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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 12:29 AM
    The heads continue to roll at VW with R&D chiefs at Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche joining the recently deposed CEO. Their names respectively are Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Ulrich Hackenberg, and Wolfgang Hatz. They all formerly served at Volkswagen and all are big names who are being forced out over the Volkswagen diesel scandal. More details continue to emerge as to why Volkswagen did what it did by using an ECU 'cheat code' so to speak to beat US emissions tests. The reason is that it would have cost Volkswagen $335 per vehicle to refit the cars with an AdBlue Urea injection system to clean their emissions. Volkswagen chose the software approach to save money instead. That is what brings Bosch into the picture as Bosch supplies the engine management systems that Volkswagen used to skirt the tests. Bosch of course claims they only supplied these systems that could be programmed to beat the EPA for testing purposes. They also claim they warned Volkswagen not to use software that could beat tests. Nobody at Bosch knew what software Volkswagen was using for years? Sounds like Bosch is already in protect their own behinds mode as they supplied the software VW needed to beat the tests. Cost cutting is the cause of this whole mess. $335 times roughly 500,000 affected US cars is $167,000,000. That is not chump change but it sure beats losing billions upon billions. There will be those who point out this software is in 12+ million cars worldwide but again not all countries have the same emissions standards so not all cars would require the AdBlue Urea system. Even if they did we are talking about roughly three billion dollars. Still six times less than what was wiped out from VW's stock in one day. Greed is certainly to blame here. Now what about the other German brands? Audi uses many of the same motors with the same software so they are pretty much screwed too but we all already knew that when Volkswagen itself was caught. Now we see how Mercedes, BMW, and suppliers such as Bosch make it out of this. German magazine Autobild says the BMW X3 xDrive 20d emits more than the legal amount of pollutants in Germany. Autobild's own test is not the same as a test by a government agency and BMW quickly denied Autobild's report. BMW's stock price still took a 10% hit based on the report. There is currently no proof BMW did anything wrong but BMW's stock continues to tumble. You can see how Volkswagen has the entire German automotive industry in turmoil right now. It does not end here. BMW diesels will be scrutinized by government agencies worldwide as will Mercedes. The extent of the role Bosch played has yet to be determined. Volkswagen also needs to make the cars compliant so whether they wanted a hardware solution or not they will now have to shell out for it at a much greater cost. This is nowhere near over.
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 11:14 PM
    Stucks started a thread Drag radials in Wheels and Tires
    Whats everyone favorite drag radial for n54 cars? Im looking at the NT05R, NT555R, or the new mt et street s/s. want something stickier than my 285 width nt05s, but also something that wont wiggle around excessively (that floaty, slickwalk-like feeling) at higher speeds.
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  • sdg1871's Avatar
    09-27-2015, 11:30 PM
    On Sunday, January 20th, my E63 S with Renntech full tune and Renntech sport mufflers (stock cats and stock downpipes and stock turbos) competed in roll races at Race Warz 2 at Pocono International Speedway. All of the roll races in the videos below had a 60 mph start. Overall, I was happy with the results. It was faster than tune only cars but not as fast as cars with catless downpipes or water meth injection. The wins: 1. Dodge Charger Hellcat. Lost badly to my car (4 car lengths): 2. E63 S AMG sedan with catless downpipes and custom tune (2 car lengths): 3. AMG GTS (stock) (1-2 car lengths): 4. Dodge Viper (1 car length) -- 2 wins: 5. Cadillac CTS V (modded) (4 car lengths); 6. E39 M5 (6 car lengths): 7. 911 Carrera S (many car lengths after giving it a head start): 8. and 9. Other wins not videoed: 997 Turbo S (from a roll) and Lexus RC F (from a dig) Losses: 1. 800 bhp water-meth injection, catless downpipes, custom tune, aftermarket intake F10 M5 (23 lbs of boost) (fastest F10 M5 in the New York area) (many many car lengths): 2. JB4, heavily modified M6 with 21 pounds of boost (2-3 car lengths): 3. Cobb Stage 2 tuned 991 Turbo S (3 car lengths) 4. SLS with all Renntech mods including tune and straight pipes (3-4 car lengths): Other losses not videoed: 5. E63 S with Renntech VIP tune and catless downpipes (5-6 car lengths) 6. Modded SL55 (I had mine in manual mode and missed a shift)
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  • tjav8b's Avatar
    09-27-2015, 10:24 PM
    e60 M5 VT-650 - Decatted headers and section 1 f10 M5 - Eurocharged tune, Exhaust e92 M3 VF650 - DCT, Exhaust Runs were from 40mph (First run is an add on. My camera was on the drivers side.)
