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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-03-2016, 08:08 PM
    As some of you know BimmerBoost attempted to do a giveaway previously with Rob Beck of RB Turbo which did not work out due to prematurely giving away turbos that were not in stock or ready to ship. Things unfortunately did not go as planned and timelines did not align. This left me feeling bad that Rob Beck needlessly took flack when he didn't do anything wrong and only tried to help. If anything, was responsible for pushing to give away turbos too early and Rob should not be forced to adhere to a schedule that is not his own. I contacted Rob and asked him if we could try this again to make things right and celebrate the holidays in a positive fashion with our members. What better gift could there be than free upgraded N54 turbos? This time around the turbos are in stock and ready to go so when the holiday contest is over they will be ready to ship. 2016 has been a tough year for many of us and I simply want to thank the members here, BMW enthusiasts, our lurkers, and our vendors for sticking together through tough times. What we are giving away is $3000 toward any turbos or products in the 2017 RB Turbo catalog. Spend it however you like! I wish you all the best going into an uncertain 2017. I hope it is a prosperous year for you and your families. There is much more to life than the forums and cars but this place is a fun break from reality from time to time. You all make a real difference in my life and I wish to repay the favor. We're celebrating six years of BimmerBoost, who truly thought we'd get this far? Happy Holidays to you and your families! Contest Details: How to enter: Post in this thread that you wish to enter and I will record how many rep points you have at the time. Requirements: Minimum 10 rep points to enter. How to gain raffle entries: Every rep point you gain from your time of entry qualifies as one raffle entry. You gain rep points by posting and creating threads. Example: You have 10 rep points at the time of entry. You have 20 rep points after the contest is over. 20 - 10 = 10 so you have 10 entries in the raffle. The more you post and contribute the better your odds of winning. There is no limit on how many entries you can gain. Contest dates: 12/3/2016 - 1/16/2016 The winner can choose from anything in the RB catalog below including Super RB EVO's with either option A, B, or C. Any other options will have to be paid by the winner along with shipping. First place: $3000 RB Turbo credit Second place: $400 BMS store credit Third place: Autographed picture of my dog: *BimmerBoost reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason including cheating or multiple screen names.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-05-2016, 04:47 PM
    Happy Holidays everyone! It's time for the next VTT giveaway and this one is a solid one that I think everyone will like. The Prizes: First place is a set of our GC's. Fully cast high flowing manifold for low back pressure, quick spool, low lag, and we've made 770+ whp with them. What's not to like? There is nothing in their class on the market. Second place is an inlet/charge pipe bundle. Let your turbos breath easy and save yourself a few hundred bucks while you're at it. Third place is $100 in store credit. Get a discount on a turbo system, help out with inlets, buy a bunch of T-shirts... knock yourself out, it's $100! The Details: Enter by posting here; enter only once. We're pushing this across multiple forums; enter only once on ONE forum or we reserve to throw your name out if we draw it. Yes, we'll find out, no it's not worth trying to cheat the system. Same goes for multiple accounts, you guys know the drill. Guys who just registered as new users on the forum are ineligible. Guys who simultaneously wear both a belt and suspenders are ineligible. (this means we reserve the right to d-q anyone for whatever reason we deem... well, reasonable) Winners have to post a product review on all the forums they're active on. Previous winners are ineligible (Sered!!!! you won enough!). We'll do the drawing for the winners on Monday, December 26 and post the results sometime during that day.
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    11-09-2016, 05:31 PM
    Hi guys, I've been waiting for the port meth injection for ages. I plan to go stage 2 (or higher) Turbos soon. So after seeing a post by Milan about his DIY port meth injection setup I decided to build one myself as well. I already had dual nozzle charge pipe water meth injection controlled by the JB4. I got a second manifold, drilled it and made threaded holes. I used 6 DO3 injectors which spray at 189cc a min. My setup before this was 2 cm7 nozzles which spray at 635cc a min. 635x2 = 1270cc min 189x6 = 1134cc min However I then decided to locate another DO3 nozzle in the charge pipe. I thought this might help cool the charge a little better as spraying right before the cylinder might not be enough time for the greatest amount of cooling. However it offers the best distribution. Also I thought if one nozzle clogged then there would at least be some meth getting to the cylinder with the clogged port injection. Maybe I'd get knock instead of detonation? 189x7 = 1323cc min. I've tried some low boost (16 psi) runs up to around 4500 rpm. What I'm finding is that I throw lambda codes. I think this is because I'm spraying too rich. The car feels like it runs fine and the timing has been ok. I'd set the boost higher, which I think would lean out the AFRs but I don't want to risk destroying the engine. Any advice? I'm probably spraying way too much meth and need to use some smaller nozzles. Like DO2s. They spray 126cc min. The back end flash would probably also need the fuel scalars adjusted but this could cause issues should the meth stop flowing right?
