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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-01-2018, 12:06 AM
    Thanks a lot feminists. You have even managed to get your hideous tentacles into the pinnacle of motorsport to strangle to death an aspect fans love. Those fans are predominantly men so you can understand why Formula 1 would be a target for the modern day feminist. In our ever more so politically correct society attractive women 'cheerleading' at sporting events are apparently a no-no: Yeah, right. Super hot women around hundreds of millions of dollars of world class race cars in locales around the globe piloted at incredible speeds to determine a victor somehow doesn't appeal any longer. What should these women be replaced with? Perhaps some 300 pound blue haired feminist lecturing the audience on how race cars are racist because 'race' is right there in the name? What do the women who just lost their jobs think? Say what you want about Bernie Ecclestone, he wouldn't have caved to this absurdity. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2018, 10:07 PM
    No shame here. The BMW M2 is simply nowhere near the level of the Audi RS3. Despite the BMW's N55B30T0 powerplant offering half a liter of displacement and an additional cylinder over the Audi's 2.5 TFSI it gets clobbered. We all know the M2 is neutered to keep it from stepping on the toes of its big brothers but the RS3 sedan is more than a match for anything BMW has in the lineup. Seriously, it is running 10.0 flat at over 140 miles per hour on the stock internals. Built motor F80 M3's or F82 M4's would have their hands full competing against that. Here is what the two cars in the video below bring to the table: 2017 BMW M2 ER Catless downpipe Wagner Evo Comp 2 Intercooler ER hot and cold chargepipes Dinan intake Dinan resonator delete and muffler Pure turbo inlet Fuel it LPFP Bootmod 3 Stage 2 OTS 2018 AUDI RS3 IROZ Motorsports Front mount intercooler IROZ Motorsports Downpipe + midpipes Custom Code stage 2 91 octane software Stock everything else. From a stop the M2 gets crushed. From a roll it is slightly closer but it still gets crushed. The bottomline is the RS3 is on another level with bolt ons let alone with turbo upgrades.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    This is a battle we have all been waiting to see. The Audi RS7 4.0 TFSI V8 gets a ton of credit and deservedly so. There were those who mocked Audi for providing the smallest twin turbo V8 in last generation's mid-size sport sedan market yet Audi's potent mill proved to be the strongest tune only despite its displacement disadvantage. Amusingly, Mercedes-AMG went to a similar style V8 for the new W213 E63 yet it isn't as strong with a tune as the now old RS7. Obviously, the 4.0 TFSI is stout with RS7's running 10.2's in the 1/4 mile at 133+ which is the stock turbo record in the USA. The RS3 is already beating that. Easily. The little brother barely entered the market and is already kicking ass and taking names. Now what is interesting in the video here is you have an RS7 on upgraded Garrett turbochargers. You will notice there are not really any successful upgraded turbo RS7's running around and this RS7 is said to still be under development. The RS3 has a big turbo setup from Iroz on E85. What happens? The RS3 spanks it. The guy in the RS7 needs his eyes checked if he thinks that was close. Say what you want about having a V8 carrying 1000 less pounds makes a huge difference. So does that dual clutch transmission in the RS3. From a 35 mph roll it's ugly too. The RS3 runs away. Why haven't big turbo RS7's shown well? Who knows. Big turbo RS3's are already crushing them though and it's not likely to get any closer from here on out as 2.5 TFSI tuning accelerates.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2018, 12:32 PM
    People kept mentioning this 'debate' so I finally took a look. It really isn't a debate IMO but more of some woman trying to push her feminist agenda in the face of logic and it backfiring spectacularly. I'm about halfway through but it's worth watching:
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    02-07-2018, 10:14 PM
    This just keeps getting better and better. As you know, feminists forced Formula 1 to remove the grid girls we all know and love. What are they replacing grid girls with? Grid children. Yes, seriously, that is Formula 1's move. The fired grid girls are organizing a protest on Facebook which is receiving tremendous support. The question now is, will feminist heads explode trying to figure out which side to support? On one hand, you have the feminists that forced Formula 1 to get rid of the girls saying they were being exploited. On the other hand you have the grid girls saying they chose the job on their own and enjoyed doing it without any feeling of exploitation. This is peak feminism. Women destroying other women over perceived injustice which the women who are supposedly suffering from this injustice say they are exercising freedom of choice. Somebody pass the popcorn. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2018, 06:43 PM
    This is awesome news! The Las Vegas Motor Speedway dragstrip is a top notch location and one of the NHRA's favorite locales. What is better than combining Vegas and world class Motorsport? Well, how about taking it to the next level with four-wide drag racing? The Las Vegas Motor Speedway dragstrip is currently expanding to four lanes. Speaking as someone who ran at the previous track configuration, I can't wait to try out four-wide racing on my own. Take a look at the video below to get an idea as to what four-wide NHRA action is like. Now if they could just do something about that desert weather...
