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    06-21-2017, 01:25 AM
    There was a time where HRE Wheels were the most desireable wheels on the market. They had an unbeatable combination of looks, pricing, and performance. Along the way something happened and HRE has moved away from performance and focused more on profit margins. Their new RS2M and RS3M series of wheels retail for $2100 per rim. Why? What justifies that price tag? Are they lightweight? No. Do the have some sort of technologically advanced materials? No. Do they offer a new or stunning design? No. Frankly, you would be hard pressed to tell this is a new wheel line unless HRE told you. Here is what HRE's president had to say about them. Translation: We ran out of ideas and this is a cheap way to reintroduce our same old tired designs at a premium. As a matter of fact, I remember those lines of his on a previous wheel line introduction. He is using the same lines from a 2015 wheel release: HRE's president then: They rearrange a few words, use the same basic press release, and here we are with a 'new' $2100 per wheel line. When was the last time HRE actually was innovative? Why aren't they offering high performance and lightweight composite rims for some of their exorbitant prices? Do not think BoostAddict has some axe to grind here as the M3 wears HRE wheels. The thing is, when the HRE C90 wheels were purchased eight years ago they were chosen because they were the lightest on the market offering a great blend of performance, strength, weight, looks, and cost. HRE does not even bother to include what the rims weigh any longer. What happened to the performance aspect? It seems to have taken a similar tumble as their customer service. HRE just seems to be all about squeezing out every last dime by recycling as many tired designs as they can. This is stuff we have all seen before except now we get a higher price tag along with absolutely no performance benefit. BoostAddict was shocked when inquiring about current HRE wheel weights. They haven't gotten lighter, that is for sure. This article will not change anything nor will any words written by anyone as HRE is a juggernaut and too big to care. However, many enthusiasts do care how they spend their money and this one in particular is going to look elsewhere for a set of performance rims.
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    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    The BMW M3 and M4 S55 motor is doing impressive things on the factory fuel system. The direct injection system is upgraded compared to N54 and N55 era BMW I6's. Getting bigger injectors for direct injection never seemed to be a problem on those older motors but getting pumps to drive fuel through them sure was (and is). AWRON in Germany says they have upgraded high flow injectors for the S55 direct injection system. That is about all they say though. No details such as flow, pricing, or what kind of power levels these will support are provided. Maybe the S55 motor will not have to lean as heavily on methanol and port injection in high power setups.
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    06-21-2017, 09:52 PM
    BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) continues to expand their BMW tuning offering. You all saw their absolutely absurd 335d results. They are tackling the S55 now and their early ECU tune results are promising. This is a Competition Package car with downpipes: Pump gas, catless downpipes, and a tune. That is it. Keep in mind many of the dyno graphs you are seeing as of late are coming from pulls in hot weather. This is a 500+ whp car when it cools down. BPC is still revising the tune and E85 results are coming up next.
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    06-21-2017, 11:03 PM
    Here is an easy way for F10 M5 owners to make sure they are ahead of the F90 M5 when it hits the streets. Simply get an ECU flash and some downpipes. This car features tuning by HCP through the PTF Bootmod3 system which tuners seem to be loving. A trap speed over 130 miles per hour for the 4300+ pound boat with just bolt on modifications is great to see. No methanol here, just regular fuel. If the owner wants more he can change the turbos and go big but this is a safe and reliable package that is hardly pushing the envelope but providing a big performance boost. If you have an F10 M5 and haven't flashed your car yet, what are you waiting for? An F90 M5 or W213 E63 beatdown?
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    Yesterday, 07:41 AM
    Maybe 2017 will be the year of the N54 camshafts. Schrick officially released their option earlier in the year and the first US batch was claimed by enthusiasts. The thing is there is yet to be a single person showing positive results with the Schrick cams although several people are making such claims. Schrick obviously is a large supplier of camshafts with close OEM ties but Cat Cams in Belgium also has a history of delivering hot BMW cams. Cat Cams provides the specifications on their three flavors of N54 camshafts but pricing information is not provided. A dealer would likely have this info. Additionally, BimmerBoost does not know of any N54 members trying out or running the Cat Cams offering but this will likely change as tuning options for cams flesh out.
