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  • csu87's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    all of them. duh
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Doubtful other than his feelings being butt hurt so often. I'm middle class, it would take a hell of a lot for anything done by any president to have a real meaningful effect on my life or I should say day to day living. I assume Campbell would be considered upper class so it would be even harder imo.
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  • F16HTON's Avatar
    Today, 01:10 PM
    ecampbell Can you name any one of @POTUS policy decisions that has had a negative impact on you?
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Complete load of horseshit. The refs would never allow a goal like that against Germany or Brazil.
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  • dudley's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    thats fast, get to a full 1/4 and stretch it legs
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    Poland not being respected as a top 10 team by any of these commentators. That's fine. Let's see what happens.
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  • RSicks's Avatar
    Today, 10:39 AM
    RSicks started a thread For Sale: New VTT Inlets in Buy/Sell - Parts
    I've got a set of new (removed from box to install fittings to verify everything was there) never installed VTT inlets for the N54 engine. Purchased about 6 months ago and now just sitting in my garage. These are the stock location 1.75" inlet ID for stock or stock frame upgraded turbos. They have DV connections, but if you have a BOV, you can cap these off. Picture does not show the end worm drive clamps, but they will be included. I have decided to go a different route, so your gain. $250 delivered to the lower 48 states from California through Paypal. You get VTT inlets at the VRSF price. You can DM me if you have any questions, but first person with the money will get it. -Garrett
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM MA & the Northeast will be A OK without their Hydro power. MA also just committed to 100% renewable energy by 2040. So we will be just fine. We have Nuke plants too for base load and plenty of peakers which are all going away now because of the amount of solar on the MA grid. Now MA will do renewables the right way, solar + wind + storage. We will always have nuclear as it is the backbone of the country. I still think we should just invade Canada. I don't even think there would be a fight, other than the international outrage of course.
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  • BMW 335i Coupe's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
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  • ecampbell's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    The multi-national operations you refer to also sell to the Canadian market. I presume you must also disagree with multi-nationals which operate satellite operations in the US such as the foreign car companies with auto plants in the US which are then sold to the Canadian market. You want to eliminate the US trade deficit with Canada, stop buying Canadian electricity - and watch the north east go dark. Stop buying Canadian oil and see how the auto industry works out. Stop buying Canadian lumber and see what happens to the construction industry.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    Welcome Hugo_Cool, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    If you aren't watching Japan and Colombia you are missing out. Red card and penalty shot three minutes in putting Japan up. Awesome!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum AllSchwarz.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 AM
    AudiBoost previously covered HGP Tuning's B9 Audi RS4/RS5 EA839 2.9 liter twin turbo V6 upgrade package. They get 615 horsepower out of the motor which is impressive early on as few tuners offer anything for the new B9 RS4 or RS5 models. The output looks to be achieved with a piggyback although we are not certain of that. They have yet to post any 60-130 or 1/4 mile testing figures but did release this video of some autobahn testing at 325 kph or 201.9 miles per hour. The speedometer is likely reading a bit friendly but suffice it to say sustaining top end speed like this is completely different from a few WOT blasts. It also makes you want an autobahn in your own backyard.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    The M278 gets little love from tuners and enthusiasts despite being an awesome tuning value for a German twin turbo V8. Just look at the tune only gains on this 2014 Mercedes-Benz E550i that AMR Performance was able to extract. The baseline is a solid 365/454: After tuning AMR almost gets another 200 lb-ft of torque at the wheels out of it. Ok, 180 lb-ft at the wheels to be exact but that is a massive gain. These cars can be picked up in the $20k range. There are also many other M278 powered Mercedes vehicles other than the E550 worth looking into.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    The new 8-Series is being very well received as far as its styling is concerned. What could make a good looking grand touring car look even better? Dropping the top. The 8-Series will no doubt get a convertible variant which hopefully does not add too much weight. Just imagine an M8 convertible next...
