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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 01:26 PM
    How about 18 cores? CPU Name Cores / Threads Price Core i9-7980XE 18 / 36 $1999 Core i9-7960X 16 / 32 $1699 Core i9-7940X 14 / 28 $1399 Core i9-7920X 12 / 24 $1199 Core i9-7900X 10 / 20 $999 $2k for a processor is steep but I wonder just how insane the performance will be.
    49 replies | 19709 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-09-2017, 03:41 PM
    I don't mind investing in mining rigs. It's just what kind of hardware is best? I'll start looking into it. You have $250k of Ethereum though? That's nuts.
    45 replies | 7975 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 04:10 PM
    Sticky started a thread Motiv vs. VTT race in N54
    Ok, this has the potential to explode but considering how these two are going at it let's settle this on the track. Tony says Motiv won't race. Motiv just e-mailed me saying they gladly will. How about we settle this in a positive manner (there are no losers with vendors pushing the platform) on the track? Ok? I'll gladly organize it so it is fair to the schedules and distances for both parties. Oh, and I'll grill burgers. Cool? Everyone cool?
    58 replies | 5521 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 01:49 PM
    With all this talk about cams I think people forget there is PLENTY you can do with the factory cams and the amount of adjustment they are capable of. I know some tuners are changing VANOS tables. I also know some tuners are only capable of ramping in boost. This separates the 'real' guys from those who just play with tunerpro. Why is nobody talking about VANOS tuning on the platform?
    46 replies | 4179 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    06-09-2017, 11:02 AM
    Some of you have heard rumors about races, call outs and related shenanigans. All that really happened is that we were called out by a competitor. Terms were: -the competitor would pay for car transport to a race near them -the competitor would pay for flights to get at least Tony out to the race -if they won, we'd reimburse them After some thought, we accepted, tentatively, provided that transportation both ways was wagered, included a couple guys from the VTT team, and we added a grand on top to make it fun. They did not want to agree to those terms. Otherwise the current record belongs to a full weight E90 with a manual transmission. If you want to break the record -good luck, have fun, we'll be the first ones to congratulate you as we know what it takes. If you want to call us out for a race, be prepared to clearly present the terms and hopefully stick to them. If the terms are mutually agreeable we'll set something up. Otherwise, same as normal, we'll likely be at the next NFZ or Shift S3CTOR in the vicinity of CA and AZ. Come by and say "hi", talk a little shit, have fun, maybe we'll even grill some burgers. We love what we do and enjoy all aspects of racing/competition.
    37 replies | 4076 view(s)
  • martymil's Avatar
    06-04-2017, 04:56 AM
    Di filter & LPFP restriction Line I don't know if this has been covered but here goes. So my di pump was always on the limits and dipping below 10 on the jb4 scale and as low as 7 While I was having a good look at an old di pump on the work bench I had a good look at the inlet and found that it has a very restrictive filter. But before removing the filter and not running one I went out and brought a 10 micron 175gph filter from earls and installed it on the car, which will make it an overkill in term of filtration but no such thing as over filtration unless it causes a restriction. At the same time I had a good look at the stainless lpfp line and it has 2 very restrictive bends which I was not fond of and after measuring them I found them quite smaller than the inlet port on the di pump. The first part of the lpfp line that joins the pump is great with no restriction but the line steps down a size after the LPFP sensor and the bends in the line are quite restrictive I went off to earls and we came up with the new line and the results are pretty impressive My di pump never dips below 10 and the lpfp line pressure is nice and solid This worked for me, its up to you if you want to try it and at your own risk and responsibility and any part of the fuel system should be worked on by a competent mechanic. This is with di filter in place http://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-1496564186?log=0&data=1-4-5-10-17 This is with filter removed and 10 micron filter installed under the car but with the stainless line still in place, removing the di filter has the greatest effect on the pressures http://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-1495954655?log=0&data=1-4-5-10-17 This is with the stainless LPFP replaced with the new one, I haven't been able to get to the track yet for a proper log but you can see there is a slight improvement, any improvement is good http://datazap.me/u/martymil/log-1496564517?log=0&data=1-4-5-9-10-17
    37 replies | 4053 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-02-2017, 02:12 PM
    This is being developed so just an early post for now but it deserves its own thread:
    29 replies | 3767 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:51 PM
    You might remember a BMW E9 posted last month with an N54 engine under the hood. Awron made that swap possible as they supply the electronics to manage the engine. This N54 conversion package essentially facilitates an N54 swap into almost any BMW. Obviously newer models are more problematic due to the electronics but if you have dreamt about an E30 M3 with an N54 (why would you do that?) Awron can help facilitate it. Want an E39 with an N54? No problem. What about a classic X5? That can be done too. Basically, whatever you can come up with and it doesn't even have to be a BMW. Awron provides electronics for a variety of swaps including one BimmerBoost detailed earlier this year which was an S63 twin turbo V8 going into an E63 M6. What is the cost of this swap kit? Well, that part was not included. BimmerBoost is waiting on a response from Awron regarding the pricing and as soon as they respond (the European time difference makes quick communication difficult) an update will be posted.
