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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 05:00 PM
    N54 owners have had a 'downpipe fix' available for some time. N55 owners have not. What is the issue? Basically, if you run a catless downpipe you will get codes from the ECU. This creates a problem when trying to pass emissions, run at a track day, clear codes, etc. In comes Area74 to the rescue with their i02 simulator. It's a fairly straightforward box designed to do one thing. Area74 describes the details and process best below. Here is the nuts and bolts, and a little more of our story/history. For obvious reasons I cant go into any great detail about the software. Many vehicle enthusiast enjoy modifying their vehicles, for appearance and/or power. One major modification happens to be exhaust, wether in be a header/DP with a "sport" cat or completley catless. Either way, increasing flow, increases power. We are in total support, as it's your ride, you paid for it... When cat's are removed, the PCM/ECM is very quick to determine (via testing) that they are missing. this results in a check engine light P0420 and/or P0430. There are lots of tunes available to eliminate this annoyance, either direct programming or an add on unit that will simply autoclear all and any fault codes. This is fine, however....."autoclear" means it clears ANY codes, so even if you have an issue, you will never really know.... Autoclear = erase codes instantly....how many codes do you have for your engine ? how will you know something went wrong when you should know? Direct tune = P0420, P0430 are often written out of the program, so you never get a readiness "PASS" it simply shows "not ready" or "x" So, how does the io2V3.0 CatSim help...... A programmed microprocessor reads the actual o2 sensor, then through software manipulates it into a voltage signal that resembles a known good cat. Autoclear can be disabled, you won't get a P0420/P0430, it passes the monitors and life is good. If the computer detects a fault, the check engine light will still notify you of a problem. If you run catless (for off road of course) wouldn't you want the check engine light active if a problem occurs? Autoclear is a double bladed sword. JB4 and Cobb use an autoclear. After receiving permission from another site, we spent 8 months developing and providing updates to members as we went along, we worked hard and became very attached to BMW owners, we wanted to provide a solution. KevBquick became our major tester about 6 months ago (we asked permission and for a long standing member to test and provide honest results) sample after sample were sent to KevBquick, data was collected and on Jan 18......of this year, we had great news, it was fixed!!!!!!! In 7 miles, KevBquick passed all readiness monitors for the o2's and cat, running catless and JB4 autoclear off......he called the io2 a "beast!" In all that time we tested on numerous models, Toyota, Honda, chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, ford, and nailed everyone!!!!! Product page: http://www.area74.ca/io2
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    Yesterday, 12:14 AM
    This video is not being posted due to the cinematography. With no camera views from inside the cars we usually dismiss this stuff as junk. It is not hard to get a couple Go Pros these days and show clear HD video. However, the commentary of the butthurt AMG owner is glorious to behold. Which of these cars is faster stock for stock? The W205 C63 AMG S is both quicker and faster. However, as it is rear wheel drive it takes a bit more skill to launch. Need proof? A stock W205 C63 went 12.5 @ 119 in the 1/4 mile. A stock W205 C63 AMG S went 11.6 @ 120 on a better 60 foot. Almost a full second difference due to launch quality. A stock X5M will run low 12's at close to 115. You can look at a Dinan tuned example in the 1/4 mile (because it performs almost like stock anyway) here. If you ran the cars from a roll, the X5M would lose every single time. They are not running from a roll though and that means the traction advantage is with the all wheel drive 5000+ pound behemoth. The X5M in the first dig race gets the hit and wins easily. The second run has an even start and the X5M just edges ahead. That is the end of the racing and then the excuses begin to pour out from the AMG owner. First, he talks about how he put $50k down. Yet, he didn't spend any of that on drag tires or driving lessons which is where the money clearly needs to go. The AMG owner then asks for a 60-180 run. Seriously? You don't even know you have a 155 mph limiter