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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    By the looks of it from these two cars racing the GT500, the Z4 will get walked by well over a bus length.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:07 PM
    Great news from Cobb Tuning! Cobb is able to now tune the PDK transmission software in al PDK 911's. Well, all PDK 911's except for the 991.2 models which are still posing trouble for tuners. If you have a 991.1 or 997.2 Turbo and want to adjust your transmission parameters this is for you. Cobb provides various PDK maps which can then be flashed with the AccessPort. Here is a look a the OTS maps: In releasing a product that has never before been offered, our Porsche Calibration experts created PDK calibrations that we felt would give the greatest performance impact as well as appeal to most enthusiast owners. While the specifics of the map for each vehicle may differ slightly, below is a general representation of what to expect when using one of three provided PDK OTS maps. All supported vehicles will have the following maps to choose from: COBB Sport Map A nice mix between the factory Normal and Sport Drive Modes. COBB Aggressive Map More ideal for vehicles being used on track or during competition. COBB High Torque Aggressive Map (not in firmware) Intended for vehicles with significant torque increase over stock. Requires PDK Relearn after flashing. If you have a Turbo upgrade and want increased clamping force for example the high torque map is needed. They also are able to change automatic shift points: They are even able to add in launch control or race start for cars without Sport Chrono: This feature adds Race Start to both the Normal and Sport drive modes, including cars WITHOUT the factory Sport Chrono option. The Race Start Lite RPM in Normal and Sport mode will typically be slightly lower than in Sport Plus. What else? INCREASED SHIFT FIRMNESS Shift firmness is the culmination of a few variables that determine how quickly the clutches are engaged between gears. The COBB PDK OTS maps offer slightly increased firmness over stock which translates to a shift more akin to that in a 991 GT3. INCREASED CLUTCH PRESSURE Minimizing clutch slip when engaging a gear moves power through the drivetrain more efficiently. Our calibrators have increased clutch pressure only in the High Torque Aggressive OTS map. This is intended to be used on vehicles that have a significant increase in torque over stock (50% or more). As a note, when flashing the High Torque Aggressive map, a PDK Relearn MUST be performed. MINIMIZED CONTINUOUS CLUTCH SLIP Continuous Clutch Slip can often present a sloppy feel when driving PDK equipped cars at low loads. COBB PDK OTS Maps will mitigate the “gear hunting” feeling by minimizing the amount of slip the clutches exhibit at low RPMs. The PDK relearn is a great feature for those who upgrade their transmission as well: Very well done Cobb! Now about 991.2 PDK tuning... AP3-POR-007 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GTS PDK WM 2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GT4 Clubsport PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) GTS PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S X51 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S X51 PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4GTS PDK WM AP3-POR-006 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S PDK WM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 PM
    Great news from Cobb Tuning! Cobb is able to now tune the PDK transmission software in al PDK 911's. Well, all PDK 911's except for the 991.2 models which are still posing trouble for tuners. If you have a 991.1 or 997.2 Turbo and want to adjust your transmission parameters this is for you. Cobb provides various PDK maps which can then be flashed with the AccessPort. Here is a look a the OTS maps: In releasing a product that has never before been offered, our Porsche Calibration experts created PDK calibrations that we felt would give the greatest performance impact as well as appeal to most enthusiast owners. While the specifics of the map for each vehicle may differ slightly, below is a general representation of what to expect when using one of three provided PDK OTS maps. All supported vehicles will have the following maps to choose from: COBB Sport Map A nice mix between the factory Normal and Sport Drive Modes. COBB Aggressive Map More ideal for vehicles being used on track or during competition. COBB High Torque Aggressive Map (not in firmware) Intended for vehicles with significant torque increase over stock. Requires PDK Relearn after flashing. If you have a Turbo upgrade and want increased clamping force for example the high torque map is needed. They also are able to change automatic shift points: They are even able to add in launch control or race start for cars without Sport Chrono: This feature adds Race Start to both the Normal and Sport drive modes, including cars WITHOUT the factory Sport Chrono option. The Race Start Lite RPM in Normal and Sport mode will typically be slightly lower than in Sport Plus. What else? INCREASED SHIFT FIRMNESS Shift firmness is the culmination of a few variables that determine how quickly the clutches are engaged between gears. The COBB PDK OTS maps offer slightly increased firmness over stock which translates to a shift more akin to that in a 991 GT3. INCREASED CLUTCH PRESSURE Minimizing clutch slip when engaging a gear moves power through the drivetrain more efficiently. Our calibrators have increased clutch pressure only in the High Torque Aggressive OTS map. This is intended to be used on vehicles that have a significant increase in torque over stock (50% or more). As a note, when flashing the High Torque Aggressive map, a PDK Relearn MUST be performed. MINIMIZED CONTINUOUS CLUTCH SLIP Continuous Clutch Slip can often present a sloppy feel when driving PDK equipped cars at low loads. COBB PDK OTS Maps will mitigate the “gear hunting” feeling by minimizing the amount of slip the clutches exhibit at low RPMs. The PDK relearn is a great feature for those who upgrade their transmission as well: Very well done Cobb! Now about 991.2 PDK tuning... AP3-POR-007 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GTS PDK WM 2016 Porsche Cayman (981) GT4 Clubsport PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) S PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Boxster (981) GTS PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S PDK WM 2012-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) S X51 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S PDK WM 2013-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S X51 PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS PDK WM 2015-2016 Porsche Carrera (991) 4GTS PDK WM AP3-POR-006 SUPPORTED VEHICLES 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo PDK WM 2014-2016 Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S PDK WM
