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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 PM
    Which is quicker, the Ferrari 488 Pista or the McLaren 720S? Well, it depends who you read or watch. Some results have the Ferrari on top and some results have the 488 Pista on top. Assuming there is no Ferrari trickery going on, it likely comes down to the driver, course, and conditions. Tires alone could change the result: McLaren Senna: 1.40,8 min Manthey-Porsche GT2 RS MR: 1.43,5 min McLaren 720S: 1.45,5 min Ferrari 488 Pista: 1.45,9 min a-workx-Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 1.46,0 min Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 1.47,3 min Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: 1.48,0 min McLaren 600 LT: 1.48,9 min Lamborghini Huracán Evo: 1.49.0 min Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2): 1.50,0 min They are both stunningly fast and incredible automobiles. McLaren has a new model coming though that should put them far out of reach.
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    Today, 09:14 PM
    Which is quicker, the Ferrari 488 Pista or the McLaren 720S? Well, it depends who you read or watch. Some results have the Ferrari on top and some results have the 488 Pista on top. Assuming there is no Ferrari trickery going on, it likely comes down to the driver, course, and conditions. Tires alone could change the result: McLaren Senna: 1.40,8 min Manthey-Porsche GT2 RS MR: 1.43,5 min McLaren 720S: 1.45,5 min Ferrari 488 Pista: 1.45,9 min a-workx-Porsche 911 GT3 RS: 1.46,0 min Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 1.47,3 min Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro: 1.48,0 min McLaren 600 LT: 1.48,9 min Lamborghini Huracán Evo: 1.49.0 min Porsche 911 Turbo S (991.2): 1.50,0 min They are both stunningly fast and incredible automobiles. McLaren has a new model coming though that should put them far out of reach.
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    Today, 09:10 PM
    Good looking curve here from PureEvilN54: 27psi Jb4 bef E40 Vader solutions stage 2 lpfp PR coils Pinnacle 900 fmic Vrsf dps Vrsf inlets/outlets Vrsf cp with tial Cp meth xHP stage 3 Tuned by Pure Evil Tuning
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    Today, 09:01 PM
    Is this shocking news? Two new studies correlate that owners of expensive cars and namely males in expensive cars tend to have a feeling of superiority over other drivers. Well, of course, do these people have any idea how much work it takes to get into one of these 'expensive' cars? Apparently when you combine an Audi, Mercedes, or BMW with a male it gets worse: There is one tidbit people are glossing over in the studies which is that responsible people also own high end cars. It takes self-discipline and work to get to the level of being able to afford the cars in question: Does owning an expensive car make you a jerk? No. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it. Also, there are a whole lot more people driving cheap cars than expensive cars out there which simple volume will tell you more jerks drive cheap cars. Maybe part of it is some people just automatically assume the guy in the new Ferrari with the top down enjoying life is an asshole? What is clear is that high end automobiles are still an incredible status symbol and they get a ton of attention whether it be good or bad. Source
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    Today, 09:00 PM
    Is this shocking news? Two new studies correlate that owners of expensive cars and namely males in expensive cars tend to have a feeling of superiority over other drivers. Well, of course, do these people have any idea how much work it takes to get into one of these 'expensive' cars? Apparently when you combine an Audi, Mercedes, or BMW with a male it gets worse: There is one tidbit people are glossing over in the studies which is that responsible people also own high end cars. It takes self-discipline and work to get to the level of being able to afford the cars in question: Does owning an expensive car make you a jerk? No. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it. Also, there are a whole lot more people driving cheap cars than expensive cars out there which simple volume will tell you more jerks drive cheap cars. Maybe part of it is some people just automatically assume the guy in the new Ferrari with the top down enjoying life is an asshole? What is clear is that high end automobiles are still an incredible status symbol and they get a ton of attention whether it be good or bad. Source
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    Today, 08:12 PM
    Want to make a Golf R that enthusiasts will eat up? Want to revamp your performance image? Well Volkswagen, you already have the parts available to you. Just do what MRC Tuning did and put it all together in a Golf R chassis. This is a swap many tuners are doing successfully and apparently the factory electronics are not a big hurdle for competent tuners: At 758 horsepower this is a built 2.5 TFSI motor that is not even being pushed as hard as it could be. Hell, 800, 900, 1000+ horsepower examples could be built. All the Golf needs is this heart. It even looks like it fits perfectly. Stop worrying about stepping on Audi's toes and start kicking some ass Volkswagen.
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    There is no denying the 911 is the more comfortable and useable car. It's the everyday supercar. I'm annoyed I can't have both.
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    guyinoz replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    The BMS oil cooler has the shroud and the wheel arch vent, but the trans cooler doesn't. It seems, the AT trans when in sports-mode (paddles) is the cause of the high oil temps. Hence, I agree the wheel arch vent needs to be added, to clear all that heat away. Aside from that, I will also look at purchasing an aftermarket bumper with much larger intakes. I'll keep this thread updated with the results. Maybe it will help others avoid this pitfall.
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    Today, 08:08 PM
    Want to make a Golf R that enthusiasts will eat up? Want to revamp your performance image? Well Volkswagen, you already have the parts available to you. Just do what MRC Tuning did and put it all together in a Golf R chassis. This is a swap many tuners are doing successfully and apparently the factory electronics are not a big hurdle for competent tuners: At 758 horsepower this is a built 2.5 TFSI motor that is not even being pushed as hard as it could be. Hell, 800, 900, 1000+ horsepower examples could be built. All the Golf needs is this heart. It even looks like it fits perfectly. Stop worrying about stepping on Audi's toes and start kicking some ass Volkswagen.
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    Today, 07:59 PM
    yeah, thankfully that wasn't held up. I'm just going to try to keep the silicone outlet away from the manifold as best I can and hope for the best.
