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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-12-2014, 05:03 PM
    Motiv Motorsport continues its recent roll in the BMW N54 tuning market. They officially released their N54 tuning products earlier in the week which include a port fuel injection system, AEM EMS, and of course their single turbocharger N54 conversion kit. The result of these products on the N54 is a new horsepower record which stands at 829 wheel horsepower. This pull exceeds the previous N54 record which was 753 wheel horsepower or 725 wheel horsepower depending on which dynamometer you prefer and who you ask. Officially, BimmerBoost.com recognizes Dynojet pulls as a standard for power records making the previous dyno controvery irrelevant as 829 wheel horsepower exceeds what anyone has done on the N54 or E9X chassis (officially) up to this point. Congratulations to Motiv Motorsport and the era of BMW N54 tuning with port fuel injection is off to a very positive start. Specs: E9X 335i manual transmission MOTIV Port Injection System MOTIV AEM Tuning Solution MOTIV Tuned E48 with no methanol injection
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 12:13 PM
    The new F80/F82 M3/M4 are much more powerful than indicated by BMW and quite quick in stock form. Over 400 wheel horsepower stock looks like quite a lot until put in context aginer other BMW turbocharged inline-6 motors. Providing that context is an N54 from a E9X 335i equipped with the Motiv 750 single turbo upgrade kit. The stock S55 in the M4 has much better spool down low than the single turbo N54 which is no surprise. Once the single turbo upgrade on the 335i does spool though it is a night and day difference. The 335i has a heck of a lot more area under the curve from 4000 rpm until redline. The difference in peak output ends up being almost 300 wheel horsepower. As in, the M4 suddenly does not look so strong. Now, the S55 motor is brand new and will hit these same output figures in due time and the motor is paired to a newer/stiffer chassis and DCT transmission. Still a fun comparison to see though and an ego check for new M3/M4 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 02:22 PM
    It is the effort that counts, right? No, sadly, it is not. When it comes to trying to prove who has the fastest or most powerful cars and who is the most capable tuner the only things that count are the raw numbers. A pat on the back and 'Good try!' do not cut it in this business. ESS-Tuning wrapped up a supercharged and stroked S65 V8 taken to 4.4 liters and the result is 725 wheel horsepower and 507 lb-ft of torque. This is good enough for roughly a ~25 wheel horsepower premium over their VT3 built motor supercharged setup (which is not even available for sale) with the stock crank and stroke. It is also good enough for second place again and trails the world record holding BimmerBoost.com M3 which put down 773 wheel horsepower over a year ago with another 1000+ rpm to spare. It isn't even as close as it looks on paper. The positives here are that this is the first supercharged stroked and built S65 ESS has been able to successfully tune. Many people have forgotten about the how the previous attempt went. Fortunately, the engine builder this time is a different entity and so far things look like they are running well. Since it seems nobody is able to break the S65 V8 or E9X horsepower record even with a handicap BimmerBoost.com is announcing that it will break its own record next month. With the installation and programming for the upgraded DCT transmission parts courtesy of Dodson and Gintani wrapping up, after the break in BimmerBoost will show the world what a real 1000+ horsepower M3 looks like in practice. Congratulations to ESS on improving their second place standing by roughly 30 horsepower. Well done!
