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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    MotorTrend, this is what you guys do for a living? Seriously? BoostAddict.com stated for some time now that World Motorsports sets their Mustang Dynamometer to read like a Dynojet or higher. It is not consistent at all. It is somewhat infuriating as it leads to nonsense like this from MotorTrend. Is the LT2 V8 making 558 rear wheel horsepower on a Mustang dyno despite its 490 horse SAE rating? Of course not: The first thing MotorTrend should have done is called Mustang Dynamometer instead of GM. The second thing they should have done is run the car on another Mustang and a Dynojet for context. It would not take them long to figure out software and data entry is to blame beyond what gear the car is in. The Mustang dyno by default is set to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) correction. This is the exact same standard GM uses for certifying output. The problem is whatever World Motorsports is doing to the software or data input to get it to read higher than it should. Remember, you can get a Mustang dynamometer to say whatever you want it to say. MotorTrend is perplexed and can not figure out what is going on: They kept playing with gearing but it seems they were not interested in getting the real answers as it generates more clicks when you get rumors going the C8 is making a ton more horsepower than advertised. Now the Corvette forums can pass around the link and everyone can pretend GM somehow got the LT2 V8 to make 176 more horsepower than the naturally aspirated C7 LT1 V8 it is based on: This is clickbait: When people who aren't trying to sensationalize for clicks get this car on the dyno, we will get the actual numbers. Where is the integrity from MotorTrend and World Motorsports? Those in the industry discuss among themselves how there is no consistency to what you get on the World Motorsports dyno because everyone plays with the settings. Go ahead, call up guys who use the dyno and see what they say just as I just did. While the facility and dyno cell is world class, the software calibration and consistency is not. What MotorTrend published and what World Motorsports allowed is quite simply dishonest and poor journalism. Enjoy those clicks guys but they do come at a cost.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    MotorTrend, this is what you guys do for a living? Seriously? BoostAddict.com stated for some time now that World Motorsports sets their Mustang Dynamometer to read like a Dynojet or higher. It is not consistent at all. It is somewhat infuriating as it leads to nonsense like this from MotorTrend. Is the LT2 V8 making 558 rear wheel horsepower on a Mustang dyno despite its 490 horse SAE rating? Of course not: The first thing MotorTrend should have done is called Mustang Dynamometer instead of GM. The second thing they should have done is run the car on another Mustang and a Dynojet for context. It would not take them long to figure out software and data entry is to blame beyond what gear the car is in. The Mustang dyno by default is set to SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) correction. This is the exact same standard GM uses for certifying output. The problem is whatever World Motorsports is doing to the software or data input to get it to read higher than it should. Remember, you can get a Mustang dynamometer to say whatever you want it to say. MotorTrend is perplexed and can not figure out what is going on: They kept playing with gearing but it seems they were not interested in getting the real answers as it generates more clicks when you get rumors going the C8 is making a ton more horsepower than advertised. Now the Corvette forums can pass around the link and everyone can pretend GM somehow got the LT2 V8 to make 176 more horsepower than the naturally aspirated C7 LT1 V8 it is based on: This is clickbait: When people who aren't trying to sensationalize for clicks get this car on the dyno, we will get the actual numbers. Where is the integrity from MotorTrend and World Motorsports? Those in the industry discuss among themselves how there is no consistency to what you get on the World Motorsports dyno because everyone plays with the settings. Go ahead, call up guys who use the dyno and see what they say just as I just did. While the facility and dyno cell is world class, the software calibration and consistency is not. What MotorTrend published and what World Motorsports allowed is quite simply dishonest and poor journalism. Enjoy those clicks guys but they do come at a cost.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 PM
    IMHO the way it should work is that only a vote by the majority of guys in the league should be able to reverse a trade, that makes it perfectly fair for everyone. And when reversing a trade people need to realize original draft position often has little to do with value.
