Close

    • BMW N54 1/4 mile record broken - 10.81@132 pass by BimmerBoost member with E82 135i featuring VTT Stage 2 billet turbo upgrade

      This is a good sign and step forward for the BMW N54 platform which has not had a problem making power but a problem putting that power down effectively. Hot on the heels of a 10 second pass comes another 10 second pass this one setting the overall quickest N54 world record.


      What makes it impressive is that this is not some single turbo car with 800+ horsepower to the wheels. The automatic E82 135i belongs to BimmerBoost member @turbocripple and this mod list can easily be replicated by any N54:

      2010 135i
      VTT Normal Stage 2 Billet - Cost $2799
      VTT Inlets
      FBO
      Matt Schnell DP's
      Berk Exhaust
      CP-e Charge pipe with Tial Q
      HPF FMIC
      JB4 ISO 5
      JB4 MHD hybrid flash, and Firmware
      BMS PI
      BMS PI OTS map
      Fuel-it Stage 3
      100% E85
      M3/4 plugs at .022 gap
      New injectors
      New Delphi coils
      AST coilovers
      Kosei 17" R1 racing wheels in the rear
      Hoosier 275/40/17 DOT Drag Radials
      Carbon Fiber Hood
      6AT

      That is a recipe for power in the 550-600 whp range. VTT of course has higher power stock frame options as well. The stock N54 turbo frames being used to set the ET record is awesome to see. As stated, it was not a lack of power but efficient use of said power that was the problem. This car being a 135i with some weight removed helps as with the driver it is in the 34XX pounds range undercutting E9X 335i's significantly.

      The 1.8X 60 foot is good but there is even room for improvement there meaning the time can and should fall further.

      It is also interesting to note the latest two 10 second passes on the platform both come from automatic 135i's.

      With winter approaching the number of 10 second N54's should only grow as more get out to the strip. Right now though the recipe for 10 second success is a 135i, automatic, and upgraded stock frames.

      Congratulations to @turbocripple and Vargas Turbo Technologies.






      This article was originally published in forum thread: 10.81 ET VTT N54 NEW PLATFORM WR! started by Tony@VargasTurboTech View original post
      Comments 148 Comments
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Attaboy David! Badass!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Another Sideways slip, Sorry!


        Attachment 45948
      1. bmw335iguy's Avatar
        bmw335iguy -
        Super impressive! Congrats to David and VTT!
      1. pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
        pr3ci5n335i -
        Nice, about damn time one of us beat Shiv's N54 record. Congrats @turbocripple and VTT.
      1. BMWJunkie's Avatar
        BMWJunkie -
        5 years in the making! Great work everyone!

        I wish I could of been there to see you smiling ear to ear Dave!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Small update, David has the back seat out of the car as the only weight reduction. Last run he was full weight, so I assumed the same. David weighed the car, with him in it, 3460lbs
      1. bmw335iguy's Avatar
        bmw335iguy -
        I was curious since he's using hand controls, is he even able to brake boost? From the videos I've seen it doesn't look like he could.
      1. BMWJunkie's Avatar
        BMWJunkie -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
        I was curious since he's using hand controls, is he even able to brake boost? From the videos I've seen it doesn't look like he could.
        He can. Pushes forward to brake and turns the handle clockwise for gas. You can be on the brakes and gas at the same time with his controls.
      1. bmw335iguy's Avatar
        bmw335iguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BMWJunkie Click here to enlarge
        He can. Pushes forward to brake and turns the handle clockwise for gas. You can be on the brakes and gas at the same time with his controls.
        Ok thanks! It looked like pull for gas and push for brakes.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Ok so the Mods are as follows, as I know people will ask

        Car is
        2010 135i
        VTT Normal Stage 2 Billet - Cost $2799
        VTT Inlets
        FBO
        Matt Schnell DP's
        Berk Exhaust
        CP-e Charge pipe with Tial Q
        HPF FMIC
        JB4 ISO 5
        JB4 MHD hybrid flash, and Firmware
        BMS PI
        BMS PI OTS map
        Fuel-it Stage 3
        100% E85
        M3/4 plugs at .022 gap
        New injectors
        New Delphi coils
        AST coilovers
        Kosei 17" R1 racing wheels in the rear
        Hoosier 275/40/17 DOT Drag Radials
        Carbon Fiber Hood
        6AT
        Bryon Dragway
      1. BMWJunkie's Avatar
        BMWJunkie -
        Byron Dragway

        2010 135i
        VTT inlets dont forget!
        He's actually running the Delphi coils.
        JB4 hybrid turbo firmware.
      1. govr46's Avatar
        govr46 -
        Very nice Tony, Now lets get those stage 3 turbos back in my car.Click here to enlarge
      1. 7plagues's Avatar
        7plagues -
        Awesome job and results!!!!!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by govr46 Click here to enlarge
        Very nice Tony, Now lets get those stage 3 turbos back in my car.Click here to enlarge
        Pretty hard when you don't show up at the shop...Click here to enlarge I kid I kid..
      1. JerryT's Avatar
        JerryT -
        Congrats you guys. Mad props! Hopefully we see more 10 second n54s.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JerryT Click here to enlarge
        Congrats you guys. Mad props! Hopefully we see more 10 second n54s.
        As I said last week when the other guy posted his time slip. The flood gates are open, his 6K turbo set up had nothing to do with the new ET, its all about car set up. I think we will start seeing these records fall quickly now. We will enjoy it while we can, but over are the days of records standing for 3 years. Get one of your kits on a well set up car, and join in on the fun!
      1. raffists's Avatar
        raffists -
        Congrats!!! About time the Vishnu record was beaten
      1. Pure Turbos's Avatar
        Pure Turbos -
        Right on, good job guys!
      1. triggz's Avatar
        triggz -
        VTT and BMS FTW!
      1. musc's Avatar
        musc -
        Great job! Still room for improvement on the launch too but this thing is flying down the track.