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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2019, 09:14 PM
    Finally! This is what the automotive world waited for this month and really what every car enthusiast on the internet was waiting to see today. Chevrolet is finally lifting the veil on the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray although these photos leaked early. So, what do you think? Do you like the styling? It borrows quite a bit from Ferrari but meshes it with Chevrolet's own modern styling language. In some areas it looks stunning. In some it looks somewhat plasticky and cheap. Really one will need to see it in person and we need higher resolution photos as well. Those will come shortly so come back and check the page for more photos. The 6.2 liter LT2 V8 output is 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. There is no manual option and an 8-speed dual clutch handles gear changes. There is an optional Z51 package said to offer a sport exhaust, upgraded brakes, and some cooling upgrades as well. The official press release from GM should have all the details once it is posted. Let the debate over the new mid-engine Corvette begin.
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    07-31-2019, 05:31 PM
    The BimmerBoost N54 user base became excited at the prospect of an HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) solution for the N54. Suffice it to say this is an area where the N54 proved difficult for tuners but Spool Performance recently stated they have a pump solution. The N54 injectors are quite sensitive to BimmerBoost's understanding. There is the possibility setups will fail Conti pumps due to overspinning and fail injectors. Here's the problem: Many of these pumps already went out in a batch. Let's hope others have better success.
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    07-21-2019, 04:35 PM
    The C8 Corvette is here and now we can start looking forward to what these things will do in the hands of the aftermarket. GM decided to give the C8 Corvette the same E99 ECU that the C7 ZR1 is equipped with and that gave tuners plenty of trouble before being cracked. No doubt Chevy adjusted encryption or made changes to again make the Corvette tough to tune. Most of us though are salivating at the prospect of tuning the C8 which is just begging for some boost. Should tuners get in the C8 becomes an even greater performance value and frankly the best bargain in the business. The LT2 itself does not differ too much from the LT1. The main difference is that it is dry sump by default. The compression ratio and bore x stroke are the exact same as are the engine internals. The LT2 is rated higher though by 35 horses. Where do the extra horses come from? Redesigned intake and exhaust manifolds along with changes to the exhaust portion of the camshaft. Beyond that, even the 6600 rpm redline remains the same. The aftermarket will get more top end out of it with an aggressive cam and a ported set of heads. Hopefully revving the motor out more will not pose a problem for the TCU or ECU.
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    08-10-2019, 07:01 PM
    Dyno records can be misleading. The truth is that most people regard tune X as better than tune Y if tune X is making more power. Unfortunately, most people just look at peak figures. PTF (ProTuning Freaks) is running around claiming a Toyota Supra B58 tuning world record with the dyno pulls below. Is PTF superior to every other tuner in the world? Of course not. Are they better than AMS Performance for example who got less peak horsepower out of their MKV Supra? Not a chance. AMS took their car off the dyno and proved their tune in the real world on the dragstrip setting the Supra 1/4 mile record. That is very different from increasing timing on ethanol to eek out some more horses to claim a record for marketing purposes. Tuners go about things in different ways. AMS Performance prefers to set records on the strip and this what real enthusiasts value. Real world, proven, performance. PTF already had B58 motor failures pushing OTS tunes. Their OTS tunes showed more peak power than most competitors. So what though if the engine did not hold together? Making power on a Dynojet which is not load bearing but inertia based is completely different from applying that power in the real world and more importantly having the motor last with the tune. Any tuner can hit this peak output with the B58 on the factory turbo like PTF did. There is no magic they found in the turbocharger. Maybe there is a reason literally all other tuners are not pushing to hit these figures? Is this a game of playing with the safety margin with some ethanol for Dynojet glory numbers or a real world proven reliable and sustainable performance level? Frankly, it needs to be proven off the dyno.
