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    Today, 02:49 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum DukeNukem.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    This video was sent to BenzBoost as we missed it but it shows a C205 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe running at Byron Dragway. The owner states the transmission gave out and that may be the case but he did put down some mid-10-second passes. The fastest pass was 135.86 miles per hour on a 1.86 60 foot on the slipping transmission: We will see if the owner beefs up his trans and goes out there again but @Yabeelaparts clearly has some strong AMG turbo upgrades out there. Yabeela Stage 4 M177: https://www.yabeelaparts.com/collections/mercedes/products/yp-stage-4-turbo-upgrade-m177-178 Benzboost will cover more of the Yabeela AMG turbo offerings in the coming weeks.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    The Eurocharged Canada location sure is busy these days tuning just about everything. Eurocharged is historically regarded as an expert Mercedes-AMG tuner and they certainly do plenty of Mercedes-AMG tuning such as this CLA45 AMG. Just your basic bolt ons here including a custom dyno tune for a catless M133 downpipe. The result? An impressive 378 horsepower to all four wheels: The torque figure is an impressive 446 lb-ft at all four wheels but as you can see the factory turbocharger lends itself to power down low. Eurocharged is able to keep the top end power curve relatively flat 5000 rpm when the turbo starts to run out of steam. The M133 makes for a bit of a sleeper and certainly is underestimated as far as its tuning capability.
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    Today, 12:33 AM
    Live in California? Have a loud exhaust? Well, read up. A lot of information is flying about regarding a new exhaust law in California with people stating they are immediately being fined $1000 rather than get a 'fix it' ticket. This is not exactly the case. SEMA put out a great little article on the facts versus the fiction regarding A.B. 1824 which you can read below. California is making it tougher and tougher for car enthusiasts, tuners, and anyone who loves cars. California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824 was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 as part of the state’s budget process. The legislation amended how California law enforcement officials may issue a citation for exhaust noise violations. The bill has generated significant concern within the industry and enthusiast community, along with some misinformation. This document seeks to clarify the matter. Most notably, enactment of A.B. 1824 did not change existing laws pertaining to exhaust noise or the sale and installation of aftermarket exhaust systems in California. Here are the facts. WERE CALIFORNIA’S EXHAUST NOISE RULES CHANGED? No. Since 2003, exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, may not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test procedure J1169 (May 1998). This was not changed by A.B. 1824. IS IT NOW ILLEGAL TO INSTALL AN AFTERMARKET EXHAUST SYSTEM ON MY VEHICLE? No. The sale and installation of an aftermarket exhaust system remains legal in California so long as it does not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under SAE J1169 and complies with all other exhaust and safety laws and regulations. IF EXHAUST NOISE LAWS DIDN’T CHANGE, WHAT DID? Beginning January 1, 2019, a motorist cited for violating the current California exhaust noise law can receive an immediate fine. Previously, motorists received what is known as a “fix-it” ticket, which allowed for 30-days to correct the violation. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I GET A TICKET? Consumers in receipt of a violation still have the option of seeking a certificate of compliance from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) demonstrating that their exhaust emits no more than 95-decibels. This SEMA-sponsored program allows courts to dismiss citations for exhaust systems that have been tested and for which a certificate of compliance has been issued. BAR does not currently issue preemptive certificates of compliance. IF I GET PULLED OVER, WILL I RECEIVE A $1,000 FINE? According to the Judicial Council of California’s Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules for 2019, the suggested base fine/fee for a first conviction is $25 with a total fee of $193. I’VE STILL GOT QUESTIONS? Please contact Christian Robinson, SEMA’s Director of State Government Affairs.
