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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:44 PM
    Magazines stretch the truth in articles for sales just as many car sites put up clickbait for traffic. This appears to be the real deal though so we might as well get used to it. It sure is hard to love that face no matter how often you see it. Assuming Motor magazine's supposed 'exclusive' is correct, this is the G80 M3: Ugh.
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    11-06-2019, 01:14 PM
    Garrett is making some bold statements here with their three new 'mild frame' G30/G35 turbochargers. You have the G30-900, G35-950, and G33-1050 which Garrett states do not have an equal from the competition at the moment at the moment. The G30-900 will likely be particularly interesting for BoostAddict readers: On paper it crushes the Precision 6466. Also to be noted is the physical size is much smaller meaning tight engine bays trying to fit a powerful turbo may have their dream solution here. G35-900 and G35-1050 details below.
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    11-14-2019, 12:16 AM
    Well, here it finally is! Apologies to our readers for taking so long but setting up such a test is not easy. The blessing in disguise is that a new option made the comparison and that option is made out of inconel and it is an engineering collaboration between Mimo Technik and SPW (Specialty Precision Welding). As you previously saw purchased the three most popular header options on the market for the 2017-2019 Porsche 991.2 3.0 Carrera models. You can make it four now. The idea was to compare the headers on the dyno but a flow bench was utilized instead. Why? Because the gains will vary on the dyno based on what modifications a car has as well as weather and cooldown time. A car like mine with upgraded turbos, methanol, inlets, intercoolers, etc., is going to move much more air than one with a tune running headers. Here we have repeatable, consistent results minimizing variables showing what the manifolds can flow. Fabspeed headers were not included in the test. Why? Because they are currently on the PorscheBoost 991.2 Project Car as Gintani felt they were the design they wanted to tune around. So you will get dyno numbers too but just for the Fabspeed option showing a before and after. Here are some important aspects to note: 1. All headers show a large improvement over stock. This is why Porsche changed the manifold design on the 992 from the 991.2. 2. Kline also makes an inconel header so if you want their lighter option, you can buy it. 3. The competitors are not named. 4. All headers purchased for this test are available for sale and basically brand new. PM @Sticky or e-mail to purchase at a discount. Why waste money? Flow numbers: Manifold weight: What we will say is Brand A offers the best combination of value, weight, and performance. The stock design truly is heavy and inefficient. Everyone tremendously improved on it and if you are tuning your car but still relying on the factory header design, why? The Mimo Technik and SPW header collaboration is the lightest and best performing. Yes, it is the most expensive but it is cheaper than Kline's inconel option. It is the choice for the guy who absolutely wants the best as well as track junkies. PM the @Sticky account if interested to purchase. Mimo/SPW: Kline: Vektor:
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    11-06-2019, 06:34 PM
    Finally we are seeing more and more 600+ rear wheel horsepower N55's as well as some nice results for BMW motors with BorgWarner EFR turbochargers. This F30 335i is an automatic and features the BorgWarner EFR 8374 turbo. It hits 683 horsepower horsepower and 670 lb-ft of torque to the wheels: Boost details and other pertinent info about the fuel system were not shared but this is a built motor N55 which is going to be good or longevity with that much torque. The motor is flash only tuned by Motiv through MHD and the manifold/turbo kit is from Speedtech. BorgWarner EFR 8374 Turbo Cast Exhaust Manifold (divided for twin scroll) Stainless Steel Downpipe RH Engine Mount Waterpump Mount Bracket Coolant Hoses and Billet Fittings Oil Lines and Billet Fittings Aluminum Turbo Inlet Tube Silicone Turbo Outlet Tube Silicone Couplers EWG Bracket and Linkage Required Fasteners and Hose Clamps V-band Clamp
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    11-13-2019, 11:03 PM
    Where did this come from? Ferrari seemingly pulled a new GT car out of nowhere. This is a vehicle that shares the California T wheelbase and an F154 twin turbo V8 variant so apparently the idea was to make a GT 2+2 coupe version of the California T or Portofino platform. It is lighter than the hardtop convertible models. The dry weight is stated to be 3254 pounds. Does that mean we are looking at a 34XX pound Ferrari? If so, it will be around Porsche 992 weight. With a fairly light 2+2 configuration, 612 horsepower, 560 lb-ft of torque, and a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission shared with the SF90 supercar this could be the best performer for the money in its segment. It might be uncomfortably close to the 812 Superfast. What will it cost? Nobody yet knows. Let's hope the pricing is aggressive.
