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    Today, 10:26 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum lvndo.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    Are we finally going to see something happen to the people it's supposed to happen to?
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    Today, 08:33 AM
    Well, this is one way to get a big turbo to fit in the N54 engine bay without having to worry about routing exhaust piping. Innova'Tig in Puerto Rico designed this very nice looking top mount V-bang single turbo manifold and simply dumped the exhaust through the hood. If they did this to an E82 135i in California, the result would likely be life in prison. Kidding... maybe. As far as this being a solution for the street, not really. But for those creating N54 track cars dumping the exhaust through the hood would be a problem only in areas with decibel limits. Certainly interesting to look at it...
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    Today, 07:53 AM
    The ZL1 1LE Automatic is the Camaro that has to be compared to the new Mustang GT500 simply because it is the highest performance Camaro GM makes. The new GT500 breathes fire though and the LT4 V8 is simply outgunned here (why not an LT5 Camaro GM?). We will give the Camaro props for offering a manual. However, if the choice came down to manual and automatic options or a dual clutch, well, give me the dual clutch transmission. Car and Driver chooses the Camaro because of its value. If you want value do not equip the GT500 with the $18.5k Carbon Fiber Track Package. For that money you get carbon fiber wheels, a more aggressive body kit, rear seat delete, and better rubber. Do not fault Ford for giving you the option. If this is about performance, the GT500 simply wins. Although the ZL1 does impress with more grip on the skidpad. The ZL1 also weighs less although a 3886 pound curb weight is nothing to brag about. Sorry Car and Driver, you got this wrong. The GT500 is the hottest American muscle car on the market right now. The keyword being muscle. Specifications 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $75,985 (base price: $72,195) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection Displacement 376 cu in, 6162 cc Power 650 hp @ 6400 rpm Torque 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 15.4-in vented disc/14.4-in vented disc Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar 3R, F: 305/30R-19 (98Y) TPC, R: 325/30R-19 (101Y) TPC DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 110.7 in Length: 188.3 in Width: 74.7 in Height: 52.0 in Passenger volume: 83 cu ft Trunk volume: 9 cu ft Curb weight: 3886 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.4 sec 100 mph: 7.4 sec 150 mph: 19.2 sec Rolling start, 560 mph: 3.7 sec Top gear, 3050 mph: 1.8 sec Top gear, 5070 mph: 2.1 sec -mile: 11.5 sec @ 124 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 190 mph Braking, 700 mph: 137 ft Braking, 1000 mph: 268 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 14 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 16/13/21 mpg 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $93,870 (base price: $73,995) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Displacement 315 cu in, 5163 cc Power 760 hp @ 7500 rpm Torque 625 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm TRANSMISSION 7-speed dual-clutch automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 16.5-in vented disc/14.5-in vented disc Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, F: 305/30R-20 (103Y) FP, R: 315/30R-20 (104Y) FP DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 107.0 in Length: 190.2 in Width: 76.6 in Height: 53.8 in Passenger volume: 55 cu ft Trunk volume: 14 cu ft Curb weight: 4059 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.6 sec 100 mph: 7.1 sec 150 mph: 15.1 sec Rolling start, 560 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 3050 mph: 1.9 sec Top gear, 5070 mph: 2.1 sec -mile: 11.4 sec @ 132 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 180 mph Braking, 700 mph: 142 ft Braking, 1000 mph: 279 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.13 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 13 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 14/12/18 mpg
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    Today, 07:47 AM
    The ZL1 1LE Automatic is the Camaro that has to be compared to the new Mustang GT500 simply because it is the highest performance Camaro GM makes. The new GT500 breathes fire though and the LT4 V8 is simply outgunned here (why not an LT5 Camaro GM?). We will give the Camaro props for offering a manual. However, if the choice came down to manual and automatic options or a dual clutch, well, give me the dual clutch transmission. Car and Driver chooses the Camaro because of its value. If you want value do not equip the GT500 with the $18.5k Carbon Fiber Track Package. For that money you get carbon fiber wheels, a more aggressive body kit, rear seat delete, and better rubber. Do not fault Ford for giving you the option. If this is about performance, the GT500 simply wins. Although the ZL1 does impress with more grip on the skidpad. The ZL1 also weighs less although a 3886 pound curb weight is nothing to brag about. Sorry Car and Driver, you got this wrong. The GT500 is the hottest American muscle car on the market right now. The keyword being muscle. Specifications 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $75,985 (base price: $72,195) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled pushrod 16-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection Displacement 376 cu in, 6162 cc Power 650 hp @ 6400 rpm Torque 650 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm TRANSMISSION 10-speed automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 15.4-in vented disc/14.4-in vented disc Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar 3R, F: 305/30R-19 (98Y) TPC, R: 325/30R-19 (101Y) TPC DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 