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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-22-2016, 04:02 AM
    Is 800 rwhp the new 700 rwhp? Just the other day a 737 rear wheel horsepower stock internal N54 was posted on BimmerBoost. Well, this E90 335i takes things a bit further 802 rear wheel horsepower at 33 psi of boost with E70 fuel on a 131,000 mile stock internal N54. Impressive, right? Here is the full mod list: 131,000 mile stock engine car. MOTIV 900 Turbo Kit MOTIV Port Injection MOTIV Twin Disk Clutch Fuel It Stage 3 pump basket BCP Colossal Intercooler VRSF Charge pipe w/ TiAL Q blow off valve MHD Back End Flash by BCP AEM EMS4 for boost control and port injection control M3 cowl Modified stock catback exhaust Tuned in house by at BCP 802whp @ 33psi on E70 fuel Special thanks to Jake @ MOTIV Over 800 whp from a motor with over 100,000 miles on the clock that has not been opened. It's not going to last forever obviously and running it at 800 plus all the time is asking for trouble but 800 whp certainly can be done on the stock internals even with a well used N54. Great work by everyone involved.
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    06-24-2016, 07:50 PM
    Doc Race made waves with their BMW N54 single turbo kit released early this year. The N54 community reception was positive and thus far there is nothing but praise for the product. Doc Race is expanding their N54 offering which will included ported headwork and an upgraded intake manifold. Dyno results and specifications for the ported N54 head will come. For now, there are more concrete details on the intake manifold. This is more of a modification for someone already pushing high numbers and looking for a stronger and more efficient piece. They did get it on the dyno and it is more efficient than the factory design: Certainly great news and an exciting time in the N54 tuning world especially for guys pushing the limits.
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    06-24-2016, 06:31 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
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    06-21-2016, 03:41 AM
    This is an interesting race on the highway as the M5's rear wheel drive layout is a benefit and not a hindrance when it stretches its legs. The Nissan GTR's are lighter by about 500 pounds and like the M5 are DCT equipped but they do have higher drivetrain losses. Not that it should matter for a GTR with a turbo upgrade. It of course depends which turbo upgrade as numbers can range from 7XX to 2000+ whp. These two are said to be full bolt on with the red car having hybrid turbos and the white GTR some unnamed turbo kit. They go from a low speed roll and the GTR's take an initial lead. The M5 quickly starts to pull as speeds rise and makes easy work of both cars. The GTR's were on pump gas though. On race gas or E85 this race would be a very different story. Still, it goes to show a bolt on M5 can beat turbo upgraded GTR's on the highway if they are not in kill mode. M5: Downpipes, K&N filters and tuneRed GT-R: FBO + hybrid turbos (700HP)White GT-R: FBO + turbo upgrade (730-740HP)
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    06-24-2016, 06:27 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
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    06-21-2016, 06:42 PM
    This RS7 built by Total Race we know pretty well as it belongs to AudiBoost member @Ghost. We've seen it beat up on one of the world's most powerful E63 AMG's and it made easy work of a tuned C6 RS6 V10. Not surprising with over 942 horsepower at the wheels. Which raises the question, why isn't the transmission disintegrating? The ZF 8HP is a stout transmission which is why Audi opts to replace the S-Tronic dual clutch of the S6 and S7 models with the ZF 8HP automatic for the RS6 and RS7. They will also be utilizing this transmission in the upcoming Audi S5. RS6 and RS7 models are holding up with bolt on modifications and even modified turbos. They are not making over 1000 lb-ft of torque though. Maybe @Ghost. can shed some light on if he has any ZF 8HP transmission upgrades but it is amazing how much torque the box coping with.
