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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 03:58 PM
    Low 10 second performance on the stock internal AMG M156 V8? Yep. This Weistec Stage III supercharged W204 C63 is from the Middle East and ran in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina 1/4 mile drag strip. The C63 AMG put down a very impressive run of 10.215 @ 136.658 on a 1.470 60 foot time. The car of course features the 3.0 liter twin screw Weistec M156 supercharger package and in addition the Weistec 'Bulletproof' transmission upgrade. As far as C63 AMG's are concerned this is the quickest and fastest stock internal pass recorded. Additionally, compared this time to a 10.4 @ 134.43 an Australian C63 managed with the Weistec Stage III package on pump gas. With race gas and maybe slightly more boost it certainly looks like a 9 second C63 AMG on stock internals is possible. Video below (recorded with a potato unfortunately): EDIT: The car features aftermarket forged internals:
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  • DavidV's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 04:10 AM
    1/4 mile drag race video of a rare light-weight Lamborghini Gallardo STS (Super Trofeo Stradale) versus a 2015 BMW M4. The Lamborghini Gallardo STS is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 Liter V10 which makes 570 horsepower. The BMW M4 is powered by a 3.0 liter twin turbo 6 cylinder that makes 425 horsepower when stock; however, the M4 is tuned and makes substantially more power than stock. Watch and enjoy the race.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 10:56 PM
    The extent to which this garbage about Mercedes-AMG motors circles the internet boggles the mind. Fortunately BenzBoost is here to sift through it for you and tell you what is really going on. You may remember many sites incorrectly stating that the GLE63 AMG would feature the M177/M178 engine instead of the M157. For some reason people still have not gotten it through their heads that the M157 is not going anywhere just yet even though the upcoming C63 AMG and AMG GT are getting a new 4.0 liter M177/M178 motor. Just because the AMG C-Class gets a motor that is not shared with its big brothers (something that started with last generation's W204 C63 AMG which apparently people have forgotten) does not mean every AMG model will suddenly be phasing out its M157 V8 for an M177/M178. So garbage like this article from Autocar that states, 'Mercedes 5.5-litre AMG V8 to be phased out in 2016' is idiotic. It is beyond words really. The 2016 GLE63 AMG was not just introduced only for them to change the motor the same year. Not to mention, more models featuring the M157 V8 are on the way and the E63 AMG, CLS63 AMG, ML63 AMG, SL63 AMG, S63 AMG, G63 AMG, and GL63 AMG all will continue using the motor so where is this phasing out occurring? Exactly nowhere. The C63 never had the M157 and neither did the AMG GT. All cars equipped with M157 V8 motors as of today will continue with M157 motors into 2016. Autocar quotes no source and contradicts themselves in their own article stating, 'That said, given existing product cycles, it seems likely that the engine will remain in production until towards the end of the decade.' No kidding guys, the M157 is going to be with us for several more years. Way to get the internet eating your BS and telling you it's cotton candy. How are you paid for this? Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    The M133 engine just continues to impress and the tuning market for the smallest AMG motor just continues to push forward. Here is an A45 AMG that received bolt on modifications from Rebellion Automotive consisting of their tune, downpipe, and intake. The result? 375 horsepower at all four wheels. The torque figure is what is is really eye opening as the car shows 502 newton meters or 370 lb-ft at all four wheels. That mountain of torque is also available fairly early in the powerband. Rebellion claims they picked up 43 wheel horsepower on a competitors tune but did not provide the graph to support this assertion and they did not name the competitor. Additionally, the claim this A45 AMG put down 312 at all four wheels in stock form but once again did not provide a graph as support. Rebellion is using a piggyback tune and with flash tunes progressing on the M133 it will be interesting to see how bolt on tuning plays out for the M133 from here on out.
