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  • berns's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    berns replied to a thread Doc-Race + Pure 6266 335xi Build in N54
    You should resolve all of your issues before just getting bored and turning up the boost. problems were never fixed that way. E85 is a good step, but leave the boost where it is or lower until you have an idea what's going on.
    107 replies | 10692 view(s)
  • berns's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    I went to Latvia a few years ago with my buddy, who was invited to drift in the EEDC (eastern european drift championship). Met the dudes from HGK, mainly Kristaps Bluss, the owner and mastermind behind everything HGK. Insanely skilled and a maniac behind the wheel. He's now competing in FD here in the states in his E46 monster. Calling this a waste because it has a masterfully built race-spec LS is your opinion, fair enough... but I respectfully disagree. All the purist BMW thought process goes out the window with a build like this. Convenience and reliability are everything in drifting. I wouldn't say it's lazy not to build the n55, more logical not to bother.
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Kish2604's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    Kish2604 replied to a thread M-Control arms rear. in N54
    Hydra, care to elaborate more on the M toe arms and why they don't fit? have you tried this before? it was next on my to do list, I already completed the control arms in M spec. Bit disappointed they are a no go... with the exception of Rogue engineering who else does rear toe arms? thanks!
    6 replies | 482 view(s)
  • Icewall's Avatar
    Today, 04:02 PM
    Icewall replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    I ran those settings. About 87-88 degrees outside. Coolant temp 180 oil temp 220. Thats after 40 minutes of driving and a 3-4 gear pull @27 psi. So for 90% of the drive it was even lower oil temps (200 is where it sat most of my drive)
    755 replies | 50057 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 PM
    All PMs replied to :)
    463 replies | 38733 view(s)
  • martymil's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    martymil replied to a thread Port Injection not safe? in N54
    Wot only Unchecked Here is a screen shot
    98 replies | 3817 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    Bump TTT :)
    137 replies | 18855 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    All PMs replied to :)
    240 replies | 24747 view(s)
  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 03:09 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread HPFP general question in N54
    On the fuel line you'll notice very small pinholes. Drilling them larger, in addition to removing restrictions to the hpfp inlet, providing adequate lpfp pressure, coding the injectors differently, and changing the hpfp targets all failed to help the hpfp in any substantial way. It did help a little bit, the afr was more consistent as pressure dropped I think. I don't recall all the details but it was not anything to write home about. Vtt originally modified the fuel rail for their first upgrade a couple years ago, not sure if they still do.
    12 replies | 477 view(s)
  • Mario54's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    Mario54 replied to a thread Going ST. Motiv vs VM in N54
    Guys is running a bottom mount turbo kit safer than the topmounted kits im regards of melting wrapping things around it? I'm considering going with either the VM or ADE kit but im worried about having things melting/burning.
    85 replies | 5217 view(s)
  • Jeffman's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 PM
    Jeffman replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Excellent result!
    755 replies | 50057 view(s)
  • mal97's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    mal97 replied to a thread HPFP general question in N54
    Not annoying at all, just providing information, which is always nice. I take it that nobody actually managed to produce any results proving signifigant gains?
    12 replies | 477 view(s)
  • JerryT's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    I hardly get on this forum anymore i have so much work to do, I do not have time to get on this forum i just keep this thread for the advertisement. Email me like i said previously i will try to get back in contact within 48/72 hours i get tons of emails daily so i try to reply in a reasonable amount of time.
    1189 replies | 94213 view(s)
  • JerryT's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 PM
    Freeze for what exactly? As for the partial refund for parts of your stuff i need your guy to email me a list of the parts he replaced i just can't send money just because.
    1189 replies | 94213 view(s)
  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    Freeze the thread Sticky
    1189 replies | 94213 view(s)
  • victor247's Avatar
    Today, 02:11 PM
    It looks like i just missed the sale...
    5 replies | 597 view(s)
  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread HPFP general question in N54
    I mean i know i sound annoying when i say this, but it's all been done guys. Like 4 years ago. Modified fuel lines, modified hpfp, false signals etc etc.
