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  • Traf's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 11:57 AM
    Hi there, I'm having a bit of a problem with one of my turbo, i'll keep the brand secret as to not create any drama, not why i'm posting. Obviously can't show picture either... Is it normal for the compressor wheel not to be in the center of the compressor housing ? By that i mean that you can clearly see that the blades are closer to the housing on one side than the other. Not touching, but really really close. I'm asking because this particular turbo has previously failed, and there is sign of rubbing of the old compressor wheel with the housing. So, cause or consequence of the failure ? Thanks ;)
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 03:46 PM
    Has anyone on here tried the SPA cast log mani yet? If so, please post reviews here with specifics on the setup, especially the turbo used. Logs and dynos would be nice.
    15 replies | 451 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 10:39 PM
    All wheel drive obviously adds weight. The main concern for enthusiasts with the first ever all wheel drive M5 is that the car will become bloated beyond belief. BMW assured everyone they would offset any potential weight gain with extensive use of lightweight materials. Well, they did not completely offset a weight gain as the F90 M5 is heavier than the F10 M5 but they at least did a decent job. Keep in mind the G30 M550i xDrive comes in at 4414 pounds. The F10 M5 is a fat pig at 4313 pounds and offers poor weight distribution. The F90 is not improving in those areas and likely will have more weight on the nose. While 4369 pounds is more weight than the F10 M5 the F90 M5 manages to undercut all wheel drive rivals such as the Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Audi RS7, and Porsche Panamera Turbo. Keep in mind these numbers come from an internal BMW document shared by BimmerBoost member @DANKimball. Let's see what independent weight tests show. If you would like further F90 M5 technical details such as the gearing, final drive, transmission codename, etc., take a look below.
    11 replies | 56 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 09:00 PM
    Is anyone keeping score of how many people have been scammed or stolen from by Dime Racing up to this point? BoostAddict is doing its best but admittedly there are so many horror stories to sort through it is tough to keep track. The latest victim to come forward is Meister Werke Design + Technik or MWDesigntechnik. What happened? They ordered a very expensive Super Trofeo Race aerodynamic kit for their Huracan for roughly $30k. They were strung along and never received the kit. The money was taken of course. This comes in the wake of Dime being sued by multiple parties, Brian McLevis' Huracan horror story, ripping off Deeds Racing, oh and the Vehicle Virgins Huracan horror story. These guys sure love taking advantage of Huracan owners, eh? Easy targets with money so it makes sense from the scammer perspective. If only someone had warned people? Oh, that's right, BoostAddict did. It's a shame to read that yet another person was taken advantage of:
    11 replies | 156 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 11:55 PM
    700+ wheel horsepower BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 models are going to be more and more common. The main key ingredient in recipe to get there is a turbo upgrade and the turbo upgrade that most are running is the Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbo upgrade. You are going to need fuel and octane to go with it though. You are also going to need a quality tuner and that is where Eurocharged comes in. Big numbers, no doubt: That curve does not look bad either. They are also doing it without any port fuel injection although obviously meth is playing a large role. The F80 M3 and F82 M4 almost make hitting 7XX whp easy. - PureTurbos Stage 2 - Meth Kit - Race gas - Flash Tune - FBO
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 02:32 AM
    You may have noticed an increasing number of bottom mount twin scroll turbo kit options coming out for the N54 in late 2017. Well, add 4N Performance to that last. If you have not heard of them 4N Performance is a tuning and performance shop for German cars based in Modesto, California. So what is special about this offering? This: Additionally, pricing is $4500 with a Precision 6266 turbocharger. No results have been posted with the kit just yet. So who is willing to sign up and try it out?
