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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 PM
    Pure Turbos has an upgrade for almost every stock housing these days. Add the Kia Stinger 3.3 liter twin turbo V6 to that list. Pure upgrades the factory housings with their own billet spec compressor and turbine wheels. What kind of power? How much money? Tuning is about to be completed with more details coming shortly.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    Pure Turbos has an upgrade for almost every stock housing these days. Add the Kia Stinger 3.3 liter twin turbo V6 to that list. Pure upgrades the factory housings with their own billet spec compressor and turbine wheels. What kind of power? How much money? Tuning is about to be completed with more details coming shortly.
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    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    No idea why you wouldn't just get an M2. At least it comes with real transmission options. Toyota's cost cutting ruined this car.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    They literally made a slightly bigger, heavier and more powerful FRS :lol: It is entirely likely that the Supra will cost more than a M240i yet will use the same engine AND wont be as nicely appointed as an M240i. It is likely that the Supra will weigh nearly the same as an M240i but not have a backseat like the M240i The Supra is reported to be Automatic only in the Turbo I6 model and the M240i is available with 6MT.... Sorry...why would anyone pick this pathetic attempt of Toyota to milk the popularity of a legendary car dry over a BMW M240i?
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Here is something we have been working on for a while, and it has been running in our shop car for about a year in various stages. We have slowly added more features, and taken more control away from the factory DME with great success. (The earlier anti-lag video we posted was NOT using this for control, at that point we still have MHD doing everything.) Currently, our car is running Sequential PI, full boost control using the factory solenoids, anti-lag with adjustable launch boost, boost by gear, LPFP activation based on boost, and a few other small things such as oil pressure, etc. We could not be more happy with not only the ECU but the support we have received from Adaptronic through this entire process. the ECU is extremely easy to set up, fits in the DME box with no problem, the software is very user-friendly, and having on the fly adjustment, as well as not needing to have the key on the make changes is something you never really miss until you have it. I would never want to go back. Availability is Q2 2019, but we can prob get some done for people earlier if needed. The ECU's are ready, we just need to make the harnesses, and we are slammed currently. Email us Sales@vargasturbo.com for direct assistance. This was the last graph taken with the setup. The car is getting a few more upgrades now and will be back on the road for some winter racing in the next month or so. VTT / Adaptronic M2000 N54 ECU upgrade A small list of available features: Full Sequential control of Port Injection with up to 8 injectors supported Multiple communication schemes available including Full wireless communication as well as standard USB COMPLETE ON THE FLY/LIVE Control of the ECU, no turning the car off to flash. While running simply modify any table/settings you chose, and watch it take effect in real time. ECU is USB powered even when the key is off for tuning changes without powering everything such as fuel pumps, etc. Full closed loop boost control with settings to allow DIRECT control of the factory solenoids No more boost target nannies Full Drive by wire capabilities. No more throttle closures by DME nannies Dual Built-in 4 bar map sensors, one for Imap, one for Emap. (External sensor can also be used) Flex fuel capability allowing boost/ignition/fueling changes based on ethanol content Dedicated secondary fuel maps for enrichment for such things as Anti-lag/launch control Full control of Secondary HPFP using its own table Full control of LPFP activation based on multiple settings Full Closed-loop control of the PI if the DI system is to be deactivated Fuel enrichment based on coolant, or IAT temps for cold start, mile racing, etc. Batch fire mode for cranking for people running High E85 mixtures in very cold weather Full control of ignition if chosen. If ignition control is given to the ECU this enables Dynamic 2-step control Full launch control using multiple cut schemes No Lift Shift Anti-lag with a variety of schemes Tunable dual knock sensors Closed loop control for spark cut for shifting based on gear, and or Strain sensor Nitrous control if needed Full Closed loop boost control if using a single turbo, for one or two wastegates with any solenoid you choose Traction control The VTT/Adaptronic kit will come with wires populated, and cut for standard inputs. RPM ECT IAT MPH Vacuum/Boost TPS Cam Position sensors for both Intake, and Exhaust Crank Position Sensor Clutch Switch The VTT/Adaptronic kit will come with wires populated for Standard outputs Full Sequential PI control, with dual map capability Enrichment control based on various temps Secondary HPFP A small list of optional outputs Full ignition control which unlocks many more features in the ECU Flex fuel control with the