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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 05:54 AM
    As you know a new power record was recently set in the N54 tuning sphere with a 938 whp pull by an AD-E built N54. While technically a record this was not a boost only pull. Nitrous assisted the run. That is what makes this Motiv pull and new overall record so impressive. It was done boost only: Now, to be fair they did top 1000 whp technically but take a look at how choppy the graph is: Now look at the pull with Smoothing set to 5: They are revving it out to 8k rpm and it's basically tapped out: What this really signifies is the 1000 whp N54 era is essentially here. Congratulations to Motiv and everyone involved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 07:09 PM
    Dinan is leaving the Bay Area in California for APR's massive facility in Alabama. Why? Well, because as both are a part of Performance Driven Brands the move makes sense for development from an engineering, production, and cost perspective. You will notice Dinan abandoned their Volkswagen tuning aspirations and now will focus solely on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. Overall, this is a good thing as one would figure APR's expertise and engineers will lend Dinan a hand. BoostAddict also expects APR/Dinan to cover more platforms going forward.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 06:55 PM
    Dinan is leaving the Bay Area in California for APR's massive facility in Alabama. Why? Well, because as both are a part of Performance Driven Brands the move makes sense for development from an engineering, production, and cost perspective. You will notice Dinan abandoned their Volkswagen tuning aspirations and now will focus solely on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. Overall, this is a good thing as one would figure APR's expertise and engineers will lend Dinan a hand. BoostAddict also expects APR/Dinan to cover more platforms going forward.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:42 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Motorsport Australia or PPM Racing) claims to have various built stroker motors available for many platforms. For example, they claimed to have a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker motor for $18k which can go up to $40k+ with options. How much do they want for this 3.7 liter S55 built race motor? $44,000.00. Why? Well, again, it depends on options such as these: Their bore x stroke is 91mm x 94mm. Compare it to the stock specs: S55B30 DISPLACEMENT (CC): 2,979 BLOCK/HEAD MATERIAL: ALUMINUM/ALUMINUM BORE STROKE (MM): 84.0mm x 89.6mm HORSEPOWER (SAE NET): 425 @ 7,300 RPM TORQUE: 406 LB.-FT. @ 1,850 - 5,500 RPM SPECIFIC OUTPUT: 141.6 HP/L COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.2:1 Another 7 mm of bore is hard to believe but perhaps the closed deck block allows greater bore gains than the N54 or N55 blocks. You will notice there are no N54 or N55 stroker motors approaching this displacement despite having the same factory bore and stroke as the S55. Does a 3.7 liter S55 race motor with custom cams and valvetrain parts sound awesome? Hell yes! The question is, who will try it? Where is the proof of it even existing? Who designed these cams and why aren't they offered separately? Hopefully someone finds out if this is the real deal.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:31 AM
    Anyone else skeptical of fast times coming out of the Middle East that nobody else can seemingly match? Anyone else think a desert climate producing record runs is suspect? You should be skeptical. Yas Marina is known for timing shenanigans and cheating on the strip which BoostAddict called out and verified with the NHRA. The Bahrain 1/4 mile strip has a better reputation but it still is not NHRA accredited which means its timing equipment is not officially NHRA compliant. Don't take it from us, take it from the NHRA's worldwide consultant Mark Hughes: Alpha Logic no doubt built an absurdly fast GTR: I'm also sure the Bahrain facility is top notch just like Yas Marina but until the track officials play by official NHRA rules it simply does not count. Just as laptimes would not count if the track was not FIA certified 1/4 mile times do not count until the dragstrip is NHRA certified. It's long overdue for the Middle East to start playing by the same rules as everyone else.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:33 AM
    A lot of guys in the N54 world like to tinker with their cars. That is a good thing but sometimes can lead to unexpected issues. Over the years on BimmerBoost guys have bricked their DME's or done things that required soldering new connections. Well, for those worried something unexpected might happen BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) can clone your ECU so you have a spare: Not a bad idea for those guys messing around or who maybe want peace of mind just in case something happens when tuning.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 04:51 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Racing Australia) is known for their stroker kits for various motors. They certainly have some impressive pieces and stroker kits although their M133 forged billet crank maintains the OEM stroke. Will they do a stroker crank? Only they know and it certainly would be interesting to see how much more displacement they could extract out of the M133 especially with their overbore pistons: They do not list any pricing information for the crank but the forged pistons and rods run $3200: Considering big turbo kits are out now for the M133 forged internals will likely be necessary if going past 500 awhp. Who is going to be the first to do an all forged internal and big turbo M133 build?
