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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Hello everyone, by now most of you have seen the waves our new N54 GC turbocharger offering is making on the platform, so it's time to spill the beans on all the details, such as pricing, availability, fitment, logs, ordering giveaway, etc. We will start with pricing. the pricing schedule will be as outlined below. What is included with the default kit is turbos, inlets, charge pipe. If you already have inlets, you get a discount, if you already have one of our charge pipes (no one does yet, but a ton on order) you can get another discount. Intro Price: Intro Price: $3799 Turbos only without inlets, and CP Intro Price: $3899 Turbos with CP only (you already have either our 2" inlets or another 2" inlet brand, stock frame 1.75-1.80" inlets will NOT work) Intro Price: $3999 Turbos with Inlets, and CP both MSRP once intro price is over: MSRP: $4299 turbos only without inlets, and CP MSRP: $4399 Turbos with CP only MSRP: $4499 Turbos with inlets, and CP We will be doing the intro price for the first 20 sets sold, after that prices go up to MSRP. Availability: They are available on our website right now for Pre-order at the intro price. Sign up for the website, and use discount code VTTGCINTRO our initial order is 50 sets of these from our manufacture, we expect them arrive to us in about 30-60 days. As soon as they come in, the pre-orders ship the next day, after that we will keep stock on hand meaning, any order ships the same of next day ordered, if done so by 3pm PST, if not the next day. VTT buy back program: If you have a current set of VTT hybrid turbochargers this is the buy back offer when purchasing a set of new GC turbochargers. Stage 1: $500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2: $1000 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2+: $1500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back We do not offer any buy back for other manufactures N54 turbochargers, if you have a set try to sell them, if you have a current unfilled order speak with them about your options. Customer Appreciation Giveaway: The way we will be doing our giveaway is a little different, and gives the people who really want a set of these, the ultimate odds to get a free set. Here is how it will work. For the first 20 intro sets, every person who orders is eligible for the giveaway, for each 10 sets ordered we will give one set away, meaning by the time we get to 20 sets sold, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning! This is a much better contest in our opinion, instead of 1 in 2-300 odds of winning, its 1 in 10, and it keeps people who are just entering the contest to possibly win, and sell the turbos from doing so. This contest if for people who truly want a set of these, and want very high odds of winning. We will make another thread for the contest, but it will be simple, our website tracks date of order, as soon as we hit the first 20, we pull a random number between 1-20 twice, and that number gets a full refund of their purchase price! Simple, and effective. (Yes this giveaway will actually happen) Fitment: Currently we are offering GC kits for N54 335LHD, 135,535,Z4. RHD fitment is coming, we are having the rear housing cast, but it takes a couple months. For the 135/535/Z4 guys, the 335 kit fits your vehicles just fine with one small change of a rear water line, which you can either buy from us, or BMW, we provide the part number. You simply purchase the 335 kit with the CP included, and retrofits the rear turbo to the 335 orientation. We have seen this done, on quite a few cars in the past with zero issues. For RHD vehicles due to the steering shaft, you will need to RHD housing, and charge pipe orientation. Do not fear it is coming! You will finally have a 750WHP RHD option! Some details as taken from our website.: WHP Level supported (with proper fuel, upgrades, and tuning) Stock-750WHP We are proud to introduce the latest in our line of N54 turbocharger products the VTT "GC"turbochargers. This is a new N54 turbocharger from the ground up, using 100% new parts throughout. Some of the ground breaking features are fully new turbocharger from the compressor housing, to the bearing housing, to the turbine housing, we had them engineered to fit in the stock N54 location, but the full flow of a much larger turbo. You will not find any huge TD04HL wheels stuffed into the tiny stock turbine housing. Every part on these turbos were designed around our specific goals for power, flow, and reliability. What we ended up with is a turbocharger that can utilize the stock location while providing enough flow for 750WHP.+ To do this we increase the area inside not only the manifolds, but also the turbine, and compressor housings, we also slightly increase AR ratio on the turbine housing to free up even more flow, while not giving up anything in spool. To put it bluntly, there is no other 750WHP capable turbocharger option on the market single or twins that can match the spool, ease of fitment, power or reliability of our "GC" turbochargers! A few more details: Upgraded thrust: Every set of stage GC turbos comes with a performance upgraded thrust to extend the life of the turbochargers. Billet Compressor wheels: Billet compressor wheels are used to maximize flow per shaft revolution Turbine housing is cast from 22+NB Stainless steel Dyno Graph, and Logs: I am sure most of you have seen the dyno graph, but if not here it is. We made 736WHP/675WTQ on 30 psi, and 9-9.4 degrees of timing. We kept TQ down on purpose to try to not break anymore motors, if we went for big boost down low, 750WTQ is easily on tap. Please note the MHD is reading high on boost due to the 4 bar scaling, our AEM log is true boost in the manifold. Datalogs: MHD Log External AEM log
