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  • gaspam's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    so after the broward country, FL (ft lauderdale) recount, rick scott (R) actually gained 779 votes! whoops that didnt workout for Bill Nelson(D)..... oh but wait, ole broward supervisor of elections Brenda Snipes (D)decided to submit the recount results 2 minutes late (even after stating 13 minutes prior to deadline that they completed the recount on time)... her excuse was the email system had an issue because she submitted the results late, it invalidated them which means its goes to a manual recount on sunday convenient that when the results ended up better for the repbulican, even though they were finished before the extended cutoff, she found a way to get another do-over...... just keep recounting until the dems win is their new motto https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/election/article221709445.html The Broward recount showed about 2,500 fewer votes in each race, with Democratic candidates losing about 1,300 votes each and Republicans losing about 600 votes. Scott lost 606 votes, while Nelson lost 1,385, leaving Scott with a net gain of 779 votes in the county. That led to accusations from top Scott surrogates, including senior campaign advisor Brad Todd on MSNBC, that Broward turned in the votes late to favor Nelson.
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    Today, 12:44 AM
    people always run to dismiss any mention of "rothchild" as nutty conspiracy theories, but for some reason many of them come true.... "nothing to see here, move along" say the MSM.... "this is just alex jones level ramblings" ...... yet, inconveniently, many times it bears fruit to witness (other times it probably still bears fruit, we just dont see it before the fruit is disposed of) remember when people that professed the world was not flat and in fact was round, where dismissed as heretics:) Do not question the "moral majority" !
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    pestilence, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    Yes, OBD-II tuning is now possible as the ECU's on modern bi-turbo and turbo Mercedes and Mercedes-AMG motors are fully cracked. Previously, you would have to send in your ECU to be manually unlocked. Now? You can flash in the comfort of your own garage if you so wish. AMR Performance can tune any of the following motors through the OBD-II port without a manual unlock being necessary: M276, M278, M157, M270, M274, M133, M177, M178, M277, and M279
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    BMW recently held a press event where they gave out tidbits about the upcoming M8. It was just a media hype event with no real technical details given out that we did not already know. Yes, it will have all wheel drive with a 2wd mode, a twin turbo V8 making north of 600 horsepower, and an 8-speed automatic. The current BMW F90 M5 Competition already produces 617 horsepower. If you like at dynographs though, BMW already is at 700 horsepower or just about there with the S63TU. Dynos range a bit but AMS showed 625 horsepower to all four wheels for a stock F90 M5. If you went the traditional 22% automatic all wheel drive Dynojet drivetrain loss rule of thumb route the output would work out to 801 crank horsepower. Back in the day that was a perfectly fine way to calculate crank output for bragging rights but using that 22% loss method puts at over 800 crank horsepower. That goes to show just how insanely powerful these cars have gotten. Let's just say the newer drivetrains are more efficient and do a traditional 15% loss figure despite the M5 being all wheel drive and automatic. That gets us to 735 horsepower. BMW is already providing us with motors making over 700 horsepower. The question is not if the M8 S63TU2 will make 700 crank but just how much more than 700 horsepower it will provide. New BMW M8 (Fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km) in the final phase of the series production development process. Customary BMW M dynamic prowess, agility and precision enter a new dimension. Performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide tracks. M-specific optimisations further increase already high levels of rigidity in the body structure, chassis components and chassis mounting. M-specific suspension delivers exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics. High-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces north of 440 kW/600 hp. Fully variable transfer of power via M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel bias and 2WD mode. Market launch of the BMW M8 Coupe in the course of 2019. Further model variants: BMW M8 Convertible, BMW M8 Gran Coupe.