byPublished on 04-27-2010 02:35 PM
Motor is very solid, these are great numbers early on. Everyone keep in mind, this dyno was posted on a brand new car that had not even been broken in yet. Motor is just slightly stronger than the N54 stock by the looks of it.
Car is a brand new 135i with DCT.
...byPublished on 04-27-2010 02:00 AM
We don't see many S62 builds for forced induction, why is that? Well, for one, the cylinder walls are pretty thin as the motor is at max displacement. On stock internals it won't take too much. Properly building the motor is freaking expensive.
The best S62 builds have been by Discovery Automotive. Their stuff does not come cheap. However, they do the job correctly.
Check out this M5 build:
Dyno of the car at only 6,000 rpm (it will spin to 8,000):
Specs of the build:
...byPublished on 04-25-2010 09:12 PM
How to Install Downpipes on a 135/335:
Ok guys sorry for the long wait I have been a little bit busy as of late. I will start the first section off with the diy. This DIY is for a 135i but will work for a 335i as well.
Car Jack and Jack Stands
Ramp, Wood, or Sand bags
5/8 or 1/4 swivle
8mm wrench and socket
12mm wrench and socket
13mm wrench and socket
7/8Ē wrench or Crescent Wrench
E10 Torx socket
E12 Torx socket
T25 Torx driver
Large flathead screwdriver or small pry bar
*Note I would go to home depot and pick up 4-3/8 by 1 1/2 SS bolts with 4 SS nuts and 8 SS washers, the bolt heads and nuts are a little to big that come with the kit.*
Time Should only take 2-3 hours if you are skilled. But leave yourself 5 hours ...byPublished on 04-23-2010 09:48 AM
All these of these cars have the same bolt on mods. I was told all were running 15.5 psi. Camera car in each run is the CP-E car.
CP-E manual car vs. JB3 2.0 Automatic
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 06:35 PM
Thank you for your interest in the Vorsteiner GTRS3 conversion based on the E92/93 M3.
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We can offer you the Vorsteiner GTRS3 conversion as follows:
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...byPublished on 04-21-2010 08:54 AM
Gintani takes pleasure in announcing our supercharger system for the S85 V10. Meticulous testing over the past year has resulted in a supercharger system that will deliver the incredible performance gains that M5 and M6 drivers demand in a safe, reliable package.
- Vortech Supercharger
- Water-Air Intercooler
- Tuned on the factory DME
- Various Manifold Finishes Available - Black, Red, White, Custom, etc.
- Available for 91 octane pump
- Water-Meth tune available as an option
- 5.5 psi on stock internals, more with water-meth
- Will be available in Stages I, II, and III.
- Will be capable of well over 700 horsepower in various stages.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 07:35 AM
Here we are, another step closer to having the final production version revealed. These pictures have basically with all the major camo off the car. Full reveal will most likely coincide with the Paris Autoshow in October. We will probably see one or two more testers revealing even more before then.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 04:15 AM
The HPF Crew and their Customer Service
First off, I want to thank each and every single member of the HPF crew. From the moment I made contact with them they were the most polite, enthusiastic individuals that ACTUALLY cared about me and my car. Every single person answered my calls and emails in an extremely timely manner. They answered any and every question I had, and followed through on every single thing they said they would.
For the first time in my life, I didn't have to hound down a person for answers and/or updates, and I'm not just talking about my experiences in the car industry, I mean with ANY vendor I've ever had to deal with in ANY industry. For the first time, I didn't have a single worry about what was going on and what I was getting and when I was getting it; everything just flowed with ease.
...byPublished on 04-21-2010 12:06 AM
Did a few Google searches tonight concerning the G-Power SKIII. Technik kept telling everyone stock compression and 9.5psi, but the below description tells a different story.
...byPublished on 04-19-2010 09:43 PM
We would like to offer a warm welcome to our newest supporting vendor, IND-Distribution!
For those not familiar with IND, they are one of the top tier aftermarket vendors in the BMW community.
