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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 09:24 AM
    This car belongs to BimmerBoost vendor @fastgti69 who of course is using his own VM (Ventura Motorsports) N54 single turbocharger kit on his 6-speed manual E90 335i. He recently got it out on the dyno with Terry of Burger Motorsports to do some fine tuning. The result is over 800 wheel horsepower and 834 horsepower and 720 lb-ft of torque at the wheels to be exact. The thing is, they are not done here. There is more in this car. The N54 horsepower record still stands at 861 rear wheel horsepower but as we have more N54's pushing deep into the 800's along with further tuning revisions for these high horsepower cars we should start seeing records fall. Further details below from @Terry@BMS: Hey guys, Spent some time on the dyno today with Payam@VM's car. Main purpose of testing was to evaluate the new JB4 single turbo O2 sensor calibration and JB4 port injection control. In doing that it appears we also upped the official bar a bit for single turbo N54 power. Notes: 1) This big turbo really sings at 35psi. It's starting to get to the point that we need to add 4bar and 5bar MAP sensor support to the JB4. It's on my radar. 2) Car has a major issue dropping timing in cyl4. We have no idea why. 3) The JB4 o2 sensor control is working very well. It's amazing how lean we were running previously without really giving it much thought. The second dyno file is a comparison to his testing a couple months ago. AFR was creeping up to the mid 13s. If you're running a single turbo and not using the latest JB4 o2 sensor control firmware, your AFR is much leaner than you think it is. 4) The JB4 port injection control is working perfectly as well. It's convenient being able to datalog and change it from the same JB4 interface and it's nice that it finally self corrects for low fuel pressure. Much more planned for this. 5) Given the AFRs are accurate now we're using *a lot* more fuel than we did previously. Maintaining low pressure on E80 (as read via JB4 flex fuel sensor) has become an issue again. Been funneling data to Fuel-IT who has some new stuff in the works. 6) I heart JB4 anti-lag.
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  • Lswhat's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 02:02 PM
    So... Ive been sitting here thinking, and I wanted to share one of the quickest and easiest ways to improve your 60' when drag racing. Its a pretty simple concept, and Definitely a DIY. hah. So here it is, One of the biggest drag racing mistakes people make right off the bat, is as simple as where they "Stage" their car. Staging, as in the two top yellow bulbs is the easiest and simplest way to improve your 60' and even as much as improving your top end mph. Staging is a series of 3 beams, pre stage, stage and guard beam. the guard beam is essentially usless to us as that is just to ensure your car isn't too low, or that you are trying to falsly trigger the top end beam. So the first beam, the prestage beam, when staging your car you want to take your time. typically I turn my top bulb on and let my fellow opponent do the same thing (Courtesy Staging) once both top bulbs on, my staging routine is fairly simple, and I do the same thing EVERYTIME. once both our cars are in the first beam I get on the converter on my car and SLOWLY bump the breaks so that I move less then an inch each bump, and I continue to do so @ 2000 rpms until the 2nd bulb (stage) is on, which is typically 7" at most tracks. and then get on my converter even harder, typically 2500-2800. But heres the catch... All of you people that blindly roll into the 2nd (stage) bulb have no idea where you are actually staging. In a perfect world you want to BARELY turn that 2nd bulb on therefore giving you 7" more of usable track, people may ask, "Why do I want to make the track longer?" and your answer is as simple as this... Your timer DOES not start until BOTH beams are fully connected again, meaning that your E.T. does not start ticking until you have moved approximately 7" So by this "shallow stage" method you will actually see higher mph, and lower 60' Your reaction time as well is recorded as soon as you technically recreate the beam, from the time the light turned green. in a perfect world you want to leave as soon as you see the last yellow light come on. I have been bracket racing for a number of years, and ill take my Camaro for example, that car does not react worth a damn. So typically I do my stage routine, but then give it 3 extra "bumps" decreasing the 7" to idealistically 4" which in return will improve my reaction time, but those 3 bumps cause my 60' to go from a 1.70 (when I shallow stage) to a 1.78 (deeper staging) and the overall E.T. will typically drop from a 11.85 @ 115mph (shallow stage) to a 11.98-12.00 @ 113.8 with a 1.78 (deeper stage) 60' You can even go as far as turning the top bulb completely off, which just means that the original "prestage" beam is back intact and your front tire is only breaking the stage beam. And I know a lot of you out there are thinking, this guy is full of shit, I dare you to try it next time you are at the track, try BARELY turning on the 2nd bulb one pass, and then the following pass deep stage and turn the top bulb completely off, I would bet you lose close to 2 tenths (.2) off of your total e.t. and at least 1-2 mph, provided you did everything the same as the pass before. I hope this helps someone!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 11:53 AM