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    08-05-2019, 07:42 PM
    This is a very interesting dyno overlay. The car is an E92 335i N54 with a Garrett Gen2 3582R single turbo conversion. The difference you see between the two pulls on the Dynojet graph below is due to the fuel, injection type, and boost pressure. On 93 octane with port injection at 27 psi the car makes 575 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. On E40 ethanol without port injection and with an upgraded LPFP (low pressure fuel pump) the car makes 576 wheel horsepower and 585 lb-ft of torque at the wheels at 22 psi of boost: That is a large difference in efficiency. For further context it would be great to see ethanol through the port fuel injection system only at the same boost level as the direct injection system. More data would only help but this is a great demonstration of octane, fueliing, boost, and efficiency.
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    07-26-2019, 02:55 PM
    Good to see the Supra being tested outside of magazine hands as you never know who might get a 'cooked' press file or not. MotorTrend showed 427 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet in SAE which is quite a bit more than you see here for the new Supra. Dynos do vary (Dynojets tend to be consistent though) and the numbers are in different correction factors. STD tends to read higher but this graph shows higher RWHP than MotorTrend's test yet lower RWTQ: Did MotorTrend get a ringer? Maybe but it is clear the Supra is tuned for a big torque hit down low. The B58 actually does a decent job holding power up top despite the turbo quickly running out of steam as evidenced by the torque curve dropping hard. Power does drop past 5500 rpm though so these are not exactly top end monsters.
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    08-13-2019, 03:12 PM
    This is awesome to see so early in the MKV Supra B58 tuning stage considering the cars just hit the streets. Papadakis Racing has the goal of building a 1000+ horsepower MKV Supra and you should not doubt that they will eventually get there. The process is going to be fun to watch for Toyota and BMW enthusiasts alike. This is a video a little over 14 minutes but well worth the time for B58 enthusiasts. You get to see what you are working with from the factory and what will be involved in beefing the motor up.
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    07-29-2019, 04:17 PM
    This is a good race to see from a dig and obviously traction favors the all wheel drive 335xi. The new 10-speed automatic transmission in the Mustang GT is very stout with extremely quick shifts making it tough to beat and the Coyote is updated with a dual injection fuel system. This 335xi is running a FrankenTurbo hybrid setup with bolt ons tuned on E30. The Mustang has full bolt ons and is tuned for E85. The 335xi pulls impressively and you can hear just how quickly the Mustang shifts. A run from a roll would be great to see in addition but the 335xi takes this one from a dig.
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    07-30-2019, 06:40 PM
    Finally! The day has come and we have before and after ECU flash tune results for the B9 Audi S4 EA839 3.0 twin scroll turbo V6. Weistec posted their numbers thankfully on their all wheel drive Dynojet which provides a great point of reference. In STD correction the B9 S4 posts a baseline of 259 horsepower and 307 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. Frankly, it is shocking Audi would release an S4 with such a palty level of power in 2019. The tune picks up 59 horsepower and a very nice 105 lb-ft of torque at the wheels pushing the torque figure up over 400 lb-ft at the wheels: Yes, most of the gain is down low. It sure looks like in order for these cars to gain a strong top end and some impressive power a turbo upgrade will be necessary.
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    07-30-2019, 12:55 PM
    Audi seems to be trying very hard to get certain model owners in to have their ECU's and data scanned. This letter went out to a group of owners offering them $75 or in other words attempting to bribe them to bring their car in to a dealer who would look at the onboard data. They say this is their commitment to quality and service but we know what it really is, checking for modified cars. You go in, they scan, they flag your car, poof, warranty gone. Nice try Audi.
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    08-12-2019, 06:36 PM
    You will find mixed reviews for AD-Engineering but many bad, bad stories. AD-Engineering actually was removed from BimmerBoost after multiple bad customer interactions were posted up and BimmerBoost waved hundreds of dollars in outstanding vendor fees so that the funds could be put toward resolving customer issues. Well, issues persist and Doc Race is the latest victim. John Pham, the owner of Doc Race, is a stand up guy. He was one of the first to support BimmerBoost and my own interactions with him have been nothing but positive. A complete 100% professional with quality products. So, you can be certain this is not on him. The car sat for 3+ years at AD-Engineering with thousands spent and nothing to show for it: Well, BimmerBoost knew who screwed John and the details must be posted. Too many people have been screwed for nothing to be said. In all fairness, Andy has done some good N54 work as have his guys at AD-Engineering: That does not excuse all the bad customer service though. A good company is consistently good, not just one day out of the month. This car will get sorted as it is receiving personal attention over at Ghassan Automotive. Will the parts paid for (Syvecs...) ever show up though? Well the details are public as they should be regardless. We can't have these things disappear for others to fall victim. BimmerBoost wishes John luck in getting his check.
