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  • ricecrackers101's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 11:56 PM
    I have seen a few AT to MT conversions but I havent seen one the opposite direction. Is this possible? Does anyone know what parts would be required aside from the transmission itself and the shifter
    103 replies | 1946 view(s)
  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 07:18 AM
    OK, I've asked about this before. Previously I was asking how to do it. I know I can reset the DCT transmission with tool32 and I think I can also do it with Rheingold/ISTA. My question now is. Has anyone done this and which values did you reset? These are the options in tool 32 translated. I think K1 is clutch 1, K2, clutch 2: <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA0 = adaptation values Kiss Point K1 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA1 = adaptation values Kiss Point K2 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA2 = adaptation values clutch torque map K1 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xA3 = adaptation values clutch torque map K2 </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xB1 = adaptation values for DRM </ ARGCOMMENT> <ARGCOMMENT> 0xB2 = adaptation values of Semi slip for courses 1-7 </ ARGCOMMENT> The things I don't like about mine right now are: The car moves off too slowly (clucth slip setting when moving off from a stop) When down shifting, there's a 1 second period for the gear to accept power. (The rev match happens instantly and it blips, but if you are WOT then the power doesn't get fully transmitted to the wheels for around a second. It feels like it slips the clutch for that 1 second)
    81 replies | 1251 view(s)
  • blaster3500's Avatar
    04-28-2016, 09:24 PM
    I am test fitting a cast single turbo manifold for SPA. It is not a twin scroll manifold but may be divided in the future. I am not an expert on manifolds so any input in welcome. I am not sure if the o2 sensors will be separated enough to work. I have included lots of pictures and will be happy to take more. Hopefully I will be able to have the manifold on the car in a couple weeks. Cylinder 1 Cylinder 2 Cylinder 3 (looking toward turbo flange) Cylinder 3 (looking toward cyl 1) Light shining straight into cyl 3- Possible o2 placement?
    64 replies | 2348 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    05-08-2016, 10:35 PM
    Hey everyone, My name is Chris and am happy to officially introduce myself as a new forum representative for VTT. Most of you guys already know that on here I was SCGT, which I've kept as a separate, personal handle (No propaganda) in case I want to "just be one of the guys" and spitball ideas. Again most of you have read this already elsewhere but: My Experience: My background is in engineering and project management specializing in complex air systems, fueling systems, and turbine engines for both the private sector as well as the U.S. Government. More pertinent when talking about being a rep for Tony, I built a career operating as a liaison between small high performance groups that often communicated very differently. Why I’m here: Bluntly stated, it’s no secret to anyone that Tony has a “passionate” (ha!) way of communicating, which doesn’t always translate productively into forum activity. Tony approached me and asked if I could help. From his mouth, he’s at his best when working new designs, pushing limits on the dyno, and continued development of the platform -not engaging on the forums. That’s my job now. My goals: I’m here to maintain an active and professional presence on the forums. I’ll be making new product and update posts, answering questions, and should any issues arise, I will help bring about the resolution. That’s it in a nutshell guys. I’m excited to be here on BB -I've always had a lot of fun on this forum. I know there are some real strong emotions regarding Tony, and I also know that he earned a lot of that. I'm here though, I'm moving forward, got my hands full with damage control but very optimistic about helping to move things in the right direction. Chris
    54 replies | 1757 view(s)
  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    04-26-2016, 10:13 AM
    Pos rep for cold brew :) I'm having some myself right now too. You make it in a french press? How long do you let it brew for?
