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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 10:03 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, BimmerBoost.com was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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    11-13-2016, 07:35 AM
    Well how about that? Finally an aftermarket camshaft option for the N54 is coming to fruition. After, oh, about a half dozen tries from various parties. Ultimately, in the modern BMW world, if anyone is going to deliver a working performance cam option it is going to be Schrick. They just took forever. Why did it take so long? Only they know. Maybe now they see the N54 aftermarket is interested in revving out higher especially with a big turbo upgrade and cams address a need in that respect. Here are the specs from VAC: No pricing yet but as soon as it comes in BimmerBoost will be the first to update you. It's what we do.
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    12-02-2016, 09:39 PM
    2.0 liter turbo I4 vs. 3.0 liter twin turbo I6 and the four-cylinder comes out on top? Yep. To be fair, the MKVII Golf R has a turbo upgrade courtesy of APR and their Stage III+ kit while the BMW S55 3.0 liter I6 is on the factory turbos but the Golf also has an engine 2/3 the size. The F80 M3 is tuned with a BMW JB4 piggyback but what supporting mods it has or what map it is running is unknown. This is the Golf R mod list: APR Stage 3+ Kit APR ECU + TCU Tune APR Intake APR Intercooler Milltek Valved Catback System USP Cool Flow Filter Housing USP Cool Flow DSG Filter Housing USP High Flow Turbo Inlet Hose Spulen Catch Can KW V3 Coilovers Vossen VFS1 P3 VIDI Gauge The all wheel drive dual clutch Golf R getting the better elapsed time here is no surprise. However, it also traps higher than the M3 as well. Certainly impressive performance by the Golf. Video courtesy of USP Motorsports: https://www.youtube.com/uspmotorsports
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    11-21-2016, 02:30 PM
    About time the N63 gets some turbo upgrade love! All the attention is focused on the S63 engine but the N63 is the same displacement and same basic design. Where they really differ is in the manifold and turbos. Well, with upgraded turbos the N63 is very potent as these results show. The car is a 2011 550i with the following modifications: -N63 PURE Stg1 Turbo Upgrade -BMS JB4 w/ BCM -3.5bar tmap sensors -Meth kit -Intake + Exhaust -Heavy 21" wheels The result? A ton of power and torque: Cracking 700 rear wheel horsepower on race gas with further tuning should be possible. No doubt people are asking about the N63TU which is utilized in 2014 on 550i models. One would have to assume Pure Turbos will offer upgrades for the TU variant as well. You can pick up a 2011 550i in the $25k range. Add this turbo upgrade and have an M5 killer for a fraction of the cost.
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    11-15-2016, 12:40 PM
    What went wrong? When exactly did Cadillac become the savior of enthusiast vehicles? The luxury mid-size performance sedan segment is iconic. BMW made its name with the M5. It was the car to beat. Nobody else was even close. Somehow, everything went wrong. The next gen battle is going to stink. It's boring. It's lame. Oh, sure, you will all point to the 0-60 times and how the interiors improved and how much quicker the new cars are. They're supposed to be quicker. They're also supposed to drive better. Let's do a quick history lesson starting with the car that set the bar. The E39 M5. What was it? This: E39 M5 Engine: NA 4.9 liter V8 Horsepower: 394 Torque: 369 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual rear wheel drive Now let's take a look at the competition from AMG at the time: W210 E55 Engine: NA 5.5 liter V8 Horsepower: 349 Torque: 391 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic rear wheel drive And Audi? They offered something truly unique although it came late to the party: C5 RS6 Engine: Twin turbo 4.2 liter V8 Horsepower: 444 Torque: 428 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic all wheel drive Now those cars all offer something different. The M5 offers the best overall combination of power and driver involvement. The E55 is the most comfortable and easiest to drive. The Audi is an all wheel drive all weather terror although very nose heavy. Each had its own personality. The subsequent generation reinforced this although a power war broke out that we are still fighting today. The cars are now gauged based on their acceleration instead of the driver involvement. Who cares if they are heavy? Just give them more torque from turbo powerplants. From the above we went to the following which is the peak of this battle: E60 M5 Engine: NA 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 500 Torque: 380 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual and 7-speed SMG III with rear wheel drive The answer from AMG was muscle. They initiated a horsepower war. Say what you want, the E60 M5 is the better driver's car compared to the W211 E55 AMG. Suddenly though, everything was about power. W211 E55 Engine: Supercharged 5.5 liter V8 Horsepower: 469 Torque: 516 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic with rear wheel drive Audi's response was truly outrageous although again they were late to the party. They also never brought the C6 RS6 to the United States so they only get a participation trophy this generation: C6 RS6 Engine: Twin Turbo 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 571 Torque: 479 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed automatic with all wheel drive Notice how each car is distinct. Each car represents the philosophy and values of its company. The cars do not drive alike, do not have similar powerplants, do not have similar drivetrains, and have their own unique flavor. Now what? Here is how the next generation is shaping up: F90 M5 Engine: 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 7-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive W213 E63 AMG Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 9-speed automatic with all wheel drive C8 RS6 Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: Automatic with all wheel drive 971 Panamera Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 8-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive How exciting. Everyone has a direct injected twin turbo V8 at 4.0-4.4 liters with top mount turbos. Everyone has all wheel drive. Everyone is doing the exact same thing and it's lame. Sure, there will be differences. But is the character of the vehicles really all that different? Is winding out an F90 M5 anything like hearing the E60 M5 V10 scream past 8000 rpm? Will you be able to swing the tail out or correct with power on oversteer? Nope. All of these cars will be heavy straightline missiles. These cars have more in common with the Nissan GTR now. The only ray of sunshine? Cadillac. The only company doing something different. The current CTS-V features a supercharged LT4 V8. The car is automatic but rear wheel drive and lighter than its competitors. It also offers the best driving dynamics in its class. Will the next gen Cadillac CTS-V offer rear wheel drive, a manual, and less weight than its competition? If so, then it's Cadillac that will offer what the M5 used to and nobody else is willing to. A driver's car. Bored yet? I am. P.S. No, the Lexus GS-F does not count. It's still struggling to top the E39 M5 from almost two decades ago let alone the E60 M5.
