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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 01:26 PM
    How about 18 cores? CPU Name Cores / Threads Price Core i9-7980XE 18 / 36 $1999 Core i9-7960X 16 / 32 $1699 Core i9-7940X 14 / 28 $1399 Core i9-7920X 12 / 24 $1199 Core i9-7900X 10 / 20 $999 $2k for a processor is steep but I wonder just how insane the performance will be.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-09-2017, 03:41 PM
    I don't mind investing in mining rigs. It's just what kind of hardware is best? I'll start looking into it. You have $250k of Ethereum though? That's nuts.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 07:15 PM
    Does anyone care? Personally, I just think it's a cash grab for both. They both are very similar self-promoters. McGregor can't beat Floyd in boxing, come on. I think he knows he'll lose, he'll take his big check, then say Floyd should fight him in the Octagon so they double dip essentially and each saves face fighting on their own terms. Whatever. I'm not ordering.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:51 PM
    You might remember a BMW E9 posted last month with an N54 engine under the hood. Awron made that swap possible as they supply the electronics to manage the engine. This N54 conversion package essentially facilitates an N54 swap into almost any BMW. Obviously newer models are more problematic due to the electronics but if you have dreamt about an E30 M3 with an N54 (why would you do that?) Awron can help facilitate it. Want an E39 with an N54? No problem. What about a classic X5? That can be done too. Basically, whatever you can come up with and it doesn't even have to be a BMW. Awron provides electronics for a variety of swaps including one BimmerBoost detailed earlier this year which was an S63 twin turbo V8 going into an E63 M6. What is the cost of this swap kit? Well, that part was not included. BimmerBoost is waiting on a response from Awron regarding the pricing and as soon as they respond (the European time difference makes quick communication difficult) an update will be posted.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 08:23 PM
    The Doc Race N54 single turbo manifold is a work of art. It also performs as these dyno runs are evidence of. EMP Tuning did the tune on this car along with the dyno runs and there are a few things that should be questioned. First of all, what is with the tiny low res graph? Are you people professionals or not? Post a full res shot. Even better, if you are new and not exactly regarded as a high end shop post the run files to eliminate all doubt. Is this a powerful N54? Absolutely. Is it making 826 whp? Not exactly. A spike on the dyno run is responsible for the higher peak figures. Not that the Doc Race manifold can't flow for 800+ whp or that Doc Race is somehow responsible for how a shop posts dyno runs. This is a product of the social media era where people think they can take some crappy cell phone pic and pass it off as a record or achievement. It's lazy, lame, and unprofessional. It should be noted that these figures are hit without port injection and with methanol injection. Doc Race's N54 kit shows it is capable of making a ton of power once again and remains one of the highest quality options in the N54 aftermarket.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 06:09 PM
    Someone please put this poor Civic out of its misery. WTF do you even say about this car? There is no shame in not having money to modify a car or to do some incredible build. Why completely ruin a car and make it look like a pile of garbage though? There are those who say this is the only way for some to get attention but why would you want the kind of attention this Civic brings? It can barely drive on the road. The exhaust is beyond words. Why? WHY? The only thing on this car that makes any sense is the bumper sticker which reads, 'I'm so gay I don't even drive straight.' :facepalm:
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    06-10-2017, 01:10 PM
    With me swapping over stuff from the 335 to the 135 I'm also making the transition to a dual clutch transmission as well as upgrading some other stuff. All parts listed have less than 2,000 miles on them and are fully functional. If interested let me know and I'll come up with a price -level 10 transmission 1000hp package w/bulletproof converter and valve body. I have invoice to show the work done to anyone interested. Yes this trans is a good trans and has held power as well as went through a proper break in. -fuel-it stage 3 pump -3.46 geared bolted big pumpkin diff with mfactory LSD and Drive Shaft shop 1000 hp axles (must be sold together) -factory 135i axles - if the intake manifold turns out to be what I want I will sell the motiv port injection plate and rail. Will not come with fuel lines or fpr -transmission 4000 obo -fuel it stage 3 pump 500 obo -LSD 3.46 gears with drive shaft shop axles 1900 obo
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 10:30 AM
    Feel like arguing for no reason and can't find someone to argue with on your side of the computer? Here is the place to do it. All unruly arguments and discussions can be carried out in this thread. Lololol
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 05:11 PM
    Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things. Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system: Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine . SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine. SCS Delta Piezo IDM. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange). CAN-USB Interface Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks. Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly: The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car. That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd. The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 06:14 PM
