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  • frontside0815's Avatar
    08-23-2016, 02:55 AM
    Hey guys, since here in Germany we are not having that much guys trying to get around with the different fueling mods for running higher HP Output than what the original DI is capable off, i thought registering myself here is a good idea. I read almost all threads for fueling, wether it is TBI, PI oder the Brainstorming about upgrading our DI System. What came out is, that up to today the PI System isn´t the best, cause it is controlled by an external Controller. Which means on the one Hand, the failsafe cuttings from our original DME doesn´t work concerning shutting down the Injectors from the PI, when there are Problems happening (or too late) and on the other Hand you will have Problems during a shift with manuel Transmission. All of that results in a hyperlean condition, which seem to be the reason for a bunch of engine/Piston damages. What i dont understand is: 50% on the Forums for our beloved engine are having the mods for doing way more horsepower than what the car OEM can do. All of the guys who run more than 500-550HP have to use PI. Are all of the users of PI are having the Problems i described above? I mean i cannot really understand how so much threads about bigger Hybrids/single Turbos come up, when we don´t have a safe solution for fueling? Then another question for PI and the way it works: Is it right that the Injectors are getting fuel from only the lpfp? The question i ask all These things is that i am going to upgrade my Turbos with hybrid TTE550 ones (which are the most realiable Turbos i have ever heard off besides Single). These are capable more than what our DI can do. I will be okay with a number between 500-550HP for the beginning, but i know that i am going to look for Options above that number, since the Turbos are capable of 600HP+... Since i plan track the car quite frequently i am looking for a safe solution. Not a solution which isn´t able to provide safety. Here in Germany we are able to drive 1 hour WOT, which means the stress for the engine is way higher than what most of you guys are doing (drag strips, 3 seconds WOT etc.)... Sorry for my bad english, looking Forward for a happy discussion :) :music-rockout:
    98 replies | 4100 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    08-23-2016, 05:18 PM
    With all the interest in DI only for the N54 lately we went back to work on a control scheme Tony had been thinking about for a while now. He finally got it up and running today. The control system we're currently developing allows full control of the secondary HPFP (stock location) with the shotgun double barrel set up as the primary pump. This means the belt driven pump is doing all the work during normal driving, cruise, etc, when you want more fuel for big boost the controller simply turns the pump on to supply that needed fuel based on your Boost / RPM table, bring fuel in as slowly or as quickly as you want. This also means if you go into a misfire and DI cuts fuel, all fuel is cut, even though the second pump does not see the DI cut, the extra fuel is only being supplied to the rail, once the injector is shut down no more fuel will be injected into the cylinder. This solves all the current concerns with PI caused engine failures, backfires etc. We will of course do more testing on the dyno and the street before we release this into the wild, but it does mean we made a very large step forward today. Check the vid below.
    63 replies | 3701 view(s)
  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 10:23 AM
    DISCLAIMER: yes I know there were a couple people working on ECUflash. But i'm tired of Tunerpro Little side stuff i've been working on in my very scarce spare time. I do ECU calibrations and developing across quite a few platforms outside the N54 platform. Never really been one to focus on just one aspect of knowledge. So I have many different tools that I need and use to get work done across platforms. I'm Sure we can all agree that TunerPro works, but is far from an IDEAL solution in terms of ECU BIN editing. The breakpoints tables and many other things have always annoyed me. As i've used TunerPro on other platforms (Audi, Volvo and etc. to name a couple). Anyway, decided to convert the Tunerpro XDF's into a more usable XML which is more common file extension in the software world. Big thanks to jyamona@motiv and whomever else had a hand in the creating the current XDF's that we all use. Software i Use for this i use for Mitsubishi and Subaru Tuning mainly. Just a couple advantages of this software are: -on table axis editing -full built-in hex editor (not many will use it or know how to use it) -far better definition file management and editing -better table viewing UI -better table grouping management For those who wish to use this software its available through me for BIN editing and etc. which was not available for BMW prior. Yes, unfortunately the Software has a fee. I already had it but at a higher cost. But what you get for the $70 fee is more than the free Ecuflash/TunerPro can offer. NOTE- I am not making anything on the purchase of the software. All the needed XML's for the software are free from me. as they are different than EcuFlash. So all you're paying for is the Software. The XML's will be free and readily available for download just as the XDF's for tunerpro. This project was soley for me to use for my services, but figured after seeing the threads about ECUFlash that I wasn't the only one wanting a better interface for BMW stuff. You by no means have to use what I use, I'm Just offering it. If interested in using it, just PM or Email me. Email preferred. I8A0S XML is fully completed, IJE0S is almost done, then i will do the other two ROM ID's for use with this as well. SCREENSHOTS: I8A0S Stock BIN
