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    03-18-2017, 09:40 PM
    We all knew it was just a matter of time. Being the first Nissan GTR to crack the 6's is a huge deal. Various tuners have battled for the honor over the past year but only one could claim the crown. Congratulations are in order to AMS Performance. The GTR is tuned on a Syvecs ECU but further details beyond that are hard to come by as the record pass happened not too long ago. This thread will be updated with details on the Alpha Performance Alpha G GTR by Diamonds by Wire Racing as they come out. What we do now is the car managed an insane 1.213 60 foot time and broke into the 6's at 196.27 miles per hour. Just a crazy fast achievement and it deserves all the credit in the world.
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    Yesterday, 04:11 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or @JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?71356-JP-WORKS-SHAUDFAB Things get very dirty the deeper you look: http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f110/fraud-alert-guy-keikei-aka-04srt405-aka-amanda-mabalot-aka-kashif-casteel-141225/index9.html#/forumsite/21161/topics/141225?page=1 He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ton-4-sale-4850-q6600-4gbram-28-monitor-hd-bluray-cases-mothe-rboard-and-more-look.72296/page-32 Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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    Yesterday, 04:07 AM
    BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network as a whole takes pride in having great vendors who are enthusiasts at their core. The automotive world is riddled with scammers and this website has turned away and reported on a fair share. Unfortunately, JPWorkz is one that got on this board and never should have been allowed here in the first place. Call me naive but I believe people are ultimately good natured and in this because they love cars. I can not imagine taking in orders and then just blatantly ripping people off for thousands of dollars. How do you live with yourself? Well, perhaps if you have been doing it for over a decade you become numb to it. JPWorks or JerryT introduced himself to me and pretended to offer a complete N54 turbo upgrade kit for a very low price. If something is priced too good to be true, it usually is. I would periodically receive messages telling me this Jerry fellow was a scammer known as Shaudfab. My initial thought was that maybe other vendors did not like someone coming in and pricing a turbo upgrade so low that it undercut them. I gave the guy a chance to prove himself but it soon became apparent a person named Jerry Trance was not reputable and likely did not even exist. The red flags were there after a few months. There is a 48 page thread you can go over and read for yourself but let's summarize things for those of you who don't have buckets of popcorn and hours to spare. I'll start with my personal experience that this guy always had an excuse. He never was able to pay his vendor tab on time. Literally, he never did. When he finally did the payments would come from someone named Anika Briton as he said he had no Paypal account. Huh, what? No Paypal account? Oh, I get it now, he didn't want a payment trail tied to him: Notice the payments cancel frequently as the account never was able to maintain payments. Also notice the dates constantly vary as it was like pulling teeth to get this person to maintain their account. Basically, all he wanted was to pay some money, put up a thread, collect orders, and run away with as much money as possible. Eventually JerryT told me he would pay for a block of time in advance. I took him at his word. Guess what happened? He did not honor his word. Suddenly things got very weird with this Shaudfab involvement: His 'girl' is somehow involved with Shaudfab who is well known as a scammer: http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?71356-JP-WORKS-SHAUDFAB Things get very dirty the deeper you look: http://www.srtforums.com/forums/f110/fraud-alert-guy-keikei-aka-04srt405-aka-amanda-mabalot-aka-kashif-casteel-141225/index9.html#/forumsite/21161/topics/141225?page=1 He doesn't just scam auto parts but everything: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/ton-4-sale-4850-q6600-4gbram-28-monitor-hd-bluray-cases-mothe-rboard-and-more-look.72296/page-32 Those posts are dated as far back as 2005 meaning this person has been scamming on forums for well over a decade. Not to mention, getting away with it. He has it down to a science it seems. This information is actually common knowledge. People have messaged me confirming all of it but are afraid to take it to the police or have their name attached to it. Just look at this guy: Tracking down information on this guy is actually quite difficult as he has perfected his scamming technique to make sure he can't be found. Well, maybe perfected gives him too much credit: Now we're starting to get somewhere. These fake names keep popping up but they are tied to Bakersfield and a certain address. At the very least there is an address tied to the names. Two fakes names for shipping, but the same address. A place for the FBI to start, right? There are those who defend him saying this is all hate because his 'kit' is priced so cheaply but there sure is a long trail of people saying they got scammed: We could go on, and on, and on, and on... but it's time for this to come to an end. There is simply a constant pattern of missing parts, kits not being shipped, missed dates, broken promises, stolen money, etc. I am not a detective and neither are car enthusiasts on this forum. There is more than enough here for the FBI to do a proper investigation. This forum will gladly provide all the PM's, IP addresses, and e-mails from the JerryT account if asked. What I can say is that no vendor providing so little information about who they are will ever be allowed here again. Those who were scammed, provide the FBI with the information at the following link: https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Let's finally make sure justice is served and that law enforcement properly investigates. It's the least we can do.
