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Juice It Up! [ Round 1 ]


#45

Don’t worry, I’ll take the hit.

KGB is offering a full conversion kit to fit our 3.2L LTV6 Engine

Pushing out 304hp@6400rpm with a tasty curve from 385nm@3200rpm and top speed expected to exceed 170mph with a healthy 32.3mpg(US), it’s a no-brainer to us.

Price is expected to be $8100 RRP, however design is currently in development and changes may occur.


#46


PMC Racing division is proud to present the Anhultz tuning series.

Stage I
179HP@5800
183TQ @2900

Stage II
230HP@6400
223TQ@4200

Stage III
Engine swap to prototype Duro60 M35T for the MY2008*
3.5L V6 T/C 355HP@6100/355TQ@3900

*Engine expected to reach production mid 2008 for PMC standard vehicles

I submitted the stage 2 variant, max engine tune without a major swap. I know Stage 3 would be illegal, but it’s fun to drive in beam. I may post it after the round if enough people are interested.


#47



A beast has awoken…

The Anhultz Mimas is a great little car, with nice handling, a good ol’ 6 speed manual, and a chassis mounted spoiler. What’s missing? Guts.

We at Watermelon Tuning House are here to change that.
With 3 stages of engine/transmission tune and suspension/tire packages, you can get the perfect custom setup for the road or track.

Stage I:

The Stage I tune offers a mild performance increase for a great price, less than $2000! With more boost (11 PSI), higher compression (10.2:1), and modified cam profile and ignition timing, the Stage I tune offers fully 183 HP at 6200 RPM and 183 lb-ft of torque at 4500 RPM, with the turbo fully spooled at 2700 RPM to allow comfortable daily driving. It revs up to a 400 higher redline of 7000 RPM and runs on 93 AKI pump fuel. As far as transmission, it has a shorter final drive which eliminates the overdrive gear and a short-throw shifter.

Stage II:

The Stage II tune offers a more heavy-duty performance with capability with room for extra tuning thanks to overengineering. Boost is increased to 18.9 PSI, a performance-spec intake is added, and it gets a larger turbo, upping power to 261 HP at 6900 RPM and torque to 241 lb-ft at 5100 RPM. All these changes are possible thanks to brand-new forged pistons and connecting rods, allowing for 600 lb-ft of torque and 8500 RPM if one were so compelled to add such ;). Our Stage II wheel and tire package is a recommended pairing, with sports compound tires 225/245mm in width.

Stage III:

So, you’ve reached the upper level of tuning that’s possible before feeling guilty selling it to clients because of unreliability. What’s next? 50% more cylinders sounds pretty great. Though it has the same bore/stroke as the I4, well… this Inline 6 is a different experience. The 2.7L aluminum block also features a 5v aluminum head, allowing for a 7800 RPM redline. in combination with 23 PSI of boost, a huge turbo, and… yeah pretty much is everything is new, what matters is you have 440 HP at 6700 RPM and 410 lb-ft of torque at 5000 RPM. The Stage III package also requires the wheel/tire package, including 275mm rear tires and ESC. We don’t want you to die on us now.

You’re probably tired of all the fluff and just care about what I actually submitted, so here’s that:

Track Pack Special (AKA Stage 1.5):

If you’re looking for a quick and easy track experience, with the great platform of the Mimas but the power of a real track car, look no further. The stock 4v head is replaced with a 5v head, allowing a sky-high 8200 RPM out of this turbocharged engine. It reaches 240 HP at 7600 RPM and 210 lb-ft of torque at 5100 RPM, thanks to race fuel, higher compression, higher boost, individual throttle bodies, and and much higher cam profile. It is also gifted a much shorter final drive and longer gears, allowing the perfect balance of speed and acceleration. This package is available for $7800.


#48

The Libellula Tuning Garage is proud to present his special (almost)ready to race version of the Mimas IX-C.
Thanks to new internals, new turbo, new exhaust and improved fuel system the stock block can rev up to 8500rpm and reach 260hp/7700rpm with 257nm/6400rpm. And from now you can take advantage of this renovated heart through a new assortment of improved gearing settings! Last but not least the LTG pack includes also many exterior modifications to allign it to the Mimas MY 2008 and numbered decals for a better fleet management.


#49

Hey ST1Letho, I know you’ve said that you’re only going to judge the cars in automation, but couldn’t you just try them quickly on beamng and say a few words to us about your feelings? Just to have some feedbacks about the setups.


#50

I have beam, used to play a lot of Forza, so I have some (virtual) racing experience. I can give unofficial feedback if he can’t for what ever reason.


#51

Surely it’s a very good solution. Anyway I hope ST1Letho will give us a beamng comparison about the cars(also a small one would be fine) or at least hand in to you the entries’ files.


#52

With ST1Lethos’ blessing of course, I wouldn’t want to hijack some ones competition.


#53

I can later on provide the cars for free-time beam testing, but it will have no impact on the competition.

For one sole reason, not everybody owns beam, so beam owners would have unfair advantage.

