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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 08:55 PM
    We stopped for the day. This is on 30-31 psi, 9 degrees of timing. We may or may not push more. I think we proved what we needed to prove. Full announcement coming soon. These will easily make 750+....:naughty: Game = Changed
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  • Chris@Boost Concepts Inc's Avatar
    02-07-2016, 10:49 PM
    To all Forum Members, Boost Concepts is proud to introduce it first product for the N54 N55 135i and 335i platform. We have been working for the last 7 months to bring this product to market to offer a high quality affordable solution to those wanting to upgrade their LPFP and enjoy the benefits of higher ethanol content fuel mixtures and the associated performance increases it offers. The FPM-1 DIY LPFP kit was designed from the ground up to have perfect fitment in the factory bucket, withstand the harsh nature of ethanol fuels with 100% ethanol compatible materials, be easy to install with full video documentation and come complete with all hardware to complete the installation by most if not all enthusiasts with a DIY mindset. The pump when completed has 100% OEM plug and play fitment with the factory fuel line and electrical connections for easy servicing. This kit solves the headache of core charges and tying up your valuable modding budget. The kit Utilizes a genuine Walbro 450lph e85 fuel pump for excellent reliability and performance. The kit comes pre-assembled and positioned for easy installation which takes between 1-2.5 hours depending on technical skill level. It includes a complimentary fuel tank lid ring removal tool so you won't have to wrestle the tank with the wrong tools. We felt the best approach was to keep production of this product discrete through its design, alpha and beta testing and hold off on announcing its official offering until all results were in its lengthy 6 month Beta testing period had concluded. We are happy to report that 100% of our beta testers reported zero issues and excellent performance from the kits. With tht said, finally the day has arrived to announce and we are happy to report that we are currently stocking kits for orders with only a 3-4 day shipping lead time. We hope to have kits fully assembled for same day shipping within the next 2 weeks, but could resist the opportunity to announce on Superbowl Sunday. We appreciate your patience and understanding. A special thank you to our Beta Testers who were diligent in reporting, and communication during the testing period. We never could have done it without you! Hopefully they will chime in with their 3rd party experience as customers, installers and enthusiast end users. And for those interested in our product more information is available on our newly launched website, Facebook page and Instagram account linked below: www.boostconcepts.net www.Facebook.com/boostconceptsinc #boostconceptsinc For those curious about the installation, you can view the installation video series on our Youtube channel linked under the product description on our website. We were pretty detailed and made it as a follow along to simplify the process and show exactly what is required to install the pump kit. And here are some of our pictures from along the journey of bringing the product to market. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are glad to help in any way that we can! ****Edit Note**** It was recently brought to my attention that there is a demand for a Plug n Play bucket assembly as well. This was actually the original model for this product but during Beta testing 80% strongly requested to have it as a DIY to avoid the hassles of core charges and to maximize cost savings. So here is what I am going to do, I will add an option to have a Plug n play bucket assembly. Cost will be $349 and includes the lid ring tool, shipping will be what ever USPS calculates for size and weight which I will determine this week to add to the website. Hopefully this will give those who don't feel comfortable giving the DIY a try an option to still save some money and have the same performance as the DIY kit. Would love your thoughts and feedback on this! Thanks, Chris
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    Hello everyone, by now most of you have seen the waves our new N54 GC turbocharger offering is making on the platform, so it's time to spill the beans on all the details, such as pricing, availability, fitment, logs, ordering giveaway, etc. We will start with pricing. the pricing schedule will be as outlined below. What is included with the default kit is turbos, inlets, charge pipe. If you already have inlets, you get a discount, if you already have one of our charge pipes (no one does yet, but a ton on order) you can get another discount. Intro Price: Intro Price: $3799 Turbos only without inlets, and CP Intro Price: $3899 Turbos with CP only (you already have either our 2" inlets or another 2" inlet brand, stock frame 1.75-1.80" inlets will NOT work) Intro Price: $3999 Turbos with Inlets, and CP both MSRP once intro price is over: MSRP: $4299 turbos only without inlets, and CP