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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 05:06 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 05:00 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
    If you track your car or launch hard on the dragstrip with big power you put tremendous stress on the driveline including the driveshaft. The factory BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 driveshaft is not made out of carbon fiber and if it gives it can certainly be a dangerous situation. Driveshafts giving way on the strip is not a new topic but they can come up through the cabin especially if a driveshaft loop is not installed. Well, with the MFactory carbon fiber driveshaft not only do you get a safety benefit but you get a much stronger piece than the factory driveshaft. Here is the description from MFactory: This is a dry carbon fiber piece with 5500 newton meters of capability. That means 4056 lb-ft or in other words whatever any E9X M3 in the world can throw at it. BimmerBoost.com will putting it to the test. They are currently looking for testers which get a discount from $1499.95 retail which is a very reasonable price for what you get. Just to share personal experience, this driveshaft was ordered for the BimmerBoost project E92 M3 DCT and somehow arrived in two days. The insanely quick shipping speed was mind blowing. Here are photos of the unboxing of the driveshaft: It certainly looks and feels like a stout piece and certainly is well packaged. The real test of course will be on a car and MFactory is still looking for testers. If you want to get in at tester pricing, contact @MFactory on the forum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 01:52 PM
    Now this is the kind of stuff that gets the people of BimmerBoost going! A supercharged BMW E63 M6? That's badass in of itself. But a 5.7 liter stroked S85 V10 with 16 psi of boost on top? Well, EZ-Performance Germany has our attention. Here's what they have to say about the build: Yes, they posted a dyno: Next up is 1200+ horsepower on E85 and breaking into the 9's. Speaking from some personal experience, pushing a stroked S85 with big boost will create some issues. It will be interesting to see how they solve them. Oh, and they are already well into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and over 136 miles per hour: Great work and BimmerBoost looks forward to what they do next. It's great to see the S85 V10 getting the aftermarket push it deserves. Edit: This build is a joint venture between EZ-performance + Starke-Performance
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 07:17 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 11:10 AM
    The F90 generation M5 is going to be very exciting. Why? Because BMW promises to drop weight significantly this time (we'll see about that) despite adding all wheel drive. We will be lucky if they get close to the current generation F10 M5 in weight considering the added mass from xDrive system. They intend to extensively use carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for this reason. With over 600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8, a dual clutch transmission, and all wheel drive you can expect the F90 to be a beast in a straight line. The M5 is supposed to be an all around car though and this video shows it hustling around the 'Ring. It looks like the tires are crying 'understeer' out loud at times but it looks fairly rapid and that it is being pushed hard. Maybe the limp mode issues of the past model will be addressed? Maybe it will not be out of place on a track? We'll have to wait and see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-28-2016, 11:02 AM
    The Lamborghini Aventador SV is no joke capable of running mid 10's at close to 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. However, it does weigh 3900 pounds and the 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 while very powerful at 740 horsepower is naturally aspirated and is not easy to tune. The AMG GT S with its M178 twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 on the other hand is very easy to tune. Not only is it lighter than the Lamborghini it has a dual clutch transmission and a rear wheel drive layout meaning lower drivetrain losses and very quick shifting. Keep in mind the Aventador Superveloce is a track car first and foremost. It will generate considerably more drag at speed than the AMG GT S due to its aerodynamics. You take an AMG GT S and upgrade the turbochargers as GAD Motors did and it is no surprise this is what happens on the highway between the two:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-28-2016, 11:41 AM
    HGK Racing is serious about drifting and what they did to this 2-Series confirms that. What will get your attention first is the custom carbon/kevlar body work. It is not necessarily the prettiest BMW widebody you will ever see but it's just designed to be light and house wide rims as this is a drift car after all. The amount of work that went into this vehicle certainly is impressive even if BimmerBoost does not necessarily like the result. Under the hood is a GM LS based motor built by Mast Motorsports. It gets LS7 heads, forged internals, titanium valves, etc. The works essentially which results in 820 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. Naturally aspirated power mind you. The F22 chassis (some are referring to this as an F87 M2 but it's an F22) is bare welded after being stripped down. The body panels were all removed. The interior was stripped and a roll cage put in. A fuel cell system takes up the trunk space. Nitron 3-way adjustable coilovers were installed. HGK machines the camber plates and various other suspension pieces. The suspension arms, knuckles, and other components come from