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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 04:52 AM
    This is not a new story but the only way to combat ignorance is with knowledge and data. Fortunately, there are members in the BimmerBoost community who provide quality data such as what you are about to see below and thanks to them we can differentiate between marketing and reality. The marketing is that the F82 M3 as well as the F80 M3 weigh 3306 pounds. What BMW left out was this weight comes from a European spec F82/F80 (they have different crash test standard affecting whether seats with side impact airbags are used) that is a 6-speed manual without any fluids whatsoever. In other words, it's a bunch of BS. Almost exactly one year to the day BimmerBoost posted an indepently weighed figure for an F80 6-speed manual M3 and it came in at 3562 pounds: This year thanks to member @DD GT3 RD (who also weighed his 991 GTS while he has was it) we have an independent weight figure for an F82 M4 DCT and it is 3661 pounds: Does the DCT add weight? Yes. It is not almost 100 pounds though but the difference between the lighter 6-speed F80 M3 and the DCT F82 M4 can be attributed to the transmission as well as fuel. The rule of thumb for fuel is about 6 pounds per gallon of gas. So how do the F80 M3 and F82 M4 compare to a DCT E92 M3? The previous generation car comes in as lighter than either of them at 3549 pounds. Yes, turbochargers, intercoolers, and plumbing add weight so BMW's hype was nothing more than hype. The aluminum-silicon S65 V8 block in the E92 M3 is very light and compact and this also leads to the previous generation car having better weight distribution. Do not believe everything you read. Especially if it's marketing from BMW.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 05:12 AM
    It is becoming increasingly apparent that the MKVII Volkswagen Golf R is an 11 second car with bolt ons. APR recently managed 12.011 @ 113.44 in the 1/4 mile out of the car with their Stage 1 tune on 93 octane and an intake. In other words, a hair from the 11's. Race gas alone would probably do it. With a 1.734 60 foot the all wheel drive system is showing its benefits off the line. It is just a matter of time before we see a US spec MKVII Golf R in the 11's and this just further reinforces the results from a US spec tuned Golf R we saw earlier this month. This is a new record though and 113.44 is the new fastest trap speed for US spec Golf R's once again. ROW cars are already in the 11's. With race gas these cars should be doing 11's and 115+ traps all day.
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  • robc1976's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    I am selling my basically brand new (1700 miles) motiv 750 Single turbo kit. The kit comes with everything you need for install. Why am I selling: Only reason I am selling is because I want a top mount and that is the ONLY reason, This is arguably one of the best kits for the N54 period. NOTE: with ER FMIC I had to trim less than 1/4" off the CP since ER has a extra long end tank, this will NOT hurt anything on your install if you use different FMIC and if you like I will get you new CP but is honestly not needed. I just want to make sure all cards are on table. Price: $6950.00 plus shipping (buyer covers shipping and 3% Paypal fees or gifts payment). No over seas shipping, no checks no wire transfers, just paypal or cash. This price I am pretty firm on, Turbo has never went above 23psi and only on several pulls. Included is custom filter with metal top, custom MAC selonoid bracket & custom cut heat-shield and 12-AN fitting on filter for OCC. You can use rubber hose with clamp or -12AN fitting with this setup. If you choose not to run a OCC you can get cap for $5.00. Kit will take 2-4 weeks to remove since I will be waiting on other kit to limit down time so there are 2 options. 1. Put down 50% and pay other 50% once kit is off and ready to ship 2. Pay in full, still will have the waiting time (some prefer to pay up front so giving this option). Motiv 750 kit before install, looks the same except slight coloration on manifold (normal).
