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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-12-2014, 05:03 PM
    Motiv Motorsport continues its recent roll in the BMW N54 tuning market. They officially released their N54 tuning products earlier in the week which include a port fuel injection system, AEM EMS, and of course their single turbocharger N54 conversion kit. The result of these products on the N54 is a new horsepower record which stands at 829 wheel horsepower. This pull exceeds the previous N54 record which was 753 wheel horsepower or 725 wheel horsepower depending on which dynamometer you prefer and who you ask. Officially, BimmerBoost.com recognizes Dynojet pulls as a standard for power records making the previous dyno controvery irrelevant as 829 wheel horsepower exceeds what anyone has done on the N54 or E9X chassis (officially) up to this point. Congratulations to Motiv Motorsport and the era of BMW N54 tuning with port fuel injection is off to a very positive start. Specs: E9X 335i manual transmission MOTIV Port Injection System MOTIV AEM Tuning Solution MOTIV Tuned E48 with no methanol injection
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  • BoostinBiscayne's Avatar
    10-25-2014, 11:20 AM
    :boxingOk so after months of repeated advancements and new benchmarks for the N54, today, the California based tuners and turbo manufactures, will battle it out for the bragging rights. I don't know if I am the only jaded BB forum member here that has been paralyzed by the recent barrage of turbo and fueling developments for the n54 platform, wading through post after post, marveling at the turbo and fueling developments, even placing a deposit along the way, but ultimately having to wait. Suspiciously, the reason I think we've been made to wait, however frustrating, is a pretty good one. Our beloved tuners and turbo manufacturers have been careful with their updates and releases, operating in an almost genius CIA like fashion, giving us just enough information to create desire in their revolutionary-to-the-platform product over a competitor's products, with a masterful and deliberate delaying in the actual product release. Why you might ask? To create awareness and interest about their products, but ultimately, to retain a competitive advantage over the competition, who may have a superior turbo but no fueling, or fueling but no turbo, hardware but no tuning, all of the above, but no transmission. LMAO After months of conjecture and speculation, it's finally SHOWTIME! Best of luck to all the folks and companies competing that have done so much for the platform and the community. Wish I could be there. As far as the N54 Camp is concerned, What are the predictions? Which tuner, and which manufacture will be on top when the dust settles, will it be a singe or a twin turbo setup car? Will it be running port fuel injection or a dual HPFP? I guess we will know soon enough!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 12:13 PM
    The new F80/F82 M3/M4 are much more powerful than indicated by BMW and quite quick in stock form. Over 400 wheel horsepower stock looks like quite a lot until put in context aginer other BMW turbocharged inline-6 motors. Providing that context is an N54 from a E9X 335i equipped with the Motiv 750 single turbo upgrade kit. The stock S55 in the M4 has much better spool down low than the single turbo N54 which is no surprise. Once the single turbo upgrade on the 335i does spool though it is a night and day difference. The 335i has a heck of a lot more area under the curve from 4000 rpm until redline. The difference in peak output ends up being almost 300 wheel horsepower. As in, the M4 suddenly does not look so strong. Now, the S55 motor is brand new and will hit these same output figures in due time and the motor is paired to a newer/stiffer chassis and DCT transmission. Still a fun comparison to see though and an ego check for new M3/M4 owners.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 11:02 AM
    We thought this would be a fun comparison. MOTIV recently got an M4 and dynoed it to get a baseline before parts development starts out. How does it stack up in stock form against an N54 with the MOTIV 750 single turbo kit sone may ask.. Check this out :)
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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:51 AM
    allegedly stock bottom end, no mention of head work, completely changed hot-air-intake.. and somehow 100% E85? ED: looking at the graph, struggling to believe, as it's holding 600whp+ to basically 7k...
