Performance, Factory Service

Michelin Track Connect: Real Tire Telemetry for All Enthusiasts

Targeting ideal tire pressures and monitoring temps has been a bit vague and largely based on experience and feel. Race teams have been collecting and working with such data for decades as its crucial in ensuring consistency, safety and maximum performance. Michelin is now bringing this technology to use with Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires in a simple, easy to use package and they call it Michelin Track Connect.

We now have a simple app paired to some sensors that monitor tire pressures, temps. The app logs tire heat cycling, pressure changes and driving style. This data is then use to create RECOMMENDATIONS on how to properly set tire pressures per tire to keep the tire within the most optimal operating range, as Michelin engineers intended. This takes out a lot of guess work, provides you with a wealth of information and analysis and helps you keep your tires within the ideal range of operation.

Michelin has reached the perfect balance of simplicity and effectiveness with this Track Connect technology. Inside the tires there is a small pocket for a sensor that is installed when tires are mounted. The sensor package, receiver and accessories are sold separately and are transferable tire to tire. The tires themselves are the standard Pilot Sport Cup 2 but merely need to be the “Connect” version with the pocket. Tire cost is up by around 15$ over the regular tire and the Track Connect package is 499$.

We are looking forward to this becoming the new industry standard of what tires should come with. The feedback and information collected with Michelin Track Connect is invaluable for beginners and advanced drivers alike!

More RaceBBi track days are coming up and we look forward to putting Track Connect to use with our customers and helping them gain confidence with their cars and local tracks!

 

BBi Society, Performance

BBi at CFOS 2019

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The California Festival of Speed at AutoClub Speedway is a great event to see your favorite Porsche street and race cars on track, see them in the pits and visit with Porsche vendors and teams.

This year BBi Autosport was joined by some customers and set up a booth showcasing our products, special projects along with talking about our services.

We are always happy to engage with Porsche enthusiasts and offer full spectrum of services to accommodate everything from basic maintenance to race build, prep and support.

Thank you all for stopping by and talking to us. As always - our phones and inboxes are open for any inquiries. Special thanks to our dedicated customers for bringing out their cars, to share with the attendees!

 

Performance, Race

Porsche Motorsport 991.1 GT3 Cup Body Conversion Now Available

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How do you make your roadgoing Porsche 991.1 GT3 stand out from the rest? You can transform it to look like a factory GT3 Cup race car with genuine Porsche Motorsport parts! This exclusive front and rear end conversion package comes complete with Front Bumper, Fenders, Flares, Tow Hook, Wing, Uprights, Decklid, and Supporting Hardware (not shown). All components in this package are unpainted. Professional installation is required and available at our facility. Additional components including the hood and rear bumper are all available separately for a complete motorsport look.

 

Performance

2016 Porsche Macan S Stage 2 Power Package Install

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We are ready to have some fun with this 2016 Porsche Macan S Stage 2 Power Package Install for Turbo Tuesday!!! The Porsche Macan Stage 2 Power Package includes the COBB Tuning Accessport, AMS Performance Alpha Intercooler System and Alpha Performance Drop in Air Filters. Together, this Stage 2 Upgrade Package increases approximately 20% HP / 48% TQ peak gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ max gains, depending on conditions and fuel grade.

Macan Stage 2 Power Package

Macan Stage 2 Power Package

The centerpiece of this package is AMS Performance Alpha Macan Intercooler System featuring the highest quality Bar and Plate Garrett Intercooler cores which are a full 43% thicker than OEM! Alpha’s massive cores give you the most power producing intercooler upgrade on the market. Each of the two super thick 85.5mm Garrett cores provide an optimum fin density of 20 fins per inch for unmatched cooling. Channeling cool air to the intercoolers is vital for optimum performance of any intercooler. The Alpha Performance Porsche Macan Intercooler System features rigid, OEM-quality, carbon fiber ducts designed to mate seamlessly to the intercoolers feeding them cooler ambient air more efficiently than the alternatives. Each organic shaped carbon fiber duct is not only highly functional and designed with performance in mind, they are aesthetically striking as well.

OEM vs AMS Alpha Intercoolers Side by Side Comparison

OEM vs Alpha Performance High-Flow Air Filters Side by Side Comparison

Airflow fed through the upgraded intercoolers is improved with Alpha Performance High-Flow filters. Consisting of a synthetic non-woven multi-layer structure, each Alpha Performance High-Flow filter flows an incredible 640 cubic feet of air a minute. The filtration media is tested using the ISO 5011 Fine Testing Standard to a minimum of 97% efficiency rating. The filter does NOT use oil or chemicals of any kind to aid filtration and will not degrade over time with exposure to varying temperatures and humidity like similar cotton based filters. This creates consistent performance between cleanings over the lifetime of the filter. The filter is easily cleaned by blowing compressed air across the media from the inside out to blow off residual dirt and dust.

AMS Alpha Intercoolers Installed

AMS Alpha Intercoolers Installed

20% HP / 48% TQ Peak Gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ Max Gains

20% HP / 48% TQ Peak Gains & 58% HP/ 59% TQ Max Gains

To top it all off we loaded Cobb Accessport V3 to take advantage of the flow and cooler air and get as much power as possible while maintaining excellent drivability and consistent results. Being the world's best-selling and most flexible ECU upgrade solution, the Accessport V3 comes with Stage 1 and Stage 2 Off The Shelf maps in 91 and 93 octane configurations as well as complete custom tuning capabilities for any modification level.

Features

  • Simple Installation: Everything is included for the simple installation you can do in your driveway! Intuitive on-screen instructions identify your exact vehicle, saves stock vehicle data, and displays available OTS maps.

  • Change Maps: Store up to 100 maps from our OTS map database or from your favorite COBB tuner and quickly switch between them for any need.

  • Vehicle Upgrade Support: As you continue to modify your car, Accessport maps can be used to optimize performance upgrades. Changing the map can be done in less than 1 minute in your driveway.

  • In Car Mount: The Accessport can be mounted in the vehicle to allow you to monitor the performance data.

  • Data Logging: Record multiple data channels simultaneously for in-depth evaluation of engine performance. Stores up to 1 hour of continuous data.

  • Gauges: Use your Accessport as a gauge to monitor boost or any other live information, directly from the ECU.

  • Trouble Codes: Read engine trouble codes to diagnose issues. Clear them when resolved. Prevent expensive trips to the dealership.

  • Full Uninstall: Using the Uninstall option will completely remove our programming from the car’s ECU. It is then able to be re-installed after a dealer visit or on another vehicle.

 
 

Performance

PTS Mintgrün Porsche Cayman GT4 BBi Extended Wing Upright Install

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Our good friends Flying L Racing recently brought by their PTS Mint Green (mintgrün; non-metallic UNI; 22R) to have our BBi Autosport Extended Wing Supports installed. Now in stock ready to ship, these wing supports are direct bolt-on parts that raise the factory wing up into cleaner air by 80mm. CNC machined out of 6061-T6 billet aluminium in Southern California, the pieces are beautifully contoured to look like they came from the factory instead of being an afterthought. Here are some before & after comparison pictures of the wing supports.

Features

  • Increase 80mm Over the OEM Wing Height

  • Made of Precision CNC Machined 6061-T6 Billet Aluminum

  • Durable Hard Anodized Flat Black Finish

  • Easy to Install. No Drilling or Cutting Required

  • Designed to Use with OEM Weather Seals & Hardware

  • Compatible with Porsche 981 Cayman GT4 Model Only

  • Made in USA

Before with OEM Wing Supports

After with BBi Extended WIng Uprights Installed