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  • B00stGeek's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 03:03 PM
    Not my cars, just sharing!
    38 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 03:23 PM
    BETA version of the CPE N54 port injection adapter just showed up. Need to order in some injectors and will start playing around next week I hope. :)
    29 replies | 989 view(s)
  • natedog7700's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:13 PM
    What do you consider a "fast" car now days for a "daily" street-able car?
    28 replies | 929 view(s)
  • TTFS's Avatar
    09-10-2014, 07:57 PM
    TTFS started a thread TTFS | M4 Before and After in S55
    Bone stock M4 before and after. Enjoy ;)
    21 replies | 386 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:36 PM
    Dinan continues to roll out more of their piggyback tunes for the newer turbo M cars. Their latest Dinantronics tune tackles the new F80 M3 and F82 M4 equipped with the S55 inline-6. The $2499.00 Dinan box raises output on 93 octane from the factory 425 horsepower to a Dinan claimed crank output of 516 horsepower. Torque goes up from 406 lb-ft at the crank to 489 lb-ft for a gain of 83 lb-ft as measured at the crank. Now, we know the M3 and M4 are very underrated from the factory to begin with. How is Dinan measuring the horsepower here? We do not doubt the power and torque gains whatsoever but the M3 and M4 are making close to 500 horsepower off the showroom floor. This is why we want to see output at the wheels, not at the crank. Quoting crank figures with modern turbo cars is a tuner relic. Obviously, the main competition here is going to come from BMS. The BMS M3/M4 JB4 box costs $799.00. BMS has shown over 500 horsepower at the wheels already with this tune. Frankly, BimmerBoost believes BMS prices the F80 M3 and F82 M4 JB4 at $799.00 because if it was any more of a value M owners would probably consider it a 'cheap' piece of a equipment. BMS has room to drop the price but Dinan's pricing means they do not have to. It certainly will be interesting to see some real dyno results as well as real world performance numbers. People buy tunes to be faster. Which piggyback tune is the fastest? Well, we all already know the most expensive tune is not necessarily the fastest tune. Product Description Stage 1 (DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner ONLY) Maximum Power: 516 HP, 489 lb-ft of torque. The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is a highly engineered and sophisticated piece of computer hardware and software that enhances engine performance, without negating or voiding your new car warranty coverage and without affecting long term reliability or the functionality of on-board diagnostic systems. It was also designed to be emissions legal in 50 states (E.O. Pending). The ultimate objective of developing this piece of technology was to provide the ability to control every signal entering and exiting the BMW factory Engine Control Unit. These items are unique to Dinan and together they embody the apex of performance engineering in a powerful, reliable, and warrantied package. The Dinan® Difference The biggest benefit of the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is our ECU has the… "…capability of setting an optimum target lambda (fuel mixture) as well as correcting short term trim which is the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture. By matching these two correctly we can reduce knock sensor activity which will make smoother performance, protect the catalyst, increase power and allow us to make it emissions legal."- Steve Dinan The Dinan® Difference is possible by employing a full staff of talented engineers that are well rounded in all aspects of their job. Manipulating these signals with an adept hand all the while keeping an engine running at its best and with the most reliable power is what Dinan is all about. Well Engineered Plug-in tuning devices all have one thing in common, they send a modified signal to the factory ECU, telling it the boost pressure is below target values. This then causes the factory ECU to raise the boost pressure to what it thinks is the correct value. This modified boost pressure signal causes errors in fuel mixture and ignition timing. These errors can cause the on-board diagnostics systems to set faults, but they can also cause exceedingly high catalyst temperatures and a loss of power. In addition, when power is increased, exhaust gas temperature will increase as well and this must be countered with a slightly richer air/fuel mixture. The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner uniquely has the capability to adjust target Lambda, correct short term trim as well as ignition timing errors induced by raising boost pressure. This enables Dinan calibration engineers to optimize air/fuel mixture and ignition timing at elevated boost pressure throughout the entire gamut of engine RPM and engine load. Additionally, the ability to correct short term trim corrections (the difference between target and scheduled fuel mixture) remain within OEM specifications. This minimizes knock sensor activity, which in turn means smooth engine performance, catalyst protection and power increase, while this is also required to make the car emissions legal. Dinan engineers have worked for two years on the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner in efforts to provide BMW enthusiasts with Performance without Sacrifice. State-of-the-Art Hardware The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner is engineered using the best possible components and advanced hardware. The most obvious and visible component is the elaborate wiring harness. Using OE connectors and an expandable braided wiring sleeves ensures that all visible components appear as if they come straight from the factory. More importantly however it guarantees long lasting and dependable performance due to the use of high heat, moisture and abrasion resistant materials and design. The other hardware element involved is the Dinan electronic control unit (ECU) itself. While its outward appearance may seem tame, the processing power and sophistication held within its internal circuitry is anything but. Capable of delivering signals to various systems at an astonishing 4000 times per second the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner yields the power to control all current signals delivered to the ECU as well as those developed in the future without a hiccup in performance or reliability. This immense processing power equates to a high degree of engine control resulting in a much lower likelihood of setting a fault. In addition smoother running conditions and superior drivability are achieved, all of which are Dinan hallmarks. Unmatched Warranty Dinan's comprehensive warranty program, introduced in 1997, provides superior warranty coverage to that which you would find elsewhere. If your vehicle is currently covered by the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty, Dinan® products are warranted for the remaining term of the vehicle manufacturer's new car limited warranty. The manufacturer's new car warranty is limited to 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers in Canada), commencing on the date of first retail sale or the date the vehicle is first placed in-service as a demonstrator or company vehicle, whichever is earlier. Dinan's warranties are transferable when ownership of the vehicle into which the Dinan® products were originally installed is sold. BMW automobiles can now be performance-tuned without the associated concern of negatively affecting the new car warranty coverage. Designed to be Emissions Legal The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner was designed and built to be the only tuning box on the market that is emissions legal in all 50 states. At the moment this product is emissions legal in most states – the product is in compliance with US Federal EPA Memorandum 1A, or this product has not been found, nor is believed to be, unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently this product is not legal for sale or use in California, and states that have adopted California emissions standards, on any pollution controlled motor vehicles. We are however in the E.O. process with the ARB and are confident that the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner will be emissions legal in all states in the near future. Drivability There is more to a tune than just cranking up the boost. Power needs to come on smoothly and in a predictable way to make the car as fun to drive at wide open throttle as cruising around town. It is your BMW, but reborn with new found acceleration and speed. Installation Plug-and-Play installation in two hours or less at any of the 180+ Dinan® Dealers. While firmware is loaded directly on the ECU the model specific software will need to be downloaded into the ECU by an authorized Dinan dealer after installation. Log on to www.dinancars.com to find your nearest dealer or contact Dinan to make an appointment. Easy To Use Dinan's ECU is Bluetooth® Smart meaning that you can change maps simply via a Bluetooth connection. Just install and you are done! Designed for the Future The DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner was engineered with future expansion of functionality in mind. Boasting the most powerful processing power on the market the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner can handle more functions and processes than any of its contemporaries. To that end the Dinan performance tuner is capable of interfacing with the CAN and FlexRay communication systems which allow for controlling powertrain functions, among others. This means that when new functions are developed there will be no need for a new box, just a short software update at your local Dinan dealer. Satisfaction Guaranteed Dinan guarantees you will be impressed by the DINANTRONICS™ Performance Tuner and the performance it provides that we offer a 3-Day return policy. If you aren't satisfied with what the Dinan solution brings to the table within 3 days of install you can go back to your dealer for a full refund (installation labor costs still apply).