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    10-27-2014, 02:57 PM
    Despite our best efforts to get our shop car running properly in time for the event we decided not to run the car at all this past weekend. The #2 cylinder is leaking down over 25% and we will be putting another stock motor in shortly to continue development so we just cruised down to Coalinga to spectate. Here are some photos from the event. Hope you all have a great week! It will be a very busy and exciting one for us as we continue to assemble / ship the Stage 2+ N54 turbos and are awaiting testing of the world's first S55 turbo upgrade :music-rockout:.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:25 AM
    Great drag racing action here! The E63 we all know well on this network as it belongs to Benzboost member Vasily1. Most recently we saw it in action against an Audi RS7 with upgraded turbos. The 850 horsepower quoted output on the E63 is accurate as it has upgraded turbos courtesy of Renntech. Run 1 E63 vs. M6: The first race has the E63 AMG S 4Matic going up against an F13 M6 with a PP-Performance Stage 2 tune. The output is claimed to be 720 horsepower which we have no way of verifying but it certainly is possible with the right supporting mods. The M6 puts up a good fight but the E63 is quicker to each marker and traps higher at each marker. At the 1/4 mile the E63 is pulling harder with a 132.52 trap speed to the M6 128.70. At the kilometer marker the E63 hits a 19.594 @ 172.20 to the M6 20.748 @ 166.43 miles per hour. Definitely a good run between these two. Run 2 E63 vs. TT-RS: The next race features our friend @Vasily1 with his E63 against a Revo Technik Stage III modified TT-RS said to be putting out 530 horsepower. We have seen this TT-RS in action before and it sure looks like it is a lot stronger than the claimed 530 horsepower. This is another good race and the E63 is able to edge out the TT-RS. It also is definitely pulling harder up top than the TT-RS. That said, the two cars are only 3/10's apart at the 1/4 mile marker. The E63 1/4 mile trap speed is 132.43 MPH to the TT-RS 130.35 MPH. The E63 runs through the standing kilometer in 19.719 @ 170.36 MPH to the TT-RS 20.465 @ 161.07 MPH. The top end is all E63 but that is one impressive TT-RS. Runs 3 E63 vs. ZR1: The ZR1 is said to have 850 horsepower but without a dyno we are just taking it as an estimate. A bolt on ZR1 can have this crank output depending on the modifications. The ZR1 also obviously is much lighter than the 4Matic E63 AMG S with roughly a thousand pound difference between the cars. This is yet another great run and the E63 again comes out on top thanks to its top end power. The ZR1 gets a decent launch but it just does not have enough to pull the E63 up top. The ZR1 has the slightly higher 1/4 mile trap speed but by the half mile the E63 is pulling harder and at the kilometer marker it has a 5.8 mile per hour advantage. Those turbos have some serious top end punch. The E63 ends up running a 19.795 @ 171.41 miles per hour in the kilometer (showing remarkable consistency) to the ZR1 20.946 @ 165.57 miles per hour. Great races and great stuff from this @Vasily1's E63 yet again:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 02:54 PM
    We are happy to announce BMW finally got its act together, and delivered us two brand new M3/4 turbochargers yesterday. We wasted no time in getting them apart and seeing exactly what they have going on... What we found was a couple of turbochargers with a LOT of room for improvement, we will not be releasing any details on the turbos, wheel sizes, etc. As we are one of the first, if not the first tackling a turbo upgrade for these cars. But we can tell you, these will benefit greatly from some changes, and they are not MHI turbos and will be a little more challenging to upgrade then the N54. We will be building one set to test, the most obvious choice was Terry@BMS but he wants to keep his car stock for CARB testing, so we are looking for someone who is willing to upgrade to the JB, and work closely with Terry to get the car tuned. Someone local to him would be even better. This upgrade will be 100% INVISIBLE, the dealership will NOT be able to tell anything has been done to the turbos, everything will remain perfectly stock looking from the outside. The car will also drive normally as if stock turbos were in place when not tuned. This ensures no loss of warranty. If you are interested, please contact us at Sales@vargasturbo.com and we can discuss details. We are excited to be are the forefront of the new M series development. I attached a few pictures of the turbos. They flew United Airlines directly from Germany to SFO to come hang out with us, our dealer told us we were earmarked for the first set coming out of the factory....:D
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-08-2014, 04:51 PM
    Excited to let everyone know, all pieces of the Shotgun HPFP's are in full production, we are on the CNC shops back to get them done as quickly as possible! Thank you for the continued support! VTT
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-23-2014, 06:48 PM
    Hello, This is one of my first threads over here at BimmerBoost. I had been visiting tacopost but I have been frequenting this forum more and more. I hope you all find this of value. I would like to post my review of the El Cholo taco solution for proper satisfaction of human hunger. I have previously eaten many tacos outfitted with other ingredients and I was never close to satisfied. It just didn't feel like the tacos I know and love. There's this taco place I'm not affiliated with AT ALL called El Cholo that just has awesome tacos. Seriously, they are great! They also have Taco Tuesday with $2 taco deals and margarita deals that you wouldn't believe. They also treat me well and look at these tacos: The facility is pretty nice too: They even have enchiladas if you don't want tacos! I'm just a taco enthusiast trying to share my tacos enthusiasm with fellow taco enthusiasts. Please pay no attention to my e-mail address being sticky@elcholo.com. I hope you all have some yummy yummy tacos!
