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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    02-27-2017, 04:36 PM
    Figured it was time for a dedicated Sous Vide thread. I just picked one up last week. Grass fed London Broil/Top Round cut. Cooked @ 133 for 7.5 hours. It was so tender I literally cut it with my fork. Added Worcestershire, freshly chopped garlic and Weber Chicago steak seasoning into the bag. I'm traditionally a BBQ guy, but so far I'm convinced this is my new go to method. My next experiment will be brisket cooked SV, but smoked on my wsm to impart some smoky flavor and crust.
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    02-25-2017, 08:46 PM
    newb335guy started a thread For Sale: Part out, moving on. in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doc race single turbo-ceramic coated PTE Gen 2 6266. everything that I got from Doc Racing goes to you plus I will provide the Hose setup that is in picture to vent back into turbo so you avoid venting to air and having to smell oil. Also Moshomito Catch can setup provided and ADV 02 Sensor (very recommended). Price to sell at $4700.00 We can package fueling into it also. Any questions you can call or text 850-240-0293 This is off of Doc Website: BMW 335i 135i N54 Top Mount Single Turbo Kit Turbo Bearing Ceramic Coating $5,495.00 USD Cpe/BMS Port injection with Split Second AIC controller $800 Stage 3 Fuelit setup with upgraded fuel lines, return line fittings and Hobbs switch $600 DSS Axles $700
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-11-2017, 07:32 PM
    Ok, keeping a black car clean is a giant bitch. You see every smudge. Anyone have any product suggestions? I almost feel like getting that spray on wax stuff and just wiping it down after every drive.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-07-2017, 07:14 PM
    Fabspeed was not too pleased about the BoostAddict article yesterday which details claims about an upcoming class-action lawsuit. The job of this network is to report automotive performance news and sometimes that news is not positive. The job will be done to the writer's best ability even if that means some people might get upset. To do the job properly both sides should get their say and you, the reader, are left to make up your own mind. Now, that is quite a story and this Sal Pane fellow sounds like he is making life terrible for Fabspeed. BoostAddict did google Sal Pane and, yes, many links about him being a con man come up: There's more: What is the truth here? Well, Sal Pane's name is attached to some very shady and very dirty things. Additionally, if the threats against Fabspeed and the extortion claims are true one would think Sal Pane would face jail time. It also seems that he is a convicted felon. Fabspeed is gearing up their own legal defense. All we know is Fabspeed sells exhausts and has always been easy to work with from this end and provided this network with whatever requests for product information were made. Let's hope this matter is quickly resolved.
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  • csu87's Avatar
    03-15-2017, 02:19 PM
    Well after a long run over there, got the boot. All because I called some guy salty after he bought a 2013 335 for 38k... My favorite touch was when i received an email from the mods that they were going to charge me $15k for having an alternate account. I'll keep you guys posted with how that goes. Guess I'll be more active over here now. Wont miss it since its a joke of a technical forum, although that offtopic section they have is pretty good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 04:57 PM
    BoostAddict has covered a lot of Fabspeed products over the years. What is marketed is billed as top quality. The product presentation is done well and they provide good videos along with dyno data to support their claims. We like that. What we do not like is what you are going to see below. Why is nobody talking about it? Why is a lawsuit due to poor product quality and poor customer service not being discussed on any of the major forums? Probably because Fabspeed is a vendor on those forums and you will see those who raised questions were banned. Here is an example: Banned for raising questions about cheap Chinese Fabspeed sources. So what is going on? Well, take a look at some of this: Quite a bit to chew on there, isn't there? It certainly doesn't look good. It also doesn't look good that the source ( says a class action lawsuit is taking place. BoostAddict reached out for comment to see how far along this lawsuit is. What is the truth here? Well, we are going to try to find out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-09-2017, 07:46 PM
    Time to get this going with all the big moves. Looking for 135pats to chime in with what he knows. Romo released and it looks like the Texans are making space for him as they ditched Osweiler. I can't believe the Browns took on that contract. They got a second pick. So, 16 million for a second rounder? It's not like the Browns are going to contend any time soon but wow. RGIII is getting released. Ravens sign Danny Woodhead. Things are getting really shaken up. Should be a fun season.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-14-2017, 03:39 AM
    What's going on over there @DavidV? Doesn't look good with the Turkish rioting. Maybe they should go back to Turkey, eh?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-06-2017, 03:09 PM
