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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 08:43 PM
    Finally! GIAC released their ECU flash tuning software for the 991.2 Carrera 9A2 3.0 engine. The gains are massive. First, let's take into account that the baseline figures are on a Mustang dyno and very similar to what Porscheboost hit on a Mustang dyno with 91 octane pump gas. The baseline figure is 347 wheel horsepower and 326 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. With the tune? Horsepower jumps up by 54 at the wheels but the torque gain is just shy of 100 lb-ft at the wheels: That is a massive gain down low! The car sees gains throughout the curve as well but that torque hit at 3000 rpm is absurd. In a good way of course. Now how does this compare to the GIAC tuned 991.2 Carrera S? Well, only a Dynojet graph was released for the Carrera S without the torque curve included. PorscheBoost e-mailed GIAC for 991.2 Carrera S Mustang figures. Additionally, PorscheBoost e-mailed GIAC to try this tune out on the PorscheBoost Project 991.2 Carrera but GIAC has yet to respond. What about a race gas tune as well? So far there are only 91 octane numbers being shared. It is good to see the 991.2 tuning market getting going.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 07:42 PM
    ABR Houston is able to build your N54 motor in a variety of ways. They have several options to choose from. As the N54 is an open deck block some high power N54's run into issues with cylinders flexing under load. Basically, you can start here and choose options for your build: http://www.abrhouston.com/build-your-own-n54/ Let's go over three main options: THE MERCENARY $1999.95* Bare Bones Closed Deck Block What’s Included? CNC closed deck conversion Hone the cylinders to equal size and provide the cylinder bore size Replace oil galley plugs Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate THE HITMAN $3349.95* Closed deck conversion with crank installed What’s Included? CNC closed deck conversion Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate Check and if needed, straighten crank Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals Replace oil galley plugs Clean all oil passages Inspect crank sensor tone wheel Measure and decode block and crankshaft Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram Replace main bearings Replace and torque bedplate bolts Replace and torque main bolts Install front and rear main seals Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate Check turning torque of rotating assembly THE PUNISHER $4999.95* Assembled Short Block With Stock Rods & JE Pistons Exchange engine program! The fastest way to get back on the road! What’s Included? CNC closed deck conversion Hone the cylinders to equal size, and provide the cylinder bore size Deck the cylinder block with our custom deck plate Check and if needed, straighten crank Refurbish the crankshaft, and polish the journals Clean all oil passages Replace oil galley plugs Inspect crank sensor tone wheel Measure and decode block and crankshaft Balance crankshaft and pistons to .5 gram Install stock compression JE pistons File fit piston rings to each cylinder Replace Main bearings Replace and torque bedplate bolts Replace and torque main bolts Install front and rear main seals Install bedplate injection plugs, and seal bedplate Check turning torque of rotating assembly Depending on options things go up from there. You can add headwork, Pauter rods, or Schrick cams for example. The end goal is up to the customer. In today's age of big power N54's engine builds are becoming far more common. ABR Houston in particular has a lot of experience in this area.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 06:23 PM
    This is a big, heavy, German tank and we love it. BMW might not make an M7 for whatever reason (but M SUV's make sense) however the G11 M760Li is the closest thing and basically an M7 in all but the name. The 6.6 liter N74B66TU powerplant is a powerhouse with 602 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. That big motor moves the big all wheel drive 7-Series with ease. AutoTopNL runs it to the limiter at 162 miles per hour. That speed is reached in roughly 22 seconds. This is an autobahn cruise missile. Imagine one with a tune?
