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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 PM
    If you can afford these future wheels, you can pay someone to clean them. Besides, surely they have nano-tech or some sort of force field that repels dirt.
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    Today, 10:40 AM
    this is the H&r kit. Only thing i have is the adjustable lowering springs, front and rear.
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  • maxnix's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    On stock internals with original fuel system and no ethanol, that is very impressive.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    For many readers the KRATOS name is new but you will get used to seeing it. This is a premium aftermarket turbo manufacturing brand designed to be the best and set the standard. Currently, KRATOS covers the McLaren M840T, Mercedes-AMG M177/M178, and now they are adding a high end BMW M S55 offering. Greek God, KRATOS, is the personification of Strength and Power in Greek mythology. This ethos has defined the direction of the KRATOS brand. KRATOS came into conception through a group of engineers with 25+ years of private label design and manufacturing turbo systems for various house-hold name performance brands. These engineers saw a untouched segment in the high end European market for True OEM Style Dual Ceramic Ball Bearing Turbo System Manufacturing and through that revelation the KRATOS brand was born. KRATOS systems are forged from the finest raw materials and assembled with strenuous attention to detail. Every component is purposefully designed and engineered-in-house and tested to extreme standards. KRATOS is The Only True Dual Ceramic Ball Bearing OEM Fit CORE-LESS Turbo System Manufacturer. KRATOS aims to provide exclusive turbo systems for premium European performance vehicles. This goal is achieved through pride and purity of engineering as well as uncompromised use of top tier materials and manufacturing methods. KRATOS was recently acquired by Global Motoring Group LLC, not to be confused with racing company GMG. This has further emphasized the focus of the KRATOS brand is to provide OE fit turbo solutions to top tier European performance cars. All Global Motoring Group brands maintain a focus on manufacturing and sell product through the vendor network. All interested consumers can find a licensed dealer in their area through direct contact with a Global Motoring Group representative at info@asrkratos.com. Global Motoring Group ensures that sufficient KRAS55 stock is kept to reduce the chances of backorders and shortages. All buyers can expect their products to be shipped within 24-48 hours after their purchase no matter the season. This being said, high volumes of interest have been observed and many of the first units to ship will be spoken for. Due to this, we will be opening a pre-order list for customers who would like to reserve systems that will be first to ship. More information on preorders will be made available in the coming weeks. Current KRATOS Platforms include BMW S55, Mercedes Benz M177/M178, and Mclaren M840T (Currently in R&D Phase). You will recall the KRATOS S55 turbo offering announced as in development over a year ago. KRATOS displayed the product at SEMA 2017 and since then it was tested extensively in race car as well as streetcar applications. When BimmerBoost says extensive testing, we mean extensive testing: What sets the KRATOS KRAS55Bi S55 turbo upgrade apart? Well for starters, it is a true twin turbo upgrade. No OEM cores are required. They are not modifying stock housings and just trying to jam in the biggest off the shelf wheel they can fit. This upgrade was designed to be a complete replacement and engineered with specific goals in mind. KRAS55Bi: 850whp+ Forged Billet Aluminum 3rd order Geometry Design Point Milled Manufacturing These turbos are good for 850+ whp and have been run on stock S55 internals at over 750 whp. You may be asking, how does the motor hold together on these turbochargers at over 750 whp but not with other options? This is the key. Rather than pushing impellers out of their efficiency range or generating a ton of heat quality tuning paired with proper sized turbos for the application means a far more efficient design. Less boost pressure to hit the same targets means less heat. You lower component stress, cylinder pressure, and reduce the point of detonation. The wheels and housings are engineered for this: Let's take a look at the fitment. When tuners try to fit larger aftermarket turbochargers they often run into fitment issues. It is not as simple as just bolting on some larger turbos. KRATOS fitment features: Utilization of OEM Oil + Water lines. Full reversibility. Full compatibility with OEM fit aftermarket parts Bolts in and uses all the OEM lines. As this is a full upgrade, the turbos are joined with the KRATOS manifolds. The manifold design is another reason the KRATOS KRAS55Bi turbo upgrade produces more power and torque and less boost pressure. Focus on the 1.1:1 backpressure rating: Mathematically matched A/R ratio. Reduced heat and increased turbine efficiency. Smoother internal runner transitions. Increased runner diameter. Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling software tested. 316 Stainless Steel. Anything else to focus on? Yes, the patent pending Ceramic Ball Bearing Cartridge. Nobody else uses ceramic ball bearings in true OEM fitting cartridges. 