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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-07-2016, 09:06 AM
    For whatever reason automotive sites will not shut up about BBC's new Top Gear. It was once a great show. It was the most watched automotive show in the world. Trying to reboot it with Matt Leblanc and Chris Evans (who the hell is Chris Evans?) is not going to work. Yes, other people are involved. One such person who actually has credibility and can be taken seriously is Sabine Schmitz. Her background means Top Gear has a real driver with real ability. You can not say that about Leblanc or Evans. The fact of the matter is the chemistry of the old show is gone. That magic will not be duplicated. Whatever you might think about Jeremy Clarkson his repartee with Richard Hammond and James May is what kept people coming back. They were entertaining and serious when they needed to be. Plus, Clarkson has a stellar history in automotive journalism. Car enthusiasts will never take a guy who was on Friends seriously and American enthusiasts have no clue who Chris Evans even is. Personally, I don't like the guy. I'd trade him for Clarkson in a heartbeat and so would the audience it seems that dropped by 1/3 in just the second episode. The new Top Gear is just trying to use the name to make money. As it turns out, you can't just plug in new people and replicate the old show. This Evans guy is in denial:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-01-2016, 03:15 AM
    Solid numbers here from a 4MAtic W212 E63 AMG with just bolt on tuning. What does it have done to it? Nothing major just M157 downpipes, an AEM meth kit running 50/50 water and meth, and a Precision Tuning Motorsports ECU flash dyno tune. The result is a 10 second pass at just over 128 miles per hour. Very solid numbers but there is room to improve the 60 foot for an even quicker time. Regarding the power, the car is making in the ~630 all wheel horsepower and ~730 lb-ft of torque at the wheels range and the graph is posted below. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BF3ASXSRIq0/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by Precision Tuning Motorsports (@precisiontuning)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-05-26T05:53:57+00:00">May 25, 2016 at 10:53pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-28-2016, 03:25 PM
    Whoa! These pictures will definitely get you rethinking the W205 generation Mercedes design. Although the cars are blending together that is not to say the modern Mercedes styling language is bad. Just look at this black Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe for proof of that. The car is lowered with dark window tint and tinted lights. Vossen wheels in a matte bronze finish round it out but a gloss black finish would look even meaner. Either way, this is a badass C63 Coupe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 06:27 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    06-16-2016, 06:29 AM
    This weekend Le Mans 24 Hours race starts on Saturday. If yoy live in the USA, don't forget to set your alarm. Here are some of the highlights from 2015 just to get you started :) (Well, a lot of people only watch races for the crashes)
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  • AUbeast86's Avatar
    06-09-2016, 09:11 AM
    Hey guys, In the name of science and advancing the platform, Im selling this kit in order to test out some new stuff I've been working on. The kit will come complete with absolutely everything needed to provide you with the most trouble-free installation possible. This turbo has been a blast to drive on the street and will put you somewhere around 600whp @26psi with 72% turbo efficiency. I'm a little sad to part with it though, considering everything that went into adapting the GTX to it. It was a fun project. Here's a list of what is included... - GTX3076r Turbo with TiAL SS Turbine Housing, .82AR - FFTEC Bottom Mount Exhaust Manifold with Ceramic Coating - FFTEC DP, Modified - TiAL MV-R WG with complete spring kit - Water-Cooled Turbo Fitting Kit - FFTEC Coolant Manifold Block with supply pipe - All Oil Feed and Return Lines - All Coolant Feed and Return Lines - MAC WG Solenoid with all fittings and lines - Turbo to FMIC Charge Pipe with couplers and T-Bolt Band Clamps - All Misc V-Band Clamps for Turbo and WG In order to keep the post shorter in length, here's a link to my photobucket gallery with some pics of it and some of the design process... http://s527.photobucket.com/user/AUbeast86/library/FFTEC%20Bottom%20Mount%20GTX3076r%20Turbo%20Kit?sort=3&page=1 The turbo has ~12k miles on it. The kit is currently still on the car but will be coming off at the end of this month, maybe sooner if needed, and will go directly in a box for shipping. The manifold will get a fresh ceramic coating when it comes off so it will be brand new. This kit is perfect for those wanting the perfect blend of low and top end reliable power. Priced to move at $4200