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    06-25-2017, 07:10 AM
    BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) is a relatively new vendor on BimmerBoost. You may have read about their awesome M57 diesel tuning packages or their new F80/F82 S55 engine tuning recently. They put together this technical video on the N54 and N52 blocks before officially coming on board and it is well worth your time. The N54 engine block is often discussed in the forums. If you have sixteen minutes to spare watch the video below and learn a few things. If not, BimmerBoost will summarize it for you: * The N52 block includes magnesium for weight savings. N54 has steel liners. * The N54 is built more for strength than weight. * The cooling pipes are located in different areas. * The N52 does not have oil drains for turbos as it is naturally aspirated. * The N54 has a smaller bore of 84 mm. N52 is 85 mm. * The N54 has a longer stroke of 89.6 mm. The N52 88 mm. * The N54 has a smaller bore for more cylinder material. * The bottom end design is identical. * Forged crank on the N54 and cast crank on the N52. * 8-bolt main on the N54, 6-bolt on N52. * N54 cylinder head bolt is 11 mm. N52 cylinder head bolt is 10 mm. Both have 9 mm bolts in cylinders 6 and 1. * Both rods are forged. N52 has smaller 8 mm rod bolt. * N54 has larger 22 mm wrist pin to the N52 20 mm. * N52 is higher compression with N52B25 11.0.0:1 and N52B30 10.7:1. * N52 head gasket has larger cooling passages. * N52 head will physically fit an N54.
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    06-22-2017, 12:56 AM
    Dodson powers the quickest and fastest dual clutch Lamborghini Huracans and Audi R8's. You may remember the earlier version of their upgrade sending the Huracan into the 7's in the 1/4 mile and essentially bitch slapping Heffner and SSP (South Side Performance) back into their places. Dodson and UGR (Underground Racing) are now taking things further with the Promax Version 2 upgrade: What changes in Promax 2.0? They do not say but here is what we know about the previous version: They are up to 18 plates now and maybe more. UGR is the best bet to test this out and push further into the 7's. Dodson is quite simply the best in the business.
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    06-24-2017, 12:33 AM
    Nurburgring laptimes are getting so quick they are becoming tough to even fathom. Take the new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ILE. Video proof was posted by Chevy showing a laptime of 7 minutes and 16 seconds. How quick is that? Well, it tops all of these cars: 7:18 - 997 GT2 RS 7:19 - C6 ZR1 7:21 - Ferrari 488 GTB It only comes up short against the 2018 Porsche 991.2 GT3 with its 7:12.17 and the AMG GT R with its independently tested 7:10.92. Considering the price of the ZL1 in comparison to the two German track specials it is most definitely a performance bargain. Just imagine what the upcoming Corvette ZR1 is going to do. A time below seven minutes sounds like a very realistic goal.