on there? Plus 130 miles an hour is plenty to show who has the stronger top end. The AMG owner says in Germany a 1/4 mile doesn't mean anything. Well, even the Germans probably know you should know how to launch if you're going to run on the street from a dig against an all wheel drive car. Plus the 1/4 mile specs should tell him his best race is a roll. He's using the German argument here (poorly) to say the car is designed for the Autobahn. The X5M is from a German company as well though so he's reaching for anything. The guys on the side of the X5M did not give him a roll race and said they wanted to run again but in a 1/4 mile. So, they ran their race and won. The C63 guy says he has an E63 on order after that. Good, because it looks like he needs the all wheel drive of the E63 to mask his driving and his bullshit. Lulz
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    02-05-2016, 07:35 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 09:40 PM
    This is a great race to see with the two previous generation German rivals duking it out with some boost. The C63 AMG belongs to BoostAddict member @gzim335. You likely know the car as it was involved in a controversial race against an F82 M4 with upgraded S55 turbos. The C63 M156 V8 equipped with a Weistec Stage III 3.0 liter twin screw is fast. We know that and an example recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. We do not know which AA supercharger kit is on the E92 M3. It is running meth and higher boost so it is possibly a Level III but hopefully clarification on that will come from the participants. What is clear is that on the stock internals the M156 V8 has an advantage over the S65 V8 on stock internals which is not surprising. The torque certainly pays dividends here as the C63 opens up just enough of a lead to pass the M3 before running into traffic at high speed. While the video is very much appreciated it goes to show how quickly one runs out of space at these speeds and power levels. Hopefully we can see a rematch with multiple runs on open road so it is safer for all involved and nobody has to let off to avoid an accident.
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    02-10-2016, 08:12 PM
    We all already know the new B58 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 is underrated and makes considerably more power and torque than the N55 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 it replaces. BMW rates the motor at 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque at the crank. The M Performance Power Kit raises output to a claimed 355 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Considering the car is already making more power and torque than that without the power kit as it dynos 331 rear wheel horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque at the wheels we can only imagine what the actual output is with BMW's power bump. Let's assume gains of another 20 wheel horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. To find out for sure we will need to see a dyno but there is no denying the car moves very well in the video below. Keep in mind this is an xDrive model which is heavier due to the all wheel drive system. That just makes the 0-200 kph acceleration all the more impressive:
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    02-10-2016, 11:45 PM
    Here you have two black BMW i8's. One is a matte black wrapped car that is also bagged which wears Vossen rims. The other black i8 has the factory black paint and HRE wheels. It is also lowered but not with bags. It retains the factory suspension design. Here are the Vossen specs: 22 inches is the same size as the HRE wheels. With the more exaggerated drop the wheels looks bigger on the matte black i8 but somehow also tacky. An i8 on bags? Isn't this supposed to be a sports car? If one is going for attention this setup might fit the bill: Here are the HRE specs: The HRE setup just looks classier here and also will offer better handling performance. The car is not comically low but definitely still has an aggressive stance. Make your choice:
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    02-05-2016, 06:33 PM
    We often state less is more when it comes to wheels on high end cars. 'Bling' just doesn't work on a Lamborghini or any Italian exotic. Leave the big chrome wheels to cheap tacky modding. When the wheels look like they come from the factory you know it's done right. This is done right. The Loma forged 21 inch RS1 wheels look right at home on this Huracan. Tasteful and finished beautifully to compliment the Huracan's paint.