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  • eric84405's Avatar
    05-18-2017, 01:29 PM
    WTF, pretty bummed. Definitely one of my favorite musicians. RIP...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 09:20 PM
    The N55 is having a good year in the aftermarket. This particular F30 BMW 335i has the Pure Turbos Stage 2 N55 turbocharger upgrade and is topping over 500 horsepower to the wheels at only 20 psi of boost pressure. In addition the car is running supplemental methanol injection with JB4 tuning. The fuel is an E30 ethanol blend. This results in 513 wheel horsepower and 489 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: A very nice Dynojet result on the optimistic EAS Dynojet.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-15-2017, 08:11 PM
    Talk about a pocket rocket! The new Audi TT-RS is very stout. If you pull up next to one do not take it lightly. With all wheel drive, a dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox, and 400 horsepower with 354 lb-ft of torque from the revised 2.5 TFSI I5 the car is a beast off the line. How about 0-60 in 3.6 seconds? How about a 1/4 mile sprint of 11.6 seconds at 121 miles per hour? That means the TT-RS won't have trouble with a Porsche 991.2 Carrera S at a light. Let that sink in. It clearly has no trouble with the 718 Cayman S MotorSport Magazine in France compared it to. The Cayman is quick with a 12.3 @ 116.8 in the 1/4 mile but it is almost a full second slower through 1000 meters. The TT-RS simply eats it alive. You already know the 2.5 TFSI is a potent and award winning powerplant. This same motor will be in the RS3 sedan. Obviously the sedan will be a bit heavier than the 3174 pound TT-RS (US weight will be higher) but it should still be 11 second capable stock. In the aftermarket, the sky is the limit for the 2.5 TFSI motor. Audi tuning will really pick up with two models in the US available with the motor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 08:00 PM
    The N63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo direct injected V8 continues to impress as a BMW tuning value. BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) is a new vendor on BimmerBoost but certainly not new to the BMW tuning game. Check out their tuning results on a BMW F01 750Li. This is an ECU flash tune but it is a bench flash meaning physical access to the ECU is required. Here are some of the features: - Updated parameters such as boost, fuel & timing maps to optimise power delivery at all points throughout the powerband. - The Valvetronic Maps have been adjusted for better part and wide open throttle response, giving a more direct feel with the car. - Exhaust valves are open all the time in sport and sport + modes, giving the car a sporty sound while performance driving yet the ability to quiet it back down again in normal driving modes. - Rev limiters are the same unless requested to be bumped to 7200rpm - Cold start and cat disable on stage 2 off road tune can be enabled - Speed limiter is removed - If requested, we can unlock for bootmod 3 If you want to be able to flash tune the car on your own they can unlock the ECU and you can then utilize PTF's Bootmod3 software for hand held flashing and remote tuning. Let's take a look a the results: 475 wheel horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. These are gains of 127 horsepower and 117 lb-ft of torque over the baseline respectively. The tune starts at $1200 and can be purchased here: https://bimmer-performance-center.myshopify.com/collections/f10-collection/products/n63tu-dme-tune-2013-2016 or by messaging @BPCMotorsports Supported models: 2013 - 2016 750i 750li (F01, F02) 2013 - 2018 650i (F12, F13) & 650i grand coupe (F06) 2013 - 2017 550i & 550i GT (F10) 2013 - 2018 X5 5.0 (F15)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 09:51 PM
    This was just a matter of time considering that stock McLaren 570's are capable of 10.2 @ 135 in the 1/4 mile. The McLaren 570S in the video below receives an ECU tune from Billet Design Motorsports as well as an exhaust and cooling upgrades. These upgrades push it to 624 horsepower and 547 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet: It is making big power and torque as reflected in the 9.984 @ 140.52 pass. This is incredible bolt on performance. With upgraded turbos who knows what it will do and the nice thing is that the M838T V8 is not direct injected so fueling issues are not going to hold the motor back. The 570 S and GT models are very potent tuning platforms and this is just scratching the surface of what the motor is capable of.