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    06-25-2017, 05:35 AM
    The Lexus RC-F and GS-F quite frankly need a supercharger. The tired naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 under the hood can not compete with its German competition. Even modern turbo six-cylinder motors are making far more power and torque. Just look at the baseline figure. 401 horsepower at the wheels. BMW topped this with the 5.0 liter S85 V10 over a decade ago. As did Mercedes-AMG with their M156 6.2 liter V8. Lexus is over a generation behind. Fortunately, for Lexus owner who do not want to get embarrassed (they still will lose badly to a tuned E63, M5, M3, M4, RS7, or you name it) RR-Racing has a beautiful supercharger kit. The Rotrex centrifugal blower ups output to 568 horsepower and 451 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: A massive gain. However, to put it in relatable terms this is less power than a BMW M3 4.0 liter S65 V8 outputs with a blower. A lot less power. It's better than nothing though and at least makes it so the RC-F or GS-F look like they belong in a modern performance discussion. RR-Racing's engineering work also deserves tremendous praise. We are excited to announce that after over a year in development and testing, multiple track days, desert testing, and over 10,000 miles of punishment and tuning, we are finally ready to release our RC F/GS F Supercharger kit! Our goal for this kit was to maintain stock drivability and reliability, while creating smooth, seamless, and unrelenting supercar levels of power that these great car deserves. RR670 Kit Specifications: - Power: For the base "RR670" kit, our customers can expect to make about 670hp at the crank, or 560 to 570whp (wheel horsepower on a Dynojet dyno, SAE correction -- see Dyno result chart in the product photos gallery) at approximately 6psi peak boost pressure, 93 pump gas, equipped with standard PPE headers and a high flow dual exhaust. - Tuned ECU: We have logged countless development hours perfecting our ECU tune for the RC F for ultimate reliability and drivability. No piggybacks or other BS! We have extensively developed the mapping of the stock ECU, modifying literally hundreds of maps and adding additional functionality to the fueling system that allows us to support up to 570whp without fuel system modifications. - Supercharger: Rotrex Supercharger, c38-91 (largest Rotrex SC). Rotrex SC's are extremely efficient and quiet due to their planetary drive system which spins up to 90,000 rpm, much like a turbocharger. - Dedicated Drive System: Rather than using the accessory belt to drive the SC, we designed a dedicated drive system that allows us to achieve the necessary belt tension for a reliable SC drive, without overstressing the alternator, water pump, and AC bearings. - Custom Harmonic Crank Damper: There are some overpriced Japanese SC's on the market for the ISF/RCF that eliminate the factory harmonic damper crank pulley and replace it with a simple machined aluminum pulley. We find this simply unacceptable! Working in conjunction with ATI Performance, we developed a custom tuned harmonic damper than drives the SC belt. The ATI damper has been specially developed to dampen the harmonics of the 2UR-GSE engine at high horsepower levels for the ultimate in engine reliability. - Billet Tensioner System: Most SC kits on the market use OEM belt tensioners, but we took that a step further by developing a billet belt tensioner that is both more reliable and is able to apply significantly higher belt tension than conventional off the shelf tensioners. For added reliability we use Gates Racing Kevlar drive belts and our own double bearing billet idler pulleys. - Dual "Big Bubba" billet blow off Valves: We use not one, but TWO Turbosmart "Big Bubba" 2" blow off valves. Adequate venting is essential for SC responsiveness, reliability, and drivability. - Custom Air/Air Intercooler: We use a large 4.5"x12"x10" intercooler core. These intercoolers are extremely high quality and are manufactured in the USA by Bell Intercoolers. - Genuine Carbon Fiber Intake Tubing: All visible intake tubing is made from genuine twill weave carbon fiber for an amazing look and function!
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    06-20-2017, 10:08 PM
    Getting dyno numbers for stroked S85 V10's is tough to come by. Dinan never posted any Dynojet figures for their motors and that is because it would not work in their best interest to show what you actually get for the money. Troy Jeup is an alternative to Dinan and provides the most displacement for the S85 motor at 6.0 liters. So what does a 6.0 liter S85 V10 put down? 561 horsepower to the wheels on 91 octane pump gas. Not bad at all but for this engine to really shine it could use some aftermarket Schrick cams and then push for over 600 to the tires. For now, this is the most powerful naturally aspirated S85 V10 BimmerBoost has viewed a graph of.
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    06-21-2017, 02:01 AM
    The other day Renntech showed that the new M177 V8 powered W213 E63 AMG S is stout and responds well to tuning. The the car is strong when tuned is not a big surprise but even stock it is doing well against some strong tuned German competition. Look at how it does in this Moscow Unlimited standing 1/2 mile event. In this first race it goes up against a tuned RS7 and beats it off the line but can not hold it off the whole way. Understandable considering how strong a tuned RS7 is. What about against a tuned CLS63 M157? It also beats it off the line but the CLS63 eventually pulls past as the traps do show it has more power. Still, for a stock car the W213 does a great job. Finally, it takes on an Evotech tuned F13 M6. The stock E63 AMG S despite having less power holds it off through the entire 1/2 mile. That is impressive. As is the stock 125.10 1/4 mile trap speed and the 153.00 1/2 mile trap speed. Yep, it's a beast.