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:10 AM
    Anyone else feel like there is a bit of a power race going on regarding AMG M177/M178 tuning? Renntech just took delivery of their new 2015 W205 generation C63 AMG and they are already tuning the car. Normal people would still be breaking it in but AMG tuning enthusiasts are not normal car people. Renntech is still working on their software so it is not officially released but BenzBoost is told they have it over 600 horsepower. Renntech will continue to test and refine their software and BenzBoost will have a dynograph posted ASAP. Enjoy the M177 engine sounds and know that development is moving rapidly:
    10 replies | 611 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 06:11 PM
    We are redoing our web store as what we use currently, sucks. We hired a person to do this work, and nothing was accomplished in 5 months. I need someone who can take our existing store, fold it into shopify, or something similar, and make it nice and sparkly. We are willing to trade products for this, or just a normal pay to play deal. I'm posting here because its always good to have a liked minded person working on your stuff. Feel free to email if interested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 PM
    The video below was published in early April but the results were published by MotorTrend back in early March. As we already know what happened there is little point in rehashing the comparison although it is enjoyable to see the cars with a video accompanying the text of course. The reason we are posting this follow up is to do our part in making sure Porsche receives praise for the 918 Spyder and how they are going about testing. Porsche is just giving the keys to the magazines and telling them to go nuts. They aren't sending engineering teams to accompany testing. They aren't saying they will pull advertising. They are not making any threats. They are not trying to control the terms. They are simply letting the car do the talking. Isn't that how it is supposed to be? Last year Porsche had no problem having EVO compare the 918 Spyder and McLaren P1. Ferrari was nowhere to be found deciding to hide in Maranello and act like they are (they were) better than everyone else instead. McLaren unlike Porsche requested a retest on different tires and this changed the results EVO achieved. They pulled something similar with MotorTrend. Porsche just smiled and accepted the original results. They did not bother to change the conditions of the test. Changing the conditions of the test is what Ferrari does best. The latest MotorTrend LaFerrari test illustrates that brilliantly. MotorTrend was allowed to test the LaFerrari under Ferrari's watchful eye on Ferrari's test circuit under Ferrari's terms. Ferrari pulled strings to prevent an independent LaFerrari MotorTrend had lined up from being tested in this particular comparison though. Do you respect that? This network doesn't. Yes, the LaFerrari, along with the 918 and P1 are tremendous achievements. They should all be celebrated. Ferrari has managed to suck the fun and automotive enthusiasm out of this latest generation of supercars. The LaFerrari may actually be the best car of the trio but Ferrari's attitude has dampened what should be a cheerful chapter in automotive history. The point ultimately is, if your car can't speak for you at this level why are you even bothering to play? There is some pride involved, isn't there? But there should also be respect of the competition. Should poor sportsmanship be rewarded? Ferrari shows no respect to the 918 Spyder or the McLaren P1 or anyone but themselves. Therefore they do not deserve any respect from anyone else.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Americans love trucks. Americans also have some very big trucks as the picture below illustrates. Competing on the full-size truck side with the Americans is not easy and the Ford F-Series for example is one of the best selling vehicles of all time and perennially near or at the top of the sales list. So, yes, Americans love to buy trucks. What you see below in the middle is a little truck called the Rabbit from Volkswagen. It had a diesel engine option and being based on the late 70's Rabbit platform was fairly tiny. It definitely looks dwarfed here with a Japanese full size to the left and an F250 to the right. Can anyone name a small truck with a solid diesel option available in the US today? What about even mid-size? Even the Americans are lacking in this area. There is an area of the truck to market to exploit yet Volkswagen seems reluctant even though they have the Amarok. Volkswagen, you want to pick up sales. You are considering entering the US truck market. What's wrong with you guys? Sandwich yourselves between the goliaths with a solid small truck option offering a diesel and watch the sales rise. That, or you continue to wonder why your US sales slump.
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    04-14-2015, 04:51 PM
    First off, a little back story. This is all stuff that came off my total'd car last year. It was a 2008 BMW 135i AT. I had another thread regarding that, but at this point the car is gone, and all I have left is a few parts. I've also moved into a shop that I can access 24/7, from a storage area that I could only get to a couple hours a day. This will make it MUCH easier on me to locate and inventory whats left. The previous thread had a lot of people asking over and over for the same parts because of the thread length, so I hope to give more info in this thread of what I have so that's not an issue. I'm still getting settled at my new place, so excuse the mess. These pics were taken a couple days ago. So, if you see it in the pic its probably available. If anyone is interested in coming to pick anything up I'm located in the 31763 area code. What you see in the pics is what I have. Those boxes/totes are full of stuff too. I will try to get pictures of that stuff soon. Also, a short list of what I can remember is still available: Auto trans trans wiring harness TQ converter starter wheel Starter AC compressor power steering rack (pump too) ac condenser engine harness' stock turbos stock intercooler stock exhaust/downpipes dashboard front bumper & cover side skirts driver side headlight passenger side taillight automatic driveshaft small 3.46 bolted diff (non-lsd) headliner (no idea how i would ship this) plastic engine cover rear calipers blackline exterior window trim keys, key port/ignition center console subs/low speakers under front seats radio headunit seat belts/retractor units
