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  • islandroad83's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:05 PM
    Hey guys a little new to this logging and wondering if i could get some help going over my log. I am in 3rd gear FBO running 93 OCT and wedge 9.5 deg flash. You can see what I have logged here, I just followed Terry's xml file for the Bav Tech, rather clumsy logging software. I also would of liked to log my LPFP but not sure have to do that via this cable. Also do i need to convert the boost with datazap or any more i should be logging? Thanks for the help.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 10:53 PM
    This information comes to BimmerBoost courtesy of one of our tuning vendors. Based on a discussion with the tuner they have stated they have the ability to flash the S55 DME. As you may know, tuning modern turbocharged BMW's through the factory engine computer is proving difficult as BMW has tremendously upped encryption of the engine computers and is cracking down on any internal sources leaking codes to tuners to flash the ECU. Even vaunted BMW tuners with deep pockets such as Dinan are forced to resort to piggyback tuning due to the difficulty of gaining access to the modern BMW ECU's. Tuners with some of the best software engineers in the business such as COBB Tuning have stated that the encryption level of the F30 3-Series ECU is government security caliber. COBB has been working for some time now to try to get access to the F30 ECU and there is no telling if they will be able to. That is why this piece of news comes with some reservations as the tuner did not state how they were able to get access the S55 ECU in the F80 M3 and F82 M4. It certainly would be astounding for a crack to come this quickly as the car just hit the market. BimmerBoost is waiting on further details as the tuner makes preparations to make this software available. As soon as we get the concrete proof rest assured BimmerBoost will bring it to you ASAP.
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  • rader1's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
    Here is an in car video of the MOTIV Motorsport/OVERREV Fabrication shop car on track at UTCC at VIR. Running on a low boost 93 octane map Ryan Eversley piloted the car to a best time of 1:53 around the track making it the fastest privateer at the event and even beating teams like the Lamborghini super Trofeo team.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 04:15 PM
    Hey guys, We've got the Vargas Stage2 N55 turbo running on our 2011 135i DCT car and was finally able to hit up the dyno for a little tuning today. The vehicle is FBO but equipped with a CPE replacement catted DP. We've recently modified both the E series N55 ISO JB4 firmware for large turbo support and developed an entirely new back end flash. To enable the JB4 large turbo maps you just enable the 3.5 bar TMAP sensor using version 5.5 or later. This changes map 1 to 16psi, map 2 to 19psi, and methanol mapping as high as your turbo will take you. All with reduced taper to redline to let the larger turbo shine. Dyno testing was done on simulated 93 octane (91 + 1 can of NOS octane booster), and the methanol testing was done with a single CM10 nozzle. Overall very pleased with the results especially for an odor free vehicle. The pump map is a touch aggressive but really showcases what the turbo can do. On pump gas I think the car would come very close if not take our F80 M3 if the M3 is running the stock tuning. And on meth would come very close to the M3 on the E30 map.
    19 replies | 315 view(s)
  •'s Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:46 AM
    Would you guys be interested in a group by deal? I will make this offer on BMW and Mercedes Mounts so we hopefully get more people in. I will keep this deal open from Today the 18th until next Friday the 25th. Please start a list of how is in. I will put the following offers on the table. Min-10 Unit Buy In-$39.95 15 Unit Buy In-$34.95 20 Unit Buy In-$29.95 Shipping is FREE is the US. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 08:05 PM
    This video comes to us from in South Africa. The reviewer opens up the video interestingly saying that he is pretty sure BMW M would never make a diesel vehicle, a turbocharged motor, or an SUV. Well those days are long gone as the X5 M50d is all of those things. The engine in the M50d is the same tri-turbo 3.0 liter inline-6 diesel engine used in the previous generation E70 X5 M50d model offering 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. The South Africans decide to match it up against the Range Rover Sport model with the supercharged 5.0 liter direct injected V8. This is a battle of torque versus horsepower as the Range Rover sport has more power with 510 horsepower but less torque at 461 lb-ft. It also is a gasoline engine. The reviewer states it is heavier but our research shows it is roughly 200 pounds lighter so who knows what weight figures he is quoting. So what happens in the race? The X5 gets a clear jump only to be quickly reeled in and passed. The length of the race is not stated but appears to be quite short. A shorter race will favor a low end torque setup but despite this horsepower still wins. Those people who incorrectly state torque wins races need to watch this video as power wins.
