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  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 AM
    Flinchy replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    deleting vanos is just a horrendous idea though.
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  • nikitino25's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 AM
    I had the Ohlins for a while on my car and they are nice but the rear springs they come with are too soft. I ended up selling them and now have KW clubsports which I definitely like but if I had to do it over again I probably would have just kept the Ohlins and added stiffer rear springs. I think they are pretty similar, with the Ohlins maybe being a littlle bit "softer" . The KW's do come with camber plates though whereas Ohlins do not. Actually the guy I sold the Ohlins to never ended up installing them and I think now is re-selling them himself. They have 8k or so miles on them and if you are interested I could put you in touch with him....
    37 replies | 4140 view(s)
  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 AM
    I was about to do the wiring and coding for the servotronic valve, but then i realized i really really like the steering as is. Regarding the diff, you have a torsen diff, you don't need to code out the e-diff. Actually its even better if you leave if active, because if i'm not mistaken if one wheel as 0 traction torsen diffs are open, in this situation the e-diff will kick in. Wait... Are you the same berns from e90post ?
    37 replies | 4140 view(s)
  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 AM
    So when is this hearing protection act going to go through is what i want to know. Im tired of waiting on suppressors because the ATF wants 200 out of something that is merely a muffler. Silencers are not like what they show in the movies and it would be nice to be able to hog hunt without worrying about if i should put on hearing protection or should i try to make sure a hog isnt sneaking up on me and sacrifice a little bit of hearing. I had a form 1 for my SBR'd Sig MPX returned in 7 days with a tax stamp last year. Its not even about a background check on these things. An automatic i can understand the extended background check, but suppressors and SBR's shouldnt be on a NFA registry. Anyone who plans on doing something illegal with these things can make their own with a couple of internet orders in less than a week.
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  • berns's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    Happy to look into this, but there are others here @hydra with more experience and have posted the how-to in hooking up the servotronic once the swap is complete. I haven't seen any reports of needing to upgrade the power steering pump, but I'm sure it couldn't hurt. I will be hooking it up soon, just need someone who can do the coding in the LA area. Also came across this thread recently in regards to coding and taking full advantage of your LSD. Had no idea about this stuff and am going to look into it. http://www.onelapx1.com/blog/how-to-make-your-bmw-actually-fun
    37 replies | 4140 view(s)
  • Milan's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    Milan replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Time to go standalone and delete VANOS altogether....
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • hobbit382's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 AM
    hobbit382 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    disabling the fault codes does nothing for the logic in the dme, you have to set the anti bounce counter to zero. It would be helpful if you posted the exact fault codes your getting. Also what seals did these camshafts come with? How do your bearing ledges look? Any grooves in them?
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    I tried disabling the vanos codes at an event a while back, it lets you, it won't store it in active memory, but it sets the code as a shadow code instead, which still activates the 3100 no boost limp. I even tried to turn off 3100 didn't work.
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Crap... I didn't think of vanos timing flags. Did you try going in and just disabling all those fault codes?
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 AM
    I will be putting stock cams back in. No interest in figuring this one out, if it can't be figured out soon, I'll be sending both sets back for a refund
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Flinchy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    Flinchy replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    What do you mean orphan? Which cams have you put back in? Stock cams, or lower lift schrick ones? If at least we can use aftermarlet cams of any sort, it's something..? Hopefully other people confirm/deny this, also with the lower lift option -_-
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Bob Loblaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:57 PM
    I did vote for Joe Trudeau. :D
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    Believe it when I see it. Mechanically they are fine, car purrs like a kitten, soon as the dme puts the vanos through its mechanical tests, I am guessing full advance / full retard, it fails. That Scrick is selling these without actually testing them on a car is pretty outrageous. As for people who still use forums, those that would rather gouge their eyes out than wade through the garbage allowed on facebook groups. I've got $200 that says we don't see any successful dynos with high lift cams for 3-6 months. Possibly longer, I mean Jake told me the boost box was almost done 18 months ago when I needed it for stage 3, it was just released. This is most likely something even more difficult to fix. Lets hope I'm wrong.
