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  • ricecrackers101's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 11:56 PM
    I have seen a few AT to MT conversions but I havent seen one the opposite direction. Is this possible? Does anyone know what parts would be required aside from the transmission itself and the shifter
    103 replies | 1952 view(s)
  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 07:18 AM
    OK, I've asked about this before. Previously I was asking how to do it. I know I can reset the DCT transmission with tool32 and I think I can also do it with Rheingold/ISTA. My question now is. Has anyone done this and which values did you reset? These are the options in tool 32 translated. I think K1 is clutch 1, K2, clutch 2: <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA0 = adaptation values Kiss Point K1 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA1 = adaptation values Kiss Point K2 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA2 = adaptation values clutch torque map K1 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA3 = adaptation values clutch torque map K2 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xB1 = adaptation values for DRM </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xB2 = adaptation values of Semi slip for courses 1-7 </ ARGCOMMENT> The things I don't like about mine right now are: The car moves off too slowly (clucth slip setting when moving off from a stop) When down shifting, there's a 1 second period for the gear to accept power. (The rev match happens instantly and it blips, but if you are WOT then the power doesn't get fully transmitted to the wheels for around a second. It feels like it slips the clutch for that 1 second)
    81 replies | 1257 view(s)
  • blaster3500's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 09:24 PM
    I am test fitting a cast single turbo manifold for SPA. It is not a twin scroll manifold but may be divided in the future. I am not an expert on manifolds so any input in welcome. I am not sure if the o2 sensors will be separated enough to work. I have included lots of pictures and will be happy to take more. Hopefully I will be able to have the manifold on the car in a couple weeks. Cylinder 1 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 3 (looking toward turbo flange) Cylinder 3 (looking toward cyl 1) Light shining straight into cyl 3- Possible o2 placement?
    64 replies | 2376 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    05-08-2016, 10:35 PM
    Hey everyone, My name is Chris and am happy to officially introduce myself as a new forum representative for VTT. Most of you guys already know that on here I was SCGT, which I've kept as a separate, personal handle (No propaganda) in case I want to "just be one of the guys" and spitball ideas. Again most of you have read this already elsewhere but: My Experience: My background is in engineering and project management specializing in complex air systems, fueling systems, and turbine engines for both the private sector as well as the U.S. Government. More pertinent when talking about being a rep for Tony, I built a career operating as a liaison between small high performance groups that often communicated very differently. Why I’m here: Bluntly stated, it’s no secret to anyone that Tony has a “passionate” (ha!) way of communicating, which doesn’t always translate productively into forum activity. Tony approached me and asked if I could help. From his mouth, he’s at his best when working new designs, pushing limits on the dyno, and continued development of the platform -not engaging on the forums. That’s my job now. My goals: I’m here to maintain an active and professional presence on the forums. I’ll be making new product and update posts, answering questions, and should any issues arise, I will help bring about the resolution. That’s it in a nutshell guys. I’m excited to be here on BB -I've always had a lot of fun on this forum. I know there are some real strong emotions regarding Tony, and I also know that he earned a lot of that. I'm here though, I'm moving forward, got my hands full with damage control but very optimistic about helping to move things in the right direction. Chris
    54 replies | 1759 view(s)
  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 10:13 AM
    Pos rep for cold brew :) I'm having some myself right now too. You make it in a french press? How long do you let it brew for?
    61 replies | 2095 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    05-03-2016, 02:31 AM
    R.G. started a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I'll start, Aluminum coolant reservoir with oem sensor plug. It's the same sensor that bmw's have used for 15 years. Mishimoto developed one a while back for the E46, can't be too difficult to recreate for the N54. Something like this please http://www.radiumauto.com/Coolant-Expansion-Tank-P261.aspx Edit: For the E30 https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-aluminum-coolant-expansion-tank-bmw-m3-e30-p2576.aspx Got lazy and told owners to short wires for E46
    65 replies | 1353 view(s)
  • torres_335i's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 05:37 PM
    Hey Guys, I'm not on here as much. But I've decided to do a Build thread as so much as been done to the car. The car had a FFTEC Single Turbo Kit before it worked fine but just left m wanting more. So i decided to give the motiv 900 a try as Jake H (motiv) tuned the car before. At the moment Jake.H has a spare engine he is building for me as i am planning on pushing the engine to extreme limits. Nitrous is for that Extra 150-200HP were we see fits. Enough talk i'll list current mods on car with pictures. Mod List: -Motiv 900/ Port injection -Fuel-it stage 3 -Spec stage 3+ (40K at the moment) -M/T ET Streets -Jb4/MHD -AD Engineering 1000HP Fmic -AD Pcv Fittings -AD Engine Mounts -Custom Coolant Tank -Custom 4Port Catch Can -Custom 3" Chargepipe W/Dual Tial Bov & Vanjen Clamp at Throttle Body -ER Sport Oil Cooler W/ 185F Thermostat & Secondary Cooler in Kidney Grill -StopTech BBK -Custom Line Lock -Ground Control Full Suspension -Defiv Diff Lock -MFactory Lsd -Wastegate & All Lines/Hoses Nylon Braided -10lb Nitrous Bottle W/ Billet Headted Bracket -5Gal Sump Fuel Cell -External Fuel Pump & Regulator For Nitrous I'm Probably for getting more stuff but thats what i can think of at the moment.
