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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 11:21 AM
    Hot on the heels of MotorTrend's 2017 Best Driver's Car competition comes their World's Greatest Drag Race where they have the contestants face off in a straightline contest. They did make one change though by replacing the Miata (which had no chance) with a Tesla Model S P100D. Racing from a stop is the Tesla's game. It shows as it gets a lead off the launch with the 911 Turbo S hot on its heels. Surprisingly, nobody is able to pass the Tesla in time. It runs a 10.5 @ 125 (GPS time) in the 1/4 mile. This is what happens when you do not have a prepped strip or drag rubber for powerful RWD cars. The rest of the times are below in order of trap speed but as stated BoostAddict.com believes the Ferrari is a ringer based on real world results from owners.
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    09-29-2017, 01:02 PM
    W204 C65 AMG Black Series 4Matic? Yes, you read that correctly. BenzBoost teased this car a year ago while final development and tuning was wrapped up. Getting a build like this done and dialed in takes a bit of time and the owner wanted to have some fun with a sleeper before the word got out. Whoops. It is hard to not write about something extraordinary like this. Just swapping in an M279 V12 into the W204 chassis alone is incredible (look at that fab work!) but they also added 4Matic all wheel drive on top. This is truly a one of a kind build and as the saying goes if you have to ask how much it costs you can not afford it. Weistec did not leave the M279 stock by any means. The V12 receives a sleeved block, forged internals, CNC ported heads, a new dual throttle body intake manifold, and custom turbochargers. It makes over 1000 horsepower at the wheels but best of luck to anyone trying to get a dynograph. Maybe the owner will release a graph at some point. For now, just enjoy one of, if not the outright baddest, C-Class AMG's on Earth.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 07:16 PM
    Hot on the heels of MotorTrend's 2017 Best Driver's Car competition comes their World's Greatest Drag Race where they have the contestants face off in a straightline contest. They did make one change though by replacing the Miata (which had no chance) with a Tesla Model S P100D. Racing from a stop is the Tesla's game. It shows as it gets a lead off the launch with the 911 Turbo S hot on its heels. Surprisingly, nobody is able to pass the Tesla in time. It runs a 10.5 @ 125 (GPS time) in the 1/4 mile. This is what happens when you do not have a prepped strip or drag rubber for powerful RWD cars. The rest of the times are below in order of trap speed but as stated BoostAddict.com believes the Ferrari is a ringer based on real world results from owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 03:04 PM
    The era of quadruple digit F10 M5 and F13 M6 horsepower is officially here! Congratulations to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) on being the first to crack the 1000 wheel horsepower mark on the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform. Videos will be coming soon and will be posted below but here is what you need to know: 2013 M5 DCT car Upgraded DCT clutches All done via Flash only, no Piggyback (JB4). 110 Octane, stock fuel system. Methanol injection (M1) NO Nitrous This obviously is their built motor package which is capable of holding roughly 1500 horsepower. 1026 rear wheel horsepower is incredible but they are not done. This is just the beginning.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-24-2017, 07:52 AM
    Congratulations are in order here although the car is still being tuned. Essentially, this is a work in progress but it certainly has progressed from where it was. The car was making 889 rear wheel horsepower but recently cracked the 9XX barrier with a 919 wheel horsepower pull. Now, we would like full size graphs and more details but this is the first publicly posted 9XX car BimmerBoost knows of and the most powerful N54 to date until someone proves otherwise. The Precision 6870 is not maxed out either and they can push this a bit further with some refinements. Either way, clearly the Doc Race single turbo top mount N54 manifold is an extremely nice piece with extreme capability. The Motiv built motor setup is also handling the torque thrown at it. Keep it up guys! Excellent work.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 08:31 AM
    The BMW N54 is not what you would call a high revving BMW engine or even a high revving BMW I6. There are numerous reasons for that such as it not being an M engine, being turbocharged, having direct fuel injection, an undersquare design, etc. More revs are very beneficial for those chasing more power especially when switching to a large turbo. Obviously with a larger turbo there will be a spool sacrifice but there will also be much more air moved up top. To really see the full capability a higher redline to take advantage of the torque curve that is now shifted to the right is needed. This E92 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @jt0407 and here are a few of the specs: Supertech valvetrain Schrick cams ported head 5 angle valve job Stock block Extending the redline over a 1000 rpm brings with it fueling issues especially on a direct injection system. He has a Fuel-It! Stage 3 setup with TBI: He claims he hit 8200 rpm there. Just for perspective still short of the stock 8400 rpm the S65 V8 revs to but a good step forward for big turbo N54's. As for the power he is making he says he will get on the dyno soon. It sure will be interesting to take a look at his power curve.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 11:24 PM