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    07-25-2019, 08:21 AM
    You may have noticed Xtreme-DI releasing larger direct injection injectors for other platforms. Well, BMW N55 fans do not need to feel left out as Xtreme-DI has larger high flow injectors in development for the N55 platform. How soon? Well, BimmerBoost does not know exactly other than they are coming: This is great news for those who want to increase the capacity of the direct injection fuel system.
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    08-01-2019, 06:42 PM
    This is just stunning when you consider that the C205/W205 C63 AMG Coupe is still on its factory M177 engine internals and that the car is on the stock transmission. Remember, earlier this year the car set the quickest M177 record with a 10.1 @ 137.9 pass. The fastest record remained 140.90 miles per hour but now this coupe takes both the quickest and fastest records making for the overall M177 champ: Breaking into the 9's with a 1.7X 60 foot clearly shows there is a ton of power at work here but also that there is room to improve and it can go quicker. Mod list: - Yabeela YP4 turbochargers - Carbon fiber air intakes - AEM 2000 cc meth injection - Divorced cooling system - Wavetrack differential with 2.65:1 final drive ratio - 325/35/18 Mickey Thompson ET STreet R drag radials The fuel system is stock so meth injection is helping out in that respect. Phenomenal work and congratulations to everyone involved!
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    07-24-2019, 06:17 AM
    Big, big news in the Audi sector (and about time!) along with other manufacturers using the Bosch MG1 engine control unit. As you know piggyback tuning dominated the EA839 V6 engine platform in the Audi B9 S4, S5, RS4, and RS5 up until now. Well, good news. A company in Belgium called ShifTech engineering claims the ECU is cracked: This is a bigger deal than just Audi as you can see other makes utilize this ECU. This is big news for the Porsche 992 as well. Expect this crack to spread through the industry as usual with all the big players announcing tunes as quick as they possibly can. Here's to tuning and innovation! How long we will be able to keep cracking ECU's will increasingly be a big factor in the aftermarket.
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    07-30-2019, 02:08 PM
    Remember earlier this month when Gintani posted a Dynojet graph of their built motor twin turbocharged E92 M3 S65 V8 on a Dynojet making a record 859 rear wheel horsepower? Well, now take it a look at it overlaid on a Mustang versus a bolt on example. The difference over a full bolt on car is huge but just look at the curve: It is a thing of beauty making power to 8400+ rpm. You will also notice peak horsepower hits around ~740 which gives you context for how the Gintani Mustang dyno reads versus the 859 wheel horsepower Dynojet graph. As a reminder, this is achieved at 15 psi of boost with twin 30R TIal Xona turbos on pump E85 fuel. Obviously Gintani can crank it up further but they will likely leave it where it is so the motor holds together.
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    08-02-2019, 11:46 AM
    This is just absolutely awesome to see. Not just the fact someone actually put a Ferrari 812 Superfast on a Dynojet but that they also got it tuned. Keep in mind the Ferrari 812 Superfast is already making 788 crank horsepower stock from a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12. The baseline figures show 660 horsepower to the wheels which is over 100 wheel horsepower per liter but this is with some tuning so we do not have a stock run to reference. Regardless, to achieve that output naturally aspirated on a motor as large as a 6.5 liter V12 is what sets Ferrari apart. This is the kind of thing that before the turbo era would have Ferrari worshipped and unrivaled. Tuning a car like this is rare and not easy as there is not much left to squeeze out. Yet, Dyno Spectrum was able to get another 52+ horsepower at the wheels: Remarkable stuff and we would kill to see the full dynograph and curves. Notice the bottom pull has peak horsepower at 9120 rpm. A V12 revving over 9000 rpm and making power past 9000 rpm to boot, holy crap! Now if someone had the balls to supercharge one of these bad boys...
