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    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    In the N54 world there are three transmissions mated to the motor as sold by BMW. There is a manual 6-speed, dual clutch transmission, and an automatic from ZF (ZF Friedrichshafen AG) which has six speeds and has the model name 6HP21. High power N54's have thus far been relegated to the manual transmission as the clutch can easily be upgraded. The dual clutch transmission is in far less N54 powered cars and although upgrades are available the amount of DCT guys pushing big power with a huge single turbo for example is relatively small at least as it pertains to N54 motors. The odd man out has been the automatic yet it is numerically the option with the most cars on the road. Why? Why has the automatic been so tough to upgrade? Well, there are a few reasons. For one, nobody has (until now) cracked the TCU or transmission control unit. Additionally, even if you have software control of the transmission there really are not any serious material upgrades that can hold big torque from say a big turbo kit. Oh, sure, people will point to Level 10 transmission upgrades but the reality is Level 10 is only an option to replace factory parts and get a broken transmission working again. They have never demonstrated an ability to hold the kind of power the manuals hold. That is where Propulsive Dynamics comes in. Their proprietary G3 material works in concert with Kolene Steels, a proprietary patent-pend bi-metallic bushing alloy and increased surface area in the holding clutches, to result in an increase in holding capacity of 30.4%. This friction increase is not some number pulled out of thin air but a result of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) testing. Pretty awesome stuff, right? There is much more information to come but for now rest assured automatic N54 fans that a serious upgrade that can handle whatever you throw at it is on the horizon. That means we will finally see N54's take that next step forward especially when it comes to times on the drag strip. Is 2016 the year of the N54 automatic? It sure is shaping up that way.
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    Today, 03:01 AM
    Whoa there McLaren! Not so fast. This talk coming from McLaren boss Ron Dennis sounds pretty good. He said, "I honestly believe that the next world champions after Mercedes will be McLaren. We'll get to that goal before other people." Will they though? McLaren has not won a race since the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012. Mercedes-AMG won the Formula championship in 2014 and 2015. Is this year really shaping up any differently? The only thing that stopped Mercedes-AMG from winning the last race was their own drivers crashing into each other. The upcoming Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday is only the sixth race of the calendar so it is more than mathematically possible for someone to catch and pass Mercedes-AMG in the standings: It just does not look like it will be McLaren that does it. Only Ferrari and Red Bull seem to be putting up any kind of fight and Mercedes is still dominating. Realistically, McLaren doesn't have a shot until next year and Ron Dennis knows it. Plus, Honda really needs to improve their motor. Good luck with that. Source
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    Today, 02:59 AM
    Whoa there McLaren! Not so fast. This talk coming from McLaren boss Ron Dennis sounds pretty good. He said, "I honestly believe that the next world champions after Mercedes will be McLaren. We'll get to that goal before other people." Will they though? McLaren has not won a race since the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012. Mercedes-AMG won the Formula championship in 2014 and 2015. Is this year really shaping up any differently? The only thing that stopped Mercedes-AMG from winning the last race was their own drivers crashing into each other. The upcoming Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday is only the sixth race of the calendar so it is more than mathematically possible for someone to catch and pass Mercedes-AMG in the standings: It just does not look like it will be McLaren that does it. Only Ferrari and Red Bull seem to be putting up any kind of fight and Mercedes is still dominating. Realistically, McLaren doesn't have a shot until next year and Ron Dennis knows it. Plus, Honda really needs to improve their motor. Good luck with that. Source
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    Today, 03:42 AM
    These two are siblings in a sense as they are both part of the Volkswagen Auto Group but they are aimed at different audiences. The Panamera Turbo is slightly smaller and more of an M5 mid-size competitor whereas the S8 is a larger luxury sedan that goes up against the 7-Series and S-Class. While the S8 is larger the weight between the two is actually close with the Audi coming in roughly 40 pounds heavier. Both are all wheel drive but the Panamera feature a dual clutch transmission. The issue for the Panamera Turbo is its V8 design is long in the tooth especially when compared to the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8. It's why Porsche developed a new 4.0 twin turbo V8 similar in design to the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 motor which will replace the Panamera 4.8 liter mill. The S8 Plus gets a boost to 605 horsepower as well so it has the Panamera Turbo easily outgunned here. The Panamera Turbo hangs in surprisingly well but the S8 Plus takes it. It's definitely time for the Panamera to get a new engine and new chassis.
