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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) is a relatively new vendor on BimmerBoost. You may have read about their awesome M57 diesel tuning packages or their new F80/F82 S55 engine tuning recently. They put together this technical video on the N54 and N52 blocks before officially coming on board and it is well worth your time. The N54 engine block is often discussed in the forums. If you have sixteen minutes to spare watch the video below and learn a few things. If not, BimmerBoost will summarize it for you: * The N52 block includes magnesium for weight savings. N54 has steel liners. * The N54 is built more for strength than weight. * The cooling pipes are located in different areas. * The N52 does not have oil drains for turbos as it is naturally aspirated. * The N54 has a smaller bore of 84 mm. N52 is 85 mm. * The N54 has a longer stroke of 89.6 mm. The N52 88 mm. * The N54 has a smaller bore for more cylinder material. * The bottom end design is identical. * Forged crank on the N54 and cast crank on the N52. * 8-bolt main on the N54, 6-bolt on N52. * N54 cylinder head bolt is 11 mm. N52 cylinder head bolt is 10 mm. Both have 9 mm bolts in cylinders 6 and 1. * Both rods are forged. N52 has smaller 8 mm rod bolt. * N54 has larger 22 mm wrist pin to the N52 20 mm. * N52 is higher compression with N52B25 11.0.0:1 and N52B30 10.7:1. * N52 head gasket has larger cooling passages. * N52 head will physically fit an N54.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:31 AM
    The new Ferrari 812 Superfast is a rocket. Obviously a car with 789 horsepower is not going to be slow but the 812 Superfast is not a forced induction brute. It has a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 that revs to 8500 rpm. The number of naturally aspirated motors on the market gets smaller every single day so it is great for a company like Ferrari to keep selling them especially considering their lauded history with NA V12's. Just how quick is the 812 Superfast? Well, take a look in the video below. 200 kph is only 124 miles per hour so the car does not even stretch its legs through a full 1/4 mile. Suffice it to say it is quicker than the F12 it replaces which traps 130. Oh, it also sounds glorious.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    This obliterates the old record and makes for the first 8-second Gen V Dodge Viper. Nth Moto is known for doing the best built motor Gen V Dodge Viper twin turbo V10 builds in the business. They were making well over 1400 horsepower to the wheels last year and set the 1/2 mile record as well. As for how much power they are making to go over 180 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile that is anyone's guess. They are doing E85 tuning now on their Motec setups and of course BoostAddict would love to see a graph. The real proof is in the slip though: 8.250 @ 180.77... WOW! The only nitpick? This is an automatic conversion and not a manual. Understandable for getting the absolutely quickest 1/4 mile times. The previous Gen V record holder also ran an automatic transmission. Absolutely absurdly quick however you feel about the transmission swap.
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    Today, 05:35 AM
    The Lexus RC-F and GS-F quite frankly need a supercharger. The tired naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8 under the hood can not compete with its German competition. Even modern turbo six-cylinder motors are making far more power and torque. Just look at the baseline figure. 401 horsepower at the wheels. BMW topped this with the 5.0 liter S85 V10 over a decade ago. As did Mercedes-AMG with their M156 6.2 liter V8. Lexus is over a generation behind. Fortunately, for Lexus owner who do not want to get embarrassed (they still will lose badly to a tuned E63, M5, M3, M4, RS7, or you name it) RR-Racing has a beautiful supercharger kit. The Rotrex centrifugal blower ups output to 568 horsepower and 451 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: A massive gain. However, to put it in relatable terms this is less power than a BMW M3 4.0 liter S65 V8 outputs with a blower. A lot less power. It's better than nothing though and at least makes it so the RC-F or GS-F look like they belong in a modern performance discussion. RR-Racing's engineering work also deserves tremendous praise. We are excited to announce that after over a year in development and testing, multiple track days, desert testing, and over 10,000 miles of punishment and tuning, we are finally ready to release our RC F/GS F Supercharger kit! Our goal for this kit was to maintain stock drivability and reliability, while creating