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    06-21-2016, 03:30 AM
    This is an interesting race on the highway as the M5's rear wheel drive layout is a benefit and not a hindrance when it stretches its legs. The Nissan GTR's are lighter by about 500 pounds and like the M5 are DCT equipped but they do have higher drivetrain losses. Not that it should matter for a GTR with a turbo upgrade. It of course depends which turbo upgrade as numbers can range from 7XX to 2000+ whp. These two are said to be full bolt on with the red car having hybrid turbos and the white GTR some unnamed turbo kit. They go from a low speed roll and the GTR's take an initial lead. The M5 quickly starts to pull as speeds rise and makes easy work of both cars. The GTR's were on pump gas though. On race gas or E85 this race would be a very different story. Still, it goes to show a bolt on M5 can beat turbo upgraded GTR's on the highway if they are not in kill mode. M5: Downpipes, K&N filters and tuneRed GT-R: FBO + hybrid turbos (700HP)White GT-R: FBO + turbo upgrade (730-740HP)
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    06-21-2016, 03:41 PM
    Always fun to see competing N54 turbo upgrades go at it. Fanboys exhaust a lot of energy battling these options out on the forums but seeing them against one another shows you the performance is quite similar and the deciding factor is often the transmission and weight. Speaking of weight the 135i is indeed lighter than an E92 N54 except this is an E88 convertible meaning it is heavier than the standard car. Additionally, the 335is has a passenger so it is at a weight disadvantage. The DCT transmission of the 335is certainly helps compared to the 135i automatic. Ultimately, the cars are very even (maybe an edge to the 335is without the passenger) and these are great runs to see. 135i mods: Auto FBO+ inlets JB4 BEF+antilag Pure stage 2 turbos Fuel it port injection with stage 3 LPFP running 100% e85 335is + passenger (camera car) mods: DCT FBO+ Inlets BuraQ MHD tuned Vargas Varga 2+ turbos Fuel it port injection with stage 3 LPFP running 100% e85
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    06-21-2016, 03:23 PM
    You have decided to get your first custom dyno tune. Congratulations! That is a big step forward and a smart move. Your tuner will extract the maximum from your car providing they are a quality tuner and leave you with a stronger vehicle. First timers no doubt will have some questions and this FAQ has the answers. So you are booked in for your first Dyno Tune. You may have some questions, here are the common ones to keep you on the right track. Q: Should I make sure my spark plugs, leads and ignition system are in good working order prior to my booking? A: Certainly not. Just like other known issues, ignition problems provide your tuner with a bit of a challenge. They will enjoy removing your spark plugs for you (especially if they are hard to reach) as laying on the engine reaching down the back when it is scorching hot on the dyno keeps them warm in the cooler winter months. Q: It’s the morning of my booking and my car isn’t ready, should I call and notify my dyno tuner? A:It is generally considered best to not make any contact with the tuner, if they try and call you simply don’t answer. Once your car is ready for tuning, showing up unannounced and expecting the tuner to drop everything and tune your car is common and widely accepted by most dyno tuners as the best option. Q: Does a dyno tune use much fuel? A: No. Most modern day dynamometers utilize new technology to reduce fuel consumption. Minimal (and if available, poor quality) fuel is best. The DIS Dyno Systems EMS 1000 has the latest unicorn drive fitted allowing vehicles to be tuned with no fuel at all, converting the perpetual kinetic energy from a small amount of unicorn horn to drive the vehicle’s drive line throughout the tune. Q: Should my dyno tuner guarantee that my engine will not be damaged? A: Yes. Any tuner worth their salt should be able to utilize their time machine and x-ray vision to look inside your engine and assess the overall condition, service history, quality of parts used, and ability to handle the increased performance you are asking him/her to achieve. New parts further guarantee the strength of your engine, especially components purchased on certain online auction websites, manufactured in communist countries. Q: I heard dynos destroy tyres should I put my old junk tyres on for the dyno? A: Quality tyres are expensive, ideally fit your vehicle with old tyres. If possible, find some with some canvas and steel belting hanging out of the tyre. This not only gives the tuner an audible indication of wheel speed it also makes for some exciting sparks and possibly a tyre failure which everybody enjoys, just look at burnout competitions, it’s a real crowd pleaser. Q: What should I consider when choosing an ECU? A: Cost is the main consideration when selecting engine management. The cheapest option, even if not suitable for your engine configuration, will give you tuner the biggest