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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    01-18-2017, 11:09 AM
    Hey guys, As you saw in another thread, we will be doing testing on all the current intake manifolds on our own dyno, with our E90 6MT GC N54. The car has a built bottom end, ported head with stock valve train, and stock cams. We will be testing various manifolds with the same criteria for each. Once we get this done, we will post all the results here. :handgestures-thumb:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2017, 05:43 PM
    There is a lot of intake manifold talk on the BimmerBoost forums as of late but there is little in the way of concrete results showing an increase in flow with aftermarket manifolds. EOS (Evolution of Speed) has some results to share with their V2 N54 manifold on a single turbo car. It is important to note that this car makes over 500 horsepower to the wheels with the factory manifold. For N54 owners to see gains they will have to be making a bit of power as the factory manifold is not a huge restriction. At 22 psi of boost the baseline shows 524 wheel horsepower and 515 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. You will note the factory baseline (red) produces substantially more torque from 3000 to 4500 rpm. With the EOS manifold you see a gain in peak horsepower but a drop in peak torque. The EOS manifold is showing an advantage from 5500 rpm until redline which is what produces a gain of 25 peak horsepower. The torque figure drops to 486 at the wheels however. Is it worth giving up some mid-range for top end pull? That depends on the application and goals. More testing is definitely needed on various N54 applications before reaching any definitive conclusions just yet.
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  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    01-16-2017, 06:47 PM
    So i have the Bms CC and the Rb CC setup (high&low) Is it possible to buy a Catch can with multiple bungs so i can just have 1 can to empty rather then two? Like a Moroso with a breather filter on top. I have little knowledge of this pcv system, not sure if that's a good or bad idea or if it's even possible to do. Any input would be great as im looking to purchase asap.
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  • Grand_hustle17's Avatar
    01-16-2017, 01:11 AM
    Grand_hustle17 started a thread Wastegate Springs in N54
    This is for all the single turbo guys... quick question. Well a few questions and kinda looking for a bit od specifics on Single turbo setups and how you guys went about it... so i quess my question is. What Single Turbo Kit: What turbo: What Wastegate Spring: Did you originally started with that size wastegate spring?: what are your boost targets:
    26 replies | 1867 view(s)
  • Simmi15's Avatar
    01-20-2017, 07:46 PM
    Hey everyone, So I'm not sure if this has been brought up before but I follow a couple interesting aftermarket companies and this is what I found from one of them: Has anyone heard of a snapped n54 crankshaft? What's the need for this? I thought the n54 couldn't use different crankshaft due to the design? Thanks, Brandon
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  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    01-15-2017, 06:30 PM
    So who remembers Helix fmic’s?? Well, as some of you know, Helix IC’s were created by the previous owners of the company called ATM (Ambient Thermal Management) who had been selling a variety of fmic’s for different platforms, obviously including BMW. But then they eventually tapered off and ceased production. Moving on months later, a good friend of mine recently had the opportunity to buy out ATM and he did! So why am I sharing this with you? Well, ATM is back and gearing up for production again. This means another reliable company will be producing parts in the BMW Community! And they have several products in store for the “e-series” cars as well as other BMW’s! So be aware and be on the look out for updates and a brand new website as well. ATM is back under new management with some surprises in store!:awesome:
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    01-20-2017, 09:58 AM
    So, President Trump tweeted recently that “If you go down Fifth Avenue everyone has a Mercedes Benz in front of his house, isn’t that the case?” Trump said to the German paper. “How many Chevrolet’s do you see in Germany? Not very many, maybe none at all,” he continued. “It’s a one-way street.” He also said, "If you want to build cars in the world, then I wish you all the best. You can build cars for the United States, but for every car that comes to the USA, you will pay 35 percent tax,". Needless to say, the Germans weren't very happy. The German Vice Chancellor, responded with "build better cars". The official German response was Germany’s Deputy Chancellor and Minister for the Economy Sigmar Gabriel warned that a tax on German imports would lead to a “bad awakening.” “The US car industry would have a bad awakening if all the supply parts that aren’t being built in the US were to suddenly come with a 35% tariff. I believe it would make the US car industry weaker, worse and above all more expensive,” Gabriel said in a video interview with BILD. I’m a little perplexed by this. Does Trump not know that both BMW and Mercedes build cars in the U.S., and employ tens of thousands of Americans? Does he not know that GM sells Vauxhall and Opel cars in Europe? While I may have taken some economics classes in college, I’m certainly no expert. The tariff topic has been debated for decades. Does anyone on this forum think that cars imported from Mexico (put aside the fact that it would be a violation of NAFTA for the sake of the discussion), and China? Does anyone think that would push Americans to buy more American cars? Why is it that people of affluence buy Mercedes and BMW cars? Are they status symbols? Are they that much better than Cadillacs? Really Cadillac is all the Americans have to compete with the Germans for luxury. Does Trump know that Honda and Nissan both build cars here? I really laughed when I read the Germans response to Trump’s tweet, I think the topic is a serious one though. Do tariffs really help or is free trade better? Hmmmm
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    01-17-2017, 02:06 PM
    Well, just got a rude awakening this morning. I was on the phone with my insurance company, getting my quote for car insurance for when I move to Italy. Because of my job, I'm moving to Italy in March. I'm shipping a 2015 Nissan Murano Platinum and my 2011 335is. I have an accident on my record in 2013 and my wife has a clean driving record. Currently I pay around $183/mo for both cars, with $100 deductibles on everything. Well, it is Italian law that everyone carries $5 million Euro bodily injury and $1 million Euro personal property coverage. That is fucking ridiculous. These coverages result in a 316% percent increase in insurance premiums. FML!!!!!! Those coverages are fucking ridiculous. Like everyone in Italy drives a fucking Ferrari Enzo or Bugatti Veyron or something? So my monthly payment goes from $183/mo to $580/mo. Fuck Italy..... Between that and $6.19/gal for gas, no wonder everyone there drives a Fiat Panda or some other econobox..... What do some of you other international people pay for car insurance?