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  • paradoxical3's Avatar
    09-14-2014, 02:19 AM
    If you have been following my thread (http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?54528-X1-35i-M-Sport-Track-Daily-Driver-Build) you will see that I have been trying to build the best all around BMW X1 I can - able to run a sub 12 second 1/4 mile, lap mid-ohio faster than a M3, and retain the luxury and utility of the vehicle for the perfect daily driver. I am one step closer to my goal today as I have furthered my N55 xdrive record with a 11.930 pass at Tri State raceway. This was my first time to the track with the Pure Turbo upgrade and there is at least another mph trap speed in it once I refine my boost targets. I am bumping into the limits of the tmap sensor not being able to read over 21psi, as well as the JB4's 21psi failsafe (I kick to failsafe mode sometimes after shifts due to boost spike). I am guessing I will wind up around 11.7 here. There were a few passes with better launches and higher speed (93mph by the 1/8) but I always hit boost safety during those. Mod list: X1 35i M-sport JRZ RS1 coilovers Pure Turbo N55 Stage 1 BMS JB4 ISO with flexfuel wires BMS Intake BMS downpipe ER intercooler/chargepipe NGK plugs Apex wheels with Direzza Zii 50% e85 mix - I REALLY need a new fuel pump to make this percentage mix stable. Here is the timeslip, a video of the run (against my friend and very fast Camaro SS, also an 11 second car), and my log. http://www.datazap.me/u/paradoxical3/11930-x1-14-mile I am also proud that this is not just a straight line car! I am very happy with the Pure Turbo setup. I am already 5+mph faster in trap in my first try and it will probably wind up with 6-7mph faster. For the $850 price I got in the group buy, it is the cheapest power available and makes the car a LOT more fun.
    15 replies | 197 view(s)
  • SCGT's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 01:43 PM
    SCGT started a thread 100k N54 Oil Analysis in N54
    I've owned the car since 50k, CPO, took over maintenance at ~82k. I started my maintenance with my own version of an oil flush (drain oil, add new, idle until at operating temp, drain & repeat again before putting in Motul). Tuned by Brentuning since I bought it, been FBO, running 18-19 psi and E50-E60 for a couple years. Turbos are original, but they'll a little sluggish and in the past week started puffing some smoke here and there in traffic during deceleration. That will be remedied with Vargas Stage 2+'s soon. The car has always consumed some oil, 1-2 qts is normal for me every 4-5k miles. There are no guarantees but it's nice to see the N54 holding up. I drive the car "in a highly spirited manner" nearly every day.
    13 replies | 402 view(s)
  • VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    09-10-2014, 02:03 PM
    Finally got the pulleys and rest of the final samples from the machine shop. We will be test fitting and making sure everything is 100% and the production run will begin. We appreciate your patience, very excited to release these!