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    11-22-2016, 03:51 PM
    Mid 10's with a daily driven F82 M4? Yep. The record to beat now is 10.492 @ 136.180 which is the fastest M4 pass to date and quickest M4 but the quickest overall pass on the S55 platform is still 10.278 and the fastest remains 137.60. What makes this particularly interesting is the new M4 record comes on a 1.723 60 foot which is worse than other 10 second passes. How do you account for that? More power and the ATCO dragstrip in cooler temps. We are going to see many records fall now that winter is basically here. This run took place in 55 degree weather yet this was still positive density altitude at 460 feet. There is a bit of room to improve here. What are the modifications? A JB4 with an S55 ECU flash tune from Precision Tuning and Xona Rotor turbochargers. The car also features the Maximum PSI S55 intake. Oh, and a Dodson upgraded DCT transmission which is appreciated with additional torque being sent to sticky Mickey Thompson rubber. Let's see that 9 second pass already.
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    12-02-2016, 09:01 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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    11-17-2016, 08:30 AM
    If you're saying to yourself that this is sexist you clearly are on the wrong website. This is brilliant. It is a fact that women are inferior to drivers to men. Sure, some feminist out there will point out that women are safer drivers but that's because nobody is in a hurry to get to the dry cleaners or gynecologist. How many of you have had your door or mirrors dinged by a huge SUV over the lines that is packed with a bunch of brats? It's surprising the Chinese are the first to come up with this as it is the most American idea regarding parking you could possibly have. Relax feminists. Just get better at parking and opening doors.
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    11-12-2016, 02:21 PM
    This is disappointing news for N54 fans who were hoping for an all inclusive ECU solution that would alleviate many issues in the N54 community. Things like control of the DCT gearbox, support for additional injectors, tuning flexibility, etc., are all things the Syvecs ECU is capable of. Unfortunately, it seems that as always direct fuel injection system complications make a standalone ECU project that much more complex and difficult. The Syvecs S6 box is showing some impressive results on the E9X M3 S65 V8 but that motor is port fuel injected. This is what Syvecs had to say: The original date for the N54 application was late 2015. It just goes to show that this is very complex work.
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    12-01-2016, 04:58 PM
    Whoa. This turbo E30 belongs to BimmerBoost member @Nisse Järnet and a hell of an E30 it is. Let's start with it being an all wheel drive 325ix. Yes, ix, not xi. That means it can put down the power from the turbocharged and built M50B28 inline-6. How much power? Good question. What we know is it is not at full boost. It doesn't need it. The GT3 RS gets a jump but the 325 flies by at higher speeds as if the GT3 RS is standing still. The 991 GT3 RS is obviously built for the track but it is no slouch in a straight line. Once this Bavarian hot rod spools though, game over. Modifications on the BMW are: M50B28 fully built, PT6765 turbo, Autronic SM4 ECU, active 4WD.
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    11-14-2016, 04:12 PM
    How small of a... what's the word to use here that won't get this site banned at people's work/schools? Knob? Does one have to have to steal someone's slip and claim it as their own? Well, that is exactly what happened here. Just look at this pathetic display. Now you see the guy writing stories and patting himself on the back. He almost sounds believable. Delusional people often believe their own BS. What's the problem? The slip is from BoostAddict member @PianoProdigy and his Nissan GTR: Literally the entire thing is copied. You can't make this up. Not only is every single split identical, as is the difference between the right lane. It's a 100% copy. It just goes to show that even Porsche 911 Turbo owners can have tiny little 'egos' that need stroking. Oh, and this idiot did this twice now. Thank you to @PianoProdigy for sharing this hilarious story.
