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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2017, 07:36 PM
    Tuners have flashed F-Series BMW models for some time now but they would require physical access to the ECU. That means you would have to remove your engine management computer and get it to the tuner somehow. After they unlocked it, you could flash it. Well, no more. The F-Series is officially cracked with OBD-II tuning. This means you can expect hand held flashing systems to come to market shortly. BimmerBoost will be detailing some of these systems in a subsequent article. Several tuners have contacted this site already on this topic: Expect this to spread like wildfire. For those keeping score, the Infineon F-Series ECU's were first unlocked in December of 2014. It took three years to go from there to OBD-II port flashing.
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  • trickcruiser's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 11:46 AM
    Well, I think this is the last video of the Evil 1 that i will be able to claim... Matt, the new owner, took her to a local (TX) dyno day on Saturday and she did well! First pull she actually blew the tires off on the rollers! Man card achievement unlocked! 637/533 at 26lbs the street map with the AC on (read mixed feedback on this robbing power or not). Next up is going to be all his project. With the Fuel Return from Fuel-It and support from BMS and EMP, I expect him to get 7-750whp out of it!!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-01-2017, 06:15 PM
    You already know the N54 turbo upgrade market is crowded but in 2017 bottom mount options with Borg Warner EFR turbochargers became more prevalent. VL Performance is entering this niche and gauging market response. So what is special about their approach? They are packaging their manifold with the largest Borg Warner EFR turbocharger (9174) available. It has an external wastegate and although we only have one teaser pic to go by it certainly does look to be well packaged and designed with the room to work with. What does it cost? When will it hit the market? Will it hit the market? All valid questions we will hopefully get answers to.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 03:54 PM
    Carwow got their hands on the new F90 M5 and did some GPS testing. First, keep in mind that these are not real dragstrip times. Secondly, keep in mind it is Carwow who for the life of them can not figure out what a trap speed is. They get a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds and 11.1 seconds for the 1/4 mile. They say this is 'faster' than the Mercedes because they got an 11.2 out of it. It is quicker, not faster. Well, this is just overall poor testing. For one, the Mercedes was tested in different conditions. Two, no trap speeds. Also, since this is not done on a dragstrip we can not compare 60 foot times to see how the launch affected the elapsed time. Why are they not going to the hundredth on the times either? Overall since this is very early in the lifespan of the F90 M5 we are hungry for whatever metrics we can get. Is the F90 M5 quicker and faster than the Mercedes-AMG E63 S? Probably. They are likely so close that if you want to win you need to make sure you have a tune. In that respect, the AMG starts out ahead of the M5 just as it did last generation.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-02-2017, 10:51 PM
    As you likely know the big news this week was that OBD-II port ECU flashing is now possible with BMW F-Series models. This is big as owners no longer have to remove their ECU's to send in to tuner for manual unlocking which opens up major possibilities. Let's start with models are supported by the @MAGICMOTORSPORT system and the basic requirements: Supported vehicle models: BMW: F01, F02, F06, F07, F10, F11, F15, F16, F18, F25, F26, F30, F31, F32, F34, F36, F80, F85, F86 Mini: F55, F56, F57 Supported engine models: BMW: N13, N20, B47, N47, N55, S55, N57, N63TU, S63TU (excludes only: B48 and B58) Minimum requirements: PC requirements: MCU: Dual Core i3 RAM: 4GB OS: MS Windows 7,8 or 10 x32/x64 Ports: 1 x USB2.0 port, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet port Network: mandatory internet connection (the IP address of the PC must be assigned by the DHCP server) Vehicle requirements: Battery recharger required min. 50A Most F-Series engines are supported except for the new B38, B48, and B58 motors. That is a long list of models and motors so why are we putting this post in the S55 section? Because BimmerBoost knows of a tuner who will be using the Magic Motorsport handheld flasher to tune an F82 M4. We intend to bring you those results as soon as write mode is enabled after December 24th. Think of it this way, once the tuner complete their tune in theory they could send you that tune and you could flash your own M4 right at home. Now you see just how big of a deal this is. How much is the system? European pricing is 1900 Euros: Expect US pricing from dealers soon. Keep in mind there are several features supported: The big one there is the CVN fix. What this does is it makes it impossible for the dealer to know your ECU was tuned. Very nice for those who want peace of mind with potential warranty issues. Expect more details as the flashing tools get out there later this month.
