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  • Ingeniator's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    Ingeniator replied to a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Looking forward to this. Thanks.
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  • jyamona's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 PM
    jyamona replied to a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Hey guys, this has been my handiwork. (I can't start a new thread) I think you will all like using EcuFlash better than Tunerpro, for the reasons stated above. It is also a free app, so no worries there. I will post a link to it when I have the xml ready next week. If you have any questions I will be able to answer tomorrow. Thanks!
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 08:17 PM
    well its done for these turbos. My prototypes I'm installing are the custom designed and cast bearing housings. When I receive them I will post pics. I haven't seen any evidence of custom designed and cast bearing housings previously but I could be wrong and missed something.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 PM
    This sounds like what Rob Beck has been trying for months/years
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 PM
    oh ok. A custom investment cast and designed TD04 bearing housing reduces machining time and welding time to modify a standard TD04 bearing housing to bolt up to the N54 oil and coolant lines and turbine housing. It requires a significant investment in engineering and tooling on the front end for the castings but then is much more efficient and reduces manufacturing costs on the back end after a threshold of units are sold. What this means for the consumer is that the turbos can be produced quicker and with higher quality control due to the custom cast bearing housings. To my knowledge, no one else is doing this on hybrid turbos for the N54.
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    I can't wait!
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 07:53 PM
    need more context for your question. Save vs what?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 PM
    Let's keep it all in one thread.
    5 replies | 48 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 PM
    Hey AuroraBrav: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 PM
    Sticky replied to a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Interesting development...
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 07:49 PM
    haha well hopefully you guys get it figured out.
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  • BostonBeemah's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 PM
    Thats interesting. Any details on what they are developing yet?
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 PM
    How much would you say realistically one would save by going this route?
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 07:32 PM
    ibtl fukr right in the p*ssy!
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  • klipseracer's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 PM
    klipseracer replied to a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Very nice
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    Today, 07:24 PM
    It's okay, installing some new inlets soon, 100% ripped off of your design, I hope mine work out or I may be picking up a pair of yours lol I imagine this bracket won't help with silicone inlets?
    12 replies | 274 view(s)
  • m3dragon's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    Most recent claimed numbers. Q&A from post on other forms and emails. 1. Yes - there is a caravan from Sacramento to Hollister the day of the event. We are leaving VERY earlier. Details of time and location will be emailed to those who sign up. 2. For those who live in the central valley, we do have a meet up point on the route so you can join the group for the drive down. 3. If you need a radio, Motorola brand radios work best from experience. Models 25 miles up are what most of us going run. Cobra seems not to be as reliable so spend the money of the good radios.
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 PM
    spxxx started a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Hey guys, Posting on behalf of a buddy who will chime in with more info... Hey guys. I've been very busy with a few projects I'm working on, but they are all coming together. I kind of pushed this one to the front because I don't like TunerPro very much. It is slow, a bit clunky, cell shading isn't the best, comparing bins is limited, and most of all, you need to define separate "tables" for axis breakpoints. Well, NO MORE! This took a large amount of "up front" manual work, but going forward it will be much easier adding new tables defs thanks to the different XML format. The de facto standard for editing bins going forward is going to be EcuFlash. If any of you come from the Evo / Subaru world, this will be very familiar to you. If not, there is basically no learning curve coming from TunerPro either. Just benefits. Added benefits: - you can edit table axis breakpoints right on the main table - no need to "load XDF" (correct def is loaded automatically when you pick your bin) - better performance 3D view - can have table windows on two different monitors easily - nicer colors - etc. I expect to have an XML ready for release by sometime next week. I've attached a screenshot below for reference. See if you can spot one of the new tables
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  • MikeB@FFTEC's Avatar
    Today, 07:09 PM
    Joe's BMW 135i came in for a boost leak and diagnostic. Our collaborative build with GT Auto Concepts is all finished up and ready to go. We had the intercooler powder coated a custom color to match his upcoming livery. It looks amazing in person! Lance and Vince picked up the GTR in style! Their 450 Scuderia sports a full exhaust system that really screams! Two more Evo engine builds coming along nicely! Custom calibration coming up soon! Brandon's engine is all buttoned up and ready to install! This Ford Raptor will be our dedicated tow vehicle for the transporting Andy's FFTEC Built and calibrated GTR to Shift S3ctor's air strip attack in Coalinga tomorrow! Stay tuned for results and photos from the event next week! Final Shift S3ctor prep! New Toyo R888, mounted balanced. Check! Fresh Motul 300V Engine Oil. Check! Brake system bled and flushed with Endless RF650 fluid. Check!