    25 replies | 3838 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 07:15 PM
    Does anyone care? Personally, I just think it's a cash grab for both. They both are very similar self-promoters. McGregor can't beat Floyd in boxing, come on. I think he knows he'll lose, he'll take his big check, then say Floyd should fight him in the Octagon so they double dip essentially and each saves face fighting on their own terms. Whatever. I'm not ordering.
    19 replies | 4426 view(s)
  • DOCRace's Avatar
    06-01-2017, 11:55 AM
    EMP is my #1 installer/tuner for these turbo kits:) They know these turbo kits like the back of their hands. We have a project coming up in the very near future of EMP's shop car but for now we have this 6466 kit running E30 fuel with meth injection w/o port injection at 35psi.
    29 replies | 2776 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 12:16 AM
    Hey all, We have a lot of announcements coming soon from VTT, but we're going to start with our new package offerings; the VTT600 and VTT700 power packages. While this isn't a new product, it's an easy and complete way to take your N54 powered vehicle from stock (or whatever your modifications are) all the way to 600+ WHP (VTT600) or even 700 WHP (VTT700) with a few clicks of the mouse. You don't have a trusted installer or you're tired of horror stories and want to make sure it's all installed correctly? We have you covered there too; ship (or drive over if you're local) your car to us at our Hayward CA location, and when we're done installing everything we can even put it on our dyno and work with your tuner of choice! It's important to note that everything on here is optional; if you are already FBO or have some parts you prefer, once on our website -simply choose "No Thanks" on the dropdown choices you don't need and install your own pieces. We're flexible and here to help. VTT600 Package Includes: GC lites or Stage 2+ ($2999 or $2199) VTT Silicone Inlets ($100) VTT Silicone Charge Pipe ($100) VTT DCI ($79) N54Tuning Dwnpipes ($350) AD-E 650WHP FMIC or VRSF 7.5" Race FMIC ($699 or $750, respectively) Phoenix Racing Charge Pipe + RacePort BOV ($450) Choice of LPFP's: PFS Single Shot ($399), Double Shot ($599), PFS Bucketless Single Shot ($299), or PFS Bucketless Double Shot ($499) PFS PI or Single Barrel Shotgun HPFP ($799) VTT PI or External HPFP Controller ($349) Delphi Coils ($240) Pre-gapped NGK 5992 Plugs ($85) MHD Android Device ($75) Dcan Cable ($30) OTG Cables ($10) N20 Map Sensor and Harness ($179) PCV Valve ($45) Installation at VHP starts at $1500 Dyno Tuning at VHP Starts at $500 The VTT700 Package Includes: GC Turbos ($3999) VTT Silicone Inlets ($100) VTT Silicone Charge Pipe ($100) VTT DCI ($79) N54Tuning Dwnpipes ($350) AD-E 1100WHP FMIC or VRSF 7.5" Race FMIC ($1150 or $750, respectively) Phoenix Racing Charge Pipe + RacePort BOV ($450) Choice of LPFP's: PFS Double Shot ($599) or PFS Bucketless Double Shot ($499) PFS PI or Double Barrel Shotgun HPFP ($799 or $999, respectively) New HPFP ($425 ea) VTT PI or External HPFP Controller ($349) Delphi Coils ($240) Pre-gapped NGK 5992 Plugs ($85) MHD Android Device ($75) Dcan Cable ($30) OTG Cables ($10) N20 Map Sensor and Harness ($179) PCV Valve ($45) Installation at VHP starts at $1500 Dyno Tuning at VHP Starts at $500 As always, the components should always be matched to the power, reliability, and response goals of the customer. Let us know if we can help you sort out a package!