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    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    This isn't some bogus marketing time. This is not some result with a sandbagged car. This is an independent result at the hands of the German publication Sport Auto who regularly times cars on the 'Ring to see how they stack up. As a reminder, Sport Auto's Nurburgring laptime for the M4 GTS did not match BMW's claimed time. Sport Auto got a 7:37 out of it. That is just over 26 seconds slower than what they achieved with the AMG GT R. In other words, an eternity. It's a mind numbingly quick laptime. Honestly, AMG did not just only kick BMW in the balls with their performance credentials but just about everyone else. Look at these times from other Sport Auto tests: Nurburgring (Sport Auto) AMG-GT R - 7:10.92 Porsche 918 Spyder - 7:13 Ferrari 488 GTB - 7:21 Porsche 997 GT2 RS - 7:24 Porsche 991 GT3 RS - 7:28 This is just over 10 seconds quicker than the Ferrari 488 GTB. That's insane. Mercedes-AMG is the real deal and is not playing second fiddle to anyone. The AMG GT R is quite simply an incredible achievement.
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    11-16-2016, 10:05 AM
    This is a hell of a run by the Viper. The car only has bolt on modifications. We're talking Belanger headers, an intake, cat delete, and an ecu flash tune through HP Tuners. That level of modification on the 8.4 liter V10 will result in roughly 600 to the wheels on pump gas. The 911 Turbo S not only has the advantage of a PDK transmission compared to the manual in the Viper it also has upgraded turbochargers. Readers here should be familiar with the ByDesign Stage IV package as member @Markblackwell has it and has run 9.7 @ 143 in the 1/4 mile with it. This Viper won't trap 143 and ByDesign Stage IV packages are not all created equal as there are other mods one can do. Also, race gas is a huge factor. The 991 Turbo S here is running pump gas. That means it isn't making the 747 to the wheels one can hit on race gas. Still, incredible showing by the naturally aspirated Viper with just basic mods.
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    11-15-2016, 08:00 AM
    This is incredible. The M240i beating the BMW M2 in acceleration? The N55B30T0 motor we know is basically an N55/S55 hybrid and it is restricted to ensure the M4 is not threatened. So why is BMW allowing the M240i to threaten the M2? The B58 is certainly a stout engine and it is a new architecture compared to the N55. It responds very well to modifications although it is fuel capped. Still, how is the B58 beating the N55B30T0? For one, the B58 is underrated and has a flatter torque curve. The M2 actually has similar power to the M240i. Forget the BMW crank figures. The B58 power curve also increases toward redline whereas the N55B30T0 torque curve drops off a cliff. It shows in how this comparison plays out. The M2 has the advantage down low partially due to its low rev torque peak but also due to the shift speed advantage offered by the DCT transmission. The M2 gets to 60 mph quicker but past 70 mph or so miles per hour the B58 is the one pulling harder. The difference becomes startling as the M240i pulls to 260 kph (161 mph) while the M2 is trailing badly. What do you even say to this? The M2 is tuned how the M240i should be tuned and the M240i has the sort of curve the M motor should. What is BMW doing? Do they even know?
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    11-14-2016, 02:31 PM
    A twin turbo Mercedes-AMG M156 V8 engine is badass in of itself. But building it to go drag racing in X275? A class that domestic vehicles dominate? Well, that is something nobody in the German aftermarket has even attempted and with good reason. X275 cars are flipping FAST. Really, really, fast. Let's quickly explain what X275 is. It is a class for cars running 275/60 drag radials. It is an 1/8 mile class and not a 1/4 mile class. You might be saying, that is short and not exciting. You would be wrong. The cars run over 150 miles per of trap speed and 4.XX elapsed times. They're insanely fast: There's a reason no Germans compete. They can't. Will Weistec be able to build a turbo V8 car that meets the class rules and can run with blown 400 cubic inch monsters? Time will tell. Enjoy the teaser below. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAA pWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY 9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wO HiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GP T6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90G Sy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAA AElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BMhMvKlAqLc/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Race car Monday at Weistec. #Biturbo #M156 #X275 #x275dragradial</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by Weistec Engineering (@weistec) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-11-07T18:19:13+00:00">Nov 7, 2016 at 10:19am PST</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> General Class Rules – 275 Drag Radial – 1/8th Mile Racing, 8 car qualified field 1. .400 Pro Tree heads up racing. 2. Engine and Weights: N/A small block 2600lbs N/A big blocks 2800lbs Small block nitrous (500ci max max 2 systems) 3000lbs, Add 100lbs for sheetmetal intake and add 100lbs for Dual carbs/throttle bodies Small block Supercharged and Single 76mm turbo 3200lbs Big block nitrous (max deck height 10.200,Max size 588ci, max 1 system) 3300lbs(one 15lb bottle max)6cyl turbo GT 47/88 3300lbs Small block turbo GT 47/88 or Y2K and big block Supercharged (max deck height 9.800) 3400lbs Supercharged entries limited to single F1R or smaller Procharger or single Vortech VSI, X or smaller Turbo entries limited to single GT 47/88 or smaller. 3. Gasoline only (alcohol or nitro prohibited) 4. Conventional heads only on all BB Nitrous and Supercharged entries. 5. Cast intake/single four barrel carb on all 8cyl. cars, sheet metal intakes permitted on 4 and 6 cyl. entries 6. Steel body with the exception of hood, scoop, deck lid and bumpers. 7. Working windows mandatory, Lexan is permitted 8. Head and Tail lights must work 9. Factory dash and finished interior mandatory 10. Stock frame in stock location notching permitted, Stock firewall in stock location, suspension must be for that make and model of car, bolt in tubular K members and front frame permitted, rack and pinion permitted. 11. Wheelie bars prohibited 12. Max tire size 275/60/15 DOT Radial from any manufacturer 13. Mufflers Mandatory (inserts are NOT mufflers)
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    11-21-2016, 08:01 PM
    We already know how this goes. Almost two years ago now we saw a Ferrari 458 and a Tesla Model S P85D go at it. The Tesla opens up a lead only for the Ferrari to go flying by at higher speeds. This is the new Model X P90D SUV model though which is more powerful but also heavier than the Model S. It goes as expected with the Model X getting the lead and then the Ferrari 458 running it down. It is just that the Ferrari is not able to do it in a 1/4 mile. It loses the race. The 458 runs 11.463 @ 120.91 to the Model X P90D 11.580 @ 115.70. Keep in mind density altitude doesn't matter for the Tesla and based on the Ferrari's time it sure seemed to be a bit warm out in Florida. Either way, yes, the Model X P90D sure is a stoplight terror.
