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  • Group.america's Avatar
    12-04-2014, 06:23 PM
    Ok as this has ballooned into a he said she said srt of thing. I thought I would post it here and see what y'all think. We are going to see if we can replicate manipulation of vbox files using whatever means at our disposal as many of us think/know a member of another forum who goes by madsex343 is cheating on his 60-130 WORLD RECORD runs. I am certain 3 recent runs in a 997.2 PDK car have been forged and plan to go through steps to prove how it was done if possible. Other people are certain that previous BMW M3 world record runs were false as well as more recent runs in what I am told is a 997.1 tip Porsche. Note - the purpose of this attempt is not to discredit racelogic or vboxtools but simply to see if the un-encrypted data available within a performance box can be exported, changed and then reintroduced to show what will appear as a perfectly valid 60 to 130 mph (or other) time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 10:28 PM
    The time has come to officially introduce the new BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network. What originally almost five years ago was a single site and forum dedicated to BMW Performance has now evolved into a 41 website strong Automotive Performance Network which welcomes enthusiasts from all makes, models, and areas of the globe. Many of you have noticed changes over the past few months as live beta testing took place. Now that the majority of bugs have been ironed out the network can officially be rolled out. Here is a graphical illustration that should make understanding the network quite simple: As you can see, all sites on the network are linked together. This means your username/password works on any BoostAddict network site. If you have been browsing BenzBoost but would like to a look at LamboBoost, not a problem. No need to register a new name. Additionally, there are universal forums shared among the sites. Tires/Wheels for example is viewable on any site as is the Race Videos forum. In this manner users from BimmerBoost can interact with ChevyBoost members and vice versa. If one simply is interested in a single make they can go to the domain for that particular make and have their forum list and front page strictly be about that make. If one wants Chevrolet info for example they would head to ChevyBoost.com. If one wants Cadillac info they would head to CaddyBoost.com. If wants General Motors info to cover both one would head to GMBoost.com. If one wants all domestic car info in one place one would head to DomesticBoost.com. This should be very simple to figure out but to make it even easier I have included a network navigation menu in the upper left hand corner which expands on mouseover: That should make navigation quick and easy. For the boost hungry, BoostAddict.com features all the forums and front pages together in one spot. No matter what you are interested in the network scope adjusts to suit your preference. This design became necessary once the realization was made that relationships were cultivated yet due to the fractured nature of forums users often become splintered as they move to new cars. Not to mention, this is the golden age of horsepower and more motors are boosted from the factory than ever before increasing the potential tuning market to a level never before seen. Should someone move from a BMW to a Cadillac for example this often necessitates use of a new forum for Cadillac information. Well, no longer. BoostAddict is the world's first automotive forum network able to cater to every modern make and model of car. Yes, that's kind of a big deal. To help cultivate better and faster interaction among members we have adopted social media aspects that utilize the strength of information offered by forum threads combined with the quick and easy navigation offered through social media sites many of you are already familiar with. In this way we adjust to the changing nature of automotive media bringing you modern communication technology while retaining traditional forum strengths. Essentially, the best of both worlds. What does this mean exactly? You can browse a thread and be instantly notified through the menu if someone has responded to you, quoted you, or mentioned you anywhere on the network. Simply click the notification bar to be informed: The dropdown menu informs you who posted a reply, quoted, or mentioned you and in what thread. Clicking the notification instantly takes you to that location. Should you wish to remove the notification, simply click the X in the upper right hand corner of the notification. Should you wish to not receive notifications from a particular thread, simply uncheck the box on the bottom right hand side of your posts by clicking the green