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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
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  • BMtroubleYOU's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:36 PM
    Great results here on a built motor supercharged E46 M3 which belongs to BimmerBoost member BMtroubleYOU. He got his S54 engine built by VAC Motorsports who dropped the compression to 11.0:1 (the OEM S54 is 11.5:1). He also added the VAC Motorsports Stage 1 ported cylinder head. Next up was a VF-Engineering VF570 kit which includes a Vortech V3si blower. As the motor is built he upped the boost to 14 psi along with 50/50 water methanol injection. The result is an impressive 633 wheel horsepower pull although there is a bit of a spike at the end. Regardless, there are multiple pulls over 600 wheel horsepower and this is one of the strongest supercharged E46 M3's in the world. Full details in the owner's own words below along with the dynographs. Gentlemen, After all these deployments and First Sergeant duties, I finally got to finish my project. For those that are in the M3 Forum, and followed my build seeing my M3 being build from the beginning, Well finally, here it is. The dyno sheet is also attached. I was at the Cars & Coffee meet in Austin this past Sunday with a group of BMW enthusiasts from the Killeen TX area. VAC Lower engine build 11:1 CR Stage 1 VAC head Vortech V3 Si trim 14 PSI Bimmerworld 3.5 Y pipe (half way to 3") Headers wrapped all the way to the 3" reducer (halfway of car) 3" resonator and El Diablo Exhaust AEM Water methanol controller, Labonte Motorsports Nozzles, Devils own 300 PSI pump 50/50 W/M, 7 nozzles, 1 precharger and 6 to the individual throttle bodies 3 seven inch fans, 1 to custom oil cooler and 2 behind the Frozen boost dual pass intercooler. wrapped all hoses with heat reflector tape , then header wrap. AEM in tank Fuel pump. inline Walbro 255 w/ Aeromotive FPR. current @ 4 bar. much more.....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    There was a time where this Ferrari would have been unthinkable. An all wheel drive four seat hatchback Ferrari? How high are you? Well, apparently just as high as whatever engineer at Ferrari put the idea forward as the reality of the situation is that the Ferrari FF is a four seat all wheel drive hatchback Ferrari. It is kind of cool in its own way as it is so different from anything else in the Ferrari lineup. It also is pretty damn fast with an Enzo inspired 6.3 liter naturally aspirated 651 horsepower V12 under the hood. The BMW F10 M5 also has room for passengers but features four doors and seats five. That extra seat comes with an extra $200,000 in your pocket as well. The M5 is your prototypical German luxury sports sedan. It has less horsepower on paper than the Ferrari at a rated 560 (very underrated 560) and similar paper torque figures. In reality, the F10 M5 likely has around the same horsepower as the FF although the FF is not exactly a car that owners put on the dyno all the time. The M5 also clearly has more torque at the wheels which is where it counts. It is a very good race between the two dual clutch cars. However, as speeds rise the all wheel drive of the Ferrari becomes a penalty despite being an efficient system. The FF's weight also is not helping as independent figures have it at a similar weight to the M5 in the 4200 pound range. The M5 pulls until it hits the limiter. Keep in mind the FF is doing itself no favors with three people in the car to the M5's two. The M5 technically wins but considering the source of the video that is no surprise. It also would not surprise us if the M5 happened to have some mods that were not mentioned. Either way, the cars are two very fun ways to go fast with some friends. In the FF's case, even in the snow.