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-12-2014, 02:29 PM
    Was clicking around instagram using N54 hashtag search and I cam across some interesting stuff. The instagram account of the Super RB tester posted some pictures of them, confirms they are not our Stage 2+, 2 days ago someone asked him how they performed. He directly stated, "Very Disappointing, decreased power, and increased lag. This was a guy running the normal RB's, so that means, the Super RB's are performing worse than normal RB's, with increased lag. Looks like it might be back to drawing board for ole RB. I usually would never bother to even post stuff like this, but when Rob went on E90, posted bold face lies about our products, and sent Shiv to take photos, was just the last straw, I have no problem exposing him for the hack you are now.
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  • newb335guy's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 09:39 AM
    This is a dyno of new RBs. The regular old version that have been balanced to 0.2 grams throughout the RPM range. OEM tolerance is 1.5 grams, High performance tolerance is 0.5 grams. These should be able to take a big beating These turbos also have the Thrust Upgrade. This Mustang dyno supposedly reads very low and most are not happy. After the first pull the guy asked me is this right? I said what? He said the dyno it seems very high 475 535. (all pulls in 4th gear. 1st pull 475 535 2nd 472 531 3rd 474 532 the Cobb stg2 aggressive 351 395.) I said I was hoping for 500 he then said this thing is a beast 470s on this thing is an animal. Temperature out was 78 and muggy so was hoping for better conditions. 475 535 was the highest run even though it is not on the sheet, he put my first ever Cobb stg 2 aggressive on there for comparison to now. Its impressive to say the least. I will be at the track Thursday night to see what she can do the 1/4 in. Ok to Terry first thank you for all your help this is a BMS flash that has some tweaks from Ken AKA Wedge, we had to get torque down to allow shifts from 4th to 5th and get fueling scale up for the map. Wedge thank you very much. 4th gear pulls RACE_AT: For use with E85, Methanol Injection, and/or Race gas mixtures Ken Wedge made some adjustments to the above map for fueling and torque issues where it would not shift from 4th-5th at times due to to much torque. 2007 E90 AT JB4 G5 Back end flash Ken Wedge Tweaked FBO HFS Meth kit RB turbos E85/93 E40 blend
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:52 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-14-2014, 01:11 AM
    The F80/F822 M3/M4 are 11 second cars and here is the proof. Really, this should not be surprising for anyone with wheel horsepower in the 420 range and wheel torque in that same range. There is more than enough grunt to get a stock car into the 11's with a good launch and favorable conditions. Deep into the 11's as the 11.66 @ 119.240 pass shows. The 1.759 60 foot definitely helps and is certainly great for OEM street tires. ATCO in New Jersey is also known for good prep so combine that with some torque off the line and there is your 1.759. These are all variables but in the opinion of BimmerBoost.com the race gas is having the biggest impact here. The ECU is designed to adjust based on fuel quality and will to a degree advance even on the stock tune knowing the detonation threshold is higher. A log or even just a pass with pump gas and race gas would sure shed some light on just how big of a difference the fuel is making but we know how well modern direct injected turbo cars respond to higher octane. A lot of favorable factors here (-350 feet density altitude) making for a record setting stock F80 M3 1/4 mile recipe.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-04-2014, 02:51 PM