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    08-08-2019, 06:00 PM
    Many of you that read frequently are already familiar with Xtreme-DI. For those of you who are not and mainly stick to BimmerBoost you will be getting a crash course in who XDI is and what they do. XDI was founded by former Bosch Motorsport engineer Uwe Ostmann. He worked directly with OEM's when direct fuel injection began to propagate consumer vehicles. Uwe was a part of the Audi LMP1 Le Mans program as head of fuel system and controls. Remember when Audi dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans and nobody could even come close to challenging them to the point it was a foregone conclusion they would win? Yeah, he was a part of that. Uwe also worked on other OEM GDI race systems including the Corvette C7.R, Ford 3.5 Ecoboost Daytona Prototype, and some other open wheel projects that must remain under wraps. Suffice it to say, he played in the big leagues. His expertise transferred to forming Xtreme-DI which provides aftermarket direct injection fueling solutions. The XDI-35 high pressure fuel pump was the first HPFP solution for the Ford Ecoboost V6. Here are a few examples of XDI's work: - 2000+ hp capable DI fuel system for GM Gen V small blocks - BMW N55 high flow injectors coming - DI specific Ecoboost Gen 1 and 2 camshafts - XDI-35 HPFP on Ford Mustang Ecoboost - High flow GM Gen V small block injectors - Ford Focus RS XDI-35 and XDI-60 HPFP's - 587 whp DI only N55 - F87 M2 N55B30T0 upgraded HPFP system - 520+ hp DI only F87 M2 - 1300+ HP DI only LT5 XDI is the premier aftermarket source for direct injection fueling solutions and the BoostAddict Automotive Performance Network is thrilled to have them onboard. For BMW enthusiasts, the N55 applications are already well known but N54 enthusiasts are wondering if they will ever see a true plug and play solution. Well, what you can be told is XDI is working on the N54 but nothing is guaranteed at this point. The N54's design is problematic: XDI does have an N54 test car that is going to a big single turbo and we will see what happens. In theory, they have a scalable solution that will support big horsepower. Nothing more will be said at this time and it is entirely possible there will be no N54 solution. If anyone can do it though, it is XDI.
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    08-01-2019, 06:22 PM
    These are monster gains for cylinder head work only at this output level. AudiBoost asked Race Developments if this included any camshaft work and they stated they do not mess with the cams even for 1000+ horsepower builds. The head is ported and likely milled. Whatever their recipe is we do not know but it clearly pays dividends: Talk about a huge increase in flow up top! Power goes from 364.58 hp to 465.33 hp without any other changes other than the Race Developments head. AudiBoost is at a loss for words as well.
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    08-08-2019, 04:41 PM
    Seeing one of these go down the strip is amazing. Hearing it go down the strip is practically a religious experience. Just listen to that V12 scream! This is the same 812 Superfast recently tuned by Dyno Spectrum. You will notice this is a tuned example running times slower than what magazines quoted for the stock example. Definitely something to keep in mind when reading what magazines get out of Ferraris they test. 10.471 @ 136.15 is the 1/4 mile world record for the 812 Superfast. We wish the whole slip was posted but it is what it is.
