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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    05-03-2016, 02:31 AM
    R.G. started a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I'll start, Aluminum coolant reservoir with oem sensor plug. It's the same sensor that bmw's have used for 15 years. Mishimoto developed one a while back for the E46, can't be too difficult to recreate for the N54. Something like this please http://www.radiumauto.com/Coolant-Expansion-Tank-P261.aspx Edit: For the E30 https://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac-aluminum-coolant-expansion-tank-bmw-m3-e30-p2576.aspx Got lazy and told owners to short wires for E46
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  • 1///M's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 09:00 AM
    The day has finally come for me to post this thread. After months of hard work and frustration, my 1M makes some good passes. a big thank you goes out to Rennzport (authorised South African BMS dealer), Terry and Steve. Steve has a lot of patience as we could not resolve an o2 issue. these speeds where ran on 2 different occasions however the car backed it up consistently. I felt I needed to back my speed up before making this post. the runs where done over a distance of 1km from a standing start. on the the first occasion my race number was 6b2 and next event was 6b20. mods are as follows : single turbo self made manifold turbo set up homemade triple pack clutch and flywheel Custom PI (wip) BMS backend flash and jb4
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  • Chris@CKI's Avatar
    05-04-2016, 09:23 PM
    Chris@CKI started a thread ***Spark plug guide*** in N54
    This has been a long needed update. So after many years of owning high power N54’s I’ve had my fair share of ignition problems and have tested many parts. This thread is more to inform people what is actually out there and the options that can be had. After all it really only boils down to 3 choices so pick one that suits your needs. Spark plugs: NGK 95770 (ILZKBR7B8DG) formally 5992’s 1 Step colder than stock. Recommended for any FBO +. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=39947 $13-14/ea Autolite XP 5682 1.5ish colder than stock. By the information I received on them when compared to NGK. Recommended for FBO+ I ran these for a few thousand miles both with E40+meth and full E85. It performed much better than expected and better yet they are cheap. For the price they seem to be well worth it. They are dual tip dual material Iridiums and platinum. I’d expect them to last the 20-30K miles you usually get out of the 5992’s http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=29181 $6-7/ea NGK 93026 (DILKAR8A8) 2 steps colder than stock. 1 step colder than 5992’s. Recommended for 700hp+ These are the stock plugs in the GTR R35+.The GTR guys are running them in the1000AWHP-sub range with E85. I have been running these for a pretty long time with full E85 and they have been great. They seem to be a little more crisp with response and slightly better starting than the other options. Last time I had them out they were still very clean telling me they aren’t to cold even for full E85. Now with GTR plugs comes a whole other world of aftermarket parts we are deprived of. HKS has a plug, NGK has a $100+ race plug etc If anyone wants to try any of the other options, then go for it and let me know, ill update this thread. http://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=9718 $17+/ea. The price of these have really came down. NGK 97506 (SILZKBR8D8S) S55/N63TU 2 Colder than stock. Should be a good fit for us but currently untested. Someone try them out and let us know! $10-15/ea Now lets talk gapping. I see a lot of people running into ignition issues swearing they gapped the plugs correctly. Wire and the round disks you get from AZ or advanced are all junk. I use either “feeler gauges” or a razor blade that I used a micrometer with to verify thickness. There should be a slight resistance as you insert the feeler gauge between the electrode and ground. If it goes in really easy or its tough to get in then its not gapped correctly. Take your time and do it right the first time. Recommended gaps are 0.022”…….0-25psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….25+psi (pump to E50 with meth) 0.018”…….20+psi (E85) That’s been my experience with fresh coils. Others may have better or worst luck. Pictures. NGK 93026 (left) vs Autolite (right)
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  • wowprcc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 AM
    wowprcc started a thread free killah mixed map in N54