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    Today, 01:34 AM
    Velos Designwerks continues to expand its flash tune offering and is covering a nice array of models at this point. They recently released their Stage 2 ECU tune flash software for the Porsche 991.1 Turbo and Turbo S models. The results below are from a 991.1 Turbo S. The baseline comes in at 480 wheel horsepower and 536 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on an all wheel drive Dynojet. Solid power on Florida 93 octane. After the Stage 2 EECU flash dyno tune? 500 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque at the wheels in STD correction. That is just under 100 lb-ft of torque gained but as you can see on the graph it call comes down low in the rev range: As the torque gains taper to redline so does the horsepower gained. Peak power only goes up by 20 horsepower at the wheels but it's really all about the increase from 3000 to 4500 rpm here which one will really feel. For more top end punch one needs to modify the turbochargers. Peak gains of over 140 tq & 100 hp Custom ECU Tune Higher torque over factory settings throughout RPM range Recalibrated mapping resulting in a smoother and more responsive part throttle transition Calibrations available of 91,93 and 100 octane levels (Personal Tuner can be loaded w/ multiple maps) Increase rev limiter by 300 rpm (optional) Modified Vanos camshaft remapping eliminating rough cold start enable Raised RPM thresholds in specific gears Tech support and assistance Remote & Local Install Available
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    Today, 04:13 AM
    There are not exactly a ton of products for the C300 models equipped with the M274 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine. This motor can use all the help it can get as it trails the competition in its class despite the 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque rating. The Weistec downpipe is a simple bolt on affair that fits in the factory location. It will improve the engine note, turbo response, and of course offer more power. We need to get a dynograph but rest assured pairing this downpipe with an ECU tune will really boost the performance of the C300. This part retails for a very reasonable $399.99: http://weistec.com/m274-downpipe-c300.html KEY FEATURES: 100% mandrel bent and TIG welded Constructed of low carbon 304 Stainless Steel CNC machined 304SS turbine flange Laser cut mounting bracket Fully brushed finish Bolt-on installation 1 hour instal time Improved exhaust note Improved exhaust flow Improved turbo response
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    Today, 06:42 AM
    Great numbers here and he Doc Race single turbo kit for the BMW N54 motor continues to impress. This particular E92 335i is running a Comp 6267 turbocharger and boost is 23-24 psi on a 93 octane and methanol map and it goes up to 26 psi on an E30 tuned map. Here are the specs: 132k miles on the clock -93 and meth map is 23-24psi -the E30 map is 23psi ramping up to 26psi at redline. -100% Meth on both maps Mods: -Doc Race Twin Scroll manifold -JB Comp 6267 -JB4 -BMS Meth Kit -Boost Addictions Custom Calibration Very solid numbers here and obviously the methanol is a big part of it. With the meth it is possible to have an easy 600+ wheel horsepower 335i daily driver. The Doc Race kits continue to impress and reports thus far are of quality fitment and parts. Definitely a solid option in the crowded N54 market.
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    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    For sale N54 ER chargepipe long version, OEM DV style, anodized black, with one meth bung. Black anodizing has changed to a slight "purple" hue over time, also few scuffs to surface. I shaved down the meth bung a bit with a dremel to fit my CM meth injector flush. Also removed the brace that connected to the alternator. Will post more pictures. CP will ship with meth plug, tmap screws, 2.5" silicone hose with two clamps, and four connection tubes (two are extra) with four hose clamps as show. Price $275 Also for sale two black Forge diverter valves with yellow springs installed. DVs recently cleaned and serviced. Some scuffs to surface. Valves will ship with green springs, shims, and recirculating tubes with four hose clamps as shown. Price $225 Would like to sell these together but willing to split. I'm located in Las Vegas, NV. Will ship to 48 states, so 'Merica only please. PayPal payment preferred, price can include shipping if you pay fees, or we can work something out. Please reply or PM.
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    Today, 07:33 AM
    This is just absurd in a BoostAddict kind of way. We're familiar with Stage 6 Motorsports as they build the baddest Jeep SRT8's on the planet. They can deliver anything from a single turbo Cherokee SRT8 making 733 horsepower to all four wheels on the stock Hemi motor to this 1300+ horsepower 94mm turbo built motor beast. This isn't one of their rear wheel drive conversions either. It still retains the all wheel drive system and that makes for a hell of a launch. On the strip, it's good for a 1.32 60 foot. Talk about ripping out of the hole! The launch and power gets it through the 1/4 mile traps in 8.303 seconds at 167.41 miles per hour. In other words, holy shit! Simply an epic Jeep. Check it out in action below.
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    Today, 08:20 AM
    These are some very quick numbers as recorded by EVO magazine. Magazine times and actual drag strip timeslips are quite different but these numbers are not shocking considering what the F80 M3 and F82 M4 are capable of in stock form on the dragstrip. The M4 GTS takes the standard M4 recipe and improves on it by stripping out a couple hundred pounds thanks to extended use of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic). The S55 engine also gets a water injection system and a power bump to 500 horsepower. Considering the standard M4 S55 motor is already making in the 500 horsepower range with dyno results showing 427 to the wheels the M4 GTS is likely at 450+ to the wheels. Despite the additional aerodynamic drag caused by the wing which increases downforce the M4 GTS accelerates very well. Under 8 seconds to 100 miles per hour was supercar territory not too long ago. Do these test numbers make the car worth $134,200? No way. Throw a tune on your M4 and be done with it if acceleration is what you are after. Actually, maybe hold off accelerating in an S55 equipped car entirely considering the engine issues.
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    Today, 03:39 AM
    These two are siblings in a sense as they are both part of the Volkswagen Auto Group but they are aimed at different audiences. The Panamera Turbo is slightly smaller and more of an M5 mid-size competitor whereas the S8 is a larger luxury sedan that goes up against the 7-Series and S-Class. While the S8 is larger the weight between the two is actually close with the Audi coming in roughly 40 pounds heavier. Both are all wheel drive but the Panamera feature a dual clutch transmission. The issue for the Panamera Turbo is its V8 design is long in the tooth especially when compared to the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8. It's why Porsche developed a new 4.0 twin turbo V8 similar in design to the Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 motor which will replace the Panamera 4.8 liter mill. The S8 Plus gets a boost to 605 horsepower as well so it has the Panamera Turbo easily outgunned here. The Panamera Turbo hangs in surprisingly well but the S8 Plus takes it. It's definitely time for the Panamera to get a new engine and new chassis.
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