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    08-12-2019, 09:51 PM
    If you are looking for a serious track car this is about as serious as a track RS3 gets. APR is selling their 2017 Audi Sport RS3 LMS with 41 hours on it. This is built for Audi Sport customer racers to go head to head on the track in a fairly affordable way. Nothing about racing is cheap but the RS3 LMS is entry level for Audi Sport. - 2017 RS3 LMS - DSG Transmission - 350 HP ECU Package - No Accidents - 41 Hours Logged (Private track rentals only - never raced) - Updated RS3 LMS Suspension Package - Added a 2.5" Dry Break Valve by Fuel Safe - Added a Bolt-in Recaro Passenger Seat with OMP Harnesses - Added a Bolt-In Passenger Footwell to Protect Controllers - Added a Liver (Vinyl, no painting) - Otherwise factory - Chassis # HES4760716 AS8V6FTC201700084 This was not actually raced by APR in any series but used for customer demo rides at private rentals. TECHNICAL DATA Audi RS 3 LMS Audi RS 3 sedan Vehicle type Touring car according to TCR regulations Four-door sedan Engine Turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine Turbocharged five-cylinder gasoline engine Cubic capacity 1,984 cc 2,480 cc Power Up to 350 hp 400 hp Torque Up to 460 Nm 480 Nm Type of drive Front-wheel drive quattro permanent all-wheel drive Transmission Sequential 6-speed racing transmission, optional 6-speed double-clutch transmission S tronic with paddle shifters" 7-speed S tronic Dimensions 4,589/1,950/1,340 Length/Width/Height (mm) 4,479/1,802/1,397 Length/Width/Height (mm) Weight 1,180 kg (dry weight with sequential 6-speed racing transmission) 1,215 kg (dry weight with 6-speed double-clutch transmission) 1,515 kg (excluding driver) Fuel cell capacity 100 l 55 l 0–100 km/h approx. 4.5 seconds 4.1 seconds Top speed 265 km/h (sequential 6-speed racing transmission) 245 km/h (6-speed double-clutch transmission) 250 km/h, optionally 280 km/h Fuel consumption combined *: 8.5-8 l/100kmCO₂-emissions combined *: 194 g/km Send offers to Andy Daugherty -
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    07-31-2019, 02:31 PM
    This video comes from the same purveyors who showed the Supra beating the world's slowest 135i. This time they put the Supra up against the monster that is an E90 M3 with a factory GTS flash that affects the DCT transmission and not output. In other words, basically stock. The M3 naturally has three people in it making this close. The first run has the Supra pull and the second is cut short. The M3 runs a Mustang GT next and it gets pulled. The Mustang misses a gear in the subsequent run. The final run is with the M3 and a Charger SRT8 that makes easy work of the M3. What do we learn? A stock Supra can run with a decade old naturally aspirated M3 providing it has two passengers.
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    07-29-2019, 08:26 PM
    Porsche launched the 992 generation of the 911 with the Carrera S and 4S models first. The Carrera is the entry level model of course and comes in $15,600 cheaper than the S. Not that a $98,750 starting point is exactly cheap. While the 2020 Carrera gets a modest price increase power and torque do not jump up much. Another nine horses is barely noticeable and torque remains at 331 lb-ft. Porsche mentions the turbos are different in that they have even smaller turbine and compressor wheels: Even smaller turbos? Perhaps Porsche got annoyed with those tuning? Well, if anything that makes for even more of a reason to upgrade the turbochargers. We will see how the new 8-speed PDK impacts tuning as well and how much torque it can hold. There are no upgrades available for it yet so hopefully Dodson will get one in soon for development or tuning the 992 for big turbos may reach a roadblock quickly. Clearly Porsche wanted to increase the performance gap between the base car and the S. It seems even the turbo housings now may differ making a swap more difficult. There does not seem to be much of a reason for 991.2 Carrera owners to trade their car in for the 992 Carrera unless they absolutely must have the 8-speed PDK. The new sports car is being launched as a Coupé and Cabriolet, and generates 283 kW (385 PS; Fuel consumption combined 9.0-9.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined 206-210 g/km) from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine with biturbo charging. The Carrera is the entry-level 911 model and offers 11 kW (15 PS) more power output than its predecessor did. It shares its premium-quality standard features virtually unchanged from the 911 Carrera S. These include the high-quality interior with 10.9-inch touchscreen display, comprehensive connectivity and also innovative assistance systems like the Porsche Wet Mode that ensures even safer handling on wet roads. The 911 Carrera is distinguished by smaller dimensioned wheels and brakes and the individual tailpipe covers on the exhaust system. Exclusive sportiness – the new Carrera model As with the Carrera S model, the engine, chassis and brakes are designed for exclusive sportiness. The 3.0-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 Carrera generates power largely through the smaller wheel diameters of the turbines and compressors that feature in the new turbochargers. Power transmission is handled by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK).This enables the 911 Carrera Coupé to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, with a top speed of 293 km/h. The optional Sport Chrono Package shaves a further 0.2 seconds off the sprint. The combined fuel consumption (NEDC-correlated) of the Coupé is 9.0 l/100 km, while the Cabriolet records this figure as 9.2 l/100 km. The driving dynamics set-up includes 235/40 ZR tyres on 19-inch alloy wheels on the front axle. The mixed tyre configuration features 20-inch wheels with 295/35 ZR tyres at the rear. Stopping power is provided on both axles by 330-millimetre brake discs with black, four-piston monobloc fixed callipers.
