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  • jt0407's Avatar
    10-15-2016, 04:21 PM
    I was on 40 psi on this pass, should be around 900hp. Sticky can we keep this here for the traffic? Lol
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  • BerndV's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 11:22 AM
    These wheels weigh 11-12 lbs per wheel. Everything else might as well be made of lead! At $2k per wheel, they are also an unbelievably good deal. I've ordered a set for my E63. Between these wheels and my Girodisc rotors, I will be dropping over 22 lbs of unsprung weight at each corner!
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  • DOCRace's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Fellas, I have been working on this so don't think it has been forgotten. The first couple manifolds that were built went to Tony Vargas and the DOC Race shop car. We both have confirmed that it does make more power than the factory manifold which was my biggest concern entering into this. I'm just not a fan of performance parts that only look cool with no real testing. My second concern was looks. How do we get away from that hidious factory looking manifold? You can have the cleanest engine bay but then the factory intake just kills it. I went to town on design with the knowlege I have of building a bunch of 2J intake manifolds. My undertstanding of what actually works and what just looks good. There were a couple limitations on these motors that I encountered. First one was that the oil filter housing is smack dab right in the way of where that first runner should be. The problem with that is now we have the front runner having to be offset just slightly which makes that runner just slightly longer than the rest. Now there are a couple ways to see this. That front runner is just slightly off so for normal car you "probably" will not see a difference or see any damage. The way I see it is if you are trying to tune a 1000hp car you want everything to be perfect. Hell if you are tunning a 600hp I would want everything to be perfect. I've never build an unequal length runner intake manifold and I will not start now. So option 1 is to offset the front runner, very simple to do and would make things "look" normal but may cause engine damage. 2nd option is to offset all runners which as you guessed is 6 times the amount of work compared to option 1. What did we do? Of course we offset all 6 runners to keep them 100% equal length. We used 2" tubing which is what is used on our 2J manifolds that makes 1000hp all day. On top of that I have designed a plenum with volume to support well over the HP range that anyone will need. This is what I have come up with if you haven't seen it. So where does that lead us? Why aren't these being offered to be sold? After making the first couple manifolds I have realized how complex these need to be to be done right. Offsetting all runners is very time consuming but is necessary in my option. These things aren't currently offered because they would end up costing somewhere around $3500. I just don't even want to be a part of that. What I am going to do is have these manifolds casted. I think it is the most economical way. I have can them manufactured faster than they can be sold (seems to be a problem in this market) and there will be no performance losses. In fact because they will be casted I am able to modify the runners to start out as 2" and taper to 2.5" as it reaches the plenum for a velocity effect. This is something that is impossible to do if hand fabricated. I expect there to be an even better performance advantage from the original fabricated design. The manifold from coasting would then be fixtured on a mill to have flat flange surfaces and incorporate factory O-Ring sealing. Here is what it looks like on 3D. So far I have invested a good amount time and funds trying to make this happen and at the same time not trying to let too much info leak out. The majority of R&D has been done and we are just a couple weeks of having a prototype manifold ready to be test fitted on the shop car. Once it has been fitted and I give the OK it's time to have the tooling made so I am trying to get a head count of who would be looking to purchase one of these. The best part of this whole thing is that these manifolds are not going to cost you $3000 haha. I haven't set a solid number quite yet but we are going to be anywhere from $1200-$1500 depending on how many people are in on this group buy and what curve balls I am thrown down the road. It would not require you to put any money down at this point. Once the prototype is fitted and we are good to go on making the tooling I would then ask for a deposit of $500 which is not refundable unless I am unable to deliver on my part. If you are interested please reply to this post with your email address or send an email to Please include if you are interested or ready to make a deposit. Once ready I will inform everyone where and how to make the deposit. This is what will come with the kit: -Intake manifold- options of colors for powder coating. -Bottom mounted port injection with included -6an fuel rail. -3" charge pipe going to intercooler. I suggest going with an AD-Engineering that is setup for 3" outlet. -provisions for map sensor and (2) 1/8"npt fittings Any questions please feel free to ask.
