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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 05:52 PM
    So our awesome #punisher #ABR built motor showed up today. We will be using this thread to document the following installation, and results as we get them. Want to give a HUGE thanks to @alex over at ABR, one of the best guys in this platform to work with. We will be putting the first production Stage 3 kit on the car with our GTX2867 option, as the production kits are nearing completion. Once we get it all installed, and tested, we will then be bumping it up to the new Garrett GTX2871's which have 1100BHP worth of flow, that should get us over the 1000WHP mark. Results will be posted as we get them. Stay tuned!
    50 replies | 1159 view(s)
  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 12:14 PM
    Ok so with the ability to flash BMW's coming to android what Android phone would you buy. I still prefer iOS over android for the refinments but I'm sure I could customize android to what I want so I need the right hardware should I go Nexus6(or whatever the newest one is) Samsung S6/S6edge or the HTC M9. I prefer the smaller form factors but that doesn't seem to exist anymore. But I pretty much need it to be waterproof or have a case that is that I can buy ie lifeproof etc. http://www.boostaddict.com/showthread.php?63449-N54-DAMOS-mobile-project-donation
    54 replies | 930 view(s)
  • JMARS's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 05:53 PM
    Hey guys! Post up some of your Custom Oil Catch Can setups (Pictures Are Worth A Thousand Words). Some of us know we have to do it but are on the fence as far as which setup to use. So we've established that we NEED to plug the PCV ports in the head, remove the Flapper and we've also seen that AD Engineering @andy_divers makes some pretty sweet fittings that make for a super clean install. Try and post as much knowledgable info as you can. Here I'll Start with @robc1976 's: DIY Custom OCC with AD Engineering Fittings http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?63334-DIY-Custom-OCC-with-AD-Engineering-Fittings
    44 replies | 675 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
    Terry@BMS started a thread New n54 trap record in N54
    I was able to attend a track day at Famoso raceway today. The scheduled start time was 9am but that got pushed back due to a rain delay. It was around noon before we got to do any runs. I decided to race our 135i with the new MOTIV 750 kit today and just go for traps. To that end I ran on the normal 245/45/17 555Rs and just launched the car in 2nd gear with boost capped at 12-15psi. Logs on the dyno looked great fueling wise but as soon as I started doing runs at 26psi at the track, a problem became apparent. The low pressure pump was not keeping up. So I wasn't able to do any high boost runs as I had originally planned. As the day went on fuel pressure got worse and worse. Still, managed a respectable 136.4mph trap speed. I've attached the log of the run so you can see how bad the fuel situation was. It actually did a map4 switched right at the cones so I may have gone a bit faster had the pressure hung on a bit longer. After this run, I decided to pack it up and head home. Only to my surprise, after parking the car, it wouldn't start. An hour of diagnostics later I figured out both my inline 255 & my fuel pump controller shorted out. Luckily I was able to hotwire the primary pump with some spare wire to get the car home under its own power. I've got a Fuel-It Stage3 bucket in the garage that will go in and I'll have to probably order another controller. Anyway next time, whenever that is, I should be able to run enough boost to hit 140mph. I figure it will take 32psi. Then I'll strap on the Hoosier slicks and start working on the launches.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 02:16 AM
    Congratulations are in order to Burger Tuning! 136 miles per hour is where the BMW N54 trap speed record stands. This was achieved at the Famoso drag strip in Southern California by the BMS 135i test car running a JB4 and Motiv single turbo kit on a stock internal N54. There are still issues to work out and as the 60 foot indicates the launch needs some work for an impressive ET. Once @Terry@BMS sorts the issues out a good launch on high boost should finally propel the N54 into the 140+ trap speed range (and maybe the 9's?). For now though 136.43 miles per hour is officially the fastest N54 trap in the all the land. More details in the words of @Terry@BMS below. Terry@BMS: I was able to attend a track day at Famoso raceway today. The scheduled start time was 9am but that got pushed back due to a rain delay. It was around noon before we got to do any runs. I decided to race our 135i with the new MOTIV 750 kit today and just go for traps. To that end I ran on the normal 245/45/17 555Rs and just launched the car in 2nd gear with boost capped at 12-15psi. Logs on the dyno looked great fueling wise but as soon as I started doing runs at 26psi at the track, a problem became apparent. The low pressure pump was not keeping up. So I wasn't able to do any high boost runs as I had originally planned. As the day went on fuel pressure got worse and worse. Still, managed a respectable 136.4mph trap speed. I've attached the log of the run so you can see how bad the fuel situation was. It actually did a map4 switched right at the cones so I may have gone a bit faster had the pressure hung on a bit longer. After this run, I decided to pack it up and head home. Only to my surprise, after parking the car, it wouldn't start. An hour of diagnostics later I figured out both my inline 255 & my fuel pump controller shorted out. Luckily I was able to hotwire the primary pump with some spare wire to get the car home under its own power. I've got a Fuel-It Stage3 bucket in the garage that will go in and I'll have to probably order another controller. Anyway next time, whenever that is, I should be able to run enough boost to hit 140mph. I figure it will take 32psi. Then I'll strap on the Hoosier slicks and start working on the launches.
