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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:39 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
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  • TZ04XJR's Avatar
    05-07-2016, 12:54 PM
    A little fun run with a buddy in his stock 458. M3 makes 553whp on the current setup. We're planning to get some more runs in here soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 06:44 PM
    These two cars belong to BimmerBoost members. The 335is to member @Artsoasis and the supercharged E92 M3 to @TZ04XJR. The M3 you likely are familiar with since you have great taste and are an avid BimmerBoost reader and you saw it go head to head with a Ferrari 458 Italia last week. The N54 I6 vs. S65 V8 stuff is always fun as N54 owners always tend to use the more expensive M3 as a measuring stick and as justification of their purchase. Whatever side you stand on the races are fun to see as the tuning options evolve for the respective platforms. The M3 is an Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. The 335is has the Vargas Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. The first run has the M3 come out on top. The second run has the 335is come out on top. There is already some smack talk going on in the forums and the 335is has raised its boost and the M3 is preparing to move to the Level III Active Autowerke setup which will put it around ~600 horsepower to the wheels. The rematch is going to be fun to watch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-24-2016, 08:27 PM
    Here is the scenario. You work overseas and have a Porsche 996 Turbo. You see a classified ad go up from Vivid Racing for a 4.0 liter stroker short block advertised with a new crank, new pistons, new rings, new Darton sleeves, new gaskets, etc. Sounds good right? Especially considering the advertised $10k price is less than doing this all yourself and assembling all the parts and having the block sleeved. So what is the problem? The customer did not get what was advertised: Basically, what was advertised as new and in great condition simply was not true. Not to mention the scuffed and rusted liners with marks in the flange which he asks Vivid to replace. Vivid says Darton is responsible and Darton says they sold this to Vivid over 2 years ago and who knows what happened since then. Darton is right in this instance, they can not be expected to replace parts Vivid messed with or did not store properly. The solution here is very simple. Vivid should replace the parts, right? Well, they didn't. Rather than replacing the damaged sleeves Vivid is willing to sell more at cost since Darton won't be suckered into paying for Vivid's mistakes and should not be expected to. Vivid knew they were selling something that was not brand new and perfect as advertised and they just wanted to pass this onto a sucker who would have to shell out more out of pocket to get it working. That line about exceeding customer expectations and satisfactions is just a load of horse shit or a sick joke. This is honestly nothing new with Vivid. They will exaggerate or misrepresent things to make sales. We have seen it before such as when they claimed 407 wheel horsepower from a BMW S65 V8 with their tune on a Mustang dyno which is impossible unless one messes with the correction factor which they clearly did to exaggerate the capability of the tune they were selling. Vivid is all about making money and they do not seem to care how they get it. They basically just ship a lot of parts to a lot of people. It's why they acquired the HPF (Horsepower Freaks) name to simply utilize another brand to ship more and more parts from their warehouse. The bottom line is they don't give a crap about their customers and won't do the right thing if it means money out of their pockets. Think this is an isolated incident? Read this 60 page thread on Vivid's business practices which goes from praise to horro stories in a hurry: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337726 Why do people keep going to them? Caveat Emptor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-06-2016, 02:51 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to hobbit382 for the tip.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-18-2016, 08:03 PM