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  • Deebo's Avatar
    12-03-2017, 10:24 AM
    Deebo started a thread MMP Stage 3 Reliability in N54
    Hi guys, these have been out for a while now and it looks like they're just releasing their new cast option shortly, looks very nice. Claims 850whp for $3500 and no core charge, but the normal stage 3 option would probably work just as well for me. I'm between these and Pure Stage 2 in the next few months, my car is a 6AT so either setup will easily max what the trans can hold, but more headroom could be nice for future trans upgrades or more power on 91oct when I don't have time to grab E85. Can anybody chime in on their experience so far with either? I know MMP offers a 2 year warranty when you opt for their WPC treated bearings but that still doesn't solve downtime and install/uninstall costs if they go out.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 01:53 PM
    Sticky started a thread N54 summed up in N54
    Anyone disagree?
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  • 135idct's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 03:53 AM
    Months ago flashed my 335i EWG by Bootmod3, im running big turbo EFR8374 flashed ots stg2 map, after flash the spool is better and the car is smooth from D, normal drive, the big problem is the boost control, im running the factoy EWG so it should control the boost like the OEM turbo. ** Before flash i run only jb4 and the boost control is perfect same stock turbo, the boost on target perfect. about month or two try to fix the problem, still the same. now im running only jb4 and everything is perfect, only the AFR is high if i want to run high boost 25+, Now im happy with only jb4 at 20psi, no problems just normal tuner codes. check the pics and the log, to see how the JB4 is perfect controlling the boost. * Some of my friends faced the same problem about boost control, not just the N55 even the M5. The problem is they told me my setup need a custom tune, ok i know, but fix the boost control problem first! *How to upload logs? Anyone face the boost control problem with BM3 flash + jb4, share please.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 10:53 AM
    Well, holy crap! 8's out of the box? A 250 mph top speed? That is not all. The new Tesla roadster is said to hit 60 in 1.9 seconds and it will hit 100 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds. Those numbers are so mind numbingly fast please excuse us for being skeptical. When will it hit the market? Apparently it is being positioned as a 2020 model year car. The battery capacity is said to be good for 630 miles. Three motors will supply over 7,000 lb-ft of torque. It will start at $200,000 which for the numbers Tesla is quoting is well worth the money. Hell, it's worth double. It is going to be very hard to argue against the new Tesla Roadster if it delivers as advertised. The only downside will likely be the heft.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    11-30-2017, 02:10 PM
    Torgus started a thread A few ST Questions in N54
    1) Looking at the Doc Race or ACF kit. If anyone can convince me one over the other go for it. At this time I am leaning towards the Doc Race w/ free ceramic coating. They are also going to send out the turbo for the T51R mod for me. Both kits look great mind you. I do like the braided lines on the ACF kit. 2) What size turbo? I have basically no E85 access. I run 93 and charge pipe meth injection currently(aquamist). I'll be adding direct port meth plate shortly. I was thinking of a 6466 Gen 2. What A/R would you recommend? 3) Are the ADV 02 Sensors still the way to go? 4) Will my Helix IC really turn into a restriction or an issue as I'll be pumping so much meth cooling down the AIT? 5) Should I relocate my windshield washer filler tube? I'm planning on wrapping the DP even though it will be ceramic coated. Do I really have to coat my engine bay in ugly ass gold tin foil? I talked to some and they said just wrap the DP and use a turbo blanket. 6) Anything else to do while I am in there? My plan was to do the water pump at the same time as I am at 80k on factory. Might do the acc belts while I am in there as well. Thanks in advance.
