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      by Published on 06-12-2010 07:11 PM
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      CES Motorsport Stg 3 Turbo system running @ 18psi.
      GT35R Turbo
      CES Ported AA manifold
      50# inj. AA tune
      CES Custom 70/30 Water/Meth Kit.
      Built S52 Internals
      AA cutring hg with low compression copper spacer + arp 2000 studs.
      3:64 Euro Diff.
      Nitto 555 245/17's

      Additional Info from CES:

      by Published on 06-11-2010 12:47 AM
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      I must say I am not surprised as our BMWs are just pampered with technologies. Anyone ever get a chance to sit inside one of the new 7 series? It makes computers look like a piece of cake to use.

      Just the vast amount of technologies available in BMWs from lane collision avoidance, to night vision, to even the new active-hyrbid technologies.

      These amenities are just one of the great things about owning a BMW, Kudos to all BMW owners and fans alike!

      From our friends over at BMWBlog:
      by Published on 06-08-2010 10:47 PM
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      BimmerBoost is proud to announce it has crossed the 1000 member mark in record time and is now the fastest growing BMW performance forum.

      We want to express our thanks to our users and are doing so by giving away $1000. We feel it is more important to build a sense of community by giving back to the members instead of simply dumping money into Google SEO placement like others. We would rather build our base by giving something back to you.

      This is just a minor milestone and we understand that. There is a long road ahead and a lot of work to do but so far BimmerBoost has exceeded the expectations of everyone, including us. Thanks to unique content such as the world's only DCT build and N54 single turbo builds BimmerBoost offers BMW performance information that is not available anywhere else and info that is censored from other sites. This site is by the enthusiast and for the enthusiast ultimately and we want to thank every single user who positively contributes here.

      Bimmerboost would not have been able to achieve what ...
      by Published on 06-04-2010 11:55 PM
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      The big day is finally here. OE Tuning has announced that finally we have a map switching option for many of the popular German performance vehicles on the market. Many of you know that the S65 for example had to be flash tuned and no tuner on the market had the ability to provide different maps to account for different setups on the fly. That is, no tuner had the ability until today. OE Tuning is the first tuner to have a map switching option for the factory DME E9X M3 among many other models.

      So what can EZ flash do? It does not simply provide different maps. Here are the features provided by the product:

      - Tuning
      - Data Logging
      - Map Switching
      - DTC Reading
      - Code Clearing
      - USB connection
      - Remote download and upload of maps
      - No limitation on the number of tune changes as with traditional flash approaches.
      - Easy to use as the name implies
      - Competitive Price
      - The only product of its kind available for the S65

      Ok, I get that this is a big deal for factory DME BMW M3's with the S65, what about other models?

      Well, this is not just limited to the E9X M3 even though this product will be making huge waves in that respective market. The product already supports the following models:


      MSS60 - S85
      2008 - BMW M3 V8

      MSD80.X ...
      by Published on 06-02-2010 03:11 PM
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      BMW confirms the M1 name will be not use for the upcoming Motorsport 1 series. In the an interview with M head Dr. Kay Segler, was able to confirm the model as well as that the head of M believes the "M1" name should remain on the original M1 supercar.

      Dr. Kay Segler goes on to mention that the new 1M or 135 M will be seen as a collector car and potentially something that can appreciate. It will have a short lifecycle of about 1 year and will launch in 2011. Horsepower will be around the 350 mark.

      Rumor has it Dr. Kay Segler read the bimmerboost article that about there only being one M1 which led him to making the right decision. interview: ...
      by Published on 06-01-2010 01:31 AM
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      Higher res pics of the GTRS3 in white:

      by Published on 05-31-2010 06:35 PM
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      This was originally posted by DLSJ5, putting it up for him as it is excellent info:

      Dyno Results vs. Performance Data & Real World Results

      I'll admit Dyno's don't mean a whole heck of a lot to me in comparison to real world performance results/Vbox data. I know a lot of FI guys here feel the same way I do, we added FI to simply go faster not to compare dyno charts or other car test guesstimates, while they have their use, they are rather boring in comparison to actually driving the car to see where you stand.

      However, over the course of the past several months it seems my Gintani Stage 2+ dyno's have created a lot of questions, at times a bit of drama, along with a few questionable antics, lol. Most had fair questions and let's face it the initial #'s were not stellar, but I feel much of what has taken place was unfair, at times immature, improper and just nasty, but as the cliche' goes "Dyno sheets sell products." So a certain crowd made many attempts to attack my dyno's and me personally, while ignoring the performance results I was getting.

      I've noticed in the Dyno Database here that the boost levels and the fuel used on Gintani Supercharged dyno's have been arbitrarily changed or added, while other dyno results, which IMHO are far more questionable, are frankly just accepted/overlooked, why? I believe in some cases those other Gintani #'s have been changed in more ways than one, simply because of my less than stellar results and how they compare and it's highly inappropriate.