MSRP: $4399 Turbos with CP only MSRP: $4499 Turbos with inlets, and CP We will be doing the intro price for the first 20 sets sold, after that prices go up to MSRP. Availability: They are available on our website right now for Pre-order at the intro price. Sign up for the website, and use discount code VTTGCINTRO our initial order is 50 sets of these from our manufacture, we expect them arrive to us in about 30-60 days. As soon as they come in, the pre-orders ship the next day, after that we will keep stock on hand meaning, any order ships the same of next day ordered, if done so by 3pm PST, if not the next day. VTT buy back program: If you have a current set of VTT hybrid turbochargers this is the buy back offer when purchasing a set of new GC turbochargers. Stage 1: $500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2: $1000 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2+: $1500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back We do not offer any buy back for other manufactures N54 turbochargers, if you have a set try to sell them, if you have a current unfilled order speak with them about your options. Customer Appreciation Giveaway: The way we will be doing our giveaway is a little different, and gives the people who really want a set of these, the ultimate odds to get a free set. Here is how it will work. For the first 20 intro sets, every person who orders is eligible for the giveaway, for each 10 sets ordered we will give one set away, meaning by the time we get to 20 sets sold, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning! This is a much better contest in our opinion, instead of 1 in 2-300 odds of winning, its 1 in 10, and it keeps people who are just entering the contest to possibly win, and sell the turbos from doing so. This contest if for people who truly want a set of these, and want very high odds of winning. We will make another thread for the contest, but it will be simple, our website tracks date of order, as soon as we hit the first 20, we pull a random number between 1-20 twice, and that number gets a full refund of their purchase price! Simple, and effective. (Yes this giveaway will actually happen) Fitment: Currently we are offering GC kits for N54 335LHD, 135,535,Z4. RHD fitment is coming, we are having the rear housing cast, but it takes a couple months. For the 135/535/Z4 guys, the 335 kit fits your vehicles just fine with one small change of a rear water line, which you can either buy from us, or BMW, we provide the part number. You simply purchase the 335 kit with the CP included, and retrofits the rear turbo to the 335 orientation. We have seen this done, on quite a few cars in the past with zero issues. For RHD vehicles due to the steering shaft, you will need to RHD housing, and charge pipe orientation. Do not fear it is coming! You will finally have a 750WHP RHD option! Some details as taken from our website.: WHP Level supported (with proper fuel, upgrades, and tuning) Stock-750WHP We are proud to introduce the latest in our line of N54 turbocharger products the VTT "GC"turbochargers. This is a new N54 turbocharger from the ground up, using 100% new parts throughout. Some of the ground breaking features are fully new turbocharger from the compressor housing, to the bearing housing, to the turbine housing, we had them engineered to fit in the stock N54 location, but the full flow of a much larger turbo. You will not find any huge TD04HL wheels stuffed into the tiny stock turbine housing. Every part on these turbos were designed around our specific goals for power, flow, and reliability. What we ended up with is a turbocharger that can utilize the stock location while providing enough flow for 750WHP.+ To do this we increase the area inside not only the manifolds, but also the turbine, and compressor housings, we also slightly increase AR ratio on the turbine housing to free up even more flow, while not giving up anything in spool. To put it bluntly, there is no other 750WHP capable turbocharger option on the market single or twins that can match the spool, ease of fitment, power or reliability of our "GC" turbochargers! A few more details: Upgraded thrust: Every set of stage GC turbos comes with a performance upgraded thrust to extend the life of the turbochargers. Billet Compressor wheels: Billet compressor wheels are used to maximize flow per shaft revolution Turbine housing is cast from 22+NB Stainless steel Dyno Graph, and Logs: I am sure most of you have seen the dyno graph, but if not here it is. We made 736WHP/675WTQ on 30 psi, and 9-9.4 degrees of timing. We kept TQ down on purpose to try to not break anymore motors, if we went for big boost down low, 750WTQ is easily on tap. Please note the MHD is reading high on boost due to the 4 bar scaling, our AEM log is true boost in the manifold. Datalogs: MHD Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=1&data=4-6-23-27&zoom=8-82 External AEM log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=0&data=0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Hello everyone, by now most of you have seen the waves our new N54 GC turbocharger offering is making on the platform, so it's time to spill the beans on all the