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    03-19-2017, 05:04 PM
    You may remember this 550i from a video earlier this month where it pulled away from a stock F10 M5. Additionally, last month on the dyno with JB4 tuning the car produced 511 rear wheel horsepower and 621 lb-ft of rear wheel torque. Well, with the addition of their BCM (Boost Control Module) BMS is able to increase horsepower to 570 at the wheels and torque to 632 lb-ft at the wheels: That is a big change in power and it is maxing out the 2.5bar TMAP sensor according to Terry@BMS: It looks like there might be more in it. The curve isn't the prettiest and it pretty much is all about gains down low with peak horsepower coming in the mid-range and falling off toward redline. A turbo upgrade might do this car wonders.
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    03-21-2017, 02:32 AM
    This is great news considering basically every tuner PorscheBoost has spoken to is saying the 991.2 Carrera ECU's are proving problematic. GIAC apparently solved the encryption but the ECU needs to be shipped to them in order to be programmed. GIAC claims gains of 85 crank horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque. The problem is they do not provide raw dyno graphs but just give us these crank overlays (which we do not want): What is going on here GIAC? Just show us the raw graph at the wheels as you do on every previous release. Until we get a graph, we'll have to take GIAC's word for the gains with their correction factor applied but the 991.2 Carrera S is picking up 100 lb-ft of torque and almost 100 horsepower tune only. They also only are supporting the Carrera S at this time with 991.2 Carrera and GTS support to follow.
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    03-16-2017, 11:41 PM
    The N55 is having a good 2017 as the amount of turbo kit upgrade options continues to expand. DOC Race is well known on BimmerBoost for their N54 turbo package but also throughout the aftermarket for a variety of platforms. They are now tackling the N55 engine. This top mount kit is roughly 8 weeks away. Pricing is not available just yet but as you can see this takes some skill as it is a tight fit. Let's take a look at the manifold: Looks good, right? Let's look at some more details: BimmerBoost will bring you pricing details and dyno graphs as soon as we have them.
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    03-18-2017, 09:20 PM
    The current S55 motor in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is a powerhouse of an engine but it suffers from certain design issues. BMW supposedly resolved those issues but the S55 engine is getting a revision and new designation for the F97 X3 M and F98 X4 M models. It is interesting to note BMW is likely to continue with the 'S' designation here for M motors despite saying they will not longer use it. The reasoning in this application is likely because the S58 is a revision of the already 'S' designated S55. If it was a revision of the B58 engine, you likely would not see the 'S' designation. BMW is expected to increase the power to 450 horsepower but we all know the S55 motor already produces more than 450 horsepower. The reason for this increase will likely be to give the motor more torque to move heavier X SUV's which will also be sending power to all four wheels through an automatic. That means a less efficient drivetrain than the dual clutch and rear wheel drive F80 M3 and F82 M4 models. It is possible BMW equips the new M SUV's with a dual clutch transmission but considering that they are going to an automatic for the upcoming all wheel drive M5 and that the X5 M and X6 M both utilize automatic gearboxes prepare to be disappointed. Expect more details as we get closer to the 2019 model year launch.