    53 replies | 1865 view(s)
  • triggz's Avatar
    05-10-2016, 09:38 PM
    triggz started a thread Doc Race Intake Manifold!!! in N54
    53 replies | 1832 view(s)
  • carcars's Avatar
    04-25-2016, 06:08 PM
    carcars started a thread Rb vs turbotech in N54
    here are some pictures of my turbos rb and new Turbotech I'm riding. PTF deznno then tune tuner.
    50 replies | 1938 view(s)
  • samacdonald's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 03:32 AM
    samacdonald started a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Since ar design seemed to be the only company who makes a line lock kit for the 335 and are now out of business, does anybody know who else is making/selling them? Or would it be easier just to make my own since they're relatively universal
    58 replies | 1263 view(s)
  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    05-04-2016, 09:23 PM
    Chris@CKI started a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    This has been a long needed update. So after many years of owning high power N54’s I’ve had my fair share of ignition problems and have tested many parts. This thread is more to inform people what is actually out there and the options that can be had. After all it really only boils down to 3 choices so pick one that suits your needs. Spark plugs: NGK 95770 (ILZKBR7B8DG) formally 5992’s 1 Step colder than stock. Recommended for any FBO +. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=39947 $13-14/ea Autolite XP 5682 1.5ish colder than stock. By the information I received on them when compared to NGK. Recommended for FBO+ I ran these for a few thousand miles both with E40+meth and full E85. It performed much better than expected and better yet they are cheap. For the price they seem to be well worth it. They are dual tip dual material Iridiums and platinum. I’d expect them to last the 20-30K miles you usually get out of the 5992’s http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=29181 $6-7/ea NGK 93026 (DILKAR8A8) 2 steps colder than stock. 1 step colder than 5992’s. Recommended for 700hp+ These are the stock plugs in the GTR R35+.The GTR guys are running them in the1000AWHP-sub range with E85. I have been running these for a pretty long time with full E85 and they have been great. They seem to be a little more crisp with response and slightly better starting than the other options. Last time I had them out they were still very clean telling me they aren’t to cold even for full E85. Now with GTR plugs comes a whole other world of aftermarket parts we are deprived of. HKS has a plug, NGK has a $100+ race plug etc If anyone wants to try any of the other options, then go for it and let me know, ill update this thread. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=9718 $17+/ea. The price of these have really came down. NGK 97506 (SILZKBR8D8S) S55/N63TU 2 Colder than stock. Should be a good fit for us but currently untested. Someone try them out and let us know! $10-15/ea Now lets talk gapping. I see a lot of people running into ignition issues swearing they gapped the plugs correctly. Wire and the round disks you get from AZ or advanced are all junk. I use either “feeler gauges” or a razor blade that I used a micrometer with to verify thickness. There should be a slight resistance as you insert the feeler gauge between the electrode and ground. If it goes in really easy or its tough to get in then its not gapped correctly. Take your time and do it right the first time. Recommended gaps are 0.022”…….0-25psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….25+psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….20+psi (E85) That’s been my experience with fresh coils. Others may have better or worst luck. Pictures. NGK 93026 (left) vs Autolite (right)
    48 replies | 1568 view(s)
  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    04-25-2016, 09:02 AM
    I finally killed my clutch last night so I just ordered SPEC 3+ with steel SMFW (135i). I'm going to replace the pilot bearing and trans mounts with polyurethane as well while I'm there. If anybody has any suggestions or pro-tips, I would appreciate it.:handgestures-thumb:
    59 replies | 1243 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 04:11 AM
    The N54 has an open deck block as most BimmerBoost members know. It's still plenty stout but for those guys pushing limits to 1000+ horsepower eventually they will run into problems. One of the things that happens in an open deck block is the cylinders can start to lose their shape or warp. BimmerBoost member @Ericbh77 is tackling the issue before it becomes an issue for him. He explains it best: This is essentially a modified Darton design. As you can see the inserts go around the cylinders. In the Subaru world where open deck block reinforcement is common many guys insert metal pins/pegs around the cylinders and it works. This approach looks to be far more comprehensive than pegs: @Ericbh77 is also doing some other things that will be of interest and will be detailed but we can not reveal everything at this time. One thing we can say is he is looking at the cams among other things. Will we finally see that elusive 1000 whp N54? Maybe this is the year...
