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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 02:22 PM
    It is the effort that counts, right? No, sadly, it is not. When it comes to trying to prove who has the fastest or most powerful cars and who is the most capable tuner the only things that count are the raw numbers. A pat on the back and 'Good try!' do not cut it in this business. ESS-Tuning wrapped up a supercharged and stroked S65 V8 taken to 4.4 liters and the result is 725 wheel horsepower and 507 lb-ft of torque. This is good enough for roughly a ~25 wheel horsepower premium over their VT3 built motor supercharged setup (which is not even available for sale) with the stock crank and stroke. It is also good enough for second place again and trails the world record holding BimmerBoost.com M3 which put down 773 wheel horsepower over a year ago with another 1000+ rpm to spare. It isn't even as close as it looks on paper. The positives here are that this is the first supercharged stroked and built S65 ESS has been able to successfully tune. Many people have forgotten about the how the previous attempt went. Fortunately, the engine builder this time is a different entity and so far things look like they are running well. Since it seems nobody is able to break the S65 V8 or E9X horsepower record even with a handicap BimmerBoost.com is announcing that it will break its own record next month. With the installation and programming for the upgraded DCT transmission parts courtesy of Dodson and Gintani wrapping up, after the break in BimmerBoost will show the world what a real 1000+ horsepower M3 looks like in practice. Congratulations to ESS on improving their second place standing by roughly 30 horsepower. Well done!
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 PM
    Hey guys, Was able to get Ando's car back on the dyno to test out the new 1.00 AR exhaust housing. Mods are a JB4, VM top mount turbo kit, E40, meth, and all the bolt ons. The result was an impressive ~30whp gain from his .84 AR housing with improved spool. Looks like the COMP 6465 1.00 twin scroll is good for a nice spooling 700whp. Even on automatics. I also plotted it out against Payam's manual trans 335i running basically the same turbo kit, tuning, and mods, and you can see what an improvement the longer MT gearing makes on spool and power under the curve -- on the dyno. In the real world though advantage automatic. We'll find out for sure when the two of them.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 02:46 PM
    Port injection in conjunction with direct injection on the N54? Yep, it is here and it is working well. How well you ask? How about 705 horsepower to the wheels and 680 lb-ft of torque to the wheels on an ethanol blend without any methanol injection necessary? Yes, that makes for an N54 horsepower record without any methanol. Additionally, it also means that supplemental port injection is another fueling solution for the N54. It is going to be interesting to see how the port injection setups and upgraded direct injection setups flesh out in the coming year. Regardless, N54 owners have fueling options to choose from now which is something that could not be said not too long ago. Dynograph and specs below: MOTIV Motorsport 750 horsepower Single Turbo Kit MOTIV Motorsport PI-1000 Fueling Solution MOTIV Motorsport / proTuning Freaks Single Turbo Tuning Fuel-IT! / MOTIV Low Pressure Prototype
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 12:31 PM
    The only option for turbochargers for the E9X M3 S65 V8 that is proven to be successfully running is from Gintani. Could they perhaps now have some competition in this area? Not exactly but it looks like Crzy Engineering is trying to create a rear mount turbo setup for the E9X M3. Rear mounted turbos solve a lot of packaging problems and make fitment much easier. They create their own set of problems though as your car should not have more plumbing than your house. The response and spool will not match turbos next to the motor with a well designed manifold. Regardless, Crzy Engineering is trying the rear mount approach using a pair of oilless 6065 Comp Turbo turbochargers. Who is tuning this setup? Good question. Is it even running? Good question. What does the power curve look like? Good question. Is this even worth the effort? Well, you see the pattern here. This may be a cost effective solution depending on the price but like most rear mount turbo setups there likely are better options out there. It is nice to see a another approach taken of course.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    Let's not spoil the winner just yet. You probably already saw the contenders from MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race 4. MotorTrend takes the same vehicles from their driver's car competition and drag races them as well which is fine of course although the best driver's car likely is not the best drag racing car. The list of cars in the competition is the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru STI, and Volkswagen GTI. These cars run a spread from $25,000 to close to $200,00.00. It is nice that there is something here as representation that can fit almost everyone's pocketbook but the performance spread is pretty large. It would be more useful to compare more cars of the same class than picking a couple from the lower end and a couple from the higher end. No Mustang? No Challenger Hellcat? No Viper? No Huracan? No GT3? No AMG? Come on guys, what is this? Here are the results in the order of how the cars finished from worst to first based on driving impressions (not just the raw laptime). Randy Pobst is again doing the driving at Laguna Seca. 10. Volkswagen Golf GTI 9. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 8. BMW i8 7. Subaru WRX STI 6. Ford Fiesta ST 5. BMW M4 4. Nissan GT-R Nismo 3. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2. Alfa Romeo 4C 1. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 If you were to order the cars in order of laptimes, the result would be: 10. Ford Fiesta ST - 1:51.25 9. Volkswagen GTI - 1:50.11 8. Subaru WRX STI - 1:47.16 7. BMW i8 - 1:44.29 6. Alfa Romeo 4C - 1:43.78 5. Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 1:42.01 4. BMW M4 - 1:39.69 3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - 1:37.82 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:35.62 1. Nissan GTR Nismo - 1:35.51 The Camaro Z/28 takes the title as the best driver's car and from this group. You have a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 revving to 7000 rpm offering glorious response under the hood, a manual transmission, huge 305mm wide tires at all four corners, and a car built around cornering and not just horsepower or acceleration. It is the car you would want to drive on an empty canyon road and the most rewarding of the group. It is the best driver's car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Let's not spoil the winner just yet. You probably already saw the contenders from MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race 4. MotorTrend takes the same vehicles from their driver's car competition and drag races them as well which is fine of course although the best driver's car likely is not the best drag racing car. The list of cars in the competition is the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru STI, and Volkswagen GTI. These cars run a spread from $25,000 to close to $200,00.00. It is nice that there is something here as representation that can fit almost everyone's pocketbook but the performance spread is pretty large. It would be more useful to compare more cars of the same class than picking a couple from the lower end and a couple from the higher end. No Mustang? No Challenger Hellcat? No Viper? No Huracan? No GT3? No AMG? Come on guys, what is this? Here are the results in the order of how the cars finished from worst to first based on driving impressions (not just the raw laptime). Randy Pobst is again doing the driving at Laguna Seca. 10. Volkswagen Golf GTI 9. Jaguar F-Type R Coupe 8. BMW i8 7. Subaru WRX STI 6. Ford Fiesta ST 5. BMW M4 4. Nissan GT-R Nismo 3. Porsche 911 Turbo S 2. Alfa Romeo 4C 1. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 If you were to order the cars in order of laptimes, the result would be: 10. Ford Fiesta ST - 1:51.25 9. Volkswagen GTI - 1:50.11 8. Subaru WRX STI - 1:47.16 7. BMW i8 - 1:44.29 6. Alfa Romeo 4C - 1:43.78 5. Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 1:42.01 4. BMW M4 - 1:39.69 3. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 - 1:37.82 2. Porsche 911 Turbo S - 1:35.62 1. Nissan GTR Nismo - 1:35.51 The Camaro Z/28 takes the title as the best driver's car and from this group. You have a 7.0 liter LS7 V8 revving to 7000 rpm offering glorious response under the hood, a manual transmission, huge 305mm wide tires at all four corners, and a car built around cornering and not just horsepower or acceleration. It is the car you would want to drive on an empty canyon road and the most rewarding of the group. It is the best driver's car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 02:21 PM
    A 140+ mile per hour trap speed with a stock engine internal 996 Turbo is very doable. PorscheBoost member schwarz996 got right in that range with a 11.4 @ 139.53 1/4 mile pass with his stock motor Porsche 996 Turbo. The car is also converted to a rear wheel drive drivetrain from the stock all wheel drive. The modifications to the car are A28 turbochargers pushing 1.9 BAR of boost, Eurodyne Maestro software, a 3 inch catless exhaust, stock fuel pump with Evoms big fuel line kit, methanol, GT2RS intercoolers, Evoms intake piping, Jc cross suspension, 60 lb roll bar. The plenum, headers, and Y-pipe are all stock. @schwarz996 intends to go back with more meth and try for more. 140+ in the 1/4 mile will not be a problem.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 01:55 PM
    The V8 version of the R8 is not exactly known as being a straightline monster. In all honesty, the 4.2 liter V8 6-speed model that you see in the video below is not even able to beat the previous generation naturally aspirated M3 in a roll on contest let alone the new and much more powerful turbocharged version. This is not even a race. It is a flat out beatdown. For the R8 to change the outcome here it needs to be the ten cylinder model that borrows its engine from the Gallardo. Even then, the M3 can up the boost a bit and make that quite a race. The R8 is obviously about more than straightline speed but that Audi 4.2 liter FSI V8 sure looks dated. That is because it is dated and it should have been put out to pasture years ago.
