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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    A Boosted German 5.5 liter V8 against a boosted German 3.0 liter inline-6. The larger V8 motor is in the larger and heavier sedan which is the W212 generation E63 AMG. This particular E63 AMG is also equipped with the Performance Package which was an option on the pre-facelift W212 E63 AMG models. This package boosts output to 550 horsepower from the standard 518 horsepower. Dyno testing shows us that the Performance Package brings output up from the standard 483 wheel horsepower to 516 wheel horsepower. Torque jumps up considerably from 478 lb-ft at the wheels to 544 lb-ft at the wheels with the Performance Package. This is much more power and torque than the F80 M3 despite the F80 M3 being significantly underrated with 427 horsepower 429 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The M3 is roughly 700 pounds lighter though and it has a quick shifting DCT transmission. This same F80 M3 absolutely annihilated an Audi R8 4.2 V8 so the E63 AMG here helps put the M3 acceleration and the previous race in context. The M3 is fast, but the E63 AMG with the Performance Package is much faster. Yes, it does a get a jump but even if it did not it is still will pull much more strongly on the top end. There is always a bigger dog.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    A Boosted German 5.5 liter V8 against a boosted German 3.0 liter inline-6. The larger V8 motor is in the larger and heavier sedan which is the W212 generation E63 AMG. This particular E63 AMG is also equipped with the Performance Package which was an option on the pre-facelift W212 E63 AMG models. This package boosts output to 550 horsepower from the standard 518 horsepower. Dyno testing shows us that the Performance Package brings output up from the standard 483 wheel horsepower to 516 wheel horsepower. Torque jumps up considerably from 478 lb-ft at the wheels to 544 lb-ft at the wheels with the Performance Package. This is much more power and torque than the F80 M3 despite the F80 M3 being significantly underrated with 427 horsepower 429 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The M3 is roughly 700 pounds lighter though and it has a quick shifting DCT transmission. This same F80 M3 absolutely annihilated an Audi R8 4.2 V8 so the E63 AMG here helps put the M3 acceleration and the previous race in context. The M3 is fast, but the E63 AMG with the Performance Package is much faster. Yes, it does a get a jump but even if it did not it is still will pull much more strongly on the top end. There is always a bigger dog.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    Let's not spoil the winner just yet. You probably already saw the contenders from MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race 4. MotorTrend takes the same vehicles from their driver's car competition and drag races them as well which is fine of course although the best driver's car likely is not the best drag racing car. The list of cars in the competition is the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru STI, and Volkswagen GTI. These cars run a spread from $25,000 to close to $200,00.00. It is nice that there is something here as representation that can fit almost everyone's pocketbook but the performance spread is pretty large. It would be more useful to compare more cars of the same class than picking a couple from the lower end and a couple from the higher end. No Mustang? No Challenger Hellcat? No Viper? No Huracan? No GT3? No AMG? Come on guys, what is this? Here are the results in the order of how the cars finished from worst to first based on driving impressions (not just the raw laptime). Randy Pobst is again doing the driving at Laguna Seca. 10. Volkswagen Golf GTI 9. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 8. BMW i8 7. Subaru WRX STI 6. Ford Fiesta ST 5. BMW M4 4. Nissan GT-R Nismo 3. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2. Alfa Romeo 4C 1. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 If you were to order the cars in order of laptimes, the result would be: 10. Ford Fiesta ST - 1:51.25 9. Volkswagen GTI - 1:50.11 8. Subaru WRX STI - 1:47.16 7. BMW i8 - 1:44.29 6. Alfa Romeo 4C - 1:43.78 5. Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 1:42.01 4. BMW M4 - 1:39.69 3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - 1:37.82 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:35.62 1. Nissan GTR Nismo - 1:35.51 The Camaro Z/28 takes the title as the best driver's car and from this group. You have a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 revving to 7000 rpm offering glorious response under the hood, a manual transmission, huge 305mm wide tires at all four corners, and a car built around cornering and not just horsepower or acceleration. It is the car you would want to drive on an empty canyon road and the most rewarding of the group. It is the best driver's car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Let's not spoil the