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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. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Oh no, she's getting between us. You know what to do. Time to get a blonde.

        Lol.... Indeed
      1. Cn555ic's Avatar
        Cn555ic -
        I just glad the administrator can handle some abuse and also dish it out, without getting all butt hurt and give out those damn INFRACTIONS!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Cn555ic Click here to enlarge
        I just glad the administrator can handle some abuse and also dish it out, without getting all butt hurt and give out those damn INFRACTIONS!
        You sure about that?

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      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You sure about that?

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        You'd get off easy with an infraction... Sticky could just Neg Bomb to 1 post a day
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        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
        You are not alone my friend. My wife was like "you don't even have a BMW anymore". Then proceeded to tell me I traded it for an invisible car haha. Rubbing in the fact that its been in the shop 5 weeks and I found out today it won't be ready this week like it was supposed to.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        You are not alone my friend. My wife was like "you don't even have a BMW anymore". Then proceeded to tell me I traded it for an invisible car haha. Rubbing in the fact that its been in the shop 5 weeks and I found out today it won't be ready this week like it was supposed to.
        Ahh nice. Yea sh gives me $#@! yet she's on shopping websites 24/7, no different than my obsession
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Ahh nice. Yea sh gives me $#@! yet she's on shopping websites 24/7, no different than my obsession
        At least you don't have to change cars based on the occasion.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        You are not alone my friend. My wife was like "you don't even have a BMW anymore". Then proceeded to tell me I traded it for an invisible car haha. Rubbing in the fact that its been in the shop 5 weeks and I found out today it won't be ready this week like it was supposed to.
        Low Blow = Not Cool Click here to enlarge
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        At least you don't have to change cars based on the occasion.
        Actually we do, her 328 e90 is better for road trips, it holds all her bags full of clothes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        Actually we do, her 328 e90 is better for road trips, it holds all her bags full of clothes.
        I hope you mean bags full of lingerie.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I hope you mean bags full of lingerie.
        Hahah not exactly
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        THE ANTICIPATION!
      1. VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        VargasTurboTech -
        Good luck everyone!!!!
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Everyone's been stingy with their rep lately trying to get these turbos lol. Not trying to help out the opposition. I even posted pictures of boobs and couldn't get rip, even though it wouldn't have counted. Haha
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        Everyone's been stingy with their rep lately trying to get these turbos lol. Not trying to help out the opposition. I even posted pictures of boobs and couldn't get rip, even though it wouldn't have counted. Haha
        Hah, you just gotta know what to say! Everyone who said something nice about the way my car looked got a +6 in my picture thread :p (Except rudypoochris because it wouldn't let me give him anymore).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        If you guys want some extra bonus rep before the cutoff and have facebook let me know...
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        By my rough count, there are already 7-9k entries. Giving someone a rep now won't have much of an impact
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        If you guys want some extra bonus rep before the cutoff and have facebook let me know...
        I'm down. What do I need to do?
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        What do you want done on Facebook?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mithiral67 Click here to enlarge
        By my rough count, there are already 7-9k entries. Giving someone a rep now won't have much of an impact
        I can give out a large amount of rep if I choose to. So I have a feeling I can create whatever impact I want to...

        For those who don't have a large amount of entries it might be helpful as well.