    61 replies | 2092 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    05-03-2016, 02:31 AM
    R.G. started a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I'll start, Aluminum coolant reservoir with oem sensor plug. It's the same sensor that bmw's have used for 15 years. Mishimoto developed one a while back for the E46, can't be too difficult to recreate for the N54. Something like this please http://www.radiumauto.com/Coolant-Expansion-Tank-P261.aspx Edit: For the E30 https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-aluminum-coolant-expansion-tank-bmw-m3-e30-p2576.aspx Got lazy and told owners to short wires for E46
    65 replies | 1350 view(s)
  • torres_335i's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 05:37 PM
    Hey Guys, I'm not on here as much. But I've decided to do a Build thread as so much as been done to the car. The car had a FFTEC Single Turbo Kit before it worked fine but just left m wanting more. So i decided to give the motiv 900 a try as Jake H (motiv) tuned the car before. At the moment Jake.H has a spare engine he is building for me as i am planning on pushing the engine to extreme limits. Nitrous is for that Extra 150-200HP were we see fits. Enough talk i'll list current mods on car with pictures. Mod List: -Motiv 900/ Port injection -Fuel-it stage 3 -Spec stage 3+ (40K at the moment) -M/T ET Streets -Jb4/MHD -AD Engineering 1000HP Fmic -AD Pcv Fittings -AD Engine Mounts -Custom Coolant Tank -Custom 4Port Catch Can -Custom 3" Chargepipe W/Dual Tial Bov & Vanjen Clamp at Throttle Body -ER Sport Oil Cooler W/ 185F Thermostat & Secondary Cooler in Kidney Grill -StopTech BBK -Custom Line Lock -Ground Control Full Suspension -Defiv Diff Lock -MFactory Lsd -Wastegate & All Lines/Hoses Nylon Braided -10lb Nitrous Bottle W/ Billet Headted Bracket -5Gal Sump Fuel Cell -External Fuel Pump & Regulator For Nitrous I'm Probably for getting more stuff but thats what i can think of at the moment.
    53 replies | 1863 view(s)
  • triggz's Avatar
    05-10-2016, 09:38 PM
    triggz started a thread Doc Race Intake Manifold!!! in N54
    53 replies | 1830 view(s)
  • carcars's Avatar
    04-25-2016, 06:08 PM
    carcars started a thread Rb vs turbotech in N54
    here are some pictures of my turbos rb and new Turbotech I'm riding. PTF deznno then tune tuner.
    50 replies | 1936 view(s)
  • samacdonald's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 03:32 AM
    samacdonald started a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Since ar design seemed to be the only company who makes a line lock kit for the 335 and are now out of business, does anybody know who else is making/selling them? Or would it be easier just to make my own since they're relatively universal
    58 replies | 1257 view(s)
  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    05-04-2016, 09:23 PM
    Chris@CKI started a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    This has been a long needed update. So after many years of owning high power N54’s I’ve had my fair share of ignition problems and have tested many parts. This thread is more to inform people what is actually out there and the options that can be had. After all it really only boils down to 3 choices so pick one that suits your needs. Spark plugs: NGK 95770 (ILZKBR7B8DG) formally 5992’s 1 Step colder than stock. Recommended for any FBO +. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=39947 $13-14/ea Autolite XP 5682 1.5ish colder than stock. By the information I received on them when compared to NGK. Recommended for FBO+ I ran these for a few thousand miles both with E40+meth and full E85. It performed much better than expected and better yet they are cheap. For the price they seem to be well worth it. They are dual tip dual material Iridiums and platinum. I’d expect them to last the 20-30K miles you usually get out of the 5992’s http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=29181 $6-7/ea NGK 93026 (DILKAR8A8) 2 steps colder than stock. 1 step colder than 5992’s. Recommended for 700hp+ These are the stock plugs in the GTR R35+.The GTR guys are running them in the1000AWHP-sub range with E85. I have been running these for a pretty long time with full E85 and they have been great. They seem to be a little more crisp with response and slightly better starting than the other options. Last time I had them out they were still very clean telling me they aren’t to cold even for full E85. Now with GTR plugs comes a whole other world of aftermarket parts we are deprived of. HKS has a plug, NGK has a $100+ race plug etc If anyone wants to try any of the other options, then go for it and let me know, ill update this thread. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=9718 $17+/ea. The price of these have really came down. NGK 97506 (SILZKBR8D8S) S55/N63TU 2 Colder than stock. Should be a good fit for us but currently untested. Someone try them out and let us know! $10-15/ea Now lets talk gapping. I see a lot of people running into ignition issues swearing they gapped the plugs correctly. Wire and the round disks you get from AZ or advanced are all junk. I use either “feeler gauges” or a razor blade that I used a micrometer with to verify thickness. There should be a slight resistance as you insert the feeler gauge between the electrode and ground. If it goes in really easy or its tough to get in then its not gapped correctly. Take your time and do it right the first time. Recommended gaps are 0.022”…….0-25psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….25+psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….20+psi (E85) That’s been my experience with fresh coils. Others may have better or worst luck. Pictures. NGK 93026 (left) vs Autolite (right)
    48 replies | 1564 view(s)
  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    04-25-2016, 09:02 AM
    I finally killed my clutch last night so I just ordered SPEC 3+ with steel SMFW (135i). I'm going to replace the pilot bearing and trans mounts with polyurethane as well while I'm there. If anybody has any suggestions or pro-tips, I would appreciate it.:handgestures-thumb:
    59 replies | 1242 view(s)
  • samacdonald's Avatar
    04-27-2016, 07:34 PM
    samacdonald started a thread MHD vs Cobb in N54
    Since my RB EVO's are going in next week, I thought it was about time to get a flash to stack with the jb4. It seems like there's nobody custom tuning the n54 online who everyone has had great results with and since I live in Southern NH, it makes a lot of sense for me to go to Brentuning, however after contacting them, they told me they only do Cobb tunes and won't convert their base files to MHD unless they we get at least 5 people to get tunes from them. So I'm forced with the decision to either spend the extra $ on a Cobb ap and a tune from Brentuning or go the MHD route. My questions are what are the differences between Cobb and MHD as far as tuning capabilities and although it's probably highly debatable, who is considered the most reliable tuner on the forums right now?