    Now this is the kind of thing we love to see! Two BoostAddict members slugging it out with their modified cars. On the AudiBoost side you have Ghost. with his APR tuned Audi RS7 that has upgraded turbochargers by Total Race (Garret GTX28 CHRA) with an APR tune as well as a full catless exhaust. We have seen @Ghost.'s RS7 beat up a tuned C6 RS6 V10 and we knew it was fast but not this fast. It certainly helps that the interior is stripped for less weight and that he is running MS109 race gas. The W212 E63 AMG S 4Matic belongs to BenzBoost member @Vasily1 and his car has been demolishing everything in sight. Lamborghini Aventador? No problem. Supercharged C63? No sweat. Lamborghini Huracan? That loses too. It's a beast of an E63 thanks to 850+ horsepower from Renntech's upgraded turbochargers. In each run the RS7 manages to pull up top impressively. It is honestly very impressive considering what we have seen from this E63. The top end on the Audi is just stronger and those turbos are making some serious power. We have two all wheel drive twin turbo V8 German high performance luxury sedans with upgraded turbos going at it here and it is simply awesome to see. Thank you to @Ghost. and @Vasily1 for sharing regardless of who won or lost. True enthusiasm is what we like to see, well done gentlemen.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-16-2014, 05:42 PM
    So remember when Vargas Turbo Technology teased that they started work on a turbocharger upgrade for the S55 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six in the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 just two weeks ago? Well, they are already done and the hardware is heading to EAS for testing. Yep, this happened absurdly fast. However, let's all hold our horses and expectations. The problem will not be the hardware, VTT has that part down as the pictures so. The problem as always is the problem on modern BMW's will be the electronics and tuning. Regardless, good things are coming for the new M cars already and it is simply a matter of time before this all works as it should The question mark is how much time. Vargas Turbo Technology: We are happy to announce our first set of S55 turbocharger upgrades are complete, and will be going out tomorrow. We chose EAS as our tester, and they will installed / tested on their current record holding S55. We are excited to see how they do in the new platform! :dance:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-20-2014, 11:39 AM
    One of our Billet Stage 2 customers took his 135 to track and laid down a solid pass that will only get better with practice. 11.6 at 120MPH. Looking forward to you getting your 60 ft time down and dropping that ET! This car was tuned by PTF/Motiv using the Cobb AP. You can head over to the motiv site for more info. Sticky I tried to embed it, but couldn't get it to work.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-19-2014, 01:10 PM
    I wanted to put these turbos to a boost test, here is a 29-30 psi across the board pull, I popped a small boost reference hose to the gauge first pull, which tees to AEM map sensor so it shows lower boost after the shift, but its only because the map wasn't seeing full boost as the hose to the gauge popped off. If anyone had any questions on can stage 2+ hold a LOT of boost to redline, they can, and they can do it pretty easily. You take a BP hit as you see its at around 66psi, just slightly over 2:1. Timing for this boost level is pretty damn solid too, holds 10 degrees to redline, after the shift holds 8-9 all the way up. I will take this all day as well. I fixed the hose and you can see on the next run its showing 30 psi in 4th as well as it was getting the full boost signal. Notice how manageable EGT's are even at these boost, and timing levels, the car is pretty happy here. These can actually hold more boost if I want, but 28 tapering to 25 psi seems to be a good curve for BP, turbo longevity, etc, and where I will prob run them daily. Please keep in mind, the less boost you can run to get to your power goals, the longer your turbos will last. http://www.datazap.me/u/vargasturbot...3-256&mark=202
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-02-2014, 11:41 AM
    Finally some dyno results at the wheels for the new Dinan Dinantronics piggyback tune for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. Dinan announced this tune last month at a price point of $2499. Dinan's claimed figures are that horsepower rises from 425 to 516 at the crank. Dinan does hit 516 horsepower here but they do not exactly hit a gain of 91 crank horsepower. If that is confusing to you here is the explanation. The M3/M4 to begin with do not have an output for 425 horsepower. As the baseline shows, the car has roughly ~420 horsepower at the wheels in stock form putting it around 500 crank horsepower to begin with based on the classic Dynojet 15% drivetrain loss rule. Now, on the Dynojet peak horsepower with the Dinan tune rises by roughly 20 horsepower at the wheels. That puts the car over 516 horsepower at the crank using traditional driveline loss standards but it is not a