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  • mmmcookies335's Avatar
    02-01-2016, 10:51 AM
    Replaced my valve cover yesterday, threw the old one away. Realized on the way to work I forgot to replace my RB PCV valve.... dumbass. What was your fuck up of the day?
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    02-01-2016, 04:14 PM
    A couple races between some local cars. F10 M5 with MSR inlets, JB4 and 50/50 meth. 93 oct and 40 add, on R888. Coyote is a Kenne Bell car with Mammoth return fuel system, e85 and drag radials. Coyote is rumored to be around 700ish HP. https://youtu.be/oGpMF8ixqOA
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:51 PM
    This should not be a shocker as Hennessey often takes credit for the work of others. Don't believe it? Hennessey patted himself on the back for his HPE700 Mustang GT supercharger system when it is really Whipple's blower and design. Just like how the Hennessey HPE600 AMG GT S tune is really Eurocharged's tune. Jerry Thorton at Eurocharged did the custom dyno tune. Hennessey will essentially resell the $2499 Eurocharged M178 tune at a premium. Why bother with paying for the Hennessey name when you can go straight to the source? Anyone?
    14 replies | 79 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Things have changed a bit regarding rally racing spectators. Why? Well, take a look at the gif posted below and you will understand why. Back in the legendary 80's Group B days as well as other rally classes drivers would have to contend not only with the elements but spectators as well. This speaks for itself.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:39 PM
    Congratulations to BenzBoost member @charliekay who is so close to the 9's in his supercharged W204 C63 AMG that he can taste it. He upgraded to the Weistec 3.0 liter Stage III twin screw blower and ran 10.22 @ 137.09 which was a considerable improvement from the 10.83 @ 129.22 he managed on the Stage II 2.3 liter blower. Now with different wheels and tires he shaved it down to 10.173 @ 139.18 on a 1.549 60 foot. Obviously a better launch than the previous 1.606 60 foot so the new tire setup is helping. He is just a hair away from the 9's but as @charliekay is an Australian member keep in mind the weather is not doing him any favors right now. In the winter we might see that elusive 9 second pass which is certainly impressive for a stock internal supercharged M156.
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    02-01-2016, 11:33 PM
    Hi guys, thanks for taking the time to read this. I was just wondering what you guys value when looking for someone to build/work on your cars in terms of tuning/customization and how much weight you put on each aspect? For example, my list in order of importance: 1) Community reputation 2) Customer service 3) Results (1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, etc) 4) Value / price 5) Experience 6) Objectivity (Don't try to sell you parts you don't need or are sub-optimal) I'd really like to see how my list compares with you guys as a lot of you have been tuning cars a lot longer than I have, and have a lot more experience. Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 06:21 PM
    This is some hardware you do not see very often on the drag strip. These cars are more at home on the roadcourse but they certainly put up a good showing in a straightline as well. The hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is well known with its naturally aspirated 608 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 that revs to 9150 rpm augmented by two electric motors for a total system output of 887 horsepower. Unlike the other two modern hybrid supercars the 918 Spyder sends power to all four wheels. That means the electric torque helps it get off the line quickly and it puts the power down effectively. How quickly does it move? Well, it makes a McLaren 650S look like it is standing still. The 650S is no slouch by the way capable of running low 10's at high 130's in the 1/4 mile thanks to its low curb weight and efficient rear wheel drive layout powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8. The 918 Spyder gets the better launch with a 1.64 60 foot to the 650S Spyder's 1.88. The end result is the 918 running 9.835 @ 144.95 to the Mclaren's 10.912 @ 133.46. The video claims the best time for the McLaren was a 10.3 @ 137.5 from earlier in the day but no proof is posted. It certainly is believable and well within reason. It also means the Ferrari 488 GTB should be a good match for it. Great runs and a well done video with multiple camera angles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 12:27 AM
    Hennessey is releasing a 'HPE600' flash tune for the C190 Mercedes-AMG AMG GT S. And why not? It's a cash grab for Hennessy who will gladly charge you a premium for a tune. The results are solid but then again who exactly is struggling to get power out of the AMG GT S M178 4.0 liter twin turbo motor? Hennessey gains 48 wheel horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Numbers in the range of what you should expect from the M178 engine. Weistec manages to come up with 20+ lb-ft more torque on 91 octane pump gas and not 93 octane pump gas. The 497 wheel horsepower and 466 lb-ft of wheel torque baseline is quite strong. The AMG GT S clearly responds in stock form to octane. We have seen considerable variance in stock dyno results just from pump gas octane. Ras gas pushes it over 500 whp stock. Should you go for the Hennessey tune? No. You'll pay a premium for the name (there are much better tuning values out there) and Hennessey does not offer the upgrade potential or experience no the platform of someone like Renntech for example. Look at the numbers but do not get suckered into the Hennessey name.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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