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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 03:08 PM
    I took out the wife's E90XI in the snow and it was fun. My winter beater maxima with snow tires is ok but not nearly as fun, it being an auto I am sure that is some of the problem...and fwd...and na...
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 PM
    AT Fitment Special - Ends 31st Jan 2 x BMW E8X 135i 2007-2013 (AT) / E9X 325i/328i/330i 2004-2013 (AT/MT) / 335i 2007+ (AT) 3.46 Ratio - $1850 inc shipping (+$100 to Canada) and refundable core fee 1 x BMW E8X 135i 2007-2013 (AT) / E9X 325i/328i/330i 2004-2013 (AT/MT) / 335i 2007+ (AT) 3.64 Ratio - $1850 inc shipping (+$100 to Canada) and refundable core fee 2 x BMW E8X 135i 2007-2013 (MT) / E9X 335i 2007-2013 (MT) / 335i 2005-2007 (AT) 3.46 Ratio - $1850 inc shipping (+$100 to Canada) and refundable core fee
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  • Group.america's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    Been out in the snow for an hour now.. what a frickin mess here in WHB and Quogue. AWD quattro is nice but feels front biased.. my brakes are crap but apart from that it is zippy
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 PM
    Not sure how much clearer we can be on this, but we are not in the market to care about fueling or tuning. We are in the market to provide the end user a MEANS for airflow (turbocharging hardware). The fueling and tuning will need to be evolved on a setup by setup basis to accommodate this airflow. There are risks involved (from lack of fuel and potentially precision tuning), but that does not minimize the POTENTIAL of the hardware from an airflow perspective. This said, the data IS valid, beyond extremely valid at that… when doing this comparison. We do not expect the end consumer to read much into all of the libelous type things that have been mucked about over the forums, especially this one, over the years from VTT. But it had been a daily trend for a while. Wherever and whenever we have a voice, VTT has seemed to vanish from and not partake for whatever reason… and continue the banter elsewhere (ie. here). So yes, after being kicked about for a day or weeks we often would make a post that could come off unfriendly. This is to be expected one would think. Either way we have a voice here now so hopefully now that there is no place to run, it all just stops and we can let the best concepts win rather than constantly tossing sticks in the spokes of anything that is not our own. Thanks, Rob
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:48 PM
    Welcome BarbraPBID, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    I personally feel like this is a pointless comparison considering how far apart the two tuning methods are. Until a VTT equipped car is tuned in a similar fashion its apples to oranges comparison.
    39 replies | 876 view(s)
  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    I take it that you'll continue writing things just for the sake of writing them. If one were to take your words as a picture one could argue you wrote a lot and even had a log to back up whatever it was you were talking writing about. No one is debating whether the DME can/will throttle close when boost overshoots target and how much or how quickly it will make that happen as that will depend on how you set throttle aggression/closure tables in the DME. Unfortunately I see another 2 paragraphs coming about the topic we're not discussing. The topic under discussion is/was tuning boost targets past the TMAP sensor range and the effects that has on removal of DME safety and PID based boost control. Your marketing is entirely built around dyno queen numbers and runs exceeding the TMAP sensor range. If you stuck with what's considered safe to do given the tools you've got you wouldn't get the numbers you got. I get marketing is important but its shady as F*, bro!
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  • bobS's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    It was all hype for me in Jersey City. We only got 7 inches.... i woke up and decided to go to work even though there was a state wide ban on non emergency vehicles on the highway. I was the only car on the turnpike for miles and my front wheel drive ford fusion had no trouble. I was passed two cops and one gave me a long look and I thought i would be pulled over but I don't think he felt like standing outside in the snow. I do think my next daily will be a Audi a3 though, they are perfect for what i'm looking for in a daily and the awd would have been nice so i could have zero worries. Meanwhile, the M sleeps in the heated garage, oblivious to the weather outside :)
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  • Sales@vargasturbotech's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    Pricing and ordering information can be found in the thread linked below. http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?62663-Pricing-announcement-VTT-Silicone-intakes-and-Charge-pipes!
