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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 10:13 AM
    Pos rep for cold brew :) I'm having some myself right now too. You make it in a french press? How long do you let it brew for?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 04:11 AM
    The N54 has an open deck block as most BimmerBoost members know. It's still plenty stout but for those guys pushing limits to 1000+ horsepower eventually they will run into problems. One of the things that happens in an open deck block is the cylinders can start to lose their shape or warp. BimmerBoost member @Ericbh77 is tackling the issue before it becomes an issue for him. He explains it best: This is essentially a modified Darton design. As you can see the inserts go around the cylinders. In the Subaru world where open deck block reinforcement is common many guys insert metal pins/pegs around the cylinders and it works. This approach looks to be far more comprehensive than pegs: @Ericbh77 is also doing some other things that will be of interest and will be detailed but we can not reveal everything at this time. One thing we can say is he is looking at the cams among other things. Will we finally see that elusive 1000 whp N54? Maybe this is the year...
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 02:51 PM
    BMS got a customer's 2016 F87 M2 DCT on a Dynojet for some testing. The results are about what you would expect. The M2 N55B30T0 makes 330 rear wheel horsepower stock and 388 lb-ft of torque at the wheels stock. In other words, it is roughly 100 wheel horsepower short of an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor. The engine is putting up numbers would one expect from an N55 albeit with more torque. It is tuned for low end torque more than top end horsepower. You will notice the torque peak is at 2500 rpm and it tapers down toward redline where it drops particularly hard. Isn't this supposed to be a track car? The horsepower figure is similar to the new B58 motor. The torque on the N55B30T0 is higher but the B58 curve is much flatter. It's torque curve does not start dropping as early or as hard especially toward redline. When tuned, the numbers on the N55B30T0 are similar to a tuned N55 although the torque peak is slightly higher. It sure seems to perform like an N55 except with S55 engine internals and the closed deck block. Hey guys, A local customer was generous enough to come out for a few hours so we could poke around under the hood, take some logs, and do a little dyno testing with his new M2. He has around 1000 miles on the clock I believe. Per usual I'll try to keep it brief and to the point: The good: 1) Car looks super awesome in person and really attracts a lot of attention on the road. DCT drives and shifts great. 2) The tuning scheme is the same as the M235 EWG. Meaning our existing F Series N55 EWG JB4 is fully compatible from a hardware perspective. Some minor M2 specific software changes will be added, of course. 3) All of the cool in dash controls we've added to the F Series JB4 are compatible. CANflap works, in dash boost gauge works, map switching works, boost by gear works, 6cyl timing logging works, and it even logs the DCT trans oil temperature. 4) The platform appears to be E85 friendly. More on that later. The bad: 1) This is simply based on my initial few hours with the car. But from a performance perspective, it appears to be basically an N55 with a tune from the factory. It's not in the same universe as the S55 M3/M4 motor and even appears to be a step down from the B58 found in the new 340i. 2) On normal pump 91 octane fuel running its factory 15-16psi boost profile it had fairly significant timing pull and only put down 330whp. Subsequent pulls did even worse as it heated up. 3) We added an E30 mix on the dyno and the factory power jumped up nicely to the 350whp range and it was also more consistent. Even at this power level though the car had a strange behavior where it would momentarily drop boost for no apparent reason, resulting in a noticeable "hiccup" in the dyno chart. Maybe something that will be fixed via a future software update or perhaps related to the E30 itself without tuning in place for it. 4) I raised boost around 3psi just to evaluate it on the E30 mix and the result was pretty respectable power. Around 390whp. Which, is what the normal 335 F30 EWG cars make on E30 at roughly the same boost level. Potential Tuning Gains: E85 Mix: I expect we'll be able to get power up to around 425whp. 91 Octane: There is no power to be picked up via tuning on 91. Just the extra features via the JB4. 93 Octane: I'm hopeful with good 93 octane we can pickup at least 15-20whp and similar torque. Bottom Line: It's a cool little platform. But basically appears to be a more aggressively tuned M235.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    This is becoming a big problem. You may remember that Maximum PSI was pushing their BMW F80 M3 project car pretty hard. Just earlier this month they were on the verge of a 9 second pass after going 10.2 @ 137. Then everything went to hell. So what happened? This: That was the end of the @maximumpsi 9 second chase and the F80 M3 and F82 M4 community have been holding their collective breaths since for a solution to the crank hub spinning problem. Maximum PSI has yet to comment on what they intend to do to BimmerBoost. What is the cause? It is somewhat difficult to pin down but look at this comparison of the S55 3.0 liter I6 crankshaft and the E9X M3 S65 V8 crankshaft: The S65 crankshaft is on the right and you can see timing gear and oil pump gear are a part of the design whereas the S55 does not have