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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 03:41 PM
    The BMW M badge really doesn't mean much any longer. It's been diluted to the point that when you see it on a car and often on a non-M car it hardly even gets your attention. I mean, they put M decals and badges all over the 2-Series Active Tourer so BMW doesn't give a crap at this point. If you're going to sell out, sell out harder BMW. Make an M version of your new FWD 1-Series sedan. Let's just take a big piss on the M badge while lighting hundred bills on fire? Who cares? While you're at it, put M badges on some Mini Coopers too. Maybe a Rolls Royce M? Maybe start selling M badged toilet paper? That way we can truly wipe our ass with the badge just as you have.
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  • DOCRace's Avatar
    07-21-2016, 03:40 PM
    Well this is as big as we can go with the current manifold design and location. Took the tapped out Comp 6465BB and installed the PTE6870 which is their newest bad boy turbo packed in a small frame turbo. I got the 1.15A/R which I planned on using with a built motor. Since that might not all be together for a while I was just itching to install it so I did yesterday. Note to anyone wanting to run this exact turbo (1.15A/R) with our manifold: It fits but you might have to trim the engine cover, bend the heat shield, remove some of the factory chassis glue. The housing is huge compared to the standard **66 1.00A/R. I made it all fit without cutting the engine cover and also installed the new DOC Race lava turbo blanket. First off I just want to say there have been a lot of horror stories about Comp turbos. I may have just gotten a lucky one but this turbo has been super reliable. The only thing that did annoy me was there was oil coming out of the compressor housing and made it look bad when I showed people the car. Other than that it made 750whp on race gas. I put a good 10K miles, some race but mostly pump and never had an issue with it other than the oil in the compressor. First impressions after install: At first start up it was a lot louder so I can definitely tell the exhaust is now really moving. Took it out for a spin to burn off all the oil left from handling the exhaust parts and yes, it has quite a bit more lag which is what I was expecting. Got it back to the shop, checked everything again. Also noticed that once I turned the engine off the turbo spun for much longer than the Comp. I would say it spun for almost a good minute. Took it out for another spin. This time took it up higher in rpm and boost logging everything this time. Again, this thing sounds like a different car. Much louder and again more lag. Was able to log a couple runs. A/F was spot on still so I feel safe enough to at least drive around town low boost. 4th gear I was about to reach 20psi at 3850rpm. I wouldn't say that's too bad. With the Comp 6465 I was able to get 20psi by 3300rpm. So forget about all this low boost talk, what does this really mean? I talked to Andy at AD-Engineering and he's going to try to squeeze me in for a tune also adding a couple other things that I will mention later :naughty: AD-Engineering and Horsepower Barn have a few cars going to Shift Sector 1/2mi race in Oregon in Spet. 10-11 which I will be attending as well so we will be seeing some fast BMW's out there. I will keep everyone updated on the tune.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 11:31 AM
    Anyone remember when some people said you can't boost the Voodoo V8 because it's compression ratio is too high? Yep, those people are dumb. Not only does the Voodoo V8 make insane numbers when boosted it doesn't take a lot of pressure to get great output. 4.5 psi is barely any boost at all. They could easily crank this up even on 93 octane pump gas. With meth injection double digit boost could be hit but we're getting ahead of ourselves. Procharger PS1SC, 4.5 PSI, and 93 octane: They state they will turn up the boost and see what it can really do. Expect an easy 700+ to the wheels. <iframe src="" width="560" height="315" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" allowFullScreen="true"></iframe>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-23-2016, 12:55 PM
    Many of you have been hearing various rumors about Weistec Engineering and it is simply time to address the topic. Some of you know that Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom were previously involved with Weistec Engineering and that Weistec is going through the proper legal channels to address a multitude of issues. What you need to know right now is the following: 1. Steve Atneyel is no longer with Weistec Engineering. 2. Murad Shuqom/Rod Shegem is not involved with Weistec Engineering. 3. Steve Atneyel is a convicted felon. 4. The two individuals named above are involved with Dime Consulting. 5. Dime Consulting has contacted various BenzBoost vendors and attempted to sell products (likely Weistec products) and get money through backchannels. 6. Steve Atneyel and Murad Shuqom allegedly funneled large sums of money from Weistec. 7. Parts were ordered outside the normal Weistec accounting channels. 8. The full complaint against these individuals and Dime Consulting is outlined below. There is much to this ordeal and we will keep it brief and simple as the legal wheels churn. It is necessary to set some things straight and inform the user base as well as vendors to be cautious at this time as those cited in the complaint continue in various nefarious ways to attempt to source funds. This situation began roughly when Steve Atneyel was arrested by federal agents. Yes, it is true that he illegally attempted to sell an AK47 to an undercover federal agent. Supposedly the ATF was tipped off by Andrew Cluck of MHP infamy. You can not make this stuff up. BenzBoost learned the reasons behind why some members were complaining of not receiving Weistec parts they stated they ordered and why rumors were swirling. Well, if someone takes an order and pockets the cash without delivering the product that certainly will create problems. Weistec and their accounting department were unaware of these backdoor deals taking place. Unfortunately, this type of criminal