    46 replies | 2005 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 05:06 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
    32 replies | 1105 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 05:00 AM
    Nice runs here featuring a stock Porsche 991.1 Turbo S and an E90 335i N54 with upgraded turbochargers courtesy of the Pure Turbos Stage 2 package. As a reminder, the Porsche has a PDK (dual clutch) transmission and makes 550 horsepower. It also weighs just over 3500 pounds. This 335i is said to weigh in the 33XX range meaning some weight loss measures are employed. To give you an idea of what the 991.1 Turbo S can do it runs high 10's in the upper 120's in the 1/4 mile. Now, in the first run the 335i gives the 911 Turbo a beatdown but it looks like the driver was sleeping or in the wrong gear. The second run is much better and basically door to door with the Turbo edging slightly. Good runs. Automatic 335i - Pure Stage 2 turbos, FBO Inlets+outlet, JB4 19psi (map7) and race gas. (3340lbs)
    32 replies | 401 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 04:39 PM
    VRSF: We finally finished up production on our race intercooler and after extensive testing on some incredibly fast cars we're finally ready to offer a pre-order for our new 7.5" stepped race intercooler. The new ultra high density intercooler is 134% larger than the OEM intercooler @ a total of 1080 cubic inches & it's rated for over 1000whp. This is the best solution for any customer running upgraded turbos who is looking for an incredibly efficient intercooler at a reasonable cost without sacrificing quality. We're expecting these to arrive in stock within the next 4 weeks and will be offering introductory pricing directly on our website. Results: We've had a few beta testers in the 650whp+ report fantastic results with 3rd gear pulls (22-30 psi) averaging a 0-1 degree rise, 4th gear pulls in the same boost range are 3-4 degrees. 2-4 gear pulls are showing no IAT increase from 2nd through 3rd with a 7 degree overall rise into 4th. Below is an example of a car running more boost (35 psi) at a much higher HP level (790whp) showing a rise of 11 degree rise in 4th gear. This car also noticed a significantly lower overall pressure drop due to the increased flow of the much larger core. Eye Candy:
    21 replies | 1275 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
    If you track your car or launch hard on the dragstrip with big power you put tremendous stress on the driveline including the driveshaft. The factory BMW E9X M3 S65 V8 driveshaft is not made out of carbon fiber and if it gives it can certainly be a dangerous situation. Driveshafts giving way on the strip is not a new topic but they can come up through the cabin especially if a driveshaft loop is not installed. Well, with the MFactory carbon fiber driveshaft not only do you get a safety benefit but you get a much stronger piece than the factory driveshaft. Here is the description from MFactory: This is a dry carbon fiber piece with 5500 newton meters of capability. That means 4056 lb-ft or in other words whatever any E9X M3 in the world can throw at it. BimmerBoost.com will putting it to the test. They are currently looking for testers which get a discount from $1499.95 retail which is a very reasonable price for what you get. Just to share personal experience, this driveshaft was ordered for the BimmerBoost project E92 M3 DCT and somehow arrived in two days. The insanely quick shipping speed was mind blowing. Here are photos of the unboxing of the driveshaft: It certainly looks and feels like a stout piece and certainly is well packaged. The real test of course will be on a car and MFactory is still looking for testers. If you want to get in at tester pricing, contact @MFactory on the forum.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-24-2016, 01:52 PM
    Now this is the kind of stuff that gets the people of BimmerBoost going! A supercharged BMW E63 M6? That's badass in of itself. But a 5.7 liter stroked S85 V10 with 16 psi of boost on top? Well, EZ-Performance Germany has our attention. Here's what they have to say about the build: Yes, they posted a dyno: Next up is 1200+ horsepower on E85 and breaking into the 9's. Speaking from some personal experience, pushing a stroked S85 with big boost will create some issues. It will be interesting to see how they solve them. Oh, and they are already well into the 10's in the 1/4 mile and over 136 miles per hour: Great work and BimmerBoost looks forward to what they do next. It's great to see the S85 V10 getting the aftermarket push it deserves. Edit: This build is a joint venture between EZ-performance + Starke-Performance
    18 replies | 652 view(s)
  • mfish's Avatar
    08-22-2016, 05:51 PM
    I know there's been progress in the warm / moving intake and exhaust VANOS tables since we probably mostly evolved from what that Cobb gave us years ago. For your run of the mill FBO car on stock turbos are there current / for the most part universally agreed upon, VANOS table values that are optimized as much as possible for a FBO stock turbos 93 octane setup. If so, is someone willing to post up their bin so I can copy these tables? Thanks!