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  • TurboSid's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 10:25 AM
    TurboSid started a thread F32,F33,F36,F82,F83: Picked up my Mineral White M4 yesterday in 4 Series and M4
    Going to try to do some official shots this week in between driving trying to reach 1200 miles asap. :) Will probably do BMW performance parts in the beginning and then see where the aftermarket community takes the S55.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 05:13 AM
    Someone please make it stop. The new F20 1-Series that is not available in the USA is getting great reviews overseas. Namely the N55 inline-6 turbocharged F20 M135i model which the F22 M235i that is available in the USA is basically the same thing but in coupe instead of hatchback form. Both the M135i and M235i share the same architecture and are rear wheel drive. The kink in all of this is the 2-Series Active Tourer which is a front wheel drive platform. Now, a 1-Series sedan makes sense if you follow the new BMW naming rule that has sedans as odd numbers and coupes as even numbers. If this is the case why the four-door 2-Series Active Tourer has a '2' instead of a '1' is anyone's guess. What BMW wants to do now is take the front wheel drive 2-Series Active Tourer platform (which is just a rebadged Mini platform anyway) and use it to create a 1-Series sedan. Why? Who the hell knows why. Probably because someone at BMW was bored and decided this was a cheap way to create a new sedan and inflate sales. The platform is there, change it to a four-door sedan, put a 1 on it, boom, you're done. Why not use the more agile, better balanced, and traditional rear wheel drive BMW platform that is already available as an F20 1-Series or F22 2-Series? Once again, who knows why BMW is not doing this. Stretching the 1 or 2 to add four doors makes more sense in BimmerBoost's opinion as a front wheel drive BMW sedan just feels wrong. It just feels unnatural. But BimmerBoost is not in charge of BMW and the NES (New Entry-Level Sedan) will apparently further boost BMW's sales numbers as that is all that BMW cares about. A BMW source told, "The NES is integral to our growth plans. It will be an important pillar in the future 1-series lineup, particularly in the U.S. and China, where sales of small premium-brand four-door sedans are on the rise." Get ready for more front wheel drive BMW's that are just rebadged Mini's. Source
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  • MDORPHN's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 10:26 PM
    MDORPHN started a thread MDORPHN in N54
    Hit 50,000 miles on drive home from VIR where my 1M (aka "MDORPHN') successfully defended its title as fastest street production car in the 2014 Ultimate Track Car Challenge Now that I no longer need be concerned about warranty coverage, I can come out of the closet with a full list of my current modifications. BTW, the current set-up -- using Rob Beck's well-proven "hybrid" turbos -- will very shortly be replaced by a very elegant single turbo set up using a HTA GT3082R turbo w/ .82 A/R TiAL V-Band turbine housing. MDORPHN – 2011 1 Series M Coupe Fastest Street Production 2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Fastest Street Car and Fastest Privateer BMW 2013 Ultimate Track Car Challenge 1st in Class 2012 One Lap of America RB “hybrid” turbos AR downpipes proTUNING Freaks Cobb tune Helix intercooler and air intake RRT Racing-fabricated baffled oil pan and 32-row Setrab oil cooler Evolution Racewerks charge pipe AWE Tuning blow-off valves JRZ RS Pro (front)/RS1 (rear) coilovers/Swift springs E93 M3 front sway bar Bimmerworld precision lower control arm bearings and rear camber arm bearing kit Vorshlag camber plates BMS oil catch can RB-modified PCV valve Clutch delay valve delete BPM-coded Control Braking Control disable AeroMotions R2 rear wing RRT-customized Revozport splitter Cantrell Motorsports front brake rotor backing plates w/cooling ducts PFC DirectDrive rotors (front) Stoptech stainless steel brake lines Bimmerworld wheel studs 18 X 10” F/18 X 10.5” R Apex ARC-8 wheels w/BFG R1 tires (265/35 F & 285/30 R) P3 Vent Gauge v2 Schroth 5-pt. harness LUX 5000k angel eyes
