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    • Gintani wins the BMW M / Mercedes AMG class with the BimmerBoost.com supercharged E92 M3 at October 2013 Shift-S3ctor - Gintani takes first and second place

      Congratulations are in order to Gintani for exceptiopnal results at this past weekends roll on race event held at the Coalinga, California air strip. First place in the roll on race and trap speed categories for BMW and Mercedes vehicles went to BimmerBoost.com's own Vortech YSI supercharged built motor E92 DCT M3 built by Gintani. Second place in the roll on race category went to Gintani's S85 V10 Vortech supercharged E63 M6.

      The runway is shorter than in the previous events meaning trap speeds would not be equal due to a distance difference. The BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 has had its share of teething pains with the bigger YSI blower and complications arising from the level of torque/power with the dual clutch transmission but Gintani was able on a stock BMW DCT transmission to exceed the competition with a 173.07 mile per hour trap speed. This made for the only E9X chassis in the 170's and the next closest car (ESS-Tuning supercharged) was in the mid 160 range. A clear, distinct difference and victory.

      Transmission and traction issues prevented further improvement but improvement will come as new transmission parts from Germany are on their way in order for the YSI supercharged E92 to be able to put all its power down and even increase boost from the supercharger. Here is a third party's take on how vehicles did at the event at certain power levels:

      "Most 800rwhp cars were trapping about 160 (they moved the cones and everyone was trapping about 10mph+ slower than last year). I was at 165mph when the head lifted and I still had plenty of runway.. If I had to guess that trap would have been about 175mph. That was a rolling start at about 50-60mph at the cones. The 800rwhp cars were trapping 160 from a dig way back against the edge of the runway. Which I estimate put them probably at about 80mph when they hit the cones."

      Most of the cars in the 800 whp range hit the 160 mile per hour trap range putting this performance level in perspective. Additionally, the dual clutch transmission shows just how efficiently it makes use of power trapping higher than cars at similar power levels. Are dual clutch transmissions a distinct performance advantage? Absolutely.

      A strong turbocharged E46 M3 at a higher power level than the BimmerBoost.com E92 M3 ran 165 mile per hour traps. Showing not only can the E92 M3 run with turbocharged E46 M3's, it can beat them. A Lamborghini Aventador in attendance was running in the 150 trap range showing just how potent aftermarket upgraded German cars have become.

      Congratulations to Gintani for a well deserved victory that has been a long time coming. Persistence and perseverance are the themes of the day. People may try to bring you down but ultimately it is up to you whether you give up. What you see here ladies and gentlemen is the result of consistent hard work which brings with it the fruits of that labor.

      Oh, and what about the second place Gintani E63 M6? It features a DCT transmission swap paired to a supercharged S85 V10. Expect more details on this car in a dedicated article. Pictures below (no video as the cell phone video simply does not show anything in enough detail):









      This article was originally published in forum thread: Gintani wins the BMW M / Mercedes AMG class with the BimmerBoost.com supercharged E92 M3 at October 2013 Shift-S3ctor - Gintani takes first and second place started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        It would be right before SEMA. I am going to be at SEMA as well, then driving the rig east all the way to MIR.
        Well that actually provides two opportunities although running in Vegas is a pain.

        I'm not sure which rig you refer to or which cars you will be taking with you. I believe it is a new setup you bought for towing.

        Let's get some dates. It looks like you're shooting for either the 26-27 of this month or 1-2 in November.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        FYI CLK went 187 in the last 1/2 mile event I did, since then it is putting down an additional 200whp, should break 200mph in half the way it sits. 174 is impressive and is faster than my C BS has gone in the 1/2, nearly 10mph faster, congrats!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        FYI CLK went 187 in the last 1/2 mile event I did, since then it is putting down an additional 200whp, should break 200mph in half the way it sits. 174 is impressive and is faster than my C BS has gone in the 1/2, nearly 10mph faster, congrats!
        The 1/8 mile trap is more telling as these various events have different timing equipment, lengths, starting points, etc.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        FYI CLK went 187 in the last 1/2 mile event I did, since then it is putting down an additional 200whp, should break 200mph in half the way it sits. 174 is impressive and is faster than my C BS has gone in the 1/2, nearly 10mph faster, congrats!
        Bro, where have you been man! I've missed you LOL! Is it really you congratulating him? haha JK. Love that SLS man, wow.
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Bro, where have you been man! I've missed you LOL! Is it really you congratulating him? haha JK. Love that SLS man, wow.
        Yes, I am congratulating him, that is a good trap for a rwd car at an event like this, only a handful of cars can trap over 170mph in the 1/2. It's not in CLK territory but it would spank my C BS and there are not many cars that can spank my C.

