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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:31 PM
    That's more like it! Powerhaus Performance raised the E9X 1/4 mile bar with a spectacular 10.46 @ 135.13 1/4 mile pass in their DCT E92 M3. The car features a customized ESS-Tuning VT2-625 supercharger kit on the stock transmission, stock motor, and stock rod bearings. Now, they are claiming they did this on 93 octane. That is VERY had to believe if there is no methanol injection in here. To trap 135 the car is going to need to be making more boost than the standard VT2-625 kit and one will not accomplish that on pump gas. There are definitely question marks here and hopefuly we get answers but the quickest and fastest 1/4 mile mark for the E9X and S65 V8 stands at 10.466 @ 135.13.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 05:33 PM
    A few months ago BimmerBoost brought you a story about the tuner flash tuning claims on modern BMW turbo platforms not being what they were cracked up to be. You may have noticed how tuners making these claims have not been able to display much of anything in terms of proof. Well, the F-Series cars which share the Infineon TriCore ECU's have been cracked and can be flash tuned now. Real flash tuning, not just flashing some of BMW's own files that have been leaked. There is more than one source on this and Bimmerboost can not share all the details but the one we can mention is Flashtec from Switzerland. They are taking pre-orders on their flashing device. You have to be one of their dealers to get the details but fortunately we have members who have access to the customer page. Their device is set to ship next month: CMDFlash BMW Fxx PWD READER for Tricore Bootmode ( Special Probe and Plugin, you must have Tricore bootmode ) Shipment from January 5th 2015 Now this is an ECU out method. It means the ECU needs to be physically removed and sent in to a tuner. We hear an OBD-II method is on the way from someone but they want to keep this quiet and for themselves for obvious reasons. The first one to get it gets the gold, right? What they seem to be doing is generating their own RSA key pair to bypass BMW's verification method. If it sounds like BMW makes tuning a bitch that is because they do. They just are not any fun any more these days. Another source claiming to have ability is Russia's Avtotools. Whether they do or not we do not know but their release is scheduled for this month: ECU-Explorer tool exclusively designed to read Infineon Tricore MCU’s over CAN-bus. Supports Read/Write EEPROM function for secured and non-secured SAC-TC1766, SAC-TC1767, SAC-TC1797 microcontrollers. ECU-Explorer comes with Mileage, DPF, ECU system time and ISN built-in calculators. Purpose of use: Change power level (320-328) (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF oxygen sensors (System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Switch OFF check engine lamp(System time reset only, you must use ESYS for coding and ISTA to make final programming) Reset mileage Reset system time Change ISN (for engines N13,N20,N55 etc.) Supported ECU types: F-Series DDE701A DDE701P DDE721B DDE721P DDE73A DDE731A DDE741A DDE751A MEVD1725 ( N13 ) F20 ,F21 Серия MEVD1724 ( N20 ) F10 , F11 , F12 , F13 , F18 , F25, F30 , F31 , F35 Серия MEVD1726 (N55) F01 F10 F25 F25 F30 MEVD1728 (N63 S63) F01 F10 MEVD1729 (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172 ( N55 ) F01 , F02 , F07 , F10 , F11 , F18 , F25 MEVD172P (N20) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172S (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 MEVD172G (N55) F10 F20 F25 F30 F32 So what does this mean for tuning? It means real tuning options will open up not just those relegated to piggybacks feeding the ECU info to increase boost. If people wanted to go beyond just increasing boost on the stock turbos this is the key for that to happen. Now we will finally see things like turbocharger upgrades for the N63, S63, S63TU, S55, etc. with the tuning to make use of the hardware. An M5 with upgraded turbos may finally be a reality next year. The BMW guys will not have to allow the 63 AMG's to have all the fun any longer. The other issue now will be watching tuners all fight for superiority and we will see who rips off whom as this spreads. It also makes tuners claims from years ago about doing turbo upgrades on M5's seem funny now when you consider they had no way to tune the cars and it has taken a good 5+ years to crack these ECU's. We are barely in the infancy of it all right now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 04:37 PM
    Got a 2015 Mustang GT and are looking for some torque? Well, consider the a twin screw blower. The stock 2015 Mustang Coyote V8 is no slouch with 360 rear wheel horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque. The stock torque is also quite nice and fairly flat holding well until redline. Now imagine moving that whole curve up a bit. That is what the Whipple 2.9 liter twin screw supercharger does adding 185 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. It is also interesting to note that the Whipple holds the torque increase until redline making for a horsepower curve that just continues to climb. This is the advantage of a twin screw with its efficiency up top compared to a roots blower. With a built motor this car would be capable of much more but 647 wheel horsepower on 91 octane pump gas and 11 psi through the stock exhaust system and stock motor is incredible.
