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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-12-2015, 02:25 PM
    After a few emails with Sticky it would seem people are becoming increasingly offended by some of the negative vendor interactions by us, and many other vendors on this forum. We have decided to implement a new policy for ourselves, and our threads. It is outlined below. 1. Any vendor is allowed to post, and comment in our threads, doesn't matter who you are. 2. If at any time a vendor participating in one of our threads starts posting negative comments (back handed or blatant), derailing the thread, arguing with people in the thread, or generally side tracking the thread away from what it is intended for, they will be immediately removed from it. At the moment, this means we have to request for sticky to remove the offending person, as the ability to do it for vendors is not yet complete 3. We will keep our interactions with other vendors to a minimum, and will not post anything negative in another vendors thread it does not matter who you are. If us, or our products are directly referred to in a negative way, or false / misinformation is posted, and we feel wee need to address it. This will be done by started our own thread to address it. Not destroying the vendors thread with an argument. 4. At no time will blatant attacks, business, personal or otherwise be tolerated by anyone, non vendors included. We pay money to advertise here, and will not attacked in a place of business. This is social exercise for most, for us it is business, and will be treated as such. Again if we feel someone is being offensive, we will have them removed from the thread. With this system in place, we feel it should not only increase our enjoyment of the forum, but make it a much more enjoyable place for all. It is no secret there is no love lost between some of the vendors here, so we will take a stand to try to bring BB back to a place where there is less drama, and more useful information. If you have any positive comments, or suggestions, feel free to post them. If you have negative things to say, keep them to yourself, or start your own thread, we do not want it posted here. Thanks, enjoy your Sunday! VTT
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-13-2015, 11:34 AM
    This is a very odd result. It does not even make much sense really. Yes, the Porsche 991 generation Porsche 911 Turbo is slightly more powerful at 530 horsepower and 483 lb-ft of torque from its 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 than the AMG GT S with its 510 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 M178 powerplant. Recently, we witnessed the AMG GT S just easily pull away from a Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS as it should considering the 911 GTS is just overmatched. Based on the specifications alone the 911 Turbo and AMG GT S should be a pretty close fight considering the the power is very close between the two and the AMG GT S is sending its power to the rear wheels and not all four. It is also a brand new chassis and also features a dual clutch transmission. 0-60 figures of course will favor the all wheel drive 911 Turbo and they do at 2.9 seconds to the AMG GT S 3.7 second sprint. What is truly is puzzling is the 911 Turbo is just over a full second faster to 124 miles per hour than the GT S. It is almost a full second faster to 100 miles per hour as well (.9) so its advantage is actually increasing with speed. What else is odd here? The 911 Turbo is lighter. Autobild weighs it at 3567 pounds and the AMG GT S at 3679 pounds. Why the AMG GT S is that heavy when it is rear wheel drive and fairly compact is a mystery to us. Ok, fine, but what about performance around the track? The AMG GT S is absolutely destroyed on the Nurburgring Nordschleife turning a 8:10.10 minute laptime compared to the 991 Turbo 7:59.20. Keep in mind these are not hired guns from the manufacturer extracting laptimes but a difference of over 10 seconds between the cars? Really? It's not just the Nurburgring either, the Sachsenring time for the 911 Turbo is seconds ahead as well: This test just does not feel right. We're not saying Autobild is misleading anyone or anything of that sort but we definitely want to see more comparisons from other sources. Vehicle data Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Motor V8 Biturbo Six-cylinder, turbo Mounting position forward along backward along Valves / camshaft 4 per cylinder / 4 4 per cylinder / 4 Camshaft drive Chain Chain Capacity 3982 cc 3800 cc kW (hp) at 1 / min 375 (510) / 6500 383 (520) / 6500 Nm at 1 / min 650/1750 660/1950 Vmax 310 km / h 315 km / h Transmission Seven-speed dual clutch Seven-speed dual clutch Drive Rear-wheel drive Four-wheel drive Brakes, front / rear Discs / wheels Discs / wheels Test car tires v 265/35 R 19 Y -. h 295/30 ZR 20. v 245/35 R 20 Y -. h 305/30 R 20 Y. Tire Type Michelin Pilot Super Sport Pirelli PZero Wheel Size v. 9 x 19 "- h 11 x 20". v. 8.5 x 20 "- h 11 x 20". Exhaust CO2 219 g / km 227 g / km Consumption * 12.2 / 7.8 / 9.4 l 13.2 / 7.7 / 9.7 l Fuel capacity 65 l / Super Plus 68 l / Super Plus Refrigerant R134a R134a Pass-by noise 74 dB (A) 73 dB (A) Trailer weight braked. / Unused. no no Boot volume 285-350 l 115-375 l Length Width Height 4563 / 1939-2075 ** / 1288 mm 4506 / 1880-1978 ** / 1296 mm * City / highway / total 100 km; ** Width with door mirrors Readings Mercedes-AMG GT S Porsche 911 Turbo Acceleration 0-50 km / h 1.8 s 1.1 s 0-100 km / h 3.7 s 2.9 s 0-130 km / h 5.4 s 4.5 s 0-160 km / h 7.5 s 6.6 s 0-200 km / h 11.4 s 10.3 s Intermediate sprint 60-100 km / h 1.9 s 1.5 s 80-120 km / h 2.0 s 1.8 s Empty weight / payload 1669/221 kg 1618/372 kg Weight distribution v. / H. 48/52% 39/61% Tropic left / right 11.7 / 11.8 m 10.4 / 10.3 m Braking distance from 100 km / h cold 35.8 m 33.3 m from 100 km / h hot 34.5 m 32.5 m Interior noise at 50 km / h 66 dB (A) 64 dB (A) at 100 km / h 70 dB (A) 72 dB (A) at 130 km / h 75 dB (A) 76 dB (A) Test consumption - CO2 14.5 liters - 344 g / km 12.6 liters - 300 g / km Reach 440 km 530 km
