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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 05:00 PM
    N54 owners have had a 'downpipe fix' available for some time. N55 owners have not. What is the issue? Basically, if you run a catless downpipe you will get codes from the ECU. This creates a problem when trying to pass emissions, run at a track day, clear codes, etc. In comes Area74 to the rescue with their i02 simulator. It's a fairly straightforward box designed to do one thing. Area74 describes the details and process best below. Here is the nuts and bolts, and a little more of our story/history. For obvious reasons I cant go into any great detail about the software. Many vehicle enthusiast enjoy modifying their vehicles, for appearance and/or power. One major modification happens to be exhaust, wether in be a header/DP with a "sport" cat or completley catless. Either way, increasing flow, increases power. We are in total support, as it's your ride, you paid for it... When cat's are removed, the PCM/ECM is very quick to determine (via testing) that they are missing. this results in a check engine light P0420 and/or P0430. There are lots of tunes available to eliminate this annoyance, either direct programming or an add on unit that will simply autoclear all and any fault codes. This is fine, however....."autoclear" means it clears ANY codes, so even if you have an issue, you will never really know.... Autoclear = erase codes instantly....how many codes do you have for your engine ? how will you know something went wrong when you should know? Direct tune = P0420, P0430 are often written out of the program, so you never get a readiness "PASS" it simply shows "not ready" or "x" So, how does the io2V3.0 CatSim help...... A programmed microprocessor reads the actual o2 sensor, then through software manipulates it into a voltage signal that resembles a known good cat. Autoclear can be disabled, you won't get a P0420/P0430, it passes the monitors and life is good. If the computer detects a fault, the check engine light will still notify you of a problem. If you run catless (for off road of course) wouldn't you want the check engine light active if a problem occurs? Autoclear is a double bladed sword. JB4 and Cobb use an autoclear. After receiving permission from another site, we spent 8 months developing and providing updates to members as we went along, we worked hard and became very attached to BMW owners, we wanted to provide a solution. KevBquick became our major tester about 6 months ago (we asked permission and for a long standing member to test and provide honest results) sample after sample were sent to KevBquick, data was collected and on Jan 18......of this year, we had great news, it was fixed!!!!!!! In 7 miles, KevBquick passed all readiness monitors for the o2's and cat, running catless and JB4 autoclear off......he called the io2 a "beast!" In all that time we tested on numerous models, Toyota, Honda, chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, ford, and nailed everyone!!!!! Product page: http://www.area74.ca/io2
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:35 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 09:40 PM
    This is a great race to see with the two previous generation German rivals duking it out with some boost. The C63 AMG belongs to BoostAddict member @gzim335. You likely know the car as it was involved in a controversial race against an F82 M4 with upgraded S55 turbos. The C63 M156 V8 equipped with a Weistec Stage III 3.0 liter twin screw is fast. We know that and an example recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. We do not know which AA supercharger kit is on the E92 M3. It is running meth and higher boost so it is possibly a Level III but hopefully clarification on that will come from the participants. What is clear is that on the stock internals the M156 V8 has an advantage over the S65 V8 on stock internals which is not surprising. The torque certainly pays dividends here as the C63 opens up just enough of a lead to pass the M3 before running into traffic at high speed. While the video is very much appreciated it goes to show how quickly one runs out of space at these speeds and power levels. Hopefully we can see a rematch with multiple runs on open road so it is safer for all involved and nobody has to let off to avoid an accident.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 07:43 PM
    Congratulations to BenzBoost member @charliekay who is so close to the 9's in his supercharged W204 C63 AMG that he can taste it. He upgraded to the Weistec 3.0 liter Stage III twin screw blower and ran 10.22 @ 137.09 which was a considerable improvement from the 10.83 @ 129.22 he managed on the Stage II 2.3 liter blower. Now with different wheels and tires he shaved it down to 10.173 @ 139.18 on a 1.549 60 foot. Obviously a better launch than the previous 1.606 60 foot so the new tire setup is helping. He is just a hair away from the 9's but as @charliekay is an Australian member keep in mind the weather is not doing him any favors right now. In the winter we might see that elusive 9 second pass which is certainly impressive for a stock internal supercharged M156.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:39 PM
    Another day another 1000+ wheel horsepower Gen V Viper. We all know at this point that the Viper easily makes quadruple digit power to the wheels on the stock motor. It even does it on pump gas. So what happens when you build the motor with stronger aftermarket parts? 1400+ wheel horsepower is what happens. This is just the tip of the iceberg as we see built motor Gen V's pushed but 1401 wheel horsepower is not bad at all. The full specs are not revealed but the car is tuned on a Motec standalone and has two snails forcing more air in. It's possible that stock motor examples will approach these numbers but peace of mind, reliability, and longevity were factors for the owner here. Also, he can crank it up further if he desires. 93 octane: Race gas: The car also holds the Gen V Viper 1/2 mile record for now. To say it is a beast is an understatement.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 06:33 PM