gain of 91 crank horsepower. This is the problem with Dinan using crank figures these days instead of wheel output figures which provide a much more accurate picture. Additionally, dynocharts such as the ones you see below would likely not be favorable to Dinan. The horsepower delta is not what Dinan claims but the peak horsepower is what Dinan claims. The torque gains are greater though with close to a peak 50 lb-ft increase at the wheels. Dinan claims peak torque rises by 83 lb-ft at the crank so he is in the right range when looking at the torque. This Dynojet is having some issues so there are some data drops in the 5000 to 5500 rpm range but we still get an idea of what the tune is doing. Unfortunately, we do not have an air/fuel readout to verify Dinan's claims about superior control in this area. Does the Dinan tune add horsepower and torque? Yes. Is it very mild? Yes. Is it worth the money? Well, someone thought it was.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:51 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-28-2014, 11:32 PM
    This will be something we will see more and more of over the coming years and one of the more interesting battles in the BMW performance scene in the opinion of BimmerBoost. We have BMW's newest turbocharged M car going against the M car it replaced. As you well know the E90 M3 comes with a naturally aspirated S65 4.0 liter V8 that revs to 8400 rpm from the factory. It makes much less power (roughly 70 wheel horsepower) than the turbocharged 3.0 liter S55 direct injected inline-6 engine in the new F80 M3. It becomes a complete mismatch when the S55 gets a tune such as the JB4 on this particular car. The thing is, what happens when you boost the older M car? This E90 M3 gets boost for its S65 V8 courtesy of an ESS VT2-625 supercharger kit. The high revving naturally aspirated V8 responds quite well generating in the area of 600 wheel horsepower depending on the supporting modifications, fuel, and tune. It is making this horsepower with far less torque than the S55 inline-6 however. This is a race won by top end power and with a centrifugal blower top end power is exactly what the E90 M3 offers. The F80 M3 comparatively offers much more low end torque and has a curve shifted far more to the left than to the right. It is two different M engine philosophies at work here and both are effective. The supercharged E90 M3 wins this round but as tunes and supporting mods evolve for the F80 M3 it will compete with stock internal supercharged E90 M3's on its stock turbochargers. It will also be interesting how it does against the E90 M3 with turbos instead of a centrifugal supercharger. The E90 M3 only has in the 370 lb-ft of peak wheel torque range compared to the 550+ wheel torque this JB4 tuned F80 M3 is capable of generating. Yet it is where that torque is generated that determines the outcome here. Top end horsepower rules this race. No doubt enthusiasts will debate the approaches here. Both are viable. However, more displacement and higher revs with a torque curve that continues to increase toward redline is hard to beat in a race like this. The older M cars are hardly obsolete. They're incredible. E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend P.S. Iphone videos of races like this make us cry.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-06-2014, 01:48 PM
    Boost, boost, and more boost. That is what is in store for the automotive marketplace in the next decade. Honeywell, the largest supplier of turbochargers in the world, states that by 2019 over 49 million vehicles will be equipped with turbochargers annually and that the industry will generate over $12 billion dollars of revenue annually. BoostAddict likes the sound of that! What is driving this growth? Well, not us horsepower fanatics but tightening global emissions regulations which means smaller and cleaner motors. Turbocharging of course helps these smaller motors generate greater horsepower and torque without having to increase cubic inches dramatically. Domestic turbocharged automotive sales alone are expected to nearly double in the next five years. Ford did what was once unthinkable and stuck a turbocharged four-cylinder under the hood of the Mustang which has received a favorable reception thus far. Even Ferrari is joining the turbo bandwagon. Boost is the future gentlemen. Global Turbo Projections China leading global turbo growth: The world’s fastest-growing automotive market is expected