Wisefab. What about the wheels, tires, and brakes? Yes, important components in a drift vehicle. Wilwood 6-piston calipers are up front along with 11.75 inch rotors. In back, 4-piston calipers and 12-inch discs. The wheels are 18x8.5f and 18x10r with 235mm and 265mm rubber respectively. Is this an impressive amount of work? Yes. Is it a great BMW build? No. They threw out the BMW motor, stuck in an LS V8 (yawn), and made a custom body kit that while being very functional in helping lower the weight to 26XX pounds is wasted on a drift toy and not a real roadcourse competition car. People will swoon and drool over this and it certainly is worthy of attention (is anyone surprised this car is headed to Qatar?) but let us know when someone actually takes an M2, lightens it significantly, and modifies the N55B30T0 engine it comes with from the factory to make for a serious BMW track beast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 PM
    Nico Rosberg received a boost in his race prospects thanks to Lewis Hamilton being forced to start from the back. Why? Due to penalties as he exceeded the maximum amount of engines allowed in a season. No driver has ever won a Formula 1 Grand Prix starting from the back. Surprisingly, Hamilton came fairly close. Hamilton impressively managed to charge up to third place benefitting from a bit of chaos due to several wrecks. The nastiest of which happened to Kevin Magnussen: Video here: http://www.formula1.com/en/video/2016/8/Race__Huge_Magnussen_crash_brings_out_red_flags_at_Spa.html That is a bad, bad wreck. The race would be red flagged but fortunately Magnussen did not suffer any serious injuries: Rosberg had it easy leading the whole race and not having to worry about pressure from Hamilton. He was never challenged. The only excitement came from those behind him battling for position. Mercedes is running away with the constructor's championship and Nico Rosberg is now nine points behind Hamilton for the driver's championship. The Italian Grand Prix next week at Monza should be very interesting.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 11:12 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:45 PM
    Nico Rosberg received a boost in his race prospects thanks to Lewis Hamilton being forced to start from the back. Why? Due to penalties as he exceeded the maximum amount of engines allowed in a season. No driver has ever won a Formula 1 Grand Prix starting from the back. Surprisingly, Hamilton came fairly close. Hamilton impressively managed to charge up to third place benefitting from a bit of chaos due to several wrecks. The nastiest of which happened to Kevin Magnussen: Video here: http://www.formula1.com/en/video/2016/8/Race__Huge_Magnussen_crash_brings_out_red_flags_at_Spa.html That is a bad, bad wreck. The race would be red flagged but fortunately Magnussen did not suffer any serious injuries: Rosberg had it easy leading the whole race and not having to worry about pressure from Hamilton. He was never challenged. The only excitement came from those behind him battling for position. Mercedes is running away with the constructor's championship and Nico Rosberg is now nine points behind Hamilton for the driver's championship. The Italian Grand Prix next week at Monza should be very interesting.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-28-2016, 10:54 AM
    The Lamborghini Aventador SV is no joke capable of running mid 10's at close to 135 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. However, it does weigh 3900 pounds and the 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 while very powerful at 740 horsepower is naturally aspirated and is not easy to tune. The AMG GT S with its M178 twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 on the other hand is very easy to tune. Not only is it lighter than the Lamborghini it has a dual clutch transmission and a rear wheel drive layout meaning lower drivetrain losses and very quick shifting. Keep in mind the Aventador Superveloce is a track car first and foremost. It will generate considerably more drag at speed than the AMG GT S due to its aerodynamics. You take an AMG GT S and upgrade the turbochargers as GAD Motors did and it is no surprise this is what happens on the highway between the two:
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  • victor247's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 11:53 PM
    Hi guys, I just got a 2008 335i E93 as a project car. I just got a donor 335IS that ill use the transmission off of since the car currently has an automatic transmission. I just ran a cross a Precision 6870 for a good price that I plan to buy. What do you guys think of the idea of doing a single turbo project on a convertible and piecing the kit together? Would it be better I just get a kit? Whats the max power the IS DCT will reliably hold? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 12:11 PM
    All hail UGR (Underground Racing). The second generation Audi R8 is basically a Huracan with an Audi skin. It features the same engine as its Lamborghini brother as well as the same dual clutch transmission. UGR showed what they could do on the platform running 7.8 @ 187 in the 1/4 mile. It was only a matter of time before UGR would tackle the second generation R8 with their twin turbo kit which they announced a few months back. The results are predictably outstanding. 9.025 @ 160.00 in the 1/4 mlie. This is an elapsed time world record and just a hair off breaking into the 8's which will happen as temps drop. What are the full specs? Fuel, boost, etc.? We don't know. UGR did not provide them. Apparently this car is getting more power which implies engine and transmission builds. It would be nice to know if this was done the stock motor though.
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