smooth, seamless, and unrelenting supercar levels of power that these great car deserves. RR670 Kit Specifications: - Power: For the base "RR670" kit, our customers can expect to make about 670hp at the crank, or 560 to 570whp (wheel horsepower on a Dynojet dyno, SAE correction -- see Dyno result chart in the product photos gallery) at approximately 6psi peak boost pressure, 93 pump gas, equipped with standard PPE headers and a high flow dual exhaust. - Tuned ECU: We have logged countless development hours perfecting our ECU tune for the RC F for ultimate reliability and drivability. No piggybacks or other BS! We have extensively developed the mapping of the stock ECU, modifying literally hundreds of maps and adding additional functionality to the fueling system that allows us to support up to 570whp without fuel system modifications. - Supercharger: Rotrex Supercharger, c38-91 (largest Rotrex SC). Rotrex SC's are extremely efficient and quiet due to their planetary drive system which spins up to 90,000 rpm, much like a turbocharger. - Dedicated Drive System: Rather than using the accessory belt to drive the SC, we designed a dedicated drive system that allows us to achieve the necessary belt tension for a reliable SC drive, without overstressing the alternator, water pump, and AC bearings. - Custom Harmonic Crank Damper: There are some overpriced Japanese SC's on the market for the ISF/RCF that eliminate the factory harmonic damper crank pulley and replace it with a simple machined aluminum pulley. We find this simply unacceptable! Working in conjunction with ATI Performance, we developed a custom tuned harmonic damper than drives the SC belt. The ATI damper has been specially developed to dampen the harmonics of the 2UR-GSE engine at high horsepower levels for the ultimate in engine reliability. - Billet Tensioner System: Most SC kits on the market use OEM belt tensioners, but we took that a step further by developing a billet belt tensioner that is both more reliable and is able to apply significantly higher belt tension than conventional off the shelf tensioners. For added reliability we use Gates Racing Kevlar drive belts and our own double bearing billet idler pulleys. - Dual "Big Bubba" billet blow off Valves: We use not one, but TWO Turbosmart "Big Bubba" 2" blow off valves. Adequate venting is essential for SC responsiveness, reliability, and drivability. - Custom Air/Air Intercooler: We use a large 4.5"x12"x10" intercooler core. These intercoolers are extremely high quality and are manufactured in the USA by Bell Intercoolers. - Genuine Carbon Fiber Intake Tubing: All visible intake tubing is made from genuine twill weave carbon fiber for an amazing look and function!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 AM
    Massive gains here for an RK Tunes custom dyno tuned F82 M4. This car is tuned on 93 octane pump gas. It also certainly sounds like it has exhaust modifications and BimmerBoost will get clarification on the full mod list. Regardless, the gains over the baseline figures of 431 wheel horsepower and 448 lb-ft of wheel torque are massive: These are Dynocom figures which in BimmerBoost's experience read a bit higher than a Dynojet. The torque figure is approaching 600 lb-ft at the wheels which is incredible. The torque curve does take a nosedive toward redline but that is the reality of BMW turbo motors. A gain of 140 lb-ft tune only is nothing to sneeze at though. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.10185185185185% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BVDK-jxlzBa/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Jordan H. (@rktunes)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-06-07T19:09:10+00:00">Jun 7, 2017 at 12:09pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 AM
    2017 brings with it yet another International Engine of the Year Award for the Porsche 9A2B6 3.0 liter twin turbo flat-6. As a reminder, the motor picked up its first win last year knocking out the BMW S55 engine from the 2.5 to 3.0 liter category. Deservedly so as the 9A2 engine spools more much quickly and has a broader powerband which you can read about in a previous comparison article. It is also available in three six-cylinder flavors ranging from 370 to 450 horsepower. It also does not come with any design flaws. This was not the only Porsche engine award as their 9A2B4 2.0 liter motor won the 1.8 to 2.0 liter category. As you likely know the 9A2 architecture is modular so the 9A2 can stretch from four, to six, and even eight cylinders. That the 9A2 design picked up two wins is all the more impressive when you factor in the 2.0 liter motor knocked out the powerhouse Mercedes-AMG M133 which dominated the class.
