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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2016, 07:08 PM
    Congratulations to Autowerks Automotive in Australia who showed it is indeed possible to run 9's on the stock M156 engine internals. We knew this would be coming as just earlier this year an Australian C63 with the Weistec Stage III setup ran 10.1 @ 139. The difference here is better conditions and custom tuning by Autowerks Automotive. Full specs: Weistec Stage 3 Built transmission 60mm pulley Race fuel ( 17 inch slicks Hoosier Skinny fronts Stock M156 internals 655 rear wheel horsepower Exhaust cut out's Weight reduction including removed back seats This is a P31 package car which means stronger engine internals borrowed from the SLS M159. Congratulations to all involved and on the quickest stock internal C63 in the world.
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  • 65AMG's Avatar
    07-25-2016, 01:48 AM
    Hello, nice run from this street legal GAD-Motors C63 5,5 Biturbo AWD, from last weekend event at Magdeburg Airfield, Germany. Car has aprox. 960-980 HP at the crank. Enjoy...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-26-2016, 03:34 PM
    The other day BoostAddict posted an article regarding Weistec's legal action against Dime Research and Development or Dime Consulting. Clearly those involved with Dime realize the walls are closing in so what are they doing in the meantime while the courts play this out? BS'ing people on forums and trying to do as much damage to Weistec as possible. It's a very simple recipe and it happens more often than you think. Simply offer someone some parts for a discount or free in exchange for posting a thread including a positive review while bashing a competitor. It happens all the time. MHP was the best at this. The owner even asked me directly to create fake accounts for him on other forums so he could do this. When a ship is sinking which in this case it is a company it takes cash to stay afloat or keep the doors open. When HPF (Horsepower Freaks) was in a similar position the owner would go on the forums and post videos of how his shop was filled with cars hoping to instill confidence in potential customers. It's easy to see through the BS though if you have enough experience or have been on the forums long enough. In this instance, it was way too easy: This 'Guilty' fellow posts a graph claiming it is a C63 M177, bashes Weistec, and says how great his tune is. That tune curve looks pretty familiar though, doesn't it? Very similar but not the exact figures yet clearly an AMG GT M178 graph and not a C63 M177 graph. If it was the exact same graph as the graph Weistec advertises with that would be too obvious even to your typical forum moron. Maybe they took another run file or just changed a correction factor? If we had the actual bevvy of dyno run files from the Dynojet software testing we could prove this. Oh, it just so happens we do: That would be runfile 88 from Weistec's ECU tuning. Exact same baseline and the exact same after the tune numbers. Because it's the exact same files. This poor schmuck is either a Dime schill or he believes that is the runfile for his car. Either way the guys reading on forums just assume this is the truth and that they can get the same results as Weistec for less money. If the software is stolen and no development work took place, yep, it's possible to offer a lower price. For those who would like to verify for themselves, here are the Dynojet run files: RunFile_002_stock.drf RunFile_088_Testing.drf As stated, it's a simple recipe. Post a graph, have a few fake accounts chime in where the administration doesn't care because it's too big to care, and you get the desired result which is herding the sheep in the direction you want them to go. Now tell me, who would you trust? The company facing litigation from multiple parties with people involved accused of stealing millions and potentially funneling money overseas that advertises software they did not even develop or BenzBoost? Hmm: It seems not everyone is so easily swayed:
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    07-26-2016, 07:01 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2016, 03:53 PM
    Many of you have on various platforms noticed the Cobb Accesstuner Race (ATR) Software no longer is available for download. Cobb is busy updating the ATR software and it was supposed to be out in June but it looks like we will be seeing it at some point this quarter. What is the difference? One major difference is that while the software is still free to download users will be required to attend an online course they they pay for. They will then have to pass a third party evaluation to use the software. Why is this? We do not know for sure but it may have something to do with preventing people thinking they know how to tune from grenading their engines as well as emissions training. We will have to wait and find out what the course entails. More details from Cobb below. We recognize that the Accesstuner Race software has been a big part of what makes COBB Accessport tuning solutions so powerful and user friendly for the communities we support. Many have come to rely on this software to help them make small changes to COBB Off The Shelf map files to customize features like launch control, flat foot shifting, or to adjust MAF scaling. Our goal is to continue to offer this type of customization software to our end user community. After