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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-26-2019, 07:23 PM
    Time sure flies, eh? There was a time when people said BimmerBoost.com would not make it a year, let alone ten. Well, in January, 2020 it will be the 10th anniversary of the BimmerBoost BMW Performance Forums and we're celebrating in grand style. A forum and car site in particular is only successful thanks to its user base. You are the ones that are making this happen and BimmerBoost is happy to show appreciation for its awesome members/users. You may recall we are already doing a giveaway for RB Game Finisher turbochargers. That contest will now be expanded and extended to include a Ghassan G800 built N54/N55 motor.* * An N63/S63 built motor is also possible but the winner would have to pay the difference of the G800 cost. G800 details: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?11463-Ghassan-Automotive-offering-G800-built-forged-N54-motor-6990 Those who already entered the turbo giveaway are already entered in this contest and all their accrued rep points to this point will count toward this contest. The first place winner will have a choice of the RB turbos or the G800 motor or even both at a package deal. How do you enter? By gaining rep points AFTER posting in this thread. You gain rep points by posting and making threads. The more rep points, the more entries. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning! MINIMUM 10 REP POINTS TO ENTER Additionally, share this article or thread to social media and PM the proof for a 20 point bonus. Example: Username32897: 25.5 rep points to start, 100.5 rep point at contest end. 100.5-25.5 = 75 entries in drawing! No limit to the amount you can gain to get odds in your favor! Current entry list with number of entries to the right of each name. Clearly some people can not read as many have ZERO entries and they can not win: 1. @E92 420 - 248.0 - 248.0 = 0 2. @lulz_m3 - 3945.1 - 3977.1 = 32 3. @G0TB00ST? - 605.0 - 605.2 = 0 4. @maxnix - 513.0 - 551.6 = 38 5. @BLKROKT - 583.0 - 594.6 = 11 6. @ATP - 930.0 - 967.0 = 37 7. @Torgus - 2435.5 - 2423.3 = -11 8. @Snertz - 1010.0 - 1022.8 = 22 9. @impuls - 123.0 - 123.7 = 0 10. @Payam@BMS - 7170.3 - 7257.8 = 67 11. @gbk99 - 46.0 - 50.2 = 4 12. @///MPOSTER - 2873.6 - 3153.2 = 279 13. @Eleventeen - 2079.2 - 2129.0 = 49 14. @vrsixxxxxx - 75.2 - 142.7 = 67 15. @Magnusk77 - 47.5 - 154.3 = 106 16. @Flinchy - 1757.1 - 1763.6 = 6 17. @e90Bimmer335 - 196.4 - 200.1 = 3 18. @Brule - 572.1 - 621.5 = 49 19. @fredcase - 432.2 - 474.9 = 42 20. @2007BMW335i - 15.1 = 60.2 = 45 21. @TheAllOriginal - 16.3 - 18.0 = 1 22. @SJ_1989 - 177.1 - 314.3 = 137 23. @blaster3500 - 975.4 - 1105.0 = 131 24. @nikitino25 - 598.3 - 662.1 = 63 25. @iminhell1 - 443.9 - 473.4 = 29 26. @Jerain - 38.2 - 68.4 = 30 27. @rikaro29 - 39.6 - 39.7 = 0 28. @suspenceful - 735.1 - 786.5 = 51 29. @GreyNBlueE92 - 80.4 - 82.6 = 2 30. @jeff15 - 16.1 - 29.5 = 13 31. @Kirst - 237.3 - 309.0 = 72 32. @AWSAWS - 1502.4 - 1509.4 = 7 33. @sudo4re - 120.8 - 124.0 = 3 34. @langsbr - 1051.1 - 1110.3 = 59 35. @Simmi15 - 217.2 - 225.6 = 8 36. @foe516 - 178.2 - 178.2 = 0 37. @Vdkk - 147.0 - 147.0 = 0 38. @evl335 - 33.1 - 74.2 = 41 39. @SSboosted335 - 13.0 - 13.9 = 0 40. @islandroad83 - 148.3 - 148.3 = 9 41. @Dave@Fuel-It! - 837.1 - 837.2 = 0 42. @type-dRew - 10.2 - 30.4 = 20 43. @kylerwinterd - 99.3 - 100.5 = 1 44. @jacobniell - 13.0 - 13.2 = 0 45. @raffists - 115.1 0 115.1 = 0 46. @BQ@BQTuning.com - 299.2 - 299.2 = 0 47. @Bantam - 39.6 - 39.6 = 0 48. @DisCiteFullRetard - 389.2 - 431.3 = 42 49. @ihernandez7910 - 187.4 - 194.7 = 10 Contest ends January 8th, 2020. Stay tuned for second and third place prize announcements!! Thank you to Ghassan Automotive for helping make this possible! * 1 week to claim prize or it goes to next person on the list * BimmerBoost reserves the right to change the date, drawing, or any details relating to the contest at the administrator's discretion.
