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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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  • 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
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • trevorlee02's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 05:25 PM
    Hoping not to get beat up in this post...but here it goes... If I buy the boostbox from Motiv then my costs are: Boostbox - $200 Motiv Propiatary tune - $300 with single turbo option selected MHD Flasher - $99 MHD logger - $69 MHD increased boost limit - $49... Grand Total - $717 Or I can get a JB4 with a BEF for $479 Or hell even a Procede for $700 brand new... Granted, I don't endorse the Procede by any means necessary, but just simply looking at it all. Only reason that I even ask this is due to someone contacting me that has a single turbo swap with a boostbox that they purchased when they bought their single turbo kit... I got on their computer and setup the BB App to flash the car. After finding out all of the details of his modifications it was apparent that he didn't want to spend any more money to get the car to work properly. After attempting to flash multiple times and no boost working I finally read on the Motiv website that it requires a 'lite' tune file to allow it to work properly... Without knowing what the changes are or the xdf referencing these changes I was unable to assist him. Therefore I asked him to remove the boostbox and sell it, rehook up his JB4 from prior to the Single Turbo swap, flash the custom JB4 firmware, flash the dme with a backend flash from the BB App and BAM!!! It worked amazingly! I understand this is a business and all, but at least have the decency to allow customers to have options in flashing. Double dipping from having people utilize one flashing platform over another and purchasing your products is sort of a poor attempt to monopolize the market. The main reason I'm attempting to assist the market is so that the community can purchase more upgrades for their vehicles without being "taxed" for each level of upgrade. The BB App works for flashing any of the MSD80/81/85 vehicles just as well as the MHD tool does. Is there any timeframe for when the new xdf's will be released?
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  • F87Source's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 02:52 PM
    Hey Guys, I'm new to this forum and excited to join a group of like minded individuals. Anyways have you guys seen the laptome performance m2's 7:22 lap of the nordschliffe? It's pretty impressive for minor ecu tuning + better tires and it's a 6mt too! I'm planning on a similar build for my car so I can compete in time attack events. Thanks!
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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
    11-20-2017, 05:56 PM
    The E46 M3 CSL originally made waves because it managed a stellar 7 minute and 50 second laptime in the hands of Sport Auto. Back in 2003 this was a quick time. For perspective, a 997.2 Carrera S PDK on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires matched this time in 2008. The CSL was spectacular. BMW shaved 240 pounds off the car for a total of 3053 pounds and managed to squeeze 360 horsepower out of the 3.2 liter S54 engine with a new airbox design and a new cam profile. Not to mention the suspension, aerodynamics, and brake upgrades. The E46 M3 CSL was BMW M at its best and the peak of the classic M brand. That 7:50 Nurburgring time was an incredible achievement. Now in 2017 look at what this E46 M3 is doing. A 7:28.5 and yes it is still naturally aspirated. The M3 has a CSL airbox from Karbonius Composites and a CSL tune from Chris Benoit. This of course is in addition to the suspension, brake, aero, and tire upgrades. An absolutely phenomenal result when you factor in the E46 record holder is a supercharged E46 M3 CSL running 7:22 and the a stock F82 M4 takes 7 minutes and 52 seconds. The driving probably has something to do with it.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 03:42 PM We've been involved in the testing of a nifty new product called Dragy. It's a small high speed GPS device that interfaces with your phone or mobile device via BlueTooth and allows you to accurately compute performance metrics like 0-60, 1/4 mile & trap speed, 60-130mph, 100-200kmh, etc. The resulting run files compute and validate slope, and spit out in a little graphic ready to analyze, share, etc. You charge it using a mini-USB port, with the charge lasting a few days (it only wakes up when connected to app), and then throw it on the dash and open the app when you want to start recording runs. It's magnetic so there are slicker mounting options available, but I haven't found them necessary on our test cars. I just throw it up in the corner of the windshield. We tested them at the latest Shift Sector and No Fly Zone 1/2 mile events and were very pleased with the accuracy and flexibility of the system. A few screen shots from my testing below. There are a few thousand in use in Asia with great success and we're helping introduce it to the English speaking market. The free Dragy app will be posted to the play store and apple store within a few days. If you happen to get the device before the app is posted just email us and we can send a link for it. Anyway much more info to follow, including their app based tuner leader board and other slick features, but I know you guys are going to love this thing. Wanted to make a comparison video but right now its Dragy 1, VBOX 0 Attached Images
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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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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 01:43 PM