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-21-2016, 03:30 AM
    This is an interesting race on the highway as the M5's rear wheel drive layout is a benefit and not a hindrance when it stretches its legs. The Nissan GTR's are lighter by about 500 pounds and like the M5 are DCT equipped but they do have higher drivetrain losses. Not that it should matter for a GTR with a turbo upgrade. It of course depends which turbo upgrade as numbers can range from 7XX to 2000+ whp. These two are said to be full bolt on with the red car having hybrid turbos and the white GTR some unnamed turbo kit. They go from a low speed roll and the GTR's take an initial lead. The M5 quickly starts to pull as speeds rise and makes easy work of both cars. The GTR's were on pump gas though. On race gas or E85 this race would be a very different story. Still, it goes to show a bolt on M5 can beat turbo upgraded GTR's on the highway if they are not in kill mode. M5: Downpipes, K&N filters and tuneRed GT-R: FBO + hybrid turbos (700HP)White GT-R: FBO + turbo upgrade (730-740HP)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 10:19 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-01-2016, 10:48 PM
    BoostAddict.com felt alone in calling out Hennessey Performance on their shady business practices. Everyone else either was uninformed or scared to say anything about what really was going on. Finally someone else decided to look into the topic and Jalopnik got some details from ex-employees. These former employees stayed anonymous as they are scared of legal reprisal from John Hennessey. A bit interesting that they are scared of legal action from him when John is mired in legal quagmires of his own that are detailed at the end of the article. Keep in mind Hennessey portrayed company issues as in the past but that is hardly the case. It is still a damn mess. What we covered is only the tip of the iceberg. Read these allegations from former employees: * Money from foreign clients was used to fund other projects and/or builds, or sometimes was used by Hennessey personally, according to a subset of employees, as some of the more rank-and-file employees said they really had no idea where money went. Sources differed on the opinion as to whether taking deposits from overseas clients and not delivering cars were actual, intentional acts, or just the result of mismanagement. * Clients’ cars would sit in the shop for months or longer with little or no work being done on them. The time the cars would be sitting would usually be measured in months, and occasionally a year or more. When the clients would eventually call and complain, they’d be put off or ignored until they threatened to demand refunds. * At that point, the practice was that the car’s drivetrain would be removed, so HPE could send pictures to the clients to both ‘prove’ that work was being done, and so that the cars would be much more difficult for the client to take back. * The only cars that were routinely actually completed were cars that were owned by VIPs, personal friends of Hennessey, or local clients who could actually come in person to the shop and check on how their cars were progressing. According to a subset of ex-employees that knew more about the financial side of the company, the costs for the builds for these cars were paid for by other clients’ deposits. * Even when cars were actually built, the quality was not as advertised. An ex-employee who actually did the work on the cars told me that off-the shelf parts were often used, “with the Hennessey name slapped on them.” Cars are not individually dyno tested to confirm their power; copies of dyno sheets are used, and some employees suggested that dyno sheets were faked. Shady, shady, shady, shady, shady, stuff! But not surprising. Why should anyone be surprised? Hennessey has been doing this for decades now. Why Jalopnik acts like they broke some huge story and that nobody else is talking about Hennessey's issues is a joke. Um, what? We have been writing about Hennessey problems for quite a while now and we're pretty sure we're on the internet and part of the car world. You need to do better research Jalopnik as you literally just a couple months ago called Hennessey 'magicians' for getting a Camaro over 200 miles per hour (big f'ing deal) and constantly post Hennessey's renderings and unsubstantiated claims as reality despite mostly being nothing more than pipe dreams looking for another sucker. You can't claim to be the one to blow the whistle on Hennessey when you have served for years as a Hennessey mouthpiece by propagating his garbage for hits. It makes you a hypocrite. Apologies are in order indeed. It is nice to see the mainstream do something other than repost a Hennessey rendering and press release for once. If they dug a bit deeper maybe they could have looked into Hennessey's public record and some of the lawsuits against Hennessey Performance such as what is posted below. Regardless, nice to see more people seeing John Hennessey for what he actually is and not what he promotes himself as. Hennessey Lawsuits:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-16-2016, 01:13 AM