winner just yet. You probably already saw the contenders from MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race 4. MotorTrend takes the same vehicles from their driver's car competition and drag races them as well which is fine of course although the best driver's car likely is not the best drag racing car. The list of cars in the competition is the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru STI, and Volkswagen GTI. These cars run a spread from $25,000 to close to $200,00.00. It is nice that there is something here as representation that can fit almost everyone's pocketbook but the performance spread is pretty large. It would be more useful to compare more cars of the same class than picking a couple from the lower end and a couple from the higher end. No Mustang? No Challenger Hellcat? No Viper? No Huracan? No GT3? No AMG? Come on guys, what is this? Here are the results in the order of how the cars finished from worst to first based on driving impressions (not just the raw laptime). Randy Pobst is again doing the driving at Laguna Seca. 10. Volkswagen Golf GTI 9. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 8. BMW i8 7. Subaru WRX STI 6. Ford Fiesta ST 5. BMW M4 4. Nissan GT-R Nismo 3. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2. Alfa Romeo 4C 1. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 If you were to order the cars in order of laptimes, the result would be: 10. Ford Fiesta ST - 1:51.25 9. Volkswagen GTI - 1:50.11 8. Subaru WRX STI - 1:47.16 7. BMW i8 - 1:44.29 6. Alfa Romeo 4C - 1:43.78 5. Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 1:42.01 4. BMW M4 - 1:39.69 3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - 1:37.82 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:35.62 1. Nissan GTR Nismo - 1:35.51 The Camaro Z/28 takes the title as the best driver's car and from this group. You have a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 revving to 7000 rpm offering glorious response under the hood, a manual transmission, huge 305mm wide tires at all four corners, and a car built around cornering and not just horsepower or acceleration. It is the car you would want to drive on an empty canyon road and the most rewarding of the group. It is the best driver's car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    The Viper is in a bad spot. A very bad spot. The car isn't selling and Dodge has taken a drastic measure for 2015 with a huge price cut (as the car was overpriced to begin with). The cut alone probably isn't enough alone to turn things around and Dodge likely knows this themselves. The Hellcat with its 707 horsepower certainly isn't helping things as the muscle is now with the cheaper cars. Rumors are floating around that Dodge intends to outdo the Hellcat by Boosting the Viper 8.4 liter V10. That should certainly get the Viper noticed. Rumors are that a blown Viper V10 is testing with over 800 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque which certainly will outdo the Hellcat. Dodge needs to give the Viper the bite it once had with eye opening numbers and 800+ ponies certainly will do the trick. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:45 PM
    Most of you have probably read this but I always enjoy reading this no matter how many times I have: "There were a lot of things we couldn't do in an SR-71, but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. People often asked us if, because of this fact, it was fun to fly the jet. Fun would not be the first word I would use to describe flying this plane. Intense, maybe. Even cerebral. But there was one day in our Sled experience when we would have to say that it was pure fun to be the fastest guys out there, at least for a moment. It occurred when Walt and I were flying our final training sortie. We needed 100 hours in the jet to complete our training and attain Mission Ready status. Somewhere over Colorado we had passed the century mark. We had made the turn in Arizona and the jet was performing flawlessly. My gauges were wired in the front seat and we were starting to feel pretty good about ourselves, not only because we would soon be flying real missions but because we had gained a great deal of confidence in the plane in the past ten months. Ripping across the barren deserts 80,000 feet below us, I could already see the coast of California from the Arizona border. I was, finally, after many humbling months of simulators and study, ahead of the jet. I was beginning to feel a bit sorry for Walter in the back seat. There he was, with no really good view of the incredible sights before us, tasked with monitoring four different radios. This was good practice for him for when we began flying real missions, when a priority transmission from headquarters could be vital. It had been difficult, too, for me to relinquish control of the radios, as during my entire flying career I had controlled my own transmissions. But it was part of the division of duties in this plane and I had adjusted to it. I still insisted on talking on the radio while we