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 06:11 PM
    We are redoing our web store as what we use currently, sucks. We hired a person to do this work, and nothing was accomplished in 5 months. I need someone who can take our existing store, fold it into shopify, or something similar, and make it nice and sparkly. We are willing to trade products for this, or just a normal pay to play deal. I'm posting here because its always good to have a liked minded person working on your stuff. Feel free to email if interested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:05 AM
    Anyone else feel like there is a bit of a power race going on regarding AMG M177/M178 tuning? Renntech just took delivery of their new 2015 W205 generation C63 AMG and they are already tuning the car. Normal people would still be breaking it in but AMG tuning enthusiasts are not normal car people. Renntech is still working on their software so it is not officially released but BenzBoost is told they have it over 600 horsepower. Renntech will continue to test and refine their software and BenzBoost will have a dynograph posted ASAP. Enjoy the M177 engine sounds and know that development is moving rapidly:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 08:07 AM
    Is there anything sweeter than seeing two heavyweights slug it out on the dragstrip? No dynos, no bench racing, just a heads up match to see who crosses the 1320 first. This particular matchup is great to see as it features the new $60k Challenger Hellcat representing American muscle against Japan's best which comes in at $150k. That is quite the price difference, isn't it? In the GTR's defense you do not have to buy the Nismo edition (the standard car is sitll $100k) and it has a lot of technology including all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. But you know? F that. This is America. Drag racing is about traction and cubic inches. Drag racing is purely American for these reasons and always will be. The Japanese may have the more technologically advanced car even a grandma can launch but the Hellcat is 707 horses of straight up twin screw supercharged American muscle fed to the rear wheels. So who wins? Well, the lighter all wheel drive GTR manages a best of 11.086 @ 126.130 miles per hour: There were multiple runs however and each car took a win meaning this truly was a driver's race. Reaction time and launch was really the deciding factor with the two cars so close running low 11's at roughly 125 miles per hour as you can see here: The Hellcat took that one. For those wondering why the times are not quicker or faster the density altitude at the track was in the 2700 feet range. Meaning these times are incredibly impressive for the conditions. There will be those who will state the Nissan GTR being 700 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and with far more impressive handling is the more complete car. In response to that all we have to say is 707 horsepower from a 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 for under $60k. 'Merica, F@#K YEAH!
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
    First off, a little back story. This is all stuff that came off my total'd car last year. It was a 2008 BMW 135i AT. I had another thread regarding that, but at this point the car is gone, and all I have left is a few parts. I've also moved into a shop that I can access 24/7, from a storage area that I could only get to a couple hours a day. This will make it MUCH easier on me to locate and inventory whats left. The previous thread had a lot of people asking over and over for the same parts because of the thread length, so I hope to give more info in this thread of what I have so that's not an issue. I'm still getting settled at my new place, so excuse the mess. These pics were taken a couple days ago. So, if you see it in the pic its probably available. If anyone is interested in coming to pick anything up I'm located in the 31763 area code. What you see in the pics is what I have. Those boxes/totes are full of stuff too. I will try to get pictures of that stuff soon. Also, a short list of what I can remember is still available: Auto trans trans wiring harness TQ converter starter wheel Starter AC compressor power steering rack (pump too) ac condenser engine harness' stock turbos stock intercooler stock exhaust/downpipes dashboard front bumper & cover side skirts driver side headlight passenger side taillight automatic driveshaft small 3.46 bolted diff (non-lsd) headliner (no idea how i would ship this) plastic engine cover rear calipers blackline exterior window trim keys, key port/ignition center console subs/low speakers under front seats radio headunit seat belts/retractor units
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  • cocobeex's Avatar
    04-12-2015, 11:18 PM
    I have a 2014 E550 4MATIC Just wondering, what is the proper way to launch it when doing drag race ?
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    04-12-2015, 12:26 PM
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    04-16-2015, 10:36 AM
    Welcome Jon1465, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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