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  • trickcruiser's Avatar
    10-16-2016, 04:26 PM
    Since starting my own shop, my car became less of a priority this year but I am finally getting her back to the track! New this year is a fresh set of RB Evo's and the addition of the MFactory 3:15 LSD. I have to say that I really wish I would of added this diff years ago! It truly makes the car so much more predictable and enjoyable. Last year if I were to roll into 4th at 80 I would break loose. Now I can hit at 60 in 3rd and rip!!! Anyways, to the track, the temps were good for the turbo cars (right around 50) but this made for a pretty slick event with everyone was having some issues with traction. For my first pull I decided to stick with my 28lb map (standard knock sensor settings) and launch in second as I have always done in the past to get a feel for the track. Got out pretty good all things considered and the car pulled well throughout. First pass out in about a year and another 10.9 is a pretty good start! Terry believes that if I were to switch to the desensitized knock settings it would of been good for another 2+ mph trap. The exciting news here was the 108.4mph in the 1/8. I am pretty sure this is the fastest mph in the 1/8 for a N54 to date! It was not the record I was chasing, but I will take it!!! Unfortunately, the rest of the night did not go as planned... After my first pass I was feeling pretty good and wanted to try launching in first to improve on that 60'. After a good burnout I ended up waiting what seemed like forever on the other car. Once he finally staged and the light dropped my car went into a engine temp failsafe! WTF! Looking at the logs my water temp was about 240 but more concerning my trans temps were over 200. So I am not 100% on the exact issue here just yet but am already looking at trans cooler options (again). I let the car cool down and wanted to try at least one pass in 1st. The car jumped out pretty good but traction was def an issue here. Go from 3-4 and get a misfire and shut her down for a 11.5 at like 104... fughhhhhhh... Next trip will be with fresh plugs and coils (again) and hopefully a trans cooler. :drinking: Mods: FBO, JB4/MHD, Super EVO RB's, 100% e85 via Fuel-it stage 3/PI, MFactory 3:15lsd Weight reduction: 150-160lbs - Pass and rear seats removed
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  • Evan Patak's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 07:50 PM
    Not sure if this has surfaced on this forum but had to share. Found this on the internet, not my car. Crazy the motor is stock and supplemental fuel is through TBI instead of Port. Car has not been on a dyno, owner only cares are winning races. No problem with that but I sure am curious what it makes as it must be close to the whp record if not above. 60-130 looks like sub 6 second. Evan
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  • folgrz's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 05:38 PM
    Pic directly from MaximumPSI's facebook page...
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  • 007335i's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 06:00 PM
    Looking for advice from people who has done Upgraded clutches. Might make the switch next year from a 6MT 335i into a 335is with DCT
    9 replies | 482 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 01:45 PM
    Very cool race to see here and the S55 ECU flash tuned BMW F80 M3 is going up against very stout competition in the McLaren 650S. To give you an idea of how capable the 650S a BoostAddict member took his stock MP4-12C to the strip which is slightly less powerful and ran 10.6 @ 135. The 650S is a very fast car and considerably lighter than the F80 M3. Even in stock form it should be favored over a bolt on tuned M3. We do not know the full specs for the M3 here but it has an ECU flash and assume downpipes along with ethanol, meth, or race fuel. Are the turbos upgraded? It sure seems like it. The M3 wins the first race. It pulls as the race goes on which just shouldn't happen. The second race however has the 650S get a better launch and it destroys the M3. The slip doesn't reflect the second result as it shows the M3 as trapping higher and being close to even running 10.5 as well: Where is the second slip where the 650S dominates? Conveniently left out.