checkmark in any thread you have participated in: Simple, right? Any other settings can be tweaked by clicking on 'Settings' in the upper right hand corner of the notification dropdown. Additionally, one can tweak their signature, avatar, search their posts, edit their password, logout, etc., all by clicking on their username name in the upper right hand corner: The convenience does not end there as Private Messages can be read and responded to all without needing to leave the page you are on. Simply click reply, fill out your message, press submit, and continue reading the article or thread you were reading: Slick? Fast? Easy? Modern? Yes to all of these. Let's answer some questions now. FAQ: Q: How long did this take? A: Years. I expected to be done earlier this year but expectations and reality are two different things. Q: Will there be bugs? A: Considering there is no template as this has never been done, undoubtedly. I just ask for any bugs to be brought to my attention so that I may fix them. Q: Who developed and paid for this? A: Microsoft. In all seriousness, just me. Q: Are you accepting investors at this time? A: Investors are a luxury but not a necessity. If anyone wants to invest I'm easy to reach: admin@boostaddict.com Q: What's next? A: A vacation? What is next is a performance database including a sortable 60-130 database, dyno graph database, trap speed database, and a couple surprises I will not reveal just yet as no doubt people (and competitors) will be watching closer than ever before. A mobile app will be the icing on the cake. Q: What is the end goal? A: Realizing potential. I would like to thank all of our users, advertisers, and vendors for making all of this possible. I would like to thank those that told me I would not succeed for providing the fuel to feed off to get to this point. I still have a long way to go so please do not stop motivating me now. I would hate to get complacent. Thank you all for an excellent past 5 years. I also want to point out the network will be getting more commercial in nature and posting behavior will be monitored more strictly. It is simply a reality of the professional world that when you want to be taken seriously you have to be serious about it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2014, 09:17 PM
    A bunch of BMW on BMW action here featuring an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged E92 M3 as the camera car. The Active Autowerke Level III kit continues to impress after we witnessed it on a DCT E92 M3 pull a JB4 tuned F82 M4 recently. Here are some more runs against other BMW's showing off the strength of the kit. This car appears to be a 6-speed manual version making the results all the more impressive. The only issue is the forward facing camera angle that hardly takes in the majority of the action. Why anyone would choose this as a single angle when it does not do a good job showing the position of the car it is racing is anyone's guess. Side angles or multiple angles are preferred but we can still tell what happens. Run 1: F13 M6 Gran Coupe with unknown mods The mods on this M6 are unknown and the Gran coupe is not a lightweight coming in at roughly 750 pounds above the E92 M3. The M3 looks like it is rolling at a higher speed when it hits the cones (a problem with trying to create a fair race at these events) and it just dusts the M6 easily. As we do not have a rear camera angle it is hard to see how badly it pulled the M6 but suffice it to say the race was one-sided. Run 2: VF-Engineering supercharged built motor E92 M3 The camera car has a passenger which should be noted. The VF-Engineering E92 M3 it is racing has a built motor but apparently is not tuned yet. Why? Who knows. VF-Engineering tuning has always been a big question mark on their kits and they prefer the canned tune approach. Clearly the tuning is the weakness here for the built motor VF car as a built motor supercharged M3 should DESTROY a stock internal car. The VF-Engineering car does not though and gets pulled despite a missed shift into 5th gear. The owner should look into contacting a quality tuner to tune his VF-Engineering kit. Run 3: MT F82 M4 with JB4 and 91/E85 mix The M4 hangs in there through a couple gears but up top simply gets pulled. Once again another camera angle would add a lot of context here but the AA supercharged M3 wins again. Run 4: M4 JB4 rematch with MS109 The result is no different, the M4 gets pulled again. Run 5: E92 DCT M3 with ESS-Tuning VT2-650 It looks like the DCT gives the ESS car the advantage here in the lower gears as it should but up top the Active Autowerke kit pulls the ESS car. Another Active Autowerke vs. ESS-Tuning supercharged stock internals S65 race and another Active Autowerke victory. Anyone else seeing a pattern? Run 6: JB4 F82 M4 DCT Not much of a race as the M3 looks to be a higher speed at the cones. It just pulls away without ever seeing the F82 M4 again. Run 7: F10 M5 unknown mods The F10 M5 never even enters the camera angle making this the worst race of the bunch and showing why this single forward angle is majorly flawed. Summary: The camera angle is obviously an issue but in the runs where we can see the other car the Active E92 M3 just pulls away. The AA Level III kit just continues to impress and takes on all these BMW challengers beating every single one. The results here say plenty about the AA Level III S65 supercharger kit potency.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-26-2014, 12:36 PM
