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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 PM
    If you think extra exhaust pulses aren't helping power I refer you to the N63. Turbos work based on exhaust pulses. Feeding them more isn't hurting them. The S63/S63TU is proof of that.
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 PM
    We already went over this and i provided answers directly from the head of power trains at BMW M saying its mostly for maximum spool for the turbos they create zero interruptions between exhaust pulses making sure max energy is transferred to the turbo wheels for spooling instead of colliding and causing turbulence. Yes this also helps efficiency but you won't make a turbo magically flow more then it can this is primarily a response upgrade.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:38 PM
    I'm not sure what to tell you as you can go ahead and view a multitude of articles that cite sources when it is necessary to do so. I have a history of proper citation but I also have a history of not treating my readers like toddlers. It's not necessary as I didn't borrow 'pictures' but a singular picture which can be replaced by anything or embedded as already stated and I don't insult the intelligence of my readers with redundancy. MotorTrend is clearly stated in the article so you acting like I'm trying to hide the source is quite simply idiotic. I find your baseless nitpicking immature and I told you if you wanted to continue this topic to not do it in this thread. Since you did not seem to pay attention to my instructions I'll be more clear right now. Removed from the thread.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 PM
    Not exactly true. The BMW manifold is a pulse tuned cross engine exhaust manifold which makes a big difference in power.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    The grandson of Ferdinand Porsche who was a party to the VW/Porsche power struggle is out of the Volkswagen Auto Group or at least in a direct role. 78 year old Ferdinand Piech, a goliath in the German automotive world, is officially out at Volkswagen. What in the world happened behind the scenes to force this move? Keep in mind his wife who also sat on the board is gone as well so something big went down. Piech and his wife would not just give up their seats. Piech has been involved with Porsche and Volkswagen essentially since his conception. He pushed for the Lamborghini acquisition. He pushed Audi to go upmarket. He was chairman of the board at Volkswagen way back in 1993 and in 2011 won the Automobile Magazine Man of the Year award. He was the man for a very long time. Piech has a reputation for being aggressive and power hungry. He is known for firing people who disagree with him or 'make the same mistake twice' as he has been known to say. How very German of him. What apparently took place is that Piech got into it with Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn who was Piech's own handpicked understudy at one point. Did the student supercede the master? Piech was quoted by German news source Der Spiegal as stating, 'I am at a distance to Winterkorn.' Piech's seat as chairman of the Volkswagen supervisory board was set until 2017 at which point Winterkorn was expected to take over. Winterkorn's own CEO contract is good until 2016 so trying to force him out right now when VW is poised to take over as the world's largest automaker seems foolish. Piech decided to give up his seat before Winterkorn's contract is up or his own seat time is up and we do not know the exact reasons why but it obviously involves Winterkorn. Piech remains a large shareholder with 10% in Porsche alone but a new chairman will be elected at some point in the future. It seems the Volkswagen group is throwing itself behind Winterkorn and we would guess Piech felt this was a betrayal. Perhaps Piech simply grew old and the company passed him by. Either way, this is a major behind the scenes move as Ferdinand Piech was one of the most powerful men in the group and Volkswagen clearly has its own complicated internal politics. Winterkorn emerges unscathed and more powerful than ever before. Source
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 PM
    http://www.benzboost.com/showthread.php?37984-Weistec-63-AMG-bi-turbo-M157-V8-tune-and-downpipe-Dynojet-dyno-results-for-91-and-93-octane-pump-gas-684-wheel-horsepower here you go posted on this site over 2 years ago with just a tune and down pipe on 93 octane. The inverted heads don't really do much for power they are so you can put the turbos in the valley of the motor significantly reducing the piping and speeding up turbo spool a lot.
