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    Today, 07:38 PM
    EvoSpec is in Arizona and they have some very impressive high end Porsche builds. Their web presence is rather weak though and you will not find any details as to the cost and specifications of their 991 Turbo built short block options on their website. That leaves a bit of speculation but what we are looking at appears to be a sleeved 991 Turbo block using Hi-Sil Moly which is a ductile iron (DI) that stands for high silicon with molybdenum ductile Iron. What does that mean? They're using high tech advanced materials for their sleeves able to withstand high temperatures and stresses. As for what it can take, only EvoSpec knows. They have built 1500+ whp cars though so that gives you an idea. In addition to the sleeves the 3.8 liter sleeved short block consists of beefy Carillo rods and CP pistons in an unstated compression ratio. Anyone want to guess what a built short block like this costs?
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    Today, 07:23 PM
    The folks at GermanCarForum.com somehow got their hands on some leaked photos of what certainly looks like the upcoming BMW M8 Competition model. Now, we do not know the specs but if the F90 M5 Competition is anything to go by expect a minor power boost along with minor suspension and cosmetic changes. These obviously are not professional photos but the M8 certainly looks nice. The carbon fiber roof in particular stands out. As for the wheels, well, BMW certainly is able to get the Competition style wheel design to stand out but it is not handsome. It does immediately identify the car is not your standard M8 though. We will have to wait for the official specs. Enjoy the photos for now.
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    Today, 07:19 PM
    Many have questioned why the 4.0 TFSI V8 seemed limited in certain applications. Some felt the cooling system was a bottleneck and others felt the intake was a bottleneck. Either way SRM (Silly Rabbit Motorsport) is pushing the 4.0 TFSI to the next level across multiple applications. They claim their Luftwaffe intake is good for 50-60 awhp on the D4 Audi A8 4.0 TFSI V8 with the factory turbochargers which are the same as the C7 S6/S7 units. Imagine what kind of flow you would see with upgraded turbochargers? Hopefully more data will be posted soon but the 4.0 TFSI V8 especially in the A8 makes for an attractive tuning platform value in a car suitable for an adult.
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    Today, 07:10 PM
    In a drag race, traction off the line is everything. If you want to improve your elapsed time you need to improve your 60 foot or short time. The rule of thumb is that every tenth the 60 foot is reduce results in a two tenth reduction in the 1/4 mile elapsed time. What you really want on the strip is a tire with a lot of sidewall that will flex and absorb some of the driveline shock and with a very sticky compound that heats easily. These are soft tires that do not last long. The Toyo R888R is not a dedicated drag radial but it is an R-Compound roadcourse tire approved for street use. That means if you are struggling with traction but do not want to go to a straight drag radial the R888R is a nice compromise between street and drag duty. Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires come standard on the 720S and while this is a good street tire McLaren obviously takes into account wet performance and how the tire does in the rain. This is not as much of a concern for 720S owners who likely have more than one car but also want maximum performance from their car. So how does the R888R do? A 1.570 60 foot on a prepped surface is great for a tire that can do double duty on the street and not sacrifice handling performance but rather will increase it. Especially considering they were not able to get much heat into the tires with a burnout meaning there is room to improve. On the stock rubber the car did a 10.40 @ 144.70 on a 1.740 60 foot.