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  • TTFS's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 03:34 PM
    We were pleased to have a returning customer come back and try our TTFS level 1 Race Pack software as we continue to work on our level 2 edition that will allow for custom tuning by late January. Check out the results! He had previously purchased a JB4 through us that was installed in house and came back for more tuning options after installing down pipes and a full exhaust system. The dyno results compares Stock vs. JB4 Map 2 vs. TTFS Race Pack (not custom tuned to keep it comparable). The car remained strapped the entire time and all the runs were performed on 93 octane. All runs were done in All wheel drive mode for a proper on road simulation. All runs include the following bolt on modifications. Eisenmann Exhaust Eisenmann Mid Pipe Aftermarket Downpipe The yellow is Race Pack. The Blue is Stock and the Black Is Jb4. P.S. I am sorry for the bad video quality. Here a few shots of the TTFS Race Pack Box. It will perform like factory at high autobahn speeds. It does not require any splicing and it is much easier to install. It is also water proof avoiding any random hassle of the car not starting near the water. The box may be uninstalled in a few minutes with a jumper loop for quick removal if necessary. TTFS Race Pack Level 1 ( may hold up to 9 Maps) Jb4 that was removed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 03:55 AM
    A record is a record is a record. Context however is vital in understanding the record. What were the specs? Where was it achieved? What were the conditions? What was the launch? What fuel? What boost? This can go on and on but there are obviously many variables when trying to set a 1/4 mile record. Due to these variables we often see differing elapsed time and trap speed records as the two numbers although related are influenced in different ways. You are about to see how a trap speed figure or fastest measurement differs from the elapsed time and quickest measurement. The previous record stood at 126.51 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile with a JB4 tuned F80 M3. That trap speed was achieved on a 11.807 elapsed time with a 2.143 60 foot or short time. Notice how this compares to the F80/F82 M3 and M4 1/4 mile elapsed time record which stands at 11.18 @ 123.56 miles per hour. That elapsed time achieved with a 1.659 60 foot time. So the quickest S55 powered car in the 1/4 mile runs 11.18 yet its trap speed is lower than the 11.807 @ 126.51 run recorded by an F80 M3 with a 2.143 short time. Now the fastest S55 mile per hour is 127.53 miles per hour but it was recorded on a 12.40 pass with a 2.456 60 foot. Is this a record set by having the most powerful F82 M3 or due to wheel spin? Well, it's wheel spin and cold weather in all honesty although PBIR in Florida is not famous for negative density altitude in the winter. These cars are all running the same JB4 tuning box from BMS. They are all capable of the exact same thing. They are all basically as fast as one another with the differences depending on the supporting modifications, map run, fuel, etc. It is no accident the fastest S55 1/4 mile time comes with the most wheelspin and that the quickest S55 1/4 mile time comes with the best 60 foot time. Is this a record? Yes. Is it due to good drag racing? No. Is it due to a superior setup? No. It is just how things sometimes go on the drag strip and with simple analysis to put it in context it all makes sense. The race for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 trap speed record should not be who gets the most wheelspin. It should come with an impressive elapsed time in conjunction. JB4 F82 M4 on map 7 with E30, no other mods:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 04:02 PM
    The numbers tuned GTR's are putting out these days almost seem like they are from a video game. If you are not making over 1000 wheel horsepower you are hardly even considered relevant any longer. Check out the graph below from Boost Logic on their BL1500 package. With six injectors fueling the motor with E85 the car put down 1439 wheel horsepower and 1087 lb-ft of wheel torque. This motor is tuned with a Cobb Accessport. As far as what the BL1500 comes with, here is the breakdown: Cobb Accessport HKS Spark Plugs *NEW* Boost Logic Triple Pump Fuel System Boost Logic Oil Cooler Kit Boost Logic Race Intercooler Kit w/ Piping Boost Logic Crank Damper Boost Logic 4″ Exhaust System or 4″ Exhaust System w/ Electronic Dumps T1 Differential Brace Boost Logic Transmission Pan Boost Logic Coolant Tank Boost