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    11-05-2019, 10:12 PM has a heck of a turbo setup for the MKV/A90 Toyota Supra and its BMW B58 motor. They tested their kit in their own Supra shop and put up some impressive numbers. The turbo kit is now available for sale. It starts at $9500 with tuning by MHD. Early adopters can get a discount. The kit contains everything you need for installation: - Modified EFR8474 Turbo (thermo-insulated + turbo Compressor Housing in your desired color ) - Exhaust manifold (thermo-insulated) - Chargepipe with meth bung - Thermo-insulated downpipe (on request with or without 200 cells cat) - Oil hoses / pipes - Silicone Couplers / Clamps - Turbo Gasket - Exhaust Gaskets / Nuts / Bolts - Oil Feed Line Kit - CNC bracket for original Wastegate Actor. - Coolant Pipe / Hardware - Custom tune via MHD (Pureboost) Obviously to take full advantage of the capability of the turbocharger will require a built motor and upgraded fuel system.
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    11-06-2019, 02:41 PM
    ESMotor continues to crush it on the 991 Turbo platform. This is their ES1200 turbo kit for the 991 Turbo featured on a Porsche 991.2 Turbo S. To get the most out of this turbo upgrade you will need a built motor and upgraded PDK. How else is it going to hold together with 1133 horsepower at all four wheels and 1020 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels? It does take a while to get going but what do you expect from 1100+ horsepower from 3.8 liters? On the road with load the spool should be better than you see in the graph which really seems to get going past 5k rpm. This is tuned by @Emre@Esmotor on a Syvecs standalone ECU. What fuel it is on was not specified.
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    11-14-2019, 04:48 PM
    Finally! Remember when Dinan was acquired by Performance Driven Brands back in early 2018? Then remember when Performance Driven Brands was restructured by Sentinel Capital Partners? Well both Dinan and APR now work under the same halo and even out of the same facility in Opelika, Alabama. The relationship with APR is rubbing off well. Why? Because Dinan is now flash tuning again and offering a warranty. You know, like the early days? Remember when BimmerBoost called out Steve Dinan for hypocrisy? And when Steve Dinan responded? The BimmerBoost reasoning being that Dinan went from criticizing piggybacks to suddenly embracing them. The truth is Dinan just could not flash tune modern BMW's and it was a money grab. He sold the company shortly after and Steve Dinan is not at the helm today. Dinan created the Dinantronics piggyback box which, well, BimmerBoost was not a fan of. It was overpriced and underperformed. While Dinantronics still exists on certain engine platforms but by trading in your Dinantronics box you can get credit towards real flash tuning from Dinan. The APR relationship is really playing a key role as APR is helping with diagnostics, dealers, development, you name it. You do not have to worry about Dinan disappearing but only getting better and better going forward with massive engineering resources. The Dinan warranty is back as well. You will see Dinan focusing on products that are emissions compliant including tunes, intakes, suspension, etc. Do not expect to see things like catless downpipes but do expect CARB and EPA compliance. Dinan is finally back to being relevant in the BMW tuning scene and you will see a follow up thread on their S55 offering (with E85 capability) shortly.
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    11-21-2019, 06:45 AM
    Remember back in 2018 when composite (carbon fiber) connecting rods debuted at SEMA? They retailed for $18,000.00 and the idea was for a drag racing team to buy a set as it would cut down on costs eventually and be much more reliable. Why? Because metal expands and fatigues under stress and temperature. Imagine a set of rods you never have to replace no matter what you throw at the motor. There is a limit of course but that limit is very, very high. Extreme Tuners claims their Mitsubishi Evo application can take 3000+ horsepower and over 15,000 rpm: BoostAddict thought we would see composite engine materials fairly soon but not this quickly. Imagine if you could order set of composite rods for your motor right now. The rotating assembly would be lightened by quite a bit and would be much stronger and more reliable. How much money? Extreme Tuners does not say and to be fair some people have questioned their big claims over the years (including doctored videos). Expect more big names to get in on composite applications and as with carbon fiber wheels, we will see an OEM deliver composite rods at some point.
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    11-06-2019, 05:51 PM
    Remember the 2018 Audi RS RWS? The rear wheel drive R8 V10 was a limited edition model that came only as a coupe. Audi is bringing back the rear wheel drive R8 and naming it the RWD V10 which makes a lot of sense. Additionally, it is available as a coupe or in spyder form. The LWS was priced at $138,700. What is the V10 RWD coupe price? AudiBoost is not sure but hopes the price is similar. Power is dropped to 532 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque but this can and will be brought up to 600+ with aftermarket software. The RWD version also weighs 143 pounds less than the all wheel drive R8 Coupe at 3516 pounds. The Spyder is 121 pounds lighter than its all wheel drive companion at 3737 pounds. No word yet on US availability or pricing but expect the car sometime in after European deliveries in 2020. It will also be a permanent model until the R8 is discontinued.
