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    Today, 04:42 PM
    Wiseco has a Boostline product line of connecting rods which are said to be much, much stronger than traditional designs. What makes these rods different? They have a 3-pocket design that is said to be 60% stronger than traditional H-Beam rod designs. Boostline claims these rods are specifically for high power nitrous and forced induction applications: 60% increase in bending strength vs. H-Beam Patent Pending high strength 3-pocket design Machined from premium 4340 forged steel High quality ARP Bolts included Inspected and finished in the USA (Mentor, Ohio) As for those applications, here are their current supported motors: It is interesting they have VW 1.8 and BMW S54 applications but nothing for newer boosted motors from VW/Audi and BMW. It would make more sense to support the newer turbocharged applications vying for big power but those likely will come with time.
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    Today, 04:38 PM
    Wiseco has a Boostline product line of connecting rods which are said to be much, much stronger than traditional designs. What makes these rods different? They have a 3-pocket design that is said to be 60% stronger than traditional H-Beam rod designs. Boostline claims these rods are specifically for high power nitrous and forced induction applications: 60% increase in bending strength vs. H-Beam Patent Pending high strength 3-pocket design Machined from premium 4340 forged steel High quality ARP Bolts included Inspected and finished in the USA (Mentor, Ohio) As for those applications, here are their current supported motors: It is interesting they have VW 1.8 and BMW S54 applications but nothing for newer boosted motors from VW/Audi and BMW. It would make more sense to support the newer turbocharged applications vying for big power but those likely will come with time.
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    Today, 03:51 PM
    About time we see some quick results out of the B9 RS4 and RS5 which to date have underwhelmed. Part of the reason is the locked ECU keeping tuners out but that offers an opportunity to BMS (Burger Tuning) who is taking full advantage. How does an 11.242 @ 122.05 miles per hour strike you? Full weight with your basic bolt ons including an exhaust and intake. Frankly, we were hoping for ~120 traps out of the car stock but the JB4 sure wakes it up. Will we see a 10-second bolt on B9 RS4 or RS5? Count on it.
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    Today, 03:25 PM
    I'll update the list in a second but Dyno Spectrum confirmed a 570GT and 675LT. Reserving a spot for a 720S of theirs that may or may not come.
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    Today, 03:07 PM
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    Today, 12:52 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum DonSirSimon.
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    Today, 07:01 AM
    Never lost a beat between shifts. Runs awesome.
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    Today, 02:51 AM
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  • thewolfm3's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    yeah just getting some things fixed on the car and should be ready to rock! looks like its going to be a good event with alot of fast cars
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    turbo e46 m3, you can check me out at thewolfm3 on IG to see some of my content, went 174 in standing half at shift sector and have couple good kills in mexico, hellcats, GTR, big turbo 335i and bunch other cars i cant remember lol
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    Today, 12:03 AM
    once i get my car up and running i am totally down for this!!!! hopefully in the next couple weeks so i can give my 250$ and reserve my spot if they are still open
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    The back and forth on the S55 platform regarding the output world record sure is fun for BimmerBoost to watch. It was just earlier this month that Kratos hit 1150.3 rear wheel horsepower which topped RK-Tunes who formerly held the record at 1087.9. Well, RK-Tunes wanted the title back and the S55 output world record now stands at 1158.6 on a Dynojet in STD correction: Now, these are two very difference approaches. Kratos is obviously building a kit that goes in the stock location with twins whereas RK-Tunes has a big single sticking out of the hood. Jordan of RK-Tunes did not state the boost pressure but only that they are at 58% duty cycle. Mod list again: Motor Assembled in house by RK-Tunes Pauter rods ARP head studs Wiseco Maximum PSI Spec Pistons Maximum PSI Keyed Crank Hub Custom Top Mount manifold by Ricky at 88 Lab Dodson Clutches DSS Driveshaft and Axles Treadstone 4.5" Intercooler Southbay 1200cc port injectors Custom fuel system Chinese Intake Manifold TPG modified rear brake calipers 17" wheels with drag radials or slicks BC Racing 2-way shocks and custom suspension Will this end here? Of course not. Expect the back and forth to continue.
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    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    Something guys who track might be interested in:
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    This turbo upgrade was in the works for a while but VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) finally has what they are referring to as their MQB 'GC' turbocharger. This is not an IS38 hybrid but their own casting although it applies to the same models. That means EA888 2.0 motors in the following models: MKVII GTI MKVII Golf R 8V A3 8V S3 B9 A4 B9 A5 The current intro price is $1799 and let's take a look at what it can do. First, dynos: Over 500 whp is great power. It results in 10-second performance on the strip and trap speeds of ~126 depending on conditions and supporting mods: And what about the 1/2 mile? 156.7 mph: Certainly great performance out of the 2.0 liter motor.
