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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 03:04 PM
    The era of quadruple digit F10 M5 and F13 M6 horsepower is officially here! Congratulations to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) on being the first to crack the 1000 wheel horsepower mark on the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 platform. Videos will be coming soon and will be posted below but here is what you need to know: 2013 M5 DCT car Upgraded DCT clutches All done via Flash only, no Piggyback (JB4). 110 Octane, stock fuel system. Methanol injection (M1) NO Nitrous This obviously is their built motor package which is capable of holding roughly 1500 horsepower. 1026 rear wheel horsepower is incredible but they are not done. This is just the beginning.
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    10-16-2017, 07:40 PM
    Things in the BMW 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 S63TU tuning world are getting out of control. Recently, the motor cracked the 1000 whp barrier. Well, you can add another impressive feat to its list. The first 1000 horsepower F85 X5M or BMW SUV. Please note, this is crank output and not wheel output. Wheel output is somewhere in the upper 8XX range we are told. The engine is built with a forged bottom end from PPM Racing in Australia with new pistons and rods. Yes, the same PPM that offers a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker package. The compression ratio apparently was also dropped. The turbos we are told are custom Borg Warner units. Additional details such as the tuning, fueling, transmission upgrades, etc., are anyone's guess. This X5M was put together in Russia. Hopefully more details emerge but the S63TU is just impressing across the board right now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 06:55 PM
    BMS or Burger Tuning is well known in BMW circles for their JB4 piggyback tunes. They are branching out to other platforms and recently purchased a 2018 B9 Audi S4 development car. This car of course has the top mount turbocharged EA838 3.0 TFSI V6. It certainly will be interesting to see what they get out of the car as well as their testing going forward. BMS normally utilizes a rear wheel drive Dynojet but as the Audi is all wheel drive they will have to find another dyno. Furthermore, there will be changes required to the JB4 due to the SENT sensors on the Audi. gave BMS its 991.2 Porsche 911 project car for development but we were not able to come up with a working solution at the time. Hopefully, this will mean further development for VAG platforms and the B9 RS4/RS5 EA839 V6 will likely be the next logical step providing development for the EA838 works out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 03:11 PM
    This is a big deal. You may be saying aren't 1000+ whp Porsche 911 Turbos nothing new? Yes, but the majority of those are not the newer direct fuel injected models. You will find several 996 Turbos or 997.1 Turbos at 1000+ but to our knowledge this is the first 991.1 Turbo to accomplish the feat. Now what is the mod list? Well, that is where things get tricky. @Emre@Esmotor says it is all custom. Great, but how are you fueling it? What are the turbos? Tuning is done through a Syvecs standalone which simply seems to be the way to go on the platform if you want big power and control for additional fuel injectors. The PDK transmission is upgraded to hold the 1073 horsepower to the wheels by Dodson. Incredible work. Now to get those additional details...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 05:22 PM
    There is a lot of tuning talk about the new Audi TT-RS and Audi RS3 models with the updated 2.5 TFSI dual fuel injected I5 turbo motor. Recently, the MKIII Audi TT-RS broke into the 10's in the 1/4 mile tune only. This begged the question, where is the biggest name in Audi tuning and what are they doing on the platform? Well, APR is going about their development in their usual in-depth fashion. They have access to the Bosch MED17.1.62 ECU and software. They just are not releasing their dyno numbers just yet: It sure looks like they are getting some big gains there though despite the redacted peak figures. Audi changed a few things on the motor and there are many more sensors. APR is testing and collecting data before any releases. They are just being thorough. What we already know is that @Arin@APR confirmed the 2.5 TFSI turbo kit APR already developed that made over 600 horsepower to the wheels will fit without issue. As for upgraded internals, pistons and rods may need to be revised so no confirmation yet on whether APR's previous 2.5 TFSI forged hardware will work. They also have an upgraded intercooler in development as well: One can expect things to move pretty quickly. APR will release their software once testing is done with all their data. Then, you can expect the Stage 2 software for the intercooler and other bolt ons. The upgraded turbo kit should not take much time at all beyond software and some adaptations. The real question is, how far will APR push the motor? With fueling not being a big restriction the