    This is a great comparison from The Tuning School who tried out various fuels and provided great data. They compared 93 octane pump fuel, MS103, C9, E85, VP C85, MS109, leaded C16, 93 octane plus water, 93 plus boost juice, and 93 with methanol. The results are very interesting as VP's C85 ethanol race fuel provides the best results. However, 93 octane with methanol injection is right on its heels. This of course shows what a value methanol injection is: 93 octane pump gas with methanol even tops MS109 race gas and C16 race gas. C16 is leaded and really outdated as a race fuel with modern direct injected motors and ethanol blends. Overall ethanol is the champ here. It is just a matter of availability for most people but if E85 is not available methanol injection is a nice alternative. Just keep in mind that supplemental methanol injection comes with its own pluses and minuses not to mention that methanol is highly corrosive and flammable. It also does not create the same taxing issues on a direct injected fuel system that straight E85 does.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2017, 01:53 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo option. BimmerBoost is not familiar with You Wish Performance but they tend to produce products for other makes. They entered the BMW market with their top mount N54 twin scroll single turbo kit. It starts at $4599: -Twin scroll top mount manifold -6265 or 6465 Garrett Gtw billet wheel turbo -Turbosmart 40mm wastegates -Turbo down pipe -Wastegate dump tubes -Turbo blanket -Turbo Intake filter -Mac solenoid -Rear oil/coolant block offs -Turbo feed/drain -Charge pipe to intercooler -Aluminum coolant tube -Coolant tank relocation hose/bracket -Hardware/Turbo manifold Gaskets Their kit with a Garrett 6265 was tuned by EMP Tuning and made 622 horsepower to the wheels without port injection or meth at 23 psi: Another option in the hotly contested single turbo market.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 10:52 PM
    Oh great, now the politically correct virus that infects America is coming for car advertisements. You know what a car ad is supposed to do? Get your attention. That is exactly what Mercedes-AMG accomplishes showing the new W213 generation E63 S model line up for a drag race. They are not endorsing street racing by doing this. As it turns out, advertisements do not create laws. Amazingly, somehow we still have speed limits and rules on public roads despite car ads. How many people drag race Top Fuel cars on the street anyway? What about Formula 1 cars? That number is exactly zero. It's a fantasy. It's a commercial. It isn't real. Watch the ad below and then let us know if you suddenly have the desire to race a jet powered Bonneville land speed record car at your local stoplight. Doug Stokes of Irwindale Speedway in California (of course it has to be California) takes issue with the commercial. Maybe he is drinking a bit too much soy as he seems to be suffering from low testosterone? What exactly should a commercial about a 600+ horsepower all wheel drive twin turbo V8 super sedan be about? Its gas mileage? A leisurely drive to the recycling center? It is no coincidence Irwindale Speedway operates an 1/8 mile drag strip. The argument made is self-serving as Doug wants to funnel people to the Irwindale strip because there really is nowhere else to race in California as 1/4 mile strips continue to shut down. Sacremento Raceway is the latest victim as the county is forcing them to close due to residential development. Doug, grow a pair. It's an ad. Stop trying to use it to funnel people to Irwindale. Furthermore, 1/8 mile racing sucks. Open up a real 1/4 mile strip where 600+ horsepower cars like the E63 can stretch their legs or shut the fuck up. An open letter to the industry: 09/10/17 Who the hell do I have to complain to? It (was) just a quiet Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were watching the U.S. Open finals on TV. There were, of course, number of adverts from top-tier companies … and then there was one, near the end of the match, that made the two of us whoop louder than the sellout crowd at Flushing Meadows. The ad that stunned us was a Mercedes-Benz commercial which shows a number of growling drag racing vehicles racing against a new model Mercedes. The machines (including a funny car, a dragster, and a full-out drag bike and the Mercedes) line up curb to curb on what looks like a city street, a traffic light goes green … and the machines leap forward in a five-wide drag race … the Mercedes gets to the end of the block first. Apparently it wins what looks everything like a patently illegal street race and the voice over indicates what Mercedes model it was and indicates that it would be a good idea for the people watching to buy this car … I guess based on its “track” … er, street racing record.