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 06:00 PM
    So appearantly the EPA contacted VP and they're going to have to reformulate it. I heard this from a well known shop on Long Island but no public statement has been made yet. Thought I'd throw out an early warning. BUT I can't be 100% sure it's true but this shop is reliable.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 02:27 PM
    This is not a giant scoop or anything but BimmerBoost was notified of a couple images circulating that are reported to be of the new M5. Why does this matter? Because a BMW employee apparently sent these out so that means they are real. What is revealed here? Nothing of any real substance. You can get an idea of the styling direction as far as the front bumper and rear apron are concerned. Nothing too earth shattering but expect some graphic artists to be able to render what the next generation M5 will look like now with a high degree of accuracy.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2016, 12:33 PM
    There is a theme we are seeing with this high power and big torque turbo upgraded BMW's. That theme is driveshafts giving on the drag strip. This recently happened to TPG Tuning who is pushing the S55 engine platform hard. They reached out to DSS (Driveshaft Shop) who produced a stout 3.25 inch carbon fiber piece. This should be much, much stronger than the factory piece. Not to mention safer as when carbon fiber gives it sort of just turns to dust whereas the factory metal piece can come up through the cabin. F80 M3 and F82 M4 owners have a solution now from DSS and can launch without worry.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 12:37 PM
    Some renderings here after the BMW G30/F90 M5 leak although the artist does not quite get all the details right. Regardless, it gives you an idea of how the new M5 will look. A sedan of course is on the way but what about a wagon variant? The only high performance wagon you can buy from the Germans in the USA is the E63 from Mercedes-AMG. If BMW is going to insist on making a fat all wheel drive M5 with a ton of torque at the very least they could make it more useful. If you are already selling M SUV's how will a wagon hurt?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 06:29 PM
    Great news here from @Pure Turbos. First, you will notice the competitive pricing on their Stage 2 'HiFlow' and 'DD' N54 turbo upgrades. What is truly remarkable though is that Pure Turbos is stepping in to help those with failed Hexon turbos by offering a 10% discount for those affected by Hexon's demise. That is not something they have to do and BimmerBoost applauds Pure Turbos for standing up to help the community. Most businesses would just try to make as much money as they could but Pure Turbos is showing respect for the platform and even people who gave their business to the competition. Incredible. Full details below: Dear N54 enthusiasts, We appreciate the support. We are pleased to continue offering the best and most reliable twin turbo upgrades available for the N54 community. We would like to announce new PURE pricing and options. We have sharpened our pencil on N54 PURE Stage2 pricing. Production efficiency has improved with our in-house machine shop and allowed us to offer even more attractive pricing. We have also settled on a hexon hand-out, to help those victims caught in the hexon failure storm. We run larger wheels, so the blown hexon turbos are re-machine-able. Therefore we can offer a 10% discount to those who return hexon cores. This must be done directly with pure. There’s no advantage for us here. It’s simply a nice gesture to help the community. Lead-time: 2-3 weeks. We currently have 22 pending N54 Stg2 orders which are being finished up now. We now have enough parts back in stock to build an additional 100 sets. We are seeing an exponentially increasing amount of new N54 enthusiast owners daily. We see a lot of these new faces jumping to the cheapest option available. Well, that's exactly what happened with the hexon turbo customers. We always recommend choosing a tested and proven product. N54 PURE Stg2 "HiFlow" - $3595 + core exchange Our well known Stg2 option which is documented on many customer’s cars to be capable of 650-700whp N54 PURE Stg2 "DD" - $3095 + core exchange This new option is intended for most customers. It was engineered for 550-600whp max. We have seen as much as 550whp on the stock HPFP only, and an easy 600whp with a meth kit. Based on collective info and our own experiences, above 600whp is the point at which you greatly increase your chance of stock N54 engine damage. This also happens to be the power level that can often result in 6spd Auto Trans slipping and damage. This is why we consider this new turbo option appropriate for most of you. Low mileage engine/trans seem to do better and last longer. But no doubt, 600+ is where the risk substantially increases. For those of you with goals of 650+whp on stock engines, be well aware you are running a high risk of engine damage. Be prepared to possibly spend money on a replacement motor. Commonly $4.5k-$6k for a good used motor installed, and $6k-$10k for a forged motor installed. This is not intended to scare or deter anyone. It’s just something that needs to be said and understood. Have we all seen stock internal N54 engines make 700-800whp? Yes. Do most of those engines die? Yes. Our N54 upgrade turbos have proven to be strong and reliable. The handful of issues we have seen, out of the hundreds now sold, were due to oil contamination. We are finding it is common people wait for their stock turbos to fail before upgrading. Often times, contamination from the previously failed turbos get trapped in the oil filter housing and oil cooler. So make sure to flush all that out before installing new turbos. Feel free to contact us for inquiries: or 760-721-7669 Thank you!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Sterling BMW is located in Newport Beach, California. There certainly are a lot of posers in Orange County but there likely is not anybody dumb enough to pay an extra $60k on top of the already absurd BMW M4 GTS MSRP. Who in the world would be stupid enough to pay over sticker for a track car that is a performance failure? Let's quickly recap what the M4 GTS offers. A minimal performance increase over the standard M4 thanks to suspension upgrades, aerodynamic changes, a new tune, and water injection. You can literally get coilovers, an even stronger aftermarket tune, and add in your own water/meth system on a standard F82 M4 and outperform the M4 GTS while saving $60,000. The M4 GTS can not beat a single performance car in its price range around the track and several that are much cheaper embarrassingly spank it. BMW did not shave the weight they claimed they would and the car does not meet any of the performance targets they claimed either. The car amounts to nothing more than hype. The M4 GTS is already overpriced at $134,200 let alone with a $60k market adjustment. They adjusted the price in the wrong direction. Good luck finding that sucker Sterling.
