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  • brendanrule's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    I would like to point out the Andy does not communicate very well. My order has not been made how I asked. My emails were not replied to. When the emails were answered it was to say he will find out for me. But would not answer a simple question of has it been made and when will it ship. Even called a 3-4 of times but only left a message once. rang twice during working hours with no answer. I asked for an intercooler to be made with 3 inch pipes on boths sides with no bungs. I got an intercooler with bungs and 3 inch on one side and 2 inch on the other. I'm a pissed off customer. I already had a good ATM intercooler but wanted something more flowing for rb evos. I and paid $1800 au for this and he couldn't even reply to an email or make what i asked for. Your welds are very nice but it has the wrong size pipe on it!!!!!!!!!
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  • Luke.pitt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    Luke.pitt started a thread Which flash? in N54
    Hi all, wondered if I could get some opinions on what flash route to take. My current mods are vrsf downpipes, charge pipe and tial bov, mishimoto intercooler, bms dual cones and jb4 g5 always ran on UK 99Ron. Would the bms pump flash or the mhd stage 2 flash be best? Or is there another option that's better for my setup. I will be buying upgrade upgraded inlets very soon if that makes any difference. Any help would again be appreciated! 👍👍
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  • SteveAZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    SteveAZ started a thread Fuel-It! upgrade program in N54
    Hey all, we've been very busy developing products and supporting customers, consequently we haven't spent much time on this board. To re-acquaint ourselves we're going to start off by announcing our official upgrade policy. We have a lot of new products that we've introduced over the last few months and get a lot of inquiries from existing customers looking to add additional upgrades. Consequently we have developed the attached upgrade policy. In addition over the next couple days we'll also start a new thread to bring everyone that has missed some of our recent releases up to date and give you all the necessary information you need to make informed decisions when choosing your upgrade path. If you have any questions you can email us directly at: steve@fuel-it.com chris@fuel-it.com gage@fuel.it.com Or if needed, you can also reach me personally at 623-428-1468 Thanks, Steve Edit: File attached for easier reading. ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    With the Super Bowl over and last season officially in the books, time to gear up for 2016. Guess we'll start with focusing on the draft. Oh, and Vegas odds for next season's champ:
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    BMW M3 F80 S55 Original readout BMW M3 F80 S55 Original readout BMW M3 F80 S55 Original readout
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  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    sA x sKy started a thread S55 Motor Build Underway in S55
    The engine just got out of the car and is on the way to one of the best machinists in the country (AMS/UGR cars). Going a different route from TPG. Wont say any details about whats going to happen to the engine until the car puts down some times.
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  • rac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    Effects of Different Fuels on a Turbocharged, Direct Injection, Spark Ignition Engine Mostly interesting for it\'s spark sweep charts and discussion, showing lower NIMEP sensitivity for E85 as spark timing deviates from MBT, and also charge air temperature sensitivity. Not N54 specific, however useful background to anyone beginning to tune for E85. Effects of Different Fuels on a Turbocharged, Direct Injection, Spark Ignition Engine
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    NniftyFour started a thread Fuel Injector seals in N54
    what is everyone doing about fuel injector seals? If your taking them out for a short period <30 min do you just leave the seals alone? If you're putting a used injector back in after a period of absence how do you get the new seal on?? I know there's a BMW tool, but I don't think anyone uses it do they? I was able to get a new seal on once by hand, but the seal seemed warped once it was on... did not cause a misfire though.. So :confused:. I think it shrank back down after heat cycling. So whats the proper move here? I know Tony swaps injectors all the time, would like to hear what he thinks. Tony@VargasTurboTech