    11 replies | 475 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 08:04 PM
    This is not the first time we have seen a modified M157 Mercedes AMG beat a Lamborghini Aventador. A Benzboost member who has an E63 AMG S 4Matic with Renntech upgraded turbos has been beating up on just about everything including the Aventador. This CLS63 is not the 4Matic all wheel drive variant however but the pre-facelift rear wheel drive model which is lighter. It does however feature the same basic M157 twin turbo 5.5 liter V8 AMG motor. So how do the Kleemann K3 M157 upgrades show? Very well as the CLS63 AMG is able to open up a small lead on the Aventador. Up top, it appears the Aventador starts to pull but both cars shut down as they approach traffic. Considering the Kleemann K3 upgrade consists of just exhaust and ECU modifications (although further details are hard to find on the Kleemann website which really needs some work) the run certainly is impressive against an opponent like the Aventador with its 700 horsepower 6.5 liter V12. Turbo torque isn't easy to beat:
    15 replies | 264 view(s)
  • lfelunden's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 06:11 AM
    lfelunden has just uploaded Alpina XDF and B3S Biturbo bin! Hi guys. We need more of
    12 replies | 337 view(s)
  • AlexQuattro's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:46 PM
    This is the funiest thread I've seen in a long time. Some moderator on E46fanatics creates a thread saying: I have no idea what he was expecting but of course no one takes him seriously and he ends up banning a guy. HILARIOUS! http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1050766 Cliff notes: pics or gtfo. nudes? Posts pic of friend: Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need another fridge for her groceries. Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need another garage for her to sleep.. Damn, dawg. Looks like she loves food. Can she at least cook? You're going to need deep freezer and a 3 quarter cow. Anyways OP can't put his pants on and says his wife is great and all... more comments. Easy answer, divorce this biatch... You're the man, start acting like it. It is going to cost you more than $200 out of your pocket to have that gal living with you: -Missing groceries (entire shelves from the pantry) -AC cranked at 60 degrees will cost you more -Increased electricity cost from the stove, oven, and deep fryer always being in use 24/7 -Showers - well, that is like washing a car or irrigating the lawn so skyrocketed water bills Chubby fingers make for some great handjobs. Especially when covered in fried chicken grease OP then tries to reason with his wife using suggestions from other posters like getting a seperate fridge for her... And at this point it is clear for everyone that those 2 are not the brightest bulbs... Then OP says this: Quote: Originally Posted by choxor Just hope she doesn't get knocked up while staying with you. Now I had deleted this in my comment, I didnt want to come out as some sort of racist as I am not. But she dates multiple black men(maybe one at a time at one point?) But Only black men. Now...I dont..even..know..how to go about saying this..but I do not want random multiple (any race) of men in my house. Especially promiscuous?.. Um strangers who she wants to do things at my house with. I raised this with my wife, and she says she wont do that...yeahhhhh right LMFAO!!!! More comments... careful you're gonna get robbed. or you will gain another roommate when the guy she is fvcking starts sleeping in her bed. People are really fucking with the OP but he takes it all seriously... #thefattening OP says this: I have told espy (the future roommate) to *S*T*F*U about what Ive said on FB messanger, but knowing these bit&ches, no honor. Most honnest comment so far: I understand she is your wife, the mother of your children, and you love her a lot, but obviously shes a lunatic. Ah well maybe this one: Charge rent by the pound. Better invest in some steel chairs. Orca's are getting embarrassed because people on this forum keep comparing her to them. Then this happens... My wife has these accelerated classes for some medical school stuff on the weekends. I had been showing my friends this thread while BBQ ing and sending out via FB messenger to my other friends and we're all laughing. Wife comes home, a friend takes the whole family to lids, to get my son a early bday present. A Black LA hat size 6 3/4 for the kid. The whole time she looks kind of annoyed. SO I ask her, hey whats wrong? "we have guests, not right now" OH SHIZZ is ringing in my head. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIZZZZ Her friend called her? Told her that I had said something... Friends leave, night is great, we have a TERRIFIC NIGHT, &*(&(*ing TERRIFIC. right after this TERRIFIC-NESS> RIGHT AFTER! "You left your e46fanatics on the screen when I got home. I read EVerything" (OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH SHIIIIIIIIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZ) right after the TERRIFICNESS! "Why do you lie about the king size bed, its a queen" "umm huh?" You didnt get her permission to post her photos like that. I want them taken down. And next time dont let people talk Shiz about me, why the hell would you do that..blah blah blah blah BLAH." "oh honey its just for SHiz and giggle, this is a board of criticism and the biggest haters club in the world," I only saw like two good suggestions in there. is what she said. SO>...............I dont really know what the heck is going to happend. The last 48 hours though has been really good.(phew) Comments: Wife finds OT thread. Gets upset that Mach mentioned King-sized bed when it was a Queen. The lulz never end. Then this freaks everyone out: She's tied to the floor, naked, on her back, both feet, both hands, tied to makeshift posts that are connected to boards which are weighted down with metal. The hands are shot full of nails and her legs are spread as wide as possible. A pillow props her ass up and cheese, Brie, has been smeared across her open vagina, some of it even pushed up into the vaginal cavity. I try using the power drill on her, forcing it into her mouth, but she's conscious enough, has strength, to close her teeth, clamping them down, and even though the drill goes through the teeth quickly, it fails to interest me and so I hold her head up, blood dribbling from her mouth, and make her watch the rest of the tape and while she's looking at the girl on the screen bleed from almost every possible orifice, I'm hoping she realizes that this would have happened to her no matter what. That she would have ended up lying here, on the floor in my apartment, hands nailed to posts, cheese and broken glass pushed up into her pvssy, her head cracked and bleeding purple, no matter what other choice she might have made. I'm trying to ease one of the hollow plastic tubes from the dismantled Habitrail system up into her vagina, forcing the vaginal lips around one end of it, and even with most of it greased with olive oil, it's not fitting in properly During this, the jukebox plays Frankie Valli singing "The Worst That Could Happen" and I'm grimly lip-syncing to it, while pushing the Habitrail tube up into this bitch's cvnt. I finally have to resort to pouring acid around the outside of the pussy so that the flesh can give way to the greased end of the Habitrail and soon enough it slides in, easily. "I hope this hurts you," I say. The rat hurls itself against the glass cage as I move it from the kitchen into the living room. It refused to eat what was left of the other rat I had bought it to play with last week, that now lies dead, rotting in a corner of the cage. (For the last five days I've purposefully starved it.) I set the glass cage down next to the girl and maybe because of the scent of the cheese the rat seems to go insane, first running in circles, mewling, then trying to heave its body, weak with hunger, over the side of the cage. The rat doesn't need prodding and the bent coat hanger I was going to use remains untouched by my side and with the girl still conscious, the thing moves effortlessly on newfound energy, racing up the tube until half of it body disappears, and then after a minute - its rat body shaking while it feeds - all of it vanishes, except for the tail, and I yank the Habitrail tube out of the girl, trapping the rodent. Soon even the tail disappears. The noises the girl is making are, for the most part, incomprehensible. Then OP gets mad at a comment and bans the guy. Oh my.... what the fuck...
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  • Xearom3's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Xearom3 started a thread For Sale: '08 135i - Salvage Part-Out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    As some of you may already know my '08 135i single turbo was wreaked/total'd by a rear-end collision. Since I had just finished my ST build, I really didn't want to let go of it just yet, so I decided to buy the car back so I could pull all my performance parts, and pull the motor/drivetrain for spare parts. Pretty much the rest of the car is for sale. Anything you need, please post or PM and I am sure we can come to an agreement. I really just need to get this car gone. :( Here are the pics.