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    09-29-2014, 06:07 PM
    Is there any way to make this horrible new style go away? For some reason you have the site set to a column in the middle of the monitor, not using a 20% margin on either side of the page. It's horrrendous to read or look at. Help.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:10 AM
    A Boosted German 5.5 liter V8 against a boosted German 3.0 liter inline-6. The larger V8 motor is in the larger and heavier sedan which is the W212 generation E63 AMG. This particular E63 AMG is also equipped with the Performance Package which was an option on the pre-facelift W212 E63 AMG models. This package boosts output to 550 horsepower from the standard 518 horsepower. Dyno testing shows us that the Performance Package brings output up from the standard 483 wheel horsepower to 516 wheel horsepower. Torque jumps up considerably from 478 lb-ft at the wheels to 544 lb-ft at the wheels with the Performance Package. This is much more power and torque than the F80 M3 despite the F80 M3 being significantly underrated with 427 horsepower 429 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The M3 is roughly 700 pounds lighter though and it has a quick shifting DCT transmission. This same F80 M3 absolutely annihilated an Audi R8 4.2 V8 so the E63 AMG here helps put the M3 acceleration and the previous race in context. The M3 is fast, but the E63 AMG with the Performance Package is much faster. Yes, it does a get a jump but even if it did not it is still will pull much more strongly on the top end. There is always a bigger dog.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 12:15 AM
    Well, I could dream bigger like a palace of some sort but this is at least attainable. I just think the design is sick:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    A Boosted German 5.5 liter V8 against a boosted German 3.0 liter inline-6. The larger V8 motor is in the larger and heavier sedan which is the W212 generation E63 AMG. This particular E63 AMG is also equipped with the Performance Package which was an option on the pre-facelift W212 E63 AMG models. This package boosts output to 550 horsepower from the standard 518 horsepower. Dyno testing shows us that the Performance Package brings output up from the standard 483 wheel horsepower to 516 wheel horsepower. Torque jumps up considerably from 478 lb-ft at the wheels to 544 lb-ft at the wheels with the Performance Package. This is much more power and torque than the F80 M3 despite the F80 M3 being significantly underrated with 427 horsepower 429 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The M3 is roughly 700 pounds lighter though and it has a quick shifting DCT transmission. This same F80 M3 absolutely annihilated an Audi R8 4.2 V8 so the E63 AMG here helps put the M3 acceleration and the previous race in context. The M3 is fast, but the E63 AMG with the Performance Package is much faster. Yes, it does a get a jump but even if it did not it is still will pull much more strongly on the top end. There is always a bigger dog.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 02:04 PM
    Manufacturers are really making trying to figure out what a car actually weighs these days pretty difficult. They play all kinds of games with the numbers in order to make the cars appear lighter than they really are in order to claim large weight savings. BMW fudged the numbers in a fashion that makes one stand in awe of their claims with the new F80 M3 missing their claimed target by 256 pounds. Is Mercedes guilty of the same thing here? Until we get a new C63 AMG on the scales we will not know for certain but the chances of the car weighing 3615 pounds in US trim with fluids are pretty slim. Why? Well, first of all AMG states the weight at 1640 kilograms is 15 kilograms less than the previous model. We all know the previous generation W204 C63 AMG does not weigh 3648 pounds pounds. At 39XX pounds it is closer to 4000 than it is to 3600. The C63 AMG S takes a 15 kilograms penalty over the standard C63. That is a fairly small difference and enough that a full or empty tank of gas can sway which one weighs more. The real question will be how much lighter the new car is than the older car and once an independent source weighs 2015 C63 we will know. 37XX pounds seems like a more realistic range than what AMG is giving us in their Press Release.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 01:59 PM