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    11-26-2019, 02:02 PM
    This is huge, huge news for the Porsche 991.2 aftermarket. To date, whether you own a Porsche 991.2 Carrera or 991.2 Turbo S, in order to tune the car the physical removal of the ECU to be unlocked was necessary. Well, APR just changed the game. They cracked OBD-II port Siemens SDI 21.X flashing which means any APR dealer can unlock your ECU without any need to physically remove or even touch the ECU: This is the next big step forward the 991.2 tuning community was waiting for since the SDI21 ECU originally was cracked back in late 2017. It will be interesting to see if these leads to handheld solutions and how the competition reacts. APR's return to Porsche tuning is paying major dividends and they certainly appear to be making their way to the forefront of the sector as far as software is concerned. Great news and great potential going forward for everyone with a 991.2.
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    11-06-2019, 02:50 PM
    There is some chatter about these output claims from Weistec for their Stage II EA839 3.0 engine tune for the B9 Audi S4 and S5 models. You already saw the numbers from their Stage I ECU tune which is with software only. The Stage II tune is with exhaust modifications: We do not have a dyno graph for the W.2 tune with a race exhaust (catless). The W.1 does pick up over 100 lb-ft at all four wheels so this would be quite the jump. Is the factory Audi exhaust restrictive? Does race tuning (perhaps high octane) make that much of an impact here? We reached out to Weistec but they are at SEMA so we will have to wait until the show is over for answers.
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    11-06-2019, 05:33 PM
    The new Corvette has everyone excited but it seems GM will not be able to deliver the hot new product by the end of the year. The 2020 Corvette will instead officially debut in 2020 as production will take place in February. What happened? Oh, a six week UAW strike. Chevrolet also needs to hire new employees and retool plants. The C8 already encountered significant delays in 2018. Odd to see the new Corvette plagued by delay after delay. GM confirmed the news of the delay today.
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    11-05-2019, 10:01 PM
    There are fanboys running around claiming Tesla is now lapping the Nurburgring 29 seconds quicker than the Taycan. Let's hold off on claiming the Tesla the king of EV Nurburgring sedan performance just yet. Remember, this whole battle started a few months back but Tesla is not fighting fair. Times are being leaked for a prototype that is not for sale while Porsche is selling a Taycan Turbo S that will do what Porsche says it does on the 'Ring. 7:23 was the last reported/leaked time for this Tesla and Elon Musk certainly is determined to set a record here with the time now reportedly (timed by hand) down to 7:13. It is not a production car though so everyone relax. Also, Porsche has their 'Project Lion' Panamera lapping the 'Ring in 7:10 so perhaps they have a car in reserve to stick it to Tesla should Elon Musk yap his mouth. What would make that even more satisfying is that the Project Lion Panamera is not an electric so Porsche would be whooping the Model S with old school internal combustion. An entertaining battle, isn't it?
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    11-14-2019, 12:21 AM
    This is really what we wanted to see out of the RS5 out of the box. Speaking of which, adding the JB4 tuning box to the equation gets the B9 generation Audi RS5 performing much more like AudiBoost expected it to. Low 11's with just basic bolt ons: Just a JB4 on Map 5 with aftermarket downpipes and an intake.
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    11-26-2019, 04:25 PM
    This is impressive and shows what the B58 can do with a strong hybrid. Pure Turbos has a new hybrid B58 upgrade they are calling the Stage 2 and these results on a BMW F20 M140 hatchback certainly quality as strong and impressive. 586 horsepower to the wheels at 19 psi of boost on 93 octane pump fuel: The HPFP apparently is tapped out but that still is a ton of power on the factory HPFP. The claim is pump fuel only without meth which would make this likely the strongest pump gas result to date. Before someone goes crazy about the torque figure the Dynojet is reading torque in newton-meters so 674 works out to 497 lb-ft at the wheels.