    45 replies | 1326 view(s)
  • samacdonald's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 07:34 PM
    samacdonald started a thread MHD vs Cobb in N54
    Since my RB EVO's are going in next week, I thought it was about time to get a flash to stack with the jb4. It seems like there's nobody custom tuning the n54 online who everyone has had great results with and since I live in Southern NH, it makes a lot of sense for me to go to Brentuning, however after contacting them, they told me they only do Cobb tunes and won't convert their base files to MHD unless they we get at least 5 people to get tunes from them. So I'm forced with the decision to either spend the extra $ on a Cobb ap and a tune from Brentuning or go the MHD route. My questions are what are the differences between Cobb and MHD as far as tuning capabilities and although it's probably highly debatable, who is considered the most reliable tuner on the forums right now?
    50 replies | 1491 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 04:06 AM
    The N54 has an open deck block as most BimmerBoost members know. It's still plenty stout but for those guys pushing limits to 1000+ horsepower eventually they will run into problems. One of the things that happens in an open deck block is the cylinders can start to lose their shape or warp. BimmerBoost member @Ericbh77 is tackling the issue before it becomes an issue for him. He explains it best: This is essentially a modified Darton design. As you can see the inserts go around the cylinders. In the Subaru world where open deck block reinforcement is common many guys insert metal pins/pegs around the cylinders and it works. This approach looks to be far more comprehensive than pegs: @Ericbh77 is also doing some other things that will be of interest and will be detailed but we can not reveal everything at this time. One thing we can say is he is looking at the cams among other things. Will we finally see that elusive 1000 whp N54? Maybe this is the year...
    45 replies | 1160 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    This is becoming a big problem. You may remember that Maximum PSI was pushing their BMW F80 M3 project car pretty hard. Just earlier this month they were on the verge of a 9 second pass after going 10.2 @ 137. Then everything went to hell. So what happened? This: That was the end of the @maximumpsi 9 second chase and the F80 M3 and F82 M4 community have been holding their collective breaths since for a solution to the crank hub spinning problem. Maximum PSI has yet to comment on what they intend to do to BimmerBoost. What is the cause? It is somewhat difficult to pin down but look at this comparison of the S55 3.0 liter I6 crankshaft and the E9X M3 S65 V8 crankshaft: The S65 crankshaft is on the right and you can see timing gear and oil pump gear are a part of the design whereas the S55 does not have the same design. The S55 quite frankly is simply an evolution of the N54/N55 geometry and design which is basically the same. That makes one wonder why the N54 and N55 do not see this problem to the same degree. Is it the higher redline of the S55 that is partially to blame? Perhaps. You can say what you want about the BMW turbo era and it's easy power with bolt ons but the fact is if BMW raced the S55 design the same way they raced the S65 design no doubt this design flaw would have popped up in serious Motorsport competition and it would have been addressed before production. It is not some fluke. Here is what BimmerBoost member @sA x sKy had to say about it and his own experience: Once? Ok. Twice? Bad luck. Three times? It's a flaw. Four times? WTF BMW? TPG Tuning supposedly has a solution but @JasonTPG has yet to tell us anything about it. Their idea was to cut a notch in the stock piece but it didn't work and they are trying a different approach now: The TPG hub failed on member @sA x sKy three times: So what else can one try to prevent this? Well, Gintani thinks they have the solution: They are looking for someone to test this out. Speaking as someone who has had Gintani try various solutions with on his own car for going on six years now a word of advice is to not be anyone's guinea pig and let them try their solutions out on their own cars first. Let them assume the risk considering their track record and pay for their own development. Will the Gintani one piece crank hub solve this issue? Who knows. Maybe there just is no solution: The Gintani solution may introduce new problems. BMW seems to be aware of the issue but they still put the car in production. It's a numbers game for them. How many cars can they sell and what % will have the issue? Apparently the number is low enough to simply pay out warranty claims on those cars that spin their crank hub (and have not been tuned). You can have your bolt replaced and tightened every so often which is probably the best way to go. Maybe someone will come up with someone else. Maybe not. Where we are at right now is BMW quite simply screwed up on the S55 design and doesn't care. BimmerBoost reached out to BMW for comment on the issue but do not hold your breath for a response.
