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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    Rob@RBTurbo replied to a thread Turbo Balancing. in Advanced Tech
    Marketing hype? You mean the "hype" that actually made you go out and finally buy a VSR (a knock-off model at that) to replace one you never had? To address your point, if you think "book specs" = "prideful balancing" then that is a great indicator of the vast differences between what RB and VTT considers prideful. Not sure what happened to your call for vendors focusing on themselves just 2 weeks ago, but it is not surprising you continue focus on RB. Keep doing your thing, we will ours, but remember you invite this onto yourself. Rob
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 PM
    That's unfortunate, I've only seen regular ATS' in person and thought looked alright, but certainly it doesn't have the same style as a German coupe. I think it's the proportions of the car are just off by a bit, hopefully the next generation fixes it. Yes, for performance I think this is going to be monstrous.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    When I saw the ATS-V in person I did feel it looked cheap. I don't know why there is such a big spread between the ATS and the other Cadillac models. That said, Cadillac clearly still has a ways to go. But, performance wise, I look forward to seeing what the ATS-V can do.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    I completely agree. The CTS cluster is gorgeous, they just need that in the ATS, or better yet just use the C7 cluster in the ATS-V, I'm doubtful anyone would complain.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    Well that is absolutely ugly but I like his swagger and his attitude on performance. Fortunately the CTS gets it right:
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    From a 90's Pontiac if we want to be technical about it. If I were greeted by that on a test drive I'd probably just get out of the car, go to the BMW dealership and call it a day. The average consumer isn't going to get over that shit when they are buying a luxury car.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    That's a shit cluster. WTF. The ATS design needs work (IMO) and the CTS is leagues beyond it. That looks cheap and like it's from a 90's car.
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  • COBB Tuning's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    After a few long weeks and late nights we are nearing full release of our Stage 3 Off The Shelf maps for the 997.1 Turbo! These maps are for you 997.1 Turbo guys out there who are running intercoolers, COBB or ID 1000cc injectors, and an exhaust. These maps will come out for all gases we have supported in the past, ACN91, 91, 93, and recently 100. But the best part, in my opinion, is the added E85 map! We have a few guys out in the wild testing these maps for us already but we are releasing alpha maps here to get some additional real world data before we proceed with the full release. Alpha Stage3 OTS Maps Most of you know or have heard how wonderful E85 can be, but havenít had an easy way to properly run it in your .1 yet. These new Off-The-Shelf maps will give those of you with COBB 1000cc injectors, exhausts, and aftermarket intercoolers the ability to run it! Power increases are pretty dramatic, even over 100 octane. Above shows our new Stage3 E85 OTS Map (Green) vs. Stage2 100 (red) and Stage2 ACN91 (blue) maps. With E85 the peak gains and increased area under the curve are substantial over our crummy California pump gas. Gains of nearly 100whp (19.7%) and 100ft/lbs (18.5%) of torque are realized between the two (green vs.blue). The power increase in Stage3 E85 over Stage2 100 octane are still impressive! Gains of an additional 45whp (8%) and 57ft/lbs (10%) of torque were seen. For those of you running regular 91 or 93 expect to see an increase of 17-19% in whp and 16-18% ft/lbs of torque. The one nasty aspect of E85 is that the blend tends to change in the winter to E70 in many states. These maps do not support E70 only E85. Please check with your station to see which blend you are getting or better yet, you can test it yourself. QuickFuel makes these cheap handy test kits: http://www.quickfueltechnology.com/specialty-parts/echecker---e85-fuel-test-tube.html Since these maps are in alpha release there are a few key things we would like to see from you guys who choose to run these maps(E85 and gasoline). Please open the Alpha How-To file in the Box link below or at the top of the page for further instructions. Alpha Stage3 OTS Maps Please, if you decide to take part in the alpha testing, any and all data would be great for us to have! Please send all logs, questions, comments, or concerns directly to the Porsche Expert Group (Porsche.Experts@Cobbtuning.com). Feel free to email me directly as well at jon.hebbeln@cobbtuning.com or Mitch mitch.mckee@cobbtuning.com This is also my first time posting here so feel I should give a brief introduction. My name is Jon Hebbeln and I have been with Cobb for the past two and half years, some of you may have met me when I was the retail calibrator at Cobb SoCal tuning anything from Stage1 Subarus to 1000whp GTRs and everything else Cobb supports. I recently transitioned out of retail tuning and started doing R&D calibration for the Porsche in an attempt to help with the demand and keep Mitch from working 24/7 (heís going to continue to do it anyway haha). I also personally wanted to thank you guys for the support you have shown Cobb over the past year as we continue to improve and innovate the Porsche tuning market.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    All that smack talk falls down when you get in to the ATS and are greeted by this glorious gauge cluster...