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  • Mybabym5's Avatar
    07-08-2014, 07:55 PM
    Hey guys, had some good races the other night against a well and heavy modded C63 Coupe with the MCT tranny. Races ranged from around 45-180 mph over in Europe.. Sorry for the video quality, Europe is always so dark at night. E60 M5 SMG: -Evolve alpha N stage 3 tune -RPI OEM headers with primary cat delete -RPI GTS Full Exhaust -RPI oil cooler -RPI pulley -BMC drop in filters with RPI scoops -ESS Euro SMG software -Michelin PSS (stock rims) VS C63 AMG Coupe MCT - Eurocharged Handheld loader with V5 tune - MCT TCU tune w/Weistec MCT Valve Body Upgrade - MBH Tri Y Headers, MBH Catless Midpipes, MBH X-pipe - Agency Power 2.75" Mandrel Bent Valvetronic Exhaust - Renntech Dual 82MM Throttle Bodies - SpeedDriven Billet Trans Pan - SLS Spark Plugs (One Step Colder) - Quaife LSD - Carbonio CF Intake Boxes -JL Motoring "Ram Air" CF Intake - Evosport UnderDrive Pulley - MHP 180 degree Coolant Thermostat - MHP Thermalnator gaskets to stop heat transfer from head to intake manifold - Thermal/Radiant Heat wrap of Intake Manifold, Airboxes, Intake Tubes, Intake Y Pipe that connects airboxes to Intake Manifold - Weistec Billet Catch Can - 19 inch Forgestar CF10's wrapped in Nitto NT05 I believe these are all of his mods, he can correct if anything is wrong or missing. My car is currently at 4100LBS, and the C63 according to the owner is around 3850LBS. Here is a combo of the videos in one. I am very happy with how my M5 performed. She has still some power to squeeze out like evolve intakes and long tube headers over my stock decatted headers.. Both awesome NA engines, and was a good time! Camera in M5 in first 2 races. 3rd video is a chase car video.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-30-2014, 10:06 AM
    Porsche 911 and BMW M3/M4 comparisons are nothing new. The M3 traditionally offered Porsche 911 level performance but at a lower price point of entry with greater daily usability. The Porsche 911 of course offered the Porsche prestige and the driving dynamics of a lighter two seat sports car. Not much has changed although the M car now offers much more brute force than the 911. The power, torque, and performance gap is the greatest it has ever been. Now Car and Driver chose a 7-speed manual Porsche 911 to compare to the BMW M4. The M4 has a dual clutch transmission and this would be closer if the Porsche had the optional PDK transmission. It is what it is though and the BMW M4 simply has the 911 overmatched. It has more power at 425 horsepower (which is severely underrated to begin with) to the 911's 350 horsepower. It has more torque at 406 lb-ft to the 911's 287 lb-ft. The straightline contest is no contest. The M4 runs through the 1/4 mile in 12.1 @ 119. The 911 Carrera completes the 1/4 in 12.7 seconds at 113 miles per hour. It makes efficient use of its 350 horses thanks to its roughly 400 pound lighter curb weight but even if this was the 400 horsepower Carrera S with a PDK transmission the M4 would still win. This is the largest the acceleration gap between the 911 Carrera and M3/M4 has ever been. Speaking of weight the M4 comes in at 3581 pounds. It just is not as light as we were made to believe. Car and Driver's own weight figures place the F82 M4 30 pounds lighter than a comparably equipped E92 M3 and that sounds about right. BMW did try to make the M4 lighter but it is mostly to mask the added weight of the turbo powerplant and associated plumbing. If the M4 actually hit the 3300 pound figures BMW was throwing around... well, no point dreaming. Also take a look at the front to rear weight distribution figure. BMW no longer is building 50/50 balanced cars in the turbo era despite what they claim. Car and Driver states that the 911 steering is more precise and offers a better feel. They also state the 911 is more fun to drive. Basically, Car and Driver calls the M4 the muscle car to the 911's more nimble sports car character. The handling performance between the two is actually about even with the M4 and 911 both pulling .98g on the skidpad. What is odd though is that the 911 is not equipped with a limited slip differential. Seriously Porsche? For an $85k base price that is asking too much? Really what this comes down to is price for performance. The M4 offers more performance for less money with greater usability. The 911 is the better sports car of the two, no question. It is more fun to drive as well. That said, Car and Driver nails the conclusion. 'The M4 is more challenging to drive at the limit, but it's far easier to drive faster beneath it. It's the quintessential German muscle car to Porsche's quintessential German sports car. Is one design more right than the other? That's a matter of opinion. But it's hard to argue with a car that delivers more performance for less money.' The M car has more of a muscle car character than a sports car character? Welcome to the new M.