    23 replies | 3302 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 08:23 PM
    The Doc Race N54 single turbo manifold is a work of art. It also performs as these dyno runs are evidence of. EMP Tuning did the tune on this car along with the dyno runs and there are a few things that should be questioned. First of all, what is with the tiny low res graph? Are you people professionals or not? Post a full res shot. Even better, if you are new and not exactly regarded as a high end shop post the run files to eliminate all doubt. Is this a powerful N54? Absolutely. Is it making 826 whp? Not exactly. A spike on the dyno run is responsible for the higher peak figures. Not that the Doc Race manifold can't flow for 800+ whp or that Doc Race is somehow responsible for how a shop posts dyno runs. This is a product of the social media era where people think they can take some crappy cell phone pic and pass it off as a record or achievement. It's lazy, lame, and unprofessional. It should be noted that these figures are hit without port injection and with methanol injection. Doc Race's N54 kit shows it is capable of making a ton of power once again and remains one of the highest quality options in the N54 aftermarket.
    29 replies | 2297 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    06-11-2017, 03:54 PM
    We just got wind of another VTT customer doing some work at the strip with his GC lites. Ben is in the UK and has a beautiful 2006 RHD 6AT 335i with the following mods: VTT GC lites JB4 + Trebila tune (25 psi) E50 fuel Meth (75%, cm10& cm5) RB outlets VTT silicone inlets VRSF 7" HD FMIC VRSF Charge Pipe with HKS BOV RB PCV Valve BMS OCC Boost Concepts LPFP Minor weight reduction (-100kg) Hoosier DR2 275/40R17 Ben ran 11.19 @ 130.20 mph on an unprepped strip! This may be a UK record, we're not sure.... but regardless it's moving! Nice work Ben! Below are pics of the slip and a few shots of Ben's car. Nice job, we love seeing customers driving hard! Chris
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 06:09 PM
    Someone please put this poor Civic out of its misery. WTF do you even say about this car? There is no shame in not having money to modify a car or to do some incredible build. Why completely ruin a car and make it look like a pile of garbage though? There are those who say this is the only way for some to get attention but why would you want the kind of attention this Civic brings? It can barely drive on the road. The exhaust is beyond words. Why? WHY? The only thing on this car that makes any sense is the bumper sticker which reads, 'I'm so gay I don't even drive straight.' :facepalm:
    24 replies | 2375 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 05:02 PM
    Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things. Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system: Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine . SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine. SCS Delta Piezo IDM. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange). CAN-USB Interface Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks. Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly: The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car. That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd. The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?
    33 replies | 1112 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    06-10-2017, 01:10 PM
    With me swapping over stuff from the 335 to the 135 I'm also making the transition to a dual clutch transmission as well as upgrading some other stuff. All parts listed have less than 2,000 miles on them and are fully functional. If interested let me know and I'll come up with a price -level 10 transmission 1000hp package w/bulletproof converter and valve body. I have invoice to show the work done to anyone interested. Yes this trans is a good trans and has held power as well as went through a proper break in. -fuel-it stage 3 pump -3.46 geared bolted big pumpkin diff with mfactory LSD and Drive Shaft shop 1000 hp axles (must be sold together) -factory 135i axles - if the intake manifold turns out to be what I want I will sell the motiv port injection plate and rail. Will not come with fuel lines or fpr -transmission 4000 obo -fuel it stage 3 pump 500 obo -LSD 3.46 gears with drive shaft shop axles 1900 obo
    22 replies | 2671 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-06-2017, 05:11 PM
    Another contender enters the N54 standalone market and this one appears to be ahead of Syvecs. The Syvecs system has been delayed repeatedly but SCS Delta has their system running on an N54 race car. Now, a race car system and a street car system are very different things. Let's take a look at what is included with the 2000 Pound Sterling SCS Delta system: Complete engine management system for the BMW N54 DI engine . SCS Delta 800 ECU pre mapped for a standard engine. SCS Delta Piezo IDM. Modified BMW engine wiring loom (must be supplied as an exchange). CAN-USB Interface Lead time on this product is typically 3-4 weeks. Is this a plug and play system designed to maintain all the electronics and support a dual clutch transmission like Syvecs is attempting to deliver? Not exactly: The main thing to gather from this is there is another option that can be adapted and a UK tuner by the name of APT (Automotive Performance Tuning) is using it in their E82 1-Series race car. That car is stripped out and not running factory gauges so it does not exactly apply to the street crowd. The more options for N54 engine control the better though, right?