    Yes, that number is at the crank. At the wheels? 832 horsepower. Torque is an impressive 829 lb-ft. This is going to be the next level of M157 turbo upgrades and of course will apply to all M157 powered vehicles. This particular W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 has the Weistec bulletproof transmission upgrade as well. What makes this even more impressive? This is a stock internal M157. The fuel system is also stock. Weistec isn't sharing all the details just yet but the fuel on this run was 110 octane race gas. There no doubt will be questions about the recently released Weistec M157 forged engine internals. All we can say on the matter is those internals are suddenly looking far more interesting. It's taken a little while to get here but Weistec already made good on their 1000+ horsepower promise. More details to come but the M157 is moving into the big leagues. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BGsq2cPo8RF/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by Weistec Engineering (@weistec)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-06-16T02:05:38+00:00">Jun 15, 2016 at 7:05pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-11-2016, 02:52 PM
    Finally a test comparing two of Germany's best hardcore track specials. The Porsche 911 GT3 is well known. The naturally aspirated 3.8 liter direct fuel injected flat-6 is a work of art that spins to 9000 rpm. The GT3 is a light car with upgraded suspension components and simply one of the best driver's cars in the world. A tough task for the M4 GTS to top. The nice thing is the M4 GTS does an admirable job here. It actually makes a case for its $134,200 MSRP being worth it which in the context of the 911 GT3's $130,400 base price does not look quite so absurd. However, is anyone really going to pay 911 GT3 money for a BMW M4? The straightline performance between the two is virtually identical. The GT3 is more impressive however as it achieves its figures without any boost. It features a far more impressive motor that takes far more skill to extract horsepower from. BMW just changed the software on the S55 engine from the M4 and added water injection. Not exactly the same level of work Porsche needed to apply to the flat-6 engine for the GT3. While the acceleration may be even the handling is not. The GT3 laps the Hockenheim track in 1:09.2 and the M4 GTS takes 4/10's longer at 1.09.6. In the video below you can see how well each car corners but the GT3 is just a bit more planted and a bit easier to toss around. It helps the GT3 brakes better (rear engine layouts have their benefits) and transitions better as the superior slalom numbers show. It also carries less weight at 3205 pounds compared to the M4 GTS weighing 3507 pounds. The GTS missed its weight target of 3328 pounds as claimed by BMW who continues to lie about what its cars actually weigh. In summation, the GT3 wins the performance metrics. The conclusion is in German so our German readers can provide that information but for the same amount of money why would one opt for the GTS over the GT3? The GT3 is lighter, handles better, and has the racier engine that is far closer to the actual Porsche race car. Sport Auto chooses the GT3 as the winner with 89 points while the M4 GTS is awarded 87 points. While the M4 GTS is close the GT3 is simply the better driver's tool. Sport Auto gets it right.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-17-2016, 04:51 PM
    How can you not love this? If you don't, you're on the wrong website anyway. Readers will remember this is the first 9 second SL and the first M275/M279 AMG V12 to break into the 9's in the 1/4 mile. Speedriven is now taking it further with bigger turbos and standalone engine management. Previously Speedriven showed us they were making 831 wheel horsepower from the M275 V12 and almost 1000 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. So what in the world is the car going to make now and how much will it improve on its 9.9 @ 141 pass? The goal is an 8 second pass. The suspension and tire setup has been addressed. They are targeting well over 1100 whp as well as the turbochargers are individually capable of that power: This certainly is going to be fun to watch come to fruition.