the same design. The S55 quite frankly is simply an evolution of the N54/N55 geometry and design which is basically the same. That makes one wonder why the N54 and N55 do not see this problem to the same degree. Is it the higher redline of the S55 that is partially to blame? Perhaps. You can say what you want about the BMW turbo era and it's easy power with bolt ons but the fact is if BMW raced the S55 design the same way they raced the S65 design no doubt this design flaw would have popped up in serious Motorsport competition and it would have been addressed before production. It is not some fluke. Here is what BimmerBoost member @sA x sKy had to say about it and his own experience: Once? Ok. Twice? Bad luck. Three times? It's a flaw. Four times? WTF BMW? TPG Tuning supposedly has a solution but @JasonTPG has yet to tell us anything about it. Their idea was to cut a notch in the stock piece but it didn't work and they are trying a different approach now: The TPG hub failed on member @sA x sKy three times: So what else can one try to prevent this? Well, Gintani thinks they have the solution: They are looking for someone to test this out. Speaking as someone who has had Gintani try various solutions with on his own car for going on six years now a word of advice is to not be anyone's guinea pig and let them try their solutions out on their own cars first. Let them assume the risk considering their track record and pay for their own development. Will the Gintani one piece crank hub solve this issue? Who knows. Maybe there just is no solution: The Gintani solution may introduce new problems. BMW seems to be aware of the issue but they still put the car in production. It's a numbers game for them. How many cars can they sell and what % will have the issue? Apparently the number is low enough to simply pay out warranty claims on those cars that spin their crank hub (and have not been tuned). You can have your bolt replaced and tightened every so often which is probably the best way to go. Maybe someone will come up with someone else. Maybe not. Where we are at right now is BMW quite simply screwed up on the S55 design and doesn't care. BimmerBoost reached out to BMW for comment on the issue but do not hold your breath for a response.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-06-2016, 03:00 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to @hobbit382 for the tip.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:42 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:39 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-07-2016, 02:03 PM
    Is there anything more satisfying than beating a high priced Italian exotic? Especially in your BMW which no doubt is underestimated? This run is courtesy of BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT S65 V8. His M3 makes roughly 553 rear wheel horsepower. Keep in mind this is not the higher power Level III Active Autowerke supercharger kit. The 458 Italia is stock but potent with its 9000 rpm high revving naturally aspirated V8. It has a dual clutch transmission and the 458 is lighter than the M3 by a few hundred pounds. The passenger offsets that weight advantage somewhat but the M3 also has a passenger. It is a close run between the two with the M3 edging out up top thanks to its horsepower advantage. The 458 puts up a very good fight showing how impressive the Ferrari motor is. Maybe time for a Level III upgrade from Active Autowerke to really put some distance on the 458?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:23 PM
    It is good to see more tuned N55's hitting the strip especially M235i models to compare their results to the F87 M2. Both of these M235i's are xDrive all wheel drive models. This pays dividends in the 60 foot but of course the all wheel drive system adds weight. Here is the breakdown of mods between the two cars: 2015 Black Sapphire F22 M235 xDrive AT FBO #11759 - HRE FF15s w/ Continental DWS06 - Pure Turbo Stage 2 Hi-Flo - EnzoPerformance ECU Tune - JB4 OBD2 stacked Custom Boost Map6 - Enzo's Catless Downpipes - GFB DV - ATM FMIC - ER Chargepipes - Tuningwerk Exhaust - Exxon 110 oct 2015 EBB M235 xDrive AT #12126 - 19' Summer Tires - Enzo Performance ECU Tune - ER Catless Downpipes - Fabspeed Exhaust w/ Muffler Delete - Dinan Lowering Springs w/ Supp Handling kit on pump gas 93 The timeslip: The Pure Turbos Stage 2 is providing about another 6 miles per hour of trap speed. It's a very large difference when you take into account where the black M235i xDrive was before the turbo upgrade and bolt ons. Here it is tune only with just a flash and catted downpipe: And now with full bolt ons: This is how the car progressed. 12.736 @ 109.32 - Enzo Tune and catted downpipe 12.492 @ 110.10 - Enzo Tune and full bolt ons 11.759 @ 117.70 - Enzo Tune and Pure Turbos Stage 2 Great performance data for N55 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 03:03 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 07:17 PM
    The N54 is incredibly stout and one can make multiples of the stock power level and the engine will take it without breaking a sweat. This leads to some people thinking the motor is indestructible but it simply isn't. Everything has a limit and unfortunately BimmerBoost member @Tech found the limit of his motor. Now, how long an engine lasts or when it may let go and for what reason will vary. The amount of use, how it is used, the fuel, and even the weather all play a factor. Here is a summary of what went down: Thank you @Tech for sharing photos and what happened. 165000 miles out of the motor and pushing it with upgraded turbos at 145000 miles is certainly an indication of a stout platform. On the bright side parts are cheap for the N54 and this can be rebuilt stronger than ever. The entire motor can even be replaced for relatively cheap these days.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 11:06 AM
