• 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
      Comments 751 Comments
      1. VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        VargasTurboTech -
        Getting close to drawing time. Good luck to everyone! Happy N54 motoring in 2013!!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Contest officially extended to February 1st.

        A lot of you people who think just posting your name gets you an entry are going to look pretty stupid come drawing time.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        No need to post my name here for me to look stupid.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        No need to post my name here for me to look stupid.
        Stupid why?
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Oh, just making fun of myself.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Contest officially extended to February 1st.

        A lot of you people who think just posting your name gets you an entry are going to look pretty stupid come drawing time.
        Are you referring to the people who don't have 5 rep points when the list their name?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Are you referring to the people who don't have 5 rep points when the list their name?
        No I'm referring to the people who entered and then earned 0 points therefore having 0 entries. People are kind of stupid.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No I'm referring to the people who entered and then earned 0 points therefore having 0 entries. People are kind of stupid.
        Haha, that's better for the rest of us =P
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Haha, that's better for the rest of us =P
        Exactly but I'm just amazed at how stupid people are.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Yea, you have to work for that rep.

        PS: HJs for rep points, pst.
      1. Cn555ic's Avatar
        Cn555ic -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Exactly but I'm just amazed at how stupid people are.
        Like Forest Gump said "Stupid is, Is stupid does!" lol
      1. import36's Avatar
        import36 -
        i think when this started i had negative rep points...lol

        guess i should've entered a few weeks ago...doubt the magic can happen in 3 days! ohh well...good luck to everyone.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by import36 Click here to enlarge
        i think when this started i had negative rep points...lol

        guess i should've entered a few weeks ago...doubt the magic can happen in 3 days! ohh well...good luck to everyone.
        Contest is going until February 1st.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        It's a random drawing of a rep point right? So in theory you could get lucky and win after being repped only once, but your chances are way better with the more reps you get....correct?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        It's a random drawing of a rep point right? So in theory you could get lucky and win after being repped only once, but your chances are way better with the more reps you get....correct?
        Correct.
      1. import36's Avatar
        import36 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Contest is going until February 1st.
        ohhhhh...

        why not...please enter me Sir...import36
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
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      1. rader1's Avatar
        rader1 -
        Can you provide a list of rep points earned SINCE entering the contest?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by rader1 Click here to enlarge
        Can you provide a list of rep points earned SINCE entering the contest?
        Why wouldn't you look at your name on the list and do the math yourself?
      1. rader1's Avatar
        rader1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why wouldn't you look at your name on the list and do the math yourself?
        I'm not entered into the contest. I just think it would be cool for people to have some idea of where they stand.