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 06:07 PM
    Is there any way to make this horrible new style go away? For some reason you have the site set to a column in the middle of the monitor, not using a 20% margin on either side of the page. It's horrrendous to read or look at. Help.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2014, 12:47 PM
    Let's not spoil the winner just yet. You probably already saw the contenders from MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race 4. MotorTrend takes the same vehicles from their driver's car competition and drag races them as well which is fine of course although the best driver's car likely is not the best drag racing car. The list of cars in the competition is the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru STI, and Volkswagen GTI. These cars run a spread from $25,000 to close to $200,00.00. It is nice that there is something here as representation that can fit almost everyone's pocketbook but the performance spread is pretty large. It would be more useful to compare more cars of the same class than picking a couple from the lower end and a couple from the higher end. No Mustang? No Challenger Hellcat? No Viper? No Huracan? No GT3? No AMG? Come on guys, what is this? Here are the results in the order of how the cars finished from worst to first based on driving impressions (not just the raw laptime). Randy Pobst is again doing the driving at Laguna Seca. 10. Volkswagen Golf GTI 9. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 8. BMW i8 7. Subaru WRX STI 6. Ford Fiesta ST 5. BMW M4 4. Nissan GT-R Nismo 3. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2. Alfa Romeo 4C 1. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 If you were to order the cars in order of laptimes, the result would be: 10. Ford Fiesta ST - 1:51.25 9. Volkswagen GTI - 1:50.11 8. Subaru WRX STI - 1:47.16 7. BMW i8 - 1:44.29 6. Alfa Romeo 4C - 1:43.78 5. Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 1:42.01 4. BMW M4 - 1:39.69 3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - 1:37.82 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:35.62 1. Nissan GTR Nismo - 1:35.51 The Camaro Z/28 takes the title as the best driver's car and from this group. You have a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 revving to 7000 rpm offering glorious response under the hood, a manual transmission, huge 305mm wide tires at all four corners, and a car built around cornering and not just horsepower or acceleration. It is the car you would want to drive on an empty canyon road and the most rewarding of the group. It is the best driver's car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 07:20 PM
    It is that time of year again where MotorTrend does their World's Greatest Drag Race gathering 10 cars together for a 10-way showdown. It is very cool to see but calling it the world's greatest drag race when some important hardware is missing may be an overstatement. Hey, there is a marketing aspect to the name in order to generate views and that is fine. So what is the hardware included this year? The following: Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru WRX STI, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. You do not need to watch the video know that the Porsche 911 Turbo S is going to beat the Volkswagen GTI, right? The cars run the spectrum from 10 second stock capability to 14 second cars meaning this is hardly a group chosen based on performance capability. Speaking of which, where are some of the notable performance cars from 2014? Where is the Challenger Hellcat? Where is the Corvette Stingray? Where is an AMG of any kind? No Audi RS7? No Lamborghini Huracan to spice things up? If this network were choosing let's just say some of the slower stuff would be phased out to make for a more competitive and interesting matchup worthy of the 'World's Greatest Drag Race' moniker. Here are the results: 1. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 10.9 @ 126.0 2. 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo - 11.1 @ 125.3 3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 11.8 @ 122.3 4. 2015 BMW M4 - 12.2 @ 117.8 5. 2014 Camaro Z28 - 12.3 @ 117.2 6. 2015 BMW i8 - 12.4 @ 112.1 7. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C - 12.8 @ 104.8 8. 2015 Subaru WRX STI - 13.1 @ 104.4 9. 2015 Volkswagen GTI - 14.5 @ 97.9 10. 2015 Ford Fiesta ST - 14.9 @ 94.6
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:25 AM
    Great drag racing action here! The E63 we all know well on this network as it belongs to Benzboost member Vasily1. Most recently we saw it in action against an Audi RS7 with upgraded turbos. The 850 horsepower quoted output on the E63 is accurate as it has upgraded turbos courtesy of Renntech. Run 1 E63 vs. M6: The first race has the E63 AMG S 4Matic going up against an F13 M6 with a PP-Performance Stage 2 tune. The output is claimed to be 720 horsepower which we have no way of verifying but it certainly is possible with the right supporting mods. The M6 puts up a good fight but the E63 is quicker to each marker and traps higher at each marker. At the 1/4 mile the E63 is pulling harder with a 132.52 trap speed to the M6 128.70. At the kilometer marker the E63 hits a 19.594 @ 172.20 to the M6 20.748 @ 166.43 miles per hour. Definitely a good run between these two. Run 2 E63 vs. TT-RS: The next race features our friend @Vasily1 with his E63 against a Revo Technik