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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    01-28-2015, 04:04 PM
    So I'm in the pretty early stages but I am considering buying a new (used) car. I bought my current car (2011 Camaro 2SS/RS/manual) when I graduated law school and I was 25 at the time. I'm now 30 and I have a 2 year old. So I think its time for something a little more mature, classy, and practical but I don't want to give up having a relatively fast, relatively sporty car. My price range is around $36k. I do my own basic maintenance (oil, tranny/diff fluid, brake pads, spark plugs) and basic bolt on type work (air intake, headers) but on cars that are pretty easy to work on (Trucks, F-body's, my current car). Below are my requirements outside of price and some general thoughts on how I will use the car: 4 doors and a decent backseat (for car seat) and trunk (golf bags, stroller). It can't be slower than my current car (0-60 in around 4.6, low 13's 1/4). I will not modify the car so it must be at least that fast stock. It must be fun to drive. For example: A Charger Hellcat would not be appropriate because although it is fast, its not fun to drive. I want a car that feels a little special. USE: primarily a daily driver but I may occasionally take it to a track. That said, I'm not one of these guys who is obsessed with shaving 100ths of a second off my lap time. I just want to have fun and have a car that I can push without killing it or myself. If tracked, I would probably not take it past 7.5/10ths of its potential. It must be somewhat classy but not super flashy. I want a car that is nice to be in and I would be proud to walk up to and get in on a daily basis. Ideally it would be a car that a normal person wouldn't think twice about but someone like us (abnormal people) would look at and be like "nice." The car is for me to enjoy driving, not to attract attention. It must be reliable and reasonable to fix or have fixed when something does break. It must also be reasonable to maintain. I understand that most "nice" cars will be more expensive to maintain than my Camaro but it has to be within reason. RWD is preferred but I'd be willing to do AWD if the AWD is fun and tossable. Manual is preferred but I would do flappy paddle if it is a great box, a good deal, and not unreliable. Right now my two front runners are a 09-14 CTS-V and an E90 M3. My concern with the Caddy is that although its fast, I worry that its heavy and not that fun to drive. My concern with the M3 is reliability and maintenance. Any feedback or tips on my front runners is welcome as is advice on other options (supported with reasoning).
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    01-06-2015, 05:13 PM
    Has anyone heard of this new fuel FTW Purple that people are using as an alternative to race fuel or e85? The power people are making is pretty ridiculous over their counterparts.. https://ftwfuels.wordpress.com/ I am also not associated with this site in any way but was just wondering if anyone has run this in their car and what their impressions of it were. Here's the fastest 5.0 NA which was tuned on this fuel. Just sounds too crazy to believe. http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?1051730-Went-10-47-133-today-NA Btw Sticky don't know if I'm not supposed to link to these sites so feel free to remove if necessary.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    01-17-2015, 07:35 PM
    Last week I picked up a new 2015 E63 S sedan in lunar blue from Mercedes of Massapequa. Of course, rather than driving it off the lot I had it flatbedded to Detailing Dynamics in Mineola for the first part of a two part modding program. Detailing Dynamics is installing: full XPEL Ultimate clearbra, tints, Clearplex and painted rotor hats. Here are the pics. I pick it up on Tuesday. After that it will received the Renntech full tune, Renntech sport mufflers and Renntech catted downpipes at Mercedes Benz of Rockville Centre as soon as the Renntech catted downpipes arrive. When mods are complete, according to Renntech, car will have 726 bhp and 875 lbs-ft at the crank. Am using the OEM wheels for the winter set with Pirelli Sottozeros. Spring/summer fall wheels are HRE RS101s.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 04:07 PM
    Juno started this morning and I already have 2" of snow on my way to maybe 36" in the next 24 hours. Thought I would clear off the drive... within 2 minutes the 45 mph winds blew the snow right back into my driveway.. anyway I am bored so will post some pics as we go along Audi A3 Quattro FTW
    42 replies | 932 view(s)
  • DisCiteFullRetard's Avatar
    01-04-2015, 12:29 AM
    Do what you gotta do sticky. The way I see it, it's almost like you are you are harboring a criminal... I'd say backing him up reflects poorly on you and your forum. Not that I think your forum is a model of democracy or anything. My sole purpose isn't to troll, I just want to read some stuff, but I need to be logged in just to read, which is retarded. If I could read without being logged in, I would have no reason to have an account, and I would have never posted anything, ever. Since I do have to be logged in... Tony's crap is the only thing that agitates me enough to post. He's such a hypocrite and generally bad person I can't help it.