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    11-30-2016, 11:51 PM
    You're here because you love horsepower. Going fast is what we're about. There is going fast and being reckless however. 300+ kph (over 186 miles per hour) on public streets and in a turn while dodging traffic easily qualifies as reckless. Cars of course offer more protection but also can inflict more damage on innocent bystanders. However you might feel a couple of these guys paid the ultimate price for taking it too far on public streets. It never hurts to offer up a reminder that there are consequences to insane speed.
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    11-17-2016, 08:22 AM
    The BMW F22 M240i 8-speed automatic in the video is the same car that we recently saw easily pull away from the BMW F87 M2 on the top end. It pulls very hard up top but does that mean it is faster than the Audi RS3 with its smaller 2.5 liter turbo I5 motor? Surprisingly, no. While the B58 is strong the 2.5 TFSI is just stronger. What makes this particularly impressive is that the RS3 basically weighs the same (slightly heavier) and that it sends power to all four wheels. The RS3 is quicker to 60, 100, and 155. The dual clutch transmission helps no doubt but the B58 has more displacement and more torque. It would be great to see a dyno overlay between these two motors. What do we learn? Essentially, the upcoming RS3 sedan which is even more potent than this RS3 hatchback will have no trouble dispatching the M2, M240i, CLA45 AMG, and whatever other German in its class you want t throw at it. It may even punch above its weight class.
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    11-14-2016, 05:51 AM
    Is this is a Jeep or a Goat? That is up to you to decide. The Jeep Wrangler is known for its off road prowess and for good reason. All we know is both Jeeps and Goats seem to scale mountain walls and canyons with ease. Incredible.
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    12-07-2016, 06:22 PM
    Why is it California BMW dealers doing this? It feels a bit like collusion, doesn't it? They seem to be restricting supply and marking up the M4 GTS models allocated to them. It's shady, greedy, stupid, and insulting. Remember when Sterling BMW asked for $60k over? That seems like a good deal compared to the $110k over Santa Maria BMW wanted. Well, now New Century BMW is getting in on this blatant gouging by California dealers with a $100k markup of their own. The M4 GTS is not even worth the MSRP of $134,200. It's a failure. It's a joke of a track car. It isn't worth the money. Who would pay over sticker? Who? If you know of someone that stupid, please e-mail BimmerBoost with the details. California BMW dealers are the worst. Period.
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    11-29-2016, 03:10 PM
    These Tesla drag race videos are getting kind of boring especially when they constantly show the Tesla in the best light possible. Rear wheel drive competition on street rubber of course will struggle against the all electric all wheel drive torque monster. Fortunately this time around we see a car that is well known for its off the line prowess, the 911 Turbo. This is a GIAC tuned 997.2 model with bolt ons. The Porsche rips the Tesla off the line but the Model S hangs in pretty well. The result is a quicker and faster 10.503 @ 127.93 from the Porsche and 10.861 @ 121.77 from the Tesla. What is important to note is that the 911 Turbo needs to be modified to get the win here and in 1500+ density altitude it will suffer a drop off in performance whereas the Tesla which is not relying on air will not.
