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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-04-2017, 01:52 PM
    Talk about entering the M157 scene with a splash! Pure Turbos is not messing around. The proof is in the results right here on a W212 E63 AMG. This is a 4Matic all wheel drive car as it is the facelifted version. In the 26 to 27 psi range of boost output is 840 horsepower. This is with custom ECU dyno tuning from Precision Tuning. Precision did not push the turbos as far as they could to preserve the driveline. What would these turbos make when pushed with an upgraded transmission? Good question. Oh, and how about the pricing? $5995 plus core exchange. That is the best turbo upgrade value in the M157 world right now. As a reminder, before the turbo upgrade and with bolt ons this E63 ran 10.6 @ 133. That was at 670 all wheel horsepower. What will it do now? We can't wait to find out.
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  • rmcdonald's Avatar
    01-02-2017, 01:02 PM
    I have a highly modified 2013 C63 P31. It is currently making 525 RWHP on a Mustang dyno on 93 Octane here in CT. I am looking for a cam replacement, currently running stock ones, and hoping for 20RWHP. Does anyone have any experience with a cam swap? I am currently looking at the Kleeman cams.
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    12-23-2016, 02:13 PM
    MFactory Competition Products / YCW Engineering are proud to announce our status as a newly appointed Master Warehouse Distributor for SWIFT Springs in the US, Europe and Asia We have available their full range of products including: - Sports Springs / Spec-R (To be used with stock dampers) - Replacement Coilover Springs (Upgrade your sagging coilover springs) - Assist/Helper Springs (Setup the droop on your coilovers) THE SWIFT ADVANTAGE: When drivers look at a set of springs, they concentrate mainly on the rates, but the material and manufacturing process is equally important. Most enthusiasts will tell you that all springs are the same... we asked some professional drivers for their opinions: - I just replaced my springs to Swift Springs with same spring rate, and somehow the car behaves totally different now. - Since I've swapped the springs from another brand to Swift, my lap times became very consistent throughout the entire race due to cooler tire temperatures, which saves tire wear. - We have tested our Swift-equipped race cars on a shaker rig, and the Swift Springs have a lot less harmonic vibration. - My car is a lot smoother with Swift Springs even though same spring rate were chosen, especially on bad surfaces. The many positive comments Swift Springs receive would have you believe that Swift Springs is surprised to hear such things in the first place, we are simply getting confirmation that our engineering not only works on paper, but is also proven through use in the field (track). Now, allow us to provide a few reasons as to why we get this kind of feedback from our users. PRIORITIES THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE IN MIND WHEN WE DEVELOP SUSPENSION SPRINGS: Surely you have read some spring manufacturer's catalogues before, and you have read that they all claim to have the 4 factors listed below. - The most consistent spring rate throughout the stroke - The largest amount of stroke - The highest durability against loss of spring height - The lightest in weight We like to believe that all suspension spring manufacturers try their best to achieve these 4 factors. Top suspension tuners know that these 4 factors play an intricate role when considering the effectiveness of the suspension coil spring. Our parent company, Tohatsu, has been winding industrial springs since 1924. Tohatsu then decided to get in to the auto racing market in 1996. Based on long-time experience dealing with coil springs, we came up with one goal: "We must make the product that will revolutionize the ones we see on the market now." Keeping this goal in mind, we went back to the basics of coil spring design and asked ourselves what is the most important factor that we need to consider on this new project. The answer? MAINTAINING TIRE GRIP IS THE KEY TO FASTER TIMES AND SUSPENSION SPRINGS TAKE ON AN ENORMOUS PORTION OF THIS TASK! All Springs are not created equal, the diameters and spring rates can be similar, but the process of manufacturing springs plays a huge factor in how they will perform. Through our extensive knowledge in performance springs, we have perfected the process of manufacturing springs that will outperform our competitors. With this in mind, we set out to produce a new material for coil springs: a proprietary steel alloy we call "HS5.TW". This material was created in order to maintain the 4 factors listed above, as well as achieving the fastest reaction speed possible to get compliance on road surface conditions. Our springs are created with proprietary winding methods, as well as some other trade secrets focused on ensuring our springs separation from the standard market. In the time since Swift Springs officially opened its doors in 1997, Swift Springs has dealt with many world class race teams in multitudes of different races including road racing, rally, off road, drift, autocross, pavement and dirt oval track, motorcycles, and more. Swift Springs has lifted many racers to a podium finish, and is still continuing to do so. With so much experience behind us, we feel confident that our springs will give you a leg up in any kind of race you participate in. Try Swift Springs on your vehicle, and