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  • s65e90's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    s65e90 started a thread For Sale: e90 M3 Gintani Race Exhaust in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Used for maybe 4-5k miles. Purchased brand new from Gintani, MINT! Polished mufflers with brushed tips E90 fitment! $ 1,300 edited with video showing the sound; sounds amazing; NOT TOO loud, does drone a little but never bothered me.. I have bought 2 of these from Gintani, that's how great they are. NOT MY VID>>>>>>>>>>>
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    Good work here from GIAC for the 2014 A4 and Allroad models with 2.0T motors. GIAC managed to get some nice gains on 91 octane pump gas. The A4 test car put down 172 wheel horsepower and 213 pound-feet of torque completely stock on the AWE-Tuning Mustang dyno at all four wheels. What did the GIAC tune increase this to? 215 wheel horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque for gains of 43 horsepower and 41 lb-ft of torque respectively. This A4 is a manual car and the numbers for an automatic will likely be a bit lower. GIAC also has a flash-loader available with a 100 octane race gas map (not dyno'd for whatever reason) as well as 'stock' and 'valet' mode for the situations that warrant it. The flash loader is not mandatory at $650. You can opt for a single map without the convenience of switching maps for $495.00. The convenience and safety offered with multiple maps and hand held flash loading more than warrants the price difference.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    The Ferrari forced induction landscape is rather small. There are not many cars produced to begin with and it is not exactly easy to tune something like a 458 Italia for a forced induction setup. Most owners also are not going to tinker with their Ferrari. UGR (Underground Racing) is really the only company with results on the platform up to this point. So, enter Hennessey who as usual makes bold claims but with little substance. The pictures and videos certainly show what is a twin turbocharged 458. There is a short video that shows the car doing a WOT burst and it certainly sounds turbocharged. So where is the dynograph especially when one of the videos shows the car on a dyno? In Hennessey's defense UGR has not provided a graph either for their twin turbo kit which they claim puts out 700 wheel horsepower. However, UGR has built up a very solid reputation with their work in the Lamborghini world. Hennessey's reputation does not get the benefit of the doubt to say the least. Regardless, Hennessey claims 738 horsepower along with 532 lb-ft of torque for the kit. He also claims a 10.5 @ 137 mile per hour quarter mile which just like the horsepower claim is unsubstantiated. It is nothing more than an educated guess as a 458 Italia with a couple turbos should easily be capable of that performance and then some. Hennessey also does not provide pricing information and this is likely overpriced just like the majority of what Hennessey offers. Then again, UGR also does not provide pricing information. At this level it's one of those things where if you can afford the car you can afford the upgrades. Still, nobody likes to throw away money and in the Lamborghini world UGR clearly defines their pricing due to facing some actual competition. They may have some actual competition now in the 458 scene but until Hennessey demonstrates more than some short flyby videos the UGR kit is still the choice for the platform especially if it is cheaper. HPE700 Twin Turbo Performance Upgrade Available for the Ferrari 458 Italia, Spider & Speciale Power: • 738 Horsepower @ 8,400 rpm • 532 lb-ft Torque @ 5,600 rpm Performance: • 0-60 mph: 2.8 sec. • 1/4 mile: 10.5 sec. @ 137 mph HPE700 Twin Turbo Ferrari 458 Upgrade Includes: • Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers • Fuel System Upgrade • Stainless Steel Inlet Piping • Dual Wastegates • Air-to-water Intercooler System • Dual Air Induction Filters • Stainless Steel Turbo Downpipes • Stainless Steel Exhaust System • Custom Oil & Transmission Lines • Professional Installation • HPE Engine Management Calibration • Dyno Tuning & Road Testing • Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques • Hennessey Exterior Badging • 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty Additional Upgrades Available: • CarbonAeroฎ Carbon Fiber Exterior Body Upgrades • Hennessey Monoblock Wheel Upgrade • Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires • KW Adjustable Suspension Upgrade • Custom Interior Leather Upgrades • Carbon Fiber Interior Upgrades
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  • Jimefam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    What would you take? I am signed up for it.
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  • manbeer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Close...monsanto fucks with farmers who happen to be near other farmers growing gmo crops. When the wind blows over the gmo plants begin to grow on their fields amd eventually monsanto demands that they pay royalties even though they didnt intentionally plant something derived from their labs
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread For Sale: Cobb AP V3 for N54 in Buy/Sell - Parts
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  • manbeer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Embedding fail. Please delete
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Seriously! Everyone I interact with regarding this car either fucks up, makes me chase them to get an answer or just straight up ignores me.
