Published on 03-09-2017 08:42 PM
As this is a tuned car against a stock car the result is not really surprising. For those with a tuned F80 M3 wondering if they can dispatch the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio they can rest easy. The M3 spanks it and traps 10 miles per hour higher. ...Published on 03-08-2017 11:31 PM
There are upgrades coming for the ZF 6HP21 gearbox (such as the Nizpro option) but is it too little, too late? BimmerBoost knows of a member who recently completed a DCT swap with upgraded clutches as well as a few other members doing the same thing. ...Published on 03-08-2017 08:14 PM
BMW F10 M5 performance for a fraction of the cost? Basically, although this 550i actually outperforms the M5. How is that possible? Well, take a look at the BimmerBoost article from last month with the dyno results from this JB4 tuned 550i which show 621 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. ...Published on 03-07-2017 07:21 PM
Fabspeed was not too pleased about the BoostAddict article yesterday which details claims about an upcoming class-action lawsuit. The job of this network is to report automotive performance news and sometimes that news is not positive. The job will be done to the writer's best ability even if that means some people might get upset. ...Published on 03-07-2017 06:47 PM
Sleeving the S65 V8 block for greater strength is the approach everyone took early on. An article from VAC asked if sleeves are bad for your S65 V8 engine and if there are any drawbacks. Their conclusion was that there are no drawbacks. ...Published on 03-06-2017 05:02 PM
BoostAddict has covered a lot of Fabspeed products over the years. What is marketed is billed as top quality. The product presentation is done well and they provide good videos along with dyno data to support their claims. We like that. ...Published on 03-06-2017 04:28 PM
Many people on BimmerBoost chase dyno numbers. Bragging about 800+ rwhp is fun. That is, until things start to break and repair bills start to add up. The N54 motor can make big power but the reality is for most people 600 rwhp is plenty and we forget just how much power that is.
Chris@VTT put together a good article on getting your N54 to the ~600 rwhp level. Check it out below.
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MKIV Supra vs. 335i is always fun to see and this one has a Kawasaki ZX10r bike thrown in for good measure. The 335i is the camera car and it starts off against the bike. Surprisingly, it doesn't have much trouble with it from a roll. ...Published on 03-05-2017 10:01 PM
You certainly are seeing more 700+ wheel horsepower S55's out in the wild and all over the world. This car comes from Puerto Rico and Caribbean Autowerks. They are making a very healthy 729 horsepower to the wheels on a Dynojet in STD correction. ...Published on 03-04-2017 07:21 PM
The year of the N55? Maybe, as the turbo upgrade options are getting very interesting especially with several capable of over 600 horsepower at the wheels. Speedtech's Stage 3 N55 entry promises 600+ rwhp, full boost by 3000 rpm, and a total cost less than $5000. ...Published on 03-02-2017 07:09 PM
Remember the RPM Act? As a refresher, the RPM Act is legislation designed to protect enthusiasts from government overreach especially at the hands of the EPA. The goal is to allow you to work on your car and modify your car without the EPA branding you a criminal for doing so. ...Published on 02-28-2017 04:25 PM
Supercharged S65 V8 vs. supercharged S65 V8 here, both 6-speed manual. Many people do not remember just how intense and bitter the E9X M3 supercharger war was. ESS-Tuning essentially won the minds of the people by manipulating forum circumstances while Gintani provided the superior hardware and tuning options. ...Published on 02-27-2017 09:41 PM
Big Boost is a new player in the BMW N55 engine tuning world. They are showing what is a very strong N55 turbo upgrade offering. They have three stages the most powerful of which produces over 620 horsepower at the wheels. ...Published on 02-27-2017 02:33 PM
Incredible peak numbers here but it is important to focus on the context. For one, this is a built motor with dropped 9.5:1 compression. Secondly, these figures are achieved at 25.4 psi of boost. Compare the result to what the GC turbos previously hit at 29.3 psi of boost. ...Published on 02-26-2017 07:00 PM
Is there anything better than M3 vs. C63 battles? BMW M vs. AMG? It's always great to see. BMW is getting a lot of grief in the turbo M era but there is no denying it is easier to make power with the M3 than ever before. Just look at this PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) tuned F80 M3 S55. ...