5x the service life of steel ball bearings. Significantly lower operating temperatures than steel ball bearings. Increased efficiency and thrust load capability. Near frictionless operation requiring minimal oiling. Heightened transient response. Also the inlet design: Direct fitment to OEM crankcase ventilation and intakes. Custom Designed 4-ply silicone inlets. Polished and match ported billet aluminum elbow. Now no doubt you want to see the dyno data but it was important to explain how and why this output was achieved. Test car modifications: Stock Engine Stock Intercooler Downpipes Intakes Spec Stage 2+ Clutch Fuel-It PI Maximum PSI Crank Hub BootMod3 HCP Custom Tune KRAS55Bi Turbo System (Standard Billet Wheel Option) This is a stock S55 motor, on the stock intercooler, topping 800 wheel horsepower: That is 812 wheel horsepower which is the record for S55 stock internals (to be noted no built motor twins have hit this number either) and achieved on 32 psi of boost with E85. Nobody else is even close at that boost level and remember the previously covered S55 cylinder head work from Headgames? Combine that head with the KRASS55Bi and supporting engine internals and suddenly cracking 900 whp is within reason: The weaknesses in the S55 head were discovered due to Kratos pushing the limits in testing in both race and street car applications. They reached out to Headgames to work together on the S55 head solution. You will soon see others running the Headgames S55 head. Yes, pump gas testing on 93 octane was of course done as well: On pump fuel you will have lower detonation resistance and higher exhaust gas temps namely compared to ethanol. Now here is a very interesting overlay of the OEM turbos: The part to focus on is in bold. A difference of 327 whp on the top end is insane. Here is the final graph overlay on pump gas to hammer the point home: KRATOS making the power they are on the stock internals is proof that early S55 failures in the ~700 whp FBO on range with hybrids were not due to the internals not being able to take the power. Some 'Instagram' tuners would ramp in torque hard way too early without paying attention to exhaust gas temps. They were after peak figures on a graph and not paying attention to how to best cater the tune to the setup. BimmerBoost agrees with KRATOS: Now you want to know, how much money and when? Well, expect the KRASS55Bi early next year: KRAS55Bi: $7,895, Early Q1 2019 KRAS55Ti: $8,995, Late Q1 2019 Keep in mind this is a complete turbo upgrade system including the inlets requiring no cores. BimmerBoost feels the product is priced very well for the quality and design. Keep in mind, this is an upgrade engineered by a company that does nothing but focus on complete turbo upgrades for each specific application. This is partially why this upgrade took so long to come to market. A very big difference between modifying OEM housings with off the shelf parts and creating new ground up manifolds and turbochargers with the highest quality components. Yes, there is also a KRASS55Ti turbo upgrade coming good for 1000+ whp which BimmerBoost will cover later in the week. Some details: Forged Billet Ti6Al4v Titanium (Grade 5) 3rd Order Geometry Design Point Milled Manufacturing Direct all inquiries to info@asrkratos.com PRESS RELEASE
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum iMonster_..
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  • DFM's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Cleaning those look fun. Love the new manufacturing tech though.
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Welcome DavidBowie, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Carwow brings us four SUV's but not the four fastest on the market. This would be much more interesting with a Jeep Trackhawk in place of the Range Rover and the smaller Mercedes-AMG GLC63 taking the place of the brick shaped G-Wagon. It is what it is though and we get to see just how quick the Tesla Model X P100D in Ludicrous mode is off the line. It's definitely hard to beat from a stop and runs an 11.3 in the 1/4 mile. It is followed by the Urus with a relatively weak 11.9. You just expect more from a 650 horsepower twin turbo Lamborghini SUV. The G63 considering it is 5600+ pounds and as already stated shaped like a brick does an impressive 12.3 pass. The Range Rover Sport SVR shows it powerplant is desperately in need of an update with a 12.9 pass. Carwow does a rolling race next and finally figures out to put cars in the right gear. The Tesla will just run away as it has one gear if they wait for an idiotic kickdown as they do in other videos. Regardless, the Tesla wins yet again. In reality, on the street, you won't run into a P100D Model S or X ready to go in Ludicrous mode.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Carwow brings us four SUV's but not the four fastest on the market. This would be much more interesting with a Jeep Trackhawk in place of the Range Rover and the smaller Mercedes-AMG GLC63 taking the place of the brick shaped G-Wagon. It is what it is though and we get to see just how quick the Tesla Model X P100D in Ludicrous mode is off the line. It's definitely hard to beat from a stop and runs an 11.3 in the 1/4 mile. It is followed by the Urus with a relatively weak 11.9. You just expect more from a 650 horsepower twin turbo Lamborghini SUV. The G63 considering it is 5600+ pounds and as already stated shaped like a brick does an impressive 12.3 pass. The Range Rover Sport SVR shows it powerplant is desperately in need of an update with a 12.9 pass. Carwow does a rolling race next and finally figures out to put cars in the right gear. The Tesla will just run away as it has one gear if they wait for an idiotic kickdown as they do in other videos. Regardless, the Tesla wins yet again. In reality, on the street, you won't run into a P100D Model S or X ready to go in Ludicrous mode.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    I agree with you but good luck getting the owner to admit it.