    35 replies | 792 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 06:12 AM
    Cadillac is doing great things lately. They are rolling out high performance cars such as the ATS-V coupe and sedan which are aimed squarely at their German rivals. It is no secret that BMW M has been and is the benchmark in the class from a driver's car perspective. When you are on top others want to take you down and Cadillac apparently is trying to get attention by trolling BMW using their European Twitter feed. Is BMW doing this to Cadillac? No. BMW knows they are the standard so they could care less about Cadillac. Cadillac comes off looking desperate for attention from the German brands. They also are trying to put themselves in the conversation with M by trolling M. They need to remind people that the ATS-V is an M4 competitor by taking pictures with the M4. They are taking the time to go to M, not the other way around. This kind of thing can backfire (anyone remember how it backfired for Audi back in the day with their billboard calling out BMW?) and make a company look petty instead of professional. Cadillac does not have the performance or luxury pedigree of the Germans... yet. They are doing good things and should focus on that. Trying to get the Germans' attention by screaming for it just makes them look like they are not ready to play with the big boys. People should know the ATS-V is the M4 competitor on their own. If you have to yell to get in the conversation, you were never in it to begin with.
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  • pobudz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:19 PM
    The MOTIV 750 kit, MOTIV Port Injection and AEM EMS4 are finally all installed and working. I'm calling this a progress thread because progress is currently stopped due to what we are currently calling a boost leak. At 30% WGDC I make 21 psi, at 100% WGDC I make 22psi... so something is up and we suspect a leak of some sort. That being said, here are a few pictures and details to keep you entertained while I sort out the issues with Jake. HUGE thanks to Steve (Fuel-IT) for spending a few hours with me at the dyno and helping out. The fuel system is working flawlessly, HPFP and LPFP numbers looked perfect. Datazap logs below... keep in mind some of the monitors are now done via AEMTuner which has its own data logging. Everything installed and in its final place. Vibrant vacuum block, recommended by Jake. Great place for the 5 bar MAP sensor to sit, and for the various vacuum lines (FPR, Manifold, BOV). Fuel pressure regulator connected to the HPFP and secondary Stage3+ fuel pump. Wiring everything up... easy but tedious. Lots of heat shrink and soldering. Teaser dyno graph... 7 psi "stock boost" on E50 Teaser dyno graph... 22 psi "low boost" on E50 For those interested, here are the wiring notes for the AEM harness: AEM GPIO1 -> Ground on Stage3+ fuel relay AEM IGN SW -> Cig Lighter tap (or Green Plug/Orange wire/Pin #2 in DME box) AEM GPIO5 -> Wastegate solenoid (MAC) AEM Red Spare Power wire -> Wastegate solenoid (MAC) AEM Blue Crank Signal -> Tap on DME Box/Large Black Sub connector/Pin #2 9 AEM White VSS -> Tap on DME Box/Grey Sub connector/Pin #17 AEM White TPS -> Tap on DME Box/Grey Sub connector/Pin #7 AEM INJ1 -> Injector harness, injectors 1 & 6 AEM INJ2 -> Injector harness, injectors 2 & 5 AEM INJ3 -> Injector harness, injectors 3 & 4 AEM Red INJ Power -> Injector harness, all injectors power wires AEM Red/White/Black bundle -> AEM 5.2 MAP Sensor (diagram above) AEM Red Big Power wire -> Battery positive terminal (engine bay, 10mm bolt) AEM Black Ground -> Battery negative terminal (use ground under positive terminal in engine bay) AEM 5.2 bar MAP sensor wiring diagram for future reference Datazap logs: 30% WGDC http://datazap.me/u/pobudz/motiv-e50-tuning-march-4-12?log=2&data=3-13-16&zoom=717-774 100% WGDC http://datazap.me/u/pobudz/motiv-e50-tuning-march-4-22?log=0&data=3-13-16&zoom=308-402
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  • fieldysnuts8's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 05:03 PM
    http://jalopnik.com/cadillac-is-trolling-europe-1688883491 This might be a little desperate, but still pretty funny.