sky is the limit here. The 2.5 TFSI found in the brand new TTRS and facelifted RS3 sedan is a totally new 5-cylinder engine from Audi including an all new version of Bosch’s MED17.1.62 engine management system. The engine differs from other 5 cylinders in the past, using a brand new turbo, with a new control strategy, new dual injection system and new engine block material among other changes. We’re in uncharted territories tuning this new amazing platform! With any new project that vastly differs from others in the past, our engineers take a cautious and thorough approach to tuning the engine. This starts with data collection. Our APR ECU Explorer logging tool give us direct access to the entire ECU. That means we can read every sensor within the engine bay, and every single calculation taking place within the ECU, at extremely high data rates. This data resolution is second to none, leaving our tuners with the ability to see everything as it happens, with the ability to trace back to why it happened within the ECU. This allows our engineers to understand the ECU algorithms and strategies better than the competition. This is contrary to others relying on OBDII diagnostic channels, which gives poor and limited data used for general diagnostics, not tuning. However, even with this powerful tool, it’s not enough. When Audi tuned this engine, they did so with many more sensors installed, which they later removed and modeled into the ECU. By doing so, they saved money and can deliver a system that is modeled very accurately given the original operating parameters. With sensors removed, the engine management system predicts/models mass flow, pressures, temperatures and other measurements at various places within the engine system by basing those outputs on their relationships with other measured values. However, once you begin tuning the ECU, or changing hardware, these models are no longer very accurate! We need to add those sensors back during the tuning process to correct the incorrect/broken models, and provide a top tier ECU calibration. Our R&D team has installed a MoteC C125 Dash with various high resolution, and high data rate sensors all around the engine to collect critical data for our engineering team. This includes, but is not limited to Race-grade thermocouples and pressure sensors before and after the intercooler and at various places in the intake system to locate restrictions. We’ve also added exhaust manifold pressure sensors and exhaust gas thermocouples to the turbocharger to ensure our calibrations are well within critical engine limitations (shaft speed, EMAP, EGT, surge region operation, lambda sensor pressure and temperature compensation). With MoteC’s i2Pro software, we’re able to analyze and deliver critical data to our calibration and hardware teams create better calibrations and create new hardware products. With the guess work eliminated, we’re able to deliver a better product. Hardware
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 09:37 PM
    The F90 M5 gaining all wheel drive is a good thing for traction as BMW M cars have basically become torque monsters with an emphasis on straightline speed. That is fine and dandy but the cars are getting absurdly fat. The 2018 G30 M550i xDrive weighs 4414 pounds. Does anyone really believe the F90 M5 is going to undercut the 41XX pound F10 M5 while adding all wheel drive to the mix? BMW claimed they would offset the weight gain with carbon fiber and lightweight materials but we have all heard this song and dance routine before. We are looking at a 4400+ pound M5 here. In other words, an M5 heavier than the F01 generation 750i. Even with the heft the M550i xDrive does pretty well. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 115 is decent. Right on the money compared to what owners hit on the dragstrip. The .94g skidpad for a barge like this impresses too. The problem? Car and Driver says the steering is numb and the driving experience is inert. That is a problem. If the F90 picks up on those traits it will just be a dragster. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $87,985 (base price: $74,395) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 456 hp @ 6000 rpm TORQUE: 480 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.1 in LENGTH: 195.4 in WIDTH: 73.5 in HEIGHT: 57.8 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 99 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4414 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 3.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 23.3 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 5.1 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.5 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.1 sec Standing ¼-mile: 12.3 sec @ 115 mph Top speed (governor limited): 156 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 151 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.94 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY: Observed: 17 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY: Combined/city/highway: 19/16/25 mpg
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 03:22 PM
