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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 04:11 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or @JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: Things get very dirty the deeper you look: He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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    03-18-2017, 09:40 PM
    We all knew it was just a matter of time. Being the first Nissan GTR to crack the 6's is a huge deal. Various tuners have battled for the honor over the past year but only one could claim the crown. Congratulations are in order to AMS Performance. The GTR is tuned on a Syvecs ECU but further details beyond that are hard to come by as the record pass happened not too long ago. This thread will be updated with details on the Alpha Performance Alpha G GTR by Diamonds by Wire Racing as they come out. What we do now is the car managed an insane 1.213 60 foot time and broke into the 6's at 196.27 miles per hour. Just a crazy fast achievement and it deserves all the credit in the world.
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    03-19-2017, 05:04 PM
    You may remember this 550i from a video earlier this month where it pulled away from a stock F10 M5. Additionally, last month on the dyno with JB4 tuning the car produced 511 rear wheel horsepower and 621 lb-ft of rear wheel torque. Well, with the addition of their BCM (Boost Control Module) BMS is able to increase horsepower to 570 at the wheels and torque to 632 lb-ft at the wheels: That is a big change in power and it is maxing out the 2.5bar TMAP sensor according to Terry@BMS: It looks like there might be more in it. The curve isn't the prettiest and it pretty much is all about gains down low with peak horsepower coming in the mid-range and falling off toward redline. A turbo upgrade might do this car wonders.
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    03-22-2017, 09:01 PM
    So close to the 10's you can just feel it. You can also bet this car will be in the 10's soon as these runs were made at full weight and 1275 feet of density altitude. What makes this impressive is the S4 is still using the factory 1.32 liter Eaton blower. That is where the APR dual pulley system and Ultracharger throttle body upgrade come into play in order to squeeze every ounce of performance from the SC unit. You may be asking, how did APR almost cut a half second in elapsed time from the 2014 S4 that ran 11.5 @ 121 with these upgrades? Well, this car utilized their race gas tune as well as a more aggressive pulley setup among other things: 2012 Audi S4 (B8) 3.0 TFSI S Tronic APR ECU Upgrade - Stage 2+ Ultracharger APR TCU Upgrade APR Ultracharger Throttle Body Upgrade APR Supercharger Drive Pulley APR Supercharger Crank Pulley APR Coolant Performance System APR Intake System 2.5 Exhaust System with Testpipes Street Tires Full Interior Sunoco GT260 Plus To think they are about to get 10's out of the car on the factory blower using boost only and no nitrous is incredible. APR has literally pushed it to the maximum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 02:32 AM
    This is great news considering basically every tuner PorscheBoost has spoken to is saying the 991.2 Carrera ECU's are proving problematic. GIAC apparently solved the encryption but the ECU needs to be shipped to them in order to be programmed. GIAC claims gains of 85 crank horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. The problem is they do not provide raw dyno graphs but just give us these crank overlays (which we do not want): What is going on here GIAC? Just show us the raw graph at the wheels as you do on every previous release. Until we get a graph, we'll have to take GIAC's word for the gains with their correction factor applied but the 991.2 Carrera S is picking up 100 lb-ft of torque and almost 100 horsepower tune only. They also only are supporting the Carrera S at this time with 991.2 Carrera and GTS support to follow.