Logic Race Breather Kit Boost Logic Intake Manifold BL Stage 4 Transmission PPG 1st – 6th Gear Set Dodson Promax clutch QUIET PROMAX Dodson FWD retainer Dodson Mechanical lock #1 Dodson Mechanical lock #2 O-ring and seal upgrade kit Oil pump shaft upgrade with blueprint 6 neodymium magnets High temp rear differential oil seal Stainless re-usable internal filter Boost Logic Stage 3 Head Package Ported Head Ferrea Valvetrain Components Boost Logic Custom Spec Camshafts Boost Logic Built 4.1 Stroker Shortblock Boost Logic Custom Rods Boost Logic Upgraded Wrist Pins (promods Optional) Boost Logic Spec Custom Piston Set w/ Upgraded Rings Custom Main Studs Custom Piston Top and Skirt Coating (Optional) Install time is roughly 8 weeks and pricing is not listed but suffice it to say, all the above does not come cheap. It also comes with 1500+ horsepower.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-12-2014, 04:38 AM
    The turbo upgrades most of you have seen on the 63 AMG models equipped with the M157 bi-turbo V8 have used the OEM manifolds and OEM turbo housings. The next step up from this is to create new manifolds for new aftermarket turbochargers but packaging is obviously the constraint. Weistec's M157 upgrade package is a 100% bolt on affair and even the dealer would have trouble telling if anything was modified. It is designed specifically this way to look and function like the OEM setup but with far more grunt. This next step up you see here definitely looks different from the factory system but is impressively packaged to fit as spacing is a constraint when going to larger turbo housings. This will fit two wheel drive and four wheel drive M157 equipped models. If someone already has the Weistec downpipes this turbo upgrade will bolt right up as it is designed to do so. That is all the information Weistec wants to share for now. Just know Weistec has an M157 turbo upgrade offering more than the 730 wheel horsepower they already do up their sleeves.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 04:22 PM
    Looks like the competition in the turbo upgrade market for the M157 continues to heat up. Gintani is developing a turbocharger upgrade that will use their own custom manifolds. On paper this means they will be able to support a variety of the popular Garrett turbochargers. They already are running a pair of upgraded Garrett turbos (we can not share which ones at this time) on their W212 E63 AMG and the torque figures so far are very impressive to say the least and higher than what we have seen up to this point on the M157. This upgrade will of course apply to all the M157 based vehicles. The turbo upgrade will likely be held to around the 900 horsepower range on the stock internals and fuel system. If anyone intends to go beyond that built motor stages and fuel system upgrades will be required to push limits along with someone willing to part with their car for some time. Expect more details next year once it is wrapped up.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-12-2014, 04:02 AM
    Ferrari was not kidding around about giving the 458 Italia a turbocharged powerplant. Even Ferrari is not immune from emissions constraints but we have to wonder how much this move has to do with keeping costs down by sharing engines between Ferrari and Maserati. The 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 motor already sees use in Maserati models as well as the Ferrari California T. It will be interesting to see what changes are in store for the 458 M as it is expected to get a boost from the California T where the motor has an output of 552 horses and 557 lb-ft of torque. The 458 Italia has 570 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque from its naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 that revs to 9000 rpm. The 458 M will no doubt improve on these figures especially in the torque department. The car will make a jump of at least 150 lb-ft of torque although the redline is going to come down quite a bit probably to around 7500-8000 depending on how aggressive Ferrari gets. It will be interesting to see what Ferrari does with the engine and how the purists respond.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 01:36 AM
