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  • Chrisneil's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 11:20 PM
    Chrisneil started a thread Frankenturbo Tester in N54
    So as some of you may have heard the Frankenturbos are starting to get out in the open beta testing. I had the pleasure of being a tester and working with Doug Harper and the crews at Frankenturbo. First and foremost the customer service has been great, and 2nd the turbos are a beautiful piece, a perfect contrast of affordable turbos that make great power, I also wanted to say that those guys/gals that have stock size VRSF inlets they will fit tightly on the Frankenturbos 2" inlet turbos, have a look at the pics below of the installation.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 12:07 PM
    Is it awesome FCA allowed Jeep to stuff the supercharged 707 horsepower Hellcat V8 under the hood of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? Absolutely! Did it turn out as planned? Hell no! The 2017 X6 M is the better sports SUV. Why? Because despite having 'only' 567 horsepower from its twin turbocharged 4.4 liter S63TU V8 the X6 M is just a hair off the Trackhawk in acceleration: The Trackhawk with its 707 horsepower manages a 12.0 @ 115. So that big bad twin screwed 6.2 liter V8 only gets 1 mph of trap speed on the X6 M? Sure, it is faster but not by much of anything worth mentioning. The X6 M also runs circles around the Trackhawk when it comes to handling: .89g is all the Trackhawk manages. The X6 M also brakes better getting down from 70 mph in 153 feet while the Trackhawk takes 168 feet: The only thing the Jeep really has going for it is that it is mildly cheaper at $87k while the X6 M starts at $104k. It doesn't even weigh less. Honestly? The X6 M is worth the premium. It handles better, the interior is better, it is more luxurious, and it is the sportier SUV and ultimately more fun to drive. If the 1 mph of trap speed difference bothers you, throw on a tune and run low 11's at over 123 miles per hour. The Trackhawk is quite simply a letdown. BMW may not build the best driver's cars in the world anymore but their performance SUV's are the best in the business.
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  • BPCMotorsports's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 10:51 PM
    Snow day at BPC today, so I took advantage of it and got my Valve Lift Mod done finally (thanks Marty!). Didn't take too terribly long, the hardest part was getting the Supports in there just right. We started the process using Marty's Washer shim technique but then remembered we have the factory BMW Spring tool so we just used that. Dyno and Tuning tomorrow, hopefully for some 93 oct. power records :)
    19 replies | 222 view(s)
  • 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
    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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  • Payam@BMS's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 09:24 PM
    Did you get on the dyno last Saturday as you said?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 04:32 AM
    Not as much crank hub talk in the N54 world for obvious reasons but still good to know there are one piece billet options out there: PPM Racing Australia is proud to introduce our BMW 335i N54 One piece Billet 4140 Crank Hub They are asking $399 for it.
    11 replies | 379 view(s)
  • suspenceful's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 03:53 PM
    I put together a brief build update and showed off my new single turbo kit. First time doing something like this, so let me know what you think! If this is in the wrong section, please go ahead and move it to the appropriate spot. :music-rockout:
    10 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:34 AM
    PPM (Pure Performance Motorsport Australia or PPM Racing) claims to have various built stroker motors available for many platforms. For example, they claimed to have a 5.0 liter S63TU stroker motor for $18k which can go up to $40k+ with options. How much do they want for this 3.7 liter S55 built race motor? $44,000.00. Why? Well, again, it depends on options such as these: Their bore x stroke is 91mm x 94mm. Compare it to the stock specs: S55B30 DISPLACEMENT (CC): 2,979 BLOCK/HEAD MATERIAL: ALUMINUM/ALUMINUM BORE ◊ STROKE (MM): 84.0mm x 89.6mm HORSEPOWER (SAE NET): 425 @ 7,300 RPM TORQUE: 406 LB.-FT. @ 1,850 - 5,500 RPM SPECIFIC OUTPUT: 141.6 HP/L COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.2:1 Another 7 mm of bore is hard to believe but perhaps the closed deck block allows greater bore gains than the N54 or N55 blocks. You will notice there are no N54 or N55 stroker motors approaching this displacement despite having the same factory bore and stroke as the S55. Does a 3.7 liter S55 race motor with custom cams and valvetrain parts sound awesome? Hell yes! The question is, who will try it? Where is the proof of it even existing? Who designed these cams and why aren't they offered separately? Hopefully someone finds out if this is the real deal.