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    Today I went to a private exotic car quarter mie drag race at a 3,000 foot runway and finally, got to try out my Champion 68mm VTG Turbo Upgrade with race gas (Sunoco GT 260 Plus) and my new rear R888s. Wow! Between the R888s and the Turbo upgrade with race gas the performance was in a complete different universe than on Stage 2+ with stock turbos, race gas and regular summer tires.The car finally hooked every time on launch and accelerated like I have never felt before. There was no timing by but the 1/4 flag my speedo indicated 140 mph -- 10 mph faster than I have ever done on that runway with my car.I had 9 races. I won all of them except against a 1000 plus hp Jeep on high boost that was towed to the event and during the race I lost to him was making a very loud whooshing sound which I thought was supplemental fueling. As the attached videos show the margins of victory were massive. Thank you Tom and Champion!!!Here are the vids:1. Beating 650s:. Beating 650s second time:. Beating 2017 GT-R:. Beating 997 Turbo:. Beating 12c:. Beating GT-R:. Beating GT-R Second Time:. Beating 1000 hp Jeep on Low Boost:. Losing to 1000 hp Jeep on High Boost:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 05:43 PM
    That is a strong headline, isn't it? You could replace 'copied' with several other words including reproduced, forged, replicated, imitated, or counterfeited and the premise for the article would be the same. VF-Engineering's development work on the V10 was blatantly stolen by ESS-Tuning. BoostAddict is so confident in this report there is no reason to use terms such as 'allegedly' or 'possibly' in the article. Read it and see what you think. You will notice there are two options for supercharging the 5.2 liter V10 motors that you find under the hood of the Audi R8, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Lamborghini Huracan. Back in the early days Stasis was the only option. You may know that Stasis is now gone but what you may not know is that it was VF-Engineering that developed the Stasis supercharger kit. Originally, the idea was for VF-Engineering to provide their design and Stasis would sell the supercharger upgrade package directly at Audi dealerships and it would be covered with a factory backed warranty. This was the Stasis booth back in 2010 at SEMA: Well, that did not work out as planned and Stasis went under but VF-Engineering started to sell the V10 supercharger kit under their own name through their dealer network. All was good until suddenly ESS-Tuning started selling a kit. The same basic kit. What happened? Well, ESS-Tuning got a hold of a VF-Engineering customer that had the kit installed. This was of course in Arizona and an Arizona customer. VF-Engineering has confirmation from this customer that ESS-Tuning got a hold of his car. You might be saying, well, if VF-Engineering has proof why don't they go the legal route? They did. Eventually after a year VF decided that the matter was no longer worth pursuing due to the costs involved and what the actual compensation would end up being. ESS-Tuning knew this. The litigation and costs would not be worth the trouble but everything submitted to the lawyer still exists along with the proof. ESS-Tuning launched their kit late last year with a 2.9 liter Whipple twin screw at a $24,995 price point which undercut VF-Engineering's Eaton TVS2300 kit at $33k. Now you know how they could offer such a cheaper price. They didn't have to invest the time or money in the development. Are you thinking that if ESS-Tuning is using a Whipple blower it means they have a different kit? What you do not know is ESS-Tuning originally attempted to use the same Eaton TVS2300 blower even for other kits back in 2014. There may have been a business disagreement between Magnuson and ESS-Tuning that forced the switch. Let's get into the design details. Since VF-Engineering began development seven years ago they refined their kit as they learned about the platform. The computer designs to physical pieces evolved. Take a look at these design elements: Pancake Pipe Developed to provide optimal flow for fluid transfer and the necessary clearance between the engine block and VF Engineering pulley bracket. Cad Drawing - to 3D Prototype - to Metal Production Just arriving at the same pipe design randomly when starting from scratch is not possible. It goes behind the bracket. If the bracket design was different then this pipe design would be different. Idler Pulley Assembly Now how do you route the belts and design this assembly? Two engineers working on two different kits are going to have different approaches. Just look at how ESS and VF approached their E9X M3 S65 V8 kits. ESS did not even make any actual attempt to differentiate the design with the Audi/Lambo V10 kit. It is the exact same and uses the exact same placement of the pulleys and tensioners. This is the idler pulley assembly from the ESS-Tuning installation manual (attached at the bottom of the article): Does it look like a copy to you? What about the lid? Here is an image from the ESS V10 SC youtube video: Here is the VF cad design: Notice any similarities? Maybe these elements? What about this from page 14 in the ESS-Tuning installation manual. The arrow is pointing to an AC compressor fitting. This is VF-Engineering's actual piece as it has the engraving from being pressure tested