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 06:09 PM
    All prices are OBO unless otherwise stated and will be updated when sold! Gonna take time to get all pics up but figured I’d throw this up now. Make me an offer, the worst I can say is no…. Located In Belmont, Ma Stock Parts (OEM) Front plate bracket $15 E82 Pre-LCI Taillights $100 E82 LCI Taillights $200 E82 M-Sport springs $100 E82 M-Sport diffuser $50 E82 BNIB Grey floor mats $50 N54 Stock intercooler $50 M-Sport Shift knob, boot, and ebrake handle $100 N54 stock C@tted downpipes OEM LED License Plate housings/bulbs $25 N54/N55 OEM clutch with 6k miles $400 E82 Seatbelt Butlers $30 BMW Performance Parts E82 BMW Performance Exhaust $450 BMW Performance Shift knob and boot $75 Burger Tuning Parts BMS Oil Thermostat BNIB $35 3.5bar Tmap $75 3.5bar TMAP adapter BNIB $25 BMW N55 C@tless Downpipe $200 N55 Intake with 2 filters $125 Clutch Delay valve BNIB $15 Cowl Filters (2 sets) $40 each Wheel Locks BNIB $25 USB data cable $20 Aftermarket N55 Cobb Accessport $500 Suede M-Sport Steering Wheel $350 E82 Black Grills $50 E82 Modified Stock to “Performance” Exhaust $250 Rieger Matte Diffuser (small crack) $300 Seibon OE Style Single Sided Carbon Fiber Hood $400 Red Cyba Scoops $40 AR Line Lock Kit $300 Whiteline Subframe Inserts KDT918 BNIB $40 E82 Ebay CF Splitters BNIB $50 E82 Ebay Poly front lip $50 Philips XenStart Ultinon D1 6000k bulbs 6k miles on them ($250 retail) $100 LED Angel eyes 6000k $50 JOM Coilovers BNIB $350 PURE E series N55 Inlet Pipe $200 Tow Hook Plate holder $50 Custom Alcantara and Stainless Steel E-Brake handle $75
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2015, 09:11 PM
    Incredible numbers here from Renntech. Say hello to a new M177 world record (M178 as well) with 699.4 to the rear wheels. Just shy of breaking 700 but let's just round up for the momentous occasion. What is important to note is this was achieved on the stock M177 W205 C63 engine. It also was achieved on the stock transmission. Renntech is limiting boost from the upgraded turbos to preserve the stock motor and trans. Yes, upgrades in this area are in the works and Renntech plans a built motor stage after this going for 800+ whp. Who knows what they will reach. For now the record stands at 699.4 to the wheels. This is also over 800 horsepower at the crank. It is achieved with a modified air intake system, catless downpipes, upgraded intercoolers, Stage 2+ turbos, Renntech ECU tuning, and Renntech TCU tuning. Looking at the graph overlay between the R800 and stock there is not any increased lag but a whole lot more punch and area through the curve from 2700 rpm until redline. The power also holds well from 6000 rpm until the rev limit without a major dropoff. The test car was refitted for the overlay dyno with 200 cell cats and boost was slightly lowered as they are trying to reflect a safe and reliable package for the street. Those who want more will of course have the option of going catless and upping boost if they feel the need to push thing on the stock components. Renntech will also offer a more mild turbo upgrade as well at a lower cost which will be more of a Stage I package. Incredible stuff here already from the new C63 and the M177 motor. Congratulations to Renntech!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-01-2015, 10:08 PM
    Road and Track has gotten lazy. At least their online presence has. The magazine still produces quality information and articles but damn is their online stuff garbage. Recently they put up a basic article designed to get clicks about what current cars on the market will be future classics. They say the S65 AMG coupe is one of them. Well, to be fair, they say 'almost definitely' that it will be a future classic whatever the hell that means. They also say in their support for this statement that although previous 65 AMG's have fallen in value this one won't because of its 'vibe' being different. That's it. Seriously, that is their reasoning for shelling out $200k+ on an S65 AMG Coupe. Nothing to further support it. The only other info provided is that other 65 AMG's have plummeted in value. That is not exactly confidence inspiring. The current 65 AMG's will plummet in value just like the previous ones have as Mercedes will just roll out the next generation right on schedule as they always have. Want to see how CL65 AMG's are holing up in value? Here's a look: Feel free to spend $234,050.00 betting that Road and Track is right here. Someone will be glad to take that S65 coupe off your hands for $35k in seven years.
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  • darkgable79's Avatar
    09-30-2015, 12:04 AM
    What's going on guys? New member here & I'm just looking for info about an ECU tune for my CLS550. Renntech (thru my MB dealer), Eurocharged (they are local; Houston), AMS (great experience with turbo motors & their numbers are robust)....thoughts? This is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    09-29-2015, 09:35 PM
    Oh my love ! You are hot and ready when I'm craving you ! You are my joy when I am alone . You are my desire when I'm with my loved one. You make my mornings sweet and worth waking up to. You make me want to put my face in your box and munch on you . Mmmm mmmm mmm are my world.
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