    51 replies | 1027 view(s)
  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 06:37 PM
    It's happened to me 4 times. First time dealer warrantied it. The other 3 times I paid out of pocket and repair costs total is like $6000. It's suspected that due to road vibrations, the crank hub bolt gets loose over time and eventually causes the crank hub to spin on the crank and the car goes out of time. Every single time it happened to me was when I hit the kick down button during a pull on the highway. BMW doesn't key the hub from the factory. The problem has happened to stock cars as well. In my case, the bolt didn't have loctite on it, so maybe that should help this time around. If it happens again, I'm turning the car back to stock.
    51 replies | 861 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-06-2016, 03:00 PM
    You know what sells parts faster than anything else? A dynograph with huge peak numbers. People rarely look into anything beyond the superficial and if the graph says a tuner is hitting X amount of horsepower they believe it is X amount of horsepower and quickly open up their wallets. We see it all the time but what 22RPD is doing here takes tuner dishonesty to a whole new level. Some tuners inflate numbers by icing a car down, using higher octane fuel than claimed, or showing a heat soaked baseline to exaggerate gains. These guys aren't that bright. They just photoshopped in their own peak number of 670 horsepower at the wheels and then manually drew in their own horsepower curve. Somehow the thought did not cross their mind that someone can simply add in the rpm ranges on the graph as torque and horsepower cross at 5252 rpm: Horsepower is simply calculated as torque x rpm / 5252. What you see on the graph is 400 lb-ft at redline. That means 400 x 7500 / 5252 = 571.21. Not the 670 they are claiming which it looks like they just changed the 5 to a 6. Would you trust this tuner to tune your ECU when basic math escapes them and they poorly photoshop dyno graphs? What a fail. Thank you to @hobbit382 for the tip.
    27 replies | 2598 view(s)
  • wowprcc's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 07:19 AM
    wowprcc started a thread free killah mixed map in N54
    free killah mixed map this is a mixed map from bms cobb alpina ppk and 1m you should use mhd flasher free killah mixed map
    32 replies | 1272 view(s)
  • psmith95's Avatar
    05-19-2016, 02:05 AM
    Ok so long story short car is being flat bedded to the shop that does my work tomorrow and will have them confirm what I already know is the case then do some digging. Essentially about a week ago I hear what I thought was knocking or something just didn't sound right but the car was pulling like nothing was wrong and the noise was faint so I figured i'd take a look when I got a chance. Kept driving it then yesterday it got worse and after I went to leave from lunch sounded like the video below. Turned the car off and immediately had it flat bedded since I didn't want to risk anything else happening. Video of car below along with one of my friends snapchat's which might provide some comedic relief even though i'm depressed :angry-banghead:. Anyways I know everyone's going to get pissed at me for some of these questions but I haven't been on here much lately or keeping up with the latest developments with the N54. I know we have a ton of new single turbo kits, is there any of the more reasonably priced ones that are good quality that came out recently? Also is ABR Houston still the go to for built blocks or has someone else stepped up? Still have not decided for sure what i'm going to do with the car and might wind up just parting out then selling it with the blown engine as a potential project car to someone, however, if I keep it and repair i'm likely going to want to do a single turbo and built motor. Anyways thanks in advance for any help Video makes me cringe everytime I watch it: Also signature is quite outdated. Car is FBO w/ inlets and i'm tuned via MHD with wedge. Tune I was running was a relatively conservative pump tune where I would put in 2 ish gallons of e85 to make sure timing didn't drop
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  • neuroclast's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 12:00 PM