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  • blisstik's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 12:32 PM
    The time has come. I am selling my highly modified E92 2007 335i (Space Gray / Coral Red). Year: 2007 Make: BMW Model: 335i E92 Mileage: 108,xxx miles Price: $25,995 FIRM NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME If you are serious, please PM me and make an offer. Performance MOTIV 750 Single Turbo Kit for N54 (HTA 3586) MOTIV 750 Port Injection Kit (fuel rail and fuel lines) Fuel-IT Stage 3 HULK Dual LPFP Kit Split Second AIC1 Port Injection Controller JB4 with JB4 ConnectKit v3 Bluetooth Module MHD for backend flash (custom tune by MOTIV Motorsports) COBB Cat-Back Exhaust Spec Stage 3+ Clutch with Spec Steel Single Mass Flywheel Helix FMIC Evolution Racewerks J-Pipe Evolution Racewerks Long CP Tial BOV Dual OCC Setup: BMS OCC / Mishimoto + RB PCV Kit / Blocked valve ports Suspension M3 Front Control Arm/Tension Strut Retrofit Set M3 Aluminum Rear Guide Rod Set M3 Aluminum Rear Wishbone Set M3 Front Sway Bar Kit M3 Rear Sway Bar Kit M3 Rear Subframe Bushings Quaife LSD Pumpkin (built by VAC Motorsports) Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers Wheels/Tires/Brakes Forgestar F14 19x8.5 +34 Front Forgestar F14 19x10 +38 Rear Michelin Pilot SuperSports 235/35/19 Front Michelin Pilot SuperSports 275/30/19 Rear Cool Carbon Front Pads (just replaced) Cool Carbon Rear Pads (~10k miles) Goodyear Stainless Steel Braided Lines Racing Blue Brake Fluid (just flushed) Interior BMW Aluminum Brushed Pedals B&M Short Shifter Kit UUC RK6A-L Weighted Shift Knob with Leather Covering ViseeO Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth Audio Adapter Exterior OEM Front Bumper with molded OEM Aero Lip JG Mods M-Tech Rear Bumper JG Mods M3 Side Skirts JL Motoring Performance Style Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is it still for sale? A: Yes, as long as the thread is NOT closed, it's still for sale. Q: How much power does it make? A: Depends on how much boost. See attached dyno sheet below (not my actual dyno). I've normally ran at 23PSI on summer and 20PSI on winter. Q: Why are you selling it? A: Got a sedan and its now a garage queen. Q: Why did you go ST then proceed to sell it after 7K miles? A: I was working at home for the past year and it has become a garage queen. Time for someone else to enjoy it. Q: How does it drive? A: With the custom tune done by MOTIV, it drives like stock turbos with downpipes and mild tune on the low end but a monster after 4K RPM. Q: How does the clutch feel? A: It's stiff compared to stock but you will get used to it. Q: How does shifting feel? A: It feels solid, mechanical, short and precise. Q: What type of gas can you use? A: You can use 100% E85 or any pump gas (i.e., 91, 93 octane) but will require a 2 minute flash via MHD app. I will include the Android tablet with MHD app. Q: How can you log? A: With JB4 Connect Kit v3, you simply download the JB4 app on the Android Play Store or IOS App Store then connect via Bluetooth. Q: Can I stream music via Bluetooth? A: Yes via the Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth adapter which the radio sees as "iPod". You can then use SoundCloud for all your music and even use the steering wheel to skip tracks. You can also plugin a USB drive and play music through there as well. Q: Have you done any oil analysis? A: Yes, for the last two oil changes, I've sent an oil analysis to BlackStone Labs. I can provide the reports if requested.
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  • alpinedevil335's Avatar
    06-15-2016, 09:58 AM
    I have a TPMS malfunction situation going on. Foxwell scanner tells me the right front RDC transmitter is bad(codes 604E-RDC System and 6050-RDC transmitter front right). I figured swapping the RDC unit for a new one would remedy the problem. WRONG. Did some searching and turns out these things need to be coded or programmed after replacement. Has any one done this? Can this be done with INPA or some other software? I've searched for a DIY with no luck. I really don't want to have to go to the dealer for this. Any input is greatly appreciated. 09 335i LCI.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-06-2016, 07:46 AM
    Some good runs here with Evolve Automotive's E750 tuned BMW F10 M5 taking on a pair of naturally aspirated Italians. There just is something incredibly satisfying about a four-door sedan beating high priced Italian hardware, isn't there? First up is the Huracan. As you well know the Huracan has a dual clutch transmission like the F10 M5 but it sends power to all four wheels. The naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 is powerful but lacks the torque of the twin turbo 4.4 liter S63TU in the M5. That torque certainly helps the M5 mitigate the disadvantage of carrying another 800 pounds. The Huracan gets the lead and the M5 just catches up and pulls away. The Ferrari FF is next and the FF certainly is an interesting Ferrari. It also utilizes all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission but unlike the Huracan it is a front engine layout with four seats. It's the ultimate Ferrari for winter driving if that is your thing. The naturally aspirated V12 is more powerful than the Huracan's V10 offering 651 horsepower and 504 lb-ft of torque but the FF is heavy at 4150 pounds. The FF opens up a lead right off the bat. Evolve's M5 begins to run it down and then it just pulls past the FF easily. By the time the run is over the F10 M5 has bus lengths on the FF. Impressive performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-10-2016, 02:11 PM