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    07-25-2019, 09:11 AM
    If you are wondering how some tuners are already dyno tuning certain cars with the Bosch MD1/MG1 ECU, it is because AutoTuner added support to the their tool. MD1 and MG1 are the same basic thing but one is for gasoline vehicles and the other for diesel. OBD-II read/write is said to be coming but we will see. OBD-II unlocking for all vehicles still is in development from what we hear. AutoTuner argues there are certain advantages to bench reading and writing versus OBD-II. Here is a breakdown by manufacturer regarding this latest development: BMW Since a year now, the most recent BMW models can be prepared in OBD. Autotuner now offers the possibility to perform read and write operations in bench. Bench mode allows real reads, which makes tuning possible even in case of missing virtual read. It also open ways to circumvent future OBD protections like those deployed on, for instance, BMW M2 Competition. VW Without contest, the most awaited VAG engines are 1.5 TFSI EA211 evo (130hp (DACA) and 150hp (DADA)), as well as 2.0 TFSI EA888 delivering 190hp (DKTC) or 230hp (DKTA) for the most powerful version. These engines are Euro 6D-TEMP compliant. Besides the 1.5 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI engines, renamed for their uniformity in 35 TFSI, 40 TFSI et 45 TFSI, Audi's customers have great expectations regarding the engine 3.0T V6 (EA839). This new engine will equip the Audi S4, while the 2.9T (EA839) will deliver its power to the Audi RS4. Good news regarding the diesel engines, as we can point out that the 3.0 TDI EA897 evo2 producing 231hp (45 TDI), 286hp (50 TDI) and 357hp (S4 TDI, S6 TDI and S7 TDI) are now supported by Autotuner. The new RS6 and RS7, which are expected in 2020, will be equipped with the 4.0 TFSI. This engine is already available on the Lamborghini Urus. The RS6 et RS7 will rely on the new MG1CS008 ECU, which is now supported by Autotuner. Lamborghini Started in 2018, the Lamborghini Urus is undoubtedly the vehicle for which chiptuning support is the most expected by the community. The Urus is powered by the 4.0 TFSI (DCUA) engine that delivers up to 650hp and that will be devoted to the top-of-the-line fleet proposed by VAG. Porsche Since 2018, Porsche has started the renewing of its entire fleet and they have brought several new gasoline-only engines. These engines are the 3.0T (common to the Audi S4), the 2.9T (common to the Audi RS4) and the 4.0T (Turbo and GTS versions). All are EU6d-temp compliant. Good surprise with the new 911 992 in which engines are controlled by the new Bosch ECU MG1CP007. All current engines (Carrera S 3.0T), as well as those released in the close future (GTS and Turbo expected for September 2019), are already supported in bench by Autotuner (undetectable programming). Ford As for BMW, most of the Ford vehicles equipped with a Bosch MG1 ECU are already supported in OBD. The new bench solution complements the support: it allows recover bricked ECUs (caused by, for instance, a miscalibration). Along with the already supported MG1, we add the MD1CS005 that can be found on the 1.5 TDCI EU6 (successor of Bosch EDC17C70). Renault - Nissan Known to be pioneer on integrating state-of-the-art components into their new engines, Renault has recently released three new engines denoted Blue dCi. The engines come in various versions: 1.5l, 1.7l et 2.0l. The 1.5 is on the market since over a year now, while Renault has recently put up for sale the the 1.7 and 2.0. They are all controlled by the ECU MD1CS006. Mercedes More than three years ago, Mercedes abandoned the mythic 2.1 for the 2.0 diesel (OM654), more compliant to the new environmental standards. The 2.0 diesel (OM654) was certainly the first engine to be equipped with the new Bosch MD1CP001 ECU, which was so far unsupported by any tool. We can also point out some changes regarding the 