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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 02:32 PM
    Waiting on the specs and graph for now but was just told they set the record.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-26-2017, 09:27 PM
    WTF is this? As if it was not bad enough the N54 motor brought with it an influx of people too cheap to pay for quality tuning or parts and that have no idea what made M cars special now these people are replacing the classic 'M' in the BMW Motorsport logo with the 'N54' engine code. These people need to be slapped. Considering BMW is watering the M logo down themselves who cares at this point anyway? The classic M enthusiast inside me wants to scream and the adult in me realizes to accept things have changed and are never going back. Do not get me wrong BimmerBoost N54 fans. Some of the smartest and coolest people in the BMW modding scene are BimmerBoost N54 enthusiasts. It's just a shame what falling prices have dragged into the community. At least they aren't Type R badges, right?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-28-2017, 02:01 PM
    There are those who go by dynocharts but I think we have enough evidence of certain people manipulating runs that what you need slips to get the whole picture. For a long time now stock frame twins have been 'stuck' so to speak in the same performance area. Something was supposed to 'change the game' but let's analyze actual dragstrip results for additional context. Here is a car with GC lites and 220 pounds pulled: Ben is in the UK and has a beautiful 2006 RHD 6AT 335i with the following mods: VTT GC lites JB4 + Trebila tune (25 psi) E50 fuel Meth (75%, cm10& cm5) RB outlets VTT silicone inlets VRSF 7" HD FMIC VRSF Charge Pipe with HKS BOV RB PCV Valve BMS OCC Boost Concepts LPFP Minor weight reduction (-100kg) Hoosier DR2 275/40R17 Here is an RB next gen car in 30 degree celsius (86 farenheit) weather: Str8 E85 jb4 mhd Trebila tune , RB Next gen Plus, MMP PI, VTT Inlets, RB outlets, vrsf down pipes, 7" vrsf IC, CP, Turbosmart bov, bms pods, NGK sparks, Stage 3 fuelIt lpfp, m3 rear guide rods, poly rear sub frame bushes. 11.1 @ 130. Sorry for the crappy slip resolution: Obviously conditions and cars vary but aren't these stock frame upgrades all hovering around that 130 mark? So where is this game changing advantage? I mean when off a certain somebody's dyno? This only further fuels evidence of the dyno manipulation IMO. It doesn't stop there either. I mean back in 2016 the full weight E90 platform record was set by @newb335guy: That was on RB stealths. I don't see any real world advantage to any cast N54 turbo setup at this time. Does anyone have slips proving otherwise? If anything, we'll see stripped out cars in the winter going for eeking out tenths on all sides but no major game changing advantage.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 11:04 PM
    Trevor posted an update regarding the BB app and I just want to bring something to everyone's attention. He wouldn't make this thread and I don't expect him to as any heat can be directed directly at me. I just want transparency and honesty and what we have received thus far is not that. Guys, you're being milked for transmission tuning which is just free factory software ported to mobile. That's fine. But it's not some giant breakthrough or whatever. This is all it is: The bottom line is the BB app will let you do what XHP does and more. Without bending your over for it. This is also why some people behind the scenes are worried. Not my problem. Time marches on and you deserve to know what you're flashing your car with.
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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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  • neuroclast's Avatar
    01-14-2018, 12:42 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-30-2017, 04:45 PM
    The ZF automatic transmissions associated most notably in BMW tuning circles with the BMW N54 motor such as the 6HP19/21 have existed for over a decade yet here we are still waiting for a real solution to upgrading it. Many have tried and failed but BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) takes a bit of a different approach. First of all, rebuilds and repairs are the majority of what they do. As you can see this example pictured had some pretty badly burned discs they replaced. BPC repaired and reinstalled the transmission which now works great. What about those out there who are running big torque? Well, BimmerBoost is not yet allowed to fully disclose the details here but they have a custom solution being tested which for the right price can likely be had. This is being tested in the BPC 335d ZF 6HP26 which is making more than 641 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. BimmerBoost will have more to share on the BPC 335d and how they are keeping the automatic together in the next few weeks. This should carry over in theory to other platforms such as the N54.