    This is difficult to believe but the graph is posted as proof. Powerhaus Performance obviously does some great tuning work but we have not seen much from them regarding turbo upgrades for the M157 AMG 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 platform. The dyno numbers here are from a Mustang dynamometer so keep that in mind when looking at the peak figures as they will be lower than a Dynojet and some other machines. The baseline figure Powerhaus Performance claims is from a 63 AMG M157 with a billet twin turbo upgrade. That number is 538 horsepower and 601 lb-ft of torque. Output with the Powerhaus Performance upgrade? 642 horsepower and 629 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: Now, that is a huge change. Especially when you factor in they claim this was done at the same boost pressure on 93 octane pump gas. That is the claim but there is no proof of this. It is of course in the best interest of Powerhaus Performance to show their tuning and turbos as superior to the competition as that equals sales. This raises a lot of questions though. Whose turbo upgrade is on the car? Why is the difference so large? Where are the details on their turbo upgrade? Where are the pictures? Where are the comparison photos of their turbos and the competitor's they say they are outperforming? Where is the pricing? A lot of unanswered questions here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:12 AM
    Oh man I thought these things only existed in meme's:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-16-2016, 12:53 AM
    Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 for quite a bit now. The 2016 season is much of the same with Mercedes winning every race. More specifically, every Formula 1 race in the 2016 calendar was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. That is, until today's Spanish Grand Prix. What happened? Nico Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed into each other on the very first lap. These two collided before but that was back in 2014 at the Belgian Grand Prix. There is a bit of a rivalry between the two and Hamilton clearly is upset he is so far behind in the standings to Rosberg. Hamilton brilliantly took the pole for the race. Guess who was second? At the start of the race both drivers got a great start and Rosberg managed to pass him. This is what happened shortly afterwards when Hamilton tried to retake the lead: https://streamable.com/ghec and https://streamable.com/yltd Nico defended, Hamilton went onto the grass, he spun into Nico, and they took each other out. Ouch. Instead of another likely Mercedes victory both drivers failed to finish. It is safe to say there will be repercussions from the team. The bright side to all of this? An 18 year old kid named Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix. The youngest to ever win. He led the final 21 laps. Talk about a good start to a career.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 01:31 AM
    A little over a week ago a video was posted of BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR going at it from a roll with a Ferrari 458 Italia in his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. Well, here is the rematch between the two. The difference this time is the cars go from a higher speed roll with the M3 in third gear just over 60 miles per hour. The previous race was a lower speed roll. A lower speed roll definitely helped the Ferrari as its lower weight and aerodynamics somewhat offset the power disparity. Higher speeds really show the difference in power. The M3 is making much more horsepower and you can see it in the result from both runs below. Hopefully these two meet up again when the M3 goes to the Level III Active Autowerke S65 V8 supercharger setup.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 01:03 AM
    There is something to be said for the M157's 5.5 liters of displacement. While the motor will be phased out over the next few years for the smaller 4.0 liter M177/M178 V8 the large M157 V8 still has the task of moving some of the heavier Mercedes-AMG vehicles in the lineup and the torque certainly helps in that respect. It definitely has a whole lot of torque down low. The baseline figure is 536 lb-ft at the wheels. Tuned? 725 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 189 lb-ft at the wheels. Huge but expected out of tuned M157's. What is odd is the baseline horsepower curve. The 421 peak horsepower figure is about 100 wheel horsepower off of what the car should be at based on previous M157 results. It's very low while the torque peak is about what it should be. Maybe AMG's software dials power back on the dyno (AMG has previously had dyno mode issues) or maybe there was some other issue. Regardless, the tuned numbers are right where the should be and very strong for a tune only car. 624 wheel horsepower and and 725 lb-ft of wheel torque will make for quite the ride.
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  • Steve---/\/54's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 01:22 AM
    Has no wg flanges and no 02 bungs, I will include 2 aem o2 bungs and 2 tial mvs flanges. Asking $1100 shipped. Email me for pics. This is one of Jerry's newer manifolds got it about 2 months ago, ready to ship.1 Thanks Stevengvincent(at)gmail.com
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 07:24 PM
    Exactly like this. Ok, maybe they could have gone slightly bigger on the turbos because it's never enough boost, right? This is a custom project built for someone named Mike Murillo. No idea on the specs but who cares. We salute everyone involved.