act happens more often than you think in this industry. HPF (Horsepower Freaks) and Undercover Tuning both had employees who did similar things but eventually the law caught up to them. It will be no different here. The way Weistec dealt with the missing orders was to simply eat the cost and give the customers what they stated they paid for despite Weistec never actually receiving the money which was essentially stolen. This is the right way to handle it and BenzBoost was pleasantly surprised to hear this as many companies would not step up to the plate to resolve theft out of their own pockets. Please read the full complaint for further details which should clarify things for those wondering how this will be resolved. There are others affected as well and that is why pages such as exist that attempt to warn people and inform them: BenzBoost would love to delve into this topic further and when the legal action is resolved we will do that. Quite frankly, the full details could fill a novel. Weistec wishes to put this issue behind the company as quickly as possible and it has not affected and will not affect their product lineup or development which moves forward unimpeded. Enthusiasts can look forward to continued quality products and customer service. The formal complaint is below for those who would like to read it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 12:30 PM
    A 600 horsepower F10 M5 sounds pretty nice, doesn't it? Well, that is what this Competition M5 happens to be with its 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque S63TU engine. Is that worth the $142,696 asking price? No way in hell. First of all, the F10 M5 is underrated to begin with and already makes 600 horsepower although this version is slightly stronger. If a few more horsepower matters to you why not just get an aftermarket tune and considerably exceed this output anyway? The F10 M5 does not exactly hold its value once you drive it off the lot. All this Competition Edition happens to be is an M5 equipped with the Competition Package and a different tune for a premium. They might as well call it the Sucker Edition. Arbitrarily limiting this car to 200 units for Europe and offering a couple new paint colors is not how you make a special edition special. Yes, the US does not get this car but gets it own special edition that is basically the exact same thing showing this recipe is not unique at all. BMWUSA will offer 50 Pure Metal Silver M5's. This version also has 600 horsepower and and 516 lb-ft of torque which is an increase of 25 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque over the Competition Package. How does BMW arrive at this increase? New software. Why in the world would anyone overpay for BMW software they can flash into any M5? In the old days a special edition from BMW M required new pistons, new rods, a stroker crank, weight being stripped out, fancy air intakes, revised suspension components, new aerodynamics, etc. Now it's just new software with the same old hardware and people eat it up. They'll find 200 idiots in Europe. They'll find another 50 idiots in the US. You can't blame BMW for taking advantage of people willing to piss away over $131k. Munich. The BMW M Division has developed an exclusive special edition of the world’s most successful high-performance business sedan, setting yet another highlight in the current BMW M5 model range. With power output increased to 441 kW/600 hp and a maximum torque of 700 Newton metres, the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” ranks among the most powerful automobiles in the model history of the BMW brand (combined fuel consumption: 9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 231 g/km)*. The BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, which comes as standard with an M dual clutch transmission featuring Drivelogic, sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.9 seconds. A distinctive personalised look, the standard Competition Package and a comprehensive range of optional features render the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, the production of which is limited to 200, an automobile of exceptionally high value. More power and further enhanced handling characteristics. The familiar 4.4‑litre, high-revving V8 engine featuring path-breaking BMW M TwinPower Turbo technology is the powerful heart of the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”. An increase in boost pressure as well as targeted modifications to the engine management raise the car’s performance vs. the production model by 29 kW/40 hp to 441 kW/600 hp. At the same time, maximum torque has increased by 20 Newton metres to 700 Newton metres. The increase in power output harmonises perfectly with the Competition Package, which is supplied as standard on the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” and noticeably enhances the car’s handling characteristics even further. The Competition Package includes, inter alia, a lowering of the vehicle by 10 millimetres and a firmer setup of spring and damper systems and stabilizers. In conjunction with this modified setup, the specific control setting for the Active M differential fitted as standard on all BMW M5 models ensures further optimized traction. Furthermore, the steering system with an M specific Servotronic function comes with a more direct control map, providing the driver with more precise response and further enhancing the car’s agility in bends. In addition, the M Dynamic Mode of the stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) has been further aligned to sporty handling characteristics. As a result, the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” guarantees typical M driving dynamics at the highest level both in everyday traffic and on the racetrack, especially when combined with the optional M carbon-ceramic brake system. Exclusive sporty and dynamic look. The BMW M5 “Competition Edition” signalises its extraordinary potential even when at a standstill. The exclusive body colours –100 vehicles in Carbon Black metallic and 100 in Mineral White metallic respectively – strongly emphasise the BMW M5’s sporty, elegant lines. And the 20-inch, forged and polished, double-spoke M light alloy wheels in a Jet