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  • JMARS's Avatar
    01-18-2015, 09:25 PM
    Hey guys, I know this subject has been beat to death :repost: I have searched :search and still haven't found what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something similar to this, 18" fronts/15" rears: Does anyone have a similar setup??? http://realstreetperformance.com/Wheels/Supra/
    25 replies | 905 view(s)
  • oldgixxer's Avatar
    01-06-2015, 02:09 PM
    Grabbed from the GTR forum.....Ouch Owner of the GTR said: "Both race were starting at about 70-75mph.. One was a even start which i walked him pretty bad so second race i gave him the hit.. He took off when i wasn't so ready and wasn't in my prime spot but i said fuck it chase is a a race right? "
    30 replies | 1037 view(s)
  • bobS's Avatar
    01-14-2015, 08:45 PM
    I want to purchase a helmet for drag racing / roll racing and auto X. What helmet should I get? I don't want to go too crazy, obviously something safe, and it must meet snell SA2010 standards. I'm looking at this helmet at the moment... http://simpsonraceproducts.com/snell-sa2010/bandit/
    21 replies | 1388 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2015, 07:24 AM
    What is the worst car you ever had? Well, chances are it probably was not as bad as the rides some of these people have had. We spend a ton of time talking about what the best car is, what the most powerful car is, and what the fastest car is. Rarely do we talk about the pieces of crap we have driven along the way. So take a look, take a laugh, and remind yourself how fortunate you are to be modifying whatever it is you are modifying for more power while some people are sticking their head out their sunroof to get a cheeseburger.
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    01-11-2015, 09:00 PM
    My first street pull in the GSX. First pull was perfect. 2nd one I started at too low of an RPM and just barely caught him by 125mph.
    16 replies | 1079 view(s)
  • jyamona's Avatar
    01-14-2015, 01:08 PM
    I know Apex makes the Arc-8 in a very high offset specific for the 135i, but it appears they do not offer the same offset in the 17" version. Are there any 17" very high offset (and light) wheels out there for the 135i? 17x9 would do, but 17x9.5 would be better. I am trying to a wide and tall drag radial for best traction. Ideally, I'd like to run the 275/40/17 NT05-r or NT555-r.
    16 replies | 1208 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-03-2015, 12:17 AM
    The BMW i8 performs well for what it is. It is designed with efficiency in mind hence the 1.5 liter three-cylinder gasoline motor. Supplemented by an electric drivetrain the i8 output is 357 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It moves a fairly lightweight (for BMW anyway) 3380 pounds. The F82 M4 is heavier than the i8 and does not have all wheel drive. It sends an underrated 425 horsepower to the rear wheels. It has more power than the i8 and despite being rated at 409 lb-ft of torque this figure is also underrated. Raw grunt is in the M4's court. The disadvantage for the M4 is that it is carrying just under 200 more pounds and that it does not get the instant electric torque benefit or all wheel drive traction benefit. On paper the way this should go is the i8 opens a slight lead only for the M4 to easily pull past it. Test figures have shown the i8 go 12.3 @ 114 in the 1/4 mile and independent drag strip results from owners for the M4 show times in the 12.1 @ 116 range. So what happens? Well the geniuses at Auto Bild in Germany use some crappy damp road for the comparison. They actually do a slow motion capture of the M4's tires going up in smoke off the launch. That doesn't look cool guys, it make you look like you don't know what the hell you are doing. The i8 wins although we get no data to go with it. It really is a victory by default as if one car is sitting there spinning its tires and the other hooks up and goes it is no surprise it wins even if it is less powerful. What should be a cool comparison turns into a joke. The M4 has nothing to fear from an i8 in a drag race. Especially considering they have already gone low 11's.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-05-2015, 10:40 PM