details, such as pricing, availability, fitment, logs, ordering giveaway, etc. We will start with pricing. the pricing schedule will be as outlined below. What is included with the default kit is turbos, inlets, charge pipe. If you already have inlets, you get a discount, if you already have one of our charge pipes (no one does yet, but a ton on order) you can get another discount. Intro Price: Intro Price: $3799 Turbos only without inlets, and CP Intro Price: $3899 Turbos with CP only (you already have either our 2" inlets or another 2" inlet brand, stock frame 1.75-1.80" inlets will NOT work) Intro Price: $3999 Turbos with Inlets, and CP both MSRP once intro price is over: MSRP: $4299 turbos only without inlets, and CP MSRP: $4399 Turbos with CP only MSRP: $4499 Turbos with inlets, and CP We will be doing the intro price for the first 20 sets sold, after that prices go up to MSRP. Availability: They are available on our website right now for Pre-order at the intro price. Sign up for the website, and use discount code VTTGCINTRO our initial order is 50 sets of these from our manufacture, we expect them arrive to us in about 30-60 days. As soon as they come in, the pre-orders ship the next day, after that we will keep stock on hand meaning, any order ships the same of next day ordered, if done so by 3pm PST, if not the next day. VTT buy back program: If you have a current set of VTT hybrid turbochargers this is the buy back offer when purchasing a set of new GC turbochargers. Stage 1: $500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2: $1000 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back Stage 2+: $1500 credit towards your purchase, to be refunded once turbos are sent back We do not offer any buy back for other manufactures N54 turbochargers, if you have a set try to sell them, if you have a current unfilled order speak with them about your options. Customer Appreciation Giveaway: The way we will be doing our giveaway is a little different, and gives the people who really want a set of these, the ultimate odds to get a free set. Here is how it will work. For the first 20 intro sets, every person who orders is eligible for the giveaway, for each 10 sets ordered we will give one set away, meaning by the time we get to 20 sets sold, you have a 1 in 10 chance of winning! This is a much better contest in our opinion, instead of 1 in 2-300 odds of winning, its 1 in 10, and it keeps people who are just entering the contest to possibly win, and sell the turbos from doing so. This contest if for people who truly want a set of these, and want very high odds of winning. We will make another thread for the contest, but it will be simple, our website tracks date of order, as soon as we hit the first 20, we pull a random number between 1-20 twice, and that number gets a full refund of their purchase price! Simple, and effective. (Yes this giveaway will actually happen) Fitment: Currently we are offering GC kits for N54 335LHD, 135,535,Z4. RHD fitment is coming, we are having the rear housing cast, but it takes a couple months. For the 135/535/Z4 guys, the 335 kit fits your vehicles just fine with one small change of a rear water line, which you can either buy from us, or BMW, we provide the part number. You simply purchase the 335 kit with the CP included, and retrofits the rear turbo to the 335 orientation. We have seen this done, on quite a few cars in the past with zero issues. For RHD vehicles due to the steering shaft, you will need to RHD housing, and charge pipe orientation. Do not fear it is coming! You will finally have a 750WHP RHD option! Some details as taken from our website.: WHP Level supported (with proper fuel, upgrades, and tuning) Stock-750WHP We are proud to introduce the latest in our line of N54 turbocharger products the VTT "GC"turbochargers. This is a new N54 turbocharger from the ground up, using 100% new parts throughout. Some of the ground breaking features are fully new turbocharger from the compressor housing, to the bearing housing, to the turbine housing, we had them engineered to fit in the stock N54 location, but the full flow of a much larger turbo. You will not find any huge TD04HL wheels stuffed into the tiny stock turbine housing. Every part on these turbos were designed around our specific goals for power, flow, and reliability. What we ended up with is a turbocharger that can utilize the stock location while providing enough flow for 750WHP.+ To do this we increase the area inside not only the manifolds, but also the turbine, and compressor housings, we also slightly increase AR ratio on the turbine housing to free up even more flow, while not giving up anything in spool. To put it bluntly, there is no other 750WHP capable turbocharger option on the market single or twins that can match the spool, ease of fitment, power or reliability of our "GC" turbochargers! A few more details: Upgraded thrust: Every set of stage GC turbos comes with a performance upgraded thrust to extend the life of the turbochargers. Billet Compressor wheels: Billet compressor wheels are used to maximize flow per shaft revolution Turbine housing is cast from 22+NB Stainless steel Dyno Graph, and Logs: I am sure most of you have seen the dyno graph, but if not here it is. We made 736WHP/675WTQ on 30 psi, and 9-9.4 degrees of timing. We kept TQ down on purpose to try to not break anymore motors, if we went for big boost down low, 750WTQ is easily on tap. Please note the MHD is reading high on boost due to the 4 bar scaling, our AEM log is true boost in the manifold. Datalogs: MHD Log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=1&data=4-6-23-27&zoom=8-82 External AEM log http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbotech/gc-736-logs?log=0&data=0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 02:00 PM
