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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 06:14 PM
    E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 02:57 PM
    Despite our best efforts to get our shop car running properly in time for the event we decided not to run the car at all this past weekend. The #2 cylinder is leaking down over 25% and we will be putting another stock motor in shortly to continue development so we just cruised down to Coalinga to spectate. Here are some photos from the event. Hope you all have a great week! It will be a very busy and exciting one for us as we continue to assemble / ship the Stage 2+ N54 turbos and are awaiting testing of the world's first S55 turbo upgrade :music-rockout:.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 06:48 PM
    Hello, This is one of my first threads over here at BimmerBoost. I had been visiting tacopost but I have been frequenting this forum more and more. I hope you all find this of value. I would like to post my review of the El Cholo taco solution for proper satisfaction of human hunger. I have previously eaten many tacos outfitted with other ingredients and I was never close to satisfied. It just didn't feel like the tacos I know and love. There's this taco place I'm not affiliated with AT ALL called El Cholo that just has awesome tacos. Seriously, they are great! They also have Taco Tuesday with $2 taco deals and margarita deals that you wouldn't believe. They also treat me well and look at these tacos: The facility is pretty nice too: They even have enchiladas if you don't want tacos! I'm just a taco enthusiast trying to share my tacos enthusiasm with fellow taco enthusiasts. Please pay no attention to my e-mail address being sticky@elcholo.com. I hope you all have some yummy yummy tacos!
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    10-22-2014, 02:25 AM
    Porscheboost works ok though, any chance of this being fixed?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-13-2014, 05:49 PM
    The BMW S1000RR is an absurdly fast bike in stock form capable of trapping in the tall 140's. Beating one is a very tall order for any street car in stock form let alone tuned. This S1000RR is tuned though by BrenTuning and also features a full Akrapovic exhaust. That should easily push it well into the 150+ trap speed range in the 1/4 mile. Procharged Vettes are of course capable of hitting those trap speeds but require a built motor and a ton of boost. We do not know the specs on this C6 only that based on the result the blower needs to move quite a bit air if the owner wants to run with this bike.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 08:42 PM
    This will hardly be the last battle of boosted E46 M3 S54 motors and boosted E9X M3 S65 motors. This battle is just heating up but here is an interesting race pitting an Active Autowerke Generation 2 Level III supercharged E90 M3 against a Maximum PSI Stage II supercharged E46 M3. Both cars have 6-speed manual transmissions so this is not a race won by a transmission advantage. The S54 inline-6 in the E46 M3 and the S65 V8 in the E90 M3 are both on stock internals and factory compression. The E46 M3 is a Maximum PSI Stage II turbo which we have seen hit 697 wheel horsepower. Additionally, the kit has gone 10.8 @ 131 in the 1/4 mile. The car belongs to our friend over at MPACT. Now from what BimmerBoost has been told MS109 fuel was not available for this run so boost is closer to the Stage I Maximum PSI kit and considering the result that makes sense. The E92 M3 has the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger kit which includes methanol injection and has put down in the 590 wheel horsepower range with simply the best looking torque curve in the industry. Now this kit was tuned by Frank Smith at TTFS so it is safe to say it is making a bit more than the base AA tune. The video quality is not the best partially due to the night time run but it is easy to see what happens. The E46 M3 hits a bit of lag and the E92 M3 pulls on the shift. It then continues a steady pull and the run just really isn't close. The E46 M3 of course would be stronger with more boost but the same could be said about the S65 as well. This will not be the last battle between the E46 and E9X. That fight is about to become full scale war with more built motor S65's hitting the streets.
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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    11-20-2014, 12:12 AM
    So this morning I was on my way to class when this kid in a scion tc past by me. He apparently hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his vehicle. I saw the whole thing coming, but there was nothing I could do to save my car, he smacked into me and sent us both flying off into a ditch on the side of the highway. I will find out for sure if the car is totaled or not in the next few days, but after talking to my body shop (whom I have a great relationship with) they are confident it will be totaled. This really sucks because my car was finally coming together I just installed bc racing coilovers a few weeks ago along with all the other mods done to the car. Thankfully I was not at fault so hopefully everything will be covered by his insurance, but this still sucks:( I really don't know what car to get next... I loved my m3, but I don't want to get another one while I am still in college, this whole thing just sucks I worked hard to get this car and get it where is was and now all of it is gone.