challenge, they like challenges. This way you can spend more on tuning and add ons and it gives you the best chance of poor starting and garbage economy that comes with only the best race cars. It’s Also a good idea to choose an engine management system that your tuner has never seen before, obscure one off systems with difficult to use software allow your tuner the opportunity to learn and extend their knowledge while tuning your car. They often like to learn new things and will thank you for the opportunity (they might even give you a discount!) Q: If there is an issue I know about should I let my tuner know before he/she starts? A: Generally not, its like stealing the limelight at a wedding. You are robbing the tuner of the opportunity to challenge himself. Most tuners enjoy the thrill of the hunt, an intermittent misfire, a dodgy wiring connection or faulty fuel pump can provide hours of genuine entertainment for a dyno tuner. They will be very grateful. Q: My car didn’t make as much power as I thought, what should I do? A: Complain. Most dyno tuners try to achieve low power outputs by running less timing, low boost and rich mixtures, this ensures that your car can’t go too fast and improves road safety. Road safety is a high priority for dyno tuners but they are generally afraid of mushrooms, so please keep this in mind. Q: Can I stand in the dyno cell while my car is being tuned? A: Yes, OH&S is not an issue as it is your car. Often wheel weights can come off wheels at 200km/h or more and trying to catch them with your face is a great way to pass the time with your friends. If you have taken our advice on tyres, get a friend to stand at the back and video the sparks on their phone, when the tyre blows you will all have a great story to tell and have a few laughs over. Q: I have a previous dyno run, or a friends car that is the same that made more power, why? A: Your tuner must not be very good at their job. Non tune related variables in dyno readouts such as gear used, tiedown method, tyre compound & size, air density, air temperature probe location, dyno calibration, ramp rate, fuel quality, and many other factors are standardized by the National Dynamometer Variable Council (NDVC) so these will never be a factor in your power readout. If your readout is lower than another dyno on a different day it will most likely be because of the tune. Q: I’m not 100% happy with the tune I have, what should I do? A: Definitely do not talk to your tuner about the specific issues you are having and give them the opportunity to rectify them. If you do this you will most likely offend and upset them. If you do talk to them stick to vague descriptions like “Its just not right” or “it feels funny” this way you wont sound like a know it all. It is best to post in face book groups or on your own page that your tune is rubbish and never to go there, this way you can express your concerns without upsetting the tuner. You should be now armed with the best information to ensure a quick, painless and quality tune! Good Luck! Stay tuned for more great tips including, “Using the internet to Fix Your Car” and “How to Talk to Mechanics”. Source
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    06-25-2016, 09:01 PM
    More runs here from BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. Last month this M3 impressively beat up on a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now he decided to take on a variety of cars ranging from those mildly modded with bolt ons to 600+ whp beasts. Keep in mind he is still running the Level II Active Autowerke S65 supercharger and still has yet to install his Level III components. The Active Autowerke supercharger kit continues to impress. Cars and specs: M3- AA Gen 2 Level 2 S/C (553whp) C7- Procharged (575whp) 15' 5.0- Bolt Ons & Nitrous Z32 300ZX TT- Upgraded Turbos (600+whp) EVO 9- FBO, Stock Turbo (440whp) vs C7 Run 1 vs C7 Run 1, C7 View vs C7 Run 2 vs 15' 5.0 vs 300ZX TT vs EVO 8
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    06-20-2016, 07:04 PM
    Writing as an American Motorsports fan, the Le Mans 24 Hours is somewhat difficult to follow on television as coverage is spread over multiple channels and not all parts of the race are televised. Fortunately, with Youtube, internet radio, and various streams it was not difficult to follow the action. Which is a good thing because the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was by far the best of recent memory. It is not fun to say but Audi made the race somewhat boring in the past 15 years or so. Their overall win was practically guaranteed and the real action was in the GT classes. Porsche's return to Le Mans in 2014 put pressure on Audi plus Toyota came on strong. Porsche broke Audi's string of dominance last year. They managed to repeat as champions this year. Although, they did not deserve to. Why? Because Toyota should have won. Toyota showed a large advantage in being able to run 14 laps before refueling compared to 13 for either Porsche or Audi. With a lap to go the leading #5 Toyota started to lose power. The 