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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 07:45 AM
    Interestingly tritip seems like it is a California thing as I never see it up here in new England. But I know it's big in cali for BBQs etc.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    BorisCoffi, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 AM
    VF-Engineering has a flash tune for the VAG 5.2 liter naturally aspirated and direct injected V10 under the hood of the R8 and Huracan. This is an OBD-II flash tune which you can flash yourself at home by using an included cable and downloading the VF software. Yes, it is a canned tune. The gains seems pretty good for a canned tune. Unfortunately VF does not include a standard Mustang graph which shows the peak figures at the wheels but the tune looks to provide gains throughout the entire curve: It looks like they gain close to 20 at the wheels. These are their claims: Peak Gains: +25-30 HP / +20-25 TQMax Gains: 30 HP @ 6,300 RPM / 38 TQ @ 3400 RPM PRICE:$2,995 The main thing to take away from this is the Bosch MED17 ECU has been cracked (APR did it back in 2014 for other models) and the source of the crack is likely supplying it several tuners other than VF-Engineering as well. That means a custom dyno tune should no trouble either. R8 V10 owners who have the same 5.2 liter V10 as the Huracans and R8 V10 Plus yet are limited artificially through software will be most interested in a tune to bring the car up to its true capability for a fraction of the cost of a Huracan or an R8 V10 Plus model.
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    Today, 07:06 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum VonnieEsqu.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    GLWS
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:41 AM
    BMW's violet paint colors do not get enough credit. Daytona Violet and its well known Techno Violet sibling have not been standard M3 paint colors for generations now. It is a shame but that is where BMW Individual comes in who will gladly paint your M3 or M4 in a BMW shade of your choosing for a premium. How much of a premium? Roughly $5k for this Daytona Violet paint job. It is well worth every penny considering the odds of running into another F80 M3 with the same paint color is slim to none. This particular F80 M3 in addition to the Individual paint gets 20 inch HRE Classic 303 rims in a Satin Charcoal finish which plays off the Daytona Violet shade very well. The car is also lowered on KW coilovers with a carbon lip and mirror covers but needs window tint to complete the look. Simply beautiful. P.S. For BMW trivia nerds Daytona Violet was offered only in 1995 on the E36 M3 and Techno Violet was offered on the E36 M3 from 1996-1999.
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    Today, 06:32 AM
    Welcome E4304matic, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 AM
    Two naturally aspirated V8 vehicles here except with very different executions. The Camaro SS is rear wheel drive and much lighter than the all wheel drive Jeep SRT8 SUV. It is a potent car with the LT1 6.2 liter direct injected V8 providing 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The Jeep has a larger 6.4 liter V8 without direct injection producing 470 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. While it may have slightly more power and torque on paper having to send it to all four wheels means higher drivetrain losses. Not to mention the extra 1300 pounds or so the Jeep is carrying. Out of the hole the Jeep gets a lead but through third gear the Camaro SS catches, passes, and then continues a nice long pull. Trap speeds aren't included but it's safe to say the Camaro dominates the Jeep. When the Jeep gets the Hellcat V8 under the hood it will be interesting to see what happens then. A much better race to be sure.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:59 AM
    Two naturally aspirated V8 vehicles here except with very different executions. The Camaro SS is rear wheel drive and much lighter than the all wheel drive Jeep SRT8 SUV. It is a potent car with the LT1 6.2 liter direct injected V8 providing 455 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque. The Jeep has a larger 6.4 liter V8 without direct injection producing 470 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. While it may have slightly more power and torque on paper having to send it to all four wheels means higher drivetrain losses. Not to mention the extra 1300 pounds or so the Jeep is carrying. Out of the hole the Jeep gets a lead but through third gear the Camaro SS catches, passes, and then continues a nice long pull. Trap speeds aren't included but it's safe to say the Camaro dominates the Jeep. When the Jeep gets the Hellcat V8 under the hood it will be interesting to see what happens then. A much better race to be sure.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    I did not brine it. I did not boil it. I baked it in some water :P Added some flavoring and whatever else but it was so tender and delicious! I did try some tri-tip at the store while I was there and it was almost as good and tender as prime rib. I don't know what their setup is but I can't wait to start smoking tri-tip if I can make it that good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:24 AM
