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    • Vargas Stage III Turbo upgrade for 335/135 N54 motor hits 572 wheel horsepower on 91 octane pump gas (no meth injection) with Cobb flash

      Well here are some results for the Vargas Stage III upgrade that has caused the N54 forum section to basically be engaged in chaos for the past few months. From accusations of vaporware, to comparison to single turbo upgrades, to countless other arguments the day has come and the Stage III Vargas Turbo upgrade dyno'd on 91 octane with no meth 572 horsepower to the rear wheels. This is with a Cobb flash tuned by BimmerBoost vendor Pro-Tuning Freaks.


      Impressive? Yep, sure is and this seems to also be a 91 octane pump gas only world record for the N54. Now keep in mind this is just the beginning. What will it do with meth? What will do on E85? What will it do with race gas and big boost? What about different turbos? Sky appears to be the limit but for now this kind of performance on pump gas sure is a big boost (hah, get it?) to the N54 scene.

      Congratulations to all involved, Vargas Turbo Tech, Pro-Tuning Freaks, Cobb, and just the N54 community as well. The impossible just became possible. Pictures, video, and dynograph below.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: 572WHP 537WTQ - ACN 91 Octane, no meth - VTT Stage 3 Early Dynos PTF / COBB Protune started by VargasTurboTech View original post
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      1. BEAR-AvHistory's Avatar
        BEAR-AvHistory -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by funkmobster Click here to enlarge
        Yeah and you sure go all the way ass kissing Vargas in that thread. Didn't you spend all your time complaining in Shiv's thread that there should be suspension upgrades included in the ST kit?

        Your hate against Shiv is getting $#@!ing ridiculous .
        What I bit*h*d about & got banned for when the ST god whined to the site owner is not that they were not included in the kit but that Shiv was saying you did not need them. Best your get your facts straight so you don’t look too stupid.

        You might have noticed or maybe you didn't that Vargas listed what "supporting" equipment was recommended including flywheel, clutch etc. Shiv was & still is saying a stock suspension is OK. Hating Shiv would be to much of a effort on my part. For me thinking he is a major league Asshat crapping over the new package fits better. Click here to enlarge
      1. jpsimon's Avatar
        jpsimon -
        again... who cares what "supporting" mods are suggested. Use common sense. You're buying a turbo kit. You can drive the car with stock suspension just fine, but if you want to maximize the potential you upgrade the suspension. Same goes for a lightly modified or even a stock car. I had coilovers on my car before pretty much anything else. You are only complaining about this non-issue because it's Shiv. On any other platform this kind of $#@! is just assumed.

        do you need disclaimers about other common sense items in your life... or do you get by just fine?
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by jpsimon Click here to enlarge
        again... who cares what "supporting" mods are suggested. Use common sense. You're buying a turbo kit. You can drive the car with stock suspension just fine, but if you want to maximize the potential you upgrade the suspension. Same goes for a lightly modified or even a stock car. I had coilovers on my car before pretty much anything else. You are only complaining about this non-issue because it's Shiv. On any other platform this kind of $#@! is just assumed.
        Pretty much the 1st thing we upgrade over here in the UK, mainly because our roads are a lot different to yours stateside [ there in a shocking state] no pun intended!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Well here are some results for the Vargas Stage III upgrade that has caused the N54 forum section to basically be engaged in chaos for the past few months. From accusations of vaporware, to comparison to single turbo upgrades, to countless other arguments the day has come and the Stage III Vargas Turbo upgrade dyno'd on 91 octane with no meth 572 horsepower to the rear wheels. This is with a Cobb flash tuned by BimmerBoost vendor Pro-Tuning Freaks.

        Click here to enlarge

        Impressive? Yep, sure is and this seems to also be a 91 octane pump gas only world record for the N54. Now keep in mind this is just the beginning. What will it do with meth? What will do on E85? What will it do with race gas and big boost? What about different turbos? Sky appears to be the limit but for now this kind of performance on pump gas sure is a big boost (hah, get it?) to the N54 scene.

        Congratulations to all involved, Vargas Turbo Tech, Pro-Tuning Freaks, Cobb, and just the N54 community as well. The impossible just became possible. Pictures, video, and dynograph below.

        Click here to enlarge

      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        That is ******* impressive, congrats to all involved.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Tony there is your front page article. Please in the future just ask me what's up I was out of town. Sometimes even I leave the computer and sometimes even I deserve a weekend off.
      1. Sparky68's Avatar
        Sparky68 -
        Im quite sure that this wasn't the intention but, you seem to have shaken the n54 world up. Nice work. @VargasTurboTech
      1. bmw335iguy's Avatar
        bmw335iguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Tony there is your front page article. Please in the future just ask me what's up I was out of town. Sometimes even I leave the computer and sometimes even I deserve a weekend off.
        Just admit you were out shopping for a 335. Then all will be forgiven Click here to enlarge
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Time to make the n54 z3 swap happen I think.
      1. omar14711's Avatar
        omar14711 -
        Will this be applicable to the 135 platform?
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Can we start calling the N54 the two jay-z yet? Lol
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        Can we start calling the N54 the two jay-z yet? Lol
        NOT yet, gotta pass 1k WHP first Click here to enlarge
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by omar14711 Click here to enlarge
        Will this be applicable to the 135 platform?
        I have a feeling mine will be the first so hopefully we can cram everything in. A ball peen hammer does wonders. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sered Click here to enlarge
        Jeez. Judging by the attitude 'over there', is this kit going to become a forum dividing line or something? Serious asshattery over there.
        I would hope so.

        @VargasTurboTech said I helped make this happen by encouraging him to do twins and pushed for it. So I just hope he remembers what forum supported him from the beginning with threads, articles, and giveaways. They piss all over him...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BEAR-AvHistory Click here to enlarge
        What I bit*h*d about & got banned for when the ST god whined to the site owner is not that they were not included in the kit but that Shiv was saying you did not need them. Best your get your facts straight so you donít look too stupid.

        You might have noticed or maybe you didn't that Vargas listed what "supporting" equipment was recommended including flywheel, clutch etc. Shiv was & still is saying a stock suspension is OK. Hating Shiv would be to much of a effort on my part. For me thinking he is a major league Asshat crapping over the new package fits better. Click here to enlarge
        Are people starting to appreciate what BB is doing yet or is it still a freaking uphill battle to open eyes and free minds?
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are people starting to appreciate what BB is doing yet or is it still a freaking uphill battle to open eyes and free minds?
        Attachment 28142
        Red Pill or Blue Pill?
        BimmerBoost or BimmerPost?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        Attachment 28142
        Red Pill or Blue Pill?
        BimmerBoost or BimmerPost?
        Some people are scared of the truth. That's why they prefer where the decisions are made for them as to what they see or can't seed. Some vendors even prefer that.
      1. blisstik's Avatar
        blisstik -
        BB is UNDRGND
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by blisstik Click here to enlarge
        BB is UNDRGND
        Too much so I think.

        I promise you guys I will step my game up.
      1. rwalker's Avatar
        rwalker -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are people starting to appreciate what BB is doing yet or is it still a freaking uphill battle to open eyes and free minds?
        IMHO: BB is the home of the N54 community right now (except perhaps classifieds).