    71 replies | 1652 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-27-2019, 07:15 PM
    Time sure flies, eh? There was a time when people said BimmerBoost.com would not make it a year, let alone ten. Well, in January, 2020 it will be the 10th anniversary of the BimmerBoost BMW Performance Forums and we're celebrating in grand style. A forum and car site in particular is only successful thanks to its user base. You are the ones that are making this happen and BimmerBoost is happy to show appreciation for its awesome members/users. You may recall we are already doing a giveaway for RB Game Finisher turbochargers. That contest will now be expanded and extended to include a Ghassan G800 built N54/N55 motor.* * An N63/S63 built motor is also possible but the winner would have to pay the difference of the G800 cost. G800 details: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?11463-Ghassan-Automotive-offering-G800-built-forged-N54-motor-6990 Those who already entered the turbo giveaway are already entered in this contest and all their accrued rep points to this point will count toward this contest. The first place winner will have a choice of the RB turbos or the G800 motor or even both at a package deal. How do you enter? By gaining rep points AFTER posting you wish to enter in this thread. You gain rep points by posting and making threads. The more rep points, the more entries. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning! MINIMUM 10 REP POINTS TO ENTER Additionally, share this article or thread to social media and PM the proof for a 20 point bonus. Example: Username32897: 25.5 rep points to start, 100.5 rep point at contest end. 100.5-25.5 = 75 entries in drawing! No limit to the amount you can gain to get odds in your favor! Current entry list with number of entries to the right of each name. Clearly some people can not read as many have ZERO entries and they can not win: 1. @E92 420 - 248.0 - 248.0 = 0 2. @lulz_m3 - 3945.1 - 3977.1 = 32 3. @G0TB00ST? - 605.0 - 605.2 = 0 4. @maxnix - 513.0 - 551.6 = 38 5. @BLKROKT - 583.0 - 594.6 = 11 6. @ATP - 930.0 - 967.0 = 37 7. @Torgus - 2435.5 - 2423.3 = -11 8. @Snertz - 1010.0 - 1022.8 = 22 9. @impuls - 123.0 - 123.7 = 0 10. @Payam@BMS - 7170.3 - 7257.8 = 67 11. @gbk99 - 46.0 - 50.2 = 4 12. @///MPOSTER - 2873.6 - 3153.2 = 279 13. @Eleventeen - 2079.2 - 2129.0 = 49 14. @vrsixxxxxx - 75.2 - 142.7 = 67 15. @Magnusk77 - 47.5 - 154.3 = 106 16. @Flinchy - 1757.1 - 1763.6 = 6 17. @e90Bimmer335 - 196.4 - 200.1 = 3 18. @Brule - 572.1 - 621.5 = 49 19. @fredcase - 432.2 - 474.9 = 42 20. @2007BMW335i - 15.1 = 60.2 = 45 21. @TheAllOriginal - 16.3 - 18.0 = 1 22. @SJ_1989 - 177.1 - 314.3 = 137 23. @blaster3500 - 975.4 - 1105.0 = 131 24. @nikitino25 - 598.3 - 662.1 = 63 25. @iminhell1 - 443.9 - 473.4 = 29 26. @Jerain - 38.2 - 68.4 = 30 27. @rikaro29 - 39.6 - 39.7 = 0 28. @suspenceful - 735.1 - 786.5 = 51 29. @GreyNBlueE92 - 80.4 - 82.6 = 2 30. @jeff15 - 16.1 - 29.5 = 13 31. @Kirst - 237.3 - 309.0 = 72 32. @AWSAWS - 1502.4 - 1509.4 = 7 33. @sudo4re - 120.8 - 124.0 = 3 34. @langsbr - 1051.1 - 1110.3 = 59 35. @Simmi15 - 217.2 - 225.6 = 8 36. @foe516 - 178.2 - 178.2 = 0 37. @Vdkk - 147.0 - 147.0 = 0 38. @evl335 - 33.1 - 74.2 = 41 39. @SSboosted335 - 13.0 - 13.9 = 0 40. @islandroad83 - 148.3 - 148.3 = 9 41. @Dave@Fuel-It! - 837.1 - 837.2 = 0 42. @type-dRew - 10.2 - 30.4 = 20 43. @kylerwinterd - 99.3 - 100.5 = 1 44. @jacobniell - 13.0 - 13.2 = 0 45. @raffists - 115.1 0 115.1 = 0 46. @BQ@BQTuning.com - 299.2 - 299.2 = 0 47. @Bantam - 39.6 - 39.6 = 0 48. @DisCiteFullRetard - 389.2 - 431.3 = 42 49. @ihernandez7910 - 187.4 - 194.7 = 10 Contest ends January 8th, 2020. Stay tuned for second and third place prize announcements!! Thank you to Ghassan Automotive for helping make this possible! * 1 week to claim prize or it goes to next person on the list * BimmerBoost reserves the right to change the date, drawing, or any details relating to the contest at the administrator's discretion.