    Nice results here for Eurocharged modifications on the S55 3.0 liter twin turbo direct injected engine platform from the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4. The Stage 1 tune on the stock exhaust puts down 452 wheel horsepower and 459 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on pump gas. Add in catless downpipes and power climbs to 477 at the wheels. The tune and downpipes provide a boost of just under 50 horsepower at the wheels over the catless downpipes alone. These are all pump gas numbers. With higher octane or meth injection of course things can be pushed further. Pricing is typical Eurocharged which means the best value for the quality in the business. $1400 for downpipes and a tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is a steal. Tune only: Tune and catless downpipes vs. catless downpipes only: Downpipes:
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  • Unklejoe's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 02:17 PM
    Hello, I am working on an open source project and I figured it would be best to collaborate with as many people as possible. This project is for my N55 car, but I bet this will apply to other BMWs too (probably any BMW after 2008). The goal: Make my own progressive methanol injection controller. Purpose: Current meth controllers use different approaches for determining engine load. Some use straight boost (AEM), while others use a much more advanced approach of interpreting sensor values (Aquamist). However, all of these approaches are somewhat "inexact" in my opinion when you consider the goal, which is to inject a certain percentage of the total fuel amount at any given time. The Aquamist is probably the best (and likely more than precise enough for its purpose), but all of these kits still have the issue of installation complexity; I want to avoid tapping a bunch of wires under the hood. The purpose of this project is to create a meth controller that is both very precise and very simple to install. This is also partly driven by my curiosity. Approach: In short, I will obtain realtime engine fuel mass delivery rate data from the OBD interface and use this to drive an Aquamist fast acting valve (FAV). The 2011 E92 335i uses CANbus (500kbps) for OBD-II communications, and the car supports the UDS protocol. The fuel mass delivery rate will be requested using a standard UDS "get ID" (0x22) request. Then, once I have the fuel mass rate, I will convert it in to cc/min (taking in to account the specific gravity of gasoline). The result will be the TOTAL cc/min flow rate for the engine (which can sort of be converted to horsepower if you make some BSFC assumptions). I've created lookup tables (12 entries deep) for various fuel volume flow rates, which will allow for the mapping of the desired meth flow percentage (see MethService.h). The desired meth flow percentage (percentage of total fuel flow rate) will then be mapped to the required PWM duty cycle that the meth injector must be presented with to achieve said flow rate. There's more to it, but this is the general idea. I may update this post later with more details. Until then, see the code for details... Possible Issues: Conflicts with Cobb datalogger. Since there will essentially be two OBD devices on the port, this could cause conflicts. However, since this car uses CAN, it shouldn't be a problem. That's part of the beauty of CANbus. I do make use of the HW filters in the MCP2515 to try to reduce processing overhead for messages I don't care about, but those filters don't inspect deep enough into the message to select only fuel mass responses, so if the Cobb is using the same CAN ID, there could be issues. It all depends on how the Cobb obtains its data. Failure Modes. Special care must be taken to make sure that all possible failure modes result in NO INJECTION of meth. The Code: This project is open source and licenced under the LGPL. The LGPL was chosen because I don't want someone to simply take this code and incorporate it into their closed sorce project without giving proper recognition and support to the community. The LGPL essentially forces any changes to this code to be published openly and forces any closed source programs that make use of this code to provide a means to obtain the LGPL'd portions of the code and re-link to them. In other words, your closed source program CAN use my code, but it should be dynamically linked and you need to provide a copy of my code along with any changes you made to it. That being said, since this is the LGPL and not the GPL, feel free to incorporate this code in to your closed source project, but with restrictions. See the LGPL for more details. The Hardware: I am using a ruggedized version of the Arduino UNO for this project. It's basically the same as the regular Arduino but with a better power supply which can handle 3V-30V and is rated for extended temperatures. I am using the MCP2515 CAN controller with the corresponding transciever, both of which are part of the Jaycon CAN shield for Arduino. I am using the Arduino (OEM) 4 relay board to drive the meth pump and failsafe outputs. I am using the Arduino tinkerkit MOSFET board to drive the Aquamist FAV. This includes a flyback diode, which is nice. Progress I am able to query the fuel mass delivery rate from the ECU and can successfully interpret the values. This was done using some quick test code that I threw together just to prove the concept. Since then, I've been developing this "offline", so I don't know if the current code in the reposity works or not. The full code is basically complete, but I haven't tested it yet. I plan to drive around and log the PWM duty cycle and make sure things are sensible. Then, I will install the actual meth kit and tape the nozzle to the windshield to make sure things work as expected. Please review my code and let me know what you think. Feel free to contribute! Sorry if this post is "incomplete". The project can be found at:
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 04:02 PM
    Introducing the ‪HRE‬ Series S2. The ‪Series S2‬ debuts with five new models, including the 10-spoke mesh S200, the aggressive diamond five-spoke S201, the V-5 directional spoke S204, the split five-spoke S207, and the 20-spoke directional S209. The design of these new wheels include a unique twisted spoke geometry and complex 360 degree surfacing inspired by the latest cars. The all-new Series S2 wheels are available in diameters ranging from 20 to 22 and 24 inches and widths ranging from 7 to 14 inches. For added style and weight reduction, customers also have the choice of optional titanium assembly and lug hardware. The Series S2 will also be available as a centerlock and will be load-rated for larger luxury sedans and SUVs. For more information, please email us or visit
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 08:55 AM
    Great numbers here from a GIAC tuned B8.5 Audi S4 3.0 TFSI supercharged V6 equipped with the DSG dual clutch transmission. At ATCO in New Jersey (one of the nation's quickest tracks) the owner managed several mid 11 passes culminating with a new overall B8 S4 record of 11.462 @ 120.03 The fastest trap speed was 120.34 on a 11.494 pass. Here is the mod list for the car: AWE Tuning B8.5 Stage 2 Performance Pulley Kit AWE Tuning Resonated Downpipes and Touring Edition Exhaust G.I.A.C. Stage 2 V2 Engine Software - GIAC 104 file on MS109 fuel G.I.A.C. DSG Performance Software Upgraded intake, heat exchanger and reservoir Lightweight front/rear rotors and wheels It is important to note there is weight reduction as well with the passenger seat pulled as well as the spare and jack. On the stock 3.0 TFSI blower owners can continue to try to one-up themselves but it comes down to weight reduction and the best conditions to try to eek out new records. What the platform really needs to start seeing to move to the next level is larger superchargers.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 01:21 PM
    Another year and another LA Auto Show is in the books. There were some exciting debuts. Alfa Romeo made a splash with their new Giulia. Mercedes-AMG of course had the new C63 AMG coupe which is gorgeous. Not enough can be said about Ford and their GT350R Mustang and the GT. BMW of course had their M4 GTS, Dodge their Viper ACR, and Acura their NSX. The emphasis on enthusiast cars may be diminishing but they are still alive and well with some of the best iterations yet. These are exciting times for performance enthusiasts. That is not to say everything is all sunshine and rainbows as the presence of Lotus basically evaporated and manufacturers keep pushing electric drivetrains which is where we are headed. The enthusiast market probably has 20 years left at best before autonomous electrics that drive you take over. Enjoy it while it lasts. Here's a recap of our coverage: LAAS 2015 - BMW wants $134,200 for the 2016 F82 M4 GTS LAAS 2015 - Volkswagen is delusional and acts like everything is fine by deflecting attention to electric powertrains LAAS 2015 - The 'new' 2017 R231 Mercedes SL is the old Mercedes SL LAAS 2015 - Alfa Romeo brings a few Giulias and a few gorgeous women to Los Angeles LAAS 2015 - The world's ugliest F82 BMW M4 created by LT Motorwerks, LB Performance, and Crzy Engineering LAAS 2015 - We can't get enough of the new Ford GT LAAS 2015 - The C205 C63 AMG coupe is gorgeous - Mercedes-AMG brings their Edition 1 AMG C63 S Coupe LAAS 2015 - Aston Martin's bespoke DB10 created for James Bond LAAS 2015 - The second generation Audi R8 is simply stunning LAAS 2015 - Mercedes-AMG brings the AMG GT GT3 race car and it is badass LAAS 2015 - The Lotus US presence is on life support - Exige V6 Cup photos LAAS 2015 - Go racing with Porsche's Cayman GT4 Clubsport for $165k - PDK Cayman GT4 #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:51 PM
    $165,000 is a lot of money for a track toy. If you have the coin Porsche has the car. This is the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. What do you get for that money? A stripped out interior, roll cage, GT3 cup car front suspension system, racing harness, upgraded brakes, larger fuel tank, and fire suppression system. Does all of that add up to $165k? Well, we do not know. The main change is that the manual transmission is ditched for the PDK dual clutch transmission. Interesting, considering that this pretty much admits that for serious track duty the PDK is the better performance option. It also proves that Porsche could easily give the standard Cayman GT4 the PDK but is refusing based on politics to maintain an artificial performance hierarchy as with a PDK transmission the Cayman GT4 would step on too many 911's toes. This is why PorscheBoost has been saying for some time now that the manual transmission decision is solely driven by internal politics. The only way you will get a Cayman GT4 with a PDK transmission from Porsche is with this Clubsport model. Considering it is not street legal and comes with almost a $100k penalty we would be perfectly happy with the standard GT4. For guys that want to race, this Cayman might just be the perfect car. #LAAS2015
