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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:45 PM
    Considering the S54 already has a very strong iron block this is an interesting development. BimmerBoost can only imagine a handful of people have pushed the S54 block to its breaking point but for those who really want to push the limits, VAC will have a billet block solution. They say this piece will be 1500+ horsepower capable and not to mention much lighter than the factory iron block. Serious drag racers and standing 1/2 mile or mile enthusiasts will no doubt be the target audience. Now how about a billet S65 block VAC?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    Remember back in 2017 when the AMG GT R Black Series was supposed to be on its way? Well, it may be late but here it is testing at the Nurburgring. The C190 AMG GT R Black Series looks incredibly aggressive although the exhaust sound is curiously muted. The AMG GT R already overachieves so what does the Black Series model have in store? Considering it is coming to market after the Pista, 720S and GT2 RS it is going to have to bring some real heat.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    Ah, the S54. A work of absolute art and the last great naturally aspirated iron block inline-6 from BMW. One of the greatest M motors ever made as well. Need proof? Well, how about a stock internal example with 190k miles producing 721 horsepower to the wheels? The S54 had a poor reputation early on due to bearing issues (typical BMW) but with the proper bearings the motor shows just how stout it is. Plus, this is an 11.5:1 compression naturally aspirated engine and with a bit of boost really sings; When we say BMW does not make them like they used to, this is what we mean. This E46 M3 belongs to BimmerBoost member @DocCarbon: Setup: Kit by MaxPsi BW s300sxe 64.5/66 E85 driven by 2 walbro 485's and a BAP. Id1000 injectors Exhaust cutout
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  • Eleventeen's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    One argument I’ve seen against ethanol is the amount of diesel needed to produce ethanol, and the additional pollution produced burning said diesel.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    The 2019 model year brought some changes to the Volkswagen MKVII Golf R as well as the Audi 8S TT-S and 8V S3. Unitronic is able to tune these models and released their performance ECU (engine control unit) and TCU (transmission control unit) software. Unitronic® ECU and TCU Performance Software is now available for the 2019 (MK7.5) Volkswagen® Golf R®, 2019 Audi® S3® and 2019 Audi® TTS® vehicles equipped with the 2.0TSI (DLRA) engines and 7-speed DQ381 DSG transmissions.* With testing and validations completed, Performance Software power outputs stay the same** and most of our current Performance Hardware offerings fit the MY2019! Hardware: APPLICATIONS 2019 Golf R 2019 Audi S3 2019 Audi TTS *Subject to ECU/TCU box code availability. **Must use Unitronic Intake, Air Duct and Turbo Inlet to achieve published power figures and to ensure maximum turbocharger longevity. Unitronic cannot guarantee engine performance if using third party hardware.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Mods: Eurocharged Canada tune JB4 Lucho Campusano Bms intake Bms methanol kit custom downpipe E50 fuel
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Nearly 125 mile per hour out of the Mercedes-AMG M276 DELA30 twin turbo V6 is impressive. As is the new quickest and fastest record for the W205 C43 AMG platform. The icing on the cake is that it was achieved on the factory turbochargers. Eurocharged Canada is responsible for the tuning and they did a hell of a job: Just shy of 100 miles per hour in the 1/8 mile nothing to sneeze at either. Not to mention the street tires and wheels. Congratulations to all involved on the record and hopefully we see turbo upgraded examples soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    I've never been there. Just stating this seems to be the only way to make it happen in the vicinity.