    71 replies | 743 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-19-2019, 12:41 PM
    The idea of a compressor powered by electricity is nothing new. Mass adoption of a turbo that uses electricity to instantly spin the compressor before having to wait for exhaust gases certainly would be new. That is what Garrett promises with the E-Turbo set to hit the market in 2021. What is the idea behind this? Classic sequential turbo setups in the past had a small turbo and a big turbo working in concert with the small turbo helping reduce lag before the big turbo got going and took over. The idea will be similar here. You can have a small motor with a large turbocharger and reduce the lag issue significantly with the E-Turbo getting things going in the low rpm range: Mercedes-Benz explored this idea back in 2015 and their M256 inline-6 engines designed in 2016 use an electric compressor. Mercedes refers to this design as an electric auxiliary compressor. The Mercedes design is more mild than what Garett will be introducing and we will likely see more and more powerful 'E-Turbos' from Garrett. Keep in mind the primary goal here is an efficiency gain and the E-Turbo goal is to improve emissions and fuel economy by 20%+ without a performance penalty. Garrett illustrates the key points here: Will we see a benefit in enthusiast cars and sports cars? Probably not initially as the mainstream application is for mass market passenger vehicles. The performance applications will come in time.
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    10-28-2019, 03:43 PM
    Part of the problem in the aftermarket is finding companies that truly deliver as promised. Unfortunately, the tuning scene is filled with crooks but also many reputable companies that stand the test of time. ECS Tuning certainly is one that stood the test of time. That does not mean things do not get sloppy as they get too big to care. Vivid Racing is one example. A company should not act like its customers are doing it a favor by doing business with them. The company should work to maintain, support, and appreciate their customer base. So what is the reason for the 'Why I Hate ECS Tuning' group to exist? Well, here's a few documented examples: Data breaches simply can not be defended: This goes on... and on... and on.... AND ON! Some of the issues with packaging can likely be attributed to whomever is delivering it. How you excuse saying parts are in stock when they aren't, shipping empty boxes, delays, data breaches, and poor product quality is something else entirely. ECS Tuning keeps getting bigger apparently acquiring some other retailers. For there to be a dedicated hate group with hundreds of stories shows this is not just random but perhaps ECS Tuning needs better management or they are too big. Either way, they will not improve unless someone says something and plenty of people are saying something.
    31 replies | 1702 view(s)
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    10-17-2019, 03:00 PM
    See questionable things posted about this guy so not sure what to make of this. Is this is a copy of someone's design or his own? The two main proven keyed BMW crank hub solutions are from Gintani and Maximum PSI.
    44 replies | 730 view(s)
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    10-17-2019, 09:50 AM
    A true 1000+ wheel horsepower from the N54 is something the N54 tuning scene waited over a decade for. You might recall Motiv previously claimed to have hit 1000+ wheel horsepower back in early 2018 but that was with dyno manipulation and not a true 1000 wheel horsepower pull. This looks to be the first true 1000+ whp pull: It is uncorrected but that is fine as that means correction factor games are not being played. It truly put that output down as tested. What is involved here? A Syvecs standalone ECU for one. It certainly is interesting this was not done on the factory ECU which some claim to be just as capable as the Syvecs. The block is reinforced using CSS (Cylinder Support Systems): The engine bay looks something like this: More details hopefully to come. The 1000+ whp N54 era now truly is here.
    32 replies | 1129 view(s)
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    10-29-2019, 07:33 PM
    This is what you see shared on social media and people eat it up. The tuner claims this is a factory turbo B58 Supra on a 91 octane tune with some ethanol. Well, you are not getting 642+ lb-ft of torque at the wheels out of the factory turbocharger. Not unless you're screwing with something. Yet, that is the tuner claim: Car is going to shoot a rod out of the block is the more like it. First of all, the curve is horrible: Secondly, how in the hell is that torque figure hit? Hybrid upgrades are not making that amount of torque boost only. Hell, a Pure Turbos hybrid upgraded example with nitrous on top only managed 548 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This guy is claiming almost another 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on top of a hybrid turbo upgraded B58 with a shot of nitrous? Hard work... more like some dyno queen BS at work.