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    06-24-2017, 01:43 AM
    Who needs boost? Not this Viper. This is a naturally aspirated beast making over 700 horsepower to the tires. To put this in perspective a factory stock Gen V Dodge Viper 8.4 liter V10 produces 520 horsepower to the wheels on a Dynojet in SAE correction. Add in headers, a cam, heads, an exhaust, E85, and a Motec M1 and you get this: 742 rear wheel horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is a built motor example although a stock internal motor should not have too much trouble matching the numbers: Imagine this paired with a 9.0 liter stroker motor:
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    06-20-2017, 11:03 PM
    If you are someone who just doesn't believe what you see in the video below that is understandable. It isn't even a race. What you have to know to make sense of it is that the Huracan and Aventador are very close to each other in performance stock for stock. Add a supercharger to the Huracan and it just blows the Aventador out of the water. More power, more torque, less weight, less surface area, and a quicker shifting transmission. It results in an epic beatdown. As a reminder, this is a VF-900 Huracan. BoostAddict will bring you dyno figures and specifications for it in a later article but a VF-800 Huracan recently put down 681 horsepower to the wheels on pump gas. The VF-900 utilizes the same TVS2300 blower but with more boost and different tuning. A supercharged Huracan is no joke. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.055555555555557% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Doug Almond (@almonddoug)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-19T04:24:53+00:00">Jun 18, 2017 at 9:24pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//"></script>
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    06-24-2017, 03:33 AM
    The 2.0 EA888 motors get the majority of the love but the IS38 turbocharger is a nice upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 engines. Keep in mind the IS38 turbocharger is factory equipment on the MKVII Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Just look at the difference going from stock to the IS38 with APR tuning. The 1.8T makes 146 all wheel horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels stock. On race gas with the IS38 the numbers jump to 320 awhp and 317 awtq respectively: That is a night and day difference. The 91 octane pump gas figures for the IS38 are 313 awhp and 313 awtq so not even much of loss over race gas: This is a very nice cost effective upgrade 1.8 TSI EA88 owners. APR's software starts at $699 for new customers or $399 for existing customers. The new APR 2017 1.8 TSI Golf Sportwagen / Alltrack engine and transmission upgrades are here! 234-245 HP / 274-301 FTLBS - Stage 1 (Just software) 246-247 HP / 275-301 FTLBS - Stage 2 (Downpipe) 274-306 HP / 308-326 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (Stock DP) 284-319 HP / 311-330 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (APR DP) 351-357 HP / 335-341 FTLBS - IS38 Golf R Turbo Upgrade Details: ECU: TCU: IS20: IS38:
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    Yesterday, 06:36 AM
    The 2018 on Mercedes-AMG E63 S looks to be stout. Renntech shows it is a bit underrated and is already getting big numbers out if it tune only. A few recent videos from Moscow Unlimited also show the new AMG sedan putting up a good fight against a tuned M6 and RS7. The video below shows an acceleration overlay of the W213 E63 AMG S with a Competition Package M6 Gran Coupe. The M6 of course has the larger 4.4 liter S63TU engine rated at 600 horsepower. The smaller M177 4.0 liter in the E63 S has 612 horsepower and it sends power to all four wheels through an automatic unlike the DCT RWD BMW. So which is quicker? The E63 and it is significantly quicker. Not to worry, the new M5 should prove more than a match.
