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    Today, 03:47 AM
    Hey bobytron: :text-welcomewave:
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  • nbrigdan's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    If I was going for forged wheels at this price point I'd probably go Forgeline anyways, seems like they're really tested/proven on the track, I don't exactly see HREs on GT2/3 cars.
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    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum atorrealba.
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Welcome micnicko, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Hey decklez: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Finally! This is what the automotive world waited for this month and really what every car enthusiast on the internet was waiting to see today. Chevrolet is finally lifting the veil on the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray although these photos leaked early. So, what do you think? Do you like the styling? It borrows quite a bit from Ferrari but meshes it with Chevrolet's own modern styling language. In some areas it looks stunning. In some it looks somewhat plasticky and cheap. Really one will need to see it in person and we need higher resolution photos as well. Those will come shortly so come back and check the page for more photos. The 6.2 liter LT2 V8 output is 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. There is no manual option and an 8-speed dual clutch handles gear changes. There is an optional Z51 package said to offer a sport exhaust, upgraded brakes, and some cooling upgrades as well. The official press release from GM should have all the details once it is posted. Let the debate over the new mid-engine Corvette begin.
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    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    One wonders if you have ever had forged wheels from BBS, OZ Racing, Rays Engineering or Forgeline? I have seen HRE come apart on the track. I would never own a set nor would I run them even on the street if they were given to me. From what I have seen, the title should read: HRE is one of the most overhyped names in the aftermarket wheel game. No one I have spoken with the last 15 years has said they would buy them again.
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    TTE (The Turbo Engineers Germany) posted some results with their TTE550 N55 turbo upgrade. As you can see not only do they go to a larger wheel but the blade design of their wheels is completely different from OEM. Out of the modern BMW turbo I6's the N55 is the one that probably needs the most help regarding upgrading the OEM turbocharger. TTE550 specs: Genuine Housings & Components Highly Efficient Next Gen Billet Compressor Geometry Optimised Compressor Cover Machining Clearances Latest Last Gen Larger 9 blade Turbine Genuine diverter valve Fitment As Original. Plug & Play TTE Billet Larger Compressor Wheel TTE High-Flow Bigger Turbine (Unlike others that retains stock turbine) Motorsport Bearing Pack 550 PS Proven Single parts finely balanced then components assembled and core high-speed VSR balanced Supplied with a balance test result document Proven TheTurboEngineers quality Made in Germany TTE included a dynograph to prove the output which is something they should do more often. 489 PS at the wheels and 558 PS as the crank: They make what they are rated at and 550+ horsepower capable. They hit these numbers without water-meth or E85. The fuel used works out to roughly 96 octane. Certainly a turbo for N55 owners to consider but mostly for local European guys considering how many N55 hybrid upgrade options there are in the USA.
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Hey rambu: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    MotorWeek test videos have little fluff to them. They tell you what they think succinctly and give you the test numbers. That is exactly what we like to see here and in this video they got their hands on the new Toyota Supra. Overall, they like the car but wish it offered a manual transmission option. That will be a common complaint. The performance is decent with 0-60 coming in 4.4 seconds but they definitely get a bit of tirespin in testing. The 1/4 mile goes by in 12.8 seconds at 111 miles per hour. This is slower than some of the other test numbers posted but probably more realistic. Most of the Toyota influence seems to be felt in the exterior. Inside, you can instantly recognize a BMW interior design. MotorWeek thinks the BMW and Toyota blend makes for a uniquely awesome car. BoostAddict feels it is a letdown for Supra enthusiasts.
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    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    I saw a thread about this on Rennlist. The guy who posted it was not very kind to those who replied.
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    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    I like my set of HRE C90's and I bought them because they emphasized performance and lightweight construction along with great looks for a good price. A hard combo to beat. That was almost 10 years ago though. They seem to be more about looks than performance now. I just think they may be too bloated and not really the choice for the little guy. I'm sure they have some great rims still.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Nah, I mean that based on their pricing alone.
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  • ///M3THOD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Might be a little early to say that money is spent better else where, IMO. Do we have the full story here? Lots of factors could have played a part here. Ive owned 6 sets of HRE's and they were far an beyond the best built and finished wheels I ever bought. You definitely pay a premium, but considering how long they've been around and the number of issues that you hear about that go unresolved, I still think they are the benchmark.
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    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Frznbluee90.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    HRE is one of the biggest names in the aftermarket wheel game. Over the past few years though we have seen the prices increase yet quality and customer service issues have popped up. For the premium HRE charges you expect the best of the best. You do not expect your wheel finish on your brand new wheels to start chipping off: Notice black flakes just falling off onto the ground from the wheel: This is what the owner had to say: We will see how HRE addresses this but it seems these days your money is spent better elsewhere considering the wheel quality you get per dollar.
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    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    HRE is one of the biggest names in the aftermarket wheel game. Over the past few years though we have seen the prices increase yet quality and customer service issues have popped up. For the premium HRE charges you expect the best of the best. You do not expect your wheel finish on your brand new wheels to start chipping off: Notice black flakes just falling off onto the ground from the wheel: This is what the owner had to say: We will see how HRE addresses this but it seems these days your money is spent better elsewhere considering the wheel quality you get per dollar.
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    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
    Ouch. This Audi 2.5 TFSI EVO/DAZA aluminum block was posted by Bar-tek Motorsport. The owner sent it to them after 'something' happened. It looks like a piston and rod decided to get up and leave a big hole on their way out of the block. As for the power level or tune on the car this information was not included. We have a general idea as to what the engine internals can take but apparently even stock examples fail due to wrist pin failures. Some tuners say it is hit or miss as many 750+ horsepower stock internal examples are holding up well. Either way this block is toast and a good argument for upgraded rods and pistons.