    6 replies | 172 view(s)
  • martymil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 AM
    So after my motive/spec clutch failed I had enough and started to look for alternatives. I've used these clutches in the past and found them extremely reliable. So after a few discussions with the supplier and a few delays its finally out It comes with 2 years warranty and very nicely priced at 2k AUD for organic It comes with new flywheel bolts, throw out bearing, spigot bearing and a billet alignment tool to suit either the 135 gearbox or 1m box and either 8 bolt or 6 bolt flywheel Comes either in organic, ceramic or kevlar. Its rated at around 1200nm and will be testing it out as soon as my engine is finished.
    5 replies | 155 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 10:33 PM
    The Corvette Z06 in stock form is very potent with its 650 horsepower LT4 supercharged 6.2 liter V8. The automatic models are quicker than the manual but from a roll shift speed is not as important as top end power as you spend more time in the higher gears. Not that quick shift speeds hurt as this DCT M4 shows. What does hurt is the big wing the M4 is wearing. A ton of drag which does not help performance. Yet, despite the drag, the M4 quickly makes up ground on the Z06 and pulls. The Z06 getting a nice lead partially thanks to the instant torque from the positive displacement blower. What does the Schmiedmann Stage 4 S55 upgrade constitute? Upgraded turbos, exhaust changes, upgraded intercooler, and an E85 tune in this case. As well as an upgraded Stage IV fuel system courtesy of Fuel-It! to be able to run straight E85. A fast M4 for sure and if the Z06 intends to take it he is going to need some upgrades of his own.
    5 replies | 87 view(s)
  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 11:41 PM
    dzenno@PTF started a thread OBD unlock and bootmod3 in S55
    Everyone's doing it! :lol::music-rockout: OBD unlock is in testing and we'll have more details to share soon. Short answer is anyone looking to go the OBD unlock route instead of bench flash will be able to do so at home or at any of our supporting dealer locations. Unlocking over OBD does not perform a full readout like unlocking on bench does. Currently the only way to fully restore any given DME back to full stock software including flash counters is still via open/bench flash and for that reason we'll be offering both options still to end users depending on their needs. There are a few more cool features on the horizon very soon but we felt this one needed to be announced first.
    4 replies | 140 view(s)
  • Ident's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 05:43 PM
    This is a spin off of the twin turbo S85 thread. I have been working on an M5 for a couple of years. I'm not a shop just a car enthusiast with good tools. Anyways I bought a built 6.0L for my 2008 M5 in 2015. It ran great. It went 175.4 mph straight motor at the Texas Mile that year. In late 2015 I built and installed a 10 port progressive wet (E85 on top of pump gas) nitrous kit and that also worked well. I ran 30 bottles through it with no problems. Keeping up with the Jones (my car buddies) I decided to send the car back to the engine builder for an improved and low compression version of the 6.0- I wanted a turbo S85. A lot of people have wanted to build one but its not for the faint of heart. I think its why I want one. Anyways I'll cut and paste some of the old posts about it here on this thread. I wanted to post about the car as I built it this time because I learned a lot about the S85 from the forums and though I might give a little info back. Dyno sheet of NA before and after the tuning for the stroker. The other dyno sheet is off the bottle but with the nitrous tune and finally on the bottle (175hp /150 whp). Fast forward to today- I just got the car back this week with the new 10.5 to 1 motor. Its a lighter internals, stronger, better built version with some additional porting. I'll get a baseline dyno pull in the next couple weeks, I'll also try to spray it just for dyno curiosity if I have all the nitrous tested again after the new build was installed. I'll take the bottle off at some point during the build and i'll miss it so I better use while I can!
    6 replies | 69 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 08:30 PM
    Gintani has by far the strongest stock internal E9X M3 S65 V8 supercharger builds out there. They are basically right on the doorstep of the 7XX rwhp mark with their Stage X S65 supercharger system. What is the key? Ethanol. The fuel system is upgraded to flow plenty of E85 and the boost on the Vortech blower is cranked up with tuning to match: The reason this works well with the S65 V8 is the torque comes in up top. Just look at that curve as measured on the Dynocom. That means the rods are not stressed in the same manner as a turbo or positive displacement setup. If you want the maximum amount of horsepower on the E9X M3 without opening the motor, this is quite simply the best option. For those wondering, the E92 M3 is getting a similar setup and looking for that 7XX number.