    10 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:36 PM
    I'll do an article on these later but... 1k? Can anyone verify that?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:06 AM
    BMW did not build an E91 M3 wagon during the E9X model run. Why? Because BMW would rather sell you an X1, X2, X3, X10813018, or whatever X model number they are on now. It is true that BMW's most profitable models are the X-Series vehicles but that does not mean an E91 M3 wagon would not be awesome to have in the portfolio. If you disagree, take a look at the homebuilt version below. Someone in Poland took it upon themselves to convert an E91 into an M3 Wagon using M3 body pieces and the S65 V8 motor. Oh, and it has a DCT transmission. And just listen to the exhaust note... damn! Hard to argue against how badass this wagon is:
    7 replies | 35 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 03:29 AM
    A lot of guys in the N54 world like to tinker with their cars. That is a good thing but sometimes can lead to unexpected issues. Over the years on BimmerBoost guys have bricked their DME's or done things that required soldering new connections. Well, for those worried something unexpected might happen BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) can clone your ECU so you have a spare: Not a bad idea for those guys messing around or who maybe want peace of mind just in case something happens when tuning.
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  • Surquhar's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 07:33 PM
    Surquhar started a thread My 2012 M3 in S65
    So I traded in my 2013 M3 on my 911 18 months ago and Iíve missed it ever since. My 911 is about a good as it gets for a driving experience, however itís just different. So i went on the hunt and found a very nice 2012 E92 DCT with 30,000 miles on it. Itís space gray with fox red interior. It has every option on it except upgraded sound. The only thing I really cared about was ZCP/CF roof/DCT. My first M3 was a manual, but I like the PDK so much I decided to go DCT. The car was in Maryland (Front plate state which sucks) so I flew up there and drove it back to Tampa. I took an extra day and hit all the cool roads on the way back, The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, etc. I thought the mountain roads through VA and Tenn getting there were better as you can haul ass and no police. The original owner put on a Challenge Sport X-pipe and I had a brand new Dinan rear in my garage I never installed on my old car so that went on right away. It sounds killer. Then I bought an AA Stg 2 SC kit (I went with the stage 2 because itís 3k more for stg 3 and the only difference is the pulley, meth kit,and tune. They are working on an E85 tune, so when thatís done I will upgrade the pulley and run E85 and go for that 650-700 wheel number) I also bought the BE bearings/bolts and vibra tech engine mounts which are being installed today. We are going to put 2-300 miles on it, change the oil and then Iím taking it to the Wannagofast 1/2 mile event on Sunday. I bought one of those Dragyís so Iím very interested in getting the numbers. Here a some pics.
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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 ?
    7 replies | 99 view(s)
  • Medicineman843's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 08:17 PM
    Ive had this fault code been popping up here and there. My Fuel Trims seem to be jumping all over the place. Ill try and get a Log on the way home to see whats going on.