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 02:48 PM
    I have for sale a pair of Fresh Rebuilt RB turbos in box straight from Rob. He now includes balancing results for added piece of mind. Again these are not used for 1 mile since his rebuild, fresh and ready to go. I trapped 127 and ran low 8s 60-130 with an OTS flash with these. Cant beat this set per $ spent. These are RHD 335i Turbos... $2700 Shipped, no core charge, zero miles on this set , complete rebuild. PM me if interested and ill get back to you asap. I wont post these anywhere else for a bit to give this board first dibs at these. Thanks for looking. Also please note: There are many new upgrades available for these if you want to contact him directly I can send these right back to Rob if that is something you are interested in. My car is auto limiting the length of its life increasing costs on this car plus the cost to install these, without selling them just doesn't make sense for me right now. Pics from my wife for now:
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  • continue5's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 05:51 PM
    Hi can one of you please upload a working bin file for the msd80 2007kline with a 6mt transmission ASAP? Trying to help out a friend that flashed the car without saving original file and it rendered his car useless...
    10 replies | 167 view(s)
  • quattr0's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 10:28 AM
    A 14k miles M5 (low to mid 70s) could be had for the same price or even cheaper brand new m4. ECU tune M5 could reach around 700ish hp. Am I missing something?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 04:09 AM
    This is going to be a very popular drop top considering that the F22 2-Series coupe is already a hit. The car is priced well starting at $38,850 for the rear wheel drive N20 powered F23 228i and this price rises to $40,650 with optional xDrive all wheel drive. An all wheel drive BMW drop top? Yep, the people who have to deal with snow are going to love this. There also is of course the M235i drop top with the N55 inline-6 engine and it starts at $48,650. The jump up in power and torque with the M235i comes with the sacrificed of the xDrive all wheel drive option. A bit of a bummer for those who wanted the larger motor with all wheel drive. As the F22 coupe is offered with an M235i xDrive model it certainly is possible that an all wheel drive M235i convertible will be added to the lineup at a later date. BMW calls the M235i the first 'open top' M Performance Automobile which technically is true. It is not an M car but an M Performance car. Apparently pointing out that this is the first drop top M Performance Car matters. There are no surprises here. The F23 offers the same drivetrain as the F22 coupe with the exception of the xDrive M235i. Dropping the top brings with it a $5,750 penalty. Further details available in the press release along with the official photos below. The New BMW 2 Series Convertible  Style and dynamics of the acclaimed BMW 2 Series Coupe combined with open-air driving  Available in the US as 228i and M235i  All-wheel drive 228i xDrive available from launch Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 9, 2014 6:00pm EDT/3:00pm PDT. . . Few new cars have been more anticipated than the BMW 2 Series Coupe when it arrived in early 2014. Hot on the heels of the widely acclaimed BMW 228i and M235i Coupe, BMW announces the new BMW 2 Series Convertible. Available in the US as the 228i and M235i, the 2 Series Convertible blends the style and dynamic driving character for which the 2 Series Coupe is already renowned with the open-air pleasure of a folding soft-top. The BMW 2 Series Convertible will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show. The 2015 M235i and 228i as well as the 228i xDrive, featuring BMW's intelligent all-wheel drive system, will arrive in US showrooms in early 2015. The 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible will be offered at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $38,850 for the 228i, $40,650 for the 228i xDrive, $48,650 for the M235i, including $950 destination and handling. The BMW 2 Series Convertible follows in the tire tracks of the pioneer and undisputed leader in its class - the BMW 1 Series Convertible. The 1 Series Convertible entered the fray as the first open-top premium model in the sub-compact segment, went on to defend its position as clear market leader against subsequent pretenders to its throne, and achieved sales figures in excess of 130,000 units worldwide. The development team for the new BMW 2 Series Convertible has focused squarely on building on the strengths which proved pivotal to this success. With even more grace, athleticism and sharpness about its design, clear advances in terms of performance as well as efficiency, and improvements in the driving comfort, functionality and innovative equipment features it offers, the BMW 2 Series Convertible takes the qualities displayed by its predecessor to a new level. The number 2 has a special importance in the model history of BMW and, since the arrival of the BMW 02 range more than 45 years ago, has represented exceptionally sporting driving pleasure in a subcompact car. Introduced in 1966, the 02 series went on to become a byword around the world for sporty, agile handling – and from 1967 these gifts could also be enjoyed with the roof down. Specialist coachbuilder Baur wasted little time in developing a pair of soft-top variants based on the BMW 02 range which were produced until 1975. Elegance and openness in the established style of BMW Convertibles. The exterior design of the BMW 2 Series Convertible displays the typical characteristics of an open-top four-seater from the Bavarian brand. The BMW 2 Series Convertible combines a low-slung silhouette and dynamically stretched lines with compact proportions and powerfully contoured surfaces. As with the 2 Series Coupe, its distinctive looks underline its standalone status in the brand's model line-up and spotlight the dynamic potential, exhilarating open-top driving experience and premium characteristics which customers can expect. All in all, the eye-catching features which distinguish the BMW 2 Series Convertible from its rivals need no second introduction. Opening the standard electrically-operated soft-top roof highlights the harmonious transition between the exterior and interior. The shoulderline and soft-top compartment create a level surface that wraps around the passenger compartment and evokes the distinctive "boat deck" character of BMW Convertibles. The rollover bars, which remain out of sight unless deployed as required, also contribute to an overall impression dominated by large level surfaces. The design of the interior is headlined by modern functionality, high- quality materials and the driver focus for which BMW is renowned. And exclusive accents in the center console help to give the BMW 2 Series Convertible a refined premium feel in keeping with the car's character. Hallmark BMW design language, classical features of a BMW Convertible. The front end of the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which adopts the brand's familiar design language, exudes power and presence. As with the BMW 2 Series Coupe, front-end structuring comes courtesy of lines that converge dynamically on the large, slightly forward- slanting BMW kidney grille. The contours of the twin circular headlights narrow at their inner extremes and are replicated by the outlines of the outer air intakes. Air into the front apron serve to channel the onrushing air precisely behind the front fenders, reducing turbulence in the wheel arches. The headlight units are separated from the BMW kidney grille by narrow strips on either side. An LED accent strip – or, if the Xenon lights are fitted, an LED accent light – cuts across the top of the headlights. Curtains integrated into the front apron serve to channel the onrushing air precisely behind the front fenders, reducing turbulence in the wheel arches. The headlight units are separated from the BMW kidney grille by narrow strips on either side. An LED accent strip – or, if the Xenon lights are fitted, an LED accent light – cuts across the top of the headlights. Together, the