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    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Still TBD. My car is totally ripped apart and I’m putting in a cage, seats, harnesses, new suspension, etc. I’ve got a lot of work left. Can’t commit right now.
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    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    It can be annoying when fanboys cite magazine numbers as evidence of what a car should run on a drag strip. Why? Because a Ferrari 812 Superfast is not running 138+ mile per hour trap speeds anywhere other than the pages of a magazine. MotorTrend actually tested both the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye using their VBOX GPS numbers and then took the cars to a drag strip in Arizona. The difference between the two types of testing is huge. Not to mention, magazines often get ringers for testing. Especially from Ferrari. Now, both of these cars are powerful but the Redeye is not 812 Superfast competition. A high revving naturally aspirated V12 is a completely different animal compared to a supercharged V8 and much more difficult to extract power out of. In the Ferrari you are paying for a certain level of engineering, exclusivity, and engagement. The Redeye on the other hand is just brute force American muscle. Here is how the two stack up: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Supercharged 90-deg V-8, cast-iron block/alum heads 65-deg V-12, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 376.3 cu in/6,166 cc 396.4 cu in/6,496 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 9.5:1 13.6:1 POWER (SAE NET) 797 hp @ 6,300 rpm 789 hp @ 8,500 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 707 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm 530 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm REDLINE 5,800 rpm 9,000 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 5.7 lb/hp 4.9 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic 7-speed twin-clutch auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.09:1/2.07:1 4.38:1/2.76:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 14.4:1 11.9:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.0 1.8 BRAKES, F; R 15.4-in vented, grooved 2-pc disc; 13.8-in vented, grooved disc, ABS 15.7-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 14.2-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS WHEELS 11.0 x 20-in forged aluminum 10.0 x 20-in; 11.0 x 20-in, forged aluminum TIRES 305/35R20 107Y Pirelli P Zero 275/35R20 102Y; 315/35R20 106Y Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 116.2 in 107.1 in TRACK, F/R 65.6/65.7 in 63.5/64.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 197.5 x 78.3 x 57.5 in 183.3 x 77.6 x 50.2 in TURNING CIRCLE 38.9 ft 41.1 ft CURB WEIGHT 4,521 lb 3,845 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 57/43% 47/53% SEATING CAPACITY 4 2 HEADROOM, F/R 39.3/37.1 in 37.0/- in (est) LEGROOM, F/R 42.0/33.1 in 44.0/- in (est) SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 58.5/53.9 in 55.5/- in (est) CARGO VOLUME 16.2 cu ft 12.0 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.8 sec 1.2 sec 0-40 2.5 1.7 0-50 3.3 2.3 0-60 4.0 2.8 0-70 4.8 3.4 0-80 5.8 4.1 0-90 6.8 4.9 0-100 7.8 5.8 0-100-0 11.8 9.5 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.6 1.1 QUARTER MILE 11.8 sec @ 128.0 mph 10.4 sec @ 138.6 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 104 ft 99 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.95 g (avg) 1.03 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.82 g (avg) 23.3 sec @ 0.93 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,500 rpm 2,200 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $73,190 $343,712 PRICE AS TESTED $91,740 $474,489 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes Yes/Yes AIRBAGS 6: Dual front, front side, f/r curtain 4: Dual front, front side/head BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal 24.3 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 13/22/16 mpg 12/16/13 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 259/153 kW-hrs/100 miles 281/211 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.22 lb/mile 1.43 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium The Ferrari looks much, much quicker and faster here but that is because of traction. If you want to show what the Redeye can do, give it some proper drag rubber and take it to a prepped dragstrip. MotorTrend only does one of these things. Why no drag rubber? Seriously, they drive all the way to Arizona to compare numbers achieved with GPS in Fontana, California and they skip the most important part of the equation? Next time you'll bring slicks? All those years at MotorTrend and you just figured this out? Regardless, the Ferrari on the strip is 4.3 miles per hour slower than with GPS numbers. Running a 134 in an 812 Superfast is much more realistic than a 138. A spread of over four miles per hour is huge anyway and perfectly illustrates why magazine racing against the actual drag strip which uses timing beams is done by those who do not understand the difference in how the times are calculated. The Redeye does not do better either on the strip and it is off by .2 seconds of elapsed time and 2.6 miles per hour of trap speed. The bottom line is that there is a reason people respect timeslips more than magazine tests. They are more realistic and a more accurate representation as to what you can do with your own car. Not to mention, your own car is not going to be tweaked for marketing purposes by the manufacturer before you get it.