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    11-13-2019, 11:45 PM
    TTE (The Turbo Engineers) are known for solid hybrid upgrades that are reliable. Their products work as evidenced by their BMW F82 M4 running their TTE740+ S55 hybrid turbo upgrade with oversized inlets. The car is making 714 horsepower at the crank on a MAHA dyno on pump fuel. That pump gas is 99 RON which works out to about 94 octane. Yes, that is pump fuel in many places in Europe. The car also has a meth kit but this is repeatable daily performance: Very solid numbers. Mods: TTE740+ hybrid turbos & TTE Turbo intakes Akrapovic Exhaust System inc downpipes Forge Motorsport Chargecooler charge pipes CSF Radiators chargecooler Radiator & dct cooler itg air filters drop in panel filters AEM Meth install VTT crank hub Upgraded DCT clutches FTP Charge pipe (JPipe) KW Suspensions - UK DDC Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches 400mm front & 380mm Rear set up 99 Ron pump fuel
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    11-22-2019, 08:08 AM
    As per the usual with Tesla, we have a lot of hype and little substance. It seems Elon Musk has his fingers in every cookie jar today and Tesla is not focused. Maybe they will deliver what you see here (along with their Roadster and increased Model 3 production) but this Tesla Cyber Truck is going to generate some controversy. On paper, it sounds cool: The three models seem quite powerful and reasonably priced: Here is how a Ford Raptor would stack up: As with most Tesla products, everything sounds amazing on paper. The technical specs are impressive. Will they actually deliver it though? And what about the styling? It is as if someone was inspired by the Vector W2 and Delorean DMC-12 having a truck baby: You can supposedly order one now for 2021/2022 delivery but don't hold your breath:
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    11-14-2019, 06:42 PM
    The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is an even hotter version of the already stellar C190 AMG GT R. It laps the Nurburgring in 7:04.6 minutes and that is what it is built to do: set absolutely spectacular laptimes. It is quick no doubt but it gains no power on the AMG GT R Pro. If anything, the revised aerodynamics with increased drag will slow it down. It is still quite quick despite the track setup: 100-200 kph in 6.5 seconds stock is moving. So what does the AMG GT R Black Series have in store for us?
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    11-22-2019, 09:01 AM
    The 992 generation reveal of the Porsche 911 Turbo is imminent. Porsche is giving journalists rides in test mules so they are pretty much just wrapping up formalities. The 2021 911 Turbo S is expected to provide 641 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque according to various reports. That works out to 650 metric horsepower or PS. This is of course routed to all four wheels through an 8-speed PDK (dual clutch) transmission. Is this enough for the 992 Turbo S to take on a McLaren 720S or Ferrari Pista? No, but the 911 Turbo is getting a healthy bump because those models exist. Porsche may even sandbag a bit but the 992 Turbo S likely will be a high 13X trap speed car in the 1/4 mile. The 992 Turbo S will get an increase of 61 horsepower and 37 lb-ft of torque over the 991.2 Turbo S. How is this achieved? With larger VTG turbochargers, more boost, a reworked intercooler system, and reworked exhaust. There are more details we are of course missing and things can change before the official debut. We will have more details then but the 992 Turbo S powerplant is a nice if modest improvement to the 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6 we already know and love.
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    11-14-2019, 06:25 PM
    Dodson obviously has some of the strongest dual clutch transmissions in the aftermarket but what exactly does it take to get a Nissan GT-R dual clutch transmission to hold over 1000 horsepower and potentially 1000+ lb-ft of torque at the wheels? What you see in the pictures. Billet Design assembled this transmission with some of their own components and as you can see it is more involved than just new clutch discs. We are talking reinforced gear sets, extra plates, etc. Here is a small list of what is involved: - Quality machined billet baskets - Patented friction design - Proprietary design heat-treated shims and steels - Billet one piece inner basket - Rigid alloy outer basket - Heavy duty basket output bearing - Light alloy forged pistons - Ground oil pump gears - Serviceable seals or seals for life seals - CAD design and CNC machined COMPONENTS - 20 x Exedy® heavy duty patented frictions - 20 x Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile forged alloy piston for clutch A with viton piston seal - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile forged alloy piston for clutch B with viton piston seal - 1 x Heavy duty billet steel basket (clutch A) - 1 x Heavy duty billet steel basket (clutch B) - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile billet outer alloy basket - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile inner steel basket & gear plate - 2 x Heavy duty matched oil pump gears - 6 x Clutch housing circlips - 2 x High temp piston shaft seals - 2 x Spring retaining circlips - 1 x Clutch centre circlip Plus whatever Billet Design Motorsports is adding into the mix. It is no wonder transmission builds can easily top $10k and beyond in the GT-R world.
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    11-27-2019, 02:12 PM
    PorscheBoost sat on this story for quite some time but it seems Gintani is finally ready to reveal a project they were keeping under wraps until completion. How does a turbocharged Porsche 911 GT3 grab you and in particular a twin turbo 991.2 GT3 RS? Well that is what we have here and it sounds spectacular. What can we tell you? Not much. It is tuned on the factory ECU. As for cost and the power figures, those are not available either. What we can say is boosting a 911 GT3 transforms it into a monster much like when you boost the high revving and naturally aspirated V10 Huracan/Gallardo/R8 platforms. More details to come.
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