    Hey whats up everyone. pretty much the new guy here on the boards. Just starting a thread to post updates to what im doing to my XI. I know Nitrous has been run on the N54 as i searched around just to see what people did and etc. Nitrous isn't always well welcome on some platforms for whatever reason. But i've always been a fan of any PROPERLY setup power adder. I'm choosing the Direct port route for my setup. Base kit being used here to start is: Nitrous Express Part Number: 80006EFI-10 Why am i choosing to go nitrous over a turbo upgrade currently? Partially because on this car in particular, im not looking for more power than the stock twins can support. And nitrous will work for those times i just want some added go. I've run nitrous with very good success in other cars. so i figured i'd do the same on the XI. On top of the base kit, im running the typical bottle heater and remote opener. Going to make a custom switchbox in the center console to hide everything. as well as have the purge kit which is a necessity if not using it all the time. Who wants to crack liines? Not sure if anyone is interested, but if you are feel free to follow this thread. I have a spare intake manifold in the mail to mock it all up on. and make it nice and pretty. And still on the fence about actually making a spacer plate for the intake manifold and putting jets there instead of the manifold runners. I opted for direct port, because i don't want to deal with pooling and uneven distro. Anyway, i'll post updates as i go. thanks for viewing. -Justin
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 12:14 AM
    This video is not being posted due to the cinematography. With no camera views from inside the cars we usually dismiss this stuff as junk. It is not hard to get a couple Go Pros these days and show clear HD video. However, the commentary of the butthurt AMG owner is glorious to behold. Which of these cars is faster stock for stock? The W205 C63 AMG S is both quicker and faster. However, as it is rear wheel drive it takes a bit more skill to launch. Need proof? A stock W205 C63 went 12.5 @ 119 in the 1/4 mile. A stock W205 C63 AMG S went 11.6 @ 120 on a better 60 foot. Almost a full second difference due to launch quality. A stock X5M will run low 12's at close to 115. You can look at a Dinan tuned example in the 1/4 mile (because it performs almost like stock anyway) here. If you ran the cars from a roll, the X5M would lose every single time. They are not running from a roll though and that means the traction advantage is with the all wheel drive 5000+ pound behemoth. The X5M in the first dig race gets the hit and wins easily. The second run has an even start and the X5M just edges ahead. That is the end of the racing and then the excuses begin to pour out from the AMG owner. First, he talks about how he put $50k down. Yet, he didn't spend any of that on drag tires or driving lessons which is where the money clearly needs to go. The AMG owner then asks for a 60-180 run. Seriously? You don't even know you have a 155 mph limiter on there? Plus 130 miles an hour is plenty to show who has the stronger top end. The AMG owner says in Germany a 1/4 mile doesn't mean anything. Well, even the Germans probably know you should know how to launch if you're going to run on the street from a dig against an all wheel drive car. Plus the 1/4 mile specs should tell him his best race is a roll. He's using the German argument here (poorly) to say the car is designed for the Autobahn. The X5M is from a German company as well though so he's reaching for anything. The guys on the side of the X5M did not give him a roll race and said they wanted to run again but in a 1/4 mile. So, they ran their race and won. The C63 guy says he has an E63 on order after that. Good, because it looks like he needs the all wheel drive of the E63 to mask his driving and his bullshit. Lulz
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 12:05 AM