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 03:18 PM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: RBs, VK DP's, BMS DCI in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Doing a single conversion on my 135i, so I'm selling off what I don't need now that the project has gotten a good start. (link in my sig) -RB Turbos for 135i - $2500 OBO Bought them new back in March of 2013, they have around 8k miles on them. I ran about 18psi, rarely any more than that. No leaks/smoke/issues out of them the whole time I've owned them. I made 478whp on my setup on 93 + meth. Upon removal there is no shaft play in them and everything looks fine except the wastegates do rattle a bit, but that should be easy to correct with adjustment. Once paid for, it will take me a day or 2 to get them shipped as I still need to source a box and packing materials. Honestly, I do not think they need to be rebuilt but I believe Rob does offer the service for $500 and I would be happy to send them directly to Rob if someone were to want to have them rebuilt. I will also take more pictures/different angles if anyone would like. -VK DP's - offer Used for 15k-ish. Fitment is ok. Doesn't include the o2 sensors pictured, or any bolts, fasteners, v-bands, or gaskets. Not sure what these are worth any more. Just shoot me an offer. -BMS DCI - offer Used for 15k-ish miles. In dire need of cleaning. Worked fine, even dirty. They are a little beat up from uninstall/reinstall. Just shoot me an offer, will have to see what these cost to ship.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 07:27 PM
    richpike started a thread E60 M5 vs E60 535i in N54
    I really like Jalopnik and this is a well written and accurate article on the N54 powered 535. The only thing they might have missed is the Alpina flash for the auto (although can you get that on an E60?). -Rich
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 07:28 PM
    Car is an Alpina B3S Biturbo VTT Stage 2 turbos AMS fmic AR catless dp Forge DVs(leaking??) ER Chargepipe JB4 G5 ISO + BMS Meth kit - although running map 0 with a flash I was thinking if it could be boost solenoids/DVs or something totally different. At partial throttle car runs great, also at WOT when it's fairly cold (oil at 90 degrees celcius) When it get warm (105-120C) Then sometimes the boost fluctuates at WOT. Look at this log:
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  • CaliforniaBred's Avatar
    07-22-2014, 11:03 PM
    Hello, I am looking to sell my 335I. The mileage currently sits at 62XXX. The reason I post it as that is due to the fact that I may drive it every now and then. It is a 2009 Alpine White Coupe with an Automatic Transmission. It has the premium and sport packages with the extended beige interior. This vehicle has been modified and all stock parts will also be included. The vehicle was in a fender bender in 2011. I have paperwork documenting what was replaced by a certified Geico auto body. In short it was the headlight/foglight/fender/lower control arm. No structural damage. Modifications: JB4 G5 ISO Board Cobb V2 Handheld Evolution Racewerks Competition Intercooler with Carbon Fiber Shroud Evolution Racewerks Charepipe with Tial 40mm BOV VRSF Downpipes Muffler Delete Coolingmist 2.2gallon Methanol Kit with JB4 FSB for Safety--Dual Nozzle Setup Burger Motorsports DCI Apex Race Wheels ARC-8 17x9.5 square with 255/40/17 Front and 275/40/17 rear Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers Currently Have the rear seat pulled out and in storage as I never have anyone ride in the back. Stock Suspension/wheels/intake box/charge pipe/intercooler will be included with sale. Open to offers and trades. No low ballers please. I have not checked on the status of the title however as I stated previously minor cosmetic damage only.
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  • Vertigo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    In an attempt to try and contribute as much as I do on N54tech, I wanted to give anyone installing a LPFP a word of caution. Specifically, you 535 guys who have to remove the plastic hose the cuts across the tank over to the drivers side from the LPFP outlet and gets replace with rubber fuel hose. MAKE SURE you use GATES submersible Fuel hose GATES part number is 27093 for 1ft of 5/16 inner diameter. You will need about 18" - 22". If you use any other fuel hose the outside layer will split exposing the braided core and the fuel will escape from the hose. This specific hose must be used.
