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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 12:41 PM
    To BimmerBoost's knowledge this is the most powerful E82 1M out there. It comes from Sports Mind in Bahrain which is a Doc Race dealer. The 773 peak horsepower is nice but look at the torque curve. The spool and shape is incredible. This is with 34 psi of boost on VP C85 fuel: Beautiful. It has to be a ton of fun to drive although some BimmerBoost members are questioning the spool. Just an incredibly well done 1M.
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    04-21-2017, 06:31 PM
    When you can no longer option your BMW M car with a manual transmission and an automatic is the only choice the conversion of the M brand from roadcourse to dragstrip will officially be complete. That is exactly where we are headed according to BMW M's VP of sales and marketing Peter Quintus. We already know the next generation F90 M5 will be available with a ZF automatic gearbox. Why? Because the unit is already tried and tested with the Audi C7 RS6 and RS7 which are all wheel drive models. The M5 going to all wheel drive puts more stress on the drivetrain and with all that twin turbo V8 torque a stout gearbox is needed. Why spend the money to develop a new dual clutch for the all wheel drive system when you can just plug in ZF's solution? That is exactly what Mercedes-AMG did with the W212 and W213 generation 4Matic E63's. Fine, they are cutting costs. No surprise there. However, the manual looks like it will follow the dual clutch out the door. That is not good: He also says the manual gearboxes can not cope with the torque which is a joke. He also takes a shot at American manual gearboxes which seem to have no trouble with big torque: Awful shift quality? Based on what? Also, how is the ZF automatic any lighter than a good manual gearbox? It isn't. It is heavier. So what the hell kind of logical argument is that? What this comes down to is that M is moving to all wheel drive to put the torque down and if the next generation M3 and M4 are all wheel drive they will simply plug in the ZF gearbox rather than develop a dual clutch. The DCT is still the enthusiast and performance choice and the manual is obviously the choice for driver interaction. Oh well, this is the new M. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 08:52 PM
    This race comes after a race from earlier this month that also featured the BMW F80 M3 Competition Package and Giulia Quadrifoglio except with the W205 C63 AMG S taking the place of the ATS-V. Well, as the C63 was the slowest of the trio anyway the American contender in the segment makes for a good replacement. As a reminder, the ATS-V and its LF4 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. As crank output in this group does not tell the whole story the ATS-V puts down about 438 rear wheel horsepower and 431 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet stock. Unfortunately, that isn't enough. The ATS-V gets smoked exactly as it should. It is the heaviest car of the trio. It traps roughly 114 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile so ignore the Cadillac test ringers. What you see here is a real world representation and the ATS-V is just overmatched. The M3 and the Quadrifoglio again are close with the Alfa Romeo edging. What about the trap speeds? The French at Motorsport Magazine don't know what those are.
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    04-20-2017, 08:44 PM
    This race comes after a race from earlier this month that also featured the BMW F80 M3 Competition Package and Giulia Quadrifoglio except with the W205 C63 AMG S taking the place of the ATS-V. Well, as the C63 was the slowest of the trio anyway the American contender in the segment makes for a good replacement. As a reminder, the ATS-V and its LF4 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. As crank output in this group does not tell the whole story the ATS-V puts down about 438 rear wheel horsepower and 431 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet stock. Unfortunately, that isn't enough. The ATS-V gets smoked exactly as it should. It is the heaviest car of the trio. It traps roughly 114 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile so ignore the Cadillac test ringers. What you see here is a real world representation and the ATS-V is just overmatched. The M3 and the Quadrifoglio again are close with the Alfa Romeo edging. What about the trap speeds? The French at Motorsport Magazine don't know what those are.