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 08:13 AM
    Is there anything sweeter than seeing two heavyweights slug it out on the dragstrip? No dynos, no bench racing, just a heads up match to see who crosses the 1320 first. This particular matchup is great to see as it features the new $60k Challenger Hellcat representing American muscle against Japan's best which comes in at $150k. That is quite the price difference, isn't it? In the GTR's defense you do not have to buy the Nismo edition (the standard car is sitll $100k) and it has a lot of technology including all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. But you know? F that. This is America. Drag racing is about traction and cubic inches. Drag racing is purely American for these reasons and always will be. The Japanese may have the more technologically advanced car even a grandma can launch but the Hellcat is 707 horses of straight up twin screw supercharged American muscle fed to the rear wheels. So who wins? Well, the lighter all wheel drive GTR manages a best of 11.086 @ 126.130 miles per hour: There were multiple runs however and each car took a win meaning this truly was a driver's race. Reaction time and launch was really the deciding factor with the two cars so close running low 11's at roughly 125 miles per hour as you can see here: The Hellcat took that one. For those wondering why the times are not quicker or faster the density altitude at the track was in the 2700 feet range. Meaning these times are incredibly impressive for the conditions. There will be those who will state the Nissan GTR being 700 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and with far more impressive handling is the more complete car. In response to that all we have to say is 707 horsepower from a 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 for under $60k. 'Merica, F@#K YEAH!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:05 AM
    Anyone else feel like there is a bit of a power race going on regarding AMG M177/M178 tuning? Renntech just took delivery of their new 2015 W205 generation C63 AMG and they are already tuning the car. Normal people would still be breaking it in but AMG tuning enthusiasts are not normal car people. Renntech is still working on their software so it is not officially released but BenzBoost is told they have it over 600 horsepower. Renntech will continue to test and refine their software and BenzBoost will have a dynograph posted ASAP. Enjoy the M177 engine sounds and know that development is moving rapidly:
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  • mike@n54tuning.com's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 05:20 AM
    Had the opportunity to take the car to the dyno again with the new ER catless downpipes installed. I previously ran the car bone stock on the dyno so as you can see from the graphs the gains on stock tuning from just downpipes are pretty impressive. (35-40rwhp/rwtq). Only other mod on the car was K&N Filters. Stock Tuning: JB4 Map1:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    Well, more LaFerrari test numbers are coming out but they all are being released in a very controlled fashion. What does this mean? It means you should question them. The vast majority of the figures are similar to what Car and Driver published from their test with the LaFerrari at Fiorano earlier this month. So MotorTrend flew out to Italy and got their turn. They at least admit somewhat the figures can be skewed by including that the tests were performed on a negative 1.4 degree grade. This definitely has an effect. Car and Driver got 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, 0-100 in 4.8, and the 1/4 mile in 9.8 @ 150. MotorTrend got 0-60 in 2.4, 0-100 in 4.8, and the 1/4 mile in 9.7 @ 148.5. So, almost a mirror of each other on different days. Would it kill them to list times to the hundredth? So what do you make of these numbers? The car is fast. But when the FIAT CEO and the big dog at FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Sergio Marchionne need to be in attendance during the test you know this is no average test. That among the hundreds of other support technicians, official test drivers, PR people, etc. This is controlled marketing at this point. If the only tests we are going to get are like this where everyone goes to Ferrari and Ferrari has a microscope over you we will not get any meaningful comparisons. Ok, the car is fast. It sets Fiorano Ferrari test track records with their own drivers. Now how about it goes up against the 918 Spyder and McLaren P1? And not on Ferrari's home turf? Here is an interesting tidbit on the weight, see if you believe it: "We start by watching a few techs jack the car up onto scales. After verifying a full tank, we huddle around the readout, which shows 3,495 pounds split 39 percent front and 61 percent rear. An engineer says the pile of data loggers Ferrari installed in the footwell adds roughly 10 pounds. We didn't have time to remove the equipment, so we didn't subtract its claimed weight. This LaFerrari weighs 84 pounds more than the McLaren P1 and 263 pounds less than the all-wheel-drive Porsche 918." Heavier than the P1. With a full tank of gas. Ferrari goes to the level of pointing out the test equipment adds weight. Do you trust this LaFerrari the CEO comes in to watch be tested is the same as every other LaFerrari? Because that seems a bit naive. We still await a real test. Ferrari LaFerrari POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Mid-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE 65-deg V-12, alum block/heads, plus AC electric motor VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 382.1 cu in/6,262 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 13.5:1 BATTERY TYPE Lithium-ion POWER (SAE NET) 789 hp @ 9,000 rpm (gas)*/161 hp (elec)/950 hp (comb) TORQUE (SAE NET) 516 lb-ft @ 6,750 rpm/664 lb-ft (comb) REDLINE 9,250 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 3.7 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 7-speed twin-clutch auto. AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 4.38:1/3.02:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 11.3:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 1.9 BRAKES, F;R 15.7-in vented, drilled carbon ceramic disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled carbon ceramic disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 9.5 x 19-in; 12.5 x 20-in, forged aluminum TIRES, F;R 265/30R19 93Y; 345/30R20 106Y Pirelli P Zero Corsa DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 104.3 in TRACK, F/R 66.2/63.5 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 185.1 x 78.4 x 43.9 in TURNING CIRCLE 38.