    12 replies | 477 view(s)
  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 PM
    TwistedTuning replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Don't worry. I'll be adding it y to your next update
    755 replies | 50057 view(s)
  • psmith95's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    psmith95 replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Wow that's awesome. I'm seeing temps around 250 here in TX (was 92 today) even with my AD-eng thermostat and earls oil cooler in the kidney grille area
    755 replies | 50057 view(s)
  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    TwistedTuning replied to a thread XDF Progress in N54
    Couple of autocross results using the settings I posted......
    755 replies | 50057 view(s)
  • Jeffman's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    Gotcha! And thanks for sharing the new coolant table values. Let us know how your autocross client fares.
    46 replies | 1876 view(s)
  • Ryanm8's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    Couple things to add about what oil to use in the N54... This PDF provides some wrong info. 1. ZDDP (zinc) content alone does not mean an oil is good. You can have an oil with lower ZDDP that protects better than an oil with a higher amount of ZDDP. ZDDP can only protect when it can adhere to the surface of metal. Other molecules can compete for surface space with the ZDDP (e.g., detergents and esters), and that will reduce the effectiveness of it. Many times oil formulators will increase the ZDDP in high detergent oils just to get to the same effective protection as an oil with lower ZDDP/detergents. Also, there are diminishing returns from extra ZDDP after about 600 ppm or so. You will NOT get "double the protection" by going from an oil with 800 ppm of ZDDP to 1600 ppm. In reality, the "extra protection" is minimal. With that being said, if you have 2 oils where everything appears identical, I would opt for the one with higher ZDDP since it will "usually" provide better protection. But, going off zinc content alone is not a good way to pick an oil. 2. If using a racing oil, make sure you are changing the oil A LOT more than normal. The PDF does mention this as well. Racing oils have a low amount of detergents and are not made to last very long. Some are made to be changed after every race. Some you can maybe get 3k out of if you're lucky. I would not go 5k on a racing oil. 3. Using a 20w50 oil in sub-zero temps would be suicide. Would be much better to use a 0w or 5w in this scenario. TL;DR: I think using an approved 40 weight oil like Castrol 0w40 is fine. The GT-R Nismo is making 100hp per cylinder (at the crank) and specifies using Mobil 1 0w40. You could probably get away with using something like M1 15w50 (boosted ZDDP) if your climate permits. However, that oil does not meet the same manufacturer approvals so you are putting your full trust into Mobil at that point. If using a racing oil, be prepared to change it often.
    156 replies | 9720 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    No one wants to see a Chevy Cruz drift? I agree they could have kept it with a bmw engine and that would have been more appropriate. Still all that NA goodness...
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • psmith95's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 PM
    Well smoking is finally fixed thanks to sammy_0559 . He had a busy weekend so just threw the car on the lift to look over everything then switched the restrictor out to .035 and tapped my intake manifold for the 1/4 bung. Still getting some compressor surge but I think it's improved and the BOV is also improved. Don't notice any smoking though. One thing Sammy did say is when he has time theres a bunch of stuff he wants to redo with the install. Gonna redo the oil drain setup, heat shield on some wires, and some other parts here and there like coolant relocation (dents my hood right now). Anyways on my way to grab E85 and see how that goes. Got bored of running low boost pump gas but also having trouble with timing corrections even after Justin has lowered it to around 4 degrees advance... Hopefully E85 takes care of them otherwise we gotta figure out what's going on
    107 replies | 10692 view(s)
  • BigM62's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    HGK totally destroyed a great M2 to make a awesome frankenstein. Reminds me of once beautiful actresses who under go plastic surgery and it just does not come out right. Don't get me wrong, the car is incredible, but why not do it to a Chevy Cruz?
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    If they had the skill to modify the N55B30T0 to that level it would be more impressive certainly from a BMW tuning standpoint. I prefer this drift car build: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.php?7381-This-E82-135i-ditched-its-N54-engine-for-an-800-hp-turbo-S54-1-Series-dirft-car I certainly respect the work here I just am sick of LS swaps into everything. I'm more impressed with an 800 hp 1-Series using a BMW engine than this.
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • DisCiteFullRetard's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Is this and/or other shift bog changes in the BMS backend flashes at all?
    98 replies | 3817 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    It seems like there is a common theme in this thread...
    1189 replies | 94213 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    If they did all that work and left the n55 engine in there what would people say? "Good choice on sticking with that awesome n55!" I think not. Edit: I thought the n55 engine had issues with making power relating to tuning limitations with e85?
    7 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
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