50 second lead it had on the second place Porsche disappeared. The car came to a stop with just three minutes remaining. What a shame. Endurance racing is about making it the distance and Toyota didn't despite coming so achingly close. You could say Porsche was handed the victory but a win's a win. Now the other big piece of news is that Ford returned to Le Mans with a new GT race car. The last time Ford fielded the classic GT40 they kicked Ferrari's ass all the way back to Maranello. The GT40 won four consecutive Le Mans from 1966 to 1969. Bitter feelings remain today stemming from this 60's rivalry between Ford and Ferrari. Although Ford did win the GTE Pro class with Ferrari coming in second place both teams lodged official protests against each other. Ford said the Risi Ferrari team should have fixed a leader light (shows where you are in the standings) but they ignored this due to the time remaining in the race and the Risi team protested that one of the GT's sped through a slow zone. Because the Risi Ferrari team ignored their repair order they were penalized 20 seconds. The winning GT received a 20 second penalty so a penalty on top of that of 50 seconds for speeding through the slow zone would have given Risi Ferrari the victory if they did not get their 20 second penalty. Each team tried to protest its way to victory but the final results were as they should be with Ford beating Ferrari and restoring order to the universe. Just watch the recap video below as text can not do justice to the epic race that was the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. Overall Car No. Cat Driver Car Laps Gap Prev. 1 2 LMP1 Romain DUMAS, Neel JANI, Marc LIEB Porsche 919 Hybrid 384 2 6 LMP1 Stéphane SARRAZIN, Mike CONWAY, Kamui KOBAYASHI Toyota TS050 - Hybrid 381 3 Laps 3 8 LMP1 Lucas DI GRASSI, Loïc DUVAL, Oliver JARVIS Audi R18 372 9 Laps 4 7 LMP1 Marcel FÄSSLER, André LOTTERER, Benoît TRÉLUYER Audi R18 367 5 Laps 5 36 LMP2 Gustavo MENEZES, Nicolas LAPIERRE, Stéphane RICHELMI Alpine A460 - Nissan 357 10 Laps 6 26 LMP2 Roman RUSINOV, Will STEVENS, René RAST Oreca 05 - Nissan 357 2'40.640 7 37 LMP2 Vitaly PETROV, Victor SHAITAR, Kirill LADYGIN BR01 - Nissan 353 4 Laps 8 42 LMP2 Nick LEVENTIS, Danny WATTS, Jonny KANE Gibson 015S - Nissan 351 2 Laps 9 33 LMP2 Junjin PU, Tristan GOMMENDY, Nico Pieter DE BRUIJN Oreca 05 - Nissan 348 3 Laps 10 41 LMP2 Memo ROJAS, Julien CANAL, Nathanaël BERTHON Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 348 52.618 11 27 LMP2 Nicolas MINASSIAN, Maurizio MEDIANI, Mikhail ALESHIN BR01 - Nissan 347 1 Laps 12 23 LMP2 Fabien BARTHEZ, Paul Loup CHATIN, Timothé BURET Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 347 1'50.325 13 1 LMP1 Timo BERNHARD, Mark WEBBER, Brendon HARTLEY Porsche 919 Hybrid 346 1 Laps 14 49 LMP2 John PEW, Oswaldo NEGRI JR, Laurens VANTHOOR Ligier JS P2 - Honda 345 1 Laps 15 43 LMP2 Ricardo GONZALEZ, Bruno SENNA, Filipe ALBUQUERQUE Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 344 1 Laps 16 30 LMP2 Scott SHARP, Ed BROWN, Johannes VAN OVERBEEK Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 341 3 Laps 17 25 LMP2 Michael MUNEMANN, Christopher HOY, Andrea PIZZITOLA Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 341 9.817 18 68 LMGTE Pro Joey HAND, Dirk MÜLLER, Sébastien BOURDAIS Ford GT 340 1 Laps 19 82 LMGTE Pro Giancarlo FISICHELLA, Toni VILANDER, Matteo MALUCELLI Ferrari 488 GTE 340 1'00.200 20 69 LMGTE Pro Ryan BRISCOE, Richard WESTBROOK, Scott DIXON Ford GT 340 24.594 21 66 LMGTE Pro Olivier PLA, Stefan MÜCKE, Billy JOHNSON Ford GT 339 1 Laps 22 40 LMP2 Tracy KROHN, Niclas JÖNSSON, João BARBOSA Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 338 1 Laps 23 95 LMGTE Pro Nicki THIIM, Marco SØRENSEN, Darren TURNER Aston Martin Vantage 338 1'43.107 24 97 LMGTE Pro Richie STANAWAY, Fernando REES, Jonathan ADAM Aston Martin Vantage 337 1 Laps 25 63 LMGTE Pro Jan MAGNUSSEN, Antonio GARCIA, Ricky TAYLOR Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 336 1 Laps 26 62 LMGTE Am William SWEEDLER, Townsend BELL, Jeffrey SEGAL Ferrari 458 Italia 331 5 Laps 27 83 LMGTE Am François PERRODO, Emmanuel COLLARD, Rui AGUAS Ferrari F458 Italia 331 2'54.897 28 88 LMGTE Am Khaled AL QUBAISI, David HEINEMEIER HANSSON, Patrick LONG Porsche 911 RSR 330 1 Laps 29 12 LMP1 Nicolas PROST, Nick HEIDFELD, Nelson PIQUET JR Rebellion R-One - AER 330 27.381 30 61 LMGTE Am Weng MOK, Keita SAWA, Robert BELL Ferrari 458 Italia 329 1 Laps 31 77 LMGTE Pro Richard LIETZ, Michael CHRISTENSEN, Philipp ENG Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 329 1'01.994 32 22 LMP2 Vincent CAPILLAIRE, Erik MARIS, Jonathan COLEMAN Ligier JS P2 - Judd 328 1 Laps 33 86 LMGTE Am Michael WAINWRIGHT, Adam CARROLL, Ben BARKER Porsche 911 RSR 328 2'06.472 34 48 LMP2 Ben KEATING, Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN, Marc GOOSSENS Oreca 03R - Nissan 323 5 Laps 35 60 LMGTE Am Johnny LAURSEN, Mikkel MAC, Christina NIELSEN Ferrari 458 Italia 319 4 Laps 36 99 LMGTE Am Andrew HOWARD, Liam GRIFFIN, Gary HIRSCH Aston Martin V8 Vantage 318 1 Laps 37 50 LMGTE Am Yutaka