    33 replies | 626 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 10:30 AM
    Feel like arguing for no reason and can't find someone to argue with on your side of the computer? Here is the place to do it. All unruly arguments and discussions can be carried out in this thread. Lololol
    10 replies | 4073 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 07:07 AM
    Another GTBored video showing a BMW crushing its opposition. It is not hard to believe that a tuned M6 Competition Package will pull away from a CTS-V but this is not even a race. The starting speed is 80 kph (50 mph) which favors the BMW. For whatever reason, Cadillac CTS-V's are never shown doing well in these videos. The LT4 V8 is a stout mill and with bolt ons can easily dispatch tuned S63TU's. The HCP tune on the M6 no doubt is solid but it would be great to see a tuned CTS-V and an actual race for once and not just an M car putting instant bus lengths on whatever they put next to it. This video feels like a marketing piece for the tuner more than anything else.
    23 replies | 2278 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 06:14 PM
    Someone please put this poor Civic out of its misery. WTF do you even say about this car? There is no shame in not having money to modify a car or to do some incredible build. Why completely ruin a car and make it look like a pile of garbage though? There are those who say this is the only way for some to get attention but why would you want the kind of attention this Civic brings? It can barely drive on the road. The exhaust is beyond words. Why? WHY? The only thing on this car that makes any sense is the bumper sticker which reads, 'I'm so gay I don't even drive straight.' :facepalm:
    24 replies | 1541 view(s)
  • foued1984's Avatar
    05-27-2017, 09:54 AM
    hello i have swaped E87 with N54 DCT gear box i have a used dme from donor car i change isn vin and power classe reset O houer working in dme but still 2FA4 incorrect data record in DME please heeelp:angry-banghead:
    14 replies | 2934 view(s)
  • scorp87's Avatar
    06-20-2017, 10:36 AM
    hi guys, here is my 335 Mods: -Hexon RR600 -Custom Intercooler 450x350x115mm -Stage3 Fuelpump -Dual Methinjection -Fuel-ChargePipeInjection (CPI) and 50% E100 in tank -MHD-Flash by AMK-Performance -XHP Stage 3 -Engine is Stock Results: Power : 689HP(698,5PS) / 1011NM on Engine Standing half Mile : 267,94kmh Times 100-200kmh : 5,50sek Next Step is to work on Start-Setup for better 1/4 Mile Times. regards from Germany stan
    22 replies | 1622 view(s)
  • TEC's Avatar
    06-08-2017, 08:13 PM
    Share time! So my goal was to install two Walbro 450 pumps so that I could run e85 and push boost above 17 psi on the stock turbos and in the future possibly run a PI setup. I looked at a few companies offerings but I decided that I could build something that rivaled and even bettered what is currently on the market for a cheaper cost. This is not a knock on any company or their pricing for dual intank pumps but rather my Colt/DSM mentality to do it yourself and learn more about your car in the process. I’m not sure how this forum feels about posting pricing so I will intentionally leave this information out. You can PM me if you want to know where I picked up my parts. For this build I bought: Used stock fuel bucket – junk yard 2 Walbro 450 Pumps with electrical connectors (no fuel socks needed) 2 Holley Hydramats (model 16-111) - 15”x3” for Walbro pumps I contacted 07Tundra (Jose) for his help with this project…none of this would not have been possible without his help. He took the used bucket and with some modifications came up with this: What you see are two Walbro fuel pumps in a modified stock fuel bucket with an adapter to hold the pumps in place. Here is a look at the adapter as it was being laid out for use: The two pumps feed into PTE tubing and a PTE Y adapter. When I decide to go PI I will probably go back and feed only one pump into the stock fuel line and use the other pump to feed the PI. I cut a hole in the top of the fuel pump bucket top and fed through the wiring for the secondary pump. The main pump uses the stock wiring and is controlled by the DME as is the stock pump. The second pump is controlled by a Hobbs Switch mounted in the trunk. I am using the “prototype” adapter. I’ve been told that a newer version exists that looks more like this: My total cost for this project is less than what I would have paid another company for their version of the same thing, with the added bonus of being able to utilize the newest technology being the hydramats on dual pumps which no company currently offers. I’ve been driving the car with this setup installed and so far it has worked perfectly…no added pump noise and no LPFP fall off from E85 use.