    3 replies | 46 view(s)
  • quattr0's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 01:12 PM
    According to Autocar , every vehicle in BMW's lineup is being considered for either an M or M-Performance variant. The M2 , M3 , M4 and M5 are obvious, as are M-Performance versions of each. The same goes for the X3 , X4 , X5 and X6 SUVs. Expect M versions of the upcoming Z4 and 8 Series, too.
    3 replies | 86 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 07:16 PM
    Hey krizzle: :text-welcomewave:
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 06:03 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum e30s62.
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  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Payam@BMS started a thread HELP Injector coding in N54
    Having some weird issues that I honestly can't figure out. Here are the details: 07 335i Was Kline MSD80, when that DME fried I got a new MSD81 from the dealer. Coded the DME, and the injectors without issues. Ran that for about 2 years until my motor blew. Everything is back together, car has been running without any codes, lights or issues. JB4 and MHD Flash for Single turbo. I take it to my BMW Tech who normally does my coding. He connects the ISTA program and it comes up with weird things... Shows my car is a 528i E39 model with M52 motor which is obviously not possible. Unplugged the Jb4, Flashed back to stock using MHD app. Still comes up with the same results E39 528i... Any ideas?
    5 replies | 45 view(s)
  • jakebarrell's Avatar
    12-13-2017, 08:43 AM
    I am considering buying either the E90 or the F80...can someone help me with the pros and cons of each....Thanks!
    2 replies | 30 view(s)
  • ttuner's Avatar
    12-09-2017, 01:02 AM
    Been thinking about picking up a new project. Nothing wrong with the car, just looking at potential new toys and need the room. Has small AC leak. Seeing if there's any interest... Car is in Phoenix. Willing to ship at buyers expense. 2011 Z4 sDrive35i, 23k miles 600whp on e85 VTT Stg 2+ turbos VTT cold side/hot side inlets ADE 1000hp FMIC Bimmerlife coils + n20 plugs Motiv PI Motiv e85 tune Fuel-it stage 2 pump + secondary pump for PI UUC Short throw shifter Tial BOV MFactory SMFW Spec Stg 3+ clutch Catless AR downpipe Supersprint mid pipe Remus catback w/ carbon fiber tips ECS carbon fiber intake KWv3 coilovers (corner balanced) 19x8.5, 19x9.5 BBS CH-R + Michellin cup 2's BMW performance BBK 3D Design front lip 3D Design rear diffuser Msport rear bumper Custom wrapped Msport steering wheel probably forgetting a bunch of stuff. Literally, no expense was spared. All work was done at boreham motorsports in phoenix. 33k, PM me. build thread:!-upgrades-cracks-600-rwhp-on-E85
    2 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 10:20 PM
    I know, I know. Most of you are going to say center lock is a pain in the ass. It is but I mean, it just looks so much better. Look: The conversion kit runs $1700 from Suncoast. Not cheap. Anyway, thoughts?
    1 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 07:10 PM
    Apparently this is the shop car of the owner: We all want to see more MMP Stage 3 dyno numbers and these are from a Dyno Dynamics. That is problematic when trying to compare to other Dynos as having some experience with this dyno these figures are highly corrected: Before people get carried away with peak numbers understand the correction factor isn't provided.
    1 replies | 73 view(s)
  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    12-08-2017, 10:08 AM
    Ericbh77 started a thread For Sale: AD-E VC fittings in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Both fittings $75 shipped
    1 replies | 57 view(s)
  • FRNTHVY's Avatar
    12-12-2017, 11:23 AM
    I am selling a brand new Precision Raceworks ignition system. Received them, opened the box and then put it in the basement. Nothing wrong with them i just never got around to install them. Retail is $479 I am asking $450 shipped in the US OBO. Sam
    1 replies | 50 view(s)
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