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      Published on 02-09-2011 05:00 AM
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      Hartge released their lowering springs for the 535d yesterday. These springs lower the car approximately 30 millimeters. Hartge now has a complete set of lowering springs available for all F10 5 series models. This means the 520d, 523i, 528i, 530d, 535i, and the 550i. Pricing was not available but one may want to check with Eibach (located in Southern California) directly, as they make these springs for Hartge. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 08:00 PM
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      First of, congratulations. Closing in on 1k hp at the wheels with an HPF Stage 4 setup is no small feat. Horsepowerfreaks has been advertising this as 970 whp which is what the car did put down uncorrected. The SAE corrected numbers are 925 whp and what we will go with. This car belongs to someone named Jason and it is a very, very impressive car. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 04:41 AM
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      The vast majority of BMW blogs and sites on the net posted pictures of the N20 sitting in an engine bay with a plastic cover. That did not do much for us to be able to see the actual motor. Well, a shot of the motor has surfaced that also reveals the size of the intercooler. This is all we have so far but we are hoping more photos and details of the motor will surface soon. ...
      Published on 02-08-2011 03:18 AM
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      Ok, so this is BMW modding in a slightly different direction. Even wonder what to do with your old BMW? Have some spare parts laying around? Maybe your car met its end in some unfortunate circumstances? Well, classic auto furniture can help you do something with those spare parts. Their 1994 BMW 740il ultimate power desk would be a great place to browse BimmerBoost.com from, but it does not come cheap at $3825. Check out their various models available and they can build you a custom setup as well. ...
      Published on 02-07-2011 08:21 PM
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      So the day has arrived. We've finished inventorying the kit, the countless billet machined pieces, custom cast pieces and the water cut stainless steel pieces. Everything's here so it's go time. We like to keep the shop as clean as humanly possible, but with understanding that our work can get dirty from time to time.

      During G-Power installations, it requires our utmost in focus and cleanliness, so we're extra-OCD on keeping the install area for this clean. If you've watched our last install's time lapse video, you know we aren't kidding. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 09:48 PM
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      UK manufacturer Samcosport has released their silicon hose kit for the E46 M3. They have two setups available, one with 5 pieces and one with 3. The 5 piece kit costs 66.83 and the 3 piece coolant line kit is 54.12. Both are available in various colors (15 to be exact) to spice up an engine bay. ...
      Published on 02-04-2011 11:52 AM
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      The ultimate sellout machine continues to roll. BMW announced this week they will be partnering with Peugot-Citroen on a hybrid front wheel drive drivetrain for a BMW vehicle positioned beneath the 1 series. The 0 series? Who knows, but we thought this is what the Mini brand was for? It would seem that the next generation Mini will be sharing this platform so BMW is simply re-badging that for increased sales. Someone make this nonsense stop. ...
      Published on 02-03-2011 08:52 PM
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      Kelleners Sport has released their upgrade package for F10 M-Sport equipped BMW 5 series cars. It consists of the usual which is body add on pieces and wheels. They change the mesh in the front bumper and add a lip to it. The sideskirts are also changed for Kelleners pieces. Kelleners exhaust tips and a trunk spoiler round out of the body additions. The car is also situated on Kelleners new BMW wheels. ...
      Published on 02-03-2011 01:43 AM
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      PAW Motorsport is offering a cylinder head upgrade for N54 based BMW vehicles. There is a substantial gain in port flow velocity without a sacrifice in low lift situations. Flowbench charts show an increase of about 35% with gains from 161 cfm to 227 cfm. Both intake and exhaust ports have been ported and polished along with modified intake and exhaust valves. The claimed power gains with the head alone are in the 40 hp range. Charts and pictures are below. ...
      Published on 02-02-2011 08:01 PM

      G-power has made some bold top speed claims in the past year. They have claimed to hit 231.2 mph but we saw no verification of this claim and when we e-mailed for further details we were assured we would get them but have not. This video however clearly shows a GPS verified 224 mph which is quite impressive. ...
      Published on 02-01-2011 01:04 PM
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      We would like to welcome Precision Sport Industries as the newest supporting vendor on BimmerBoost. Precision Sport (or PSI for short) deals in a variety of forced induction systems for BMW's. Some of you likely have heard of them as they post top quality build threads. They are based out of Winter Park, Florida and deal a variety of manufacturers including Active Autowerke, Horsepower Freaks (HPF), and G-power. Look forward to following a variety of their great forced induction build threads here on BimmerBoost, welcome PSI! ...
      Published on 02-01-2011 01:55 AM
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      Arkym has released its carbon fiber replacement roof for E90 BMW's including the M3. This is a full carbon fiber panel which sells for about $1000. This panel offers weight savings over the standard roof but the amount saved has not been listed by Arkym. If interested in adding that M3 carbon roof look to your E90, Arkym has you covered. ...
      Published on 02-01-2011 12:57 AM
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      We would like to welcome our newest supporting vendor, PAW Motorsport. PAW Motorsport specializes in the N54 and N55 platform BMW's as well as Mini's. PAW offers parts, service, dynos, and custom flash tuning for these cars. N54 owners will likely be interested in the cylinder head upgrades PAW Motorsport offers which provide a great improvement over stock (details on this to be posted tomorrow). On behalf of everyone at BimmerBoost, welcome! ...
      Published on 01-31-2011 05:14 PM
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      As of right now, the transmission is completed and the cooling system is in the process of being completed. Where we left off was the car being taken to SSP for the build of the cooling system. To make this all make sense we will not skip ahead, instead showing you each step. Here SSP is getting ready to put it together with the new clutch discs. They laid out all the parts and used 3d scanning equipment to record them to aid in the production of the parts. Everything was laid out to make sure the parts were clean and accounted for. Additionally, they were working on prototype viton seals for the transmission. The next update will have details on the cooling system. ...
      Published on 01-30-2011 04:49 PM
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      The 24 hours of Daytona is now over. A very strong showing for Chip Ganassi racing finishing in the 1 and 2 spots overall and winning the DP (Daytona Prototype) class. Chip Ganassi Racing has done very well in this event over the past few years winning in 2006, 2007, 2008, and now in 2011. The motor for the cars was prepared by Dinan who clearly did an amazing job, hats off to Dinan for independent support that beat factory backed outings. We can not stress enough how impressive this is for Dinan in particular. ...