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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:34 PM
    We all get carried away with big dyno numbers but they can come with big compromises in reliability especially in the BMW N54 world. A reliable ~600 wheel horsepower daily driver offers plenty of power and importantly won't break down or push the limit of the N54 internals. Here is the recipe from BMS: JB4, off the shelf E85 hybrid back end flash map Manual trans w/ steel flywheel and 335is/550 clutch Pure Stage2 turbos w/ silicon inlets Fuel-IT port injection rail and low pressure system BMS DCI, OCC, and other little bolt on modifications CPE intercooler Phoenix chargepipe w/ Tial valve Factory catback Factory motor Running ~E80 At 20psi (map7) it made ~530whp, ~24psi 600whp, ~25psi 615whp. Will an 800 wheel horsepower single turbo N54 be faster? Yes. Will it be more reliable? No. You can run this setup every day on a stock motor car. You can even push the turbos further but do you need to? Getting caught up in chasing numbers can have you doing that more than actually enjoying time behind the wheel.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 PM
    Less is more. That is how Porsche is marketing the 911 Carrera T. They are right. This entry level 911 adds a few options not available on the standard 991.2 Carrera and also strips out some weight by eliminating a few bells and whistles. 44 pounds are shaved off. How? The glass is thinner, cloth door loops replace handles, less sound deadening, rear seats are deleted, and the PCM (Porsche Communications Management) system is removed. That is a lot to ditch for seemingly only 44 pounds less weight. You can also at no additional cost ad in the PCM system and the rear seats. Ok, it's lighter, but what else? The sport chassis PASM system which is available on the S and standard on the GTS is standard on the 911 T. Rear axle steering which is not available as an option on the Carrera but is for the S is also available now as an option for the 911 T. The manual transmission also gets shorter gear ratios. Oh, and don't forget the mechanically locking rear differential. The engine remains unchanged but the engine was never an issue and more power is there in the aftermarket should one want or even need it. Porsche took the Carrera and made it sharper and lighter. This is the best value in the 911 lineup when it comes to a driver's 911. As the owner of a 991.2 Carrera, suffice it to say, I'm pissed off. The 911 T is superb and everything I want the car to be. Less is more – the new Porsche 911 Carrera TA puristic addition to the 911 family Stuttgart . With the 911 Carrera T, Porsche is reviving the puristic concept behind the 911 T of 1968: less weight, shorter transmission ratios from the manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive with mechanical rear differential lock for an enhanced performance and intense driving pleasure. The new model’s unique appearance is based on the 911 Carrera and its engine delivers 272 kW (370 hp). The 911 Carrera T – at Porsche, “T” stands for Touring – also boasts several other equipment features that are not available for the 911 Carrera, including the PASM sports chassis as standard, lowered by 20 mm, the weight-optimised Sport Chrono Package, a shortened shift lever with red shift pattern and Sport-Tex seat centres. The rear-axle steering, which is not available for the 911 Carrera, is available as an option for the 911 Carrera T. Every aspect of the equipment in the 911 Carrera T is designed to optimise sportiness and deliver lightweight construction: The rear window and rear side windows are made from lightweight glass and the door trims feature opening loops. The sound absorption has been largely reduced. The rear seats have been omitted along with the Porsche Communication Management (PCM), though both are still available on request at no additional cost. The result of the lightweight construction measures: At an unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, the two-seater is 20 kilograms lighter than a 911 Carrera with comparable equipment. The 911 Carrera T will be available from January 2018 and can be pre-ordered now. In Germany, the price will be EUR 107,553 including VAT and country-specific features. A sporty design and unique appearance The design of the 911 Carrera T highlights the emotionality and sportiness of the coupé with rear-axle transmission. The body parts and wheels function as clear differentiating elements. At the front, the 911 Carrera T features an aerodynamically optimised front spoiler lip, and the Sport Design exterior mirrors are painted in Agate Grey Metallic. From the side, the new model is easily recognisable thanks to its 20-inch Carrera S wheels in Titan Grey. The “911 Carrera T” logos represent another distinctive feature at the side. The rear view is characterised by the slats in the rear lid grille, the Porsche logo, the “911 Carrera T” model designation in Agate Grey and the sports exhaust system provided as standard, with centrally positioned tailpipes painted in black. The exterior colour options are Black, Lava Orange, Guards Red, Racing Yellow, White and Miami Blue, as well as the metallic colours Carrara White, Jet Black and GT Silver. A