Black finish and with mixed tyres (265/35 ZR20 at the front, 295/30 ZR20 at the rear) underscore the car’s outstanding handling characteristics. M Performance parts in carbon such as the rear diffuser, the gurney on the boot lid and the mirror caps set further dynamic accents. The high gloss black kidney grilles and side gills bearing the lettering ”M5 Competition” add the finishing touches to the car's premium appearance. High-quality ambience with sporty accents in the interior. The interior also underscores the uniqueness of the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”. For example, carbon interior trim strips bearing the logo “M5 Competition 1/200” indicate the model’s high-performance qualities and the fact that the BMW M5 “Competition Edition” is just one of the 200 that have been built. The sophisticated interior ambience is strongly characterised by the full leather trim Merino Black with contrast stitching in Opal White and floor mats in Anthracite with leather Merino Opal White bordering. Inside the BMW M5 “Competition Edition”, both driver and front passenger sit in M multifunctional seats, the comprehensive electric adjustment options of which guarantee a perfect balance between comfort and sporty lateral support. Here too, the white lettering “///M5” embroidered on the headrests emphasises the car’s exclusiveness. Further equipment highlights round off the impressive appearance of the ultimate high-performance business sedan: These include the 1,200 watt Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System, BMW Head-Up Display, Comfort Access, Lane Departure Warning or the optional BMW Driving Assistant, heated seats at the front or the through-loading system. The BMW M5 “Competition Edition” is available from 129,500 Euros
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 12:12 PM
    Ah, these are always fun. The old M philosophy vs. the new M philosophy. The S85 V10 being the last ground up M engine design (the S65 V8 is based on this design) and a 5.0 liter naturally aspirated ten cylinder beast that revs past 8000 rpm. With the broad and flat torque curve plus high revs it has an incredible top end. The S55 by contrast does not rev as high and its torque curve drops off earlier. However, despite being a smaller 3.0 liter I6 the turbos provide a huge boost. Heh, get it? The S55 is obviously more tuner friendly and in stock form actually makes similar power to the S85 V10. The M4 is also the lighter car here with more torque and it has a DCT dual clutch transmission instead of an SMG sequential manual. What should happen is the M4's torque and shift speed advantage should give it an edge in the lower gears but the S85 will have the top end advantage. That is exactly how it plays out although it sure takes a lot of ground and going into sixth gear for the M6 to show its high speed advantage. It's a good and close run. If only BMW M boosted the S85 V10... but we can dream. E63 m6 smg Evolve alpha n Evolve long tube headers Eventuri intake Supersprint 1 & 2 section with stock mufflers Turner motorsports pulley 93 oct M4 dct JB4 map 2,downpipe and intake 65 roll - 160 + (m4 couldn't hook in second)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    It is easy to make a car look good in computer renderings. That is what we have here. Sure, the M2 looks great with the molded flared fenders, carbon lip, carbon diffuser, carbon spoiler, and other pieces. Where is the real thing though? We have not heard of PSM Dynamics so they seem to be new to the scene. That does not mean they can not deliver but some websites are treating these renderings like a finished product. The fender work if it looks like the renderings is much better than the riveted and unfinished looking Liberty Walk style kits that have been infesting the German widebody market. Let's hope PSM Dynamics delivers. This would make for a far more aggressive M2.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Congratulations to Autowerks Automotive in Australia who showed it is indeed possible to run 9's on the stock M156 engine internals. We knew this would be coming as just earlier this year an Australian C63 with the Weistec Stage III setup ran 10.1 @ 139. The difference here is better conditions and custom tuning by Autowerks Automotive. Full specs: Weistec Stage 3 Built transmission 60mm pulley Race fuel ( 17 inch slicks Hoosier Skinny fronts Stock M156 internals 655 rear wheel horsepower Exhaust cut out's Weight reduction including removed back seats This is a P31 package car which means stronger engine internals borrowed from the SLS M159. Congratulations to all involved and on the quickest stock internal C63 in the world.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-24-2016, 06:11 PM
    Color us a bit skeptical here as the gains are huge. The dyno was done at Cobb Socal though and Cobb certainly is reputable but what role they played in these dyno runs and how IPD is marketing them is unknown. Gains of 70 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels at 4300 rpm from a plenum and Y-pipe? From the looks of these dynos (and why the hell are the graphs so small? Seriously, what's the point of providing graphs people can't even read?) the gains all come in the mid-range with the plenum and Y-Pipe. Let's look at the plenum alone: There is a jump of 55 lb-ft of torque at 4300 rpm which fades quickly. You see an increase for a few hundred RPM. Now, that's good if true but hardly broad. Now look at the plenum with the Y-pipe: 70 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels over stock at 4300 rpm. You see gains basically from 3800-5200. The Y-pipe does provide a slightly better curve but it's really just that mid-section where the majority of the gains come from. Is it a Porsche intake defect? What is the explanation here? We definitely want to see independent testing that verifies these claims. Not to mention, graphs that are readable. IPD took delivery of its 991.2 Turbo S and the R & D started the second it arrived at its new home. The new Turbo doesn’t substantially benefit from any one particular upgrade, but the sum of its improvements deliver a superior overall Turbo compared to the already impressive 991.1 Turbo it replaces. Yes, we know the latest