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    Miami gardens ain't Miami. It's a shit hole neighborhood where the dolphins stadium is in Miami-dade county. Take a look at a map. It's actually closer to ft Lauderdale than Miami. There isn't a single hotel or restaurant within 10 miles youd be willing to visit.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    This was to be expected but it certainly is nice to see. Congratulations to Advanced Modern Performance for pulling off and it seems they did it with the factory TVS2650 supercharger which just goes to show the headroom in that blower. Torque does take a nosedive past 6000 rpm but power builds beautifully to 7000 rpm: Beyond AMP doing this boost only on Ignite Red not much else is shared. Certainly more to come from this beast and AMP.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Doc Race is working on their top mount MKV/A90 Toyota Supra B58 top mount turbo kit. The kit features as of now a BorgWarner EFR 9280 single turbocharger but other turbo options are expected despite the tight fit. It certainly is coming along nicely: Hopefully @Doc Race_Kirk will share pricing, release date, and dyno figures shortly.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    It sure looks like BMW is covering up some giant nostrils on the upcoming 2021 G80 generation M3. Will the new M3 sedan have a similar kidney grill design to the G22 (G82) 4-Series Concept car that BMW recently unveiled? All wheel drive and an automatic are a certainty for the new M3. Frankly, expect the X3M and X4M drivetrain but in a lighter package. It is going to perform. Is it going to look hideous while doing it though? The blessing in disguise is plenty of air coming into the engine bay for cooling purposes but this look is going to take some getting used to if indeed it shares the concept car design. We will soon find out for certain...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    How is this for an argument for Volkswagen to give the Golf R the 2.5 TFSI inline-5 motor? It is a shame it does not come this way from the factory but this 2.5 TFSI EA8555 EVO swapped Volkswagen Golf R managed to break into the 8-second second range in the 1/4 mile. Yes, absolutely incredible and quite efficient performance: What kind of power did it take to pull that off? 912 horses at the crank as measured by a Dynojet with correction factor: Race Developments in the Uk known for their 2.5 TFSI heads did the engine build. MRC Tuning is responsible for the software work. Other details such as the clutches and Xona turbo model are not specified but this is the quickest MKVII Golf R in the world and the only 8-second example to this point.
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    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    https://www.wired.com/2011/06/five-ethanol-myths-busted-2/ Myth No. 4: Ethanol requires too much water to produce. ——————————————————- False. The amount of water used to make ethanol has declined dramatically. Today, producing one gallon of ethanol requires about 3.5 gallons of water. That's a little more than it takes to process a gallon of gasoline. Much of the criticism about ethanol's water requirements stem from the need to irrigate feedstock crops in drier climates. But most ethanol is produced from rain-fed crops grown in the Midwest. In addition, ethanol is not carcinogenic and doesn't poison groundwater or the ocean. Ethanol rapidly biodegrades. Concerns over ethanol spills are muted by ethanol's low toxicity. In fact, you'll find ethanol in beer, bourbon and other happy-hour beverages you've probably consumed.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    Several reasons I would assume. The amount of water used for corn and the land cleared to grow it. The national gasoline demand is at 2003 levels due to fuel efficiency rising so more ethanol isn't needed. Also, the impact on older vehicles. I'm not sure what else.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    MotorTrend, this is what you guys do for a living? Seriously? BoostAddict.com stated for some time now that World Motorsports sets their Mustang Dynamometer to read like a Dynojet or higher. It is not consistent at all. It is somewhat infuriating as it leads to nonsense like this from MotorTrend. Is the LT2 V8 making 558 rear wheel horsepower on a Mustang dyno despite its 490 horse SAE rating? Of course not: The first thing MotorTrend should have done is called Mustang Dynamometer instead of GM. The second thing they should have done is run the car on another Mustang and a Dynojet for context. It would not take them long to figure out software and data entry is to blame beyond what gear the car is in. The Mustang dyno by default is set to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) correction. This is the exact same standard GM uses for certifying output. The problem is whatever World Motorsports is doing to the software or data input to get it to read higher than it should. Remember, you can get a Mustang dynamometer to say whatever you want it to say. MotorTrend is perplexed and can not figure out what is going on: They kept playing with gearing but it seems they were not interested in getting the real answers as it generates more clicks when you get rumors going the C8 is making a ton more horsepower than advertised. Now the Corvette forums can pass around the link and everyone can pretend GM somehow got the LT2 V8 to make 176 more horsepower than the naturally aspirated C7 LT1 V8 it is based on: This is clickbait: When people who aren't trying to sensationalize for clicks get this car on the dyno, we will get the actual numbers. Where is the integrity from MotorTrend and World Motorsports? Those in the industry discuss among themselves how there is no consistency to what you get on the World Motorsports dyno because everyone plays with the settings. Go ahead, call up guys who use the dyno and see what they say just as I just did. While the facility and dyno cell is world class, the software calibration and consistency is not. What MotorTrend published and what World Motorsports allowed is quite simply dishonest and poor journalism. Enjoy those clicks guys but they do come at a cost.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Why was the EPA against more cleaner burning ethanol in our fuel...doesn't make sense