    The next generation BMW F80 M3 and G82 M4 models expected as 2020 model year cars will feature new engine architecture. Well, not exactly new as the S58B38 powerplant will be a tweaked version of the current B58 3.0 liter inline-6 motor we all know and love. A water injection system carries over from the F82 M4 GTS. BimmerBoost would expect enthusiasts to quickly supplement this system with methanol injection or a mix. The reason the B58 will become an S58 is because BMW no longer builds ground-up M motors. A cost cutting move but it is redundant at this point to keep bringing up BMW heavily cutting costs. On the bright side the B58 architecture is a departure from the N54/N55/S55 engine family and hopefully that means we will not see crank hub issues with the new M3 and M4 engine. BMW can not possibly get this wrong for two straight generations, right? As the M3 and M4 are going up in power all wheel drive is expected to be standard. BMW may indeed quote 493 horsepower but this will be closer to an output rating at the wheels than at the crank. If BimmerBoost were to guess, BMW will continue to increase the M3/M4 base model by 70 whp so 490 horsepower at the wheels is pretty much the right range. The problem here is that the car will gain weight. All wheel drive is not going to make the vehicle lighter. Another problem is it likely means the end of a dual clutch transmission. A manual does not look likely either. An automatic all wheel drive M3? Why not just buy an Audi? There is a rumor that there will be a hybrid system. If so, expect weight to balloon further. If not, thank goodness. BMW will likely save face by allowing software to put the vehicle in a rear wheel drive mode just as they do with the F90 M5. The new M3 and M4 models will no doubt kick ass on the dragstrip and easily put their power down off the line. In other words, they will be nothing like what they are supposed to be.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 04:07 PM
    Nobody should be surprised that the new F90 M5 is starting at over $100k. The military pricing leaked out and even with the military discount it is over $100k. To be precise, $102,600 which means the MSRP is going to be above this amount. For reference, the 2016 BMW F10 M5 starts at $94,100. We can expect at least $10k more. Whether it is worth it or not is up to you to decide. The price quickly goes up with options. The First Edition option is $18,300 and includes the M Sport Exhaust system (which is a must) along with 20 inch wheels. Then there is the Apple Car Play, Black Trim, Surround Sound System, high-gloss Shadow line, M Driver's package, and some BMW individual components. Realistically that makes this potentially a $130k+ car out the door once you start ticking boxes. Is it worth it? We'll see soon enough.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 04:06 PM
    TTE (The Turbo Engineers) in Germany has a hybrid S55 turbocharger upgrade available for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. When it comes to hybrid turbos Pure Turbos pretty much dominates the S55 platform but it is interesting to finally see some results from the TTE turbochargers. Another interesting point is that this F80 M3 is tuned through the MHD F-Series OBD-II platform. Up until now, most upgraded turbo F80 M3 and F82 M4 vehicles were tuned through the PTF Bootmod3 system. The results look good: 717 horsepower at the crank is strong. However, what kind of dyno is being used? We need to see more numbers on a variety of dynamometers to get a better idea of output. Additionally, to see how this stacks up to Pure Turbos efforts. As for the MHD F-Series platform it is flashed through OBD-II and a handheld device except the ECU must be unlocked physically first. This is no different from the PTF Bootmod3 system in that respect. No doubt European members will be more interested in the TTE S55 turbos than those in the USA.
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  • A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
    11-20-2017, 05:42 PM
    Self explanatory, I hope! Any questions email me: Pricing is for Billet N54 Port Injection Intake Manifold w/ Top Mount Fuel Rail included BLACK FRIDAY N54 INTAKE MANIFOLD DEAL CLICK HERE ... 11/23 - 12/1 ONLY
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  • Dave@Fuel-It!'s Avatar
    11-17-2017, 05:06 PM
    Hi all, Enter promo code:GIVEME10 at checkout to receive 10% off your entire purchase through November 30th! :music-rockout: Link: **If you are looking to stretch your holiday budget a bit, we now offer financing through PayPal! 6 months/ 0% interest if paid in full!!** Happy Holidays & thank you all for the continued support:D
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  • BlueDemon_335is's Avatar
    11-19-2017, 06:12 PM
    Recently bought a 2011 335is 69k mi with a few mods (DCI, CP, exhaust, oil catch can). Had a local indy shop install the JB4 and ever since i got it back I've been having issues with limp mode. At first I thought it was maybe bad fuel. I'll turn off the car and it'll go away, but then it'll come back randomly. Once in a while i'll get an CEL, but then it'll clear after sitting (not my DD). After looking at threads I noticed it could be my vanos solenoids causing the problem. I just recently replaced the vanos solenoids and immediately got 3100 and 2A82 codes(also getting 3C39 & 3C3A). Full disclosure, I replaced them with cheap Vaico solenoids instead of going OEM. Could this be the cause? After reading a bunch of threads, i'm really hoping its not my cam bearing ledge. Is there a way an indy mechanic can check for the cam bearing ledge for cheap? Or should I just try the OEM solenoids first and go from there? :confused:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-17-2017, 11:52 AM
    Nice result here for an N63 F10 550i with the Alpina turbochargers. Back when the N63 was on the market Alpina filled an M7 void in the lineup with their B7 model with received upgraded turbochargers and new tuning for the N63 V8. This owner somehow got his hands on the Alpina turbos and had them installed on his F10 550i. He then added a JB4, meth injection, and an intake. The result is pretty good with an 11.99 @ 119.47 in the 1/4 mile: He might want to look into a BEF (back end flash) to get more out of it. A flash tuned 2013 Alpina B7 ran 10's but that is with the updated N63TU powerplant. There is definitely more to extract out of this 550i.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-22-2017, 02:30 PM
    The McLaren 720S is absurdly fast. Watching it destroy everything it runs is starting to get a bit boring. It needs some stout competition. A heads/cam Viper certainly is stout but this is an ACR which is built for the track and has a ton of downforce. That rear wing is creating drag that is not helping in a roll race. Furthermore, even with upgraded heads, a tune, exhaust, and an aggressive cam this naturally aspirated Viper is making less power and torque than the stock 720S. Throw in that the Viper has a manual and you get the result you see here. It's time for the 720S to start going up against stronger competition.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    11-21-2017, 04:21 PM
    Considering going the water/meth route. Where do you guys buy your meth? Do you buy it pre-mixed? How long does it last for you? I know it depends on tank size just ballparking it.
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  • Aus335iGuy's Avatar
    11-18-2017, 02:16 AM
    Won’t be long before this is more commonplace
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