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    Today, 06:39 PM
    ProMeth does some wonderful direct port manifold designs for a variety of platforms and BMW's are no exception. Why the N54/N55? Well, a direct port methanol design ensures even distribution of methanol to each cylinder. If you have a highly tuned N54 the margin for error only decreases as you add power. The BMW ECU is very good at adjusting but don't count on it to save you should there be uneven distribution and a major lean condition under big boost pressure. This explains the idea well: Obviously precision and safety are one aspect but don't forget helping with the carbon buildup problems N54's in particular are notorious for: Yes, the installation costs more and it is a bit more complex than a standard methanol setup but it is worth it for peace of mind alone. Features Include: Billet aluminum logo engraved nozzle holders (hard coat black anodized) ProMeth nozzles water methanol injection nozzles sized to customers build Billet aluminum logo engraved distribution block (hard coat black anodized) Pre-formed seamless stainless steel hoses w/4AN swivel nuts Stainless steel braided hose with Teflon inner jacket w/4AN hose ends Steel zinc plated tube flare back-up sleeves Brass nickel plated flare-less compression fittings Direct port system rated for over 1000 psi Rated up to 400 degree's F 100% methanol compatible Special Notes: Does not include intake manifold - manifold shown in picture for display purposes Does not require flaring of hoses - hoses come pre-flared on one end Stainless steel hard lines are provided longer and require cutting for final installation Stainless steel tube cutting tool required for installation Adapter fittings for connecting 1/4" nylon tubing and 4AN stainless hose are provide Customer may also send their manifold in to have us install the direct port injection. Call for for pricing.
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    Today, 05:36 PM
    Almost there... I swear :)
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    Today, 05:35 PM
    Welcome venom_m2, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 05:11 PM
    You may recall that last month this same Model X P100D raced against a Lamborghini Urus, G63 AMG, and Range Rover SVR. Naturally BoostAddict.com complained the Jeep Trackhawk and Mercedes-AMG GLC63 were not included. Well, no we have those performance SUV's included against the all-electric Tesla. It takes a bunch of time for the Tesla to get to its maximum setting but once it is there we have a drag race. The Trackhawk gets a good launch but the Tesla actually catches and passes while managing to hold the Trackhawk off until the end. It's close but the Model X P100D is the victor. Based on that result the Trackhawk should win the roll race as it was starting pull toward the end. Mercifully the people at Carwow figures out how to start the cars in the correct gear from a roll. Well, at 50 miles per hour they have the Trackhawk in 3rd gear when arguably it should be in second but at least this is better than waiting for the transmission to kick down. The Trackhawk does indeed appear to be the fastest from a roll followed by the Tesla and then the CLC63. While the GLC63 does finish last in each test it's right there with the other two. Give it an ECU tune and watch it blow the other two SUV's away. The same could be said for the Trackhawk. The Tesla? Well, it's stuck at its output.
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    Today, 04:49 PM
    Welcome Bbaz, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 04:48 PM
    I agree.
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    Today, 04:24 PM
    infifi, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    Ok hopefully it is all resolved and we can get back to regular updates. *Finers Crossed*
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    Today, 03:37 PM
    The duck and shrimp turned out amazing. The duck I should have kept on longer though to really get some of that fat out but I took it off at 160 degrees as I was afraid I would dry it out. 165 next time for sure.
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    Hey n54YEG: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 03:03 PM
    martin6x6, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 02:05 PM
    Hey alex_320i: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 01:06 PM
    How did it all turn out? Especially the prawns.
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    Today, 01:02 PM
    ecampbell replied to a thread Drag racing time in M156 / M159 V8
    Upon further reflection, we will put this on an indefinite hold. I will forward the press releases from Weistec when we put them out. My skin is not thick enough to put up with the online haters...in person fine but online arguing is like well, hitting your head against the wall because it feels good when you stop.
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    Today, 12:51 PM
    Joe, every country to an extent manipulates their local currency to an extent...sometimes on purpose and sometimes a result of monetary policy - QE was not exactly meant to drive the USD up ;)
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    Today, 12:18 PM
    Hey wlw: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 11:36 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum GEO 135I.
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    Today, 11:19 AM
    Another Platinum Bronze Metallic 335d in for our Big Frickin Intercooler Kit. This particular 335d arrived for our Stage 2+, BFIK, transmission rebuild and a few other services. The customer told us that the transmission was slipping and we verified the slip and advised the customer before adding power to the vehicle the transmission will have to have a rebuild before causing further damage. A transmission rebuild is not necessary for any tunes or upgrades. This was purely a service item that can handle and wanted to make sure the customer can enjoy their 335d without worry. We did not dyno this one before or after but results should be similar to the other Bronze 335d we had in the shop earlier in the week. For additional information feel free to contact us at (919) 501-2090 or email service@bimmerperformancecenter.com
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