        Sticky,my C BS trapped 194.8 at the Michigan mile in July so that means you have a 200mph trapping car in a standing mile.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yes, I am congratulating him, that is a good trap for a rwd car at an event like this, only a handful of cars can trap over 170mph in the 1/2. It's not in CLK territory but it would spank my C BS and there are not many cars that can spank my C.

        Sticky,my C BS trapped 194.8 at the Michigan mile in July so that means you have a 200mph trapping car in a standing mile.
        I mean that sounds good and these roll on events are fun. What I really want is a timeslip though.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        Yes, I am congratulating him, that is a good trap for a rwd car at an event like this, only a handful of cars can trap over 170mph in the 1/2. It's not in CLK territory but it would spank my C BS and there are not many cars that can spank my C.

        Sticky,my C BS trapped 194.8 at the Michigan mile in July so that means you have a 200mph trapping car in a standing mile.

        Definitely, his car is very fast without a doubt. Hope to see you around at one of these next events!
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I mean that sounds good and these roll on events are fun. What I really want is a timeslip though.
        If that is a honest statement you should make every effort to get your car out to MIR on November 16th, there is no faster track on the planet than MIR in November. It will be your best shot at an incredible E/T. You should see the list of AMG's that are going to be at this event. There are going to be some BMW's, Vettes and GT-R's there as well.
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        If that is a honest statement you should make every effort to get your car out to MIR on November 16th, there is no faster track on the planet than MIR in November.

        I thought the fastest times in the world were claimed at Baytown dragstrip near Houston Tx, due to the elevation?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        If that is a honest statement you should make every effort to get your car out to MIR on November 16th, there is no faster track on the planet than MIR in November. It will be your best shot at an incredible E/T. You should see the list of AMG's that are going to be at this event. There are going to be some BMW's, Vettes and GT-R's there as well.
        Everything within my control is being pushed so that can happen. Frankly Famoso is easiest.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
        I thought the fastest times in the world were claimed at Baytown dragstrip near Houston Tx, due to the elevation?
        Never heard of that but you have me thinking of a Texas road trip...
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        Come on down! I'll show you some of the finest greasy messican food and toxic margaritaz Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
        Come on down! I'll show you some of the finest greasy messican food and toxic margaritaz Click here to enlarge
        Is it that strip at negative elevation or something? Going to look into it.

        Show me some latinas as well.
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Awesome to see results with what you have available, I can't wait to see the DCT future of the M6 and a strong enough transmission on that M3. 173 traps is INSANE for a blown M3, there was FBO ZL1's and the such running in the 140's....LOL.

        I was watching video's, it seems like the S/C S85 cars seem to struggle for the advertised power. It it heat soak or does the SMG transmission just cause issues at that power level? I've heard both
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onurleft Click here to enlarge
        I was watching video's, it seems like the S/C S85 cars seem to struggle for the advertised power. It it heat soak or does the SMG transmission just cause issues at that power level? I've heard both
        It's hard to run a big blower with them. That big of a motor revving that high needs something BIG. You drop the compression and run the same sized blower and it will make more power. The S85 will max the YSI faster though. You through an F1-X on it and you'll annihilate people. 1400 whp? Sure, why not?

        The DCT also does make a difference but the SMG is far more stout.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's hard to run a big blower with them. That big of a motor revving that high needs something BIG. You drop the compression and run the same sized blower and it will make more power. The S85 will max the YSI faster though. You through an F1-X on it and you'll annihilate people. 1400 whp? Sure, why not?

        The DCT also does make a difference but the SMG is far more stout.
        Is there any info on that car? is it a YSI on the s85?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Is there any info on that car? is it a YSI on the s85?
        There is no YSI on the S85... yet.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
        so that means you have a 200mph trapping car in a standing mile.
        hello gintani this is pencil geek.... Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inter1032 Click here to enlarge
        hello gintani this is pencil geek.... Click here to enlarge
        Lol
      1. JRCART's Avatar
        JRCART -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
        I thought the fastest times in the world were claimed at Baytown dragstrip near Houston Tx, due to the elevation?
        MIR has consistantly lower DA's than Houston due to better air, I have run at both tracks and I beleive MIR is right at sea level. Houston can be fast when the air is right but I would pick MIR over Houston in a heart beat if I were attempting a record breaking run