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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. bigdaddycane's Avatar
        bigdaddycane -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, any chance you can repost the complete list with everyone's rep points @ time of entry now that the 48 HR Rep Blitz has began
        good idea
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, any chance you can repost the complete list with everyone's rep points @ time of entry now that the 48 HR Rep Blitz has began
        I'll post it when I tally it up which will be Friday.
      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        Lets put the joke aside, I am the winner, so give me my damn turbos so I can go break 10s and make you guys mo money !

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      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        Good luck to everyone who entered! Regardless of who wins, I'm glad I saw your promotional post on N54tech about this contest, which brought me here, and showed me how awesome this site is. I came from only knowing Lamepost, and N54tech, to spending the majority of my work days on this site. Wish I had known earlier haha
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
        Good luck to everyone who entered! Regardless of who wins, I'm glad I saw your promotional post on N54tech about this contest, which brought me here, and showed me how awesome this site is. I came from only knowing Lamepost, and N54tech, to spending the majority of my work days on this site. Wish I had known earlier haha
        +rep Click here to enlarge
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        HAHA, that's how I ended up here. It's the only forum my work IT people haven't blocked. Been on it daily ever since. My job prob wouldn't be real happy. LOL

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        +rep Click here to enlarge
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        HAHA, that's how I ended up here. It's the only forum my work IT people haven't blocked. Been on it daily ever since. My job prob wouldn't be real happy. LOL
        Lets be honest, this place is better than hilterpost in every way. Well except for the fact that this places tells you the last time you visited in the up corner, which at work, depresses me cause it reminded me I am here every 15-30 mins and not getting work done.
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        HAHA, that's how I ended up here. It's the only forum my work IT people haven't blocked. Been on it daily ever since. My job prob wouldn't be real happy. LOL
        Yea, same here. Even yahoo.com is blocked here! But I have free reign to wander over to "NWS" and look up some nipslips... work becomes more... titilating. HAHA I PUNNY.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
        Good luck to everyone who entered! Regardless of who wins, I'm glad I saw your promotional post on N54tech about this contest, which brought me here, and showed me how awesome this site is. I came from only knowing Lamepost, and N54tech, to spending the majority of my work days on this site. Wish I had known earlier haha
        I'm glad to hear that. I have some haters there who complain about having to "register" which means OMG I'm the devil.

        Tell other people, free their minds.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        Lets be honest, this place is better than hilterpost in every way. Well except for the fact that this places tells you the last time you visited in the up corner, which at work, depresses me cause it reminded me I am here every 15-30 mins and not getting work done.
        It also shows you how many unread posts you have. I considered putting in a timer to show time spent on here but then I realized I really don't want to know.
      1. kev335i's Avatar
        kev335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm glad to hear that. I have some haters there who complain about having to "register".
        When did this happen? We have to register? YOU UTTER BASTARD! You do realise you are going to waste at least 30 seconds of peoples lives!!
        If they are too lazy to register perhaps they are not wanted here anyway?
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It also shows you how many unread posts you have. I considered putting in a timer to show time spent on here but then I realized I really don't want to know.
        Are those statistics available to the public? I would NOT want people to know how long I'm on this site ._.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kev335i Click here to enlarge
        When did this happen? We have to register? YOU UTTER BASTARD! You do realise you are going to waste at least 30 seconds of peoples lives!!
        I've actually streamlined the process with a quick registration feature that only takes as long as it take for you type in your e-mail address. Apparently this still isn't good enough.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kev335i Click here to enlarge
        If they are too lazy to register perhaps they are not wanted here anyway?
        That's exactly what I said and was told by people not running forums of this size I don't know how to run a forum. Ya, find the logic in that.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Are those statistics available to the public? I would NOT want people to know how long I'm on this site ._.
        No they are not.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        Lol, no thanks on the timer
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        No they are not.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        Lol, no thanks on the timer
        Ok, timer without public visability is fine :p
      1. kev335i's Avatar
        kev335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't know how to run a forum.
        Ha ha got you now to add it to my sig!!!
        dont you love a selected edit!!
        Don't worry bud you will get the hang of it one day Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by kev335i Click here to enlarge
        Ha ha got you now to add it to my sig!!!
        dont you love a selected edit!!
        Don't worry bud you will get the hang of it one day Click here to enlarge
        I'll figure it out one day... something tells me I should probably not ask them for advice though.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        My wife yelled at me the other night how I'm always on Bimmerboost, I can't be the only one Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        My wife yelled at me the other night how I'm always on Bimmerboost, I can't be the only one Click here to enlarge
        Oh no, she's getting between us. You know what to do. Time to get a blonde.