were on the ground, however. Walt was so good at many things, but he couldn't match my expertise at sounding smooth on the radios, a skill that had been honed sharply with years in fighter squadrons where the slightest radio miscue was grounds for beheading. He understood that and allowed me that luxury. Just to get a sense of what Walt had to contend with, I pulled the radio toggle switches and monitored the frequencies along with him. The predominant radio chatter was from Los Angeles Center, far below us, controlling daily traffic in their sector. While they had us on their scope (albeit briefly), we were in uncontrolled airspace and normally would not talk to them unless we needed to descend into their airspace. We listened as the shaky voice of a lone Cessna pilot asked Center for a readout of his ground speed. Center replied: "November Charlie 175, I'm showing you at ninety knots on the ground." Now the thing to understand about Center controllers, was that whether they were talking to a rookie pilot in a Cessna, or to Air Force One, they always spoke in the exact same, calm, deep, professional, tone that made one feel important. I referred to it as the " Houston Center voice." I have always felt that after years of seeing documentaries on this country's space program and listening to the calm and distinct voice of the Houston controllers, that all other controllers since then wanted to sound like that, and that they basically did. And it didn't matter what sector of the country we would be flying in, it always seemed like the same guy was talking. Over the years that tone of voice had become somewhat of a comforting sound to pilots everywhere. Conversely, over the years, pilots always wanted to ensure that, when transmitting, they sounded like Chuck Yeager, or at least like John Wayne. Better to die than sound bad on the radios. Just moments after the Cessna's inquiry, a Twin Beech piped up on frequency, in a rather superior tone, asking for his ground speed. "I have you at one hundred and twenty-five knots of ground speed." Boy, I thought, the Beechcraft really must think he is dazzling his Cessna brethren. Then out of the blue, a navy F-18 pilot out of NAS Lemoore came up on frequency. You knew right away it was a Navy jock because he sounded very cool on the radios. "Center, Dusty 52 ground speed check". Before Center could reply, I'm thinking to myself, hey, Dusty 52 has a ground speed indicator in that million-dollar cockpit, so why is he asking Center for a readout? Then I got it, ol' Dusty here is making sure that every bug smasher from Mount Whitney to the Mojave knows what true speed is. He's the fastest dude in the valley today, and he just wants everyone to know how much fun he is having in his new Hornet. And the reply, always with that same, calm, voice, with more distinct alliteration than emotion: "Dusty 52, Center, we have you at 620 on the ground." And I thought to myself, is this a ripe situation, or what? As my hand instinctively reached for the mic button, I had to remind myself that Walt was in control of the radios. Still, I thought, it must be done - in mere seconds we'll be out of the sector and the opportunity will be lost. That Hornet must die, and die now. I thought about all of our Sim training and how important it was that we developed well as a crew and knew that to jump in on the radios now would destroy the integrity of all that we had worked toward becoming. I was torn. Somewhere, 13 miles above Arizona, there was a pilot screaming inside his space helmet. Then, I heard it. The click of the mic button from the back seat. That was the very moment that I knew Walter and I had become a crew. Very professionally, and with no emotion, Walter spoke: "Los Angeles Center, Aspen 20, can you give us a ground speed check?" There was no hesitation, and the replay came as if was an everyday request. "Aspen 20, I show you at one thousand eight hundred and forty-two knots, across the ground." I think it was the forty-two knots that I liked the best, so accurate and proud was Center to deliver that information without hesitation, and you just knew he was smiling. But the precise point at which I knew that Walt and I were going to be really good friends for a long time was when he keyed the mic once again to say, in his most fighter-pilot-like voice: "Ah, Center, much thanks, we're showing closer to nineteen hundred on the money." For a moment Walter was a god. And we finally heard a little crack in the armor of the Houston Center voice, when L.A.came back with, "Roger that Aspen, Your equipment is probably more accurate than ours. You boys have a good one."It all had lasted for just moments, but in that short, memorable sprint across the southwest, the Navy had been flamed, all mortal airplanes on freq were forced to bow before the King of Speed, and more importantly, Walter and I had crossed the threshold of being a crew. A fine day's work. We never heard another transmission on that frequency all the way to the coast.For just one day, it truly was fun being the fastest guys out there."-Brian Schul"Sled Driver: Flying the World's Fastest Jet"
