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  • crypticc's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    Bump 70 +del
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    Today, 03:18 AM
    Hey I4071: :text-welcomewave:
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  • DevourS65's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    But its the drama we get here that brings the crowd in... :dance:
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    Today, 02:33 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum S43G.
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    Today, 02:17 AM
    joseri, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 02:06 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    It's hard to believe it has been over a decade since Mercedes strapped turbos to its SOHC V12 creating the insanity that is the M275 engine. The idea seemed crazy at the time as the 5.5 liter M275 available in 600 models put out 493 horsepower and an earth moving 590 lb-ft. Mercedes AMG decided to give the entire automotive industry a huge middle finger and show who the king of power output truly was by taking that same motor and increasing displacement to 6.0 liters with more aggressive tuning and boost for 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. It was so much power and torque back in 2004 many wondered if AMG had gone too far. The cars featuring the engine (the S65, SL65, and CL65 AMG) were absurdly expensive. The other absurd part about these cars was their depreciation. The CL65 AMG depending on options was a $180,000+ car back then. Today, you can pick up a nice used example in the $30k range. The car was not an investment that is for sure. What does this money get you? A twin turbo V12 luxury rocket with 528 horsepower and 674 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. A simple ECU tune will bring those numbers up into the low 600's to the wheels for horsepower and close to 800 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. A quality tune will run you a little over a grand. If that is not a tuning value BenzBoost does not know what is. The only problem really is the maintenance as the coil packs tend to go out and there are well known issues with the ABC (Active Body Control). These issues can be solved with proper maintenance and parts. Getting more out of the car beyond a tune becomes tricky due to the turbos being integrated into the manifolds. The K24 turbos on the motor are popular in the Porsche 911 Turbo world and easily modified but the problem is getting to them and removing them. Turbo upgrades therefore are expensive and there are not many successful upgrades out there. Keep in mind the 'modern' M279 twin turbo V12 Mercedes sells is basically this exact same motor. Yes, this basic twin turbo architecture is providing over a decade of service. Why overpay for a new version of the same thing? Pocket the change and have an AMG monster for a fraction of the cost. It's hard not to love 800 lb-ft at the wheels with a tune (tune by Eurocharged on a CL65):
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    Today, 01:07 AM
    135i-Fan, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 12:57 AM
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  • rawad1017's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    i mean to be honest if the interior was handcrafted with all the finest blah blah and came with white gold in the interior as well as 50 bulls' hides and the highest quality toilet paper and blah blah blah then maybe i could appreciate the price they're trying to meet at the line with the luxury car market and the performance enthusiast market but i don't see any options on the car that wow me on the luxury end and performance wise, well that's pretty much self explanatory
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    Today, 12:13 AM
    Gshimun, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
    Today, 12:03 AM
    It's cool, but I agree I wouldn't pay that much. You could easily build an old school mustang to perform just as if not better for half the price
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    V8Bait replied to a thread Megasquirt experience in Advanced Tech
    Yeah I've heard that, but I'm just not familiar with how it controls it... or honestly much about how the DI functions on our car from an electrical/engineering standpoint... side effect of not really needing to touch it on our cars, just tell the computer the afr and gg. If it controls it and the hpfp (should be easy on that one) that's cool. But anyway, yes going single with a different form of boost control would be much easier. The vacuum actuated gates would take one or two outputs just for them, and then you might be limited with the others... You could sacrifice exhaust vanos probably but I'm unsure what else you might need, since the water pump is also electric and a few other things that will need output. Biggest hurdles will be- crank sensor, compatible? Cam sensors, compatible? DI, can you use it? The rest I don't see an issue with although you may have to use other sensors and do some custom work (like use a non bmw tb/pedal if it can't be controlled). The things you can't easily custom fab would be the crank/cam stuff. Knock sensors aren't necessary but are nice, you can always use a more premative knock sensor just select based on bore size etc. If NECESSARY, crank/cam sensors/rings can be custom fabricated (press or weld/modify the reluctor ring etc). But if you're not doing most of the work yourself it would be super $$$. Interesting project, I would have loved to try about 7 years ago.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Megasquirt experience in Advanced Tech
    That would be pretty beastly...
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  • mrbillytalent's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 PM
    As was I. From what I've been told (at lightly read) the new MS3 is a beast in itself. I may even be able to use it to run DI and PFI at the same time, which could come in quite handy.
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  • Ak335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    ok and just so u know.. with 8-10K miles on my setup, and vented i dont get a mess from it. just the slightest residue sometimes but not enough to worry about :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Megasquirt experience in Advanced Tech
    I was going to ask this. I'm surprised it can do direct injection.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Correct
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    mjmarovi replied to a thread For Sale: 20" HRE P40 Staggered Wheels in Buy/Sell - Parts
    FYI, these would totally fit on a 335i. I had exact same sizing on my 335 but actually 10.5" rear wheels and had zero issues. I know what these wheels are new, great price with the tires! Someone should take advantage!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Ok this is an absurdly fast Integra. Usually we poke fun at front wheel drive cars here but this a vehicle that is definitely about performance first. It's boosted, it's lightweight, it's front wheel drive, and it is quite simply fast as hell. At 745 wheel horsepower it hustles to say the least. This car hit 187 miles per hour at a recent airstrip roll on event. Let's put it this way, it was faster than anything from Germany. What does it have done to it? This is the modification list the last time the owner @gringotegra checked in with us: Sleeved 84mm B17 block Crower pro billet rods Weisco pistons wish upgraded wrist pins Moroso oil pan B16 head Supertech Valves Supertech Ti retainers Supertech dual valve springs Stock ITR cams Stock port head Eldelbrock Victor X intake manifold.. FIC 1680cc high impedance injectors 1 intank walbro 255/1 inline walbro 255 Extreme turbo systems intercooler Extreme turbo systems Forward facing turbo manifold Extreme turbo systems Ic piping Precision Billet T3 6262 with .82 exhaust housing It revs to over 10k RPM and simply is a badass little car. Much respect from the import boosted side of the network.
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  • Ak335i's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    wat do u mean pcv delete? like mine just vented to los atmosphere?
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Alright, lets make it happen. Can you PM yet?
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