Turbo is faster with 20 more horsepower but it’s the combination of lightening shifts, razor sharp handling and spiritual connection to the vehicle that elevates the driving experience of the extraordinary new 991.2 Turbo. Porsche made a number of substantial upgrades with the latest 991.2 Turbo. Engine improvements include revised intake ports, larger injectors, higher volume fuel pump, larger turbo compressor wheels and more efficient intercoolers, but the factory intake system remained relatively unchanged allowing the IPD Plenum and Y-Pipe to fit with only minor modifications. The 991.2 Turbo Plenum upgrade delivers staggering engine power and torque gains that will raise the performance bar of the already potent supercar as well as the hairs on your neck. Horsepower gains are found throughout the entire power band with the bulk of the gains being realized between the 3500-5000 RPM range. Max power gains of 45+ wheel HP come in at 4300 RPM and hold strong all the way to redline. Torque is even more impressive at 60+ in the midrange with a massive torque gains from 3500-5000 RPM.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-24-2016, 05:21 PM
    The Golf R has some real competition in the United States and it is from Ford no less. Unfortunately, the Focus RS was not sold in the USA previously and but the European got to enjoy it. Well, now in the USA you can buy a Focus RS or a Golf R and it's time to see which one rules. The Focus RS already beat out the world's best hot hatches in a huge comparison test earlier this year. It is not the fastest in a straight line but it is the quickest around the track and the best all around hatchback. What the Golf R really has going for it compared to the Focus RS is the DSG gearbox option. The Golf R has the smaller 2.0 liter engine compared to the Ecoboost 2.3 liter motor and it is down roughly 50 horses. However, the Golf R in this video is not a DSG car. Can the 6-speed Golf R make up for the power deficit thanks to weighing less? No. However, the Golf R keeps up quite well and in the higher gears seems to mitigate the pull of the Focus RS. A DSG Golf R might be quicker than the Focus RS. As this is Evo no trap speeds are provided which partially defeats the purpose of a drag race. Regardless, the Focus RS is not only more powerful and the quicker car it is also the better driver's car. It's just simply the better enthusiast choice.
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    07-20-2016, 02:36 PM
    Incredible work here by Car and Driver who manages to deliver the kind of quality Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S review that only they can. This is a one minute review so you already know how much effort was put in but even more amusing is that it takes a fraction of that time to realize they screwed up. You have to watch it to believe it.
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    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    The more supercharger options the merrier, right? This one is coming to market pretty late and was being 'wrapped up' back in 2014. Better late than never is the motto here. It looks like the kit underwent a revision from a TVS blower to a twin screw and now utilizes a 2.9 liter blower. This is the only real competition to the Weistec Stage III whipple twin screw setup and one would guess the same exact blower. It does undercut Weistec a bit but nobody on BenzBoost we know of is running it and there are not any 1/4 mile results to go by whereas Weistec has them from all over the world for years now and holds all the platform records. This is the dyno graph ESS posted: A nice increase over stock but where is the torque curve? Also, this is quite a bit less power than the Weistec Stage 3 setup which tops 600 wheel horsepower on 91 octane pump fuel. We'll have to wait and see how the ESS option pans out but it certainly is priced aggressively. -6PSI Boost -2.9L Whipple SC unit -Large capacity intercooler system -Perfectly matched ESS ECU software delivered through included E-Flash cable +150WHP on PP cars, + 180WHP on base C63.
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    07-20-2016, 08:57 AM
    While the Germans might be struggling with diesels in the United States the Americans have some absurdly powerful diesel motors. Ford upped the game in 2017 for their Power Stroke 6.7 liter motor and frankly is just on a huge roll as a whole. How does 440 horsepower and 925 lb-ft of torque grab you? It's enough to tow 32,500 pounds with a gooseneck trailer and fifth wheel towing is 27,500 pounds. Basically, you can move the earth. Ford is producing some of the best sports cars, trucks, and engines in the world right now. ALL-NEW FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY LEAVES THE REST BEHIND; RAISES TOWING, HAULING, ENGINE POWER TO NEXT LEVEL -Most capability: All-new F-Series Super Duty can tow heavier trailers and haul heavier cargo than ever before, with maximum gooseneck towing capacity raised to 32,500 pounds on F-450, fifth-wheel towing capacity boosted to class-leading 27,500 pounds and conventional towing to class-leading 21,000 pounds; maximum payload now rated at up to best-in-class 7,630 pounds -Most power: 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel boosts horsepower to a class-leading 440 and torque to a class-leading 925 lb.-ft. for all pickup models – from F-250 to F-450; 6.2-liter V8 gas model offers best-in-class torque of 430 lb.