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    02-11-2016, 12:14 AM
    This video is not being posted due to the cinematography. With no camera views from inside the cars we usually dismiss this stuff as junk. It is not hard to get a couple Go Pros these days and show clear HD video. However, the commentary of the butthurt AMG owner is glorious to behold. Which of these cars is faster stock for stock? The W205 C63 AMG S is both quicker and faster. However, as it is rear wheel drive it takes a bit more skill to launch. Need proof? A stock W205 C63 went 12.5 @ 119 in the 1/4 mile. A stock W205 C63 AMG S went 11.6 @ 120 on a better 60 foot. Almost a full second difference due to launch quality. A stock X5M will run low 12's at close to 115. You can look at a Dinan tuned example in the 1/4 mile (because it performs almost like stock anyway) here. If you ran the cars from a roll, the X5M would lose every single time. They are not running from a roll though and that means the traction advantage is with the all wheel drive 5000+ pound behemoth. The X5M in the first dig race gets the hit and wins easily. The second run has an even start and the X5M just edges ahead. That is the end of the racing and then the excuses begin to pour out from the AMG owner. First, he talks about how he put $50k down. Yet, he didn't spend any of that on drag tires or driving lessons which is where the money clearly needs to go. The AMG owner then asks for a 60-180 run. Seriously? You don't even know you have a 155 mph limiter on there? Plus 130 miles an hour is plenty to show who has the stronger top end. The AMG owner says in Germany a 1/4 mile doesn't mean anything. Well, even the Germans probably know you should know how to launch if you're going to run on the street from a dig against an all wheel drive car. Plus the 1/4 mile specs should tell him his best race is a roll. He's using the German argument here (poorly) to say the car is designed for the Autobahn. The X5M is from a German company as well though so he's reaching for anything. The guys on the side of the X5M did not give him a roll race and said they wanted to run again but in a 1/4 mile. So, they ran their race and won. The C63 guy says he has an E63 on order after that. Good, because it looks like he needs the all wheel drive of the E63 to mask his driving and his bullshit. Lulz
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    02-10-2016, 08:12 PM
    We all already know the new B58 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 is underrated and makes considerably more power and torque than the N55 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 it replaces. BMW rates the motor at 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque at the crank. The M Performance Power Kit raises output to a claimed 355 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Considering the car is already making more power and torque than that without the power kit as it dynos 331 rear wheel horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque at the wheels we can only imagine what the actual output is with BMW's power bump. Let's assume gains of another 20 wheel horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. To find out for sure we will need to see a dyno but there is no denying the car moves very well in the video below. Keep in mind this is an xDrive model which is heavier due to the all wheel drive system. That just makes the 0-200 kph acceleration all the more impressive:
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    02-12-2016, 02:41 AM
    Well, that did not take long. The new B58 motor is impressing. The stock power is considerable and the acceleration is not far off an E92 M3 at least with the M Performance package. Things are going to take some giant steps forward on the platform relatively soon. While tuning on the B58 platform and the respective chassis' it goes into is still in its infancy VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is already attempting to get ahead of the curve by working on a B58 turbo upgrade. Tuners have told us the factory B58 turbo housing seems larger than the N55. That means this upgrade has serious potential. Time will tell but rest assured turbo upgrades will be on the market for owners that itch for more power. This of course should apply to all 40i models.