    This video is not being posted due to the cinematography. With no camera views from inside the cars we usually dismiss this stuff as junk. It is not hard to get a couple Go Pros these days and show clear HD video. However, the commentary of the butthurt AMG owner is glorious to behold. Which of these cars is faster stock for stock? The W205 C63 AMG S is both quicker and faster. However, as it is rear wheel drive it takes a bit more skill to launch. Need proof? A stock W205 C63 went 12.5 @ 119 in the 1/4 mile. A stock W205 C63 AMG S went 11.6 @ 120 on a better 60 foot. Almost a full second difference due to launch quality. A stock X5M will run low 12's at close to 115. You can look at a Dinan tuned example in the 1/4 mile (because it performs almost like stock anyway) here. If you ran the cars from a roll, the X5M would lose every single time. They are not running from a roll though and that means the traction advantage is with the all wheel drive 5000+ pound behemoth. The X5M in the first dig race gets the hit and wins easily. The second run has an even start and the X5M just edges ahead. That is the end of the racing and then the excuses begin to pour out from the AMG owner. First, he talks about how he put $50k down. Yet, he didn't spend any of that on drag tires or driving lessons which is where the money clearly needs to go. The AMG owner then asks for a 60-180 run. Seriously? You don't even know you have a 155 mph limiter on there? Plus 130 miles an hour is plenty to show who has the stronger top end. The AMG owner says in Germany a 1/4 mile doesn't mean anything. Well, even the Germans probably know you should know how to launch if you're going to run on the street from a dig against an all wheel drive car. Plus the 1/4 mile specs should tell him his best race is a roll. He's using the German argument here (poorly) to say the car is designed for the Autobahn. The X5M is from a German company as well though so he's reaching for anything. The guys on the side of the X5M did not give him a roll race and said they wanted to run again but in a 1/4 mile. So, they ran their race and won. The C63 guy says he has an E63 on order after that. Good, because it looks like he needs the all wheel drive of the E63 to mask his driving and his bullshit. Lulz
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 08:29 PM
    With the Super Bowl over and last season officially in the books, time to gear up for 2016. Guess we'll start with focusing on the draft. Oh, and Vegas odds for next season's champ:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 08:12 PM
    We all already know the new B58 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 is underrated and makes considerably more power and torque than the N55 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 it replaces. BMW rates the motor at 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque at the crank. The M Performance Power Kit raises output to a claimed 355 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Considering the car is already making more power and torque than that without the power kit as it dynos 331 rear wheel horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque at the wheels we can only imagine what the actual output is with BMW's power bump. Let's assume gains of another 20 wheel horsepower and 20 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. To find out for sure we will need to see a dyno but there is no denying the car moves very well in the video below. Keep in mind this is an xDrive model which is heavier due to the all wheel drive system. That just makes the 0-200 kph acceleration all the more impressive:
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  • Cpt_Rum-bo's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 10:27 AM
    Cpt_Rum-bo started a thread Linear Throttle Issue in N54
    Background info: my car is 2010 6sp FBO 135i and I've been tuning it myself for the last year or so running on E30. My issue is this and I've tested it in gears 2-6 and they all do the same thing. As I steadily add throttle, boost proportionally increases as expected to ~3psi. As I keep adding more throttle it always suddenly jumps to around 11psi, after which it proportionally increases to max as a keep adding throttle. I've tried so many things to change this but nothing seems to work. This makes coming out of a turn at the track very tricky as I have to try and predict the surge. Attached are the tables I adjusted that I felt should help. Hopefully others with more experience can show me where the issue is.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 01:42 PM
    360HP/500NM - Looks like a 12s car to me lol, this thing rips that xdrive! I would imagine downpipe and tune on this would make it serious 11s car damn! I have to say, until today M performance kit sucked hard, but this one here amazed me :music-rockout:
    15 replies | 114 view(s)
  • brendanrule's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 07:47 PM
    I would like to point out the Andy does not communicate very well. My order has not been made how I asked. My emails were not replied to. When the emails were answered it was to say he will find out for me. But would not answer a simple question of has it been made and when will it ship. Even called a 3-4 of times but only left a message once. rang twice during working hours with no answer. I asked for an intercooler to be made with 3 inch pipes on boths sides with no bungs. I got an intercooler with bungs and 3 inch on one side and 2 inch on the other. I'm a pissed off customer. I already had a good ATM intercooler but wanted something more flowing for rb evos. I and paid $1800 au for this and he couldn't even reply to an email or make what i asked for. Your welds are very nice but it has the wrong size pipe on it!!!!!!!!!