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  • BigM62's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 PM
    ^. Exactly. Trump should have known about the attack beforehand in Spain!:facepalm On another note, here is my take on white liberal over-educated democrats: every race is equal (true), but we (liberals) like being white. But don't tell anyone that. Don't march or speak up for whites. And heavens, all you minorities are special. But please do not move into our neighborhoods, don't marry our daughters, or go to our schools. We really, really need you! (to wash our cars, clothes, clean our homes, gardens, cook our meals, and drive our buses). We need you! You are equal to us, as long as you know your place. Southern history? Oh no, that won't do. All those slave owners like General Lee have to go. Thomas Jefferson? He is ok, he loved slave so much, he slept with most of them.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    I expected a more disgusted "I want to kill myself" look given that caption. ... I think I've seen too many bad things on the internet.
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  • G.I.Joe's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    No not this time around, but the next event is in 4 weeks so maybe I'll try there. I spoke to the owner of the Z4 though, and he is a really cool guy and his Z4 is absolutely beautiful
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Ok guys, getting to work on the trophy this week. I think you'll be impressed :)
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  • G.I.Joe's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 PM
    That Z4 runs really well. With upgrade turbos it would be a monster. I was at the same race in my Pure Stage 2 powered N54 E92 335i 6MT. I also raced a lot of the same cars. Here's a video of me racing the Shelby GT500 just for fun/comparison.
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Master power turbos are fairly popular with the domestic truck guys and have a decent reputation. Not everyone wants or needs to pay the brand name tax. I've seen longevity issues from both chinabay and brand name turbos.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    ///MPOSTER replied to a thread AD Engineering Review in N54
    Those cash pillows are quite soft . Makes for a great night of sleep. I would recommend stacks of 100's, as they are the best to help insomnia.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    There are a couple ways to look at this. A 12.683 @ 109.62 in the 1/4 mile these days is nothing special. However, the B9 S4 is not the highest performance in the Audi portfolio as that distinction falls to the RS4 and its twin turbo motor. The S4 is a very interesting tuning prospect though due to its twin scroll top mounted turbocharger on the 2.9 liter V6. It produces 355 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With a tune and perhaps some bolt ons this should be an easy 11 second car. At that point though, does it make more sense to get the RS4 instead? What we learn is the car is performing about where it should based on the dyno results and this explains the timeslip explains the loss against the Mercedes-AMG C43 and Camaro SS in a previous drag race video. If the brand new S4 is slower than the C43 and the 340i that is somewhat disappointing. That is where tuning should come to the rescue.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    Some people have a theory that this was done on purpose.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    There are a couple ways to look at this. A 12.683 @ 109.62 in the 1/4 mile these days is nothing special. However, the B9 S4 is not the highest performance in the Audi portfolio as that distinction falls to the RS4 and its twin turbo motor. The S4 is a very interesting tuning prospect though due to its twin scroll top mounted turbocharger on the 2.9 liter V6. It produces 355 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With a tune and perhaps some bolt ons this should be an easy 11 second car. At that point though, does it make more sense to get the RS4 instead? What we learn is the car is performing about where it should based on the dyno results and this explains the timeslip explains the loss against the Mercedes-AMG C43 and Camaro SS in a previous drag race video. If the brand new S4 is slower than the C43 and the 340i that is somewhat disappointing. That is where tuning should come to the rescue.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 02:02 PM
    Torgus replied to a thread PTE 6266 vs. EFR 8374 in N54
    I linked to show that the kits they currently offer are expensive, which leads me to believe this one will be expensive as well. I'm not sure when SS gave the manifold over to CES to make a kit. There are videos of it online: https://www.facebook.com/cesmotor.sport/videos/1049788988422128/ https://www.facebook.com/cesmotor.sport/videos/1049784841755876/ Whenever it does come out my bet is it will be too expensive for most. Especially if VM/AK have a bottom mount EFR they are announcing which it sounds like is the case.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread AD Engineering Review in N54
    Doing the right thing is surprisingly easy. What alway gave me pause is how I see some businesses consistently do the wrong thing yet they seem to sleep soundly at night.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    Just thinking how the EFR 8374 could fit as a lower mount by getting rid of the water pump and relocating it. Also thinking ahead and trying to save money by selling off the HPFP and all the STAGE 2 and Stage 3 LPFP kits and just going with a regular system that is not taxing on the pumps since it doesn't have to be at 80psi.