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    02-10-2016, 11:45 PM
    Here you have two black BMW i8's. One is a matte black wrapped car that is also bagged which wears Vossen rims. The other black i8 has the factory black paint and HRE wheels. It is also lowered but not with bags. It retains the factory suspension design. Here are the Vossen specs: 22 inches is the same size as the HRE wheels. With the more exaggerated drop the wheels looks bigger on the matte black i8 but somehow also tacky. An i8 on bags? Isn't this supposed to be a sports car? If one is going for attention this setup might fit the bill: Here are the HRE specs: The HRE setup just looks classier here and also will offer better handling performance. The car is not comically low but definitely still has an aggressive stance. Make your choice:
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    Yesterday, 01:02 AM
    We have speculated for a long time now that BMW would make an M7. It appears this is as close as we are going to get for now and that is honestly fine. How does an all wheel drive G11 BMW 7-Series with a 600 horsepower 6.6 liter twin turbo V12 under the hood grab you? Yep, pretty badass. Now there of course is the Alpina B7 which features a tweaked 4.4 liter N63TU V8 powerplant that makes just about the same power and torque at 600 horses and 590 lb-ft. BMW and Alpina are close so they clearly kept output the same to not overshadow each other. Alpina is dependent on BMW so if BMW wanted to crank this V12 up they would crush the B7's business (the motor is probably underrated anyway). Alpina essentially fills in the gaps in BMW's lineup but with this M760Li what gap is there now? The only question that remains is what does this monster cost? We can't wait see comparisons against the Audi S8 and Mercedes-AMG S65. With the new BMW M760Li xDrive, the freshly launched new BMW 7 Series is gaining a prestigious flagship model. Headlined by its exceptional refinement and supreme power delivery at all times, the 12-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology under the bonnet reinforces the new car’s range-topping status. The boldly dynamic driving characteristics of the BMW M760Li xDrive combine with superior ride comfort to make a compelling statement and set a new benchmark in the luxury sedan segment. Powerful and authoritative. The new BMW M760Li xDrive gives a debut to the new M Performance TwinPower Turbo 12-cylinder petrol engine. Concealed under a cover bearing “M Performance” lettering, the 6.6-litre V12 develops output of 441 kW/600 hp* at 5,500 rpm* and peak torque of 800 Nm (590 lb-ft)* at 1,500 rpm* (fuel consumption combined: 12.6 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 294 g/km)**. The high-performance unit with leading-edge M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology accelerates the BMW M760Li xDrive from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.9 seconds* on the way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). If the optional M Driver’s Package is specified, the speed limiter doesn’t cut in until 305 km/h (189 mph). Power transfer is via the state-of-the-art eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. The M Performance-specific tuning of the shift programs, delivering sportier gear changes and more instantaneous downshifts throughout the rev range, has been specially adapted to the characteristics of the V12engine. With its optimal internal efficiency and a gear-change strategy assisted by navigation data, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission contributes to the authoritative driving experience and works seamlessly with the standard Auto Start Stop function. Outperforming its segment rivals in driving dynamics and ride comfort. The innovative Executive Drive Pro suspension system is a passport to dynamic sharpness and unbeatable ride comfort. Active roll stabilisation minimises body movements, and the system teams up with performance tyres, fitted to exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in matt Cerium Grey metallic, to give the new BMW M760Li xDrive the best driving dynamics in its class – without impinging on ride comfort. The rear-biased BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system takes its lead from the available grip levels to distribute engine power to all four wheels as the situation demands. In the process, it delivers the dynamic excellence you’d expect of an M Performance model and a supreme level of performance in all conditions. Active safety and driving dynamics are also beneficiaries of the standard Integral Active Steering system in the new BMW M760Li xDrive, which complements the more direct steering ratio at the front axle by adjusting the steering angle of the rear wheels according to the situation at hand. This reduces steering effort at low speeds and in dynamic driving, further enhancing agility and active safety. The new 19-inch M Sport brakes, boasting blue metallic brake callipers and M badging, set the seal on the dynamic armoury of the BMW M760Li xDrive and ensure unbeatable deceleration at all times. Innovative driver assistance systems. The new BMW M760Li xDrive is fitted with the same extensive package of innovative driver assistance systems as all variants of the successfully launched BMW 7 Series model range. The Driving Assistant Plus system includes the Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Rear collision prevention and Crossing traffic warning functions. Meanwhile, the Traffic jam assistant – which involves semi-automated driving – can be used on any type of road. And the Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function now only requires drivers to press a button to incorporate speed restrictions