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  • 930-turbo's Avatar
    07-06-2014, 09:07 PM
    Heres a video of the rematch between me and my buddies gintani m3. The car wasnt running well the last time we ran. gintani m3 is at 570whp and my 335i is at 675whp. Peddled it in 4th gear a little bit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77-Bmb68ABc&feature=youtu.be
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  • ALPHA Performance's Avatar
    07-01-2014, 12:32 PM
    First E63 4Matic in the 10′s! On June 26th we took our 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic to Great Lakes Dragway for some preliminary testing of the Alpha 7 upgrade package. Track conditions were not ideal with the temperature somewhat pleasant in the 60’s but accompanied by 100% humidity. When the track lights switched on at dusk you could see the moisture in the air! Our AMG was equipped with only our Alpha Tune and prototype Alpha Downpipes and Cat-Back Exhaust. The full Alpha 7 Bi-Turbo upgrade will include an Alpha Boost Cooler Kit in the future but we were eager to see the results of just a tune and exhaust. Rolling on 20” Vorsteiner wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires we were hopeful for a very low 11 second run, but ended up with the first E63 4Matic in the 10’s! First pass of the night Paul staged the car, applied the brakes and gave it a bit of throttle, the launch was undramatic, smooth with no tire spin. When the board lit up we were a bit surprised, 10.850 @ 129.31 MPH, setting a new AMG 4Matic record! After letting the car cool down we staged it for another run, the car launched exactly the same as the first pass, hard with no drama and lit the board up with a 10.879 @ 129.21 MPH. Talk about consistency! Overall we are very pleased with the results from the night’s testing. Once the M157 Alpha Boost Cooler Kit and Carbon Fiber Intake System are complete we will bring the car back to the track for another round of testing and hopefully hit 130+mph trap along with a mid-low 10 second pass! More about Alpha Tuning: Alpha Tuning Website Mercedes Product Offerings: Alpha Mercedes-Benz Website
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-09-2014, 03:24 PM
    Interesting matchup here that is great to see as two different M engine philosophies battle it out. The M5 is the camera car but unfortunately a cell phone camera is used by the M5. Still, the video is clear so you can see exactly what happens. The modifications on the M5 are a Stage 2 tune that is not named, downpipes, and a custom straight piped exhaust. The E92 M3 is supercharged with the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger system. On paper this should be a good a race. Depending on how aggressive the M5 tune is along with the bolt ons it can show ~600 whp. Depending on the M3's boost it is also in this range. The M5 of course has much more torque which it also needs to move its roughly 800 extra pounds. In practice it is a good race as the cars are dead even. They both appear to be DCT models so driver skill is not a large variable. A good run from two fast M cars going about their power boost in different ways.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-01-2014, 07:46 AM
    Here is a street race for some money between an X71 X6M and an E60 M5. The race is for money although only a $1000 which is hardly enough to even cover the modifications on the cars. The two cars race on a city street with people behind them shutting down the traffic so obviously do not try this at home. The race is from a stop and so in theory should favor the X6M with its all wheel drive against the rear wheel drive E60 M5 on street tires. The X6M features the Active Autowerke ECU tune and also their downpipes. Since this is a money race the E60 M5 modifications are not mentioned. However, with the way the E60 M5 pulls after the launch and the way the power comes on it certainly feels like the car has nitrous. It's definitely modified whatever those modifications happen to be. Take a look and decide for yourself:
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-24-2014, 02:06 PM