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    No surprise here as everyone knows the W205 design will be available as a coupe. The two door version of the C63 AMG was spotted testing and just like the W204 generation before it the coupe will come to market after the sedan. How does the design translate to a coupe? The test mule is of course camouflaged so not every detail is visible but one can get a good idea of the general design. The rear end features the AMG style quad pipes but the trunk appears to be a bit different along with the rear lights. The front is essentially the exact same thing. The drivetrain of course obviously will be the exact same. Are there any question marks? Well, it looks like there is an opportunity for a C63 AMG Convertible as the W205 C-Class coupe does have a convertible variant. Mercedes has never produced a C AMG convertible. This might create a bit of overlap with the E-Coupe although that model does not have a convertible AMG variant. Expect the C63 AMG coupe to be officially revealed at a show later in the year.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    No surprise here as everyone knows the W205 design will be available as a coupe. The two door version of the C63 AMG was spotted testing and just like the W204 generation before it the coupe will come to market after the sedan. How does the design translate to a coupe? The test mule is of course camouflaged so not every detail is visible but one can get a good idea of the general design. The rear end features the AMG style quad pipes but the trunk appears to be a bit different along with the rear lights. The front is essentially the exact same thing. The drivetrain of course obviously will be the exact same. Are there any question marks? Well, it looks like there is an opportunity for a C63 AMG Convertible as the W205 C-Class coupe does have a convertible variant. Mercedes has never produced a C AMG convertible. This might create a bit of overlap with the E-Coupe although that model does not have a convertible AMG variant. Expect the C63 AMG coupe to be officially revealed at a show later in the year.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    Hey Terryima22: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Some awesome smack talk here from Cadillac. Specifically from Cadillac president (and GM Executive Vice President) Johan de Nysschen formerly of Audi. You may remember that Cadillac tried to troll the Germans last month but it came off somewhat forced. This is much better. Much, much better: Strong words from the Cadillac president but it is the type of thing as an enthusiast you like to see. He pulls no punches informing the Germans this is not about horsepower, torque, or acceleration as they are already beaten there. He is right, the LT4 supercharged V8 going in the CTS-V is no joke. He does not just point to the CTS-V but also the new ATS-V models. Cadillac is attacking across the spectrum but it is important to note the cars are being built to be well rounded. That is why de Nysschen brings up handling, braking, steering, and cornering performance. Is Cadillac-V the new Sheriff in town? Let's get the cars on the road first but one has to love the confidence here. This is much better than photoshopping pictures of an ATS-V next to an AMG or M car. The Germans needs a wake up call and if anyone is going to give them one it is going to be the Americans and in the luxury segment specifically Cadillac. Go get 'em boys, show them how overrated the Germans truly are (and have been for some time).
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    Some awesome smack talk here from Cadillac. Specifically from Cadillac president (and GM Executive Vice President) Johan de Nysschen formerly of Audi. You may remember that Cadillac tried to troll the Germans last month but it came off somewhat forced. This is much better. Much, much better: Strong words from the Cadillac president but it is the type of thing as an enthusiast you like to see. He pulls no punches informing the Germans this is not about horsepower, torque, or acceleration as they are already beaten there. He is right, the LT4 supercharged V8 going in the CTS-V is no joke. He does not just point to the CTS-V but also the new ATS-V models. Cadillac is attacking across the spectrum but it is important to note the cars are being built to be well rounded. That is why de Nysschen brings up handling, braking, steering, and cornering performance. Is Cadillac-V the new Sheriff in town? Let's get the cars on the road first but one has to love the confidence here. This is much better than photoshopping pictures of an ATS-V next to an AMG or M car. The Germans needs a wake up call and if anyone is going to give them one it is going to be the Americans and in the luxury segment specifically Cadillac. Go get 'em boys, show them how overrated the Germans truly are (and have been for some time).
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    Welcome Thecastle, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    It definitely sounds like crap. But am I going to sit there and listen or drive? I wish it sounded better instead of like a tractor but it's badass regardless. It's just a fucking awesome car.
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  • 93siro's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 PM
    Dont listen to logic. Go for what your heart says. These are tools for enjoyment, if we were being logical we wouldnt be into cars in the first place. Viper is the enjoyment. I dont care how shitty it drives, to me that car is the last of manly cars. I tend to agre that it sounds like crap though.
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