    17 replies | 156 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 04:32 AM
    Those F-Series tunes sure spread out quickly didn't they? Everyone is trying to grab their piece of the pie and that is how this business works. Evotech of course is throwing their hat in the ring as well with some pretty impressive tune only numbers of 745 horsepower and 930 lb-ft of torque. Yes, those figures are at the crank. Fortunately they provided a dynograph or this network would not be bothering with this article as it often does not for tuners that throw out big numbers without any actual support. Uncorrected on a Dynojet the figures are 623 wheel horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That torque number is... well, it's crazy. It's much higher than anyone else and we certainly can not explain it. Other tuners are in the low 600 lb-ft of wheel torque range on a Dynojet. What is Evotech doing differently? What other supporting mods does this car have? We do not know. We only know that they state they are using 95 octane fuel and their Stage 2 flash. Their crank ratings may be a bit high as using 15% loss numbers (which is flawed anyway as it inflates output) puts the torque figure at 914 lb-ft and the horsepower at 732. Regardless, we are seeing some very big numbers out of the S63TU and it is just getting warmed up.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    Sup guys! Haven't really posted much lately, nothing new yet to be honest lol. Just waiting to get our Stage 3 LPFP solution from SteveAZ along with testing the new FPR kit with the CPE/BMS Port injection so we can crank up the boost with some full e85! Anyways, I am running the usual method here e40 blend with 100% meth and 2 cm10 nozzles for fueling. We got up to the 1/4 mile track and it started to rain. We waited till about noon when they started to dry the track and we were able to get runs. I just want to say, this is my first time at the 1/4 mile track ever with this car. As well as my second time EVER being on a 1/4 mile track, so you can say I am a newb. I suck at launching and will say it proudly lol. I got the hang of it though, and I can't wait for the next track. This will also show you how bad the shift bog can mess your trap and time. It took me a bit to get it targeted, but you can clearly see how much I improved. This video will show you my first 4 slips: from Left to right All runs are done with Map 7 @ 23 psi. You can see the live gauges in the video fuel is boost, each 1/4 increment is 9lbs of boost. On the right oil temp is timing, I believe each mark is 1*. You can see my first 2 runs I had horrible shift bog, which resulted in horrible time and retarded low trap speeds (115,118) After I got the hang of shifting on point, I did much much better and did a 125 trap speed run. All in the same map LOL This just shows you how much driving a manual n54 can be a pain to get perfect. The last run was the 12.6 run I did in the video. I wanted to do more, but I got a bit tired and just went home for the day.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Evotech raised some eyebrows with massive torque claims from their Stage 2 S63TU ECU flash tune. Tune only they claimed 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That number is now over 800 lb-ft at the wheels (1090 newton meters) with additional tuning and bolt on modifications. The extent of the modifications to this F13 M6 is unknown. A Gruppe M carbon air intake system is clearly visible and one would assume for 803 lb-ft of torque at the wheels exhaust modifications are necessary. It certainly would be nice to get a list of the full specs. Regardless, the numbers show 673 horsepower at the wheels and 1090 newton meters of torque at the wheels. How Evotech is getting such absurdly high torque figures is anyone's guess.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:12 AM
    They posted this pic but not much else. I know we have a guy running the Pure Turbos setup. Looks like there is a good amount of N55 demand and hopefully we will see more turbo upgraded N55's:
    15 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 04:24 AM
    Those F-Series tunes sure spread out quickly didn't they? Everyone is trying to grab their piece of the pie and that is how this business works. Evotech of course is throwing their hat in the ring as well with some pretty impressive tune only numbers of 745 horsepower and 930 lb-ft of torque. Yes, those figures are at the crank. Fortunately they provided a dynograph or this network would not be bothering with this article as it often does not for tuners that throw out big numbers without any actual support. Uncorrected on a Dynojet the figures are 623 wheel horsepower and 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That torque number is... well, it's crazy. It's much higher than anyone else and we certainly can not explain it. Other tuners are in the low 600 lb-ft of wheel torque range on a Dynojet. What is Evotech doing differently? What other supporting mods does this car have? We do not know. We only know that they state they are using 95 octane fuel and their Stage 2 flash. Their crank ratings may be a bit high as using 15% loss numbers (which is flawed anyway as it inflates output) puts the torque figure at 914 lb-ft and the horsepower at 732. Regardless, we are seeing some very big numbers out of the S63TU and it is just getting warmed up.