    50 replies | 1491 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 04:06 AM
    The N54 has an open deck block as most BimmerBoost members know. It's still plenty stout but for those guys pushing limits to 1000+ horsepower eventually they will run into problems. One of the things that happens in an open deck block is the cylinders can start to lose their shape or warp. BimmerBoost member @Ericbh77 is tackling the issue before it becomes an issue for him. He explains it best: This is essentially a modified Darton design. As you can see the inserts go around the cylinders. In the Subaru world where open deck block reinforcement is common many guys insert metal pins/pegs around the cylinders and it works. This approach looks to be far more comprehensive than pegs: @Ericbh77 is also doing some other things that will be of interest and will be detailed but we can not reveal everything at this time. One thing we can say is he is looking at the cams among other things. Will we finally see that elusive 1000 whp N54? Maybe this is the year...
    45 replies | 1158 view(s)
  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 06:37 PM
    It's happened to me 4 times. First time dealer warrantied it. The other 3 times I paid out of pocket and repair costs total is like $6000. It's suspected that due to road vibrations, the crank hub bolt gets loose over time and eventually causes the crank hub to spin on the crank and the car goes out of time. Every single time it happened to me was when I hit the kick down button during a pull on the highway. BMW doesn't key the hub from the factory. The problem has happened to stock cars as well. In my case, the bolt didn't have loctite on it, so maybe that should help this time around. If it happens again, I'm turning the car back to stock.
    47 replies | 818 view(s)
  • wowprcc's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 07:19 AM
    wowprcc started a thread free killah mixed map in N54
    free killah mixed map this is a mixed map from bms cobb alpina ppk and 1m you should use mhd flasher free killah mixed map
    32 replies | 1269 view(s)
  • neuroclast's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 12:00 PM
    I posted this in the N54Tech help section last time it happened but I didn't get much assistance, so hopefully we'll have some luck here. I initially installed a JPWorks 6266 kit a while back, and started having some overboost issues immediately after spooling. Generally it was 3-5 PSI over target, then the JB4 would over correct and dip a few PSI under target, then move back up to target. I unfortunately do not remember if this was immediately after the ST kit install, or sometime later, as it took a while to work out the kit kinks. So obviously this over boosting is really bad news in 3rd gear+, as I'm already pushing 25 PSI and at 30 PSI I get into detonation range. Additionally the overboosting, then underboosting makes the car feel very unsettled when accelerating. It also makes the boost limiting useless in 1-2, as it overshoots the target and I spin anyway. The only suggestion on N54Tech last time was that the WG plumbing was wrong, but I verified my plumbing was the same as the picture on the "JB4 Single Turbo" thread. So anyway, I got fed up and decided maybe it was the JPWorks kit. Just purchased and installed a DOC Race 6266 kit, and same exact thing is happening. Overshooting the target after spool and then self-corrects. I don't see how the plumbing could be wrong and any of this still work properly, but I'm open to ideas. Additionally, I'm running about 15 PSI on the WG spring only (don't know if that could maybe affect this?) I've attached two logs in 3rd showing the problem. Here it only overshoots by 3 PSI, but sometimes it's higher. TL;DR: Anyone who can figure out why the hell the JB4 is overshooting and points me in a direction that gets it solved gets $50 via PayPal.