detected by the Speed Limit Info function. The new generation of the Surround View system now also includes a 3D View and Panorama View option in the Control Display. Dynamic focus underlined by the exterior styling. In its exterior appearance alone, the new BMW M760Li xDrive embodies the dynamic mission statement of the BMW M Performance Automobiles with unmistakable clarity. The M aerodynamic package with larger air intakes in the front apron and exclusive 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke 760M design with matt Cerium Grey finish guarantee an elegantly sporty appearance. The exclusive galvanised Cerium Grey finish for the kidney grille frame and the fronts of the grille bars, along with the front apron strip, the strips on the exterior door handles, Air Breathers, side door trim elements and boot lid handle, all add colour accents, subtly highlighting the special status of the BMW M760Li xDrive within the BMW 7 Series model range and the BMW model line-up as a whole. Other notable exterior features include the mirror caps, likewise in Cerium Grey, V12 badges on the C-pillars, the M logos on the sides of the car and the xDrive lettering and model badge at the rear. A new M sports exhaust system with flap control generates an emotionally rich V12 soundtrack and adds the finishing touches to the signature M Performance look with its galvanised Cerium Grey twin tailpipe embellishers in exclusive design positioned on either side. Familiar M Performance accents for the interior, too. The now familiar BMW M Performance character is also present and correct inside the car. The exclusive M leather steering wheel carries the M logo, has Pearl Gloss Chrome multifunction buttons on its spokes and shift paddles for manual gear changes on the reverse. Door sill plates with an illuminated V12 logo whet the appetite for the driving pleasure to come, while the instrument cluster contains an exclusive speedometer featuring the model designation and a dial now extending to 330 km/h (205 mph). Like the M pedals and M driver’s footrest, the special speedo points to the performance potential of the BMW M760Li xDrive. The area of the centre console around the selector level and iDrive Controller is adorned with a BMW Individual decorative inlay in Piano Finish Black and with V12 badging. The optional Touch Command Panel in the rear compartment’s centre armrest hosts a similar V12 identifier. Comfort features generate a modern and luxurious ambience. The electrically adjustable front comfort seats with memory function and the Fineline black fine wood interior trim strips with high-gloss metal effect team up with high-quality deep-pile floor mats in the rear compartment and an Alcantara Anthracite headliner to generate a luxurious ambience. Exclusive Nappa leather trim covers the seat surfaces, seat side sections, head restraints, door cards, centre armrests and side armrests to round off the elegant atmosphere in tasteful style. BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence option also available. For customers looking to trade the overtly dynamic appearance of their BMW M760Li xDrive for a more discreet luxurious look, the optional BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence is available at no extra cost. This character variant significantly alters the personality of the BMW M760Li xDrive, shedding the M aerodynamic package and adding 20‑inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in W‑spoke 646 design high-gloss polished with mixed-size tyres (front: 245/40 R20, rear: 275/35 R20). There is also a high-gloss Black finish for the brake callipers. Customers choosing the V12 Excellence model can expect their BMW M760Li xDrive to feature a chrome bar extending across the full width of the car in the upper section of the air intake grille. In addition, the kidney grille bars are in Silver with chrome fronts and surrounds likewise in bright chrome. All the other trim elements on the body also come in bright chrome. In place of a model designation, the BMW M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence has a “V12” badge on the boot lid. The exhaust system’s pair of chrome, rectangular tailpipe embellishers are now framed by additional chrome trim. Inside the car, meanwhile, the BMW steering wheel features wood inlays, and the V12 lettering in the instrument cluster – whose speedometer extends as far as 260 km/h (160 mph) – illuminates when the driver fires up the engine. The comfort-biased exhaust system with its refined soundtrack also helps to accentuate the specific character of the V12 Excellence model. Intuitive operation with touch display and BMW gesture control. As in all variants of the new BMW 7 Series, the monitor of the iDrive operating system in the new range-topping BMW M760Li xDrive comes in touch display form. This means customers will be able to navigate around the system in the same way as with modern electronic devices. In addition to using the Controller to operate the system in the familiar style, its functions can also be selected and activated by touching the screen’s surface. The iDrive system also features the gesture control system presented in the BMW 7 Series for the first time. Hand movements detected by a 3D sensor control infotainment functions in an extremely intuitive and user-friendly fashion. The gestures can be used for a number of functions, including controlling the volume in audio applications and accepting or rejecting incoming telephone calls. There is also the option of pairing a specific gesture with an individual choice of function. Also joining the fray is a new smartphone holder integrated into the centre console, which enables wireless, inductive charging for mobile phones for the first time in a car.
