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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I've been away from the computer for a bit enjoying the olympics and was pleasantly surprised to see Tony reaching out with an e-mail in my inbox. I'll skip the particulars but I think there is a possibility of mending fences. Ultimately, the decision is based on what is best for the forum and its members. That means you guys. Do I want all products available here? Yes. I do. I want you to have the ability to choose from a bevvy of tuning products with great support and advertising available. I'm in this to have the best forum and site for you guys. I'm not in this to hug every vendor and sing kumbaya with them but I can certainly be respectful. I can be a professional and so can the vendors here. There certainly have been ups and downs. I'm not just making a unilateral decision but informing the community as it can be a delicate ecosystem and I prefer to inform you of what is going on as after all, the users make the forum. I reached out to @Terry@BMS about this issue and resolving it so everyone is satisfied. Terry is doing business with VTT and some interesting things which I think you would all want to see, right? Let's see what BimmerBoost users have to say and if we can be above a mob mentality and forgive. I'm not going to say I am without blame.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 10:30 PM
    Well, the new BMW M5 is the raw muscle champion out of the newest sport sedan crop. It will beat all of it rivals in a drag race and do so rather easily. It certainly helps that BMW has the displacement advantage on everyone except for Cadillac and Jaguar. The thing about Cadillac and Jaguar is that they are not running turbocharged powerplants. The previous generation F10 M5 was heavily sandbagged in output. One can only imagine what the real output of the F90 twin turbo S63B44T4 V8 is. If we were to guess, it's making over 600 horsepower to all four wheels stock. Yes, more power at the wheels than it is rated at the crank. There is no other way to explain it hitting 129 miles per hour of trap speed through the 1/4 mile even if it is a magazine time. The 10.9 elapsed time should be easily replicated on the dragstrip by owners. All wheel + automatic = easy launches. The new M5 is not only the quickest and fastest car in its class it is also the lightest. Well, at 4288 pounds it is the lightest all wheel drive sedan. The Cadillac CTS-V is the overall lightest in the class at 4108 pounds. Congratulations BMW. You built the best 4-door dragster in the world. SpecificationsVEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-/all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan PRICE AS TESTED: $127,295 (base price: $104,595) ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection DISPLACEMENT: 268 cu in, 4395 cc POWER: 600 hp @ 6600 rpm TORQUE: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode DIMENSIONS: WHEELBASE: 117.4 in LENGTH: 195.5 in WIDTH: 74.9 in HEIGHT: 58.0 in PASSENGER VOLUME: 102 cu ft TRUNK VOLUME: 19 cu ft CURB WEIGHT: 4288 lb C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 2.8 sec Zero to 100 mph: 6.6 sec Zero to 130 mph: 11.1 sec Zero to 150 mph: 15.9 sec Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.7 sec Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.2 sec Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.4 sec Standing ľ-mile: 10.9 sec @ 129 mph Top speed (governor limited): 163 mph Braking, 70-0 mph: 147 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.98 g EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): Combined/city/highway: 17/15/21 mpg
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  • 335MAD's Avatar
    01-25-2018, 01:11 AM
    335MAD started a thread N54 TARGET boost low in N54
    Hi all, I'm having trouble with my N54 335 and was hoping someone could help shed some light on my issue. Would be great if someone more knowledgeable could look through my logs? Basically under WOT the car hesitates and lacks power around 3500RPM - 4500RPM. No jolt, no codes, no lights. Feels lethargic and down on power. Resetting adaptations seems to help. I have attached logs (MHD stage 1&0) where you can see the boost TARGET is repeatedly low on many pulls when this problem occurs. Why the target is low beats me. Never had this problem before and it's always boosted fine. Boosts fine to target (even if 14psi target- rare but it should be that high) 78k KM, new HPFP, LP fuel sensor, VANOS solenoids cleaned, BMS OCC, DCI, vsrf cp, RB PCV valve, MHD. Plugs have 10k km on them, about to do valve cleaning, some older style 3&4 index injectors, some 9, unsure how old coils are. I have searched high and low to find a solution! Nothing seems to address low boost TARGET that I can tell. If I'm lucky and the target is high, it has no problem building boost to the set target. I wonder what inputs have an effect on DME boost target. STFT seems all over the place? And 15-16 on AFR? Lean?? Knocking? Thanks in advance for your help, these forums are such a wealth of information and absolutely love my new car!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-01-2018, 12:06 AM
    Thanks a lot feminists. You have even managed to get your hideous tentacles into the pinnacle of motorsport to strangle to death an aspect fans love. Those fans are predominantly men so you can understand why Formula 1 would be a target for the modern day feminist. In our ever more so politically correct society attractive women 'cheerleading' at sporting events are apparently a no-no: Yeah, right. Super hot women around hundreds of millions of dollars of world class race cars in locales around the globe piloted at incredible speeds to determine a victor somehow doesn't appeal any longer. What should these women be replaced with? Perhaps some 300 pound blue haired feminist lecturing the audience on how race cars are racist because 'race' is right there in the name? What do the women who just lost their jobs think? Say what you want about Bernie Ecclestone, he wouldn't have caved to this absurdity. Source
