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  • TurboTim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 PM
    TurboTim started a thread Help with my single turbo in N54
    About a month ago a 2010 135 fell into my lab with a bad engine. I swapped the engine with intent to sell the car but my CL65 was in storage and I kinda fell in love with this car for a bit. I put some catless down pipes and an MHD tune with E85 blend and that was fun but I have 3 cars with 500-1100hp so I wanted more! I traded some car parts with a friend who was into these for a while and got an On3 single kit with a 61mm billet BB turbo and that is where we stand today. I ordered 2 walbro 450's and I was going to mount those in tank . I am trying to learn about this car as quick as possible but there is so much info on the internet to sort though. I see there is that Bimmerboost app but can I take some of those XDF files and load them with my MHD cable easily? I am also wondering if there is some way of using the ECU to control my turbo? I am still just amazed that it seems like people just throw a tune for close to the mods they have and the ECU just works eventually and can adjust. I heard a rumor that you really cant run one of these motors lean with the direct injection and melt it down. Is there truth to this?
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Welcome ssapek, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    Hey Cblaise90: :text-welcomewave:
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  • 135inreag's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    wannaGOFAST - North Carolina 1/2 Mile Shootout - May 20-21, 2017!! wannaGOFAST.com is proud to present the North Carolina 1/2 Mile Shootout. This incredible 2-DAY event will be held on May 20 and 21st, 2017 at the Gorgeous Stanly County Airport (<a href="http://www.stanlycountyairport.com" target="_blank">WWW.STANLYCOUNTYAIRPORT.COM</a>) in New London, NC. Located only 1 hour from downtown Charlotte! Nestled in the beautiful North Carolina countryside this airport will provide a breathtaking backdrop for HIGH SPEED FUN!! Come join us for 2 FULL DAYS of, side-by-side, HALF MILE racing at this rare and exclusive location. All of our participants will be given a chance to take their vehicleís Top Speed down Stanly Countyís 5500 ft runway and race door-to-door against the competitor of their choice!! See what itís finally like to race without the restrictions of speed limits, on what is basically your own private interstate in the North Carolina countryside!! This event is limited to only 135 cars per day and is sure to sell out quick!! So register today and we promise to make your automotive DREAMS come true! Host Hotel Info: All hotels less then 15 minute drive to airport. Best Western - (704) 985-1111 - $84/night, mention wannaGOFAST for preferred rate. Sleep Inn - (704) 983-2770 - $84/night, mention wannaGOFAST for preferred rate. Holiday Inn - (704) 986-2100 - $104/night, mention wannaGOFAST for preferred rate. The event address is: Stanly County Airport 43222 Lowder Aviation Parkway New London, NC 28127 Event Date: May 20 and 21, 2017 Driver's CLICK HERE to register now for the Georgia 1/2 Mile Shootout! Or you can visit www.wannagofast.com for more details! Pricing: Drivers: $250/ea (per day) in advance, or $450 for a 2-Day Pass. All Driver's will be treated to a private catered lunch! Driverís you must Pre-Pay Online! *There is no limit to the number of passes you can make! You will only be restricted by the turnover time that each run takes. Spectators: Adults: $20/ea (per day), or Weekend Pass $35/ea Children 12 and under: $10/ea (per day) The event is limited to 150 cars per day, no motorcycles All driverís will be required to wear SNELL SA2010+ helmets for this event. We take cash only at the gate for spectators. Spectators must provide their own tents and chairs for this event. All speeds will be recorded with a dual-lane speed trap system. DRIVER REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 31, 2017 AT 8AM EASTERN TIME!!! ** NOTICE ** All Drivers and Crew must read the event registration waivers, tech sheet, forms, general event rules and rules & regulations. Rules & Safety If you need to contact us please do so by emailing us at info@wannagofast.com or you can give us a call at 850-585-5168 and we will be happy to discuss any questions or inquiries you may have!
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    Today, 09:36 AM
    Hey mad1stgen: :text-welcomewave:
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    Today, 09:49 AM
    Welcome ilh, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • csu87's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    Exactly, this isnt forcing auto manufacturers to make lighter better performance cars, its forcing them to make heavier hybrids that perform like shit. The Tesla is the exception to the rule, and even then, you have to get the Performance Model with ludicrous mode to run in the mid 10s. Thats a $140k + car that weighs the same as my crew cab pickup. The regular Model S performs no better than a 3 series.
