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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 09:23 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 11:50 PM
    You're here because you love horsepower. Going fast is what we're about. There is going fast and being reckless however. 300+ kph (over 186 miles per hour) on public streets and in a turn while dodging traffic easily qualifies as reckless. Cars of course offer more protection but also can inflict more damage on innocent bystanders. However you might feel a couple of these guys paid the ultimate price for taking it too far on public streets. It never hurts to offer up a reminder that there are consequences to insane speed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:16 PM
    This may be the best carbon fiber rim on the market if you take into account weight, pricing, and strength. A couple months back BoostAddict posted about the lightest carbon fiber wheels on the market from a company named ESE Carbon. We have yet to see anyone run their wheels or any independent testing. Also, there are concerns about strength with a full carbon fiber rim. Forgeline and Emergent are taking a bit of a different approach. The barrel is carbon fiber from Emergent but Forgeline provides their forged wheel expertise as the center is metal, not carbon fiber. Plus, with a name like Forgeline Motorsports involved you know these wheels are the real deal and can withstand the rigors of motorsport let alone street driving. The rims will be available in two styles in 20 and 21 inch fitments. The question is, how much money? Also, what do they weigh? These are rather important details that are omitted. Either way, more carbon wheel options are coming onto the market and that is a good thing for all enthusiasts. FORGELINE ANNOUNCES NEW CARBON+FORGED WHEELS WITH EMERGENT CARBON RIMS New Carbon+Forged Series wheels offer unparalleled style and performance. DAYTON, Ohio - Racing wheel expert Forgeline Motorsports has entered an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT(tm) Carbon Wheels and launched its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. The company that is known for its unyielding commitment to technology and performance innovation is taking another leap forward with the new wheel line that combines weight-optimized CNC machined forged aluminum centers with Emergent's revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels. The innovative made-to-order wheel series delivers the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling and unprecedented lightweight performance. Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to an entirely new set of appearance and performance standards, featuring super lightweight carbon fiber barrels that utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system and an unusually large carbon weave pattern. These high-tech characteristics create rims that are visually distinctive and 42% lighter than equivalent aluminum wheels. The weight reduction is achieved in the wheel's most critical outer perimeter where the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia is achieved for real-world improvements in acceleration, braking, cornering, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy. The superior quality carbon fiber barrels of Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact and damage resistance and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series are the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the style-conscious CF202 (featuring a unique directional split-5 spoke design). Available in 20- and 21-inch fitments, both wheels are uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sports cars, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW models. The new Carbon+Forged wheels and other Forgeline wheels are available through a nationwide network of Forgeline partners. For more information, visit forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093. About Forgeline Motorsports Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world's fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093. About EMERGENT Carbon Wheels Emergent Carbon Wheels engineers and manufactures advanced carbon fiber automotive wheels for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company develops proprietary and patent-pending designs and manufacturing methods to overcome limitations previously associated with carbon fiber reinforced polymer wheels. Learn more at emergentcarbon.com.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 04:29 PM
    I just have some general questions. Please PM me.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 06:13 PM
    Road and Track is wrong here. Not that the NSX is not a good car but is it really the best performance car of 2017? Absolutely not. As we saw last month the NSX struggles to top the aging (and cheaper) Nissan GTR. The NSX just is not what the original was. At 3868 pounds the NSX is heavier than every car in this comparison except for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Nissan GT-R Nismo: It's as tested price is the highest of the entire group. For the most money you expect more than it delivers. It isn't the quickest. It isn't the most powerful. It isn't the lightest. It isn't the most involving. It just is not the best performance car out of this group for the money. You know what car is? The Corvette Grand Sport. It has the lowest starting price out of every car on the list and where does it end up when they test them around the track? In second place, ahead of the NSX. I don't care what fancy technology the NSX has the fact the Grand Sport has less power and outperforms it around the track with a rear wheel drive layout at a fraction of the cost puts it above everyone else. The car isn't a hybrid. It doesn't have a dual clutch transmission. It doesn't even use turbos. What Chevrolet did with the Grand Sport is jaw dropping from a performance perspective which is what this comparison is supposed to be about. There are of course other cars included. The M4 GTS is just an abject failure. What is the point of continuing to talk about it? The only way the M4 GTS is beating other performance cars in your garage is if you don't have any other modern performance cars in your garage. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is uncomfortably close to it despite being much heavier (and much cheaper). The R8 V10 Plus is grouped in with the top 5 and after that point there is distinct separation. The Evora is praised for its handling and feedback but you can't have a performance car of the year that performs worse than the entire field. It just can't keep up. Look at these results: The NSX and the GT-R are basically neck and neck. Yet, both are behind the Corvette. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is out front and frankly deserves the win more than the NSX does. It's quicker, faster, lighter, and it handles better. It even manages a better 0-60 without a hybrid drivetrain. Sometimes simpler is just better in a performance environment as the Corvette and the 911 Turbo show. The NSX does not deserve this win. When you read Road and Track's reasoning it feels more like they are picking the NSX to defend the next generation of sports cars which will increasingly incorporate hybrid technology. We aren't there yet. This is about right now. Right now, there are better performance cars on the market than the NSX. Period.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 07:00 PM
    The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal continues as countries launch their own probes into various manufacturers. Volkswagen settled in the US but the Porsche parent company is running into trouble in South Korea now along with BMW and Nissan. So what is happening in South Korea? This: South Korea will likely get some money in fines and the companies will stop selling the affected models that the government found not to be compliant. Porsche already stopped sales and BMW and Nissan will clarify their positions which means trying to get out of paying any fines and try to keep selling the cars. The foreign car market in Korea is relatively small so if they push too hard companies may just pull out. VW probably has had enough of paying fines. Source
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    I'm all for a quality street race, but this was run like shit and someone clearly got hosed... Right lane clearly jumped Other complaints I have: Chase is a Race -- Gonna say it straight out, this is bullshit unless someone gets the hit instead of using a flagger. Really just don't understand how someone is be rewarded (not being DQ'd and getting a headstart) if they jump the light, especially if I go off the light (like you're supposed to) The Crowd -- What the fuck are people doing in front of the cars racing, cars parked on the shoulder (who, in previous races, have swerved in front of the cars racing) Street Prep -- I 100% can understand if someone is doing surface prep on side street, stoplights, etc. BUT prepping a highway?? Maybe the bigger issue here is picking a better race spot, but yea... Thoughts, comments, discussion
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 06:54 PM
    Can you honestly say you can't relate to this? After a weekend of partying FIAT heir Lapo Elkann (grandson of FIAT founder Gianni Agnelli) was arrested in New York due to faking his own kidnapping and attempting to extort a ransom. As it turns out, you can rack up a rather large tab during a drug filled binge with hookers. How large? $10,000 which should be chump change for him. The problem is his family cut him off. Why? Because of too much partying with hookers. I mean, if you can't spend your weekends snorting lines off a hookers ass what is the point of being an heir? Apparently Lapo did not understand the way for spoiled brats to make money in this country is to release a sex tape and then become independently wealthy. Have we learned nothing from the respectable success stories that are the Hiltons and Kardashians? Running up a bill you can't pay partying with a transgender escort is simply not the way to go. This is not the first time this has happened as back in 2005 Elkann barely survived a heroin and cocaine overdose when again he was partying with tranny prostitutes. You can't make this stuff up: Life must be pretty hard for this guy. Having a cushy executive job at FIAT due to nepotism and waiting to inherit a family fortune is just too tough of a life for some people. Source
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  • ericsmc83's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 04:24 PM
    18 month old JB4 G5 module (N54 version) with the anti-lag chip/wire already installed and data cable. Only thing to note is the data cable no longer has its shroud and the two locking screws are missing (see pic). Otherwise in good condition. No longer have a need for it and looking to pass it on. $350 shipped and insured contig US Eric
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 06:32 PM
    For sale is my JB4 G5 and BMS 2.2 GAL meth kit with dual CM5 nozzles. Prices are shipped. JB4 $350 Meth kit $450 Will do $750 shipped for both if bough together.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 11:34 PM
    You likely know about the legal action Weistec is bringing against Dime R&D. While the legal wheels churn plenty of shady nonsense is going on behind the scenes. Recently, Dime was caught using a Weistec dynograph for promotion of their products. Well, here we go again. The W205 C63 AMG S you see in the picture with number 812 is running the Weistec W.3 M177 turbo system. Dime decided to promote the car as their own saying it has a full Dime upgrade system. It doesn't. As you can see in the screencap BS was quickly called and Dime deleted the upload. Well, not before it was saved. Why would anyone do something so stupid when the owner clearly would see it? Desperation? Desire for attention? Doing something so blatantly misleading without any regard for the truth sure makes you wonder. Here is what the car actually ran with the Weistec parts: Integrity still matters to some people.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    Auto Bild in Germany decided to do a drag race (poorly) the BMW F22 M240i and the Porsche 718 Cayman. This is the standard Cayman with a 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0 liter flat-four. It is giving up a liter and two cylinders to the F22 M240i B58 I6. Yet the lighter Cayman still wins. The PDK transmission no doubt helps. We do not get an in car view for whatever reason and you would think Auto Bild could do a bit better. There also isn't a video of the launch as they pan when the cars are already moving, strange. They also just provide the elapsed times and no trap speeds. Why do they suck so badly at this? Still, if you have an M240i and want to beat a Cayman or Cayman S, get a tune (and a downpipe).
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