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 06:59 PM
    ok just posted the same thread up here nice and clean now as a vendor so if you want this thread can be deleted and we can discuss there.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 PM
    reserved
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 PM
    Ive been working on a project for the N54 community for a couple months but had not announced it since I wanted to be sure the concept was feasible. I have done enough now to know the concept is good so ready to share my R&D progress with the community. Description It is a TD04L-20T with true 20T native compressor housing. The 20T mistubishi profile compressor wheel is a forged billet wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner. The Turbo consist of a TD04 bearing housing modified to connect to stock oil lines, coolant lines and stock turbine housing. The turbine housing has been modified to accept the TD04L turbine and flange up to the TD04 bearing housing. The kit will include upgraded inlet pipe system and also charge pipe system optimized for the high flowing native 20T compressor housing which is over twice the size/flow of stock compressor housing. This will make sure the turbos are flowing to their maximum potential along with the upgraded plumbing for the turbo included. This turbo can push up to 35psi of boost and not sure what the actual WHP will be on the N54, but with proper fueling and meth cooling should be in the 750whp range theoretically at those boost levels near redline according to estimated compressor map and turbo HP calcs, only testing will prove if this is possible and I intend to test the prototypes to these levels with proper port injection and stage 3 LPFP. Schedule Current schedule is to finish development of the prototype set by the end of April/early May and install on my car and test and tune/dyno by the end of May. If all goes well I plan to get 10 beta test units out in June. If that goes well, start selling the kits to you all in July or August. I have completed my test fit on an N54 motor and finalized the designs for the wastegate actuator mounting and modifications and charge pipe (turbo to IC) design as well as making sure everything is going to fit on the engine. Everything went perfect on the fitup of the turbo to the engine so thats when I decided it was time to start sharing R&D progress with the N54 community. Pricing Dont have my final production pricing yet price point will be $3050 for both turbos, $450 for the basic inlet kit and $500 for the charge pipes from turbo to intercooler. If you already own my inlet pipe system, obviously no need to buy that. Only thing needed to adapt my inlet pipe system to the new turbos is two new elbows and everything else works Testing On my prototype system I plan to do dyno test and tune and push them to the maximum as I will have all the supporting fuel mods needed. I will be doing full logging of course. In addition, I will be doing custom turbo logging never before seen on the N54. Not only will I be logging EGT and backpressure (done before) to check health of the turbine but also I will log pressure and temperature at the turbo inlet and also at the turbo outlet which will tell me exactly what pressure ratios the turbo is working at and also at what efficiency. This compressor logging has never been done to my knowledge on the N54 but is the only real way to understand the compressor health during turbo operation. Quality The turbos are purchased from a large turbo supplier. I bought the CHRA from them to my specs which were basically TD04 bearing housing with 04L turbine and 20T billet 6x6 compressor wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner (for more boost). I also ordered the CHRA with upgraded thrust bearing, actually the highest upgrade possible, steel thrust bearing mitsubishi uses in the rally turbo cars where turbos REALLY get beat on and need bullet proof bearings. The compressor housing is the native 20T housing (over 2x more flow area) for TD04 and the entire CHRA is assembled and balanced by the manufacturer on a VSR machine they have in house and individual report provided for confirmation. I get the turbine housing machined at a CNC machine shop locally that deals with very high tolerance precision drilling tool parts and I assemble the CHRA to the turbine housing and wastegates "in my garage" and bench test wastegates on the turbos to ensure proper setting. Pics Now some pics to show you some progress :) Current Status update so quick update. We are doing a new manufacturing process for these hybrid turbos that has never been done before...well here is a sneak peak. The turbo manufacturer has designed a custom TD04 bearing housing that will flange up to the stock turbine manifold and bolt up to stock coolant and oil lines and will be investment cast to OEM (mitsubishi) specifications by a factory that also does casting for the OEM. To my knowledge this has never before been