    19 replies | 2490 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-15-2017, 05:41 AM
    Yesterday BoostAddict.com posted an article on an unpleasant situation with a customer who bought a Fabspeed exhaust system he thought fit his car. Fabspeed marketed the exhaust as fitting his vehicle and changed their website after the fact to make it seem like the customer ordered the wrong part. Since the time that article went up the customer's complaints have been deleted from forums where Fabspeed is a vendor. Additionally, former Fabspeed employees contacted BoostAddict. Fabspeed is now doing their best damage control: Fabspeed says they are working hard to resolve this. You know what is funny? They have had weeks and weeks to resolve this. It was not until the BoostAddict article that they even entertained taking responsibility for false advertising. Well, this issue in particular among many poor customer service issues is what has caused a bevvy of employees to leave. This ex-employee said this issue was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back: If you look at those glassdoor reviews it paints a bleak picture at Fabspeed: This goes on but you get the idea. Basically, employees are expendable, customer service is poor, owners break the law, customers get screwed, and it's a giant mess with these issues swept under the rug if possible. Don't take it from me: After complaint after complaint after complaint and employees leaving by the drove is it really just some bad luck or miscommunication? You be the judge.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-01-2017, 09:51 AM
    BimmerBoost member @gzim335 is doing some work with his supercharged BMW E92 M3 DCT! As a reminder, he is running 10 psi of boost from his Vortech blower with Gintani E85 tuning. He is making ~645 horsepower to the rear wheels. He also is using that power very efficiently. The car is a top end beast. Let's start with him running various F10 M5's. This is a 6-speed manual F10 M5 with the Pure Stage 2 S63TU turbocharger upgrade: Dispatched without a problem. Next up is a DCT F10 M5 on an E85 mix with a tune from Enzo Racing. Not much of a race: How about a bolt on and pump gas tuned F10 M5 by DME Tuning? Nope. Let's check out the GTR's. This is an Iveytuned FBO GTR on E85 that traps 138: That was impressive by the M3. A fluke you say? How about another FBO E85 tuned GTR: A very similar outcome. Ok, one more E85 tuned FBO GTR: Another win. Next up is a 2011 CTS-V with a 418ci built motor, cam, headers, E85, etc. It is said to make ~700 whp: That Caddy needs more power. A FBO C7 Z06 manual is up and it doesn't do well: Finally we have a Charger Hellcat with unknown mods: The M3 starts to pull and the Charger lets off although the M3 trans starts to slip. It's time for a DCT upgrade. These videos just go to show how strong a supercharged E9X M3 can be.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-05-2017, 03:11 PM
    A diesel 3-Series putting car lengths on a pair of F80 M3's? Yep. There are two videos here from an event that a BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) tuned 335d attended. Whatever they are doing with the M57 diesel engine it is working. It also is pouring out a ton of black smoke but hey, that's a diesel for you. The first video is taken from the inside of a manual transmission F80 M3 and it is a 360 degree video which allows you to set the angle for yourself. The M3 has a beta BPC tune: As they go from a stop the torque of the 335d pays dividends as the M3 audibly spins its tires. The M3 can not run it down and gets smoked both literally and figuratively. The second F80 M3 is a Competition Package example. The camera angle is not the best but in the mirrors you see the F80 M3 get destroyed so the 335d winning these F80 M3 races is certainly no fluke. The 335d is said to make 488 rwhp and 680 rwtq. Hey @BPCMotorsports, let's see a graph for this car.
    27 replies | 1088 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-31-2017, 09:30 AM
    This 1M belongs to Australian BimmerBoost member @martymill. He decided to test his car out on the dragstrip with the much discussed @JD75 front mount intercooler upgrade. The proof is in the pudding so to speak and an 11.840 @ 121.54 on pump fuel is a great result. The car is tuned with MHD and a JB4 stack. This combo is very popular in the N54 tuning world. As for the rest of the mods: He was on street tires so there is room to improve the 60 foot considerably. He also plans on running E85 flex fuel when MHD releases it. A solid run regardless.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-14-2017, 09:45 PM
    You might remember a BMW E9 posted last month with an N54 engine under the hood. Awron made that swap possible as they supply the electronics to manage the engine. This N54 conversion package essentially facilitates an N54 swap into almost any BMW. Obviously newer models are more problematic due to the electronics but if you have dreamt about an E30 M3 with an N54 (why would you do that?) Awron can help facilitate it. Want an E39 with an N54? No problem. What about a classic X5? That can be done too. Basically, whatever you can come up with and it doesn't even have to be a BMW. Awron provides electronics for a variety of swaps including one BimmerBoost detailed earlier this year which was an S63 twin turbo V8 going into an E63 M6. What is the cost of this swap kit? Well, that part was not included. BimmerBoost is waiting on a response from Awron regarding the pricing and as soon as they respond (the European time difference makes quick communication difficult) an update will be posted.
    25 replies | 911 view(s)
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