* I frankly don’t think that it was the very best example of “The Best or Nothing” slogan that tags the advert. Likewise, a recent (at least here in Los Angeles) TV commercial shows two late model BMW’s seemingly racing each other through a (it seems) deserted industrial site with a quick close-up of another (was it one of the two street racers?) BMW cornering very hard, so hard that the driver needs to crank in a huge amount of opposite to keep control as the car slides right up to a painted double line that’s NOT on a race course, but apparently on a normal street somewhere. There you go, “The Ultimate Driving Machine” going way, way too fast apparently on city streets. And then we have Fiat-Chrysler running a whole flight of TV ads that show a wide range of way too fast activities with two (or more) cars quite apparently racing each other. Of course building a car (the Dodge Demon) that’s banned from competing in “as delivered” form by the NHRA, and then bragging about it in print in enthusiast magazines says: (at least to my ear) “Race this one the street, because it is so powerful that NHRA wants you to install a big old honking roll cage if you ever want run it at the drag strip.” A quick word about myself if I may, I’m the VP of communications at Irwindale Event Center located about 20 miles East of Los Angeles. We operate a half-mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an eighth-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip. We opened the drag strip in 2000, and it’s the only one in southern California that operates on a weekly basis all year long. Thousands upon thousands of drivers (young, old and in between) have used our facility to have some safe, controlled, high-speed fun with their performance cars. It’s almost impossible to prove a negative, however, I think that our drag strip has helped to dampen illegal street racing in the area. And, from that perspective I feel that I can say the following: … Yeah, sure, yup, correct, you’re right; I know those commercial are a fantasy, innocent, innocuous metaphors, simply flights of advertising license. On the other hand, all of the above automobile commercials most blatantly portray and appear to glorify illegal street racing. (And supering-in some sort of tiny “closed course, do not attempt” screen when the hottest model Dodge cars are purposely seen racing with each other (or in earlier TV adverts, joyfully driving right through the middle of an idyllic outdoor wedding party knocking over tables and scattering people like a terrorists.) Finally and directly to all three of the above manufacturers, as well as any others that I’ve missed: All of you know that you can show the fun of cool, high performance driving without using (and thereby glamorizing) often deadly and illegal street racing (no how much you see it as harmless marketing hyperbole ). You are all better than that, I’m sure. Doug Stokes PS: I’d like to invite anyone in the industry (who wants to see what I’m talking about) out for one of our “Thursday Night Thunder” events at Irwindale Dragstrip. Heck ... I’ll even buy you a hot dog, soda, and a bag of chips.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-05-2017, 10:51 AM
    This is not your typical hybrid S63TU turbo upgrade. What is tentatively being referred to as the Pure Turbos Stage X turbocharger upgrade for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 is a complete turbo upgrade with new housings. BimmerBoost member @allmotor_2000 who is gunning for 8's in the 1/4 mile is getting these turbos on his F10 M5. This includes a custom manifold, custom downpipes, custom wastegates, and a custom JB4 BCM setup per-bank for boost control. The turbos themselves are ball bearing Garrett GTX3XXX mirrored units. That means one is reverse rotation. Then of course there are all the custom lines for water and oil. What will all of this cost? What kind of power can we expect? We'll know once it is done. Size comparison to stock:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2017, 10:31 AM
    The new second generation NSX is a radical departure from the original. Honda simply got it wrong. What made the NSX a success is that it was a reliable exotic which was fun to drive. It was light, revved high, sounded great, rear wheel drive, and an excellent driver's car. In comparison, the new NSX feels like an appliance. Quite simply, it lacks soul. They packed in technology but they did not make the car more fun to drive. It is a lot more expensive. It is a lot heavier. It does not have a manual option. Electric assisted all wheel drive gives it a completely different feel. Are you driving it or are computers? Bridgewater Acura is knocking $44,800 off the sticker of this NSX: Checking their website it looks like it is already gone. At $200k optioned the NSX really isn't worth the money considering how it performs roughly the same as the now very long in the tooth Nissan GT-R. Knock $45k off though and people come knocking. It's safe to say at this point that Honda/Acura failed with the car and they had plenty of time with delay after delay to get it right. Oh, and here is a 'used' one with 2 miles on it they will let go for $129k from the $168k MSRP: http://www.bridgewateracura.com/inventory/used-2017-acura-nsx-all-wheel-drive-sh-awd-sport-hybrid-2dr-coupe-19unc1b05hy000834 The car is a flop.