    27 replies | 1282 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 PM
    Most people will not remember that AMS Performance announced a couple years ago they would be doing a turbo upgrade package for the F10 M5 S63TU engine. This created a big stir in the BMW Performance scene at the time as enthusiasts knew the incredible performance results AMS had achieved with the Nissan GTR. We all know AMS was more than capable of upgrading the turbo hardware at the time but the issue was not the hardware. It was the tuning for the hardware. That is where ESS-Tuning was supposed to come in and provide their tuning 'expertise' with this turbo upgrade. Well, you may have noticed that AMS did not release any S63TU turbo upgrade since this announcement and that ESS-Tuning did not complete any tuning for any aftermarket S63TU turbo upgrade packages. They are not the only ones by the way. Dinan also has yet to come through on F10 M5 / F13 M6 turbocharger upgrades and built S63TU motor promises. So why the big claims and big announcements when both Dinan and ESS-Tuning knew they did not have the capability to tune them at the time? In the case of ESS-Tuning it was likely just a cheap publicity grab designed to get them exposure and fuel their fanboys. In retrospect, it looks downright deceitful and is pretty embarrassing considering they had nothing to back up their claims with the F-Series ECU's just recently being cracked. AMS has their own S63TU tuning solution and will be providing their own tuning for their Alpha 9 S63TU turbo upgrade package. Will anyone even bother to hold ESS-Tuning accountable for tuning claims they could not deliver on? At least one BMW website does not have a short term memory and certainly will. Here is to the future turbo upgrades and quality S63TU tuning options.
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  • Flatspot's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    Erm, I never post, but this is too much. Leave each other alone? When Tony goes as far as to say that his product is superior to RB's when he's using exactly the same valve for more money? WTF?
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    When I looked I could not see boost, boost set point, and throttle along different RPM points. It was fixed on one point with some of the elements missing. I'm not a huge datazap fan (prefer JB4 interface logs) but if you post the link I can at least look at the log in there....
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  • Njz's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    You misunderstand what I was getting at. Your posts that have since been deleted so I can't reference seemed to give off the tone of someone upset that the other tuners were calling out the results that came from the BQ/Wedge thread. The tuners are correct in stating that the tune is first and foremost not safe, secondly it is almost certainly not streetable due to fueling and lastly it is will very quickly break his transmission if he is somehow able to get that power down after just a handful of pulls. Using that as the ammo to throw into VTT's face is silly since it's not a real world tune, it's a dyno tune much like what Tony released when he clamped the VAC and let the stage 2's make insane boost. Both of these conditions are little more than something to smerk about and say wow look at that and move on to something more real world. Your turbos and customers speak for themselves do they not? You still hold the 1/4 record which you have stood on as the only thing that really matters since it demonstrates your product doing what it was designed to do in the real world not on a dyno. I will state this again as I have before. I think RB turbos are really great, I would have most likely purchased them had I not gotten tied up in the single turbo craze that was spawning but by the time I shook loose from that the VTT Stage 2+ had just followed the Ray Pampena announcement. I had dealt with Tony in the past and had favorable dealings with him and decided to get involved in the group buy at a great price. I know many people who have RBs and love them and I do not question the quality of your products nor the importance of your contributions to the platform. My major issue will be and always has been way you conducted yourself when Tony would announce or release any products, the way you would use your one post a day to troll on here rather than offer up any technical discussion and the overall defensive nature of your posts in general. I am speaking really only of your posts here and occasionally on e90 in the past. On n54tech its almost like you are a completely different vendor, you make yourself available to your customers, answer questions from prospective turbo buyers and are just overall a cool guy it seems. Here though you act scorned and seem like you are just trying to stick (no pun intended) it to the forum owner and Tony as much as possible.
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  • ninjacoupe's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 PM
    Yup been lurking for awhile and learning about the platform. Which vendors to work with and who to avoid. Looking forward to taking this car out and having some fun this year. Pm me anytime ;-)
    39 replies | 876 view(s)
  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    Huh ? Click on the image, it expands unless your on a cryphone oops I meant an iPhone. Ive tested IE, Chrome, and Safari on desktop and they work fine.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    TTFS we need to see some graphs!
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  • ChuckD05's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    So you bought it huh? Glad to see its in someone's hands whose gonna have fun with it. That car is solid as a rock , have fun with it. Well have to meet up id love to see it when its done. He may have mentioned me to you too, Im gonna PM you soon though. Good stuff...
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 PM
    The logs are not overly viewable as a photo. Throw up a link so I can scroll along and try to match the log up with what you're saying about it.