    There are so many hot hatches in this test the entire list would not fit in the title. This test is done by Auto Trader in the UK so we might as well get out of the way that the weather makes this a less than ideal comparison. It's typically British in that regard. If you have to do a comparison in the rain why even bother with 0-60 testing? Of course the all wheel drive cars will top their rear wheel and front wheel drive counterparts in the wet. Why not try to mitigate the conditions by showing some roll on testing in addition that will reduce the traction advantage and provide some more meaningful data and comparisons? Ok, so the comparison isn't perfect but it is the best comparison we have right now of all of these vehicles. The Europeans obviously love their hot hatches so it makes sense this comes from a European source that includes makes and models that are not featured in the US market. The cars tested are the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i, Seat Leon Cupra 290, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Here is a table overview of the tested metrics: The 0-60 figures are not too important here due to the traction penalty on the cars without all wheel drive but the Mercedes-AMG A45 is the quickest to 60 at 4.2 seconds followed by the Audi RS3 at 4.3. If you intend to drag race in the rain, the A45 is your car. Around the track though the Mercedes-AMG also wins. Yes, the traction advantage is a major factor here. The Focus RS comes in a close second around the track despite having a manual transmission and less power than the Mercedes. It's chassis dynamics seem to be superior. Take the data presented with a grain of salt. What do the testers think about the cars? The BMW's engine and gearbox is praised but it is said to feel more like a GT than a hot hatch. The BMW's character just is not sporty enough in this company. The Subaru is said to feel dated which is a shame. Honda's Civic Type R is penalized for being too much to handle in the wet. Oh, a front wheel drive turbo car is hard to push to the limit when it's raining? Who knew? It is said to be lively and fun in the dry though which is when you will want to push it. They narrow the list of cars down to their top 3 choices. Those are the Mercedes-AMG A45, Ford Focus RS, and the Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S. They decide to drag the trio. The track looks less damp for this race but it really doesn't matter. The A45 AMG easily takes it with the Ford Focus RS coming up second. The M133 engine under the hood of the A45 is simply a beast. If you don't have 35 minutes to spare to watch this video let's spare you some time and tell you what the conclusion is. The Renault is simply outperformed by the A45 and Focus RS. It finishes in third. The A45 AMG is the quickest in a straight line and around the track but it's chassis dynamics, handling, and feedback do not match the Ford Focus RS. The new Ford beats out everyone else as the best all around driver's hot hatch. It is the best hatchback in the world right now. Well done Ford.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 AM
    There are so many hot hatches in this test the entire list would not fit in the title. This test is done by Auto Trader in the UK so we might as well get out of the way that the weather makes this a less than ideal comparison. It's typically British in that regard. If you have to do a comparison in the rain why even bother with 0-60 testing? Of course the all wheel drive cars will top their rear wheel and front wheel drive counterparts in the wet. Why not try to mitigate the conditions by showing some roll on testing in addition that will reduce the traction advantage and provide some more meaningful data and comparisons? Ok, so the comparison isn't perfect but it is the best comparison we have right now of all of these vehicles. The Europeans obviously love their hot hatches so it makes sense this comes from a European source that includes makes and models that are not featured in the US market. The cars tested are the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i, Seat Leon Cupra 290, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Here is a table overview of the tested metrics: The 0-60 figures are not too important here due to the traction penalty on the cars without all