-ft. -Most confidence: Class-exclusive smart technologies help make towing easier and enable increased confidence, including BLIS® with trailer tow, adaptive cruise control that works with the heaviest trailers, and Trailer Reverse Guidance to help back trailers up DEARBORN, Mich., July 18, 2016 – Ford, America's truck leader, is taking heavy-duty trucks to the next level with the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty – empowering customers with the most towing and hauling capability and the most horsepower and torque of any heavy-duty pickup truck. Super Duty's enhanced capability starts with high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy and high-strength steel that help reduce weight by up to 350 pounds. Ford reinvested that weight savings in more robust components everywhere it counts to give customers more towing and hauling capability than ever before. Foundational improvements for every Super Duty pickup truck include an all-new, fully boxed frame that is more than 95 percent high-strength steel and up to 24 times stiffer than the previous frame to support increased towing and hauling. The all-new high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is more dent and ding resistant than the previous steel body. "This is the best heavy-duty truck we've ever made," says Doug Scott, Ford truck marketing manager. "We listened to our customers and created the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever." The future of towing is now The 2017 Super Duty is the undisputed leader in towing, offering available best-in-class performance in all towing categories, plus smart technology no other competitor has to enable greater confidence when towing. Ford F-450 Super Duty SuperCrew 4x4 now features a maximum gooseneck tow rating of 32,500 pounds – 1,290 pounds more than its nearest competitor, a regular cab two-door pickup. Maximum fifth-wheel towing is increased to 27,500 – 2,500 pounds better than the nearest competitor. Maximum conventional towing is increased to 21,000 pounds – 1,000 pounds better than the nearest competitors' trucks and without the need for a weight-distributing hitch. Maximum conventional towing with F-250, with the all-new trailer tow package, and F-350 single-rear wheel are increased to a class-leading 18,000 pounds. Maximum gross combined weight rating for truck and trailer now tops out at a class-leading 41,800 pounds. That is more than half the maximum weight of an 18-wheeler semi-tractor trailer combination on most federal highways. This industry-defining capability is matched by never-before-seen towing technology. Super Duty is the first truck to offer adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support for heavy trailers, allowing truckers to traverse steep mountain grades while maintaining speed – even with a trailer weighing 32,500 pounds. A center high-mounted stop lamp camera provides visibility into the cargo box, which is especially helpful when hooking up gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers. An Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System uses four digital, high-definition cameras to give the driver a 360-degree bird's-eye view surrounding Super Duty. Trailer Reverse Guidance provides visual cues and tips to help ease backing up a trailer. A first-ever factory-available trailer camera can be custom-placed on a trailer to improve visibility backing up. Trailer towing customers benefit from a segment-first in-cab trailer tire pressure monitoring system, accessible from the comfort of the cab while stopped or on the highway. Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow is optimized for Super Duty to include the length of the trailer up to 33 feet long; BLIS® uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver. Payload dominance Super Duty can haul more than any other heavy-duty pickup. Maximum payload of the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 is 7,630 pounds – more than any competitor, period. F-250 Super Duty boasts the same dominance over its peers; with maximum payload of 4,200 pounds, it can haul more than 600 pounds over its nearest competitor. More power than ever The Ford-designed, Ford-engineered, Ford-built second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel that powers Super Duty now delivers a best-in-class combination of 440 horsepower and a staggering 925 lb.-ft. of torque. That power is standard for every Super Duty diesel pickup – from F-250 to F-450 – without requiring special tuning or unique hardware. The standard 6.2-liter V8 now offers best-in-class torque among gasoline engines of 430 lb.-ft., with standard 385 horsepower. Both diesel and gasoline engines are backed by the TorqShift six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission for reliable and efficient cross-country towing. The F-250 pickup with 6.2-liter V8 and all-new TorqShift-G six-speed automatic delivers improved fuel economy and capability for three-quarter-ton Super Duty customers. Ford has redefined leadership in the heavy-duty pickup truck market, delivering never-before-seen productivity for today's heavy-duty truck customer. The 2017 F-Series Super Duty is a purpose-built machine for getting work done faster, smarter and more efficiently. The all-new Super Duty goes on sale this fall.
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    07-21-2016, 02:13 PM
    BenzBoost welcomes EPD Motorsports as its newest vendor and they are starting things off with a bang showcasing what their M133 Stage 3 turbo upgrade is capable of. On their GLA45 AMG project car they managed a world record 100-200 kph (62-124 mph) sprint of 7.4 seconds. That's fast! Also a world record: What is providing this performance? Here are the specs: - Frequency Intelligent Exhaust system - AMS intake - Aquamist Methanol injection system - Willall Racing Intercooler - EPD Motorsports Stage 3 turbocharger upgrade (included water and oil lines) - CSPT Flash tune They are managing to hit an incredible 36 psi of boost with their turbo upgrade. Pictures of the turbo below: Very impressive results for the $3800 asking price for the turbocharger which includes oil and water lines ($900 core charge). Great stuff here and we look forward to seeing what else EPD Motorsports brings to the table.
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    07-23-2016, 04:27 PM
    The upcoming 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is the baddest truck on the planet. Unless you have been living under a rock you know the Raptor's 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 is being replaced with a high output 3.5 liter Ecoboost which shares similarities with the Ford GT variant. Over 450 horsepower is expected and it is sent to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Raptor is not designed to be a dragster but to kick ass off-road with various terrain modes and heavy duty suspension components: Starting at $48,325 this is not a cheap truck but you certainly do get what you pay for. We can't wait to see it in action.
