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    • The N54 finally comes into its own - Vargas Turbo Tech Stage 3 N54 (335/135) twin turbocharger upgrade sets new N54 horsepower record with 693 wheel dyno

      Congratulations are in order to Vargas Turbo Tech as well as Cobb tuning and ProTuning Freaks for raising the bar as to what the BMW N54 inline-6 twin turbo motor is capable of. There are two platform records here the first of which it is important to note was achieved without methanol injection. There are certain tuners on the N54 platform that mask their ability to upgrade and control the stock fueling system and any fueling issues are "solved" by dumping in a ton of methanol.

      Well, with no meth and the cars own fuel system (with High Pressure Fuel Pump tweaks courtesy of Vargas Turbo Tech) responsible for all the fueling 673 wheel horsepower was achieved in STD correction on a Dynojet. That is a record for horsepower on the platform without methanol injection and was done with a blend of MS109 fuel and 93 octane.

      Meth injection was then added and the figures rose to 693 wheel horsepower. If more time was available for the parties involved including Josh at Cobb as well as Jake and Dzeeno at ProTuning Freaks the 700 wheel barrier likely would have been crossed. This will happen sooner rather than later now but this is still a major milestone and a new era the N54 is entering. The motor is finally starting to mature and although it is not on a comparable power level yet with the top BMW aftermarket options this is a huge step step forward for a platform that spent considerable time in limbo due to fueling and tuning issues.

      It must be satisfying for all involved especially Vargas Turbo who was doubted by many early on due to being a fresh entrant on the N54 tuning scene with many fanboys blindly following another tuner providing a turbo upgrade. Vargas Turbo Tech, Cobb, and PTF have surprisingly quickly surpassed the results from a competing turbo kit that uses a single turbo setup and have done so without relying on meth injection band-aids. A true fueling upgrade is here as well as a turbo upgrade making some serious power and setting the standard.

      Congratulations and much respect to all the parties involved, dyno graphs and videos are below.

      693WHP 572WTQ Graph:


      693 WHP 572WTQ Graph 0 Smoothing:


      Back to back no meth / meth run
      673WHP 564WTQ no meth / 680WHP 556WTQ


      A few runs stacked to see how consistent the car is:


      693WHP 572WTQ with speed to prove it was in 4th gear:


      Octane Calculator pic:


      693WHP 572WTQ Pull video:


      Back to back no meth / meth run:

      This article was originally published in forum thread: 693WHP 572WTQ - 98 Octane, with meth - 673 WHP 564 WTQ 98 Octane NO Meth VTT VTX-R63 Early Dynos PTF / COBB Protune started by VargasTurboTech View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        @shiv@vishnu got anything to say now? like why you needed 4 meth nozzles?
        The excuse was "cooling" yet we never saw him hit the same numbers on E85 despite claims to the contrary. I think the only thing that needs cooling is his ego.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I'm glad I kept my n54, not bc I'm going stg 3 but I think the upgraded hpfp will help run a strong stg 2 package.....

        The best thing about the n54 335/135 is there are plenty of them and you can pick up a used, well kept one for cheap. The long term reliability wil be interesting but so far so good.
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        $#@!ing idiotic. Just so stupid it's beyond belief.

        Every time the motor hits some higher number some retard has to say this. Oh yeah it's SUCH a SUPRA. No it isn't, it never will be, get over it. It's an N54 not a 2JZ and the S54 is closer to being a 2JZ than the N54 ever will be. For $#@!s sake...
        The N54 is the new 2JZ.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        The N54 is the new 2JZ.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        $#@!ing idiotic. Just so stupid it's beyond belief.

        Every time the motor hits some higher number some retard has to say this. Oh yeah it's SUCH a SUPRA. No it isn't, it never will be, get over it. It's an N54 not a 2JZ and the S54 is closer to being a 2JZ than the N54 ever will be. For $#@!s sake...
        explain how it is NOT then, because by all accounts so far, it IS
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        Imagine this motor with these turbos and head work!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        explain how it is NOT then, because by all accounts so far, it IS
        WTF are you talking about? "By all accounts" by what accounts?

        I explained how it isn't. It has nothing in common with a 2JZ other than being an inline-6 and turbocharged. That's it. Move on.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        WTF are you talking about? "By all accounts" by what accounts?

        I explained how it isn't. It has nothing in common with a 2JZ other than being an inline-6 and turbocharged. That's it. Move on.
        which is more than the S54.. so it IS closer than the S54..
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        hardly, that much power would be nice, but I believe im done going balls out and want what i consider the best all around package
        True man. I have to spend so much money just to make this 135 handle like a 1M.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Why do people keep calling the N54 the German 2jz. This $#@! is really annoying and needs to stop already. Nothing in common, get over it and stop calling this modern engine a 2jz. Maybe you all just do it just to piss sticky off, but it's quiet annoying IMO.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        which is more than the S54.. so it IS closer than the S54..
        What? You're not making any logical sense whatsoever. The S54 is much more closely related in architecture, materials, as well as power output. I don't understand what's wrong with your ability to critically think or process information it's as if there is some kind of mental disconnect there. It just isn't processing.

        Regardless, you're taking away from this achievement by the parties involved and this platform by equating this motor to one known for aftermarket tuning as if it is a positive or somehow bolstering its image. The 2JZ is a 2JZ and the N54 is an N54. By going back to this pointless argument you only serve to take away from discussion of the Vargas upgrade and the tuning progression. Essentially, you're acting and thinking like a child.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Please do not turn this thread into another 200 post 2JZ N54 debate, that is all I ask.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Please do not turn this thread into another 200 post 2JZ N54 debate, that is all I ask.
        It's not going to happen, one way or another.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Not a problem, ill take it elsewhere Click here to enlarge

        Good work VTT, told you STG 3's were where its at Click here to enlarge
      1. sr20seb's Avatar
        sr20seb -
      1. hookandpull's Avatar
        hookandpull -
        So how far out are you guys from selling the stage 3? What's the ballpark price gonna look like? And what year was your test car?
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Well done Tony. I cant wait for these to rip ST cars a new $#@!. Seriously.
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by V8Bait Click here to enlarge
        Awesome, congrats! It holds the power straight to 7200rpm too. Can't wait to see some e85 numbers and driving video with a chick in a bikini in the passenger seat. For science.
        +1 on both accounts! Click here to enlarge
      1. mj6234's Avatar
        mj6234 -
        Congrats.

        I think I have read enough to know that LM is just yanking your chain Sticky. He is making fun of the people who actually say the N54 is the 2JZ.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mj6234 Click here to enlarge
        I think I have read enough to know that LM is just yanking your chain Sticky. He is making fun of the people who actually say the N54 is the 2JZ.
        Unfortunately, although it should be the case it isn't but not important.