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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-16-2017, 08:44 PM
    Posting for Rob as he said he is away from the computer until Monday sometime: "All, There are some "new casted" offerings floating amuck with promise of "better flow, better materials, brand new, and best cost". Now it is always great to have new options especially for a better price, but understand that these items are 100% cheap chinese produced "core" offerings. We have considered their usage as well as this platform is evolving into a more competitive environment (cheaper cars, etc etc); but when we already have a "dialed-in" product we wonder if it is worth the potential risks of making a SUBSTANTIAL change to a lower quality oriented direction? All for the end result of selling a product for the same cost, or maybe a couple hundred less, at best. Being a vendor who is ultimately responsible for product quality these are thoughts that are very critical. Additionally even though the warranty is "only" a year we still would like products to last many MANY years. We especially would like to not have product fail due to poor metallurgical or casting quality, and this type of problem is EPIDEMIC. As you may understand we have had these units in hand for a while now as they have been readily available for close to a year. Despite what some vendors may say, such as "we own the design" or "custom made only for us" comments rest assured these exact same units they are utilizing. There is nothing special about them and whoever may obtain them (especially with a large bulk order) and the ONLY customization that maybe setting apart Vendor to Vendor is the differences of the internal wheel machining specifications. These wheel specs however have nothing to do with the overall housing design and quality. Our immediate initial impressions are that they are a certain downgrade- and here are a few reasons why: 1) Highly Magnetic to show a larger Iron content (ie. in lieu of the OE style MHI High Quality High Heat Austenitic Stainless steel)(we have metallurgical analysis underway) 2) Similar to smaller ID manifold/turbine housing dimensions (we have cross sections underway) and certain poorer flow paths per borescope views NOTE: We CERTAINLY are NOT seeing these as larger ID specs!!! 3) Lack of OE style Double wall insulated air gapped (made by Boysen) manifolds for worse heat retention 4) Much thicker casting walls (large OD specs from thicker materials so "looks" a bit larger) and each housing at over 10lbs vs. under 7lbs for OEM Good things we see (with using them): 1) Very cheap to purchase 2) Being new there is no refurbishment 3) Come pre-equipped with "new" wastegates (albeit the worst aftermarket design we have found) Good things we see from their availability (while others use them): 1) Will free up a ton of higher quality OEM cores to use as the base builds Few good links to educate oneself: 1) http://www.mhi.co.jp/technology/review/pdf/e453/e453001.pdf 2) http://www.fev.com/fileadmin/user_upload/Media/TechnicalPublications/Design/ExhaustManifoldDesign.pdf 3) We are very curious to see how the competition has came up with some of their "conclusions" on these new "core" units being superior. They've come to the conclusion that these are higher flowing and better quality manifolds/housings, but we are unsure how that can be whatsoever on our initial findings. They'd be welcome to post up any data they've found in this thread, whether they do or don't it is not of great concern as we will soon- good or bad. Obviously our perception (vs. that of some of competitors) have come to some very different conclusions here, and of course everything is up for debate but our thoughts are this is a rather risky maneuver to use as a core product for a base build/upgrade... at least NOT without much further due diligence. Even then it will take an awful lot more perks, that we are not even remotely seeing at this moment, to warrant the slight savings of making this change. Rob"
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    07-17-2017, 12:42 PM
    5 BMWs seized in Catawba Co. street racing bust, citations issued Watch out and be careful for other people while making videos. http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/5-bmws-seized-in-catawba-co-street-racing-ring/457214535
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 06:00 PM
    Unfortunately, no details at this time. Those of you thinking about cams will have another option. I hope it works out. No timeframe, specs, pricing, or any other details at this time. Andy will update me when he can.
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  • BQ@BQTuning.com's Avatar
    07-16-2017, 08:58 AM
    I dont have much time to sit and write an article on this, so I thought a video with supplement pics would be good enough till the build is complete. The preliminary install is done with some vacuum line, and vacuum converter conversion deleting the vacuum canisters. Car is ready to roll into the shop so they can fab and run the aluminum inlets to the plastic OEM inlet port so I can removed the regular silicone inlets. I have about another week or two appointment for this so the car will just sit as is when the time comes.Inlets will have a inside 2" diameter, aluminum and coated for heat protection to comply with upgraded twin turbos. Pics below is the connection port the aluminum inlets will connect to going over the engine using the OEM part. To keep up to date on this project you can join me on FaceBook or Contact Me
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  • csu87's Avatar
    07-20-2017, 03:48 PM
    OJ Paroled today. O/U on next serious crime has been set to 3.5 months. CNN already on the case.
