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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Incredible peak numbers here but it is important to focus on the context. For one, this is a built motor with dropped 9.5:1 compression. Secondly, these figures are achieved at 25.4 psi of boost. Compare the result to what the GC turbos previously hit at 29.3 psi of boost. Not only is this setup making more power but it is doing so more efficiently. Further details from VTT below. Finally got another motor in the shop car, and on the dyno Friday before we left for the event on Saturday. With a little tuning by none other than our favorite N54 tuning guru Justin @V8Bait the car laid down a more than impressive 847WHP/726WTQ with an astounding 601WTQ by 3000 RPM held to redline, and 700WTQ held flat from 3500-6500RPM. This power, and tq was made with ONLY 25.4 psi at peak power RPM. We also made 776WHP at 21.62 psi boost at peak power! This is a perfect example of why we continually tell people boost is simply measurement of restriction NOTHING else. Remove restriction, and power stays the same or goes up at the SAME boost pressure. This is our closed deck 9.5:1 compression motor, with fully built head, larger intake valves, Manley springs, TI retainers, etc. We are also running the EOS V2 manifold. Full specs below. We took the car out to Shift Sector yesterday, and ran a new N54 1/2 record of 170.49MPH using the 776WHP map with 3 degrees less timing, then we tried to turn up the boost to the 850WHP map, but the we believe something happened to the diff or alignment, the car was all over the track, and very dangerous to drive, so we could not get a full run in. Even with the car near uncontrollable we managed a 168MPH run. We belive the car would have been close to 175MPH with the 850WHP map in it, had we been able to complete a full pass. (Chris will be doing a full Shift Sector post) Breakdown of the car as it is right now: Closed deck 9.5:1 compression N54 short block, forged rods, forged pistons Fully Ported head with oversized intake valves, Manley springs, Ti Retainer, Stock cams VTT GC turbochargers Custom VTT inlets with 6" velocity stacks VTT Double Barrel HPFP system EOS V2 intake manifold with top PI ADE 1100WHP FMIC Custom triple Walbro LPFP set up with Radium Surge tank MHD tuner tuned by V8BAIT 100% E85 847WHP graph AEM Log Grab 776WHP graph AEM Log Grab Logs: AEM 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=0&data=4-5&zoom=96-420 MHD 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=1&data=3-23&zoom=39-90 AEM 776 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=2&data=4-5&zoom=118-484
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 05:10 PM
    The new PorscheBoost and BoostAddict project car is finally here. Say hello to this 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera. In other words, the new 991.2 generation with the B6 twin turbo 3.0 liter motor. The car has all the goodies including Sport Chrono, PDK, and the Sport Exhaust. The goal will be to produce 911 Turbo S humbling performance at a fraction of the cost in a lighter package. Think of it as building your own GT2. PorscheBoost already reached out to several tuners/vendors including: Fabspeed @COBB Tuning GIAC BMS IPD @VF-Engineering @Pure Turbos This should be a very fun project. Apologies for the poor photography as the sun made things difficult. Expect better photo shoots as things progress.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 04:26 AM
    The built motor era for the S63TU engine platform is getting going thanks to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center). They have a built engine package with some impressive specs that will increase the durability and capability of the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. Those looking into this package will be people pushing the motor with turbo upgrades. When over 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, peace of mind becomes increasingly important: Some engines will last longer. Some engines will not. There are many factors such as fuel quality, torque, use, mileage, tune quality, etc. If you drive around town with a turbo upgrade getting groceries it is not exactly the same thing as going WOT on the roadcourse for hours of laps. This is the list of upgraded components: BPC Spec Darton Flanged Sleeves – Optimized wall thickness for strength that far exceeds factory Alusil cylinders without compromising block integrity or cooling characteristics BPC Spec Carrillo H-Beam Rods – Rated at 1500 HP BPC Spec Diamond Coated Pistons – Thermal coated crown and teflon coated skirts. BPC Spec Total Seal Stainless Steel Piston Rings BPC Spec Calico Coated Main & Rod Bearings BPC Spec spark plugs They also offer these services: Engine Block CNC Bore & Hone Process CNC Main Bearing Line Hone BPC Spec Optimized Engine clearances Precision Balanced Rotating Assembly Cylinder Head BPC Spec Ported Cylinder Heads BPC Spec Valve seat machining CNC Cylinder Head Resurfacing Now, combining a built motor setup like this with a turbo upgrade is key. We saw the BPC built S63TU motor with their Borg Warner EFR 7163 turbo upgrade put out 846 horsepower to the wheels in an F10 M5 with preliminary tuning. They are shooting for over 1000+ and that is really where the upgraded engine components will be put to the test. How much does this all cost? Well, they didn't tell us. Expect to pay to play. The S63TU platform is poised to have a very big 2017.