    I posted this in the N54Tech help section last time it happened but I didn't get much assistance, so hopefully we'll have some luck here. I initially installed a JPWorks 6266 kit a while back, and started having some overboost issues immediately after spooling. Generally it was 3-5 PSI over target, then the JB4 would over correct and dip a few PSI under target, then move back up to target. I unfortunately do not remember if this was immediately after the ST kit install, or sometime later, as it took a while to work out the kit kinks. So obviously this over boosting is really bad news in 3rd gear+, as I'm already pushing 25 PSI and at 30 PSI I get into detonation range. Additionally the overboosting, then underboosting makes the car feel very unsettled when accelerating. It also makes the boost limiting useless in 1-2, as it overshoots the target and I spin anyway. The only suggestion on N54Tech last time was that the WG plumbing was wrong, but I verified my plumbing was the same as the picture on the "JB4 Single Turbo" thread. So anyway, I got fed up and decided maybe it was the JPWorks kit. Just purchased and installed a DOC Race 6266 kit, and same exact thing is happening. Overshooting the target after spool and then self-corrects. I don't see how the plumbing could be wrong and any of this still work properly, but I'm open to ideas. Additionally, I'm running about 15 PSI on the WG spring only (don't know if that could maybe affect this?) I've attached two logs in 3rd showing the problem. Here it only overshoots by 3 PSI, but sometimes it's higher. TL;DR: Anyone who can figure out why the hell the JB4 is overshooting and points me in a direction that gets it solved gets $50 via PayPal.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 03:03 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
    38 replies | 915 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:42 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:39 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 10:23 PM
    It is good to see more tuned N55's hitting the strip especially M235i models to compare their results to the F87 M2. Both of these M235i's are xDrive all wheel drive models. This pays dividends in the 60 foot but of course the all wheel drive system adds weight. Here is the breakdown of mods between the two cars: 2015 Black Sapphire F22 M235 xDrive AT FBO #11759 - HRE FF15s w/ Continental DWS06 - Pure Turbo Stage 2 Hi-Flo - EnzoPerformance ECU Tune - JB4 OBD2 stacked Custom Boost Map6 - Enzo's Catless Downpipes - GFB DV - ATM FMIC - ER Chargepipes - Tuningwerk Exhaust - Exxon 110 oct 2015 EBB M235 xDrive AT #12126 - 19' Summer Tires - Enzo Performance ECU Tune - ER Catless Downpipes - Fabspeed Exhaust w/ Muffler Delete - Dinan Lowering Springs w/ Supp Handling kit on pump gas 93 The timeslip: The Pure Turbos Stage 2 is providing about another 6 miles per hour of trap speed. It's a very large difference when you take into account where the black M235i xDrive was before the turbo upgrade and bolt ons. Here it is tune only with just a flash and catted downpipe: And now with full bolt ons: This is how the car progressed. 12.736 @ 109.32 - Enzo Tune and catted downpipe 12.492 @ 110.10 - Enzo Tune and full bolt ons 11.759 @ 117.70 - Enzo Tune and Pure Turbos Stage 2 Great performance data for N55 owners.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-07-2016, 02:03 PM
    Is there anything more satisfying than beating a high priced Italian exotic? Especially in your BMW which no doubt is underestimated? This run is courtesy of BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT S65 V8. His M3 makes roughly 553 rear wheel horsepower. Keep in mind this is not the higher power Level III Active Autowerke supercharger kit. The 458 Italia is stock but potent with its 9000 rpm high revving naturally aspirated V8. It has a dual clutch transmission and the 458 is lighter than the M3 by a few hundred pounds. The passenger offsets that weight advantage somewhat but the M3 also has a passenger. It is a close run between the two with the M3 edging out up top thanks to its horsepower advantage. The 458 puts up a very good fight showing how impressive the Ferrari motor is. Maybe time for a Level III upgrade from Active Autowerke to really put some distance on the 458?