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    This is a very quick 991.1 Turbo S that belongs to PorscheBoost member @918 spyder. His car has the ByDesign Stage IV 991.1 Turbo upgrade as well as Cobb Tuning through the Cobb AP. Yes, it is still on the stock engine internals. Basically, race gas, methanol, Cobb, and ByDesign turbos. The result? A new US 991 Turbo 1/2 mile record: As for how much power it is making, roughly 800 to the wheels: PorscheBoost member @Markblackwell has similar upgrades for roughly 800 awhp: Impressive run and congrats to those involved. The car is now getting a built motor at TopSpeed Motorsports and will get turned up further. It will be interesting to see if they can top 1000 at the wheels.
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    06-20-2017, 08:11 PM
    The X7 has been in development seemingly forever. BimmerBoost spotted prototypes testing as early as 2013. With Nurburgring development taking place the SUV is poised to finally debut at this year's Frankfurt auto show in September. Why is a huge SUV testing on the Nurburgring? Well, why not? It is still supposed to be an 'Ultimate Driving Machine' although this is obviously BMW going after the Mercedes GLS-Class where they have not had any competition from BMW. Yes, these days it is easier to get a huge SUV from BMW than a sports car or Z4M. Whatever.
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    06-20-2017, 08:51 PM
    LMR (Late Model Racecraft) has incredible LSX builds. They do not often provide the full specifications but they show what the cars are putting down. Like this 6th generation Camaro ZL1 making 1043 horsepower to the rear wheels at only 16 psi of boost. As for the mods this is what they share: LMR's 1200 HP Twin Turbo Package putting down 1043 RWHP on 16 PSI!! LSX 427 Twin Precision Turbos Stage 3 Fuel System Mcleod Clutch Built 427 cubic inch LSX with an upgraded fuel system and unspecified Precision Turbochargers. It's hard to argue with these results: How much money to build this? You have to call and ask. It sure is a monster though.
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    06-24-2017, 05:02 AM
    BMW dominates the International Engine of the Year Awards. Rather, they used to. BMW is the all the time most awarded manufacturer with 61 awards including this years win. As of late though, BMW is getting knocked out of their traditionally dominate categories by the competition. If the only engine award BMW can win is in the 1.4 to 1.8 liter category something is wrong. The B38 is a fine motor but hardly a performance engine. It is simply a modular engine design that then lends itself to the larger B48 and B58 motors as they all share the same pistons, rods, and geometry. This is the third straight win for the B38 but let's focus on where BMW didn't win. The S55 engine got pushed out of the 2.5-3.0 liter category by Porsche's 9A2B6 last year and the engine repeats this year. The S55 at least finished second but BMW did no better than fourth in any other category. Keep in mind the B38 picked up BMW's lone engine of the year award last year as well. BMW may be pushed out of the awards entirely next year. Since the inception of the engine award competition BMW has never failed to win an award.
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    Yesterday, 07:24 AM
    These are obviously two very different engines. The 500 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-6 in the 991.2 GT3 is naturally aspirated and screams to 9000 rpm. The 450 horsepower 3.0 liter flat-6 in the 991.2 GTS is twin turbocharged. It revs to 'only' 7500 rpm. Sport Auto decided to put both motors on a MAHA dyno and compared the wheel output. To be noted, the MAHA reads very conservatively in wheel terms. Previous generation GT3 motors have topped over 450 wheel horsepower stock on a Dynojet. What is important is the comparison on the same dyno type here and the GT3 makes more power at 380 to the wheels. The GTS is not far behind at 364 meaning it is underrated. The MAHA dyno corrects it to 454 horsepower at the crank although PorscheBoost would put this figure higher based on how close it is to the GT3. What is especially interesting is the GTS has more area under the curve up until 6600 rpm where it falls off. The GTS is not giving up much to the GT3 and should surpass it easily in raw output with a tune.