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    02-11-2016, 08:33 PM
    Excellent news here as Cobb continues to expand their Porsche product offering. The turbocharged Porsche models tends to dominate aftermarket tuning but Cobb is not ignoring the naturally aspirated 991 generation. The Carrera, Carrera S, and Carrera GTS now have Cobb Tuning Accessport support. The following vehicles are now supported with firmware and Off The Shelf Maps : 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) MT/PDK WM 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) S MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S MT/PDK WM The following vehicles are supported with firmware and Stage 0 (Non-Performance) Map : 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS MT/PDK WM 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera 4 (991) GTS MT/PDK WM Cobb does not have OTS performance maps available for the two vehicles above but that is only a matter time. Let's take a look at the gains starting with the 3.4 liter Porsche 991 Carrera: Not bad at all. You get another 18 horsepower at the wheels and 10 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Keep in mind these are Mustang dyno numbers. Now let's look at the 3.8 liter Carrera S: Up to 30 more horsepower at wheels on 93 octane pump fuel and another 27 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Considering that the 3.4 liter Boxster S and Cayman S use the same Porsche 3.4 liter flat-6 we expect support for them to follow. The good news now is the 991 Turbo guys are not the only ones who will be having fun.
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    02-12-2016, 06:33 PM
    The past two years of Formula 1 have been rather boring. Why? Mercedes dominance. Nobody really could compete in 2014 although 2015 saw the competition improve. Regardless, Mercedes won all but three races in 2015 and many say their PU106A engine offers a big advantage. That does not mean Mercedes is standing pat. Here is what AMG engine maestro Andy Cowell had to say: If you thought Mercedes did not have room to improve guess again. They were already in the 900 horse range last year so if they squeeze out more 1000 horsepower hybrid Formula 1 powertrains will be reality. The question is, will anyone pose a threat to Mercedes dominance in 2016? Source
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    Yesterday, 12:16 AM
    This definitely caught our eye. Everybody is trying hard to stand out these days with wheel finishes. Some people go gold or some bright attention grabbing color. This is still definitely attention grabbing but somehow the clear coat combo with the copper softens it. On a black car this would likely be out of this world and gorgeous. So who is going to try it?
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    02-12-2016, 11:51 PM
    This is officially the 1/4 mile record for the C7 S6 and S7 4.0 TFSI V8 platforms. A full weight S7 with the APR Stage II ECU tune on race gas with their catless downpipes on race gas ran 11.01 @ 124.61 and a lighter S6 with similar mods on 93 octane ran 11.38 @ 121.81 in the 1/4 mile. That is the kind of performance one expects from an RS6 or RS7. The thing is, you can swap C7 RS6/RS7 turbos onto the C7 S6/S7 4.0 TFSI V8 motor. By doing so, you can get the S6 and S7 to match a tuned RS6 and RS7. However, it does cost more than a tune and downpipes at roughly $10k. For those not looking to spend more or put more stress on the S6/S7 dual clutch drivetrain this APR Stage II upgrade with TCU tuning and downpipes may fit the bill. We will have more details with pricing when the products are officially released.
