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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Yesterday we saw a tuned Volkswagen MKVII GTI pull away from a stock CLA45 AMG on the highway. Well, in the interest of fairness it's time to see how a tuned 45 AMG M133 does against some tuned MKVII Golf's. The MKVII VW Golf's in the video are not the GTI model but the R. In theory, a tuned Golf R should be quicker than the GTI but it is heavier due to its all wheel drive. The A45 AMG of course has all wheel drive and is a bit heavier than either. The vehicles racing all feature dual clutch transmissions. Here is the mod list for each vehicle: Camera car Golf R - custom exhaust and intake, Stage 2 Revo tune Second Golf R - custom downpipe and intake, HG Motorsports intercooler, and Stage 2 Revo tune Mercedes A45 AMG - Renntech Tuning Box, cat delete, Rebellion TCU remap The first run video is a low speed roll with the A45 AMG versus the camera Golf R. The A45 AMG just pulls away steadily as the cars dodge traffic (Russians, naturally). The second run video features all three cars lined up. The Golf R's are pretty close to one another and essentially even. The A45 AMG though pulls away decisively and continues to steadily pull. What is interesting is that this not with any Renntech flash tuning but just the Renntech piggyback box. The AMG M133 four-cylinder takes this one easily.
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  • cadillacgrills's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    i hear you on the 2012 Caymus and i agree about the special selections...completely anecdotal but seems to support the "mixing" theory...a buddy of mine bought a case, first bottle outstanding, the second and third were horrible...he ended up selling the case and refuses to but it now. Scarecrow is a real treat and lives up to the hype. I've been on the list since day 1, actually visited the "vineyard" years ago right before their inaugural vintage..not bragging, just saying every bottle/year has been out of this world, even their second label M. Etain. And as you can prob tell, I'm not drinking it alongside less comparable labels. i'm interested to see how the 2003 works out, its my buddy's bday so he picked that one from the cellar, was hoping he would pull out a 97, 01, 10 etc...BUT it is Sloan so it'll be drinkable, I guess. first world problems over here
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 PM
    Yesterday we saw a tuned Volkswagen MKVII GTI pull away from a stock CLA45 AMG on the highway. Well, in the interest of fairness it's time to see how a tuned 45 AMG M133 does against some tuned MKVII Golf's. The MKVII VW Golf's in the video are not the GTI model but the R. In theory, a tuned Golf R should be quicker than the GTI but it is heavier due to its all wheel drive. The A45 AMG of course has all wheel drive and is a bit heavier than either. The vehicles racing all feature dual clutch transmissions. Here is the mod list for each vehicle: Camera car Golf R - custom exhaust and intake, Stage 2 Revo tune Second Golf R - custom downpipe and intake, HG Motorsports intercooler, and Stage 2 Revo tune Mercedes A45 AMG - Renntech Tuning Box, cat delete, Rebellion TCU remap The first run video is a low speed roll with the A45 AMG versus the camera Golf R. The A45 AMG just pulls away steadily as the cars dodge traffic (Russians, naturally). The second run video features all three cars lined up. The Golf R's are pretty close to one another and essentially even. The A45 AMG though pulls away decisively and continues to steadily pull. What is interesting is that this not with any Renntech flash tuning but just the Renntech piggyback box. The AMG M133 four-cylinder takes this one easily.
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    Agree strongly. That said, the Caymus 40th Anniversary I have found to be lacking. I don't know, it just doesn't equal the Special Selection. I have a bottle left so I'll come back to this when I have it. Probably for Mother's day unless I decide to open up some really special stuff. It's not often that I'm jealous of wines other people drink but in this instance I am. I have yet to have any Scarecrow. I also haven't tried the Sloan. 2003 is a hit or miss vintage I think. Kind of produced jammy wines. The good producers made some great stuff with it.
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  • cadillacgrills's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    the 2011s got some very neutral press, i've had some extremely average ones but the Caymus seems to be a standout of the year with a handful of others. the 2012 Caymus is a fruit bomb and I mean that in a very good way. some have even suggested they "mixed" the 2012 to give it the desired profile since it's their 40th anniversary and they wanted a big rating. nevertheless, total wine of all places got some weird deal on it, $55/bottle versus $70ish else where. Will be drinking a 2003 Sloan and a 2012 Scarecrow tonight.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    Great tuning here from Eurocharged. The baseline figure you see is from the Porsche 997.2 Turbo. As you likely know the 997.2 switched to a direct injected 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6. The power and torque figures are strong with 461 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That is on 93 octane pump fuel. Considering the 997.2 Turbo got a 20 horsepower bump on paper to 493 horsepower it certainly looks to be considerably underrated. Let's take a look a the tuned figures also on pump gas. This is another one of those times where peak horsepower does not tell the whole story. Peak horsepower goes from 461 to 505 at the wheels for a gain of 44 horsepower at the wheels. However, look at the torque curve. At 3500 rpm there is an additional 120 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That is a strong increase down low which is night and day over stock. It also results in an additional 80 horsepower at the wheels at that same rpm. You will notice there are torque gains throughout the entire curve. The difference in area under the curve from 2750 to 5000 rpm is huge. Not bad for just a flash tune only on pump gas, eh?
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    He really should have run the ball. Took him long enough. I guess he was too busy cheating in both college and professional football.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Don't do that. They aren't a vendor here.
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