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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    Epic Motorsports just completed an epic swap. S65 V8's have found their way under the E46 M3 hood before but not with a DCT transmission to go with it. The S65 V8 from the E9X M3 makes a ton of sense to swap into the E46 M3 especially if the car is a dedicated race car. Why? The S65 V8 is lighter thanks to its aluminum-silicon block than the iron block S54 3.2 liter inline-6 the E46 M3 comes with from the factory. Plus, it has far more room to increase its displacement with additional stroke thanks to its oversquare design. The S54 by contrast is undersquare meaning its factory stroke exceeds the cylinder bore. In naturally aspirated form the S65 easily outpaces the S54 in potential power and torque with the ability to rev higher while keeping piston speeds lower. More cubes and a lighter package. It's why BMW raced an E46 M3 with a V8. The extra bit of awesome here is that Epic Motorsports got the DCT transmission to work in the E46 M3 chassis as well. That means this will shift much more quickly than an SMG or manual. As this is a race car that made things easier as they are not using the factory gauge cluster or electronics. One would guess a standalone ECU is what makes this possible. It would be awesome to see this done with factory electronics which would make it a possible street car swap but this is awesome stuff nonetheless.
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
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  • EvanL's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    EvanL replied to a thread VIDEO - my dancing cluster in N54
    Are you running a JB4? Any chance you have the startup needle sweep enabled? It almost looks like the cluster is thinking of sweeping, then just takes a dump.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    It's a good read. So why is Pro Football Focus such a big deal? Should it not be? Or is it that grading offensive lineman is extremely complex?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    It can be changed of course but shouldn't you figure out which way you're going first?
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 12:43 AM
    Now...how to go about getting registered in a swing state.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    It's amazing how well the Clintons have dodged things through the decades that would have put anyone else in prison a long time ago.
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    How about this sign?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    In light of recent events, our newest smiley: :trump:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    Never?
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  • SCGT's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    I'm honestly not sure about pump gas numbers -just my guess. I have over 25k miles on my VTT2+'s with not a single issue. Spool sounds awesome.
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  • ///Monst3r's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    Yeah started making noise eventually maybe once all the rivets sheared. I thought it was a shot tob. Ok, thanks. Had no Idea they were updated. I'll keep that in mind for next time.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    Ill try a set out, would like to see how it does. Have you tried high boost yet?
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread DCT power in N54
    DCT guys need to re-scale torque tables to hold over 500tq (600ish whp) and need mechanical upgrades (dodson or whatever) and similar tuning changes to hold 650+ (haven't seen over 700whp), and at that point I lose any direct experience with the dct. Good luck with the non slushy auto box.
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    j_hynson replied to a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    Oh the wrapped one that had the full build and nitrous? nice car there
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  • bradsm87's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    bradsm87 replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I still refuse to believe that a mild cam upgrade would have tuning issues. As long as VANOS and fuel scalar is set up correctly, I see no issue. It's no different to upgrading turbos really. That changes lots of things but fuel scalar sorts it out.
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  • Sirdaft1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    Well done OP. Proper, proper setup. I bet she's a blast to ride in.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    jt0407 replied to a thread Single Turbo Build in N54
    i talked to you for a few minutes. My buddy had his CLS55 there.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Hey CakeyRob: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Fishayyy replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    Hopefully when I get the Syvecs unit I can find someone to machine a custom set or something. Even if that shit costs wamore than its worth. At this point I'd buy it out of spite lmao
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    snailed, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    Chris@CKI replied to a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    I wish you had that socket years ago. I wont even admit what i paid for mine years ago. Your pricing is always reasonable. Have you tried the DILKAR8A8 plugs? I wonder if it would clear up any of Payams timing/melting plugs. The dual tip is good for spark concentration too.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    We carry OEM Bosch and NGKs. Also a great magnetic socket. Always in stock. ;) http://www.burgertuning.com/N54_BMW_spark_plug_socket_adapter.html
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  • BMW 335i Coupe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    All orders up to now have been fulfilled and shipped. I've been getting a lot of great feed back from some of you guys. Everything from better smoother idles, better response, and even better fuel millage on top of the other benefits that drove the project. Thank you for the feedback! Small updates: - MHD should be ready in the next few days. Thank you Martial! So look out for the update and make sure you have the option selected next time you flash your car. -Development continues on the tuning front. There will be some testing that will ignore individual cyl adaptation. This will still keep the benefits of having both banks controlled separately since both trims are always split and diagnostics like bad injectors, torn O-rings, faulty PI systems, and over ran fuel systems (maxed LP) ALL remain in place. -I have had a lot of interest in the twin hybrid world. Beta testing will soon start on that. Apparently there are reasons why BMW and others have ditched the OEM LSU 4.9's all together in they're turbo applications whether they are installed pre or post turbo. -Extension harnesses are still on the way. Theres a back order of connectors that wont be in my hands until the second week of June. Because of this i'm saving the connectors i do have to build kits so that i don't have two bottle necks. -Personal life gets busy these next few months so if you dont see me posting a lot dont think i things are idle. Lots of traveling coming up which turns into lots of reading and research. Last but not least. I will be making a thread these next few days explaining some details on new tables that will be available soon. It will be imperative that everyone reads it. It will be on how to adjust your pressure compensation tables for running big boost. Terry has the bits he needs to add the compensation to the JB4 like he did with the OEM ones. I'm not sure when he'll implement it.
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  • bme30's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Why are you waiting on aluminum trans bolts??? They have been updated to steel bolts now. Don't get aluminum bolts again and just bet the better ones!
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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. 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)
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    bigdnno98 replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    tuning and demand.
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    Tuning.
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