Stage III modified TT-RS said to be putting out 530 horsepower. We have seen this TT-RS in action before and it sure looks like it is a lot stronger than the claimed 530 horsepower. This is another good race and the E63 is able to edge out the TT-RS. It also is definitely pulling harder up top than the TT-RS. That said, the two cars are only 3/10's apart at the 1/4 mile marker. The E63 1/4 mile trap speed is 132.43 MPH to the TT-RS 130.35 MPH. The E63 runs through the standing kilometer in 19.719 @ 170.36 MPH to the TT-RS 20.465 @ 161.07 MPH. The top end is all E63 but that is one impressive TT-RS. Runs 3 E63 vs. ZR1: The ZR1 is said to have 850 horsepower but without a dyno we are just taking it as an estimate. A bolt on ZR1 can have this crank output depending on the modifications. The ZR1 also obviously is much lighter than the 4Matic E63 AMG S with roughly a thousand pound difference between the cars. This is yet another great run and the E63 again comes out on top thanks to its top end power. The ZR1 gets a decent launch but it just does not have enough to pull the E63 up top. The ZR1 has the slightly higher 1/4 mile trap speed but by the half mile the E63 is pulling harder and at the kilometer marker it has a 5.8 mile per hour advantage. Those turbos have some serious top end punch. The E63 ends up running a 19.795 @ 171.41 miles per hour in the kilometer (showing remarkable consistency) to the ZR1 20.946 @ 165.57 miles per hour. Great races and great stuff from this @Vasily1's E63 yet again:
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    10-01-2014, 12:05 PM
    Hey guys, Was able to get Ando's car back on the dyno to test out the new 1.00 AR exhaust housing. Mods are a JB4, VM top mount turbo kit, E40, meth, and all the bolt ons. The result was an impressive ~30whp gain from his .84 AR housing with improved spool. Looks like the COMP 6465 1.00 twin scroll is good for a nice spooling 700whp. Even on automatics. I also plotted it out against Payam's manual trans 335i running basically the same turbo kit, tuning, and mods, and you can see what an improvement the longer MT gearing makes on spool and power under the curve -- on the dyno. In the real world though advantage automatic. We'll find out for sure when the two of them.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 02:54 PM
    We are happy to announce BMW finally got its act together, and delivered us two brand new M3/4 turbochargers yesterday. We wasted no time in getting them apart and seeing exactly what they have going on... What we found was a couple of turbochargers with a LOT of room for improvement, we will not be releasing any details on the turbos, wheel sizes, etc. As we are one of the first, if not the first tackling a turbo upgrade for these cars. But we can tell you, these will benefit greatly from some changes, and they are not MHI turbos and will be a little more challenging to upgrade then the N54. We will be building one set to test, the most obvious choice was Terry@BMS but he wants to keep his car stock for CARB testing, so we are looking for someone who is willing to upgrade to the JB, and work closely with Terry to get the car tuned. Someone local to him would be even better. This upgrade will be 100% INVISIBLE, the dealership will NOT be able to tell anything has been done to the turbos, everything will remain perfectly stock looking from the outside. The car will also drive normally as if stock turbos were in place when not tuned. This ensures no loss of warranty. If you are interested, please contact us at Sales@vargasturbo.com and we can discuss details. We are excited to be are the forefront of the new M series development. I attached a few pictures of the turbos. They flew United Airlines directly from Germany to SFO to come hang out with us, our dealer told us we were earmarked for the first set coming out of the factory....:D
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2014, 01:10 AM
    A Boosted German 5.5 liter V8 against a boosted German 3.0 liter inline-6. The larger V8 motor is in the larger and heavier sedan which is the W212 generation E63 AMG. This particular E63 AMG is also equipped with the Performance Package which was an option on the pre-facelift W212 E63 AMG models. This package boosts output to 550 horsepower from the standard 518 horsepower. Dyno testing shows us that the Performance Package brings output up from the standard 483 wheel horsepower to 516 wheel horsepower. Torque jumps up considerably from 478 lb-ft at the wheels to 544 lb-ft at the wheels with the Performance Package. This is much more power and torque than the F80 M3 despite the F80 M3 being significantly underrated with 427 horsepower 429 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The M3 is roughly 700 pounds lighter though and it has a quick shifting DCT transmission. This same F80 M3 absolutely annihilated an Audi R8 4.2 V8 so the E63 AMG here helps put the M3 acceleration and the previous race in context. The M3 is fast, but the E63 AMG with the Performance Package is much faster. Yes, it does a get a jump but even if it did not it is still will pull much more strongly on the top end. There is always a bigger dog.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:52 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:11 AM
