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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    Thanks for the response. Figured you'd be excited to share. Oh well I will take a look around the many threads regarding the situation and see if I can dig it up. Would still like you to email the dyno file so we can overlay records. Thanks, Rob
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    Rob not doing any work for ya bud, but feel free to go check out the thread. We post EVERYTHING when we share results, including all AEM logs, COBB logs, all dyno graphs, and all information the set up, including what gear we dyno in, we did both 4th and one final 5th gear run, which is all right there in the thread. Its that little thing called transparency we always seem to do. They can easily be found on this forum, I have better things to do than redo graphs for you. Cheers
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    Nope not in the slightest. People are claiming THIS map as is will make 700WHP. We have the car, ready NOW, not when you get yours done. Its as simple as a map conversion, send it over and we dyno. Either makes 700WHP or it doesn't. If everyone wants to say its so simple as just adding 25% to it. Then lets keep it that simple. The offer was made and it stands.
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Juno started this morning and I already have 2" of snow on my way to maybe 36" in the next 24 hours. Thought I would clear off the drive... within 2 minutes the 45 mph winds blew the snow right back into my driveway.. anyway I am bored so will post some pics as we go along Audi A3 Quattro FTW
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 PM
    All, We posted this on the other forums a while back and thought it would be of help over here as well to further understanding on turbochargers and reliability. "It has came to our attention that there is some confusion in the arts of turbocharger balancing methods so we felt we'd take a moment to share our viewpoint on VSR balancing. We will not be discussing intricate details in the arts of proper VSR CHRA balancing, but wanted to give more of a high level overview of what it entails. Being concerned about providing customers the best possible quality in each and every turbocharger we took delivery of a new VSR balancing machine last summer and have been very pleased with this machine to say the least. We all know that performance is great but what makes it even better is reliability. The bottom line is that consumers need turbochargers they can count on, one that has been bench tested to perform, and it needs to be done prior to shipping. This could save countless amounts of headaches and costs down the road. For those who may not know VSR stands for Vibration Sorting Rig. This is an expensive and delicate piece of equipment that gives visibility of a CHRA's performance under conditions they are subjected to when bolted to an engine. During bench testing the final assembled CHRA is bolted to a fixture and is injected with pressurized/heated oil and then a large supply of air is applied to propel the rotor through the entire operating RPM range that the unit will be subjected to in application (ie. 0-170k RPM). The entire RPM range is plotted on a graph along with a vibration intensity measurement at each point during acceleration of the rotor (measured in G's), and calculations are performed to help the operator determine where the rotor components can be lightened by very minute grinding techniques to lessen the mechanical vibration. This essentially is a way to determine whether a turbocharger is assembled correctly and allows the VSR operator to have ultimate control over the balance of the turbo cartridge assembly. As one can imagine, "vibrations" in mechanical components suggest that the device is imperfect and subject to larger wear in shorter amounts of time. Large amounts of vibrations mean poor performance, slow spool, oil consumption, audible noise, and at times a quick failure. A smooth operating unit that does not vibrate means exceptional lifespan, quick spool, low oil consumption, and superb performance. It is also worth mentioning that no amount of "robust" hardware can compensate for a poorly balanced center section. VSR's also indicate how well each CHRA is balanced by comparing the performance to a predefined OEM threshold. OEM thresholds are typically very high which can be acceptable for non high performance, but can lead to short turbocharger life if or when they are pushed harder than what they were intended. Also keep in mind that even IF a cartridge was dynamically VSR'd, it doesn't mean that it was done proficiently. Ideally each CHRA will be at balanced to what we refer to as "the balance floor", "flatlined", or at least very close to it. The report shows the performance and illustrates to what caliber the CHRA was precisely balanced. They can not always be absolute perfection and it should not be expected, unfortunately, but turbocharger manufacturers should be diligent in achieving as close to perfection in each unit as possible. Beware of manufacturers who do not have the cutting edge technology employed, as ultimately the product could suffer in reliability especially when pushed to the products outer limits. Some manufacturers maintain that they utilize the technology but they do not. Some others can VSR but NOT dynamically, and usually at too low of a speed to get the product quality high enough to survive. CHRA VSR Dynamic Balancing performance and analysis reports should ALWAYS be provided to confirm. As always many things can cause a turbocharger to fail, sometimes outside of their control… but this is an absolute safe way to ensure the product is built to exceptional standards. Below is a sample of a VSR report for visual reference. Thanks, Rob PS- Would like to take a moment also to give a big thank you to Jesse @ Pure Turbo for helping us along and furthering the understanding in the art of VSR balancing!"
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  • tjobeid's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    I am looking for OEM wheels and tires and a full OEM suspension to get my 335i running again. So far nothing local has been located except wheels and tires and suspension off a 2008 135i. I have a 07 335i RWD. Will these fit fine?
