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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Well, it seems the Nizpro upgrade is real although this is still early. There is a competitive offering based in the US and Nizpro of course is in Australia. They took their E92 335i with factory N54 turbos to the strip and ran an impressive 11.2 @ 120 in the 1/4 mile. That elapsed time for the trap speed speed is very good. This is indicated by the 1.57 60 foot: Make no mistake about it there is room to improve but their transmission is holding together thus far. It would instill confidence to see higher torque launches. At this point, who cares about stock turbo N54 performance? The best test for the trans would be a high load launch with upgraded twins at the very least. More runs and details will come with time as Nizpro ran this car without any corresponding transmission software upgrades. They are clearly doing shakedown runs before going further. So far, so good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Whoa! These pictures will definitely get you rethinking the W205 generation Mercedes design. Although the cars are blending together that is not to say the modern Mercedes styling language is bad. Just look at this black Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe for proof of that. The car is lowered with dark window tint and tinted lights. Vossen wheels in a matte bronze finish round it out but a gloss black finish would look even meaner. Either way, this is a badass C63 Coupe.
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  • xLOGANx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    xLOGANx started a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    For my power goals I think 600-650 whp would be enough for me.Looking at Doc and VM turbo kits,looks like the VM 6062 might be the kit for me.Also VM sale and what's included with their kits includes more.Doc starts at 6262 which(I'm no expert here) for my power goals will be little laggy. My car is fbo jb5 G5 ISO,stg2 lpfp fuel it,Burger meth kit,e50-e60 ethanol mix. with what I got is this achievable with the 6062 turbo kit?Eventually I'll do PI. Would there be anything else needed when installing a single?i also have a BMS OCC & a Rob Beck check valve for vacuum.From all you experienced single turbo guys that have installed the VM kits just looking to prepare what I need to have it installed or get parts of,ill probably have a pro shop do it.i don't plan on doing this on my back.think it's best to pay some one that does this all the time.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    Why did Porsche even bother with teasing this? It just looks like the same old thing. Ok, fine, there are differences. The headlights are Macan inspired although very similar to the Panamera facelift headlights and the majority of the styling change takes place in the controversial rear area. Is it better? That depends on if you liked the first generation design. The car still has a huge ass that sticks out no matter where they put the tail lights. Styling aside the real difference comes under the hood with the Panamera Turbo getting a new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with output of 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The 4S has a 2.9 liter twin turbo V6 with 440 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed dual clutch is standard with the V8 or V6. The 4S starts at $101,400 and the Panamera Turbo at $147,950. Will Porsche take the performance sedan crown with this generation? Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents the latest generation in Berlin Atlanta, Georgia.On Tuesday, June 28th, Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives – as well as guests from business, sports and the entertainment industry – were able to view the second generation of the sports sedan for the first time. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera, which has been redeveloped from the ground up, combines two contrasting characteristics better than ever before: it offers both the performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Furthermore, we are now manufacturing the second generation of the vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. To this end, we have invested a sum of 500 million Euros – which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, emphasized. The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 through its even more dynamic flyline and by using specific design elements of the iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupé-like roof line, but it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG, who explained the design objectives that were set for the new model: “The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved.” The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful than before, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient according to the New European Driving Cycle. The Panamera will launch with two engines: the 550 hp Panamera Turbo and the 440 hp Panamera 4S. Both models will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. To provide an even larger spread between supple ride comfort and agile handling, the Panamera now offers features such as the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system. Many new assistance systems also enhance ride comfort as well as safety. In the new Panamera, Porsche is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens impresses with its intuitive functionality. Furthermore, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions and online services. In the new Panamera, Porsche Connect is being introduced in all models. It extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone – and others to make more efficient use of the driver’s time on the go.
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  • SeanWebster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    I have a 2009 135i coupe. My cooling fan just died and I see a replacement fan assembly is going to cost me ~$560 from FCP Euro, ECS, and even WorldPac. The price seems a bit ridiculous for just an electric fan imo. So, I was wondering what aftermarket alternatives there are? I see a mishimoto slim 8" fan: I also found this company: But, it only has a positive and negative connection. The BMW's has a sensor wire. Are there any adapter kits or something? Or will I have a code for it all the time if I don't use a BMW fan assembly? Has anyone done anything but stock? I'm in south florida and it gets pretty hot doing back to back pulls, so it would be advantageous for me to possibly "upgrade" now to a better fan while replacing it too. Thanks!
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  • funkmobster's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    funkmobster started a thread Transmission bolts in N54
    I recently removed my auto transmission to replace a rear main seal. I ordered a new set of bellhousing bolts because there are 5 one time use aluminum bolts used to attach the transmission to the engine. When i came back from the dealer i noticed i got all steel bolts. The size and lenght is about correct but there are no more aluminum bolts included. Part numbers seem to be ok. Did they change from aluminum to steel , or is this some sort of mistake? Its a 2006 N54 with auto transmission.