level shoulderline of the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the car's telltale BMW proportions – the product of short overhangs, a long hood, long wheelbase and set-back passenger compartment – create an ideal environment in which to enjoy an exhilarating open-top driving experience. The positioning of the seats well back in the body gives the driver and passengers an up-close-and-personal experience of not just the onrushing wind and the sun's rays but also the transfer of power to the rear wheels. Its shoulderline rises slightly to the rear and merges into the virtually horizontal trunk lid. And it links up with the prominent swage line running alongside it, through the door handles and into the rear, to create a dynamic wedge shape which captures the forward-surging urgency of the BMW 2 Series Convertible. Additional character lines leading from the doors and side skirts to the rear fenders divert the eye to the powerfully formed surfaces around the rear wheel arches, which duly focus attention on the car's rear-wheel-drive set-up. The BMW 2 Series Convertible's body is at its widest around the rear wheels. The rear lights, which extend well into the fenders, display the familiar BMW L-shape and have LED- powered light strips. The third brake light is integrated into the trunk lid and likewise illuminates using LED units. The interior: driver-focused cockpit, cutting-edge functionality, refined premium ambience. The arrangement of displays and controls familiar from other BMW models gives the BMW 2 Series Convertible's cockpit a familiar driver focus. The surface structure of the instrument panel, center console and door trim follows the overlapping principle known as "layering". The bespoke design of the BMW 2 Series Convertible's center console creates a refined premium feel on board. The controls for the audio system and climate control are set against high-gloss black surfaces, and the air vents have chrome surrounds. These elements are joined by an exclusively designed display for the climate control system with white readouts on a black background. An array of stowage areas and large storage compartments in the doors, meanwhile, contribute to the modern functionality of the interior. Sport Line and M Sport provide greater individualization. As the first open-top M Performance Automobile, the M235i Convertible has all the elements to maximize the performance potential of the 2 Series Convertible. Customers of the 228i Convertible tempted to look beyond standard specifications will be able to order one of two lines in the US each of which offer individualization through the use of tailored design and equipment features. Sport Line adds 18-inch light-alloy wheels in their own exclusive design plus sport suspension (not available with xDrive) special door sill strips, seat upholstery, interior trim strips and car key designs. M Sport also comes with its own unique trims, car key, plus an M Sport aerodynamic body kit developed specially for the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The surrounds for the outer air intakes, the front of the kidney grille bars, the cross rib in the central air intake and the rear apron all have a high-gloss black finish in the Sport Line. These details join together with a reduction in the number of kidney grille bars from 11 to 8 and exhaust tips in black chrome to highlight the dynamic character of the BMW 2 Series Convertible. Sport seats for the driver and front passenger, a specially styled instrument cluster and a knee pad on the driver's side of the center console heighten the sense of sporting flair in the interior. M Sport, on the otherhand, also comprises sport suspension tuning, including a 10-millimeter drop in ride height (not available on xDrive). In addition, it features 18-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, aerodynamically optimized body elements (including large front air intakes, eye-catching side skirts and a diffuser for the rear apron), as well as a special design for the BMW kidney grille and a exhaust tips in high- gloss chrome. In addition to aluminum door sill strips bearing the M logo, features such as sport seats for the driver and front passenger, Aluminum Hexagon interior trim strips with an accent strip in Estoril Blue, an M leather steering wheel, a special dial design for the instrument cluster, and an M driver's footrest also combine to bring an aura of sporty driving to the interior of the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The Track Handling Package, which is available on the 2015 228i Coupe, will also be available for the 228i Convertible. Inspired by the original formula of BMW "S-package" vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the Adaptive M Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels, Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes. The fabric soft-top opens and closes in 20 seconds, even when on the move; three color variants, optimized acoustics. The lines of the multi-layered fabric roof emphasize the dynamic looks of the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The soft-top's classic, pared-down appearance exudes a feeling of lightness and is complemented by optimized acoustics and unrestricted year-round usability. Soundproofing has been improved compared with the car's predecessor through the introduction of additional insulation for the soft-top skin. This measure cuts interior noise by 5 dB(A) in the front seats and 7 dB(A) in the rear. When spontaneous open-top driving pleasure is the order of the day, the standard electrically operated soft-top can be opened in 20 seconds at the touch of a button – and it also closes in the same small sliver of time. The opening/closing process can also be initiated while on the move at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). If the car features the Comfort Access option, the roof can also be opened and closed remotely. As an alternative to the standard Black, the fabric soft-top can be ordered in two optional colors. For the Anthracite with silver effect top and Brown with silver effect option, the fabric of the cover is interwoven with fine shiny fibers. This gives the material a high-quality, shimmering metallic surface impression, producing attractive reflections under sunlight. Increased spaciousness, load capacity and variability. The increased exterior dimensions of the BMW 2 Series Convertible over its predecessor mean occupants in the four seats can enjoy extra spaciousness and freedom of movement. In addition, the access space through to the rear is now 0.4 inches larger, which, when combined with the standard Easy Entry function for the front seats, means that using the rear seats is a significantly more comfortable experience. The interior and trunk space can now be used in a wider variety of ways. SAE volumes are not yet available, however, by EC measure the trunk capacity has increased by nine percent with the roof closed and seven percent when the top is folded. The width of the opening to the load area between the rear lights has been increased by 1.4 inches. The soft-top compartment can be raised using a lever in the trunk, increasing capacity. A through-load is standard on the BMW 2 Series Convertible. The aperture between the trunk and rear compartment, available for use when the rear seat bench is folded down, has been expanded in width by 5.9 to 17.7 inches and in height by 1.1 to 9.7 inches. As a result, owners can now transport two 46-inch golf bags, for example, or a pair of snowboards. With large door pockets, a larger glove compartment, two cupholders in the center console and a storage compartment under the armrest, the BMW 2 Series Convertible also offers increased stowage capacity inside the passenger compartment. The lower section of the door trim offers space for drinks bottles up to one liter in size, while the standard storage package includes cargo nets on the backs of the front seats and securing lugs and nets in the trunk. BMW 228i Convertible: Power for typical driving enjoyment with efficiency. Aided by BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with twin-scroll turbocharger, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve lift regulation and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing, the