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    02-12-2016, 01:21 AM
    As you likely already know Syvecs spent considerable time developing a standalone ECU for the Lamborghini and Audi V10 platform. That now includes the new Lamborghini Huracan which interestingly features factory dual injection with port and direct fuel injection. That means the capability of the Syvecs box to control 20 injectors at once makes a whole lot of sense. With the older V10 R8 or Gallardo one could add port fuel injectors. With the new Huracan there is a need to control port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors right off the bat. The basic specs are the same as before: - 12 on the fly adjustable maps vis OEM controls - Flex fuel control - Cruise control - Rolling anti-lag - Launch control system which builds boost at the line - Onboard datalogging - Adjustable traction control system vis OEM controls The Syvecs system is tested on a twin turbo Huracan in the video below. It runs an impressive 9.73 @ 146.97 1/4 mile. It definitely is working and working well. Pricing is not stated as they are shipping pre-orders but with the full list of features below, it's worth whatever they charge: • Live Tuning of every aspect of the engine’s calibration, including signals sent to the TCM and 4wd • Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels via steering wheel controls • Fully adjustable Launch control with Anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps • Full Variable Valve Timing control • Closed loop Dual Lambda Control using OEM lambdas • Flex Fuel control • Cruise Control add on • Control the OEM Direct Injectors and additional 10 port injectors for high power installations • Fully adjustable closed loop boost control with launch level adjustments and trims for turbo speed, air charge, engine coolant temp, exhaust gas temperatures etc • Monitor and trimming of exhaust gas temperatures • Built in data logging using a market leading analysis software of up to 8 hours, with data rates at up to 1000hz • Rolling Antilag / Pit lane limiter strategies, great for building boost on a roll • Antitheft and valet modes • Super fast connection via RJ45 Ethernet port for live tuning anywhere in the world or even remotely if on track if connected to a wireless unit. • Adjustable traction control strategies based on lateral g, steering angle and/or individual wheel speed monitoring. • 4 programmable and selectable target slip maps. An immediate torque reduction can be applied by the ECU via ignition retard or a fuel cut. • Configurable Engine Safety Trips on all important parameters like oil temperature, oil pressure. • Fuel pump control of both main Direct Injection pumps, and sub pumps, as well as Relative fuel pressure monitoring and limiting in the event of fuel pressure dropping on boost. • 4 different Pedal to Throttle Angle maps with multipliers for different parameters e.g. speed. Again adjustable via steering wheel buttons • Configurable individual cylinder closed loop knock control, to suit any cylinder modification with adjustments to frequency, windows for listening and gains for each cylinder. Ability to trigger full cylinder shutdown in severe knock conditions. • Ability to change torque levels and demand levels sent to the DSG Ecu for changing clutch pressure and Pull away drivability • Change torque reduction levels on shifts. Essential for very high power Huracans where the Oem levels of reductions are not enough with the added torque from a Twin Turbo Kit • Ability to change Torque ramp in after launch • Change throttle blip requests to match your torque band. Especially useful on oversized turbo installations. • Run up to 7bar map sensors • Control high or low impedance injectors • Change injector end angle to ensure injection point is properly calibrated • Ability to fit any type of external sensor to monitor and trigger safety trips from anything from crank case pressure to damper position • Ability to use any size DBW throttle body e.g. Chevrolet LS7 • Wet and Dry – Wet and Dry nitrous control with ability to drive solenoids directly and control n20 heaters via pressure monitoring • Ability to control any external vehicle features based on sensor inputs e.g. Adjustable rear wing linked to G force or exhaust control valves • Connect any race series dash or even one of our partners’ Touchscreen CANBUS adjustment /display units • View any input live with built in scope up to 1000hz
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    02-10-2016, 07:33 PM
    This just goes to show how having a motor that is incredibly efficient in naturally aspirated form does not need a whole ton of boost to make a whole ton of power. We were very excited to hear that Lethal Performance was putting a 2.9 liter twin screw blower on the Voodoo V8 with Lund Racing doing the tuning. Why the excitement? Because the Voodoo offers incredible volumetric efficiency, high revs, and a relatively flat torque curve. That means with a bit of boost you can get incredible results. To put it in perspective, the Voodoo V8 makes another 120 horsepower at the same boost on the same blower as a Coyote V8 in the Mustang GT. More power with less backpressure means less heat and that the blower does not need to work as hard. Not only will the Voodoo make more power than the Coyote at similar boost it will make it over a wider rev range while being less susceptible to heat soak. Just look at this curve: It just keeps making power toward redlin thanks to its original top end design. It is not hurting for torque either with plenty down low and plenty throughout the entire rev range. There is something to be said for the flat torque curve on a twin screw supercharged motor. No turbo lag here. The upgraded fuel system with E85 of course makes this possible. If this motor were direct injected there would likely be issues attempting to get a motor revving over 8k to run 100% E85 at over 800 whp this early in its lifespan. Port injection is hardly obsolete in the performance scene and continues to show major advantages. Incredible numbers.
