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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 PM
    Are you really doing triple digits on the drive to vegas? You must be lucky that you haven't gotten caught (yet).... :lol:
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 PM
    eh, i prefer to fly...while the drive to vegas can be fun (you can't deny that's partially due to the anticipation of your destination) the drive back can be a horrible, especially if you aren't feeling well.
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    Today, 07:56 PM
    cool, but would rather like to see it going up against something more comparable like a tune only S55 M3/M4 those are supposed to be around 500whp tune only...
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    Today, 07:41 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum jrican.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 PM
    Things in the BMW 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 S63TU tuning world are getting out of control. Recently, the motor cracked the 1000 whp barrier. Well, you can add another impressive feat to its list. The first 1000 horsepower F85 X5M or BMW SUV. Please note, this is crank output and not wheel output. Wheel output is somewhere in the upper 8XX range we are told. The engine is built with a forged bottom end from PPM Racing in Australia with new pistons and rods. Yes, the same PPM that offers a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker package. The compression ratio apparently was also dropped. The turbos we are told are custom Borg Warner units. Additional details such as the tuning, fueling, transmission upgrades, etc., are anyone's guess. This X5M was put together in Russia. Hopefully more details emerge but the S63TU is just impressing across the board right now.
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    Today, 06:55 PM
    BMS or Burger Tuning is well known in BMW circles for their JB4 piggyback tunes. They are branching out to other platforms and recently purchased a 2018 B9 Audi S4 development car. This car of course has the top mount turbocharged EA838 3.0 TFSI V6. It certainly will be interesting to see what they get out of the car as well as their testing going forward. BMS normally utilizes a rear wheel drive Dynojet but as the Audi is all wheel drive they will have to find another dyno. Furthermore, there will be changes required to the JB4 due to the SENT sensors on the Audi. PorscheBoost.com gave BMS its 991.2 Porsche 911 project car for development but we were not able to come up with a working solution at the time. Hopefully, this will mean further development for VAG platforms and the B9 RS4/RS5 EA839 V6 will likely be the next logical step providing development for the EA838 works out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 06:49 PM
    Well they have an upgrade for the M177 V8's. What this one needs is a nice big twin screw...
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  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    Agreed, more disappointed this hasn't been done stateside yet.
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    Today, 05:46 PM
    Hey BoostedSedan: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 PM
    It looks like the beta period is officially over. Back in June Dinan stated they were working on a piggyback for the W204 C63 AMG M177 engine. Just over a month later an independent dyno plot was posted showing some decent gains with the Dinan box. Considering how many ECU flash options there are out there, why would anyone bother with the Dinantronics box for $2199? This is the graph Dinan provides. Notice it is not wheel output (lame) but at least Dinan is posting graphs: Any 1/4 mile times? Nope. They essentially claim an 84 horsepower gain. By the way Dinan, you might want to update your spec sheet to not say BMW factory rated HP: The main area of advantage Dinan will have is CARB certification once that happens. However, flash tuners are getting CARB certified as well so this is not much of an advantage these days. Furthermore, how will Dinan handle tuning for various mods? Downpipes? Fuels? Etc.? For those who want to set it and forget it this may be a good option especially if you put a premium on the Dinan supplemental warranty but be careful about that. The more competition the merrier but for those who want all out performance there are stronger options with custom tuning available on the market. ELITE (DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner ONLY) Maximum Power on the MB AMG C63 and C63S with the 4.0L M177 engine: 609 HP, 664 lb-ft of torque. The Dinan Difference The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner is a highly engineered piece of computer hardware and software that enhances engine performance to levels the stock programming is not allowed to venture into. It does this without negatively affecting your new car warranty coverage and without affecting long term reliability or the functionality of on-board diagnostic systems. It is also the only tuning device designed to be emissions legal in all 50 states. These items are unique to Dinan and together they embody the apex of performance engineering in a powerful, reliable, and warrantied package. The Dinan Difference is possible by employing a full staff of talented engineers that are well rounded in many facets of automotive engineering and backed by a wealth of hands on knowledge. Stemming from diverse backgrounds not only on racing teams but on standard factory production line vehicles we have seen it all. Manipulating these signals with an adept hand all the while keeping an engine running at its best and with the most reliable power is what Dinan is all about. Well Engineered Plug-in tuning devices all have one thing in common, they send a modified signal to the factory ECU, telling it the boost pressure is below target values. This then causes the factory ECU to raise the boost pressure to what it thinks is the correct value. This modified boost pressure signal causes errors in fuel mixture and ignition timing. These errors can cause the on-board diagnostics systems to set faults, but they can also cause exceedingly high catalyst temperatures and a loss of power. In addition, when power is increased, exhaust gas temperature will increase as well and this must be countered with a slightly richer air/fuel mixture. The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner has the capability to correct short term trim as well as ignition timing errors induced by raising boost pressure. This enables Dinan calibration engineers to optimize air/fuel mixture and ignition timing at elevated boost pressure throughout the entire gamut of engine RPM and engine load. Additionally, the ability to correct short term trim corrections (the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture) remain within OEM specifications. This minimizes knock sensor activity, which in turn means smooth engine performance, catalyst protection and power increase, while this is also required to make the car emissions legal. State-of-the-Art Hardware The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner is engineered using the best possible components and advanced hardware. The wiring harness uses OE connectors and expandable braided wiring sleeves ensuring that all visible components appear as if they come straight from the factory. More importantly however it guarantees long lasting and dependable performance due to the use of high heat, moisture and abrasion resistant materials and design. The other hardware element involved is the Dinan electronic control unit (ECU) itself. While its outward appearance may seem tame, the processing power and sophistication held within its internal circuitry is anything but. Capable of delivering signals to various systems at an astonishing 4000 times per second the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner yields the power to control all current signals delivered to the ECU as well as those developed in the future without a hiccup in performance or reliability. This immense processing power equates to a high degree of engine control resulting in a much lower likelihood of setting a fault. In addition smoother running conditions and superior drivability are achieved, all of which are Dinan hallmarks. Unmatched Warranty Dinan's comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1997, provides superior warranty coverage to that which you would find elsewhere. If your vehicle is currently covered by the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty, Dinan® products are warranted for the remaining term of the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty. The manufacturer's new car warranty is limited to 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers in Canada), commencing on the date of first retail sale or the date the vehicle is first placed in-service as a demonstrator or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Dinan's warranties are transferable when ownership of the vehicle into which the Dinan products were originally installed is sold. Mercedes-Benz automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage. Designed to be 50 State Emissions Legal The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner was designed and built to be the only tuning box on the market that is emissions legal in all 50 states. CARB EO has been submitted and approval is pending. Drivability There is more to a tune than just cranking up the boost. Power needs to come on smoothly and in a predictable way to make the car as fun to drive at wide open throttle as cruising around town. It is your Mercedes, but reborn with new found acceleration and speed. Installation Installation takes roughly 4 hours and is available through our network of 300+ Dinan Dealers. Log on to www.dinancars.com to find your nearest dealer. Easy To Use Dinan's ECU is Bluetooth capable. While a smartphone app is currently being developed we have also included a physical bypass plug that can be used, should the need to arise, when you want to revert to stock without disconnecting the entire harness. Designed for the Future The DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner was engineered with future expansion of functionality in mind. Boasting the most powerful processing power on the market the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner can handle more functions and processes than any of its contemporaries. To that end the Dinan performance tuner is capable of interfacing with much more should the need arise down the road. This means that when new functions are developed there will be no need for a new tuning module. Simply a short software update at your local Dinan dealer. Potentially a supplemental harness may be needed to take full advantage of more advanced future development. Satisfaction Guaranteed Dinan guarantees you will be impressed by the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner and the performance it provides that we offer a 3-Day return policy. If you aren't satisfied with what the Dinan solution brings to the table within 3 days of install you can go back to your dealer for a full refund (installation labor costs still apply).
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    Today, 04:56 PM
    Hey mack_n54: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 PM
    What we have here is a 3.0 liter turbocharged BMW inline-6 going up against a naturally aspirated AMG V8 more than twice its size. To be fair, the I6 is boosted with a turbocharger upgrade from Pure Turbos. Depending on supporting mods that can push it into the 480 wheel horsepower range. The M156 V8 is no slouch but it is in a heavier car. AMS doesn't post a graph for their tune but we seriously doubt they are close to 480 whp and they are not known as the premier M156 tuner. The B58 dispatches it easily with just these mods: - PureTurbos Stage 1 B58 - Meth Kit - FBO - BMS JB4
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    Today, 04:51 PM
    Hey Bamixam: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 PM
    What we have here is a 3.0 liter turbocharged BMW inline-6 going up against a naturally aspirated AMG V8 more than twice its size. To be fair, the I6 is boosted with a turbocharger upgrade from Pure Turbos. Depending on supporting mods that can push it into the 480 wheel horsepower range. The M156 V8 is no slouch but it is in a heavier car. AMS doesn't post a graph for their tune but we seriously doubt they are close to 480 whp and they are not known as the premier M156 tuner. The B58 dispatches it easily with just these mods: - PureTurbos Stage 1 B58 - Meth Kit - FBO - BMS JB4
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    Today, 04:41 PM
    Welcome Qaz5109, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 04:27 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum z-man.