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  • TZ04XJR's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 12:01 PM
    Took the M to a friends going away meet this past weekend. Ended up getting a few runs in with several cars :D M3- AA Gen 2 Level 2 S/C (553whp) C7- Procharged (575whp) 15' 5.0- Bolt Ons & Nitrous Z32 300ZX TT- Upgraded Turbos (600+whp) EVO 9- FBO, Stock Turbo (440whp) vs C7 Run 1 vs C7 Run 1, C7 View vs C7 Run 2 vs 15' 5.0 vs 300ZX TT vs EVO 8
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  • Rob_BMW_PNW's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 11:58 PM
    375 Shippped obo N55 JB4 Harness A for sale. Has FF wires (not hooked up) Data Cable New Boost sensor connectors (old ones were broke, so I bought new ones) Price is OBO
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-11-2016, 08:17 PM
    This is an interesting development for the M275 twin turbo V12 platform. As a reminder, Speedriven holds the R230 SL platform and M275 V12 platform 1/4 mile record with a 9.975 @ 141 miles per hour pass. They now have a standalone ECU running on the R230 SL platform. Speedriven says this is a plug and play ECU and the harness is their own design. There are a multitude of advantages to running a stand alone engine management system such as faster processing, an open software platform not restricted by Mercedes encryption, ability to switch maps on the fly, and just better tuning availability for a variety of hardware options. We do not have the specifications on the box Speedriven is using. We also do not have any pricing or availability information. What we do know is this is the first standalone ECU paired to an M275 in a Mercedes street car that completely replaces the factory computer. Definitely a good sign for the future of M275 V12 tuning. PALATINE, IL 11MAY2016 – Earlier this week, Chicago-area tuning firm Speedriven announced that it had successfully installed and operated a standalone engine control system into a highly complicated Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG roadster, marking the first time an aftermarket tuner has fully integrated such a system into a Mercedes-Benz. The standalone solution Speedriven has been developing for their Mercedes-Benz and AMG customers completely replaces the factory computer, taking over the many demands of the cars' engine and transmission while giving the tuner full control over all of the car's systems. Control is a key theme here, and- as we learned from the now-famous Pirelli ad, “power is nothing, without control”. The most iconic version of that ad campaign featured US Olympic track runner, Carl Lewis, crouched in a starting stance while wearing a set bright red stiletto-heeled women's shoes. More than twenty years after Pirelli's ad hit magazines, its message still rings true- but it's not usually a car's tires that are holding back its performance potential. It's the limitations built into the car's computers from the factory. “It's kind of ironic, really,” says Speedriven's Jo Borras. “The car's ECUs (Engine Control Units) have gotten so good that you can have a five or six-hundred horsepower daily driver that gets decent mileage and runs cleaner than ever, but the manufacturers have locked them down with so much encryption and so many safety nannies that the guys who want to convert their cars into race cars have to constantly fight the technology for control over the car's systems. That's where the real need for an independent, standalone solution comes from.” “Take the newest twin-turbo cars from AMG,” continues Jo. There are a few guys out there who have put big turbos on these cars and really gone through the transmission hardware. They've spent a ton of money to make power- but their cars are barely any faster than the guys' who've hardly done anything to their track cars. That's because they're limited by an interaction between the factory ECU and the transmission controller (TCU). The TCU is calculating torque on the fly- as it happens. Once torque reaches a certain level that's been programmed in at the factory, the TCU sends a signal to the ECU to cut power that it is hard-wired to obey. That's a bit of an over-simplification, but the idea is there. No matter how much you do to the engine or transmission, if you don't have control over the electronics, all that go-fast hardware means nothing.” That's just one example of a major performance limitation imposed by a factory ECU. In addition to delivering the complete control necessary to push the envelope of Mercedes-Benz performance tuning, however, the standalone allows Speedriven to develop features for these cars that they've never had. These range from exciting features like launch control and rolling anti-lag to more mundane features like a push-button pit lane speed limiter. The standalone control system allows radically different hardware to be utilized, as well. “If you change the final drive ratio on a V12 Mercedes with a factory ECU, you have to jump through a lot of programming hoops. Now, we can put a much stronger 9” rear end in these cars and not only change gears very quickly to accommodate different tracks, we can also bring the car's electronics up to speed just as quickly,” says Jo. “That's a game changer in the Mercedes tuning world- and it's only one of maybe five or six game-changers that come as part of the standalone package.” The first Speedriven-built car to heavily feature the standalone will be the latest version of the “Red Dragon” SL65 AMG Black Series clone that became the quickest V12 Mercedes-Benz in the world last year with a 9.97 second mile pass at more than 141 MPH thanks to Speedriven's billet-wheel turbo package. The standalone ECU will handle a variety of fuels, a heavily revised transmission and driveline, a fully built and blueprinted engine, and a pair of massive turbos that the company- and the car's owner!- believe will bring an entirely new dimension of tuning possibilities to the Mercedes aftermarket.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 12:15 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
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  • BMW 335i Coupe's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 06:31 PM
    Sorry, had to vent. I was an active member for 8 years, all of a sudden one night the very stuff people posted in 2012, got me banned in 2016 , No warning, just a perma ban. The pics below got me banned and were removed. I posted similar pics before and didnt get banned. Only After i was unfairly banned, i created a bunch of accounts jst to mess with them and posted similar pics again. Btw i have had an active account with Bimmerfest for over 10 years, never had any problems with them guys only with Bimmerpost. Jason and Mark Koesel at Bimmerpost are two real assholes. Thanks for reading.
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