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    02-11-2016, 09:11 PM
    What do you even say to this? We know the Hellion Coyote turbo kits are impressive kits. We recently saw one put down 1416 horsepower to the rear wheels. Dynos are fun but track times are even better. Suffice it to say this is not dyno queen horsepower. Whether people want to debate this is a street car or track car now is on them due to the Powerglide conversion. prefers to see upgraded factory transmissions doing the work. Other than the questions on the trans the car still has the factory interior, AC, navigation, etc. Let's take a look at the mod list: - Hellion twin turbo Eliminator kit - Precision 6466 Gen2 turbos at 22 psi - MPR built longblock - Porting Solution headwork - JPC Racing powerglide transmission - Jordan Performance and Racing E98 ethanol tune through HP Tuners Very impressive however you slice it. Especially that short time. This thing hooks!
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    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    The Gallardo Super Trofeo is no slouch. It is lighter than a standard Gallardo at roughly 31XX pounds. It makes 570 naturally aspirated horses from its 5.2 liter direct injected V10. You can see one go head to head with a Porsche 991 Turbo here where it runs 11.3 @ 125 in the 1/4 mile. By ditching the wing it can go over 130 and run low 11's as it did against a tuned BMW F82 M4. So, it's pretty quick, right? The thing is the Lambo in the video has its wing on not that it would really matter here. The D3PE supercharged Viper gives the Lambo the hit yet easily reels it in and passes in a matter of seconds. It isn't the highest quality video but it goes to show the massive power disparity between the two. That is the difference between 750+ wheel horsepower and 500 wheel horsepower.
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    02-12-2016, 04:53 AM
    A discussion on the BenzBoost forums brought up the question of how much power the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade from Weistec makes. A member pointed to the upgrade only making a bit more power than their stock turbo upgrades which hit 684 rwhp. Now, the problem is not the turbo upgrade not making more power over the stock turbos but octane limitations. 91 octane California pump gas is the limiting factor. As a matter of fact, way back in 2013, Weistec demonstrated 700 wheel horsepower with their M157 turbo upgrade on race gas. Weistec sent this Dynojet graph to BenzBoost of their W.3 M157 turbo upgrade on race gas: We will get clarification on why the peak torque figure is a lower 688 lb-ft of torque at the wheels instead of 730 lb-ft at the wheels as previously shown but we suspect it is due to not having the Weistec M157 cooling upgrade. Regardless, if one wants to get the most of the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade before the W.4 hits, race gas and cooling upgrades are a must.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 09:13 PM
    We're finally starting to see some data for the By Design Xona Rotor based 991 Turbo and Turbo S turbocharger upgrade. When upgrading the turbochargers fueling of course is a concern. Power in the ~650 all wheel horsepower range is about the limit of the stock fuel system. This car is getting around that limit thanks to supplemental methanol injection. The result is 665 horsepower and 658 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels on what looks to be a Mustang Dyno: These looks to be more in it as well. Keep in mind these are Xona Rotor / Tial HTZ 65 impellers in the stock housings. The really big upgrades are still yet to come.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 10:49 PM
    Redline Motorsports is doing great work with the new LT4 6.2 liter supercharged V8 powered CTS-V. They already have it over 850 horsepower. What are the modifications you ask? Well, we do not have the complete list with specs as Redline says they are still tweaking cam options among other things. Here is what they had to say when asked about this build: We assume the mods so far are upper and lower pulleys, headers, a cam, tune, and airbox modifications on E92 ethanol. They say the software is still an issue and they are still working on various cam combinations so this is preliminary. 771 rwhp is not too shabby although the DYNOmite reads higher than a Dynojet: We look forward to the end result and track times as this is certainly encouraging.