    free killah mixed map this is a mixed map from bms cobb alpina ppk and 1m you should use mhd flasher free killah mixed map
    19 replies | 447 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 02:45 PM
    The S55 platform in the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 officially has a new quickest and fastest record holder. Maximum PSI took their DCT F80 M3 to the strip that features the Pure Turbos upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter inline-6 turbochargers and raised he bar. The previous 10.347 @ 133.82 pass was surpassed with a 10.316 @ 137.22. That means the quickest and fastest records for the S55 platform belong to this F80 M3 as it tops the record holding 135.5 pass. This elapsed time and trap speed come on a worse 60 foot at 1.743. What that means is if they get consistent 1.6X's out of the car (maybe 1.5's with some tweaks) the F80 M3 and F82 M4 platforms are on the doorstep of breaking into the 9's. Mods are the same as before until @Pure Turbos tells us otherwise: Pure Turbos Dodson clutches/baskets Flash/jb4/port injection Straight ms109 fuel Maximum PSI intakes, downpipes, charge pipes, 3.5"exhaust Evolution of Speed prototype intake manifold and intercooler Stock axles Exciting times in the S55 world. EDIT: They kept chipping away and ended up with a 10.2 @ 137 which is the record:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:12 AM
    Oh man I thought these things only existed in meme's:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:58 PM
    BimmerBoost can relate to member @SVH who has been waiting a while on Gintani to finish his project. What is the project? A stroked S65 V8 with twin turbochargers in an E93 M3 convertible. As the convertible model is quite a bit heavier than the coupe the extra displacement totalling roughly 4.5 liters will help quite a bit. These are the specs: CSF radiator and Oil cooler, Gintani Oil pan, sleeved, 4.5 liter, stock comp, OEM main and rod bearings coated with WPC to GTS specs, ARP hardened head bolts, 5 point head work. @SVH is keeping the compression stock which will make for very good spool and driveability down low. He is not going for all out horsepower but a fun and reliable package with a ton more torque than stock. The car is still being broken in and we do not have any dyno figures yet but it will be interesting to see the torque and power curves on this motor when all is said and done. There are videos of it being started and revved below. It looks like Gintani will finally be delivering a built S65 with turbos but we have all heard that before. Hopefully @SVH gets what he paid for. The question now is, where is BimmerBoost's twin turbo built motor E92 M3?
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 07:05 AM
    AWSAWS started a thread DCT power in N54
    Hi Guys, do we know the limits of the DCT transmissions? I see that the Euro 335i, the US 335IS and the F10 M5 share similar transmissions. 335i,335iS - GS7D36SG M5 - GS7D36BG The M5s are able to push much higher power levels. I'm wondering how it might be possible to run the 700whp and above on DCT cars. Will a clutch pack upgrade be enough? Probably not.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 11:36 AM
    This is becoming a bit of a theme in the BMW turbo era, isn't it? Some accuse BimmerBoost of hating on Dinan but that is not the case. BimmerBoost tremendously respects what Steve Dinan achieved. BimmerBoost just places actual tuning results and getting your money's worth above the Dinan brand name. Unfortunately, Dinan results on modern turbo BMW's are very weak especially when one factors in the cost. Only 20 whp gained on an F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 motor for $2500? Over 100 whp by switching from Dinan's Stage 2 Dinantronics box to a flash tune on the F01 Alpina B7? Well, now let's add in an M6 Gran Coupe S63TU as the latest car to find huge gains by ditching Dinan. How big of a difference? About 82 wheel horsepower and a massive 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels (yes, at the wheels and not at the crank like the numbers Dinan promotes with) over the Dinan Dinantronics piggyback. Just tune only Eurocharged obliterates Dinan's Stage I or Stage II Dinantronics unit. You can call this tune Stage Beatdown. Some people may want to pay $3000+ for a Dinan piggyback offering the most modest gains in the BMW aftermarket simply due to Dinan's warranty promise. We believe that is a mistake. BimmerBoost also feels there is a bit of poetic justice in these results as Dinan criticized piggyback tuning only to adopt piggyback tuning when Dinan was not able to offer an ECU flash tune for modern M cars. BimmerBoost does not believe in overpaying for something that underdelivers. Leaving 140 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the table is exactly what someone opting for the Dinantronics box deserves. Oh, and to the owner this M6, now that the car has a Eurocharged tune you might want to get that Dinan badge off the car. People might start thinking Dinan cars are faster than they really are otherwise.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 10:35 AM