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  • Blown6's Avatar
    09-27-2017, 03:18 PM
    http://www.dragtimes.com/blog/mclaren-720s-vs-tesla-model-s-p100d-drag-race
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-19-2017, 08:12 AM
    Car forums are a dirty business. Or at least, they can be. In MBWorld's case, dirty hardly covers it. This is the same forum that had such extreme corruption in the past regarding EVOSPORT it led to the rise of BenzBoost.com. Some things never change. MBWorld is deleting threads regarding the Dime Racing fiasco. Don't take our word for it. The owner of the most recent Dime Racing Huracan problem car tried to go on MBWorld to warn AMG owners of doing business with Dime. He was quickly silenced: Now why would a forum silence someone who is sharing their horror story with a tuner in order to spare others from the same fate? What is the point of forums? Well, that is where things get tricky. MBWorld isn't the only forum that has vendors try to pull strings to keep negative stories off the site. Tony Vargas of Vargas Turbocharger Technologies infamy recently tried the same thing here only to be to told the thread would not be deleted. This is what some of the shady vendors do. They threaten to pull sponsorship unless negative threads are deleted. MBWorld is owned by Internet Brands which makes $100 million dollars a year. They can afford to show a vendor the door. The fact they do not highlights just how bad the situation is. From @Z-Tuned: "Sticky - just an FYI, MBWorld has been deleting posts about this on their forums and censoring members who talk about it because they are being paid by Dime through advertising. They're claiming there are "two sides to every story", but I find this infuriating. https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-c63s-...d-removed.html Having gone through a lengthy legal battle myself with an Audi/VW tuner many years ago, I can relate to the pain of being screwed by a shop during a big money build. MBWorld is already basically a dead forum, but the fact that they continue to censor members about Dime's fraud is disgusting." It is exemplified by corrupt moderators who often will favor a vendor for free parts or simply to score brownie points. The moderators are not paid. To cover up serious problems with a tuner in order to remain in an unpaid position to abuse power on internet forums is pathetic. What kind of grown ass man does that? Well, a moderator by the name of nlpamg or Philip Nulud cares so much about his token moderator position MBWorld users tell BoostAddict he is allegedly willing to help remove negative Dime posts: There are plenty of Dime horror stories that have been deleted and covered up. This is only the latest. If someone ends up losing tens of thousands of dollars due to this shouldn't a forum or moderator potentially engaging in a coverup be liable to a certain degree? BoostAddict will not cover this story up. We stand with Brian McLevis and others that have been taken advantage of by Dime Racing. MBWorld should be ashamed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2017, 09:51 PM
    Are you sick of hearing about how fast Teslas supposedly are? How the P100D is unbeatable and so incredibly quick? Well, you can thank misleading videos like what MotorTrend recently put out for convincing people that a P100D is the king of acceleration. It isn't. Not by a long shot. Honestly, it isn't even close. A McLaren 720S is what you call a fast car. For one, it isn't lugging a ton of batteries around so it comes in at almost 2000 pounds less than a P100D. Furthermore, the internal combustion engine can stretch its legs much further than the P100D can dream of. That is not to say the P100D is not quick. From a stop, it will do mid 10's. Definitely hard to top off the line for many stock cars. A trap of around 124 miles per hour is not fast though. From a stop the McLaren is already pulling the Tesla by third gear. Yes, the P100D gets a lead but it is easily overcome. The McLaren blows it away. From a roll? It isn't even a race. STFU about Teslas already. They're not fast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-26-2017, 09:40 PM
    This is just the beginning. Weistec is expanding its reach into other markets which is a great thing for BMW enthusiasts (as well as those of another make which will be announced at a later date). BimmerBoost knew about this for a while but Weistec was not ready to reveal their entry into the BMW aftermarket until significant development took place. Their first upgrade will be for the F10 M5 and F13 M6 models. They will offer a full S63TU turbo upgrade and you can logically deduce they will be working on the F90 M5 afterwards. You can see their (very expensive!) 3d imaging scanner at work as they map out the engine bay and parts. We're talking about a piece of equipment that can range up to $85k. This is what top engineering firms use. Get ready for some exciting BMW developments from Weistec.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-21-2017, 10:42 AM