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    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ500 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission! APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ500 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Product Page Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, faster shifting times, more capable launch control, and more! Both are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU Upgrade. This all comes with customizable features you can choose while flashing the TCU to personalize the transmission to your desire! Lastly the software loads to the factory TCU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Features Optimized part throttle drive and sport maps At lower throttle input, the system doesn’t race towards the highest gear. In doing so, we keep the turbo spooled between shifts for a more enjoyable driving experience. Optimized wide open throttle drive and sport maps Shift strategy matches the output of our tuned ECU upgrades. In doing so, each gear will shift at the ideal point for the fastest acceleration. Increased clutch pressure Maximum targeted clutch pressure is raised, giving the transmission the ability to continue raising clutch pressure, as needed, to help prevent slip in higher torque situations. Increased clutch torque limits Torque limits are raised, allowing the transmission to function properly at higher torque levels. In doing so, the TCU does not artificially reduce torque. Manual downshift lockout limit increased In manual mode, the transmission will allow you to downshift so long as the next is below redline. This includes removal of the first gear lockout. Lightning fast paddle response Pulling the manual paddles results in a quicker shift with artificial delays and lag times removed and reduced. Lightning fast shift times Shift times are reduced to be as fast as physically and mechanically possible by the transmission. During cruise and light throttle, shift times are transitioned to a slower comfort mode. Maximum RPM increased Maximum allowable RPM has been increased to match the output of our ECU software. Reduced pull-away delay We’ve reduced the delay experienced when pulling away from a stop for a more natural driving experience. Customizable auto up-shift behavior When flashing the transmission, you can choose to have manual mode auto up-shift at redline or stay in gear and bounce off the limiter until you manually shift. Customizable 3-step launch control When flashing the transmission, you can choose your maximum launch RPM, which includes 3 launch RPMs that are selectable depending on throttle position. Lightning fast launch control We’ve greatly reduced the delay experienced after you release the brake pedal for a quicker reaction time when using launch control. Launch control enabled with ESP on Launch control can be used with ESP on. In some situation with the right setup this may improve your launch, although ESP will get in the way with too much tire slip. Launch counter There’s no software limit to the number of launches possible on the transmission. Gear display active in drive and sport Drive, sport and manual mode all display the current gear in the MFD, digital dash or virtual cockpit. Application Guide RS3 8S 2.5 TFSI EA855 EVO TT RS 8S 2.5 TFSI EA855 EVO Price $799.99 USD USA Where to Buy https://www.goapr.com/dealer/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    This is a major win for farmers selling corn who lobbied the Trump administration regarding larger purchases of ethanol. What does this mean for car enthusiasts? It means more ethanol. You will see more ethanol in your gasoline and E15 will see greater adoption. Here is what to expect: In a forthcoming supplemental notice building off the recently proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020. EPA will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. This will include accounting for relief expected to be provided for small refineries. EPA intends to take final action on this front later this year. In the most recent compliance year, EPA granted 31 small refinery exemptions. Building on the President’s earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15. EPA will continue to evaluate options for RIN market transparency and reform. USDA will seek opportunities through the budget process to consider infrastructure projects to facilitate higher biofuel blends. The Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues. More ethanol will be blended into our gasoline as a whole in the USA but an exact percentage is not stated above. It seems 15% will be the number. We should all also see greater ethanol supplies in general. For auto enthusiasts, hopefully this means more E85 pumps. Farmers successfully lobbied for increased ethanol sales wile the EPA initially was against it. What this all means is there is going to be a lot more ethanol from 2020 on. Source
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  • subaru335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    This is exactly like the MGU-H from F1. It is for sure a turbo with an electric motor to help spool and will regen power from the exhaust stream when boost isn't needed. This is fucking sweet.
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