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      Published on 08-31-2010 04:31 PM
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      Another amazing review by Former_Boosted_IS:

      The trend of snapped half shafts (axles) on the entire 335i & 135i platforms has been increasing rapidly since many people have surpassed the 400 rwhp / 400 rwtq mark. To be honest, the trend is a bit disturbing. We have members on the forums who have broken three sets of half shafts on their car! Some refuse to track their car because they fear breaking more half shafts and they don’t want the embarrassing “tow of shame” home. I will even admit I have been very concerned about slapping on some drag radials or slicks because I just didn’t want to deal with breaking mine. We have seen failures with both the half shaft’s bar and within the inner universal CV. It has even been hinted that one of the tuners snapped his half shafts during a run at the track. This is clearly the single weakest link we have seen thus far on the drive train of all N54s. If we are to move forward with big power on the N54 then it means we have to identify the weak links and find fixes. The big problem is that there have been no option for half shaft upgrades at all… oh, that is until now. ...
      Published on 08-31-2010 10:37 AM

      We are not sure what the owner was thinking here. Apparently, he was trying to do a cool jump with his X5 and become a youtube hero. Well, he achieved that just not in the way he expected. ...
      Published on 08-31-2010 06:38 AM
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      The tuner Enco Exclusive gives us their take on the BMW X6. They gives the car a widebody look with modified fenders and sideskirts. The front and rear bumpers are modified as well, name the rear, to account for the interesting exhaust. The custom exhaust is moved up to under the hatch in a style that somewhat resembles the Carrera GT. We don't really feel it works on the X6 but it is different. A set of 23 inch wheels completes the look along with matte black wrapping for the top of the car. Different? Yes. Good? Well.. we leave that part up to you. ...
      Published on 08-30-2010 08:29 AM
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      The Rahal-Letterman racing team managed to finish on the podium yet again in the ALMS series. BMW has finished on the podium in every single race this season. The problem is they finished in third place and Patrick Long/Joerg Bergmeister in the Porsche GT3 won the race. This means Porsche will take over first place. Patrick Long and Joerg Bermeister have our respect as they simply have been the best drives in ALMS this season and have taken a couple races from BMW. Unfortunately, the number 90 m3 did not finish the race due to a collision. It all comes down to the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 2nd. BMW most likely needs to win the race to win the championship. ...
      Published on 08-30-2010 05:52 AM
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      Lumma Design has revealed their body kit for the F10 5 series. The kit includes modified front and rear fascia as well as a carbon fiber hood and spoiler. The fenders are also modified for a wider stance. Lumma does include tuning for any of the turbo powerplants along with an exhaust. There is also a program for the interior with custom stitching and different trim pieces. It is aggressive overall but the front LED look is starting to get played out and doesn't really belong on the BMW. ...
      Published on 08-29-2010 09:33 AM
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      An ESS supercharged E39 M5 owner took his car to specialty Z to get a dyno and the results were not exactly what one would expect. Hitting 7.3 psi of boost with DIN correction the car only puts up 472 whp through an aftermarket exhaust. ESS portrays the car as over 500 whp on 6 psi through the stock exhaust. This is now a repeat pattern of the ESS S62 supercharger not living up to the claimed numbers by over 30 whp even with more boost than claimed. ...
      Published on 08-29-2010 06:15 AM
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      It is our duty here at Bimmerboost to keep you apprised of the modifications available for your BMW. That means mods that are even, um, like this. Now you might be thinking to yourself, who would buy this? Well, probably the same members who have ladybug and butterfly decals on their car. We think a pair of lashes would just complete the look. For those interested, check out carlashes.com, although it seems the site has gone over its bandwith allotment due to the huge demand. ...
      Published on 08-28-2010 09:03 PM
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      Fresh off the victory at Road America BMW Motorsport enters the second to last race first place in the overall manufacturer standings. BMW qualifies in 3rd and 7th position for the race Sunday in Canada. The team did not have a breather at all considering they have back to back race weekends and also had less than a week to get a spare M3 up and running after the wreck to the number 92. The team worked tirelessly to put the car together and it managed to qualify in third in its first outing which is very impressive. ...
      Published on 08-27-2010 07:24 PM

      BMW released a new video teaser of the production 1 M coupe. This is the automotive equivalent of a fully covered beautiful woman undressing only enough to show you her ankle.

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      Published on 08-27-2010 05:51 AM
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      Last month we showed you spy photos of the 4 door F20 1 series hatchback. Here are all new photos of the F20 hatchback coupe. Yes, it is covered in camo as usual but hey, you can at least get a sense of the proportions. Rumors are also circulating this car will get power from turbo 4-cylinders. ...
      Published on 08-27-2010 04:52 AM
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      The debate about M SUV's is over, they are here and they are here to stay. The idea is really not one that is all that bad. What upsets M enthusiasts is that BMW went back on their word. Regardless, the cars themselves are marvelous but the best in the M SUV segment is yet to come. Why is that? Well, rumors are floating about regarding BMW developing an M version of the new F25 X3. ...
      Published on 08-26-2010 08:18 PM

      This is a very interesting video series done by HPF documenting the details behind their motor builds for their big hp setups. When I say big HP, I mean big horsepower, as in up to 1,000 at the wheels. These videos are in very high quality and it is recommended any and all BMW enthusiasts take a look, this is how it is done. ...
      Published on 08-26-2010 02:36 AM

      You guys may have seen this video from the ALMS race at Road America last weekend showing the wreck that took out one of the BMW Motorsport M3's: Number 92 M3 ALMS Wreck. Well, another M3 needs to built from the spare chassis in an incredibly short time as the BMW team has back to back race weekends in ALMS. These videos from BMW Motorsport details the impressive build-up showing what it takes to put a race M3 together in less than a week. ...
      Published on 08-24-2010 06:28 AM
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      Over the past couple of weeks on various forums, Powerchip has engaged in a smear campaign against Gintani and OE Tuning. This behavior is a violation of our vendor rules and simply will no longer be tolerated. BimmerBoost will not serve as a battleground for supporting vendors to fight amongst themselves. This fighting was largely one sided with Powerchip continually attacking the two previously mentioned vendors as well as BimmerBoost users who were former customers. We will not allow this to continue especially considering that Powerchip has failed to pay its supporting vendor fees and has exhausted BimmerBoost generosity and patience. Powerchip continued to attack other supporting vendors while stalling to pay their invoice and has abused the courtesy shown to them. ...
      Published on 08-24-2010 05:41 AM

      MotorTrend did a very interesting comparison pitting the Mustang GT with the new 5.0 V8 vs. the venerable BMW M3. The two cars are surprisingly evenly matched. The Mustang did have the higher trap speed in the 1/4 but the elapsed times were neck and neck. Around the road course, the M3 takes the victory in yet another closely contested matchup. Price is clearly in the favor of the Mustang and Ford has done a commendable job. Ultimately, MotorTrend picks the M3 as the better car and we can not disagree, the M3 is better. However, the Mustang GT is truly impressive and a worthy oppponent. Ford has really stepped up their game. ...