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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    05-03-2016, 02:31 AM
    R.G. started a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I'll start, Aluminum coolant reservoir with oem sensor plug. It's the same sensor that bmw's have used for 15 years. Mishimoto developed one a while back for the E46, can't be too difficult to recreate for the N54. Something like this please http://www.radiumauto.com/Coolant-Expansion-Tank-P261.aspx Edit: For the E30 https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-aluminum-coolant-expansion-tank-bmw-m3-e30-p2576.aspx Got lazy and told owners to short wires for E46
    61 replies | 825 view(s)
  • blaster3500's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 09:24 PM
    I am test fitting a cast single turbo manifold for SPA. It is not a twin scroll manifold but may be divided in the future. I am not an expert on manifolds so any input in welcome. I am not sure if the o2 sensors will be separated enough to work. I have included lots of pictures and will be happy to take more. Hopefully I will be able to have the manifold on the car in a couple weeks. Cylinder 1 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 3 (looking toward turbo flange) Cylinder 3 (looking toward cyl 1) Light shining straight into cyl 3- Possible o2 placement?
    53 replies | 1514 view(s)
  • samacdonald's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 03:32 AM
    samacdonald started a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Since ar design seemed to be the only company who makes a line lock kit for the 335 and are now out of business, does anybody know who else is making/selling them? Or would it be easier just to make my own since they're relatively universal
    54 replies | 946 view(s)
  • ricecrackers101's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 11:56 PM
    I have seen a few AT to MT conversions but I havent seen one the opposite direction. Is this possible? Does anyone know what parts would be required aside from the transmission itself and the shifter
    30 replies | 546 view(s)
  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 10:41 PM
    My 335is isn't getting totaled after 14k worth of hail damage. Going with a carbon fiber roof, and a few other goodies. What custom color would you choose if you could pick any color to pain your car. So far I'm thinking: Grigio Telesto Brilliant white Azurite black. I need Three colors by tonight to have color samples tomorrow.
    24 replies | 410 view(s)
  • 1///M's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 09:00 AM
    The day has finally come for me to post this thread. After months of hard work and frustration, my 1M makes some good passes. a big thank you goes out to Rennzport (authorised South African BMS dealer), Terry and Steve. Steve has a lot of patience as we could not resolve an o2 issue. these speeds where ran on 2 different occasions however the car backed it up consistently. I felt I needed to back my speed up before making this post. the runs where done over a distance of 1km from a standing start. on the the first occasion my race number was 6b2 and next event was 6b20. mods are as follows : single turbo self made manifold turbo set up homemade triple pack clutch and flywheel Custom PI (wip) BMS backend flash and jb4
    22 replies | 473 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 02:51 PM
    The S55 platform in the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 officially has a new quickest and fastest record holder. Maximum PSI took their DCT F80 M3 to the strip that features the Pure Turbos upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter inline-6 turbochargers and raised he bar. The previous 10.347 @ 133.82 pass was surpassed with a 10.316 @ 137.22. That means the quickest and fastest records for the S55 platform belong to this F80 M3 as it tops the record holding 135.5 pass. This elapsed time and trap speed come on a worse 60 foot at 1.743. What that means is if they get consistent 1.6X's out of the car (maybe 1.5's with some tweaks) the F80 M3 and F82 M4 platforms are on the doorstep of breaking into the 9's. Mods are the same as before until @Pure Turbos tells us otherwise: Pure Turbos Dodson clutches/baskets Flash/jb4/port injection Straight ms109 fuel Maximum PSI intakes, downpipes, charge pipes, 3.5"exhaust Evolution of Speed prototype intake manifold and intercooler Stock axles Exciting times in the S55 world. EDIT: They kept chipping away and ended up with a 10.2 @ 137 which is the record:
    20 replies | 591 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 02:45 PM
