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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Happy 1 year to the OP with his basic FBO, full weight, and 3rd party owned vehicle that still owns the entire platform N54 "stock power train" 1/4 mile ET record.
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  • Milan's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Who is doing your tune? Your LPFP is dropping and the HPFP seems to be dropping proportionally. Why are you commanding such rich AFR? Makes me think your tuner has no clue what he is doing or has no experience with direct injection engines (probably both). Also your timing is pretty inconsistent but I don't really see any corrections, what shape are your valves in? Throw another Walbro 450 in there or check to make sure the lines aren't kinked or anything
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  • alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    I've used the anova, it works well. Most of the time i can get my stove to cooperate without it though. The only way we cook fish now (for the most part)... I did cheat and have an entire side of red snapper on the half shell on the grill this weekend.
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 10:57 AM
    I've been debating back and forth between the Anova and the Joule for awhile now but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Anyone have experience with both?
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Let me know how it turns out! I havent spent a ton of time researching best methods for combining SV and smoking, but the little i've done didn't turn up many great results. I'd love to hear what works for you. I went with the Anova wifi unit, but you could argue that the bluetooth model is more than appropriate. I wanted to be able to turn mine on from work.. for those few situations where the meal doesnt need 8+ of cooking. I figured i could prepare the meat and put it in an ice bath, then remotely turn it on whenever appropriate. It remains to be seen, but when you look at the advantages of cooking SV with such consistent temperature versus some of the common difficulties with BBQ, you can easily see how SV has the upper hand in terms of retaining moisture, tenderness and consistency throughout the entire cut of meat. It seems almost impossible to overcook something. Another huge advantage is repeatability. I expect it will take some time to figure out how to get the best of both SV cooking and smoking. I've also been doing a low carb/no sugar diet for the last 5-6 months and plan on incorporating this way of eating for a long time... which is at odds with my BBQ addiction. Its hard to smoke things without adding copious amounts of sugar, however, eating tons of dietary fat is necessary - which is a big win. Between staying low carb, doing SV, but still wanting to smoke things, I've got my work cut out for me =).
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    visans234, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • frontside0815's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 AM
    No one?
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  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    Today, 06:35 AM
    Valve cover gasket is brand-new and valve cover is perfect. Leaning towards possible head gasket failure
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  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 04:41 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 04:40 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 04:39 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    Thanks but it was very easy to do as they provided the data. Your post on the Enzo comparison and breakdown is much more difficult IMO and offers great insight. Let's see what everyone says.
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  • AMGAffalterbach's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 AM
    Funny, I ran across this video on YouTube today then found the Bimmerboost article when I was doing my daily check. Seems like this kit is still undergoing testing and fine tuning, but I'm curious what this offers over the Enzo package that members of 2Addicts like Luminous are using, which is all of the same bolt-ons it seems, port-injection, and a Garrett GTX3586 (which I think is just a GTX3582r with a swapped housing, couldn't find anything more on it). Sounds like Enzo does the custom manifold too and made 632/525 at 25psi on the F22 M235i N55B30O0, not sure if their manifold is twin scroll - doesn't seem like it since the GT3582, not the GTX, is the only twin-scroll unit in that category. Is the manifold pictured above twin-scroll? How is the lag with a 6159? Cool stuff though and good write-up Sticky, any time there is more competition in the space for great prices like this, it's good for us!
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  • Saca135i's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 AM
    Figure out the schrick cams, turn the boost up to 30 and crush that n54 dyno record !
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 AM
    viperware How much boost were you running? Get your car retuned on high boost (25+psi) and race him again from a 60 roll.
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  • gintanie92's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Mod list ( White car) 08 6mt e92 Gintani stage 2.5 Gintani catless x-pipe Gintani Race exhaust HRE R40 Hankook Rs-3 265 F 285 R 576 Whp Camera car 2011 6mt e92 ESS 650 Macht Schnell catless x-pipe Vorsteiner exhaust Vorsteiner wheels unknown dyno results Both pulls were in 4th gear, my car was slipping in 2nd & 3rd (bald rear tires)
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  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    That's a nice assumption but you couldn't be more wrong. But your opinion is your opinion I guess. Let me know when you get to the point of paying $2k each time the crank hub spins for a total of 5 times. Then maybe your opinion might be worth more than the shit I'm taking right now. I'm in the market for a 991.2 Turbo S by the end of the year. Not looking to Bang My Wallet with by getting a BMW ever again. Better options out there.
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  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 AM
    Hum, i won't name the competition in the Fuel-It thread thats not cool. But they are options out there that are a little cheaper. Maybe 20% is a little harsh, 10% would be realistic.