experience what many racers are talking about. We strongly believe that you will feel the difference just like every other racer, and you might even wonder why you didn't try it sooner. THE HISTORY: The origin of Swift Springs Swift Springs was founded in 1997 in Tokyo Japan as a motor sports division of Tokyo Hatsujo Manufacturing Co, Ltd. that has been leading the spring industry since 1924 The purpose was to demonstrate our superior engineering in spring by developing the next generation of motor sports suspension coil springs. They had to have the best characteristics of any brand or design in the market, which required the springs to be the lightest in weight and most durable, and to exhibit the most linear characteristics while still being cost effective. Since the formation of Swift, it has been lead by the former racer and suspension expert, Kei Yokota, and the chief engineer, Yasu Saito. Their first-hand involvement within the race industry has propelled Swift quickly through the ranks of some of the world’s most reputable races. Swift springs quickly became one of the most recognized and respected name in performance coil springs in many genre of motor sports throughout the world. Being a part of the Tokyo Hatsujo spring corporation. Swift has a large collection of engineering research and development resources. Tokyo Hatsujo springs are used in most light to heavy industries and the dynamic has provided Swift with most advanced spring technologies and innovations available. In Swift’s impressive motor sports history dated back to 1998, first was with Nissan Skyline GT-R in the Super Taikyu Endurance championship series in Japan. Then Swift got involved with the championship teams in Le Mans 24hrs, Nurburgring 24hrs, Super GT (JGTC), Super Taikyu series, D-1 World Grand Prix, F3, F3000, Formula Toyota, and many other world class races. In 2004, Team Goh Audi R8 won 1st place at the world renowned Le Mans 24hrs race on swift springs. VIDEO: The Philosophy behind SWIFT Springs: http://www.youtube.com/embed/k6Cl-A9o7d8?rel=0 LOWERING SPRING KITS: 335i - Front 4K (-25mm), Rear 11K (-20mm) M3 - Front 5K (-25mm), Rear 12K (-18mm) Focus ST - 4.5K (-25mm), Rear 5K (-25mm) Civic FG2 - Front 4K or 4.6K (-30mm), Rear 4.6K or 5.3K (-20mm) Civic FA5 - Front 4K or 4.6K (-30mm), Rear 4.6K or 5.3K (-25mm) Civic Si FB - Front 4.7K (-30mm), Rear 5.4K (-25mm) S2000 - Front 4.6K (-18mm), Rear 6K (-25mm) or Front 7.5K (-30mm), Rear 7K (-30mm) FIT GE8 - Front 2.3K (-30mm), Rear 2.1K (-25mm) COILOVER UPGRADE SPRINGS: 60mm and 65mm Spring ID's Available 4" - 11" Spring Lengths Available 3K - 24K Spring Rates Available ENQUIRE NOW: Our stock order will be arriving from Japan in January, so if you are interested in trying out SWIFT Springs on your vehicle, please contact us for special pricing!
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    01-05-2017, 06:28 PM
    Well it seems that BMW is getting rid of it's military buyers program, at least that's what I've read. They may still have it, but the almost 10% off MSRP I would have gotten isn't going to happen. So between that and finding a dealership willing to do a European Delivery on an M2, I am now going to start looking into an RS3. Does Audi do ED? http://www.caranddriver.com/audi/rs3
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  • OldMadBrit's Avatar
    12-31-2016, 07:51 PM
    Hi, I just purchased a 2017 C43 AMG and have just completed its 1000 mile break-in. I'm new to MB but very familiar with high boost V6 and I4's. One of my other cars is a 2006 Mitsu EVO IX which is moderately upgraded, running at 24lb of boost and making ~420HP at the crank. Its delivered a rock solid and totally reliable 104k mixed track and road miles. Another of my cars is a more highly modified 1994 Mitsu 3000GT VR4 that I have had since new. It started life at 320HP and 12lb of boost but for the last 100k miles has been closer to 600HP from ~23lb of boost. In those tuner worlds, 600-800HP is easily achievable with the 2.0 4G63 and there are guys making over 1400HP out of the older but bullet proof 3.0 6G72. Over here in MB land, the M276 DELA 30 appears to be extremely well thought out, well engineered and with no major design flaws (that I can find). So shouldn't it be capable of 500-600HP with thoughtful but not crazy tuning. Given that its lighter than the C63's V8, has AWD and the bullet proof 9Gtronic, I'm surprised that it doesn't seem to have attracted any serious love from the MB tuning community. Sure I can get the ECU modded to ~400 at the crank - snooze!!!! Am I missing something?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-23-2016, 12:55 AM
    Can you believe this shit?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-19-2016, 10:19 PM
    The twin screw supercharged Hellcat V8 is a beast in stock form. It is heavily underrated and obviously has a ton of torque down low. Which it needs to move its porky 4500+ pound butt. The E82 BMW 135i N55 in this video is much, much lighter. Roughly 1200 pounds lighter. On top of that this is a dual clutch example which means very quick shifts. Efficiency is on the BMW's side. It shows as the 135i easily pulls away. The Hellcat will need some mods to change the outcome which isn't a problem for the big V8. Great run from @Newguy123 135i N55 motor PURE TURBOS hybrid S2 turbo FUEL-IT! port injection JB4/MHD stack, pump gas flash with supporting mods DCT was slipping on higher boost targets up top so we left it at 18psi Dodge Charger Hellcat - stock both cars had a passenger and full weight.