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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 :)
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-28-2017, 05:43 PM
    Was this posted before? If so, my apologies as he just put it up on social media. This is a 60 roll on the strip so disregard the ET. Not sure what he trapped compared to others. @jt0407
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-15-2018, 06:55 PM
    Dinan is leaving the Bay Area in California for APR's massive facility in Alabama. Why? Well, because as both are a part of Performance Driven Brands the move makes sense for development from an engineering, production, and cost perspective. You will notice Dinan abandoned their Volkswagen tuning aspirations and now will focus solely on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Mini. Overall, this is a good thing as one would figure APR's expertise and engineers will lend Dinan a hand. BoostAddict also expects APR/Dinan to cover more platforms going forward.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 01:41 PM
    The answer from most BimmerBoost members when someone asks about modding their N52 is to trade it in for an N54/N55. People forget there are a lot of N52 I6's out there and not everyone wants turbocharged power. As a matter of fact, there are many successful N52 race cars out there. It is not always about dyno numbers but sometimes actually tracking your BMW or just enjoying a smooth I6. Nothing wrong with that and nothing wrong with getting more from the N52 engine. This owner took his 128i to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center) who massaged quite a bit out of the naturally aspirated motor: • Stock 128i 6mt - 201.39whp 185.88wtq • With modifications w/o BPC tune - 235.25whp 200.48wtq • With all modifications + BPC tune 248.04whp 207.31wtq Picking up an additional 47 naturally aspirated horses is a great gain. How was this achieved? - Active Autowerke Headers - BPC tune - N54 intake manifold - Resonator delete - K&N filter Just solid bolt on modifications and a solid gain.
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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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  • JSR1256's Avatar
    01-04-2018, 04:13 PM
    As the title says, there is 0 info on this. What changes need to be made in a flash only to be able to run it as a BEF if any. All the wgdc tables are irrelevant when using a jb4 so what needs changed? Hopefully more seasoned tuners will answer. Thanks J.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 05:18 PM
    Car and Driver hosts a pretty good roadcourse competition every year at VIR (Virginia International Raceway) on the 4.1 mile long Grand West layout. They compiled a list of the top 25 times they achieved but keep in mind VIR was repaved at one point so it is not apples to apples for all the cars involved. Still, here is the list: 1. 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, 2:43.1 – Lightning Lap 8 2. 2016 Lexus RC F GT concept, 2:43.2 – Lightning Lap 10 3. 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R, 2:43.4 – Lightning Lap 11 4. 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2:44.2 – Lightning Lap 10 5. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2:44.6 – Lightning Lap 9 6. 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, 2:45.1 – Lightning Lap 10 7. 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, 2:45.7 – Lightning Lap 11 8. 2015 McLaren 650S Spider, 2:45.8 – Lightning Lap 9 9. 2008 Mosler MT900S, 2:45.9 – Lightning Lap 3 10. 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2:46.8 – Lightning Lap 11 11. 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 2:47.0 – Lightning Lap 10 12. 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, 2:47.1 – Lightning Lap 10 13. 2016 McLaren 570S, 2:47.4 – Lightning Lap 10 14. 2015 Lamborghini HuracŠn LP610-4, 2:47.5 – Lightning Lap 9 15. 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR, 2:48.6 – Lightning Lap 3 16. 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2:49.4 – Lightning Lap 8 17. 2012 Mosler Photon, 2:49.8 – Lightning Lap 5 18. 2014 SRT Viper TA, 2:49.9 – Lightning Lap 8 19. 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, 2:49.9 – Lightning Lap 7 20. 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2:50.1 – Lightning Lap 11 21. 2017 Acura NSX, 2:50.2 – Lightning Lap 10 22. 2015 Porsche 911 GT3, 2:50.4 – Lightning Lap 9 23. 2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2:50.7 – Lightning Lap 6 24. 2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta, 2:50.8 – Lightning Lap 8 25. 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, 2:50.9 – Lightning Lap 8 Now, the Moslers on the list do not really count as production cars. Furthermore, the RC-F Concept GT is cool to see but it is basically a stripped out race car. The real champion is the AMG GT R. Why? It is on the heels of the Porsche 918 Spyder for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention it achieves what it does without electric assistance or a mid-engine layout. It is the most impressive car in the opinion of Chevrolet clearly wins the bang for the buck argument, no dispute there. Definitely nice to see a top-25 list compiled by C&D.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-02-2018, 05:47 PM
    @LessIsMore is slacking as he didn't post this but while everyone else is chasing the dragon with peak figures this represents a realistic N54 for daily driving. An E60 to boot: 2009 535i Sport 548 WHP / 489 TQ JB4 G5 | MHD Trebila Tune | VTT GC Lites | VTT Inlets | VTT Outlet | VRSF 3" D-P's | VRSF 7" FMIC | Fuel-It Stage 2 LPFP | Fuel-It TBI | BMS DCI | ER CP | Forge DV's | 3.5 Bar TMAP | RB PCV | Koni FSD | 15mm Rear Spacers
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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
    01-09-2018, 05:31 PM
