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    • 6-speed manual E90 335i with N54 turbo upgrade takes on a Gen V Viper and a C7 Z06

      BimmerBoost member @NA55 took his manual E90 335i out to play with some big boys recently. It is nice to see BMW's going up against some serious domestic muscle and serious muscle certainly describes the Gen V Dodge Viper and C7 generation Corvette Z06.


      As for what mods the cars have the Viper is said to have bolt ons and the Z06 is stock. We know the 335i's mods though as it has Pure Stage 2 N54 turbos. It had some small timing issues though:

      Quote Originally Posted by NA55
      I ran my 2007 E90 335i (6MT) with pure stage 2 turbos. The car had some timing issues due to oem DMFW so I was forced to short shift at 6000 rpm. Overall, I couldn't be happier with how consistent my car ran. I was on 26 psi and ran from 40 mph on all runs. My speeds were 163.75 , 162.80 , 162.57 , 161.75.
      The Viper run is interesting but what is with the crappy camera angle? Man, what a waste. They seem to be about neck and neck until the 335i edges at the end and the Viper finally comes into view. Impressive.

      The second run has a poor albeit better angle of the Z06 run. The Corvette opens up a fairly substantial lead but the 335i chips away at it. It looks to pull almost even by the time they shut down.

      A quick 6-speed 335i for sure.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Omega Motorsports No Fly Zone - Pure Stage 2 335i against a Viper TA and Corvette (Z06?) started by NA55 View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. NA55's Avatar
        NA55 -
        Yeah, iím really disappointed that I didnít capture better video of my runs. I was too busy concentrating on my driving. Itís ok, this is better than nothing. Iíll be sure to setup my cameras at better angles at the next event. Car is running strong, but has a lot more in it.
      1. NA55's Avatar
        NA55 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by pr3ci5n335i Click here to enlarge
        Nice work J. Time to ditch that Cobb and get some full 7k rpm pulls in Click here to enlarge
        nothing wrong with the Cobb. Power seems to be pretty consistent and reliable. Click here to enlarge

        It’s the DMFW causing misfires top end so that’ll have to be replaced to maximize car’s potential.. Click here to enlarge
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Man....that's a fast manual for sure!!! Great shifting also! Congrats!
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        DMFW? Sorry, I don't get to hang out here often enough to learn all the acronyms.


        Reeling in the Z06 is sweet. "Obsolete" Cobb tuning seems to work well here.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Ooops
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        DMFW? Sorry, I don't get to hang out here often enough to learn all the acronyms.
        dual-mass flywheel
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Thanks. I was trying to relate it to the DME. I guess I need to catch up to see why a fly wheel that is good in stock form to 6700+ RPM would affect a tuned engine above 6K RPM.

        Nice quick shifting though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Thanks. I was trying to relate it to the DME. I guess I need to catch up to see why a fly wheel that is good in stock form to 6700+ RPM would affect a tuned engine above 6K RPM.

        Nice quick shifting though.
        Something about misfires at higher power levels or something. I don't really know the whole flywheel saga but others do.