    The S55 platform in the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 officially has a new quickest and fastest record holder. Maximum PSI took their DCT F80 M3 to the strip that features the Pure Turbos upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter inline-6 turbochargers and raised he bar. The previous 10.347 @ 133.82 pass was surpassed with a 10.316 @ 137.22. That means the quickest and fastest records for the S55 platform belong to this F80 M3 as it tops the record holding 135.5 pass. This elapsed time and trap speed come on a worse 60 foot at 1.743. What that means is if they get consistent 1.6X's out of the car (maybe 1.5's with some tweaks) the F80 M3 and F82 M4 platforms are on the doorstep of breaking into the 9's. Mods are the same as before until @Pure Turbos tells us otherwise: Pure Turbos Dodson clutches/baskets Flash/jb4/port injection Straight ms109 fuel Maximum PSI intakes, downpipes, charge pipes, 3.5"exhaust Evolution of Speed prototype intake manifold and intercooler Stock axles Exciting times in the S55 world. EDIT: They kept chipping away and ended up with a 10.2 @ 137 which is the record:
    20 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 01:15 AM
    There is something to be said for the M157's 5.5 liters of displacement. While the motor will be phased out over the next few years for the smaller 4.0 liter M177/M178 V8 the large M157 V8 still has the task of moving some of the heavier Mercedes-AMG vehicles in the lineup and the torque certainly helps in that respect. It definitely has a whole lot of torque down low. The baseline figure is 536 lb-ft at the wheels. Tuned? 725 lb-ft at the wheels for a gain of 189 lb-ft at the wheels. Huge but expected out of tuned M157's. What is odd is the baseline horsepower curve. The 421 peak horsepower figure is about 100 wheel horsepower off of what the car should be at based on previous M157 results. It's very low while the torque peak is about what it should be. Maybe AMG's software dials power back on the dyno (AMG has previously had dyno mode issues) or maybe there was some other issue. Regardless, the tuned numbers are right where the should be and very strong for a tune only car. 624 wheel horsepower and and 725 lb-ft of wheel torque will make for quite the ride.
    17 replies | 388 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:12 AM
    Oh man I thought these things only existed in meme's:
    17 replies | 340 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 07:32 PM
    Exactly like this. Ok, maybe they could have gone slightly bigger on the turbos because it's never enough boost, right? This is a custom project built for someone named Mike Murillo. No idea on the specs but who cares. We salute everyone involved.
    6 replies | 904 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:41 AM
    This is becoming a bit of a theme in the BMW turbo era, isn't it? Some accuse BimmerBoost of hating on Dinan but that is not the case. BimmerBoost tremendously respects what Steve Dinan achieved. BimmerBoost just places actual tuning results and getting your money's worth above the Dinan brand name. Unfortunately, Dinan results on modern turbo BMW's are very weak especially when one factors in the cost. Only 20 whp gained on an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor for $2500? Over 100 whp by switching from Dinan's Stage 2 Dinantronics box to a flash tune on the F01 Alpina B7? Well, now let's add in an M6 Gran Coupe S63TU as the latest car to find huge gains by ditching Dinan. How big of a difference? About 82 wheel horsepower and a massive 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels (yes, at the wheels and not at the crank like the numbers Dinan promotes with) over the Dinan Dinantronics piggyback. Just tune only Eurocharged obliterates Dinan's Stage I or Stage II Dinantronics unit. You can call this tune Stage Beatdown. Some people may want to pay $3000+ for a Dinan piggyback offering the most modest gains in the BMW aftermarket simply due to Dinan's warranty promise. We believe that is a mistake. BimmerBoost also feels there is a bit of poetic justice in these results as Dinan criticized piggyback tuning only to adopt piggyback tuning when Dinan was not able to offer an ECU flash tune for modern M cars. BimmerBoost does not believe in overpaying for something that underdelivers. Leaving 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the table is exactly what someone opting for the Dinantronics box deserves. Oh, and to the owner this M6, now that the car has a Eurocharged tune you might want to get that Dinan badge off the car. People might start thinking Dinan cars are faster than they really are otherwise.