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  • Alex@ACFPerformance's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 04:34 PM
    Hey everyone, ACF Performance is proud to announce our flash-tuning services for the N55 Engine. ACF has teamed up with ProTuningFreaks to sell Bootmod3 activation codes, devices, and also offer the DME unlocking services required for Bootmod3 use. In addition to our custom flash-tuning services, we will also offer OTS maps for varying octanes, driving modes, and performance settings to clients that decide to purchase the Bootmod3. OTS customers can always purchase more maps from us, or even have a custom flash done remotely if they have access to a Dyno or Track nearby. We have created baseline maps for a wide variety of builds, including Stock, minor bolt-ons, Full Bolt On, Methanol Injection, Port Injection, Pure Stage 1 Turbo, Pure Stage 2 Turbo, and ACF's own Stage 3 Turbo kit (63mm and 67mm versions). We have maps for varying octanes from 85 AKI to 100 AKI, including full E85. We can tune for any octane or fuel, whether it's MS109, E98 114 AKI, or just 91 or 93 premium pump gas. Below we have a 2016 M235xi on Stock Turbo, with an AFe Intake and Fabspeed HFC running 93 octane on a Mustang Dyno(Low Reading). Minor Bolt-ons only: 291WHP / 300ftlbs WTQ ACF Flash + Minor Bolt-ons: 332WHP / 337ftlbs WTQ Next we have a 2013 335i PWG with FBO and a Pure Stage 1 Turbo upgrade on Stock TMAP running 93 octane on a Mustang Dyno(Low Reading) FBO Enzo BEF+JB4 (Stock Turbo): 313WHP / 363ftlbs WTQ FBO ACF Flash + Pure Stage 1 Turbo: 379WHP / 411ftlbs WTQ Finally, we have our former Pure Stage 2 test car (we have done many PS2s but don't have dyno info from most of them because they were done in South America). This is actually my personal car, and the PS2 has now been removed for our ACF Stage 3 turbo kit. My turbo was diagnosed with a bad leak, so by the end of testing I could only push 23 PSI max, and struggled to hold it. However my car a 2013 335xi FBO with a PS2 Turbo, a PDU/ACF PI Kit, JB4, N20 TMAP, Stage 2 platinum fueling kit, full E85, running a Meth/nitro injection with a significant boost leak at 23psi was able to put down on a dynojet(high reading): Best Run: 544RWHP/528ftlbs RWTQ Max Power: 544RWHP Max Torque: 541ftlbs RWTQ Drops in the 4k RPM range were due to a secondary boost safety built into the JB4 that is generally unknown, but the issue has since been resolved. Our initial N55 Stage 3 Turbo kit numbers have been posted elsewhere and updated numbers using E85 will be posted as soon as we complete our next round of testing. Prices! (Subject to Change) ACF Custom ECU Flash, No BM3 software or device, MSRP $1,299 ACF OTS Maps + Full BM3 (individual services listed separately below) MSRP $1,290 ACF Custom Tuning + Full BM3 (Individual Services Listed below) MSRP $1,590 ACF OTS maps (Low Octane, High Octane, Valet) MSRP $300 for the base pack of 3 (Requires BM3 license, unlocked DME and Stock File readout) N55 Bootmod3 License MSRP $595 Optional Bootmod3 Device (can be used with multiple vehicles so long as they have their own licenses.) MSRP $295 N55 Unlocking/Activation File Retrieval for BM3 MSRP $100 (Not including Shipping, if necessary) ACF Custom BM3 Tuning File $300/map (This is for remote or local dyno tuning along with track or street tuning, but we also can handle special setups for additional cost depending on the setup.) (E85, Meth and/or Nitrometh Injection, PI kit, built engines, nitrous, etc., -These complex and unique setups may require additional fees.) Any coding services are available $100 for basic features ,$150-200 for extended features and custom coding. ACF also offers individualized service for clients with particular power goals in mind, and we can help actualize those goals in the most cost-effective way. Please PM me Alex@ACF or send an email to We also offer services for the N20, S55, and S63. More info is forthcoming on these platforms, but please feel free to reach out to us regarding any other BMW engine. We also have the BM3 for the S55 and S63 ready for sale. Finally, the Bootmod3 produced and developed by DZenno at PTF is still in beta, so we can offer no guarantees that the product will work 100%. We ask that you give us all of the feedback you can, and we will pass that information along to the developer at PTF to resolve any bugs. We will also work with you during this testing period to assist in setting up the BM3 and deal with any troubleshooting issues. The calibration maps we provide via direct ECU flash or for BM3 flashing may not be street legal in your locality, so please check and follow all of your local laws and regulations. If you have general questions, please post them so that everyone can benefit, and if you have individual questions, please PM me Alex@ACF or email me at We accept tunes from all over the world and currently have dealers in Brazil, Colombia, and Chicago, USA. We can accept mail-in tunes worldwide at our Chicago, USA location, and can also do tunes at our other dealer shops for South American customers. Please direct all questions and inquiries to me, via PM Alex@ACF or email me at I will make sure you get in touch with the right person in our organization.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-19-2016, 12:12 AM
