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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:51 PM
    This should not be a shocker as Hennessey often takes credit for the work of others. Don't believe it? Hennessey patted himself on the back for his HPE700 Mustang GT supercharger system when it is really Whipple's blower and design. Just like how the Hennessey HPE600 AMG GT S tune is really Eurocharged's tune. Jerry Thorton at Eurocharged did the custom dyno tune. Hennessey will essentially resell the $2499 Eurocharged M178 tune at a premium. Why bother with paying for the Hennessey name when you can go straight to the source? Anyone?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Things have changed a bit regarding rally racing spectators. Why? Well, take a look at the gif posted below and you will understand why. Back in the legendary 80's Group B days as well as other rally classes drivers would have to contend not only with the elements but spectators as well. This speaks for itself.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:39 PM
    Congratulations to BenzBoost member @charliekay who is so close to the 9's in his supercharged W204 C63 AMG that he can taste it. He upgraded to the Weistec 3.0 liter Stage III twin screw blower and ran 10.22 @ 137.09 which was a considerable improvement from the 10.83 @ 129.22 he managed on the Stage II 2.3 liter blower. Now with different wheels and tires he shaved it down to 10.173 @ 139.18 on a 1.549 60 foot. Obviously a better launch than the previous 1.606 60 foot so the new tire setup is helping. He is just a hair away from the 9's but as @charliekay is an Australian member keep in mind the weather is not doing him any favors right now. In the winter we might see that elusive 9 second pass which is certainly impressive for a stock internal supercharged M156.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 06:21 PM
    This is some hardware you do not see very often on the drag strip. These cars are more at home on the roadcourse but they certainly put up a good showing in a straightline as well. The hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is well known with its naturally aspirated 608 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 that revs to 9150 rpm augmented by two electric motors for a total system output of 887 horsepower. Unlike the other two modern hybrid supercars the 918 Spyder sends power to all four wheels. That means the electric torque helps it get off the line quickly and it puts the power down effectively. How quickly does it move? Well, it makes a McLaren 650S look like it is standing still. The 650S is no slouch by the way capable of running low 10's at high 130's in the 1/4 mile thanks to its low curb weight and efficient rear wheel drive layout powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8. The 918 Spyder gets the better launch with a 1.64 60 foot to the 650S Spyder's 1.88. The end result is the 918 running 9.835 @ 144.95 to the Mclaren's 10.912 @ 133.46. The video claims the best time for the McLaren was a 10.3 @ 137.5 from earlier in the day but no proof is posted. It certainly is believable and well within reason. It also means the Ferrari 488 GTB should be a good match for it. Great runs and a well done video with multiple camera angles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 09:33 PM
    This is a great race to see with the two previous generation German rivals duking it out with some boost. The C63 AMG belongs to BoostAddict member @gzim335. You likely know the car as it was involved in a controversial race against an F82 M4 with upgraded S55 turbos. The C63 M156 V8 equipped with a Weistec Stage III 3.0 liter twin screw is fast. We know that and an example recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. We do not know which AA supercharger kit is on the E92 M3. It is running meth and higher boost so it is possibly a Level III but hopefully clarification on that will come from the participants. What is clear is that on the stock internals the M156 V8 has an advantage over the S65 V8 on stock internals which is not surprising. The torque certainly pays dividends here as the C63 opens up just enough of a lead to pass the M3 before running into traffic at high speed. While the video is very much appreciated it goes to show how quickly one runs out of space at these speeds and power levels. Hopefully we can see a rematch with multiple runs on open road so it is safer for all involved and nobody has to let off to avoid an accident.
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  • volcom8190's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 04:46 PM
    volcom8190 started a thread For Sale: N54 335i Partout in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Parting out a 335i (N54 Engine, RWD). All parts are OBO, some include shipping, some will have to be quoted due to size and weight. PM me if interested, I only take Paypal and ship to confirmed addresses. Curt e90/e92/e93 Trailer Hitch (Class 2) - 100$ + shipping N54 JB4 with Data Cable - 350$ Shipped VSRF 3in RWD N54 Downpipes (Including New OEM BMW Turbo Gaskets) - 280$ Shipped Index 09 Injectors - Used - 66k Miles, Perfect Working Order - 40$ a Piece, 100$ for all 3 - Shipped VSRF 5.5in FMIC with 09+ Lower Charge Pipe - 400$ Shipped BMS DCI - 50$ Shipped OneStop Electronics INPA Cable - 75$ Shipped BAVTech Cable - Basic - 1 License Remaining - 80$ Shipped Photos: Click Here
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 12:27 AM
    Hennessey is releasing a 'HPE600' flash tune for the C190 Mercedes-AMG AMG GT S. And why not? It's a cash grab for Hennessy who will gladly charge you a premium for a tune. The results are solid but then again who exactly is struggling to get power out of the AMG GT S M178 4.0 liter twin turbo motor? Hennessey gains 48 wheel horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Numbers in the range of what you should expect from the M178 engine. Weistec manages to come up with 20+ lb-ft more torque on 91 octane pump gas and not 93 octane pump gas. The 497 wheel horsepower and 466 lb-ft of wheel torque baseline is quite strong. The AMG GT S clearly responds in stock form to octane. We have seen considerable variance in stock dyno results just from pump gas octane. Ras gas pushes it over 500 whp stock. Should you go for the Hennessey tune? No. You'll pay a premium for the name (there are much better tuning values out there) and Hennessey does not offer the upgrade potential or experience no the platform of someone like Renntech for example. Look at the numbers but do not get suckered into the Hennessey name.
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    02-03-2016, 01:59 PM
    Luke.pitt, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Anytyme's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 04:58 PM
    Anytyme started a thread For Sale: N55 Stage 2 Part Out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Selling my PS2's, AR Design Kittyless DP, & BMS Intake. Less than 4k miles on my setup and date stamped receipts. PS2's with upgraded DV's and installation kit Paid $2,835.00 Asking $2250 (throwing in pure inlet with turbo) AR Down Pipe Paid $729.00 Asking $550 BMS intake $199 Asking $155
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  • fairbird's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 12:16 PM
    Hey all , first post , why not to share . 60-130 5.8-5.9 100-200 kph 5.4 thanks for watching
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