done on hybrid turbos for the N54. This will provide a true TD04 CHRA and will increase quality and reduce cost and be a MUCH cleaner solution in my opinion. This coupled with getting the right fittings designed and machined for the VSR machine is the reason I dont have my prototype turbos installed already but the delay is well worth it for the custom cast TD04 center section. I have partnered with the turbo manufacturer and he has made significant investments in the tooling required to manufacture the custom cast TD04 bearing housings but it will pay dividends in the long run in many respects. Also I am finalizing the charge pipes from turbos to intercooler and expect to complete those in a couple weeks and will have the turbo wastegate rod extensions complete also in a couple weeks as well as the wastegate mounting plate. Currently I expect to get the turbos delivered in early May and then in May I will be installing and working out the bugs and hopefully dyno tuning to max power by the end of May or early June. below is a sneak peak pic of the solid model design for the custom TD04 bearing housing design
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  • terryd5150's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 PM
    I admire your attention to detail on this project; particularly, the validation testing to verify uniform flow rates across the nozzles. Hopefully, you'll post a parts list when you're done. Best Regards. Terry
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 PM
    I will post a thread up later here with the compete Info. I actually posted one here a couple months ago but turned into an argument between RB and VTT and I wasnt a vendor yet so a lot of info got cut like pricing and other things. That thread got totally derailed and messed up. It's different now that I'm a vendor. Will post a clean thread up here later tonight so that we can discuss on this forum.
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 PM
    Description It is a TD04L-20T with true 20T native compressor housing. The 20T mistubishi profile compressor wheel is a forged billet wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner. The Turbo consist of a TD04 bearing housing modified to connect to stock oil lines, coolant lines and stock turbine housing. The turbine housing has been modified to accept the TD04L turbine and flange up to the TD04 bearing housing. The kit will include upgraded inlet pipe system and also charge pipe system optimized for the high flowing native 20T compressor housing which is over twice the size/flow of stock compressor housing. This will make sure the turbos are flowing to their maximum potential along with the upgraded plumbing for the turbo included. This turbo can push up to 35psi of boost and not sure what the actual WHP will be on the N54, but with proper fueling and meth cooling should be in the 750whp range theoretically at those boost levels near redline according to estimated compressor map and turbo HP calcs, only testing will prove if this is possible and I intend to test the prototypes to these levels with proper port injection and stage 3 LPFP. Schedule Current schedule is to finish development of the prototype set by the end of April/early May and install on my car and test and tune/dyno by the end of May. If all goes well I plan to get 10 beta test units out in June. If that goes well, start selling the kits to you all in July or August. I have completed my test fit on an N54 motor and finalized the designs for the wastegate actuator mounting and modifications and charge pipe (turbo to IC) design as well as making sure everything is going to fit on the engine. Everything went perfect on the fitup of the turbo to the engine so thats when I decided it was time to start sharing R&D progress with the N54 community. Pricing Dont have my final production pricing yet price point will be $3050 for both turbos, $450 for the basic inlet kit and $500 for the charge pipes from turbo to intercooler. If you already own my inlet pipe system, obviously no need to buy that. Only thing needed to adapt my inlet pipe system to the new turbos is two new elbows and everything else works
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  • Legionofboom's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 PM
    Discuss.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    Im not sure but since he is a guest vendor I don't think he can post more than once a day. Good point about the NASA car though. Guess we will see where the chips fall once SS releases thier results with the CES kit.
    57 replies | 1460 view(s)
  • ncat10's Avatar
    Today, 05:27 PM
    ncat10 replied to a thread My custom 335 project in N54
    Hello. I use stock flash from 335is tranny with custom made oil cooling: Additional cooler + Custom made oil pan with Total oil capacity 9L. There are 100-200 run on 18psi
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
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