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    It can be annoying when fanboys cite magazine numbers as evidence of what a car should run on a drag strip. Why? Because a Ferrari 812 Superfast is not running 138+ mile per hour trap speeds anywhere other than the pages of a magazine. MotorTrend actually tested both the Ferrari 812 Superfast and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye using their VBOX GPS numbers and then took the cars to a drag strip in Arizona. The difference between the two types of testing is huge. Not to mention, magazines often get ringers for testing. Especially from Ferrari. Now, both of these cars are powerful but the Redeye is not 812 Superfast competition. A high revving naturally aspirated V12 is a completely different animal compared to a supercharged V8 and much more difficult to extract power out of. In the Ferrari you are paying for a certain level of engineering, exclusivity, and engagement. The Redeye on the other hand is just brute force American muscle. Here is how the two stack up: 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye 2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, RWD Front-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE Supercharged 90-deg V-8, cast-iron block/alum heads 65-deg V-12, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl DOHC, 4 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 376.3 cu in/6,166 cc 396.4 cu in/6,496 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 9.5:1 13.6:1 POWER (SAE NET) 797 hp @ 6,300 rpm 789 hp @ 8,500 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 707 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm 530 lb-ft @ 7,000 rpm REDLINE 5,800 rpm 9,000 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 5.7 lb/hp 4.9 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 8-speed automatic 7-speed twin-clutch auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.09:1/2.07:1 4.38:1/2.76:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 14.4:1 11.9:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.0 1.8 BRAKES, F; R 15.4-in vented, grooved 2-pc disc; 13.8-in vented, grooved disc, ABS 15.7-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc; 14.2-in vented, drilled, carbon-ceramic disc, ABS WHEELS 11.0 x 20-in forged aluminum 10.0 x 20-in; 11.0 x 20-in, forged aluminum TIRES 305/35R20 107Y Pirelli P Zero 275/35R20 102Y; 315/35R20 106Y Pirelli P Zero (PZ4) DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 116.2 in 107.1 in TRACK, F/R 65.6/65.7 in 63.5/64.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 197.5 x 78.3 x 57.5 in 183.3 x 77.6 x 50.2 in TURNING CIRCLE 38.9 ft 41.1 ft CURB WEIGHT 4,521 lb 3,845 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 57/43% 47/53% SEATING CAPACITY 4 2 HEADROOM, F/R 39.3/37.1 in 37.0/- in (est) LEGROOM, F/R 42.0/33.1 in 44.0/- in (est) SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 58.5/53.9 in 55.5/- in (est) CARGO VOLUME 16.2 cu ft 12.0 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.8 sec 1.2 sec 0-40 2.5 1.7 0-50 3.3 2.3 0-60 4.0 2.8 0-70 4.8 3.4 0-80 5.8 4.1 0-90 6.8 4.9 0-100 7.8 5.8 0-100-0 11.8 9.5 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.6 1.1 QUARTER MILE 11.8 sec @ 128.0 mph 10.4 sec @ 138.6 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 104 ft 99 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.95 g (avg) 1.03 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 24.3 sec @ 0.82 g (avg) 23.3 sec @ 0.93 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,500 rpm 2,200 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $73,190 $343,712 PRICE AS TESTED $91,740 $474,489 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes Yes/Yes AIRBAGS 6: Dual front, front side, f/r curtain 4: Dual front, front side/head BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 miles 3 yrs/Unlimited miles FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal 24.3 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 13/22/16 mpg 12/16/13 mpg ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 259/153 kW-hrs/100 miles 281/211 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.22 lb/mile 1.43 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium Unleaded premium The Ferrari looks much, much quicker and faster here but that is because of traction. If you want to show what the Redeye can do, give it some proper drag rubber and take it to a prepped dragstrip. MotorTrend only does one of these things. Why no drag rubber? Seriously, they drive all the way to Arizona to compare numbers achieved with GPS in Fontana, California and they skip the most important part of the equation? Next time you'll bring slicks? All those years at MotorTrend and you just figured this out? Regardless, the Ferrari on the strip is 4.3 miles per hour slower than with GPS numbers. Running a 134 in an 812 Superfast is much more realistic than a 138. A spread of over four miles per hour is huge anyway and perfectly illustrates why magazine racing against the actual drag strip which uses timing beams is done by those who do not understand the difference in how the times are calculated. The Redeye does not do better either on the strip and it is off by .2 seconds of elapsed time and 2.6 miles per hour of trap speed. The bottom line is that there is a reason people respect timeslips more than magazine tests. They are more realistic and a more accurate representation as to what you can do with your own car. Not to mention, your own car is not going to be tweaked for marketing purposes by the manufacturer before you get it.
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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
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