    MotorTrend's Best Drier's Car competition is always interesting to watch. The videos are well done and they provide plenty of data. The field they choose is not always the most logical though. What the hell is a Lexus LC500 doing in this competition? Also, why is there no BMW? That omission may be BMW's fault more than that of anyone else. Just taking up space that could be used for a serious entry. Regardless, it is a pretty good lineup with all eyes on the 488 GTB. Let's list the entries in order of curb weight from lightest to heaviest: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 2420 lbs Porsche 718 Cayman S - 3190 lbs McLaren 570GT - 3346 lbs Ferrari 488 GTB - 3412 lbs Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 3464 lbs Porsche 911 Turbo S - 3557 lbs Mercedes-AMG GT R - 3680 lbs Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 3749 lbs Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 3837 lbs Nissan GT-R NISMO - 3904 lbs Aston Martin DB11 - 4194 lbs Lexus LC 500 - 4364 lbs The Miata undercuts the field considerably and the Lexus LC500 almost weighs 2000 pounds more than the Miata. Wow is it fat. This competition is about what is the most fun to drive but it is always interesting to see which car is the fastest. They are listed below in order of their trap speed and with additional data panels: The Ferrari is the fastest? That is a load of BS. Either Ferrari sent a ringer or MotorTrend is cooking the numbers. There are plenty of videos out there showing the McLaren 570S dispatch the 488 with ease. This alone calls into question the validity of the comparison. Regardless, here are the cars in order of their laptime around Laguna Seca: Ferrari 488 GTB - 1:31.68 Mercedes-AMG GT R - 1.33.01 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:33.21 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE - 1:34.30 McLaren 570GT - 1:34.87 Nissan GT-R NISMO - 1:35.01 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - 1:36.02 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio- 1:39.65 Porsche 718 Cayman S - 1:40.05 Aston Martin DB11 - 1:40.05 Lexus LC 500 - 1:43.40 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF - 1:51.43 The 488 GTB which trails the AMG GT R on the Nurburgring considerably opens up a large lead on the AMG GT R at Laguna Seca? Something doesn't smell right here. MotorTrend chooses the 488 GTB as the best driver's car but it does not feel right. The Ferrari dominates all the performance categories along with the subjective ones. If one were to guess, Ferrari provided the car only if they got this outcome as they have previously controlled MotorTrend's testing. BoostAddict doesn't buy the result and neither should you. Watch the videos from the cars below and come to your own conclusion.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-26-2017, 11:45 PM
    The 2.9 liter Whipple twin screw supercharger is very popular in the Domestic world and also in the Mercedes-AMG M156 market. Weistec for example utilizes Whipple twin screw blowers in their Stage III+ M156 applications which break into the 9's on the stock internals. It will be interesting to see if the third generation supercharger will be utilized although the new casing may pose some fitment issues. Regardless, check out these results on a Mustang GT with no changes other than moving to the new blower: That is an impressive pickup in power and torque from 3000 rpm on. Not only is the Gen 3 making more power it is also running up to 80 degrees cooler. It is much more efficient. The Gen 3 features new rotors with precision, robotically sprayed, conformal PTFE coating that adapts to the application and clearances needed. The rotors also feature a profile change, along with tighter tolerances that minimize power consumption and leakage. The updated rotor housing features revised port timing and bearing shape for increased rotor filling, along with a new, angled rib pattern for a more aggressive look.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-18-2017, 04:04 PM
    The Maserati Gran Turismo is a good looking GT. It sounds great too with its 4.2 liter and 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8's. Fast it is not. The 4.2 liter offers 399 horsepower and the 4.7 liter V8 bumps output to 434 horsepower. At 4200+ pounds and with little torque it is hardly fast. The even stronger 2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport with 454 horsepower for example runs the 1/4 mile in 13.1 @ 109.2. The car desperately needs an update and really a new generation. FAST AS F@#K it is not.
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