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    03-21-2017, 11:26 PM
    GAD Motors produces some incredible Mercedes-AMG builds and products. Unfortunately, documentation is not their strong suit and dyno runs as well as information on their builds are hard to come by. This particular C207 E-Class coupe gets an M157 swap. Mercedes-AMG regrets not building an E63 AMG Coupe for the C207 generation. GAD Motors steps in to fix that. The M157 gets forged internals and a displacement bump from 5.5 liters to 5.8. As far as further details, GAD Motors doesn't provide any. They refer to this as their 'Stage VIP' level which is another way of saying you better have a ton of money. They certainly provide a good amount of power for whatever it is the build costs. They hit 1049 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque at the crank: You can see an acceleration video of the car below although it is not on the race gas tune in the above dyno run: Certainly quick although it doesn't quite look like 900+ horsepower. It would be great to see what it runs in kill mode in the 1/4 mile although the owner probably isn't one of those people who cares about providing data. An impressive engine swap and build regardless.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 09:51 PM
    Great news for BMW F87 M2 owners looking for quite a bit more power and torque out of their M2. The chassis of the car is capable of handling much more power than BMW gives it but we all know it can not be allowed to encroach on the mighty M3/M4. Well, in comes VF-Engineering to the rescue with Stage I and II Hex Tuning software. Let's start with taking a look at Stage I on a Dynojet in STD and uncorrected plots: You see a big torque gain before 3000 rpm and gains throughout the curve which level off toward redline. The N55B30T0 is not exactly a classic M top end design but it sees over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with just the Stage I tune. Now let's look at Stage II: The Stage II software picks up 52 peak wheel horsepower but the torque gain is a massive 78 lb-ft at the wheels. The peak torque figure is an incredible 442 lb-ft on the Dynojet. That is something you are going to feel. I can say that with certainty as I went for a ride in VF-Engineering's Hex Tuned M2 and it is very stout down low. It pushes you into your seat right away. Does it pull like a freight train up top? No, but that is the nature of the N55B30T0 engine. The software complements the factory curve and just gives you more of everything including more power in the upper rev range where it is desperately needed. The software is not just about power and torque gains but offers additional features such as a limiter delete, throttle overrun (exhaust burble), start up roar, and an increased power level on the Sport Display. It all felt very OEM and worked perfectly. You wouldn't want a stock M2 after trying it out, let's put it that way.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-18-2017, 09:20 PM
    The current S55 motor in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is a powerhouse of an engine but it suffers from certain design issues. BMW supposedly resolved those issues but the S55 engine is getting a revision and new designation for the F97 X3 M and F98 X4 M models. It is interesting to note BMW is likely to continue with the 'S' designation here for M motors despite saying they will not longer use it. The reasoning in this application is likely because the S58 is a revision of the already 'S' designated S55. If it was a revision of the B58 engine, you likely would not see the 'S' designation. BMW is expected to increase the power to 450 horsepower but we all know the S55 motor already produces more than 450 horsepower. The reason for this increase will likely be to give the motor more torque to move heavier X SUV's which will also be sending power to all four wheels through an automatic. That means a less efficient drivetrain than the dual clutch and rear wheel drive F80 M3 and F82 M4 models. It is possible BMW equips the new M SUV's with a dual clutch transmission but considering that they are going to an automatic for the upcoming all wheel drive M5 and that the X5 M and X6 M both utilize automatic gearboxes prepare to be disappointed. Expect more details as we get closer to the 2019 model year launch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 10:01 PM
    PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) is really impressing with their Bootmod3 tuning software on a variety of BMW platforms. Look at these OTS (off the shelf) tuned S63TU results with just the Bootmod3 Stage 1 pump gas ECU flash. 609 rear wheel horsepower and 592 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Incredible numbers for just a flash. Now, in order to use the PTF Bootmod3 software and do OBD-II flash tuning (which also allows remote tuning like the F10 M5 in the article) the ECU must first be unlocked. After it is unlocked, you can then get custom dyno tunes, do OTS tunes, downpipe tunes, race gas tunes, etc. Whatever you want the car to be tuned for really. Then again, you can just set it forget it with an OTS map and enjoy an immensely powerful car. The Bootmod3 FAQ is here:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 AM
