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  • biz77's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    So you're suggesting F80's are running mid-10's on just a tune with a splash of race gas/ethanol and stock tires? The formula for putting a V2 into the high tens is pretty simple... Intake: $400 Ported Throttle Body: $200 Cat Delete test pipes: $400 Injectors: $700 Supercharger Pulley/hub and belt: $275 Custom Tune: $500 19" Mickey Thompson Radials for the rear: $650 pr. This has proven to put V's on pump gas in the 550+ WHP range running low-11's/high 10's with traps in the high 120's to low 130's on good pump gas. That's around $3,000.00 if you DIY the install and it's all very basic stuff most people with tools can handle at home. Pricing indicated above is nominal pricing on new parts, not the lowest someone could find bargain hunting or shopping used. Do you want cooling mods on top of that list? Absolutely, but it isn't totally necessary to make a few 1/4 mile passes. Add in a $400 Flex Fuel kit to the above (which is optional as you could just switch maps between pump gas and ethanol) and that mod list puts you at 600+ WHP and tens with traps over 130MPH are pretty much a guarantee. The record for bolt-on car as defined by Sticky (meaning stock/unopened long block) is 10.1 @ 136. Cars with basically the smallest cam you can upgrade to (the LS9 cam out of the ZR1 which you can pick up new at your local Chevy dealer for under $175) has put cars in the high 9's at 140 MPH. A big boy cam package will run you about $800 in parts all inclusive (cam, springs, retainers etc) from one of the LSA cam specialists. I won't lie, swapping a cam on a V2 is a big job and fairly expensive if you need to hire it out ($1,500 is typical), but with a decent sized cam you are into 700WHP territory. I don't think there is much point in arguing the capability of the CTS-V. There is no replacement for displacement. Whatever you can do on a 3.0 liter six, they can do much bigger on an LS-based engine. Even stock blocks have been known to survive over 1,000 WHP with 100,000 miles on the clock. Just keep in mind you may have a couple handfuls of F80's running in the 10's. If you head over to the CTS-V forum and look at the 1/4 mile times list, the top 145 spots are all cars running 10.99 or quicker, the top 42 spots are all 9.99 or quicker with the #1 spot running 7.659@181.6 and the fastest stock short block (pistons, rods, crank and block) car trapping 150.48 MPH (with full interior). I think the S55 and S63(tu) are both amazing engines with very easy tuning potential to get you solidly into the tens for reasonable money, but they have a LONG way to go to reach the high water marks of any LS-based engine and it's going to be very expensive to get them to those marks. You think a cam and head package is expensive for an LS?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:23 PM
    AMS the other day set the overall Porsche Macan 1/4 mile record with an 11.5 @ 116 mile per hour pass in their Macan Turbo. Clearly their tuning and parts are working and it is great to see these parts tested out on the dragstrip. So what parts are we talking about? Well, for the 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 AMS is readying Alpha Performance intercoolers, downpipes, and air filters. Let's take a look at the parts. The minute our Alpha Performance Porsche Macan started breathing easier our Engineers had to find a way to get all of that air out. They turned their attention immediately to the Macanís exhaust. What they came up with was the perfect answer, times two. The Porsche Macanís two factory downpipes are extremely restrictive. Our Engineers designed the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Turbo downpipes to expel the large amount of air our Alpha filters were now bringing in. The creation of smoother organic transitions allows exhaust gases to flow more efficiently which lets your turbos spool quicker, delivering power, faster. The Alpha Downpipes also feature laser cut heat shielding and a high flow Gesi catalytic converter which increases flow without compromising emissions or producing check engine light. If you have ever been under the hood of a modern automobile you know the amount of unused space is next to nothing. Heat management, therefore, is a major concern. The Alpha Performance Downpipes give you peace of mind that any critical components in the engine bay will be protected by our custom laser cut heat shielding. Look for the release of our Macan aftermarket performance downpipes soon! After getting the Alpha Porsche Macan Turbo breathing easier our Engineers had to cool down the incoming air. Turbos love cool air. Cool air is more dense. Dense air carries more oxygen. Oxygen is critical in the equation of making more power. The Macanís two intercoolers sit on each of the SUVís front corners. Theyíre a major part of the appearance of the front of the vehicle as well as a way to help your Macan make more power. When we say that they will help you make more power we are talking about how efficiently they can cool down the air that your Alpha Performance High Flow Dry Media Filters are bringing in. Our Engineers designed the intercoolers to be 43% thicker than the OEM pieces. The larger cores reduce air restrictions that lead to faster spool up of the turbo earlier in the power band. They make a difference that you can actually feel. Since the intercoolers sit on the corners of the front bumper our Engineers specified that bar and plate cores be used because of their superior cooling architecture and durable construction. Look for the release of the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Turbo Intercoolers on our social media channels soon! How the Alpha Performance Porsche Macan line of products perform is not just a lot of marketing mumbo jumbo. To prove their worth you need hard data and that is exactly why Alpha Performance extensively tests all of our components. Our Alpha Performance Filters are made with materials specifically designed for automotive applications. They consist of a dry synthetic, non-woven, multi-layer structure. The filter DOES NOT use oil or chemicals of any kind to aid filtration and will not degrade over time with exposure to varying temperatures and humidity like similar inferior cotton based filters. This creates consistent performance between cleanings over the lifetime of the filter. The filter is easily cleaned by blowing compressed air across the media from the inside out to blow off residual dirt and dust. All of this new air has to have somewhere to go, so our Engineers knew what to concentrate on next. So what is the pricing on these parts? We do not know yet. @Michael@alpha will no doubt inform us ASAP when they officially go on sale.
