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    Cherry Turbos (Ontario, Canada) Upgrade for the 335i N54

    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeClick here to enlargeHello everyone!

    I hope I put this in the right area, if not please put in the right one(Sticky).


    So anyways in another thread I posted that I may have a problem with my turbos, so I have de-modded my car and now it is back to stock to go back to the dealer.

    But in the meanwhile I would like to upgrade them at a local shop, so I used the almighty Google and found two shops that work on turbos, one is based in Toronto and there was allot of mixed comments on their work, but Cherry Turbos had allot of good reviews on the web(turbo forums) and people I spoke to (he has over 20 year experience) and they are based in St. Thomas north of London, Ontario.

    So I gave Herman (the owner and Turbo tech) a call and spoke to him about upgrading the turbos and getting more power out of them.

    Needless to say he is very excited to take on this project and I learned that he use to own a 2002 tti BMW, he always liked BMWs, so that alone made him my best friend!! LOL

    So I went and bought two used turbos for Herman to work his magic on and set an appointment with him to see the car and test drive it.

    When I arrived at his shop, he was surprised that the turbos are so small, and he tell me that Volvo uses the same turbo, (he showed me one and they looked almost the same) but the ones that are on the N54 are better built, which I was glad to hear even thou we still have problems with them.

    So now this is where we are at, Herman wants to start with see how big of a turbine wheel, and compressor wheel, that he can fit in the turbos, then to the bearing and lastly the waste-gate, so he is going to do a lot of research, so in about one to two weeks he will get back to me with a game plan for the upgrade.

    So we are both excited about this project and I will keep you guy informed about what is happening.

    In the meantime I have pics of the turbos that are going to be used and the shop the work is going to be done in.

    Wish me luck!! Click here to enlarge
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    The most important upgrade would be turbine wheel instead of the parts mentioned.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
    The most important upgrade would be turbine wheel instead of the parts mentioned.
    Yes you are right I forgot to put that in, he did say that it slipped my mind.

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    Nice stuff Far, keep us posted. Man, I wonder if he can collect more turbos, wow.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Irishace Click here to enlarge
    Nice stuff Far, keep us posted. Man, I wonder if he can collect more turbos, wow.
    Well he wanted to pay me for the ones I have but I still want to keep my stockers, just in case I sell the car, the new owners can mod it on there own.

    So he told me to keep an eye out for them and let him know.

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    Well it definitely looks like it won't be their first rodeo. Good luck!
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    sounds cool, i wish you luck. do keep us updated Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    Well he wanted to pay me for the ones I have but I still want to keep my stockers, just in case I sell the car, the new owners can mod it on there own.

    So he told me to keep an eye out for them and let him know.
    i have 2 sets-4 total turbo's if he wants them. apparrantly everyone else already had core turbo's and i was actually last on the list to get a set

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    i have 2 sets-4 total turbo's if he wants them. apparrantly everyone else already had core turbo's and i was actually last on the list to get a set
    Cool, can you PM me how much you want for them, and I will let him know then we will work something out.

    Thanks

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    Nice to see other players entering the game. Hopefully everything goes well for you. Upgrading stockers has proven to be difficult for some companies out there.

    Cant wait to see results.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    Well it definitely looks like it won't be their first rodeo. Good luck!
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
    sounds cool, i wish you luck. do keep us updated Click here to enlarge
    Thanks guys!

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Got PSI Click here to enlarge
    Nice to see other players entering the game. Hopefully everything goes well for you. Upgrading stockers has proven to be difficult for some companies out there.

    Cant wait to see results.
    I think the difficulty is finding someone or a company that really knows there stuff and not charge a arm and a leg to do the work, and give you the results that you are paying for.

    I can't wait for the results too, and we just statrted! lol

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    Click here to enlarge... what a shop... In for the updates. Good stuff so far Click here to enlarge
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    Who are you planning on having tune it?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Who are you planning on having tune it?
    I am hoping BMS if they are willing.

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    This looks promising at least for the fact that if more companies start doing these upgrades then hopefully the real life testing begins to shed more light on the strength of the n54

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    Looking forward to see this project progress
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    I am hoping BMS if they are willing.
    Would be kind of cool to get a JB4 for this setup.

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    Autotuning on a JB4 or PROceed will probably be the safest DD tune for upgraded turbos IMO. If I had them I would have an autotune for DD then have a custom map for the strip if it was needed. (Im sure autotuning will come a bit further in the coming months. Vishnu cannot have all their eggs in one basket when Terry is getting ready to launch if you know what I mean!) Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Would be kind of cool to get a JB4 for this setup.
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by k726 Click here to enlarge
    Autotuning on a JB4 or PROceed will probably be the safest DD tune for upgraded turbos IMO. If I had them I would have an autotune for DD then have a custom map for the strip if it was needed. (Im sure autotuning will come a bit further in the coming months. Vishnu cannot have all their eggs in one basket when Terry is getting ready to launch if you know what I mean!) Click here to enlarge
    Oh I agree, It would be sweet to go this route, but how does one set it up?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    Oh I agree, It would be sweet to go this route, but how does one set it up?
    Well, you have to wait for BMS to release it first.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well, you have to wait for BMS to release it first.
    Damn I have to wait for everything, well first things first upgrade the turbos and when that is done the tune.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    Damn I have to wait for everything, well first things first upgrade the turbos and when that is done the tune.
    Sounds like a good plan Click here to enlarge

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    can't wait for results. should be good.

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    Cool Update

    Cherry turbos e-mailed me this morning to give me a little date.

    This is the plan so far.

    They need to explore what would be a good fix is for the wastegate. They have the wheel and internals upgrade figured out. They will put a S40 compressor wheel in and provide new oiling internally to bear the increased loads.

    Sound good so far!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    Cherry turbos e-mailed me this morning to give me a little date.

    This is the plan so far.

    They need to explore what would be a good fix is for the wastegate. They have the wheel and internals upgrade figured out. They will put a S40 compressor wheel in and provide new oiling internally to bear the increased loads.

    Sound good so far!
    It does sound good... look forward to this.

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