    In general, since we are all automotive enthusiasts here, I imagine we are all pretty good drivers. Sadly, that just means we are in the minority. I try to rarely complain, but I finally had to put together a list of my biggest frustrations while driving :angry-banghead: Agree? Disagree? Other additions? -Rich In priority order: 1. People who lolligag in the lefthand lane. After you pass, get back over. 2. People who don't secure their loads. See exhibit A. 3. Not understanding the proper way to merge. This includes both merging on to the highway, but also merging when lanes end say for construction. 4. Not passing a police officer/highway patrolman. It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who refuse to pass a highway patrolman, even when the officer is cruising well under the speed limit. I have to imagine this is some sort of game/stress reliever for POs - let's see how slow we can go without people passing us. :facepalm 5. Not turning right on red. I realize this isn't legal everywhere, but for the areas it is, for the love of God, turn when the coast is clear. 6. Tailgating. I hate tailgaters. 7. Rubber necking at accidents. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-11-2014, 12:19 AM
    We are a new sponsor of the forum and super happy to bring you our all new 100% Bolt On Go Pro Style Camera Mount for the BMW 1,2,3,4,5 Series. Speed Mounts eliminate the need for the suction cup style camera mounts on the exterior of your vehicle! You will not need to worry about losing your camera any longer. The Speed Mounts bracket allow you to secure your go-pro camera right to any of the factory roof rack mounting holes using our bolt-on mounting bracket. Your Speed Mount is made from 6061 Billet Aluminum and anodized black for a sleek, smooth look. All mounting hardware is included. Price-$49.95 Click link to order- http://store.1stopspeed.com/speed_mounts/bmw_roof_rack_mount_go_pro_style/g-75430.aspx Coming out soon will be license plate and tow hook mounts that use your factory tow hook.
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  • 1StopSpeed.com's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from Cars.co.za in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-01-2014, 08:01 AM
    Glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) is seeing more and more use in modern cars as the material is relatively cheap and lightweight. The common term of course is fiberglass and Audi found another area to use it and will be incorporating it into the suspension system of their production cars. The most likely candidate to see the new GFRP springs is the facelifted Audi A7 sedan set for an official launch later this year. So why GFRP? The springs are lighter at 3.5 pounds to the 6.0 pounds of conventional steel. GFRP also will not rust which is certainly appealing in climates with snow and for longevity purposes. This may sound new but it isn't. There are other production cars using fiberglass springs including the C7 Corvette.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 06:58 AM
    Liter plus bikes are pretty damn fast, we know that. Power to weight tends to favor bikes at least stock. This bike is not stock however and is turbocharged putting out 425 horsepower at the wheels on C16. It is basically similar to riding a cruise missile. UGR (Underground Racing) makes some spectacularly fast cars with some of their twin turbo V10 Gallardo's and R8's rumored to be putting out well over the 2000 horsepower mark depending on who you ask. This Gallardo is stated to have '1750' horsepower. Based on a quick power to weight calculation it has around 1.94 pounds per horse. The Hayabusa based on a 425 wheel horsepower number and a ~600 pound weight with fluids and the turbo has 1.41 pounds per horse. The aerodynamics of course favor the Gallardo. So what happens? The Gallardo wins. Why? Well aerodynamics from a roll as stated and probably because it has more power than is being let on. Taking down a Hayabusa on the highway in a car is an incredible feat. A turbo Hayabusa? Well, that requires something truly spectacular. That is exactly what this UGR built Gallardo is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-01-2014, 02:22 PM
    A recent article on a quick Auto Express video comparison between the M4 and RS5 got a lot of attention partially due to just how much stronger of a performer the new M4 is over the Audi RS5. The performance comparison between the two cars is pretty one sided. Here we have much more data than the quick Auto Express video thanks to the German publication Autozeitung and although it is in German numbers are universal. Let's start with the weight figures. The tested weight for the BMW F82 M4 is 3560 pounds. This is multiple sources now weighing the M4 in the 35XX pound range. The RS5 is the much heavier car at 3941 pounds. The RS5's quoted horsepower figure at 450 does not mean anything as BMW's quoted 425 horsepower figure is much more in the real world. The difference between these cars is really about 100 horsepower and quite a bit of torque. The Audi with more weight, less power, and less torque is is simply overmatched. This shows in the acceleration figures where the M4 trounces the RS5. Even though the RS5 has Quattro the M4 gets to 60 a tenth quicker at 4.2 seconds. The difference by 200 km/h (124 miles per hour) is a 1.6 seconds. The M4 is simply showing the RS5 its taillights past 60. Around the track the RS5 gets a beatdown as well. It laps their test circuit in 1:41.5. The M4 is 2.6 seconds quicker at 1:38.9. The slalom is also in the M4's favor at 70.8 km/h to the RS5 67.5 km/h. The M4 also has cleaner emissions and a lower price. Even its interior ergonomics are chosen over Audi which is the area Audi is traditionally praised over BMW. What more is there to say? The M4 is on another level compared to any RS4 or RS5 model in Audi's current lineup. Audi needs a new car with more changes than just some new headlights.