    A recent article about a Mustang dyno run for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio exposed a large flaw in traditional dyno thinking. On this website most readers know that you can not just grab a graph from one type of dyno and compare it to another dyno and expect the numbers to be uniform. Unfortunately, the average person does not understand this which is what led to someone putting out an article stating the Giulia Quadrifoglio is not making its stated output which sets understanding of dyno runs back instead of helping educate. Let's start with the idea that cars suffer from 15% drivetrain losses. Where did this idea start? Why is it 15%? It originated with the Dynojet and became a rule of thumb on automotive forums for manual transmission cars. The percentage changes based on if the car is automatic (20%) or even all wheel drive and automatic (25%). The problem here is that while the conversion factor works well to extrapolate crank horsepower from peak Dynojet figures at the wheels that is not the way drivetrain losses work. First of all, losses are not static. There is no one set figure for losses. What does this mean? It means that your losses in 5th gear at 8000 rpm will be different from 2nd gear at 2000 rpm. The loss figure will change based on rpm, load, and even what accessories are running. Stating all manual cars suffer from a single set figure is flawed for this reason. Not to mention that figure only works on the Dynojet which is inertia based. BMW M cars used to follow the number exactly back when they were naturally aspirated: E46 M3 S54 Displacement: 3.2 liter Horsepower: 343 Torque: 269 lb-ft Wheel Horsepower: 280 Wheel Torque: 235 E92 M4 S65 Displacement: 4.0 liter Horsepower: 414 Torque: 300 lb-ft Wheel Horsepower: 350 Wheel Torque: 254 lb-ft 85% of 414 horsepower is 351.9. Notice the E92 M3 is almost exactly at 15%. DCT models would actually dyno slightly less than manual examples due to the wet clutch dual clutch having higher losses. For the E46 M3 85% of 333 horsepower is 283.05. Again, the E46 M3 is almost perfectly at 15% losses on the Dynojet. It's almost scary how consistently close BMW was to this figure. Now, in comes the turbo era. Let's see what happens when we get to the F80 M3. F80 M3 S55 Horsepower: 425 Torque: 406 lb-ft Wheel horsepower: 427 Wheel torque: 429 How is the S55 engine producing more horsepower at the wheels than it is rated at the crank by BMW? Does the F80 M3 have a magical transmission with negative losses that somehow adds power? Of course not. The DCT transmission in the F80 M3 works the same way as the DCT transmission in the E92 M3. What happened was the 15% Dynojet loss rule went out the window when the turbo power war started. BMW is able to claim a lower number to not push an output war on paper yet delivers far more where it matters, to the tires. The drivetrain losses are still about the same for the transmission and rear wheel drive layout as the previous generation despite it no longer lining up with the crank horsepower figure which is practically meaningless. How does this all look on a Mustang load bearing or eddy current variant? Well, very different. While the Dynojet is spinning a drum of a set weight and calculating the result based on how quickly that weight is spun the Mustang dyno creates load. Why is this important? Because it simulates real world conditions which is great for tuning. A tuner can provide all kinds of different scenarios. The spool on the Mustang for a turbo motor will look different than on a Dynojet. Often time real world spool is much quicker than what is shown on a Dynojet graph due to load which generates exhaust gases more quickly for the turbochargers. Note: Dynojet operators can optionally eddy current load control as well which muddies comparisons further. The other day BimmerBoost posted an article on VF-Engineering's F87 M2 ECU flash software and provided Dynojet runs. Let's take a look at the same M2 running the same Stage I software on a Mustang: Now the Dynojet: 269 rear wheel horsepower for the Mustang and 331 rear wheel horsepower for the Dynojet on the baseline figure. That is a difference of 62 horsepower at the wheels or 18.7 %. If you take that 18.7% difference and apply it to the tuned run on the Mustang which shows 287 to the wheels you get 354 horsepower. Almost exactly what the Dynojet tuned run shows. This is not an exact science as you can see. However, if you were to dyno cars all day on the Dynojet and on this Mustang you would see the runs follow very closely to the ~18% difference between the two. So is that it? Just convert Mustang runs by 18.7% to get a Dynojet number? No. Things actually get very muddied due to the games tuners play. Here is an example. The new Porsche 991.2 Carrera S on a Dynojet: 380 horsepower to the wheels. Now here is a 991.2 Carrera S on a Mustang from AWE-Tuning: Why does the Mustang dyno show more power now? Because it is being corrected to read higher. People do not like low numbers and high numbers are better for marketing. BoostAddict asked AWE-Tuning what their correction factor is but they would not share it with us. You can see it is reading VERY high and higher than