    Someone please put this poor Civic out of its misery. WTF do you even say about this car? There is no shame in not having money to modify a car or to do some incredible build. Why completely ruin a car and make it look like a pile of garbage though? There are those who say this is the only way for some to get attention but why would you want the kind of attention this Civic brings? It can barely drive on the road. The exhaust is beyond words. Why? WHY? The only thing on this car that makes any sense is the bumper sticker which reads, 'I'm so gay I don't even drive straight.' :facepalm:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 07:07 AM
    Another GTBored video showing a BMW crushing its opposition. It is not hard to believe that a tuned M6 Competition Package will pull away from a CTS-V but this is not even a race. The starting speed is 80 kph (50 mph) which favors the BMW. For whatever reason, Cadillac CTS-V's are never shown doing well in these videos. The LT4 V8 is a stout mill and with bolt ons can easily dispatch tuned S63TU's. The HCP tune on the M6 no doubt is solid but it would be great to see a tuned CTS-V and an actual race for once and not just an M car putting instant bus lengths on whatever they put next to it. This video feels like a marketing piece for the tuner more than anything else.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-15-2017, 05:41 AM
    Yesterday posted an article on an unpleasant situation with a customer who bought a Fabspeed exhaust system he thought fit his car. Fabspeed marketed the exhaust as fitting his vehicle and changed their website after the fact to make it seem like the customer ordered the wrong part. Since the time that article went up the customer's complaints have been deleted from forums where Fabspeed is a vendor. Additionally, former Fabspeed employees contacted BoostAddict. Fabspeed is now doing their best damage control: Fabspeed says they are working hard to resolve this. You know what is funny? They have had weeks and weeks to resolve this. It was not until the BoostAddict article that they even entertained taking responsibility for false advertising. Well, this issue in particular among many poor customer service issues is what has caused a bevvy of employees to leave. This ex-employee said this issue was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back: If you look at those glassdoor reviews it paints a bleak picture at Fabspeed: This goes on but you get the idea. Basically, employees are expendable, customer service is poor, owners break the law, customers get screwed, and it's a giant mess with these issues swept under the rug if possible. Don't take it from me: After complaint after complaint after complaint and employees leaving by the drove is it really just some bad luck or miscommunication? You be the judge.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-01-2017, 09:51 AM
    BimmerBoost member @gzim335 is doing some work with his supercharged BMW E92 M3 DCT! As a reminder, he is running 10 psi of boost from his Vortech blower with Gintani E85 tuning. He is making ~645 horsepower to the rear wheels. He also is using that power very efficiently. The car is a top end beast. Let's start with him running various F10 M5's. This is a 6-speed manual F10 M5 with the Pure Stage 2 S63TU turbocharger upgrade: Dispatched without a problem. Next up is a DCT F10 M5 on an E85 mix with a tune from Enzo Racing. Not much of a race: How about a bolt on and pump gas tuned F10 M5 by DME Tuning? Nope. Let's check out the GTR's. This is an Iveytuned FBO GTR on E85 that traps 138: That was impressive by the M3. A fluke you say? How about another FBO E85 tuned GTR: A very similar outcome. Ok, one more E85 tuned FBO GTR: Another win. Next up is a 2011 CTS-V with a 418ci built motor, cam, headers, E85, etc. It is said to make ~700 whp: That Caddy needs more power. A FBO C7 Z06 manual is up and it doesn't do well: Finally we have a Charger Hellcat with unknown mods: The M3 starts to pull and the Charger lets off although the M3 trans starts to slip. It's time for a DCT upgrade. These videos just go to show how strong a supercharged E9X M3 can be.
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  • colo_evo's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 10:15 AM
    Read a post yesterday that mentioned another BMW forum. Came back today to check on same thread and it's gone. This place turning into e90post?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 03:11 PM
    A diesel 3-Series putting car lengths on a pair of F80 M3's? Yep. There are two videos here from an event that a BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) tuned 335d attended. Whatever they are doing with the M57 diesel engine it is working. It also is pouring out a ton of black smoke but hey, that's a diesel for you. The first video is taken from the inside of a manual transmission F80 M3 and it is a 360 degree video which allows you to set the angle for yourself. The M3 has a beta BPC tune: As they go from a stop the torque of the 335d pays dividends as the M3 audibly spins its tires. The M3 can not run it down and gets smoked both literally and figuratively. The second F80 M3 is a Competition Package example. The camera angle is not the best but in the mirrors you see the F80 M3 get destroyed so the 335d winning these F80 M3 races is certainly no fluke. The 335d is said to make 488 rwhp and 680 rwtq. Hey @BPCMotorsports, let's see a graph for this car.
    27 replies | 1120 view(s)
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