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-07-2018, 11:24 PM
    It is rather amazing when you think about it that Audi built such a monster with only five cylinders and 2.5 liters of displacement. The Mercedes-AMG C63 by contrast has an M178 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 so brute force should be on its side. Especially with a GAD Motors ECU tune on top. The RS3 also has a tune and is said to be at about 450 horsepower. So what do we learn? Well, for one, a rear wheel drive V8 AMG sucks to launch on wet tarmac. It's pointless really. The all wheel drive RS3 runs away and there is no chance for the C63. Eventually a run from a roll is done and it is surprisingly close. The C63 does edge it out. When they do a second run the C63 gets a better start and grip decisively pulling. Both cars are fantastic but the RS3 considering its positioning below the RS5 which is supposed to be the C63's rival definitely overachieves.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-02-2018, 05:22 PM
    AMR Performance just continues to push the M276 DELA 30 turbo V6 from Mercedes to new heights. This motor debuted as you know with C450 models but since then Mercedes revised the nomenclature and tuning with Mercedes-AMG 43 models. Check out what AMR Performance was able to get out of this W205 C43 AMG. They took it from roughly 300 wheel horsepower to 427 horsepower at the wheels with their latest RV3.1 software revision: These are absolutely phenomenal gains and no other tuner is close. Keep in mind their older software revision back in 2016 on a C450 made 371 wheel horsepower and ran 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile. The result now should be easy 11's! Product page: http://shop.amrperformance.com/2018/01/29/amr-performance-mb-c43-amg-w205-rv3-1-ecu-software-release/ #AMR #amrperformance
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-31-2018, 05:07 PM
    The new W213 generation E63 is a hell of a sedan, don't get BenzBoost wrong. The twin scroll M177 V8 offering over 600 horsepower out of the box makes for a potent powerplant. However, wasn't Audi already doing this? The new E63 is the acceleration champ off the showroom floor (until the F90 M5 is tested): However, notice the Audi RS7 Performance is right there with it. The Performance model is just the same RS7 that has existed since the previous generation E63 hit the streets with a tune and a warranty from Audi. Speaking of tunes, the RS7 is ahead of the W213 E63 AMG tune only. Tune only examples have run 10.4 @ 132 in the 1/4 mile. The new E63 has a best run of 10.6 @ 130 with a tune. If you look at it as Mercedes-AMG coming to market later with a similar top mount twin scroll 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 and trailing an Audi that was already on the market since the 2013 model year what exactly is the E63 bringing to the table that is new? Well, they threw in a drift mode so that is cool and the styling inside and out is spectacular. The handling of the E63 is indeed better at least as far as grip is concerned as is the braking: In pure performance terms though? The E63 is just as heavy as the RS7, has very similar engine architecture, and is not as strong with a tune as an Audi that has been on the market since the W212 generation E63. The new E63 is a great car it just is a shame Mercedes-AMG is not differentiating it in a greater way from a five year old rival that offers more bang for the buck. This new generation of sport sedans is getting boring.
