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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 11:01 PM
    Well, Mercedes-AMG finally revealed the real thing ahead of the LA Auto Show. Everything is as expected with a tweaked M177 4.0 liter V8 providing 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque in E63 S trim. This is the most powerful iteration of the M177/M178 4.0 liter V8 architecture. It is even more power and torque than the AMG GT R sees. Why? Because the competition is over 600 horsepower from 4.0 liters of displacement and the new E63 is going to be very heavy with standard all wheel drive. It likely also means greater gains with an ECU tune. Yes, manufacturers pay attention to this and know in the turbo era this matters. Will it be any lighter than the current generation W212 E63 AMG S 4Matic which weighs just over 4500 pounds? We will see. It's hard to trust weight claim figures from any German manufacturer as they continue to exaggerate weight loss figures. The bottom line is the next generation mid-size luxury performance sedan battle will be the most boring of all time. Everyone will have all drive and everyone will have a twin turbo direct injected V8 in the same displacement range with the same turbo layout. Only Cadillac might provide a significant alternative that breaks from this recipe. How will this play out? BMW will likely win if they offer all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission with a 4.4 liter S63TU V8 on the next generation M5. Audi and Mercedes-AMG are not offering dual clutch transmissions with their top offerings. That means BMW is poised to build a German four-door GTR. Porsche is the wildcard with the new Panamera.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    You know how we're told red light cameras are for our own safety? Well, they aren't. The truth of the matter is red light cameras are a huge business and they are forced on us to create a revenue stream. If it really was about saving lives why are private companies bribing politicians to get them installed? That is what Redflex did. Their former CEO Karen Finley was just sentenced to 14 months in prison (should be longer). Why? This is why: In order to get Redflex cameras installed in more locations Finley bribed those politicians she felt would expand and retain red light camera use. Judge Michael H. Watson had this to say: This is nothing new. Companies have always bribed politicians and likely always will. Defense contracts go for billions upon billions of dollars and the defense companies have strong lobbies always pushing for more 'defense' spending. Unfortunately, this corrupt CEO is one of many and the politicians who received the donations should be thrown in jail along with Karen Finley but it won't happen. This system is broken: Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 08:22 PM
    This is pretty crazy and just goes to show just how good the 991.2 generation Carrera models are. Who would have ever thought a Carrera S would top a 911 GT3 or a Turbo S around the track? Well, it happened as the latest Big Willow laptimes from MotorTrend show us. Of course, different conditions on different days play a factor but a Carrera S beating not only a 911 Turbo S but the 911 (991) GT3 as well around the track is simply incredible. So we established the Carrera S is an awesome performance value but look at the AMG GT S and and the Corvette Grand Sport. The Corvette is quicker than either for less money. The AMG GT S just edges the Carrera S which is impressive considering the Mercedes is a front engine layout that weighs more. Having a more powerful and larger engine doesn't hurt. The C7 Z06 remains the car to beat with the Huracan right on its tail. It is interesting to note that the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo edition does very well on a smaller track like Big Willow yet the 2017 standard edition GT-R at Laguna Seca trails the Carrera S. The Nismo package appears to make quite the difference.
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  • rawad1017's Avatar
    10-23-2016, 01:42 PM
    N54: -Vargas stage 1's with inlets and outlets and the billet 6x6 wheel -20 psi -e50 mix fuel (fuel-it stage 2 lpfp) -50 shot of nitrous, wet Can that setup be run with the BMS e85 BEF or is a safer one needed (i.e. Retard 2 degrees of timing)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 02:38 PM
    The AMG GT was designed with the Porsche 911 in its cross hairs. It certainly offers quite a bit of value compared to the 911 range which is a bit overpriced. The pricing between the AMG GT and 911 C4S is basically a wash and the difference depends on options. The AMG GT does offer a motor a liter larger and with eight cylinders. It has more power and torque but sends it to the rear wheels. It is slightly heavier as well. Both have dual clutch transmissions. The C4S is all wheel drive and that is the entire difference here. From a stop, the AMG GT just can not compete with the 911's launch. It would be nice to see this race run from a roll but the people at Motorsport Magazine don't seem to know how to do that. 911 C4S Engine : flat 6 biturbo Displacement : 2 981 cm3 Power : 420 PS Weight : 1 510 kg AMG GT Engine : V8 biturbo Displacement : 3 982 cm3 Power : 462 PS Weight : 1 540 kg