    12 replies | 433 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 10:40 AM
    Last year back in August BimmerBoost member @RingMeister01 shared his ESS-Tuning horror story when attempting to get an S55 engine turbo upgrade from ESS. What followed was forum censorship, ESS saying he is not allowed to publicly share development details, and @RingMeister01 saying he will take them to court. That was almost ten months ago. What happened since then? Did this get resolved? Did ESS-Tuning step up to the plate and do the right thing? Hardly. Here it is from the horse's mouth as BimmerBoost asked @RingMeister01 what happened: Basically, the ESS 'dealer' a guy named IMG on the forums ran away with the money. Asbjorn Bohn and Roman at ESS-Tuning did nothing to help. They just did what they could to get this off the forums and ignored any resolution. Roman posted publicly that he could get a refund to quell the forums but it was just all talk and no refund was provided: Quality customer service, eh? Roman is now apparently gone from ESS-Tuning. That is a good thing. Who wants to deal with this? @RingMeister01 unfortunately was a guinea pig without knowing it and ended up paying for ESS development out of his own pocket. That brings up a bigger question though, what is the state of ESS-Tuning upgrades for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 motor? You will notice these turbo upgrades are still not available for sale from ESS and you will be hard pressed to find any positive results with them. Well, BimmerBoost follows the aftermarket BMW scene very closely and we do not see anything significant from ESS on the S55 platform. Thus far, we have major tales of failure such as this one. Oh, sure, they will offer ECU flash tunes as the flash leaks out to everyone who claims to be a tuner. This highlights a bigger issue though with ESS-Tuning. Their sole domain of success is really S65 supercharger kits on the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. How does putting together a Vortech based supercharger kit thanks to having European software sources supplying them with a tune to make it work equate to them having ability across all BMW platforms let alone new turbocharged M's? It doesn't. If BimmerBoost were to guess Roman saw the writing on the wall and left. ESS-Tuning is not going to be much of a factor in the turbo era. You have plenty of experienced turbo tuners already dominating the platforms. ESS-Tuning can't compete with them. AMS realized ESS-Tuning's abilities were overrated a while ago. Frankly, they will likely have to source hardware and tuning from others just like they did previously. It's just that this time around they are late to the party and already overmatched. They can't and won't catch up. The supercharger market on the E9X platform is pretty much tapped out and ESS-Tuning did well controlling the largest S65 V8 forum which is available to the highest bidder. Dissenting opinions were squashed/deleted, users who did not support ESS were banned, and the consensus became ESS-Tuning was the best BMW tuner in the world. They made a lot of money this way at the expense of the community and open dialogue. Fortunately, the BMW turbo era is exposing ESS-Tuning for what they actually are which is nobody special.
    8 replies | 604 view(s)
  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 07:05 AM
    AWSAWS started a thread DCT power in N54
    Hi Guys, do we know the limits of the DCT transmissions? I see that the Euro 335i, the US 335IS and the F10 M5 share similar transmissions. 335i,335iS - GS7D36SG M5 - GS7D36BG The M5s are able to push much higher power levels. I'm wondering how it might be possible to run the 700whp and above on DCT cars. Will a clutch pack upgrade be enough? Probably not.
    9 replies | 211 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 12:22 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
    10 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:36 AM
    This is becoming a bit of a theme in the BMW turbo era, isn't it? Some accuse BimmerBoost of hating on Dinan but that is not the case. BimmerBoost tremendously respects what Steve Dinan achieved. BimmerBoost just places actual tuning results and getting your money's worth above the Dinan brand name. Unfortunately, Dinan results on modern turbo BMW's are very weak especially when one factors in the cost. Only 20 whp gained on an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor for $2500? Over 100 whp by switching from Dinan's Stage 2 Dinantronics box to a flash tune on the F01 Alpina B7? Well, now let's add in an M6 Gran Coupe S63TU as the latest car to find huge gains by ditching Dinan. How big of a difference? About 82 wheel horsepower and a massive 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels (yes, at the wheels and not at the crank like the numbers Dinan promotes with) over the Dinan Dinantronics piggyback. Just tune only Eurocharged obliterates Dinan's Stage I or Stage II Dinantronics unit. You can call this tune Stage Beatdown. Some people may want to pay $3000+ for a Dinan piggyback offering the most modest gains in the BMW aftermarket simply due to Dinan's warranty promise. We believe that is a mistake. BimmerBoost also feels there is a bit of poetic justice in these results as Dinan criticized piggyback tuning only to adopt piggyback tuning when Dinan was not able to offer an ECU flash tune for modern M cars. BimmerBoost does not believe in overpaying for something that underdelivers. Leaving 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the table is exactly what someone opting for the Dinantronics box deserves. Oh, and to the owner this M6, now that the car has a Eurocharged tune you might want to get that Dinan badge off the car. People might start thinking Dinan cars are faster than they really are otherwise.