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  • A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
    07-17-2017, 11:06 AM
    Thank you to martymil for providing us our first back to back results, stock vs our N54 Port Injection Billet Intake Manifold on a 1M! First dyno is a direct swap of intake manifolds, absolutely NO changes except for intake manifolds Logs, stock intake manifold (Before) and direct swap (After) And with a few flash tweaks/minor retune And a retune log All comments/discussion welcomed! -Shawn-
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-15-2017, 11:57 PM
    An acceleration comparison between these three cars is something we have already seen but the more data the better, right? A few months back Carwow tested this same trio and the Alfa Romeo was the winner with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S bringing up the rear. Somehow the W205 Mercedes-AMG C63 S goes from last to first. Odd, yet not surprising as the M177 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 is a beast of a powerplant. How do you explain this variance though? These days you have to be wary of a manufacturer providing a ringer. Whatever the reasoning in this test the C63 AMG S is easily the strongest car of the three. It shows its power advantage past 100 mile per hour where it catches up and passes the Alfa en route to 150 miles per hour. That is strong evidence of much more power especially in the heavier W205. Traction plays a huge role and once that is mitigated the C63 is able to stretch its powerful legs.
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  • turco's Avatar
    07-18-2017, 01:59 PM
    We took out our friend new 911 Targa 4 GTS for a ride, here is the footage.
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  • E36luv's Avatar
    07-18-2017, 10:07 PM
    Check it out https://valdosta.craigslist.org/cto/6225849205.html I have too many cars so I am considering selling this one. The car has no issues at all and is my daily driver/highway commuter. It has 133,000 miles on it. I am the second owner. The first owner was an older lady who passed away and she had the car until 120,000 miles. She always serviced it on time at Petes Otto (BMW mechanic in town) it is a 6 speed manual transmission which is somewhat hard to find in a sedan. I installed the single turbo kit at approximately 128,000 miles. The car is currently tuned using a JB4 with the MHD backend flash. It is only on wastegate boost pressure at 10psi and it runs great. I have drove this car to Atlanta, Jacksonville,Orlando and Tampa several times since installing the single turbo and I have had no problems. Somehow getting 26mpg on the highway. This car is ready to be turned up to make ~600whp as it sits now. Onto the details VM Top Mount Twinscroll 6466 Turbo kit BigTom intercooler Burger Tuning charge pipe w/Tial BOV JB4 w/anti lag, 2-step, Bluetooth connect Fuel-it stage 2 LPFP Burger Tuning meth kit (not installed) UUC stage 1 short shift kit N55 ignition coils Walnut blast on intake valves at 125k I'm sure I'm forgetting some things. The exterior is dirty in the pictures, I will update them when it is detailed. I do not need to sell this car and don't really want to so please no low ball offers and absolutely no trades. Please only contact me if you have cash in hand. I can provide more pictures or videos Call or text show contact info $16,999
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  • langsbr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 PM
    I think you need to separate the cast offerings into 2 groups - The "chinaframe" stock replacement style as Frankenturbo calls them, and a "high performance" 2 piece. Currently the Chinaframes are available from: Frankenturbo VTT Stage 2/2+ (new models) There can be varying differences in the manufacturing tolerances and quality but that is not to be debated here. In both cases, they can be considered a stock+ style manifold. Stock/OEM replacement with different machining for different wheels. The only "high performance 2 piece" currently available is: VTT GC VTT GC Lites MMP is coming out with their own "high performance 2 piece" manifolds sometime "soon". They've not released a date yet, but I would think this year, maybe within a few months. Mauricio said he expects improved spool and 850WHP potential from them. While there are a few sets of GCs around now, and we're seeing them trickle in, the MMP Group Buy got them into a LOT of people's hands. I think once the new manifolds are available, I'm sure a number of people will grab them and swap them over, and we'll start to see even more power. The only thing I saw from Pure was the thread from a year ago, and they claimed to never have announced anything. The picture looked quite a bit like the chinaframes though. I think that NOZ ball bearing stuff has a stage 2.5 now (at least they said they did). It has a 19T compressor, but I didn't see the details on the CHRA (TD03 or 4?) or the turbines? I am presuming it's chinaframe or stockframe based on the pricing and stage rating. Vendors - please correct anything I have wrong. I tried not to post assumptions, only what has been publicly disclosed.
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    07-20-2017, 09:04 PM
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    07-20-2017, 09:09 AM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-18-2017, 02:23 PM
    BimmerBoost is happy to announce Awron GmbH is our newest vendor. You remember Awron from their absolutely incredible BMW engine swaps such as sticking an S63/S63TU V8 into an E63 M6 chassis as well as their BMW N54 engine swap package with the supporting electronics. Awron has lots of goodies for BMW's including this performance display for the BMW F87 M2 N55B30T0: What can it do? All of this: Check it out in action in the videos below: BimmerBoost will be bringing you more Awron product and project details in the coming weeks.
