• 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. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        It was a joke, don't get butthurt
        No worries man.
        What I mean is that it can take a while before the final result is in.
        Don't hold your breath for it
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        No worries man.
        What I mean is that it can take a while before the final result is in.
        Don't hold your breath for it
        yeah i figured, but you where the one asking? Im confused lol
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        yeah i figured, but you where the one asking? Im confused lol
        First step is freezing of the rep figures.
        Sticky needs to publish those.
        Not sure what program he'll use for the drawing of the winner, but scores need to be converted to a file.
        We 've been throe all this last time. It took ages.
        Just trying to get the first step done.
      1. dsm25psi's Avatar
        dsm25psi -
        So who won?
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by dsm25psi Click here to enlarge
        So who won?
        Sticky's working on figuring out how many entries everyone has first. He said he would post a list today, but I wouldn't be surprised if it took him a little longer. He may have to go through and check that the people who entered actually have a N54 they can install these on.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Makes sense an seems fair
      1. rudypoochris's Avatar
        rudypoochris -
        He's querying the database. BRB
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I won! You all can go home now.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        So the contest is now officially over?What are the endresults?
        You know I could tally this up today. But... It will be Monday simply due to the SuperBowl and general weekend fun already starting. So... you guys can get some more rep until Monday. Because I'm not going to get any work done.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        but I wouldn't be surprised if it took him a little longer. He may have to go through and check that the people who entered actually have a N54 they can install these on.
        Thank God people understand.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        First step is freezing of the rep figures.
        Sticky needs to publish those.
        Not sure what program he'll use for the drawing of the winner, but scores need to be converted to a file.
        We 've been throe all this last time. It took ages.
        Just trying to get the first step done.
        Just like previously, random number generator.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by import36 Click here to enlarge
        Sticky do i coordinate the upgrade to stg2 and shipping of the turbos with you or Tony?
        First with me then Tony.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You know I could tally this up today. But... It will be Monday simply due to the SuperBowl and general weekend fun already starting. So... you guys can get some more rep until Monday. Because I'm not going to get any work done.
        Awesome, whatever happened to that FB thing you wanted us to do?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Awesome, whatever happened to that FB thing you wanted us to do?
        People did it: http://www.germanboost.com/showthrea...-LA-Bacon-fest
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        One word of advice, don't watch this late at night when you should be sleeping and not eating. You will get bacon grease all over your sheets.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        One word of advice, don't watch this late at night when you should be sleeping and not eating. You will get bacon grease all over your sheets.
        Dude knows how to live.
      1. import36's Avatar
        import36 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Dude knows how to live.
        +1

        i just started watching the US of Bacon show.......love bacon but i just find the host sooo daym annoying for some reason.
      1. import36's Avatar
        import36 -
        ps....why the heck are my rep points going backwards??? i had 115 earlier.......didn't post anything to get neg repped on Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by import36 Click here to enlarge
        +1

        i just started watching the US of Bacon show.......love bacon but i just find the host sooo daym annoying for some reason.
        He's perfect for the show because he actually looks like a pig, lol!