    Last year back in August BimmerBoost member @RingMeister01 shared his ESS-Tuning horror story when attempting to get an S55 engine turbo upgrade from ESS. What followed was forum censorship, ESS saying he is not allowed to publicly share development details, and @RingMeister01 saying he will take them to court. That was almost ten months ago. What happened since then? Did this get resolved? Did ESS-Tuning step up to the plate and do the right thing? Hardly. Here it is from the horse's mouth as BimmerBoost asked @RingMeister01 what happened: Basically, the ESS 'dealer' a guy named IMG on the forums ran away with the money. Asbjorn Bohn and Roman at ESS-Tuning did nothing to help. They just did what they could to get this off the forums and ignored any resolution. Roman posted publicly that he could get a refund to quell the forums but it was just all talk and no refund was provided: Quality customer service, eh? Roman is now apparently gone from ESS-Tuning. That is a good thing. Who wants to deal with this? @RingMeister01 unfortunately was a guinea pig without knowing it and ended up paying for ESS development out of his own pocket. That brings up a bigger question though, what is the state of ESS-Tuning upgrades for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 motor? You will notice these turbo upgrades are still not available for sale from ESS and you will be hard pressed to find any positive results with them. Well, BimmerBoost follows the aftermarket BMW scene very closely and we do not see anything significant from ESS on the S55 platform. Thus far, we have major tales of failure such as this one. Oh, sure, they will offer ECU flash tunes as the flash leaks out to everyone who claims to be a tuner. This highlights a bigger issue though with ESS-Tuning. Their sole domain of success is really S65 supercharger kits on the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. How does putting together a Vortech based supercharger kit thanks to having European software sources supplying them with a tune to make it work equate to them having ability across all BMW platforms let alone new turbocharged M's? It doesn't. If BimmerBoost were to guess Roman saw the writing on the wall and left. ESS-Tuning is not going to be much of a factor in the turbo era. You have plenty of experienced turbo tuners already dominating the platforms. ESS-Tuning can't compete with them. AMS realized ESS-Tuning's abilities were overrated a while ago. Frankly, they will likely have to source hardware and tuning from others just like they did previously. It's just that this time around they are late to the party and already overmatched. They can't and won't catch up. The supercharger market on the E9X platform is pretty much tapped out and ESS-Tuning did well controlling the largest S65 V8 forum which is available to the highest bidder. Dissenting opinions were squashed/deleted, users who did not support ESS were banned, and the consensus became ESS-Tuning was the best BMW tuner in the world. They made a lot of money this way at the expense of the community and open dialogue. Fortunately, the BMW turbo era is exposing ESS-Tuning for what they actually are which is nobody special.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 12:15 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
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  • BMW 335i Coupe's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 06:31 PM
    Sorry, had to vent. I was an active member for 8 years, all of a sudden one night the very stuff people posted in 2012, got me banned in 2016 , No warning, just a perma ban. The pics below got me banned and were removed. I posted similar pics before and didnt get banned. Only After i was unfairly banned, i created a bunch of accounts jst to mess with them and posted similar pics again. Btw i have had an active account with Bimmerfest for over 10 years, never had any problems with them guys only with Bimmerpost. Jason and Mark Koesel at Bimmerpost are two real assholes. Thanks for reading.
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  • marcvtec's Avatar
    05-04-2016, 07:06 PM
    https://splice.gopro.com/v?id=G46zjr568 Any Ideas ? bad ground?, new cluster ? goes well with the music, lol.
