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  • Torgus's Avatar
    04-21-2015, 04:22 PM
    We have someone. His name is Leen. $1200 or less manifolds which will outflow the Motiv design they ripped off. Will be available for sale soon enough.
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  • 4doorbmwpower's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 08:59 PM
    Can someone tell me more than just... its really hard? so is hacking into the pentagon and people still do it. WE PUT A MAN ON THE MOON! can we please find a company that can give us custom TCU flashing? I have emailed a company that does TCU flashing for Ferrari and Porsche, maybe they know a guy.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 06:54 PM
    Ive been working on a project for the N54 community for a couple months but had not announced it since I wanted to be sure the concept was feasible. I have done enough now to know the concept is good so ready to share my R&D progress with the community. Description It is a TD04L-20T with true 20T native compressor housing. The 20T mistubishi profile compressor wheel is a forged billet wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner. The Turbo consist of a TD04 bearing housing modified to connect to stock oil lines, coolant lines and stock turbine housing. The turbine housing has been modified to accept the TD04L turbine and flange up to the TD04 bearing housing. The kit will include upgraded inlet pipe system and also charge pipe system optimized for the high flowing native 20T compressor housing which is over twice the size/flow of stock compressor housing. This will make sure the turbos are flowing to their maximum potential along with the upgraded plumbing for the turbo included. This turbo can push up to 35psi of boost and not sure what the actual WHP will be on the N54, but with proper fueling and meth cooling should be in the 750whp range theoretically at those boost levels near redline according to estimated compressor map and turbo HP calcs, only testing will prove if this is possible and I intend to test the prototypes to these levels with proper port injection and stage 3 LPFP. Schedule Current schedule is to finish development of the prototype set by the end of April/early May and install on my car and test and tune/dyno by the end of May. If all goes well I plan to get 10 beta test units out in June. If that goes well, start selling the kits to you all in July or August. I have completed my test fit on an N54 motor and finalized the designs for the wastegate actuator mounting and modifications and charge pipe (turbo to IC) design as well as making sure everything is going to fit on the engine. Everything went perfect on the fitup of the turbo to the engine so thats when I decided it was time to start sharing R&D progress with the N54 community. Pricing Dont have my final production pricing yet price point will be $3050 for both turbos, $450 for the basic inlet kit and $500 for the charge pipes from turbo to intercooler. If you already own my inlet pipe system, obviously no need to buy that. Only thing needed to adapt my inlet pipe system to the new turbos is two new elbows and everything else works Testing On my prototype system I plan to do dyno test and tune and push them to the maximum as I will have all the supporting fuel mods needed. I will be doing full logging of course. In addition, I will be doing custom turbo logging never before seen on the N54. Not only will I be logging EGT and backpressure (done before) to check health of the turbine but also I will log pressure and temperature at the turbo inlet and also at the turbo outlet which will tell me exactly what pressure ratios the turbo is working at and also at what efficiency. This compressor logging has never been done to my knowledge on the N54 but is the only real way to understand the compressor health during turbo operation. Quality The turbos are purchased from a large turbo supplier. I bought the CHRA from them to my specs which were basically TD04 bearing housing with 04L turbine and 20T billet 6x6 compressor wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner (for more boost). I also ordered the CHRA with upgraded thrust bearing, actually the highest upgrade possible, steel thrust bearing mitsubishi uses in the rally turbo cars where turbos REALLY get beat on and need bullet proof bearings. The compressor housing is the native 20T housing (over 2x more flow area) for TD04 and the entire CHRA is assembled and balanced by the manufacturer on a VSR machine they have in house and individual report provided for confirmation. I get the turbine housing machined at a CNC machine shop locally that deals with very high tolerance precision drilling tool parts and I assemble the CHRA to the turbine housing and wastegates "in my garage" and bench test wastegates on the turbos to ensure proper setting. Pics Now some pics to show you some progress :) Current Status update so quick update. We are doing a new manufacturing process for these hybrid turbos that has never been done before...well here is a sneak peak. The turbo manufacturer has designed a custom TD04 bearing housing that will flange up to the stock turbine manifold and bolt up to stock coolant and oil lines and will be investment cast to OEM (mitsubishi) specifications by a factory that also does casting for the OEM. To my knowledge this has never before been done on hybrid turbos for the N54. This will provide a true TD04 CHRA and will increase quality and reduce