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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Custom set of Hybrids that started as RBs but are far from RBs at this time, Tuned by a local tuner from another platform and upgraded rebuilt hybrids by another turbo guy from that platform, done on a dynojet ... Pretty Bad Ass to say the least... Using jb with backend flash obv custom tuning by someone here on Long Island... Funny thing is this shop has no interest in this platform other than this being a employees car and them messing around here and there.... The 587 graph has gotta be the record right? Stock fuel system with a inline pump and I dont think much more than e50 :) Just shows what tuning can be done on the dyno by people who understand tuning in general, which 99% of the n54s dont get done (tuning on a dyno by someone sitting in that car on that dyno) The video i have was sent to me from an iphone to my android to the quality is murdered, but its here, this is a 6m 135i ..... PM or write your email if you want the video but he broke the 565 before i got done writing this so 58x+ is coming soon in higher quality...
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  • bme30's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 AM
    bme30 started a thread The single turbo experience. in N54
    So Iím sitting here wondering about "you" the userís single turbo experience. I have recently purchased my kit (VFF900) and I'm awaiting install within the next 3 weeks. Over on the other forum e90**** most seem to bash any of the products, from what I call the "Iím too broke to afford, so lets hate" attitude. Obviously human nature gets in the way and makes me question my purchase, but Iím in too deep now to turn around. So lets have a good discussion from well educated people willing to offer good advice. This isnít about what kit is better, but rather the overall experience. Lets discuss some do's and doníts. possible tuning advice (Iím going to be running jb4), and any overall experience to be had. I would love to learn and come out from this discussion 1st off happy I made the purchase, but mainly learn from the people that have been in my shoes, so that this becomes and experience to not be forgotten. Look forward to some great discussions and advice and input from everyone!!!!
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    I've always thought it was ridiculous that we can't import cars unless they are 25 years or older. The number of people importing is insignificant in the grand scheme of things, so I don't buy the safety/environment arguments. The petition needs 44,000 more signatures by September 5 - let's see how many we can get from BimmerBoost so I can import my beloved 1998 Fiat Multipla. :facepalm :crazy: -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 AM
    This video is similar to another posted earlier this month showing the acceleration of the Lamborghini Huracan from a standstill. The difference is that the previous video was from the Russians over at and this one comes from the professional German automotive publication Sport Auto. The Germans use the launch control feature (known as thrust mode) and take the car up from a stop to a higher speed hitting an indicated 341 kilometers per hour or 211.8 miles per hour. At high speeds speedometers are known to read high so the car is likely traveling a bit slower than indicated but either way hitting over 200 miles per hour as quickly as they did in a completely stock car is incredible. The Huracan launches from a stop at roughly 4000 rpm with no drama and just rockets through the gears until topping out. It is a hell of a car right out of the box.
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  • illrider's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    I have for sale an RB Turbo Head Flange with inserts and Oil Feed Adapter for the N54 motor. The oil feed adapter is brand new while the turbo head flange has some minor tacks on it. The flange is still 100% useable and in great condition. I had purchased both to do a custom single, however, my funds have changed and I no longer am able to afford to build the kit. Looking to get $400 shipped. Let me know if you are interested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    Mercedes-Benz seems to just want to mess with its model naming conventions just because they can. What was the ML-Class became the M-Class and now the M-Class in turn become the GLE-Class when it receives a facelift during 2015. Now Car and Driver reports that the GLE will also be offered as a coupe which has been reported as the MLC up until now. This seems confusing but Mercedes is attempting to make things easier for the consumer. Why changing everything up is going to make everything easier is anyone's guess. Mercedes is going to apply to their SUV's what they already applied to the S-Class coupe when the CL-Class was discontinued. The same exact thing took place with the CLK and E-Class coupe. So, say goodbye to the M-Class. Say hello to the GLE-Class and further naming changes for the sake of change. Source
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    Yesterday, 12:49 PM
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
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    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
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    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
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    Today, 04:40 AM
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    Yesterday, 04:03 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    Here are some Dynojet dyno numbers for an APR Stage I tuned MKVII Volkswagen GTI. APR released their Stage I MKVII GTI tune software last month but as APR uses a Dynapack hub dyno the numbers tend to be higher than other popular dynamometers. The results on the Dynojet here are interesting as the 91 octane Dynojet peak horsepower figure of 286 wheel horsepower is higher than the 281 wheel horsepower figure APR posted themselves. The torque figure of 460 is in newton meters. Converted to lb-ft it comes out to 339. APR's figure is 356 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly the horsepower figure is higher but the torque figure is lower on the Dynojet than the Dynapack. Critcism of APR's numbers being high due to their dyno may be overblown. Solid results with the GTI approaching 300 wheel horsepower with just a base Stage I tune.