    36 replies | 890 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-17-2019, 09:44 AM
    A true 1000+ wheel horsepower from the N54 is something the N54 tuning scene waited over a decade for. You might recall Motiv previously claimed to have hit 1000+ wheel horsepower back in early 2018 but that was with dyno manipulation and not a true 1000 wheel horsepower pull. This looks to be the first true 1000+ whp pull: It is uncorrected but that is fine as that means correction factor games are not being played. It truly put that output down as tested. What is involved here? A Syvecs standalone ECU for one. It certainly is interesting this was not done on the factory ECU which some claim to be just as capable as the Syvecs. The block is reinforced using CSS (Cylinder Support Systems): The engine bay looks something like this: More details hopefully to come. The 1000+ whp N54 era now truly is here.
    32 replies | 680 view(s)
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    11-05-2019, 12:43 AM
    BMW's best driver's car? That would be this new BMW F87 M2 CS. The job BMW did on the model is admirable as it addresses the main complaint which is that the M2 Competition weighs as much (and more in certain trims) than an F82 M4. BMW gives the model lightweight 19 inch rims. The fronts weigh 20 pounds and the rears 22 pounds. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's are optional. The carbon roof saves weight in an important area for handling. You also get a carbon fiber front splitter. That cool looking hood? It is carbon fiber as well. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional. So what does the M2 CS weigh in its lightest trim (manual) with carbon ceramic brakes? Well, no word on that from BMW just yet. Let's hope BMW really shed some serious pounds. The S55 motor is tweaked to 450 horsepower with software. There is upgraded cooling for the motor and transmission. The lightweight theme carries over to the interior where a carbon fiber center console reduce weight by six pounds. The contrasting stitching looks wonderful. You get four colors to choose from: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic. More details to come like the price and that all important curb weight figure. This car looks like a serious win for BMW and it makes you wonder why the M2 could not be this car from the beginning. A fairly light, well balanced, and entry level BMW M car with a manual option should be a priority at M. You're looking at the best M car in ages. 2020 Model Year only 2,200 to be produced worldwide (500 to US) 444 hp / 406 lb-ft torque 7600 rpm redline 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT 3.8 second 0-60 (DCT) 4.0 second 0-60 (manual) 174 mph top speed Three radiators, an oil cooler, two pumps in the oil pan, oil sump baffle Transmission oil cooler (when equipped with DCT) Electronic locking differential Standard adaptive dampers with Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ modes Steel subframe bolted to the body frame without bushings Forged aluminum rear five-link suspension control arms and wheel hubs 15.75-inch vented rotors with 6-piston fixed calipers up front 14.96-inch vented rotors with 4-piston calipers in rear Optional Carbon Ceramic Brake 19-inch forged wheels in a staggered setup with 245/35R19 tires up front and 265/35R19s in back High-gloss black finish wheels standard Matte gold finish wheels standard Michelin Cup 2 tires or summer performance tires Carbon fiber vented hood (1/2 weight of steel hood, increases downforce and has cooling effect) Carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and M mirrors Carbon fiber transmission tunnel (saves 6 pounds) Optional carbon fiber roof Alcantara dashboard, armrests, and steering wheel CS badge embroidered on dashboard Black leather and Alcantara M Competition front seats featuring CS logo Embroidered BMW M Motorsport stripes on front seats 4 exterior colors: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic 1 interior color: black Only options are: 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, matte gold wheels, and Michelin Cup 2 tires. Pricing and ordering details will be announced closer to the 2020 M2 CS's launch in spring 2020.
    31 replies | 723 view(s)
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    10-28-2019, 03:40 PM
    Part of the problem in the aftermarket is finding companies that truly deliver as promised. Unfortunately, the tuning scene is filled with crooks but also many reputable companies that stand the test of time. ECS Tuning certainly is one that stood the test of time. That does not mean things do not get sloppy as they get too big to care. Vivid Racing is one example. A company should not act like its customers are doing it a favor by doing business with them. The company should work to maintain, support, and appreciate their customer base. So what is the reason for the 'Why I Hate ECS Tuning' group to exist? Well, here's a few documented examples: Data breaches simply can not be defended: This goes on... and on... and on.... AND ON! Some of the issues with packaging can likely be attributed to whomever is delivering it. How you excuse saying parts are in stock when they aren't, shipping empty boxes, delays, data breaches, and poor product quality is something else entirely. ECS Tuning keeps getting bigger apparently acquiring some other retailers. For there to be a dedicated hate group with hundreds of stories shows this is not just random but perhaps ECS Tuning needs better management or they are too big. Either way, they will not improve unless someone says something and plenty of people are saying something.