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-25-2014, 09:55 PM
    Big news here from Weistec Engineering who has managed to keep their Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR twin turbocharger development under wraps until now. The Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR as you know has an M155K supercharged 5.5 liter AMG V8 which is based on the M113K supercharged 5.5 liter V8 familiar to us from the W211 generation E55 AMG. Weistec decided to remove the supercharger on the SLR and add a pair of turbochargers in. The Weistec SLR Biturbo system is still under development so few details will be shared at this time. What we can tell you is it will be officially released later this year. Additionally, Weistec will have M155K V8 built motor options with forged internals for those that want big boost. The system will be sold as a package. As far as power figures expect some eye opening numbers when the time comes. The Weistec SLR McLaren Biturbo System is the pinnacle of SLR performance. Cast Inconel manifolds flank the 5.5L V8, supplying ball bearing turbochargers and external waste gates with high flowing exhaust gases. These gases are then routed via 304 stainless steel downpipes, paired with aerospace grade bellows, and connect to the mufflers. The biturbo’s forced air charge is tri-cooled via an additional intercooler and cooling circuit working in conjunction with the factory intercoolers, allowing for high performance and consistency in any climate. Official Release Fall 2014
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-14-2014, 07:07 PM
    Weistec has officially begun their M133 AMG 2.0 liter direct injected four-cylinder tuning era. The new AMG motor is getting a lot of attention from tuners but so far the majority of the tuning has been based around piggyback tuning boxes. Weistec is taking a different approach and supplying the market where it was lacking with quality hardware. This includes exhaust pieces such as a downpipe and midpipe as well as a turbocharger heat shield. Let's take a look at the downpipe, midpipe, and heat shield. The pieces themselves are obviously beautiful. Weistec takes a maximum performance approach to their parts as their downpipe is catless unlike the factory piece which contains an integrated catalytic converter. This obviously is a major area of restriction and with this restriction removed the car breathes much better. How much better? How about an additional 27 horsepower at all four wheels courtesy of the Weistec downpipe and midpipe only on 91 octane pump gas? A very healthy gain from exhaust modifications alone on pump gas without a tune. Additionally, there is no check engine light generated by the catless downpipe. The price for the downpipe and midpipe (which includes the heat shield below) is $1,795.00. Key Features: 100% mandrel bent and TIG welded Constructed of low carbon 304 Stainless Steel Stainless steel heat shields offer the Weistec look and function Easy bolt-on solution Improves exhaust note No Check Engine Light As the turbocharger is mounted up top this can lead to considerable heat in the engine bay. Heat soak of course becomes a concern and this means reduced performance after multiple wide open throttle pulls. In warm weather areas this is especially noticeable. Weistec created a heat shield for this reason and the pictures depict the design and its purpose perfectly: OEM exposed: With Weistec heat shield in place: At $295.00 the upgrade is a no-brainer: http://weistec.com/m133heatshield.html Key Features: TIG welded 304 Stainless Steel The Weistec look and function Drop Under Hood Temperatures up to 15 Deg F 5 Minute Installation Weistec Engineering is also developing an anti-surge valve. When it is released BenzBoost will of course bring you all the details. For further information please visit the Weistec M133 2.0 liter AMG four-cylinder page: http://weistec.com/m133.html Additionally, please take a look at Weistec M133 product video:
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