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    Today, 03:54 PM
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    Today, 03:51 PM
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    You could be correct here and on the surface we'd agree. From our perspective it does eliminate the poor merger prior to the Intercooler, but the larger diameter may still be hindered by the inherently tiny housing tract. Once OP gets 100% dialed in (fueling!) it would be cool to see what if any gains are to be had with the VTT hot side charge pipe, that would be the absolute best way to see what if any merit there is to using it.
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  • Dietcoke's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    TBH I think the TFT inlets with the VTT hotside pipe update/change is the best overall solution.
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 PM
    You do realise those theory numbers which was uttered by me first are based on the exact same setup as the OP ? So can we do this on my own personal car with RBs and TFT that is a MT ? Are you ok with that ?
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  • Proflyer's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    For the record, and I think this has merit, I'm a guy who's sitting on the sidelines with a mildly tuned 08 335xi (JB4, DCI, catless DPs...). I'd like to build it further, learn to flash it with the BT cable, code etc. I have owned and built everything from go karts to airplanes. The 335 is my 'daily' and snowboarding go-to since it's AWD and killer in the snow. I think the OP has found something with this new intake (that doesn't seem to be advertised) that may exploit an inefficiency, much like EVERY SINGLE MOD EVER CREATED DOES, and perhaps it's now the next thing... My point, however, is this: the Tony guy at Vargas seems to be an asshat in every single thread I've read him in. Why is that Tony? It doesn't require a PhD in psychiatry to see that you're kicking sand and asking rhetorical questions. It's funny when you ask one and get caught. What are you hiding? Or better yet, what are you afraid of? I don't know any of the other vendors from the counter guy at Pep Boys, but one day soon when I decide to retire this daily for a new 340 AWD I certainly won't be calling you for a pair of turbos. You sort of seem like the kind of guy who if I had a problem with something, you'd be a pain in the ass. Just like the clown that runs VRSF who sent me a set of DPs with dented flanges, and tried to make it my fault. I should have just dropped it off at AR Design since they're local, but I didn't know they existed until the local exhaust guy asked me why I didn't just take it to them. Oops. Carry on, just my opinion, but know that some of us quietly vote with our wallets, and don't give a hoot to even have our own build thread...or enough rep points to click the damn thumbs up button. Cheers!
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  • GiveEmTheDD's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 PM
    Here you guys go :) edit: rob thanks for posting for me, your internet is quicker than mine lol
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 03:18 PM
    To satisfy request of Tony@VTT. Please email the VTT 2+ mph record graph (and RPM) to rob.rbturbo@gmail.com or post here online as we agree it is fun to make comparisons. Also if you can provide your log of the record indicating boost and more importantly WGDC that would be great to compare our standard Stage 2 offering vs. the VTT 2+. Thanks, Rob
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  • Roguewrestler's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    Wait, but what about that Grand National I see in the vids? did that run at all and how did it do?
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  • tjobeid's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    tjobeid replied to a thread KLINE Flash Issues in N54
    I run a computer store and tried pretty much 30-40 computers before i found few that work for flashing cars. The BB software likes older computers (AMD ) only not 1 intel worked. Usually a computer made between 2005-2012 without any fancy features. I have also Tried a microsoft tablet surface pro 3 and that actually worked :) anytime you cannot get a voltage =0 its not making a full connection and will say 600 minutes and never work. I have flashed over 20-25 2007 k-line cars so far for my locals. Its always the computer! Let just say i have the buddha of computers now hehe.
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    First, I originally tuned the OP's car within the TMAP sensor limits of 21 psi tapering to 18 making 528 awhp, I think people missed this part cause the thread kept getting railroad by personal bias and prejudice Second, the OP is an adult an is very aware what our red map does and how it exceeds boost beyond the TMAP sensor. We didn't fool him, or trick him, or do a voodoo spell to make him give the red map to his car. Instead of addressing the achievements being made, there is all types of mud slinging cause someone else didn't do it. What is safe and unsafe is something that needs to be strictly determined by the customer of what they want us to do and not to do. If we are told to back off then we back off, if they say more we give them more. Furthermore, they can see what we are doing
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    Today, 02:52 PM
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    Honestly, no comment. I have removed all concern over what other turbo vendors are doing, we cannot even keep up with the work we have, not even close. So focusing on anyone else is simply ignoring our own business. Also lets not derail this thread. They are strong results, and if people are going to claim 700WHP, lets have them back it up. Ken, you have my email.
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    Today, 02:43 PM
    Hey alexvf: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 PM
    Agree 100%. Tony is always welcome in our threads. It's a two way street and we can say in advance our way is open. If there are questions that do not defy our best interest from a proprietary stance, then ask away and we will do our best to get the information. Thanks, Rob
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