• 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. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Still nothing?
        Unless he PM'd Sticky. This must be excruciating for you :p
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Time limit expired...
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow...that sucks
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        wow
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Time limit expired...
        Holy $#@!kkk Click here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlarge
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Still nothing?
        Cameron ( @E90SoFlo ) this is all you now Click here to enlarge You owe me a ride!

        Im just stoked it wasnt me.... ive been MIA from this forum for like a week....
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        ... wow, how.. what? no $#@!?

        he posted on threads JUST below this one today..
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        ... wow, how.. what? no $#@!?

        he posted on threads JUST below this one today..
        He probably stopped checking since Sticky didnt make a new thread about the winners. This one is almost always at the top of the lists. I feel bad if he actually wanted it though Click here to enlarge If i won, i would have given mine to @E90SoFlo because im too busy with school.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        He got plenty of notifications/mentions and its the users job to check. Must suck to win turbos and then just let it slide like that.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        wait who won?
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        wait who won?
        Depends upon if you PM Sticky within 7 days Click here to enlarge
      1. Karura's Avatar
        Karura -
        Haha, it must be because of all the pressure from you guys telling him to go Stage 3! Click here to enlarge
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Ok ok ok i need the instructions i just pm'd him
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I should have just let this sit and not have bumped it. Would have been interesting to see.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Im seriously so happy right now, I was googling and reading up about the GTX2867R's

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      1. Karura's Avatar
        Karura -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Im seriously so happy right now, I was googling and reading up about the GTX2867R's

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        Congrats man! Go Stage 3 Click here to enlarge
      1. rader1's Avatar
        rader1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Im seriously so happy right now, I was googling and reading up about the GTX2867R's

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        Congrats man. Weird how this happened but it is what it is lol
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        I seriously owe it all to @Eric335 , local, good friend watching out, reading the entire thread!
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        I seriously owe it all to @Eric335 , local, good friend watching out, reading the entire thread!
        Not a problem man! Im stoked for you Click here to enlarge
      1. VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        VargasTurboTech -
        I literally almost PM'd him to congratulate him day of contest, but I forgot. How does that even happen. He must have gotten like 20 mentions. Poor guy
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        Im seriously so happy right now, I was googling and reading up about the GTX2867R's

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        me too hahahah, dooooo eeeeeeet