four-cylinder engine of the BMW 228i Convertible generates maximum power of 240hp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm from a displacement of 2.0 liter. Its peak torque of 255 lb-ft can be harnessed all the way from 1,450 to 4,800 rpm for sporty power and performance. Mated to an 8-speed sport automatic transmission, the 228i Convertible will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The quick-shifting 8-speed sport transmission includes steering wheel shift-paddles which allow the driver to intervene manually when desired, while a Launch Control function provides the best possible traction and dynamics when accelerating from standstill. This increase in performance also comes with greater efficiency. While EPA numbers are not yet available for the 228i Convertible, for sake of comparison, the 228i Coupe is more than 30 percent more efficient than its 128i Coupe predecessor. BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system available from launch In a first for BMW in this class of premium convertible, the 228i Convertible will be available with xDrive, the company's intelligent all-wheel drive system right from launch. The 228i xDrive sprints from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. BMW xDrive is unique in design and construction. In normal conditions, driving torque is always transmitted to the rear wheels, and most of the time to all four wheels. Normal torque split is 70% rear/ 30% front. The portion of torque transmitted to the front wheels is controlled by a multi-disc clutch that can be fully open, fully engaged or at any level of partial engagement in between. The torque split between rear and front wheels is thus steplessly variable. The clutch is directed by an electronic control system in response to actual road and driving conditions. This gives xDrive a dynamic ability that is unparalleled by other all-wheel drive systems. xDrive does more than just optimize traction; it can also enhance both agility and stability on grippy as well as slippery road surfaces. Using the same type of logic that Dynamic Stability Control employs to recognize and correct for excessive over- or understeer, xDrive adjusts the front/rear torque split to avoid these tendencies. If the system senses oversteer, it closes the multi-disc clutch completely, sending the maximum possible torque to the front wheels. In the case of excess understeer, xDrive opens the clutch completely, sending no driving torque to the front wheels. Driving Dynamics Control switch fitted as standard; ECO PRO mode with coasting function and Proactive Driving Assistant. The standard Driving Dynamics Control switch allows drivers to choose between ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ driving modes. ECO PRO mode supports relaxed, fuel-efficient driving with features such as a coasting function. This function decouples the engine from the rest of the drivetrain when the accelerator is released at speeds between 50 and 160 km/h (approx. 30–100 mph). Vehicles with the Navigation system also include a Proactive Driving Assistant function, which tells the driver when to lift off the throttle ahead of features such as corners, turn-offs, roundabouts and speed limits. Standard-specification BMW EfficientDynamics technology includes Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand operation of ancillary units, Electric Power Steering, Optimum Gearshift Indicator (manual transmission) and the Auto Start Stop function, which is included with either a manual or an automatic transmission. Chassis: precise tuning and wide range of optional systems for enhanced sporty performance and comfort. The driving experience in the BMW 2 Series Convertible is defined by an outstanding balance between sporty performance and comfort, courtesy of highly advanced, precision- tuned chassis technology, which includes a double-pivot front suspension with spring struts and anti-roll bars as well as a five-link rear suspension, an electrically assisted rack-and- pinion steering system and a high-performance braking system. With its low-weight components, the increase in track width and wheelbase compared with the previous model, the rear-wheel-drive set-up, the low center of gravity and the balanced load distribution between the front and rear axles, the BMW 2 Series Convertible chassis is ideally equipped to offer confident agility, precise handling and superior driving comfort. Standard Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) includes functions such as the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC). These systems are complemented by Brake Assist, Fading Compensation, the Brake Drying function, the Start-Off Assistant and the Limited Slip Differental emulating Active Differential Brake (ADB-Sport) on the rear axle, which is active even in DSC-Off mode. The BMW 228i Convertible is equipped with standard 17-inch alloy wheels. 18-inch alloy wheels are available as optional equipment, while the accessories range includes 19-inch forged BMW M Performance alloy wheels. The available Track Handling Package includes a range of chassis systems including variable sport steering, which features a variable-ratio steering rack that becomes more direct as the steering angle increases, for example when parking or making a turn. Included in this package is the M Sport brake system featuring four-piston fixed calipers at the front, two-piston fixed calipers at the rear and extra-large brake discs. The calipers are painted dark blue and carry the M logo. The M Sport brakes require 18" light alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires non-run-flat performance tires. Also included is the Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers with a 10- millimeter reduction in ride height compare to the standard suspension set-up. The BMW M235i Convertible: The first open-top M Performance Automobile Following the BMW M235i Coupe, the M235i Convertible becomes the first open-top M Performance Automobile, offering the characteristic M brand of exhilarating driving enjoyment. Like the coupe, it features a higher-output M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six, mated to either an 8-speed sport automatic or six-speed manual transmission. Aerodynamically optimized body features and custom chassis components are matched with typical M precision to the engine performance characteristics, ensuring a perfect blend of outstanding agility and precise handle. The BMW M235i Convertible amps up the passion and adrenaline of dynamic open-top driving to new heights. Like its BMW M235i Coupe stablemate, the open four-seater also has a distinctive and authentic character rooted in the experience of BMW M GmbH as a developer of high-performance sports cars for general everyday use. Drawing on this exclusive know-how, the BMW M235i Convertible provides the perfect balance of engine power, chassis engineering and aerodynamic characteristics to deliver levels of agility, precision and emotional intensity that are unsurpassed in the premium compact segment. Inline-six engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline-six in the M235i Convertible offers an infectious blend of responsive power, high revving ability and powerful torque that remains constant over a wide engine speed range. Highlights also include its highly efficient design, which gives the BMW M235i Convertible fuel economy figures that are all the more remarkable in the light of its performance. The M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology comprises a twin-scroll turbocharging system, High Precision Direct Injection featuring centrally positioned multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve lift regulation and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. A cooling system, engine management and engine sound tuning, all of which have been exclusively customized to the requirements of the BMW 2 Series M Performance models, complete the picture. Maximum power of 320 hp is generated between 5,800 and 6,000 rpm, from a displacement of 3.0 liters. The maximum torque of 330 lb-ft is available between 1,400 and 4,500 rpm. With the standard eight-speed Steptronic sport transmission with Launch Control function, the BMW M235i Convertible accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. It is also available with a six-speed manual gearbox with dry sump lubrication. Its short-throw action provides extra-sporty shifting. 