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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    hell yes that’s what I’m saying. Dinan is suffering financially that’s why they had to sell to a hedge fund. Hedge funds buy struggling companies with a goal of pumping them back to life by restructuring which is a business-y way of saying cut costs by firing people and leveraging heavily on the companies existing strengths. For Dinan that was it’s relationship with BMW hence the dinan certified dealerships and it being known in the tuner community as the only brand with a warranty. Personally I think the game has moved on and they are too late to the table. But If Dinan could get BMW to run diagnostics on all cars that come in for service to see if they can detect higher than stock boost and then threaten to void warranties unless customers switch over to a dinan warrantied product, then they could make some coin.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    https://www.noelleperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/Noelle-Performance-Products-Limited-Warranty-Statement.pdf they provide themselves plenty of outs....as will Dinan.
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  • M5Dan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    I've never had a problem with ECS before and the guy that was quoted $31 to ship $42 spark plugs he just needed to spend $7 more dollars because they offer free shipping with $49 and up orders.
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  • M5Dan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    I saw Noelle Performance also matches the factory warranty on their flash tunes as well but I haven't heard of anyone with their flash tune yet.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:44 PM
    Magazines stretch the truth in articles for sales just as many car sites put up clickbait for traffic. This appears to be the real deal though so we might as well get used to it. It sure is hard to love that face no matter how often you see it. Assuming Motor magazine's supposed 'exclusive' is correct, this is the G80 M3: Ugh.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:42 PM
    The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro is an even hotter version of the already stellar C190 AMG GT R. It laps the Nurburgring in 7:04.6 minutes and that is what it is built to do: set absolutely spectacular laptimes. It is quick no doubt but it gains no power on the AMG GT R Pro. If anything, the revised aerodynamics with increased drag will slow it down. It is still quite quick despite the track setup: 100-200 kph in 6.5 seconds stock is moving. So what does the AMG GT R Black Series have in store for us?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:26 PM
    It's essentially an APR level approach in the BMW world. It's going to be huge.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:25 PM
    Dodson obviously has some of the strongest dual clutch transmissions in the aftermarket but what exactly does it take to get a Nissan GT-R dual clutch transmission to hold over 1000 horsepower and potentially 1000+ lb-ft of torque at the wheels? What you see in the pictures. Billet Design assembled this transmission with some of their own components and as you can see it is more involved than just new clutch discs. We are talking reinforced gear sets, extra plates, etc. Here is a small list of what is involved: - Quality machined billet baskets - Patented friction design - Proprietary design heat-treated shims and steels - Billet one piece inner basket - Rigid alloy outer basket - Heavy duty basket output bearing - Light alloy forged pistons - Ground oil pump gears - Serviceable seals or seals for life seals - CAD design and CNC machined COMPONENTS - 20 x Exedy® heavy duty patented frictions - 20 x Exedy® heavy duty heat treated & ground flat steels - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile forged alloy piston for clutch A with viton piston seal - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile forged alloy piston for clutch B with viton piston seal - 1 x Heavy duty billet steel basket (clutch A) - 1 x Heavy duty billet steel basket (clutch B) - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile billet outer alloy basket - 1 x Heavy duty high tensile inner steel basket & gear plate - 2 x Heavy duty matched oil pump gears - 6 x Clutch housing circlips - 2 x High temp piston shaft seals - 2 x Spring retaining circlips - 1 x Clutch centre circlip Plus whatever Billet Design Motorsports is adding into the mix. It is no wonder transmission builds can easily top $10k and beyond in the GT-R world.