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 02:13 PM
    Having made a series of upgrades to my 2011 1M, I now have RB turbos, lots of brake components (for 1M or E9x M3) and other stuff for sale. Rather than posting up loads of pix, I’ll send pix, pads/rotor measurements, etc. – preferably by text or email -- as requested by interested purchasers. All stuff is in Washington, DC and I’ll favor those who can pick up. No low balls please, but all prices are OBO + shipping. Neil Simon Wash, DC RB Turbos With RB thrust bearing upgrade and 12,500 miles – great shape (run with Motul 300V), no oil use/smoking whatsoever - $1,950 ER Charge Pipe/Diverter Valves Anodize black for factory style diverter valves - $125 Helix/AWE Tuning diverter/blow-off valves - $100 Schroth Profi II ASM 4-point harness (for 1-series driver’s seat only) - used for less than 2 years- $200 Spec. Stg. 2 + clutch with single mass steel flywheel – used 14,200 miles, no signs of abuse/slipping - $350 Walbro GSL392 255LPH fuel pump – brand new - $80 BMS Dual Cone Intakes - used for less than 1,000 miles - $60 Stock and “Hybrid” Intakes – One stock; other hybrid “Mr.Tom” from Helix Motorsports – available with stock or K&N panel filter -$50 (stock); $125 (hybrid) Brake Stuff (1M/ E9x M3) Front rotors: - one almost brand new left front stock rotor (in org. box) — no grazing, cracks, or wear - $150 Rear rotors (three sets): - one with minor surface grazing; no cracks - $75 - one with some wear but no grazing or cracks - $50 Front pads (stock): - 3 sets BNIB - $125/set - 2 sets almost new - $100/set - 2 sets with minor wear - $75/set Rear pads (stock) - one BNIB - $100 - 2 sets almost new - $75/set - 2 sets with minor wear - $50/set PFC pads: - one set front 06 compound BNIB - $150 - one set rear 01 compound almost brand new (bedded-in on street, never used on track) - $125 - one set rear 08 compound BNIB - $125 Other Brake Stuff: - rear caliper rebuild kits (2) - $50 for both - two complete sets of front and rear calipers - one in great shape (new dust boots, etc.) with ss brake lines, the other in need of rebuild -- $275/$150
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Juno started this morning and I already have 2" of snow on my way to maybe 36" in the next 24 hours. Thought I would clear off the drive... within 2 minutes the 45 mph winds blew the snow right back into my driveway.. anyway I am bored so will post some pics as we go along Audi A3 Quattro FTW
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-24-2015, 08:24 PM
    The M133 engine is finally getting more flash options on the market. Up until now Renntech was the only tuner offering a real flash tune. The vast majority of the other M133 tuning options were piggyback tunes which of course have their plusses and minuses depending on your tuning goals. Flash tunes tends to offer more control over various parameters but it is ultimately personal preference. What is important is that M133 tuning is taking strides forward which is good for everyone. Eurocharged recorded a baseline wheel horsepower figure of 330. After the tune this rises to 380 for a very impressive gain of 50 wheel horsepower. The baseline torque figure is 334 lb-ft at the wheels. After the tune the peak torque rises to 430 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 96 lb-ft. The M133 definitely offers incredibly torque stock and tuned. The turbo does look like it runs out of steam past 5500 rpm though as if the torque did not drop off so sharply the M133 would easily make over 400 wheel horsepower. The Eurocharged tune retails for a very reasonable $999. The ECU must be sent in to either the Houston or Toronto location. OBD-II flashing is not yet possible but that will come with time. This is just the beginning but the future of M133 tuning certainly is bright.
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  • 925_335IS's Avatar
    01-21-2015, 01:49 PM
    2013 BMW 335IS Alpine White, Oyster/Black interior, 7spd DCT, 29,700 miles. Mods- JB4 G5iso BMS Flash CP-e charge pipe with Tial blow off valve CP-e Intercooler BMS dual cone intakes BMS down pipes BMS oil catch can BMS oil bypass RB PCV valve/cap BC Racing coilovers I also have all the stock parts to return car completely back to stock. All service done at BMW, oil changed every 7k miles. Car comes with 6 year 100k extended warranty. $43,500obo Robert 925-949-6628 text or call. If i dont answer leave a message, I work nights
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-20-2015, 07:00 AM
    Tesla fanboys eat these videos up about how 'fast' their electric sedans are. The Tesla P85D is a very impressive piece of engineering so we can just get that out of the way. It puts down incredible torque figures and has put up a good fight in drag races against the Ferrari 458 Italia and even the all wheel drive Lamborghini Aventador. It gets off the line quickly, we all get that part. It is not going to beat Hellcats though. It is not going to be a lot of todays performance cars for that matter. That is unless their tires go up and smoke and they abandon the run. Is an 11.6 @ 114 anything to be proud of on the dragstrip today from a stock car? Not really. A 10.4 @ 133 on the other hand is definitely worth bragging about.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2015, 12:32 AM
    Canada, eh? Australia Canada Chile Dominican Republic Ecuador France Great Britain India Ireland Jamaica Japan Korea Kosovo Lebanon Lithuania Portugal Russia Slovenia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka St. Lucia Switzerland United States Venezuela
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2015, 03:50 PM
    We finally have pricing info for the new 2016 Mercedes AMG GT S sports car. The car will start at $129,900 which is aggressive pricing from Mercedes-AMG depending on your perspective. The Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $84,300 so it definitely is cheaper than the AMG GT S. However, the 911 Carrera will not be anywhere near the AMG GT S level of performance. Even if you go up to the 400 horsepower Carrera S model which starts at $98,900 the 911 still can not gear near the AMG GT S performance threshold. The 430 horsepower GTS model for $115,159 gets closer (although it lacks the AMG GT S power and turbo torque punch) but at that point why not spend the extra $15k and get the superior AMG GT S? Or maybe not spend anything more at all and get the standard AMG GT model coming later? That is when the AMG GT S pricing starts looking really good as in order to match its performance in the Porsche lineup it will take the 911 Turbo model. That car at $151,000 is not exactly a value and in comparison to it the AMG GT S certainly starts to look like one. Especially considering that for less than 911 Turbo money and slightly more than 911 GTS money you get a 503 horsepower twin turbo V8 and a fairly lightweight rear wheel drive dual clutch equipped sports car. Keep in mind, the standard AMG GT will come in cheaper than the AMG GT S which means Mercedes-AMG really has put some pressure on the Porsche 911 and exposed it as being overpriced. Which the 911 certainly is.
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