• Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest

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      This giveaway is for a Stage I Hybrid Vargas Turbo upgrade (approximately $1699 value):

      Stage 1 Hybrid upgrade: We start with a freshly rebuilt stock unit using all OEM spec internals, carefully machine the OEM compressor and bearing housings, to accept a TD04 14T compressor wheel. For the turbine side we clip the stock wheel to 7 degrees, we also remove the stock waste gate arm and flapper valve prone to rattling and boost loss issues and upgrade it with a 100% stainless steel piece to eliminate all of these known problems. These units also come with brand new factory OEM waste gate actuators. We chose the 14T wheel for the stage 1's because it is a much better match to the stock turbine than the 15T compressor wheel even though it means we have to set up differently to machine the different stages. Stage 1 is the perfect cost effective alternatives to stock OEM replacement turbochargers

      The value of these turbos can also be subtracted from a set of Vargas Stage 2 or Vargas Stage 3 turbos as credit towards those more expensive upgrades. This promotion will run from 12/13/2012 until 1/15/13 at 12:00 AM PST.

      To enter, simply submit your username in this thread. You must have a minimum of 5 reputation points to enter. From your time of entry until the time the contest ends, every whole reputation point earned from the entry rep point amount will count as 1 entry. The more reputation you earn, the more entries you get.

      Example: You enter with 10.5 rep points, contest ends and you have 20.5 rep points at 12:00 AM PST. This would equate to 10 entries. The more entries, the better your odds of winning. If in this example the rep point count was 20.4 it would only count as 9 entries as it is every whole rep point, no exceptions.

      The winner will be drawn at random at a time and date of the administrator's choosing after 1/15/13. Anyone caught cheating will be permanently IP banned, disqualified, and publicly humiliated. Any member can be disqualified from the contest at any time for any reason of the administrator's choosing. Reputation points gained for referrals will be disabled during the time of the contest.

      Good luck everyone! And Happy Holidays, from the GermanBoost Network.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest started by Sticky View original post
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        Good luck to everyone !
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
        Hey, what's up bro? Where you have been? Does your car still sound like a Subi? Click here to enlarge LOL
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        In! BoostAddict
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        BMDoublYou - would love for this to be my first mod.. Click here to enlarge
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Hey, what's up bro? Where you have been? Does your car still sound like a Subi? Click here to enlarge LOL
        Hey man, just staying busy. Had a baby, bought a house, school full time, new job, etc. No more STI sounds here. I had the plugs, injectors, and hpfp replaced a long ways back if I remember right. I just haven't had time to do the car stuff in quite a while, but I'm trying to get back up to speed on things.
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        Turkeybaster115 Oh, the irony, if I should win! Click here to enlarge
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        If I win... I am going stage 2 for sure.
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        Yea Q4, stage 2 would be awesome. Good power bump without having to go crazy on beefing up the rest of the power train and susp of the car.

        And cheers to BB for doing this.