a Dynojet though. In this instance it is better to focus on the delta which you will often hear tuners say. That means the difference between the two runs as comparing the peak figures to other runs on other dynos is pointless due to the unknown correction factor. Good for marketing, bad for those who want relevant figures to compare with. It can also be very bad for consumers. Why is that you ask? Because some people will dyno without a correction factor and then change the correction factor to show larger gains. A good example of someone who plays with the numbers is Vivid Racing: They claim 407 wheel horsepower for an exhaust and canned tune on a Mustang dyno for the E92 M3. Anyone who has an E92 M3 (like me) and has had these modifications and dyno'd the car knows this is impossible. It looks good for someone who doesn't know that though and wants to buy parts thinking they make a ton of power, right? Always keep in mind when you see figures from a company or tuner you should question them. Independent runs are the best to go by as the person usually isn't trying to sell you anything but just share their results. Also remember the Mustang can be configured like most dynamometers to read whatever the operator wants it to read. If vendors and tuners did not play with dyno runs for sales we would have a great resource to work with for comparisons and so forth. You can not trust all tuners to do so. Fortunately, VF-Engineering has no dog in the fight and provided us with a variety of runs showing the difference between their Mustang and their Dynojet. Yes, they have both. That is the proper way to do it. One dyno for tuning and one for marketing. Rather than correcting figures with whatever percentage generates the most sales they show the uncorrected runs on both machines so people can learn from and reference the pulls. BMW 335i (N55) Stage TWO Dynojet: Mustang: An 18.2% difference between the peak horsepower on the tuned figures. There will be variance from run to run, day to day, fuel to fuel, gear to gear, etc. Ultimately, remember, while dyno runs can tell you a lot about a motor or modifications they can also mislead people. Even worse, people can read them incorrectly and spread misinformation or manipulate them to sell parts. A dyno is just one, albeit important, piece of the performance puzzle.
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    03-22-2017, 02:23 AM
    An 11 second SUV with just a BMS JB4? Yes, that is exactly what we have here. The E70 X5M is a beast stock but as well know the S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform can make big power. Keep in mind this is not even the updated S63TU V8 from the new F85 X5 M but the original S63 V8. On a 93 octane pump and E85 mix the owner managed an 11.728 @ 117.11 and a 11.8203 @ 118.13: The 60 foot on the quicker run dropped down to 1.6860 which is a very strong launch for a 5300+ pound German tank. Now imagine what it could do with a turbo upgrade...
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    03-18-2017, 07:50 PM
    What is the point of these races? Well, mostly to recycle some content for Youtube views. Obviously these two Koenigsegg models are much faster than the cars they are racing. At the very least you see just how rapid the Swedish supercars are. The first video features a Porsche 997.2 Turbo against a Koenigsegg CCR. The Porsche gets destroyed. The second video shows a Ferrari 458 getting torn apart by a an Agera R. Ok, cool. You know what would have made the most sense? Having the Ferrari and the Porsche race each other. Furthermore, how about finally giving the Koenigseggs sourced by the Swede producing the videos some serious competition? Maybe even, gasp, showing them lose?
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    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    We know the APR Stage III+ EA888 2.0 turbo upgrade kit is showing incredible performance on the strip. Not to mention on the dyno with cars clearing 500 horsepower to the wheels on race gas. So what does the in cabin acceleration of that kind of power actually look like? Well, like this: Holy crap that thing is fast.
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    03-22-2017, 12:01 AM
    Say hello to another exhaust option for the turbocharged Porsche 991.2 generation Carreras. Some Porsche purists complain about the 3.0 liter turbo exhaust note but perhaps the Armytrix valved PSE exhaust system will change their minds. The Armytrix system joins Fabspeed and AWE-Tuning's options. Fabspeed remains the only company with aftermarket headers/manifolds. Since this is a manifold back system let's compare the exhaust note to the other options. Take a listen: Out of all three options, Armytrix seems to provide the best exhaust note. It sounds aggressive with a tinge of exotic while the turbo sound really gets through. This is a valved system but one has to wonder why Armytrix is not able to utilize the factory Porsche controls to open and close the valves. The app and remote is cool and all but a solution that works with the OEM PSE button would be better: Install photos are below. Definitely a good looking system but as it deletes the catalytic converters it may not be for everyone.