    12 replies | 62 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 11:40 AM
    The BMW i8 is an interesting car as it showcases the future but also pushes BMW's styling language to the limit. BMW enthusiasts have waited a long time for a high performance BMW halo car but the i8 simply is not that. It's more of a promotional tool for BMW 'i' and a way for BMW to claim to be energy efficient while producing 5300+ pound twin turbo V8 SUV's. The current BMW i8 performs fairly well with 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 114. Basically E92 M3 level performance except for more than twice the price. The i8 will struggle against a Porsche 718 Boxster S. For almost $140k you expect a bit more from the i8 in the performance area. Well, an increase to 420 horsepower from the current 357 is modest but will do wonders. BMW is expected to increase output of the 1.5 liter B38 three-cylinder turbo engine as well as the electric motor. BimmerBoost says stick a B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder under the hood and be done with it but when does BMW ever do what the enthusiasts want to see these days? We will have to wait and see what the actual specs are and also if BMW increases the range with higher capacity batteries. For now, this is all speculation from an Autocar UK report. If they are right, the facelifted i8 will debut alongside a Spyder as a 2018 model year car. Source
    7 replies | 432 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 05:24 AM
    There are so many hot hatches in this test the entire list would not fit in the title. This test is done by Auto Trader in the UK so we might as well get out of the way that the weather makes this a less than ideal comparison. It's typically British in that regard. If you have to do a comparison in the rain why even bother with 0-60 testing? Of course the all wheel drive cars will top their rear wheel and front wheel drive counterparts in the wet. Why not try to mitigate the conditions by showing some roll on testing in addition that will reduce the traction advantage and provide some more meaningful data and comparisons? Ok, so the comparison isn't perfect but it is the best comparison we have right now of all of these vehicles. The Europeans obviously love their hot hatches so it makes sense this comes from a European source that includes makes and models that are not featured in the US market. The cars tested are the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i, Seat Leon Cupra 290, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Here is a table overview of the tested metrics: The 0-60 figures are not too important here due to the traction penalty on the cars without all wheel drive but the Mercedes-AMG A45 is the quickest to 60 at 4.2 seconds followed by the Audi RS3 at 4.3. If you intend to drag race in the rain, the A45 is your car. Around the track though the Mercedes-AMG also wins. Yes, the traction advantage is a major factor here. The Focus RS comes in a close second around the track despite having a manual transmission and less power than the Mercedes. It's chassis dynamics seem to be superior. Take the data presented with a grain of salt. What do the testers think about the cars? The BMW's engine and gearbox is praised but it is said to feel more like a GT than a hot hatch. The BMW's character just is not sporty enough in this company. The Subaru is said to feel dated which is a shame. Honda's Civic Type R is penalized for being too much to handle in the wet. Oh, a front wheel drive turbo car is hard to push to the limit when it's raining? Who knew? It is said to be lively and fun in the dry though which is when you will want to push it. They narrow the list of cars down to their top 3 choices. Those are the Mercedes-AMG A45, Ford Focus RS, and the Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S. They decide to drag the trio. The track looks less damp for this race but it really doesn't matter. The A45 AMG easily takes it with the Ford Focus RS coming up second. The M133 engine under the hood of the A45 is simply a beast. If you don't have 35 minutes to spare to watch this video let's spare you some time and tell you what the conclusion is. The Renault is simply outperformed by the A45 and Focus RS. It finishes in third. The A45 AMG is the quickest in a straight line and around the track but it's chassis dynamics, handling, and feedback do not match the Ford Focus RS. The new Ford beats out everyone else as the best all around driver's hot hatch. It is the best hatchback in the world right now. Well done Ford.