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  • Steve---/\/54's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 01:22 AM
    Has no wg flanges and no 02 bungs, I will include 2 aem o2 bungs and 2 tial mvs flanges. Asking $1100 shipped. Email me for pics. This is one of Jerry's newer manifolds got it about 2 months ago, ready to ship.1 Thanks Stevengvincent(at)gmail.com
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-02-2016, 07:24 PM
    Exactly like this. Ok, maybe they could have gone slightly bigger on the turbos because it's never enough boost, right? This is a custom project built for someone named Mike Murillo. No idea on the specs but who cares. We salute everyone involved.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 11:31 AM
    The BMW i8 is an interesting car as it showcases the future but also pushes BMW's styling language to the limit. BMW enthusiasts have waited a long time for a high performance BMW halo car but the i8 simply is not that. It's more of a promotional tool for BMW 'i' and a way for BMW to claim to be energy efficient while producing 5300+ pound twin turbo V8 SUV's. The current BMW i8 performs fairly well with 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 114. Basically E92 M3 level performance except for more than twice the price. The i8 will struggle against a Porsche 718 Boxster S. For almost $140k you expect a bit more from the i8 in the performance area. Well, an increase to 420 horsepower from the current 357 is modest but will do wonders. BMW is expected to increase output of the 1.5 liter B38 three-cylinder turbo engine as well as the electric motor. BimmerBoost says stick a B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder under the hood and be done with it but when does BMW ever do what the enthusiasts want to see these days? We will have to wait and see what the actual specs are and also if BMW increases the range with higher capacity batteries. For now, this is all speculation from an Autocar UK report. If they are right, the facelifted i8 will debut alongside a Spyder as a 2018 model year car. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-29-2016, 11:28 PM
    BimmerBoost member @sA x sKy is going for 1000+ horsepower in his BMW F82 M4. He was going to go another route but decided to have TPG Tuning build the motor and do the cylinder head work. The flow results are very similar to TPG Tuning's earlier flowbench data. It's important to note it is not the exact same data but similar data as it should be similar with the same S55 cylinder head. They did not just plug in the previous numbers so they have successfully ported multiple S55 heads which instills confidence and they even improved on the intake side: Very nice results over stock. TPG Tuning also built the bottom end with upgraded forged pieces and shipped it to @sA x sKy after they were done in just three weeks. A built S55 in just three weeks? I know a tuner or two who could learn something from this type of work, quick shipping, and excellent packaging. It is going to be fun to see where this ends up once it is done but it is progressing nicely:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    That 9 second F80 M3 / F82 M4 S55 platform slip looks to be coming soon. Less than a week ago Maximum PSI set the quickest and fastest S55 platform record with a 10.2 @ 137 pass. That put them on the doorstep of being the first to break into the 9's on the platform. Well, with the latest changes including 100% E85 fuel things certainly look promising. They increased output to 712 rear wheel horsepower and 685 lb-ft of torque. The Pure Turbos Stage 2 S55 turbocharger upgrade is definitely working well. Oh, and look at that meat on the rear! Those Hoosier drag radials no doubt will help achieve a better 60 foot than the 1.720 hit previously on the record 10.278 pass. Get it done Maximum PSI!
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    04-29-2016, 08:02 PM
    Manziel is a disaster. IMO, he was clearly never good enough to be a starting NFL quarterback, but he did have an opportunity to still make a lot of money. Instead, he squandered an opportunity he never deserved and has fallen in to a has been before he ever really made it. And the fact that he's BFF with Justin "DB" Bieber is just icing on the cake. Now he's in a Twitter fight with some Ohio radio personality: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2636563-johnny-manziel-reportedly-watches-nfl-draft-from-bar-before-bieber-concert What a fucktard. My favorite comment was after the radio guy called him a tough guy - one of the responses was "don't worry - Manziel won't hit you - you're not a girl" :lol: I'm sure they will run in to each other in downtown Cleveland. With Manziel holding a tin cup begging. -Rich
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 05:21 AM