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    03-21-2017, 09:44 PM
    The Buick Grand National is well known for its tuning prowess and especially for how devastatingly quick they can be on the strip. Back in 1984 when the car debuted Buick was way ahead of the game. The twin turbo 3.8 liter Buick V6 would see evolution from Buick themselves and the aftermarket ate it up. With up to 360 lb-ft of torque (underrated by Buick) in GNX trim you could go to the strip, load up the converter much as you see in the video below, and blow almost any other production car away off the line. They would do low 13's in the 1/4 mile stock. Yes, the GNX and Grand National were ahead of their time. So the vehicles were plenty quick stock but what about when tuned? Well, this example with a high stall converter and turbo upgrades simply blows the 10 tuned second C63 away. The Buick runs a 9.88 @ 136.28 compared to the AMG's 10.94 @ 125.48. The Mercedes is going to need a strong turbo upgrade among other things if it wants to play with this Grand National. It also makes you wonder, what happened to Buick? If they could make these in the 80's why haven't they done anything nearly as impressive since?
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    03-21-2017, 01:12 AM
    Lamborghini deserves an apology. Earlier this month they posted GPS data which has since been independently verified showing that they did, in fact, lap the Nurburgring in a stunning 6:52.01 with the Huracan Performante. Lamborghini's CEO was not amused: An unnamed Lamborghini spokesperson blames the original blog post for the controversy and says this entire issues stems from wanting clicks. Well, Lamborghini, we are not responsible for that blog post and still believe the Nurburgring needs a testing standard but an apology is offered. You shocked the world. Congratulations.
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    03-23-2017, 11:05 PM
    Active Autowerke has a modular downpipe solution for those with an F-Series BMW and the N55 and N55B30T0 engine. That means the F22 235i, F30 335i, F32 435i, and BMW F87 M2 models. Active Autowerke F-Series Modular DownpipeWe're stoked to finally release our modular downpipe system for your 235/335/435 and M2! We've designed a catless downpipe that begins with a true 3.5" diameter that can move seamlessly in to your stock exhuast or you can fabricate your own 3.5" exhaust system by purchasing a V-band flange from us that will connect directly to the upper half of our Active Autowerke downpipe! Features: 100% 304 Stainless construction Tig Welded 3.5" Diameter Guaranteed Perfect fitment, no cutting/welding required Increased turbo spool and overall HP/Torque MSRP: $349 Intro Price for Forum Members: $299 Shipped
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    03-21-2017, 01:41 AM
    F90 M5 test cars are popping up all over the world. In the past few weeks the car has been spotted in California, Norway, and on the Nurburgring. BMW is definitely putting in the testing hours for the new 600+ horsepower super sedan. What do we know about it? The car is losing its dual clutch transmission due to going all wheel drive. A ZF sourced 8-speed automatic will take its place. The addition of all wheel drive adds weight and it looks like BMW is trying to shave it in other areas such as with a carbon roof as pictured here. BMW M ditching the sunroom for a carbon fiber replacement is nothing new. It looks like some of the other panels are lightweight composites of some sort. Additionally, the exhaust sure sounds good. The test driver gives the spy photographer a little rev and the car sounds infinitely better than the F10 M5. The car is shaping up well but it sure seems to be putting an emphasis on straightline performance.