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 01:42 PM
    Well I am running the stealths and I previously ran regular RBS. The dyno was done two weeks ago. All the data is from the same Dyno and running the same PSI so as to compare apples to apples. I know everyone that post dynos on these forums seem to post way higher numbers than I do for some reason but I have a delta that shows a hefty increase and that is all that matters to me. The 534hp 517 tq was my previous dyno on regular RBs that produced my 10.9 130 run at the track. The other two is the delta I have from the new turbos, so take what you want from it. I had timing drops in cylinder 4 because I am still on some old plugs so i have new ones coming and coils too. Terry believes that will fix the issue and get me another 10-15hp but here is my current data. The 606 was the last flash setup we decided to stay with, the power band is really nice for what is produced it also did a two other 608 pulls. As for the track its coming just need weather to cooperate, the car is stupid strong and feels totally different from what i had previously and I am really concerned about dew or a patch of cold track and getting out of shape on a run. Terry helped me a ton with the dyno, I can not say how much he does for people running the JB4. He truly goes more than out of his way to assist his customers. Again take what you want from this and the numbers. I had probably 7-8 runs but I didn't want it to look muddled with lots of lines so just had these two and my previous best dyno mark on regular RBs emailed from the dyno shop.
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  • ///Monst3r's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 08:10 PM
    ///Monst3r started a thread DME Replacement in N54
    Just received donor ews, cas and dme , is anyone familiar with the specific steps to getting this to work?
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    02-08-2016, 10:14 AM
    Ive had many runs back and forth with a buddy who has an f10 m5. this is a 55/60-140ish roll from last year in mexico. From a 40 roll, the m5 gets out on me and I cant pass him. This year he is coming for me though. mods are as follows: F10 M5 Downpipes full exhaust Stock intake boxes 93+100 octane mix toyo r888 tires dyno tuned to 660whp at ttfs 335i FBO + meth (70/30 meth/water%) Stock exhaust jb4+mhd back end (map 3, 65 additive for 23-21 psi tapered curve) e40 fuel mix Old cast/12blade Rb turbos + inlets level 10 vb +tq converter nitto nt05 summer tires no idea on whp Run starts at :34
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  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 01:06 AM
    Decided to randomly check my compression and got the following numbers. Looks like I'll have to buy an extra engine and have it built. Cylinder 1: 180 Cylinder 2: 180 Cylinder 3: 180 Cylinder 4: 150 Cylinder 5: 180 Cylinder 6: 180 Edit QUOTE
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 06:26 PM
    NniftyFour started a thread Fuel Injector seals in N54
    what is everyone doing about fuel injector seals? If your taking them out for a short period <30 min do you just leave the seals alone? If you're putting a used injector back in after a period of absence how do you get the new seal on?? I know there's a BMW tool, but I don't think anyone uses it do they? I was able to get a new seal on once by hand, but the seal seemed warped once it was on... did not cause a misfire though.. So :confused:. I think it shrank back down after heat cycling. So whats the proper move here? I know Tony swaps injectors all the time, would like to hear what he thinks. Tony@VargasTurboTech
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  • Luke.pitt's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 01:54 PM
    Luke.pitt started a thread Which flash? in N54
    Hi all, wondered if I could get some opinions on what flash route to take. My current mods are vrsf downpipes, charge pipe and tial bov, mishimoto intercooler, bms dual cones and jb4 g5 always ran on UK 99Ron. Would the bms pump flash or the mhd stage 2 flash be best? Or is there another option that's better for my setup. I will be buying upgrade upgraded inlets very soon if that makes any difference. Any help would again be appreciated! 👍👍
    10 replies | 191 view(s)
  • blisstik's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 08:12 PM
    blisstik started a thread MHD Tune by MOTIV in N54
    Got an encrypted tune from Jacob and it solves all the spool problems. Honestly feels like stock twins. I feel like by 2500, it's all there. Thanks Motiv! No logs yet.