    37 replies | 844 view(s)
  • psmith95's Avatar
    05-19-2016, 02:05 AM
    Ok so long story short car is being flat bedded to the shop that does my work tomorrow and will have them confirm what I already know is the case then do some digging. Essentially about a week ago I hear what I thought was knocking or something just didn't sound right but the car was pulling like nothing was wrong and the noise was faint so I figured i'd take a look when I got a chance. Kept driving it then yesterday it got worse and after I went to leave from lunch sounded like the video below. Turned the car off and immediately had it flat bedded since I didn't want to risk anything else happening. Video of car below along with one of my friends snapchat's which might provide some comedic relief even though i'm depressed :angry-banghead:. Anyways I know everyone's going to get pissed at me for some of these questions but I haven't been on here much lately or keeping up with the latest developments with the N54. I know we have a ton of new single turbo kits, is there any of the more reasonably priced ones that are good quality that came out recently? Also is ABR Houston still the go to for built blocks or has someone else stepped up? Still have not decided for sure what i'm going to do with the car and might wind up just parting out then selling it with the blown engine as a potential project car to someone, however, if I keep it and repair i'm likely going to want to do a single turbo and built motor. Anyways thanks in advance for any help Video makes me cringe everytime I watch it: Also signature is quite outdated. Car is FBO w/ inlets and i'm tuned via MHD with wedge. Tune I was running was a relatively conservative pump tune where I would put in 2 ish gallons of e85 to make sure timing didn't drop
    29 replies | 1240 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-17-2016, 09:39 PM
    There is high end automotive tuning and then there is this. It makes a lot of sense for Weistec to lend their engineering expertise to the Huayra aftermarket as they have a close relationship with AMG and of course AMG builds the twin turbo V12 engine for the Pagani Huayra. The engine is not your run of the mill M275 twin V12 which Weistec has experience tuning. AMG considerably modified their V12 for Pagani use creating a 6.0 liter M158 V12. The turbochargers, software, oil sump, cylinder heads, valvetrain, and configuration are all quite different. The Huayra is rated at 720 horsepower and 740 lb-ft of torque. As you can see in photos Weistec had a Huayra on the dyno rollers and we are begging and pleading for a graph which BenzBoost will try to bring you. One can only imagine how much more power Weistec is getting out of the motor. This is one of those tuning programs where you contact Weistec and they tailor the upgrades to suit the owner. If you have to ask how much money it isn't for you. This is for a select handful of people who want more out of their Pagani Huayra. It is interesting to note a handful of owners have already contacted Weistec who provided their engineering services. Obviously you can surmise from the teaser photos that downpipe, exhaust, and software changes are where things begin but the sky is the limit. Very, very high end tuning here and exciting to see. http://pagani.weistec.com/
    40 replies | 286 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 02:40 PM
    Hey guys, A local customer was generous enough to come out for a few hours so we could poke around under the hood, take some logs, and do a little dyno testing with his new M2. He has around 1000 miles on the clock I believe. Per usual I'll try to keep it brief and to the point: The good: 1) Car looks super awesome in person and really attracts a lot of attention on the road. DCT drives and shifts great. 2) The tuning scheme is the same as the M235 EWG. Meaning our existing F Series N55 EWG JB4 is fully compatible from a hardware perspective. Some minor M2 specific software changes will be added, of course. 3) All of the cool in dash controls we've added to the F Series JB4 are compatible. CANflap works, in dash boost gauge works, map switching works, boost by gear works, 6cyl timing logging works, and it even logs the DCT trans oil temperature. 4) The platform appears to be E85 friendly. More on that later. The bad: 1) This is simply based on my initial few hours with the car. But from a performance perspective, it appears to be basically an N55 with a tune from the factory. It's not in the same universe as the S55 M3/M4 motor and even appears to be a step down from the B58 found in the new 340i. 2) On normal pump 91 octane fuel running its factory 15-16psi boost profile it had fairly significant timing pull and only put down 330whp. Subsequent pulls did even worse as it heated up. 3) We added an E30 mix on the dyno and the factory power jumped up nicely to the 350whp range and it was also more consistent. Even at this power level though the car had a strange behavior where it would momentarily drop boost for no apparent reason, resulting in a noticeable "hiccup" in the dyno chart. Maybe something that will be fixed via a future software update or perhaps related to the E30 itself without tuning in place for it. 4) I raised boost around 3psi just to evaluate it on the E30 mix and the result was pretty respectable power. Around 390whp. Which, is what the normal 335 F30 EWG cars make on E30 at roughly the same boost level. Potential Tuning Gains: E85 Mix: I expect we'll be able to get power up to around 425whp. 91 Octane: There is no power to be picked up via tuning on 91. Just the extra features via the JB4. 93 Octane: I'm hopeful with good 93 octane we can pickup at least 15-20whp and similar torque. Bottom Line: It's a cool little platform. But basically appears to be a more aggressively tuned M235.