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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 2.5T EA855 EVO (Gen 2) engine! APRís ECU Upgrades are the best dollar-per-horsepower modification one can make to the 2.5T engine. The upgrades dramatically increase horsepower and torque, making for an exceptionally quicker and more exciting vehicle. This is made possible through APRís optimization of the factory engine management system to take full advantage of the engineís capabilities, without needing any end user adjustment. The software loads to the factory ECU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Product Page Optional features, such as APR's EMCS Program Switching and APR Mobile are available. Furthermore, for those looking for tuning with a limited powertrain warranty, APR Plus has you covered! APR ECU Upgrade Stages APRís ECU Upgrades are available in multiple stages, supporting various octanes both with or without any hardware modifications. Specific software is available for use with a high flow downpipe exhaust system and drop-in turbocharger upgrades are coming soon. Each stage is fully compatible with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust, or other minor bolt on modifications. Each stage includes optimizations to the factory boost gauge making it react more quickly and corrections to the power and torque gauges to match the increased output. Furthermore, weíve added left foot braking, removed the speed limiter, raised the rev-limiter and added a motorsport limiter, adjusted the factory exhaust crackle to protect the catalyst, optimized cold start, retuned the exhaust flap actuation for the best performance and sound in multiple modes, optimized high altitude mappings, retuned the throttle for better response, and completely optimized the driving experience for street and track use making for a much more enjoyable driving experience! APR Plus ECU Upgrade with a Limited Powertrain Warranty The APR Plus ECU Upgrade is the first step towards making more power, and it includes our limited powertrain warranty. This simple upgrade requies no engine hardware modifications, and produces 459 HP with 451 FT-LBS of torque. Gains as high as 66 HP and 88 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band, making the vehicle exceptionally quicker in all scenarios. To learn more about APR Plus, please visit the APR Plus website. APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade The APR Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is the next step towards making more power! This simple upgrade requires no engine hardware modifications, and produces 459-542 HP with 451-506 FT-LBS of torque, depending on octane. Gains as high as 66-132 HP and 88-146 FT-LBS of torque are available throughout the power band. To get more power, the vehicle can be outfitted with an upgraded intake, intercooler, catback exhaust and other small modifications without requiring any new modification to the ECU. Upgrading the small factory intercooler is highly recommended on this platform. APR Stage 1 is available for 91 AKI, 93 AKI, 100 AKI, 104 AKI and E85 fuel grades in North America, and 95 RON, 98 RON, 102 RON, 104 RON, 108 RON and E85 fuel grades in the Rest of the World. APR Stage 2 and Stage 3 ECU Upgrade are coming soon. Dyno Testing Please visit our Product Page for detailed dyno charts showing stock vs APR 91, 93, 100, 104 and E85 Performance Modes measured at the wheels, estimated at the crank, and the absolute gain over stock. Extreme Testing APRís ECU Upgrade has been full tested for the better part of a year prior to a public release. This includes summer and winter weather testing on multiple continents, high and low altitude testing, extensive track testing at multiple road courses, extensive drag strip testing and extensive road and daily driving testing. APRís test vehicles are full instrumented with multiple sensors, including pre and post intercooler temperature and pressure sensors, pre and post turbine temperature and backpressure sensors, pre and post catalyst temperature and pressure sensors, and multiple pressure sensors throughout the intake system. APR test vehicles have seen over 700 HP in various configurations, on the stock engine internals, and have set multiple world records, including 10.5 second stage 1 quarter mile passes, and 9 second stage 3 passes. For more details, including included and optional features, Pricing, and more, please visit our Product Page.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    While we lose the 6-Series a new 8-Series is now in a somewhat odd move taking its place. It seems BMW could not quite figure out where to place their grand tourer in the hierarchy but the G14 8-Series is now officially the top dog of the BMW lineup. For now the M850i was revealed along with the diesel variant. The 840d will not come to the USA. The revised N63TU 4.4 liter V8 now has output of 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. It is going to be a very quick car especially off the line with all wheel drive and the 8-speed automatic. The M8 we are all waiting for with baited breath but the base car certainly provides plenty of bang. The styling is probably the best we have seen from BMW since the E46 or Z8 era. They did not overdo it while keeping it muscular with all the BMW styling cues you expect. As for how it relates to the E31 8-Series... well, that depends. You can see a styling similarity in the long hood and aggressive rear as well as sloped roof. The E31 did have an automatic transmission option but it also offered manual transmissions as well which the new car abandons. The E31 was also rear wheel drive and not all wheel drive. It is somewhat of a stretch to call it a spiritual successor but this is 2018 and this is the new BMW. If BMW really wants to sell it to fans as a new 8-Series, it needs a V12. We can even excuse them not pairing it to a manual this time around.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    The loophole he is referring to is NAFTA which has become an exploited backdoor into the US markets. Asian interests, multinational corporations have invested in Mexico and Canada as a way to work around any direct trade deals with the US. By shipping parts to Mexico and/or Canada, then deploying satellite manufacturing facilities in Mex/Can. China, Asia, and lesser extend the EU have exploited the loophole. Basically they are skirting tariffs and direct US trade agreements. The finished goods coming out of those factories enter US under NAFTA rules. We understand you are a globalist.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Top speed claims these day are not what they used to be. Why? Because it is essentially a trade off between downforce and the drag generated by aero pieces designed to improve handling and top speed. Notice how this ZR1 is not testing with its adjustable rear wing. This is partially why active aero is becoming increasingly utilized. Still, the ZR1 does hit an impressive 212 total top speed which is averaged over two runs in Papenburg, Germany. It looked amazingly stable cruising at over 200 miles per hour:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    This is still in concept form but oh boy is it an engineering marvel. You could say Toyota is delivering an LMP Le Mans car for the road much in the same vein that Mercedes-AMG is trying to deliver Formula 1 technology in street legal package. Toyota has fought hard in the LMP class at Le Mans coming up just short of a victory. Well, in 2018 it finally happened and Toyota seems intent on celebrating in style with a supercar. A hybrid drive train with a 2.4 liter turbo V6 is at the heart of the car. Beyond that, we do not know much other than production is approved and development is underway. Who doesn't want a Le Mans car for the road?
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