    Awesome to see two exotic big boys go at it in a drag race. On paper the Aventador has the power advantage over the McLaren 650S with its 700 horsepower. The Aventador has a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 powerplant compared to the McLaren's turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 unit. The McLaren 650S has 500 lb-ft of torque to the Aventador 508 lb-ft (on paper of course). The thing is the 650S hits its peak torque figures much sooner and has a fatter torque curve thanks to the turbos. This is one of those times where a peak measurement can be misleading. The 650S also is lighter than the Aventador by roughly 850 pounds. That is a huge difference and also keep in mind the McLaren is rear wheel drive to the Aventador all wheel drive. So what happens? The 650S gets a jump but it doesn't matter. It pulls away and covers the runway in 23.01 seconds compared to the Aventador 23.84. That is a significant difference and the 650S Spider was the quickest out of all the cars AutoWeek tested with the Aventador coming up behind it. The 650S power to weight and efficiency are just too much for even the Aventador to overcome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 10:11 PM
    The 991 generation Porsche 911 GT3 is a brilliant car. 3.8 liter 9000 rpm flat-6, 475 horsepower, and a PDK transmission. What is not to love? Well, maybe the lack of the manual transmission for the purist but for those who think the GT3 is a bit too soft Porsche is reading the RS variant for next year. Rumor has it that the engine will get a bump to 4.0 liters and ~500 horsepower. Some sites are reporting up to 520 horses but we will see. The air intakes will help cool the motor to prevent any heat related issues. The car is expected to be lighter, more powerful, and offer more downforce. That wing in the back is not just for fun. Expect a price approaching $200k once it hits and limited numbers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-15-2014, 01:03 AM
    Awesome to see two exotic big boys go at it in a drag race. On paper the Aventador has the power advantage over the McLaren 650S with its 700 horsepower. The Aventador has a naturally aspirated 6.5 liter V12 powerplant compared to the McLaren's turbocharged 3.8 liter V8 unit. The McLaren 650S has 500 lb-ft of torque to the Aventador 508 lb-ft (on paper of course). The thing is the 650S hits its peak torque figures much sooner and has a fatter torque curve thanks to the turbos. This is one of those times where a peak measurement can be misleading. The 650S also is lighter than the Aventador by roughly 850 pounds. That is a huge difference and also keep in mind the McLaren is rear wheel drive to the Aventador all wheel drive. So what happens? The 650S gets a jump but it doesn't matter. It pulls away and covers the runway in 23.01 seconds compared to the Aventador 23.84. That is a significant difference and the 650S Spider was the quickest out of all the cars AutoWeek tested with the Aventador coming up behind it. The 650S power to weight and efficiency are just too much for even the Aventador to overcome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-11-2014, 07:32 PM
    With 2014 coming to a close it is time again ford Wardsauto to announce its 10 best engines. Wards does things a bit differently from the International Engine of the Year Awards as they cap their list at a price point of $60,000. That means if an engine is in a car above that price point it is not considered. In the opinion of the BoostAddict network this makes for a flawed comparison as some of the best engine engineering in the world is in cars above this price point. Wards does not exactly award the best if they are cutting the best out. A value category would make much more sense. As we all know, to build the best of the best it takes money and as enthusiasts we want to see what the best is regardless of cost. This is why various engine categories make sense instead of a one size fits all monetary cut off especially considering different brands have different market positions and pricing. We will never see a Ferrari on the Wards list for this reason. Despite what we believe is a flawed approach here are the winners: 127-kW Electric Motor (BMW i3 electric vehicle) 6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray) 6.2L Supercharged OHV V-8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat) 1.0L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Ford Fiesta) 100-kW Fuel Cell (Hyundai Tucson FCV) 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Mini Cooper) 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel) 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC H-4 (Subaru WRX) 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volkswagen Jetta) 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volvo S60) The Corvette Stingray LT1 manages to sneak in as the Dodge Hellcat supercharged V8. BMW's i3 electric motor makes an appearance which now makes the competition a bit muddied when we start