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    11-23-2016, 04:47 AM
    Hey guys, now that we've got some testing and feedback under our belts, we would like to start our Official Pre-Order for the YCW Engineering Dry-Carbon Driveshaft: Some images of our processing: Dry Carbon Fibre Spool Dry Carbon Fibre Weaving Dry Carbon Fibre Weaving (closer image) MSRP will be $1499.95. This is around $100 more expensive than our competitors, but we are the only company to make them from 100% Dry Carbon Fibre (you can google wet vs dry carbon), and the only company that can balance them to 12000rpm with minimal vibration. During back-to-back comparison tests, all of our competitors carbon propshafts vibrated like crazy once spinning over 5000rpm, as none of them possess the machines that we do to manufacture custom joints to within 0.02mm tolerance. Ours are also stress tested to withstand over 5500nm torque (that's over 4000lbs) You can also view a review of our current M3 fitment here: Pre-Order 10 Confirmed Buyers - 30% Discount off MSRP ($1050) + shipping 15 Confirmed Buyers - 35% Discount off MSRP ($975) + shipping 20 Confirmed Buyers - 40% Discount off MSRP ($900) + shipping Shipping to NA/EU/AU via UPS: $150 Shipping to other countries: Please PM With the design work on the flanges almost complete, we should be able to start making a couple of test samples in December to test for installation/fitment. Providing everything goes smoothly with those, we would be looking at around January to begin processing of the production batch (i.e this Pre-Order list). Whilst we are adding to the Pre-Order list now, we won't start taking deposits (50% required) until after we have finished the test samples for installation/fitment. Fitments N54/N55 E82 135i AT 2006-2010 N54 E82 135i MT 2006-2010 N55 E82 135i MT 2009-2013 N55 E82 135i DCT 2009-2013 - We are still trying to source an oem Driveshaft for measurements, so this is unavailable at this time N54 E92 335i AT ~09/2007 N54/N55 E92 335i AT 09/2007-2012 N54 E92 335i MT 2006-2010 N55 E92 335i MT 2010-2012 - We are still trying to source an oem Driveshaft for measurements, so this is unavailable at this time N55 E92 335i DCT 2009-2012 - We are still trying to source an oem Driveshaft for measurements, so this is unavailable at this time N54 E60 535i AT 2006-2009 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :) Pre-Order List: E8X N54 AT - jimmie004 (Spool) E8X N54 MT - raffists (BB) - xBlueStreakx (1A) - spang135 (N54) E8X N55 MT - hydra (BB) E9X N54 MT - bme30 (BB) - idratherbesurfing (BB) - blisstik (BB) - CYA (BB) - rosullivan04 (E90) - Ericbh77 (BB) - Joe (Spool) - Josh (Spool) - the_panda_driver (N54) E9X N54/55 AT - dgvithoulkas (BB)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-13-2016, 07:29 AM
    Well how about that? Finally an aftermarket camshaft option for the N54 is coming to fruition. After, oh, about a half dozen tries from various parties. Ultimately, in the modern BMW world, if anyone is going to deliver a working performance cam option it is going to be Schrick. They just took forever. Why did it take so long? Only they know. Maybe now they see the N54 aftermarket is interested in revving out higher especially with a big turbo upgrade and cams address a need in that respect. Here are the specs from VAC: No pricing yet but as soon as it comes in BimmerBoost will be the first to update you. It's what we do.