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    jyamona@motiv replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    You have any logs of this you can share? I'd like to investigate and fix if necessary.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    ///MPOSTER replied to a thread Help with my single turbo in N54
    If you don't want to mess up and get it done quickly, then probably buy a fuel-it fuel pump or a boost concept fuel pump and be done. As for tuning, the easiest way is with MHD as it currently checks to make sure your cable is reading, your voltage is correct , and you paid for the method of upload. There are two ways to do MHD: You can go with BMS backend flash for single turbo that adds fuel tables etc and fine tune it with the JB4 piggy back controller. The piggy back controller also uses firmware that needs to be updated via a cable directly to the JB4 piggy box. Once you learn how to modify and tune it becomes fairly easy. The stock boost solenoids are removed and a mac solenoid controls the boost to the wastegate via JB4 piggy. The second way you can do this is by buying the flash any file license. Have some one make you a specialized tune based upon your goals , boost , timing etc. OR buy one of the OTS ( off the shelf) tunes from the MHD library. This requires the motiv boost box ( controls the wastegates as the oem ones are removed) . In either case, the OEM O2 sensors only last a few months being pressurized so it is best to buy the ADV sensors from chris at CKI. He created a backend flash map for single turbo that he has linked to. ALso in either case you will be required to do initial logs with JB4 or MHD and provide them for help for whichever way you choose. Yes you can lean out in these cars and be okay for a while but I would not recommend doing it over and over again. Make sure you have your fuel setup for your goal. Work you way up on the stock TMAP and once you get some good logs, buy the 3.5 bar tmap and add in port injection or throttle body injection for goals over 550HP+. good luck!
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    We stopped using it because it was very bad for real racing. As I said, you limit 1, and 2, when you got it into 3rd and nailed it, it would was always like it was still limiting load for a bit then it would kick out of it, basically like a shift bog caused by the load by gear. Never felt like figuring it out. Just turned it off for good, no need for it.
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    V8Bait replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    Not sure, never really looked into it, last time I remember using load by gear with Tony's car was a very long time ago. I use the table for my own car and others but I'm a little slower than these cars...
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    jt0407 replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    Wish is precisely why I have a Single turbo. I do not need, nor is 600ftlb of torque at 2k rpm needed in any racing.
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  • camberadam's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    Your car is way too clean for that cross member...
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    compression fittings > push style fittings. It is just safer and worth the added cost.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    It works fine on the street, for limiting boost in lower gears. Whenever I used it a real racing situation. I would limit boost in 1st, and 2nd, the next gear I would get severe bog. I found I was much faster just using my right foot to limit boost, and short shifting 1-2, and getting on it hard in 3rd. I no longer use load by gear since then.
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    jyamona@motiv replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    That's interesting...we've had zero issues with it across probably 40-50 cars. It's also taken one step further with Flex Fuel, being load per gear interpolated between 2 tables based on E%. Its working great on all the FF beta cars. @V8Bait what's the deal?
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    Because load by gear is literally terrible. It never works right, both tuners I use said to disable it, as it causes issues in the tune, I also found other issues with it actually driving. I do not need my car to be fast on the street with street tires. I drive it easy (none of these are DD's anymore). When I want it to hook up, I put the proper tires on, on a properly prepared track, and away we go. As for roll racing in the streets. You never start under 3rd gear. Get the DR's warm, and I can usually hook in 3rd if I feather. As for taller tires not interested in driving a car around on the street with 28" slicks on it. Nor 15" wheels, and tiny brakes. That's what the race car is for. You single guys do not have the issues we do with low end TQ, no matter what you do you can't make it, well short of throwing a 100 shot on it down low.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    jt0407 replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    Why don't you use load per gear or have Justin taper the load up in the RPM? Also, You need a taller tire for traction. Those 17's, aren't going to cut it.
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  • psychosinmylobby's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 AM
    psychosinmylobby replied to a thread Hows this for an IC in N54
    But you are implying it though:
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  • martymil's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    martymil replied to a thread Hows this for an IC in N54
    Flinchy read the thread again it was never said it was the best, please stop saying it Judging from the logs I seen from other cars they are the lowest temps I seen so far. If you want pre and post temps buy the IC and test it yourself I rather spend my hard earned on something else. All i can say for now is the fitment is superb, the tolerances and the alignment of this kit is second to none.
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  • hydra's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 AM
    hydra replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    Weighing sub-3000lbs with a 55/45 weight distribution doesn't exactly help either...
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    Sticky2 replied to a thread VTT GC's Vs Single in N54
    3.08 is quite a bit longer and will help traction but the fact remains the n54 struggles with traction. Something to be said for building torque up top.
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  • Dane083's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    Its a shame us RHD boys have a drive shaft in the way, looks like we have no chance of fitting that manifold. Regardless, thanka for the top work Doc!
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  • Evan Patak's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Snuck down the street to a local father/son repair shop to have them fabricate a transmission mount. While the wagon was on a lift I snapped a couple pics of the undercarriage. Completed trans support built to connect my oem 535xi Transfer case support mounting points to the 335i trans and UUC mounts. It is just what I wanted: reliable, serviceable, and economical. Strictly business. My pedal trim needed to have a slit cut to allow for clutch pedal travel. A dremel made quick work of that. As you can see the foam piece was already there for the 3rd pedal. I would almost rather install turbos than this center console, I hate it. BEFORE AFTER At last, a manual transmission.
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Sure but Cali is forcing hybrids which means they are going to focus more on getting electrics out there than efficiency. I have yet to see anyone saying lets just shave a few hundred pounds.
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:32 PM
    They don't both have to happen. I'm sure I don't need to explain to you why reducing weight will improve mileage. All I'm saying is this will force manufacturers to explore new technologies to meet the requirements. You'd be against a 2.0l, 4 cyl in a sub-3,000lb M2?
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  • Sticky2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Explain to me how hybrids force lighter cars? BMWs are already all time heavy. How are batteries going to make things lighter?
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