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  • 1///M's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 09:00 AM
    The day has finally come for me to post this thread. After months of hard work and frustration, my 1M makes some good passes. a big thank you goes out to Rennzport (authorised South African BMS dealer), Terry and Steve. Steve has a lot of patience as we could not resolve an o2 issue. these speeds where ran on 2 different occasions however the car backed it up consistently. I felt I needed to back my speed up before making this post. the runs where done over a distance of 1km from a standing start. on the the first occasion my race number was 6b2 and next event was 6b20. mods are as follows : single turbo self made manifold turbo set up homemade triple pack clutch and flywheel Custom PI (wip) BMS backend flash and jb4
    28 replies | 953 view(s)
  • martial@mhd's Avatar
    05-19-2016, 11:42 AM
    A MHD thread is long overdue, so here we go! MHD Flasher is the first Android handheld application to bring ECU tuning and monitoring to the BMW N54 engine. The MHD Flasher reveals the immense margin of power BMW left on the table with the N54 while still retaining the sophistication of the original engine management program. → Easy to install Connect any compatible Android device to your car using a standard K+Dcan cable along with an OTG USB cable, install one of the pre-purchased MHD built-in maps and enjoy the power and performance benefits of the maps by Wedge Performance. → Keep an eye on the tuning Monitor your engine behavior using a configurable gauges layout to keep an eye on any of the 50+ engine monitors like oil temp, boost pressure, actual load or individual cylinder ignition timing. Activate the logging mode to save up to 30 monitors to a standard CSV file for later analysis. Track issues by reading the error codes, and delete them once resolved. → Flash your ECU back to a stock anytime, as often as you need to. No ECU backup is needed. → Custom tuning support As an alternative to built-in maps, many tuners can provide advanced custom mapping for those who have higher or special performance needs. The MHD Flasher can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mhd.flasher.n54 Main features description: *** Flasher module - Flash built-in maps (purchased separately), piggyback backend maps or custom user-tuned .BIN files. - Backup up the stock ECU software, as fast as 5 seconds on most of the cars. - Provides handy options like power limiter per gear, wastegate rattle fix or idle RPM setting. - Read / delete engine trouble codes. - Reset adaptation values (Lambda, Fuel/air, Octane rating, VANOS, Throttle, and Battery). - 2 minutes map switching; initial install time: 18 minutes on KLINE cars (2007 & Early 2008), 38 minutes on DCAN cars (2008+). *** Monitor module - Extensive logging values list, up to 30 values at the same time. - Save logging session to .CSV files - Up to 8 configurable gauges *** Optional Built-in maps packs - Maps by Wedge Performance - Stage 1 pack. Four maps: 4 fuel octane variants, stock / upgraded FMIC variants. - Stage 2 pack. Four maps: 4 fuel octane variants, stock / upgraded FMIC variants. High flow downpipes recommended. - E40 map (40% e85), requires FMIC+DPs Supported vehicles: 2006-2010 135i, 335i and 535i 2011-2013 335is 2009-2015 Z4 35i/is 2011-2012 1M 2008-2010 X6 35i This racing product is for competition closed course use only. Required hardware: - 1 device running Android 3.2 and up, USB OTG compatible. - 1 K+Dcan cable. The only reliable and affordable provider in the US is: http://bimmersoftware.com/Cables - 1 USB OTG cable. Price list (licences are VIN Locked): Flasher module: $99 MHD maps packs: $49 each. Requires the Flasher module. Monitor module: $69 Increased boost limit (from 18 to 22 PSI) module: $49. For custom tuning purpose. Requires the Flasher module. JB4 backends only flasher: $79. Upgradable for $20 to the full $99 flasher module. FAQ Q: Can I test the connection before making a purchase? A: Yes, simply tap the MHD Store button. The ECU connection is checked before displaying available purchases. Q: Does my Android device need to be permanently plugged to the OBD port? A: No. Once a flash is performed you can unplug your device. Q: Do I need to purchase a new licence each time I flash a map? A: No, you can ref lash as many times as needed. Q: Is a battery charger required? A: It is highly recommended for long flashes (install, uninstall). A healthy battery will handle short flashes (map changes) fine but the use of a battery charger remains recommended.