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    11-28-2016, 05:53 PM
    BMW recently filed trademark applications for a CS model line of M models going from M1 to M8. This makes sense as the new 8-Series is on the way so they want an M8 CS variant that will be for the hardcore enthusiasts. BMW M's fall from grace has been sad to watch for those who remember what M used to be. The M4 GTS is regarded as a joke in performance communities and BMW has no answer for the AMG GT, Audi R8, TT-RS, Cayman, Boxster, or SLC. BMW does not have anything resembling an M sports car or roadster and no the i8 does not count. BimmerBoost reported back in January of 2013 that BMW would take on Mercedes-AMG's Black Series hardcore enthusiast oriented line. We're almost into 2017 and that has yet to happen. The 'CS' model line appears to finally be that answer though. What should we expect? A variant of M models with less weight, more carbon fiber, upgraded suspension components, upgraded aerodynamics, and possibly more power as well. These will be what M models are supposed to be anyway. Those who have sensitive rear ends and don't like their BMW Motorsport division cars to resemble anything from Motorsport can stick with the standard M cars which have become big and heavy dragsters. Is this too little too late? Probably. But at least it's something that proves someone at M still has a pulse. Source
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    12-01-2016, 09:41 PM
    The BMW F87 M2 obviously is getting a lot of aftermarket attention and rightfully so as it is supposed to be the lightest track car in the BMW M lineup. It is not exactly light but for track junkies who want more downforce RevoZport may have them covered with their upcoming Raze M2 aero kit. Now, it's becoming kind of a nuisance when companies continue to release renderings instead of actual pictures of their products. Does this look good? Yes, it sure does. It also isn't real. Where are the pictures of the real thing? RevoZport states they will offer an adjustable front lip, adjustable wing, and optional canards: Ok, very cool. How much downforce do these pieces add? How are they being tested? Do they have a windtunnel? Is it all just simulation? Is this for looks or actual track performance? The press release leaves a lot to be desired as far as answering these questions. In 2012, RevoZport introduced the first ever complete aero and performance kit for the BMW 1M at SEMA. The program was a great success and highly regarded as one of the best designed aftermarket upgrade for the BMW 1M. The design shaved 60kg of weight through by replacing some panels with carbon fibre ones and changing the exhaust into titanium. The performance was staggering on track. Today, the BMW M2 (F87) is faster, has wider track-width and more power, so naturally it needs a mean looking aerokit to live up to its performance. This time RevoZport took most of the elements from its predecessor and added even more. At the front, we have a 3 way adjustable front splitter (Street, Sport and Track setup) with cooling vents routing cold air directly to the brake discs. The canards around the front bumper vents area ram more air to the oil cooler and keeps the engine cool at all times while the vented hood is proven to extract hot air directly from the radiator. All of which are designed for the purpose of keeping the motor at its optimum temperature during hard driving. On the side, the door sills extends the front part of the rear wheel arch to give that muscular fender-flare look that reminiscence a Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6. Towards the back, you will see the GT spoiler designed with a swan neck mount which from the CFD (Computer fluid dynamics) shows that the support mounted from the top of the spoiler blade actually produce better downforce than from the bottom. Finally, the vented diffuser is designed not only to provide better ground effect but also can help vent the heat from the exhaust muffler.
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    11-19-2016, 12:10 PM
    A very impressive F13 M6 1/4 mile pass here. As a reminder, the overall S63TU record is held by an F10 M5 running 9.9 @ 140 in the 1/4 mile. The F13 M6 record is now 10.370 @ 134.82 on a 1.674 60 foot time. What are the mods? The car has a JB4 piggyback with a Precision flash tune. It has catless downpipes and RK intakes. The turbos are stock which makes this all the more impressive. Tires for the run were Mickey Thompson ET streets in a 305/35/20 size. To get more out of this the owner will need to upgrade the turbos but this is a very impressive M6 regardless that is not far away from the 9's. The owner also holds the fastest record at 137.430 but it came on a slower 10.729 ET.
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    11-30-2016, 06:20 PM
    Road and Track is wrong here. Not that the NSX is not a good car but is it really the best performance car of 2017? Absolutely not. As we saw last month the NSX struggles to top the aging (and cheaper) Nissan GTR. The NSX just is not what the original was. At 3868 pounds the NSX is heavier than every car in this comparison except for the Mercedes-AMG C63 S and the Nissan GT-R Nismo: It's as tested price is the highest of the entire group. For the most money you expect more than it delivers. It isn't the quickest. It isn't the most powerful. It isn't the lightest. It isn't the most involving. It just is not the best performance car out of this group for the money. You know what car is? The Corvette Grand Sport. It has the lowest starting price out of every car on the list and where does it end up when they test them around the track? In second place, ahead of the NSX. I don't care what fancy technology the NSX has the fact the Grand Sport has less power and outperforms it around the track with a rear wheel drive layout at a fraction of the cost puts it above everyone else. The car isn't' a hybrid. It doesn't have a dual clutch transmission. It doesn't even use turbos. What Chevrolet did with the Grand Sport is jaw dropping from a performance perspective which is what this comparison is supposed to be about. There are of course other cars included. The M4 GTS is just an abject failure. What is the point of continuing to talk about it? The only way the M4 GTS is beating other performance cars in your garage is if you don't have any other modern performance cars in your garage. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S is uncomfortably close to it despite being much heavier (and much cheaper). The R8 V10 Plus is grouped in with the top 5 and after that point there is distinct separation. The Evora is praised for its handling and feedback but you can't have a performance car of the year that performs worse than the entire field. It just can't keep up. Look at these results: The NSX and the GT-R are basically neck and neck. Yet, both are behind the Corvette. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is out front and frankly deserves the win more than the NSX does. It's quicker, faster, lighter, and it handles better. It even manages a better 0-60 without a hybrid drivetrain. Sometime simpler is just better in a performance environment as the Corvette and the 911 Turbo show. The NSX does not deserve this win. When you read Road and Track's reasoning it feels more like they are picking the NSX to defend the next generation of sports cars which will increasingly incorporate hybrid technology. We aren't there yet. This is about right now. Right now, there are better performance cars on the market than the NSX. Period.