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  • Arin@APR's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 PM
    APR is pleased to present the ultimate Transmission Control Unit (TCU) Upgrade for the DQ500 7-Speed DSG / S-Tronic Transmission! APR’s TCU Upgrade dramatically improves upon the DQ500 transmission’s function, drivability, and performance through a myriad of enhancement and custom features. Product Page Normal daily driving is smoother as we’ve improved upon the normal quirks and complaints associated with the driving experience. Sporty driving is far more capable with increased torque capacity, clamping pressure, faster shifting times, more capable launch control, and more! Both are optimized to deliver faster acceleration by matching the power output delivered by our ECU Upgrade. This all comes with customizable features you can choose while flashing the TCU to personalize the transmission to your desire! Lastly the software loads to the factory TCU through the OBD-II port, resulting in a clean and headache-free install. Features Optimized part throttle drive and sport maps At lower throttle input, the system doesn’t race towards the highest gear. In doing so, we keep the turbo spooled between shifts for a more enjoyable driving experience. Optimized wide open throttle drive and sport maps Shift strategy matches the output of our tuned ECU upgrades. In doing so, each gear will shift at the ideal point for the fastest acceleration. Increased clutch pressure Maximum targeted clutch pressure is raised, giving the transmission the ability to continue raising clutch pressure, as needed, to help prevent slip in higher torque situations. Increased clutch torque limits Torque limits are raised, allowing the transmission to function properly at higher torque levels. In doing so, the TCU does not artificially reduce torque. Manual downshift lockout limit increased In manual mode, the transmission will allow you to downshift so long as the next is below redline. This includes removal of the first gear lockout. Lightning fast paddle response Pulling the manual paddles results in a quicker shift with artificial delays and lag times removed and reduced. Lightning fast shift times Shift times are reduced to be as fast as physically and mechanically possible by the transmission. During cruise and light throttle, shift times are transitioned to a slower comfort mode. Maximum RPM increased Maximum allowable RPM has been increased to match the output of our ECU software. Reduced pull-away delay We’ve reduced the delay experienced when pulling away from a stop for a more natural driving experience. Customizable auto up-shift behavior When flashing the transmission, you can choose to have manual mode auto up-shift at redline or stay in gear and bounce off the limiter until you manually shift. Customizable 3-step launch control When flashing the transmission, you can choose your maximum launch RPM, which includes 3 launch RPMs that are selectable depending on throttle position. Lightning fast launch control We’ve greatly reduced the delay experienced after you release the brake pedal for a quicker reaction time when using launch control. Launch control enabled with ESP on Launch control can be used with ESP on. In some situation with the right setup this may improve your launch, although ESP will get in the way with too much tire slip. Launch counter There’s no software limit to the number of launches possible on the transmission. Gear display active in drive and sport Drive, sport and manual mode all display the current gear in the MFD, digital dash or virtual cockpit. Application Guide RS3 8S 2.5 TFSI EA855 EVO TT RS 8S 2.5 TFSI EA855 EVO Price $799.99 USD USA Where to Buy https://www.goapr.com/dealer/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    This is a major win for farmers selling corn who lobbied the Trump administration regarding larger purchases of ethanol. What does this mean for car enthusiasts? It means more ethanol. You will see more ethanol in your gasoline and E15 will see greater adoption. Here is what to expect: In a forthcoming supplemental notice building off the recently proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020. EPA will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. This will include accounting for relief expected to be provided for small refineries. EPA intends to take final action on this front later this year. In the most recent compliance year, EPA granted 31 small refinery exemptions. Building on the President’s earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15. EPA will continue to evaluate options for RIN market transparency and reform. USDA will seek opportunities through the budget process to consider infrastructure projects to facilitate higher biofuel blends. The Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues. More ethanol will be blended into our gasoline as a whole in the USA but an exact percentage is not stated above. It seems 15% will be the number. We should all also see greater ethanol supplies in general. For auto enthusiasts, hopefully this means more E85 pumps. Farmers successfully lobbied for increased ethanol sales wile the EPA initially was against it. What this all means is there is going to be a lot more ethanol from 2020 on. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    Welcome.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 PM
    This is a major win for farmers selling corn who lobbied the Trump administration regarding larger purchases of ethanol. What does this mean for car enthusiasts? It means more ethanol. You will see more ethanol in your gasoline and E15 will see greater adoption. Here is what to expect: In a forthcoming supplemental notice building off the recently proposed 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020. EPA will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. This will include accounting for relief expected to be provided for small refineries. EPA intends to take final action on this front later this year. In the most recent compliance year, EPA granted 31 small refinery exemptions. Building on the President’s earlier decision to allow year-round sales of E15, EPA will initiate a rulemaking process to streamline labeling and remove other barriers to the sale of E15. EPA will continue to evaluate options for RIN market transparency and reform. USDA will seek opportunities through the budget process to consider infrastructure projects to facilitate higher biofuel blends. The Administration will continue to work to address ethanol and biodiesel trade issues. More ethanol will be blended into our gasoline as a whole in the USA but an exact percentage is not stated above. It seems 15% will be the number. We should all also see greater ethanol supplies in general. For auto enthusiasts, hopefully this means more E85 pumps. Farmers successfully lobbied for increased ethanol sales wile the EPA initially was against it. What this all means is there is going to be a lot more ethanol from 2020 on. Source
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  • Static_Lamb's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    :D
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Hey Static_Lamb: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    That message was sent to a different inbox. I reinstated his team. The other guy hasn't said anything and was the one making all the bogus trade offers to everyone along with saying he would drop his roster.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    Welcome kejasi, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Hey Aj335: :text-welcomewave:
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  • zeenon53's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    Do you. Let's try and have this all settled before waiver claims need to be made.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    I'm going to drink my coffee and find that message you referenced and see what he said.
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