    4 replies | 329 view(s)
  • quattr0's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 11:49 AM
    @Sticky could you exclude new members posts from Latest posts and New Posts area? The amounts of new members, though I'm not sure if it's spam or actual, are overwhelming with REAL content. Thanks sir.
    4 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 AM
    Before we even begin let's point out the Cadillac CTS-V deserves huge props. Why? Because it is offering something unique in an increasingly bland segment. Yes, yes, the new BMW M5, E63, Panamera Turbo, and Audi RS7 are all faster and more powerful than their predecessors. They all are also basically the same exact thing. Big, heavy, all wheel drive sedans with 4.0 - 4.4 liter top mount twin scroll turbocharged V8's. Cadillac offers the biggest V8 in the class at 6.2 liters and sticks to rear wheel drive. They supercharge their motor for a very different power delivery. It is also the lightest of the bunch at 4108 pounds: You could argue (successfully) the throttle response, balance, and configuration of the CTS-V make it more of an M5 than BMW's own new M5. Ok, so how do the CTS-V and E63 S compare around the figure 8? Both pull .88 g but the E63 pulls through quicker. What about straightline performance? 0-60: E63 3.2 CTS-V 3.8 1/4 mile: E63 11.3 @ 124.2 CTS-V 11.9 @ 122.0 If you put a premium on the straightline aspect, the E63 wins. All wheel drive allows the torque to be put down much more easily. If stoplights are your thing, it is no contest. Do not forget the CTS-V can make much more power much more easily thanks to sharing the C7 Z06 aftermarket. So what about the subjective points? The CTS-V is said to feel much lighter obviously and very well composed. Traction off the line does not determine the better car to drive once moving. The CTS-V chassis is playful and easy to control. The E63 S is more of a brute. It just eats up tarmac. Not that it does not handle well because it certainly does. The main complaint is how the E63 brakes. The Mercedes-AMG pedal feel just is not as good. So which is quicker around the track? The CTS-V but it's oh so close: You can tell the CTS-V is better in the turns but the all wheel drive traction and outright muscle of the E63 S almost puts it ahead of the CTS-V as it ran it down on the final straight. Overall, the CTS-V is the driver's choice here. It also offers an incredible value when looking at the as tested prices. You can not go wrong with the E63 S but Cadillac deserves the win and praise for not just doing what everyone else is and producing a sedan that truly emphasizes sporty driving.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 04:43 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Racing Australia) is known for their stroker kits for various motors. They certainly have some impressive pieces and stroker kits although their M133 forged billet crank maintains the OEM stroke. Will they do a stroker crank? Only they know and it certainly would be interesting to see how much more displacement they could extract out of the M133 especially with their overbore pistons: They do not list any pricing information for the crank but the forged pistons and rods run $3200: Considering big turbo kits are out now for the M133 forged internals will likely be necessary if going past 500 awhp. Who is going to be the first to do an all forged internal and big turbo M133 build?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 02:36 AM
    A Ferrari SUV just sounds wrong no matter how you justify the sales. Why is it so hard for a manufacturer of Ferrari's pedigree to avoid the pull of an SUV? Money rules and so it is no surprise an SUV is on the way which was already confirmed last year anyway. At least if Ferrari is doing it they intend to have the highest performance SUV on the market. The other tidbit from Ferrari head Sergio Marchionne (who also heads FCA) is that a fully electric Ferrari supercar is coming. This is of course a direct response to Tesla and their new roadster. This car is still a ways off as Ferrari basically states they intend to deliver a fully electric supercar which is inevitable really. First we will see hybrids, then the fully electric: Marchionne seems to be confused as Ferrari will not be the first. Tesla will beat them to market and Ferrari has yet to even have a basic design for this supposed electric supercar. Regardless, nothing shocking there. Simply the march of technology and Ferrari can either be a part of it or be left out. It would be nice of them to realize that perhaps there is a market for modern lightweight, rear wheel drive, and naturally aspirated sports car with a manual transmission in the portfolio that would link the past to the present. Source