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  • FastHP 335's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 01:33 PM
    So I'm looking to get a intercooler,I want the Race intercooler ,it's between the Pheonix Race and Vrsf Race intercooler.From what I gathered so far is... Pheonix(BMS)Race Intercooler Pros Good price 499.00 3"in/out Hotside diverter Comes coated(painted)to help heat transfer VRSF Race Intercooler Next decent price 569.00 3"in/out Comes with 3" JPipe Has better tabs for radiator support So difference between the Intercoolers is minor but can make a difference.the Pheonix has the hotside diverter while Vrsf doesn't,but the vrsf has 3" JPipe while the Phoenix doesn't. Also the vrsf has better radiator tabs then the Pheonix Now as for the core I'm hearing it's the same as vrsf if not better from what I have gathered.Now the radiator support brings up a concern that the Pheonix has as oppose to the not sure which way to swing since it's close but the vrsf has been out for some time and the Phoenix is new to the market.not sure which way to go.looking for some help :think:
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  • #1rudebwoy's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 03:55 PM
    #1rudebwoy started a thread HEXON RR550 OR BETTER in N54
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  • george08's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 03:46 PM
    102 oct map for IJEOS I8AOS 102 oct map for IJEOS I8AOS
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  • arko1993's Avatar
    11-27-2017, 05:18 PM
    tried searching the forum but no luck. wanted to see what people are running or what the max torque the automatic transmission can hold with a xhp stage 3 flash since ive read those help a lot nowadays. planning going single turbo next year and wanted to see what the auto guys are running power levels on auto trans.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-07-2017, 08:06 PM
    Sport Auto got their hands on two of the world's best track cars and took them to the Hockenheim in Germany for a laptime comparison. You may remember that the Lamborghini Huracan Performante briefly held the Nurburgring production car laptime record. That was until the 911 GT2 RS took the Nurburgring record with an insane 6:47.3 laptime. How do they fare on a smaller track going head to head in the same conditions? Like this: The GT2 RS time is out of this world. It did not just beat every other car Sport Auto tested it crushed them. That includes the Huracan Performante which is the second quickest they have ever tested. Porsche did not pull any punches. They set out to build the world's top track car and they succeeded.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 09:30 PM
    There is a big difference between getting an OTS (off the shelf) and pro tune. The pro of course standing for professional. Why is there this difference? Because a pre-packaged or canned tune is designed to be one size fits all. It is also designed to be safe for different fuel qualities and cars around the globe. Do not get us wrong, PTF's (Pro Tuning Freaks) OTS Stage 2 S55 tune is solid. It will push an F80 M3 or F82 M4 into the 10's in the 1/4 mile. However, look at what a competent tuner (HCP) is able to extract with a custom pro tune over the OTS tune: A significant difference there, right? We are talking about 56 horsepower at the wheels. Keep in mind there will be less leeway. This tune is now custom tailored to that M4 and its fuel quality as well as other modifications. The truth is if you can afford it, getting a custom dyno tune is the best way to go. Think of it like having a tailored suit versus one size fits all.
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  • Traf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 AM
    Hi there, I'm having a bit of a problem with one of my turbo, i'll keep the brand secret as to not create any drama, not why i'm posting. Obviously can't show picture either... Is it normal for the compressor wheel not to be in the center of the compressor housing ? By that i mean that you can clearly see that the blades are closer to the housing on one side than the other. Not touching, but really really close. I'm asking because this particular turbo has previously failed, and there is sign of rubbing of the old compressor wheel with the housing. So, cause or consequence of the failure ? Thanks ;)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-06-2017, 06:26 PM
    The N54 turbo upgrade market is seemingly flooded with various 'cast' upgrades. It is somewhat tough to sift through all the options and determine which are worth the money and which are just cheap junk made from 'chineseum' material. The MMP upgrade sure looks to be worth the money. Mauricio over at @MM Performance has worked on these turbochargers for quite some time. They are coming together very nicely. BimmerBoost last wrote about this upgrade in July, 2016 where the bang for the buck aspect was touted. Since then the market was flooded with cheap cast options many of which are from overseas. The MMP option sure looks good at this stage: Beautiful, right? So how far away are we from them actually being for sale? The question remains, is this the best cast N54 turbo upgrade option on the market? We will know the answer very soon.