    16 replies | 1052 view(s)
  • Dream's Avatar
    08-23-2016, 06:02 AM
    A short report of our S85. The first test runs have been very successful. The first runs were instantly in the 10s. The car has original weight and no Equipment was removed. 5,7l Stroker Stroker + V7 Supercharger is a very interesting combination at the S85. We have reached 870HP on 95octane with 16 PSI. The HP goal is 1200HP on E85 and a flat 9 on the 1/4 mile. To achieve this, we still have a long way. But it is possible because we have a lot of reserves. :naughty: 870,32HP , 837,16NM Test and Tune - Finsterwalde- Germany 1/4 Mile - 10,707s - 136MPH Pictures say more than words..... Starke-Perfromance & EZ-Performance
    18 replies | 467 view(s)
  • hydra's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 09:12 AM
    hydra started a thread Schrick N54 cams in N54
    Just a quick FYI since a bunch of you were squabbling about this very same issue on Mauricio's CNC Ported head thread a few days ago. Schrick do indeed make not one but TWO diff sets of N54 cams, PNs below: 0476A1521-00 0476A1561-00 0476E1501-00 0476E1501-01
    13 replies | 962 view(s)
  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    R.G. started a thread HPFP general question in N54
    Can someone with a bit more fancy book learnin tell me why it's a bad idea to run a secondary high pressure pump in series with the stock pump? Not belt driven, not oem but mounted under hood T'd in to rail with a pressure regulator? Edit: This would be with a full surge tank low pressure solution
    14 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 11:10 AM
    The F90 generation M5 is going to be very exciting. Why? Because BMW promises to drop weight significantly this time (we'll see about that) despite adding all wheel drive. We will be lucky if they get close to the current generation F10 M5 in weight considering the added mass from xDrive system. They intend to extensively use carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for this reason. With over 600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8, a dual clutch transmission, and all wheel drive you can expect the F90 to be a beast in a straight line. The M5 is supposed to be an all around car though and this video shows it hustling around the 'Ring. It looks like the tires are crying 'understeer' out loud at times but it looks fairly rapid and that it is being pushed hard. Maybe the limp mode issues of the past model will be addressed? Maybe it will not be out of place on a track? We'll have to wait and see.
    13 replies | 405 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 11:12 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
    8 replies | 474 view(s)
  • jt0407's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 04:59 PM
    Decided to make my own intercooler using a Garret core and custom endtanks welded on. Mods are as follows; -6766 1.15ar -6mt spec3+ -33-34psi -c16 -ambient temp 96* -3rd-5th gear pull -MHD tuned by Ken
    10 replies | 652 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 07:24 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
    10 replies | 447 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-26-2016, 11:00 AM
    The F90 generation M5 is going to be very exciting. Why? Because BMW promises to drop weight significantly this time (we'll see about that) despite adding all wheel drive. We will be lucky if they get close to the current generation F10 M5 in weight considering the added mass from xDrive system. They intend to extensively use carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) for this reason. With over 600 horsepower from a twin turbo V8, a dual clutch transmission, and all wheel drive you can expect the F90 to be a beast in a straight line. The M5 is supposed to be an all around car though and this video shows it hustling around the 'Ring. It looks like the tires are crying 'understeer' out loud at times but it looks fairly rapid and that it is being pushed hard. Maybe the limp mode issues of the past model will be addressed? Maybe it will not be out of place on a track? We'll have to wait and see. #F90
    13 replies | 129 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 07:17 AM
    Well, the new turbocharged Ferrari is a lot stronger than the 458 it replaces that much is certain. Last month a video was posted showing a 488 GTB just crush a RUF tuned Porsche 991 Turbo S. Unfortunately, the video angle was a chase view and there was no way to know if the 911 Turbo S was actually a tuned example. These videos below confirm the previous results. The 991.1 Turbo S is the camera car and it features bolt ons including an ECU tune. It doesn't matter. What do you even say? The 488 GTB goes to warp speed pulling away. Tuned 488's are going to be tough to top if the stock cars are performing like this.