    And this is what happens. C7 Z06 performance numbers have had fanboys heads exploding. A brief calm in the storm recently took place as a manual C7 Z06 finally broke into the 10's. Nevermind that the Z06 is built for the roadcourse but straightline performance these days definitely captures the majority of attention. The owner of the C7 Z06 in the infamous Gen V Viper versus C7 Z06 run video helped organize a dragstrip track day. The cars in attendance? A stock C7 Z06, stock Challenger hellcat, stock C6 ZR1, and a stock Gen V Viper. Obviously more than one of each example so here is the full breakdown: Stock vehicles, on street (non-drag) tires: 2015 Corvette Z06 w/Z07 (white) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 – “cdubb” 2015 Corvette Z06 w/Z07 (red) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 – “zhopper05″ 2015 Corvette Z06 Stage 1 (silver) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Super Sport – “robe38″ 2010 Corvette ZR1 (black) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup – “Mark B” 2014 Viper TA (orange) – Manual – Pirelli Pzero Corsa – “Sassy” 2014 Viper TA (white) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup – “Nine Ball” 2014 Viper SRT base model (black) – Manual – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup – “Shooter” 2015 Challenger Hellcat (black) – Automatic – Pirelli PZero – “Jerrod T” Stock vehicles on drag radial tires: 2015 Corvette Z06 Stage 1 (silver) – Manual – 18″ Hoosier drag radial – “robe38″ 2015 Corvette Z06 w/Z07 (gray) – Manual – 19″ Nitto NT05R drag radial – “lethal z06″ Nice list, right? Let's start with the street tire results. Street Tire ET: 11.65 @ 131.04 mph (2.16 60′) – Viper TA “Nine Ball” 11.68 @ 131.27 mph (2.18 60′) – Viper TA “Sassy” 11.76 @ 127.91 mph (no 60′ data) – C6 ZR1 “Mark B” 11.77 @ 127.05 mph (2.06 60′) – C7 Z06 “robe38″ 11.87 @ 127.95 mph (2.38 60′) – C7 Z06 “cdubb” 12.04 @ 134.65 mph (2.37 60′) – Viper SRT “Shooter” 12.11 @ 126.30 mph (2.17 60′) – Challenger Hellcat “Jerrod T” DNF – Traction Issues – C7Z06 “zhopper05″ Street Tire Trap: 134.65 (12.04 ET 2.37 60′) – Viper SRT “Shooter” – Also ran 132.24 –Gen 5 Viper record! 131.27 (11.68 ET 2.18 60′) – Viper TA “Sassy” – Also ran 129.91 131.04 (11.65 ET 2.16 60′) – Viper TA “Nine Ball” – Also ran 129.98 129.20 (12.04 ET 2.59 60′) – C7 Z06 “cdubb” – Also ran 127.95 127.91 (11.76 ET, no 60′) – C6 ZR1 “Mark B” – Also ran 127.80 127.05 (11.77 ET, 2.06 60′) – C7 Z06 “robe38″ – Also ran 126.37 126.90 (12.39 ET, 2.40 60′) – Challenger Hellcat “Jerrod T” – Also ran 126.69 So what can we gather from this? The Viper is the quickest and fastest on street tires. The C7 Z06 is slower than the Viper. The Hellcat just can not hook on street tires. The Hellcat trap shows it can run with these cars but it needs drag rubber considering its poor weight distribution. Drag radial results: 10.93 @ 128.94 (1.77 60′) – C7 Z06 “robe38″ – 1st privately owned 10-second C7 Z06! 11.16 @ 128.31 (1.93 60′) – C7 Z06 “lethal z06″ There you have it, a 10 second C7 Z06 with a manual transmission. Not bad right? Would have been nice to see the Viper and Hellcat on drag radials but it is what it is. The C7 Z06 is still somewhat underwhelming and the Viper definitely impresses. If you bought your C7 Z06 strictly based on straightline performance you will likely be disappointed. An awesome comparison and the only thing that would make this better is having the timeslips. You can't have everything you want though. Additional pictures and Videos: Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-06-2015, 06:27 PM
    Prepare yourselves for a fanboy #$% storm. If you thought the reaction to the Gen V Viper versus C7 Z06 video was strong we can only imagine what is in store for this one. The Z06 and Hellcat you see in the video both participated in a private drag day and the C7 Z06 finally broke into the 10's. The Hellcat elapsed time did not impress and it clearly struggled to hook up. So what happens when you run from a roll and remove the traction issue from the equation? What you see here which is the Hellcat pulling away and showing off its massive power. The Hellcat makes more power than the C7 Z06 with 642 wheel horsepower compared to the LT4 587 wheel horsepower. Interestingly, the LT4 makes more torque with 617 lb-ft at the wheels compared to 573 lb-ft at the wheels for the Hellcat. The Z06 is a manual so that certainly is a factor as the Hellcat appears to be an automatic. The 8L90 C7 Z06 should make this an even race and maybe even edge the Hellcat out. A very interesting development though considering the roughly 1000 pounds lighter C7 Z06 can not pull away from the Challenger on the highway. Yes, we know the roadcourse is a different story.