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  • TEC's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    TEC replied to a thread AD Engineering Review in N54
    @Sticky I tried to up rep you but apparently I have to spread it around more. That's a helluva move on your part!
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  • TEC's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    TEC replied to a thread 600whp N54, No direct injection in N54
    Masta Powar turbo? I haven't seen one of those since the Ebay SSAC (SSAutochrome) days back in like 2005. I hope they have improved since then. With the improvements in turbo tech its a shame he didn't go with an EFR, GTX or even Xona turbo. Still a cool build though.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread PTE 6266 vs. EFR 8374 in N54
    You linked to E36 systems. Didn't they announce this kit like 4 years ago?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    mamarco, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    This BMW E89 Z4 35i is a bolt on N54 model tuned by BQ Tuning. It features a Cobb Protune, Afe filters, MMP inlets, MMP outlets, Wagner Evo 2 intercooler, VRSF catless downpipes, 200 cell sport cats, and was on a mix of E45. Apparently the car suffered a bit of a boost leak but it is hard to tell based on the performance. The first race features some N54 on N54 action as the Z4 runs a 1M. It is not much a contest. The DCT plays a big role but the difference between the cars is large. Race 2 is against a 335 wagon. Also easily dispatched. Up next is a Shelby GT500 Mustang. This is the first good run of the bunch as they go neck and neck with the Mustang opening a slight lead early on. The Z4 closes the gap and edges. Impressive! A JB4 tuned M135i runs next. It hangs in there for a bit but ultimately is pulled up top. An E60 M5 with unknown mods tries its luck next. The S85 V10 is known for its top end pull but the Z4 dispatches it easily. A great run for context. An Audi RS6 sedan tries its luck next. This is the C6 generation RS6 with a twin turbo V10 motor. It is tuned by MTM and pulls as it should but the Z4 actually does an incredible job against it. Maybe time to upgrade those N54 turbos? The final run is against an F10 M5. It looks stock based on the result as the Z4 pulls it. This E89 is running very well. Impressive stock turbo N54 performance.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Slower than I would have thought.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread 600whp N54, No direct injection in N54
    Leave it up to an E36 guy with an N54 swap to show some creativity. Awesome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    This BMW E89 Z4 35i is a bolt on N54 model tuned by BQ Tuning. It features a Cobb Protune, Afe filters, MMP inlets, MMP outlets, Wagner Evo 2 intercooler, VRSF catless downpipes, 200 cell sport cats, and was on a mix of E45. Apparently the car suffered a bit of a boost leak but it is hard to tell based on the performance. The first race features some N54 on N54 action as the Z4 runs a 1M. It is not much a contest. The DCT plays a big role but the difference between the cars is large. Race 2 is against a 335 wagon. Also easily dispatched. Up next is a Shelby GT500 Mustang. This is the first good run of the bunch as they go neck and neck with the Mustang opening a slight lead early on. The Z4 closes the gap and edges. Impressive! A JB4 tuned M135i runs next. It hangs in there for a bit but ultimately is pulled up top. An E60 M5 with unknown mods tries its luck next. The S85 V10 is known for its top end pull but the Z4 dispatches it easily. A great run for context. An Audi RS6 sedan tries its luck next. This is the C6 generation RS6 with a twin turbo V10 motor. It is tuned by MTM and pulls as it should but the Z4 actually does an incredible job against it. Maybe time to upgrade those N54 turbos? The final run is against an F10 M5. It looks stock based on the result as the Z4 pulls it. This E89 is running very well. Impressive stock turbo N54 performance.
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  • psmith95's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Will give that a shot when I return. From what I remember last I drove it sounded and felt like it was coming from front of the car or right under the front seats. I also think I could feel it in the shift knob but not sure if that was just me imagining things
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    How do we blame it on Trump?
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 PM
    That hurts to watch.
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