6-cylinder diesel with the new 2.9l (OM656), also controlled by the MD1CP001. The new inline 6-cylinder mild-hybrid (OM256) denoted as 43AMG, 450 and 53 AMG, is also managed by the new Bosch MG1CP002 ECU. The Bosch MD1CS006 ECU is used on the 1.5dCi (OM608) engine, which is shared with Renault and which equips the Mercedes A W177. Even if this ECU is also used by the French manufacturer, Mercedes provides their own calibration. Uncertainties still remain regarding the new Class A 45AMG. It should be equipped with the MED17.7.7, but could be provided with the Bosch MG1. NB: Latest Mercedes vehicles are equipped with a CPC. CPC is an additional ECU introduced in 2017 by Mercedes in order to control the power and maximum speed, after the powertrain ECU. CPC support is still under investigation. Expect to some major jumps forward in tuning for the cars pictured above.
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    08-08-2019, 07:53 PM
    The new Supra is bringing in many well known import tuners into what is quickly becoming an incredibly competitive B58 tuning scene. AMS Performance is well known for their Nissan GT-R builds which are some of the fastest in the world. AMS dabbled with tuning BMW's in the past so tuning a BMW motor is not entirely new to them. We did not see some of their BMW promises come to fruition however as their big turbo F10 M5 S63TU setup never materialized. The Supra proves to be different as it is a higher volume and lower cost market with a ton of B58 carryover into the BMW world. The bolt on results are great with a 100 octane tune and drag radials providing for an 11.6 @ 121: An 11-second B58 is nothing new. The race to the 10's for the Supra is on. Who will get there first?
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    08-01-2019, 02:31 PM
    Many of you will likely recognize this E30 belonging to BimmerBoost member @djborya. His name is Boris and he has one of the nastiest E30's and frankly BMW's on the planet. This is an E30 that previously ran 8.4 @ 165 in the 1/4 mile and it just keeps getting quicker and faster. He is now running consistent 8.2X's at 166-168 miles per hour: Those 1.3X short times are absolutely spectacular. What does it take to pull this off? All that plus some big balls and great driving. Take a look at the video below. This thing flies! Congratulations to @djborya for improving his record.
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    07-26-2019, 01:15 PM
    Good news here for those wary of flashing their ECU or messing with the factory software. Not to mention those who hate the Porsche tuning tax. BMS (Burger Tuning) finally has a JB4 tuning box available for the Porsche 991.2 9A2B6 3.0 platform although the offering is still in the early phases. You may recall BMS has success to show with the 991.1 Turbo and S 3.8 platform so there is no reason to doubt the transition to the 3.0 turbo models. We want to see dynos for the application on each 9A2B6 3.0 model. For now, here is the feature list: • Power gains of up to 40hp and 60tq to the wheels on a stock vehicle • Quick Plug & Play Installation • CANbus integration offering unrivaled tuning features and performance • Runs as smoothly as stock, this is how your Porsche should have come from the factory • Compatible with all driving modes • Fuel economy unchanged during normal driving • Compatible with JB4 Mobile for smartphone logging, tuning changes, and adjustment • Ethanol (E85) compatible tuning maps • Able to read/delete fault codes • Not VIN locked, can be removed without a trace and resold down the road • Made in the USA • Free USA Shipping • 5 year warranty Even if you are using a flash tune you can still benefit from the JB4 with map switching, boost per gear, reading/deleting codes, and methanol injection safeties. A great value at $799.99: Results from PorscheBoost member @Aatish who is getting the box installed should be available soon.