    10 replies | 274 view(s)
  • AndersS's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 02:31 AM
    AndersS started a thread M-Control arms rear. in N54
    Hi I need some advice about bushings and M performance upgrades. The rear end of my car feels a little TO alive doing hard pulls/acc. Rear end is not as stable as i would like it to be, and I dont feel that the car is 100% in control. At the moment the rear bushings is still stock, but I have allready bought the Yellow Powerflex subframe bushings and the Mfactory Solid diff. Bushings. But I am not sure if that is enough to make the car more stabel during accelerations. I´ve been looking to upgrade my stock Upper Control arms rear to M-performance from ECS tuning. (I Already got the front kit mounted. ) https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E90-335i-N54_3.0L/Suspension/M_Upgrade/ES2622633/ But is this a ”complete” upgrade.? What about the Wishbones arm next to the controlarms. (link) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182224203710?clk_rvr_id=1082423874663&rmvSB=true Does it make sense to upgrade the control arms, and not the wishbones? And does the wishbones fit directly to the E91/E90 or must other changes be done? Not planning to take the car to trackways, and since it is my daily use I prefer not to make the car 100% a racecar but still keep some comfort if possible. :cool: Thanks Car E91 335i 2010 auto. Quife LSD KW V1 M3 front and rear Swaybar. M3 front controlarms and wishbones. Pure Stage 2 – Lpfp3 – EOS PI – 2” Inlets. And more.
    7 replies | 578 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    HGK Racing is serious about drifting and what they did to this 2-Series confirms that. What will get your attention first is the custom carbon/kevlar body work. It is not necessarily the prettiest BMW widebody you will ever see but it's just designed to be light and house wide rims as this is a drift car after all. The amount of work that went into this vehicle certainly is impressive even if BimmerBoost does not necessarily like the result. Under the hood is a GM LS based motor built by Mast Motorsports. It gets LS7 heads, forged internals, titanium valves, etc. The works essentially which results in 820 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. Naturally aspirated power mind you. The F22 chassis (some are referring to this as an F87 M2 but it's an F22) is bare welded after being stripped down. The body panels were all removed. The interior was stripped and a roll cage put in. A fuel cell system takes up the trunk space. Nitron 3-way adjustable coilovers were installed. HGK machines the camber plates and various other suspension pieces. The suspension arms, knuckles, and other components come from Wisefab. What about the wheels, tires, and brakes? Yes, important components in a drift vehicle. Wilwood 6-piston calipers are up front along with 11.75 inch rotors. In back, 4-piston calipers and 12-inch discs. The wheels are 18x8.5f and 18x10r with 235mm and 265mm rubber respectively. Is this an impressive amount of work? Yes. Is it a great BMW build? No. They threw out the BMW motor, stuck in an LS V8 (yawn), and made a custom body kit that while being very functional in helping lower the weight to 26XX pounds is wasted on a drift toy and not a real roadcourse competition car. People will swoon and drool over this and it certainly is worthy of attention (is anyone surprised this car is headed to Qatar?) but let us know when someone actually takes an M2, lightens it significantly, and modifies the N55B30T0 engine it comes with from the factory to make for a serious BMW track beast.
    10 replies | 326 view(s)
  • ttuner's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:46 AM
    ttuner started a thread 600whp Z4 video review in N54
    I let my buddy review my car for his youtube channel. go check it out.