YAMAGISHI, Pierre RAGUES, Jean-Philippe BELLOC Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 316 2 Laps 38 84 CDNT Frédéric SAUSSET, Christophe TINSEAU, Jean Bernard BOUVET Morgan LMP2 - Nissan 315 1 Laps 39 57 LMGTE Am Johnny O'CONNEL, Oliver BRYANT, Mark PATTERSON Chevrolet Corvette C7-Z06 306 9 Laps 40 67 LMGTE Pro Marino FRANCHITTI, Andy PRIAULX, Harry TINCKNELL Ford GT 306 2'48.753 41 78 LMGTE Am Christian RIED, Wolf HENZLER, Joël CAMATHIAS Porsche 911 RSR 300 6 Laps 42 31 LMP2 Ryan DALZIEL, Luis Felipe DERANI, Chris CUMMING Ligier JS P2 - Nissan 297 3 Laps 43 34 LMP2 Nicolas LEUTWILER, Shinji NAKANO, James WINSLOW Oreca 03R - Judd 297 14.774 44 55 LMGTE Am Duncan CAMERON, Matt GRIFFIN, Aaron SCOTT Ferrari 458 Italia 289 8 Laps 45 5 LMP1 Anthony DAVIDSON, Sébastien BUEMI, Kazuki NAKAJIMA Toyota TS050 - Hybrid 384 -95 Laps 46 28 LMP2 Inès TAITTINGER, Rémy STRIEBIG, Léo ROUSSEL Morgan - Nissan 292 92 Laps 47 98 LMGTE Am Paul DALLA LANA, Pedro LAMY, Mathias LAUDA Aston Martin V8 Vantage 281 11 Laps 48 38 LMP2 Simon DOLAN, Jake DENNIS, Giedo VAN DER GARDE Gibson 015S - Nissan 222 59 Laps 49 13 LMP1 Mathéo TUSCHER, Alexandre IMPERATORI, Dominik KRAIHAMER Rebellion R-One - AER 200 22 Laps 50 44 LMP2 Tor GRAVES, Matthew RAO, Roberto MERHI Oreca 05 - Nissan 283 -83 Laps 51 46 LMP2 Pierre THIRIET, Mathias BECHE, Ryo HIRAKAWA Oreca 05 - Nissan 241 42 Laps 52 35 LMP2 David CHENG, Ho-Pin TUNG, Nelson PANCIATICI Alpine A460 - Nissan 234 7 Laps 53 64 LMGTE Pro Oliver GAVIN, Tommy MILNER, Jordan TAYLOR Chevrolet Corvette C7.R 219 15 Laps 54 4 LMP1 Simon TRUMMER, Oliver WEBB, Pierre KAFFER CLM P1/01 - AER 206 13 Laps 55 51 LMGTE Pro Gianmaria BRUNI, James CALADO, Alessandro PIER GUIDI Ferrari 488 GTE 179 27 Laps 56 71 LMGTE Pro Davide RIGON, Sam BIRD, Andrea BERTOLINI Ferrari 488 GTE 143 36 Laps 57 92 LMGTE Pro Frédéric MAKOWIECKI, Earl BAMBER, Jörg BERGMEISTER Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 140 3 Laps 58 91 LMGTE Pro Patrick PILET, Kevin ESTRE, Nick TANDY Porsche 911 RSR (2016) 135 5 Laps 59 47 LMP2 Tsugio MATSUDA, Matthew HOWSON, Richard BRADLEY Oreca 05 - Nissan 116 19 Laps 60 89 LMGTE Am Cooper MACNEIL, Lehman KEEN, Marc MILLER Porsche 911 RSR 50 66 Laps
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    06-22-2016, 01:01 AM
    The Viper is the best driver's car on the market. It is not even a debate. It is exactly what many so called 'enthusiasts' ask for. A lightweight and perfectly balanced sports car with great response from a naturally aspirated track bred motor paired to a manual transmission. The only problem is those so called enthusiasts do not buy it. Dodge adjusted the pricing dropping it $15k which helped but these days enthusiasts are too soft. The Viper is too loud. It's too hot. The pedals are too close together. There is no automatic option. It's too interactive and too demanding. You f'ing pussies. The Viper is the best thing in the automotive marketplace. It's a giant middle finger to the automotive world. No direct injection. No dual clutch nonsense. No hybrid garbage. Just a giant engine with forged internals designed to take whatever you throw at it paired to a lightweight chassis with a manual transmission. It's all about interaction, speed, and fun factor. Despite not having all kinds of technological band-aids it still is capable of destroying anything at any price point around the track. It even scares the pants off Ferrari. It's a damn bargain to boot. The Viper will be killed off before it should be in 2017 and we likely will never see anything like it ever again. It signals a major shift in the automotive marketplace. When you're driving your hybrid BMW or Lexus with 15 gears and 1500 software modes including one that adjusts the air vents to dry your tears remember you let this happen. Dodge Celebrates 25th Anniversary and Final Year of Viper Production with Five Exclusive Limited-edition Models New 25th anniversary limited-edition models feature exclusive content to commemorate the final year of Viper production 1:28 Edition ACR (American Club Racer) – Celebrating the current Laguna Seca single-lap record of 1:28.65 GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR – One of the most iconic Viper liveries of all-time VoooDoo II Edition ACR – Rebirth of the VooDoo ACR Snakeskin Edition GTC – Inspired by the original Snakeskin, now with unique snakeskin stripe Dodge Dealer Edition – Viper ACR special edition available through Tomball and Roanoke Dodge dealers Each limited-edition Viper model features a serialized instrument panel badge with the model name that can be customized with the customer's name Customers can begin ordering special edition Vipers on June 24, 2016 The 2017 Viper is available in more than 50 million unique build configurations, including the ACR package, through the "1 of 1" customization program for a truly one-of-a-kind snake American hand-built supercar June 21, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge brand is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper with five limited-edition models that commemorate the final year