    193.4 miles per hour in the 1/2 mile is moving but what makes this particularly impressive is that it was done in Colorado elevation. Additionally, the car hit 238.4 miles per hour in the standing mile which is phenomenal speed. What is done to it? TES Performance provided a twin turbo setup as well as a 416ci built motor. It is a 6L80 automatic car as well. In addition to the fords pistons and rods you have a Callies crankshaft, LT4 heads, a custom cam, and a direct port nitrous exhaust system. The turbochargers are twin Precision 6266 units. The car is said to make 1400 wheel horsepower with them and we assume that is on the nitrous but this was not clarified. Regardless, this car should be good for over 200 miles per hour in the 1/2 mile with some tweaks at sea level. Apparently they are out of fuel and intend to switch to a port injection setup.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 05:33 PM
    There are few details here from Russian tuner Altechnoracing but they do provide a graph of what is a second generation Audi TT-RS 2.5 TFSI topping 1000 horsepower a the crank. It makes 1006 horsepower and 770 lb-ft of torque at the crank to be accurate. This is on 101 RON race gas and 33.3 PSI of boost: Not bad, right? If tuners can keep the dual clutch transmissions and all wheel drive together the new RS3 and TT-RS will be a mini-German GTR.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-16-2017, 04:55 PM
    What we have here is a 3.0 liter turbocharged BMW inline-6 going up against a naturally aspirated AMG V8 more than twice its size. To be fair, the I6 is boosted with a turbocharger upgrade from Pure Turbos. Depending on supporting mods that can push it into the 480 wheel horsepower range. The M156 V8 is no slouch but it is in a heavier car. AMS doesn't post a graph for their tune but we seriously doubt they are close to 480 whp and they are not known as the premier M156 tuner. The B58 dispatches it easily with just these mods: - PureTurbos Stage 1 B58 - Meth Kit - FBO - BMS JB4
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-17-2017, 08:06 PM
    Unfortunately, there are a good number of tuners out there that will lie, cheat, and steal. Claiming dynographs that actually come from others or editing graphs is something lesser known tuners do to try and elevate their profile. This is something BimmerBoost covered before. TRM Tuning or TRM BMW Performance Engineering is the latest tuner caught red handed attempting to pass off someone else's graph as their own. The claim is that this is a 1256 wheel horsepower BMW M52 tuned by TRM with their parts and a 'big turbo' as he calls it. The problem? This is a Supra graph from Induction Performance: TRM literally just edited out where it says Induction Performance on the original graph and cut off the power and torque curves past 7k rpm. They changed the peak torque figure by borrowing the 2 and the 5 from the HP figure to 972.25 from 971.89 in the original. Peak HP was changed from 1256.61 to 1256.12. Amateur hour work that anyone with Windows and MS Paint can do. Why didn't they think of changing the runfile number at the very least so it would not be such a blatant copy? Michael McCoy of TRM continues on with his BS: When in doubt, ask for runfiles. Additionally, if a tuner is willing to lie about their work and steal from others there are likely many other things they would be willing to lie about. Buyer beware.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 10:11 PM
    Over 650 horsepower from a 2.0 liter four-cylinder motor is hardly unheard of. Over 650 horsepower from the AMG M133 is unheard of although we have seen powerful built motor M133's from tuners. Extreme Tuners is based out of Greece and often makes bold claims. They have been accused of exaggerating results and speeding up videos to make their builds seem more powerful or faster than they really are. Admittedly, they do some cool stuff. Also, there are crank output graphs here to back their claim. These are from a Dynapack hub dyno. Baseline: And with their turbo upgrade: Are they telling the truth? Who knows. They do not say what they are doing to the transmission, how they are fueling it, or who is tuning it either. They also claim a 1000+ horsepower package is coming. When we see independent results that verify the claims then doubts can be alleviated. For now, it is certainly something to watch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2017, 06:03 PM
    Liberty Walk essentially tacks on widebody pieces to cars. They leave the rivets exposed and overall ruin the aerodynamics and make the car look unfinished. Basically, it's ricer garbage coming out of Japan. The new NSX is fitting for their next target but they took a different approach here by not bolting on their usual widebody pieces. They just added a few pieces to the natural NSX body. It gives the NSX a more aggressive look but once again the effect on the aerodynamics is not tested. This aggressive drop will also ruin the handling but anyone running Liberty Walk anything threw away the performance aspects of their vehicle anyway. It is amusing that Liberty Walk's best work is when they aren't doing their usual work.