including electric powerplants versus internal combustion. Perhaps a separate electric category would make sense? Two V8s, a diesel V-6, three 4-cyl. turbos, two 2-cyl. turbos, an electric vehicle and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell make up the 2015 winners. Ward's 10 Best Engines of 2015 Announced by Penton's WardsAuto Honorees span most diverse and technically advanced engines in 21 years of recognized powertrain excellence SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Wards 10 Best Engines of 2015 have been announced. A 707-hp fire-breathing V-8 and a hydrogen-powered fuel cell emitting nothing but water vapor were among all-new or improved powertrains evaluated by the editors of WardsAuto to produce its annual Ward's 10 Best Engines list. To be eligible for the Ward's 10 Best Engines competition, an engine or propulsion system must be all-new or significantly re-engineered and available in the U.S. market with a base price not exceeding $60,000. This year's pool of 37 nominees includes last year's 10 winners and 27 new entries. Eight WardsAuto editors drove the vehicles in October and November in their routine daily commutes around metro Detroit. Editors scored each engine based on power, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines are: 127-kW Electric Motor (BMW i3 electric vehicle) 6.2L OHV V-8 (Chevrolet Corvette Stingray) 6.2L Supercharged OHV V-8 (Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat) 1.0L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Ford Fiesta) 100-kW Fuel Cell (Hyundai Tucson FCV) 1.5L Turbocharged DOHC 3-cyl. (Mini Cooper) 3.0L Turbodiesel DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500 EcoDiesel) 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC H-4 (Subaru WRX) 1.8L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volkswagen Jetta) 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cyl. (Volvo S60) "We spend a lot of time reading the powertrain tea leaves throughout the auto industry, and we're proud that this year's list is a microcosm of all the latest innovation coming from automakers," says WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter. "It's not just a list for enthusiasts or for environmentalists," he says. "There's something for every vehicle shopper and every budget. All the powertrains on this list deliver a first-rate driving experience." The awards will be presented to top powertrain executives from the winning automakers at a January 14 ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. In the coming weeks, WardsAuto.com and the January issue of WardsAuto World magazine will provide commentary, profiles of the winning engines, videos and more information about the 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines. About WardsAuto WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. A Southfield, MI-based division of Penton, WardsAuto provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, from the tech center to the plant floor to the showroom. Its services include the premium WardsAuto.com resource and suite of customizable data reporting tools, the WardsAuto Interiors and WardsAuto Outlook Conferences, and digital newsletters and magazines. Subscribe to WardsAuto and attend its events by visiting http://www.wardsauto.com. About Penton Penton drives performance for more than sixteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 12:59 PM
    Would not mind trying this baby out...
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    The new Series R1 line debuts with a single style with design cues from the most intricate HRE street wheels, engineered for optimal performance on any track machine, such as the BMW M4. The R1 is available in diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches, widths range from 7 to 14 inches and weights ranging from 17 to 20 pounds along with configurations for center lock vehicles. All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience. Please PM us or email TitoR@hrewheels.com with any questions.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 07:17 PM
    The new Series R1 line debuts with a single style with design cues from the most intricate HRE street wheels, engineered for optimal performance on any track machine, such as the BMW M4. The R1 is available in diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches, widths range from 7 to 14 inches and weights ranging from 17 to 20 pounds along with configurations for center lock vehicles. All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience. Please PM us or email TitoR@hrewheels.com with any questions.