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    Today, 04:06 PM
    It is no surprise the McLaren 720S is a 9-Second car out of the box. Magazine testing told us it would be an easy 9-second car with a proper launch and traction. The trap speed of 141.16 is fast but lower than the 146+ times magazines have quoted. Magazines inflate speeds by using GPS timing equipment rather than drag strip timing beams but a disparity of five miles per hour is large. One explanation is the humid Florida weather at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) and the 2200+ density altitude. If one were to guess, the stock 720S is capable of 9.7 runs or so at 144 miles per hour in better conditions. We will have to see how it does as more people get it out to the strip in the winter and possibly on drag rubber. Now, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante runs as well. The Performante is a track car first. It is slightly lighter and more powerful than a standard Huracan but it also has far more aerodynamic drag. The Huracan Performante manages a 10.788 @ 129.78 on a 1.704 short time. Do not believe magazine figures. This is what they really run but in all fairness it was 90 degrees out. Expect even better numbers soon.
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    Today, 03:53 PM
    It is no surprise the McLaren 720S is a 9-Second car out of the box. Magazine testing told us it would be an easy 9-second car with a proper launch and traction. The trap speed of 141.16 is fast but lower than the 146+ times magazines have quoted. Magazines inflate speeds by using GPS timing equipment rather than drag strip timing beams but a disparity of five miles per hour is large. One explanation is the humid Florida weather at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) and the 2200+ density altitude. If one were to guess, the stock 720S is capable of 9.7 runs or so at 144 miles per hour in better conditions. We will have to see how it does as more people get it out to the strip in the winter and possibly on drag rubber. Now, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante runs as well. The Performante is a track car first. It is slightly lighter and more powerful than a standard Huracan but it also has far more aerodynamic drag. The Huracan Performante manages a 10.788 @ 129.78 on a 1.704 short time. Do not believe magazine figures. This is what they really run but in all fairness it was 90 degrees out. Expect even better numbers soon.
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    Man thought this would be something good. Music kills it.
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    Today, 03:31 PM
    The drive to Vegas is one of the most satisfying things about owning a performance car.
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    Today, 03:30 PM
    Unitronic is obviously getting great results out of the EA855 EVO (DAZA) 2.5 TFSI turbo inline-5 motor as demonstrated by their recent 10-second MKIII Audi TT-RS 1/4 mile pass. That pass was with Unitronic ECU tuning software only. We assume it was the Stage 1+ software or a custom file. Either way, Unitronic offers two off the shelf tunes for the MKIII TT-RS and the RS3 sedan. Stage 1: Stage 1+ (93 octane): Now, those gains are nice. However, why the crank corrected graph? What dyno are they using? Why not show the raw wheel output graphs? Why start at an inflated baseline of 438 horsepower? Based on the 360 all wheel horsepower baseline that Iroz Motorsport posted the engine is slightly underrated but this crank graph from Unitronic feels inflated somewhat to show it is making over 500 horsepower at the crank. Just give us the wheel numbers, ok? Additionally, some are saying the provided figures are in PS and not HP which pushes them further upward. The easiest way to solve this is the raw graph off the dyno. No doubt this new iteration of the 2.5 TFSI engine is going to be very popular in tuning circles.
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    This is a big deal. You may be saying aren't 1000+ whp Porsche 911 Turbos nothing new? Yes, but the majority of those are not the newer direct fuel injected models. You will find several 996 Turbos or 997.1 Turbos at 1000+ but to our knowledge this is the first 991.1 Turbo to accomplish the feat. Now what is the mod list? Well, that is where things get tricky. @Emre@Esmotor says it is all custom. Great, but how are you fueling it? What are the turbos? Tuning is done through a Syvecs standalone which simply seems to be the way to go on the platform if you want big power and control for additional fuel injectors. The PDK transmission is upgraded to hold the 1073 horsepower to the wheels by Dodson. Incredible work. Now to get those additional details...
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