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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Porsche updated their RSR race car for 2019 to defend their FIA World Endurance Championship title. The brakes, clutch, and suspension remain the same. What is the main change? The new 4.2 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 motor. Porsche went to bigger displacement: This is interesting. Why? Because the GT3 street car follows the race car. Displacement in the GT3 has yet to go above 4.0 liters. Actually, back with the 997 generation the GT3 saw 4.0 liters so a displacement increase is due just as the RSR shows us. Porsche really has no other option to get power other than to increase displacement and increase revs. We are about at the limit of the motor. Does this mean the 992 GT3 will get 4.2 liters? Maybe. The 992 generation at some point will likely see 4.2 liters. Porsche may be holding the 4.2 in reserve for the 992 GT3 RS because Porsche is Porsche and that is what they do. Is this the end of the line for the naturally aspirated flat-6? Just about. There is another option nobody is talking about though for the naturally aspirated motor to continue in the GT3. The vehicle from Weissach has undergone improvements in all areas and will replace the successful 911 RSR with which Porsche won the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championship in the FIA WEC as well as the Le Mans endurance classic (France) and the IMSA races at Sebring and Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans) amongst other events in 2019. In developing the new Porsche 911 RSR, substantial insights were garnered and adopted from the extremely successful race outings of its predecessor. “Since 2017 the 911 RSR has yielded us more than 20 class wins in the world championship as well as at long-distance series in North America and Europe. Our job in the development was to make a very good car even better. The engineers at Weissach have perfectly implemented this in every aspect,” says Fritz Enzinger, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. “We never rest on our laurels,” explains Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport. “We’ve extensively analysed all factory and customer campaigns with the Porsche 911 RSR. Our engineers noticed room for improvement in a number of areas. We have made significant progress in the development of our car for the next three-year homologation period, especially in the complex areas of driveability, efficiency, durability and serviceability. Ninety-five percent of the car is new. The only components that we’ve kept unchanged from the predecessor are the headlights, brake system, clutch, driver’s seat and parts of the suspension. Tests so far have run excellently. We’re already looking forward to the first races of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season.” With the repositioning of the tailpipes, space has been made for an optimised diffuser. The distinctive component at the rear of the Porsche 911 RSR now generates even more downforce. Thanks to the optimisation of airflow at the front and the sides of the Weissach racer, aerodynamic efficiency and stability have increased significantly, thereby further improving the use and durability of the tyres during racing. Focus on the work of drivers and mechanics Driveability and serviceability are critical factors in long-distance racing. For this reason, Porsche placed particular emphasis on these aspects when developing the new 911 RSR. The cockpit has been reworked with the focus on better usability. In this regard, extensive feedback from the Porsche drivers proved invaluable. Like with the predecessor, the body made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic can be swapped out quickly and thus ensures efficient pit processes in long-distance racing. To give drivers added protection, the active and passive safety elements in the Porsche 911 RSR have been overhauled. The proven collision warning system allows drivers an even better overview to detect approaching prototype vehicles early enough. The optimised roll cage, the FIA side impact panel in the door and cage as well as additional impact protection for the legs improve the passive safety in the event of an accident. Other features include the removable roof hatch and the rigidly-mounted racing seat featuring a six-point safety harness for the driver. First race outing in September 2019 “We’ve been working on the concept of the new Porsche 911 RSR since 2017. The first designs were created using CAD software. In August 2018, the best racing nine-eleven to date completed its first kilometres on the factory’s own test track in Weissach,” says Pascal Zurlinden, describing the important milestones in the car’s development. Over the following months, the factory team conducted numerous tests. Seasoned Porsche works drivers took turns at the wheel of the new 911 RSR. Parallel to this, the aerodynamics were fine-tuned in the Porsche wind tunnel. “Another milestone was our long-run in March 2019 at Le Castellet, where we included the works teams from both the WEC and IMSA. We covered more than 6,000 kilometres over 30 hours without any technical hiccups. The drivers and engineers were very satisfied. The car received its racing homologation on 1st July,” added Zurlinden. World premiere at Goodwood The most spectacular 911 of all time makes its world premiere on 6 July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (Great Britain). The Porsche 911 RSR will also celebrate its race debut on the British Isles – at the season-opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Silverstone on 1 September. Prior to this, the vehicle of the current manufacturers’ world champions will face rival manufacturers contesting the FIA WEC GTE-Pro class for the first time at a two-day prologue in Barcelona (Spain) on 23/24 July. The Porsche GT Team will field two works cars at eight rounds of the 2019/2020 season with drivers Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) as well as Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Richard Lietz (Austria). In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the switch to the latest model will take place in the 2020 season. In North America, an additional two factory-run Porsche 911 RSR will fight for the GTLM category title against competing manufacturers. For customer teams, the vehicle will be available from the 2020/2021 FIA WEC season. For the first time, the factory race cars from Weissach will be decked out in two different designs: The typical Porsche white will continue to be the dominating colour on the No. 91 car. Added accents include a centrally-placed red stripe extending from the front hood over the roof to the rear apron, as well as red side sills. Grey highlights on the side complement the clear and dynamic design. On the No. 92 car, the white and grey colours are reversed. The rear wing and the wing mirrors are black instead of white so that fans can differentiate between the two.
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