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    11-16-2016, 11:21 AM
    A couple of quick roll on pulls here and we mean quick because they are over quickly. The CTS-V is the first car the 335i runs and the BMW makes easy work of it. Based on the performance the Caddy seems stock or at least very close to it. The Hellcat puts up a better fight although based on the shifting it seems to be a manual. He's in it the first couple of gears and then it's over as he gives up. Definitely a quick 335i: E92 N54 Pure Stage 2 Jb4 MHD E85 Mmp inlets and outlets Fuel-it stage 2 BMS oil cooler valve BMS cowl VSRF 7" FMIC MS c.a.t.less DP Michelin PSS Active Autowerk CP HKS BOV Carven exhaust 200lb weight reduction CM17 BMS meth kit
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    11-23-2016, 03:02 PM
    The S63TU engine when tuned produces quite a bit of torque, we all know that. Torque down low from the turbo V8 is fun and all but with a rear wheel drive drivetrain it can also get you into trouble. This F06 M6 Gran Coupe gets a bit sideways and smokes the tires pulling away from a 997 Turbo. Maybe the new F90 M5 going to an all wheel drive setup is a good thing? Considering that BMW is just adding power and torque these days turning their M cars into dragsters you might as well have traction while trying to get 700+ lb-ft of torque to the tire. The M6 driver stays in it and pulls away despite almost getting into deep trouble. The 997 Turbo is said to have bolt ons and meth but it is not known if it is a 997.1 or 997.2 or what the transmission is.
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    12-01-2016, 04:20 PM
    This may be the best carbon fiber rim on the market if you take into account weight, pricing, and strength. A couple months back BoostAddict posted about the lightest carbon fiber wheels on the market from a company named ESE Carbon. We have yet to see anyone run their wheels or any independent testing. Also, there are concerns about strength with a full carbon fiber rim. Forgeline and Emergent are taking a bit of a different approach. The barrel is carbon fiber from Emergent but Forgeline provides their forged wheel expertise as the center is metal, not carbon fiber. Plus, with a name like Forgeline Motorsports involved you know these wheels are the real deal and can withstand the rigors of motorsport let alone street driving. The rims will be available in two styles in 20 and 21 inch fitments. The question is, how much money? Also, what do they weigh? These are rather important details that are omitted. Either way, more carbon wheel options are coming onto the market and that is a good thing for all enthusiasts. FORGELINE ANNOUNCES NEW CARBON+FORGED WHEELS WITH EMERGENT CARBON RIMS New Carbon+Forged Series wheels offer unparalleled style and performance. DAYTON, Ohio - Racing wheel expert Forgeline Motorsports has entered an exciting new partnership with EMERGENT(tm) Carbon Wheels and launched its Carbon+Forged Series, a new line of two-piece carbon fiber and forged aluminum ultra-high performance wheels. The company that is known for its unyielding commitment to technology and performance innovation is taking another leap forward with the new wheel line that combines weight-optimized CNC machined forged aluminum centers with Emergent's revolutionary proprietary carbon fiber barrels. The innovative made-to-order wheel series delivers the ultimate in technological advancement, exclusive styling and unprecedented lightweight performance. Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered to an entirely new set of appearance and performance standards, featuring super lightweight carbon fiber barrels that utilize a high-density carbon fiber bundle, a high-clarity resin system and an unusually large carbon weave pattern. These high-tech characteristics create rims that are visually distinctive and 42% lighter than equivalent aluminum wheels. The weight reduction is achieved in the wheel's most critical outer perimeter where the greatest reduction in unwanted inertia is achieved for real-world improvements in acceleration, braking, cornering, ride quality, NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), driver/passenger comfort and fuel economy. The superior quality carbon fiber barrels of Forgeline's Carbon+Forged wheels are engineered and tested to deliver industry-leading levels of fatigue strength, impact and damage resistance and deflection stiffness. Tested by an independent automotive industry laboratory, they have proven to be incredibly strong and robust, exceeding all existing SAE and TUV test specifications and surpassing the AK-LH 08 Radial Impact Test standard. The first wheels to be released from Forgeline's new Carbon+Forged Series are the lightweight racing-inspired CF201 (featuring a five V-spoke design and aggressive I-beam machining details) and the style-conscious CF202 (featuring a unique directional split-5 spoke design). Available in 20- and 21-inch fitments, both wheels are uniquely engineered for exclusive modern sports cars, including the Corvette Z06, Ferrari 458/488, Audi R8, Acura NSX, Lamborghini Huracan/Aventedor, Porsche 918/GT3/GT3RS, as well as Aston Martin, McLaren, Mercedes, and BMW models. The new Carbon+Forged wheels and other Forgeline wheels are available through a nationwide network of Forgeline partners. For more information, visit forgeline.com or call 1-800-886-0093. About Forgeline Motorsports Forgeline Motorsports is a privately-owned manufacturing company with a global base of customers that include renowned specialty vehicle builders, professional racing teams, and enthusiast owners of exclusive sports cars and muscle cars. For over 20 years, the company has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsports to designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength and safety, Forgeline has earned a spot on some of the world's fastest racecars, including those in IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, Trans Am, and virtually every amateur racing series in America. Learn more at forgeline.com or 1-800-886-0093. About EMERGENT Carbon Wheels Emergent Carbon Wheels engineers and manufactures advanced carbon fiber automotive wheels for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company develops proprietary and patent-pending designs and manufacturing methods to overcome limitations previously associated with carbon fiber reinforced polymer wheels. Learn more at emergentcarbon.com.