    Who you got? Obviously the Germans are favored as they should be. They are the champs. Obviously I'm pulling for Poland but they have Germany in their group which is just the luck of the Polish. I hope they stomp Germany into the ground. Anyway, here are the groups:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-29-2016, 11:54 PM
    Just in time for July 4th, right? If American automotive culture can be represented by any one thing it is definitely V8 horsepower. The Americans simply make the most. Disagree? Well, you can talk to Steve Morris Engines about some of their builds like this absolutely absurd twin turbo big block. Absurd in a good way of course with 4000 horsepower on race gas and how about 3000 on pump? That 3000 figure comes at only 20 psi by the way. Who knows what it really does cranked up. Here are the specs: Cast BRODIX 5" bore-space block with in-house custom machining Premium SME piston package for big boost Billet crankshaft and aluminum connecting rods Custom cam profile Jesel belt-drive and MOROSO dry-sump oiling system INNOVATORS WEST balancer with integrated crank trigger Cast BRODIX cylinder heads with SME port program and modifications JESEL custom shaft-mouted rocker system Custom billet valve covers Fabricated (optional billet) intake manifold Competition machining and assembly Yes, this is street legal and goes into a street legal car. You might balk at the $63,999 price but the horsepower per dollar is unbeatable if you consider that 2000+ horsepower Underground Racing builds are six figures and that they will only make half the power. This is street legal performance on a whole different level. The video below covers the details directly from Steve Morris. Well worth a watch for any enthusiast. 'Merica!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    06-12-2016, 09:00 AM
    AJustinCarter, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Anthony@ACF's Avatar
    06-14-2016, 12:26 AM
    Hi everyone, Just wanted to introduce myself to the community, some people know me but many of you don't. So I figured I would give you guys a little background on me and my company. I have been in the industry since I got out of high school in 2010, and have worked for a few shops over the years. I worked at Deed's Performance where we built a couple of well known cars such as the turbo setup on the Black Mamba Ford GT. Also we built Nacho's twin turbo 5th gen Camaro that I later rebuilt, but more on that later. I have built cages, headers, turbo kits, exhaust, intercoolers, etc for anything from a simple turbo Honda to a 6sec drag car. I learned a lot over the years working for others and for different industries such as the movie industry, a sheet metal shop where did a lot of parts for the medical industry, and the automotive side of things. Throughout these years I kept buying tools and started working more and more out of my garage on the side. I even built Payam's car and the first dozen or VM Top mount kits out of my garage. Early last year I finally had reached a point where I was working 7 days a week straight and still couldn't keep up with everything going on that I was doing at home. So I made the decision to quit my job at the time and focus on my own thing. A few short months later I basically got kicked out of my parents garage and moved into a shop. I have been very fortunate since then and things have taken off quite a bit. My shop is located in Chatsworth, CA. I have a pretty much capable of doing everything in house save for a few processes that get outsourced such as mandrel bending and waterjet cutting. I have 3 tig welders, a 55 ton press brake, manual mill and lathe, tubing expander, bandsaws, sanders, shear, and a slip roll. My latest addition to the shop is a HAAS VF3-SS, with this I can finally do 90% of my machining in house. I am familiar with many materials such as titanium, inconel, aluminum, stainless, steel. I dont really get to work with the more exotic materials too often but if anyone is looking to get a little crazy with a build I can help. ;) I mostly do private label work for other companies these days, but with Payam working for BMS now I am going to try to focus a little more on the retail side and work on developing some new products for the n54 community. I will be posting a sale thread for the VM top mount kit, nothing has really changed from the kit. It still includes everything it did before, same people are making it. So really the only thing that has changed is the price, which with dealing direct I am able to make it far more reasonable to you guys. Here are some the things I have built.
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