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    04-19-2017, 04:17 PM
    No wonder Californian folks love Tesla :laughing-rofl: #1: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA #2: Bakersfield, CA #3: Fresno-Madera, CA #4: Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA #5: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ #6: Modesto-Merced, CA #7: San Diego-Carlsbad, CA #8: Sacramento-Roseville, CA #9: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/sota/city-rankings/most-polluted-cities.html
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-22-2017, 06:51 PM
    So. Damn. Close. TPG Tuning hit the strip again after topping 140 miles per hour of trap speed last month. Their F82 M4 shop car is not having any more trouble putting the power down as the 1.5956 60 foot time will attest to. The result is a 10.0633 @ 139.41. In other words, so close to a 9 second pass it hurts. They are taking it in stride though: Now it just becomes a matter of time. Well done TPG Tuning! TPG Tuning Pure Turbos Fuel-It Evolution of Speed Dodson Motorsports Burger Motorsports HC Performance Driveshaft Shop <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.749999999999996% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMK8RKBSLc/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Jason Tpg Tuning (@jasontpg)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-04-22T13:59:14+00:00">Apr 22, 2017 at 6:59am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 06:00 PM
    APR's 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 Ultracharger system with their dual pulley setup is showing very well maxing out that last bit of performance from the factory blower. This particular B8 S4 is a catless example on 93 octane pump gas with the Ultracharger and dual pulley system. The E92 M3 DCT belongs to BimmerBoost member @gzim335. He is running the Gintani E85 flex S65 V8 flex fuel tuning system. His car is lightened to 3385 pounds and also has your typical bolt ons. It is definitely quick as recently we saw it beat up on an ESS supercharged E93 M3. To give some context APR recently ran 11.012 @ 122 in an Ultracharged B8 S4 on race gas. This S4 is on pump which makes a big difference. There certainly is something to be said for the S65 V8 top end pull:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-21-2017, 11:32 PM
    Now that is more like it! The N55B30T0 3.0 turbo engine in the BMW F87 M2 does not have the prettiest torque curve. It's definitely a stump puller. That is what tuning is for and Pure Turbos and PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) were able to tremendously improve upon the factory output. How does 509 rear wheel horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque at the wheels sound? The torque curve still heads south fairly quickly but the motor is not running out of steam anywhere near as soon in the rev range. The torque curve holds until almost 5k rpm whereas the factory curve starts dropping off at 3k rpm. The car now can make full use of its 7k rpm powerband. What are the full specs? Here you are: 18.5 psi of boost on a 91 pump and D85 mix. Port injection is obviously key as well. Just a very well tuned example.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-21-2017, 11:52 PM
    Some tuners have struggled to flash tune Mercedes-AMG vehicles namely W205 C63's and C190 AMG GT's from late 2016 and early 2017 build dates. Eurocharged is able to tune the new Bosch MED17.7.5 ECU's and also claims to be the first to be able to do so. Tuners seem to be pretty quiet on this issue or what changes Mercedes-AMG made to lock out tuners. Either way though, Eurocharged has the issue solved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-19-2017, 06:34 PM
    I mean in the sense of things you can't really buy not some knock off Ferrari kit. Been looking a the Factory Five Shelby Cobra and thinking it might be fun to put one together:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 01:52 PM
    This E39 M5 belongs to BimmerBoost member @Omni who just keeps pushing the limits. You may remember that he previously made 813 whp at 35 psi with a Precision 6266. His setup has changed yet again (more details to come) but he is now making more power with slightly less boost. The torque number is lower however as previously he was over 800 lb-ft at the wheels but now is at 722 lb-ft at the wheels with a good looking curve: The car moves and you can read all about his decision to swap in the S52 and turbo it from a past article. After the dyno in the video he runs a CTS-V sedan and the M5 is at 28 psi of boost. The CTS-V gets the lead (blower torque) but the M5 pulls up top. Compare this run against a 750 whp CTS-V wagon previously. Up next is a C6 Corvette with ~780 whp. The M5 is at 30 psi for this race and also has a passenger. It's a very good race with the M5 appearing to edge up top before getting off it. Simply a badass E39.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 05:52 PM
    APR's 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 Ultracharger system with their dual pulley setup is showing very well maxing out that last bit of performance from the factory blower. This particular B8 S4 is a catless example on 93 octane pump gas with the Ultracharger and dual pulley system. The E92 M3 DCT belongs to BimmerBoost member gzim335. He is running the Gintani E85 flex S65 V8 flex fuel tuning system. His car is lightened to 3385 pounds and also has your typical bolt ons. It is definitely quick as recently we saw it beat up on an ESS supercharged E93 M3. To give some context APR recently ran 11.012 @ 122 in an Ultracharged B8 S4 on race gas. This S4 is on pump which makes a big difference. There certainly is something to be said for the S65 V8 top end pull:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-21-2017, 11:50 PM
    Some tuners have struggled to flash tune Mercedes-AMG vehicles namely W205 C63's and C190 AMG GT's from late 2016 and early 2017 build dates. Eurocharged is able to tune the new Bosch MED17.7.5 ECU's and also claims to be the first to be able to do so. Tuners seem to be pretty quiet on this issue or what changes Mercedes-AMG made to lock out tuners. Either way though, Eurocharged has the issue solved.