110.7 in Length: 188.3 in Width: 74.7 in Height: 52.0 in Passenger volume: 83 cu ft Trunk volume: 9 cu ft Curb weight: 3886 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.4 sec 100 mph: 7.4 sec 150 mph: 19.2 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 3.7 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 1.8 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.1 sec -mile: 11.5 sec @ 124 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 190 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 137 ft Braking, 100–0 mph: 268 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.17 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 14 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 16/13/21 mpg – 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 VEHICLE TYPE front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED $93,870 (base price: $73,995) ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Displacement 315 cu in, 5163 cc Power 760 hp @ 7500 rpm Torque 625 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm TRANSMISSION 7-speed dual-clutch automatic CHASSIS Suspension (F/R): struts/multilink Brakes (F/R): 16.5-in vented disc/14.5-in vented disc Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, F: 305/30R-20 (103Y) FP, R: 315/30R-20 (104Y) FP DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 107.0 in Length: 190.2 in Width: 76.6 in Height: 53.8 in Passenger volume: 55 cu ft Trunk volume: 14 cu ft Curb weight: 4059 lb C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 3.6 sec 100 mph: 7.1 sec 150 mph: 15.1 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.1 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 1.9 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.1 sec -mile: 11.4 sec @ 132 mph Top speed (mfr's claim): 180 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 142 ft Braking, 100–0 mph: 279 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.13 g C/D FUEL ECONOMY Observed: 13 mpg EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 14/12/18 mpg
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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Great news here but keep it mind the sources are unconfirmed. Regardless, expect a new Z. Not only are we getting a new Nissan 370Z sports car but it is going to gain twin turbos and a VR30DDTT 3.0 V6 variant. It is shaping up much like the Nissan Clubsport 23 concept. Nissan has yet to confirm anything but apparently is already showing dealers the car. The styling is a mix of a 240Z and 300ZX paying homage to its heritage. A manual is expected alongside a 9-speed automatic. Really Nissan? No Dual clutch? Expect a Nismo variant as well with 500+ horsepower if the rumors are true. The car is shaping up well and if they keep the weight down below that of the 370Z, we might have a winner!
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    Today, 07:12 AM
    Great comparison here showing how different pulley sizes affect output. Obviously, you change pulleys to change how quickly the supercharger spins. The idea is more rpm, more air, and more boost pressure. There will be plenty of pulley combinations tried in the next few months but what we have here are a 2.65 and a 2.75. Palm Beach Dyno tuned both GT500's and measured the results on their Dynojet. The difference here is roughly 1 psi of boost: Now, the peak power change is not much which is to be expected. However, notice the blower with the more aggressive pulley comes on a bit stronger under 4k rpm. What you can also gather is roughly 20-25 whp per psi increase depending on supporting mods but there is also of course a point of diminishing returns. Well done and informative data from Palm Beach Dyno.
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    Today, 06:04 AM
    RK Autowerks you can say specializes in the S63 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 BMW engine architecture. You likely saw over the years some of their parts such as the beautiful S63 supplemental port fuel injection manifolds they make. Well, in case you still have doubts RK Autowerks is building their F90 M5 to the hilt. Essentially, this is an all out build to lay claim to the title of baddest M5 on the planet. The engine looks more than up to task: The goal is ~1500 horsepower or so. BimmerBoost does not doubt the power level will be reached but what tricks does RK Autowerkes have in store for the automatic driveline to hold that power? We look forward to finding out.
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    Today, 05:41 AM
    Sure, there are some faster stock motor 991 Turbos out there but you can count them on one hand. The ByDesign Stage IV Porsche 991 Turbo upgrade package impresses considering this is achieved on the factory ECU, factory VTG housings, stock PDK, and stock internal 3.8 motor. To date no 991 Turbo with the aforementioned factory pieces has gone faster. Here is the slip from PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway): As well as GPS verification and a 60-130 sprint of 4.81 seconds: This is a full weight car on street tires and again with a VTG upgrade. Definitely a sweet spot in the dollar to performance ratio on the 991 Turbo platform.
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    Yesterday, 07:55 PM
    Sounds too risky.
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    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
    Its 20 yrs as of 2019. If there is anyone to annoy me or kill me , it will be her. It’s a love-hate relationship. Some days we love to hate each other. I think we will be the old couple not holding hands, but instead sitting in a diner, her talking, me saying “huh” purposely so I can finish eating my bacon. Younknownthats just marriage. You pick someone you want to see and eat with day after day. You hope you pick correctly, otherwise you will be forced to go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200, and then start all over after you sell all your apt/houses.