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    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Some fun runs here showing a stock turbo E90 335i going up against a pair of second generation LSA CTS-V's with unknown mods. The camera car also runs a stock 2nd gen CTS-V as well as a VVT Stage 1 upgraded E90 335i N54. Here are the specs on the camera car: 2010 Black Sapphire Metallic E90 335i - 435/499 FBO, JB4/MHD, 21psi stock turbos/inlets, E60 Fuel STG 2 LPFP, 3340lbs How does it do? Well, it gets pulled hard by the two modded CTS-V's. The torque difference is very apparent when they go from a stop. Simply too much to overcome on the stock turbochargers. Against a stock 2nd gen CTS-V though the E90 335i makes easy work of it showing just how much faster the modded Cadillac's are. The final run is against an E90 335i with full bolt ons, anti-lag, inlets, VVT Stage 1 turbochargers, and E60 fuel. The E90 camera car makes easy work of it.
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    07-20-2016, 09:01 PM
    This is an incredible little Evo here. This is a stock motor Evo 9 with a GT35R turbocharger tuned by Slowpoke Tuning. On E85 it makes 605 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That is nowhere near the power a By Design Stage IV Porsche 991.1 Turbo S makes. PorscheBoost member @Markblackwell recently went over 144 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile with his By Design Stage IV Turbo S so that gives you an idea of just how fast the package is. Yet this Evo 9 without the benefit of a fancy PDK gearbox goes toe to toe with the Porsche Turbo S. Yes, it is stripped out and definitely lighter but the driver really has to row the gears. A very impressive Evo. Here is its graph:
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    07-21-2016, 01:01 PM
    Great to see more LT1 turbo options for the C7 Corvette. You may remember Legendary Performance from an article on their gorgeous turbo work earlier this year. Well, that was a custom C5 Corvette turbo build but now you can add a C7 turbo kit that starts at $12,599 to their catalog. Here are the details: -Stainless Steel Tubular Manifolds -UPP-5871 Turbos -Down-pipes -K&N Filters -TurboSmart 40mm Wastegates -TurboSmart Race Port BOV -Front Mount Air-to-Air Intercooler -Intercooler Piping -3-Ply Silicone Couplers -Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps -Stainless Steel Oil Feed/Return Lines W/AN Fittings -Spark Plug Wires -Spark Plugs -Valve Vanity Covers -Radiator Vanity Cover -Brake Fluid Reservoir Heat Shield -Aluminum Coolant Overflow Tank -All Necessary Hardware and Fittings -Ceramic Coating Standard We would like to see more pictures of the hardware but the power is impressive. The 616 pull is with 7 psi and the 684 pull is with 8 psi of boost. This is on an otherwise stock C7 Corvette so with exhaust changes 700+ is cake: Definitely an option worth considering for those who want more torque as well as headroom compared to a supercharger.
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    07-22-2016, 11:52 AM
    PorscheBoost is in love with the 911 R. What's not to like? It's the purest 911 driving experience in the Porsche lineup today. It is also absurdly expensive, very rare, and has the most powerful direct injected naturally aspirated flat-6 Porsche ever built. We can not hate it for being spectacular just because getting our hands on it is next to impossible. Just listen to this thing. Sport Auto in Germany got to play with it and they pushed it on the track, mountain roads, and also ran it to its top speed. They hit 318 kph in 6th gear. That works out to an incredible 197.6 miles per hour. The autobahn must be fun.
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    07-20-2016, 07:59 PM
    Lexus with their 2016 GS F basically gets a sport sedan participation award. This website mocked the GS F as arriving in time to fight in last generation's luxury mid-size sport sedan battle. It honestly isn't even good enough to come out on top with the previous gen cars let alone the current crop of forced induction beasts. Why even bother comparing the CTS-V to the GS F? The Lexus actually would stack up better against the CTS V-Sport and its 420 horsepower 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 except the V-Sport also saves you $25k to boot. If I were Cadillac I'd be insulted that a weak bottom feeder like the GS F is being compared to arguably the best in class CTS-V. Look at these numbers. It's a joke. The CTS-V has almost 200 more horsepower and 240 lb-ft more torque which also arrives a hell of a lot earlier thanks to the blower. The GS F has a smaller 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8. It isn't even good enough to top BMW's last generation 5.0 liter S85 V10 which has more power at 507 horses (and a better torque curve with higher revs) or the Mercedes-AMG M156 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8. Both naturally aspirated German engines have since been replaced by even more powerful twin turbo V8's. Did we mention the GS F engine is a joke? Especially when you factor in the GS F is the same money as the CTS V. Why would anyone opt for the GS F? Because they like stupid looking boy racer tailpipes and paying more money for less of a car? Maybe GS F owners are scared of torque? The Lexus can't even do a burnout. Which is nice of course so you can take a nap while at the wheel since the car will bore you to sleep. If you want to waste 26 minutes watching MotorTrend compare the two feel free. We have better things to do than entertain the absurd notion of a GS F being competition for the CTS-V.