    6 replies | 93 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 01:29 AM
    Before we even begin let's point out the Cadillac CTS-V deserves huge props. Why? Because it is offering something unique in an increasingly bland segment. Yes, yes, the new BMW M5, E63, Panamera Turbo, and Audi RS7 are all faster and more powerful than their predecessors. They all are also basically the same exact thing. Big, heavy, all wheel drive sedans with 4.0 - 4.4 liter top mount twin scroll turbocharged V8's. Cadillac offers the biggest V8 in the class at 6.2 liters and sticks to rear wheel drive. They supercharge their motor for a very different power delivery. It is also the lightest of the bunch at 4108 pounds: You could argue (successfully) the throttle response, balance, and configuration of the CTS-V make it more of an M5 than BMW's own new M5. Ok, so how do the CTS-V and E63 S compare around the figure 8? Both pull .88 g but the E63 pulls through quicker. What about straightline performance? 0-60: E63 3.2 CTS-V 3.8 1/4 mile: E63 11.3 @ 124.2 CTS-V 11.9 @ 122.0 If you put a premium on the straightline aspect, the E63 wins. All wheel drive allows the torque to be put down much more easily. If stoplights are your thing, it is no contest. Do not forget the CTS-V can make much more power much more easily thanks to sharing the C7 Z06 aftermarket. So what about the subjective points? The CTS-V is said to feel much lighter obviously and very well composed. Traction off the line does not determine the better car to drive once moving. The CTS-V chassis is playful and easy to control. The E63 S is more of a brute. It just eats up tarmac. Not that it does not handle well because it certainly does. The main complaint is how the E63 brakes. The Mercedes-AMG pedal feel just is not as good. So which is quicker around the track? The CTS-V but it's oh so close: You can tell the CTS-V is better in the turns but the all wheel drive traction and outright muscle of the E63 S almost puts it ahead of the CTS-V as it ran it down on the final straight. Overall, the CTS-V is the driver's choice here. It also offers an incredible value when looking at the as tested prices. You can not go wrong with the E63 S but Cadillac deserves the win and praise for not just doing what everyone else is and producing a sedan that truly emphasizes sporty driving.
    4 replies | 55 view(s)
  • george08's Avatar
    01-18-2018, 02:06 PM
    george08 started a thread N55 plugs on N54 in N54
    Hi. What gap should be put on plugs from n55 when you put them on n54?
    4 replies | 157 view(s)
  • Jnelly335i's Avatar
    01-16-2018, 10:12 PM
    Jnelly335i started a thread For Sale: 19t RB SUPER EVOS in Buy/Sell - Parts
    19T RB SUPER EVO turbos 6K miles RB EVO inlets RB EVO outlets with heat shield RB SUPER EVO specific coolant line RB high flow oil drains RB boost solenoid bracket $2500 OBO
    4 replies | 125 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 08:07 AM
    Everything might not be as rosy at Tesla as they claim. The Model 3 is proving problematic to launch full scale as they intended and there have been delays which Tesla is being sued over. In addition, two key engineers at Tesla recently left. Jason Mendez the senior director for manufacturing engineering and Will McColl the senior manager for equipment engineering are gone. Speculation is that this ties into the Model 3 problems. Tesla isn't commenting though and the only statement is from McColl: Maybe time to pump the brakes on those Tesla Roadster claims.
    3 replies | 36 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-19-2018, 09:25 AM
    Just posting for those looking for catless options: These downpipes are the best you can buy at the best price out there! They can add 30+whp with tune adjustments by eliminating the restrictive cats and significantly reducing backpressure and by increasing the pipe size from the stock 2.25" to 3", that's almost an 80% increase in flow through area. the quality of these pipes is superb made from stainless steel 304, hand mandrel bent and expertly TIG welded with backpurging to get the best material and the best welds. The flanges are CNC machined and fitted perfectly to the pipes so the airflow goes perfectly smooth inside. The exhaust note also gets deeper and really makes you smile when you hear it. Your going to love the power gains and slightly more aggressive exhaust note! BMW model fitment: 2007-2010 E90/E91/E92/E93 BMW 335i 2011-2012 E92 BMW 335is 2008-2010 E82 BMW 135i Both Left hand drive and Right hand drive Lifetime warranty included High quality gaskets included
    3 replies | 125 view(s)
  • Senior.coconut's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    Hello everyone, My Name is Kevin and i am from Germany, so I Apologize for my Bad english. I currently im rebuildung my n62b48 and want to Share it with you. Today i started with the torn down and test mounting the S65 headers. I will drill new holes in the Head so I dont have to weld the headers. I had to cut the parts on the Heads where the ident number is on. Everything Else lines up perfekt. I have to fabricate new Motor mounts. Pics to be come.
    2 replies | 15 view(s)
  • ImIkJu's Avatar
    01-17-2018, 06:42 AM
    hellow my car is 2007 e90 335i now my car is installation vtt turbo, inlet upgrade the problem is vtt turbo inlet is bigger than stock inlet if chaneged vtt turno inlet, stock waterhose is narrow(pressed by turbo inlet, look my upload picture checked). its more than half narrow. Please tell me how to solve it.
    1 replies | 91 view(s)
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