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    Aww was so excited to see GC+ wreck everything, but no power on the table with them at all? You think GC current wheel setup is your final word on that Style of turbo upgrade for the n54? GC BB still on the way? Edit: aaaand Chris's above post answered just about everything. Dammit! �� A touch disappointing really but oh well
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    Tony sort of stole my thunder, the bastard, but here is my write-up. Just got back from a great trip to SHIFT S3CTOR in CA with the VTT gang. We had a hectic couple of weeks prior to the event with an engine failure on our hands, so last minute swapping in a new motor, troubleshooting, and finishing tuning with the current config kept us very busy! The day before the event we got the motor in, running, and put her on the dyno for some tuning before we left for the event on Saturday. This is our closed deck 9.5:1 compression motor, with fully built head, larger intake valves, Manley springs, TI retainers, etc. originally from ABR (the Punisher motor for those who were around back then). We had some issues with the motor when we received it, had those issues addressed via a local engine builder, and it made some serious power. Throw in a few sneaky but effective mods -like our velocity stacks- and we had a motor that ran like a top and just begged for more. With a little help by none other than VTT's favorite N54 tuning guru Justin (V8Bait) the car laid down a more than impressive 847WHP/726WTQ with an astounding 601WTQ by 3000 RPM held to redline, and 700WTQ held flat from 3500-6500RPM. This power, and tq was made with ONLY 25.4 psi at peak power RPM. We also made 776WHP at 21.62 psi boost at peak power! This is a perfect example of why we continually tell people boost is simply measurement of restriction; NOTHING else. Remove restriction, and power stays the same or goes up at the SAME boost pressure. We took the car out to Shift Sector on 2/25/17 with 6 tunes; low, medium, and high boost maps, each with a low and high timing version. Our first pass was with the low boost, low timing map and we ran 162.3x MPH. Our second pass was medium boost, low timing, and we ran 166.29 MPH with traction issues and missing 5th gear. We re-ran, nailed it and set a new N54 1/2 mile record of 170.49 MPH using the medium boost/low timing map (776WHP map with 3 degrees less timing). We're very pleased with this; 170 in the 1/2 -especially at a Shift Sector event (more strict)- is screaming. 170.49 MPH On-Car Video Pass: After the 170.49 MPH pass we were ready to have some real fun. We tried to turn up the boost to the high boost/high timing map (850 WHP map), however something happened to the diff or alignment and the car was dangerously uncontrollable. After a few attempts we trailered the car and looked under -one of the alignment bolts for the rear suspension appeared to had moved significantly. Most likely that was our culprit, but it's also possible we cooked the M3 rear differential -we'll have to open it all up and look when we get some time. Even with the car near uncontrollable we managed a 168 MPH run. We belive the car would have been close to 175MPH with the 850WHP map in it, but "cudda" and "did" are two different things. We'll take the 170.49 MPH. ;) Engine Specs: -Closed deck 9.5:1 compression N54 short block, -Forged Rods -Forged Pistons -Fully Ported head with oversized intake valves, Manley springs, Ti Retainer -Stock cams (wait until we get the big cams running!) -VTT GC turbochargers -Custom VTT inlets with 6" velocity stacks -Custom PCV system -Custom 4" exhaust -VTT Double Barrel HPFP system -EOS V2 intake manifold with top PI (we DID use the PI at very low duty cycle on this setup) -AD-E 1200WHP FMIC -Custom triple Walbro LPFP set up with Radium Surge tank -MHD tuner tuned by V8BAIT -100% E85 Dynos/Graphs: 847WHP graph AEM Log Grab (backpressure is off/not recording) 776WHP graph AEM Log Grab (backpressure is off/not recording) Logs: AEM 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=0&data=4-5&zoom=96-420 MHD 847 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=1&data=3-23&zoom=39-90 AEM 776 Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/vtt-gc-847whp?log=2&data=4-5&zoom=118-484 We had an awesome time, and I met several of you again -always fun to put faces to names. Terry Burger of BMS tuning was there, along with the BMS crew -always a good time (and they made hamburgers... which were delicious). After the drive home we went out to celebrate and enjoyed some (many?) adult beverages. So what's next? Well, right now the plan is to put the stage 3's on the closed deck motor and make big power. We do have to figure out what's wrong with the suspension/differential, but hopefully that's not a complicated problem to solve. Q&A: Q: Can I get 847 whp from GC's? A: Not recommended. We optimized everything we could to make this much power, and the shaft speeds are very high. When I say "everything" I mean we even welded on a v-band clamp to the throttle to stop any chance of boost leaks at the charge pipe sort of attention to detail. Right now if you want 850 WHP and some longevity you're either looking at our Stage 3 setup or one of the many big single offerings out there (and everything else... including a built motor). Simply put the turbos were absolutely maxed out; 100% WGDC. Why? Oh come on... because racecar. Q: Why not run the GC+'s? A: We're canning the GC+ concept; our testing shows that particular turbine is maxed with the compressor wheels we have, and a larger turbine would require a different casting which likely would not fit stock location. Our larger compressor testing showed the same power but worse spool; not a good trade! Q: Are ball bearings still something you're looking at? A: Yes, but we had some setbacks that showed us we need to do quite a bit more testing before they're ready to be released (if ever). I'll post more about this as time and testing permits -we know there is an interest! Q: I thought you guys said the double barrel direct injection system was sufficient for 800 whp? A: It is, and even after 800 whp the system pressure is sufficient, however we're running out of injector and time to inject at these power levels. We turned on Port Injection for the 850 whp runs for safety and we needed more fuel than we could do purely with DI. It was close, but you don't take chances at these power levels. It is possible one of the MHD wizards could unlock some tables that help us but that's for the wizards to determine and not so much for me to guess about. Q: Do the velocity stacks help that much? A: They do help, but everything has to be in place for the advantage to show. At these power levels everything matters. Q: We thought you guys said the ported head didn't really make much of a difference? A: This ported head has larger intake valves, and it made a big difference. With a bigger cam we expect even better results. This is good news for the platform as a whole -especially big power chasers. Q: What's your favorite color? A: Blue
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    This is a car detailed before on PorscheBoost in an article early this year. This 997.1 Turbo is a built motor 3.8 liter example and on 16 psi of boost it made nearly 1000 horsepower to the wheels on 93 octane pump gas back in January. Well, they are starting to push it now and the numbers are going way up. With 25 psi of boost they are hitting 1300 whp in STD correction on a Dynojet. That is on E85 ethanol. Part of what is making this possible are the parts carried over from the GT3: Further details beyond the ProEFI tuning, E85, and additional injectors courtesy of SRM are hard to come by. The GT1 block (Mezger) Porsches show that they still rule the Porsche aftermarket though when it comes to big power.
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