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    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    People playing with these older transmissions don't understand just how huge the advantage is. It's almost like cheating.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Great news from Autotuner who just continues to expand their compatibility list. The tuning tool now supports OBD-II reads/writes for various new gasoline and diesel Mercedes and Mercedes-AMG applications. Here is the full list: Autotuner is now able to perform the following operations: OBD Read OBD Write On the following ECUs: Diesel (Real read) SID307 OBD OM607 engine : 160 CDI (1.5) + 180 CDI (1.5) SID310 OBD OM607 engine : 160 CDI (1.5) + 180 CDI (1.5) SID310 OBD OM699 engine : Classe X 220CDI (2.3) + Classe X 250 CDI (2.3) EDC17C43 OBD OM640 : 160 CDI (2.0) + 180 CDI (2.0) + 200 CDI (2.0) EDC17CP46 OBD OM651/OM642 : 200 CDI (2.1) + 220 CDI (2.1) + 250 CDI (2.1) + 350 CDI (3.0) + x19 CDI (3.0) EDC17CP57 OBD OM651/OM642 : 220d (2.1) + 250d (2.1) + 300h (2.1) + 350dI (3.0) EDC17CP60 OBD OM651 : 250 CDI (2.1) EDC17C66 OBD OM622/OM626/OM651 : 109 CDI (1.6) + 111 CDI (1.6) + 180d (1.6) + 200d (1.6) + 114 CDI (2.1) + 116 CDI (2.1) + 119CDI (2.1) + 200d (2.1) + 250d (2.1) Petrol (Virtual read) Bosch MED17.7.1 M276/M278/M157 engines : 300 CGI (3.5i) + 350 CGI (3.5i) + 500 (4.7T) + 63 AMG (5.5T) Bosch MED17.7.2 M270/M274/M133 engines : 160 (1.6T)+ 180 (1.6T) + 200 (1.6&2.0T) + 250 (2.0T) + 300 (2.0T)+ 350e (2.0T) + 45AMG (2.0T) Bosch MED17.7.3 M278 engine : 450 (4.7T) + 500 (4.7T) + 550 (4.7T) Bosch MED17.7.3.1 M276 engine : 320 (3.0T) + 400 (3.0T) + 500 hybrid (3.0T) + 500e (3.0T) + 450 AMG (3.0T) + 43 AMG (3.0T) Bosch MED17.7.5 VR M157/M176/M177/M178 engines : 500 (4.0T) + 550 (4.0T) + 560 (4.0T) + 63AMG (4.0T) / 63AMG (5.5T) Bosch MED17.7.8 M277/M279 engines : 65AMG (6.0T) + 650 (6.0T) Excellent news for Mercedes-AMG tuners and enthusiasts alike.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    Looks like fairly similar software capability but nobody is showing these transmissions holding 1000+ so where is the hardware that makes that happen?
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  • benzy89's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    Wonder what the trans software changes they make in comparison to the APR DL501 TCU upgrade
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    Very few positive reviews unfortunately.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Remember when a couple months back AudiBoost posted an article that 8's were coming for the new 2.5 TFSI? Well, we were just slightly premature. The best pass to date in the 1/4 mile for an 8V Audi RS3 sedan or otherwise is 9.019 @ 157.01. Just a couple hundreds off for an 8-second pass but rest assured it is coming. The RS3 and TT-RS have essentially become the Nissan GT-R's of the German tuning world. You can even argue the platform has advantages in weight and fueling. It's a damn impressive platform: This record was set at Sacramento and Iroz rented the strip out. At this point, a bit of cooler California weather and they will have that first 8. The car of course features a built motor, upgraded LPFP, upgraded port injectors, proprietary clutches, and an IMS850 Xona Rotor turbo setup.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    Remember when a couple months back AudiBoost posted an article that 8's were coming for the new 2.5 TFSI? Well, we were just slightly premature. The best pass to date in the 1/4 mile for an 8V Audi RS3 sedan or otherwise is 9.019 @ 157.01. Just a couple hundreds off for an 8-second pass but rest assured it is coming. The RS3 and TT-RS have essentially become the Nissan GT-R's of the German tuning world. You can even argue the platform has advantages in weight and fueling. It's a damn impressive platform: This record was set at Sacramento and Iroz rented the strip out. At this point, a bit of cooler California weather and they will have that first 8. The car of course features a built motor, upgraded LPFP, upgraded port injectors, proprietary clutches, and an IMS850 Xona Rotor turbo setup.