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 08:46 PM
    newb335guy started a thread For Sale: Part out, moving on. in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doc race single turbo-ceramic coated PTE Gen 2 6266. everything that I got from Doc Racing goes to you plus I will provide the Hose setup that is in picture to vent back into turbo so you avoid venting to air and having to smell oil. Also Moshomito Catch can setup provided and ADV 02 Sensor (very recommended). Price to sell at $4700.00 We can package fueling into it also. Any questions you can call or text 850-240-0293 This is off of Doc Website: http://docrace.com/collections/bmw/p...ngle-turbo-kit BMW 335i 135i N54 Top Mount Single Turbo Kit Turbo Bearing Ceramic Coating $5,495.00 USD Cpe/BMS Port injection with Split Second AIC controller $800 Stage 3 Fuelit setup with upgraded fuel lines, return line fittings and Hobbs switch $600 DSS Axles $700
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    Figured it was time for a dedicated Sous Vide thread. I just picked one up last week. Grass fed London Broil/Top Round cut. Cooked @ 133 for 7.5 hours. It was so tender I literally cut it with my fork. Added Worcestershire, freshly chopped garlic and Weber Chicago steak seasoning into the bag. I'm traditionally a BBQ guy, but so far I'm convinced this is my new go to method. My next experiment will be brisket cooked SV, but smoked on my wsm to impart some smoky flavor and crust.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 09:21 PM
    The N63 and N63TU (technical update) twin turbo 4.4 liter V8's offer incredible tuning value. Although the engines are twin turbocharged and share the 4.4 liters of displacement (and some of the engine internals) with the S63TU out of the F10 M5 the N63 manifold and turbo setup differs. That means the N63 is not quite as capable as the S63 with bolt on tuning but it still gets great aftermarket gains and is a much better value. Just look at the price of an F10 M5 and a used 550i. One can buy a 550i, add a JB4, and have M5 performance at a fraction of the cost: The N63 and N63TU are simply a great BMW turbo tuning value and have yet to reach their potential in the aftermarket.