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    Welcome wilf, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    The new Ford GT sports one of the best designs of all time and it is a Le Mans winner but the street car despite offering incredible handling is a bit of a letdown. Say what you want, the 3.5 liter V6 twin turbo Ecoboost just is not standing up to its competition which also is cheaper. It certainly isn't weak but 581 rear wheel horsepower on a Dynojet in STD correction just is not up to par: Especially against the McLaren 720S and its 698 rwhp let alone the Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS and its 3.8 liter flat-6 beast at ~680 rwhp. The turbos quickly run out of breath as well. The torque curve falls off a cliff at 6000 rpm. That is not a power curve befitting a car of this nature. Ford is 100 rear wheel horsepower short.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    Vonnen's hybrid boosting Porsche 991 system naturally caught the eye of PorscheBoost due to the ongoing 991.2 project car. Their Stage 1 system adds 175 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque at a $75k premium. Expensive for sure but this is new and uncharted territory. PorscheBoost inquired as to the cost and availability of the Stage 2 system as well as if Vonnen would be interested in PorscheBoost taking a tour of their facility and more importantly testing out the product. First things first, Stage 2 retails at $125k. Ouch. That is essentially the price of the car itself. This is clearly an upgrade for the wealthy Porsche enthusiast. Stage 2 does add 350 horsepower and an instant 294 lb-ft of torque. That is a gigantic difference: Stage 2 also weighs 70 pounds more coming in at a total of 190 pounds. Additionally, Vonnen's site shows the system as applied on the 991.1 but the good news is it works for 991.2 models as well. Want a 991.2 GT3 with another 300 lb-ft of torque coming on instantly? You can have it. The only clarification PorscheBoost is still waiting on is how long you can keep each system engaged. This may not be the kind of boost guys running 1/2 miles are looking for depending on how quickly the battery is depleted at each stage. PorscheBoost looks forward to a test drive! Vonnen New-Tech Performance Benefits Electric motors behave differently than gasoline engines. Vonnen uses this to great advantage. Torque From Idle Vonnen’s electric motor is capable of delivering a full 150 ft/lbs of torque from idle all the way to 5500 rpm, with 120 ft/lbs still available through to 7500rpm . That means power at usable RPM, no need to downshift or wait for the engine to rev. Tip into the throttle at 1000, 2000, or 3000 rpm and go. This makes Vonnen’s real world performance even greater than the 175hp increase would suggest. It’s about having power when you need it and not just at some peak power RPM. Large area under the torque curve makes Vonnen easy to drive fast. The gasoline engine behaves as normal, building power as RPM rises. Let the engine rev to its powerband, and the combined power output is stunning. Instant Response Immediate throttle response provides the driver with amazing power delivery control. This is especially useful when modulating the throttle to accelerate hard out of turns. Response happens within 25ms. Normally aspirated gasoline engines can’t even come close… and forget about turbo lag. This gives the driver an unrivaled sense of connection and control. Power To Weight Vonnen’s electric motor weighs in at a mere 38 lbs, yet can deliver bursts of 175 hp. That’s 4.6hp per pound at Stage 1, or 9.2hp per pound at Stage 2. Vonnen is engineered to match the way we drive performance and road racing cars; bursts of acceleration separated by longer periods of steady state, deceleration and light acceleration. Vonnen is optimized to match this driving profile perfectly, keeping weight to a minimum while delivering bursts of high power. Between bursts the system is cooled and recharged, ready for the next burst. Smog Compliance Clean performance. The gasoline engine operation is not altered, and that includes all smog and emission control systems and operation. Smog test results are the same, with or without the Vonnen system installed. Regenerative Braking Vonnen’s motor can also operates in generator mode when not supplying boost. This allows the battery module to recharge from the gasoline engine, and it also recaptures energy normally lost through braking in the form of heat. Power used to turn the motor in generator mode slows the car, and is stored in the battery module – later used to accelerate the car. Recovering energy normally lost to braking enables Vonnen to increase the vehicle’s fuel mileage and efficiency. It is in effect “free” energy. The existing mechanical brakes and ABS system remain untouched and operate normally. Pad and rotor life are extended due to less demand being placed upon them. And Fuel Economy Too! Energy normally lost to the brakes is stored and used for later acceleration, meaning less fuel is burned to get to where you’re going. Software Controlled Vonnen’s operation is controlled by the Vonnen Control Unit (VCU). Various modes of operation are driver selectable, and present modes of operation are the following: Street Mode Optimized performance at street RPM range, drive torque used to accelerate only. Race Mode Optimized for maximum performance at higher RPM, drive torque used to accelerate only. Virtual EV mode Optimized for fuel efficiency, drive torque used for steady state operation and acceleration. Stealth Mode Optimized for silent bursts of performance, electric torque used to accelerate while keeping exhaust note discrete. Off-Line Vonnen system maintains charge levels, but not creating drive torque nor creating any drag on the drivetrain.