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  • BQ@BQTuning.com's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Nowhere near it Here is a log with his boost leak, same exact map he ran on the event http://datazap.me/u/sjobusen/bqe45-atp-ina0s-z4-v6-0?log=0&data=2-10-11-14-19-20 Here is the log after he fixed his boost leak http://datazap.me/u/sjobusen/bqe45-atp-ina0s-z4-v6-2?log=0&data=2-10-11-14-19-20&zoom=8-196 Average boost is 19 PSI barely peaking 20 psi Hes gonna be moving over to MHD so I will be able to hold boost longer in the 20-21 psi range tapering to about 18-19 psi The Z4 also has better intake airflow compared to the other N54 cars.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    You have no doubt seen huge claims from certain tuners on the S63TU twin turbo 4.4 liter V8. Remember when TNT Racewerks posted a graph (or part of one) showing over 800 horsepower at the wheels from an F10 M5 on the factory S63TU turbochargers? That car was later shown smoking badly during a race and we have not heard anything about it since. The truth is, many tuners are showing numbers from the F10 M5 and F13 M6 that are not realistic. They may hit an impressive peak figure on the dyno but in the real world the turbos and engine will not last or perform as expected based on the dyno run. Here is what realistic, real world tuned S63TU figures look like. F10 M5 Red is stock Blue is 20psi 91 octane DP and Intake only Green is 24psi 110 octane DP and Intake only No Meth and stock exhaust system flash tune with no piggyback 724 wheel horsepower on race gas with downpipes and an intake. The car holds the torque fairly well toward redline. This is well tuned example done by Gintani. Gintani doesn't want to push it further. Why? Because at this point the factory rods become a concern. That is something our friends at Bimmer Performance Center who take apart and build these motors concur with. You will see tuners out there posting higher peak numbers than this. The problem is you will often not see the whole graph and furthermore they are doing nothing more than flashing files they play with from B&C Consulting. People buy their flashing kits and call themselves tuners: https://www.bcconsulting.lu/en/#programming-tools-development You would be surprised how many tuners are simply using the B&C tools and flashing their files or modifying their files to flash. You and I could become tuners overnight by buying these tools and flashing the same files. Do we really know what we are doing though? Are we really tuners? Be careful when a tuner promises numbers nobody else is hitting or even approaching.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Referring to this vid: I don't know either of these guys but both come off badly.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    Check this out. That little pussy gets owned by Alex Roy http://jalopnik.com/vehicle-virgins-host-proves-why-you-should-ignore-influ-1797974337?utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    I understand it installs easily but my definition of bolt ons means stock cams. Bolt ons is a tune, exhaust, pulleys, intakes, etc.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 PM
    Not sure on the full story here or where this took place but you do not often see a Mercedes ML and G Wagon playing bumper cars with each other on public streets. It is possible the G Wagon was trying to protect the Rolls Royce in front. Good thing they did not have weapons, eh?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    What do we learn about the Bentley Bentayga from its latest test? It is big, heavy, fast, and expensive. Exactly what a Bentley is supposed to be. The Bentayga takes the quickest and fastest SUV title from the BMW F85 X5M which runs 12.2 @ 114. However, the BMW is lighter and far more nimble. Additionally, with just a tune it will run circles around the Bentley. The Bentayga is the stock champ though and holds the crown. That is, until the Jeep Trackhawk hits the streets. The Bentayga at almost 5800 pounds is not all that nimble on its feet. A .85g skidpad result is impressive for such a big boat but really this is more of a fast luxury cruiser. At $285k it is not a value either. It isn't supposed to be. The depreciation is going to be a gigantic hit if Bentley GT models are anything to go by. If you can afford the Bentayga depreciation probably does not matter to you much anyway. Neither do the BMW X5M and Jeep Trackhawk. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door hatchback PRICE AS TESTED: $285,114 (base price: $235,525) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 48-valve W-12, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 363 cu in, 5950 cc POWER: 600 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 664 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.9 in LENGTH: 202.4 in WIDTH: 78.7 in HEIGHT: 68.6 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 109 cu ft CARGO VOLUME: 15 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 5781 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.6 sec Zero to 100 mph: 8.9 sec Zero to 130 mph: 15.4 sec Zero to 150 mph: 21.9 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.4 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.8 sec Standing ľ-mile: 12.0 sec @ 117 mph Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 187 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 176 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.85 g FUEL ECONOMY: EPA combined/city/highway: 15/12/19 mpg C/D observed: 14 mpg C/D observed 75-mph highway driving: 23 mpg C/D observed highway range: 510 mi
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  • G.I.Joe's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    Cool, you may well be right, I'm just very conservative in my estimate. But it does pull really hard, especially near the rev limiter
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    No. I think we can't say until we have more timeslips to go on but I would bet on the Middle Eastern run being bogus or when tuned.
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    You should be closer to 630-650whp at those boost levels. I made 601 at 23psi.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Porsche is hopping on the carbon fiber wheel train and that is a great thing. Why? These new 20 inch wheels for the 911 Turbo as part of Porsche Exclusive offer 20% less weight which definitely will make an impact on the all wheel drive Turbo. As you know, unsprung weight makes a large performance impact. The wheels are also 20% stronger according to Porsche. How much for them? $18k. Ouch. Well worth the money for the person who absolutely has to have the best.
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    Huh? I haven't seen any 1/4 mile time from him. He just got this thing installed.
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