    7 replies | 277 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-12-2016, 02:41 AM
    Well, that did not take long. The new B58 motor is impressing. The stock power is considerable and the acceleration is not far off an E92 M3 at least with the M Performance package. Things are going to take some giant steps forward on the platform relatively soon. While tuning on the B58 platform and the respective chassis' it goes into is still in its infancy VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies) is already attempting to get ahead of the curve by working on a B58 turbo upgrade. Tuners have told us the factory B58 turbo housing seems larger than the N55. That means this upgrade has serious potential. Time will tell but rest assured turbo upgrades will be on the market for owners that itch for more power. This of course should apply to all 40i models.
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  • BigM62's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 02:47 PM
    Quote: "A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency could mean bad things for racers and car enthusiasts across the United States. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the EPA wants to make it illegal to modify your roadgoing car for racing, and could even prohibit the sale of aftermaket parts that mess with emission control devices. Tucked away in an EPA proposal titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 is a section that indicates this sort of vehicle modification is a violation of the clean air act. Here's the exact wording, found on page 862 of an official EPA document: EPA is proposing in 40 CFR 1037.601(a)(3) to clarify that the Clean Air Act does not allow any person to disable, remove, or render inoperative (i.e., tamper with) emission controls on a certified motor vehicle for purposes of competition. SEMA met with the EPA to confirm the agency's intentions, and issued a statement saying, "The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal." The association added, "SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary." Cars used exclusively for racing have not always been held to the same emissions standards as their roadgoing counterparts. This EPA document outlines exactly how the Clean Air Act applied to cars used exclusively for racing, as well as new cars the EPA and various automakers classify as "competition" models. Here, it was simply not allowed to modify cars that would be used for both competitive and recreational use. "This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles," said Chris Kersting, president and CEO of SEMA. The EPA is expected to publish its final regulations in July. Scroll down to read SEMA's official statement.
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  • SteveAZ's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 11:24 AM
    SteveAZ started a thread Fuel-It! upgrade program in N54
    Hey all, we've been very busy developing products and supporting customers, consequently we haven't spent much time on this board. To re-acquaint ourselves we're going to start off by announcing our official upgrade policy. We have a lot of new products that we've introduced over the last few months and get a lot of inquiries from existing customers looking to add additional upgrades. Consequently we have developed the attached upgrade policy. In addition over the next couple days we'll also start a new thread to bring everyone that has missed some of our recent releases up to date and give you all the necessary information you need to make informed decisions when choosing your upgrade path. If you have any questions you can email us directly at: steve@fuel-it.com chris@fuel-it.com gage@fuel.it.com Or if needed, you can also reach me personally at 623-428-1468 Thanks, Steve Edit: File attached for easier reading. ;)
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  • EJ_Reynolds's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 05:47 PM
    Reached out to fastgti69 about a turbo install and everything was going as planned. Due to my car failing smog and unable to get it registered, I let him know that I wasn't going to be able to make it for the install and asked to buy his coolant tank relocation kit so I can get it installed locally on 5 February and for him to send me an invoice. On the 7th, I was told I'll get an invoice but the day came and went without a word. On the 8th, I reached out again letting him know I had an appointment on the 10th to get the kit install and want to proceed with the order. I received an apology on the 9th and he requested my address and sent over the invoice. Keep in mind I've been waiting for an invoice/trying to order for 4 days. I received the invoice and paid within an hour on the 9th so it could get sent out the same day. I live and Vegas and normally get packages from SoCal next day. Last messaged I received was the kit would be sent out shortly early yesterday afternoon. I've reached out a twice yesterday evening and night and haven't heard a word. Never got a tracking number also. I shot him a final message this morning before dropping off the car and still getting ignored :angry-banghead: I have no idea if the kit even shipped. Searched everywhere on the web and cannot find a good working number. Hopefully the kit shows up today, but seriously, I really expected better customer service rather if I was spending $80 or $1k+.