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    06-25-2017, 05:12 AM
    Massive gains here for an RK Tunes custom dyno tuned F82 M4. This car is tuned on 93 octane pump gas. It also certainly sounds like it has exhaust modifications and BimmerBoost will get clarification on the full mod list. Regardless, the gains over the baseline figures of 431 wheel horsepower and 448 lb-ft of wheel torque are massive: These are Dynocom figures which in BimmerBoost's experience read a bit higher than a Dynojet. The torque figure is approaching 600 lb-ft at the wheels which is incredible. The torque curve does take a nosedive toward redline but that is the reality of BMW turbo motors. A gain of 140 lb-ft tune only is nothing to sneeze at though. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.10185185185185% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Jordan H. (@rktunes)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-07T19:09:10+00:00">Jun 7, 2017 at 12:09pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//"></script>
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    06-24-2017, 03:09 AM
    The best way to improve the looks of a vehicle is a nice set of rims and a drop. This particular Mercedes-AMG C43 gets half of that recipe correct as the gunmetal VFS-10 wheels look great against the black contrast of the paint. It does sit a bit high though, doesn't it? A drop and this car would be just about perfect. The W205 design certainly works well as a convertible.
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    06-25-2017, 06:13 AM
    This obliterates the old record and makes for the first 8-second Gen V Dodge Viper. Nth Moto is known for doing the best built motor Gen V Dodge Viper twin turbo V10 builds in the business. They were making well over 1400 horsepower to the wheels last year and set the 1/2 mile record as well. As for how much power they are making to go over 180 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile that is anyone's guess. They are doing E85 tuning now on their Motec setups and of course BoostAddict would love to see a graph. The real proof is in the slip though: 8.250 @ 180.77... WOW! The only nitpick? This is an automatic conversion and not a manual. Understandable for getting the absolutely quickest 1/4 mile times. The previous Gen V record holder also ran an automatic transmission. Absolutely absurdly quick however you feel about the transmission swap.
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    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    Good luck with this buddy. A guy on Craigslist is attempting to flip his spot in line for a Demon at his local dealership for $40k. Nevermind the fact that Dodge is prioritizing dealers that are not gouging customers for Demon orders. What the dealer should do is simply give back the deposit and go to the next person in line. This guy trying to get $40k for his spot is delusional. Reading about him trying to get sympathy because he bought a house and has a kid on the way comes off as pathetic. Good luck finding your sucker Mike.
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    06-25-2017, 03:01 AM
    This is what dominance looks like. Eight straight International Engine of the Year Awards for the 2.5 liter turbocharged Audi I5? Yep. There is no end in sight either as the motor was updated for duty in the MKIII TT-RS and the upcoming Audi RS3 sedan. The all time leader in consecutive wins in its displacement category is the Volkswagen 1.4 liter twincharged TSI motor with nine straight. That engine is hardly a performance motor though. Audi has a good chance at setting a record. This engine is not going anywhere anytime soon and it is hard to imagine anyone producing a better motor in its displacement category. Only Porsche comes close with their new 9A2B4. The 400 horsepower version was not even judged this year so the odds for nine straight are looking very good.
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    06-21-2017, 10:57 PM
    Superchargers tend to be the most popular Coyote boosting option but it is really hard to advocate a blower over turbos at this price point. For $7k you get a system for your Mustang GT or Boss 302 that can grow with you and make power superchargers can only dream about. More efficiently to boot. Look at what you get for the money (GT30R's add a grand to the price): CNC Mandrel Bent 14 Gauge 304 Stainless Steel Headers: By Kooks CNC Mandrel Bent 304 Stainless Steel TiG Welded Downpipes: By Kooks CNC Mandrel Bent Thick Wall Aluminum Charge Piping: By Kooks X2 TiAL Sport 44mm MV-R Wastegates (With All Springs): By TiAL Sport Tial Q 50.5MM Blow-Off Valve: By TiAL Sport Aluminum High-Flow Intercooler: By Fluidyne Custom CNC Low Pressure A/C Line Stainless Steel Support Bracketry Pre-Made Turbocharger Plumbing System: By Goodridge Fluid Systems 4-Ply Silicone Coupler Kit with Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps: By Vibrant 2x High-Flow Air Filters: By Vibrant 2x Garrett GT3076R Turbochargers (1200 Horsepower Capable) Remote Tuning and Base Tuning Provided with Every System Look at what it can do at only 4.5 psi of boost. Yes, only 4.5 psi: That horsepower curve just takes off and keeps climbing. Note, $7k is the kit without turbos and with a pair of GT30R's it adds a grand so unless you really want to run different turbochargers the kit starts at $8k. You can go even bigger as well as they have GTX35R options. The sky is the limit with this turbo system. Build the motor and go for 1500 whp, why not?