60 mph is reached from a standstill in five seconds flat. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). In line with contemporary concerns, the BMW M Performance models incorporate an extensive range of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies. US EPA numbers are not yet available for the M235i Convertible, however the M235i Coupe boosts a near 20 percent improvement over its 135i Coupe predecessor. Agile and precise custom chassis technology. Thanks to typical precision-tuned M custom chassis technology, in the BMW M235i Convertible outstanding engine performance is translated into assured driving dynamics. Custom-configured suspension and damping systems as well as special front suspension elastokinematics are adapted both to the performance characteristics of the six-cylinder engine and to the specific requirements of the open body style. The M Sport brakes and variable sport steering – the latter again specially configured – are standard specification on the BMW M235i Convertible. Also standard are exclusive 18-inch M alloy wheels with mixed Michelin Pilot Super Sport non-run-flat performance tires in size 225/40 R18 front and 245/35 R18 rear. These specially developed high-grip tires optimally transmit all dynamic drive forces to the road. Optimized aerodynamic balance, sports car flavor in the cockpit. The precisely controllable handling of the BMW M235i Convertible is partly down to custom chassis technology but partly also to an optimized aerodynamic balance. Aerodynamically styled body parts, which include an M-style front apron, are a hallmark of the BMW M235i Convertible's design. The large air intakes in this apron, with flaps adapted from racing car design, extend into the area which on the other versions of the BMW 2 Series Convertible is reserved for the fog lamps. The exterior mirror caps are finished in Ferric Grey metallic. Further exterior design features include the striking side sill contouring and a rear apron whose lower section, in Shadowline metallic, also incorporates the twin tailpipes in black chrome. Further exclusive design features include door sill finishers with aluminum inserts bearing "M235i" lettering and a specially "tuned" interior that features sports seats for the driver and front passenger, an M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons, Aluminum Hexagon interior trim with accent strips in matt Estoril Blue or high-gloss black, leather trim for the gearshift lever/selector lever and handbrake lever gaiter, and an M driver's footrest. The custom instrument cluster features red markings and numbers for the speedometer and tachometer, while the instrument cluster with extended features additionally has a digitally produced model designation. Rounding off the interior specifications of the BMW M235i Convertible are variable-color interior lighting and blue detailing for the car key. BMW ConnectedDrive in the BMW 2 Series Convertible: Debut of over-the-air updates to navigation data Intelligent connectivity between driver, vehicle and outside world is another area in which the BMW 2 Series Convertible affirms its benchmark position in this class along with its advances over the previous model. The wide range of standard and optional driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive – designed to optimize comfort, safety and the infotainment experience – is unique in the subcompact segment. On top of this, the 2 Series Convertible is the first BMW model to offer free-of- charge over-the-air updating of navigation data via the embedded SIM card, when equipped with the available BMW Navigation System. In another first for the BMW 2 Series Convertible, this standard SIM card is capable of supporting the LTE wireless standard, enabling fast and reliable data transfer. This system regularly updates its navigation data several times a year, whenever a new map version becomes available. There are no license fees or data transfer charges for the user during the first three years. The new home region map data is relayed to the vehicle wirelessly via the built-in SIM card, so there is no need for manual installation from external data storage devices. The update is installed conveniently and completely automatically, with progress being shown in the Control Display. Regular updating means there is never any delay before users are able to use the latest map software – and continue enjoying a perfect navigation experience. What's more, all navigation features remain fully functional during the updating process. To support further improved data transfer for this and other BMW ConnectedDrive functions – such as the Navigation system's Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) feature – the BMW 2 Series Convertible's built-in SIM card supports the LTE wireless standard. The new high-speed internet technology provides much faster data transfer rates. Internet-based services can be integrated into the car via apps. The basis for this new dimension in intelligent connectivity is the optional Technology Package, which gives customers access to remote functions, BMW Online portal and Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information. The BMW Assist eCall with Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification function and BMW TeleServices, meanwhile, are standard specification on the BMW 2 Series Convertible. Many other functions can be added at any time using apps – either via a smartphone integrated with the vehicle using special interface technology or via the built-in SIM card. These include web radio functions and social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. This flexible apps strategy makes it possible to incorporate not just proprietary BMW Group apps but also BMW Apps-ready applications from other providers. This will allow BMW drivers to seamlessly transfer a host of functions they already use at home to their car. Enhanced convenience, safety and driving enjoyment with innovative driver assistance systems. The range of BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems available for the BMW 2 Series Convertible offers unrivalled variety. Among its numerous features is a standard rain sensor with automatic headlight activation. If the optional Xenon headlights are specified, the vehicle is also equipped with Adaptive Headlights including cornering light, variable headlight distribution and adaptive headlight range control for city and highway driving. Customers can also order their car with the optional High Beam Assistant. Precise and convenient maneuvering is facilitated by Park Distance Control and the rear view camera (both included in the Driver Assistance Package), which displays its images on the iDrive operating system's Control Display. The likewise optional Parking Assistant assists the driver in selecting and maneuvering into parallel parking spaces. BMW 2 Series Convertible can also be specified with the innovative Active Driving Assistant feature as part of the Driver Assistance Plus package, which also includes Speed Limit Info. This system includes the camera-based systems Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning as well as the Attention Assistant. Lane Departure Warning can be used at speeds over 37 mph and alerts drivers by means of a visual signal in the instrument cluster and a vibration of the steering wheel if they inadvertently drift out of their lane. At speeds upwards of 10 mph (approx. 15 km/h), Collision Warning detects if the vehicle is getting too close to traffic in front. In this case, as well as providing visual and audible warnings, the system also primes the brakes in order to minimize the braking distance the moment the driver intervenes. The all new 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show and arrive in US showrooms in early 2015. BMW Group In America BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls- Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls- Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 120 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at: www.bmwgroupna.com.