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  • Charrigan's Avatar
    12-13-2014, 02:29 AM
    To make a long story short. I have been with my current employer for nearly 12 years. I started in high school and worked my way up through the ranks. Due to many issues I have been looking for a job for the past few months. I have received an offer with a much smaller company but the type of career I will love. Due to the new employers timeframe I will need to give my current employer only 8 days notice before leaving. I am not violating any contracts and we are an at will employment. Having said that I don't want to burn bridges even though my happiness with this company is completely gone. Have any any of you had to do this and how did it turn out?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-12-2014, 04:35 AM
    The turbo upgrades most of you have seen on the 63 AMG models equipped with the M157 bi-turbo V8 have used the OEM manifolds and OEM turbo housings. The next step up from this is to create new manifolds for new aftermarket turbochargers but packaging is obviously the constraint. Weistec's M157 upgrade package is a 100% bolt on affair and even the dealer would have trouble telling if anything was modified. It is designed specifically this way to look and function like the OEM setup but with far more grunt. This next step up you see here definitely looks different from the factory system but is impressively packaged to fit as spacing is a constraint when going to larger turbo housings. This will fit two wheel drive and four wheel drive M157 equipped models. If someone already has the Weistec downpipes this turbo upgrade will bolt right up as it is designed to do so. That is all the information Weistec wants to share for now. Just know Weistec has an M157 turbo upgrade offering more than the 730 wheel horsepower they already do up their sleeves.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Very interesting runs here featuring a tuned F82 M4 going up against two stock Corvettes. The first race has the M4 run a stock C7 Corvette Stingray which features the new 8L90 8-speed automatic transmission that GM claims shifts faster than the Porsche PDK dual clutch gearbox. Based on the result there is no reason to doubt the claim as the Corvette is able to pull. It does so up top so this race is not won by shift speed as much as the top end of the LT1 and the sleeker C7 shape. The M4's torque offsets the C7 down low but the S55 just did not the have enough top end in this one. The 8-speed Stingray is a quick car even stock. The second race features a C6 Z06 that is also stated to be stock. The C6 Z06 only comes in manual so no transmission advantage here. It did not need a transmission advantage as the 7.0 liter 7000 rpm LS7 just pulls away. It also puts the C7 Stingray in context as the definitely is faster. So the Dinan tuned M4 gets beaten by both Corvettes. Considering the dyno results posted for the Dinan tune showing a gain of 20 wheel horsepower (but a nice torque jump) the results make sense. The M4 owner loses but can brag about his Dinan warranty. A DCT M4 no doubt would have done better likely opening up a lead in the lower gears but it is what it is.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-16-2014, 10:22 PM
    Great race video showing a bolt on Gen IV Viper with a tune and full exhaust putting out 583 rear wheel horsepower running everything in sight. This is a well done and crystal clear video showing the mods for each opponent and their approximate power level. Take notes people. Run 1 Heads/Cam A6 C7 Stingray 540 whp This one is over before it starts. The C7 likely was in the wrong gear or at least we hope he was in the wrong gear as the Vette gets destroyed. Run 2 stock GSXR-600: This race starts off well and then the Viper appears to let off. Missed shift maybe? Run 3 Paxton Supercharged Gen III Viper 798 whp: This one is rather hard to explain as it is neck and neck. The Gen III starts to pull but the bolt on Viper keeps pace. The Gen III sure does not look like it is pacing 798 wheel horsepower although with a blower it easily should be. Run 4 Shelby GT500 with Kenne Bell 2.8 liter 718 whp: Botched run although the Viper jumps out ahead. Run 5 stock C7 Z06 7-speed: That poor Z06. Run 6 C7 Z06 rematch: Same result. The Z06 gets creamed. Run 7 and 8 threeway Viper, Z06, and GT500 The Viper again starts to pull away and the Z06 is left in the dust by everyone. The GT500 misses a gear and the Viper wins another one. They line up for another run with the Viper again pulling away. It's starting to look like only the Viper owner can drive. Run 9 Shelby GT500 rematch: Much closer this time although there is noticeable wheelspin. The Viper still manages to edge up top. That is one impressive Gen IV and the guy who owns sure can drive it. He ran everyone and basically beat everyone. A well done video as well, great stuff.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    12-14-2014, 03:57 AM
    M4 6MT w/ Dinan tune vs Stingray 8speed (stock) vs C6 Z06 (stock)
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