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  • stilov's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 11:19 PM
    Great shape, handful of passes. 17x8.5 ET40, were used on a 335i so 5x120 and then whatever the BMW hub bore is. MT drag radials, good meat left. I will ship if its worth doing. Local preferred 600 shipped OBO
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:13 AM
    Quite the sight to behold. Take in the beauty that is the beast known as the Mercedes-AMG GT3. Now although this race car is based on the AMG GT it uses the powerplant from the previous generation SLS GT3 platform which is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 known as the M159. This vehicle is designed for gentlemen racers which means a customer can purchase it and go racing in various GT3 classes around the globe. Not exactly a cheap way to go racing but this is for big boys competing with the world's best. It will be interesting to see if the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will evolve to house a direct injected turbo motor for racing bringing a closer tie to the actual AMG GT street car. The GT3 drivetrain remains very similar to the previous generation SLS GT3 down to the sequential transaxle gearbox. The vehicle itself is stunning and the security guard Mercedes-AMG had on hand agreed with me on that point. He stated they had a hard time sourcing even one of these for the show and wanted to make sure nobody messed with it. A logical precaution for a machine of this caliber. Simply a stunning vehicle. #LAAS2015
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 12:02 PM
    Anyone remember when the future was bright over at Lotus Cars? Allow us to jog your memory. It was way back in 2010 when Lotus was showing off a bunch of concepts including a 2013 Esprit. Lotus had an awesome presence at car shows and was generating huge buzz with their upcoming lineup. It all fizzled out as you may have noticed there was no Esprit built for 2013. The other four concept cars they debuted in 2010 named the Elan, Eterne, Elite, and Elise also amounted to nothing more than wishful thinking. Lotus did end up producing a new Exige a variant of you see below except they do not sell it in the USA for street use. All they sell is the Evora which pretty much was supposed to be a stopgap car until they launched the new Esprit among others. Lotus did not even have their own booth but a dealer brought this Exige to the LA Auto Show. Their presence is almost non-existent. It is a shame as they produce cars for enthusiasts. With Lotus not being able to even sell their full offering worldwide it is fair to wonder if at least in the US their best days are behind them and if they even have a future in this market. #LAAS2015
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  • socalm3's Avatar
    11-27-2015, 07:54 PM
    I have an e93 M3. I hope to share and learn from you guys!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 01:02 PM
    This bolt on modified Gen V Viper in the videos below is quite impressive. There is good driving to go with it as the owner shifts cleanly and quickly. Previously, we saw a bolt on Gen V Viper beat a PP-Performance tuned CLS63 AMG from a roll and some fanboys doubted the outcome. Well, this bolt on Viper runs not one but two tuned M157 AMG's from PP-Performance. Let's start with the CLS63 AMG said to be a stage 2 PP-Performance tune. The Viper makes easy work of it as they dodge (pardon the pun) traffic: The E63 is said to have the RS850 PP-Performance package with upgraded turbos. The Viper makes easy work of it as well: How about a Mercedes-AMG GT S? Considering the car is stock this race favors the Viper. The AMG GT S gets the hit in the first run. It is quickly overtaken and passed. The second run has a lot of traffic and isn't very clean but the Viper pulls again: Does a tuned SLS AMG fare any better? Nope. The Viper spanks it too: With the AMG's all getting mopped up surely an Aventador will do better? Guess again. The nice thing at least is that this video has honks denoting the start of the race. It doesn't matter, Viper comes out on top yet again: The only real challenger to the Viper is a tuned McLaren MP4-12C. The McLaren does not have a passenger but the Viper does. In the first video it is pretty much door to door with the McLaren appearing to edge. In the second run it looks like the Viper jumps and holds off the McLaren. Overall, this goes to show how potent a bolt on Gen V Dodge Viper is as if this point needs reinforcing yet again. The videos themselves leave a lot to be desired as honks would be much appreciated as would steady camera angles from mounted GoPro's. What we get is a lot of head turning making for jumpy vids so these are not the best but it's still easy to tell the Viper is a beast.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 10:54 AM