    17 replies | 1082 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    12-19-2016, 03:32 AM
    My 335i is heading home from Motiv Motorsport and will not be getting any more modification done until a standalone or tuning for the transmission is released. I need something to tinker with and build up. I already build tons of guns and its kind of getting old with how its became harder to do class 3 weapons. I already do HIFI as an inside tinkering for the man cave. My whole life i've always wanted a Porsche 911 Turbo. I like the new ones alot but unfortunately with the petroleum market still unstable i can not commit to a new one. I was thinking anywhere from a 2002 to a 2007 AWD Turbo with high mileage so i wont feel so bad when i rip it apart to build it. Has anyone owned one? Have any pointers or things i should know when looking at them?
    4 replies | 2770 view(s)
  • iminhell1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:14 AM
    I'm half the country away but need to know where to go for fuel. And, does anyone down there sell E98? How much per gallon?
    12 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-21-2016, 06:24 AM
    This is not the new ZL1 but the previous generation model with the LSA 6.2 liter supercharged V8. It is a potent mill that is easily upgraded and the car has 770 rear wheel horsepower. Definitely not something easy for just any N54 to take down. The 335i features the Pure Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. Additionally, it has an MHD E85 tune with a JB4 piggyback, MMP inlets/outlets, Fuel-It! Stage 2, VRSF FMIC, downpipes, BMS meth kit, and 200 pounds weight reduction. The weight reduction is certainly a big factor as it puts the 335i at roughly 800 pounds under the ZL1. It is a good run between the two until the ZL1 misses a gear. Basically, it's even. Strong showing for the BMW. 335i N54 mods FBO, pure turbos + cm17 of meth, MMP inlets, JB4 tuned with MHD BEF, E35 fuel - 2nd gear 16psi(450whp) 3rd gear 23psi(600whp) 4th-6th @25psi- est 650whp gutted ZL1 mods: FBO + built 408 stroker motor stage3 cam 15psi on stock lower, E85 tuned 770whp dynojet, gutted
    8 replies | 1456 view(s)
  • ope92's Avatar
    12-31-2016, 07:28 PM
    I bought a used Recaro Profi XL seat that came with some hardware, I ended up not using the sliders or floor mounts. I wanted the seat as low as possible. Macht Schnell Floor mounts are $125 shipped Only for e9x chassis, were used for about a year by the previous owner. Recaro Slider is $80 shipped were used for about a year by the previous owner. VAC Motorsports aluminum side mounts $100 shipped These are brand new, they did not fit the Recaro Profi XL. They do not include hardware. All prices are before paypal fees.
    9 replies | 1446 view(s)
  • jt0407's Avatar
    12-17-2016, 09:54 PM
    I had to let out for traffic.
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    01-12-2017, 03:42 AM
    I'm usually not surprised by any existing available modifications for the E9x platform but was completely unaware this even existed. Check it out http://www.driftworks.com/wisefab-bmw-e90-e91-e92-rear-suspension-arm-hub-knuckle-kit-3-series-all-models.html
    8 replies | 1202 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-12-2017, 06:17 PM
    The Active Autowerke Level III supercharger for the E92 M3 S65 V8 is a very solid package. It offers arguably the most beautiful torque curve in the industry and at roughly 9.5 psi of boost will put the car in the ~600 wheel horsepower range depending on supporting modifications. One such supporting modifications is methanol injection which this M3 is stated to have but was turned off for the run. Why was it turned off? Good question. For a run like this you would want it on. The way the GTR gets pulled likely means it is stock. This goes to show how potent the M3 is from a roll with the Active Level III setup. Of course, from a stop this would be a different race but with a blower a top end rolling race is exactly the M3's game.