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    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Excellent news here as Cobb continues to expand their Porsche product offering. The turbocharged Porsche models tends to dominate aftermarket tuning but Cobb is not ignoring the naturally aspirated 991 generation. The Carrera, Carrera S, and Carrera GTS now have Cobb Tuning Accessport support. The following vehicles are now supported with firmware and Off The Shelf Maps : 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) MT/PDK WM 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) S MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S MT/PDK WM The following vehicles are supported with firmware and Stage 0 (Non-Performance) Map : 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS MT/PDK WM 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera 4 (991) GTS MT/PDK WM Cobb does not have OTS performance maps available for the two vehicles above but that is only a matter time. Let's take a look at the gains starting with the 3.4 liter Porsche 991 Carrera: Not bad at all. You get another 18 horsepower at the wheels and 10 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Keep in mind these are Mustang dyno numbers. Now let's look at the 3.8 liter Carrera S: Up to 30 more horsepower at wheels on 93 octane pump fuel and another 27 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Considering that the 3.4 liter Boxster S and Cayman S use the same Porsche 3.4 liter flat-6 we expect support for them to follow. The good news now is the 991 Turbo guys are not the only ones who will be having fun.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 07:33 PM
    This just goes to show how having a motor that is incredibly efficient in naturally aspirated form does not need a whole ton of boost to make a whole ton of power. We were very excited to hear that Lethal Performance was putting a 2.9 liter twin screw blower on the Voodoo V8 with Lund Racing doing the tuning. Why the excitement? Because the Voodoo offers incredible volumetric efficiency, high revs, and a relatively flat torque curve. That means with a bit of boost you can get incredible results. To put it in perspective, the Voodoo V8 makes another 120 horsepower at the same boost on the same blower as a Coyote V8 in the Mustang GT. More power with less backpressure means less heat and that the blower does not need to work as hard. Not only will the Voodoo make more power than the Coyote at similar boost it will make it over a wider rev range while being less susceptible to heat soak. Just look at this curve: It just keeps making power toward redlin thanks to its original top end design. It is not hurting for torque either with plenty down low and plenty throughout the entire rev range. There is something to be said for the flat torque curve on a twin screw supercharged motor. No turbo lag here. The upgraded fuel system with E85 of course makes this possible. If this motor were direct injected there would likely be issues attempting to get a motor revving over 8k to run 100% E85 at over 800 whp this early in its lifespan. Port injection is hardly obsolete in the performance scene and continues to show major advantages. Incredible numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    Well, that did not take long. The new B58 motor is impressing. The stock power is considerable and the acceleration is not far off an E92 M3 at least with the M Performance package. Things are going to take some giant steps forward on the platform relatively soon. While tuning on the B58 platform and the respective chassis' it goes into is still in its infancy VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is already attempting to get ahead of the curve by working on a B58 turbo upgrade. Tuners have told us the factory B58 turbo housing seems larger than the N55. That means this upgrade has serious potential. Time will tell but rest assured turbo upgrades will be on the market for owners that itch for more power. This of course should apply to all 40i models.
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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    What do you even say to this? We know the Hellion Coyote turbo kits are impressive kits. We recently saw one put down 1416 horsepower to the rear wheels. Dynos are fun but track times are even better. Suffice it to say this is not dyno queen horsepower. Whether people want to debate this is a street car or track car now is on them due to the Powerglide conversion. BoostAddict.com prefers to see upgraded factory transmissions doing the work. Other than the questions on the trans the car still has the factory interior, AC, navigation, etc. Let's take a look at the mod list: - Hellion twin turbo Eliminator kit - Precision 6466 Gen2 turbos at 22 psi - MPR built longblock - Porting Solution headwork - JPC Racing powerglide transmission - Jordan Performance and Racing E98 ethanol tune through HP Tuners Very impressive however you slice it. Especially that short time. This thing hooks!