    For my 1,000th post (woot :golfclap:), I thought it would be fun to start a new "what was your first car" thread. Year: 1969 Make: Opel Model: GT Color (Ext/Int): Strato Blue/Black Leatherette (vinyl?) Engine: 1.9L 4cyl Transmission: 4-speed manual My first car was a 1969 Opel GT with the 1.9L "high output" :lol: engine. If you aren't familiar with the Opel GT, it was often called the "poor man's Corvette" - it had great styling, but was slower than dirt :D Mine was Strato Blue over black leatherette. 4-speed manual. RWD. 102HP (early model year 1.9L were desirable because in 1971 emission requirements cut the 1.9L down to 83HP). Front disc, rear drum. About 2,000lbs (it was not a great handler on stock 165/75R13 tires, but we upgraded to 205/60R13 Dunlops that helped a lot). The GT was sold through Buick dealers in the US. My dad and I restored the car together. He had fallen in love with them while stationed in Stuttgart. Once he was older (and had some free labor/kids :lol:) he bought three of them - two for parts cars and one to restore. I got it for my 16th birthday in 1994. It was honestly the perfect high school car - manual, RWD, looked awesome, but couldn't get myself in too much trouble. I actually still have the car - it's been in storage for the last 15 years or so. Definitely needs some TLC. Someday I hope to restore it again with my kids. Maybe even drop a E36 M3 drivetrain in it :music-rockout: Here are some pics of what a GT looks like - I'll see if I can dig some up of my actual car. The most notable features on the GT were the "flip up" headlights, the dual rear exhaust and the locking gas cap in the middle of the rear end. A quick video of the headlights in action :naughty: What was your first car? -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 06:53 PM
    These two cars belong to BimmerBoost members. The 335is to member @Artsoasis and the supercharged E92 M3 to @TZ04XJR. The M3 you likely are familiar with since you have great taste and are an avid BimmerBoost reader and you saw it go head to head with a Ferrari 458 Italia last week. The N54 I6 vs. S65 V8 stuff is always fun as N54 owners always tend to use the more expensive M3 as a measuring stick and as justification of their purchase. Whatever side you stand on the races are fun to see as the tuning options evolve for the respective platforms. The M3 is an Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. The 335is has the Vargas Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. The first run has the M3 come out on top. The second run has the 335is come out on top. There is already some smack talk going on in the forums and the 335is has raised its boost and the M3 is preparing to move to the Level III Active Autowerke setup which will put it around ~600 horsepower to the wheels. The rematch is going to be fun to watch.
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  • 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.
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  • TZ04XJR's Avatar
    05-07-2016, 12:54 PM
    A little fun run with a buddy in his stock 458. M3 makes 553whp on the current setup. We're planning to get some more runs in here soon.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-15-2016, 06:12 PM
    BimmerBoost has known some details about this for a while but as a courtesy to Pro Tuning Freaks we have not published the details and will continue to keep PTF's confidence. However, as this is a major development it is only fair we inform the community that big steps forward for F-Series flashing are on the way. This is still being tested (by some BimmerBoost members as a matter of fact) and will not be launched for a little while but the speculation can be begin. Basically what you see here is a box that will interface with the OBD-II port and allow you to flash your S55 ECU along with other F-Series ECU's on your own. That is huge. If this all works out as planned Pro Tuning Freaks will have a major leg up on everyone. Thus far nobody has hand held OBD-II S55 ECU port flashing ability. At least not without physical modification of the ECU with a bench flash first. There will likely be an unlock of sorts required here as well. A game changer on the way? We will all soon find out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-18-2016, 08:11 PM
    This is difficult to believe but the graph is posted as proof. Powerhaus Performance obviously does some great tuning work but we have not seen much from them regarding turbo upgrades for the M157 AMG 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 platform. The dyno numbers here are from a Mustang dynamometer so keep that in mind when looking at the peak figures as they will be lower than a Dynojet and some other machines. The baseline figure Powerhaus Performance claims is from a 63 AMG M157 with a billet twin turbo upgrade. That number is 538 horsepower and 601 lb-ft of torque. Output with the Powerhaus Performance upgrade? 642 horsepower and 629 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: Now, that is a huge change. Especially when you factor in they claim this was done at the same boost pressure on 93 octane pump gas. That is the claim but there is no proof of this. It is of course in the best interest of Powerhaus Performance to show their tuning and turbos as superior to the competition as that equals sales. This raises a lot of questions though. Whose turbo upgrade is on the car? Why is the difference so large? Where are the details on their turbo upgrade? Where are the pictures? Where are the comparison photos of their turbos and the competitor's they say they are outperforming? Where is the pricing? A lot of unanswered questions here.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 08:48 PM
