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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Twins breaking the 1000 crank horsepower range on the N54 platform would be huge news. That level of power from twins was promised from a handful of vendors for years but nothing came to fruition at least not until now. Will this upgrade from MMP be the first to do it? Perhaps. There is not yet any proof of that level of output from this upgrade but it certainly looks like if any twin turbo N54 upgrade will do it the MMP1K is the best bet: So who is going to push these to the limit and find out? $3499.99: https://mmp-e.com/collections/products/products/bmw-n54-mmp1k-turbo-kit-335i-135i-535i-z4-35i-235i-1m-335is
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    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Drag racing a Dodge Viper ACR is a bit pointless considering it is built for the roadcourse. The extra downforce and stiff suspension does not do anyone any favors on the strip and it shows in the result here. Despite having a ton of power this bolt on Gen V Viper ACR runs a 10.9 @ 126.78. You are better off drag racing a standard Viper.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:32 PM
    Soul Performance Products continues to expand their exhaust offering which is a great thing for enthusiasts looking to uncork their exhaust and add some power. A prime candidate for exhaust mods is the Porsche 991.1 Turbo. Here are the parts Soul offers for the 991.1 Turbo/S: - Competition X-Pipe Exhaust System - Sport X-Pipe Exhaust System - Sport Catalytic Converters - Cat Bypass Pipes - Bolt On Exhaust Tips Now, a big part is obviously the sound quality. Let's take a listen: Much better than stock which is just garbled/muffled too much. For those who want even more than the Sport or Competition system you can go to full cat bypass pipes: What about the power gains? Let's take a look at some Mustang results although keep in mind R/T Tuning corrects their Mustang heavily. Focus on the difference between the runs and not the peak figures: With the Soul X-Pipe system the baseline is 542 awhp and 629 awtq. The tune obviously make a huge difference in torque down low offering over 100 lb-ft at the wheels over the baseline. A Cobb Protune further extracts another 26 awhp over the out of the box tune. Drop weight, increase sound quality, and add power. Exactly what we like to see. WEIGHTS: Competition: approximately 19 lbs / 8.6 kg less than factory exhaust components (26 lbs vs 45 lbs). Sport (catted): approximately 14.4 lbs / 6.5 kg less than factory exhaust components (30.6 lbs vs 45 lbs) CHECK ENGINE LIGHT?: Expect no CEL with our catted Sport X-Pipe Exhaust System. Catless, most likely, but chances can be reduced with our catted O2 spacers. LIFETIME WARRANTY: Enjoy your Soul exhaust components with confidence on both the street and track as they are covered by our Lifetime Warranty! Our team will quickly work with you to resolve any issues or answer any questions that you may have.
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Some nice testing data from BMS (Burger Motorsports or Burger Tuning) with a 6-speed manual BMW F82 M4. The car has basic bolt on modifications in the form of a JB4, BEF, and BMS intake on E85 ethanol. Further details from BMS: Hey guys, Had a chance to spend a little time on the dyno today with our development M4. Driven by Payam@BMS it's a 2015 manual trans with around 80k miles. Bone stock except for a JB4, BMS intake, and our development back end flash map loaded via MHD. JB4 is using latest v1.8.1 firmware with the higher speed data logging. Testing today was done on straight E85 so we could test the limits of the factory fuel system. Some quick notes: 1) The high pressure pump keeps up with straight E85 relatively well at this power level, but pressure starts to nose off around 6000rpm at max boost. 2) Low pressure held fine even under higher RPM higher fuel demand. 3) The factory turbos still run out of steam at higher RPM. Exhaust modifications might extend the usable range slightly. 4) We ran the tuning with relatively conservative ignition advance peaking around 9 degrees. A couple timing drops here and there but mostly due to the back to back runs and working the turbo beyond its efficiency range at higher rpm. I meant to try running higher advance at higher RPM where the turbos drop off, but didn't have time to test it today. Next time. 5) Just for kicks I did a run on existing additive map1 and map2 for comparison. With the BEF loaded we'll be reprogramming all the JB4 map options so you retain a similarly wide range of power delivery options at your fingertips. Lots more to come...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    The new Ford GT is supposed to be an absolute roadcourse terror. That is what it was built to do. Goal accomplished as Car and Driver set a new production car laptime record on the VIR (Virginia International Raceway) Grand West Course. A look at the course and how the time compares: As you likely remember BoostAddict posted the top 25 Car and Driver VIR laptimes a month ago. The Ford GT tops them all. Now, it barely eeks out the top spot but when you consider that the top spot was held by the Porsche 918 Spyder that make this time all the more impressive. The Ford GT is cheaper, lighter, and less powerful. It certainly is amusing to note that the torque advantage thanks to electronic motors does not seem to translate into laptime advantages that offset the cost, weight, and complexity of the hybrid system. So, we have a new king for now. Will it hold off the McLaren Senna though? Doubtful.
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