and says the date on it. This pressure testing is part of the VF quality control process. They are actually using a photo of VF's actual piece in their own ESS install manual. You can't make this up: For further evidence, here is the kit at the ESS facility when ESS was attempting to reproduce it with a Whipple blower in place taken by someone who happened to be at the facility. This was in March 2014: Even if you do not think it is a direct copy or even if you do not care if it is a direct copy there are a few things to keep in mind about these kits. PRICING: Gen1 R8 / Gallardo VF $22,995 and ESS $18,995. Gen2 R8 / Huracan VF $32,995 and ESS $24,995. Mull over these reasons: 1. The Eaton TVS2300 is the perfect supercharger for the stock internal 5.2 V10. Unless you are building the motor and running huge boost the Eaton pairs better at the 7-8 psi level with the V10 than the larger Whipple unit. It is simply more efficient at that boost level than the twin screw. Take a look at the compressor maps for proof. You would have to go to 13+ psi with the Whipple to start seeing efficiency gains. The Eaton TVS2300 is used in OEM applications and its build quality and longevity is proven. If Audi was to supercharge this motor, they would use the Eaton TVS2300. Furthermore, AUDI NA was willing to install and sell these superchargers with a supplemental warranty. 2. Quality of materials VF isn't skimping on the quality of materials to cut costs. The quality remains the same despite ESS undercutting them. The brackets are laser cut, the OEM hose clamps are used (no cheap worm screws or rubber lines), uniquely designed AC lines, water lines, air lines, etc. There was no competition target during the development. Everything was designed by VF-Engineering to be the highest quality and everything comes from the United States. If you want to get more specific, everything is designed and manufactured (short of the blower itself obviously) in California. 3. Software When you develop the product over years you continually refine the software. ESS-Tuning had some issues with some cars which we will not get into but VF's software development is obviously far more mature. How can it not be? They started the market years before ESS read out one of their cars. This isn't just pulled out of thin air. Even dealers see it: Where are we at now? Well, ESS-Tuning is dropping prices on their kits to levels that VF simply can not match. It is simply a scorched earth policy. If they can't have any profit well then nobody will have any profit. Time after time somebody says ESS-Tuning is offering a lower price and they are simply undercutting VF with reckless abandon. Why? Because that is who ESS-Tuning is. This is nothing new. I watched ESS-Tuning since the early days when they first came onto the BMW scene. They were nobodies with an inconsistent product that they knew was not ready for primetime yet they still sold it. They do not care. They copied the product, cut costs, skimped on quality, paired the wrong size supercharger to the motor, and they will not offer the same quality of software or support. The real question is, does this matter to a potential customer? The sad truth is most people just don't care. If they can save a buck, they will save a buck. Who cares if ESS-Tuning will throw you overboard if things go wrong. Things can get very messy in a hurry. If you spent hundreds of thousands and years of your time on development of a product and someone copied it and undercut you, how would you feel? Especially if you were proud of that product and your engineering solutions in bringing it to market? Now, losing a customer on a major purchase like this would certainly make someone furious. VF-Engineering's response is not angry but professional: VF-Engineering is moving on from this debacle and their culture is one of informing people of what happened, why their supercharger kit is worth the money, and creating great products rather than stealing them. ESS-Tuning's culture is profit above all else and that includes morals. Which product would you rather have? Install manual
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    05-16-2017, 01:13 PM
    Great read! Paddle neutral allows GT3 to disconnect rear wheels from the drivetrain. Think i will get the gt r down the road tho. Parked behind one b4 and it sounds mean, not obnoxious, as hell. http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-porsche-911-gt3-vs-mercedes-amg-gt-r/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 11:13 PM
    This is a bit of a mismatch. However, the M2 is not exactly a top end terror to begin with. The N55B30T0 is not a classic M top end design but the Audi TT-S 2.0 EA888 I4 is clearly just outmuscled here. The M2 pulls away easily. Maybe if the Audi ditched its passenger it would do a little bit better but the truth is it will take the TT-RS to run with the M2. Additionally, the new TT-RS will eat the M2 alive. Just don't expect to see a video from this source showing that happen.