    13 replies | 87 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Evotech raised some eyebrows with massive torque claims from their Stage 2 S63TU ECU flash tune. Tune only they claimed 777 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. That number is now over 800 lb-ft at the wheels (1090 newton meters) with additional tuning and bolt on modifications. The extent of the modifications to this F13 M6 is unknown. A Gruppe M carbon air intake system is clearly visible and one would assume for 803 lb-ft of torque at the wheels exhaust modifications are necessary. It certainly would be nice to get a list of the full specs. Regardless, the numbers show 673 horsepower at the wheels and 1090 newton meters of torque at the wheels. How Evotech is getting such absurdly high torque figures is anyone's guess.
    11 replies | 54 view(s)
  • 4doorbmwpower's Avatar
    02-28-2015, 03:12 PM
    Pm me for pix of interested $4400 shipped. This comes with clipped billet 20T compressor wheels (9 blade) and install kit with everything needed (even the VTT shirts are still in box) completely maxed out. Still in box from VTT with packing peanuts and shrink wrapped. Keep your cores and avoid the wait (took mine months to get). Build these on his web site and select no cores. These will still be cheaper. I am going a new direction with custom turbos. If no one wants these I will just send back to Tony wanted to give someone the option tho to have them immediately. If you ordered these today they would be just under $5000 dollars and you would owe your turbos. Keep your turbos and save money and time. Ready to ship.
    9 replies | 254 view(s)
  • ninjacoupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Hello everyone. I recently purchased a 135i off my friend Blue24 who was looking to move onto other projects. The car made 604 to the wheels with the modified RB's and impressed the hell out of me playing around in Mexico against my notchback. After talking about what I wanted out of the car I was advised to go single top mount and VM was at the top of list to work with. Payum (fastgti69) was great to deal with and tailored the kit to fit my needs. Winter has put this on hold for a bit so I took advantage of the time to send my header out to http://ccpcoatings.com/ for some ceramic coating. Here are some pictures to get everything started.... The car The kit
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 04:11 AM
    Here are the first pictures of the upcoming 991 generation 911 GT3 RS model. Nothing too crazy here as it matches the spyphotos but it is important to note that for the first time a street version of the GT3 has exposed air intakes in the rear fenders similar to the Turbo models. The specification sheet for the 911 GT3 RS was leaked last month so with these images and the specs we basically have the whole picture. 500 horsepower, 4.0 liter motor, PDK, wider bodywork in front and and in back, and a bit less weight. Now we wait for the official reveal but the internet sure knows how to spoil the party for manufacturers.
    8 replies | 227 view(s)
  • robc1976's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:50 PM
    Got a new MOTIV Thermostat delete plate and all I can say is WOW! The quality is amazing and a thicker thatn other manufactures. Its a quality piece for only $75.00. No brainier IMHO!
    10 replies | 157 view(s)
  • andy_divers's Avatar
    03-04-2015, 12:02 AM
    Tried to register today and its already sold out! I emailed Ryan about the waiting list, but haven't heard back yet. Did any other N54's get in or on the waiting list? Anyon have experience with the waiting list and the odds that people will cancel and spots will open? I would be coming from washington state so it'd be nice to have alittle notice.