ability to control boost/ignition/fueling based on ethanol content Full closed loop boost control to get rid of the DME nannies that affect boost target Full DBW throttle control get rid of the DME that close throttle when not wanted NOS Control Full control over LPFPs Traction control if multiple speed sensors are used Pit Row speed control 2-Step/NLS/Launch Control/Anti-Lag Starting price for ECU, and harness $1600 Price includes a base map with most settings preconfigured for the N54. This means you are up, and running in no time. The harness is populated, and wired for standard inputs/outputs, with options to add more before we ship. All inputs connect with simple Posi-taps into the existing DME wires making wiring a breeze. Full wiring and installation instructions are included. The M2000 ECU fits right into the DME box. This is a FULL Standalone capable of controlling everything on the N54 with ease, we are using a small percentage of its capabilities to give us real control over the extras such as PI, and Secondary HPFP. US-based Tech support given by a US-based Adaptronic Distributor including phone support, and remote sessions. (Extra Cost may apply) This is a SMALL list of the features the M2000 ECU can provide. For full information on the Adaptronic M2000 please follow this link. https://adaptronicecu.com/collections/all-ecus/products/m2000-modular-ecu Some Screenshots of the software interface
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Baaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa That thing looks HIDEOUS Great job ruining the Supra name Toyota. That looks like an FT86 with a body kit.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    What is going on with these magazine tests of the Ferrari 488 Pista? Either Ferrari stepped their game up to an entirely new level or something is fishy. The 488 Pista doesn't just set a new test record it obliterates the McLaren 720S by just over two seconds. You decide if you believe these numbers: Almost four seconds on the 991.2 GT2 RS? With numbers like this the Pista should be setting Nurburgring lap records with ease. Hopefully we see the 488 Pista in independent hands soon with owner cars actually being tested as the magazine testing results are shocking thus far to say the least.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    You obviously know the N54 block is an open deck design. Eventually and under great pressure, the cylinders can oval. Kotte-Performance claims this happens past 25 psi of boost but of course this depends on mileage, boost, torque, use, etc. Many BimmerBoost users routinely run past 25 psi on the factory block. That does not mean they will not eventually need to reinforce their cylinder block. Kotte-Performance uses pins to strengthen the cylinders: Is that as effective as a true CNC closed deck block conversion such as what @alex@ABRhouston offers? No. It is a cheap way to keep the cylinders from rounding that is often applied in the import world especially with Subaru motors. Can it work? Sure. Once again, it depends on the setup and use. Ultimately you will want to discuss with your engine builder what approach is best for your car and budget.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    The V8 R8 models never got the attention of their V10 big brothers. There are several reasons for that. First of all, the V8 just is not as capable. If you want big power, go for the V10. Furthermore, the V8 fuel system taps out much faster. EVOMS struggled with a twin turbo V8 build and who knows if it was ever finished. B-Rogue Built managed to complete this twin turbo R8 V8 and the gains over stock are nice. The baseline was in the low 300's so the increase is roughly 47% more power: That Dyno Dynamics is corrected but still this R8 is making a ton more horsepower than stock. Does it make more sense to turbocharge a V8 R8 than get the V10? Not really. It still is cool to see it done of course.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    Perhaps BimmerBoost complains a bit too much about the lack of performance wagons but there is indeed a lack of wagons in the US market. The German brands short of Mercedes-AMG think we hate performance wagons in the USA because of the focus on SUV's and crossovers. How can we buy them if they are not even for sale? AMG is smart in a way as they fill the gap and take the sales that would otherwise go to Audi and BMW. The W213 E63 S is arguably the baddest wagon on the planet. It also costs over $100k so would BMW offering a wagon at ~$40k or so really not sell? Sorry guys, you will not be able to build your own M3 wagon any longer with the G20/G21 generation 3-Series. BMW has plenty of SUV's for you to choose from though.
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  • F16HTON's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:13 PM
    Exactly, We need common sense people laws. Trouble is that we have too many laws alread that are not being followed.
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    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    Welcome chris23492, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    DrankinN54, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    I just noticed the last line as well. I thought it would have been pretty cool. You could probably find a V8 r8 with a toasted motor dirt cheap.
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