    7 replies | 148 view(s)
  • musc's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 01:35 AM
    Hey guys. Not sure that anyone with ILA0S_IS has tested the 28hex for JB4 with Cyl 2-6 data so I did one tonight. Seems to be recording all channels. I forgot how cumbersome it was to log with a notebook! :P
    8 replies | 295 view(s)
  • N54GASM's Avatar
    07-19-2014, 12:45 AM
    Lets start off with, I love my JB4:dance: I get so much more out of driving now and I cant see myself ever going back to stock. But, my clutch doesnt seem to like it so much and I have been demoted to Map 4. I'm looking to get a SPEC stage 2 and found one for an amazing deal on craigslist; however its for a 330i. Will this work? I would think that it might not be as rigid as the 335 stage 2 but I would assume its better than stock. Like I said, a great deal. I would like to exhaust this avenue before I shell out for one I know will work. Please ellaborate on whether it will fit or not. Thank you guys and I'm happy to be part of this forum. Its a great jump from driving my jetta 1.8t and looking to vwkotex for answers to my vw's electrical nightmares.
    7 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Vert-igo's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 08:23 AM
    All the work was done by myself in my garage with the car up on jack stands to install the Saad Racing Stage 3. The kit came from J.R at Redline Speed Worx and all tech/install support was given by James @ Saad Racing. Both of these gentlemen are excellent to deal with. I have to give extra props to James who always answers my emails and calls with regards to this install - there have been a lot! The block is not built yet and as such I will not be bothering with any dyno time. The purpose of the DIY was to understand how everything goes together in the kit and so that I am not reliant on any Shop to do work for me aside from building the motor. I expect the car to head to Saad later in the year to upgrade the internals and allow me to turn the boost up. PARTS: SAAD Stage 3 w/ Precision Turbo 6766 Dual Ball Bearing SAAD Stage 2 Fuel System with Flex Fuel (FIC 1100cc) SAAD / ProEFI HO Ignition System SAAD Billet Mounts SAAD Catch Can ProEFI - Pro128 w/ CAN Screen Magnus Launch Control SAAD / Redline Speed Worx 4" Cat Back Exhaust Nitrous Express System - Saad Direct Port Wet And a little Status race seat porn.
    8 replies | 186 view(s)
  • Oxide's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Oxide started a thread M50/52 + S50/52: Alternator Relocation in M50/S50/S52/M52 + M20/M30, S14, S38
    Alright so i'm installing an Eaton M90 SuperCharger on my 94 325i. I just bought a 140amp Alternator and will be removing the a/c compressor and replacing it with my alternator. My Supercharger will go where the Alt was, does anyone have any tips for relocating the alt or known if the visionracing alt plate for the m42 will work for my m50??
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-21-2014, 02:44 AM
    We have seen this same Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet run against a 458 Italia before on the runway. In that particular race, the Porsche 991 Turbo S Cabriolet comes out on top of the prancing horse rather easily. This 458 is the Speciale model though and it is meaner and lighter than the standard 458 Italia. The naturally aspirated 4.5 liter V8 gets a boost to 605 horsepower partially thanks to an incredible 14.0:1 compression ratio increase. The standard 458 Italia by contrast has a 12.5:1 compression ratio and 35 less horses. It also carries almost 200 more pounds and it shows as the 991 Turbo S has much more trouble with the 458 Speciale than it did with the 458 Italia. The 458 does get a slight jump on the 991 Turbo S in this run. However, it continues a steady pull on the 991 Turbo S and is clearly the faster car of the two. That begs the question, how would it do against the lighter 991 Turbo S coupe especially if it did not have a passenger recording? Hopefully we see that race at some point but it is incredible how Ferrari squeezed so much more performance out of the 458 platform with the Speciale without resorting to any forced induction.
