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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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      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What are you trying to say? Click here to enlarge
        Are you going to allow the winner to sell his win to someone else? Or is it going to be where if the winner doesn't use the turbos/credit, you will pick someone else?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Are you going to allow the winner to sell his win to someone else? Or is it going to be where if the winner doesn't use the turbos/credit, you will pick someone else?
        No, I will not allow resale.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No, I will not allow resale.
        I need to learn how to read =(
      1. kev335i's Avatar
        kev335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No, I will not allow resale.
        I'm curious how could you stop the resale if the winner receives them then sells them?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kev335i Click here to enlarge
        I'm curious how could you stop the resale if the winner receives them then sells them?
        With their signature on a piece of paper.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This contest is not for someone to make money but reward 335 enthusiasts who want turbos. The people who we talk to everyday on this forum. Not some douche who comes in trying to flip it for a quick buck.
      1. Ferruccio's Avatar
        Ferruccio -
        I guess I'll post my name, Ferruccio. Pretty slim chance, and I've been wanting to get this upgrade anyway, but, we'll see!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ferruccio Click here to enlarge
        I guess I'll post my name, Ferruccio. Pretty slim chance, and I've been wanting to get this upgrade anyway, but, we'll see!
        Why does everyone keep thinking the chance is slim? The more you post the better your chance. If it was me I would stack the odds completely in my favor.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Why does everyone keep thinking the chance is slim? The more you post the better your chance. If it was me I would stack the odds completely in my favor.
        Like this? ;D
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Like this? ;D
        Yep Click here to enlarge

        Making a quality thread is smarter though...
      1. kev335i's Avatar
        kev335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Like this? ;D
        No like this!
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yep Click here to enlarge

        Making a quality thread is smarter though...
        I'm going to make a good one once I get my car back. What started out as a 1 day job became a week long job =(
      1. xShadows's Avatar
        xShadows -
        Dang, I need more rep points! These would be amazing to have since I start my build in roughly 60 days! Going from stock to monster! Wooot
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
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        i managed to drop from 193 or something down to 179, must have had a high-re-point dislike lol

        seems someone with 15 power or so really didn't like my 'only 444hp' comment Click here to enlarge lol

        turns out 'be more active and post quality stuff' can really work against you sometimes for this lol.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge

        i managed to drop from 193 or something down to 179, must have had a high-re-point dislike lol

        seems someone with 15 power or so really didn't like my 'only 444hp' comment Click here to enlarge lol

        turns out 'be more active and post quality stuff' can really work against you sometimes for this lol.
        Someone is a little butt hurt over that debate and is neg-repping people who agree with me or don't like the N54. A little lame IMO but here's a +40. System works especially if the right people wield the most power. Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I got crushed too but pretty sure it was you sticky ha ....oh well
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        I got crushed too but pretty sure it was you sticky ha ....oh well
        No was not... here's a bump.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow thought it was you, it was during the s65 debate ha...someone must have been negging all the people in that thread
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Wow thought it was you, it was during the s65 debate ha...someone must have been negging all the people in that thread
        You're still sitting pretty gave you +15.

        And if I gave you neg rep I would have made it a healthy -159.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Someone is a little butt hurt over that debate and is neg-repping people who agree with me or don't like the N54. A little lame IMO but here's a +40. System works especially if the right people wield the most power. Click here to enlarge
        Aw thanks sticky!

        I find the method of voting a bit similar to reddit:

        the moderately well thought out stuff gets downvoted or ignored.. Funny one liners everyone loves, rarely really really hates.. And it takes the really special/interesting stuff to make it bigtime besides the funnys

        it's a bit more painful when people go on a rampage though lol
        .. when someone with a lot more power gets a little butthurt, a lot more 'damage' is caused.. Theory being that said people with more power will be nicer, responsible members of the community i guess lol