to increase turbo penetration from 23 percent in 2014 to 41 percent in 2019, thereby doubling the number of turbocharged vehicles sold each year to more than 13 million. U.S. adding turbos at double-digit rate: As the second-fastest-growing global market, North America’s turbo market will grow by 14 percent per year in the next five years to more than 8 million total turbocharged vehicles by 2019, equating to 38 percent of the market. Europe adding gas turbos to world’s largest turbodiesel fleet: Turbo penetration in Europe is already the highest globally and will grow 2 percent by 2019 from 67 percent to 69 percent with an expected 16 million total turbocharged vehicles sold each year. Turbo mix in India to shift toward more gas applications: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase 2 percent, from 46 percent in 2014 to 48 percent in 2019, with the total number of turbocharged vehicles sold each year approaching 3 million units. Japan adding turbos despite expected decline in overall sales: Honeywell projects turbo penetration will increase by 5 percent from 18 percent in 2014 to 23 percent, reflecting annual sales of 1.3 million turbocharged vehicles by 2019. Korea turbo penetration outpacing production: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase by 3 percent from 42 percent in 2014 to 45 percent, reflecting annual sales approaching 1 million turbocharged vehicles in 2019. South America adding turbo technologies to mix: Honeywell projects turbo penetration to increase by 7 percent from 17 percent in 2014 to 24 percent, reflecting annual sales approaching 2 million turbocharged vehicles in 2019. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 03:44 PM
    Motiv Motorsport posted a dyno overlay that provides perspective on the difference between two of their N54 single turbo kits and also the impact of their port injection fueling system. The 750 kit in the graph below is using E50 ethanol without the port injection fuel system. The Motiv 900 N54 single turbo kit is using the port injection supplemental fuel system combined with E48 ethanol. The difference between the two is substantial and the supplemental fuel is obviously necessary to hit the figures. Motiv 750: 705 wheel horsepower 680 lb-ft of wheel torque Motiv 900 with supplemental port fuel injection: 829 wheel horsepower 781 lb-ft of wheel torque This overlay is certainly interesting to see as we already saw the record setting Motiv 900 dynograph which touched off a spirited discussion in the BimmerBoost forums. A video has since been added which is below. The automatic transmission is obviously not capable (yet) of reliably handling any of these figures but solutions are being worked on. MOTIV 900 Single Turbo Kit MOTIV PI-1000 Port Fuel Kit MOTIV / FuelIT! Stage 3+ LPFP System MOTIV Single Turbo Tuning Solution + COBB AP Tuned by Jake@MOTIV 100% STOCK MOTOR
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 04:10 PM
    Speaking to MOTIV the kits will be ready to ship 1st or 2nd week of November. 20 kits are being built in the first batch. For those of you that would like to get their kit as soon as they start to ship, as of NOW, you can go to our website in the Turbo Kit section and place either a Pre-order purchase or a purchase for the full kit. This will allow you to reserve the spot and guarantee your kit ships right away. Any questions please PM or email me at dzenno@protuningfreaks.com or sales@protuningfreaks.com Link to the store here: http://www.protuningfreaks.com/turbo-kits.html Cheers
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    10-03-2014, 02:51 PM
    We are happy to announce BMW finally got its act together, and delivered us two brand new M3/4 turbochargers yesterday. We wasted no time in getting them apart and seeing exactly what they have going on... What we found was a couple of turbochargers with a LOT of room for improvement, we will not be releasing any details on the turbos, wheel sizes, etc. As we are one of the first, if not the first tackling a turbo upgrade for these cars. But we can tell you, these will benefit greatly from some changes, they are not MHI turbos, and will be a little more challenging to upgrade then the N54. We will be building one set to test, the most obvious choice was Terry@BMS but he wants to keep his car stock for CARB testing, so we are looking for someone who is willing to upgrade to the JB, and work closely with Terry to get the car tuned. Someone local to