evaluating key industry trends and changes in the regulatory environment, we identified the need to update the software and provide expanded training for its use. So, in May of this year we removed the ability to download new copies of Accesstuner Race from our web site, indicated that changes were being made to the software, and it would be available again by the end of June. With that time now here, we want to provide you with an update on the progress of this project. An updated version of Accesstuner will return in the near future, be fully featured, and will continue to be offered for free to COBB Accessport customers. Because this is a powerful piece of software, we have decided that in order to fulfill our mission of delivering responsible and safe tuning solutions, we will require that end users attend a paid online training course and pass an evaluation through a third party educator in order to have access to download this free software (Accesstuner). As you can imagine, implementing these changes and setting up the online training and evaluation process takes time and involves lots of different groups both internal and external to COBB. We’ve been hard at work updating this software while creating a curriculum and bank of test questions to ensure that those who complete the course are able to safely and responsibly utilize this software. Because of the size and complexity of this project, it is taking us longer than we originally projected to complete the launch of Accesstuner and our training program. Our current timeline is for the Accesstuner software and training program to be ready for launch in the third quarter of this year. Once we are a little closer to an actual release date we will provide you with more information about the training process required for an end-user to acquire and use our Accesstuner software. We apologize that this launch has taken longer than we expected, but please know that we are very focused on getting this project completed. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your support and your patience while we make these changes.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-24-2016, 05:12 PM
    The Golf R has some real competition in the United States and it is from Ford no less. Unfortunately, the Focus RS was not sold in the USA previously and but the European got to enjoy it. Well, now in the USA you can buy a Focus RS or a Golf R and it's time to see which one rules. The Focus RS already beat out the world's best hot hatches in a huge comparison test earlier this year. It is not the fastest in a straight line but it is the quickest around the track and the best all around hatchback. What the Golf R really has going for it compared to the Focus RS is the DSG gearbox option. The Golf R has the smaller 2.0 liter engine compared to the Ecoboost 2.3 liter motor and it is down roughly 50 horses. However, the Golf R in this video is not a DSG car. Can the 6-speed Golf R make up for the power deficit thanks to weighing less? No. However, the Golf R keeps up quite well and in the higher gears seems to mitigate the pull of the Focus RS. A DSG Golf R might be quicker than the Focus RS. As this is Evo no trap speeds are provided which partially defeats the purpose of a drag race. Regardless, the Focus RS is not only more powerful and the quicker car it is also the better driver's car. It's just simply the better enthusiast choice.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-27-2016, 11:34 PM
    Here we go again. In case you forgot BMW previously supplied Jaguar/Land Rover with a V8. Specifically the naturally aspirated M62 V8 for the 2002-2005 Range Rover. Jaguar and Land Rover developed their AJ133 5.0 liter direct injected V8 architecture after this. Keep in mind BMW owned the Rover Group for six years selling their majority stake in 2000 but continuing to supply transmissions, electronics, and motors. BMW still holds a stake today. Now, this is pretty good news for everyone. Jaguar and Land Rover will finally get a more modern architecture with turbos as their supercharged V8 quite simply is overmatched by their German turbo V8 competition. The N63TU and S63TU aftermarket will expand which is good for tuners and good for BimmerBoost with Jaguar fans no doubt looking into tuning. This is all very early and we will have to see what models get the engine. BMW is updating the S63TU for the next generation M5. It's possible Jaguar will receive this variant. This certainly is cheaper than Jaguar/Land Rover developing a new turbo V8 and BMW's motor is proven. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2016, 05:44 PM
    Some fun runs here showing a stock turbo E90 335i going up against a pair of second generation LSA CTS-V's with unknown mods. The camera car also runs a stock 2nd gen CTS-V as well as a VVT Stage 1 upgraded E90 335i N54. Here are the specs on the camera car: 2010 Black Sapphire Metallic E90 335i - 435/499 FBO, JB4/MHD, 21psi stock turbos/inlets, E60 Fuel STG 2 LPFP, 3340lbs How does it do? Well, it gets pulled hard by the two modded CTS-V's. The torque difference is very apparent when they go from a stop. Simply too much to overcome on the stock turbochargers. Against a stock 2nd gen CTS-V though the E90 335i makes easy work of it showing just how much faster the modded Cadillac's are. The final run is against an E90 335i with full bolt ons, anti-lag, inlets, VVT Stage 1 turbochargers, and E60 fuel. The E90 camera car makes easy work of it.