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  • Eleventeen's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 06:16 PM
    Good, because buying a BMW piggyback that is not from BMS makes no sense at this point in time. However, they may be able to carve out a nice little niche in the flash tune market with that warranty.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 04:48 PM
    Finally! Remember when Dinan was acquired by Performance Driven Brands back in early 2018? Then remember when Performance Driven Brands was restructured by Sentinel Capital Partners? Well both Dinan and APR now work under the same halo and even out of the same facility in Opelika, Alabama. The relationship with APR is rubbing off well. Why? Because Dinan is now flash tuning again and offering a warranty. You know, like the early days? Remember when BimmerBoost called out Steve Dinan for hypocrisy? And when Steve Dinan responded? The BimmerBoost reasoning being that Dinan went from criticizing piggybacks to suddenly embracing them. The truth is Dinan just could not flash tune modern BMW's and it was a money grab. He sold the company shortly after and Steve Dinan is not at the helm today. Dinan created the Dinantronics piggyback box which, well, BimmerBoost was not a fan of. It was overpriced and underperformed. While Dinantronics still exists on certain engine platforms but by trading in your Dinantronics box you can get credit towards real flash tuning from Dinan. The APR relationship is really playing a key role as APR is helping with diagnostics, dealers, development, you name it. You do not have to worry about Dinan disappearing but only getting better and better going forward with massive engineering resources. The Dinan warranty is back as well. You will see Dinan focusing on products that are emissions compliant including tunes, intakes, suspension, etc. Do not expect to see things like catless downpipes but do expect CARB and EPA compliance. Dinan is finally back to being relevant in the BMW tuning scene and you will see a follow up thread on their S55 offering (with E85 capability) shortly.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 12:21 AM
    This is really what we wanted to see out of the RS5 out of the box. Speaking of which, adding the JB4 tuning box to the equation gets the B9 generation Audi RS5 performing much more like AudiBoost expected it to. Low 11's with just basic bolt ons: Just a JB4 on Map 5 with aftermarket downpipes and an intake.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2019, 12:16 AM
    Well, here it finally is! Apologies to our readers for taking so long but setting up such a test is not easy. The blessing in disguise is that a new option made the comparison and that option is made out of inconel and it is an engineering collaboration between Mimo Technik and SPW (Specialty Precision Welding). As you previously saw BoostAddict.com purchased the three most popular header options on the market for the 2017-2019 Porsche 991.2 3.0 Carrera models. You can make it four now. The idea was to compare the headers on the dyno but a flow bench was utilized instead. Why? Because the gains will vary on the dyno based on what modifications a car has as well as weather and cooldown time. A car like mine with upgraded turbos, methanol, inlets, intercoolers, etc., is going to move much more air than one with a tune running headers. Here we have repeatable, consistent results minimizing variables showing what the manifolds can flow. Fabspeed headers were not included in the test. Why? Because they are currently on the PorscheBoost 991.2 Project Car as Gintani felt they were the design they wanted to tune around. So you will get dyno numbers too but just for the Fabspeed option showing a before and after. Here are some important aspects to note: 1. All headers show a large improvement over stock. This is why Porsche changed the manifold design on the 992 from the 991.2. 2. Kline also makes an inconel header so if you want their lighter option, you can buy it. 3. The competitors are not named. 4. All headers purchased for this test are available for sale and basically brand new. PM @Sticky or e-mail admin@boostaddict.com to purchase at a discount. Why waste money? Flow numbers: Manifold weight: What we will say is Brand A offers the best combination of value, weight, and performance. The stock design truly is heavy and inefficient. Everyone tremendously improved on it and if you are tuning your car but still relying on the factory header design, why? The Mimo Technik and SPW header collaboration is the lightest and best performing. Yes, it is the most expensive but it is cheaper than Kline's inconel option. It is the choice for the guy who absolutely wants the best as well as track junkies. PM the @Sticky account if interested to purchase. Mimo/SPW: Kline: Vektor:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-13-2019, 11:45 PM
    TTE (The Turbo Engineers) are known for solid hybrid upgrades that are reliable. Their products work as evidenced by their BMW F82 M4 running their TTE740+ S55 hybrid turbo upgrade with oversized inlets. The car is making 714 horsepower at the crank on a MAHA dyno on pump fuel. That pump gas is 99 RON which works out to about 94 octane. Yes, that is pump fuel in many places in Europe. The car also has a meth kit but this is repeatable daily performance: Very solid numbers. Mods: TTE740+ hybrid turbos & TTE Turbo intakes Akrapovic Exhaust System inc downpipes Forge Motorsport Chargecooler charge pipes CSF Radiators chargecooler Radiator & dct cooler itg air filters drop in panel filters AEM Meth install VTT crank hub Upgraded DCT clutches FTP Charge pipe (JPipe) KW Suspensions - UK DDC Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches 400mm front & 380mm Rear set up 99 Ron pump fuel
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