    7 replies | 112 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    The C7 Audi RS6 is not sold in the USA which we may never forgive Audi for. Not everyone needs or wants an SUV and a performance wagon makes a lot of sense. Ok, enough whining about Audi, how does the RS6 stack up to a Nissan GTR? The GTR is not light but in this company is the much lighter car by roughly 900 pounds. They are both all wheel drive but the GTR uses a dual clutch transmission compared to the more traditional automatic of the Audi. The RS6 obviously has the 4.0 liter turbocharged Audi V8 and the GTR has a slightly smaller VR38DETT V6. So which is quicker? The RS6. Unfortunately, no data is provided and it looks to be a rather short drag race. Did the GTR even do a full launch? The GTR should be favored based on test results and the weight advantage compared to the RS6. Without any supporting data, it just looks like this video was put together for clicks by providing a controversial result.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    The C7 Audi RS6 is not sold in the USA which we may never forgive Audi for. Not everyone needs or wants an SUV and a performance wagon makes a lot of sense. Ok, enough whining about Audi, how does the RS6 stack up to a Nissan GTR? The GTR is not light but in this company is the much lighter car by roughly 900 pounds. They are both all wheel drive but the GTR uses a dual clutch transmission compared to the more traditional automatic of the Audi. The RS6 obviously has the 4.0 liter turbocharged Audi V8 and the GTR has a slightly smaller VR38DETT V6. So which is quicker? The RS6. Unfortunately, no data is provided and it looks to be a rather short drag race. Did the GTR even do a full launch? The GTR should be favored based on test results and the weight advantage compared to the RS6. Without any supporting data, it just looks like this video was put together for clicks by providing a controversial result.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 05:14 PM
    The M157 5.5 liter V8 may be getting phased out by the M177/M178 4.0 liter architecture but that just means the M157 is becoming an increasingly great AMG tuning value proposition. Just look at these ECU tune only figures from Eurocharged form a C216 CL63 AMG. Yes, ECU tune only: 154 lb-ft of torque at the wheels picked up. At 3644 rpm the difference is a staggering 170 lb-ft of torque. Night and day does not even cover it. The torque curve levels off toward redline so the peak horsepower increase is not quite as massive but this motor is all about the low end. Phenomenal gains.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-18-2017, 06:51 PM
    The car is taking shape and boy does it look aggressive. Chevrolet is making sure to test it in a variety of conditions and doing so while it is snowing on the Nurburgring certainly will test traction. It looks to be on essentially full slick racing tires. So what do we know about the ZR1? Not too much. It obviously will have a higher performance threshold and laptimes will be the emphasis. The car will be revealed later this year and 700+ horsepower is expected. Does that mean a bigger blower? Maybe a new turbo LT5 V8? We'll have to wait and see. The car certainly looks good even in its testing camouflage.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-20-2017, 01:07 PM
    Lotus can not be taken seriously. Why? Because they are not able to sell their product in the world's largest car market, the USA. Sure, we get the tired old Evora but the hardcore and high performance Exige is not available. That does not sound like a car company that is on par with the big boys. Because they aren't. Remember when Lotus hyped several new models including the return of the Esprit? It never happened. Their US presence is basically on life support. Maybe they could make the money to invest in development if they actually sold more cars? Whatever. Here's another Lotus you can't have, the Exige Cup 380. It weighs 2330 pounds and is powered by a supercharged 3.5 liter 375 horsepower V6. Nice specs for the $105,000+ price point. If you're in Europe, check it out. If not, feel free to yawn and move along.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-22-2017, 12:21 AM
    If you were a tuner, would you advertise a tune without proof? Probably not as it makes little to no business sense. Why even claim to have something you don't? To get people talking? To possibly sell something down the line? BoostAddict has not heard of TunerWerks and this is probably because rather than showing tuning results they just put up marketing pictures of claimed gains. It's the ECU Tuning Group strategy of tuning. Is 90 horsepower on top of the already stout 500+ horsepower Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2.9 liter twin turbo F154 V6 impressive? You bet it is. Unfortunately, they seem to have pulled that number out of thin air. Prove it.
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