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  • Pete400's Avatar
    05-20-2017, 10:45 PM
    Sorry in advance if this question is too basic for this forum. Driving 2015 MB c400 with ecu stage1. Using an icarsoft mbII obd2 reader i get a real time maximum absolute manifold pressure of around 60 in Hg (2bar) at WOT. Is my max boost pressure 60in minus 29in (1 bar) or am I running 60 in Hg of boost (i hope not)? 1 bar seems more realistic.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 11:04 PM
    This is a bit of a mismatch. However, the M2 is not exactly a top end terror to begin with. The N55B30T0 is not a classic M top end design but the Audi TT-S 2.0 EA888 I4 is clearly just outmuscled here. The M2 pulls away easily. Maybe if the Audi ditched its passenger it would do a little bit better but the truth is it will take the TT-RS to run with the M2. Additionally, the new TT-RS will eat the M2 alive. Just don't expect to see a video from this source showing that happen.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 06:33 PM
    Looking for a charge pipe such as a VRSF or similar that has the factory mounting for the throttle body. If someone can just make me the factory mount out of aluminum as well as TMAP and just a intake manifold flange without port injection holes out of 5/8 plate I will buy those.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 06:01 PM
    Speedriven is at the forefront of M275 Mercedes twin turbo V12 development. There is a reason why they hold the 1/4 mile and power records on the platform. They offer a bevy of quality parts for the motor now including these billet motor mounts. The product is explained best by Speedriven below: Throughout the years of building high performance Mercedes-Benz vehicles we’ve noticed our clients repeatedly spending thousands of dollars on replacing factory mounts that are incapable handling additional performance enhancements on their vehicles. Speedriven is excited to announce that we have solved this costly issue. Our team of Engineers and Performance techs have developed the industry’s first Mercedes-Benz billet direct bolt in motor mount. Speedriven’s Billet Motor Mounts are the top standard in road and track performance. Our mounts are engineered with longevity and high performance in mind, and manufactured from billet aluminum and high-quality urethane for the ultimate results in performance and lifespan. What this translates to a locked-down drivetrain, and virtually no wheel hop. Additional features include: - More durable than factory mounts - Longer lifespan than factory mounts - Prolongs other components lifespans by reducing component slop - Manufactured from Billet Aluminum and Urethane - Rebuildable Design - Reduced Drivetrain Slop - Decreased Engine Movement Under Load - More Direct Power Transfer - Complete Drop-In Replacement of Factory Engine Mounts - Sold as a set $450.00
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  • Speedriven1's Avatar
    05-17-2017, 04:58 PM
    ****Exclusive Product Release**** **Mercedes Benz M275 Billet Motor Mounts** Throughout the years of building high performance Mercedes-Benz vehicles we’ve noticed our clients repeatedly spending thousands of dollars on replacing factory mounts that are incapable handling additional performance enhancements on their vehicles. Speedriven is excited to announce that we have solved this costly issue. Our team of Engineers and Performance techs have developed the industry’s first Mercedes-Benz billet direct bolt in motor mount. Speedriven’s Billet Motor Mounts are the top standard in road and track performance. Our mounts are engineered with longevity and high performance in mind, and manufactured from billet aluminum and high-quality urethane for the ultimate results in performance and lifespan. What this translates to a locked-down drivetrain, and virtually no wheel hop. Additional features include: - More durable than factory mounts - Longer lifespan than factory mounts - Prolongs other components lifespans by reducing component slop - Manufactured from Billet Aluminum and Urethane - Rebuildable Design - Reduced Drivetrain Slop - Decreased Engine Movement Under Load - More Direct Power Transfer - Complete Drop-In Replacement of Factory Engine Mounts - Sold as a set $450.00
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    05-17-2017, 06:07 AM
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