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    03-21-2017, 11:26 PM
    GAD Motors produces some incredible Mercedes-AMG builds and products. Unfortunately, documentation is not their strong suit and dyno runs as well as information on their builds are hard to come by. This particular C207 E-Class coupe gets an M157 swap. Mercedes-AMG regrets not building an E63 AMG Coupe for the C207 generation. GAD Motors steps in to fix that. The M157 gets forged internals and a displacement bump from 5.5 liters to 5.8. As far as further details, GAD Motors doesn't provide any. They refer to this as their 'Stage VIP' level which is another way of saying you better have a ton of money. They certainly provide a good amount of power for whatever it is the build costs. They hit 1049 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque at the crank: You can see an acceleration video of the car below although it is not on the race gas tune in the above dyno run: Certainly quick although it doesn't quite look like 900+ horsepower. It would be great to see what it runs in kill mode in the 1/4 mile although the owner probably isn't one of those people who cares about providing data. An impressive engine swap and build regardless.
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    03-21-2017, 11:15 PM
    GAD Motors produces some incredible Mercedes-AMG builds and products. Unfortunately, documentation is not their strong suit and dyno runs as well as information on their builds are hard to come by. This particular C207 E-Class coupe gets an M157 swap. Mercedes-AMG regrets not building an E63 AMG Coupe for the C207 generation. GAD Motors steps in to fix that. The M157 gets forged internals and a displacement bump from 5.5 liters to 5.8. As far as further details, GAD Motors doesn't provide any. They refer to this as their 'Stage VIP' level which is another way of saying you better have a ton of money. They certainly provide a good amount of power for whatever it is the build costs. They hit 1049 horsepower and 1050 lb-ft of torque at the crank: You can see an acceleration video of the car below although it is not on the race gas tune in the above dyno run: Certainly quick although it doesn't quite look like 900+ horsepower. It would be great to see what it runs in kill mode in the 1/4 mile although the owner probably isn't one of those people who cares about providing data. An impressive engine swap and build regardless.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    So close to the 10's you can just feel it. You can also bet this car will be in the 10's soon as these runs were made at full weight and 1275 feet of density altitude. What makes this impressive is the S4 is still using the factory 1.32 liter Eaton blower. That is where the APR dual pulley system and Ultracharger throttle body upgrade come into play in order to squeeze every ounce of performance from the SC unit. You may be asking, how did APR almost cut a half second in elapsed time from the 2014 S4 that ran 11.5 @ 121 with these upgrades? Well, this car utilized their race gas tune as well as a more aggressive pulley setup among other things: 2012 Audi S4 (B8) 3.0 TFSI S Tronic APR ECU Upgrade - Stage 2+ Ultracharger APR TCU Upgrade APR Ultracharger Throttle Body Upgrade APR Supercharger Drive Pulley APR Supercharger Crank Pulley APR Coolant Performance System APR Intake System 2.5 Exhaust System with Testpipes Street Tires Full Interior Sunoco GT260 Plus To think they are about to get 10's out of the car on the factory blower using boost only and no nitrous is incredible. APR has literally pushed it to the maximum.
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Great news for BMW F87 M2 owners looking for quite a bit more power and torque out of their M2. The chassis of the car is capable of handling much more power than BMW gives it but we all know it can not be allowed to encroach on the mighty M3/M4. Well, in comes VF-Engineering to the rescue with Stage I and II Hex Tuning software. Let's start with taking a look at Stage I on a Dynojet in STD and uncorrected plots: You see a big torque gain before 3000 rpm and gains throughout the curve which level off toward redline. The N55B30T0 is not exactly a classic M top end design but it sees over 400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with just the Stage I tune. Now let's look at Stage II: The Stage II software picks up 52 peak wheel horsepower but the torque gain is a massive 78 lb-ft at the wheels. The peak torque figure is an incredible 442 lb-ft on the Dynojet. That is something you are going to feel. I can say that with certainty as I went for a ride in VF-Engineering's Hex Tuned M2 and it is very stout down low. It pushes you into your seat right away. Does it pull like a freight train up top? No, but that is the nature of the N55B30T0 engine. The software complements the factory curve and just gives you more of everything including more power in the upper rev range where it is desperately needed. The software is not just about power and torque gains but offers additional features such as a limiter delete, throttle overrun (exhaust burble), start up roar, and an increased power level on the Sport Display. It all felt very OEM and worked perfectly. You wouldn't want a stock M2 after trying it out, let's put it that way.