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    11-28-2016, 08:14 PM
    AWSAWS started a thread Whoooooooooooosh! in N54
    Hi Guys, I recently went mad and ordered some uprated Turbos, touted as game changers. :D The madness was bubbling up to the surface for some time now. Thing is I have stock diverter valves and a BMS charge pipe with the standard DV (1 inch I think?) connections. I don't really want to go to the trouble or expense of changing my charge pipe, which I also use for CP meth injection (dual meth fittings) so what would you suggest I do? Forge or other diverter valves? 1" blow off valves or flange adaptors for a tial style blow off valve. (Any issue being it need to work on the 1 inch restricted outlets, greater pressure). Or are stock DVs capable for the time being? I've run as high as 23 psi on stock DVs. I've had boost spikes as high as 25 to 28 psi. I have DCT so shifts are not a major problem but quick release of the throttle is. I appreciate any advice. Like are the forge diverter valves any good? Are they necessary? Are any of the knock offs comparable. Say for example if I get the uprated spring kit from Forge anyway? Thanks
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  • I6+TT=FTW's Avatar
    11-08-2016, 01:23 AM
    With awd and/or auto cars looking for only 500-550ish, is the single swap REALLY worth it? Compared to a maxed out stock turbo or stage1 set up, how does it do on a roll? Since the power curves are so different I wouldn't know which one performes better when neutering your single to save the transmission. Ive seen low 500hp single 1/4 times be slower than stock turbo cars, so curious if a single not aiming for high 600s-700+ is actually worth it?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2016, 07:48 AM
    Nizpro's option is 5 months away and they are doing some testing with high power N54's. Basically, 5 high powered Australian N54's. They aren't going to ship until it's been beaten on which makes sense. Also, this option seems to be the most comprehensive and the best choice for high powered cars. It's the only one getting beaten on at the drag strip. Just 5 more months to go:
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 11:32 AM
    Tony put the prototype set of GC+ BB on the high speed today to run them through some paces before they go on the car. Here is a quick blip up to 200,000 RPM then back down(turn the volume up). Enjoy :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 02:21 PM
    About time the N63 gets some turbo upgrade love! All the attention is focused on the S63 engine but the N63 is the same displacement and same basic design. Where they really differ is in the manifold and turbos. Well, with upgraded turbos the N63 is very potent as these results show. The car is a 2011 550i with the following modifications: -N63 PURE Stg1 Turbo Upgrade -BMS JB4 w/ BCM -3.5bar tmap sensors -Meth kit -Intake + Exhaust -Heavy 21" wheels The result? A ton of power and torque: Cracking 700 rear wheel horsepower on race gas with further tuning should be possible. No doubt people are asking about the N63TU which is utilized in 2014 on 550i models. One would have to assume Pure Turbos will offer upgrades for the TU variant as well. You can pick up a 2011 550i in the $25k range. Add this turbo upgrade and have an M5 killer for a fraction of the cost.
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  • Michael@GermanAutoWerks's Avatar
    11-10-2016, 08:54 PM
    We are on our tenth n54 that is in need of valve stem seal replacment this year. It seems like it's becoming the norm for higher mileage n54's, 70k miles and up. We have been getting quite a few smoking n54s, not all have just been valve stem seals, but upon removal of the turbos we have seen about 80% of the cars needing them that come through our shop. Heres is what a leaking valve stem seal would like look with the turbos removed Special tool needed to release tension of the valve springs so the cam can be removed, without this you run a risk of cracking or damage. Shop air is forced into the cylinders to keep the valves in place so once the keepers are removed it does not fall into the cylinder. Our special tool needed to be able to replace them in the vehicle, the conventional way is removing the whole head and doing it on a bench or such. For anyone interested in how to check the actual valve guides for wear this how to do that per bmw spec:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-15-2016, 12:30 PM
    What went wrong? When exactly did Cadillac become the savior of enthusiast vehicles? The luxury mid-size performance sedan segment is iconic. BMW made its name with the M5. It was the car to beat. Nobody else was even close. Somehow, everything went wrong. The next gen battle is going to stink. It's boring. It's lame. Oh, sure, you will all point to the 0-60 times and how the interiors improved and how much quicker the new cars are. They're supposed to be quicker. They're also supposed to drive better. Let's do a quick history lesson starting with the car that set the bar. The E39 M5. What was it? This: E39 M5 Engine: NA 4.9 liter V8 Horsepower: 394 Torque: 369 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual rear wheel drive Now let's take a look at the competition from AMG at the time: W210 E55 Engine: NA 5.5 liter V8 Horsepower: 349 Torque: 391 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic rear wheel drive And Audi? They offered something truly unique although it came late to the party: C5 RS6 Engine: Twin turbo 4.2 liter V8 Horsepower: 444 Torque: 428 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic all wheel drive Now those cars all offer something different. The M5 offers the best overall combination of