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    Yesterday, 04:00 PM
    Many of you have on various platforms noticed the Cobb Accesstuner Race (ATR) Software no longer is available for download. Cobb is busy updating the ATR software and it was supposed to be out in June but it looks like we will be seeing it at some point this quarter. What is the difference? One major difference is that while the software is still free to download users will be required to attend an online course they they pay for. They will then have to pass a third party evaluation to use the software. Why is this? We do not know for sure but it may have something to do with preventing people thinking they know how to tune from grenading their engines as well as emissions training. We will have to wait and find out what the course entails. More details from Cobb below. We recognize that the Accesstuner Race software has been a big part of what makes COBB Accessport tuning solutions so powerful and user friendly for the communities we support. Many have come to rely on this software to help them make small changes to COBB Off The Shelf map files to customize features like launch control, flat foot shifting, or to adjust MAF scaling. Our goal is to continue to offer this type of customization software to our end user community. After evaluating key industry trends and changes in the regulatory environment, we identified the need to update the software and provide expanded training for its use. So, in May of this year we removed the ability to download new copies of Accesstuner Race from our web site, indicated that changes were being made to the software, and it would be available again by the end of June. With that time now here, we want to provide you with an update on the progress of this project. An updated version of Accesstuner will return in the near future, be fully featured, and will continue to be offered for free to COBB Accessport customers. Because this is a powerful piece of software, we have decided that in order to fulfill our mission of delivering responsible and safe tuning solutions, we will require that end users attend a paid online training course and pass an evaluation through a third party educator in order to have access to download this free software (Accesstuner). As you can imagine, implementing these changes and setting up the online training and evaluation process takes time and involves lots of different groups both internal and external to COBB. We’ve been hard at work updating this software while creating a curriculum and bank of test questions to ensure that those who complete the course are able to safely and responsibly utilize this software. Because of the size and complexity of this project, it is taking us longer than we originally projected to complete the launch of Accesstuner and our training program. Our current timeline is for the Accesstuner software and training program to be ready for launch in the third quarter of this year. Once we are a little closer to an actual release date we will provide you with more information about the training process required for an end-user to acquire and use our Accesstuner software. We apologize that this launch has taken longer than we expected, but please know that we are very focused on getting this project completed. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your support and your patience while we make these changes.
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    Today, 02:31 PM
    The Competition Package for the BMW F82 M4 and BMW F80 M3 sharpens the car with new suspensions pieces, a new differential, new 20 inch wheels, and new tires. It also increases S55 engine output to 444 horsepower which is just achieved through software tuning. It is worth the $5500 asking price for the suspension, differential, and wheels alone. We all know you can get greater engine gains from aftermarket tuning for less money. Still, the car is supposed to be faster than the standard M4. Look at the results of German magazine testing from Autobild and Sport Auto: WTFBBQ? The elasticity is worse somehow. The standard car in Sport Auto testing shows an advantage to 100 kph and 200 kph. Only in the 0-200 kph sprint by Auto Bild does the M4 Competition Package show an advantage. What is going on here? If we were to guess the new larger wheels are slowing things down a bit and also making traction off the line more difficult. It is likely that warmer weather contributed to the results as well. In equal conditions with equal traction there is no way the Competition Package should be slower. We will just have to wait for numbers from US magazines to prove this.
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    07-20-2016, 08:13 AM
    Speedriven is really ramping up their Mercede-AMG standalone ECU development. As you likely know, Speedriven first developed their standalone engine management system for the M275 twin turbo V12 motors. They are now tackling other AMG engine platforms. Up next is the W211 E55 AMG with the well known M113K supercharged 5.5 liter V8. The W211 E55 AMG is a popular mod platform but it has not progressed much further than factory blower tuning and larger upgraded superchargers with a few notable exceptions. With standalone tuning the sky is the limit: Flex fuel support alone is huge as E85 will provide a benefit in high boost applications. Everything that you saw working on the M275 V12 will carry over the M113K. According to Speedriven it was a very similar process between the two engines. The ECU package is based on the well known Syvecs S8 and starts at $7995. We look forward to seeing results from people and what they come up with using this engine control module.
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    Today, 01:50 PM
    These cars are definitely in the same class and it is a comparison we all want to see. AutoExpress is not exactly known for high quality but they do a decent job covering the differences between the cars. Most importantly that the 570S is the lightest and rear wheel drive. The 911 Turbo S and Audi R8 of course are all wheel drive. The R8 is stated to have the most horsepower but if you look at dyno results the Mclaren 570S is underrated. Not to mention it has more torque than the R8 thanks to turbochargers. The Porsche 911 Turbo S of course is also turbocharged and also has more torque than the R8. The problem with this comparison is the same problem that plagues many British comparisons. It's damp out on the track and this is a tight course meaning traction will be at a premium. The 570S is wearing soft rubber meaning cold and damp conditions are not in its favor especially with rear wheel drive traction. Despite the adverse conditions the McLaren 570S laps the quickest and sets a new course record. Lap Times: 570S - 42.710 911 Turbo S - 42.950 R8 V10 Plus - 43.680 The gap would likely be larger on a longer course in better conditions. Also, it will likely take a Huracan Superleggera to take on the 570S especially considering the Audi 5.2 liter V10 is outmuscled in this company. All three are spectacular cars no matter what the laptimes say.