    31 replies | 248 view(s)
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    10-29-2019, 07:31 PM
    This is what you see shared on social media and people eat it up. The tuner claims this is a factory turbo B58 Supra on a 91 octane tune with some ethanol. Well, you are not getting 642+ lb-ft of torque at the wheels out of the factory turbocharger. Not unless you're screwing with something. Yet, that is the tuner claim: Car is going to shoot a rod out of the block is the more like it. First of all, the curve is horrible: Secondly, how in the hell is that torque figure hit? Hybrid upgrades are not making that amount of torque boost only. Hell, a Pure Turbos hybrid upgraded example with nitrous on top only managed 548 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This guy is claiming almost another 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on top of a hybrid turbo upgraded B58 with a shot of nitrous? Hard work... more like some dyno queen BS at work.
    36 replies | 200 view(s)
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    11-05-2019, 02:18 PM
    You guys tell me:
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    11-05-2019, 12:29 AM
    BMW's best driver's car? That would be this new BMW F87 M2 CS. The job BMW did on the model is admirable as it addresses the main complaint which is that the M2 Competition weighs as much (and more in certain trims) than an F82 M4. BMW gives the model lightweight 19 inch rims. The fronts weigh 20 pounds and the rears 22 pounds. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2's are optional. The carbon roof saves weight in an important area for handling. You also get a carbon fiber front splitter. That cool looking hood? It is carbon fiber as well. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional. So what does the M2 CS weigh in its lightest trim (manual) with carbon ceramic brakes? Well, no word on that from BMW just yet. Let's hope BMW really shed some serious pounds. The S55 motor is tweaked to 450 horsepower with software. There is upgraded cooling for the motor and transmission. The lightweight theme carries over to the interior where a carbon fiber center console reduce weight by six pounds. The contrasting stitching looks wonderful. You get four colors to choose from: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic. More details to come like the price and that all important curb weight figure. This car looks like a serious win for BMW and it makes you wonder why the M2 could not be this car from the beginning. A fairly light, well balanced, and entry level BMW M car with a manual option should be a priority at M. You're looking at the best M car in ages. 2020 Model Year only 2,200 to be produced worldwide (500 to US) 444 hp / 406 lb-ft torque 7600 rpm redline 6 speed manual or 7 speed DCT 3.8 second 0-60 (DCT) 4.0 second 0-60 (manual) 174 mph top speed Three radiators, an oil cooler, two pumps in the oil pan, oil sump baffle Transmission oil cooler (when equipped with DCT) Electronic locking differential Standard adaptive dampers with Comfort, Sport, and Sport+ modes Steel subframe bolted to the body frame without bushings Forged aluminum rear five-link suspension control arms and wheel hubs 15.75-inch vented rotors with 6-piston fixed calipers up front 14.96-inch vented rotors with 4-piston calipers in rear Optional Carbon Ceramic Brake 19-inch forged wheels in a staggered setup with 245/35R19 tires up front and 265/35R19s in back High-gloss black finish wheels standard Matte gold finish wheels standard Michelin Cup 2 tires or summer performance tires Carbon fiber vented hood (1/2 weight of steel hood, increases downforce and has cooling effect) Carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and M mirrors Carbon fiber transmission tunnel (saves 6 pounds) Optional carbon fiber roof Alcantara dashboard, armrests, and steering wheel CS badge embroidered on dashboard Black leather and Alcantara M Competition front seats featuring CS logo Embroidered BMW M Motorsport stripes on front seats 4 exterior colors: Alpine White, Misano Blue Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, and Hockenheim Silver Metallic 1 interior color: black Only options are: 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, carbon ceramic brakes, matte gold wheels, and Michelin Cup 2 tires. Pricing and ordering details will be announced closer to the 2020 M2 CS's launch in spring 2020.
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    10-16-2019, 01:21 PM
    Won't say where I got this other than multiple sources sent it to me at this point. Very interesting to see that Spool Performance tested their Helix directly against the VTT Shotgun and the data they recorded. They sure are hitting some high rpm... We'll see what people say.
    25 replies | 770 view(s)
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    10-15-2019, 01:11 PM
    There will those who find this result hard to believe. For those people, BimmerBoost would like to remind them that this JB4 tuned X4M with a bit of ethanol managed a 10.8 @ 126.3 miles per hour and a 60-130 sprint of 8.51 as timed by GPS. Now a Charger Hellcat is plenty powerful but also plenty heavy and about the same weight as the F98 X4M. Additionally, it is rear wheel drive. By the time it gets traction the X4M is long gone. This is a beatdown so large that without video evidence it would be hard to believe. The second video below shows the X3M run a tuned BMW F80 M3 with the following mods: Stage 2 turbos Flash tune 91 fuel with meth Intercooler Intakes Exhaust It wins as well although the F80 M3 did better than the Hellcat. The third video shows yet another Hellcat getting smoked proving the first video is no fluke. The X4M managed a 150.2 mile per hour trap speed in 90 degree weather and 3700 DA. The S58 is no joke.