    MKIV Supra vs. 335i is always fun to see and this one has a Kawasaki ZX10r bike thrown in for good measure. The 335i is the camera car and it starts off against the bike. Surprisingly, it doesn't have much trouble with it from a roll. The Supra is up next. For some reason, he hasn't mastered the art of going on three honks so the Supra jumps the first race. It takes him a couple tries to understand 1-2-3 go. They finally line up but you can not really hear the honks not that the Supra is following them anyway. They hit it and the 335 pulls rather easily. It sure seems to be running very strong for what is a Pure Turbos Stage 2 setup or maybe the Supra isn't making 700 to the wheels. An impressive 335i for sure.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-14-2017, 08:54 PM
    The average person does not understand dyno numbers and how they relate to horsepower. People claiming to be automotive journalists and writing for automotive websites should understand dyno numbers especially if they are going to claim a car is not delivering the claimed manufacturer output. A complete idiot on MBWorld by the name of Jerry Perez is spreading what you can only appropriately call fake news by stating the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio does not deliver on its claimed 505 horsepower output: Touted as the AMG Beater, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio’s Advertised Horsepower Crumbles on the Dyno His reasoning? This dyno graph from an article last week: The genius writes the power crumbles on the dyno. Yes, seriously. He decides to apply a 15% correction factor which means the car should actually show 429 horsepower to the wheels and that is the basis for his claim. Well, we can't argue with that now can we? 15% of 505 horsepower is 429. He's got us there. At no point though does he consider that a Mustang dyno may read differently than other dynos. At no point does he consider that the 15% drivetrain loss 'rule' actually originated with the Dynojet and is used as a (flawed) rule of thumb for drivetrain losses on manual transmission cars. At no point does he think about maybe doing some basic research into the dyno type and looking at results from other cars. Here is an example. This is a C218 generation Mercedes-AMG CLS63 with the M157 twin turbo V8 motor. It is rated at 518 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. By the reasoning of Mr. Perez it should show 440 horsepower to the wheels: OMG? What is going on here? Someone sound the alarm! Only 390 horsepower to the wheels from a 518 horsepower motor! Where is the article saying C218 CLS63 AMG horsepower crumbles on the dyno? Brace yourself. Here comes something that will blow your mind. This is a CLS63 on a different type of dyno: Yes, the blue line is the stock output and shows 483 horsepower to the wheels. Suddenly the CLS63 goes from not having 518 horsepower to having more than 518 horsepower. Is this magic? Do CLS63's vary by 93 horsepower at the wheels from the factory? No. It's simply that Jerry Perez is a hack, MBWorld is run by morons who allow fanboys to spew this garbage, and the user base is not intelligent enough to know the difference. One can simply look at the trap speed for the Giulia Quadrifoglio to see it is making its advertised output. Anyone who is going to make a claim that a car is underperforming should at least research its performance figures beforehand. Alfa Romeo should be angry this false claim is being spread but then again they have bigger fish to fry. BoostAddict will happily correct this garbage. How about option 3? You don't know what you're talking about.
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    03-09-2017, 03:55 PM
    First off, we'll be grilling Wednesday Thursday and Friday at lunch if anyone wants to come by. Please just shout out if your coming so we have enough burgers/chicken/brauts/steaks. Anyone who swings by will get a free track inspection and look-see to make sure you're GTG before heading down there. We'll also be on call after hours with the shop cell phone if we need to open up the shop after hours to keep your Mexico runs on point. We have a pile of parts/engines/etc and get 15 deliveries a day from various companies for parts- If you need something overnight and you're out of town- send it to us, and come pick it up! ABR Houston C/O (whoever you are) 17545 Kuykendahl Rd Ste B Spring, Texas 77379 We're all local on the north side, so if you need something in town, or suggestions where to eat/where to sleep/what to do, call us! 832-797-9114 is the Shop number. If you call the shop number after hours, it will let you be connected through to our flatbed specialists- PFL services. They know how to not $#% your BMW when towing it. It's the only guys we use! For Wed-Sat after hours the number is 832 562 1926 Let us know what we can do to make your Houston visit awesome!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 04:07 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: Things get very dirty the deeper you look: He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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    03-04-2017, 07:37 PM
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  • gintanie92's Avatar
    02-28-2017, 03:17 AM
