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

      Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost.com and all the GermanBoost Network sites. BimmerBoost would like to thank its users for their support and the strong community built here that continues to rapidly expand. It is no secret this is now the main site for technical BMW information as well as high performance modification thanks to the most knowledgeable and experienced userbase in the BMW forum sphere. Quite simply, BimmerBoost has evolved into the top performance/modification community in the BMW world and the rest of the GermanBoost network is following suit.

      This would not be possible without the core userbase. I would like to thank each and every one of you by giving back to the community that has given me so much. To be clear, BimmerBoost does not have to do this. BimmerBoost is not as profitable as the larger sites (although gaining, at a surprising rate). Yet, the administration here has absolutely no problem giving back to the community. This should speak volumes in of itself and make users question just how much other sites actually care about their users and their community or if their users are nothing more than a commodity. BimmerBoost is showing its gratitude in agreeably a very generous fashion.


      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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        LostMarine -
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        No.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm just the guy who pays the bills and does all the work and gets no love. I'm never having kids.
        MOST of the work..

        @LostMarine Click here to enlarge
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        how many points do you think i got for that post?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        how many points do you think i got for that post?
        What do you mean?
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        On E90Post

        Me:

        "This is a great idea!! I like how some forum admins actually interact with their members."

        Rep points? Click here to enlarge
      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        e92 never wins things online
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        I got 10 violation points once say "the other forum" when refering here. They reversed them, but I dont think this one will fly.
      1. vasillalov's Avatar
        vasillalov -
        I submit my usename: vasillalov

        "May the odds be always in your favor!"
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        alpinedevil335

        Bow down to Bimmerboost.com! $#@! e90BS.com!!!
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        e90 banned me for a month for telling them about this. Sweet.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        e90 banned me for a month for telling them about this. Sweet.
        There's some more points to soothe the pain.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        lol, thanks sticky. The best part is, i only visit that site regularly for the chicagoland chat thread and I literally formed a facebook group today to get away from e90. And we pretty much switched all our activity to facebook now.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Well tell the chicago peeps about here.
      1. rudypoochris's Avatar
        rudypoochris -
        Wow, I thought no thread could top the Single Turbo or OMG Vishnu Sux + I Fixed Misfire threads... but I was WRONG! I was still first post. Click here to enlarge
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        awww i was thinkig about putting this on E90, looks like i got beaten to the punch ;P
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        awww i was thinkig about putting this on E90, looks like i got beaten to the punch ;P
        Doesn't mean it can't be done again...
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        e90 banned me for a month for telling them about this. Sweet.
        what was the explained reason? lol
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Well tell the chicago peeps about here.
        Working on them, all on facebook aready makes it easier to push comments to them.
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        mithiral67 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        what was the explained reason? lol
        forum violations, repeat offense.