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    07-18-2017, 06:25 PM
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    07-18-2017, 10:37 PM
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  • Dave@Fuel-It!'s Avatar
    07-17-2017, 02:16 PM
    WTF :awesome: DIY = Do It Yourself PI = Port injection BYOB = Budget Your Own Build What does this mean? We have a new budget friendly DIY port injection kit we are releasing where you can BYOB by selecting only the options that you need/want. Since we need some good DIY videos we figured what better way to do so then to have a contest and give stuff away. This will give you guys the opportunity to not only win stuff but show off your various skills, cars, mods, garage, dog…whatever. Contest rules, info, and prizes being offered... For the logo and website link, here is a link to the image you can download, edit, and add to your video. https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6grpq7o4u...ntest.jpg?dl=0 DIY kits can be purchased here and start at $399.95 when using the $50 discount code 50offDIY at checkout. These are currently up on the website for review and will be released for sale 7/17/17. http://www.fuel-it.biz/n54-diy-port-injection-kit/ I'm sure there will be plenty of questions but feel free to post those up and Steve or I will address them. Port injection kit info, links, and Development history. We get asked all the time about doing a more budget friendly kit like some of the other kits out there, so we set out to simplify things and come up with a low cost solution. There were two major hurdles we encountered. 1. Cost: A quality machined part is not cheap to produce, especially when you start adding complex angles and require a quality finish with no burs, machine marks, and so on. 2. Clearances: The stock manifold is right up against the oil filter housing and this is why you see a "cylinder 1 offset" in most the kits on the market. We thought we'd see if we can improve on that as it's less expensive to do perpendicular cuts than complex angles. We completed the design drawings and sent it off to be machined so we could do some testing. In the end, we were not happy with the results and here's why. Here is a picture of the injection angle on cylinders 2-5. As you can see, everything is centered and it looks pretty good. Now here is a picture of the injection angle on cylinder 1. As you can see in the picture you are extremely close to and spraying the intake runner wall allowing fuel to run down the intake wall and there is no distribution across both intake valves. Ultimately with this design, you have no choice but to retain the cylinder 1 offset. Consequently while we explored a couple different solutions to remedy this issue, we ultimately scraped those examples and the design. While we want to offer a budget solution, we will not compromise quality and performance to do so. When shopping for port injection kits, keep this in mind. Some kits have it on cylinder 1 while other kits have it on multiple cylinders but the good news is, you can now purchase just the basic DIY port injection kit and add your 42mm injectors. Ultimately we went back to our original design but made some changes to the kits that allows us to cut costs but maintain our quality standards. With the exclusive angle we use for injection, not only do we clear the side walls of the intake manifold, we distribute fuel across both intake valves. In addition to the port injection rails we also looked at other areas where we could cut costs and improve performance as well as reliability. In doing so we developed a new adapter for the low pressure fuel line. This new fitting allows the user to disconnect the stock fuel line at the HPFP and insert our new fitting to supply the fuel rail and HPFP. Our new Cam-Lock! design that leaves no question whether or not the fuel line is secured in this difficult to get to location. With all that said here is our new DIY kit shown with the optional basic adapter and injectors installed! In redesigning this kit we have retrained the stock spec OEM grooves with retention tabs for the manifold gaskets, as well as added a boost reference port, and simplified assembly with two integrated brackets that only require 4 screws to assemble. Boost reference port for those that need to run a hobb's switch or need a boost reference port post throttle body. OEM gasket grooves and retention tabs Here's the back side with 4 bolt assembly, oem gasket grooves, and machined clearance for the HPFP hardline. Here is a link to the N54 DIY kits... http://www.fuel-it.biz/n54-diy-port-injection-kit/ In addition, to make configuring your kit a little easier, we have created an options list for you to reference that can be downloaded here as it's a bit hard to read on the forums. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlzuza8t56...icing.pdf?dl=0 Last but not least we know a lot of you will have questions about what the difference are between the port injection kits we have available. So here is a comparison for easy reference and it can also be downloaded;) https://www.dropbox.com/s/cm963lb1tz...isons.pdf?dl=0 Thanks for stopping by & as always thank you for your continued support :romance-hearteyes:
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    07-18-2017, 11:18 PM
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    07-17-2017, 06:03 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    07-19-2017, 07:31 PM
    This is the second part of a comparison from Drivetribe. The previous comparison was of acceleration between this trio with the Mercedes-AMG C63 S coming out on top in the sprint to 150 miles per hour. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S will have a much harder time on the track against the other two. The circuit is Anglesey in the UK. A fairly technical course and long enough that we get to see what the cars can do. Here are the times: F80 M3 ZCP - 1:40.16 Alfa Quadrifoglio - 1:41.55 W205 C63 S - 1:41.73 Overall, the M3 wins. The transmission is praised as the best with great balance. The M3 is lightest car in the trio which is important on the track. It is simply the best rounded car of the three. The Alfa is in the middle and said to be fun but it is not as refined as the BMW. The transmission isn't as good either. It's a great effort but just does not have the M3's composure. The Mercedes-AMG C63 S brings up the rear but it is honestly commendable it is so close to the Alfa Romeo. It is a big brute compared to the other two. The AMG isn't as nimble but it does well despite the rear stepping out easily. Additionally, the gearbox has a bit of a mind of its own compared to the BMW's DCT. The M3 wins. Decisively.
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    07-18-2017, 02:05 PM
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