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  • newoldschool's Avatar
    02-05-2018, 08:25 AM
    Budler Motorsports has a new car and it's going to be great They took the billet S38 motor from their record holding E30 and have gone mental with a full chassis pro mod They are still testing the combination but it did 8.8 on their first shakedown run and 7.49 on the second run The car will also be competing in the haltech import Vs domestic world cup 2018 if all goes well along with a few other south African cars
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-22-2018, 10:14 PM
    Hey guys, Had a chance to spend a little time on the dyno today with our development M4. Driven by Payam@BMS it's a 2015 manual trans with around 80k miles. Bone stock except for a JB4, BMS intake, and our development back end flash map loaded via MHD. JB4 is using latest v1.8.1 firmware with the higher speed data logging. Testing today was done on straight E85 so we could test the limits of the factory fuel system. Some quick notes: 1) The high pressure pump keeps up with straight E85 relatively well at this power level, but pressure starts to nose off around 6000rpm at max boost. 2) Low pressure held fine even under higher RPM higher fuel demand. 3) The factory turbos still run out of steam at higher RPM. Exhaust modifications might extend the usable range slightly. 4) We ran the tuning with relatively conservative ignition advance peaking around 9 degrees. A couple timing drops here and there but mostly due to the back to back runs and working the turbo beyond its efficiency range at higher rpm. I meant to try running higher advance at higher RPM where the turbos drop off, but didn't have time to test it today. Next time. 5) Just for kicks I did a run on existing additive map1 and map2 for comparison. With the BEF loaded we'll be reprogramming all the JB4 map options so you retain a similarly wide range of power delivery options at your fingertips. Lots more to come... Attached Images
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  • Aus335iGuy's Avatar
    01-21-2018, 10:42 PM
    Aus335iGuy started a thread Cracking the DCT BINs in N54
    Going on from conversation started here The hardware identification of the DCT gearbox is GS40 The zb thatís most commonly used for flashing the 135/335 DCT is zb 8606072 this is used because itís one of if not the latest ZB for the box that sets launch control RPM to 3500rpm There are others however lets start with just this one PABD for the GS40 is 06DKG436.ipo and the P-SGBD is 10FLASH.prg I understand that the first step too cracking these files is creating a BIN file trevorlee02 Rahl What do i need to do next ?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-26-2018, 03:57 PM
    It was just a matter of time. We knew back when BimmerBoost member @allmotor_2000 went to the Pure Turbos Stage X S63TU turbo upgrade that his F10 M5 was a prime candidate to top the vaunted 1000 rwhp mark. Well, mission accomplished. How about 1008 rwhp? Mod list: Pure Spec X Turbo System Carbahn Autowerks built S63TU motor BMS custom JB4 and Meth DMETUNING backed flash Upgraded DCT DSS driveshaft and Axles Milestone reached and broken. This was hit with 34 psi of boost and slipping clutch discs. The stock rear section of the exhaust is also in place. Congratulations to all involved! Now how much further past 1000 whp will they go? The record holder is still BPC with their 1026 rwhp pull but the point is multiple F10 M5's are now topping 1000 to the wheels. Maybe 2018 is the year of the S63TU?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-22-2018, 04:36 PM
    I'll do an article on these later but... 1k? Can anyone verify that?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2018, 10:07 PM
    No shame here. The BMW M2 is simply nowhere near the level of the Audi RS3. Despite the BMW's N55B30T0 powerplant offering half a liter of displacement and an additional cylinder over the Audi's 2.5 TFSI it gets clobbered. We all know the M2 is neutered to keep it from stepping on the toes of its big brothers but the RS3 sedan is more than a match for anything BMW has in the lineup. Seriously, it is running 10.0 flat at over 140 miles per hour on the stock internals. Built motor F80 M3's or F82 M4's would have their hands full competing against that. Here is what the two cars in the video below bring to the table: 2017 BMW M2 ER Catless downpipe Wagner Evo Comp 2 Intercooler ER hot and cold chargepipes Dinan intake Dinan resonator delete and muffler Pure turbo inlet Fuel it LPFP Bootmod 3 Stage 2 OTS 2018 AUDI RS3 IROZ Motorsports Front mount intercooler IROZ Motorsports Downpipe + midpipes Custom Code stage 2 91 octane software Stock everything else. From a stop the M2 gets crushed. From a roll it is slightly closer but it still gets crushed. The bottomline is the RS3 is on another level with bolt ons let alone with turbo upgrades.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-20-2018, 09:55 AM
    Another day, another N54 single turbo kit, eh? Vi Engineered based out of Denver, Colorado has a new entry in the N54 single turbo top mount game. Based on some of their past work they clearly have talent developing turbo kits and manifolds. So what do they bring to the table? This: Your $4850 gets you the following: Garrett 3884GTW turbo Water fittings, oil fittings, lines, flanges 2 Tial 38mm Wastegates Manifold Dump tubes Downpipe that connects to stock exhaust Water pipe to water pump Relocation brackets for expansion tank Air filter Thermal wrap Turbo blanket What kind of numbers does the kit produce? BimmerBoost is not sure. They do not provide any graphs although obviously output can range wildly depending on boost, tuning, fuel, supporting mods, etc. Yet another option worth considering.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-09-2018, 08:46 PM
