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Sticky replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
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Quote Originally Posted by ezec63 View Post
Ofcourse it beat it around the track and looks much sharper its a former DTM race car cmon lets be real here can't compare a street car to any race car. A new age camaro race car will put the street m4 to shame but doesn't prove anything or take away from the camera being a heavy street car
Of course you can. This is an E30 M3 DTM car. It's nothing like a modern DTM car. It uses the factory E30 M3 engine, factory chassis (not a custom tube chassis), and you can basically turn any E30 M3 into a 'DTM' race car.

It's still a naturally aspirated four-cylinder and chassis designed 30+ years ago. No reason you can't compare it.

A Camaro Z28 will put the M4 to shame too. "

Today, 04:04 AM

Sticky created the thread Audi and Porsche relationship getting testy? VW Group automakers including Lamborghini and Bentley arguing over platform sharing.
" Audi and Porsche do not really like each other. They have to play nice as Volkswagen owns both of them now but Porsche and Audi each want to call the shots in the luxury segment. As Porsche expands its model lineup it continues to step on Audi's toes. Audi does not like this but Porsche also does not like that Audi made the R8 which definitely targets potential 911 buyers. Each company is taking offense with the other.


This in-house battle is increasing as Porsche and Audi both are dumping money into competing platforms. Rather than cooperating each wants to push their own platform. Porsche wants Audi to use its platform for the next generation Panamera for example. Audi wants Porsche to use its platform developed for the next generation Q7 to underpin the Cayenne but Porsche is saying the platform has to many deficiencies including limitations with engine choices. Volkswagen wants everyone in the VW Group to use Audi's design to save costs.

Lamborghini apparently is not too happy with Porsche as VW apparently is having Porsche design all the future sports cars in the VW Group. Lamborghini does not like what Porsche has planned for the Huracan successor. Audi who uses the Lamborghini platform for the R8 is also not happy with Porsche's approach so Lamborghini and Audi appear aligned against Porsche. Bentley on the other hand is happy with Porsche and their MSB luxury platform they intend to make use of.

Lamborghini wants its own chassis and one designed to accept V10 engines. Porsche is building a chassis around their flat-6 motors which obviously benefits them. Audi uses the Lamborghini V10 so they are with Lamborghini on this one. See the mess? "

Today, 03:58 AM

ezec63 replied to the thread Is an E30 M3 DTM car a match for the new 2015 F80 M3 around the track?.
" Ofcourse it beat it around the track and looks much sharper its a former DTM race car cmon lets be real here can't compare a street car to any race car. A new age camaro race car will put the street m4 to shame but doesn't prove anything or take away from the camera being a heavy street car "

Today, 03:41 AM

Sticky replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
" The M3 traditionally has the most hardcore BMW clientele who like to modify. The majority of attention is always focused on it from tuners. How many forced induction kits does the M3 have vs. the 328 despite the 328 selling far more models? "

Today, 03:25 AM

Flinchy replied to the thread BMW F80 M3 F82 M4 S55 inline-6 ECU (engine control unit) already cracked and flashable?.
" hopefully it's true!

very interesting to watch how quickly the S55 is getting modified.. i wonder how much of it is because it's an M3, and how much of it is tuners have had their eyes (and gained bulk experience) on the various turbo BMW motors for years already? "

Today, 03:24 AM

wreckz replied to the thread 2015 F-150 Weight and Engine Specs.

Today, 03:22 AM

wreckz replied to the thread 2015 F-150 Weight and Engine Specs.

Today, 03:21 AM

Sticky replied to the thread 2015 F-150 Weight and Engine Specs.
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Quote Originally Posted by wreckz View Post
Yeah just a 2014 raptor
Did you get a chance to check out the new ford ATLAS that thing is dope...
Not letting me post pictures right now but check out the link a few post up
I took a look at it. It looks big... "

Today, 03:21 AM

wreckz replied to the thread 2015 F-150 Weight and Engine Specs.
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Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
Isn't this just a Raptor?

I hope they do an updated aluminum Raptor with the Ecoboost. I'd be all over that.
Yeah just a 2014 raptor
Did you get a chance to check out the new ford ATLAS that thing is dope...
Not letting me post pictures right now but check out the link a few post up "

Today, 03:20 AM

rooringhusky replied to the thread CAN Cable for Coding Injectors?.
" Any OBD To USB K+DCAN cable will work. EBay has a lot of cheap ones but if you don't want to do trial and error the "One stop electronics" one is popular for the E9x community.

http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=16 "

Today, 03:17 AM

Sticky replied to the thread More Details on the Jaguar XE.
" Jaguar is very serious about the upcoming entry level XE designed to take on the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The XE will sport a lightweight and advanced aluminum architecture. Aluminum is nothing new for Jaguar who has been using the lightweight metal for some time now in their sedans and started doing so before most of their competition.