    That 9 second F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 platform slip looks to be coming soon. Less than a week ago Maximum PSI set the quickest and fastest S55 platform record with a 10.2 @ 137 pass. That put them on the doorstep of being the first to break into the 9's on the platform. Well, with the latest changes including 100% E85 fuel things certainly look promising. They increased output to 712 rear wheel horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade is definitely working well. Oh, and look at that meat on the rear! Those Hoosier drag radials no doubt will help achieve a better 60 foot than the 1.720 hit previously on the record 10.278 pass. Get it done Maximum PSI!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 06:44 PM
    These two cars belong to BimmerBoost members. The 335is to member @Artsoasis and the supercharged E92 M3 to @TZ04XJR. The M3 you likely are familiar with since you have great taste and are an avid BimmerBoost reader and you saw it go head to head with a Ferrari 458 Italia last week. The N54 I6 vs. S65 V8 stuff is always fun as N54 owners always tend to use the more expensive M3 as a measuring stick and as justification of their purchase. Whatever side you stand on the races are fun to see as the tuning options evolve for the respective platforms. The M3 is an Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. The 335is has the Vargas Stage 2 N54 turbo upgrade. The first run has the M3 come out on top. The second run has the 335is come out on top. There is already some smack talk going on in the forums and the 335is has raised its boost and the M3 is preparing to move to the Level III Active Autowerke setup which will put it around ~600 horsepower to the wheels. The rematch is going to be fun to watch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-06-2016, 02:51 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to hobbit382 for the tip.
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  • 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:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-16-2016, 05:01 PM
    Well, the N55 had a pretty good run but the B58 is beginning to replace it across the lineup. The latest model which will have the N55 phased out for a B58 is the F22 M235i. You can expect a 2017 M240i now much in the same vein as the 335i name changed to 340i. It is an inevitable move and probably a pretty good one for those who like to tune as the B58 is showing strong numbers early on especially in comparison to the N55 engine. The M235i is rated at 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. BMW will like put the M240i at around 340 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque. The crank ratings do not mean too much from what we have seen from B58 dynos. It's strong.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 08:11 AM
    Have you heard of Boba Motoring? They are a German tuner that just kind of goes crazy stuffing a ton of turbo power into older German cars. For example, a MKII VW Golf with a 4Motion all wheel drive system retrofitted to help put down 1150+ horsepower from a turbo 2.0 liter pushing 58 psi of boost. Yep, crazy stuff. They do not just do VW's but decided to go all out on an E30 BMW. They swapped in the S38 motor (the best BMW M motor of all time) and gave it a top mount Precision PT8285 turbo. With E85 fuel the result is 1225 horsepower at 33 psi of boost. And yes, unlike other German tuners they provided the graphs to back up the claims. If the graph isn't enough there is also the car going 9.19 @ 159.53 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile. It helps that it only weighs 2912 pounds but also keep in mind you have to row your own gears. While guys on the forums debate the N54 vs. the N55 or the S55 motor the older M inline-6 engines are blowing them so far away it isn't even a contest at this point. N54 what?
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    05-16-2016, 01:01 AM
    Mercedes has dominated Formula 1 for quite a bit now. The 2016 season is much of the same with Mercedes winning every race. More specifically, every Formula 1 race in the 2016 calendar was won by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg. That is, until today's Spanish Grand Prix. What happened? Nico Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed into each other on the very first lap. These two collided before but that was back in 2014 at the Belgian Grand Prix. There is a bit of a rivalry between the two and Hamilton clearly is upset he is so far behind in the standings to Rosberg. Hamilton brilliantly took the pole for the race. Guess who was second? At the start of the race both drivers got a great start and Rosberg managed to pass him. This is what happened shortly afterwards when Hamilton tried to retake the lead: https://streamable.com/ghec and https://streamable.com/yltd Nico defended, Hamilton went onto the grass, he spun into Nico, and they took each other out. Ouch. Instead of another likely Mercedes victory both drivers failed to finish. It is safe to say there will be repercussions from the team. The bright side to all of this? An 18 year old kid named Max Verstappen won the Spanish Grand Prix. The youngest to ever win. He led the final 21 laps. Talk about a good start to a career.
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