    Manufacturers are really making trying to figure out what a car actually weighs these days pretty difficult. They play all kinds of games with the numbers in order to make the cars appear lighter than they really are in order to claim large weight savings. BMW fudged the numbers in a fashion that makes one stand in awe of their claims with the new F80 M3 missing their claimed target by 256 pounds. Is Mercedes guilty of the same thing here? Until we get a new C63 AMG on the scales we will not know for certain but the chances of the car weighing 3615 pounds in US trim with fluids are pretty slim. Why? Well, first of all AMG states the weight at 1640 kilograms is 15 kilograms less than the previous model. We all know the previous generation W204 C63 AMG does not weigh 3648 pounds pounds. At 39XX pounds it is closer to 4000 than it is to 3600. The C63 AMG S takes a 15 kilograms penalty over the standard C63. That is a fairly small difference and enough that a full or empty tank of gas can sway which one weighs more. The real question will be how much lighter the new car is than the older car and once an independent source weighs 2015 C63 we will know. 37XX pounds seems like a more realistic range than what AMG is giving us in their Press Release.
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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    09-25-2014, 05:24 PM
    So just picked up a turbo apex. Wondering if anyone else on here is running turbo snowmobiles. Will be hanging out in Revi a few times this year if anyone is heading that way. It's a Alpine front mount GTX2867R with a CR/Alpine 163 tunnel and M10 skid. Gut that had it built before the last owner. http://www.alpinemotorsport.ca/default.asp?page=apex-turbos
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-28-2014, 06:32 PM
    Option 1: or Option 2:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-27-2014, 07:20 PM
    It is that time of year again where MotorTrend does their World's Greatest Drag Race gathering 10 cars together for a 10-way showdown. It is very cool to see but calling it the world's greatest drag race when some important hardware is missing may be an overstatement. Hey, there is a marketing aspect to the name in order to generate views and that is fine. So what is the hardware included this year? The following: Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW i8, BMW M4, Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Ford Fiesta ST, Jaguar F-Type R Coupe, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Subaru WRX STI, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI. You do not need to watch the video know that the Porsche 911 Turbo S is going to beat the Volkswagen GTI, right? The cars run the spectrum from 10 second stock capability to 14 second cars meaning this is hardly a group chosen based on performance capability. Speaking of which, where are some of the notable performance cars from 2014? Where is the Challenger Hellcat? Where is the Corvette Stingray? Where is an AMG of any kind? No Audi RS7? No Lamborghini Huracan to spice things up? If this network were choosing let's just say some of the slower stuff would be phased out to make for a more competitive and interesting matchup worthy of the 'World's Greatest Drag Race' moniker. Here are the results: 1. 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S - 10.9 @ 126.0 2. 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo - 11.1 @ 125.3 3. 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R - 11.8 @ 122.3 4. 2015 BMW M4 - 12.2 @ 117.8 5. 2014 Camaro Z28 - 12.3 @ 117.2 6. 2015 BMW i8 - 12.4 @ 112.1 7. 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C - 12.8 @ 104.8 8. 2015 Subaru WRX STI - 13.1 @ 104.4 9. 2015 Volkswagen GTI - 14.5 @ 97.9 10. 2015 Ford Fiesta ST - 14.9 @ 94.6
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