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    • Trouble in paradise? Vishnu/FFtec N54 335ii Single Turbo kits experiencing issues as a BimmerBoost member runs 12.5@121 with misfires and having to short shift

      BimmerBoost would like to thank member GeorgiaTech335Coupe for his openness and honesty regarding his Vishnu/FFTEC single turbo setup. Recently, this member took his single turbo upgraded 6-speed manual 335i to the PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway) dragstrip in Florida to do some testing. His best run was a 12.50@121.6 alongside a 12.8@117. Yes, these times are quite a ways away from the 10.8@131 glory pass from Vishnu demonstrating the kits capability.


      This is in no way the fault of GeorgiaTech335Coupe who experienced misfires on his car and had to short shift at 6300 rpm in order to avoid them. Now, Vishnu has basically portrayed this kit as perfect and ready for sale with nobody having any issues. The reason BimmerBoost is bringing this issue to the attention of the community is for potential buyers to understand what they are getting into.


      There is absolutely nothing wrong with having issues when modifying a car to this level and BimmerBoost is confident Vishnu will resolve them. There is something wrong with pretending nothing is wrong. A few cars with the single turbo kits have gone up for sale and apparently a total of three people, that are willing to open their mouths, are having misfire issues with these kits.

      These issues will no doubt get resolved but potential buyers and current customers needs to be aware of the process, effort, and that progress is being made. Pretending nothing is wrong and collecting money simply is the wrong way to go about this and once again (it's becoming a trend) BimmerBoost is the only site bringing these issues to the attention of the community.

      For the record, a member by the name of @tmo335tt says he has a hardware solution for the misfires that he will likely share with Vishnu (hopefully not for free). Interesting that it isn't Vishnu but the community solving this.

      Thanks again to @GeorgiaTech335Coupe for sharing his details, good or bad, as we all learn thanks to honesty and openness. There is more to tuning than just collecting money.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Vishnu Single Turbo at PBIR - 12.50@121.6 having to shift all gears at 6300rpm started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
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      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        seriously, i heard everyone had so much fun driving their cars, they decided to share them with the world by selling them; and never hurting competitors feelings with performance data..
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        seriously, i heard everyone had so much fun driving their cars, they decided to share them with the world by selling them; and never hurting competitors feelings with performance data..
        I heard they got some overnight parts from german, flywheels or something. Dominating all now.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        I heard they got some overnight parts from german, flywheels or something. Dominating all now.
        You think they will be ready for Race Wars ?
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        You think they will be ready for Race Wars ?
        A couple of Vishnu N54s motors will pull a premium one week before Race Wars, huh?
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        GeorgiaTech335Coupe -
        I might be going to PBIR track rental this Sunday. Haven't decided yet. Also depends if I get my new tires in by tomorrow. Front tires have some damage and aren't really safe to drive on currently.

        Got coil overs installed with springs setup slightly towards dragging, so hopefully it offers a little more traction at the strip.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GeorgiaTech335Coupe Click here to enlarge
        I might be going to PBIR track rental this Sunday. Haven't decided yet. Also depends if I get my new tires in by tomorrow. Front tires have some damage and aren't really safe to drive on currently.

        Got coil overs installed with springs setup slightly towards dragging, so hopefully it offers a little more traction at the strip.
        if you go, please let me know, Ill make the drive.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GeorgiaTech335Coupe Click here to enlarge
        I might be going to PBIR track rental this Sunday. Haven't decided yet. Also depends if I get my new tires in by tomorrow. Front tires have some damage and aren't really safe to drive on currently.

        Got coil overs installed with springs setup slightly towards dragging, so hopefully it offers a little more traction at the strip.
        if you start unloading in 3rd, I'll get the mad scientist to adjust your fuel maps... Click here to enlarge
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        $#@!, time to go watch furious.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Bull$#@!! Nobody likes the Vishnu here, $#@!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Bull$#@!! Nobody likes the Vishnu here, $#@!!
        Not true, I love Vishnu and Shiv.
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        whoosh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Not true, I love Vishnu and Shiv.
        Of course you do... His nazi tactics drive traffic to your site. ;-)
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
        Of course you do... His nazi tactics drive traffic to your site. ;-)
        It's like him and Jason work together to ensure my success. I should send Shiv a fruit basket. Is his business address still his condo?
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's like him and Jason work together to ensure my success. I should send Shiv a fruit basket. Is his business address still his condo?
        You are going to get Shiv into a lot of trouble with his wife Laguna Seca Blue thinking he's cheating.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        You are going to get Shiv into a lot of trouble with his wife Laguna Seca Blue thinking he's cheating.
        Not if I include a double sided... you know what, you're right.
      1. NJrep335i's Avatar
        NJrep335i -
        I can surely say that in the recent months I've learned and seen more reasonable information on this site. Way more technical information and less whining. unless of course your some fanboi. I like to keep myself apart from that and progress the platform. There is so much more on the horizon, But some of the drama makes for some good laughs!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by NJrep335i Click here to enlarge
        I can surely say that in the recent months I've learned and seen more reasonable information on this site.
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        Tzu -
        lol
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        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        You are going to get Shiv into a lot of trouble with his wife Laguna Seca Blue thinking he's cheating.
        lol I sort of miss Laguna Seca Blue around here. His posts were always extremely entertaining. Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GeorgiaTech335Coupe Click here to enlarge
        I might be going to PBIR track rental this Sunday. Haven't decided yet. Also depends if I get my new tires in by tomorrow. Front tires have some damage and aren't really safe to drive on currently.

        Got coil overs installed with springs setup slightly towards dragging, so hopefully it offers a little more traction at the strip.
        I'll see you in the desert next month. Be ready to have your ass handed to you