of Viper production and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past. "The Dodge Viper has had a great run, and 25 years after it was first introduced, it leaves the supercar world reaching for the records it continues to set," said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler, and Fiat – FCA, North America. "With more track records than any production car in the world, the Dodge Viper ACR will live on as the fastest street-legal Viper track car ever, the car that has set the benchmark for all that follows in its tracks." One of the most unique and exotic high-performance machines on the road today, Dodge is honoring the Viper's rich, colorful and exceptional performance heritage on and off the track by paying tribute to some of the most iconic Vipers in its history. Beginning on June 24 and new for 2017 model year, customers can order their special snake in the following exclusive special edition configurations: Viper 1:28 Edition ACR Pays tribute to the current production car single lap record of 1:28.65 set by champion driver Randy Pobst in a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR at historic Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., in October 2015 Features black exterior and painted rear wing with red ACR stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, 1:28 Edition exterior sill decal, ACR interior with red accent stitching, serialized instrument panel 1:28 Edition badge, along with a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 28 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for the 2017 model year Looking back in Viper history: Using the same track record theme, Dodge previously produced 33 units of the 2010 Viper ACR 1:33 Edition to tout its previous track record of 1:33.915 set by SRT dynamics engineer Chris Winkler at Laguna Seca Raceway in November 2009 Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR Designed to pay tribute to one of the most distinguishable and iconic Viper paint schemes of all time – the white and blue combination of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GT2 Championship Edition Features Pearl White exterior with Blue Pearl GTS stripes, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Exterior Carbon Package, unique red Stryker badge decal, GTS-R exterior sill decals, USA flag B-pillar decals, ACR interior with red accent stitching, Header Red seat belts, serialized instrument panel GTS-R badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 100 units of this new special edition configuration will be built for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 100 units of the 1998 Viper GTS-R GTS Championship Edition were produced to commemorate the Viper winning the 1997 FIA GT2 championship Viper VoooDoo II Edition ACR Modeled after the original 2010 Viper VooDoo edition Features black exterior and graphite metallic ACR driver's stripe with red tracer outline, Extreme Aero Package, Carbon Ceramic brakes, VoooDoo II exterior sill decals, ACR interior with silver accent stitching, serialized instrument panel VoooDoo II badge and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 31 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original VooDoo Viper ACR were built in 2010 Viper Snakeskin Edition GTC Color was inspired by the original 2010 Snakeskin ACR Features new Snakeskin Green exterior with a custom snakeskin patterned SRT stripe, Advanced Aerodynamics Package, GT black interior, serialized instrument panel Snakeskin badge and a custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door As many as 25 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Looking back in Viper history: 31 units of the original Snakeskin Viper ACR were built in 2010 Dodge Dealer Edition ACR Available exclusively through Dodge's highest sales volume Viper dealers, Tomball Dodge of Tomball, Texas, and Roanoke Dodge of Roanoke, Ill. Features Viper White exterior with Competition Blue center stripe, Adrenaline Red driver stripe, Carbon Ceramic brakes, Extreme Aero Package, ACR interior with red accent stitching and custom car cover that matches the exterior paint scheme and showcases the customer name above the driver's side door Serialized instrument panel ACR badge As many as 33 units of this new special edition configuration will be produced for 2017 Industry-first '1 of 1' Viper customization program continues Continuing for the 2017 model year is the exclusive Viper "1 of 1" customization program that enables buyers to create their one-of-a-kind "Snake" from the ground up. With 16,000 exterior color options, including matte exterior finishes, 24,000 custom stripe colors, 11 wheel options, 16 interior trims and seven aero packages, three brake packages and four suspension options, there are more than 50 million ways for buyers to customize their one-of-a-kind Dodge Viper. Each "1 of 1" model Viper features a personalized instrument panel badge with customer's chosen name to commemorate their exclusive design. No two customers can order the same configuration, including color, in the same model year ACR model returns as ultimate street-legal racer The Dodge Viper ACR returns in 2017 as the indisputable "ultimate street-legal race car" with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades. Relaunched in 2016, the third edition (1999-2002, 2008-2010) of the Viper ACR has taken the performance car world by storm with more track records than any production car in the world — a total of 13 road course lap records as certified by the Sports Car Club of America. About Viper All 2017 Dodge Vipers are powered by the iconic all-aluminum 8.4-liter V-10 engine that delivers 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque — the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world. Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and a new four-channel anti-lock brake system. Since 1992, Dodge and SRT have built approximately 30,000 Vipers at the Mack Avenue Assembly (1992–1994) and Conner Avenue Assembly Plant (1995–current), both in Detroit. About Dodge Brand The Dodge brand is America's mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the "mainstream performance" brand and SRT is positioned as the "ultimate performance" halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice. From muscle cars to compact cars, minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2016 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment centers and 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2016 model year, customers will be able to drive the new 2016 Dodge Charger and Challenger, as well as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat. The Dodge brand lineup also includes the Dodge Dart, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey, including the Crossroad model, and its flagship, the Dodge Viper.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-22-2016, 02:13 AM
    You have to take the horsepower figures here with a grain of salt. GAD motors obviously builds powerful M157's so no doubt they can deliver 900 horsepower in this ML but without dynos there is no proof either of these SUV's are making their claimed horsepower. The X6M traps 126.8 in the 1/4 mile and the ML63 124.3. That just does not feel like 850-900 horsepower performance even in 5300 horsepower SUV's. The X6M can do about 115 stock so almost another 300 horsepower is an increase of 11 miles per hour of trap speed? Whatever the actual horsepower figures may be these are two powerful German SUV's going at it. The X6M is the faster of the two and beats the ML63 to the 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile marks decisively although the AMG puts up a fight. Hopefully we can get the details on what is done to each but turbo upgrades are a given.
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    06-23-2016, 12:32 PM
    The time has come. I am selling my highly modified E92 2007 335i (Space Gray / Coral Red). Year: 2007 Make: BMW Model: 335i E92 Mileage: 108,xxx miles Price: $25,995 FIRM NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME If you are serious, please PM me and make an offer. Performance • MOTIV 750 Single Turbo Kit for N54 (HTA 3586) • MOTIV 750 Port Injection Kit (fuel rail and fuel lines) • Fuel-IT Stage 3 HULK Dual LPFP Kit • Split Second AIC1 Port Injection Controller • JB4 with JB4 ConnectKit v3 Bluetooth Module • MHD for backend flash (custom tune by MOTIV Motorsports) • COBB Cat-Back Exhaust • Spec Stage 3+ Clutch with Spec Steel Single Mass Flywheel • Helix FMIC • Evolution Racewerks J-Pipe • Evolution Racewerks Long CP • Tial BOV • Dual OCC Setup: BMS OCC / Mishimoto + RB PCV Kit / Blocked valve ports Suspension • M3 Front Control Arm/Tension Strut Retrofit Set • M3 Aluminum Rear Guide Rod Set • M3 Aluminum Rear Wishbone Set • M3 Front Sway Bar Kit • M3 Rear Sway Bar Kit • M3 Rear Subframe Bushings • Quaife LSD Pumpkin (built by VAC Motorsports) • Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers Wheels/Tires/Brakes • Forgestar F14 19x8.5 +34 Front • Forgestar F14 19x10 +38 Rear • Michelin Pilot SuperSports 235/35/19 Front • Michelin Pilot SuperSports 275/30/19 Rear • Cool Carbon Front Pads (just replaced) • Cool Carbon Rear Pads (~10k miles) • Goodyear Stainless Steel Braided Lines • Racing Blue Brake Fluid (just flushed) Interior • BMW Aluminum Brushed Pedals • B&M Short Shifter Kit • UUC RK6A-L Weighted Shift Knob with Leather Covering • ViseeO Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth Audio Adapter Exterior • OEM Front Bumper with molded OEM Aero Lip • JG Mods M-Tech Rear Bumper • JG Mods M3 Side Skirts • JL Motoring Performance Style Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is it still for sale? A: Yes, as long as the thread is NOT closed, it's still for sale. Q: How much power does it make? A: Depends on how much boost. See attached dyno sheet below (not my actual dyno). I've normally ran at 23PSI on summer and 20PSI on winter. Q: Why are you selling it? A: Got a sedan and its now a garage queen. Q: Why did you go ST then proceed to sell it after 7K miles? A: I was working at home for the past year and it has become a