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    01-16-2018, 10:12 PM
    Jnelly335i started a thread For Sale: 19t RB SUPER EVOS in Buy/Sell - Parts
    19T RB SUPER EVO turbos 6K miles RB EVO inlets RB EVO outlets with heat shield RB SUPER EVO specific coolant line RB high flow oil drains RB boost solenoid bracket $2500 OBO
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:29 AM
    Before we even begin let's point out the Cadillac CTS-V deserves huge props. Why? Because it is offering something unique in an increasingly bland segment. Yes, yes, the new BMW M5, E63, Panamera Turbo, and Audi RS7 are all faster and more powerful than their predecessors. They all are also basically the same exact thing. Big, heavy, all wheel drive sedans with 4.0 - 4.4 liter top mount twin scroll turbocharged V8's. Cadillac offers the biggest V8 in the class at 6.2 liters and sticks to rear wheel drive. They supercharge their motor for a very different power delivery. It is also the lightest of the bunch at 4108 pounds: You could argue (successfully) the throttle response, balance, and configuration of the CTS-V make it more of an M5 than BMW's own new M5. Ok, so how do the CTS-V and E63 S compare around the figure 8? Both pull .88 g but the E63 pulls through quicker. What about straightline performance? 0-60: E63 3.2 CTS-V 3.8 1/4 mile: E63 11.3 @ 124.2 CTS-V 11.9 @ 122.0 If you put a premium on the straightline aspect, the E63 wins. All wheel drive allows the torque to be put down much more easily. If stoplights are your thing, it is no contest. Do not forget the CTS-V can make much more power much more easily thanks to sharing the C7 Z06 aftermarket. So what about the subjective points? The CTS-V is said to feel much lighter obviously and very well composed. Traction off the line does not determine the better car to drive once moving. The CTS-V chassis is playful and easy to control. The E63 S is more of a brute. It just eats up tarmac. Not that it does not handle well because it certainly does. The main complaint is how the E63 brakes. The Mercedes-AMG pedal feel just is not as good. So which is quicker around the track? The CTS-V but it's oh so close: You can tell the CTS-V is better in the turns but the all wheel drive traction and outright muscle of the E63 S almost puts it ahead of the CTS-V as it ran it down on the final straight. Overall, the CTS-V is the driver's choice here. It also offers an incredible value when looking at the as tested prices. You can not go wrong with the E63 S but Cadillac deserves the win and praise for not just doing what everyone else is and producing a sedan that truly emphasizes sporty driving.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 10:25 PM
    8600RPM, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 02:04 AM
    APR is offering a factory reliable performance upgrade for 1.8T turbo four-cylinder equipped Audi and Volkswagen models. It is essentially factory reliable because APR is using factory turbochargers to boost output combined with APR's software. The IS20 turbocharger is utilized on the Golf GTI and the IS38 sees use on the Golf R as well as the Audi S3. If Audi/VW were to upgrade the 1.8T motors this is how they would do it themselves. So what kind of gains will you see? Take a look at this dyno overlay to get an idea: That yellow line? That is where the 1.8T starts. Not exactly a powerhouse. That red line pushing 325 horsepower to all four wheels? That is what you want. More than double the 1.8T factory output! No reason the 1.8T can't have the punch of its 2.0 big brothers: Both upgrades completely transform the 1.8T, adding between 104-188 HP over stock, depending on setup. With this release, we now support all 1.8T models in North America, as listed below: Audi A3 1.8 TFSI - S Tronic VW Golf 1.8 TSI - 5 Speed Manual & Tiptronic VW Golf Alltrack 1.8 TSI DSG All Wheel Drive VW Golf Sportwagen 1.8 TSI 5 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Manual, Tiptronic & DSG Front Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive Product Pages: IS20 Turbo ECU Upgrade IS38 Turbo ECU Upgrade
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