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  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    02-22-2017, 10:28 PM
    I wish they ran without passengers but cool to see the Laf putting in timed runs in the wild...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 07:21 AM
    A humbling experience here but a full bolt on Nissan GTR is no slouch. Neither is a BMW N54 with the Pure Stage 2 turbo upgrade. The E60 chassis is a bit heavier than your typical N54 and namely an E82 1-Series variant. Run what you brung though. This E60 belongs to BimmerBoost member @viperware and it is a strong car. His vehicle is a 2010 E60 535i with FBO, JB4, Port Injection, Pure Stage 2, RB Inlets, VTT outlets, and an MFactory LSD. It just wasn't enough.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 07:13 AM
    A humbling experience here but a full bolt on Nissan GTR is no slouch. Neither is a BMW N54 with the Pure Stage 2 turbo upgrade. The E60 chassis is a bit heavier than your typical N54 and namely an E82 1-Series variant. Run what you brung though. This E60 belongs to BimmerBoost member @viperware and it is a strong car. His vehicle is a 2010 E60 535i with FBO, JB4, Port Injection, Pure Stage 2, RB Inlets, VTT outlets, and an MFactory LSD. It just wasn't enough.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Big Boost is a new player in the BMW N55 engine tuning world. They are showing what is a very strong N55 turbo upgrade offering. They have three stages the most powerful of which produces over 620 horsepower at the wheels. That is serious power out of the N55 motor. Let's look at the stages: Stage 3.1 (5459 turbo) capable of 470 whp Stage 3.2 (5959 turbo) capable of 520 whp Stage 3.3 (6159 turbo) capable of 620 whp What is included? – Cast exhaust manifold– Master Power 6159 turbocharger (7-Blade billet aluminum compressor wheel)– Wastegate mount– Turbo to intercooler charge pipe– BOV mount– Turbo inlet pipe– Big Boost down-pipe– Custom coolant pipe– Engine block coolant adapter– Intercooler inlet adapter– Oil lines Thankfully, they provide proof to match their claims. BMW 135i with flash tune @ 27 psi: BMW 135i with flash tune @24.5 psi: Tuning is done through an unnamed flash tune and flash tuning on the N55 motor is still relatively in the early stages with bigger turbo upgrades. More details on the tune as well as results on F-Series and E-Series cars would be appreciated. They price the updates starting at $4250 which certainly is competitive. As for seeing it in action, here: No 1/4 mile times or pulls but it definitely is making the power on the dyno on that F22 tuned through the factory DME along with a JB4. Fuel-It! port injection is providing the necessary fuel. Certainly good results so far and we look forward to independent results.
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  • Djkr21's Avatar
    02-23-2017, 02:24 PM
    Hey guys...Unfortunely it is time to let this car go. Car was a blast to drive and deff turned heads and received plenty of compliments! Car has tons of mods, cosmetics, performance, ect... I was going to have a motor built by motiv and throw a doc race single turbo kit on, but I've decided to part ways and move to a different platform. The car will need a motor, as one of the rods let go. Like I said, I was going to throw a built n54 in but things changed.The car has the following: PERFORMANCE: Rb super evo turbos Rb inlets and outlets Vrsf Downpipes Motiv port injection Fuel it stage 3 lpfp Stett chargepipe and tail bov Vrsf 7in intercooler Split second pi controller Kw v1 coilovers New low mileage auto trans Control arms M3 race alignment ...prob more I'm missing COSMETICS: custom vinyl wrap (car is jet black underneath, perfect paint) 18in apex arc 8 with Michelin pss M3 carbon fiber hood Amuse carbon fiber trunk Mtech rear bumper with quad tips Tints all around Vinyled window trim Dtm style headlights M3 front bumper with cf lip Custom brake caliper covers INTERIOR: Black interior with sport seats i drive system carbon fiber wrapped interior trim *car has backup sensors as well Click the link for pics:http://s825.photobucket.com/user/serbball3r5/library/BMW%20335Car is ready for someone to take home, it is perfect for someone who wants to drop a motor into something that is ready to go with all supporting mods. Pm me or text 630-400-4363 if interested. Located in Chicago, IL. Price is $14,000 as I have well over $10,000 in mods alone! No low ballers please. Car is in perfect condition. Clean title, no accidents
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-21-2017, 08:35 PM
    The goal here is 800+ horsepower as stated by Turbo Lab of America. What are they doing? Well, they are massaging the factory S55 turbo housings considerably. They are stuffing TDOHL 20G wheels into the OEM housing which requires a bit of machining as the video below covers. Does it produce 800 horsepower? That is a good question. They are working on it and this upgrade if it comes to fruition will be a very nice value in the S55 turbo upgrade market. It is somewhat difficult to get information on the Turbo Lab of America S55 upgrades as they do not have a very good web presence. They do have Youtube videos but their website is lacking and they primarily sell on Ebay. There certainly is promise here and it is worth watching for F80 M3 and F82 M4 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-26-2017, 01:13 AM