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    03-16-2017, 10:12 PM
    Here it finally is, the AWE-Tuning Switchpath exhaust system for PSE (Porsche Sport Exhaust) equipped 991.2 generation Carreras models. That of course includes the Carrera, 4, S, 4S, Targa, and GTS models. Let's look over the specs: Max gains of 11 hp and 7 ft-lbs of torque at the crank (Carrera S) Max gains of 14 hp and 17 ft-lbs of torque at the crank (Carrera base) Featuring an X-pipe and true balance pipe Retains factory PSE operation Exhaust flow is continuously routed through integrated X-pipe, delivering a constant exotic tone regardless of valve position Factory-matched valved and non-valved inlets No muffler packing means the tone will not change over time Fits S and base PSE Carreras Less is more: clean, straight-through design maximizing flow and performance 102mm double-walled tips available in chrome silver or diamond black Engineered, designed, and manufactured in-house at AWE Tuning Handcrafted from U.S.-sourced CNC mandrel-bent 0.065 wall T304L stainless steel Precision TIG-welded Direct bolt-on for factory-like simplicity Perfect fitment - guaranteed AWE Tuning No Check Engine Light Guarantee Featuring the AWE Tuning Lifetime Warranty T304L stainless steel is nice as is the simple bolt in design: They also offer 102mm tips for an aggressive look: Let's get to the dyno results on a 991.2 Carrera PSE. This is a Mustang dynamometer which is known to be conservative although AWE-Tuning is using a non-disclosed correction factor (we asked). Let's focus on the delta rather than peak output: It picks up torque essentially through the whole range which is nice to see for what is just a rear section. Here are the 991.2 Carrera S numbers: A minor gain but this is more about sound than anything else: Definitely a much more aggressive sound out of the turbo 3.0 liter especially in Sport Mode. How much money? $2874.05 with chrome tips. It's up to the market to decide if that is reasonable.
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    03-21-2017, 10:01 PM
    PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) is really impressing with their Bootmod3 tuning software on a variety of BMW platforms. Look at these OTS (off the shelf) tuned S63TU results with just the Bootmod3 Stage 1 pump gas ECU flash. 609 rear wheel horsepower and 592 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Incredible numbers for just a flash. Now, in order to use the PTF Bootmod3 software and do OBD-II flash tuning (which also allows remote tuning like the F10 M5 in the article) the ECU must first be unlocked. After it is unlocked, you can then get custom dyno tunes, do OTS tunes, downpipe tunes, race gas tunes, etc. Whatever you want the car to be tuned for really. Then again, you can just set it forget it with an OTS map and enjoy an immensely powerful car. The Bootmod3 FAQ is here: https://www.protuningfreaks.com/pages/bootmod3-faq
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    03-18-2017, 07:50 PM
    What is the point of these races? Well, mostly to recycle some content for Youtube views. Obviously these two Koenigsegg models are much faster than the cars they are racing. At the very least you see just how rapid the Swedish supercars are. The first video features a Porsche 997.2 Turbo against a Koenigsegg CCR. The Porsche gets destroyed. The second video shows a Ferrari 458 getting torn apart by a an Agera R. Ok, cool. You know what would have made the most sense? Having the Ferrari and the Porsche race each other. Furthermore, how about finally giving the Koenigseggs sourced by the Swede producing the videos some serious competition? Maybe even, gasp, showing them lose?
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