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    Today, 09:06 AM
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 09:01 AM
    You would need to swap the wastegate actuators with boost referenced ones as well.
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    Today, 08:52 AM
    what is the benefit of sealing up the underside like that? Never seen that before.
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  • Unklejoe's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 AM
    Unklejoe replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I disagree here. Most of the automatic transmission failures that I've seen in the 335i world involve slipping under heavy load. There aren't nearly as many actual hard part failures (drums, shafts, etc...). This seems to indicate that if there was full control over the line pressure, the transmission could handle much more torque than it currently can. However, you have much more experience in this community, so maybe you have observed otherwise. If it turns out that this company can really modify the TCU and control line pressures and shift times, I wouldn't be surprised to see this transmission handle well over 800whp / 650 tq. I believe the 6HP21 is very similar to the 6HP26, which has been capable of handling numerous 8 second passes in the new 5.0 Mustangs. I remember reading that one of the main differences was that the 6HP26 has some extra friction discs. Automatic transmissions are generally stronger than manual transmissions, provided you can turn the line pressure up. The first thing (somewhat unrelated) that comes to my mind is my old automatic-swapped Galant VR4. People have gotten DSMs into the low 9 / high 8 second range on stock W4A33 automatic transmissions. All you need to do is bypass the transmission controller and hardwire the solenoids. I realize this is a completely different beast, but this was also a transmission designed for 200 whp. Hmm. This makes me think that there's really one company behind all of this. Perhaps one of those companies in Russia/Switzerland/Italy/whatever (CMDflash, Magicmotorsport) has come up with the solution and licensed it? I'm just guessing though. What's interesting is that the companies who claim to have cracked the TCU never really use any technical termonology. I understand that they may not want to reveal too much, but they should give us a little something. Also, the skill set required to do this type of work is very rare. It's unlikely that a person who's capable of doing this would be working at a company that doesn't strictly specialize in such services/products. That being said, regardless of the origin of this, I do believe that Nizpro is authentic, and they very well could have been the originators of this. In the end, it doesn't matter, as long as I can get my hands on it lol. On a side note, I hope they base this flash off of the Alpina program. As far as I know, this is one of the few versions which is guaranteed to work across all N54 and N55 cars. I've had issues flashing other versions onto my N55 car (where as they worked fine on N54 cars).
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    Soon! Cant show anything right now but its going to blow some whiskers back for sure.
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    I don't know off hand; someone did the math a while back. The thing is, the Fuel-it stage 3 can't hold more than 5x psi in the 7xx whp range. Twin 450s should be able to make more than 750whp, but that's where the other restrictions come into play. I haven't yet seen someone prove what the restrictions are, just speculation at this point. A tripple 450 radium setup feeding a -8AN or even -10AN should be plenty.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Let's give him a chance and not crucify him.
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  • harms's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 AM
    harms replied to a thread Oscillating throttle issue in N54
    With Winkfp nothing happened- it programmed fully but the issue remained. I had a lot trouble getting ISTA-P myself to work correctly (long story), so ended up getting it all done at BMW for a huge cost. Their update using ISTA-P fixed the issue.
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  • harms's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM
    harms replied to a thread Oscillating throttle issue in N54
    Go to BMW, and ask them for a full re-program of the ECU and TCU modules using ISTA-P to the latest firmware. If already on the latest firmware, over-write it.
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  • Forcedownunder's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    Nice announcement guys. Looking forward to what's in store for later this year. That line lock kit is particularly appealing. Keep pushing he platform forward. ��
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    Hey Everyone, Itís about time for some exciting announcements from VTT. This has been a long time coming! As most of you know, I've taken over online representation for Vargas -but that's not the only thing I do for fun. The overarching announcement is that VTT is now one piece of a bigger group; Vargas Performance Group, or VPG. There are 3 major parts of VPG: 1: VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies): Turbocharger Manufacture/Repair/Upgrades/Sales 2: VPP (Vargas Performance Products): Performance Parts Manufacture/Sales 3: VHP (Vargas Hi Performance): Turbocharger & Performance Parts Installation/Service Iíll quickly go over some announcements as they pertain to each category: VTT NEWS GC's: This is the one many of you have been waiting for. You know the ones -the stock location twin turbo setup that made 736 whp. Just look at the power under the curve! Street spool will be even better! The VTT GCís have started arriving and the first sets have shipped. We expect a second shipment shortly and the remainder of them by the first week in June. The plan is to quickly get caught up on all existing orders and soon after be in a position such that they are available for same day shipping. Note for those who got the ceramic coating; as of this week, itís adding around a week to the ship date. Bundles: GCís can now be bundled with installation ($1000 for inst. labor at VHP, more on that later) and/or a PTF tune ($249 for a MHD tune, $499 for a MHD tune with PI) 93 Octane Testing: I know there are