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  • lfelunden's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 06:39 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 11:45 PM
    Here you have two black BMW i8's. One is a matte black wrapped car that is also bagged which wears Vossen rims. The other black i8 has the factory black paint and HRE wheels. It is also lowered but not with bags. It retains the factory suspension design. Here are the Vossen specs: 22 inches is the same size as the HRE wheels. With the more exaggerated drop the wheels looks bigger on the matte black i8 but somehow also tacky. An i8 on bags? Isn't this supposed to be a sports car? If one is going for attention this setup might fit the bill: Here are the HRE specs: The HRE setup just looks classier here and also will offer better handling performance. The car is not comically low but definitely still has an aggressive stance. Make your choice:
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  • sA x sKy's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 03:42 PM
    sA x sKy started a thread S55 Motor Build Underway in S55
    The engine just got out of the car and is on the way to one of the best machinists in the country (AMS/UGR cars). Going a different route from TPG. Wont say any details about whats going to happen to the engine until the car puts down some times.
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  • Mrpikolo's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 08:05 PM
    This is the time of year where I come out of my hibernation and start playing with my car again. I am currently tweaking my street tune. Safe, fun, good fuel mileage, 91 octane compatible. I remember reading that the euro spec models may use a "lean burn" setting. Has anyone done any research or experimented with this? Also, I remember that there is a way of eliminating EGR through vanos settings. Does anyone had any success stories with this making a difference? I will be more than willing to share this revision once I finish.
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  • Evan Patak's Avatar
    02-10-2016, 01:00 PM
    Fellow N54 enthusiasts, I do too many projects to divide them up into separate threads, for the sake of simplicity I decided to start a build log for my E61. A little background on my style: Aesthetics are important to me but not at the expense of function so I do my best to achieve both, if there is a conflict, function wins. "Clean" is always the goal. I love details; details, details, details. Now that I have a garage I do all of my own work, I really enjoy the challenge of solving problems and figuring things out so a late model BMW keeps me busy on this front. When the wagon is broken, I fix it, when it is running 100%, I look for something to modify or break, I am sure many of you can relate. I love to retrofit things and "make them work." I also love having a 550awhp wagon that can run with pretty much anything on the street, while carrying mountain bikes, a dog, and groceries. Function! Day 1 of the build (September 2013) up to (February 2016) can be seen in the first 30 pages of this thread: http://5series.net/forums/e61-touring-discussion-4/evans-e61-build-pics-updates-wagon-love-all-135223/ This thread will continue where that one leaves off. For those inclined, my Instagram handle is "hoburger" Evan Here is a couple introductory pictures of my wagon in current trim:
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    02-09-2016, 06:39 PM
    So I recently changed my oil to Motul x-cess 8100 5w-40 and I've been having a weird issue in the mornings when trying to start my car on my driveway. If I leave the car parked in my driveway in neutral all night, but try to start the car with the shifter in reverse then the car makes a noise that sounds like a fuel pump trying to prime and it fails to start. Seems like this only happens when I try to start my car after leaving it on my driveway overnight and the mornings aren't even cold (60F). The fix is simple enough, just start the car in neutral, but I wanted to see if anyone knows what's going on with my car or if they've experienced anything similar. Additional info is Redline MTL Tranny fluid and Motiv Twin Disc Clutch. Usually this only happens once and then it will starts fine but I'll see if I can get a video of it tomorrow.
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  • rac's Avatar
    02-11-2016, 06:47 PM
    Effects of Different Fuels on a Turbocharged, Direct Injection, Spark Ignition Engine Mostly interesting for it\'s spark sweep charts and discussion, showing lower NIMEP sensitivity for E85 as spark timing deviates from MBT, and also charge air temperature sensitivity. Not N54 specific, however useful background to anyone beginning to tune for E85. Effects of Different Fuels on a Turbocharged, Direct Injection, Spark Ignition Engine
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