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  • litxus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 PM
    I say google / youtube the topic and you will find out many crazy things. Not sure but "food inc" might be one of the movies on the topic. The way I see GMO (mostly Monsanto) is to control the market, once they (farmers) buy your seeds you can engineer whatever to make them buy more of your seeds and other products. In other words, they are hooked on your crap and money in the bank. Like all things follow the money trail... There are many other "controversial" topics, like the federal reserve (not a government institution). As well as things Nikola Tesla worked on and I think the key defining moment for our generation was that J.P. Morgan said to Nikola Tesla in 1900s or so "if you cannot put a meter on it, it will not work". In other words, if you invent something where you "can't put a meter on", then how are you going to collect money? But hey, most people believe the news 100% (holy truth) and say you are crazy if you ask why:)
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    So I went to an airstrip racing event last weekend called Racewars (yes like Fast and Furious haha). It is about 200kms North East of Perth in a small country town of around 500 people called Wyalkatchem. I had an awesome time so thought I tell you people about it. The program for the weekend was Friday arvo - test session Saturday morning - 400m standing start races Saturday arvo - 800m roll races Sunday morning - 800m roll races Sunday arvo - 1km vmax runs (one car at a time) Had a good variety of cars there, lots of fast Japanese cars and local and American muscle with a good dash of Euros mixed in. Although there was a lot less exotics this year with only one Gallardo. I don't think the egos held up well to getting beaten by 20+ year old japanese cars last year. My car ran well all weekend, and even though it was definitely not up the fast end of the pack I managed to win a fair few races mostly do to the instant boost and DCT. Managed a Vmax of 223kmh in the 1km run. I only did one because it was 35c and I knew I wasn't going to do any better after queuing up in the heat for another run. Thought it was interesting that there were two Gintani cars there, first was a Stage 1 supercharged e60 M5. Unfortunately he only just finished installing the supercharger and was having issues with the injectors all weekend. The kit is not plug and play for RHD cars, he says he spent over 60 hours getting it to work and had to fabricate a few parts (like power steering reservoirs, wiring harnesses etc) due to differences in Australian cars. But overall he was very impressed with the quality of the kit and the support he received, he even had Alex from Gintani call him on Saturday morning to see how he was going. There was also a stage 2 supercharged M3, which was actually a bit underwhelming, I was passenger in a 335i which had RB turbos, and was running and OFT E40 tune and we beat it by 4-5 car lengths in 800m. Unfortunately the guy didn't compete Sunday due to some indiscretions Saturday night, so he didn't do the VMax runs. Just for reference this is what the BMWs did over 1 km Supercharged M5 250kmh N54 335i with RB Turbos and E40 248kmh N54335i stock turbos 100% e85 241kmh N55 DCT 135i, FBO PTF E40 tune (me) 223kmh N54 335i FBO, PTF 98 tune 222kmh Full results are here Fastest car of the weekend was a R32 GTR that got to 306.66kmh in 17.7 seconds over 1000m. Which is pretty nuts, considering he then only had 500m of bumpy tarmac to slow down. I have uploaded a few of my videos http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCJh8rV7trZKtNDSX0XT7UxmBZkaatsB1 And a few shots
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    I don't think you want my fantasy football advice, outside of winning the ship last year, I hadn't made the playoffs since junior year of highschool....which was quite some time ago. Ridiculous. But AJ Green will have a huge season.
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  • mjmarovi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    One of my favorites recently
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Here is a great comparison featuring the best naturally aspirated V8 powerlpant in AMG's history going up against AMG's newer turbocharged design. The M159 V8 in the SLS Black Series is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 and this particular car is tuned by Weistec along with featuring long tube headers. As Weistec Engineering demonstrated last month their SLS Black Series tune with headers is good for over 600 horsepower at the wheels on 91 octane pump gas. The E63 AMG is a 2013 rear wheel drive model. This car has a tune from Renntech along with RADO downpipes said to be good for around the 630 wheel horsepower range. Torque is in the turbo M157's favor with 735 lb-ft at the wheels. The M159 by contrast has 463 lb-ft at the wheels which is a very large difference on paper. Nobody will deny turbocharged motors are capable of big torque numbers. That said, the SLS Black Series features tighter gearing and a much higher redline at 8000 rpm. It's a motor with a definite breathing advantage at higher revs. Power and torque are in the E63's favor (at a lower rpm) but the SLS Black Series is roughly 600 pounds lighter. The SLS also has a dual clutch transmission whereas the E63 is using the MCT wet-clutch automatic. So what happens? A great race is what happens. The SLS gets a slight lead thanks to its shift speed advantage and manages to pull in the lower gears. Up top once the cars spend more time in gear the E63 is able to inch back but not enough to win the race. It's close at the markers with the Black Series slightly ahead. Simply a great run from two great AMG motors that employ different, yet very effective, strategies.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    Here is a great comparison featuring the best naturally aspirated V8 powerlpant in AMG's history going up against AMG's newer turbocharged design. The M159 V8 in the SLS Black Series is a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 and this particular car is tuned by Weistec along with featuring long tube headers. As Weistec Engineering demonstrated last month their SLS Black Series tune with headers is good for over 600 horsepower at the wheels on 91 octane pump gas. The E63 AMG is a 2013 rear wheel drive model. This car has a tune from Renntech along with RADO downpipes said to be good for around the 630 wheel horsepower range. Torque is in the turbo M157's favor with 735 lb-ft at the wheels. The M159 by contrast has 463 lb-ft at the wheels which is a very large difference on paper. Nobody will deny turbocharged motors are capable of big torque numbers. That said, the SLS Black Series features tighter gearing and a much higher redline at 8000 rpm. It's a motor with a definite breathing advantage at higher revs. Power and torque are in the E63's favor (at a lower rpm) but the SLS Black Series is roughly 600 pounds lighter. The SLS also has a dual clutch transmission whereas the E63 is using the MCT wet-clutch automatic. So what happens? A great race is what happens. The SLS gets a slight lead thanks to its shift speed advantage and manages to pull in the lower gears. Up top once the cars spend more time in gear the E63 is able to inch back but not enough to win the race. It's close at the markers with the Black Series slightly ahead. Simply a great run from two great AMG motors that employ different, yet very effective, strategies.
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Where is the best place tro buy these? Megan racing aren't answering my emails.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    Damnit ive been wasting time
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  • bobS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    I've played ice hockey for many years... And I'm a flyers fan. Should be a tough series for us, the ny rangers have been good the last part of this season. We shall see!
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