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Excellent news here as Cobb continues to expand their Porsche product offering. The turbocharged Porsche models tends to dominate aftermarket tuning but Cobb is not ignoring the naturally aspirated 991 generation. The Carrera, Carrera S, and Carrera GTS now have Cobb Tuning Accessport support. The following vehicles are now supported with firmware and Off The Shelf Maps : 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) MT/PDK WM 2012-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) S MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4 MT/PDK WM 2013-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) 4S MT/PDK WM The following vehicles are supported with firmware and Stage 0 (Non-Performance) Map : 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera (991) GTS MT/PDK WM 2014-2015 Porsche Carrera 4 (991) GTS MT/PDK WM Cobb does not have OTS performance maps available for the two vehicles above but that is only a matter time. Let's take a look at the gains starting with the 3.4 liter Porsche 991 Carrera: Not bad at all. You get another 18 horsepower at the wheels and 10 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Keep in mind these are Mustang dyno numbers. Now let's look at the 3.8 liter Carrera S: Up to 30 more horsepower at wheels on 93 octane pump fuel and another 27 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Considering that the 3.4 liter Boxster S and Cayman S use the same Porsche 3.4 liter flat-6 we expect support for them to follow. The good news now is the 991 Turbo guys are not the only ones who will be having fun.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    Well, that did not take long. The new B58 motor is impressing. The stock power is considerable and the acceleration is not far off an E92 M3 at least with the M Performance package. Things are going to take some giant steps forward on the platform relatively soon. While tuning on the B58 platform and the respective chassis' it goes into is still in its infancy VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is already attempting to get ahead of the curve by working on a B58 turbo upgrade. Tuners have told us the factory B58 turbo housing seems larger than the N55. That means this upgrade has serious potential. Time will tell but rest assured turbo upgrades will be on the market for owners that itch for more power. This of course should apply to all 40i models.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    What do you even say to this? We know the Hellion Coyote turbo kits are impressive kits. We recently saw one put down 1416 horsepower to the rear wheels. Dynos are fun but track times are even better. Suffice it to say this is not dyno queen horsepower. Whether people want to debate this is a street car or track car now is on them due to the Powerglide conversion. BoostAddict.com prefers to see upgraded factory transmissions doing the work. Other than the questions on the trans the car still has the factory interior, AC, navigation, etc. Let's take a look at the mod list: - Hellion twin turbo Eliminator kit - Precision 6466 Gen2 turbos at 22 psi - MPR built longblock - Porting Solution headwork - JPC Racing powerglide transmission - Jordan Performance and Racing E98 ethanol tune through HP Tuners Very impressive however you slice it. Especially that short time. This thing hooks!
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  • rac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Knock Limits in Spark Ignited Direct Injected Engines Using Gasoline/Ethanol Blends 2011 MIT PhD Thesis. Valuable insights into charge cooling effects of DI ethanol/gasoline blends. Knock Limits in Spark Ignited Direct Injected Engines Using Gasoline/Ethanol Blends
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    Well, that did not take long. The new B58 motor is impressing. The stock power is considerable and the acceleration is not far off an E92 M3 at least with the M Performance package. Things are going to take some giant steps forward on the platform relatively soon. While tuning on the B58 platform and the respective chassis' it goes into is still in its infancy VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is already attempting to get ahead of the curve by working on a B58 turbo upgrade. Tuners have told us the factory B58 turbo housing seems larger than the N55. That means this upgrade has serious potential. Time will tell but rest assured turbo upgrades will be on the market for owners that itch for more power. This of course should apply to all 40i models.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    As you likely already know Syvecs spent considerable time developing a standalone ECU for the Lamborghini and Audi V10 platform. That now includes the new Lamborghini Huracan which interestingly features factory dual injection with port and direct fuel injection. That means the capability of the Syvecs box to control 20 injectors at once makes a whole lot of sense. With the older V10 R8 or Gallardo one could add port fuel injectors. With the new Huracan there is a need to control port fuel injectors and direct fuel injectors right off the bat. The basic specs are the same as before: - 12 on the fly adjustable maps vis OEM controls - Flex fuel control - Cruise control - Rolling anti-lag - Launch control system which builds boost at the line - Onboard datalogging - Adjustable traction control system vis OEM controls The Syvecs system is tested on a twin turbo Huracan in the video below. It runs an impressive 9.73 @ 146.97 1/4 mile. It definitely is working and working well. Pricing is not stated as they are shipping pre-orders but with the full list of features below, it's worth whatever they charge: • Live Tuning of every aspect of the engine’s calibration, including signals sent to the TCM and 4wd • Ability to select desired engine map, boost level, traction and launch control levels via steering wheel controls • Fully adjustable Launch control with Anti-lag strategies and Ramp in Maps • Full Variable Valve Timing control • Closed loop Dual Lambda Control using OEM lambdas • Flex Fuel control • Cruise Control add on • Control the OEM Direct Injectors and additional 10 port injectors for high power installations • Fully adjustable closed loop boost control with launch level adjustments and trims for turbo speed, air charge, engine coolant temp, exhaust gas temperatures etc • Monitor and trimming of exhaust gas temperatures • Built in data logging using a market leading analysis software of up to 8 hours, with data rates at up to 1000hz • Rolling Antilag / Pit lane limiter strategies, great for building boost on a roll • Antitheft and valet modes • Super fast connection via RJ45 Ethernet port for live tuning anywhere in the world or even remotely if on track if connected to a wireless unit. • Adjustable traction control strategies based on lateral g, steering angle and/or individual wheel speed monitoring. • 4 programmable and selectable target slip maps. An immediate torque reduction can be applied by the ECU via ignition retard or a fuel cut. • Configurable Engine Safety Trips on all important parameters like oil temperature, oil pressure. • Fuel pump control of both main Direct Injection pumps, and sub pumps, as well as Relative fuel pressure monitoring and limiting in the event of fuel pressure dropping on boost. • 4 different Pedal to Throttle Angle maps with multipliers for different parameters e.g. speed. Again adjustable via steering wheel buttons • Configurable individual cylinder closed loop knock control, to suit any cylinder modification with adjustments to frequency, windows for listening and gains for each cylinder. Ability to trigger full cylinder shutdown in severe knock conditions. • Ability to change torque levels and demand levels sent to the DSG Ecu for changing clutch pressure and Pull away drivability • Change torque reduction levels on shifts. Essential for very high power Huracans where the Oem levels of reductions are not enough with the added torque from a Twin Turbo Kit • Ability to change Torque ramp in after launch • Change throttle blip requests to match your torque band. Especially useful on oversized turbo installations. • Run up to 7bar map sensors • Control high or low impedance injectors • Change injector end angle to ensure injection point is properly calibrated • Ability to fit any type of external sensor to monitor and trigger safety trips from anything from crank case pressure to damper position • Ability to use any size DBW throttle body e.g. Chevrolet LS7 • Wet and Dry – Wet and Dry nitrous control with ability to drive solenoids directly and control n20 heaters via pressure monitoring • Ability to control any external vehicle features based on sensor inputs e.g. Adjustable rear wing linked to G force or exhaust control valves • Connect any race series dash or even one of our partners’ Touchscreen CANBUS adjustment /display units • View any input live with built in scope up to 1000hz
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  • cpwinch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    FOR SALE: Morr Wheels FS77 Specs: 19x9.0 ET + 45mm 19x9.5 ET + 40mm Perfect fitment for F32 4 series and F30 3 series. Condition: 10/10. No flaws. Only ~5,000 miles Price: $1350 They retail for around $2,600. These wheels are in perfect condition. Save yourself over 1,000 dollars off a new set. Reason For sale: I am switching to an 18inch square set up Contact: DM/Email/Text if interested or have any questions. (818)398-3100 BMWmodification@gmail.com
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 AM
    Dominic Toretto, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • JerryT's Avatar
    Today, 12:09 AM
    Hey guys i am selling a used Precision 6466 Gen2 with 2500 miles on it. Compressor housing is painted black. Will post pictures this tomorrow. Zero shaft play and still under warranty with precision. $1250 Shipped http://www.jpworkz.com/product-p/apt-2-used.htm
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    Hey inlineS54B32 would you want to try out the area74 DP/CAT emissions fix on the M3? Posting your results afterward, etc. That way others can see it works on the E92, E93, and E90 M3.
    1 replies | 24 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 AM
    A discussion on the BenzBoost forums brought up the question of how much power the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade from Weistec makes. A member pointed to the upgrade only making a bit more power than their stock turbo upgrades which hit 684 rwhp. Now, the problem is not the turbo upgrade not making more power over the stock turbos but octane limitations. 91 octane California pump gas is the limiting factor. As a matter of fact, way back in 2013, Weistec demonstrated 700 wheel horsepower with their M157 turbo upgrade on race gas. Weistec sent this Dynojet graph to BenzBoost of their W.3 M157 turbo upgrade on race gas: We will get clarification on why the peak torque figure is a lower 688 lb-ft of torque at the wheels instead of 730 lb-ft at the wheels as previously shown but we suspect it is due to not having the Weistec M157 cooling upgrade. Regardless, if one wants to get the most of the W.3 M157 turbo upgrade before the W.4 hits, race gas and cooling upgrades are a must.