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    06-24-2017, 01:11 AM
    A bit of confusion arose recently as AMS claimed an M133 1/4 mile record. AMS ran an 11.486 @ 117.44 in the 1/4 mile with a CLA45 AMG. Now, that may be the quickest and fastest stock M133 turbo record. The overall record is this GLA45 AMG with a Pure Turbos M133 turbocharger upgrade and methanol injection: That run makes it the quickest and fastest record M133 pass. It just edges a similar Eurocharged tuned CLA45 AMG with a Pure Turbos M133 upgrade that ran 11.526 @ 120.49. Congratulations to @Meltingtires on the record.
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    Here is a simple and cost effective upgrade to improve efficiency in your EA888 1.8T or 2.0T engine. APR's turbocharger inlet pipe is compatible with IHI IS12, IS30, or IS38 turbos and increases flow to 441 cfm from 379 cfm. The factory piece will limit airflow compared to the APR pipe and this becomes more evident in tuned examples. It fits basically everything: Audi - A3 / S3 - MK3 (Typ 8V) - 1.8T / 2.0T Audi - Q2 - (Typ 5Q) - 1.8T / 2.0T Audi - TT / TT S - MK3 (Typ 8S) - 1.8T / 2.0T Seat - Leon / Cupra - MK3 (Typ 5F) - 1.8T / 2.0T Seat - Alhambra - (Typ 7N05) - 1.8T / 2.0T Seat - Ateca - (Typ 575) - 1.8T / 2.0T Skoda - Kodiaq - (Typ 565) - 1.8T / 2.0T Skoda - Octavia / VRS - MK3 (Typ 5E) - 1.8T / 2.0T Skoda - Superb - B8 (Typ 3V) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Arteon - (Typ 3G8) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Atlas / Teramont - (Typ 3CN) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Golf / Alltrack / GTI / Clubsport Golf R / etc - (Typ 5G) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Passat - B8 (Typ 3G) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Sharan - (Typ 7N05) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Tiguan - MK2 (Typ 5NA) - 1.8T / 2.0T Volkswagen - Touran - (Typ 1T06) - 1.8T / 2.0T For $149 this is a no-brainer:
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    06-24-2017, 06:53 AM
    This is the new third generation BMW X3 for 2018. The design plays it very safe. BMW does not like messing around with its bread and butter which these days means their SUV's. The most exciting thing about the new X3 is that there will be an M or Motorsport Division version. Expect the X3M to have a revised S55 and 450+ horsepower and all wheel drive. Do not expect a dual clutch transmission. The X3 M40i of course utilizes the B58 3.0 liter I6 and an X3 xDrive30i with the B48 2.0 liter I4 seems likely. How do you like the design?
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    06-20-2017, 08:31 PM
    The new GT3 is a masterpiece. What is there not to like? The 500 horsepower 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 that revs to 9000 rpm? That Porsche again is offering a manual transmission with it? That it is the closest thing on the market to a street legal race car? MotorWeek sampled the car and although they call this a test it is not a test. Maybe more of a test drive. No performance numbers are provided but we can wait for those. The feedback is that the car is spectacular. The engine noise alone is glorious. It is time for us to recognize that the naturally aspirated 911 is reaching the end of the line. Porsche does not have much more room to increase displacement and how much higher can they rev it than 9k rpm and maintain street civility? This is a very special car at a very special time in Porsche history. It will go down as one of the all time greats. Enjoy it while we still have it. This is a dying breed.
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