      My initial dyno of 517WHP was not stellar, fair enough, and when I heard the #'s, I was not excited. I expected more especially when you see other vendors had posted dyno's near 600whp at 6-7psi on pump gas! HOWEVER, after I drove the car, did every Vbox test I could, ran a few comparo's I knew the car was performing much better than that 517whp # indicated, and frankly I didn't care anymore about the initial dyno because real world results were more important to me and I was loving the performance results.

      Here's a few reasons why -

      1. The very night I picked up my car, the ...
      by Published on 05-31-2010 05:25 PM
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      So as some of u may know and some of u may not know, my car was updated with the first BMW SW version created to keep tuners out of tuning the s65 DME, ISTA/P version 37.2. BMW had been working on this newest software for almost a year. Basically found out what tools and how tuners have been tuning the DMEs thus far and made ways that locked out all the tools and procedures used by tuners. Ofcourse I didnt know this I just wanted the latest software in my car so that my I drive could stop freezing.

      So after I updated my complete vehicles sw, including DME, i had my car towed to Gintani. They then told me they could not tune the car, that something kept locking them out when writting my tune back to it. I figured it was nothing big and left my car. A week went by and they were still working on it. Another week went by and I started getting scared because Mfest was around the corner, this is when they figured out what was going on and what BMW had done. Luckily ...
      by Published on 05-28-2010 12:51 AM
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      Well, the manifold has been completed. This is one bad ass manifold, half of the manifold was welded when on the car, the other half was welded off the car. Here is the final product. Note, the wastegate design we decided to go with is confidential at this time. Just like the exhaust manifold, we will keep it a secret until it is complete.

      Yes, the manifold is true equal length. Yes, the manifold is for a twin scroll GT35r. yes, the manifold looks like an octopus. And yes, this manifold will cause nightmares.

      Here it is:

      by Published on 05-27-2010 08:23 AM
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      Congratulations to IND for winning first place at Bimmerfest in the modified BMW class.

      This vehicle is simply on another level with the best looking cage and interior of any modified BMW in my estimation. We are talking custom carbon door panels, rear seat panels, color matched cage, etc. The car is not all show and no go featuring an ESS blower under the hood as well.

      Just incredible work IND, please share more details on that cage setup!


      by Published on 05-26-2010 05:38 PM
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      Done by Precision Sport.

      The G-Power SK-II setup runs 9PSI and costs $41k + labor.

      Quick shot of the intake runners before the OEM intake manifolds are removed. These are actually pretty important for N/A, but not so much for forced induction.

      Intake manfold off

      Valve covers coming off to weld oil returns in place.


      OEM fit, no modification necessary for the factory fuel rail.

      Super cold NGK Racing plugs are ready to go in

      Taking bolts off the power steering pump and bracket it rests on

      Bracket in place:

      Next up it was the other bracket for the other charger. . .it's not every day you have to refer to the "other" charger in a kit. We need some sort of area to make the bracket solid, other than solely relying on the vanos bolts to the head.

      A nice rigid piece of billet aluminum and we're set!

      Now a piece up top to tie it all together when the intake manifolds go back on

      View from bottom:

      Now we can put the braces that will hold the intake manifolds in place, and solid.

      Brace that spans the throttle bodies to hold the manifolds up from collapsing on one another

      Don't forget to cap the OEM manifold's oil drains. . .these will no longer be used.

      Before the pretty orange stuff goes on, a quick trim of the body where the passenger side supercharger will sit. This will ...
      by Published on 05-25-2010 01:27 PM
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      Burger Motorsports Nitrous Integration has taken the BMW N54 motor to the next level. This is currently the most powerful recorded N54 powered BMW:

      by Published on 05-25-2010 10:43 AM
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      I really, really like the widebody kit used here. The fenders look more natural than the Vorsteiner kit but it does not allow the use of as wide of tires, running only 315's. Also, not sure how I feel about the vents with the fins. May look better in black.

      The motor is the usual G-power SC setup for both of these.

      by Published on 05-25-2010 08:20 AM
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      We have all seen the spy photos and videos of what is an upcoming BMW Motorsport version of the 1 series. This vehicle will be a great addition to the M lineup as it will be the lightest weight M car available and potentially the greatest drivers car sold by BMW today. The issue with this vehicle being contested by enthusiasts is the potential name of this vehicle. Will they call it the 1M, M1, or 135is? Why is this even a big deal? Well, it is a big deal because what they call it will determine if BMW M has finally completed its downward spiral toward marketing over motorsport.

      To understand why the issue generates such poignant responses it is vital for one to understand what "M1" means to BMW enthusiasts. The M1 represents the only mid-engine vehicle BMW has ever produced. Additionally, it represents the first official M-badged car that was for sale to the public. This was the first M sold and the "M1" designation was not chosen by accident. It was done to denote that this vehicle epitomized what M stood for. It was ...