    Getting statistics you can trust on the Ferrari LaFerrari is not exactly simple. Ferrari tightly controlled magazine testing to the point where you could not trust it. They would actively avoid third-party comparisons with the Porsche 918 Spyder and the McLaren P1. That is why whenever you see a comparison without Ferrari controlling the testing you know you can take it seriously. The Ferrari is lighter than the 3758 pound 918 Spyder although the amount varies based on who you trust. We do not trust Ferrari so the difference is probably closer to 200 pounds or so. Part of the reason is the 918 Spyder is all wheel drive. This helps it put down its 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque. The LaFerrari on the other hand is rear wheel drive with 949 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. Why they say the LaFerrari is all wheel drive in the video is anyone's guess. How can you not know the specifications of your multi-million dollar toy? On paper, the Porsche 918 should get the lead off the line with the LaFerrari passing and pulling eventually. That is how things played in a previous drag race to 186 miles per hour. So what happens in a 1/4 mile? Well, neither use launch control so they hardly show the full capability. The 918 Spyder is quicker and faster with a 10.47 @ 140.76 to the LaFerrari's 11.22 @ 137.95. A very poor run. They run again and the LaFerrari again gets a pathetic launch. The 918 runs 10.47 @ 139.56 and the LaFerrari time is cut for whatever reason. Overall, the 918 wins because the LaFerrari never launched well. Basically, a waste of time. Skip to the 5:00 minute and 7:50 minute marks to avoid annoying people talking.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 04:52 AM
    The W211 Mercedes E55 AMG may be fourteen years old at this point but it still continues to impress. When Mercedes-AMG threw a 5.5 liter V8 (M113K) into an E-Class chassis and supercharged it, they sent a message. Look at how capable the M133K motor still is today. Eurocharged ATX (Austin, Texas) is getting very nice numbers out of the motor. Take a look at the modifications: Setup: 2005 E55 Stock Motor Stock Heads Stock Cams Stock Trans (at the moment) Fuel System: 2x Walbro 450cc in the factory baskets Custom Fuel Lid for Passenger's side -10AN from tank, through external FPR and Filter Split factory rail with -6 inlet on each Mods - FBO American Racing Longtubes 90mm TB 178mm Crank 77mm S/C Pulley 650cc Injectors Eurocharged ATX Flex Fuel We are talking bolt on modifications with an upgraded fuel system for ethanol. Nothing crazy there yet the engine design which is well over a decade old is showing 643 horsepower to the tires. They plan on doing some further tuning with higher ethanol contents but suffice it to say the W211 E55 is an all time great.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-26-2017, 02:50 PM
    Pure Performance Motorsport in Australia has various stroker kits for BMW motors. One that caught the eye of BimmerBoost is their 5.0 liter stroker kit for the 4.4 liter S63TU engine in the BMW F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. Let's look at the specs: • Bore:92mm with Custom Darton Sleeves / Stroke: 94mm Compression Ratio: 10:1 or 9.3:1 • PPM Racing Australia EN40B Billet Crankshaft with our special surface finishing • PPM Racing Australia Ultimate Forged Pistons with 2x coatings,H13 pins and NPR Rings • PPM Racing Australia Ultimate 300M Connecting Rods with our special surface finishing • Balanced and blueprinted Race Engine • ARP Custom Head and Main stud kit • Custom Racing Harmonic Balancer • ACL Racing Bearings • Custom Turbo Camshafts • Custom Racing Inconel Oversize Valves • Custom Valve Springs • Custom Titanium Retainers • New Valve Stem Seals • Custom MLS Head Gasket to suit larger Bore • Stage 6 cylinder head porting and Polishing • Serdi throat ports • Measure new valve guide interference , liquid nitrogen shrink fit new valve guides • Size and hone finish valve guides • Trim valve guide stem seal end for valve spring retainer to stem seal clearance • Serdi seat work • Rottler S7M machine head gasket surface with our MLS head gasket finish • Thermal barrier coat combustion chambers • Thermal barrier coat intake ports • Thermal barrier coat exhaust ports • Thermal barrier coat inlet valve heads upto valve guide on valve stem • Thermal barrier coat exhaust valve heads upto valve guide on valve stem • Flow bench test after Ok, that is a nice list of components. There are options listed there such as the head work. The 92mm bore and 94mm stroke exceed the factory configuration of 89x88.3mm respectively. The entire assembled S63TU motor with the options listed above is $40k+. The rotating assembly alone makes more fiscal sense. Is it worth $18000 to go to 5.0 liters? Are there even any results for this motor? How does the cost compare to BPC's option? Those who will want to look into this are those who exceed or are preparing to considerably exceed 700 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is a nice rotating assembly for someone shooting for that 1000+ whp mark. The Darton sleeves, forged pistons, forged rods, and forged crankshaft will all be appreciated at that point. Now, who wants to be the guinea pig?