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    08-08-2019, 04:01 PM
    The M8 Competition is going to be the highest performance BMW sold and it is the first time BMW ever officially built an M8 model. It is a bit of a milestone in that respect although who wouldn't like to see BMW M put some effort into a lightweight sports car? What you get here is a heavy all wheel drive twin turbo V8 dragster. Audi has one, Mercedes has one, and now BMW has one. It can still corner and offers a ton of grip but that classic M personality of power on oversteer and 50/50 balance is not here. It looks fast and it looks great inside and out. Expect to see these in the 9's fairly quickly.
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    08-05-2019, 04:02 PM
    Where we left off with the KRATOS F80 M3 was with it making 1163 horsepower to the rear wheels and raising the S55 power output record to new heights. Well, their Dodson Sportsman+ DCT setup became taxed so in order to move further and reliably hold all that torque a new DCT build was necessary. Enter the Dodson Promax DCT. This setup was announced in late 2018 but it took a while for it to come to market and ASR/KRATOS is the first to test it in a BMW DCT application. The Dodson Promax dual clutch transmissions are well known in the GT-R and Huracan tuning worlds for giant power and record setting applications. In addition Dodson delivered a new sump pan for the DCT which is similar in approach to their Huracan/R8 application. It is a stiffer billet piece that helps with keeping the transmission cool. How far is the KRATOS F80 M3 going to go? Well, we are going to find out.
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    08-01-2019, 02:01 PM
    You can expect an RS version of every Q-Series SUV sold in the United States. That means the Q3, Q5, Q7, and Q8. The spy photos you see below are of the RS Q8 testing which is expected to come to the market as a 2020 model. The RS Q8 will set itself apart from the Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Huracan by offering a hybrid drivetrain with 670 horsepower. You will get a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque combined with a 134 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque electric motor. This output is sent to all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic. 670 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque sounds fun but how heavy is this thing going to be? What we know for sure is when it launches it will be the most powerful SUV ever offered by VAG.
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    08-12-2019, 06:21 PM
    Make any car electric? That is what Polykup is promising. It sure sounds interesting and there is proof of the concept working. The owner swapped a Tesla electric motor into his Audi S5 Quattro and, yes, managed to keep the all wheel drive drivetrain. Ok, so he did his Audi with an electric motor but what other cars have been done? How much does this cost to do? Polykup's MCU (main computer unit) controls the electric motor and provides various data readouts and functions: The claims are quite bold: - 100% reversible This means that our work can be completely undone, and the old gasoline drivetrain can be reinstalled. If this was to ever happen, you would never know that a conversion was done. - Install manual We provide a detailed manual with every conversion we do. In this manual you will find all the proper fuse ratings, wiring diagrams, part numbers, and much more allowing you to fully service your vehicle on your own. - CAD designed parts We engineer all the structural components such as engine mounts, battery boxes, Interior trim through CAD software. We then have these parts precisely milled out based on our designs. This not only means that your vehicle is more optimized with weight savings and structural integrity, but since we retain all these files, new parts for your vehicle are never too far away. - Everything labeled Every wire, every cable, every box, every fuse is labeled appropriately. This not only helps us service it faster, but it also allows you to service your vehicle wherever you desire - Onboard Diagnostics We install our proprietary MCU (Main Computer Unit) with every conversion we do. This gives you error codes just like any modern vehicle would have. This would make selling your vehicle in the future easier as the new owner can jump right into it just like any other car. That all sounds great but no pricing is posted and no success stories with any other cars other than the one that belongs to the owner of the company. This certainly is cool but let's see some more details and some independent results with the product and conversion.
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