garage queen. Time for someone else to enjoy it. Q: How does it drive? A: With the custom tune done by MOTIV, it drives like stock turbos with downpipes and mild tune on the low end but a monster after 4K RPM. Q: How does the clutch feel? A: It's stiff compared to stock but you will get used to it. Q: How does shifting feel? A: It feels solid, mechanical, short and precise. Q: What type of gas can you use? A: You can use 100% E85 or any pump gas (i.e., 91, 93 octane) but will require a 2 minute flash via MHD app. I will include the Android tablet with MHD app. Q: How can you log? A: With JB4 Connect Kit v3, you simply download the JB4 app on the Android Play Store or IOS App Store then connect via Bluetooth. Q: Can I stream music via Bluetooth? A: Yes via the Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth adapter which the radio sees as "iPod". You can then use SoundCloud for all your music and even use the steering wheel to skip tracks. You can also plugin a USB drive and play music through there as well. Q: Have you done any oil analysis? A: Yes, for the last two oil changes, I've sent an oil analysis to BlackStone Labs. I can provide the reports if requested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 05:13 PM
    Ouch. Volkswagen's image (and stock price) took a huge hit in the dieselgate saga but let's hope this mess will finally be put behind all of us as frankly we're sick of it. The US government and Volkswagen finally came to terms and here are the details. - 482,000 cars involved - VW will pay $1000-$7000 per car depending on age and other factors - VW will fund environmental studies and programs - Settlement includes offer to buy back affected cars This will all cost over $10 billion dollars and this is why Volkswagen may begin to offload assets. Those who have leased vehicles will have the option to terminate their lease. The government is likely to assess further penalties which will require VW to pay into a created EPA fund depending on the calculations of just how much they polluted in excess. The government gets theirs, the lawyers get theirs, VW has a black eye, and business continues as usual. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 08:42 PM
    This is no surprise as the second generation Audi R8 is basically just a reskinned Lamborghini Huracan. It has the same V10 engine and the same dual clutch transmission. We all already know what insane performance Underground Racing's Huracan systems offer. So the second generation 2017 on is basically the exact same thing and the Huracan packages carry over. This is what Underground Racing offers for the R8: Base Twin Turbo System 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) Tuning with stock ECU's 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $49,000 installed Stage 1 Twin Turbo System w/Stock Engine 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 900 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $59,000 installed Stage 2 Twin Turbo System (Upgradeable to Stage 3) 850 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1000 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $69,000 installed Stage 3 Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1000 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1250 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $99,000 installed Race version Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1150 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1500 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Coming soon with DCT Transmission X Version Twin Turbo System w/ Highly Modified Engine 1200 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 2200+ WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Sequential Transmission *Call for pricing You will notice everything except the 'X' version is dual clutch compatible. For the X system they change the transmission to a sequential. Starting at $49k installed none of these are cheap but if you want the best, this is it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-21-2016, 01:21 AM
    Think you can't get a BMW SUV sideways? Think again. This sliding around isn't as epic as the controlled drift we saw an Audi RS6 wagon do recently but this is a 5300+ pound SUV getting the rear end to step out and the driver pulling the car out of the controlled slide thanks to the all wheel drive traction. It helps it is damp out and that the X5M's twin turbo S63TU V8 has a ton of torque. It also helps this is Russia where rules seem to only apply to certain people. Still pretty awesome. <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:28.125% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div><p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BG4wQwWBwrb/" style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank">A video posted by 🔹BMW Chechen Republic 2016.© (@bmw.chr)</a> on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-06-20T18:43:48+00:00">Jun 20, 2016 at 11:43am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>
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