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    Today, 02:53 PM
    A twin turbo 3.0 liter V6 from Toyota and Lexus? It certainly fits into the modern automotive landscape where seemingly everyone has a turbo six cylinder motor. Well, everyone except Lexus but if the rumors are true one is under development. This rumor started with an article from Japanese magazine Mag-X but it is not verified so keep that in mind. Considering this motor is badly needed it is likely a good guess regardless. The code name is supposedly 934F. What can we expect? A 3.0 liter direct injected twin turbo V6 with 400 horsepower and over 300 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, this motor would likely see use in the 2019 Lexus GS series as well as that new Toyota Supra which itself continues to be rumored. Bring it on. The more boost the better.
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    07-24-2016, 04:21 PM
    A little leak here from Lamborghini which shows the 2017 Huracan Superleggera we recently saw lapping the ring will get a bump in output to 630 horsepower. Yes, the leak shows 639 horsepower but that is the result for converting KW (Kilowatts) to metric horsepower (PS). The point really is that the Superleggera will have more power and less weight. Expect something in the 32XX pound range which is roughly 200 pounds less than the LP 610-4. Will another 28 horses give the Superleggera enough acceleration to top rivals at McLaren and Ferrari? No, the naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V10 simply can not match the raw grunt of those boosted V8's. The Superleggera is about laptimes though so we will see how it stacks up. Also, if they intend to make a RWD version and really drop some weight.
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    Today, 02:20 PM
    This not exactly a leak as it was included by Daimler in their half-year update document. The roadmap does show some interesting things though. The rumored Mercedes pickup truck is on the way (likely not for the USA) as well as a GLA Coupe model which will be similar to the GLE Coupe. What is interesting is the AMG GT C Coupe listed. What is it exactly? The AMG GT is already a coupe. With how Mercedes is labeling four-door vehicles as coupes it seems this would point to a four-door AMG GT. Maybe it's just a mistake? The four-door AMG GT rumors continue to run rampant though. Is squeezing yet another 'four-door coupe' variant into a mix a good idea? Is it overkill? Is it necessary? Probably not but if they can make money they will do it. We'll have to see what this model amounts to.
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    Today, 03:54 PM
    The other day BoostAddict posted an article regarding Weistec's legal action against Dime Research and Development or Dime Consulting. Clearly those involved with Dime realize the walls are closing in so what are they doing in the meantime while the courts play this out? BS'ing people on forums and trying to do as much damage to Weistec as possible. It's a very simple recipe and it happens more often than you think. Simply offer someone some parts for a discount or free in exchange for posting a thread including a positive review while bashing a competitor. It happens all the time. MHP was the best at this. The owner even asked me directly to create fake accounts for him on other forums so he could do this. When a ship is sinking which in this case it is a company it takes cash to stay afloat or keep the doors open. When HPF (Horsepower Freaks) was in a similar position the owner would go on the forums and post videos of how his shop was filled with cars hoping to instill confidence in potential customers. It's easy to see through the BS though if you have enough experience or have been on the forums long enough. In this instance, it was way too easy: This 'Guilty' fellow posts a graph claiming it is a C63 M177, bashes Weistec, and says how great his tune is. That tune curve looks pretty familiar though, doesn't it? Very similar but not the exact figures yet clearly an AMG GT M178 graph and not a C63 M177 graph. If it was the exact same graph as the graph Weistec advertises with that would be too obvious even to your typical forum moron. Maybe they took another run file or just changed a correction factor? If we had the actual bevvy of dyno run files from the Dynojet software testing we could prove this. Oh, it just so happens we do: That would be runfile 88 from Weistec's ECU tuning. Exact same baseline and the exact same after the tune numbers. Because it's the exact same files. This poor schmuck is either a Dime schill or he believes that is the runfile for his car. Either way the guys reading on forums just assume this is the truth and that they can get the same results as Weistec for less money. If the software is stolen and no development work took place, yep, it's possible to offer a lower price. For those who would like to verify for themselves, here are the Dynojet run files: RunFile_002_stock.drf RunFile_088_Testing.drf As stated, it's a simple recipe. Post a graph, have a few fake accounts chime in where the administration doesn't care because it's too big to care, and you get the desired result which is herding the sheep in the direction you want them to go. Now tell me, who would you trust? The company facing litigation from multiple parties with people involved accused of stealing millions and potentially funneling money overseas that advertises software they did not even develop or BenzBoost? Hmm: It seems not everyone is so easily swayed:
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