    Density altitude will have an effect on the Porsche 918 Spyder but it will not be to the degree other naturally aspirated V8's are affected. Why? Because electric motors don't care about air quality so hybrid cars can mitigate conditions better than non-hybrids. Even in hot Houston weather this 918 Spyder runs 10.1 after 10.1 in the 1/4 mile. The car basically does all the work for you so the consistency from the all wheel drive hybrid supercharger is no surprise. In the future as more cars goes to hybrid drivetrains and entirely electric cars become the norm complaining about hot weather or elevation at the track will be a thing of the past. DOHC 32-valve 4.6-liter V-8, 608 hp, 391 lb-ft; 2 permanent-magnet AC synchronous electric motors, 127 hp (front), 154 hp (mid); combined power rating, 887 hp, 944 lb-ft; 6.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 07:13 PM
    Hey R1isbest: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 10:57 PM
    Is the M4 GTS a hardcore car or is it made so BMW appears to still cater to the enthusiast? You would think a dedicated and limited edition high performance BMW track car would shut up critics like the one writing this but it has done the exact opposite. The BMW M4 GTS is just an exercise in BMW looking like it still cares about driving enthusiasts. A $134,200 exercise at that. What do you get for that money? A bit more power out of the same S55 engine thanks to a new tune and water injection. Aerodynamic upgrades, different wheels, suspension upgrades, weight loss (not really), and a roll cage option. That stuff all sounds cool until you factor in the car is twice the price of a standard F82 M4 and literally can't beat anything in its price range on the track or many cars well below its price range. What's hardcore about building a tarck car that fails at what it is supposed to excel at? What's the point? Why even bother? If going all out then go all out. Don't half ass it. The M4 GTS does look fast standing still. Which keeping it parked next to a Mustang GT350R is the best option for an owner who would like to stay close to the cheaper Mustang as he won't be able to do that on the track. What does MotorTrend think? Well, they state the GTS is more like what the M4 should have been. It goes to show how tame BMW M cars are now. They really aren't motorsport specials as much as just cars with more power than the models beneath them. They simply got away from what made M the most respected letter in the automotive world. Fortunately, MotorTrend points this out. MotorTrend says water injection is what allows BMW to make the power they do on 91 octane. The standard M4 can make the same power and even more without water injection on pump fuel so that isn't quite true. Water does help with tremendously with its cooling effect. It works but it is also somewhat of a gimmick. You can easily add water injection to your own car and even mix in some methanol to provide a massive benefit. The M4 GTS is supposed to be a track special yet while on the track the stability control constantly flashes. Yes, you can turn it off. The rear end will be coming around easily though as the motor is all about torque down low versus top end horsepower. Drifts look cool, right? They just aren't the fastest way around the track. Basically, the M4 GTS is what the M4 should have been. To get the car BMW should have made by paying twice the price is ridiculous. Especially considering there are many better cars for that money. You are better off in a 911 Carrera at $90k. You are better off in a Mustang GT350R. You are better off in a Corvette Grand Sport. Quite simply, you are better off not buying the M4 GTS. The car is two seconds quicker than a standard M4 around Laguna Seca. Why not just get better rubber, coilovers, and a tune for your M4 while pocketing $60k instead? The M4 GTS was supposed to remind us of how good BMW can be. Instead, it reminds us of how far BMW has fallen.