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  • 1///M's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 09:00 AM
    The day has finally come for me to post this thread. After months of hard work and frustration, my 1M makes some good passes. a big thank you goes out to Rennzport (authorised South African BMS dealer), Terry and Steve. Steve has a lot of patience as we could not resolve an o2 issue. these speeds where ran on 2 different occasions however the car backed it up consistently. I felt I needed to back my speed up before making this post. the runs where done over a distance of 1km from a standing start. on the the first occasion my race number was 6b2 and next event was 6b20. mods are as follows : single turbo self made manifold turbo set up homemade triple pack clutch and flywheel Custom PI (wip) BMS backend flash and jb4
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 02:58 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
    38 replies | 457 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 07:17 PM
    The N54 is incredibly stout and one can make multiples of the stock power level and the engine will take it without breaking a sweat. This leads to some people thinking the motor is indestructible but it simply isn't. Everything has a limit and unfortunately BimmerBoost member @Tech found the limit of his motor. Now, how long an engine lasts or when it may let go and for what reason will vary. The amount of use, how it is used, the fuel, and even the weather all play a factor. Here is a summary of what went down: Thank you @Tech for sharing photos and what happened. 165000 miles out of the motor and pushing it with upgraded turbos at 145000 miles is certainly an indication of a stout platform. On the bright side parts are cheap for the N54 and this can be rebuilt stronger than ever. The entire motor can even be replaced for relatively cheap these days.
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  • martial@mhd's Avatar
    05-19-2016, 11:42 AM
    A MHD thread is long overdue, so here we go! MHD Flasher is the first Android handheld application to bring ECU tuning and monitoring to the BMW N54 engine. The MHD Flasher reveals the immense margin of power BMW left on the table with the N54 while still retaining the sophistication of the original engine management program. → Easy to install Connect any compatible Android device to your car using a standard K+Dcan cable along with an OTG USB cable, install one of the pre-purchased MHD built-in maps and enjoy the power and performance benefits of the maps by Wedge Performance. → Keep an eye on the tuning Monitor your engine behavior using a configurable gauges layout to keep an eye on any of the 50+ engine monitors like oil temp, boost pressure, actual load or individual cylinder ignition timing. Activate the logging mode to save up to 30 monitors to a standard CSV file for later analysis. Track issues by reading the error codes, and delete them once resolved. → Flash your ECU back to a stock anytime, as often as you need to. No ECU backup is needed. → Custom tuning support As an alternative to built-in maps, many tuners can provide advanced custom mapping for those who have higher or special performance needs. The MHD Flasher can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mhd.flasher.n54 Main features description: *** Flasher module - Flash built-in maps (purchased separately), piggyback backend maps or custom user-tuned .BIN files. - Backup up the stock ECU software, as fast as 5 seconds on most of the cars. - Provides handy options like power limiter per gear, wastegate rattle fix or idle RPM setting. - Read / delete engine trouble codes. - Reset adaptation values (Lambda, Fuel/air, Octane rating, VANOS, Throttle, and Battery). - 2 minutes map switching; initial install time: 18 minutes on KLINE cars (2007 & Early 2008), 38 minutes on DCAN cars (2008+). *** Monitor module - Extensive logging values list, up to 30 values at the same time. - Save logging session to .CSV files - Up to 8 configurable gauges *** Optional Built-in maps packs - Maps by Wedge Performance - Stage 1 pack. Four maps: 4 fuel octane variants, stock / upgraded FMIC variants. - Stage 2 pack. Four maps: 4 fuel octane variants, stock / upgraded FMIC variants. High flow downpipes recommended. - E40 map (40% e85), requires FMIC+DPs Supported vehicles: 2006-2010 135i, 335i and 535i 2011-2013 335is 2009-2015 Z4 35i/is 2011-2012 1M 2008-2010 X6 35i This racing product is for competition closed course use only. Required hardware: - 1 device running Android 3.2 and up, USB OTG compatible. - 1 K+Dcan cable. The only reliable and affordable provider in the US is: http://bimmersoftware.com/Cables - 1 USB OTG cable. Price list (licences are VIN Locked): Flasher module: $99 MHD maps packs: $49 each. Requires the Flasher module. Monitor module: $69 Increased boost limit (from 18 to 22 PSI) module: $49. For custom tuning purpose. Requires the Flasher module. JB4 backends only flasher: $79. Upgradable for $20 to the full $99 flasher module. FAQ Q: Can I test the connection before making a purchase? A: Yes, simply tap the MHD Store button. The ECU connection is checked before displaying available purchases. Q: Does my Android device need to be permanently plugged to the OBD port? A: No. Once a flash is performed you can unplug your device. Q: Do I need to purchase a new licence each time I flash a map? A: No, you can ref lash as many times as needed. Q: Is a battery charger required? A: It is highly recommended for long flashes (install, uninstall). A healthy battery will handle short flashes (map changes) fine but the use of a battery charger remains recommended.
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