    5 replies | 670 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 11:41 PM
    BimmerBoost member @sA x sKy is going for 1000+ horsepower in his BMW F82 M4. He was going to go another route but decided to have TPG Tuning build the motor and do the cylinder head work. The flow results are very similar to TPG Tuning's earlier flowbench data. It's important to note it is not the exact same data but similar data as it should be similar with the same S55 cylinder head. They did not just plug in the previous numbers so they have successfully ported multiple S55 heads which instills confidence and they even improved on the intake side: Very nice results over stock. TPG Tuning also built the bottom end with upgraded forged pieces and shipped it to @sA x sKy after they were done in just three weeks. A built S55 in just three weeks? I know a tuner or two who could learn something from this type of work, quick shipping, and excellent packaging. It is going to be fun to see where this ends up once it is done but it is progressing nicely:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 11:12 AM
    You think life is easy with a Ferrari? How about with multiple Ferraris? Well, think again. Imagine having a 458 Italia, an F12, and a LaFerrari. That sounds like a pretty sweet garage on paper but what happens when it comes time to grab the key to the Ferrari you want to drive? Yep, what do you do then? Use a Sharpie. Yes, a Sharpie pen in the answer to labeling your Ferrari keys. It's this kind of innovative thinking that no doubt produces the resources necessary to buy the cars.
    7 replies | 188 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 10:35 AM
    Last year back in August BimmerBoost member @RingMeister01 shared his ESS-Tuning horror story when attempting to get an S55 engine turbo upgrade from ESS. What followed was forum censorship, ESS saying he is not allowed to publicly share development details, and @RingMeister01 saying he will take them to court. That was almost ten months ago. What happened since then? Did this get resolved? Did ESS-Tuning step up to the plate and do the right thing? Hardly. Here it is from the horse's mouth as BimmerBoost asked @RingMeister01 what happened: Basically, the ESS 'dealer' a guy named IMG on the forums ran away with the money. Asbjorn Bohn and Roman at ESS-Tuning did nothing to help. They just did what they could to get this off the forums and ignored any resolution. Roman posted publicly that he could get a refund to quell the forums but it was just all talk and no refund was provided: Quality customer service, eh? Roman is now apparently gone from ESS-Tuning. That is a good thing. Who wants to deal with this? @RingMeister01 unfortunately was a guinea pig without knowing it and ended up paying for ESS development out of his own pocket. That brings up a bigger question though, what is the state of ESS-Tuning upgrades for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 motor? You will notice these turbo upgrades are still not available for sale from ESS and you will be hard pressed to find any positive results with them. Well, BimmerBoost follows the aftermarket BMW scene very closely and we do not see anything significant from ESS on the S55 platform. Thus far, we have major tales of failure such as this one. Oh, sure, they will offer ECU flash tunes as the flash leaks out to everyone who claims to be a tuner. This highlights a bigger issue though with ESS-Tuning. Their sole domain of success is really S65 supercharger kits on the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. How does putting together a Vortech based supercharger kit thanks to having European software sources supplying them with a tune to make it work equate to them having ability across all BMW platforms let alone new turbocharged M's? It doesn't. If BimmerBoost were to guess Roman saw the writing on the wall and left. ESS-Tuning is not going to be much of a factor in the turbo era. You have plenty of experienced turbo tuners already dominating the platforms. ESS-Tuning can't compete with them. AMS realized ESS-Tuning's abilities were overrated a while ago. Frankly, they will likely have to source hardware and tuning from others just like they did previously. It's just that this time around they are late to the party and already overmatched. They can't and won't catch up. The supercharger market on the E9X platform is pretty much tapped out and ESS-Tuning did well controlling the largest S65 V8 forum which is available to the highest bidder. Dissenting opinions were squashed/deleted, users who did not support ESS were banned, and the consensus became ESS-Tuning was the best BMW tuner in the world. They made a lot of money this way at the expense of the community and open dialogue. Fortunately, the BMW turbo era is exposing ESS-Tuning for what they actually are which is nobody special.