cost and be a MUCH cleaner solution in my opinion. This coupled with getting the right fittings designed and machined for the VSR machine is the reason I dont have my prototype turbos installed already but the delay is well worth it for the custom cast TD04 center section. I have partnered with the turbo manufacturer and he has made significant investments in the tooling required to manufacture the custom cast TD04 bearing housings but it will pay dividends in the long run in many respects. Also I am finalizing the charge pipes from turbos to intercooler and expect to complete those in a couple weeks and will have the turbo wastegate rod extensions complete also in a couple weeks as well as the wastegate mounting plate. Currently I expect to get the turbos delivered in early May and then in May I will be installing and working out the bugs and hopefully dyno tuning to max power by the end of May or early June. below is a sneak peak pic of the solid model design for the custom TD04 bearing housing design
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    Had a chance to meet up with Payam today to tune his new PTE 6466 G2 twin scroll turbocharger. He's running our port injection and a full fuel-it kit (regulator & return line). 100% E85. Per usual I have a limited amount of time so I'll just share the highlights. 1) The 6466 G2 in a twin scroll works really well. Great boost potential and very good HP per PSI. 2) We found Payam's car wanted a lot less timing than I'm used to giving E85 cars. Around 7.5 degrees up top. 3) I tried a few VANOS curves and found the basic Cobb curves worked better than what we have in our ST back end flash files. Better spool and more power. Sigh. I think I'll just change those all back. 4) He ran in to timing drops around 30psi that we couldn't fix by lowering advance further so decided to call it a day for now. Hopefully it runs well at NFZ this weekend!
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 07:20 PM
    spxxx started a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Hey guys, Posting on behalf of a buddy who will chime in with more info... Hey guys. I've been very busy with a few projects I'm working on, but they are all coming together. I kind of pushed this one to the front because I don't like TunerPro very much. It is slow, a bit clunky, cell shading isn't the best, comparing bins is limited, and most of all, you need to define separate "tables" for axis breakpoints. Well, NO MORE! This took a large amount of "up front" manual work, but going forward it will be much easier adding new tables defs thanks to the different XML format. The de facto standard for editing bins going forward is going to be EcuFlash. If any of you come from the Evo / Subaru world, this will be very familiar to you. If not, there is basically no learning curve coming from TunerPro either. Just benefits. Added benefits: - you can edit table axis breakpoints right on the main table - no need to "load XDF" (correct def is loaded automatically when you pick your bin) - better performance 3D view - can have table windows on two different monitors easily - nicer colors - etc. I expect to have an XML ready for release by sometime next week. I've attached a screenshot below for reference. See if you can spot one of the new tables
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  • Vertigo's Avatar
    04-23-2015, 08:57 PM
    Time to turn to the experts. Background: Back in December I completed my build by installing my head back on my motor. During this process I followed the BMW TIS @ workshop manuals using the proper torque specs. During the install, I had at my disposal the BMW master timing kit. Once the head was installed, I installed the cams by sliding the timing tool forks down the flats of each cam with the digital stamp visible from the top. The impulse sending wheels (11367540442) holes aligned perfectly to the dowels on the timing tool that sits on the front ledge of the head. The special TTY Collar Screw (11367524954) were ordered new and torqued properly on both intake and exhaust gear units. I've been trying to wrap my head around how this could happen. Not sure how this is possible but have a peek at this mess. The car was running just fine for the past few months. Just to provide a full picture this happend a few hundred miles after have vanos changes applied to help spool with my single turbo. Shortly after the Vanos changes were made I started getting "2A87 - VANOS exhaust – stiff; jammed mechanically". I deleted without issue and a few weeks later I started hearing a weird metallic tapping noise which sounded just like the old E46 vanos rattle issue. The rattle got worse and worse while my cold starts got longer and longer. I finally had enough and pulled the valve cover to discover this! How is this possible? From what I have been told about the way the VANOS units work...the solenoids allow oil to flow up into the vanos gear units which then decouples them allowing the vanos gear?? or Cam?? not sure which to no longer move in direct relation to the impluse sending wheel? Thinking about this it cant be right because this is double vanos which means the intake and the exhaust cam can move independent of one another even though they are connected by a chain and sprokets? In the situation above would not the timing chain have to stretch inbetween the exhaust gear and the intake gear to allow the exhaust cam to move further behind the intake cam? I would think that the cams themselves would have to be able to move independant of the cam gears somehow. So now the real question is when re-installing is it as simple as re-aligning the cams back to being straight up and then slapping the timing chain back over the gear units or is the exhaust vanos gear unit stuck in a position that it should not be in and that I need to reset before setting the mechanical timing back once again? Would it be safe to replace both Vanos solenoids, re-time, and done? Or do I need to get new Vanos Gear units as well? Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 01:25 PM