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    Today, 01:21 AM
    As you likely already know Syvecs spent considerable time developing a standalone ECU for the Lamborghini and Audi V10 platform. That now includes the new Lamborghini Huracan which interestingly features factory dual injection with port and direct fuel injection. That means the capability of the Syvecs box to control 20 injectors at once makes a whole lot of sense. With the older V10 R8 or Gallardo one could add port fuel injectors. With the new Huracan there is a need to control port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors right off the bat. The basic specs are the same as before: - 12 on the fly adjustable maps vis OEM controls - Flex fuel control - Cruise control - Rolling anti-lag - Launch control system which builds boost at the line - Onboard datalogging - Adjustable traction control system vis OEM controls The Syvecs system is tested on a twin turbo Huracan in the video below. It runs an impressive 9.73 @ 146.97 1/4 mile. It definitely is working and working well. Pricing is not stated as they are shipping pre-orders but with the full list of features below, it's worth whatever they charge: • Live Tuning of every aspect of the engine’s calibration, including signals sent to the TCM and 4wd • Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels via steering wheel controls • Fully adjustable Launch control with Anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps • Full Variable Valve Timing control • Closed loop Dual Lambda Control using OEM lambdas • Flex Fuel control • Cruise Control add on • Control the OEM Direct Injectors and additional 10 port injectors for high power installations • Fully adjustable closed loop boost control with launch level adjustments and trims for turbo speed, air charge, engine coolant temp, exhaust gas temperatures etc • Monitor and trimming of exhaust gas temperatures • Built in data logging using a market leading analysis software of up to 8 hours, with data rates at up to 1000hz • Rolling Antilag / Pit lane limiter strategies, great for building boost on a roll • Antitheft and valet modes • Super fast connection via RJ45 Ethernet port for live tuning anywhere in the world or even remotely if on track if connected to a wireless unit. • Adjustable traction control strategies based on lateral g, steering angle and/or individual wheel speed monitoring. • 4 programmable and selectable target slip maps. An immediate torque reduction can be applied by the ECU via ignition retard or a fuel cut. • Configurable Engine Safety Trips on all important parameters like oil temperature, oil pressure. • Fuel pump control of both main Direct Injection pumps, and sub pumps, as well as Relative fuel pressure monitoring and limiting in the event of fuel pressure dropping on boost. • 4 different Pedal to Throttle Angle maps with multipliers for different parameters e.g. speed. Again adjustable via steering wheel buttons • Configurable individual cylinder closed loop knock control, to suit any cylinder modification with adjustments to frequency, windows for listening and gains for each cylinder. Ability to trigger full cylinder shutdown in severe knock conditions. • Ability to change torque levels and demand levels sent to the DSG Ecu for changing clutch pressure and Pull away drivability • Change torque reduction levels on shifts. Essential for very high power Huracans where the Oem levels of reductions are not enough with the added torque from a Twin Turbo Kit • Ability to change Torque ramp in after launch • Change throttle blip requests to match your torque band. Especially useful on oversized turbo installations. • Run up to 7bar map sensors • Control high or low impedance injectors • Change injector end angle to ensure injection point is properly calibrated • Ability to fit any type of external sensor to monitor and trigger safety trips from anything from crank case pressure to damper position • Ability to use any size DBW throttle body e.g. Chevrolet LS7 • Wet and Dry – Wet and Dry nitrous control with ability to drive solenoids directly and control n20 heaters via pressure monitoring • Ability to control any external vehicle features based on sensor inputs e.g. Adjustable rear wing linked to G force or exhaust control valves • Connect any race series dash or even one of our partners’ Touchscreen CANBUS adjustment /display units • View any input live with built in scope up to 1000hz
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    02-10-2016, 09:13 PM
    We're finally starting to see some data for the By Design Xona Rotor based 991 Turbo and Turbo S turbocharger upgrade. When upgrading the turbochargers fueling of course is a concern. Power in the ~650 all wheel horsepower range is about the limit of the stock fuel system. This car is getting around that limit thanks to supplemental methanol injection. The result is 665 horsepower and 658 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels on what looks to be a Mustang Dyno: These looks to be more in it as well. Keep in mind these are Xona Rotor / Tial HTZ 65 impellers in the stock housings. The really big upgrades are still yet to come.
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    02-06-2016, 08:43 PM
    Very impressive run here on a stock turbo Mustang Ecoboost. That means bolt on modifications. This is the new quickest pass but the fastest remains 117.60 miles per hour but considering that Mustang is a stripped out dedicated drag car with no AC this pass is far more impressive as the car is still a full weight street car. Here is the mod list: AirAid CAI, UPR Downpipe, FFTEC Intercooler, TurboSmart Wastegate & BOV, Magnaflow Catback, NX Methanol Kit, Lund Racing tuned and UPR Adj Toe Rods and Vertical Link's, MS109 fuel. Congratulations to our vendor FFtec as well for taking part in this record. @MikeB@FFTEC Is anyone still laughing at the idea of turbo four-cylinder Mustang?