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    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:50 PM
    Welcome straightboostin, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
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    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
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  • jake1829's Avatar
    Today, 06:04 AM
    jake1829 started a thread RE: Backfires on the N54 in N54
    Hi Guys, I have owned the car for over a year now, Itís a 2009 E92 from the UK - picked it up with around 24,000 Miles on the clock Within a few short months, the car was FBO and I was doing monthly track days. I spent quite a bit doing preventive maintenance as I knew I was going to be pushing the car with DD and doing track days ē Walnut blasting ē Replaced all coilpacks and spark plugs and now running the NGK plugs ē Oil change every 3000 Miles Now the last 2 months I have had issues with car and bit of coin to get it all sorted. ē Failed front turbo seal Ė decided to replace both turboís as the car had done now 43,000 Miles I had the workshop do an engine compression test as I was curious to see how the engine had been holding up since the tune/tracking etc Results: Compression was approx. 160 psi +/- 5psi (actually very even) on all cylinders on a cold engine. After a month of replacing the turboís, I noticed that my whiteish smoke with a blue tinge was coming from the exhausts on deceleration. Had the car sent back in to find out what was going on, and the shop came back with the following: Check oil smoke coming out of exhaust, on overrun/back on throttle Check oil level - ok, within min/max. Check crankcase pressure - within tolerance at time of check. Remove aftermarket oil catch can and check quantity of oil - very little at time of check, disconnect breather and run engine - no change. Disconnect charge pipe from throttle body, check for oil - ok, run engine with charge pipe disconnected - no change. Disconnect exhaust system at down-pipe connections and check for signs of oil at back of turbo's etc - ok at time of check. Suspect that oil bypassing at valve stem seals - smoking occurs after (normal) vacuum present in manifold, then throttle opened again. Also, no smoking apparent when engine held at constant higher revs (part load). So now it looks like I am going to need to replace the valve stem seals to fix the current issue I was at the local BMW meet the other day and caught up with a new member who was commenting on how he had seen me on the track etc and how my car was spitting flames from the exhaust etc So I was curious on why the valve steam seals had failed, as other people are pushing their cars way above my HP/tq etc I then came across this video: Which raised more questions :S I noticed some comments on how backfires could damage valve steam seals etc Ė not sure how true that tho! These vids are with me running the OFT with a wedge map for e50 Ė I have moved onto the JB4 recently Ė havenít done a video yet to see if the car still spits flames with the IJOES E85 backend + Map7, probably will do this weekend to test You can hear the backfires: Now I know those are def not the burble from the exhaust(23 secs into my vid): So , is backfires normal on FBO 335iís on E85? would appreciated the advice thanks My mod list: | Stacked JB4 + Flash Tune | FFTEC In-line Fuel Pump | AR Downpipes | Active Autowerke Bov | Active Autowerke Exhaust | Active Autowerke Race FMIC | Active Autowerke Strut | BMS Dual Cone Intake | BMS Oil Catch Can | BMS Thermostat | WaveTrac LSD | Evolution Racewerk Sport Oil Cooler | Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres | Lux Angel eyes | KW V3 Coilovers | Vossen CV3 Wheels | DEFIV lockdown kit | Cyba Air Scoops | Arkym front lip | carbon side splitters | M3 Front & Rear Suspension Conversion | Apex EC-7 Wheels | Toyo R888 tyres | NGK 5992 Spark Plugs |
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  • beakmoney's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    That's extremely interesting. What is being done for fueling? E85? Meth? 109?
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  • ezec63's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 AM
    Sticky haven't seen this info posted anywhere else so thought you'd be interested to make it a front page article once you read the numbers amazing ... car and driver tested the huracan and the numbers are mind bending. 0-60 in 2.5 .. 0-100 in 5.7 ... 1/4 mile 10.4 135 holy sheet !! This smacks around the aventador can't believe they went this far Vasily1 this puts your cars performance into perspective you have a rocket ship to be able to walk away from a car as fast as the huracan like nothing ! Didn't seem to be losing any ground on shifts either the lightweight and gearing kept the huracan in it down low but then the horsepower took over at speed. Your car is a freak huge 4 door Benz putting hurting on fastest super cars available today
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  • bme30's Avatar
    Today, 06:03 AM
    bme30 replied to a thread The single turbo experience. in N54
    Lmao. Super excited for this!
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