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,495 lb WEIGHT DIST., F/R 39/61 % SEATING CAPACITY 2 CARGO VOLUME 1.4 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH** 0-30 1.1 sec 0-40 1.5 0-50 1.9 0-60 2.4 0-70 2.9 0-80 3.5 0-90 4.1 0-100 4.8 0-110 5.6 0-120 6.5 0-130 7.5 0-140 8.7 0-150 10.0 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.0 QUARTER MILE 9.7 sec @ 148.5 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 95 ft 1.9-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 1:20.84 TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 2,600 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $1,400,000 PRICE AS TESTED $1,400,000 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes AIRBAGS Dual front, front side BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/Unlimited miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 3 yrs/Unlimited miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 3 yrs/Unlimited miles FUEL CAPACITY 22.7 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 12/16/14 mpg ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 281/211 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.43 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium *Including dynamic ram-air effect at speed. **Tested on 1.4 percent downhill grade
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 08:07 AM
    Is there anything sweeter than seeing two heavyweights slug it out on the dragstrip? No dynos, no bench racing, just a heads up match to see who crosses the 1320 first. This particular matchup is great to see as it features the new $60k Challenger Hellcat representing American muscle against Japan's best which comes in at $150k. That is quite the price difference, isn't it? In the GTR's defense you do not have to buy the Nismo edition (the standard car is sitll $100k) and it has a lot of technology including all wheel drive and a dual clutch transmission. But you know? F that. This is America. Drag racing is about traction and cubic inches. Drag racing is purely American for these reasons and always will be. The Japanese may have the more technologically advanced car even a grandma can launch but the Hellcat is 707 horses of straight up twin screw supercharged American muscle fed to the rear wheels. So who wins? Well, the lighter all wheel drive GTR manages a best of 11.086 @ 126.130 miles per hour: There were multiple runs however and each car took a win meaning this truly was a driver's race. Reaction time and launch was really the deciding factor with the two cars so close running low 11's at roughly 125 miles per hour as you can see here: The Hellcat took that one. For those wondering why the times are not quicker or faster the density altitude at the track was in the 2700 feet range. Meaning these times are incredibly impressive for the conditions. There will be those who will state the Nissan GTR being 700 pounds lighter than the Hellcat and with far more impressive handling is the more complete car. In response to that all we have to say is 707 horsepower from a 6.2 liter twin screw supercharged Hemi V8 for under $60k. 'Merica, F@#K YEAH!
    9 replies | 151 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-17-2015, 04:48 AM
    Women are equal to men yadda yadda yadda. Which is why we see so many women taking the championship in Formula 1 and various Motorsports. Relax ladies, we love you. There is some truth to this advertisement though, isn't there? Perhaps just a tad? Women can be great drivers so let's just get that out of the way. The best drivers in the world just happen to be male. It's how it is. The best basketball players, football players, baseball players, all men. Just the truth that there may be some physical differences that play a role. Would this Volkswagen ad ever come out today? No freaking way. No chance. But seriously, when your wife dings your car, at least the parts are cheap to replace. They do have a point. 'Women are soft and gentle, but they hit things.' Please don't hit me ladies.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-15-2015, 05:35 AM
    Well, this certainly should elevate 2.0 TFSI tuning to the next level. For those unfamiliar, Syvecs produces some very advanced standalone ECU's. Last year they released a standalone plug and play ECU capable of controlling port and injection on the Lamborghini Gallardo and Audi R8 V10 motors. They are not just catering to the high end. The 2500 pound sterling (No US pricing announced yet, $3500+ expected) ECU is capable of the following: *Full motorsport level Traction control with live adjustability * Closed loop Launch control * Full Direct injection control with ability to change Injectors, Add 4 x Additional Port Injectors and Change Gdi Pumps * Flat Foot Shifting * Nitrous Control * Flex Fuel Control * Rolling Antilag * Cylinder based Closed loop Knock Control * Advanced Limits and Safety Strategies * Full Torque Control which Links into DSG Control * Aftermarket PDU and Dash Support * Live Map Switching - Over 24 Options * OnBoard Datalogging and Engine Use Restrictions * Cruise Control You might see there it also has the ability to control upgraded injectors for the direct injection fuel system as well as adding four additional port injection injectors. That means those big turbos guys have been waiting to run will finally have all the fuel they need and then some. Not to mention flex fuel capability, DSG torque control, live map switching, etc. What more could one possibly ask for? We look forward to seeing results with this ECU and the US pricing. Yet another great release from Syvecs.
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