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    Today, 05:14 PM
    IllSic_Design replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    Sounds like ducting/airflow to(and out of) your coolers is the issue. Get proper ducting and airflow into and out of the oil coolers and it should solve your problems. You definitely need to get the venter wheel well in there so all the trapped heat from the oil coolers can escape.
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  • guyinoz's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    guyinoz replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    Thanks guys :) Changed my search criteria on google, found a heap of posts about air-flow, ducting, larger grills etc. The bumper/grill on stock, is likely fine for its purpose, but it wont deliver the mass air flow I require. https://eurodivision.com.au/bmw-e92-m3-style-front-bumper-pre-lci-coupe-e93-convertible-fitment.html (out of stock) but sure I can find others. Options for fog lights or no fog lights and instead all mesh grills. Obviously I'd go the no fog lights, but would need to find the fog lights delete solutions. I'm sure that's not hard to find. As far as ducting, I'd think heavy duty plastic sheeting (pliable) and make dedicated sleeves for both the BMS oil cooler and BMS trans cooler, would force as much air through them as possible. As it stands now, the air flow is piss-poor, and these coolers need lots of air flow to function properly. Non expensive option to try.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    We machine our outlets to 1.75" OD which our custom silicone outlets match. Reliability wise the RB GF Silicone High Flow outlets are set up exactly (are the same as) the older Super RB EVO units, and they have actually done very well for now entering 4 years, in fact we can't recall hearing any failed to date. Reason being is that the housings on these units are clocked strategically as far as possible away from the engine which is obviously helping preserve the silicone's life, unlike OE housing type silicone outlets that are nearly touching the manifolds. As for making some aluminum outlets, no doubt that would be the most ideal. Problem here is that to manufacture them would be something we would do here in the USA, as we do not tend to leverage Asian factories for our hard parts, or we try to minimize it wherever possible. But even if we did we'd have to commit to buying 50+ at a time, which is hard to swallow when we have sold not even 1/3rd of that amount in these turbos altogether, and may not get there even over the next year or more the way things are going. So back to producing in the USA when said and done we'd need to sell them for $300+ just to come out even on product/time while excluding profits, whereas most consumers will expect them to be no more than $200 or otherwise be a ripoff, based on the mass produced equivalents on the market. Anyway it is on the list but these GF units have not had the highest demand yet either, which is understandable all things considered with their failed competitive offerings, where the platform has gone with resale values, the Alibaba turbo movement, etc. Ultimately someday we will embark on making aluminum outlets for them but it is not high on the priority list at the moment, it is simply not easy to allocate the time to produce a part that we know up front will be $0 profitable. So until then we suggest those who demand aluminum to feel free to fab their own outlets, or otherwise we offer the silicone option to get them on the road that will likely never cause any problems for quite some time. Thanks, Rob
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    Today, 11:48 AM
    If you're 5;8" and 160 lbs, you will have no problem fitting into a 720S. I am basically twice that size and over 6 ft tall with a muscular build. I have sat in a 911 and it's one of the few sports cars that I can actually drive for an hour without parts of my body cramping or feeling claustrophobic. The seats might be puny in the back but at least there is room back there to seat a "normal" sized adult or child on short trips or put my gym bag while someone else occupies the front passenger seat. I haven't sat in a 720S but reading the specs, interior space is at a premium and it's much smaller inside. In my opinion, the 911 is more of an everyday car than the 720S. As far a looks go, I like the fact that the 911 is a little understated and doesn't attract too much attention. It's not flashy, and it flies under the radar.
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  • bmwsport's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    True, definitely not doing any weight reduction. And most people don't realize these track cars wouldnt make the first city speed bump!
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    Today, 09:59 AM
    Which manifold do you have again?
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  • Blown6's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    911 Turbo has low exotic factor and is imitated by lesser 911s. It also has a flat(lol) exhaust note. Forget the back seats, they may as well be painted on. 720s has no negatives really
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  • 135i2's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    135i2 replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    Depending on your power goals, just go single turbo and the heat just isn't an issue :-) Having said that Marty has no heat issues with his big twin setup on a 1M. Standard factory oil cooler (as I have with the PPK trans cooler conversion). We both now run a CSF radiator and MAD Auto Developments huge Plazmaman ICs for a long time now. etc.
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  • martymil's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    martymil replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    We have the ppk duct on the passanger side installed for the trans cooler
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Devin.
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  • guyinoz's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    guyinoz replied to a thread N54: High oil temps (AT) in N54, N55, N52
    Thanks mate :) See that's what's weird, I too tossed the factory oil cooler, instead, installed the ER competition oil cooler (driver side) including the additional duct shroud. Added the BMS AT trans cooler (passenger side), which also included add another quart of trans oil. The trans cooler has made a noticeable difference, it the time it take said oil to peek at 130C (266F). Though in saying that, previously, the temp just wouldn't go down, even with the radiator fan going full-blast. Least now, when I return to auto mode and drive slow, the oil temp drops back to 117-119C. Think the best thing I can do is install that wheel arch vent and see if that helps with the cooling of the AT cooler. I'm thinking it might, but wont tell until it's done. Don't know if there's enough room, but maybe a slim profile push fan, running all the time. Reiterating, I'm clutching at straws, cause apparently everything I've done, should have made a huge different. Guess I could try reinstalling the BMS value, maybe now with the AT cooler installed, the BMS value may make a bit of difference, with the ER oil cooler. Oil temps are fine in Auto, just when I go sports-mode with the paddles, after 15 min or so hard-driving, the oil reaches 130C (266F). Though, at highway driving 110Km (plenty of cool air) oil temps don't go over 125C. But do a lot of that these days. At most, speed limit hits 90Km.
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    Today, 04:22 AM
    Hey Italojojo: :text-welcomewave:
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