    If this car is familiar to you that is because it was posted last month. Eurocharged Canada is really pushing the limits of the Pure Turbo Stage 2 upgrade and managed to massage 746 rear wheel horsepower and 688 lb-ft of torque at the wheels from the S55. Those are huge numbers for a stock frame S55 turbo upgrade: - PureTurbos Stage 2 - FBO - f80paul X EuroCharged flash tune through BM3 - Race gas and Meth kit BimmerBoost isn't sure how much more power can be extracted from the stock frames but as the N54 motor showed us over the years never say never.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    01-02-2018, 11:34 PM
    Hi guys, Payam finally got his car back together last week and sorted out the usual various gremlins that come from an eBay motor swap. So we took the opportunity today to do a little dyno testing with it. The setup is: 1) Stock junker motor 2) ACF twin scroll bottom mount kit, running a relatively small EFR turbo. Payam tells me its roughly equivalent to a PTE 6266. They put an 8psi WG spring on it as a starting point. 3) Fuel IT Stage4 fuel system, 100% E85, random China intake manifold. 4) All the rest of the usual suspects for bolt ons. 5) Tuned via JB4 using off the shelf software, settings, and back end flash map. Surprisingly virtually no actual tuning work was needed to get this thing up and running pretty well. Default port injection settings too. JB4 is doing all the work on that front in the back end as you toggle through different boost profiles. 6) No antilag used, 4th gear runs, ~75f temps, etc. Anyway we took the car through it's paces on the dyno. I found the lowest and highest maps the most interesting. On the WG spring at around 8psi it made ~400whp. Then on the other end with the WG spring completely maxed out (WGDC close to 100%), it put down an impressive ~740whp. Anthony and Payam were both at the dyno with me and there was some debate between us as to whether the spring is maxed or the turbo itself. Hopefully we settle that soon. Under real world load the car spools and drives really nicely, and no doubt if someone cared to optimize the tuning to the more aggressive side of things there is power and spool to be had. Personally I'm just finally glad this car is done so Anthony can start working on our white car's bottom mount turbo kit.
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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
    01-08-2018, 01:32 PM
    This is great news for those who do not necessarily want to add supplemental port fuel injection or drown their motors in methanol. Tuning Tech FS (Frank Smith) has tested a dual HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) system on their F87 M2 for close to a year now which will allow much more fueling headroom while retaining the direct injection system. It is currently on the TTFS M2 as well as a customer's track car in Texas that has a turbo upgrade from Pure Turbos: The system is working well on the roadcourse. As for the power it will support that range is roughly ~600 whp. The system itself is a custom retrofit of the S55 dual HPFP system. The kit will include all the necessary hardware with much of it made up of factory BMW parts. TTFS is also considering additional platforms for this dual HPFP retrofit in the future. Once this product is finalized and released later this year expect a price point around $5k.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 08:49 PM
    This is a very impressive little 135i here. The term little is simply to denote that the E82 chassis is the lightest N54 powered BMW chassis and that certainly helps. Beyond the weight though this is a stock motor and stock automatic car with 150,000+ miles. Power is estimated to be in the 650-700 whp range with tuning provided by EMP Tuning. @ajehoti of EMP should be able to shed more on the tune. Now, this 135i boogies (and has an awesome plate). The first run is against the GTR and as we all know built examples can range from mild to wild. The 135i takes the race. Why the GTR has a built motor still running the factory turbos is anyone's guess. Next up is a Hellcat with a tune, pulleys, intake, and E85. The owner says it traps 142 so it's no joke. The GSX puts up a good fight (it's much, much lighter) but the Hellcat pulls. Who else wishes the 135i ran the Hellcat or GSX? Nissan GTR mods: built engine stock turbos (maxed out) 700whp 2015 Hellcat charger: built by gear head fabrications Gear head fab stage 3.5 (e85 fuel) 1991 AWD Eclipse GSX: built 2.0L Built Trans Precision 7685 (30psi) EMS(ecu) tuned by Andre EMS
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  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    01-13-2018, 08:01 PM
    AWSAWS started a thread Ethanol lubrication in N54
    Hello guys, I'm in the UK where we don't have E85 unfortunately. So I was looking at things like toluene and xylene as octane boosters. I've often run toluene in small amounts. I also have port methanol injection. I notice that when running toluene or xylene in these home brew race fuels that a lubricant is often advised. A few drops of marvel mystery oil or similar as the toluene and xylene don't provide what's needed. Ethanol/alcohols are also pointed out as being good solvents that will wash cylinder walls and also don't provide much lubrication. So that made me wonder. Does E85 contain some added lubricants? I never hear of anyone in the states using E85 and adding additional lubricant to the fuel etc. In the UK I and many others use E98 bought for fires. This would definitely not contain a lubricant. However many of us use E25 to E50 so the other 50 to 75% containing gas probably provides the required lubrication. Just interested on people's thoughts. Thanks
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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.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    12-29-2017, 12:37 PM
    Apparently guys have problems with the factory piece cracking. Don't know of Forsaken Motorsports just sharing this option which looks nice:
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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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