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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Let's give him a chance and not crucify him.
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • 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.
    98 replies | 3839 view(s)
  • 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.
    98 replies | 3839 view(s)
  • 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. ��
    3 replies | 33 view(s)
  • 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.
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    ^^^Time to take advantage of the savings ^^^
    457 replies | 26348 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
    119 replies | 7531 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    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.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • 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.
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • 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 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=PM92-EUR-02-2010-E90N-BMW-M3&diagId=33_1408 135i/335i http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=UC92-EUR-12-2010-E82-BMW-135i&diagId=33_1407
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • m5james's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    Toolman, can you email me your parts list breakdown to m5james@yahoo.com. 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.
    486 replies | 34245 view(s)
  • 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
    17 replies | 522 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    rtava001, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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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.
    5 replies | 224 view(s)
  • 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.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Alpine's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    Alpine replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I don't have aspirations of going north of 600whp. Having said that, if these guys can seriously get the shift programming figured out and make the trans more reliable at higher power levels, I'm definitely interested in whatever they come up with. Twisted is going to be working on upgrading the Xi platform fairly soon too. It's awesome to see all these break throughs finally coming around.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Artsoasis replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    Damn I should have gotten an auto 135i instead of a e36 m3 to build on.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    In what way?
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Weehe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Im in Texas. I run the BMS thermostat replacement year round. Car gets up to temp in 7 minutes at 40F so I don't even change it back to stock in the winter. I never go above 230f even in stop and go traffic when its 110f outside.
    23 replies | 995 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    At the same time watching from my couch while grilling sounds smarter.
    203 replies | 7757 view(s)
  • bradsm87's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    I don't know what JB4 "MaxCool" does exactly. For flash-only, the DME uses "Eco" (108C), "Normal" (104C), "High" (95C) and "High+KFT" (Seems to vary between 80C and 90C) modes. I believe the ambient temp thresholds to force at least "High" mode should come in the next XDF update, so it should never target over 95C.
    10 replies | 251 view(s)
  • Torgus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    I have never been but I would like to go once. Probably worth saving up for as a football fan. Even just to say you went once.
    203 replies | 7757 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    You might just be surprised...
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I'd love to be proven wrong but I'm pretty skeptical of any "stock core" type build for the platform at this point. A 4L80E sounds promising. Donnie told me AD is getting close on that.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I'm all for AT upgrades. It's a shame that is the one trans that has been left out in the cold.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
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