    10 replies | 1814 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    Lot of new guys looking to get some rep and I think this will make it entertaining, helpful and we all might learn something here and there. New to the site doesn't mean new to a platform. Rule is the first member under 100 rep to answer a question gets 10 rep from me and whatever else anyone wants to throw at you. I encourage the vets to throw in questions, just don't make them too easy. We'll keep it E92, E46, E36 related. I'll kick it off with an identify this pic question. I didn't know wtf this did for the longest time... What is it and what does it do? (passenger side)
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    01-17-2017, 10:45 PM
    Not sure if this is a member here.
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    01-16-2017, 11:54 AM
    AWSAWS started a thread DIY progressive controller? in N54
    Hi Guys, I run meth injection with a JB4 and the FSB. I want to let the JB4 and FSB decide when meth should flow and when it should not. So that I keep the failsafes. I want to control the 12volt signal that is outputted to the pump. Can I use a MOSFET to do this? So that I can pulse the 12v signal depending on what voltage I read from the N20 3.5bar TMAP sensor? The on/off will be controlled by the JB4/FSB but the signal reaching the pump can be controlled by the mosfet. The duty cycle can be changed based on the TMAP signal. Does anyone even know how to make the JB4/FSB do the pulsing itself? Maybe there is no need for a MOSFET. I have asked this to Terry before. Didn't get told how to do it, but I was told it can be done. It might be a bit of a secret with fuel it trying to sell a port injection kit. (From what I understand, you have to be careful not to leech too much off the TMAP or you might end up lowering the voltage and giving false pressure\temp readings back to the car)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2017, 12:20 AM
    Automatic TCU flash tuning for E9X BMW's including diesel N57's and gasoline N54/N55's is almost here. xHP is working diligently and as this demo shows their product is working. This software is not complete but you can already see the shifts are firmed up a bit. They state the following: This is an Android based TCU flashing tool. You go into the app store can flash OTS (off the shelf) maps provided by xHP. The launch for the N57/M57 diesel models is expected next month with the N54 and then N55 motors following in March.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2017, 05:06 PM
    The weight of the 6th generation Camaro has dropped compared to the 5th generation. It is not exactly a light car and in ZL1 trim hits 3926 pounds (with 54/46 front to back weight distribution) but the manual transmission Camaro SS comes in at 3589 pounds. This is an independent weight test and it shows almost 50/50 weight distribution. Not having a blower or all the additional cooling necessary sure makes a large difference in overall weight and the weight on the nose of the car. Now compare this to the 2015 Mustang GT 6-Speed: 3718 pounds. An advantage for the Camaro at least as far as SS vs. GT is concerned. It will be interesting to see how the upcoming GT500 stacks up against the ZL1.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-20-2017, 10:33 PM
    Many of you know of Enzo Performance which was a vendor on this automotive network. The shop is now Enzo Racing: Enzo Iadevaia who is the founder and owner contacted BoostAddict to clear the air on questions regarding the shop and direction. First, let's start with where they are located. Address:1139 Station Rd. Unit 1, Medford NY 11763 Phone: 631.920.6699 Now what services do they offer? Well, it's basically a one stop shop. - Maintenance - Tuning - Installs - Custom fabrication - Suspension work - Track setups - Custom builds - Certified technicians, fabricators and specialists. - Latest diagnostic tools and software. - In house milling and turning capability. - Dedicated lounge area with WiFi, coffee and entertainment. - Mainline 1800AWD Dyno, room exhaust and controlled environment. - Full race prep and fabrication —tune, chassis, motor and electronics. - Ample and bright 7,500ft2 facility with clean floors, tools and lifts. - Smoke free shop and white-glove care - All vehicles are protected during work and always stored overnight. Here are a few examples of Enzo Racing's work from mild to wild: Custom exhausts: F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 ECU tune: Porsche 997 1200R: Gallardo 1800R: Custom EnzoTuned™ ECU Calibration Twin GT35 Garrett turbochargers (Tial wastegates and blow-off valves) Enzo Racing X-Pipe Exhaust system (Lightweight aircraft-quality metals, custom stainless steel Enzo Racing tips) Enzo Racing intercooler system (Custom carbon air duct) EnzoTuned™ Engine Management (Syvecs S12 Control Unit on 1200R+) Enzo Racing fuel system Enzo Racing Forged Engine Billet Intake Manifold Race Cylinder Heads PPG Billet 1-6 Gearset and Drop Gears Heavy Duty Axle Upgrade Exclusive, high-quality Twin Turbo R+ exterior badging Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label Optional Toyo Proxes R888 tires Various options for component finishes available Individualized and serialized temper-proof authenticity label with actual dyno results 1 year/12,000 mile Limited Warranty and Support McLaren 750R: As you can see, you can go from an ECU tune to a full motor build with turbos if you like. It's really up to you, your goals, and your checkbook. Now as far as the name change, let's cover what took place and what one can expect going forward. That should answer everyone's questions and provide plenty of details. Those in the area looking for a performance shop should definitely take a look at Enzo Racing:
    7 replies | 124 view(s)
  • Michael@GermanAutoWerks's Avatar
    01-17-2017, 09:03 PM
    MODULAR F-SERIES FUEL PUMP SYSTEM​ Precision Raceworks is proud to announce another modular fuel pump design. As always we strive for building quality into the design and ensure we allow for maximum adaptability for our customers. We do not have a current release date yet as we are finishing machining over the next few weeks but wanted to start a thread sharing upcoming product information about this new F-series fuel pump system. We will be sharing testing information and additional information as well in this thread over the next couple months as we move into production. Product Features · 100% E85 Compatible · 100% Modular Design · 100% Billet CNC machined system (including bucket) · Capable of supporting up to 3 Walbro 450 pumps · Waste less Venturi system (zero reduction in fuel volume or pressure) · Maintains a factory style bucket design · Supports up to 1500+ HP · Standard Walbro Filters and Pumps for easy maintenance · Capable of single fuel outlet or dual fuel outlet · Shipped as complete drop in or DIY install of top hat · Works with factory or aftermarket fuel lines & connections · Retains factory control of primary pump · Can be returned to stock · No modifications to factory wire harness · No errors · No core fee · No downtime *Horsepower is based on calculations and real world number from other cars Product Fitment · BMW M2 Coupe 2015, 2016, 2017 · BMW M235i Convertible 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW M235i Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW M235iX Convertible 2015, 2016 · BMW M235iX Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 228i Convertible 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 228i Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 228iX Convertible 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 228iX Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 230i Convertible 2016 · BMW 230i Coupe 2016 · BMW 230iX Convertible 2016 · BMW 230iX Coupe 2016 · BMW M3 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 · BMW 320i Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 320iX Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 328i 2013, 2014, 2015 · BMW 328i Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 328i Wagon 2012, 2013 · BMW 328iX 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 328iX Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 328iX Wagon 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 335i Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 335iX 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 335iX Sedan 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW M4 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 · BMW 428i 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 428i Convertible 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 428i Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 428iX 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 428iX Convertible 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 428iX Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435i 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435i Convertible 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435i Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435iX 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435iX Convertible 2014, 2015, 2016 · BMW 435iX Coupe 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2017, 11:33 PM
    The 911 GT3 RS is lighter than the Cadillac CTS-V by about a thousand pounds. That is significant. However, it has much less power and much less torque. The GT3 RS should win this race but not in the fashion portrayed in the video. The exaggerated difference makes it looks like the GT3 RS traps 20 miles per hour higher than the Caddy. The way the race should look is the CTS-V's torque advantage keeps it with the GT3 RS at the start as the GT3 RS slowly edges it out and pulls gear by gear. Let's get real here, the CTS-V traps just over 121 miles per hour in the 1/4 mile and makes 580 lb-ft of torque to the wheels from a positive displacement blower. It has a mountain of torque early in the rev range. The GT3 RS is maybe a 127 car on a real strip and not in a magazine test. This race should not look like this and it's another example of Gustav muddying the waters for views.
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    01-15-2017, 08:06 PM
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    01-16-2017, 10:21 PM
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  • E92 420's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    Hi guys as per title can anyone supply me with the torque specs for all rear suspension arms to subframe and to bearing carrier? Basically everything in the pic. Thanks
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