some unfortunate souls out there who don't have access to E85 and for whatever reason don't want to use methanol. For them, we WILL be doing some pump gas testing. Expect this late 2nd quarter/very early 3rd quarter (read that: around July).I don't even want to speculate on dyno numbers -we'll find out while testing and post those results. VPP NEWS Vargas Performance Products. These are all teasers -think of this post as a quick look into the VPP crystal ball looking forward. Here are a few things in the works for VPP and one thing we're just too excited about not to share: Line Lock Kit: Here are a couple development pics -not final config by any means. This will fit all E9X and E8X, not sure about 535's or Z4's -we'll be looking for testers there down the road. Port Injection Plate with Top Mount Injectors: Anyone say they wanted an N54 port injection kit with top mount injectors? We heard you, and we agree -if you can fit them, top mounts are worth doing. We can and we are. ~3rd quarter 2016. S55 Love: We're not just playing with N54's here... the S55 gets some love too -how about some port injection (bottom mount -no room up top)? Oh, and GC's for the S55 are already in process -very late 2016/early 2017 release on those. Transmission Fun: By now everyone and their grandmother has heard the awesome news about Nizpro and the magic they're doing with transmissions. We're working directly with them and will have one the first fully built and flashed transmissions from them. While this (obviously) isn't a VPP product, we're very excited about this and have some high hopes for this really being a huge jump forward for the platform. VHP NEWS Wouldn't you rather have your turbos installed by the same guys who made them? A shop that understands turbos and has 100+ installs under their belts? If you're within driving distance of Hayward, CA, you can buy turbos, schedule an install, and have VHP install them for $1000 labor. Of course you still need to buy your gaskets (we have an installation kit for $230) and do an oil change while you're there, but it makes for a pretty good deal -especially after the GC's are in stock and available same-day. OTHER STUFF Expect more updates with more products, more accurate ship-by dates and more options for everyone. And I'm just getting started... Chris
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  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    Usually companies test their products for performance and reliability before releasing them to the public. Along with some results. I guess that's not how business is done in Russia.
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    Today, 02:09 AM
    ^^^Time to take advantage of the savings ^^^
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    Today, 02:06 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 02:05 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    RNS-11Z replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I think some of you who have doubts should do some Google search on nizpro and what they have done with the zf box.
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 AM
    When I say bushings are the same I mean the same size. M3 subframe bushings are different (but interchangeable) with 335i ones.
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  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    I'm 90% sure that the subframe bushings are the same, two front diff bushings are the same but the rear diff bushing is different. M3 135i/335i
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  • m5james's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    Toolman, can you email me your parts list breakdown to We'd spoken in the past about determining what could be used and what should be tossed from my f'ed over kit, but if you've compiled a nicely made list, I'd like to look into finishing this project off again. Ultimately I'd rather send you EVERRYTHING I got from Jens and have you make something out of it on your own time, but I'm sure you're a busy man as well.
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  • PDU's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 AM
    PDU started a thread For Sale: F Series N55 Part out. in Buy/Sell - Parts
    F Series JB4/EWG (one wire was damaged during uninstall), Flex Fuel, OBD II connect, USB Data cable + OTG wire for tablet connect. + AIC Split Sec PI controller w/ JB4 integration. PI Integration FW is loaded. If you want to buy together but don't have PI yet you can disconnect , switch up FW. Just reconnect + FW when your PI ready. The JB4 is an EWG board but was purchased before they started shipping as complete sets, so everything was added on that comes standard now. Not as pretty as a brand new one but gets the job done nonetheless, brand new weather proof case. JB4 only =350.00 Split Sec only = 250.00 Package deal = 550.00 3.5 Bar N20 tmap sensor - 65.00 BMS Intake = 125.00 REV 9 FMIC =225.00 Fuel it STG 2 LPFP = 500 (Keep your core, still in car will remove tomorrow 25 May) Shipping is included via USPS 2-3 Day Priority. or I'll be at BimmerFest if anyone wants to pick up in person.
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  • ttuner's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 AM
    More progress. modified cold side to fit the Z4. sealed up KW v3s corner balanced and setup
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    BimmerBoost member @RobNyc took his stock BMW F27 X4 M40i to the ATCO dragstrip and Raceway Park (E-Town) drag strips for some runs. As a reminder, the X4 M40i has an N55B30T0 3.0 liter turbo I6 motor which is the same motor under the hood of the F82 M2 but in the X4 M40i it is rated at 355 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. The X4 also of course has xDrive all wheel drive and it weighs quite a bit more coming in at 4235 pounds according to BMW. The performance is pretty good with @RobNyc consistently running low 13's. The best pass was a 13.157 @ 103.19 completely stock on 93 octane pump gas. With a tune and race gas we're talking easy mid 12's here. The ATS-V for context managed a 12.6 @ 111. Videos of his runs are below.
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  • Sirdaft1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Sirdaft1 replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    Looking forward to updates. Very exciting.
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