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    11-19-2014, 04:41 PM
    M4 vs LongBoarders e92 SC m3
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-13-2014, 04:58 AM
    Congratulations to Weistec who holds the M157 half mile trap speed record. The car setting the record is a Weistec built W212 E63 AMG S. It features upgrades to the M157 V8 from Weistec Engineering including their turbocharger upgrade, downpipes, and exhaust system. Something else to note is that this 4Matic car features an upgraded transmission from Weistec as well. The transmission especially on the all wheel drive 4Matic M157 vehicles and E63 AMG's becomes a weak point when upgrading the turbos. There are not many transmission upgrade options out there that work and as you can see in the video Weistec's is doing some serious work. The car effortlessly accelerates to 174.55 through the half mile with little drama. It just hooks up and goes. Congratulations to Weistec Engineering and look forward to seeing more details on the 4Matic M157 tuning options available.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 07:29 PM
    I'm going to be adding real time sortable performance databases in to the network soon. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what to call the one that will deal with 1/4 mile, 1/2, mile, etc., times. I originally thought dragtimeslips.com was the best but it is pretty damn close to dragtimes.com. Trapspeeds.com is different and doesn't necessarily imply a 1/4 mile focus as things are evolving in this respect anyway. Sorting between 1/4, 1/2, mile, or even standing kilometer trap speeds may be an interesting idea and a different take from the traditional. Anyway, vote on the name you prefer.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 08:16 AM
    Seeing what the big magazines pick as their favorite driver's car is always interesting. Last month MotorTrend took their shot at it with a ten car field and settled on the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 as the best driver's car in all the land. Now it is time to get a British perspective on the matter. Autocar decided on a 12 car field. They usually field 10 cars but made an exception in 2014. There are some big name omissions one of which is the Lamborghini Huracan as Lamborghini declined their invitation (the raging bull is afraid?) and the Z28 is absent. Autocar's 12 car field is as follows and ordered by laptime: 1. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 1min 10.7sec 2. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 1min 11.9sec 3. McLaren 650S – 1min 12.9sec 4. Porsche 911 GT3 – 1min 13.1sec 5. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 1min 14.3sec 6. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 1min 14.3sec 7. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 1min 14.9sec 8. BMW M4 – 1min 16.8sec 9. Porsche Cayman GTS – 1min 17.4sec 10. Alfa Romeo 4C – 1min 17.7sec 11. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy – 1min 19.4sec 12. BMW i8 – 1min 19.4sec This is how Autocar ended up scoring the cars as far as driving pleasure: 1. Ferrari 458 Speciale – 16 points 2. Ariel Atom 3.5R – 19 3. Porsche 911 GT3 – 27 4. Porsche Cayman GTS – 33 5. McLaren 650S – 39 6. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – 43 7. Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy 54 8. BMW i8 – 64 9. BMW M4 – 78 9. Vauxhall VXR8 GTS – 78 11. Jaguar F-type R coupé – 80 12. Alfa Romeo 4C – 93 The Ferrari 458 Speciale takes the victory over the Ariel Atom although the Atom is really nothing more than a street legal go-kart. The 458 reigns supreme but it is interesting to note some of the comments by Autocar on the vehicles. The M4 is said to be somewhat of a one trick pony always wanting to go sideways. Yes, the M3/M4 are more about muscle than finesse now. The i8 is said not to be a sports car and its handling changes based on the charge of the batteries. It is said to be better on the road and out of character in the competition which is a shame. The Corvette feels like it got a bit robbed here. A judge scored it as high as second yet it finishes in 6th place? Another judge stated out of all the cars the Corvette is the one he would want to race on the track. So again, what is with the sixth place finish with all the glowing praise? It is surprising the McLaren 650S gets beaten by a full second by the Ferrari. Especially considering its twin turbo V8 is boosted to 650 horsepower now. The Castle Combe track seems a bit short but Autocar feels it is a good test and a 'fast' track. The 458 Speciale is Britain's best driver's car of 2014 according to Autocar. The full video breakdown is below:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 08:28 PM