IND is the source for Eisenmann exhausts here in the United States. For those interested, here is the retail pricelist for the entire Eisenmann line: http://ind-distribution.com/pdf/2009...price_list.pdf
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 08:47 AM
Many people love the S65 in naturally aspirated form and rightfully so. This is an absolutely amazing motor with great response in NA form. For those that want the maximum possible naturally aspirated gain, the best results will come with a built motor that has increased bore and stroke. Most people are familiar with the two main options in this area which are Dinan and RDsport. Those that truly want to stay NA and desire much more power should definitely consider either of the aforementioned but also consider a custom built option.
...byPublished on 04-18-2010 01:55 AM
It was a hard fought battle. The M3's did lead at one point running 1st and 2nd into the final laps of the race. However, the BMW's opted not to change tires which is what propelled them to the front gambling that they would be able to hold off the competition on fresh tires on the tight course.
...byPublished on 04-17-2010 07:44 PM
I have been installing and tuning this kit over the past week and have hinted that I got a shocker to announce. Well here it is!
*NEW E9x M3 60 -130 mph record* (excluding G-Power's test mule). Achieved using Kroger 93 octane and 19" Bridgestone RE-11s on a 2.3% decline.
...byPublished on 04-13-2010 07:12 PM
This M1, 1M, 135is shuffle is really driving me nuts.
Here is a recap for all of you:
- Edmunds has been carrying the story that there will not be an M1, no way, 135is.
- Dr. Kay Segler from BMW said there would not be an M1. However, BMW has gone back on their word a few times as of late.
- Some random forum no one has ever heard of has been playing up the M1.
- BMWblog can't make up their minds and are just carrying both stories.
...byPublished on 04-12-2010 10:45 PM
Reports on the internet show that BMW has been very disappointed with the sales of the E90 M3. Bimmerfile is saying BMW will no longer consider developing a 4 door M3 for the F30 model due to it.
Honestly, what does BMW expect? They launch the car during the second largest economic downturn in history and expect it to sell when they overproduced it and watered down the lineup? Maybe they shouldn't have made the 335 so close in performance? Maybe they should have offered more performance in the stock car and moved it slightly up market and limited production?
...byPublished on 04-11-2010 10:17 PM
Meth and FMIC are about to go on. I wanted to compare IAT's to stock intercooler and on/off methanol. Anyone not keeping an eye on this is the same person that tunes their car without a boost gauge. I'd like to see visible results actively. Since there is very little information about this and without having access to the BMS tuning gauge being that I'm a procede user, I figured I'd go out and be the first vocal test dummy. This is good information regardless of what tune you run and honestly I'd rather have a standalone gauge/sensor than relying off the slow IAT data from the DME. I've read too many threads about, "I have meth but I can't tell?!". I just can't understand how I personally could run this type of injection without being able to ACTIVELY see whats going on with it. Flow rate #1 and IAT drop #2. If I could monitor octane you know I'd have a gauge for that too. I've purchased an ATi ePod gauge and a methanol flow gauge so I will have pretty much all the important data accessible to me in little 52mm gauges. If anyone has a red labonte gauge for sale let me know, they are constantly sold out.
...byPublished on 04-11-2010 01:20 AM
BMW has revealed that the X5 will get the N57 diesel which features the N57 diesel engine (306 hp, 442 lb-ft of torque) that debuted in the 740d. This motor features TwinPower Turbo Technology which is BMW's fancy way of saying a smaller turbo cuts in off idle and a big turbo take over up top.
You might be thinking, doesn't the X5 already have a diesel? Yes, it does, but in the United States the X35d has the older M57TU2D30 motor with 265 horsepower and 425 pound-feet of torque. The new diesel is also mated to an 8 speed ZF automatic transmission vs. the 6 speed in the X35D.
...byPublished on 04-08-2010 08:11 PM
Some time ago I posted a sneak peak of the new cp-e FMIC/oil cooler for the n54. Iím happy to report now that I have the whole setup installed and am thrilled. Here are tons of pix that explain how it all works.
Here are the original images showing the cp-e FMIC and oil cooler off of the car.
The FMIC installs with silicone couplers to the the turbo hot pipes. cp-e provides an Al pipe and couplers (not pictured) to the BOV pipe. Everything is 4-ply silicone. I followed the e90 diy for bumper removal.
For more information on the efficiency of the FMIC please read this document:
The engineering and analysis of the core with respect to the stocker is second to none. It really is worth the read even if you donít have or want the FMIC. The information is golden.
The cp-e FMIC comes with ...