puristic interior concept and new interior package The appearance of the passenger compartment also has a sporty and puristic emphasis. The driver enjoys black, four-way, electric sports seats with a seat centre in Sport-Tex fabric, while the headrests feature a “911” logo stitched in black. This new Carrera T model also comes with the option to choose full bucket seats for the first time. Steering actions are completed via the GT sports steering wheel with leather rim, and the mode switch provided on the steering wheel as standard allows the driver to select different driving programmes. The shortened shift lever with shift pattern in red remains exclusive to the 911 Carrera T. The decorative trims on the dashboard and doors are black, as are the door opening loops. A new addition is the T interior package, which creates an even sportier look with the contrasting colours of Racing Yellow, Guards Red or GT Silver. These colours can be used to add visual accents on various interior components, such as the seat belts, the “911” logo on the headrests, the door opening loops or the centres of the Sport-Tex seats. Improved weight-to-power ratio plus enhanced performance The six-cylinder flat engine with a displacement of three litres and twin turbocharging generates an output of 272 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, delivering between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The weight-to-power ratio has been improved to 3.85 kg/hp, ensuring enhanced performance and more agile driving dynamics. Thanks to a shorter rear axle ratio and mechanical differential lock, the 911 Carrera T can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds – 0.1 seconds faster than the 911 Carrera Coupé. The model reaches the 200-km/h limit in just 15.1 seconds. Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is also available as an option on the Carrera T, enabling the vehicle to reach 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, and 200 km/h in 14.5 seconds. Both transmission variants enable a top speed of over 290 km/h.
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  • leveraged sellout's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 PM
    Compared to an M3, but ABC works pretty well at keeping it flat. These aren’t as heavy as you’d think either. I had a friend with an S430 once, it wasn’t necessarily sporty but...I’ve driven cars that were way softer. And that car didn’t have ABC, just Airmatic. It was better than I expected, that’s for sure.
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    Today, 05:17 PM
    Well, you need the DCT trans and the Syvecs box which is around $5k. Not a cheap proposition.
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  • spectacula's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    I dont think the m4 used launch control. If im not mistaken the car has to be in manual mode and it appears the car is in regular auto mode.
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  • F16HTON's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    There are two different tree countdowns, the first is the "sportsman tree" which has a 0.5 second count down. You stage, then when the starter presses the button, the yellow lights count down (yellow-yellow-yellow-green) on the last yellow, you go. 0.5 of a second later the light turns green. Assuming your car cannot cut better than 1.4 second sixty foot, you will cut nearly a perfect light every time. The second countdown is a "pro tree" in which all three yellow lights flash at once, then the green light flashes 0.4 of a second later. You also go on yellow on this tree to cut as close to a perfect light as possible. I have found that it is best to stage first in a car with launch control, then wait for the other car to stage. This gives you a brief moment to release adrenalin and activate launch control. Here is a fun simulator. https://www.rbracing-rsr.com/nhraxtree.html
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  • Cifnyc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    That’s my car!!! Haha awesome thx.. btw I had my cats still with this dyno. That was with cats. Will update everyone soon when I hit the dyno again
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  • JDScott's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    Gardevski doesn’t give all the breakdowns in full detail on his build thread, but he does state the m278 is identical to m157 except smaller bore, smaller turbos (but 278 has a higher flowing turbo manifold as he states). He owns both cls63amg m157 and cls550 m278. He basically had to upgrade IC pump, heat exchangers, AMG fuel pumps, AMG brakes, and body kit for heat.) this is for the basic upgrade which many have done just the turbo swaps since he already took the risk and others with the m278 have seen massive dyno gains due to higher compression ratio. Still not an AMG vehicle by any means, but still very impressive motors. Very interesting build thread y’all should check out! He custom designed an entire new setup for both m157 and 278. He’s just now tuning the new setup and real world results he states will be posted with additional info. Definitely worth the read!
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