    Another day another N54 turbo upgrade with Chinese sourced housings. Introducing Kott Turbo Works which is based out of Illinois and offering various N54 turbo rebuilding and replacement services along with a turbo upgrade option. You may recall a rather interesting thread on BimmerBoost that highlighted a certain turbo vendor going to cheap Asian cast housings and the problems that came with that switch. Make no mistake, there is only one reason to go to China for housing production and that is to lower costs (upping profit margins), not improve quality. You can make the decision yourself as to what you want to run but it certainly seems those offering upgrades utilizing the factory housings are more reliable over the long term and higher quality. Kott calls their upgrade the KTB001: Hybrid TD03 turbochargers front and rear for BMW N54 engine with billet compressor wheel. 43.4mm inducer, 56mm exducer billet compressor wheel 41.2mm exducer 47mm inducer turbine wheel 44mm inlet inside diameter New high strength stainless steel wastegate bushings Vanadium alloy cast turbine housing 1000 Celsius rating Capable of producing 600+ horsepower with proper tune on E85 fuel 500 horsepower on 91 octane pump gas High performance journal and thrust bearings VSR balanced No core charge 1 year warranty $1400.00 This is the current state of the N54 market. To do a high end motor build and turbo setup with proper tuning will run more than what the cars cost these days. The market is flooded with kids who want a ton of horsepower for bargain bin prices. Many of whom just buy whatever is the cheapest whether it comes from a scammer or if it is low quality junk that cracks. You can also look at it as the N54 platform is a tuning value rather than as it experiencing a quality drain. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-21-2018, 08:06 AM
    Why all of these home built M3 wagons of all a sudden? Who knows but while BMW does not seem to think there is a market guys are building their own versions. The other day BimmerBoost shared an E91 M3 wagon with an S65 V8 but this is an F81 with the S55 twin turbo 3.0 I6. Which one do you prefer? It's hard to choose but it is not hard to admit this is an awesome build. Considering just how awesome it is, where are more details? All we have are a few photos and some minor details. Apparently SMV Repair in the UK did the work: Looks like the car was tuned by BimmerBoost vendor Evolve Automotive. Time for some videos of this beast in action!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-01-2018, 07:09 PM
    I ran across this: So basically it's saying is that the MSD80 has MOSFETs failures and upgrading to the MSD81 resolves this? I have no idea just sharing. Is this really just plug and play?
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  • suspenceful's Avatar
    01-25-2018, 07:02 PM
    I've been "vlogging" my recently build updates on my car and have been asked this question quite a bit. I figured I'd share my insight with others who might be in the same boat. Instead of just preference, I include some facts and pictures. Check it out and subscribe if you like what you see!
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  • Stables40simon's Avatar
    01-27-2018, 01:10 PM
    Hi, Can anyone tell me the thread type on the top of an N54 injector (where the fuel pipe attaches to)? Iím hoping to make my own injector puller rather than pay the silly amount of money people charge for them! Cheers Si
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  • fredcase's Avatar
    01-25-2018, 01:12 PM
    I'm picking up an e92 rwd mt soon that needs turbos and keeping my e90 awd mt as more of a commuter/winter car. I'm looking to do a mild turbo upgrade myself, and need help choosing and finding an appropriate compressor and turbine wheel combo. Just looking for a significant bump over oem or stage 1 offerings, and make as much power possible without going to port injection. May consider meth. I already have some wastegate parts i made, and should have no problem boring out the housings to accomadate larger wheels. I'm kinda thinking copying the hexon rr550's, but cannot find the exact spec they used. Any input greatly appreciated.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-30-2018, 08:00 PM
    Not sure why you would want to to this over E85 but apparently it has been done:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-23-2018, 12:32 PM
    People kept mentioning this 'debate' so I finally took a look. It really isn't a debate IMO but more of some woman trying to push her feminist agenda in the face of logic and it backfiring spectacularly. I'm about halfway through but it's worth watching:
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  • Therepohooker's Avatar
    02-13-2018, 04:44 PM
    Therepohooker started a thread Donor needs in N54
    Ok first I what to say hi I'm new into the BMW scene and need advice I recently purchased a crashed 2009 335 at auction all stock and my idea is you use the drivetrain in a different vehicle now I have a general idea of what I need to remove to make my swap package in terms of mechanical hardware but when it come to wiring and electronic accelerator pedals and modules I'm lost anyone have advice on what I need to power up and run the engine and trans with stock gauges and trans shifter
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