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    Today, 03:30 AM
    The Black Series from AMG is well known with enthusiasts. AMG would take an already high performance model and go wild with it. The Black Series has been on hiatus for a while though as Mercedes-AMG themselves could not seem to decide whether it would return or not. The head of Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers stated there would be an AMG GT Black Series back in 2014. Some contradictory reports came out and what many thought was the Black Series version of the AMG GT ended up becoming the AMG GT R. The GT R of course is an absolute animal running the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 10 seconds. AMG does not appear content with this astounding laptime and is preparing a Black Series version of the GT R to take things even further. What will they do? Well, probably suspension, wheel/tire, downforce, and engine revisions. Expect more power and less weight with more grip. Also expect a very high price tag although one can argue the AMG GT R is a bargain. Bring it on AMG!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    This is what dominance looks like. Eight straight International Engine of the Year Awards for the 2.5 liter turbocharged Audi I5? Yep. There is no end in sight either as the motor was updated for duty in the MKIII TT-RS and the upcoming Audi RS3 sedan. The all time leader in consecutive wins in its displacement category is the Volkswagen 1.4 liter twincharged TSI motor with nine straight. That engine is hardly a performance motor though. Audi has a good chance at setting a record. This engine is not going anywhere anytime soon and it is hard to imagine anyone producing a better motor in its displacement category. Only Porsche comes close with their new 9A2B4. The 400 horsepower version was not even judged this year so the odds for nine straight are looking very good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 AM
    Pretty much but Vossen has some good prices on some of their rims.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 AM
    I love the look, but aren't those just run of the mill cast wheels?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 AM
    This is the new third generation BMW X3 for 2018. The design plays it very safe. BMW does not like messing around with its bread and butter which these days means their SUV's. The most exciting thing about the new X3 is that there will be an M or Motorsport Division version. Expect the X3M to have a revised S55 and 450+ horsepower and all wheel drive. Do not expect a dual clutch transmission. The X3 M40i of course utilizes the B58 3.0 liter I6 and an X3 xDrive30i with the B48 2.0 liter I4 seems likely. How do you like the design?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 AM
    It is safe to say the panel at the International Engine of the Year Awards is in love with the Ferrari F154 V8 out of the 488 GTB. Last year the motor took home four awards including Best Performance Engine, Best New Engine, Engine of the Year, and Best 3 to 4 Liter Motor. This year it takes home three awards but that is only because it can not win best new motor again. It won every category it could which is the equivalent of a motor triple crown. Best 3.0 to 4.0 liter motor? Check Best Performance Engine? Check Engine of the Year 2017? Check Back to back in all three categories? Checkmate. Ferrari took home four awards total as their 6.3 liter V12 in the F12 (replaced in the 850 Superfast with a 6.5 liter unit) won the above 4.0 liter category. Impressive considering it is naturally aspirated and since the panel did not use the new Superfast engine that likely means it will win next year. Congratulations to Ferrari on incredible performance engine design.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 AM
    BMW dominates the International Engine of the Year Awards. Rather, they used to. BMW is the all the time most awarded manufacturer with 61 awards including this years win. As of late though, BMW is getting knocked out of their traditionally dominate categories by the competition. If the only engine award BMW can win is in the 1.4 to 1.8 liter category something is wrong. The B38 is a fine motor but hardly a performance engine. It is simply a modular engine design that then lends itself to the larger B48 and B58 motors as they all share the same pistons, rods, and geometry. This is the third straight win for the B38 but let's focus on where BMW didn't win. The S55 engine got pushed out of the 2.5-3.0 liter category by Porsche's 9A2B6 last year and the engine repeats this year. The S55 at least finished second but BMW did no better than fourth in any other category. Keep in mind the B38 picked up BMW's lone engine of the year award last year as well. BMW may be pushed out of the awards entirely next year. Since the inception of the engine award competition BMW has never failed to win an award.