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    You may remember that last month we posted a 955 rear wheel horsepower dyno graph for SpeeDriven's twin turbo Audi R8. The car is a rear wheel drive conversion with a built sequential gearbox. It is tuned on the Syvecs V10 standalone box which clearly is doing a great job. Now we have a timeslip to go along with the dyno: The 60 foot of 1.494 is highly impressive considering the all wheel drive system is ditched. Keep in mind that does make the car lighter as well but harder to launch. This is a stock motor car as well from what we were told. Are they going to take it further? We will see. We also want to know just how much this system with the Syvecs ECU costs.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    It is no secret the Nissan GTR responds well to bolt on tuning. The 2016 45th anniversary edition of the GTR offering 545 horsepower from the 3.8 liter twin turbo V6. AMR's baseline on a Dyno Dynamics shows 424.6 horsepower at all four wheels. These modifications were then added: - Upg. Downpipe - Upg. Mid-Pipe - Upg. Axle Back - Upg. Intake System - Upg. Fuel Pump - Upg. Injectors - Added: Electric Cut-out The most important of which is the custom AMR tune courtesy of a Cobb Accessport. The result? 613 horsepower at the wheels. Now, as this is a Dyno Dynamics, it is difficult to compare the results to other dynos but what is important here is the gain. That gain is 188.5 horsepower. So, a tremendous increase and plenty of bolt on tuning potential.
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  • zeenon53's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 AM
    I'm excited for this. Where are all these 93 guys coming from? I thought I was the only one.
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  • KEMA's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 AM
    Its in Europe so you'd have to be pretty determined to pick it up :-). USD45K with 30K miles on the clock. Alpine white. Damn tempting with this upgrade. Ken
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  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    How many miles and how much they asking for it? I don't want to know where it's at and not trying to steal it out from under you or anything ha ha, just curious about the current market for 1Ms...
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  • KEMA's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Hmm... There's a very tempting low miles 2011 1M close by. Would be an absolute riot with this setup. Well done. Ken
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  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 AM
    Looking forward to this. I'm just a regular guy looking to upgrade turbos but I'm unclear as to what fueling upgrades I will need to support these turbos when just running e93 ....I've no problem with an lpfp upgrade but am wondering what these turbos can do for me (what kind of gains can I expect) with just an lpfp upgrade and no PI or TBI.....I've read fueling threads on stage 2+ turbos and have a grasp on what works with them but am wondering if these are inherently different as far as fueling goes; I guess in general you will need more fuel with these than you would with say stage 2+ turbos since these are pushing more air overall right?
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  • DirtKurt's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 AM
    Hey Tony, was unable to complete the order without adding the $100 water pipe that I don't need. Think there may be a small glitch. There isn't a "no thanks" option for that tab?
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    Yeah i think that's a good point say something catastrophic happens and a turbine wheel fails and mangles the turbine housing... would you be able to repair it effectively just replacing the affected parts, that sort of thing. or say, as you do, you improve your products all the time, and maybe you eventually come up with various wheel combos for different goals on this cast turbo platform.. He also asked if/when that happens, if the manifold at least would be re-usable.
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  • Weehe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    He is asking if one turbo fails, will he have to buy everything again, or can he just buy the one turbo. He is asking if he will need to get a new manifold, clamp or whole kit if just one part fails.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    yes people will be doing double time to catch us as usual. Sounds like these aren't for you. Exactly what is going to happen to a clamp, if the clamp fails, then sure we will see you a clamp. I would suggest just waiting for hexon to knock these off like they did our 2+
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