power and driver involvement. The E55 is the most comfortable and easiest to drive. The Audi is an all wheel drive all weather terror although very nose heavy. Each had its own personality. The subsequent generation reinforced this although a power war broke out that we are still fighting today. The cars are now gauged based on their acceleration instead of the driver involvement. Who cares if they are heavy? Just give them more torque from turbo powerplants. From the above we went to the following which is the peak of this battle: E60 M5 Engine: NA 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 500 Torque: 380 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed manual and 7-speed SMG III with rear wheel drive The answer from AMG was muscle. They initiated a horsepower war. Say what you want, the E60 M5 is the better driver's car compared to the W211 E55 AMG. Suddenly though, everything was about power. W211 E55 Engine: Supercharged 5.4 liter V8 Horsepower: 469 Torque: 516 lb-ft Drivetrain: 5-speed automatic with rear wheel drive Audi's response was truly outrageous although again they were late to the party. They also never brought the C6 RS6 to the United States so they only get a participation trophy this generation: C6 RS6 Engine: Twin Turbo 5.0 liter V10 Horsepower: 571 Torque: 479 lb-ft Drivetrain: 6-speed automatic with all wheel drive Notice how each car is distinct. Each car represents the philosophy and values of its company. The cars do not drive alike, do not have similar powerplants, do not have similar drivetrains, and have their own unique flavor. Now what? Here is how the next generation is shaping up: F90 M5 Engine: 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 7-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive W213 E63 AMG Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 9-speed automatic with all wheel drive C8 RS6 Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: Automatic with all wheel drive 971 Panamera Engine: 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 top mount turbos Drivetrain: 8-speed dual clutch with all wheel drive How exciting. Everyone has a direct injected twin turbo V8 at 4.0-4.4 liters with top mount turbos. Everyone has all wheel drive. Everyone is doing the exact same thing and it's lame. Sure, there will be differences. But is the character of the vehicles really all that different? Is winding out an F90 M5 anything like hearing the E60 M5 V10 scream past 8000 rpm? Will you be able to swing the tail out or correct with power on oversteer? Nope. All of these cars will be heavy straightline missiles. These cars have more in common with the Nissan GTR now. The only ray of sunshine? Cadillac. The only company doing something different. The current CTS-V features a supercharged LT4 V8. The car is automatic but rear wheel drive and lighter than its competitors. It also offers the best driving dynamics in its class. Will the next gen Cadillac CTS-V offer rear wheel drive, a manual, and less weight than its competition? If so, then it's Cadillac that will offer what the M5 used to and nobody else is willing to. A driver's car. Bored yet? I am. P.S. No, the Lexus GS-F does not count. It's still struggling to top the E39 M5 from almost two decades ago let alone the E60 M5.
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  • Charmuth's Avatar
    11-20-2016, 12:50 AM
    Charmuth started a thread Dragstrip Results! in N54
    Took my car to the dragstrip today for the first time 09 135i 94k miles AT (Alpina Flash). Engine mods are: Pure Stage 2's + FBO + PI + Fuel-It Stage 3 LPFP + NGK 5992's (Gapped to .022") + 100% E85 + MHD custom tune. Tires are Toyo R888's. I was kind of expecting better times and trap speeds than what I ran especially for my mods, highest boost was 25psi. I launched from 2nd gear (about 2k rpm), I burned out before every run and didn't spin off the line. I felt that the transmission shifting was the most thing that could've slowed me down, I felt noticeable lags between shifts. Is it better to manually shift? If so, at what RPM should I do so next time. Also, my 60' times seemed to be pretty bad and high, do the 60' times affect trap speeds? or just ET?. Ill attach the time slip of my best run below (My car is on the left). Please share your advice/recommendations/experiences :)
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  • bradsm87's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 10:11 PM
    I've tried lots of things that all made very little difference. I really need to get rid of this as I have a stock charge pipe haha! Any ideas on how to fix?
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  • Ddogrocksolid's Avatar
    11-13-2016, 04:39 PM
    hey can you guys look over my log for me, I am sometimes experiencing some roughness when going wot.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-14-2016, 04:00 PM
    How small of a... what's the word to use here that won't get this site banned at people's work/schools? Knob? Does one have to have to steal someone's slip and claim it as their own? Well, that is exactly what happened here. Just look at this pathetic display. Now you see the guy writing stories and patting himself on the back. He almost sounds believable. Delusional people often believe their own BS. What's the problem? The slip is from BoostAddict member @PianoProdigy and his Nissan GTR: Literally the entire thing is copied. You can't make this up. Not only is every single split identical, as is the difference between the right lane. It's a 100% copy. It just goes to show that even Porsche 911 Turbo owners can have tiny little 'egos' that need stroking. Oh, and this idiot did this twice now. Thank you to @PianoProdigy for sharing this hilarious story.