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  • M177's Avatar
    01-16-2015, 08:19 AM
    PP-Performance showed us incredible rans with this white arrow SL63 back to back runs .. take a moment to think how fast is it .. WORLDWIDE FASTEST AND QUICKEST M157 SL63 this arrow modifcations is RS800+ package with PP-Performance :- 1-Upgraded Turbos\ TurboPipe 2- DownPipe 3- intercoolers 4- Stage RS800+ Software the car went to the drag many times and tried many solutions to get better traction.. it was the main issue that they faced, as you can see the video below:- the car was with full slicks MT and skinny in front and the car was not in full wight the car ran 10.24 with really bad tractions all the track and you can see that the car not going straight kept going left and right ! and here is another video on an other day :- this ran was with full wight with just Hooser tire at the back, car was good enough in the line but as you can see bad traction from the beginning here is a slips the car ran 10.2 many times,
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 03:58 PM
    Low 10 second performance on the stock internal AMG M156 V8? Yep. This Weistec Stage III supercharged W204 C63 is from the Middle East and ran in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina 1/4 mile drag strip. The C63 AMG put down a very impressive run of 10.215 @ 136.658 on a 1.470 60 foot time. The car of course features the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec M156 supercharger package and in addition the Weistec 'Bulletproof' transmission upgrade. As far as C63 AMG's are concerned this is the quickest and fastest stock internal pass recorded. Additionally, compared this time to a 10.4 @ 134.43 an Australian C63 managed with the Weistec Stage III package on pump gas. With race gas and maybe slightly more boost it certainly looks like a 9 second C63 AMG on stock internals is possible. Video below (recorded with a potato unfortunately): EDIT: The car features aftermarket forged internals:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-26-2015, 12:36 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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  • Zee's Avatar
    01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
    DRUMMM ROLLLLLL
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  • 925_335IS's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 01:49 PM
    2013 BMW 335IS Alpine White, Oyster/Black interior, 7spd DCT, 29,700 miles. Mods- JB4 G5iso BMS Flash CP-e charge pipe with Tial blow off valve CP-e Intercooler BMS dual cone intakes BMS down pipes BMS oil catch can BMS oil bypass RB PCV valve/cap BC Racing coilovers I also have all the stock parts to return car completely back to stock. All service done at BMW, oil changed every 7k miles. Car comes with 6 year 100k extended warranty. $43,500obo Robert 925-949-6628 text or call. If i dont answer leave a message, I work nights
    17 replies | 353 view(s)
  • DavidV's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 04:10 AM
    1/4 mile drag race video of a rare light-weight Lamborghini Gallardo STS (Super Trofeo Stradale) versus a 2015 BMW M4. The Lamborghini Gallardo STS is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 Liter V10 which makes 570 horsepower. The BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin turbo 6 cylinder that makes 425 horsepower when stock; however, the M4 is tuned and makes substantially more power than stock. Watch and enjoy the race.
    12 replies | 159 view(s)
  • DD GT3 RD's Avatar
    01-27-2015, 12:32 AM
    Not sure if this was ever posted, if a repost please delete. Pretty fast! LaFerrari: 0-60 2.7 1/4 9.6 @ 157 mph P1: 0-60 2.6 1/4 9.8 148.9 mph http://www.automobilemag.com/features/magazine/1503-hybrid-is-the-new-fast-ferrari-laferrari-vs-mclaren-p1/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-10-2015, 02:21 AM
    While the majority of tuners out there are putting piggyback boxes (often rebranded ones at that) on the 45 AMG M133 turbo motors Renntech is doing actual flash tuning. Renntech released their Stage 2 ECU flash tune for the M133 motors late last year and now we have some acceleration data to go with it. The video below shows the A45 AMG with the Renntech software hitting just over 280 KPH or to about 175 miles per hour. The car starts its pull in 3rd gear at 52 miles per hour and it just climbs without drama all the way up to an indicated 175 miles per hour. Regarding the acceleration figures, Renntech measured them as follows with a 50hz gps receiver: Speed limited to 280 km /h Acceleration numbers: 0-100 kph in 3.9 seconds with race start (stock 4.6 with race start) 0-200 kph in 12.9 seconds with race start (stock 17.6 with race start) without race start: 0-100 kph in 4.2 seconds 0-200 kph in 13.2 seconds The 0-200 kph (124.2 mph) sprint drop from the stock 17.6 seconds to 12.9 seconds with the Stage 2 tune. That is just under 5 seconds which is a lifetime basically. The stock versus tuned difference is night and day. We wish Renntech had an overlay of the stock speedo acceleration similar to what we have seen from some other tuners but that is us nitpicking. These are great tune only results.
    16 replies | 146 view(s)
  • mpower33's Avatar
    01-11-2015, 08:38 PM
    bmw m5 e60 , smg , modded corvette c5 , ls1 , m6 , full bolt on + camshaft + heads + intake manifold + throttle + tune rolling 80 km/h
    8 replies | 617 view(s)
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