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    07-24-2016, 01:22 AM
    Welcome SuzannaVea, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • liquidshadow22's Avatar
    07-23-2016, 07:54 PM
    Sad to sell my 2008 135i 6MT, but I am moving to the city and no longer need her. All recalls complete and the car is very well maintained. Obviously a long list of modifications tastefully done over the years. Clean Title. No accidents. 48,xxx miles. Paint is 9/10 due to normal wear and tear. No dents. Walnut blasted at 38k miles. NOT interested in parting out, so please don't ask. Recent parts that have less than 1k miles - Inlets/Outlet, Apex wheels, Sumitomo tires, Bilstein coilovers, Brake pads, Hotchkis Sway Bar, Spec 3+ Clutch, Spec SMFW, and Stage 2 LPFP OEM OPTIONS: Alpine White Exterior Black Dakota Leather M Sport Package 6 Speed Manual Transmission Comfort Access Package Aluminum Trim Euro Headlight Switch PERFORMANCE UPGRADES: MHD tune Spec Stage 3+ Clutch and Spec SMFW Hexon Inlets MMP Outlet Boost Concepts Stage 2 LPFP AFE DCI Stage 2 AR Catted DP's N55 Mid Pipes Maddad Whisper Axle Back Exhaust ETS 5" Front Mount Intercooler Evolution Raceworks Charge Pipe Forge Diverter Valves (yellow spring) SUSPENSION UPGRADES: Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers Hotchkis Front Sway Bar and End links Ground Control Camber Plates BMW Performance Front Rotors Cool Carbon Street Pads (F&R) Apex Black Arc-8 18x8.5et45 and 9.5et62 rims with Sumitomo HTRZ III tires (235/40/18 and 265/35/18) STYLE UPGRADES: BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Spoiler Scopione CF Splitters Rieger Diffuser Alpine III Angle Eyes BMW Performance Kidney Grilles custom painted Blacked Out 135i rear emblem Suede Headliner A, B, C Pillars Suede Shift & E-Brake Boots Custom BMW Floormats Real Hamann Pedal Set Painted Mirror Caps Removed bars from side ducts in front bumper 35% Tint Rolled Fenders OEM EURO Headlight Switch $21k Firm. Located in Allendale, NJ 07401. Call Jason with questions 551-427-8533
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-27-2016, 04:52 PM
    That is what the video shows here. These two heavyweights go at it from a stop and the Porsche gets an initial lead only for the Ferrari to quickly reel it in and pull away. It's a shocking beatdown considering this is not a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S in the video. Supposedly this Turbo S has a RUF tune. We do not know how aggressive the RUF tune is on the 991.1 Turbo S but we do know a flash tuned 991.1 Turbo S is capable of 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels along with 500 horsepower at all four wheels. The Ferrari 488 GTB in stock form has 535 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. It definitely should have trouble from a stop with a tuned Porsche 991.1 Turbo S or at least take longer to reel it in and pass. This certainly will have the Ferrari fanboys beating their chests:
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    07-24-2016, 03:09 AM
    Hey Amobrand3: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-26-2016, 02:11 PM
    This not exactly a leak as it was included by Daimler in their half-year update document. The roadmap does show some interesting things though. The rumored Mercedes pickup truck is on the way (likely not for the USA) as well as a GLA Coupe model which will be similar to the GLE Coupe. What is interesting is the AMG GT C Coupe listed. What is it exactly? The AMG GT is already a coupe. With how Mercedes is labeling four-door vehicles as coupes it seems this would point to a four-door AMG GT. Maybe it's just a mistake? The four-door AMG GT rumors continue to run rampant though. Is squeezing yet another 'four-door coupe' variant into a mix a good idea? Is it overkill? Is it necessary? Probably not but if they can make money they will do it. We'll have to see what this model amounts to.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-28-2016, 04:54 PM
    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are now both signed through 2018 for Mercedes-AMG Formula 1. That means the internal team rivalry they have going will continue. You may remember that they have collided a few times forcing each other out of races and that the Mercedes F1 bosses told them to cool it. This contract extension is not likely to cool things off as it means Nico and Lewis will continue to compete for supremacy. Lewis Hamilton is now in first place in the driver standings despite Rosberg holding a lead for much of the season. Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix with Rosberg coming in second place which considerably helped Lewis Hamilton's position for the driver's championship. Will Hamilton repeat as champion? Will Rosberg win it? Will the team favor one driver over the other or let them go at it? It's going to be fun to watch. We are delighted to announce that the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team has signed a two-year contract extension with Nico Rosberg for the 2017 and 2018 Formula One seasons.
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    07-23-2016, 10:31 PM
    Hey xitrumxitrum1107: :text-welcomewave:
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    07-23-2016, 08:04 PM
    Hey CarissaGue: :text-welcomewave:
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