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    03-21-2017, 02:10 AM
    Pulling off a 6-second Nissan GTR took perseverance, guts, and dedication. AMS, Syvecs, and Diamonds by Wire Racing deserve all the credit in the world for the first 6-second Nissan GTR 1/4 mile pass. It was not easy to achieve to put things mildly. Check out the video below the specifications showing what the team had to go through in order to pull this off. SPEC SHEET VEHICLE Year / Make / Model: 2013 Nissan GT-R Chassis Code: DBA R35 Competition Class: Unlimited Vehicle Weight: 3,675 lbs with driver Launch RPM: 5,700 RPM Shift RPM: 9,600 RPM Redline RPM: 10,000 RPM Peak Boost: 70+ psi Fuel: Methanol ENGINE Engine Code: VR38DETT Displacement (cc): 3,983.2cc Bore & Stroke (mm): 98 mm x 88mm Peak Horsepower (@ RPM): 1,675whp on Wastegate 2,500+whp @ 70+ psi Peak Torque (@ RPM): Unknown Dyno Type: Dynojet AWD Dynamometer Engine Builder: Scott Priebe of AMS Performance Block Modifications: ALPHA Billet Aluminum Block V2 Machine Work: ALPHA Pistons/Compression Ratio: ALPHA Spec Pistons by Manley Performance Piston Rings: ALPHA Spec Rings by Manley Performance Connecting Rods / Crank: ALPHA Spec Aluminum Rods Camshafts: ALPHA Spec Cams by Kelford Cams Bearings, Main and Rod: ALPHA Spec Bearings by King Bearings Valves / Springs / Retainers: Ferrea Dual Springs & Retainers Cylinder Head Modifications: ALPHA Spec CNC Ported Cylinder Heads Cylinder Head Gasket(s): ALPHA Spec Head Gaskets Head / Main Studs: ALPHA Spec Head and Main Studs Intake Manifold / Throttle Body: ALPHA Triple Rail Carbon Fiber Intake Manifold ALPHA 75mm Billet Throttle Bodies (x2) Air Induction System: ALPHA G Custom Air Horn Intakes (x2) Exhaust Manifold: ALPHA G custom SS Exhaust Manifolds Exhaust System / Downpipe: ALPHA G Custom 4-inch Twin Exhaust Wastegate: TiAL Sport MVR Wastegates (x2) Blow-Off Valve: TiAL Sport 50mm Blow-off Valves (x2) Intercooler: ALPHA Air-to-Water Intercoolers (Garrett Cores x2) Fuel Injectors: Injector Dynamics I2000 Injectors (x6), Primary Moran 6,000 cc/min (x6), Secondary Fuel Pump(s): T1 Race Mechanical Fuel Pump Fuel Cell: ALPHA Spec Custom Fuel Cell Engine Management System: Syvecs ECU Engine Management Tuner: Martin Musial of AMS Performance Boost Controller: ALPHA Boost Control Solenoids Ignition System: M&W Pro6 Ignition Spark Plugs: NGK Methanol Spark Plugs Cooling System: APLHA Auxiliary Oil Cooler Oil System: Magnus Motorsport Dry Sump System, modified by AMS TURBOCHARGER Turbochargers: Garrett GTX (x2) Undisclosed Frame: T4 Compressor Wheel Specs: Undisclosed Turbine Wheel Specs: Undisclosed Turbine Housing: Undisclosed CHASSIS/DRIVELINE Springs, F&R (Make & Rate): ALPHA spec Drag Race Springs Shocks, F&R (Make & Rate): ALPHA spec Drag Race Dampers Additional Suspension Components: SPL Camber, Caster & Traction Bars (F&R) Transmission: Sheptrans Stage F Custom build Transmission Gearing: Factory Gear Ratios Clutch / Flywheel: Dodson Motorsports Custom 13-plate Clutch Axles / Driveshaft: Drive Shaft Shop Axles & Hubs (R) Wheels (Make, Size & Offset): T1 Race/Belak 17-inch (F) & 15-inch (R) Tires (Make & Size): 28-inch Hoosier 17-inch Slick (F) 28-inch MT 15-inch Slick (R) Brake System: T1 Race Custom Small Brake Kit (F&R) INTERIOR Roll Bar / Cage: ALPHA G Roll Cage Seats: ALPHA Carbon Seat by Tillett Racing Seats Harnesses: Schroth 6-point Harness Steering Wheel / Quick Release: Sparco R383 Steering Wheel & Quick Release Etc.: Custom Fire Suppression System EXTERIOR Hood and Trunk Lid: ALPHA Carbon/Kevlar Spoiler / Wing: T1 Race Carbon Drag wing Doors: Overtake Carbon-fiber Doors ALPHA Custom Carbon-fiber Door Panels Mirrors: ALPHA Carbon-fiber Mirror Delete Paint: Bright White Custom Body Work: ALPHA Carbon/Kevlar Roof Panel
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    03-18-2017, 08:51 PM