    18 replies | 1169 view(s)
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    10-22-2019, 01:02 PM
    Ah, the S54. A work of absolute art and the last great naturally aspirated iron block inline-6 from BMW. One of the greatest M motors ever made as well. Need proof? Well, how about a stock internal example with 190k miles producing 721 horsepower to the wheels? The S54 had a poor reputation early on due to bearing issues (typical BMW) but with the proper bearings the motor shows just how stout it is. Plus, this is an 11.5:1 compression naturally aspirated engine and with a bit of boost really sings; When we say BMW does not make them like they used to, this is what we mean. This E46 M3 belongs to BimmerBoost member @DocCarbon: Setup: Kit by MaxPsi BW s300sxe 64.5/66 E85 driven by 2 walbro 485's and a BAP. Id1000 injectors Exhaust cutout
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    10-21-2019, 01:02 PM
    This is a major win for farmers selling corn who lobbied the Trump administration regarding larger purchases of ethanol. What does this mean for car enthusiasts? It means more ethanol. You will see more ethanol in your gasoline and E15 will see greater adoption. Here is what to expect: In a forthcoming supplemental notice building off the recently proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020. EPA will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nationís fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. This will include accounting for relief expected to be provided for small refineries. EPA intends to take final action on this front later this year. In the most recent compliance year, EPA granted 31 small refinery exemptions. Building on the Presidentís earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15. EPA will continue to evaluate options for RIN market transparency and reform. USDA will seek opportunities through the budget process to consider infrastructure projects to facilitate higher biofuel blends. The Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues. More ethanol will be blended into our gasoline as a whole in the USA but an exact percentage is not stated above. It seems 15% will be the number. We should all also see greater ethanol supplies in general. For auto enthusiasts, hopefully this means more E85 pumps. Farmers successfully lobbied for increased ethanol sales wile the EPA initially was against it. What this all means is there is going to be a lot more ethanol from 2020 on. Source
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    10-23-2019, 03:04 PM
    MotorTrend's 2019 Best Driver's Car competition is taking place at Laguna Seca and it is interesting to see the results on a track that is a good mix of technical application and power. The lineup is good but does not have any high performance standouts. That is other than the McLaren Senna but that is not even a street car. It is nice to see what the Senna can do at Laguna Seca in this context but it is on an entirely different level. Where is the McLaren 720S? The Ferrari Pista? The C8 Corvette? The GT500 Mustang? An R8 or Huracan? The 992 Carrera S is really the sportiest car out there short of the Senna. Here is the lineup in order of least favorite to most favorite driver's car by Randy Pobst: 12. Challenger SRT Hellcat 11. Lamborghini Urus 10. Bentley Continental GT V8 9. Toyota GR Supra 8. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera 7. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 6. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ 5. BMW M850i xDrive Coupe 4. BMW F87 M2 Competition 3. Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang 2. McLaren Senna 1. Porsche 992 Carrera S Now in order of laptime: 12. Challenger SRT Hellcat - 1:42.70 11. Bentley Continental GT V8 - 1:41.21 10. Lamborghini Urus - 1:40.90 9. BMW F87 M2 Competition - 1:40.83 8. Toyota GR Supra - 1:40.57 7. BMW M850i xDrive Coupe - 1:39.40 6. Aston Martin DBS Superleggera - 1:38.27 5. Jaguar XE SV Project 8 - 1:36.96 4. Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang - 1:36.83 3. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ - 1:36.26 2. Porsche 992 Carrera S - 1:35.52 1. McLaren Senna - 1:27.62 It is rather incredible how well the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4Matic+ does. We keep saying it but Mercedes-AMG really worked some magic on that car. The BMW M850i xDrive does a fairly good job considering its heft and that it is not the M8 model which of course bodes well for the M derivative. Laguna Seca exposes the heft of the Urus. Power can not mask it here. The Supra also edges the M2 Competition although the M2 Competition is the preferred driver's car. The Hellcat Redeye is in the rear because someone took it off a dragstrip. The new Carrera S is the big winner here.
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    10-17-2019, 11:21 AM
    The idea of a Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami is not anything new. It was on again then off again and now it appears it really is happening. The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Miami is expected to take place in 2021. Sounds great but the county still needs to approve the race with a vote on October 28th. BoostAddict will of course update you with the result of that vote. Source
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    10-23-2019, 05:01 PM
    This is some big, big news. Mercedes-AMG created a problem of C63 and E63 overlap ever since they decided to give the C-Class AMG variant the same motor as its E-Class big brother. The current generation W213 E63 and W205 C63 share M177 V8 engine variants respectively. The main difference is that the E63 offers 4Matic all wheel drive while the C63 does not and is rear wheel drive. Is that about to change? At the Star Experience event in Bulgaria Mercedes-AMG had a 4Matic W205 C63 on display. When asked if this would be a production model, the AMG rep simply smiled. It is no secret BMW is bringing a G80 M3 to the market with all wheel drive standard. Perhaps this finally convinced Mercedes-AMG it is ok for the C63 to again step on the E63's toes? We will know more soon but the all wheel drive C63 AMG of your dreams already exists.