    It is not surprising that AMG will have a version of the GT sports car to race with. This being the AMG GT GT3 model. What is interesting though is that the head of AMG Tobias Moers stated he wants to build a hardcore street version to be as closely related to the GT3 race car as possible. This of course would be similar to what Porsche does with the 911 GT3 or at least they used to. Moers indicates that this model will not be a Black Series but Moers indicated a Black Series version of the AMG GT was on the way just earlier this month. Will there be both an AMG GT Black Series and an AMG GT GT3 model? This seems somewhat redundant. Both models are more hardcore versions of the AMG GT and both will have weight stripped out. There is some confusion here that he needs to clear up. Regarding this GT3 model it will not be called GT3 as previously mentioned Porsche uses it for the 911 GT3. What AMG will end up calling it is unknown at this time. What we do is that AMG will build it with laptimes in mind and not straightline speed. Moers stated, “I don’t want to make a dragster that’s only good for doing 0-100km/h in 2.8sec. We need more power, less weight, better aerodynamics and different suspension but the targets should be the power to weight ratio, drivability, lap time and tremendous feel. The car is already 80kg lighter than the SLS and has a similar power to weight ratio, so to lose much more weight we will need to use carbonfibre as we have with our Black Series models.” That sounds pretty good. Lower the weight quite a bit over the standard AMG GT and beef up the suspension and aerodynamics for better laptimes. More power will be part of the equation as well as he indicated the M178 is hardly being pushed, “That doesn’t mean we can get 700bhp from the V8 – it is not as simple as that – but the V8 is currently very understressed.” Moers expects this model to shave more than 10 seconds off the AMG GT Nurburgring laptime on standard, not R compound, tires. A hardcore track special AMG GT focused around the driving experience with more power and less weight sounds like a winning recipe to BenzBoost. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 10:43 PM
    HRE had another strong showing at SEMA with some impressive hardware in their booth. Yes, that is a Porsche 991 GT3 you see there. Yes, that also is a Porsche 918 Spyder you see wearing HRE wheels. How HRE managed to get a Porsche 918 Spyder in their booth only they know but if you were to bet on someone getting such prized hardware displaying their wheels it would be HRE. HRE had a variety of their wheels in a variety of finishes on display. On the GT3 they showed off their center locking wheels which obviously have a nice race inspired touch. Of the two styles displayed on the GT3 the gold looked better in person. On the Huracan a bronze finished and then a more traditionally finished forged S101 were featured. It is personal preference but the gunmetal wheels on the passenger side seemed to flow better with the white Lamborghini. The 918 Spyder also featured center locking HRE wheels. It is safe to say that if your wheels are featured on a car of this pedigree and they look like they belong there well then they will not look out of place on anything in the automotive marketplace. HRE's president Alan Peltier was at the booth entertaining guests and answering questions. He was very busy as the booth was packed so I did not get a chance to speak to him. I did not want to bother him and the wheels spoke for themselves anyway. HRE also had the Flow Form wheels separate from the forged series which is smart. They are doing a good job positioning Flow Form as a separate entity in function, style, and value. What more is there to say? I run HRE Wheels on my own car for a reason. Enjoy the pictures.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
    We are here because we are car enthusiasts. We like cars. Some of us maybe more than others or some maybe too much for our own good but one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for cars. That is why we all understand the actions this man takes to perform a save on this car. Yes, he makes a mistake by leaving the car in neutral. He quickly realizes this mistake and runs after the car as it rolls back managing to close the door just in time before it hit the garage. He then quickly jumps in over the door and brings the car safely to a stop (using his hand on the brake pedal mind you) before it hits anything. He is fortunate the top was down or this could have ended badly. He is also fortunate the car was not turning back at a greater angle as he could have been pinned against the edge of the garage. It certainly would be interesting to know if it is his car or if it belongs to someone else. Whether you like classic Mustangs, European cars, Japanese cars, whatever, you will be able to appreciate this save as a car enthusiast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 12:21 AM
    Pretty certain this is my next computer. I need something with a bit more power than my laptop plus I want to run 3 x 28+ inch 4K screens. Sick design, watercooled, etc.:
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  • CaliBenz's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 12:56 AM