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  • frontside0815's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 09:23 AM
    frontside0815 started a thread 135i N54 DCT Swap? in N54
    Hey guys, if you read my last topic, i have/had clutch problems. I really thought about selling my E82 and buying an M3 S55 with DCT. Cause when tracking the car the dct really is a good thing to have... But money when buying an m3 would not be enough to mod it like i do it with the e82 i decided against the S55... Here in Germany the market for DCT N54 powered cars is a lot more expensive than MT or AT cars. So doing an swap would also be not the worst investment. I already have a price for an used DCT Transmission from an 2012 Z4, which is the same, at least that is what BMW and the part Number is saying. Installation and coding would be done by my dealer. But he also did not do this swap yet, so we are both not 100% sure what else do we need. Questions are: 1. The dct cars are using an 2.56 DIfferential, the MT an 3.08- do you know if you have to change out the diff? 2. I think the driveshaft is shorter in the DCT Versions, is it? So i would need to buy an used driveshaft, too. 3. Any more parts i would need? The Shifter would be shipped with the transmission, steering wheel with wips is a thing i can do later. Only the pedal left? I already bought an IS Clutch and i am really unsure if i should do the swap or not. Maybe you guys have some advices for me! Best Regards
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-16-2016, 09:50 AM
    This is a hell of a run by the Viper. The car only has bolt on modifications. We're talking Belanger headers, an intake, cat delete, and an ecu flash tune through HP Tuners. That level of modification on the 8.4 liter V10 will result in roughly 600 to the wheels on pump gas. The 911 Turbo S not only has the advantage of a PDK transmission compared to the manual in the Viper it also has upgraded turbochargers. Readers here should be familiar with the ByDesign Stage IV package as member Markblackwell has it and has run 9.7 @ 143 in the 1/4 mile with it. This Viper won't trap 143 and ByDesign Stage IV packages are not all created equal as there are other mods one can do. Also, race gas is a huge factor. The 991 Turbo S here is running pump gas. That means it isn't making the 747 to the wheels one can hit on race gas. Still, incredible showing by the naturally aspirated Viper with just basic mods.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2016, 08:41 PM
    Who saw this coming? The most interesting part of the 2016 Formula 1 season was watching Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton duke it out for the driver's championship. Rosberg ended up winning but it was a battle until the very end. Perhaps that battle drained Rosberg's energy? His statement is as follows: Rosberg is still under contract and signed a two year extension recently. He is leaving a lot of money on the table but he already has too much money to care. The rivalry with Lewis Hamilton seems to have taken its toll: He retires on top. Not a bad way to go out. The question now is who will challenge Hamilton?
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  • hydra's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 12:23 PM
    Hey all, Was doing some work on a customer's N54 E93 @ the shop which required the engine to come out and the intake manifold to be removed and it got me thinking, what if there was another OEM manifold out there without the nasty restriction on cyl runner #1 ? A quick google search revealed the N55 manifold to appear to be almost identical fitment wise, without the nasty area reduction on runner #1 . Cyl head flange appears to be the same, and the only differences I can tell are a few misc brackets and a large gaping hole where the stock DME resides on the N55. Shouldn't be too hard to laser-cut a suitable blockoff plate I would say... The question is, is this entire endeavor worth the effort? What sort of gains are those with OE-style cast intake manifolds seeing at higher boost levels? I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts on this matter... Oh and remember, you read it here first! :P
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-12-2016, 02:14 PM
    This is disappointing news for N54 fans who were hoping for an all inclusive ECU solution that would alleviate many issues in the N54 community. Things like control of the DCT gearbox, support for additional injectors, tuning flexibility, etc., are all things the Syvecs ECU is capable of. Unfortunately, it seems that as always direct fuel injection system complications make a standalone ECU project that much more complex and difficult. The Syvecs S6 box is showing some impressive results on the E9X M3 S65 V8 but that motor is port fuel injected. This is what Syvecs had to say: The original date for the N54 application was late 2015. It just goes to show that this is very complex work.
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  • NJ-M4's Avatar
    11-19-2016, 07:47 PM
    My daily driver M4 did 10.49 @ 136mph today in 1/4 mile. This was on my daily driven street tires: Mickey Thompson ET Street S/S. Big thanks to Kevin Baldi of Precision Tuning in Spotswood, NJ! He recently re-flashed and re-tuned the car and the gains were huge! Kevin is the man.
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 04:02 PM
    Gave him the start and I accidentally shifted to 5th instead of 3rd...and was on like 70% boost :) Lovely sound from the Porsche!