wheel drive but the Mercedes-AMG A45 is the quickest to 60 at 4.2 seconds followed by the Audi RS3 at 4.3. If you intend to drag race in the rain, the A45 is your car. Around the track though the Mercedes-AMG also wins. Yes, the traction advantage is a major factor here. The Focus RS comes in a close second around the track despite having a manual transmission and less power than the Mercedes. It's chassis dynamics seem to be superior. Take the data presented with a grain of salt. What do the testers think about the cars? The BMW's engine and gearbox is praised but it is said to feel more like a GT than a hot hatch. The BMW's character just is not sporty enough in this company. The Subaru is said to feel dated which is a shame. Honda's Civic Type R is penalized for being too much to handle in the wet. Oh, a front wheel drive turbo car is hard to push to the limit when it's raining? Who knew? It is said to be lively and fun in the dry though which is when you will want to push it. They narrow the list of cars down to their top 3 choices. Those are the Mercedes-AMG A45, Ford Focus RS, and the Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S. They decide to drag the trio. The track looks less damp for this race but it really doesn't matter. The A45 AMG easily takes it with the Ford Focus RS coming up second. The M133 engine under the hood of the A45 is simply a beast. If you don't have 35 minutes to spare to watch this video let's spare you some time and tell you what the conclusion is. The Renault is simply outperformed by the A45 and Focus RS. It finishes in third. The A45 AMG is the quickest in a straight line and around the track but it's chassis dynamics, handling, and feedback do not match the Ford Focus RS. The new Ford beats out everyone else as the best all around driver's hot hatch. It is the best hatchback in the world right now. Well done Ford.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    Vengeance Racing can push your C7 Z06 LT4 to over 700 wheel horsepower on E85 with their Stage III LT4 upgrade package. E85 is definitely the smart choice here if pushing the factory blower even harder thanks to its cooling effects when combined with direct fuel injection. On straight pump gas the package makes 660 rear wheel horsepower which is what most people will see due to ethanol's availability. Here is what the Stage 3 LT4 package entails: Halltech Cold Air Induction System Vengeance Racing 2.38 Supercharger pulley Vengeance Racing 10 Bolt supercharger hub Vengeance Racing CNC LT4 Cylinder Heads Vengeance Racing billet core camshaft Vengeance Racing Dual valvesprings w/ Ti retainers Vengeance Racing Hardened Pushrods Trunion Upgrade Katech C5R Timing Chain Camshaft Phaser Limiter High performance lifters- NON DOD ARP Head Bolts Vengeance Racing Ported supercharger/snout Nick Williams 102mm Gen V DBW Throttle body American Racing stainless long tube header system with 3 X pipe Vengeance Racing High Temperature protective heat sleeves 160* Thermostat Custom ECU Calibration The dyno results: For those who want to push over 800 wheel horsepower with this package nitrous is necessary. This is their setup: Nitrous Outlet LT4 Spray Bar System Nitrous Outlet -6AN Purge Kit NOS Progressive Controller Lingenfelter LNC-2014 Timing Retard Box Vengeance Racing C7 Z06 Switch Panel Nitrous Outlet Heated Bottle Bracket w/ 15lb Bottle It certainly puts up solid figures: 660rwhp / 698rwtq - Pump gas / no nitrous 705rwhp / 748rwtq - E85 / no nitrous 836rwhp / 816rwtq - Pump gas / 100 shot Great documentation, presentation, and results from Vengeance Racing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    Take a look over on dodgeboost.com and you will see this isn't the case: http://www.dodgeboost.com/content.php?5621-Another-C7-Z06-loss-stock-2015-Challenger-Hellcat-versus-stock-2015-Corvette-C7-Z06-from-a-roll
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  • Zeee_Q's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 AM
    Sticky http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?74853-c63-weistec-stage-3-vs-manual-f10-m5-and-dct-f10-m5 This thread post #5 . I think I might have misread actually, if he means making an extra 100whp over stock turbos with Weistec race tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 AM
    Use NWS tags please as they exist for a reason. There is a NWS section btw. I edited your post. I understand you are frustrated and want to vent but this has been going on forever. I really don't understand their heavy handed approach. Their policies essentially created bimmerboost and funneled vendors such as BMS to it. Maybe they are so big they don't care. You're complicit though as you continued to support them and now you come to BB to vent about how unfair and draconian they are. Told you so...
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