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 07:13 PM
    Hey R1isbest: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    10-25-2016, 02:42 AM
    Had a blast this season being part of BMS family. As you may know I have blown my motor a couple months ago so it has been down. Terry was kind enough to let me race his 2016 Z06 as a benchmark ;). Here are some words from Terry himself. "Hey guys, Just arrived back from the arduous trek to and from Coalinga for shift sector. Great event as always, but driving 400 miles always exhausts me. Especially with no interior sound deadening. :lol We had 5 cars out today and everyone ran pretty well. I don't think we had a single misfire, check engine light, limp mode, or headache in the group. :drinking: I ran our 2008 135i for the first time since doing the MT swap and adding the roll cage and was happy with its performance. There are a few things I need to adjust for next time, namely the gearing. More on that later. Since it's a PITA to launch a single turbo I decided to just do rolling runs from 3rd gear at the cones. So it works out to around 0.4ths of a mile. Unfortunately most people went the full 0.5ths of a mile so my traps won't really be comparable. Next time I'll try some launches there. I also had to limit boost to 23psi in 3rd. I started at low boost and worked my way up as I got more comfortable with the new setup. Best trap was 167.2mph basically hitting the 7200rpm rev limiter in 5th with the 3.15 gears. I really wish the car had 3.08s... =/ ACF is working on a new stronger/better diff arrangement with (I think) an 8.8 carrier so I'll just wait for that to swap down to 3.02 gears or something. Anyway the trap was good enough for 2nd place in the BMW/AMG class, second only to our very own Ram who ran 172mph with his JB4 & PURE turbo tuned M5. :burnrubber: Attached is a break down of my runs and run notes for each. Towards the last run or two I was basically maxing out the turbo. Given the DA it didn't want to make anymore than around 29psi. :brokenheart: On the plus side, it did manage a 5.9 60-130 in the heat. Plans for a larger turbo are also in the works. Ando raced our 340i B58 sporting a JB4, PURE S1 turbo, and meth, and ran a best of 146.5mph. Which for the day turned out to be pretty impressive. Can't wait to see his videos. Jon raced our 2015 M5 with JB4, meth, and BMS intake, and ran a best of 160.6mph. Jason raced our 2015 M3 with JB4, meth, PURE S2 turbos, BMS intake, BMS catback, and ran a best of 162.8mph. Car was run at 30psi and struggled with traction but otherwise flawless all day. Finally Payam sported my 2016 Z06 since his car is apart right now. It's 100% stock and was run on ~93 octane. I think it ran a best of 147mph. We expected a little more but those stupid superchargers heat soak like crazy sitting in the staging lanes. :brokenheart: Anyway I saw everyone took a ton of photos and videos. You'll start seeing those show up in this thread as everyone gets home and has time to upload them. :happy Was also happy to see several customers out there running well. Feel free to post your results/vids/photos in this thread! :)" Some videos I managed to get:
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  • cky751's Avatar
    10-24-2016, 09:31 PM
    I bought a wedge performance dp fix a couple weeks ago, but ended up not needing it. This is for the n54 motor. It is brand new unused (still wrapped). $65 shipped. PM me if you are interested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 01:57 PM
    An independent drag race between two enthusiast ars that directly compete in the same segment is something we definitely like to see. Both vehicles are turbocharged and direct injected six cylinder models but the ATS-V has a larger 3.6 liter LT4 V6 and the M3 utilizes the 3.0 liter S55 I6. The heavier Cadillac (by roughly 300 pounds) gets off the line much better than the M3. The ATS-V appears to be an automatic example. The M3 looks to be running it down but seems to get off the gas early. The M3 runs 11.604 @ 105.89 and the ATS-V runs 11.579 @ 119.82. The ATS-V has a tune but is on stock tires. We do not know if the M3 is tuned or not but it was on drag radials.
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  • CU335i's Avatar
    10-24-2016, 05:01 PM
    CU335i started a thread For Sale: Jb4 in Buy/Sell - Parts
    For sale is my jb4 g4. It is in perfect working condition with no issues whatsoever. I am only selling because I recently bought a new g5 board. I'm asking $325 obo. I am open to any offers so don't be afraid to ask. If interested, message me on here or text/call me at 864-324-1827. Thanks!
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  • Gmanuel11's Avatar
    10-24-2016, 09:20 PM
    Opinions? They can flow 60ibs/min, and spool times for the EFRs, are always praised. With BW rating them at 550hp, twins look pretty good, paired with a 6.2.
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  • Anytyme's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Anytyme started a thread For Sale: Cobb V3 For Sale in Buy/Sell - Parts
    I have a Cobb V3 for sale, $450 shipped. Comes with the JB4 maps and a custom Motiv tune from Jake. Cobb is like new condition.
    1 replies | 125 view(s)
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