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  • PhoB's Avatar
    11-28-2017, 12:56 PM
    Hello, i just did three or four revision of my custom tune. Spoted few issues, which i would be happy if anybody help me: 1. boost is start falling at 5500, looks like something starts to happen there, also STFT start to climb up +20%. Already tried to add 5% WGDC at this area, boost act the same(this log). 2. in file i set 195-190 load request, but target on log is only cca 180. Spoted torgue limit 4 active for a brief second I feel like its some newbie issue, as i seen on many dynocharts power band starts to fall around 5500rpm (my issue?) and there is some limitation on load/boost reguest on pure flash tune - no MHD or any other thirdparty. Car is 2007 335ix AT -Custom hybrids(bigger both in+ex wheels), oem actuators + rattlefixed and preloaded half a pin diameter. -Some bigger alloy FMIC -OEM blow off valves, not cracked(vacuum tested) -3in downpipes,no cats, 2.5in free flow exhausts -FuelIT stg1 pump setup(255 in series) -Alpina AT flash here i a link, i cant post them here yet(reputation) so try it:
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  • bigdnno98's Avatar
    12-10-2017, 03:46 PM
    Has anyone on here tried the SPA cast log mani yet? If so, please post reviews here with specifics on the setup, especially the turbo used. Logs and dynos would be nice.
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  • 07Tundra's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 07:33 PM
    What are some the pros and cons of relocated inlets?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-15-2017, 11:55 AM
    MotorTrend got their hands on these two German hot rods featuring 3.0 liter twin turbo powerplants. The engine design is quite different however with the 911 GTS 9A2B6 featuring an oversquare flat-6 and the M4 S55 featuring an undersquare inline-6 which BoostAddict previously covered in an engine design comparison article. That said on paper these cars match up well. The M4 obviously offers greater value but it is heavier and seats four adults. The 911 does not seat four adults but is roughly 200 pounds lighter and of course more expensive. Power is essentially a wash on paper but we really need to see them both on the dyno to know the truth regarding torque curves, spool, and output. Unlike BMW who just changes software for the output gain, Porsche gives you larger turbos with the GTS. This GTS is rear wheel drive just like the M4 and both have dual clutch transmissions so this is as apples to apples as we are going to get. Ok, let's get to the actual performance comparison! They get the cars out on the Nurburgring and how can you not love that? Well, they ruin the whole thing by not providing laptimes. WTF is the point here guys? You attend a track day, talk about factory laptimes, and provide no actual performance measures. MotorTrend should never be allowed to take cars on the 'Ring again. What happens after the big Nurburgring buildup that ends in a whimper? They go on some damp and foggy mountain road and continue to yammer on about their feelings. Where is the Head 2 Head performance comparison gentlemen? You might as well have grandmothers compare these cars. What a waste of time MotorTrend. Don't call it a Head 2 Head comparison when really it is just story time with Jonny Lieberman and some guy who has an English accent which obviously means he has to know cars. You guys are a joke.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 05:25 PM
    This BMW E92 335i belongs to BimmerBoost member @PureEvilN54 and he recently swapped a DCT (dual clutch) transmission into his 335i. Pulling off the physical swap is one thing but he states he is able to get launch values others are not. For example, 3500 and 5000 rpm launches. In the video below he demonstrates a 3500 rpm launch that builds 4 psi off boost at the line and he tells BimmerBoost that thus far he is the only one doing this launch control RPM value on a DCT swapped N54. BimmerBoost would love to see confirmation of that 5000 rpm launch.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 08:36 PM
    Some JB4 on JB4 action here! BMS (Burger Tuning) JB4 boxes are very popular in the BMW world but recently they started expanded into the Infiniti market due to the new VR30DDTT 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo powerplant. The results early on for the Q50 models are promising with BMS Alpha tunes showing 413 wheel horsepower. Note, this is not the Red Sport version. The B58 turbo I6 under the hood of the 440i should be familiar to you and with a JB4 tune and some meth can put out ~450 wheel horsepower. Interestingly, the Infiniti pulls. They do two pulls and the result is the same with the Infiniti winning although in the second run it's a beatdown. Why the Infiniti wins in dominating fashion has us scratching our heads.
    17 replies | 129 view(s)
  • ali pontiac's Avatar
    11-29-2017, 02:26 AM
    ali pontiac started a thread Engine died at WOT in N54
    Hi all Yesterday i start the car and there was strange noise coming from the area near oil filter housing, after i drove it for couple minutes i floored while i was doing u turn at traffic light, and the engine died, the steering and brakes they became hard thanks god the roads where empty, i got dynamic stability malfunction message, anyway i tried to start it with no luck the engine won't crank, i am affraid that i blow up the engine, ring piston slap or any catastrophic failure, i towed the car to indy shop, i am waiting a reply from him, damn i am really scared, any idea guys ? Stock X6 n54 with 70xxx miles.
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