    22 replies | 1316 view(s)
  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 06:25 PM
    Posted this in n54tech as well. 09 135i 6Mt FBO JB4, MHD, stage 2 lpfp Sooooo, I was driving from GA to Cincinnati and my car died on me in Tennessee. I was experiencing a strange shuddering for a few miles where I would be driving with a constant throttle (highway speed) and the motor would not accelerating and the rpms would gradually fall as if I was in Neutral. Then, the motor would violently get back to normal operation and continue functioning. I was able to get a few short logs of the anomaly and everything looks normal INCLUDING hpfp and lpfp except during the weird occurrence, timing goes to about zero, trims go to zero, boost goes to zero. Afr is normal, throttle is normal, etc etc. the So, as I was pulling off to get to a rest area to check out the car, the motor stopped and I coasted into a parking space. The lights/ECU was still on, but the motor just died. I tried to restart it but it did not start again after that. I always carry tools with me so, I pulled the plugs, checked the map sensor, and opened up the lpfp. Everything looked to be in place. I installed everything on the car so I'm familiar with what it's supposed to look like and how it's supposed to be connected. I did notice, however, that the lpfp was not making the priming noise when I would lock the car for a while and then unlocked it. When I would try to start the car, it has compression, but it just won't start. It seems to me that the lpfp isn't getting power for some reason but I'm not 100% sure. Since I was in BFE, I had it towed to a decent looking shop (which fucking pained me to do but I don't have a choice right now) and I will have them diagnose it. Anybody have any ideas?
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 11:23 PM
    Hey Guys! Here is our 2016 Black Friday sale! GC's: The VTT GC's. For the N54, the GC's have the highest power, the fastest trap speeds, the greatest efficiency... and fantastic spool. The GC's are a new design from the ground up, removing all of the bottlenecks of stock frame based turbos for unmatched performance. We've made 770+ whp; there is nothing else on the market that comes close. Reg. Price: $4199.00 Sale Price: $3699.00 Use Code VTTGCBF GC lites: The little brother to the GC's, the GC lites have all of the advantages of the GC's except with a smaller compressor for those who want absolutely unmatched spool, and vanishingly low amounts of lag for the most responsive turbo in its class. Power levels supported up to 650 whp range. Reg. Price: $3199.00. Sale Price: $2699.00 Use Code VTTGCBF Everything else on the site: 10% off anything else VTT; Use Code VTT-BF-10 Note: Deals cannot be used together!!! Sale starts Friday at midnight and goes through Sunday at midnight.
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  • Topdowntitsout's Avatar
    11-07-2016, 09:19 PM
    Ok so i have an 08 135i running charge pipe, 7" vrsf fmic, muffler delete, jb4 +mhd as of yesterday. Downpipes are soon to be installed. My issues is this.... I did a walnut blast and NGK plugs at .022 installed the g5 jb4 on map 5 and instantly had surging issues at any throttle. The ccid 29 hpfp code has come on a few times so I brought the car to the dealer to have to pump replaced under warranty (jb4 was removed). The dealer found no issue with the car so I paid 160$ from r a car wash. I reinstalled the jb4 and the surging returned. Was informed that the mhd backend would fix the issue. So now I have installed the mhd backend and for about 5 minutes after the install the surge returned again. Anyone have any ideas? Im thinking about removing the jb4 and flashing mhd alone to see if that is the cause. Before I spend money on a pump that is not needed.
    14 replies | 1965 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 07:55 PM
    We already know how this goes. Almost two years ago now we saw a Ferrari 458 and a Tesla Model S P85D go at it. The Tesla opens up a lead only for the Ferrari to go flying by at higher speeds. This is the new Model X P90D SUV model though which is more powerful but also heavier than the Model S. It goes as expected with the Model X getting the lead and then the Ferrari 458 running it down. It is just that the Ferrari is not able to do it in a 1/4 mile. It loses the race. The 458 runs 11.463 @ 120.91 to the Model X P90D 11.580 @ 115.70. Keep in mind density altitude doesn't matter for the Tesla and based on the Ferrari's time it sure seemed to be a bit warm out in Florida. Either way, yes, the Model X P90D sure is a stoplight terror.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    11-22-2016, 01:22 AM
    Hey guys, This crowd is the more technical of the forums but figured I'd post here anyway. We've (VTT) been working on a series of "Turbo Basics" articles. The first one of the series is about wastegate duty cycle, what it means, when it matters, and some very ground level concepts surrounding this. If there is anything major you guys want or you think would be helpful... shoot me an email at and maybe we'll write an article on it. :D Hope you enjoy. Any questions... ask away. Best, Chris
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