    6 replies | 302 view(s)
  • kennejp's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 11:20 PM
    kennejp started a thread NGK Spark Plug Advice in N54
    Hey guys. I need some advice on spark plugs....i have ordered the ngk 5992s and was going to gap them to the recommended Specs. My real question/concern is it seems like more people have problems with them then good results from reading threads etc. And secondly its probably a coincidence but seems like most all the blown motors have non oem plugs? Any advice? Btw im 07 335 fbo/ rb turbos(all options)/vtt inlets/e50 fuel/ meth
    6 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 08:33 PM
    So today I finally received my Motiv clutch kit(which looks very high quality), but since I don't have a lift to do the clutch job with I need to get a reliable shop somewhere around the Ventura County area. I'm willing to drive pretty much anywhere within reason I just don't want to pay a ridiculous price for the labor/have the job done incorrectly, so does anyone who lives out here have a trustworthy shop they know of? Any help is greatly appreciated!
    6 replies | 166 view(s)
  • xShadows's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 10:38 AM
    xShadows started a thread Knock tables and such in N54
    I know people were having issues finding or getting access to the knock tables. I work for a company that remanufactures aftermarket toner cartridges for HP/Lexmark/etc so we have a ton of engineers here that spend all day decrypting firmware and re-flashing chips, etc. I had one of them (who just so happens to have a 600hp El Camino that he races) take a look at my dumped BIN file. He says there are was on encryption or anything in it, only some checksums to verify everything is where it needs to be. My question is why do people not have access to these? I've read a few threads but I must be missing it. Is it that Tuner PRO doesn't see these tables? Let me know so I can get this guy to find these tables for us.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    03-01-2015, 02:05 PM
    I have the following: Vargas stage 2 gtx turbos with 6x6 billet wheels - Highest bid ~$2600 Evoloution Racing Chargepipe with Forge Diverter valves - Sale pending ARDesign Catless downpipes - Sale pending (not sure though) JB4 G5 ISO + BMS meth kit - Highest bid $600 (guy is in Malaysia though) Alpina B3S steering wheel(No airbag) - $400? E92 LCI xenon headlights(NOT adaptive ones) - $500? Again, for people located in Europe who know prices of the tax and as the $-value is going crazy, you can have upgraded turbos for a bargain and within 2-3 days!
    5 replies | 107 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 AM
    The 997.2 facelift brought about a direct injected motor for the 911 Turbo models. This engine ditched the GT1 racing block for an all new design for a new era that puts a premium on emissions. The 997.2 and 991 Turbo motors are both 3.8 liter units and they share design elements. For this reason BBi Autosport is able to offer their 4.0 liter rotating assembling for both the 997.2 Turbo and 991 Turbo models (including the S). For those serious about building their motor and increasing displacement this is not a bad way to go. No word on pricing or the bore x stroke specs. It is not going to be cheap but you already knew that.
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  • tjobeid's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    http://datazap.me/u/tjobeid1991/0304...10-13-14-17-18 As the title said i have an 07 e92 running jb4+ latest backend e85 flash with a 255 walbro. Tft style intakes just installed and running map 6 targeting 18.5psi up until about 6000 rpm, then it tapers down to 13ish. Can i get some feedback on the logs? Car ran like a champ in some runs agains some other cars when i started to get low on gas ( 20m-40m till empty) starting running like crap. Bogging during a race and not pulling as hard. I don't have logs from the bad pulls but how do these logs look?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:40 AM
    It is harder and harder to stand out with aftermarket wheels these days. The problem that arises is trying to do something different without going too far. With a car like a BMW F10 M5 you do not want to take away from the refined German design by going overboard with 'look at me' wheels. Gold wheels certainly run the risk of being too much but the result here with this blue M5 is being different while still keeping it classy. The blue on gold just works. If the owner wants to make it even better tinting the windows is a good place to start but basically all the details are done right. The calipers are blue matching the paint color of the vehicle and the car is lowered just enough. The blue and red HRE centercap also ties the paint color and lights together. It may be too much for some or just right for others. Where do you stand?
    2 replies | 415 view(s)
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