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  • rmcdonald's Avatar
    01-02-2017, 01:10 PM
    Wife has a 2016 GLA45. Just passed 5,000 miles. looking for a tune, downpipe and intake. Anyone have experience wiht a tune for this vehicle. Both of the tunewrs that worked on my C63 have not doen one yet.
    12 replies | 870 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2017, 02:12 PM
    The McLaren 540C is the entry level McLaren. It is not sold in the USA despite McLaren originally stating they would. Rather, in the USA the 570S is the entry level model and we know how potent the car is in the 1/4 mile running 10.2 @ 135 in stock form. The less powerful 540C will not be this quick or fast but it still offers 533 horsepower and a curb weight roughly 700 pounds less than the two Japanese vehicles it will be racing. Part of the weight advantage is due to being rear wheel drive and the rest can be attributed to the lightweight carbon fiber tub. The NSX and GTR get a lead off the line which is to be expected on the damp surface. The 540C pulls much harder up top though and easily makes up the ground and passes: Why exactly would one bother with the NSX over the McLaren? It is more expensive, heavier, and slower. Honda got the NSX recipe wrong.
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  • Optigrab's Avatar
    12-29-2016, 11:03 AM
    Optigrab started a thread Want to Buy: 264 wheels in Buy/Sell - Parts
    WTB 264 wheels
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  • krazi3azn's Avatar
    01-08-2017, 02:29 AM
    I have the front m3 control arm, was wondering if the rears were worth it? Or should I look into rear subframe bushings instead?
    3 replies | 1354 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-31-2016, 11:01 AM
    Many good runs in this video here with some heavy hitting street cars. Some you would call sleepers namely the 1250 whp Datsun 280Z with the 2JZGTE swap. Some you would not like the twin turbo Gallardo and the Huracan on nitrous. The specifics for all the mods on each vehicle are not available. We'll just go over each run. 1. TT Gen V Viper vs. 8 second GTR The GTR gets the jump and an initial lead but the Viper flies by in the upper gears and I mean flies by. That is a nasty Viper. 2. TT Gen V Viper vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z The light Datsun gets a nice lead and the Viper has to run it down. The 280Z gets off the throttle before the Viper closes the gap. There are a few more runs between the two and they all end the same way. The 280Z is a mean little car. 3. TT Gen V Viper vs. 240SX with 2JZ swap that runs 7.9@175 The 240SX goes early before the three count. It just pulls away. 4. 240SX with 2JZ swap vs. 1250 WHP Datsun 280Z Based on the results with the Viper these two should be a good match for each other paper. In practice it's a pretty good run although the 280Z gets off the throttle one it opens a lead. Both of these cars are damn fast and make for amazing highway sleepers. 5. 800 whp EVO vs. 1000 whp CTS-V This is a good run with the Cadillac edging until something goes wrong for the EVO. Smoke billows out and it looks like something went very, very wrong. 6. Bolt on GT500 vs. nitrous Huracan The Lamborghini Huracan is pretty quick and fairly light. With the high revving V10 plus the dual clutch transmission it is potent and about a 130 trap car stock. Whatever shot of nitrous the owner is feeding the motor it is enough to make easy work of the bolt on GT500. 7. Nitrous Huracan vs. 800 whp TT Gallardo The Gallardo based on the claimed hp does not likely have a built motor but a bolt on kit. Perhaps the boost is just turned down for the run to make it interesting. Either way the Huracan gets a nice jump and Gallardo is forced to run it down. It's tough to see due to the chase view but it does not appear to catch the Huracan. Great runs from a variety of fast cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-24-2016, 01:02 AM
    This is not the Audi R8 V10 Plus model but the standard R8 V10 which is a bit slower. You can see the difference between the two here. The R8 of course has all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. The slightly heavier AMG GT S is rear wheel drive. That tells you before you even watch the race how this will likely go. The R8 will get a jump off the line and the AMG GT S will try to run it down. Power is slightly in the R8's favor but the AMG GT S has much more torque due to its twin turbo M178 powerplant. To nobody's surprise the R8 V10 wins as the AMG GT S is crushed off the line. It also has the higher trap speed at the kilometer marker by just under 3 miles per hour. Apparently nobody at Auto Express thought of running the cars from a roll to mitigate the traction factor.