    I was shocked to see that Mercedes Benz had their own booth at the SEMA show. It only had vans in it but Renntech had a van all done up in it. It was pretty ugly though and the workmanship was pretty bad. It looked like Street Glow built it. There was another van built by Garmin that was really really clean looking and professional, Renntech should learn from Garmin. I guess some Fire Department built a van too, it was awesome. It had huge brakes on it, and all type of fire fighting equipment installed in it. I hope someone posts some pictures from the Mercedes booth on here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-05-2014, 10:46 PM
    Here is a new product that should get W212 E63 AMG owners with the M157 twin turbo V8 excited. Gintani has released their catless X-pipe exhaust system for the platform. It is priced at a very reasonable $2195 and provides substantial performance gains as you can see in the graph. Keep in mind this a Dyno Dynamics dynamometer and as it is set here it is reading more conservatively than a Dynojet. Let's just forget peak figures for the moment and focus on the gains. At 2500 rpm there is a 45 lb-ft of wheel torque gain. This torque gain varies toward redline but there are gains throughout the entire curve. Horsepower increases by 20 wheel and the max torque figure increases by 35 lb-ft at the wheels. Pictures and dynograph below.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 07:29 AM
    It is only a matter of time. We all know and love the 5.5 liter M157 V8 that currently powers the turbocharged 63 AMG models on the market. With the AMG GT and W205 C63 AMG on the way a new era of turbocharged AMG powerplants is almost here and that era will be powered by the M177/M178 motor. Critics will be quick to point out that the M177/M178 has 1.5 liters less displacement than the M157 and that is certainly true. BenzBoost will quickly point out that the M177/M178 is a lighter motor with top mounted turbos and that it also revs higher than the M157. As Audi showed with the 4.0 TFSI V8 replacing their bi-turbo 5.0 liter V10 displacement is not as important in the turbocharged German V8 era as displacement was when naturally aspirated motors were more prevalent. The switch has been confirmed by AMG boss Tobias Moers who stated regarding the M177/M178, 'The engine will replace our 5.5-litre engine.' The S63 AMG, SL63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, and E63 AMG will eventually switch to the M177/M178. There is no reason to shed any tears over the switch. Top mounted turbos are easier to reach and turbo upgrades potentially become easier. The switch will also provide a lighter motor making for better balanced and less nose heavy cars. The M157 will be missed but the M177/M178 is a worthy successor offering certain advantages despite the displacement loss. Source
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  • alpinedevil335's Avatar
    11-02-2014, 11:45 PM
    Local buyers preferred but willing to ship at buyers expense. Located in Downey, Ca. Stett Charge Pipe W/ Forge DV's and meth bung $400 (will update with pic) BMS N54 Downpipes $300 BMS DCI $70 Stock turbos(approx 10k miles) $700
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2014, 09:28 AM
    Very interesting video here showing a pair of 991 Turbo S Porsches against a Lamborghini Aventador on the highway. The Aventador is a very fast car in stock form but has been a target for tuned German cars and obviously a vehicle like the Lamborghini makes for quite the measuring stick. Tuned M157 63 AMG's AMG's have been able to pull the Aventador on the highway. Now we have seen the Aventador run the new Porsche 991 Turbo S but it was not a highway matchup rather a standing kilometer drag race. The Turbo S by virtue of its launch wins the drag race but the Aventador has the slightly higher trap speeds at the 1/4 mile and kilometer marks. On paper, that means in a highway showdown the Aventador should beat the 991 Turbo S from a roll. In the video below you will see that is how it plays out. The white Porsche 991 Turbo S has a full Cargraphic exhaust system and the red Turbo S has a Cargraphic X-pipe. The Aventador also has an aftermarket exhaust system. The Aventador pulls up top as it should although the turbo torque of the 991 Turbo S gives it a slight edge down low also as it should. This race plays out as expected on paper and the Aventador gets a chance to show its top end strength.
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    10-26-2014, 09:47 PM
    I didn't search very hard so forgive me if this has been covered already. I was wondering if the new network expansion is going to bring any swag to the table. Wouldn't mind some Motor sport themed shirts with the BoostAddict branding. Decals etc for network sites. Just a thought with the price of made to order gear nowadays may be worth it Sticky.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    11-17-2014, 02:18 PM
    My old friend Ken Block is at it again, this time ripping up the streets of LA. Def worth a watch.
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