    Mod list ( White car) 08 6mt e92 Gintani stage 2.5 Gintani catless x-pipe Gintani Race exhaust HRE R40 Hankook Rs-3 265 F 285 R 576 Whp Camera car 2011 6mt e92 ESS 650 Macht Schnell catless x-pipe Vorsteiner exhaust Vorsteiner wheels unknown dyno results Both pulls were in 4th gear, my car was slipping in 2nd & 3rd (bald rear tires)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-05-2017, 09:06 PM
    I thought about going to 21 inch rims but decided I'm all about driving dynamics over looks. 20's are enough. So, what is the lightest 20 inch rim? Someone will point to the new Forgeline carbon forged line but I'm not about to spend $4500 per wheel: Any suggestions? I'm done with HRE so they are out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-04-2017, 01:48 AM
    Went to Bevmo and when I was walking back to my car I saw an F30 335 and something just told me it was tuned. I get up to the light behind the guy and we go left and I hammer it. I caught him off guard so not really fair but I pulled a decent amount. As luck would have it, we got a light. As luck would have it, the 991.2 is easier to get traction with. I get a decent lead off the start and the PDK helped me open a 3 car advantage which was mostly in the lower gears. I wasn't able to pull much up top and I was surprised how well he hung in there. I knew he was tuned at this point so I asked him what he had and he said a JB4 and some other bolt ons. I also asked if he was on any forums and he said no. Told him to check out BimmerBoost so we'll see if he does. I wanted to go home and drink my bourbon and watch the Ducks game so I didn't play any more plus I'm still 'breaking in' the car. He turned onto the same street I usually go down to get home so I guess he's a neighbor. Either way, if there was a tune available I would be installing it tomorrow.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    03-02-2017, 04:22 PM
    Joshuacobb1993, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-09-2017, 08:34 PM
    As this is a tuned car against a stock car the result is not really surprising. For those with a tuned F80 M3 wondering if they can dispatch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio they can rest easy. The M3 spanks it and traps 10 miles per hour higher. What this tells us though is that a stock M3 will have its hands full with the Giulia. Its 2.9 liter V6 output is very close to the S55 3.0 I6 in the M3. Stock versus stock would be great to see for context and no doubt we will be seeing many more M3 vs. Giulia races in the future.
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    03-02-2017, 06:21 PM
    So the Velar was launched this week and, personally, it's beautiful. BUT here's my gripe... Land Rover has been marketing the Velar as a prequel to the Range Rover Sport and Porsche Macan/Audi Q5 alternative... But is it really?? In particular, a near equal-optioned Valar (R-Dynamic SE Trim with Supercharged V6 and Park Assist) will set you back $72.3k. Meanwhile, a RR Sport (SE Trim with Supercharged V6 360 Parking Aid, Meridian Sound System, Climate Comfort and Visibility Package for heated seats & steering wheel) costs $72.5. YES, base MSRP for the Velar is $49.9k and the Sport is $65.5k, but nobody buys a car without triggering some additional options (paint, wheels, etc.). Thoughts? Comments? Just something to chew on before TX2K kicks off.
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  • CBR1000RRSP's Avatar
    03-14-2017, 10:47 AM
    Edit: If you want to sell manifolds, you need a vendor account.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-21-2017, 11:15 PM
    GAD Motors produces some incredible Mercedes-AMG builds and products. Unfortunately, documentation is not their strong suit and dyno runs as well as information on their builds are hard to come by. This particular C207 E-Class coupe gets an M157 swap. Mercedes-AMG regrets not building an E63 AMG Coupe for the C207 generation. GAD Motors steps in to fix that. The M157 gets forged internals and a displacement bump from 5.5 liters to 5.8. As far as further details, GAD Motors doesn't provide any. They refer to this as their 'Stage VIP' level which is another way of saying you better have a ton of money. They certainly provide a good amount of power for whatever it is the build costs. They hit 1049 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque at the crank: You can see an acceleration video of the car below although it is not on the race gas tune in the above dyno run: Certainly quick although it doesn't quite look like 900+ horsepower. It would be great to see what it runs in kill mode in the 1/4 mile although the owner probably isn't one of those people who cares about providing data. An impressive engine swap and build regardless.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-15-2017, 03:27 AM
    Hill climb events take huge balls. You better be perfect as there is little room for error. Especially when you are going for a record run. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is perhaps the most well known hill climb in the world and it has taken several lives. The mountain almost added another victim but despite the driver misjudging the corner and careening off the edge with flip after flip he managed to walk away. Never skimp on a cage or safety equipment or else you may not be so lucky. Aftermath of the car:
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