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  • Ryan Mills's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    So, I bought a Silverado and I have to unload my S4 before I have too many car payments. I purchased it Last July from vortex member VWRACR, with 73.5k miles. He bought it from the orginial owner's dealership as a CPO vehicle that was traded in. Besides all of the options that are included with the prestige package, including B&O stereo, I bought it with the following additions: H&R Street Performance Coil Over Kit, rear shocks upgraded to Bilsteins. Malone Stage II tune - this is THE car that was dynoed at 415WHP and 377WTQ. ( -this is the car that is on their website. Stage II supercharger pulley. AWE tuning "cold front" coolant reservoir. APR coolant performance system coolant tank. AFCO Ford GT500 double pass heat exchanger. USP Motorsports intake. All interior lighting converted to LED Carbon fiber mirror housings. Debadged with painted and cleared taillights (light smoke, not overdone, flawless finish.) RS4 black front grille. P3 cars vent gauge with boost, battery voltage, air temp, exhaust temp, 0-60, coolant temp, and ignition timing. Audi RS4 steering wheel. 034 motorsports transmission insert. 034 motorsports differential inserts. 034 stainless steel downpipes. rear and side windows tinted, top of front windshield. *I'm sure I'm missing something* After purchasing, I've done a few more things to it, and they are: Milltek stainless steel resonated cat-back exhaust. LED license plate bulbs Opt7 Fluxbeam LED foglight bulbs. Cross-drilled rotors with OEM pads. 84k miles. AEM MAP/MAF based progressive methanol injection. Audi 10 spoke 19" wheels with 255/35/19" Dunlop Signature HP all season tires. SPEC stage 3+ single disk clutch with new OEM flywheel at 82k miles. Intake valve carbon cleaning at 86k-ish miles. New NGK iridium plugs at the same time. some minor VAG-Com tweaks (seatbelt chime) If I think of anything else, I'll post that up as well. All maintenance is up to date, I personally changed the oil every 5k while owning the car, and also maintained everything else that requires service. This car has never left me stranded, and the only issues, outside of regular maintenance was a fuel tank rear sending unit, which I replaced about a month ago. I have a few pictures posted on photobucket, and will post more once I gather them all up between all my electronic crap. I replaced the air filter last weekend, and gave it a little bath. I also pulled the stupid front plate off for pics: There's a few random pics and whatnot here:
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  • crazylegs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Hey guys selling some parts I have. Long story short sold E92 purchased an F30 and got T-boned and thrown into ditch by an uninsured driver with a suspended license.... local pickup preferred. NO LOW BALLERS located in Florida. sunrise, davie, plantation, and weston areas MORE TO COME (Wheels, injectors, coil packs) - Vibrant Resonators 1790 New in box - $80 for both MSRP $59.95 each - - Active Autowerke Down Pipes used - $350 MSRP $500 - - Active Autoworker Race IC used - $450 (has some bent fins and a small dent) MSRP $1000 - - Walbro 450LPH e85 Fuel pump (NEW + Longer E85 hose) - $100 MSRP $139.49 - - Procede Rev 2.5 used (vin locked) - $75 (will need too be sent in to unlock the vin) MSRP - $545 (special edition. one being sold is not) - E92 Driver side tail light used - $40 will include other inner side lamp free - E92 Aero rep pre-lci front lip unprimed and unpainted - $50 (fitment is 8/10) - E92 hamman style Mtech carbon fiber front lip - $100 (perfect fitment. scratches underneath not visible once installed. some scratches on top) - F30 JB4 EWG + USB (No harness included) - $250 MSRP $559 - - F30 JB4 Flex Fuel wires new - $20 MSRP $25 - - F30 stock intake snorkel + Filter - $75
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 AM
    An aggressive looking black Ferrari 458 Italia here. It is sitting on gloss black Strasse Forged rims. The wheels are 20 inches up front and 21 inches in back. The lips and barrels are finished in gloss black as well which gives the wheels and car a mean look. Yellow accents may not be for everyone but they tie together with the yellow brake calipers. It works. Forged Wheel Specs: SV1 Deep Concave FS -Gloss Black Centers -Gloss Black Lips -Gloss Black Barrels -Gloss Black 50/50 Hardware -Weight Reduction Pocketing 20×9 | 21×12.5 Tire Specs: Pirelli P Zero Front: 245/35/20 Rear: 325/25/21
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    Yesterday, 03:59 AM
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    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
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    Yesterday, 07:21 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:41 AM
    Welcome xLOGANx, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Rob_BMW_PNW's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    N54 $375 Price is shipped and paypalled OBO
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    Today, 12:48 AM
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  • ajehoti's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    ajehoti started a thread Replacing engine in N54
    Have a colleague who is replacing motor in his 335i, its a 2007 and he is getting a motor from a 2008 535xi and its auto. His car is RWD and that one is obviously all wheel drive. I was told all you had to replace was the oil pan and transfer flywheel over and what not considering they are both 8-bolt. Is this true and is there more involved, he is trying to buy motor tomorrow. Thanks.
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    Today, 01:57 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
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    Today, 01:55 AM
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    Today, 01:54 AM
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Why not run both pimps at OEM speed? We already have high failure rates, mine went out at 20k. Seems to me that running 2 of them, 1 overspend, would increase failure rates by several times.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    The speed of the OEM fan is controlled by the DME, it's not just on/off or high/low/off. It's more complicated than that. Trying to use a simple universal cooling fan won't jive well with the OEM setup. I'm not sure how the DME controls the fan exactly though. You may end up with a mess of codes too. Buy a used unit from a junkyard. I'm sure you could grab one for under $200. Given how rarely they fail (this is the first time I've heard of it), a junkyard unit is a safe bet, IMO.
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    This may help you guys:
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