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 PM
    Thats not really true this has more to do with the piss poor quality gas than anything else. S63tu only get close to that number with full bolts on like cat less down pipe, full exhaust, intake, and methanol injection which is extra octane not really considered pump only anymore. A weistec tuned M157 did 685whp years ago with only a tune cat less downpipes and 93 octane. Add on a full exhaust the new AMS or renntech inlets/airboxes and give it the extra octane from meth and it will be well above 685. I haven't seen a s63tu hit 685whp with only 93 and no meth. Also AMS has shown 790whp on a M157 with nothing else done stock downpipes and all so its far from stuck at 700whp
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  • cloud9blue's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    If you want your forum to be viewed as more than just what it seems like right now, perhaps it is the time that you should follow some proper citing and referencing like most other forums (there is a reason why most places include water marks on their published photos)... Hell, at least link the original article on Motor Trend that you "borrowed" all the pictures and charts from. Perhaps it is just an honest mistake with this post. But I just don't see the validity behind your reasons of not properly listing your source materials and all the immature down voting of my posts...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 PM
    Finally we are getting some Z06 convertible test figure and with the 8L90 8-speed automatic. Enthusiasts will compare the coupe and convertible figures and what should make drop top fans happy is that the Corvette Z06 Convertible does not add much weight at all over the coupe. 3613 pounds may not be light but it also is not heavy. Considering the 7-speed manual Z06 coupe weighs in at 3536 pounds the convertible adds less than 100 pounds. That is incredible (and thanks to having a soft top). This roughly 100 pounds weight difference shows in the acceleration figures as the convertible is a tenth off to 60 miles per hour, three tenths to 100 miles per hour, and two tenths and one mile per hour off in the 1/4 mile. In other words, it is just about the same exact thing but the added weight shows just slightly. The handling is just as incredible with the Z06 Convertible pulling an incredible 1.17g on the skidpad. Grip, grip, and more grip is what this car offers and the test vehicle did have the Z07 package. The convertible is everything you love about the coupe with the ability to drop the top. For those who love the sun and warm weather, the minor weight penalty is well worth it. Although since the standard Z06 can remove its top for a targa setup the convertible with its price premium will not be for everyone. It is undeniably sexy with its top off though. Specifications VEHICLE TYPE:front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door convertible PRICE AS TESTED:$113,835 (base price: $87,020) ENGINE TYPE:supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT:376 cu in, 6162 cc Power: 650 hp @ 6400 rpm Torque: 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm TRANSMISSION:8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 106.7 in Length: 177.9 in Width: 77.4 in Height:48.6 in Passenger volume: 52 cu ft Cargo volume: 10 cu ft Curb weight: 3613 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.1 sec Zero to 100 mph: 7.1 sec Zero to 130 mph: 12.3 sec Zero to 150 mph: 18.2 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.6 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 1.7 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.2 sec Standing ľ-mile: 11.3 sec @ 126 mph Top speed (C/D est, drag limited): 185 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 134 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway: 13/21 mpg C/D observed: 15 mpg
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 PM
    The 2015 on Mustang GT's just continues to impress but we of course are familiar with the capability of the Coyote motor. Still, numbers over 700 horsepower at the wheels on pump gas are just absolutely breathtaking to behold. Not to mention they were just a hair away from 600 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The numbers are a bit all over the place as Roush is still testing their setup. It is based on an Eaton TVS 2.3 liter roots supercharger unit. The Phase I kit will be that basic supercharger and the Phase II and III will take things further. This particular car tested a 75mm pulley, upgraded fuel injectors, a revised Roush fuel pump booster kit, and different tuning. The numbers range from 710 to 747 horsepower at the wheels and the torque figures range from 547 to 599 lb-ft at the wheels. Impressive numbers no doubt about it. People will naturally compare these results to the 3.0 liter Whipple twin screw numbers on the same platform. Interestingly, the smaller blower is showing higher numbers on pump gas but using 93 octane whereas the Whipple numbers are on their standard low boost kit and 91 octane. Regardless, 700+ wheel horsepower with a blower on pump gas is not only a possibility, it is reality.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Performance critiques aside the BMW i8 is the most exotic looking BMW produced in... well, since the 70's M1 itself. It points to the future of BMW design and powertrain philosophy. So can the factory looks be improved upon? You should be the judge of that. This i8 is lowered, features a wrap, and the defining characteristic is the HRE RS102 three piece wheels featuring a color matched center to the signature BMW 'i' blue trim. You have a three tiered color scheme of white, black, and the light blue and BimmerBoost feels it works and works well. The carbon HRE centercap is also a nice touch. As is the white/blue BMW roundel. The blue scheme may be a bit much for some but this is not a BMW designed to be understated to begin with as the doors show. What do you think?
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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, 01:33 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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