    Some awesome smack talk here from Cadillac. Specifically from Cadillac president (and GM Executive Vice President) Johan de Nysschen formerly of Audi. You may remember that Cadillac tried to troll the Germans last month but it came off somewhat forced. This is much better. Much, much better: Strong words from the Cadillac president but it is the type of thing as an enthusiast you like to see. He pulls no punches informing the Germans this is not about horsepower, torque, or acceleration as they are already beaten there. He is right, the LT4 supercharged V8 going in the CTS-V is no joke. He does not just point to the CTS-V but also the new ATS-V models. Cadillac is attacking across the spectrum but it is important to note the cars are being built to be well rounded. That is why de Nysschen brings up handling, braking, steering, and cornering performance. Is Cadillac-V the new Sheriff in town? Let's get the cars on the road first but one has to love the confidence here. This is much better than photoshopping pictures of an ATS-V next to an AMG or M car. The Germans needs a wake up call and if anyone is going to give them one it is going to be the Americans and in the luxury segment specifically Cadillac. Go get 'em boys, show them how overrated the Germans truly are (and have been for some time).
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  • mazdaspeed6's Avatar
    04-23-2015, 10:17 AM
    Just saw Amy Sangster posted something about it. Does anyone know what happened?
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  • VegasJD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    I wanted to share my recent outrageous interaction with MFactory. I wanted to get an lsd for my 135 dct. About 10 weeks ago they were offering specials for chinese new year and thought i would put my order in and get one since it was $300 off the normal price. So on February 22nd i paypal my $2000 to them. They contacted told me it might be a few weeks to get cores and i was fine with that. Then it became a month...nothing no pms from them at all ever...i pm them and response was this: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey there, I can confirm we have 4 cores coming in just now, and should be arriving in a few days time. once we receive them, we can get the machine work done on them, and then starting building the units with the LSD. I'll update you on the progress next week when I get more news. Thanks and sorry for the delay! Originally Posted by VegasJD So its been 2 weeks since I sent you payment for the LSD, Whats the progress and when might it ship to me? Thanks, James Originally Posted by MFactory We've had some difficulty sourcing good low mileage cores, but have a couple of them coming in soon. Will keep you updated. Thanks and sorry for the delay. Originally Posted by VegasJD ok so its almost been a month...any update? so I wait another week pm them and get this: Re: deal on dct lsd?1 of the DCT cores arrived today, and the others should be arriving next Mon/Tues. It will take around a week for the machine shop to finish their work on the ring gears, then we can start rebuilding the cores which only takes us 1 day. So i give them another 10 days before i send a pm and i get this back im thinking well it should be shipping any day right???:confused: Re: deal on dct lsd?Hey Jim, just checked with the machine shop there, and it is due back within the next few days. Thanks and sorry for the delay. SO i wait another 15 that time NO response or update from them at all. Any response from the initial came in response to MY Pm's nothing from them EVER!! Next few days is not another 2 WEEKS!!!:angry-banghead: SO its been 2 months since i paypaled $2000 so the following day i sent a dispute to paypal saying its been 2 months since i paid for goods and i have nothing. WOW you should have seen how quick they responded to paypal...record time lol 15 is what i sent paypal and here is the response i got from Mfactory... I paid 2 months ago, i have to constantly bother the seller as to an update when product coming in and when it might be shipped. Before this last time it was 15 days since we spoke and at that time he said it would be a few days now its been over 2 weeks. I am tired of waiting they keep pushing it out and telling me to wait im tired of waiting. I shouldnt have to bother them to get an update when its done. From Seller - MFactory Competition Products 4/23/2015 00:42 PDT Instead of submitting a dispute, why not just contact/PM me? If you wanted a refund, I would have happily gave you one. You did not have to submit a dispute, thus putting our account balance in PayPal into the negative, thus locking our account and not allowing us to receive website transactions (yup, locked paypal account = can't use = can't refund you). Your core is being built just now (there were other people before you, just so you know), but I will just sell it to next in line. You're going to have to wait for the