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    04-23-2016, 11:10 PM
    Hi, I've seen some people have pushed stock turbos to pretty high boost levels in the midrange. Around 24 psi at 3500rpm. Has anyone here tried it? I'm tempted to give it a go for a run at the strip. Tapering down to 17 psi at 6500. 16 psi at redline. Hoping they dont just blow up. Looks like the requirement is E85 at an E40 to E50 level. I have inlets which may also help. What are peoples thoughts? :think:
    29 replies | 997 view(s)
  • richpike's Avatar
    04-24-2016, 11:06 AM
    For my 1,000th post (woot :golfclap:), I thought it would be fun to start a new "what was your first car" thread. Year: 1969 Make: Opel Model: GT Color (Ext/Int): Strato Blue/Black Leatherette (vinyl?) Engine: 1.9L 4cyl Transmission: 4-speed manual My first car was a 1969 Opel GT with the 1.9L "high output" :lol: engine. If you aren't familiar with the Opel GT, it was often called the "poor man's Corvette" - it had great styling, but was slower than dirt :D Mine was Strato Blue over black leatherette. 4-speed manual. RWD. 102HP (early model year 1.9L were desirable because in 1971 emission requirements cut the 1.9L down to 83HP). Front disc, rear drum. About 2,000lbs (it was not a great handler on stock 165/75R13 tires, but we upgraded to 205/60R13 Dunlops that helped a lot). The GT was sold through Buick dealers in the US. My dad and I restored the car together. He had fallen in love with them while stationed in Stuttgart. Once he was older (and had some free labor/kids :lol:) he bought three of them - two for parts cars and one to restore. I got it for my 16th birthday in 1994. It was honestly the perfect high school car - manual, RWD, looked awesome, but couldn't get myself in too much trouble. I actually still have the car - it's been in storage for the last 15 years or so. Definitely needs some TLC. Someday I hope to restore it again with my kids. Maybe even drop a E36 M3 drivetrain in it :music-rockout: Here are some pics of what a GT looks like - I'll see if I can dig some up of my actual car. The most notable features on the GT were the "flip up" headlights, the dual rear exhaust and the locking gas cap in the middle of the rear end. A quick video of the headlights in action :naughty: What was your first car? -Rich
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  • DOCRace's Avatar
    05-13-2016, 12:19 PM
    I've searched and searched when looking for an exhaust for the shop car and I just couldn't believe no company out there makes this for our cars. So I ended up making the whole thing out of stainless. But after putting a carbon difusser on it just does not look right to me. So I'll be dropping out the system and making a new one with these tips. These are 3" inlet and 4.5" outlet which I think will look perfect.
    24 replies | 776 view(s)
  • Tech's Avatar
    05-12-2016, 08:36 PM
    Tech started a thread Another n54 carnage thread. in N54
    Well I knew it was coming but was hopeful that putting more power though the engine would last a little longer. But engine started knocking so I checked the oil for metal, and found copper in the oil. pulled the engine and removed the oil pan and checked all the rod bearings. I found that the #1 and #6 rod bearings were starting to spin. determined I am in for a full rebuild, pulled the head today and found the bank 2 pistons we not the only thing in the cylinders... checked the cam ledges found both the intake and exhaust had the wear marks from the cam seals. I will post pictures of everything tomorrow.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-05-2016, 02:58 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
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  • TZ04XJR's Avatar
    05-07-2016, 12:54 PM
    A little fun run with a buddy in his stock 458. M3 makes 553whp on the current setup. We're planning to get some more runs in here soon.
    35 replies | 381 view(s)
  • Enfiftyfore's Avatar
    05-08-2016, 02:59 PM
    I am in the middle of installing my single mass steel flywheel and the holes for the flywheel bolts are not aligning. Am I missing something here?? See picture.
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