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • rileyg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    rileyg replied to a thread VM Top Mount Kit Pricing Update in N54
    That 8374 should be a really fun street turbo for this engine.
    92 replies | 19587 view(s)
  • Karura's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    Someone on my other thread regarding the Servotronic and steering pump mentioned that the 1M steering pump has a higher output and actually is made for the N54, so would be a worthwhile swap in conjunction with the M3 steering rack swap. Was just curious if you have looked into this at all, and would urge you to do so, and see if this would give us that 1M/M3 steering tightness and ease (at lower speeds) that we're all looking for. :)
    37 replies | 4140 view(s)
  • Weehe's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    I have no experience with them, but from what I've read Ohlins aren't setup properly for E9X. Back when I was planning to build a B5 S4, Ohlins were the go to. Not sure if it is the springs or the dampening, but it seems people are really disappointed with them on E9x. Again, just what i've read.
    37 replies | 4140 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    Cool! Good luck! Keep us posted.
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • pobudz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    pobudz replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    It'll get worked out. My cams are being installed tomorrow and I'll be working with MOTIV. Also, who still uses this forum?
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    I wish they ran without passengers but cool to see the Laf putting in timed runs in the wild...
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    That motor I didt't care about, and also why spend $3000 on parts I'm not going to install, no better time than when assembling a motor. Also just back ground, fired car with new motor, and cams in in, idles perfect like a kitten, no issues, get half a block from the shop every time, its literally the same distance, and its when Vanos becomes active, it throws any one of about 4-5 codes, sometimes it dies, other times you can get it back to the shop. I'm letting someone else guinea pig this one.
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    You need to start listening to yourself. Tony at NFZ CA last year: "don't desensitize knock sensors, don't desensitize knock sensors, don't desensitize knock sensors... $#@! it, desensitize them" KAPOW. :laughing-rofl:
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    wonder if the low lift cams will throw any codes. I know ur not about to find out, im just saying
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • rileyg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    rileyg replied to a thread VM Top Mount Kit Pricing Update in N54
    Thank you for the update. Really looking forward to the results with that efr. Keep us posted.
    92 replies | 19587 view(s)
  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Not sure who negged you buddy. I just gave you some rep though. Anyways, I can share some details. On my car, I am testing an EFR8374 T4 Divided with 1.05AR housing Externally wastegated. It is a bottom mount twin scroll design that is using a single 44mm Tial MVR wastegate. I will be testing this VS the ACF/VM Top mount PTE 6266 to see how they compare. The turbo kit is made to be able to utilize almost any turbo the customer wants. It will be able to use Borgwarner's EFR and SXE series, Garrets GTX and GTW series as well as my personal favorite Precision turbos. Pricing between the setups will of course be different per the option you choose. Obviously EFR and GTX series turbos will be on the more expensive side compared to PTE. Right now Anthony is doing some testing on couple of motor mounts and intake filters for the kit. Once he is happy with the final outcome, we will post pictures and results.
    92 replies | 19587 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Me putting my motor together on saturday. Just puit stock cams in, just put stock cams in, just put stock cams in, just put stock cams in, at the very least just do low lift, fuck it putting in the high lift cams. Thank god I can swap cams in about 2 hours. Should still make the event
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Abacus38's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Abacus38 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    All hell naw that's F***** up did they even bother testing the freaking cams first!!!????
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Just took valve cover off, reset timing just to be sure, it's dead nuts, started car got half a block from the shop limp mode for outlet cam timing test mechanics fail. I've gotten the same code for intake, and about 4 other cam / vanos codes on rotation. I'll be putting stock cams back in tomorrow
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • Ericbh77's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 PM
    Ericbh77 replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    Paul @VAC had told me he was going to rebuild my vanos's. I don't know if that's because of my cams or not but he said he would "make adjustments to them".
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    V8Bait replied to a thread Schrick N54 cams $1499.95 in N54
    There may be more going on here, although it is a little concerning all the vvt tables, checks and adaptations that are in the background and currently undefined. It would seem they cannot be disabled adequately either. Still some more testing going on.
    81 replies | 7115 view(s)
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