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  • Vasily1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 PM
    Well new Audi is really strong, it has latest APR tune, custom catless exhaust, cooling and mod. turbos by Total race (Garret GTX28 CHRA). Next week he will put back interior and we will rerace:
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  • pierce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 AM
    $105 @ Willow Springs Big Willow October 11-12, 2014 Extremespeedtrackevents will be at Big Willow in SoCal- October 11-12 for a track day, Special track day price of only $105 for the whole day on track . DISCOUNT CODE IS ( willow44) Any Questions email sung@extremespeedtrackevents.com Register here- www.extremespeedtrackevents.com Must register before October 7 for the discount Free Basic on track instruction for beginners, All driver levels welcome.Beginners are welcome. Extremespeed will be running special private run groups for beginners who want to get familiar with on track essentials and car control at highway speeds. Free timing for all drivers
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  • jpsimon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 AM
    For sale today we have my Forgestar F14 wheels with Hankook v12 tires. I had these wheels powder-coated semi-matte black. These have TPMS's (pre-LCI version). I'm looking for $1200, pickup only in 06460 size: front: 19x8.5 +32 (tires: 235/35/19) rear: 19x10 +38 (tires: 275/30/19) on car: one wheel has a small chip: one wheel has a little curb damage, should be easily fixable at any reputable place: (these come with my old lug nuts, which aren't pretty... but they're yours)
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  • DD GT3 RD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    DD GT3 RD started a thread For Sale: 18x9.5 RAC Wheels w/ NT01 in Buy/Sell - Parts
    From my E46 can use spacers 18x9.5 et35 Square 275 NT01 Tires used for 1 track day $2400
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  • Vasily1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    In first race i was in Comf. mode and forgot to switch off A/C:
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  • farbmw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    Hi all, I am selling some various N54, E92 parts. I am willing to ship as long as buyer pays for shipping. And yes I will do payment by Paypal but the buyer will have to add the Paypal fee for the 3.5% for using it or you can use the "send money to friends and family" where there is no fee. Pm is the key. Vargas modified HPFP and fuel rail (Brand new) $800us Ultimate Short Shifter - E90E92 335i for 2006-2010 models with DSSR-$400us Electronic BMW performance wheel V2 with all of the parts for remote lap timing(which was bought separately and for racing only) $1200us Brand new E90 E92 wind deflector (for the sunroof) $60us SPEC Stage 3+ Clutch BMW 135i 335i 335xi 535i 535xi N54 and SPEC Single Mass Steel Flywheel (22lbs) BMW 135i 335i 335is 535i 535xi 1M Z4 N54 :$1300us; please note your flywheel has to be 6 bots for this to work on your tranny, so 2009 production date and newer will work, less than 10,000 Kms.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 AM
    Low compression 4.4 liter supercharged beast. Stock numbers: 530HP/725NM. New and bigger supercharger was built in (old one broke) ASA TI-723. People has dynoed the car at 635HP with that SC. It really was an extreme car on the German autobahn! Worst mileage car ever! Ran a full tank of gas for 60KM before refuel LOL :angry-banghead: ALSO! It was done legally :D
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    Yesterday, 05:26 AM
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    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    Welcome ZOGJSERA3763, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    I did a ms43 conversion (from ms45). I swapped the harness and bought a used ECU. Sent the ECU to ess who uploaded the ts3 tune and unlocked the ECU so I could align it with the EWS. I installed the ECU and plugs. I go to align the ECU with PA Soft 1.4 and now I get a don't detect IKE or EWS. The scan doesn't capture any information. I then tried hooking up the auto X-ray and got the failure to connect message. I checked the glove box fuses..all good...I checked the 5 fuse box under the hood...all good. I then tested the OBDII port for power. It has power, both power wires. The connector pin for the sensor ground is the only connector that looks semi problematic, so I bridged it to the connector ground. Still nothing. Then I took the battery for a charge and tried once again, nothing. I have not tried to start the car, I just turned the key to position 2. What else could it be? Could I get a open EWS? If I did could I just drop it in and start the car or would it need to be realigned as well? what is my solution?
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