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    10-19-2019, 12:33 PM
    The idea of a compressor powered by electricity is nothing new. Mass adoption of a turbo that uses electricity to instantly spin the compressor before having to wait for exhaust gases certainly would be new. That is what Garrett promises with the E-Turbo set to hit the market in 2021. What is the idea behind this? Classic sequential turbo setups in the past had a small turbo and a big turbo working in concert with the small turbo helping reduce lag before the big turbo got going and took over. The idea will be similar here. You can have a small motor with a large turbocharger and reduce the lag issue significantly with the E-Turbo getting things going in the low rpm range: Mercedes-Benz explored this idea back in 2015 and their M256 inline-6 engines designed in 2016 use an electric compressor. Mercedes refers to this design as an electric auxiliary compressor. The Mercedes design is more mild than what Garett will be introducing and we will likely see more and more powerful 'E-Turbos' from Garrett. Keep in mind the primary goal here is an efficiency gain and the E-Turbo goal is to improve emissions and fuel economy by 20%+ without a performance penalty. Garrett illustrates the key points here: Will we see a benefit in enthusiast cars and sports cars? Probably not initially as the mainstream application is for mass market passenger vehicles. The performance applications will come in time.
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    10-18-2019, 12:24 AM
    DocCarbon started a thread S54: Dynojet numbers in S54 and M54
    I managed to put the car on a dyno a couple weeks ago with the newer setup. The pressure was running up to 25 psi and dropping down below 20 psi by redline. I'm still happy with the numbers for a stock block s54. Peak was about 720 whp. When I got the car home I found the intake manifold had a crack and was leaking. A friend of mine was nice enough to reweld it, reinforce it and it's holding 24+ psi consistently to redline now. I'm looking forward to getting it back on the dyno to turn it up a little more. Setup: Kit by MaxPsi BW s300sxe 64.5/66 E85 driven by 2 walbro 485's and a BAP. Id1000 injectors Exhaust cutout
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-30-2019, 08:47 PM
    Fabspeed worked their magic on yet another 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT2 RS. You can view the entire suite of parts they offer here. This particular 991.2 GT2 RS received a race system with bypass pipes and an ECU tune. Check out the difference in output over stock (IPD Plenum also included): 659 rear wheel horsepower goes to 723 rear wheel horsepower. The torque jump is huge with peak torque going to 714 lb-ft at the wheels from 555 lb-ft at the wheels stock or in other words an increase of 159 lb-ft. Ok, so the gains are large and this thing is a beast. But just listen to it below. That whistle and that exhaust tone... oh my. Just spectacular all the way around.
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    10-26-2019, 03:45 PM
    PorscheBoost Porsche Performance Forums member @quattr0 decided it was time to unlock some of the power in his car and upgrade the cooling at the same time. He took his 2017 911 Carrera to Driversource located in Houston, Texas. Mods: - AMS intercoolers - Cobb AP tuned by Mitch at Dyno Spectrum - Installed and dynoed by DriverSource Dyno Spectrum is well recommended especially for remote tuning 991.2's. Let's take a look at the baseline (5th gear is blue, 4th is red): Baseline numbers are right where they should be and it is interesting to note 5th gear shows a bit more mid-range. Now the result after tuning and the installation of intercoolers: Torque goes up by 126 lb-ft at the wheels. It is going to feel like an entirely new car. The horsepower curve is nice as well considering how quickly the small Carrera turbos run out of steam. Another 91 peak horsepower at the wheels was picked up. If you haven't tuned your 991.2 3.0 yet, what are you waiting for?