    Here is the third and final video in an independent comparison of the trio of world's best supercars. The three cars of course are the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. The independent testing is much appreciated in wake of Ferrari's absurd control freak media policies. The first test had the trio duke it out at the Silverstone roadcourse in the UK. The P1 took the victory there although we wonder if there was a British bias. The second test was a 1/4 mile drag race at the Santa Pod raceway in the UK. This network did not feel the drag racing and the way the results were presented were very well done. The P1 had the fastest trap speed of the trio and the 918 Spyder had the quickest ET. Well, maybe the third time's the charm? This is a longer drag race up to 186 miles per hour which will allows these vehicles to stretch their powerful legs. Based on the results of the previous test the 918 Spyder should get a lead out of the hole only to be eventually passed by the P1 and LaFerrari duking it out on the top end. What happens is that the P1 and LaFerrari are indeed the faster than the 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder does not get a good launch and somehow in damp conditions the LaFerrari beats the other cars off the line. That should not happen with the 918 Spyder all wheel drive especially with the cars all on street tires. Fortunately, they do have the cars run several times. Performance measurement is courtesy of a VBOX. The 918 Spyder averages the quickest runs to 100 but past 100 miles per hour the P1 just pulls away. The LaFerrari trails the other two to 60, 100, and 150 but shows its power and top end prowess by 186: All three of these cars are absurdly fast. The 918 Spyder just puts its power down the most efficiently but it is also the heaviest due to its all wheel drive system which becomes a detriment past 100. The P1 seems to provide the best blend of top end punch and traction off the line. The LaFerrari does well but loses out which is maybe why Ferrari tries to control its testing as they would never let a result like this reach the public if they could prevent it. It is good for enthusiasts that Ferrari was not involved in these tests.
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  • TTFS's Avatar
    11-26-2015, 05:54 PM
    Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale! 20% off all E46 tunes 15% off all E9X tunes 12% off all F Series tunes If you do not see your vehicle listed contact us Please share! *December 4th prices return to normal *Tunes must be completed by April 1st 2016 Located in Crofton, MD.
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 10:56 PM
    Hey, I'm looking to buy some OEM (or OEM replacement) rotors and calipers (rears only) but if you're only willing to sell the full set of brakes just send me an offer and we can work something out. I'm also in need of some non-EDC rear shocks and springs. Again if you have a full set of struts and shocks that you would like to sell at the same time, just send me an offer
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-24-2015, 11:53 AM
    Anyone remember when the future was bright over at Lotus Cars? Allow us to jog your memory. It was way back in 2010 when Lotus was showing off a bunch of concepts including a 2013 Esprit. Lotus had an awesome presence at car shows and was generating huge buzz with their upcoming lineup. It all fizzled out as you may have noticed there was no Esprit built for 2013. The other four concept cars they debuted in 2010 named the Elan, Eterne, Elite, and Elise also amounted to nothing more than wishful thinking. Lotus did end up producing a new Exige a variant of you see below except they do not sell it in the USA for street use. All they sell is the Evora which pretty much was supposed to be a stopgap car until they launched the new Esprit among others. Lotus did not even have their own booth but a dealer brought this Exige to the LA Auto Show. Their presence is almost non-existent. It is a shame as they produce cars for enthusiasts. With Lotus not being able to even sell their full offering worldwide it is fair to wonder if at least in the US their best days are behind them and if they even have a future in this market. #LAAS2015
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  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Text me 908-670-2503 Located in NJ These are all the parts i have for now. Soon will be a FBO part out due to single turbo kit. stay tuned Parts i Have currently available: Stock exhaust - NO SHIPPING for this item only..local pick up or meet up only Stock Downpipes Stock intake box Stock FMIC M3 Spoiler OEM 18" MSPORT Wheels (being re-painted OEM Color Currently) I will ship anything except stock exhaust due to size. PM me for prices and offers please. Thanks
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    11-23-2015, 09:06 PM
    1970 Dodge Charger "Tantrum" Salvaggio Automotive Design x SpeedKore Performance Group 1650 HP 9.0L engine Twin Turbos (94mm each) 6 speed transmission Baer 6-piston brakes Custom full frame vehicle Custom full cage vehicle Carbon fiber fenders, valance, front and rear bumpers Custom firewall Carbon fiber seats HRE S104 19x8.5F, 20x12R Michelin Pilot SuperSports Penske shocks 20 Gallon Fuel cell with (2) A1000 Aeromotive fuel pumps Throttle by wire controls Dry sump with Peterson oil tank 12 qt
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