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    So if you heard what she said about PG&E being the company who will do it? here is a news station stating how it started. at 10:00 min into it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    Volkswagen MKVII GTI and MKVII Golf R owners will soon have another EA888 turbo upgrade options. Vargas Turbo Technologies showed off their turbo upgrade production piece and it is said to come in at a very reasonable $1999 retail. This turbo is good for 157+ mph in the 1/2 mile and enough to break into the 10's with the proper supporting mods of course. ECS Tuning will be the first dealer to carry the turbocharger. VWBoost looks forward to seeing what guys get out of it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    That seems awfully convenient... wow.
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    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Volkswagen MKVII GTI and MKVII Golf R owners will soon have another EA888 turbo upgrade options. Vargas Turbo Technologies showed off their turbo upgrade production piece and it is said to come in at a very reasonable $1999 retail. This turbo is good for 157+ mph in the 1/2 mile and enough to break into the 10's with the proper supporting mods of course. ECS Tuning will be the first dealer to carry the turbocharger. VWBoost looks forward to seeing what guys get out of it.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    In other news .... High speed rail and a warning about emails accidentally received about burning up Northern California back in February . I’m curious as to whether she is dead since she mentioned she has been silenced, but spoke out to them “today” in that video in Feb.
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  • PianoProdigy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:07 PM
    In what car? From a stop? From a roll, they aren’t nearly as impressive with power falling off hard after 60. Also keep in mind that the more the battery is discharged, the slower the car will get, so that can affect things too. A Tesla from a stop is pretty hard to beat on the street if it’s actually racing, though of course, hardly “unbeatable.”
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    Even if you vote they will do what they want to. We have lost control of our governments and in the USA that is why they are pushing so hard to end the 2nd so they can truly have all the power:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    That the democrat party embraced that piece of shit and he was on MSNBC and CNN 108 times shows the desperation.
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    It will be interesting to see what else gets the motor. The RS Q3 is a given.
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    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    The number of JB4 offering from BMS for modern turbo motor just continues to expand. BMS is in development of a JB4 for the McLaren 570S and the M838T motor which in theory means it could carry over to the MP4-12C, 600LT, 650S, and 675 LT models. A piggyback on a McLaren? Race Chip does it so why not BMS? Especially considering BMS often offers the most horsepower from a piggyback for the most affordable price. Not that McLaren owners should be worried about a few hundred here and there. Let's see what develops.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
    Ok, now I get it. I held off a Model S P100D fairly easily and was wondering if it was in ludicrous or not. I may never know.
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  • PianoProdigy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
    Yes, ludicrous is the most powerful driving mode and it can be set and left on. Technically, for the car to make the most power, you have to also enable “max battery power” which allows the battery to get warmer than normal resulting in less efficiency but more power discharge potential. Once max battery is enabled, it takes 20 minutes at normal temps to reach full temp. I’ve never experimented with the real timed difference in acceleration but I would guess it would be good for a tenth or two in the quarter, at best. Otherwise, the car is “ready” in ludicrous mode by default and in my case with a P90D would run a high 11 even without max battery enabled. I’ve run 11.6 as my best pass and the car is obviously not affected by DA and a prepped drag strip probably hurts times since the car never spins unless it’s soaking wet.
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    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread For Sale: FS: 2007 BMW 335i 6-speed manual in For Sale Vehicles
    Welcome to the world of the N54. closing.
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