    Yet another battle in the ongoing war between the new M3/M4 S55 inline-6 and the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. As BimmerBoost stated runs between these cars on stock internals will go back and forth depending on the modifications. This particular run certainly illustrates that point. The first round featured an E90 M3 DCT with an ESS-Tuning supercharger kit pulling a BMS tuned F80 M3. The second round posted earlier this week had the BMS F80 M3 test car pull an ESS-Tuning VT2-650 supercharged E92 M3 DCT. As is customary when an ESS-Tuning car loses, the owner provided excuses but what happened, happened. So what is the result when an Active Autowerke Level III supercharger kit gets into the mix against a BMS JB4 tuned F82 M4? What you see below. The Active Autowerke Level III kit puts up a much better showing than the ESS-Tuning supercharger kit. The Rotrex blower certainly appears in practice to offer the greater area under the curve it shows on paper. Frankly, it is difficult to see just how hard the Active Autowerke Level III equipped M3 pulls up top as it moves out of the camera angle on the M4 rather quickly. The point ultimately though is that different tunes, forced induction setups, supporting modifications, transmission, etc., are all huge factors in determining the outcome between the S65 and S55. It is not as simple as saying tuned S55 versus supercharged S65 and so and so will happen. The comparison is far more complex and as the Active Autowerke Level III car illustrates a different supercharger head unit on the stock internal S65 produces a completely different result. Back and forth we go.
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  • Acap14's Avatar
    11-30-2014, 02:56 AM
    Sticky, every thread I read on this garbage bullshit forum is ruined by you're dumb ass posts. All you do is talk shit on this forum like every other internet tough guy hiding behind a computer. You're a fucking pussy flat out. Until your car is complete you should shut the fuck up. You also need to find some humility, and act like a man; not a fucking child. I know exactly how your gonna react to this, ban me and then talk shit about everything I've said in this like I'm another asshole attacking your forum. This forum is garbage because of your antics. You belittle people who don't agree with you or blow you because of your not fully operational car. Fuck this forum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 02:25 PM
    Sticky started a thread ASAP Rep this post in Test Section
    Testing something out, rep this and post in the thread and I'll rep you back.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-09-2014, 05:12 AM
    This is really no surprise. We could have told you which car won before they were even compared. That said, it is nice to have support for that assertion and it is provided by MotorTrend. The Lexus RC-F feels like it is fighting last generation's battle and simply is not the performance car the F82 M4 is. If it sounds like we are being harsh keep in mind the RC-F has the same old 5.0 liter V8 (with some tweaks of course) that we have seen since the days of the IS-F and back then it was not exactly impressive. The redline is raised to 7300 rpm from 6800 rpm and the motor gets a compression ration bump to 12.3:1 from 11.8:1. This results in 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque at the crank. This motor is asked to move 4045 pounds Lexus coupe. Why is it so heavy? Who knows but the M4 suddenly looks like a lightweight with its 3604 lb curb weight. The weight loss of the M models has been overstated but considering the bloated Lexus we will not be so hard on the BMW that manages to continue being the lightest car in its class. The weight distribution figures are not pretty for either car. The M4 amanges 52/48 front to back while the RC-F is an even worse 54/46. BMW is shying away from 50/50 and should not be let off the hook for it but they still do not go as nose heavy even with the turbo motors as many of their competitors. Although the RC-F is more powerful on paper we seriously doubt it in practice with how the M4 S55 