    We often state less is more when it comes to wheels on high end cars. 'Bling' just doesn't work on a Lamborghini or any Italian exotic. Leave the big chrome wheels to cheap tacky modding. When the wheels look like they come from the factory you know it's done right. This is done right. The Loma forged 21 inch RS1 wheels look right at home on this Huracan. Tasteful and finished beautifully to compliment the Huracan's paint.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 08:11 PM
    The design of the Ferrari 488 GTB was never the issue. It essentially improves on the looks of the 458 which is already stunning. In this new turbo era the 458 Italia lacked a bit of muscle which the 488 GTB addresses with its twin turbo 3.9 liter direct injected 671 horsepower V8 engine. It is practically perfect the way it sits but a nice set of rims can improve things and set it apart. Especially if the design is classy. Unfortunately, some people go too far in changing the look and put on some extremely heavy chrome monstrosity. That is not what you do to a Ferrari. This is how it is done.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:02 PM
    This 1/4 mile run by a 650S answers and raises some performance questions. This is the same 650S that went up against a Porsche 918 Spyder on the dragstrip the other day. It ran a slower time against the Porsche but below is a video of its best run which is a 10.309 @ 137.47. You might notice this matches up very well to the 10.372 @ 137.35 run we saw from a stock Ferrari 488 GTB in Bahrain. Obviously comparing times from different cars on different strips is not exactly a uniform science but the numbers tell us the cars should be fairly even against each other. Keep in mind this McLaren is the heavier Spider although the weight premium for the removable top is negligible at just under 100 pounds. The run also tell us the 488 GTB that was beat from a roll by an MP4-12C likely went up against a tuned car despite claims the MP4-12C was stock. We know the 650S is considerably more powerful than the MP4-12C with much more areas under the curve. A McLarenBoost member also ran a 10.67 @ 135 in his stock MP4-12C. Head to head matchups are going to be fun to see as it looks to be a driver's race between a 650S and 488. The 675LT model of course changes things considerably in McLaren's favor.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 08:43 PM
    Very impressive run here on a stock turbo Mustang Ecoboost. That means bolt on modifications. This is the new quickest pass but the fastest remains 117.60 miles per hour but considering that Mustang is a stripped out dedicated drag car with no AC this pass is far more impressive as the car is still a full weight street car. Here is the mod list: AirAid CAI, UPR Downpipe, FFTEC Intercooler, TurboSmart Wastegate & BOV, Magnaflow Catback, NX Methanol Kit, Lund Racing tuned and UPR Adj Toe Rods and Vertical Link's, MS109 fuel. Congratulations to our vendor FFtec as well for taking part in this record. @MikeB@FFTEC Is anyone still laughing at the idea of turbo four-cylinder Mustang?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • sahyoun's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 PM
    Yes, but the actual diameter of the aluminum opening is different between the two motors since the iron cast in liner is a lot thicker than the LDS, requiring less aluminum to have the same bore. I brought up the silicon crystal because thats what they use...
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  • Saca135i's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Yea but it is a very short run only to about 120, anything above that and the m3/4 would fly away. Several other factors can play a role like 8 speed advantages over the dct(gearing, torque converter etc). Also we don't know how much the ppk package adds it could be an extra 50 hp for all I know. I would also like to see the m4 0-200 14 second run, was it traction limited or clean?
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    I'd be shocked if that were true. Plus, there have traditionally been other benefits of getting RWD (lower ride height, more aluminum in the suspension, etc). Not sure if that's the still the case on the F30. But if all that is nullified and it is really only 25lbs, I agree, no brainier. -Rich
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Yes and no. AWD helps off the line, hurts at higher speeds. And they didn't even brake boost or use launch control (where AWD would really help). So they didn't really take advantage of the AWD. -Rich
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  • Saca135i's Avatar
    Today, 01:12 PM
    I just looked on edmunds and weight difference between the rwd and awd is only 25 pounds. If that is true I think it would be a no brainer to get the awd 340i
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  • Saca135i's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    I think it is the awd system that lets it get such a good time. Traction can do wonders
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    Today, 09:39 AM
    Sorry sticky no video. This was after a local car meet. The c63s and I ran with a supercharged s4 from I think 2008. The s4 pulled on the c63s about a car length and I put a car length on the s4.
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  • Obriennathaniel's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 AM
    not quite, its the WTQ record, but not WHP. A guy with a 135 hit 595 HP with the same PI setup I have, but then totaled his car. 600 should be broken VERY soon. Having trouble keeping traction with my wheel setup so I ordered some 18's and drag radials for the dyno/track sessions. The camber on my 20" wheels and the cold weather is destroying traction. Along with DME fine tuning 600 will be easily broken.
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  • rwalker's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    JibHonk on bimmerpost is the guy with the sorted then totaled car... He's apparently failed to deliver on some part-out sales, so he might be hard to get ahold of.
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