him would be even better. This upgrade will be 100% INVISIBLE, the dealership will NOT be able to tell anything has been done to the turbos, everything will remain perfectly stock looking from the outside. The car will also drive normally as if stock turbos were in place when not tuned. This ensures no loss of warranty. If you are interested, please contact us at Sales@vargasturbo.com and we can discuss details. We are excited to be are the forefront of the new M series development. I attached a few pictures of the turbos. They flew United Airlines directly from Germany to SFO to come hang out with us, our dealer told us we were earmarked for the first set coming out of the factory....:D
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-07-2014, 01:55 PM
    This certainly is an interesting development. BMW will replace the Z4 GT3 which has been racing in ALMS using a 4.4 liter S65 V8 variant despite the fact BMW does not produce a Z4 M coupe with a V8 or sell a 4.4 liter V8 in America. That annoying little tidbit aside BMW will use an F13 M6 GT3 with a twin turbo V8 powerplant to replace the naturally aspirated Z4 GT3. Why is this big news? Because BMW has yet to race any of its turbocharged M motors. Additionally, there are no forced induction vehicles racing in the GTE class of what used to be ALMS but is now the Tudor United Sports Car Championship GTE class. How this car will fit into the rules and in which professional racing series it will race in has yet to be determined. We also need to see the specifications on the motor and if it will be derived from a production M engine or something different entirely. Regardless, the real M turbo era may finally be here with BMW M actually using turbo powerplants in professional Motorsport. BMW Motorsport director Jens Marquardt: “For me, as BMW Motorsport Director, there are few things more exciting than the development of a completely new car like the BMW M6 GT3. This car’s properties make it predestined to succeed the BMW Z4 GT3. The BMW Z4 GT3 has enjoyed success around the world in recent years, and is very popular among our customers. We obviously want to follow on from this success with the BMW M6 GT3. After all, the target we have set ourselves is to provide our customers with the best possible material. We also want to demonstrate the high product substance of BMW M cars in motorsport with the BMW M6 GT3. We are all very excited to see it in action at the initial tests. One thing is certain from the first design sketches: this car is going to have the wow factor."
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    10-28-2014, 06:14 PM
    E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 SC, Akra GT4, 100/91 oct blend F80 M3 - Catless downpipes, full Akra Exhaust, JB4 Map 7, 100/91 oct blend
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    10-15-2014, 01:45 AM
    Nice race from our Russian friends here pitting the new breed of German twin turbo V8's up against each other. On the BMW side we have an F13 M6 with a Stage 2 tune from PP-Performance. The CLS63 AMG M157 is tuned by someone who rebrands other tuners tunes. Yes, for some unknown reason MHP still exists. The last time we heard the name they were selling Weistec tunes as their own. From what we have heard first hand, Weistec has distanced themselves from MHP. This 'tune' could be anything considering how MHP and Andrew Cluck have been passed around from tuner to tuner as if he was a drunk sorority girl at a frat party. Well, let's focus on how the cars do instead of how diseases get spread. There are three runs and in the first the CLS63 gets a nice jump. The M6 is able to reel it in and looks like it is starting to pull only for the CLS63 to let off due to traffic. The second run offers a more even start and the M6 again starts to pull. By 167 miles per hour it looks like the M6 has a good 5+ car lengths and is continuing to pull, impressive. The third run is the best of the bunch as the cars have the most even start. The M6 again pulls up top and continues to pull by 167+ miles per hour. In a roll on race like this the M6 has a couple advantages on the CLS63. To begin with, it is lighter by roughly 250 pounds. Additionally, the DCT transmission in the M6 shifts faster. Without seeing a dyno from each car it is difficult to exactly state how these factors affect the race but the result is the M6 pulling decisively on the runs.
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