    6 replies | 620 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-25-2016, 11:03 AM
    BimmerBoost member @berns of Alex Bernstein photography is a professional photographer who shoots for various car magazines. Recently he did a shoot for Super Street Magazine of this BMW F82 M4 built for IND Distribution's 10th anniversary. It is certainly a very nice example of an M4 with a plethora of upgrades including a roll cage, suspension work, intake, new wheels, tint, a tune, exhaust, new seats, seat belts stitched in BMW M colors, carbon fiber accents, a rear seat delete, carbon fiber wheels, etc. Basically, the car gets the works. Enjoy. Some miscellaneous photos of the build from IND themselves: Latest iteration:
    8 replies | 81 view(s)
  • Evan Patak's Avatar
    08-22-2016, 09:41 PM
    With my engine rebuild/replacement, transmission conversion, and M5 drivetrain conversion nearing completion I took the opportunity to collect some data for the community and weight some of the components which were removed. My wagon was originally a 535xi AT and moving forward can best be described as a manual N54 powered M5. BMW M fan boys: relax. No it is not an M5 but it's composition is more M5 than anything else. The front differential, axles, and driveshaft are lighter than expected but then again, they are not very strong. M5 components show noticeable heft for their added size and strength. The LSD went in before my scale arrived but I would estimate it is +20lbs and the drive shaft is probably around +8-10lbs Once it is back from getting lengthened and rebuilt I can throw it on the scale. I would guess +5lbs ea for the M5 axles. I will try to get my manual trans on the scale to confirm but I heard 98lbs somewhere and that sounds about right after recently spending a lot of time handling the unit. ___________OUT____________287 lbs 127 lbs 6AT (GA6HP19Z) 32 lbs Torque Converter 61 lbs Transfer Case 7 lbs F Driveshaft 30 lbs Front Diff 30 lbs Front Axles (x2) ____________IN_____________133 lbs 98 lbs 6MT (GS6-53DZ) 21 lbs MFactory Chromoly Flywheel 14 lbs Spec Stage 3+ Clutch 154 lbs saved by ditching both the AWD and AT. ~130lbs If you ditch the AWD but keep the same type of trans. I estimate a 40-50 lb weight penalty for m5 components but I should still end with 100+ lbs weight savings. Where losing weight is always a good thing I think this will work against my weight distribution. Evan F Driveshaft and Differential getting weighed. Transmissions LEFT 535xi RIGHT M5 LEFT M5 RIGHT 535xi 535xi Diff M5 LSD and it's huge heatsink.
    8 replies | 471 view(s)
  • victor247's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 11:53 PM
    Hi guys, I just got a 2008 335i E93 as a project car. I just got a donor 335IS that ill use the transmission off of since the car currently has an automatic transmission. I just ran a cross a Precision 6870 for a good price that I plan to buy. What do you guys think of the idea of doing a single turbo project on a convertible and piecing the kit together? Would it be better I just get a kit? Whats the max power the IS DCT will reliably hold? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
    5 replies | 823 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-23-2016, 05:42 AM
    Ok S65 4.0 liter V8 torque jokes aside what exactly is going on here and why? It appears that the tow hook in the rear bumper is being used to tie the M3 to another car that is being towed at roughly 180 kph or 111 miles per hour. Why? Who knows. The only explanation is that this is probably in Russia.
    4 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 AM
    HGK Racing is serious about drifting and what they did to this 2-Series confirms that. What will get your attention first is the custom carbon/kevlar body work. It is not necessarily the prettiest BMW widebody you will ever see but it's just designed to be light and house wide rims as this is a drift car after all. The amount of work that went into this vehicle certainly is impressive even if BimmerBoost does not necessarily like the result. Under the hood is a GM LS based motor built by Mast Motorsports. It gets LS7 heads, forged internals, titanium valves, etc. The works essentially which results in 820 horsepower and 663 lb-ft of torque. Naturally aspirated power mind you. The F22 chassis (some are referring to this as an F87 M2 but it's an F22) is bare welded after being stripped down. The body panels were all removed. The interior was stripped and a roll cage put in. A fuel cell system takes up the trunk space. Nitron 3-way adjustable coilovers were installed. HGK machines the camber plates and various other suspension pieces. The suspension arms, knuckles, and other components come from Wisefab. What about the wheels, tires, and brakes? Yes, important components in a drift vehicle. Wilwood 6-piston calipers are up front along with 11.75 inch rotors. In back, 4-piston calipers and 12-inch discs. The wheels are 18x8.5f and 18x10r with 235mm and 265mm rubber respectively. Is this an impressive amount of work? Yes. Is it a great BMW build? No. They threw out the BMW motor, stuck in an LS V8 (yawn), and made a custom body kit that while being very functional in helping lower the weight to 26XX pounds is wasted on a drift toy and not a real roadcourse competition car. People will swoon and drool over this and it certainly is worthy of attention (is anyone surprised this car is headed to Qatar?) but let us know when someone actually takes an M2, lightens it significantly, and modifies the N55B30T0 engine it comes with from the factory to make for a serious BMW track beast.