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  • Jiaim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 AM
    http://www.rr-racing.com/RR-Racing-Supercharger-Kit-Lexus-RCF-GSF-p/rcfscr1001.htm 670 hp
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    Yesterday, 04:51 AM
    Love the look of the RC-F but lack the torque of a turbo engine. Something RR racing can cure I think (but 10k)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:52 AM
    The Tesla claim to fame is acceleration off the line. The P90D is all wheel drive with two electric motors and an absurd amount of torque. It is all about off the line acceleration. The Audi RS6 with the 4.0 TFSI is no slouch off the line though with a twin turbo V8 and all wheel drive. This is the Performance edition RS6 which means 597 horsepower. As this is a wagon the weight is going to be pretty close between the two. The Audi may have a 100 pound advantage. Top Gear does not list trap speeds because that would make too much sense. The Tesla edges out the RS6 which makes for a better video of course. Simply throw a tune on the RS6 and it will destroy the Model S from a stop or a roll.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 AM
    The 2.0 EA888 motors get the majority of the love but the IS38 turbocharger is a nice upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 engines. Keep in mind the IS38 turbocharger is factory equipment on the MKVII Volkswagen Golf R and the Audi S3. Just look at the difference going from stock to the IS38 with APR tuning. The 1.8T makes 146 all wheel horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels stock. On race gas with the IS38 the numbers jump to 320 awhp and 317 awtq respectively: That is a night and day difference. The 91 octane pump gas figures for the IS38 are 313 awhp and 313 awtq so not even much of loss over race gas: This is a very nice cost effective upgrade 1.8 TSI EA88 owners. APR's software starts at $699 for new customers or $399 for existing customers. The new APR 2017 1.8 TSI Golf Sportwagen / Alltrack engine and transmission upgrades are here! 234-245 HP / 274-301 FTLBS - Stage 1 (Just software) 246-247 HP / 275-301 FTLBS - Stage 2 (Downpipe) 274-306 HP / 308-326 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (Stock DP) 284-319 HP / 311-330 FTLBS - IS20 GTI Turbo Upgrade (APR DP) 351-357 HP / 335-341 FTLBS - IS38 Golf R Turbo Upgrade Details: ECU: http://goapr.io/cgj9f TCU: http://goapr.io/p8bht IS20: http://goapr.io/8b6py IS38: http://goapr.io/v7hek
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:09 AM
    The best way to improve the looks of a vehicle is a nice set of rims and a drop. This particular Mercedes-AMG C43 gets half of that recipe correct as the gunmetal VFS-10 wheels look great against the black contrast of the paint. It does sit a bit high though, doesn't it? A drop and this car would be just about perfect. The W205 design certainly works well as a convertible.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 AM
    Who needs boost? Not this Viper. This is a naturally aspirated beast making over 700 horsepower to the tires. To put this in perspective a factory stock Gen V Dodge Viper 8.4 liter V10 produces 520 horsepower to the wheels on a Dynojet in SAE correction. Add in headers, a cam, heads, an exhaust, E85, and a Motec M1 and you get this: 742 rear wheel horsepower and 645 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is a built motor example although a stock internal motor should not have too much trouble matching the numbers: Imagine this paired with a 9.0 liter stroker motor:
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    Yesterday, 01:11 AM
    A bit of confusion arose recently as AMS claimed an M133 1/4 mile record. AMS ran an 11.486 @ 117.44 in the 1/4 mile with a CLA45 AMG. Now, that may be the quickest and fastest stock M133 turbo record. The overall record is this GLA45 AMG with a Pure Turbos M133 turbocharger upgrade and methanol injection: That run makes it the quickest and fastest record M133 pass. It just edges a similar Eurocharged tuned CLA45 AMG with a Pure Turbos M133 upgrade that ran 11.526 @ 120.49. Congratulations to @Meltingtires on the record.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 AM
    Around ~330 for the original M133's to all four tires: http://www.benzboost.com/content.php?5874-The-M133-flash-tuning-era-is-here-Weistec-Engineering-releases-their-Mercedes-C117-CLA45-AMG-M133-ecu-tune-and-Power-Package-2&page=1
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    Yesterday, 12:33 AM
    Nurburgring laptimes are getting so quick they are becoming tough to even fathom. Take the new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ILE. Video proof was posted by Chevy showing a laptime of 7 minutes and 16 seconds. How quick is that? Well, it tops all of these cars: 7:18 - 997 GT2 RS 7:19 - C6 ZR1 7:21 - Ferrari 488 GTB It only comes up short against the 2018 Porsche 991.2 GT3 with its 7:12.17 and the AMG GT R with its independently tested 7:10.92. Considering the price of the ZL1 in comparison to the two German track specials it is most definitely a performance bargain. Just imagine what the upcoming Corvette ZR1 is going to do. A time below seven minutes sounds like a very realistic goal.
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  • BigM62's Avatar
    06-23-2017, 08:11 PM
    I wonder if the Fabspeed owners are related to Osh at Race Marque Systems (RMS).
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  • ///Monst3r's Avatar
    06-22-2017, 10:01 PM
    pretty much and probably a little faster going downhill too.lol
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