refund now though until I get a direct paypal payment (as I said, you made it so that we can't process orders through our website anymore. Thank you so much for that btw). If only you had waited a few more days (or contacted me)... So instead of contacting me and shipping out my lsd if it was "ready" like they said it was they cancelled my order. They are so happy to sell it to the next person in line...WOW that floors me. This is the angry pm i get from him complaining he had to fund paypal with his personal credit card as no funds were in the account...kinda weird that you have to fund a business with a personal cc instead of something business...sounds really shady to me!:think: Re: deal on dct lsd?You could have at least given me a chance to reply to you first before submitting a dispute. Not only did you put our PayPal account into negative, you also locked our account preventing us from processing more website orders/payments. I had to manually fund my PayPal account with my creditcard just to refund you and unlock our PayPal account. At $1500 + $500 refundable core fee, that was already heavily discounted. No where will you ever see that kind of deal ever again. If only you had given me time to reply to your PM, none of this would have happened as your core is currently being rebuilt and would have been ready to ship out today to you. As it stands, I've refunded your payment and have cancelled your order. If you do wish to reorder in future, price is $2199.95 + $500 core fee. We no longer have them on special as we have a very large list of pre-orders for these, and you would have to line up again (currently 8 people on the list). So they refund my money well im waiting on it... instead of shipping out my lsd which was supposedly "ready" is that a good way to do i guess the deal i was getting was never really going to happen EVER!! me it seems i was made to wait till i got fed up and they wouldnt have to give me a deal on it. I am confused why they tell me what it costs to reorder one from them i want to give them my money again to hold it for how many months they feel like it LOL NOT!!! I will give my money to a business that treats its customers right and does the right thing. this is the next pm trying to some how explain why they cancelled the order instead of shipping it out.. Re: deal on dct lsd? As mentioned, your dispute put our account into negative, which effectively locked our account, preventing us from doing further business transactions on our website. As we are a global business, and the timezone that you are in, that would mean we would have lost 5 figures in sales by the time you woke up and responded. Obviously we couldn't ship your core out to you before we received payment (which we didn't have, as PayPal removed it from our account). They had my payment for 2 do they not have payment? WHAT i dont have what i paid for is the problem. The funny thing is they responded in 15 minutes to just cancel it no trying to work things out...a really GREAT way to do business. I was sent this the day after i complained to paypal as well. Re: deal on dct lsd?As mentioned, because of the timezone, you would not have (and did not) replied within an acceptable timeframe. Our business does not just cover the US, but is global. We cannot afford to have our PayPal account locked at any time, as we process orders via our website 24/7. And yes, I have a business creditcard, not that that has to do with anything. Again, I apologise for the inconvenience. I sincerely understand your frustration, but please understand why I had to cancel your order in the manner that I did. I love how he assumed i would not have responded in time...i wasnt given any time to respond it was cancelled out right lol. I understand why my order was cancelled...waiting 2 months wasnt long enough to wait...CANCELLING a discounted order is easier than filling it...WHY keep the customer happy? the goal is to make money and provide no customer service what so ever....right? So i assumed this company was in California as it says on their profile but im guessing its in china somewhere. If anyone else has had similar experiences please chime in...I wouldnt do business with a company like this ever!....i run 2 businesses and would never treat a customer like that! I wanted to share what happened to me so it doesnt happen to anyone else on the forum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-26-2015, 09:03 PM
    Impressive numbers here out of BMW's N20 2.0 liter turbocharged and direct injected four-cylinder. The baseline number is strong as the N20 is severely underrated. 245 horsepower at the wheels and 268 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on a Dynojet dynamometer. So what is the result with basic bolt ons including an intake, downpipe, and ECU flash by Jailbreak tuning? How does 290 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on 91 octane pump gas grab you? That is a gain of 77 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with basic modifications. The N20 is really moving along now that the ECU can be flashed. Hopefully we see some flash tuned turbo upgraded setups. As far as how strong the motor is we do not know as nobody has really pushed it. That said, this is more power and torque than a stock E46 M3 to put things in perspective. This 228i is going to be a hell of a track car.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-22-2015, 07:01 PM