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 06:30 PM
    Did a search and didn't find one so I'll get started :D If you like to tinker with network/home automation/integration stuff, read on and/or share. I have started mine a year or so ago with few light bulbs from Phillips and its bridge, Hue. Then, added more sensors and integrate with Google Home. Please keep in mind this is not the cheapest route but I think it is easy enough to get started. Hardware: Phillips Hue bridge, Phillips smart bulbs, Phillips sensors, D-Link water sensor, Xiaomi motion sensor, Nest smoke/CO detector, Raspberry pi 3 Software: home-assistant (HA) which is da bomb!!! It has so many integrations with different vendors and they add more each release. And...it's free ;-) So what does it do? I just placed sensors in certain rooms so that when you walk in, the light turn on and will turn off after a pre-defined time and when there is no motion. I also set light in certain rooms including how bright, without sensors, to turn on and off by itself. The reason I like to use home-assistant software because it's flexible enough where you could define date/time/duration and you could use in combination between trigger and condition. It's pretty awesome piece of software. So every morning when I get up, the speaker (I use Google Home) will announce weather forecast, pollen forecast, humidity and how long it will take to work. The Phillips motion sensor is quite cool as it also reads temperature in that area. So I placed one in the garage area and created an alert that when outside temperature+4 (summer time) is greater than inside's, it will announce my garage door is open at night. Home-assistant could also integrate with cameras, speakers, TV, DVR, etc. There is no direct integration with Google Home nor Alexa (you have to use some other method to communicate the two) unfortunately. I also tried the Phillips motion in the driveway as an alarm but it doesn't work quite well as if a bird will fly by, it will trigger the loud annoucement lol. I bought the Xiaomi sensor in hope that it is a better sensor but haven't installed. You could control everything from the web interface on tablet, phone whatever fits you. Sample screenshot below. Happy Automating!!!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-09-2018, 11:11 PM
    When I get my car back I'm thinking of leaving it on the ethanol tune. I just need to find some local E85 stations and I'll probably order a barrel of some E85 race fuel to keep around in the garage just in case. Anyone have suggestions on how to find local E85 stations? Payam@BMS isn't there an app you use?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 10:19 AM
    Mercedes-Benz did a press release last month on the off-road capability of the new 2019 G-Class model. What they did not mention is that the G63 would be replacing the venerable M157 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 with a custom M177 unit. The reason custom is brought up is because at 577 horses the M177 in the 2019 Mercedes-AMG G63 is more powerful than any other M177 and matches the output of the dry sump M178 in the AMG GT R. It looks like they gave the M177 the GT R turbos and more aggressive tuning but without the oil system. So, 577 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque sent through a 9-speed automatic. The torque split is also 40:60 front to rear now. So the interior is updated, the exterior is updated, the transmission is updated, the suspension is updated, the engine is updated, and, well, they basically updated everything. What is there not to like?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Well, the competition is over. The winner? The Lamborghini Huracan Performante. Let's just quickly remind you what cars it took down. The Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06, Acura NSX, McLaren 720S, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 991.2 GT3, and the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Here are their laptimes from slowest to quickest: NSX: 1:00.32 R8: 59.80 GT3: 59.20 720S: 58.60 GT R: 58.32 Z06: 58.12 How did the Lamborghini Huracan Performante do? 57.52 That is a decisive victory. It is interesting to note the Lamborghini is not the lightest or most powerful of the group. It certainly seems to be the most well rounded and engaging though. The suspension and aerodynamics are clearly world class. Who said the naturally aspirated motor is dead when it comes to performance? Reifen: Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R. Rundenzeit: Lamborghini Huracán Performante: 0.57,52 min.
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  • 1badtt's Avatar
    02-09-2018, 09:24 PM
    Hi everyone my names Matt and I picked up my 2008 SL65 AMG back in June of 2017. She was a one owner car and the original owner was very anal retentive she was serviced exclusively at Mercedes Benz of Anaheim. This is my first Mercedes Benz but by no means my first sports car. I sold my 1989 R32 Nissan Skyline to pick her up and could not be more pleased with the decision. After enjoying her for the past 8 months I decided to see what a tune would do. I love in Denver, Colorado so Kleemann seemed like the perfect choice since they are local to me. A quick run down to the Springs this morning and after a 2 hour visit I couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Dyno Results I look forward to learning a lot from all of the knowledgeable people here and hopefully being able to become an active member of the community. Matt
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-19-2018, 06:43 PM
    I'm positioning myself to make another real estate investment next year. Do you guys think the market is overvalued? I mean, it seems that way. Everything just keeps going up or maybe it's that SoCal is so overpriced to begin with. I've already made a nice return on a property I bought just a couple years ago. I'm worried there will be a correction at some point. Wondering what people with more experience think.
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