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    Today, 12:30 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum zsdriver.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    Live in California? Have a loud exhaust? Well, read up. A lot of information is flying about regarding a new exhaust law in California with people stating they are immediately being fined $1000 rather than get a 'fix it' ticket. This is not exactly the case. SEMA put out a great little article on the facts versus the fiction regarding A.B. 1824 which you can read below. California is making it tougher and tougher for car enthusiasts, tuners, and anyone who loves cars. California Assembly Bill (A.B.) 1824 was signed into law by then-Governor Jerry Brown in June of 2018 as part of the state’s budget process. The legislation amended how California law enforcement officials may issue a citation for exhaust noise violations. The bill has generated significant concern within the industry and enthusiast community, along with some misinformation. This document seeks to clarify the matter. Most notably, enactment of A.B. 1824 did not change existing laws pertaining to exhaust noise or the sale and installation of aftermarket exhaust systems in California. Here are the facts. WERE CALIFORNIA’S EXHAUST NOISE RULES CHANGED? No. Since 2003, exhaust systems installed on motor vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating of less than 6,000 pounds, other than motorcycles, may not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test procedure J1169 (May 1998). This was not changed by A.B. 1824. IS IT NOW ILLEGAL TO INSTALL AN AFTERMARKET EXHAUST SYSTEM ON MY VEHICLE? No. The sale and installation of an aftermarket exhaust system remains legal in California so long as it does not exceed a sound level of 95-decibels when tested under SAE J1169 and complies with all other exhaust and safety laws and regulations. IF EXHAUST NOISE LAWS DIDN’T CHANGE, WHAT DID? Beginning January 1, 2019, a motorist cited for violating the current California exhaust noise law can receive an immediate fine. Previously, motorists received what is known as a “fix-it” ticket, which allowed for 30-days to correct the violation. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I GET A TICKET? Consumers in receipt of a violation still have the option of seeking a certificate of compliance from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) demonstrating that their exhaust emits no more than 95-decibels. This SEMA-sponsored program allows courts to dismiss citations for exhaust systems that have been tested and for which a certificate of compliance has been issued. BAR does not currently issue preemptive certificates of compliance. IF I GET PULLED OVER, WILL I RECEIVE A $1,000 FINE? According to the Judicial Council of California’s Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedules for 2019, the suggested base fine/fee for a first conviction is $25 with a total fee of $193. I’VE STILL GOT QUESTIONS? Please contact Christian Robinson, SEMA’s Director of State Government Affairs.
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    Today, 12:02 AM
    This is GPS testing using a Dragy but hot damn are the numbers impressive. Keep in mind BMS (Burger Tuning) did their testing on MS109 race gas but it goes to show just how potent the BMW F90 M5 is with bolt on modifications. Mod list: JB4 BMS intake MS109 Map 5 Result: 2.71 seconds to 60 miles per hour. 136.42 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile and knocking on that 9-second door. This car also managed 60-130 in 6.16 seconds. GPS is fairly accurate although we will see if BMS can match these numbers at a dragstrip rental BimmerBoost and the BoostAddict Network intends to invite Burger Tuning out to. The F90 M5 is a bolt on monster.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Interesting take on the shutdown. Apparently we can cut some fat if it runs past 30 days:https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/trumps_shutdown_trap.html
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    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum 07335IE90.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    F90 was on 93 octane. Hopefully we get race gas rematch.
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    It seems there are some shake ups going on behind the scenes at Cobb Tuning and this one will have a major impact on Porsche tuning in particular. Cobb's lead calibrator and Porsche tuning expert Mitch Mckee is leaving Cobb to focus on a new venture named Dyno Spectrum. If that name sounds familiar it should as Dyno Spectrum recently set the McLaren 720S overall 1/4 mile record with a tune only pass of 9.2 @ 152. Most people behind the scenes already knew of this move as the tuning community as well as the number of expert Porsche tuners is rather small. Where this leaves Cobb Tuning is the big question as Porsche 991.2 3.0 Protunes in particular have yet to be rolled out and what about Cobb accommodating custom tunes for upgraded turbo hardware? Mitch Mckee already tuned 991.2 turbo upgrades for example and Dyno Spectrum will obviously be able to handle custom Porsche tunes and projects. This move may explain Cobb's various issues and delays on the 991.2 3.0 platform and certainly brings future tuning into question. For those unfamiliar with Mitch: BoostAddict.com will bring you more information on Dyno Spectrum and their capabilities shortly.