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  • xbox_fan's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 AM
    Porscheboost works ok though, any chance of this being fixed?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 PM
    Dinan launched a new BMW club racing engine based on the S65 V8 out of the E9X M3 models. Dinan increases the bore and stroke to increase displacement from 4.0 liters to 4.6 liters. Just as with Dinan's standard S65 stroker motor the bore and stroke goes to 94mm x 83mm. Now might be a good time to bring up an old BimmerBoost S65 V8 stroker comparison article from 2010. This was the statement BimmerBoost made about the potential of the S65 stroker motors: 'By shifting the power band to the left the torque curve falls off faster not allowing the stroker to show full potential with the stock cam profile that was not designed for it. Neither Dinan or RDsport address the cams.' Well come 2014 Dinan does address the cams and that explains why the club racing S65 engine makes an additional 80 horsepower over the standard stroker. Dinan is essentially giving the motor a dry sump, adding Schrick cams, and a more aggressive tune. Now, $39,999.00 is a lot of money for a stroked S65 with a dry sump oiling system one can get from VAC and Schrick cams. Especially considering the engine requires a standalone engine control system that is not included in the price. That means this engine gets up close to $50k when all is said and done. Now, there is no point to have another discussion on Dinan pricing as Dinan is well aware of his own pricing. BimmerBoost could build this motor for almost half the price though and have it tuned on the stock DME meaning you could use it in a street car if you wanted to without the need for a standalone ECU. What is really nice to see is more aggressive cams paired with the stroker motor. So Dinan's 580 horsepower quoted output is about right considering an RD Sport stroker without the aftermarket cams hits 441 wheel horsepower (Dinan in customary fashion does not provide a dynograph at the wheels): One could expect in the ~500 whp range depending on the tune and fuel quality in naturally aspirated form from a stroked S65 V8 paired with some aggressive cams. That certainly would be a lot of fun on the racetrack which is obviously what this motor is built for. Dinan: For those seeking the ultimate high performance driving experience, Dinan has once again redefined M3 performance with a bored and stroked 4.6 liter version of BMW's V-8 engine complete with a dry sump lubrication system and solid lifter camshafts. The engine produces 580 horsepower at 8200 RPM along with increased torque of 390 lb-ft at 6900 RPM. The engine is supplied as an assembled long-block, fully prepared.. Due to the engine’s high state of tune, a Bosch or Motec stand-alone engine management system is required to run this breed of S65 engine. Dinan's 35 years of BMW tuning and racing experience ensure that the engines will perform for lasting trouble free driving excitement. Much of the technology that has made Dinan's Grand-Am Daytona Prototype engines both competitive and reliable has carried over to the 4.6 Liter V-8 engine program for street and amateur racing use, ensuring that the engines produce great power along with race-proven durability Features and Specification of the Dinan® S65 4.6L Club Racing Engine: + 4.6L long block (bore = 94mm; stroke = 83mm; compression ratio = 12:1) + Peak Power: 580 HP @ 8200 RPM and 390 ft-lbs @ 6900 RPM + High lift camshafts with solid lifters + Dry Sump lubrication system + Dinan proprietary billet crankshaft + Dinan proprietary lightweight forged pistons + Dinan proprietary light-weight connecting rods + Balanced, blueprinted and dynoed + Dinan serial numbered block + NO DINAN WARRANTY + RACING ONLY PART + NOT EMISSIONS LEGAL Core Program: Engines are a part of the CORE program we utilize at Dinan so you will be charged an additional fee on top of MSRP initially. This fee will then be refunded to you once your qualifying engine core has been received at Dinan. This ensures we have a continuous stream of product for rebuilding purposes and the lowest possible price to the consumer.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    BMW has done well in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Car Masters) racing since its return. They won their first season back with an improbable come from behind victory in 2012. BMW also won in 2013 for back to back victories although Audi's Mike Rockenfeller took the driver's championship. This year Audi wins the manufacturer/constructor title while BMW's Marco Witmann takes the driver's win in his M4 DTM car. Now, the M4 DTM car has absolutely nothing in common with the M4 street car other than the general design silhouette. Its chassis, transmission, engine, aerodynamics, and just complete overall design are completely different. So to celebrate the championship BMW is doing exactly what they did in 2013 by creating a lame special edition M car that has nothing to do with the race car and is not special at all. BMW took 23 Alpine White 2015 F82 M4 cars, gave them a matte black hood with colorful stripes, orange outlined kidney grilles, and black wheels. Boom, done, 'special edition' M4. BimmerBoost does not consider this car special. If you can go to anyone who does vinyl wraps and replicate this M4 it really isn't all that special. It's just an overpriced standard F82 M4 with some cosmetic changes. The E46 M3 CSL? That's a special edition M car. The E92 M3 GTS? That's a special edition M car. The M4 DTM Champion Edition? It's M marketing garbage. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition to celebrate Marco Wittmann's title win. 19.10.2014 Keen to celebrate this success in fitting style, BMW M GmbH is unveiling the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition (0 – 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.1 seconds, fuel consumption combined: 8.8 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 204 g/km)*. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number. And – in a further tribute to the DTM winner – it will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. ### BMW M GmbH launches BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition – Marco Wittmann commits long-term future to BMW and receives Formula One test. Hockenheim (DE), 19th October 2014. DTM champion Marco Wittmann's (DE) superlative season drew to an end with yet more highlights in Hockenheim (DE). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt announced at the season finale that Wittmann will remain part of the BMW family for next season and beyond. And there were another couple of surprises in store for Wittmann in the evening after the race: BMW M GmbH launched the BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in his honour. BMW Motorsport is also giving Wittmann the opportunity to achieve a childhood dream and complete a Formula One test for the Scuderia Toro Rosso team. "Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM – both on and off the track. For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car – and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM." Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH, said: "The production version of the BMW M4 Coupé is the new centrepiece in our range. We could obviously not have hoped for anything better than for Marco Wittmann to win the BMW M4 DTM's very first race and to end the season as the champion in the drivers' and team standings. You cannot get more emphatic proof of the performance of our cars. Therefore, it is a pleasure for us to recognise Marco Wittmann's performances by launching a BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in the colours of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. The Champion Edition will be built in a limited run of 23 units, reflecting Wittmann's car number – a very special memento of a very special season." "I am overwhelmed," said Wittmann, given the wealth of surprises awaiting him after the season finale. "The entire season has been incredible. After all, coming into the opening race of the season here in Hockenheim, I never believed I would be standing here in the same place as the DTM champion. And then to have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test – that is a dream come true for me. I cannot find the words to express how proud and happy I am to be part of the BMW family. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition in my colours is the icing on the cake at the end of this outstanding year. The car looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to take it out for a drive. And the test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience." In a tribute to the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, the Champion Edition will be offered exclusively in Alpine White. The other signature features of the special-edition model, which will be refined exclusively at the BMW Individual Manufactory in Garching (near Munich, Germany), will likewise display close links with the victorious BMW M4 DTM. The matt-black bonnet and boot lid with the eye-catching stripe design make an excellent visual complement to the standard CFRP roof, as does the black character line along the car's flanks. Added to the mix are an M kidney grille with orange surround, an M logo rearwards of the front wheel arches, the number 23 on the doors and the flag along with "WIT" and "DTM Champion 2014" lettering on the rear side windows. The BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition is also fitted with 19-inch light-alloy wheels, a black front splitter, a black side skirt blade, carbon front flaps, carbon mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a carbon diffuser insert from the M Performance Parts range. The Champion Edition underlines its exclusivity once again when you step inside. The door sill plates bear Marco Wittmann's autograph, while carbon interior trim strips – likewise signed by the 24-year-old from Fürth, Germany – feature "DTM Champion 2014" lettering and the car's serial number.
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 07:21 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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  • COBB Tuning's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:36 PM
    Our Accesstuner Race software is now available for supported 997.1 Turbo and GT2 vehicles!! Accesstuner Race is engine tuning software created for enthusiast tuners. Accesstuner Race allows the user to get into the heart of the OEM ECU and create custom calibrations for vehicles equipped with virtually any performance modification. The end result is a tune that is custom tailored to the vehicle's unique modifications, producing maximum power gains while maintaining the drive-ability and sophistication inherent in the OEM ECU. Please submit the Accesstuner Race Request Form in order to begin the process for acquiring this software. Once submitted, one of our Customer Service Representatives will contact you for billing information and to initiate the email containing your specific download link.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 06:29 PM
    There are major changes in store for the Porsche 911, that much is certain. However, a recent report from CAR stated that when the 991 generation receives its mid-cycle refresh all models will be turbocharged. CAR is taking some major liberties with the details and that is what they typically do. To begin with, CAR does not have an official source on this. They do not have a quote from anyone, a picture of a turbo engine, or anything to go along with this report other than a test mule they are guessing off. We do know that Porsche has tested a new turbocharged powerplant in the 991 Carrera / Carrera S body but the motor was a turbo four-cylinder and not the new turbo flat-6 being reported. Now, the new turbo boxer four-cylinder engine is expected to be a fully modular platform and essentially the 911 flat-six with two cylinders removed and boost added. CAR says Porsche will downsize the flat-6 engine to 2.9 liters from 3.4. That certainly is possible as the four-cylinder will not hit that displacement. Where things get very speculative is that CAR states the 911 Carrera will go up to 400 horsepower. Ok, fine, that is possible. They then state the Carrera S will get a turbo 3.8 liter and go to 530 horsepower. Well, um, is that not basically what the 911 Turbo is? The Carrera S has never swelled by over 100 horsepower with a refresh and this redundancy in the lineup with the Turbo does not make sense. A rear wheel drive turbo 911 is a GT2 isn't it? Porsche stated the level of power they are making creates traction issues for a turbo rear wheel drive 911 plus the Carrera S also is available as a 4S. CAR is just guessing wildly. The GT3 will remain naturally aspirated so all 911's will not be turbo. At least not yet but signs sure point toward this. We will have to wait and get concrete details from a source that can actually tell us what the source for information actually is. Source
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  • HRE_Wheels's Avatar
    10-17-2014, 05:25 PM
    So we launched the 3-piece HRE Classics a few weeks ago, and since then, we've been receiving requests about 1-piece versions... So without further adieu, we give you the HRE Classic Monoblok Series! The new Classic Monoblok line debuts with five new styles in 1-piece form including the 300M mesh, the 301M split-9-spoke, the 303M 13-spoke, the 305M 5-spoke, and the 309M 19-spoke. The Classic line is available in diameters ranging from 18 to 22 inches. Widths range from 8 to 13 inches. Also available in center lock. Feel free to PM us with any questions regarding fitment or pricing! Enjoy.
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