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    10-18-2017, 08:03 PM
    This W212 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Cifnyc. He got a Stage I Eurocharged tune (not a custom dyno tune) and the numbers are impressive. He hit 589 horsepower to the wheels and 643 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. He is catless and added methanol injection as well. The meth injection line is the green pull: It is interesting to note the blue pull without meth injection makes more torque down low but the meth pull makes more horsepower up top. The best solution would be a custom dyno tune for the meth and a Stage II tune so to speak. Still, very solid results reminding us what a powerhouse and torque monster the M157 5.5 liter AMG V8 is.
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  • FRD135i's Avatar
    10-15-2017, 02:15 PM
    I am very surprised that this has not come up before and no one has started one. In a sub-culture like ours, I know some of you have some badass lawns out there and some priceless tips. Post up your lawns and flex some grass nuts. Winter is upon us so dormancy is around the corner. Its a good time to make fall applications in the south to get a head start on the growing season. I am currently going through a mini rehab. I have a St. Augustinegrass front and will be re-seeding/over-seeding a bermuda back. Just to start things off:
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    10-13-2017, 05:32 PM
    This is from Custom-Code UK who is working with Iroz Motorsport. The output here is crank but it gives you an idea of the gains. Remember, a tune only Audi TT-RS is capable of breaking into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and this looks like a pretty mild tune. The baseline figure shows just over 400 horsepower so the car is basically right on the money. Not bad for the Quattro driveline which tends to have very high losses. An RS3 sedan on the Iroz dyno puts down roughly 360 awhp to give you an idea on the crank hp correction percentage. They get an increase of 84 lb-ft of torque and also rev it out past 7k rpm. It will be good to get AWD Dynojet figures for further context but clearly the new 2.5 TFSI is bringing the heat. 500+ horsepower on pump gas with bolt ons should be fairly easy.
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  • Cifnyc's Avatar
    10-14-2017, 05:39 PM
    Was definitely happy with my results. This was for my stage one. I’m currently stage 2 catless dp and water meth pre turbo injection. I would say I’m around 640ish. I’ll dyno again soon. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to chop down the photo sizes ��,. the green line represents pre turbo meth injection, notice as the meth started the turbochargers slowed down then started to work more efficiently after. Picked up 15-40hp and held power. And that’s small nozzles without a tune for the meth. Just using it for safety
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  • M5Dan's Avatar
    10-13-2017, 05:56 PM
    For sale is my Certified Pre-owned 2013 535i Amazing color combo Carbon Black with Cinnamon Full Dakota Leather! Car comes with 6 year/100,000 mile warranty that will be honored at any BMW dealership until September 2019. I bought this one at Bmw of Fort Myers. Car is amazing only has 59K miles. Car has tons of options! M Sport Package with Increased Top Speed Limiter and Sport and Sport + settings, Driver Assistance Package with Lane Change Warning and blind spot Surround View side and top view cameras, Technology Package LED Adaptive Headlights with auto hi beams, Navigation, Heads Up Display, Premium Package. Additionally it has 8 speed Sport Automatic Transmission with paddle shifters, Heated and Multi-Contour seats, Park Distance Control with back up camera, side cameras, and top camera with surround view, Power rear sunshade, Power Trunk, Comfort access, satellite radio, Premium Hi-Fi stereo system, Anthracite wood trim. Car is stock no mods I only added the Euro M badge on fender below side marker see picture, No issues always serviced at BMW dealership, No accidents Clean Clean CarFax Vin Number WBAFR7C54DC823032 All maintenance is update to date car has a 3 year bmw maintenance package I can include if new owner wants. Asking $28,000 or Best Offer
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