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    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Acura seems to think it can address lackluster NSX sales with a higher performance Type R variant. The problem is the NSX is overpriced, heavy, and does not deliver the performance you would expect for the price tag in today's climate. Honestly, a Nissan GT-R is a better choice if you are into performance especially when the price and aftermarket is taken into account. Acura missed badly with the second generation NSX. So what will they change? Output is expected to be bumped to 641 from the current 573 which is a step in the right direction. The 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 is expected to get components from the rear wheel drive NSX race car. They will not make it rear wheel drive though which honestly, they should. Shaving 300 to 400 pounds off the car should be the focus. More power won't fix the issues buyers have with the NSX or draw in the classic NSX crowd. Acura/Honda still does not seem to get it. Source
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    A funny thing happens when enthusiasts clamor for a manual transmission when there is a DCT or automatic. They do not buy it. Well, at least not in enough numbers to make it financially rewarding for the manufacturer. There are exceptions but manual only enthusiast cars basically no longer exist. The GT350 was manual only and clearly targeted a certain audience as did the Viper which is no longer in production. There were enough Porsche enthusiasts upset by the GT3 going to PDK only that Porsche brought the manual option back with the 991.2 generation. Want a GT500 with a manual? Well, you better make a good business case for Ford and it can happen.
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    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Yeah that's true, but sometimes when you really push it on the track even upgraded cooling fails and you have to go custom. The reason why is the upgraded stuff has to fit in the factory location and sometimes that means a significantly larger cooler isn't possible so they focus on better efficency with fins etc. When you go custom the next limiting factor is space and air flow. The worst was when I built my frs because there was only one opening in the bumper and you had to stack everything in front of each in that space so air flow was absolutely garbage. So I had to make custom ducts to divert air behind so of these coolers.
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    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    I understand your point I just haven't run into any cooling issues due to the size of the grilles that couldn't be remedied with the quality of the cooling and design of the coolers.
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  • F87Source's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Well maybe on the street, but that much additional cooling isn't very space demanding. For instance if I wanted to put a manual transmission cooler, a diff cooler ran to the front, and run an aux oil cooler for the track there would be an issue because you can't expect good cooling performance stacking a bunch of thick cores infront of each other, and you can't cool stuff behind those cores with hot air. So you'd be limited to selecting only one or two of the above options before you run into space constraints. Next issue is when you start pushing things to the limit like on the track where you need more air flow and heat becomes an issue vs. drag racing or street use where these same issues may not pop up. So if you had a wider opening you could effectively cool more of the radiator. This is why I am a big fan of the larger grilles so you can have room for more stuff without having to start layering radiators in front of each other, one or two stacked should be fine, but if you require more room then it will become an issue. A larger grille would also allow more fresh air into the engine bay which is a good thing.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:50 PM
    I don't seem to have an issue with the coolers on my M3 including my water-air intercooler? Plus a DCT cooler, radiator, etc.
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    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    The lower center grille has to pass through a heat exchanger or intercooler.... That already slows down the air velocity and increases the temp so it makes it inefficient to keep cooling more stuff. The kidney grilles allow fresh air to directly hit the radiator and the larger they are the more room you have to stuff more coolers top side. You can't do that with the bottom opening because like I said before the intercooler or heat exchanger is there, and BMW mounts the crash bar low in the front bumper so you can't increase the opening size. So where do you propose additional air comes in with tiny kidney grilles, a majority of the radiator would not have direct exposure to head on airflow. Plus if you want to put more coolers in where do you put them?
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    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Welcome Rick881, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    The air intake doesn't just come from the grilles...
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    A couple other good good ones I’ve seen recently: -Rich
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Full disclosure, I’ve been a Chiefs fan my entire life, so I’m a little biased :laughing-rofl: And one that hurts a bit LOL: -Rich
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