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  • TTMERC's Avatar
    02-26-2017, 12:14 AM
    Went to the track today only got one run in because it was the first day of the season but the car ran well! Anyone know what the fastest untuned m157 thats in the US? I posted my time in dragtimes should be up soon. I think I can get a 10 second pass out of this car before I get it tuned. Only mods are K&N filters with stock boxes (cut out plastic baffles) Resonator replaced with straight pipe, stock downpipes just removed the cats. Runs were on 93 Octane Shell Fuel. I think 10s will be attainable on race gas mix and the software updates from the dealer. Boost was really low on this run from my log and the shifts were pretty lazy it felt like.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 08:33 PM
    The Camaro ZL1 already offers incredible performance out of the box. You can get it as a coupe or as a convertible. For those who want the ZL1 specifically for track dominance, the coupe with the new 1LE option will be the best performance choice. Why? The revised aerodynamics alone help the car stick to the road. We're talking an additional 300 pounds of downforce. This will increase drag of course but the point is making up time in the turns. You also have new wheels and rubber. Very sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires (in a new ZL1 1LE specific compound) are included in a whopping 305mm width up front and 325mm in back. Is there any downside to the 1LE option? Well, it is manual transmission only although the gear ratios are revised for the roadcourse. That means this car is all about driver interaction on the track. If you consider yourself a driver and don't care about the straightline as much as you do the experience then this is the enthusiast package. Anything else? Yes, weight is dropped by 60 pounds and the spring rates are adjusted. As far as performance Chevy claims a 3 second increase on their test track over the standard ZL1. If previous test results are anything to go by that means the ZL1 1LE has nothing to fear from just about anyone. Certainly not from any car in its price range. Incredible work from Chevrolet making their beast even better.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-24-2017, 04:43 AM
    The W211 Mercedes E55 AMG may be fourteen years old at this point but it still continues to impress. When Mercedes-AMG threw a 5.5 liter V8 (M113K) into an E-Class chassis and supercharged it, they sent a message. Look at how capable the M133K motor still is today. Eurocharged ATX (Austin, Texas) is getting very nice numbers out of the motor. Take a look at the modifications: Setup: 2005 E55 Stock Motor Stock Heads Stock Cams Stock Trans (at the moment) Fuel System: 2x Walbro 450cc in the factory baskets Custom Fuel Lid for Passenger's side -10AN from tank, through external FPR and Filter Split factory rail with -6 inlet on each Mods - FBO American Racing Longtubes 90mm TB 178mm Crank 77mm S/C Pulley 650cc Injectors Eurocharged ATX Flex Fuel We are talking bolt on modifications with an upgraded fuel system for ethanol. Nothing crazy there yet the engine design which is well over a decade old is showing 643 horsepower to the tires. They plan on doing some further tuning with higher ethanol contents but suffice it to say the W211 E55 is an all time great.
    6 replies | 140 view(s)
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