    Introducing the new RS1M series of Monoblok wheels from HRE. The basic styles you see may be familiar as they are HRE classics and the RS1M series is the latest iteration and evolution. The RS100M, RS101M, RS102M, RS103M, RS105M, and RS108M are all a solid single piece wheel and as you gathered the design takes cues from 3-piece HRE's. The Monoblok setup makes the design look elegant and essentially at home on anything. The wheels are available in sizes from 19 to 22 inches and with widths from 8 to 13 inches. You can also get this series in center locking fitment. Try to say the the RS100M does not look at home on this 991 Turbo S. Just try. Without drooling. RS100M: RS101M: RS102M: RS103M: RS105M: RS108M: THE NEW ELEGANT: HRE SERIES RS1M The all-new Series RS1M takes styling cues from three-piece sibling to create the perfect grouping of Monoblok wheels San Diego, Calif. (April 2015) – HRE has continually refined its Monoblok wheels since pioneering the 1-piece forged wheel trend with the launch of the original P40 in 2006. The latest Series RS1M is the perfect evolution of the sophisticated engineering and elegant styling that has made HRE’s Monoblok wheels famous. The result is a wheel series that is right at home on everything from a Porsche 911 to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The Series RS1M debuts with six new styles, including the 9-spoke mesh RS100M, the 7-spoke split RS101M, the 5-spoke twist RS102M, the 13-spoke multi RS103M, the solid 5-spoke RS105M, and the 7-spoke RS108M. The Series RS1M is available in diameters ranging from 19 to 22 inches and widths range from 8 to 13 inches. "The RS1M is a perfect example of how in design, usually less is more,” said HRE President Alan Peltier. “In an era when everyone, including HRE, is moving to more and more aggressive designs, sometimes the more difficult and rewarding challenge is simply finding out how to improve on an icon.” All HRE wheels are engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for optimal acceleration, handling and braking performance. Each wheel is built-to-order and there are nearly infinite fitment, color and finish options available for the ultimate custom-tailored wheel buying experience. Center-lock fitments are also available. About HRE Performance Wheels: HRE designs, engineers and manufactures 3-piece and 1-piece forged aluminum alloy wheels for Racing, Performance & Luxury cars and SUVs in their San Diego, California-based, TÜV-approved facility. HRE’s built-to-order wheel sets offer a customized choice of offsets, widths and finishes, resulting in a uniquely personal style and performance solution for each customer’s application. HRE wheels are sold through select high-end car dealerships, specialty retailers and performance companies worldwide. For more information, visit or call an HRE wheel expert at (760) 598-1960.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 08:42 PM
    500+ wheel horsepower N55's are almost becoming routine. Recently we saw a Pure Turbo Stage 2 upgraded F30 335i cross the 500+ wheel horsepower mark. Well, here is yet another 500+ wheel horsepower N55 although what makes this one different is that it is a DCT car. Why does this matter? Well, because the DCT offers very quick shifts (which we saw pay dividends in a real world race) and because the stock transmission is holding this level of power and torque. How much power and torque? 520 horsepower and 517 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is achieved with full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos upgrade, meth injection, and a Cobb/JB4 stack for tuning. The race to 600+ whp is on in the N55 scene.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 06:01 PM
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  • drfrink24's Avatar
    04-26-2015, 09:21 AM
    Looking at the VSRF CP, but is it safe to say that any aftermarket CP that eliminates the stock DVs allows room for the coolant overflow tank?
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    04-26-2015, 02:36 PM
    For starters , i live in Europe (belgium) I own a E91 (yes a wagon :naughty:). Currently I am running following mods : Bms Dci , forge intercooler with OEM cooplers, Active autowerke downpipes, mechunik air scoops and an ecu tune from a local tuner. Atm it is making 400 ish hp (din) and 560 Nm at the engine. Recently my wastegates start ratteling so jt is time to decide to replace them . Since Oem turbos are nearly as expensive as hybrids i am prone going the hybride route ( RB , TTE500 , Hexon) My local tuner says he can't tune for max performance on the rb turbo due some torque restriction in the DME? Wich would trigger limp mode? The only way to bypass this would be a cobb accesport or jb4 with backend flash? Will the jb4 stack with my Ecu tune? .. or do i need to revert the ecu tune back to OEM at the Bmw dealer? I am not planning on running meth, just pumpgas 93 (oct 98 in europe) Really confused with all the options. Also a chargepipe with forge diverter valves , and stronger clutch are on the to do list) Thx :)
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  • PLF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    PLF started a thread Flash Qestion in N54
    Hi guys, I was wondering if the back end Flash is worth it for my setup or not ? I live in Canada, Qc so take account I don't have access to E85. Here is my setup 2008 135i - JB4 Iso 5 - VRSF Catless Downpipes - VRSF 5'' Intercooler - VRSF Intake Pipe with Tial BOV - RB PCV Valve - NO Meth Thanks !!
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