when sold! Gonna take time to get all pics up but figured I壇 throw this up now. Make me an offer, the worst I can say is no. Located In Belmont, Ma Stock Parts (OEM) Front plate bracket $15 E82 Pre-LCI Taillights $100 E82 LCI Taillights $200 E82 M-Sport springs $100 E82 M-Sport diffuser $50 E82 BNIB Grey floor mats $50 N54 Stock intercooler $50 M-Sport Shift knob, boot, and ebrake handle $100 N54 stock C@tted downpipes OEM LED License Plate housings/bulbs $25 N54/N55 OEM clutch with 6k miles $400 E82 Seatbelt Butlers $30 BMW Performance Parts E82 BMW Performance Exhaust $450 BMW Performance Shift knob and boot $75 Burger Tuning Parts BMS Oil Thermostat BNIB $35 3.5bar Tmap $75 3.5bar TMAP adapter BNIB $25 BMW N55 C@tless Downpipe $200 N55 Intake with 2 filters $125 Clutch Delay valve BNIB $15 Cowl Filters (2 sets) $40 each Wheel Locks BNIB $25 USB data cable $20 Aftermarket N55 Cobb Accessport $500 Suede M-Sport Steering Wheel $350 E82 Black Grills $50 E82 Modified Stock to 撤erformance Exhaust $250 Rieger Matte Diffuser (small crack) $300 Seibon OE Style Single Sided Carbon Fiber Hood $400 Red Cyba Scoops $40 AR Line Lock Kit $300 Whiteline Subframe Inserts KDT918 BNIB $40 E82 Ebay CF Splitters BNIB $50 E82 Ebay Poly front lip $50 Philips XenStart Ultinon D1 6000k bulbs 6k miles on them ($250 retail) $100 LED Angel eyes 6000k $50 JOM Coilovers BNIB $350 PURE E series N55 Inlet Pipe $200 Tow Hook Plate holder $50 Custom Alcantara and Stainless Steel E-Brake handle $75
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    09-16-2015, 10:41 AM|bon1-c|dl16|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D-85701422 A woman is suing New York City after she spent eight days in a mental hospital because, she claims, police didn't believe she, a black woman, could own a BMW. Last year, Kamilah Brock was pulled over in Harlem, NY, for having her hands off the wheel, PIX 11 reported. She says she told officers she was dancing while stopped at a red light at the intersection. Police took her into custody and held her for several hours. When Brock was released from the 30th Precinct without any formal charges, police told her she could pick up her car the next day. When she arrived at the impound lot and told officials she was looking for her car - a 2003 BMW 325Cl, she knew there was something wrong as soon as she requested her vehicle. "I just felt like from the moment I said I owned a BMW, I was looked at as a liar," Brock told PIX 11. "They put me in handcuffs and said they just need to put me in handcuffs to take me to my car. And I said OK, whatever it's gonna take to get to my car." Then EMS arrived. She was taken to Harlem Hospital psychiatric ward where she says she was pumped with sedatives and given powerful drugs. Doctors believed she was suffering from bipolar disorder, she claims, and tried for days to get Brock to admit she didn't own the luxury car. They also tried to convince Brock that she wasn't really a banker and President Obama didn't really follow her on Twitter, though both facts are true. The worst part? She was stuck with a $13,000 hospital bill for the pleasure. Brock is currently suing the hospital and several unnamed police officers. Neither the NYPD nor the City's Law Department commented on this story due to ongoing litigation.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2015, 05:58 PM
    I've always wanted a pinball machine. I don't know why just something about them. I recently started playing pinball arcade ( and it got me wanting a table of my own. I highly you recommend you download the app and try it out. It has many of the big name tables on it and it's cheaper to download a virtual table than shell out $6k+ for the big names. After playing Getaway it brought back a bunch of memories and that is the table I had to have. It ties in well with the car theme I have going plus it's just my favorite table to play. So I bought it. These are the for sale photos I don't have the machine set up yet: The guy I was buying from had like 20+ tables at his home and his wife was bugging him to sell some. So I also picked up this 1978 original Playboy from him while I was at it: The Playboy needs some TLC and restoration work but I look forward to that. Going to get it as close to new as possible plus do a couple minor mods like new LED lights. A pretty damn cool bachelor pad accessory though. I'll add pics once I get the machines set up.
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