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    02-10-2016, 10:49 PM
    Redline Motorsports is doing great work with the new LT4 6.2 liter supercharged V8 powered CTS-V. They already have it over 850 horsepower. What are the modifications you ask? Well, we do not have the complete list with specs as Redline says they are still tweaking cam options among other things. Here is what they had to say when asked about this build: We assume the mods so far are upper and lower pulleys, headers, a cam, tune, and airbox modifications on E92 ethanol. They say the software is still an issue and they are still working on various cam combinations so this is preliminary. 771 rwhp is not too shabby although the DYNOmite reads higher than a Dynojet: We look forward to the end result and track times as this is certainly encouraging.
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    Today, 04:53 AM
    A discussion on the BenzBoost forums brought up the question of how much power the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade from Weistec makes. A member pointed to the upgrade only making a bit more power than their stock turbo upgrades which hit 684 rwhp. Now, the problem is not the turbo upgrade not making more power over the stock turbos but octane limitations. 91 octane California pump gas is the limiting factor. As a matter of fact, way back in 2013, Weistec demonstrated 700 wheel horsepower with their M157 turbo upgrade on race gas. Weistec sent this Dynojet graph to BenzBoost of their W.3 M157 turbo upgrade on race gas: We will get clarification on why the peak torque figure is a lower 688 lb-ft of torque at the wheels instead of 730 lb-ft at the wheels as previously shown but we suspect it is due to not having the Weistec M157 cooling upgrade. Regardless, if one wants to get the most of the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade before the W.4 hits, race gas and cooling upgrades are a must.
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    Today, 02:19 AM
    I've been drag racing too long for this. Proper suspension helps you maintain traction. As in weight transfer namely in a rwd application. What helps you prevent carnage is if the power has somewhere to go. That is why AWD is more stressful. In RWD if it's too much the tires go up in smoke. That helps prevent carnage. In an all wheel drive setup you tend to maintain traction and not spin the tires as easily which is why they tend to break more easily. The torque has to go somewhere, right? The stress grows geometrically with the increase in 60 ft even more so in an all wheel drive setup. I just disagree with you on this point. I don't believe the 997 all wheel drive system is magically handling almost four times the power of stock with only changes to the transmission. As stated, the automatic may soften things but are manual or PDK guys launching that hard? Nope. We need to see more high power cars go from a stop. Additionally, feel free to share that low 8 second car you mentioned.
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    Today, 01:57 AM
    Launch control and proper suspension setup prevent major carnage. You only need a fixed amount of tq to the ground with X weight to get the car off the line and through the 60 quick.
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    Today, 01:50 AM
    I understand. Just pointing out we're talking about a handful of cars that you can count on one hand really with the 997. I just don't see how a hard launch at 1200-1500 whp with the all wheel drive won't put a ton of stress on components. I guess we'll see as more of these get out there if other upgrades are necessary.
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    Today, 01:48 AM
    Most 996s out there you'll see going rwd. Very rare on the 997s unless people opt for it for road course reasons.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    Torque breakes things and Porsche changed the AWD in the 997 making it a lot better and stronger than on the 996. Many are up in the 900-1000awtq range basically as soon as you swap rods and head studs you can go there.
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    Today, 01:43 AM
    Am I? So the 996 falls apart but the 997 is somehow capable of handling 1500 whp just fine? Is it just the automatics? Because the torque converter absorbing some shock might explain. I also don't think there are exactly a whole lot of 1500 whp 997's. Like what, one? Two?
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    You're out of the loop. They are running low 8s on 997 AWD and a built Tip or Hollinger. Bone stock AWD.
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