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    11-16-2016, 03:32 PM
    The 911's rear engine layout is obviously associated with the iconic sports car. Some would say if the engine is not in the back then it is not a 911. There are benefits to the layout which we all know such as weight over the rear wheels helping traction and being able to go deeper before into a corner before hitting the brakes as well as getting on the gas earlier on the way out. There are downsides too. The tail end coming around on a 911 is something people who drove older 911's can tell you about. Even a fairly recent 911 variant like the 996 GT2 was known as the widowmaker. Push it too hard and it could bite you. Porsche began dialing this behavior out of the 911 a while ago and with the 991 generation they pushed the engine further forward than it has ever been. Well, now they have gone all the way with the 911 RSR which is a mid-engine 911. Perhaps Porsche purists need to get used to the idea? If Porsche admits they need to go to a more balanced layout to be competitive in motorsport maybe 911 purists should accept it? Why do Porsche enthusiasts fight evolution? The 911 can not continue on as it is forever. It needs a push forward. You can not keep the Boxster and Cayman artificially below it forever. At some point things needs to move forward. That time is now. The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six unit positioned in front of the rear axle. The four-litre, extremely light aggregate features direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterised by outstanding efficiency. The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. “While retaining the typical 911 design, this is the biggest evolution by now in the history of our top GT model,” says Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser. The new 911 RSR is a completely new development: the suspension, body structure, aerodynamic concept, engine and transmission have all been designed from scratch. The engine concept has enabled the designers to install a particularly large rear diffuser. Combined with a top-mounted rear wing adopted from the LMP1 race car, the 919 Hybrid, the level of downforce and the aerodynamic efficiency were significantly improved. Porsche 911 RSR is powered by six-cylinder boxer engine family “For the 911 RSR, we deliberately focussed on a particularly modern and light normally-aspirated engine, as this gave our engineers immense latitude in developing the vehicle,” explains Dr Walliser. “Apart from that, in principle, the LM-GTE regulations stipulate the absolute equality of various drive concepts, as the torque characteristics of turbo and normally aspirated engines are aligned.” Depending on the size of the restrictor, the new normally-aspirated unit puts out around 375 kW (510 hp). The new 911 for the racetrack Shift paddles on the steering wheel actuate the sequential six-speed gearbox with a magnesium housing, which delivers power to the 31-centimentre-wide rear wheels. The changeover to the new engine generation is now complete. After the 911 GT3 R and the 911 GT3 Cup, the spearhead of Porsche GT racing cars is now also powered by the same cutting-edge six-cylinder boxer engine family. For the first time, the GT racer bears the new factory design In the past, Porsche has already thoroughly pushed the limits with the concept of the 911 – in 1996 with the 911 GT1. With great success: In 1998 the 911 GT1 achieved the 16th overall victory for Porsche at the Le Mans 24-hour race. Back then, the fastest vehicle in the field emerged from the GT1 class. For the first time, a Porsche GT race car features state-of-the-art assistance systems: the new 911 RSR is equipped with a radar-supported collision warning system, the so-called “Collision Avoid System”. Even in the dark, the faster LMP prototypes are detected early enough and misunderstandings can be avoided. A new safety cage concept and a new, rigidly-mounted racing seat enhance driver safety. With the seat fixed to the chassis, the pedalry can now been moved and adjusted to fit the driver. The new 911 RSR’s serviceability has also been significantly improved: Entire elements of the carbon-fibre body can be exchanged completely in a very short time thanks to clever quick-release fasteners. Moreover, changes to the suspension setup can be performed much more quickly and easily. With the look of the body wrapping, the 911 RSR is striking out in a new direction: For the first time, the GT racer bears the new factory design that has further developed the clear and dynamic design language of Porsche Motorsport. From a bird’s eye view, a hint of the Porsche emblem silhouette can be seen. The basic colours remain white, red and black. The 911 RSR will celebrate its debut at the IMSA season opener in Daytona In the 2017 season, the factory is expected to run the new 911 RSR at 19 outings which equates to more than 140 hours of racing. With two factory-entries, Porsche will tackle the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) including the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the American IMSA Weathertech Championship. The new racer will celebrate its debut under the toughest conditions at the IMSA season opener in Daytona on 28-29 January. “We’re very well prepared for this,” says Marco Ujhasi, Head of GT Works Sport. “Since its first rollout in Weissach in March this year we’ve covered 35,000 test kilometres on racetracks in Europe and North America – that’s more than in the development of any other Porsche GT racer.” Technical data Porsche 911 RSR model year 2017 Concept Single-seater race car for the LM-GTE category Weight/dimensions Weight: ca. 1,243 kg (base weight per