:slight_smile:


#54

I received enough submissions, and i am ready to test them against each other, individually they look great.
However, for results you will have to wait a while, i have to first solve some issues with my net.
(it is painfully slow, and upload speed is almost zero)

Everyone okay with this?
Thanks for understanding.


#55

I would like to ask @Watermelon3878 to read the big, bold rule about cloning trims.
Sadly, your car will not be appearing in the round’s judgement.


#56

Juice it Up 1 - Car Ratings
( Car 1 of 5 )

After a while of waiting, the four trucks were lined up on the parking lot, each bearing logo of their tuning company, on their beds, hidden under sheets were the four exemplary cars.
It was time to lift the sheets, and pop the hoods.

@Vena.Sera423

The first car was breath-taking already by its visuals, the just-enough flaked blue came well together with carbon parts installed on the vehicle.
Under the hood was the original inline four, albeit very tuned.

On Dyno, the curves proved to be a bit early, losing lots of torque when going full-out.
However, the car felt powerful when driven correctly.
(Which was kinda expected with that 78Nm gain)

On the track, the car was 5 seconds faster than the limit, which was good news. The acceleration and shifting felt good as well, however, it proved to have hard time exiting sharp corners due to absolute loss of grip on first gear when going fast.

As of the engine changes, the first notable change were the new Forged pistons, and upon start, the new, much sharper cams were easily notable. The car ran nicely and smoothly - for few minutes.
Until unpleasant sounds started to echo within the engine and the room was soon filled with smoke.
Low-Quality parts have taken their toll on car’s reliability, sadly.
(A little digging also revealed that the car would be very costly to maintain. But after the smoke incident, we decided to not inform the team about this anyway)

Does not pass


#57

You see, now I have this nightmare vision of my engine doing this…


#58

I usually get this right… ugh, that’s a shame, I put in a decent effort on that build


#59

No worries, happens.
Just remember it next time. :slight_smile:


#60

Well unreliable engines. I will be taking notes. I didn’t want to have high ETs and costs so I tried being reasonable.
I wonder if it was the compression or maybe the rev limiter was too high for the cast parts.
Still learning this game but having fun


#61

Continuing the discussion from Juice It Up! [ Round 1 ]:

Juice it Up 1 - Car Ratings.
( Car 2 of 5 )

It was time to unveil the second car, hopes were high, as this was done by company specialising on Anhultz cars. as the sheet was slowly lifted, it revealed the car of stunning red color.

@Elizipeazie

Oh how could we not love this, just look at it.
Agressive red color, yellow foglights, and side-exit shotgun exhaust, with all of this sitting on those menacing black-and-red spoke wheels.
It was time to look under hood of this beauty.

What we found underneath was something that we will never forget at this academy.
The engine was similar to what was there in stock, however, now it was straight-piped, and when saying piped, we mean it, the new exhausts were all but small. (And they felt very well made)
The Injection was completely re-done. Instead of single unit, it now had per-cylinder injection and performance intake, Providing the car major boost to power and throtlle response.
The Rev limit was also raised to 8000, which gave the engine a lot of space to to put down its power in.
Whole new forged internals were also on the list, making the engine lighter and more durable.

The Dyno did not disappoint us either, the engine had strong band from 3300 on, perfect for racing this thing, and the gain wasn’t the smallest either, 93Nm, and 97Kw.
But another thing came up to light on the dyno, the car somehow managed to keep very decent fuel economy.

It was time to move the car to the track.
(Though i swear the guys wanted to stay on dyno and listen to the sound).
While the agressive inline four kept revving around the airfield track, the car kept setting a very good time over and over. Nine seconds over the track average (the limit).
And even with the fast acceleration and high amounts of torque, the students did not find it too difficult to handle.

Passes into the final selection.


#62

first off:
good writeup!

second:
WOOOOOHOOOOO


#63

I want to apologize for the postpone in submitting the results.
My net has finally been fixed, so i can continue.
Cars will be reviewed until evening of this day (Central Euro Time)


#64

Juice it Up 1 - Car Ratings.
( Car 3 of 5 )

It was time for the third car, this one looked ready to race before even being started, but the plain blu-ish paint was a bit of turnoff. Hopefully some nice livery would fix that.

@Traviq_125

Compared to the previous car, the visuals of this one were not that grasping.
The color felt like if it belonged on some cheaper car, not a racecar. However, the number tag up front was a very nice idea, along with some other helpful stickers.

Time for the engine.
The engine, much like the one of the earlier car, was very well tuned, however, the components felt cheaper many times. While this meant lower costs required for building the car, it also meant more troubles about its reliability and upkeep.
As for the power bands, they were ideal for racing.
Yet, of figures themselves, the increase was not so great, still, nice 45Nm and and 85Kw.

On the track, the car was very fast, setting time 8s faster than expected time (1:35), however, during one of the laps, car suddenly started making unpleasant noises.
The crew was expecting explosion like with the first car, but the pisotns and conrods just gave up instead, along with the cheap per-cylinder injection soiling the engine.
That was sad news for the team. The car looked like it could serve well, but in the end, cheap parts caused downfall of this brilliantly tuned car.

Sadly, does not make it into the final selection