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  • Rob@RBTurbo's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 PM
    @Njz found this in another thread we were requested to take elsewhere, so we will take it here. "We" can be used as our business, counterparts, community, etc. It depends on what context, it at times can encompass many persons though. As for us having to do with TFT, you are correct in that there is no real correlation and their induction system can entirely be used on any stock frame turbo setup, which is great for overall versatility and we fully expect they should cater to any consumer looking for a top flight inlet system while utilizing the OEM compressor housings. We fully expect their system will reveal that it is as close to no restriction as possible, secondary to that of running screens, and third to running no screens. As for what "we" have done, well you could say that we have created a turbo setup that we have not only believed in, but has proven (repetitively by many) to be the one that has shown the fastest 1/4 mile ET's and traps since 2010 (to the very moment this is typed). We have also proven to have had the forethought to provide this potential, without dancing around many product changes ("advances") or other marketing hype, to only end up back where we started. Yes we did add a billet wheel, clipping, and thrust upgrade; but to accredit any of those to the overall potential of the setup in design is very misleading. The fact of the matter is that the combination of parts are very ideal for the housings, and great overall matches for one another. This should be evident in how our competitors seemed to have come back to where we were as well, offering the same wheels (or sizes, designations, etc); after finding their "novel ideas" were found to be inferior. Not saying there isn't more work that can be done, that will be proven with the Super RB's. But for you to assume we have done nothing by providing the airflow mechanism responsible for nearly every meaningful record over the years is somewhat disheartening. We do agree that with the help of TFT's air inlet system comes much additional realization, and for that "we" (community in this case) should be ever indebted. Hope this helps clear up your concern. Thanks, Rob
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    See my above post
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  • BuraQ's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    I was long done with this scenerio. This entire thread was spawned from a customer's desire to take a red map. Only 3 cars have ever taken a red map from us out of the 100+ cars I have tuned world wide. Ken (Wedge) @GiveEmTheDD and another customer who just wanted to blow his stock turbos, and it didnt work, so he settled for just a 21-17 psi map All were fully aware of the risks The majority of our customers are previous PTF and BMS customers. The customers that are not too shabby about whats going on I tune them not to exceed boost target as example log shown above As I mentioned before, I have demonstrated how the TC system is relaxed till boost tries to exceed the TMAP sensor's limit based on boost means abs. The log you are referencing the boost means does not try to exceed 36.2 boost means abs. What happens when boost means abs tries to exceed the TMAP sensor range As everyone can see a Throttle closure occures, the TC system is not disabled or relaxed "anymore" to the point if boost means abs does exceed the TMAP sensor range it cannot perform a TC cause it cannot see the additional boost The other log showing 21.4 PSI only has a boost means abs of 35.6 psi boost means abs The different in the actual boost (psi) 21.4 vs 20.85 is because the two cars are in two different geographical locations with different barometric pressure. There is no TC cause boost did not try to exceed 36.2 boost means abs so it was allowed
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  • ajsalida's Avatar
    Today, 01:11 PM
    Well there is an alternative, you swap in a 3/07 or later valve body and TCU, and then flash the regular Alpina file. Number of people have done it.
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  • dzenno@PTF's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    You're catching on lol as for point #3 , wgdc sure does give you control as we've shown multiple times doing exactly the same for VTT and his Stage 3 kit as well as his 2+ recently but we always said that we'd never provide such tuning to a customer as its inherently unsafe and removes DME safeties. As for implementing other safety methods, if you'll tune past 2.5bar absolute you have to do something and not just throw it on the customer. This should really be constructive feedback to wedge/buraq and i hope they're not in here defending/arguing just for the sake of defending/arguing but to realize the issues at hand. As for us, after years of battles with Terry about adding timing correction logging it filled that huge functional gap that for us meant no piggybacks period. With the logging in place its become an option although I'd still love a bit more configurability for "advanced" users out there specifically around boost control dare I say like the Procede had/has :) I'd actually love to use that Haltech unit as a piggyback today but, no 6cyl timing correction logging, no bueno for us.
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  • NniftyFour's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 PM
    Very unlikely. The 3/2007 was a ZF updated transmission not a new BMW part number. (Well that too, but it was ZFs change) I'm pretty sure they're two different generations of valve body, bmw engineering would of known far out that the HP21 was getting a new generation and I doubt wouldn't of bother developing and releasing on the old valve body. Remember all the files we have, are from datens and have been compiled for dealer use, maybe Dev files exist but the Alpina B3 didn't come out until the new trans was in use.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 PM
    Was hoping this would be front page material but there isn't too much to work with. The one good run they were having was cut short with editing for some reason. I expected more out of the G-Power car honestly.
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  • JoshBoody's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 PM
    that was weird... I see a few scenarios here since I take it they do NOT have racecode... which its crappy this is not open yet... anyway: 1. Normal accepted Cobb limits... typical ATR tuning which has limitations even for stock turbos 2. Manipulated PID and relaxed throttle... still within MAP and allowing DME control, but kinda backdoor method 3. Kill map >MAP... this would eliminate DME's visibility. But if you can keep WGDC steady, you do have control and you can implement other safety methods. If I'm understanding correctly, I like the ingenuity in using the available tool... ATR.
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