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    Today, 09:21 AM
    Welcome yassine, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    The new GT500 with its 5.2 liter Predator V8 is taking all of the headlines but do not forget how potent the 5.2 liter naturally aspirated Voodoo V8 is. A little bit of boost does wonders for the GT350 as this Whipple twin supercharged example shows. Johnson Tuning did the software work and squeezed out 808 rear wheel horsepower and 588 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on 93 octane pump gas: That is a glorious horsepower and torque curb to boot. Modifications: Gen V Whipple Supercharger 3.875 Pulley Kooks Headers 72 lb Injectors Billet Oil Pump Gears If you want a manual transmission GT500, this is the next best thing. It comes with extra revs and less weight too.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    The new GT500 with its 5.2 liter Predator V8 is taking all of the headlines but do not forget how potent the 5.2 liter naturally aspirated Voodoo V8 is. A little bit of boost does wonders for the GT350 as this Whipple twin supercharged example shows. Johnson Tuning did the software work and squeezed out 808 rear wheel horsepower and 588 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on 93 octane pump gas: That is a glorious horsepower and torque curb to boot. Modifications: Gen V Whipple Supercharger 3.875 Pulley Kooks Headers 72 lb Injectors Billet Oil Pump Gears If you want a manual transmission GT500, this is the next best thing. It comes with extra revs and less weight too.
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    Today, 08:54 AM
    The E9X market is somewhat polarizing. You can pick up an E92 335i today for a pair of used socks and some floppy discs. It has led to a decline in quality in aftermarket parts as well as enthusiasts. There is natural turnover every new 3-Series generation but the E9X M3 value is holding much better than its turbo counterparts. Why? Let's break down the reasons. 1. V8 M3, 8400 rpm, enough said. It's BMW's GT3 or GT350. You will never have a V8 in an M3 again and V8's are set to disappear from the entire BMW lineup in the next decade. 2. It can lap after lap after lap after lap. Yes, bearings need to be changed but compared to how a 335 throws codes if you sneeze on it, the M3 is a much more reliable track car which is what it was designed to be. This is the last car BMW actually won championships in motorsports with. 3. Last M3 with perfect 50/50 weight balance. 4. That exhaust note. 5. DCT or Manual paired to RWD 6. For some, the last real M3. 7. Speculators who think it will appreciate. A guy compiled KBB data on his E92 M3 over a three year period. Of course the value dropped over time as he accrued mileage but notice despite miles we seem to be in a bottoming out period: You will not make tons of money off an M3 investment but what is interesting to note is you will not lose tons of money either. Take good care of it and essentially you will get what you paid for if buying today. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    We covered the impact going catless (straight pipe) compared to high-flow catalytic converters on modern Porsches previously. With emissions rules tightening you can still remain emissions compliant while opening the car up both in sound and performance. Look at the Fabspeed dyno results with just a change to their sport cats on this Porsche 991.2 Carrera 4S equipped with PSE: Most of the gain comes up top exactly where the 9A2B6 3.0 needs it and considering the results are on the factory ECU it shows what a restriction in breathing the factory catalytic converters were. Not only do you gain power but just listen to the flat-6 open up. The guys still pounding their chest about their 991.1 exhaust note have little to brag about any longer:
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    If you want to know what's going on in Virginia:
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    Today, 05:02 AM
    Hey benz1811: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Batman's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    It was very close but in my opinion, the Camaro won this comparison test when you factor in the performance metrics it won, and what you get for the price of the car.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    This car is such a beast man, 800whp. Perfect candidate for a Ford Performance GTR500: GT500 tuned to 800hp with Ford Performance AWD DCT transmission
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  • Batman's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    This article on C & D reminded me of a 12 round heavy weight boxing championship fight between two elite boxers. Prior to the comparison test, everyone knew the Mustang made substantially more power than the Camaro. No surprises there. What is surprising to me is that the Camaro won some rounds in this contest! Ford had 7 years to make this car and make sure that it beat the Camaro in every single performance metric. I mean, a supercharged 5.2L V8 of DOHC 32 valve goodness, DCT, carbon fiber wheels, rear seat delete, etc. This car should own that Camaro in every single way. Period! The Camaro should not be winning any performance metric against this Mustang. As much as I like the Mustang, Ford messed up on the car - kind of the way they messed up in their Ford GT coming out with a V6 engine! If I had to buy one of these two cars today, based on the information I’m seeing in this comparison test, I would get the Camaro. I’d save almost $20,000 on the price of the car that I can use on mods, and I’d buy mine with a manual transmission. Chevrolet needs to man up, grow a pair, and put that C7 ZR1 LT5 motor, transmission, and drivetrain into the Camaro. On a separate note, these cars need to start being offered with all-wheel drive. The truth of the matter is either one of these cars would have a hard time keeping up with a Nissan GTR, BMW M5, Benz E63 on the street. Unless you live by the highway doing highway pulls all day long from 60mph+, you have no chance against the awd high powered cars on the street.
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    Today, 01:44 AM
    overdrive31, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    That almost seems like they’re on Chevy’s payroll. They probably gave the Camaro more points for better gas mileage. Look at that 0-150 time! Seems like more than 110HP difference. -Rich
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    cop suits?
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    Yesterday, 04:29 PM
    Leaked audio of Vince Vaughn and Trump. Pretty sure that’s their voices lol.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Good fuck her that terrorist supporting POS. Also, FUCK Minnesota for importing so many god damn Somalis. Only reason she got elected. I have personally dealt with them in Minnesota. The arrogant piece of shit I spent the most time with had no respect for personal property or anything and lied out his ass left and right. Was not impressed.
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    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    bogdanwmw, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum lvndo.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    Are we finally going to see something happen to the people it's supposed to happen to?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 07:11 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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    Yesterday, 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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