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  • Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
    12-21-2016, 03:40 PM
    These things have been sitting in a box collecting dust for a few years, finally getting around to putting them up for sale. They are for E9x and E8x chassis cars, and are drop in for M3. I have a set of Koni Double Adjustable coilovers that were purchased from HP Autowerks Andrew years back. Similar to the TCK setup but with Swift Springs. They were in an E93 that was run off the road and swiped the barrier. All came out unscathed except for the Right Front which broke, and was replaced with a new one. Originally going into another car but plans were scrapped and they've been sitting ever since. In that time the Left Front strut started leaking from laying on its side, so it either needs to go back or replaced with a new one as well. I have 400lb front springs, and a set of 900 and 800s for the rear. 900s work great for any convertibles and do not sag in the rear like other coilovers do. The whole set new was $2700~, plus adding the extra pair of springs was $160. Would like to get $1000 for them, you would need to do the following: Replace left front strut (all hardware transfers over) Buy one rear adjustable spring collar (lost it moving around) Buy M3 lower control arms if you have a 328/335. If you have an M3 the kit is drop in. Will get some pics up tonight.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2017, 05:07 PM
    Anybody seen this? Kind of cool, electric powered board with a wheel in the middle. Onewheel+ is $1500 and has 5-7 mile range and 19 mph top speed:
    3 replies | 1156 view(s)
  • LQQKOUT's Avatar
    12-25-2016, 03:34 PM
    Precision Turbo journsl bearing PT6266 V-Band inlet .82 A/R with V-Band discharge HP Rating 735 Compressor side 4" in, 2.5" out Turbine side 3" V-band in, 3.5" V-band out Used with 9K miles on it running 12PSI $750 shipped
    2 replies | 1246 view(s)
  • ATP's Avatar
    01-05-2017, 11:02 AM
    I know there is a Beer Lover's thread but I wanted to break one out specifically for home brew. I saw a few people discussing home brew in the other one so this one should just be a more consolidated thread on this topic. Post your setups, processes, recipes, successes, failures, questions or whatever else related to home brew and home brewing. I'll start. I basically have nothing for a setup, and not even 100% sure I will pick up the hobby but I have dumped a significant amount of time into HBT over the last couple of weeks reading up. I am currently building a keezer for my basement that will have taps through the back wall of the bar. This will be setup for commercial kegs but will have ball lock disconnects on the Sanke couplers so they could be easily connected to home brew kegs. This is what kind of started me down the potential home brew route. From the research I have done, I think I want to start with 5 gallon BIAB batches. Preferably indoors. I have a gas stove but due to the "larger" batches, I might need a SS element to get the boil going. Likely start with a Spike Brewing 10 gallon kettle with a ball valve, therm, false bottom, and pickup tube and an SS Brewtech 7 gallon brew bucket for fermentation. Undecided on a Brew Jacket or another freezer for fermentation temp control. Will probably snag a thermopen and their fully submersible thermometers to better track temps during boil and mash. Obviously need several other pieces of equipment but that is as far as I have gotten. Please feel free to recommend anything else that I may need.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-20-2016, 06:39 PM
    The new Challenger Hellcat has shown that it is capable of beating the 6.2 liter supercharged LT4 V8 under the hood of the Camaro ZL1. Several videos floated around showing the Hellcat beating the lighter C7 Z06 but those were usually manual examples. The Camaro ZL1 is a bit heavier than the Corvette but features a new 10-speed automatic that GM claims shifts quicker than a PDK dual clutch transmission. The Hellcat does not have as advanced of a transmission but it's 8-speed is no slouch. The problem here though is that this ZL1 is a manual example. What really hurts the Hellcat is that the car weight 4500+ pounds. The ZL1 is much lighter. So what wins? The Hellcat. The brute force of its 707 horsepower twin screw supercharged 6.2 liter Hemi V8 is too much for the ZL1 to overcome. The LT4 is powerful as well with a claimed 640 horsepower but it produces its torque down low and the Hellcat torque curve carries better to redline. Just look at a Hellcat baseline: Compare it to an LT4: The Hellcat may be a porker, but it's absurdly powerful. We need to see an automatic vs. automatic race between the two now.
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