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    10-15-2019, 11:01 AM
    Here is the first set of independent test data for the new Corvette although it comes from MotorTrend who is often in bed with manufacturers. The numbers look about right considering Chevy's own internal figures said the car would do 0-60 in 2.9 and a 1/4 mile of 11.3 @ 121. MotorTrend's figures are actually quicker than quoted which raises an eyebrow but not so far out of the stated figures that they will not be repeated. The dual clutch is clearly helping as evidenced by the elapsed time more than anything else. The dual clutch and C8 itself do come with a weight penalty of 3622 pounds. The twin turbo version everyone is waiting for may creep up to 4000 pounds. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette (3LT Z51) DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Mid-engine, RWD ENGINE TYPE 90-deg V-8, alum block/heads VALVETRAIN OHV, 2 valves/cyl DISPLACEMENT 376.0 cu in/6,162 cc COMPRESSION RATIO 11.5:1 POWER (SAE NET) 495 hp @ 6,450 rpm TORQUE (SAE NET) 470 lb-ft @ 5,150 rpm REDLINE 6,400 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 7.3 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 8-speed twin-clutch auto AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.55:1/1.70:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar STEERING RATIO 15.7:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.5 BRAKES, F; R 13.3-in vented disc; 13.8-in vented disc, ABS WHEELS, F;R 8.5 x 19-in; 11.0 x 20-in, cast aluminum TIRES, F;R 245/35R19 89Y; 305/30R20 99Y Michelin Pilot Sport 4S DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 107.2 in TRACK, F/R 64.9/62.4 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 182.3 x 76.1 x 48.6 in TURNING CIRCLE 36.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,622 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 39/61% SEATING CAPACITY 2 HEADROOM, F/R 37.9/- in LEGROOM, F/R 42.8/- in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 54.4/- in CARGO VOLUME 4.0 (frunk)/8.6 (trunk) cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 1.0 sec 0-40 1.5 0-50 2.1 0-60 2.8 0-70 3.7 0-80 4.6 0-90 5.8 0-100 7.1 0-100-0 10.8 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.4 QUARTER MILE 11.1 sec @ 123.2 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 97 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.04 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 23.3 sec @ 0.90 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1,300 rpm CONSUMER INFO BASE PRICE $76,945 PRICE AS TESTED $88,305 STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes AIRBAGS 6: Dual front, front side, front side/head BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 miles FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 16/27/20 mpg (MT est) ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 211/125 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.99 lb/mile RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium
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    10-15-2019, 01:04 PM
    There will those who find this result hard to believe. For those people, BimmerBoost would like to remind them that this JB4 tuned X4M with a bit of ethanol managed a 10.8 @ 126.3 miles per hour and a 60-130 sprint of 8.51 as timed by GPS. Now a Charger Hellcat is plenty powerful but also plenty heavy and about the same weight as the F98 X4M. Additionally, it is rear wheel drive. By the time it gets traction the X4M is long gone. This is a beatdown so large that without video evidence it would be hard to believe. The second video below shows the X3M run a tuned BMW F80 M3 with the following mods: Stage 2 turbos Flash tune 91 fuel with meth Intercooler Intakes Exhaust It wins as well although the F80 M3 did better than the Hellcat. The third video shows yet another Hellcat getting smoked proving the first video is no fluke. The X4M managed a 150.2 mile per hour trap speed in 90 degree weather and 3700 DA. The S58 is no joke.
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    10-23-2019, 04:59 PM
    This is some big, big news. Mercedes-AMG created a problem of C63 and E63 overlap ever since they decided to give the C-Class AMG variant the same motor as its E-Class big brother. The current generation W213 E63 and W205 C63 share M177 V8 engine variants respectively. The main difference is that the E63 offers 4Matic all wheel drive while the C63 does not and is rear wheel drive. Is that about to change? At the Star Experience event in Bulgaria Mercedes-AMG had a 4Matic W205 C63 on display. When asked if this would be a production model, the AMG rep simply smiled. It is no secret BMW is bringing a G80 M3 to the market with all wheel drive standard. Perhaps this finally convinced Mercedes-AMG it is ok for the C63 to again step on the E63's toes? We will know more soon but the all wheel drive C63 AMG of your dreams already exists.
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    11-06-2019, 02:41 PM
    ESMotor continues to crush it on the 991 Turbo platform. This is their ES1200 turbo kit for the 991 Turbo featured on a Porsche 991.2 Turbo S. To get the most out of this turbo upgrade you will need a built motor and upgraded PDK. How else is it going to hold together with 1133 horsepower at all four wheels and 1020 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels? It does take a while to get going but what do you expect from 1100+ horsepower from 3.8 liters? On the road with load the spool should be better than you see in the graph which really seems to get going past 5k rpm. This is tuned by @Emre@Esmotor on a Syvecs standalone ECU. What fuel it is on was not specified.
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    10-16-2019, 07:41 AM
    The wheels were CNC machined and they will soon be off for finishing in a brushed gold color: Looking forward to weighing them and seeing them on the car! Same tire sizes as stock. Maybe I can get a little more aggressive.
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    10-14-2019, 12:25 AM
    Just went to noflyzone in arizona and managed to hit 173.3 on my DCT swapped 135i. previous to today, there was a rolling half mile record set by a 335i at 170.7. Some specs on my 135i: <3000 lbs 135i, dct swapped with ssp clutches, jb4 mhd backend flash by Jason at @pureeviltuning, 6766 single turbo kit, mmp port injection, stage 3 pump, and a whole lotta boost. car spun till 120mph due to stock rims and 265 toyo r888r. some slicks and it should be good for 175+
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