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  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 AM
    Decided to randomly check my compression and got the following numbers. Looks like I'll have to buy an extra engine and have it built. Cylinder 1: 180 Cylinder 2: 180 Cylinder 3: 180 Cylinder 4: 150 Cylinder 5: 180 Cylinder 6: 180 Edit QUOTE
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 PM
    NniftyFour started a thread Limiter 512 in N54
    I could of sworn this has been brought up before but I can't find it by searching. Also probably only Jake will know the answer, I hope not. 2007 I8AOS xdrive. Car throws limiter 512... Not even under boost I get to like 90 load and it flat lines with 512. My thought is it has to do with the xdrive system, I'm getting binding sometimes. Not sure if its the diff or a front axle. But on the other hand a number this high leads me to believe its a calculation error (aka I messed up/ exceeded a torque table) 1024 happens when you exceed certain torque tables. It only happens randomly and a restart usually fixes it. Any input is appreciated. I'll post logs and my bin If no one knows off the top of their head but I'm not home right now.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    Welcome bmwbd, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • rac's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Effective Octane And Efficiency Advantages Of Direct Injection Alcohol Engines 2008 MIT Report. Looks at efficiency improvements possible from DI high compression / high boost ethanol and methanol fuels made possible by there respective high effective DI octane numbers. Not N54 specific but relevant for all DI high comp. / high boost applications. Effective Octane And Efficiency Advantages Of Direct Injection Alcohol Engines
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  • m3dragon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    Colorado Rockies - Mini Epic Road Tour July 11 - July 15 2016 Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store system out of my own pocket to make sharing information and registering easier on everyone. --------------------------------------------- The Epic road trip event is a bi-yearly event that is focused on the spirit of having an adventure and making friends. The first Epic was a week in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in 2013. The second Epic in 2015 was a 10 day grand tour of the many national parks of the southwest states. A rather informal survey concluded that many Participants of these two events could not wait 2 long years until the next Epic, and so here we go. This will be a five day road adventure to drive as many of the scenic mountain roads and highways of the Colorado Rockies. While the focus will be on driving, we will be making stops to check out the scenery, historic small towns and railroads, ski resorts (gondola rides), etc. as time allows. You are welcome to join or leave the event at any point if you are not able to make all five days. With what we have planned, I strongly suggest you attend all five days as this will be one amazing driving adventure. Unlike rallies and road course events, we encourage people to stay in a group and stop at the planned destinations, as this is a road trip not a rally. However, the stops and activities are suggestions, not mandates. Our format is for those individuals, couples or families, who want to have an adventure as well as make new friends with fellow enthusiasts. We mix the day up between driving sections, photo stops and sightseeing opportunities for everyone. This is not a race, so if you are looking for a competitive event this is not for you. NOTE: Rooms are limited and it is first come first serve. So if you wish to go make sure to join ASAP! Admins, the reason for the post in each region is these are national meet ups. A chance to make new friends from across the country and to share in a road tour adventure. Day 1: Monday July 11, Dillon, CO. Rocky Mountain National Park and Trail Ridge Road, Stanley Hotel, Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, Berthoud Pass. Day 2: Tuesday July 12, Dillon, CO. Loveland Pass, Mt. Evans, Guanella Pass, Georgetown, Breckenridge. Day 3: Wednesday July 13, Dillon to Montrose, CO. Top of the Rockies, West Elk Loop, Aspen, Independence Pass, South Rim Black Canyon. Day 4: Thursday July 14, Montrose to Telluride, CO. San Juan Skyway (“most beautiful drive in America”) & Million Dollar Highway. Durango & Silverton. Day 5: Friday July 15, Telluride to Grand Junction, CO. Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway, Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, Gateway Auto Museum. Base event includes: Two T-shirts, decals, PayPal Fees, Insurance, and BBQ dinner for one night are include in the base fee Any and all are welcome, so please invite or forward to friends and family. The first signup deadline is April 1st, after that the price will go up $100 per entry. The final deadline is June 1st. We encourage you to register as early as possible as this is first-come first-served as lodging is extremely limited. The official start of the trip is Monday, but we will try to coordinate cross country caravans to the start for those interested. As a veteran of our trips you know that the routes and sights may change from what is listed above due to things beyond our control such as weather conditions, etc. If you have any questions please feel free email kevin@raddrives.com. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people. Register Here: http://raddrives.com/catalog/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=63 Radio to buy for these trips VHF radio. We use the Boefang U5r with the longer antenna. This is an investment that you and your buddies can use to go on future drives as well. We use open frequencies to comply with using bigger radios. These can be found on Amazon for $26 dollars. Add the long antenna for more range and its $50 or less. BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio (Black) Link: http://amzn.com/B007H4VT7A Long Antenna 7 inch: Link: http://amzn.com/B00KBZLOHC
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Hey rabidmongoose: :text-welcomewave:
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