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    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Spool Performance is primarily known on BoostAddict for their BMW N54 Helix HPFP overdrive system. Developing an upgraded high pressure fuel pump is very different from overspinning an OEM pump. The Mercedes-AMG M176, M177, and M178 motors are all direct injected and share a similar 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 architecture. The higher horsepower aftermarket examples tend to rely on methanol for supplemental fueling. Spool Performance states their FX-150 pumps are testing now: No data is posted or pricing info but it appears they are working with Eurocharged on the dyno testing. If so, you can rest assured this fuel system upgrade will be legitimate with software that works. Hopefully specifications and results are posted soon.
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    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Good to see more data from Klasen-Motors regarding their Garrett based 4.0 TFSI EA824 V8 single turbo conversion. A month ago they posted graphs at various boost levels on a C7 RS6 cracking 1000 horsepower on their Dynojet and this is yet another 1000+ horsepower graph from a C7 RS6. Impressive: That is some big power uncorrected although at the clutch and not the wheels. Either way, this is now multiple Klasen single turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 equipped cars showing quadruple digit power.
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    The EA839 platform will become very popular due to the sheer volume of models with the motor. CTS Turbos is developing a turbocharger upgrade for the EA839 3.0 V6 motor in the B9 S4 which conceivable will carry over to other EA839 3.0 V6 powered VAG products once completed. They are not saying or showing much beyond a 68mm turbine and 67mm compressor wheel: The more options the merrier as tuning has opened wide up on the platform. We will see what CTS Turbo brings to the table.
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Biden appeals to old people who just are stuck in their ways. The guy doesn't know where he is half the time and he is still the leading candidate for the dems as the has the broadest appeal and is the most moderate. The rest are frauds/shysters. Warren is a real piece of work.
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    Yesterday, 05:28 PM
    Pelosi and her pens...what a joke. Like this entire impeachment. I like seeing the Bernie folks getting bullshit a the establishment. That will work wonders if they snub him again like the last election. I still think Biden is the easiest opponent for Trump as he would destory him in a debate as he fumbles and mumbles. Then again Warren is so unlikable maybe she would be the easiest? Thoughts? If any DEM wins the market will do worse.
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    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    Great to see this S54 engine rebuild kit from Carbahn Autoworks. If you want an E46 M3 chances are the example will be higher mileage. Well, a fresh motor will not hurt nor will adding a bit of power to the 3.2 liter S54 motor. Factory output is 333 crank horsepower and they dyno 275 rear wheel horsepower right on the dot on a Dynojet. The factory compression ratio is 11.5:1 and Carbahn raises it to 12.0:1. They also give the pistons a slight overbore for a 3.3 liter motor (they have 12.5:1 pistons as well). You can add in their cams (a $3k option) to take power up to the ~390 horse range. Is it better to go the Carbahn route or go to Schrick for S54 cams for less money? That is for you to decide. On race gas they certainly get you close to 400 horsepower and in the 375 range without the cams:
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    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    Sorry, made a dupe: https://www.boostaddict.com/content.php?11938-Bolt-on-E85-tuned-2020-Ford-Shelby-GT500-vs-two-800-hp-BMW-F10-M5-s
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    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    Now, there is no way of knowing if the two F10 M5's in the video are truly 800+ horsepower examples. Considering they are going up against a bolt on and E85 tuned GT500 on video we know they are not stock and tuned to a degree. One M5 is bolt on tuned and the other has upgraded turbochargers. All vehicle have boosted V8's and all have dual clutch transmissions sending power to the rear wheels. The GT500 is the camera car with a passenger. They do a 2nd gear roll around 40 mph and the GT500 makes easy work of the M5's once it gains traction (which will be its main problem as it adds power). Seeing as GT500's are into the 9XX whp range on the factory motor and weigh about the same as the F10 M5 it will take built motor S63TU's with upgraded rods at the very least and upgraded turbos to play with them. The GT500 is on another level and this is just the beginning for the platform.
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    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    Now, there is no way of knowing if the two F10 M5's in the video are truly 800+ horsepower examples. Considering they are going up against a bolt on and E85 tuned GT500 on video we know they are not stock and tuned to a degree. One M5 is bolt on tuned and the other has upgraded turbochargers. All vehicle have boosted V8's and all have dual clutch transmissions sending power to the rear wheels. The GT500 is the camera car with a passenger. They do a 2nd gear roll around 40 mph and the GT500 makes easy work of the M5's once it gains traction (which will be its main problem as it adds power). Seeing as GT500's are into the 9XX whp range on the factory motor and weigh about the same as the F10 M5 it will take built motor S63TU's with upgraded rods at the very least and upgraded turbos to play with them. The GT500 is on another level and this is just the beginning for the platform.
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    She must be fun...
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