• Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest

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      Details:

      This giveaway is for a Stage I Hybrid Vargas Turbo upgrade (approximately $1699 value):

      Stage 1 Hybrid upgrade: We start with a freshly rebuilt stock unit using all OEM spec internals, carefully machine the OEM compressor and bearing housings, to accept a TD04 14T compressor wheel. For the turbine side we clip the stock wheel to 7 degrees, we also remove the stock waste gate arm and flapper valve prone to rattling and boost loss issues and upgrade it with a 100% stainless steel piece to eliminate all of these known problems. These units also come with brand new factory OEM waste gate actuators. We chose the 14T wheel for the stage 1's because it is a much better match to the stock turbine than the 15T compressor wheel even though it means we have to set up differently to machine the different stages. Stage 1 is the perfect cost effective alternatives to stock OEM replacement turbochargers

      The value of these turbos can also be subtracted from a set of Vargas Stage 2 or Vargas Stage 3 turbos as credit towards those more expensive upgrades. This promotion will run from 12/13/2012 until 1/15/13 at 12:00 AM PST.

      To enter, simply submit your username in this thread. You must have a minimum of 5 reputation points to enter. From your time of entry until the time the contest ends, every whole reputation point earned from the entry rep point amount will count as 1 entry. The more reputation you earn, the more entries you get.

      Example: You enter with 10.5 rep points, contest ends and you have 20.5 rep points at 12:00 AM PST. This would equate to 10 entries. The more entries, the better your odds of winning. If in this example the rep point count was 20.4 it would only count as 9 entries as it is every whole rep point, no exceptions.

      The winner will be drawn at random at a time and date of the administrator's choosing after 1/15/13. Anyone caught cheating will be permanently IP banned, disqualified, and publicly humiliated. Any member can be disqualified from the contest at any time for any reason of the administrator's choosing. Reputation points gained for referrals will be disabled during the time of the contest.

      Good luck everyone! And Happy Holidays, from the GermanBoost Network.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by justohigh Click here to enlarge
        Does posting here count as one entry?
        Posting here enters you it isn't an entry though gaining a rep point is one entry.
      1. jpsimon's Avatar
        jpsimon -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Additionally, I find it odd you talk a bunch of trash on me but now all of a sudden want the turbos I'm giving away as if I should just do it. I'll have to think about this.
        I thought you pride yourself on this forum being "open" and different from "nazi-e90post"... yet if someone doesn't like you it's another story Click here to enlarge It's your forum and your contest, but this seriously cracks me up.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jpsimon Click here to enlarge
        I thought you pride yourself on this forum being "open" and different from "nazi-e90post"... yet if someone doesn't like you it's another story Click here to enlarge
        He's open to speak that doesn't mean I have to provide the open atmosphere AND give him free things on top of it.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Fastgti69. I'm in!
      1. Xeo01's Avatar
        Xeo01 -
        Xeo01. Never win stuff but doesn't hurt to try!Click here to enlarge
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        EDM92
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Xeo01 Click here to enlarge
        Xeo01. Never win stuff but doesn't hurt to try!Click here to enlarge
        So stack the odds in your favor...
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        My goal was 440 whp on pump only, plausable with a custom tune?
        Doubt it... i am just being real. I am not sure RBs can consistently do 440 whp on 93. E85 is a different story...
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        DanMtl
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        Doubt it... i am just being real. I am not sure RBs can consistently do 440 whp on 93. E85 is a different story...
        Well, we've done non-agressive RB up to 420'swhp/400's ftlb SAE on 93octane, no bs meth, dp w/high flow cats, ic ,oil cooler & stock airbox. Getting consistent power & have tracked same car at Homestead, Sebring & Daytona HPDE. I am sure with 98 octane will add extra +.1 bar & will make slightly more.
      1. DefactoM6's Avatar
        DefactoM6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Additionally, I find it odd you talk a bunch of trash on me but now all of a sudden want the turbos I'm giving away as if I should just do it. I'll have to think about this.
        Because there are rules in this contest, and I didn't see it stated anywhere in the rules that the winner of the turbos is subject to whether or not you personally like or agree with the winner. And for the record, I have only said something that could be construed as an insult toward you personally on one occasion (the AA thread), and it came in direct response to numerous baseless personal attacks that you had levied upon me. When one is debating OPENLY, one ought to stick to the facts, and that is what I have done, even in the face of repeated personal attacks and deliberate misconstruction of statements that are plainly obvious, and it is what I will continue to do.
      1. BAVALCORE's Avatar
        BAVALCORE -
        BAVALCORE
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DefactoM6 Click here to enlarge
        and I didn't see it stated anywhere in the rules that the winner of the turbos is subject to whether or not you personally like or agree with the winner
        Then read them again:

        Any member can be disqualified from the contest at any time for any reason of the administrator's choosing.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DefactoM6 Click here to enlarge
        When one is debating OPENLY, one ought to stick to the facts, and that is what I have done, even in the face of repeated personal attacks and deliberate misconstruction of statements that are plainly obvious, and it is what I will continue to do.
        I think you misonstrue your "facts" however you see fit. Just because you call something a "fact" does not "in fact" make it one.

        I haven't baselessly attacked you and have no desire to. I'm not about to reward you for your insults though. You really aren't helping your case.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BAVALCORE Click here to enlarge
        BAVALCORE
        If you can't master basic reading comprehension...
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        Well, we've done non-agressive RB up to 420'swhp/400's ftlb SAE on 93octane, no bs meth, dp w/high flow cats, ic ,oil cooler & stock airbox. Getting consistent power & have tracked same car at Homestead, Sebring & Daytona HPDE. I am sure with 98 octane will add extra +.1 bar & will make slightly more.
        I'd b happy w these numbers on straight 93... how much boost?
      1. tofu's Avatar
        tofu -
        tofu
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        Kylu II Click here to enlarge
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        I'd b happy w these numbers on straight 93... how much boost?
        Just 16.5psi. It's a 6spd N54.
      1. DefactoM6's Avatar
        DefactoM6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Then read them again:
        I stand corrected.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I think you misonstrue your "facts" however you see fit. Just because you call something a "fact" does not "in fact" make it one.

        I haven't baselessly attacked you and have no desire to. I'm not about to reward you for your insults though. You really aren't helping your case.
        I think you do the same...guess we'll agree to disagree on that one. I certainly have no problem admitting when I am proven wrong by actual evidence, however.

        I really didn't wish to get into this again. You certainly have levied baseless attacks against me, I could go and cite examples, but you have banned me from every thread where you have done so, usually shortly after having levied said attacks against me. Oh, but what do I know, according to you I am an infant who's father owns every car I've ever posted a picture of.
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        Just 16.5psi.
        That is very impressive, was the car 6MT or 6AT?