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  • Aren93's Avatar
    09-12-2014, 07:04 PM
    Guys idk if im posting in the wrong section but I cant find any 3 inch Catless downpipes for my 2012 335i n55. Please if anyone has some advice or any tips for me to why every manufacturer only makes 3 in catted and 4 in catted/catless pipes please let me know. Thanks
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  • TTFS's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 09:34 PM
    We are excited to share with you guys the most recent Tuningtech FS & AA Supercharger kit for the E46 M3. We are still finishing the last steps of the R/D process but, this should be a good example of what you may expect in terms of power gains. As always the Tuningtech FS tunes are done with safety and reliability in mind with our pursue of a perfect tuning for every vehicle under our shield. This is a comparison of our E46 M3 Prima Plus on 93 octane and methanol versus the Prima Elite on E85 octane. Both kits are running the same boost. (9 PSI) I hope you guys are as excited as our team :dance:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 03:47 PM
    I wonder how long this took?
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  • Blue24's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 11:35 PM
    Im selling a n54 longblock that I was going to use to build a nice motor. Sold my car and have a few other things I'll throw in with it. DME ,wire harness and some other odds and ends. Motor has no turbos or fuel system. Not sure what it's really worth so make a fair offer and it's yours!!! Thanks, Donny 631-697-6125
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  • Aren93's Avatar
    09-14-2014, 05:12 AM
    As the title says you guys, would I be able to upgrade my '12 335i stock turbo to a bigger turbo? I haven't seen anyone do it yet except VTT and PureTurbo. But I'm wondering if you just buy the turbo separately like a Garret and take it to a shop and they do the rest of the work. What would it cost including the rest of the parts, if possible? Any info would be great, thanks.
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  • jpsimon's Avatar
    09-10-2014, 06:27 PM
    I feel like there's someone in here who would want one. I'm looking to get rid of it for $400 shipped (in the US, a bit more for overseas depending on where you live). I'm including the 2gb card. I don't have the original box or manual, but the manual is online.
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  • Spool's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 09:28 PM
    997tts has Proto Tune/Exhaust kit The Vette On Slicks
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    09-15-2014, 08:57 PM
    Interesting comparison here between the current C7 RS7 featuring the 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 and the C6 RS6 which uses a 5.0 liter twin turbo V10. As AudiBoost published in an article last year dyno results show that despite the extra two cylinders and liter of displacement for the C6 RS6 the C7 RS6's 4.0 TFSI actually shows more torque and the power output is a wash. How do the two motors stack up in the real world against each other when tuned? Well, the C7 RS7 makes surprisingly easy work of the RS6 and the 5.0 liter V10 the 4.0 TFSI V8 replaced. There are two runs from a roll in the video below and the newer car pulls easily in each run. Pretty impressive considering both cars feature tunes with the C7 RS7 running an APR tune while the C6 RS6 has a Sportmile Stage 2 tune. The RS6 is the avant model and the lighter sedan would likely do better against the RS7. It would still lose though as by 160 miles per hour the RS7 puts bus lengths on the RS6. Many Audi fans complained about the loss of the 5.0 liter tin turo V10 for the RS6. The 4.0 TFSI V8 clearly is more than up to the task of replacing it.
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  • vasillalov's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 12:11 AM
    vasillalov started a thread O2 Codes in N54
    Hey folks, I've recently started seeing O2 codes appearing out of nowhere. This is accompanied by somewhat rough idle and a few misfires here and there. There have been zero drivetrain changes in the last year as I've been working on suspension and brakes. Here is what I am getting rather frequently: 2C7E Lambda probe behind catalytic converter, trimming control Error will cause a warning light Error is not currently present Test conditions have been completed Signal or value below threshold Freeze Frame Information Event 1Odometer 66688kms 41438miles voltage Lambda probe behind catalytic converter bank 1 0.06 V voltage Lambda probe in front of catalytic converter bank 1 1.80 V Lambda shifting return valve 1 0.00 - input signal return valve 1 0.00 V 2C6C Lambda probe behind catalytic converter 2, system check Error will cause a warning light Error is not currently present Test conditions have been completed Freeze Frame Information Event 1Odometer 66688kms 41438miles voltage Lambda probe in front of catalytic converter bank 2 1.58 V resistor Lambda probe behind catalytic converter bank 2 1,792.00 ohm Engine speed 3,040.00 rpm voltage Lambda probe behind catalytic converter bank 2 0.63 V I recently had to install the DP Fix to pass emissions and I am wondering if I somehow mixed the signals from the O2 sensors. Any suggestions and ideas?
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  • tke344's Avatar
    09-11-2014, 01:18 PM
    Since there isn't any hardware fix yet for the N55 most people rely on their tune to suppress the code I was curious how everyone goes about passing emissions. I'm not too concerned with the visual but in NY and many other states they plug in your car and as long as the monitors show ready and you aren't throwing emissions related codes you pass. You're allowed 1 "not ready" in NY and I believe (hope) that with the Cobb suppressing the cat related code it would only effect the readiness monitor for the catalyst. Does anyone know for sure? I was thinking a stock like tune with the DTC P375C "disabled" should allow all other monitors to eventually go to a ready state. I realize Cobb probably can't comment on this but I imagine I'm not the only one who's curious. It's really the only thing holding me back from getting a downpipe
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  • 135idct's Avatar
    09-13-2014, 10:34 PM
    135idct started a thread car won't start?? in N54
    This code appeared weeks ago 2DED Power management, battery drain, every time i delete it it appears, yesterday the car didn't start just cranking.. what could be the problem?? water pump? :think:
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