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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 PM
    Some people may have thought the McLaren 570S going 10.2 @ 135 in the 1/4 mile was a fluke. Well, it wasn't. Yet another McLaren 570S hit the dragstrip this time at a private rental at the ATCO strip in New Jersey. Now, this 570S is a second off the previous time thanks to a poor 2.0X 60 foot but the 133 trap speed shows low 10's are not only well within the realm of possibility but to be expected. Imagine when tuned examples start hitting the strip.
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  • RENNtech EUROPE's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    @ALL: Keep in mind the baseline figures from a year ago are from our EU spec C63 NON-S model, so the tune gains were higher...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    This is becoming a bit of a theme in the BMW turbo era, isn't it? Some accuse BimmerBoost of hating on Dinan but that is not the case. BimmerBoost tremendously respects what Steve Dinan achieved. BimmerBoost just places actual tuning results and getting your money's worth above the Dinan brand name. Unfortunately, Dinan results on modern turbo BMW's are very weak especially when one factors in the cost. Only 20 whp gained on an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor for $2500? Over 100 whp by switching from Dinan's Stage 2 Dinantronics box to a flash tune on the F01 Alpina B7? Well, now let's add in an M6 Gran Coupe S63TU as the latest car to find huge gains by ditching Dinan. How big of a difference? About 82 wheel horsepower and a massive 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels (yes, at the wheels and not at the crank like the numbers Dinan promotes with) over the Dinan Dinantronics piggyback. Just tune only Eurocharged obliterates Dinan's Stage I or Stage II Dinantronics unit. You can call this tune Stage Beatdown. Some people may want to pay $3000+ for a Dinan piggyback offering the most modest gains in the BMW aftermarket simply due to Dinan's warranty promise. We believe that is a mistake. BimmerBoost also feels there is a bit of poetic justice in these results as Dinan criticized piggyback tuning only to adopt piggyback tuning when Dinan was not able to offer an ECU flash tune for modern M cars. BimmerBoost does not believe in overpaying for something that underdelivers. Leaving 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the table is exactly what someone opting for the Dinantronics box deserves. Oh, and to the owner this M6, now that the car has a Eurocharged tune you might want to get that Dinan badge off the car. People might start thinking Dinan cars are faster than they really are otherwise.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    Renntech has the longest track record of any AMG tuner so they have built up more than enough goodwill over the years. It's hard to get guys out to the track. You can confidently order from any of our AMG vendors because we have the best AMG vendors.
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  • PianoProdigy's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    I'm closest geographically to Renntech, but the lack of posted results beyond a dyno graph, especially on one of the heavier AWD platforms (for all the vendors, not just Renntech) leaves me skeptical.
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    Today, 10:32 AM
    With its new 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 the Ferrari 488 GTB will be far more tuner friendly than any of the previous naturally aspirated Ferraris. As you well know, forced induction motors respond very well to tuning and it is much easier to get larger gains with just say an ECU tune. That is why VOS (Vision of Speed) in Germany making these claims of 900 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque on the 488 GTB with a result of their tuning is not crazy. However, they provide no support for their claims. We will see 900 horsepower 488 GTB's as it is just a matter of time but VOS needs to prove they have one. This is what they claim they did to the car: So a 'Stage 3' kit with an ecu tune, downpipes, and exhaust they say results in their claimed numbers. Only an increase of just over 100 lb-ft of torque over stock though? Yet a huge hp gain claim over the stock 661 horsepower? It just doesn't feel right somehow. The carbon bodywork is obviously gorgeous as are the Loma wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot SuperSport 255/35/21 tires in front and 325/25/21 tires in back. The LOMA forged wheels are 9.0x21 front and 12x21 in back. A pretty Ferrari with aftermarket wheels and carbon body pieces is nothing new. What we want is concrete proof of the tuning results on the 488 GTB. So far, we do not no have any such proof. If any of our German friends would like to translate the video below, it would be appreciated:
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  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Please explain your logic. Other than the therapeutic and satisfying feeling that I get from it, I perform all of my own work for your reasons here. When you go to get a massage and you pay for one hour but only receive 45 minutes because that's how long the masseuse took to finish, would you be okay with that? No, of course you wouldn't because money doesn't grow on trees and you aren't a soup kitchen. I understand how the business works but that does NOT mean it's ethically sounds to charge for 4 hours when you complete the job in 45 minutes, it's stealing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    BMW's general design strategy these days seems to be slightly changing the headlights and taillights of their models while making the kidney grills increasingly larger. Who knows how long they will be able to continue with this trend and graphic designers of course like to try to predict BMW styling. The upcoming BMW X7 is expected to preview the direction of X-Series styling and these renderings are based off X7 spyphotos. Is this close to the real thing? Only BMW knows. The G05 may not even show up until 2020 with how BMW likes to stretch the X platforms out to squeeze out every last penny. The X5 facelift likely will incorporate some of the elements from the X7. It's certainly fun to speculate.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    This is awesome to see and great news for those looking to get more power from their 996 or 997.1 Turbo without just opting for more boost (with more lag and more heat). Higher flow heads with an upgraded valvetrain improve everything including spool and top end power. The problem here is while we do not not doubt EvoSpec there are no flow charts or any dyno figures supporting their claims. This is their reasoning regarding release of flow charts: Would a flow chart really disclose what they are doing? It's usually customary with a head upgrade to get a flow chart. We would at least like to see the power curves on the dyno they are talking about. This certainly is an upgrade for 996 and 997.1 Turbo owners to look into.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Renntech's M177 and M178 tunes have been on the market for a while now as they started development before the W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 model was even on the streets in the United States. Speaking of the United States, it is always good to have Dynojet numbers to reference for American customers. ECU tune only pushes the car to 601 horsepower and 657 lb-ft of torque at the crank. On a Dynojet, that is 517 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Tune only, on pump gas. You can compare those numbers to the Renntech M177 ECU tune crank figures from a Superflow dyno posted over a year ago. Great stuff here and well worth the asking price. After months of development and testing in the US and on the Nürburgring in Germany, we are pleased to announce the release of our newest ECU Upgrade: The RENNtech direct ECU flash for the W205 - C 63 AMG. RENNtech has been at the forefront of ECU tuning since electronic engine management started to show up in vehicles during the mid 1980s! Our experience, countless hours of in-house research, development and exhaustive testing ensure that our proprietary ECU upgrade offers incredible performance gains and rock solid daily driver reliability. RENNtech tuning software for Mercedes offers significant gains in horsepower and torque across the vehicles entire power band. By modifying ignition timing and throttle mapping, optimizing air-to-fuel ratios, increasing the engine's rev limiter and modifying boost mapping for turbo-charged vehicles, RENNtech performance software unleashes the true potential of your Mercedes. With the proprietary RENNtech ECU Tuning the W205 - C 63 AMG gains up to +56 HP and +107 LB-FT, based on power numbers measured by RENNtech. Please note that the Mercedes M177 engine performance when measured, obtains higher numbers than rated from factory. The maximum power number reached with the RENNtech ECU Upgrade for the W205 - C 63 AMG is 601 HP and 657 LB-FT. For detailed information about our ECU Upgrades feel free to email us at info@renntechmercedes.com or call our sales-team under 561.845.7888. Product Page: http://renntechmercedes.com/index.php/products/mb/c-class/c-205-2015-present/c-63-amg/ecu_205_c63-detail C 63 AMG S (W205 | M177 | 4.0L V8 BiTurbo) Stock Performance: Rated by Mercedes-Benz: 503 HP @ 5,500-6,250 rpm; 516 LB-FT @ 1,750-4,500 rpm Rated by RENNtech: 545 HP @ 6,150 RPM; 550 LB-FT @ 3,700-4,700 RPM Mercedes M178 engine performance when measured, obtains higher power numbers than rated from factory. C 63 AMG S (W205 | M177 | 4.0L V8 BiTurbo) Modified Performance: 601 HP @ 5,650 RPM; 657 LB-FT @ 4,250-4,800 RPM
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 AM
    As they should on a completely stock car. If it has mods, they should add time accordingly. If the parts are aftermarket, they should add time accordingly. If the parts are supplied ( I already went over that) They should have a higher labor rate and charge accordingly.
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