    The F80/F822 M3/M4 are 11 second cars and here is the proof. Really, this should not be surprising for anyone with wheel horsepower in the 420 range and wheel torque in that same range. There is more than enough grunt to get a stock car into the 11's with a good launch and favorable conditions. Deep into the 11's as the 11.66 @ 119.240 pass shows. The 1.759 60 foot definitely helps and is certainly great for OEM street tires. ATCO in New Jersey is also known for good prep so combine that with some torque off the line and there is your 1.759. These are all variables but in the opinion of BimmerBoost.com the race gas is having the biggest impact here. The ECU is designed to adjust based on fuel quality and will to a degree advance even on the stock tune knowing the detonation threshold is higher. A log or even just a pass with pump gas and race gas would sure shed some light on just how big of a difference the fuel is making but we know how well modern direct injected turbo cars respond to higher octane. A lot of favorable factors here (-350 feet density altitude) making for a record setting stock F80 M3 1/4 mile recipe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 12:31 PM
    The only option for turbochargers for the E9X M3 S65 V8 that is proven to be successfully running is from Gintani. Could they perhaps now have some competition in this area? Not exactly but it looks like Crzy Engineering is trying to create a rear mount turbo setup for the E9X M3. Rear mounted turbos solve a lot of packaging problems and make fitment much easier. They create their own set of problems though as your car should not have more plumbing than your house. The response and spool will not match turbos next to the motor with a well designed manifold. Regardless, Crzy Engineering is trying the rear mount approach using a pair of oilless 6065 Comp Turbo turbochargers. Who is tuning this setup? Good question. Is it even running? Good question. What does the power curve look like? Good question. Is this even worth the effort? Well, you see the pattern here. This may be a cost effective solution depending on the price but like most rear mount turbo setups there likely are better options out there. It is nice to see a another approach taken of course.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 02:51 PM
    Now this is the kind of thing we love to see! Two BoostAddict members slugging it out with their modified cars. On the AudiBoost side you have Ghost. with his APR tuned Audi RS7 that has upgraded turbochargers by Total Race (Garret GTX28 CHRA) with an APR tune as well as a full catless exhaust. We have seen @Ghost.'s RS7 beat up a tuned C6 RS6 V10 and we knew it was fast but not this fast. It certainly helps that the interior is stripped for less weight and that he is running MS109 race gas. The W212 E63 AMG S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Vasily1 and his car has been demolishing everything in sight. Lamborghini Aventador? No problem. Supercharged C63? No sweat. Lamborghini Huracan? That loses too. It's a beast of an E63 thanks to 850+ horsepower from Renntech's upgraded turbochargers. In each run the RS7 manages to pull up top impressively. It is honestly very impressive considering what we have seen from this E63. The top end on the Audi is just stronger and those turbos are making some serious power. We have two all wheel drive twin turbo V8 German high performance luxury sedans with upgraded turbos going at it here and it is simply awesome to see. Thank you to @Ghost. and @Vasily1 for sharing regardless of who won or lost. True enthusiasm is what we like to see, well done gentlemen.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2014, 11:41 AM
    Finally some dyno results at the wheels for the new Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Dinan announced this tune last month at a price point of $2499. Dinan's claimed figures are that horsepower rises from 425 to 516 at the crank. Dinan does hit 516 horsepower here but they do not exactly hit a gain of 91 crank horsepower. If that is confusing to you here is the explanation. The M3/M4 to begin with do not have an output for 425 horsepower. As the baseline shows, the car has roughly ~420 horsepower at the wheels in stock form putting it around 500 crank horsepower to begin with based on the classic Dynojet 15% drivetrain loss rule. Now, on the Dynojet peak horsepower with the Dinan tune rises by roughly 20 horsepower at the wheels. That puts the car over 516 horsepower at the crank using traditional driveline loss standards but it is not a gain of 91 crank horsepower. This is the problem with Dinan using crank figures these days instead of wheel output figures which provide a much more accurate picture. Additionally, dynocharts such as the ones you see below would likely not be favorable to Dinan. The horsepower delta is not what Dinan claims but the peak horsepower is what Dinan claims. The torque gains are greater though with close to a peak 50 lb-ft increase at the wheels. Dinan claims peak torque rises by 83 lb-ft at the crank so he is in the right range when looking at the torque. This Dynojet is having some issues so there are some data drops in the 5000 to 5500 rpm range but we still get an idea of what the tune is doing. Unfortunately, we do not have an air/fuel readout to verify Dinan's claims about superior control in this area. Does the Dinan tune add horsepower and torque? Yes. Is it very mild? Yes. Is it worth the money? Well, someone thought it was.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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