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    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    You have to give HRE props here for doing something different as their new designs seemed to stagnate. The end result here is not the most aesthetically pleasing wheel as it looks like something out of a Lego Technic kit but it certainly is different and points toward future design methods. HRE states: Basically this is a test bed application designed to get attention and mission accomplished. Here is how this design process stands out: This is not a production wheel but a demo of the 3D Printing titanium wheel process that can be applied in the future.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    You have to give HRE props here for doing something different as their new designs seemed to stagnate. The end result here is not the most aesthetically pleasing wheel as it looks like something out of a Lego Technic kit but it certainly is different and points toward future design methods. HRE states: Basically this is a test bed application designed to get attention and mission accomplished. Here is how this design process stands out: This is not a production wheel but a demo of the 3D Printing titanium wheel process that can be applied in the future.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Price... pics... etc.
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    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    This. If you go against Ferrari's wishes they threaten legal action or will threaten to pull advertising among other things such as never providing a test car again. Then they restrict event invites or ask for final editing before publishing or all kinds of other lame ass stuff. They are the spoiled children of the automotive manufacturing world and magazines have no balls to call their BS.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    Great stock internal S55 power here from an F80 M3 with a Pure Turbos upgrade. This is said to be a Stage 2 titanium which BimmerBoost requested clarification from @Pure Turbos if this is a new offering or the recent Stage 2 Plus Pure Turbos S55 upgrade. As for the supporting mods: -@awetuningofficial Full Exhaust (non-res) and Carbon Fiber Intake -@brembobrake GT BBK -Custom E85 tune by @CaryTheLabelGuy with @protuningfreaks BOOTMOD3 -@dodsonmotorsport Race Clutches -@evolutionracewerks Catless Downpipes and Charge Pipes -@_fuel_it_ Platinum Port Injection Kit + Stage 4 LPFP -@pureturbos Stage 2 Ti Turbo Upgrade -@michelinusa Pilot Super Sports in 265/30 R20 front, 305/25 R20 rear Great power on the stock S55 internals but that crank hub is a ticking time bomb without reinforcement. The Dodson clutches are doing a great job holding the torque. The curve holds pretty well to 6500 rpm at which point things start to drop off. The EAS Dynojet is very peak number friendly but these are great results.
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    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    yep that;s correct it's IMS850 not 800 (i fat fingered that one lol) keep in mind they have an IMS1000 kit as well :) I assume once they get a good clutch solution, they will jump up to that turbo
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    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    lol this is priceless!(and trump's reaction)
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    Remember when Lamborghini set a time so fast around the Nurburgring with the Huracan Performante that the internet accused them of cheating? BoostAddict.com remembers. Lamborghini provided data and video evidence they did not cheat. Sport Auto recently tested the Lamborghini Huracan Performance and they could not even get within 15 seconds of the factory test time of 6:52.01. What does this tell us? Well, it does not exactly absolve Lamborghini of cheating as who knows if they had a 'special' motor for their Nurburgring car. It does show that independent testing and factory testing are two very different things with two very different results. You will never see an independent time every top a factory record outing.
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    I believe it’s the ims850 kit their website has 850 listed and I believe I heard Malaka and hank mention ims850 in previous videos. But 780whp sounds right since I think the kit number is crank horsepower not wheel. So with 10% added on top for drivetrain loss you could conservatively and comfortably say it’s an 850hp car. If anyone would engine dyno it, it would probably be more. nealry 800awhp and with weight reduction they can dip down to 3300lbs, A=F/M, acceleration must be phenomenal, it’s essentially what a 950whp 3,900lb GTR feels like
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  • Bowser330's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Acquire used Audi S6 for $35k Build 4.0T motor for $15k Add klasen single turbo 1000hp kit $15k??? Add tvs dct upgrade $10k Misc $5k Total $80k Sounds good to me....
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Is this the new Ford Bronco or is Ford trolling everyone? These were the images shown at at a recent Ford dealer meeting in Las Vegas and of course Ford knows everyone has a cell phone and the pictures will get out onto the internet. If this is the final design it seems underwhelming. We have to wait for the final product but what do you think? Many details are missing but is it only a four-door? Is this the baby Bronco slotting in underneath and not the real deal? That seems to be the prevailing opinion on the leak. Ford would not confirm these pictures as the new Bronco.
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    Yesterday, 06:50 PM
    Welcome FastQ50, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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