    10 replies | 51 view(s)
  • Irishace's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 07:43 AM
    Irishace started a thread I am Back! in N54
    Happy to report that I have picked up a 2008 335xi in titanium silver metalic as a daily driver. I am not interested in driving my M4 in the winter so the only logical conclusion was to find a nice all wheel drive car. I could not for the life of me get into a garbage audi so my search for an N54 was on. I stumbled across a unicorn N54 while surfing Auto Trader. She only has 54,000 km on the clock and was driven by an elderly couple who recently traded it in for a Subaru. The interior and exterior condition is flawless, the engine bay is spotless and motor is virgin to any modifications. There is absolutely no evidence of even an intake being installed on this car. Car has had the HPFP recall and not a hint of wastegate rattle or any of the usual non-sense. Needless to say, I bought it on the spot and could not be happier. Only beef I have with the car is that it does not have the M-Sport package, ohh well, a minor nuisance. So in true Irish fashion, I have the following mods on order from my good buddy Mike@n54tuning.com: - CPE xi ********* - BMS DCI - AMS FMIC - DCAN cable for MHD flash I will drive it like this during the winter and will start the debate of going big single or an upgraded twin option when spring rolls around. Good to be back in this community, I really missed it
    6 replies | 483 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 05:58 PM
    Pretty good weights on these at 20 lbs front and 21.5 lbs rear considering the 19x9.5 and 19x10.5 size. At $6580 though.... Product Description Reducing unsprung weight and improving your BMWs grip on the road is what the Lightweight Performance Wheel Set is all about. These wheels are built to DINAN offsets and sizes to accommodate substantially larger tires without any rubbing or modification of the wheel well. Each wheel is cut from a single solid block of aluminum creating a very strong wheel that is also light in weight. Throw on top of that great looks from a popular design and it is a winner all the way around. Lightweight Performance Wheel Set Highlights: + Built to DINAN optimized offsets and sizes + Wheels accommodate substantially larger tires for maximum grip and reduction of understeer by bringing the front and rear tire sizes closer together. + Motorsport-inspired design for the ultimate in street performance + Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratio + Engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for maximum performance and handling + CNC machined from a solid piece of aluminum + OE TPMS and lug hardware compatible for ease of installation + DINAN logo center caps + I-Beamed Spoke Technology + Extreme Stiffness + Extreme Fatigue Strength + 2100 lb. Street-Tire Load Rating (per wheel) Color: Satin Gunmetal Front Wheel Size: 19" x 9.5" Weight: 20 lbs Recommended Tire: Michelin Super Sport or Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires – 265/30-19 (For other tires see note below) Rear Wheel Size: 19" x 10.5" Weight: 21.5 lbs
    6 replies | 428 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-27-2016, 12:11 PM
    All hail UGR (Underground Racing). The second generation Audi R8 is basically a Huracan with an Audi skin. It features the same engine as its Lamborghini brother as well as the same dual clutch transmission. UGR showed what they could do on the platform running 7.8 @ 187 in the 1/4 mile. It was only a matter of time before UGR would tackle the second generation R8 with their twin turbo kit which they announced a few months back. The results are predictably outstanding. 9.025 @ 160.00 in the 1/4 mlie. This is an elapsed time world record and just a hair off breaking into the 8's which will happen as temps drop. What are the full specs? Fuel, boost, etc.? We don't know. UGR did not provide them. Apparently this car is getting more power which implies engine and transmission builds. It would be nice to know if this was done the stock motor though.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    08-23-2016, 02:42 AM
    The Vortech V3si is a popular supercharger because it's fairly compact, affordable, and it is utilizes a self-contained oiling system. However, although it can make a lot of power as you see here on this E60 M5 it can also be maxed out fairly quickly as well. On 100% E85 and 8 psi of boost the S85 V10 is taking all the V3si can give it. The result is an impressive 703.8 horsepower and 491.7 lb-ft of torque at the wheels but we know the S85 V10 can make much more power with a bigger blower. As a matter of fact, over two years ago a Vortech T-Trim blower put down 774 rear wheel horsepower on an S85 V10 and this has yet to be topped to BimmerBoost's knowledge. Gintani plans on switching this V3si car to a T-Trim but we already know what it will do. Although with 100% E85 maybe topping 800 rwhp will be possible? It's nice to see Gintani finally utilizing ethanol over C16.
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