regulations) Length: 4,557 mm (without splitter, rear wing, diffuser) Width: 2,042 mm (front axle) / 2,048 mm (rear axle) Wheelbase: 2,516 mm Engine Water-cooled six cylinder boxer, positioned in front of the rear axle; 4,000 cm3, stroke 81.5 mm, bore 102 mm; ca. 375 kW (510 hp) depending on restrictor; four-valve technology; direct fuel injection; dry sump lubrication; single mass flywheel; power output limitation via restrictor; electronic throttle. Transmission Six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox; two-shaft longitudinal layout with bevel gear; shifting via electronic shift actuator; shift paddles on the steering wheel; magnesium gearbox casing; multi-disc self-locking differential with visco unit; three disc carbon race clutch. Body Weight-optimised chassis in combined aluminium steel design; removable roof hatch for cockpit access; lifting bushes integrated in the roof; FT3 fuel cell in front of the car; welded-in roll cage; seat pursuant to FIA 8862-2009; rigidly mounted to the chassis; six-point safety harness for use with HANS; longitudinally adjustable pedalry; bodywork made of CFRP, quick-change; rear wing with “swan neck” mounts; four-post air jack system with safety pressure valve; electronically activated fire extinguisher system; heated windscreen. Suspension Front axle: double wishbone front axle; four-way vibration damper; twin coil spring setup (main and helper spring); anti-roll bars, adjustable by blade positions; electro-hydraulic power steering Rear axle: integrated rear axle subframe with double wishbone axle; four-way vibration damper; twin coil spring setup (main and helper spring); anti-roll bars, adjustable by blade positions; electro-hydraulic power steering; tripod drive shafts. Brakes Two independent brake circuits for front and rear axle, adjustable via balance bar. Front axle: One piece aluminium six-piston racing callipers with quick coupling; internally ventilated steel brake discs, 390 mm diameter; race brake pads; optimised brake cooling ducts. Rear axle: One piece aluminium four-piston racing callipers with quick coupling; internally ventilated steel brake discs, 355 mm diameter; race brake pads; optimised brake cooling ducts. Wheels/tyres Front axle: One piece forged light alloy wheels, 12.5Jx18 offset 25 with centre lock nut; Michelin slick 30/68-18. Rear axle: One piece forged light alloy wheels, 13Jx18 offset 37 with centre lock nut; Michelin slick 31/71-18. Electrics Cosworth Central Logger Unit; CFRP multi-functional steering wheel with integrated display; shift paddles and quick release; Collision Avoidance System; controlled alternator in connection with LiFePo4 battery; LED headlights; LED taillights plus rain light; illuminated car number and leader light system; black light inside cockpit; electric adjustable wing mirrors with memory function; tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS); drink system; air conditioning system; membrane switch panel on centre console with fluorescent labelling.
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    11-13-2016, 03:44 AM
    Corvette versus 911 comparisons are always fun. There are certain things that always hold true. For example, the 911 is more refined, more expensive, and more luxurious. The Corvette always offers better value and a larger motor. Not much has really changed in these areas. However, these are two of the best iterations of either sports car icon ever made. The Grand Sport is not too far back on technology as it offers a direct injected V8 engine although it is naturally aspirated. The 991.2 generation Carrera downsizes to a 3.0 liter flat-6 but it gets a pair of turbos: The Grand Sport basically takes bits from the Z06 such as the widebody and suspension components. It looks gorgeous. As does the Porsche. The 911 design plays it safe whereas the Corvette really pushes into the future although that likely means it will not hold up as well. Time will tell. While the 911 is a bit lighter in this comparison it has the PDK transmission and the Corvette gets a manual. Not fair. It should have the 8L90 8-speed auto or the Porsche should be a manual. The 911 has a distinct advantage in the area of the gearbox when doing performance comparisons here. In all fairness, they say they asked for a manual 911. MotorTrend states the clutch pedal makes the Corvette slower but it's really the 911's rear weight bias helping tremendously off the line that makes a huge difference. A drag race is all about traction and the launch and you just can't beat the 911 in those areas with the Grand Sport. The Corvette predictably gets smoked. That is why an automatic variant to combat the PDK would be preferred or the manual to manual comparison. If you have a manual Grand Sport and want to drag race a PDK 911 S, think again. The 911 runs 11.5 @ 120.5 versus 12.2 @ 116.1 for the Corvette. The Grand Sport is not about drag racing though. The Z07 aero package and suspension tuning are for the track. This shows with the grip advantage the Corvette has going through the figure eight at 22.3 seconds at .96g compared to 23.1 seconds at .91g for the 911. That's a big difference. Ok, so what do they do on the track? This: Incredible, right? As previously reported the 911 S tops the GT3 and Turbo S which is just crazy and likely has GT3 and Turbo owners calling Porsche up and yelling expletives. The Corvette Grand Sport is even quicker though. It obviously doesn't match the Z06 due to the power disparity but it sure does seem to make more efficient use of the power it has. Both are incredible machines and you can not go wrong with either. It is flat out incredible how good these cars are.
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