    Low 10's out of a MKVII Golf R with the 2.0 EA888 TFSI I4 motor? Yep. Iroz holds the fastest record with a 136.6 mile per hour pass but now also took the quickest record with their 10.384 elapsed time. They now hold the overall platform record. What was holding them back from running a quicker elapsed time previously was a TCU (traction control unit) tuning issues. It looks like they have it figured out. The 1.798 60 foot is a significant improvement on the 1.995 they hit on their 10.899 @ 136.65 pass. As a reminder, the car is running the IMS780 turbo upgrade package. Will they get any more out of it? will the 60 foot be reduced further in hopes of a 9 second pass? We will have to wait and see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-18-2017, 07:31 PM
    The AMG GT four-door 'coupe' concept (or in other words a sedan) certainly got a lot of attention. Deservedly so as it is a sleek design and four-door coupes are all the rage right now with the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes CLS, Audi RS7, and Porsche Panamera. Mercedes-Benz is taking the class they created even further with a four-door AMG GT entry which will be an even sportier take on the segment. If the vehicle offers lower weight than the CLS along with a dual clutch transmission Mercedes will have arguably the best driver's car in the class. They sure look serious as these spyphotos point to a production variant. Additionally, if they make a hybrid version with 805 horsepower as their concept is said to have then they will blow away Porsche and their Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. Bring it on Mercedes.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 09:33 PM
    Well, finally a real graph and not the crank calculated overlays previously released for the GIAC 991.2 Carrera S flash tune. You can clearly see the tuned Carrera S makes 440 horsepower to the wheels which is 68 wheel horsepower over stock. That is well within the claim of 85 crank horsepower gains. Now, there are a few issues here. First, where is the torque graph? Secondly, why mph and not rpm? Furthermore, where is proof of the claim that a tuned 991.2 Carrera S makes more power than a stock 997.1 Turbo? PorscheBoost dig a little digging and here is a 997.1 Turbo baseline Dynojet graph from AMS but in SAE correction: Also, AMS apparently sets their 997.1 Turbos to RWD from AWD to dyno so that will inflate the figures. The best way to see the difference would be if Champion would provide a proper overlay of a tuned 991.2 Carrera S and a stock 997.1 Turbo. PorscheBoost will ask them for this graph.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 12:54 AM
    No replacement for displacement, right? Arrow Racing is delivering on their promise of a 9.0 liter Viper V10 stroker motor. The price for 549 cubic inches is a reasonable $11,237.97. If you want the motor assembled and installed it will cost you $13,424.97. Very reasonable for what you get: So how about the power and torque gains? Well, there aren't any rear wheel dyno numbers yet but as more people buy this no doubt one will get on a Dynojet at some point. Here is how the 9.0 liter compares to the factory Gen V 8.4 liter motor: Where one will really see gains though is if the heads and cam package from Arrow is added in: Now compare the Stage II 8.4 liter with heads and cams to the Stage II 9.0 liter with the same upgrades: Very nice, right? Now imagine for a moment some nitrous thrown on top. Maybe a pair of low boost turbos? Maybe nothing at all as it is plenty badass already? Just an awesome upgrade option for Gen V Viper owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 12:40 AM
    APR recently released their dual pulley upgrade as well as their Ultracharger throttle body restriction upgrade for the Audi 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6. Basically, they push the factory blower to the absolute limit by spinning it harder and improving breathing efficiency. The result on the strip? 11.563 @ 121.00 on 93 octane pump gas. This is the full mod list: The run was done in Florida in positive density altitude at roughly +500 to +700 feet. APR's upgrades show very well as many others would barely match the trap speed on race gas. Speaking of which, what will it do on race gas? We will have to wait and see.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Thank you. It's like he didn't even read the article. Super glad he got his C63 DCT AWD (aka a manual Camaro - very similar). -Rich
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