What is interesting to note about the XE is that it will get an advanced suspension architecture inspired by the F-Type. This is great news as Jaguar's previous X-Type model that was intended to fill this same niche in the marketplace and also go up against the 3-Series was a letdown partially due to its Ford Mondeo inspired platform. Jaguar is not borrowing a cheap Ford platform this time.

What they are doing is using their premium F-Type suspension components meaning the XE is shaping up to handle quite well. Along with the aluminum frame and state of the art suspension components a new lightweight four-cylinder 'Ingenium' engine family will be offered.

Expect a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine although the horsepower and torque figures are not known at this point. Jaguar in a previous leak stated their supercharged 3.0 liter V6 would also find its way under the hood.

The XE makes its official debut later this year on September 8th. The car is shaping up very well. "

Today, 03:07 AM

Flinchy replied to the thread Twin Disk Clutch.
" did anyone ever find out if spec offers a twin plate for N54? "

Today, 03:06 AM

ezec63 replied to the thread Moscow night races: E63S 4matic Renntech st.VIP vs GTR st.2+ vs M6 PP-Performance st.2+.
" An m6 with those modifications should be trapping in the high 120's if not 130. FBO GTR's are around 135mph and you seemed to be walking away from him on the top end so ricer math says you should be trapping at least 135 if not more ! crazy "

Today, 03:02 AM

ezec63 replied to the thread Moscow night races: E63S 4matic Renntech st.VIP vs GTR st.2+ vs M6 PP-Performance st.2+.
" WOW ! Very strong car you were pulling away from the m6 pretty good there. Amazing being just as fast if not a little faster then a FBO GTR in a full luxury car that will massage and cool your buttcheeks while your running away great work by renntech. Ive driven my bro in laws fbo gtr many times and its an animal so I can imagine your car must feel insane "

Today, 02:58 AM

musc replied to the thread Spark Plug Installation How-To.
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Quote Originally Posted by rooringhusky View Post
+1 Big mistake on an aluminum engine. You never want to use antiseize BC you risk over torqueing the plugs. In addition, I would only blow out the spark plug holes with the spark plugs still in there to prevent any foreign debris getting into the cylinder.
+1

As others have mentioned NO anti-seize is required on these plugs. The anti-seize reduces the friction between the threads so you don't have to overcome that when torquing which is why over torquing is a concern even using an accurate torque wrench. If you do not know the specifics torque spec is generally reduced 20-30% if using anti-seize in an application where it is not called for. It's best not to use it all in this case. Will it cause an issue in this application? I don't know but I'd rather not chance it.

Remember our plugs and generally any plugs that have 'shiny' threads have a metal shell plating like nickel which acts as the lubricant/anti-seize. Black or dark threads generally do not have this coating and therefore usually require anti-seize. "

Today, 02:51 AM

Sticky replied to the thread July Specials from FFTEC.
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Quote Originally Posted by eva020100 View Post
Do you have any deals on the jb4 with wire ? Im still stuck between the two lol. Im definitely going to buy one of the other though.

I tried to pm you back but i dont have enough "points" to answer pm's
You can use pm's now. "

Today, 02:43 AM

Sticky created the thread APR releases 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 3 Stage I engine tune software for the MKVII GTI and the Audi A3 2.0.
" Good news for owners of the new Volkswagen and Audi EA888 2.0 turbo motor. APR has released their tuning software for the engine which covers the 2014 up Audi A3 2.0 and the 2014 on MKVII Volkswagen Golf GTI. The software is flashed through the OBD-II port and has programs for 91 octane, 93 octane, and 100+ octane race gas. APR also bumps the redline up to 7100 rpm from the stock 6800 rpm.


So what are the gains? The baseline on a MKVII GTI is 210 horsepower at the wheels. On 91 octane with the APR tune this rises to 281 horsepower on the wheels. 93 octane boosts power further with the APR tune taking the car to 291 wheel horsepower. The race gas figure is 303 wheel horsepower.

APR did not take the tuned car to the drag strip but did some VBOX performance meter testing. Their 93 octane VBOX trap speed is 97.19 miles per hour. The trap rises to 110 miles per hour with the Stage I tune on 93 octane. This figure will be lower on an actual drag strip as the VBOX tends to read higher.

Dynographs and an acceleration video below. Solid work as always from APR. "

Today, 02:40 AM

AdminTeam created the thread We welcome MarcelaKr.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum MarcelaKr. "

Today, 02:24 AM

AdminTeam created the thread C Minus is now here!.
" Hey C Minus:

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Today, 02:14 AM

AdminTeam created the thread Hogan5Shoesz is now here!.
" Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Hogan5Shoesz. "

Today, 01:50 AM