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  • xLOGANx's Avatar
    10-18-2016, 11:17 PM
    Coolant Feed outlet This is a coolant drain plug & oil feed plug. My VM single turbo kits coming so looking to be proactive.rather then reusing id rather change these orings for the coolant drain plug,coolant feed outlet & oil feed plug.anyone have part #'s for these stock orings?Thanks.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-20-2016, 01:57 PM
    An independent drag race between two enthusiast ars that directly compete in the same segment is something we definitely like to see. Both vehicles are turbocharged and direct injected six cylinder models but the ATS-V has a larger 3.6 liter LT4 V6 and the M3 utilizes the 3.0 liter S55 I6. The heavier Cadillac (by roughly 300 pounds) gets off the line much better than the M3. The ATS-V appears to be an automatic example. The M3 looks to be running it down but seems to get off the gas early. The M3 runs 11.604 @ 105.89 and the ATS-V runs 11.579 @ 119.82. The ATS-V has a tune but is on stock tires. We do not know if the M3 is tuned or not but it was on drag radials.
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  • BerndV's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 05:15 PM
    I am selling a set of RADO one piece catless downpipes that have less than 100 miles of use. Price is $500 plus shipping! My loss is your gain. Shipping will probably be over $100 due to the enormous size of the box required to ship them. Payment via paypal.
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  • suspenceful's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 02:23 PM
    Alright, let's try this again. If this works, can we delete my other thread? I was able to throw my car on a DynoJet this weekend! 2008 BMW 135i (N54 6MT) Stock turbos with 115k miles @ 23psi peak JB4 custom map 6 with MHD BMS E85 KR flash Full bolt ons, inlets, E40 with 1 gallon of race gas The best numbers were 448whp and 501wtq with SAE correction. It looks like everyone on here uses STD correction instead and that converts to about 468whp and 523wtq! I've attached a log and some videos/pictures. Watch the video, the car scared the guy behind the wheel
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    10-16-2016, 11:24 PM
    AD Engineering is sold out of their PCV delete/adapter, so I'll look for one on the forums. Anyone have one? Also looking for their flapper valve fitting, but they have that one in stock if I don't have any luck. Thanks!
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  • Drassy's Avatar
    10-17-2016, 04:36 PM
    My stock 2008 335i with DCT (GS7D36SG) has started having some transmission issues where it will randomly overheat once the transmission is up to temperature. I have been to BMW and they have diagnosed it as a mechatronic issue and quoted a stupidly large amount to replace the mechatronics unit and offered no guarantee that it is not something else that is wrong. My car has done 100,000 kms (60,000 miles). I did and oil and filter change on the transmission and that helped for a few months but now the issue is back and an oil change isn't helping. I have found a second hand DCT (new ones in Australia are very expensive) for my car with 30,000 kms (20,000 miles) on it for a reasonable price and it carries a 2 month warranty. Mechanically I feel that I will be able to put this in (arrives in about a week) so my question now goes to programming. I have a laptop with Winfkp installed and the same ZB number (8647881) that I am currently running is available so I should be able to get the new-to-me transmission updated with my current firmware and with my correct VIN. Other than doing the teach-in functions in DIS, is there anything else that I will need to do to get my car going? My biggest concern at the moment is that ISTA/D suggest that it is imperative to do a readout from the current transmission prior to removal and I have no idea what I should read out and why as I don't have an ICOM.
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