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    • BMS (Burger Motorsports) sets new quickest and fastest stock turbo N54 records in their JB4 powered 135i - 11.2 ET and 125 mph

      Congratulations to BMS (Burger Tuning / Motorsports) for raising the bar on stock turbo N54 performance yet again. The vehicle used was a E82 135i steptronic with a JB4, down pipes, dual cone intake, CM10 meth setup, FMIC, and race gas. The mile per hour (fastest) record in the 1/4 came on a run of 11.3@125.24. The elapsed time (quickest) record came on a run of 11.259@122.86. The trap speed dropped a bit with the better ET which is not surprising considering it came on a much better 60 foot. These records were set at Famoso Raceway which is a decent track but certainly not the best strip for setting records.

      Congratulations once again to BMS! Slips and video below.










      This article was originally published in forum thread: 11.38@125.2 Stock Turbos No Nitrous started by Terry@BMS View original post
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      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        2012 GTR black series
        Congratulations!.
        I would have loved to have seen the look of that GT-R driver's face Click here to enlarge
      1. mike335i's Avatar
        mike335i -
        Whoah sticky, Hotrod was driving therefore these times must be fake! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mike335i Click here to enlarge
        Whoah sticky, Hotrod was driving therefore these times must be fake! Click here to enlarge
        Terry's car, at Famoso not Sac, and with the information posted by and verified by Terry along with witnesses.

        I see no anomalies there and both slips add up in context. It was also mentioned the driver was lighter so I see absolutely nothing that was not disclosed or is questionable.

        If Hotrod was posting we would all have to read 10 paragraphs on his factory freak, how he can EASILY get another 3 mph out of it if the stars and planets align just right, how great his MPG was on the way to the track, and how Sac's timer is not inflated at all despite knowingly posting inflated times at that track when the timer was known to be off/broken. All this with a larger nitrous jet being used than claimed and then silence after the transmission gives out so he can push his own service work through at BMW's expense.

        Understand the difference?
      1. Mike@VAC's Avatar
        Mike@VAC -
        Wow, that thing is FLYING. Nice work!
      1. Forcefed's Avatar
        Forcefed -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        Yes as far as I know, we hold em all, including the N55 track records. Of course we won't be able to compete with 600rw+ single turbo cars but that's never been our objective anyway. Although, we're making a JB4 board specifically for large turbo cars that includes support for single turbos. So as soon as someone knocks off a good manifold for $1000 we'll be in business there. Click here to enlarge
        What... Click here to enlarge

        When you make this single turbo board, are you going to buy a single turbo and test it out? If you could keep a nice flat tq curve, I would buy it 100%.
      1. Laloosh's Avatar
        Laloosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        It's like the Z06 comparison. For the 135i to run low 11s you need to buy every possible mod, run meth and race gas, drag radials, and pray you get to drive the car back home. For the Z06 you just need $2k in mods and can do it on pump gas with a suitcase in the trunk. Still, it's fun having a 135i that can hang with some of the bigger fish in the sea. Click here to enlarge

        Thats the part that worries me. I just have the biggest urge to bolt up 15 inch 28 inch slicks and drop the thing from 5k and not worry about something behind me dragging outside of the rear bumper maybe? lol

        Ive said this for a while, the n54 still needs a REAL drag tire set up. Whoever is serious about this needs to get smaller rear brakes and go for a 15 inch rim with a tall dedicated slick out the back. Drop that baby to 15psi and see what breaks first, records or parts.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Ive said this for a while, the n54 still needs a REAL drag tire set up. Whoever is serious about this needs to get smaller rear brakes and go for a 15 inch rim with a tall dedicated slick out the back. Drop that baby to 15psi and see what breaks first, records or parts.
        People make the argument that slicks are easier on the driveline than radials although that won't help when dropping at 5k.

        This is the same problem every BMW trying to set records has. E46, E92, whatever, nobody seems to be running a bias-ply setup. I intend to.. with a 6200 rpm launch.
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Forcefed Click here to enlarge
        What... Click here to enlarge

        When you make this single turbo board, are you going to buy a single turbo and test it out? If you could keep a nice flat tq curve, I would buy it 100%.
        Like I've said before I'm not in a big rush to do anything like that but we'll have the hardware ready when the desire/demand strikes. Give it some time and I'm sure other companies will make much more affordable manifolds.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This is the same problem every BMW trying to set records has. E46, E92, whatever, nobody seems to be running a bias-ply setup. I intend to.. with a 6200 rpm launch.
        There are easier ways to $#@! driveline, especially the driveshaft. No need to go to a strip to do that Click here to enlarge
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        The power of BMS compels you...
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Laloosh Click here to enlarge
        Thats the part that worries me. I just have the biggest urge to bolt up 15 inch 28 inch slicks and drop the thing from 5k and not worry about something behind me dragging outside of the rear bumper maybe? lol

        Ive said this for a while, the n54 still needs a REAL drag tire set up. Whoever is serious about this needs to get smaller rear brakes and go for a 15 inch rim with a tall dedicated slick out the back. Drop that baby to 15psi and see what breaks first, records or parts.
        I've had a few 10 second cars, some of them 6spd manuals. One of the first ones would get 8" of air off the line and another 2-3" on the 1->2 shift. 15" slicks, skinnies, 90/10s, drag springs, etc. What they had going for them though was a live axle. I've also had a few low 11 second cars. And the difference between them and the 10 second cars was they generally made more power but were IRS and could not hook to save their lives (both manual and autos). I think we need a BMW 135i with a Ford 9" rear end and a built TH350 to really get competitive. Click here to enlarge
      1. Forced Air's Avatar
        Forced Air -
        Damn. Congrats Terry for yet another record.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        Awesome work Terry! Can't wait to see the 10 second barrier break for the N54!
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Sick!
        Congrats Terry!
      1. mykal's Avatar
        mykal -
        Nice runs Terry, congrats.
      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Congrats Terry. Awesome achievement.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        What's the spec on the front Generals?
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        245/45/17, awesome cheap tires... Click here to enlarge
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        i had generals all around before, very loud probably due to my 275 rears Click here to enlarge

        been debating on summers for a while and i'm pretty sure now i'm getting 275/40/17 NT05Rs rear...still debating on the fronts, don't want that rolling noise
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Terry@BMS Click here to enlarge
        I've had a few 10 second cars, some of them 6spd manuals. One of the first ones would get 8" of air off the line and another 2-3" on the 1->2 shift. 15" slicks, skinnies, 90/10s, drag springs, etc. What they had going for them though was a live axle. I've also had a few low 11 second cars. And the difference between them and the 10 second cars was they generally made more power but were IRS and could not hook to save their lives (both manual and autos). I think we need a BMW 135i with a Ford 9" rear end and a built TH350 to really get competitive. Click here to enlarge
        True but the point ultimately is there is still room to gain on the BMW's with the IRS before going to a solid rear and a powerglide.