    8 replies | 86 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 12:15 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
    10 replies | 68 view(s)
  • BMW 335i Coupe's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 06:31 PM
    Sorry, had to vent. I was an active member for 8 years, all of a sudden one night the very stuff people posted in 2012, got me banned in 2016 , No warning, just a perma ban. The pics below got me banned and were removed. I posted similar pics before and didnt get banned. Only After i was unfairly banned, i created a bunch of accounts jst to mess with them and posted similar pics again. Btw i have had an active account with Bimmerfest for over 10 years, never had any problems with them guys only with Bimmerpost. Jason and Mark Koesel at Bimmerpost are two real assholes. Thanks for reading.
    7 replies | 460 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 07:34 AM
    Well, we asked where TTE 4.0 TFSI V8 turbocharger upgrade results are and here is an answer. An APR tuned RS7 running the TTE900 turbo upgrade managed to set a new quickest and fastest RS7 and overall 4.0 TFSI V8 platform 1/4 mile time with a 10.34 @ 135.56 pass. Certainly impressive but this is only a 2-3 miles per hour ahead of RS7 owners have been able to do on the stock turbochargers. AudiBoost member @kouzman managed to go 10.558 @ 132.56 on the stock turbochargers. Another RS7 improved on this time with a 10.388 @ 133.54. The turbo upgrade should provide much more than a couple miles per hour which tells us there is still tuning to be done but also that the conditions were not the most favorable. Density altitude was over 3000 feet which is very poor for record setting times yet records were set nevertheless. The car has some weight saving measures with Technocraft carbon seats and a lightweight battery. That is good for roughly 150-200 pounds off the stock car. It's good to see some results from the TTE turbo upgrade though and it seems APR will be incorporating these turbos into a Stage 2.5 package for the RS7. We want to see dynographs but claims are 765AWHP and 775AWTQ on race gas with 680AWHP / 725AWTQ on pump gas. How much further can they take it? In negative density altitude a 9 second pass is within reason.
    6 replies | 300 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 10:32 AM
    With its new 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 the Ferrari 488 GTB will be far more tuner friendly than any of the previous naturally aspirated Ferraris. As you well know, forced induction motors respond very well to tuning and it is much easier to get larger gains with just say an ECU tune. That is why VOS (Vision of Speed) in Germany making these claims of 900 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque on the 488 GTB with a result of their tuning is not crazy. However, they provide no support for their claims. We will see 900 horsepower 488 GTB's as it is just a matter of time but VOS needs to prove they have one. This is what they claim they did to the car: So a 'Stage 3' kit with an ecu tune, downpipes, and exhaust they say results in their claimed numbers. Only an increase of just over 100 lb-ft of torque over stock though? Yet a huge hp gain claim over the stock 661 horsepower? It just doesn't feel right somehow. The carbon bodywork is obviously gorgeous as are the Loma wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot SuperSport 255/35/21 tires in front and 325/25/21 tires in back. The LOMA forged wheels are 9.0x21 front and 12x21 in back. A pretty Ferrari with aftermarket wheels and carbon body pieces is nothing new. What we want is concrete proof of the tuning results on the 488 GTB. So far, we do not no have any such proof. If any of our German friends would like to translate the video below, it would be appreciated:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 10:00 AM
    A Mercedes-AMG C-Class sedan going head to head on the highway with a Ferrari 458 Italia? Believe it. This is what the turbo era brings us. Obviously the Ferrari is the sportier and more exclusive car and the one we would all want to take home but there is something satisfying about beating up on an exotic. Especially when doing it in a C-Class Mercedes that only needs an ECU flash tune to pull the Ferrari. The tuned C63 M177 has roughly 517 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque at the wheels compared to the 458's naturally aspirated V8 with output of 448 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The Ferrari is quite a bit lighter with a quick shifting dual clutch transmission and it is more aerodynamic but that turbo punch up top propels the C63 past it. Great run.
    1 replies | 1004 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 07:24 PM
    Exactly like this. Ok, maybe they could have gone slightly bigger on the turbos because it's never enough boost, right? This is a custom project built for someone named Mike Murillo. No idea on the specs but who cares. We salute everyone involved.
    6 replies | 91 view(s)
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