    6 replies | 198 view(s)
  • bobS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    bobS started a thread E90,E91,E92,E93: Vid: M3 GTS screaming on the nurburgring in 3 Series and M3
    This vid is awesome.... Makes me want to go drive the shit out of my m3
    8 replies | 74 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-17-2014, 06:36 AM
    This video below features an Active Autowerke supercharged M3 we already saw in action this month. It helps put the previous video in context though as this Gen II Level III supercharged DCT E92 M3 takes on a stock BMW M S63TU twin turbo V8 motor in an F13 M6. In the previous video the M3 ran a modified F10 M5 and the race was basically even. In this video the M3 pulls fairly quickly and decisively on the stock M6. What this goes to show is just how big of a difference there is between a stock M5/M6 S63TU and a bolt on one. Additionally, that an Active Autowerke Level III supercharged car is much stronger than a stock M6 even from a first gear roll.
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  • Omni's Avatar
    07-20-2014, 02:57 PM
    My SRT-4 swapped '79 Dodge Omni v.s. 600whp s2000.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2014, 09:19 PM
    Diesel sales are on the rise. Audi USA diesel sales are on a dramatic rise with sales increasing four times in 2014. That is a huge jump and it should show to German executives that Americans not only like the idea of diesels, they buy them. For some reason the Germans continue to think Americans do not want diesels and they reserve their best diesel models for Europe. This is not just Volkswagen but Audi and BMW as well. BMW of course has the incredible M50d tri-turbo diesel models they do not bring over. Audi has an absolutely badass 493 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque twin turbo V12 diesel they do not bring to the USA and a diesel version of the SQ5 they also omit the US market with. Volkswagen is considering an 'R' range of diesel cars including a GTD R Golf model they no doubt intend to omit the US with. What gives? Diesel sales are through the roof. When will the Germans realize the US market will buy diesels? The problem is not us buying them, it's them not delivering the cars. U.S. Clean Diesel Car Sales Increase 25% in 2014; Overall U.S. Car Market is Up 4% WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. clean diesel car sales have increased 25 percent during the first six months of 2014 while the overall U.S. car market has increased by 4.2 percent, according to data compiled by Hybrid and Baum and Associates. The 2014 clean diesel sales total includes six months of consecutive sales increases, including double digit increases in March (+ 39.5%), April (+ 60.4%) and May (+26.8%). June 2014 was the 43rd monthly increase in clean diesel sales in the past 47 months, with 31 of those months registering double-digit increases. 2014 Clean Diesel & Hybrid Car Sales Vs. 2013 Monthly Sales Jan. 2014 Feb. 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 *Clean Diesels + 6.8% + 4.5% +39.5% +60.4% +26.8% + 8.8% Hybrids (-20.4%) (-23.9%) (- 5.5%) (- 7.9%) + 6.6% (-12.7%) Overall Market (- 3.0%) (- 0.1%) + 5.6% + 8.0% +11.2% + 1.1% *(Diesel car and SUV markets only - does not include light duty pickup trucks or vans.) (Source: Hybrid and Baum and Associates) "Sustained and mostly double-digit increases in sales each month over a four year period prove that U.S. consumers are embracing the benefits of clean diesel technology and its proven, high fuel efficiency, great driving performance, and long-term value," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. "The consistently positive sales trends for clean diesel are particularly noteworthy since they have occurred over a recessionary economic period when diesel fuel prices have trended upward, and consumers have many more fuel efficient vehicle choices than ever before. Today, the clean diesel choices include 27 cars and SUVs, nine vans and 10 pickup trucks. We expect that number to nearly double in the next 18 months, and we expect that more models in more brands will only generate higher sales in the future. "While diesel cars and pickup trucks make up only three percent of the overall U.S. vehicle market, most analysts predict continued growth in the U.S., with many believing the diesel market will double by 2018." The Hybrid and Associates sales information follows data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum released last month that showed clean diesel vehicle registrations (cars, SUVS, vans and pickups) had increased by 30 percent from 2010 through 2013. Link to press release: Diesels Have 30% Better Fuel Efficiency Than Gasoline Vehicles Schaeffer said Americans are seeking more fuel efficient cars and are learning that clean diesel vehicles are about 30 percent more fuel efficient that gasoline equivalents. In addition, he said the new federal fuel efficiency standards that will require a 54.5 mpg average by 2025 will also boost clean diesel auto sales, as auto manufacturers introduce more diesels in the U.S. to help meet these standards.
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