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 is underrated. Put both of these cars on a dyno and the M4 smoking the RC-F will become more apparent than just by looking at the crank paper figures along with the curb weight. The DCT transmission of course is a factor and helps compared to the Lexus 8-speed automatic. The M4 runs a 12.2 @ 117.8 1/4 mile to the RC-F 12.7 @ 112.2. The longer the race goes the worse it gets for the Lexus. As stated, the RC-F feels like it is a generation too late as it would struggle with the previous generation E92 M3 let alone the much more powerful F82 M4. Ok what about track performance? Well, the RC-F loses there too with the M4 beating its laptime. It is fairly close with the M4 1:23.73 laptime to the RC-F 1:24.05. The Streets of Willow is not exactly a big power track as it is fairly tight and technical which will make the cars appear closer than they really are. Put the M4 on a track where it can stretch its legs a bit and the gap will widen. Really, this isn't a contest. MotorTrend prefers basically everything about the M4 and they should. It's more fun to drive, it's faster, brakes better, handles better, offers greater efficiency, is more modable, better balanced, and it is at the top of its game while the RC-F is playing catch up. I guess we can give Lexus a pat on the back and tell them good effort. Maybe they will have a worthy competitor next decade. 2015 BMW M4 2015 Lexus RC F POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo I-6, alum block/head 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 181.8 cu in/2,979 cc 303.2 cu in/4,969 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 10.2:1 12.3:1 POWER (SAE NET) 425 hp @ 5,500 rpm 467 hp @ 7,100 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 406 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm 389 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm REDLINE 7,500 rpm 7,300 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 8.5 lb/hp 8.7 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto. 8-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.46:1/2.32:1 2.94:1/2.01:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, anti-roll bar Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 15.0:1 14.0:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.3 2.8 BRAKES, F;R 15.8-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS 15.0-in vented, slotted disc; 13.6-in vented, slotted disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.0 x 19-in; 10.0 x 19-in forged aluminum 9.0 x 19-in; 10.0 x 19-in forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 255/35ZR19 92Y; 275/35ZR19 100Y Michelin Pilot Super Sport 255/35R19 93Y; 275/35R19 96Y Bridgestone Potenza DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 110.7 in 107.5 in TRACK, F/R 62.2/63.1 in 61.2/61.4 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 184.5 x 73.6 x 54.4 in 185.2 x 72.6 x 54.7 in TURNING CIRCLE 40.0 ft 35.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,604 lb 4,045 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 52/48% 54/46% SEATING CAPACITY 4 4 HEADROOM, F/R 39.8/36.1 in 37.8/35.0 in LEGROOM, F/R 42.2/33.7 in 45.4/27.3 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 55.3/51.7 in 50.7/46.1 in CARGO VOLUME 11.0 cu ft 10.1 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.7 sec 1.7 sec 0-40 2.5 2.4 0-50 3.2 3.3 0-60 4.0 4.3 0-70 5.0 5.5 0-80 6.1 6.9 0-90 7.4 8.4 0-100 8.9 10.2 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.7 2.0 QUARTER MILE 12.2 sec @ 117.8 mph 12.7 sec @ 112.2 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 98 ft 107 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.98 g (avg) 0.92 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.2 sec @ 0.84 g (avg) 24.9 sec @ 0.80 g (avg) 1.6-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 83.73 sec 84.05 sec TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,750 rpm 1,550 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $65,150 $63,325 PRICE AS TESTED $85,225 $73,225 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/yes Yes/yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side, f/r curtain, front knee Dual front, front side, f/r curtain, front knee BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 4 yrs/50,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles 6 yrs/70,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 4 yrs/unlimited 4 yrs/unlimited FUEL CAPACITY 15.8 gal 17.4 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB.ECON 17/24/19 mpg 16/25/19 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 198/140 kW-hrs/100 miles 211/135 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, CoMB. 0.99 lb/mile 1.02 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium
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