    There are so many hot hatches in this test the entire list would not fit in the title. This test is done by Auto Trader in the UK so we might as well get out of the way that the weather makes this a less than ideal comparison. It's typically British in that regard. If you have to do a comparison in the rain why even bother with 0-60 testing? Of course the all wheel drive cars will top their rear wheel and front wheel drive counterparts in the wet. Why not try to mitigate the conditions by showing some roll on testing in addition that will reduce the traction advantage and provide some more meaningful data and comparisons? Ok, so the comparison isn't perfect but it is the best comparison we have right now of all of these vehicles. The Europeans obviously love their hot hatches so it makes sense this comes from a European source that includes makes and models that are not featured in the US market. The cars tested are the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type-R, Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S, Peugeot 308 GTI By Peugeot Sport 270, BMW 135i, Seat Leon Cupra 290, and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Here is a table overview of the tested metrics: The 0-60 figures are not too important here due to the traction penalty on the cars without all wheel drive but the Mercedes-AMG A45 is the quickest to 60 at 4.2 seconds followed by the Audi RS3 at 4.3. If you intend to drag race in the rain, the A45 is your car. Around the track though the Mercedes-AMG also wins. Yes, the traction advantage is a major factor here. The Focus RS comes in a close second around the track despite having a manual transmission and less power than the Mercedes. It's chassis dynamics seem to be superior. Take the data presented with a grain of salt. What do the testers think about the cars? The BMW's engine and gearbox is praised but it is said to feel more like a GT than a hot hatch. The BMW's character just is not sporty enough in this company. The Subaru is said to feel dated which is a shame. Honda's Civic Type R is penalized for being too much to handle in the wet. Oh, a front wheel drive turbo car is hard to push to the limit when it's raining? Who knew? It is said to be lively and fun in the dry though which is when you will want to push it. They narrow the list of cars down to their top 3 choices. Those are the Mercedes-AMG A45, Ford Focus RS, and the Renault Sport Megane 275 Cup-S. They decide to drag the trio. The track looks less damp for this race but it really doesn't matter. The A45 AMG easily takes it with the Ford Focus RS coming up second. The M133 engine under the hood of the A45 is simply a beast. If you don't have 35 minutes to spare to watch this video let's spare you some time and tell you what the conclusion is. The Renault is simply outperformed by the A45 and Focus RS. It finishes in third. The A45 AMG is the quickest in a straight line and around the track but it's chassis dynamics, handling, and feedback do not match the Ford Focus RS. The new Ford beats out everyone else as the best all around driver's hot hatch. It is the best hatchback in the world right now. Well done Ford.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    05-01-2016, 06:35 AM
    BMW's violet paint colors do not get enough credit. Daytona Violet and its well known Techno Violet sibling have not been standard M3 paint colors for generations now. It is a shame but that is where BMW Individual comes in who will gladly paint your M3 or M4 in a BMW shade of your choosing for a premium. How much of a premium? Roughly $5k for this Daytona Violet paint job. It is well worth every penny considering the odds of running into another F80 M3 with the same paint color is slim to none. This particular F80 M3 in addition to the Individual paint gets 20 inch HRE Classic 303 rims in a Satin Charcoal finish which plays off the Daytona Violet shade very well. The car is also lowered on KW coilovers with a carbon lip and mirror covers but needs window tint to complete the look. Simply beautiful. P.S. For BMW trivia nerds Daytona Violet was offered only in 1995 on the E36 M3 and Techno Violet was offered on the E36 M3 from 1996-1999.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    04-30-2016, 05:45 AM
    Do thieves need your BMW keys to steal your ride? Nope, as this video of an F10 520i being stolen in Dublin, Ireland attests to. It is surprising just how easy it is. The thieves break the window, open the doors, and use some sort of transmitter to start the car with the keyless feature. It seems convenience options like keyless go just make it easier for thieves to find another way gain access to the car. The car can be replaced of course and no doubt it is insured but it just goes to show how an alarm does not do much of anything against experienced thieves. Source
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  • bigdaddyaaron's Avatar
    05-03-2016, 04:18 PM
    Here is a log of the cold start http://datazap.me/u/bigdaddyaaron/log-1462305082?log=0&data=17-18-24-25 Recently, I developed a misfire on cold starts. The log shows bank 2 being sporadic in both stft and afr. On one cold start, the dme threw a code for a misfire on cly 4. Once the rpm's drop after 20 or so seconds, the car idles and drives normally. Any idea as to what may be happening?
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