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    Vi Engineered Garrett 3884GTW ball bearing 62/65mm N54 single turbo kit

    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.

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    So what do they bring to the table? This:

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Vi Engineered
    Our N54 turbo kit is a full turn key installation kit. Comes with your option of 62mm or 65mm Garrett 3884GTW ball bearing turbo charger. We chose this turbo option over other turbo manufactures due to the reliability of Garrett products. These units are water cooled, which in turn adds a much longer life span to a turbo charger. The kit also comes with a pair of 38mm Tial wastegates, and a downpipe that matches your factory BMW dual exhaust ports.
    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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    Yay another st kit for the n54.......said Noone ever

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BPCMotorsports Click here to enlarge
    Yay another st kit for the n54.......said Noone ever
    Oh I'm sorry, does this product conflict with your core business?

    Wait, it doesn't?

    So you're just talking $#@! for no reason then?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135Hoser Click here to enlarge
    Oh I'm sorry, does this product conflict with your core business?

    Wait, it doesn't?

    So you're just talking $#@! for no reason then?

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    I see we all still have our senses of humor early this Saturday morning...

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    I have been following VIE for years and have seen development on this kit. They do amazing work, it'll be nice to see another company building high quality turbo kits. There is another company starting to build a kits too from what I hear.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DOCRace Click here to enlarge
    There is another company starting to build a kits too from what I hear.
    Who?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I see we all still have our senses of humor early this Saturday morning...
    Ah, so when that vendor is (sarcastically?) derogative towards a new maker that's A-OK, but should a user (derogatorily) inquire about that, that's what gets poo-poo'd?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135Hoser Click here to enlarge
    Ah, so when that vendor is (sarcastically?) derogative towards a new maker that's A-OK, but should a user (derogatorily) inquire about that, that's what gets poo-poo'd?
    More or less.

    I think you may be being a *bit* too serious though.

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    I like the GTW turbos and they are VERY well priced, however the CHRA is thicker than the GT/GTX and comparable Precision turbos, so fitting a proper filter behind the headlight is probably not possible with the more limited clearance this turbo leaves. I'm glad to see people starting to use them, though.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135Hoser Click here to enlarge
    Oh I'm sorry, does this product conflict with your core business?

    Wait, it doesn't?

    So you're just talking $#@! for no reason then?

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    Not talking $#@!, and it does not conflict with our business in the least as we really don't focus alot on the N54. (market is too saturated). Which brings me to my point, it seems like everyone and their uncle has a hand in the N54 market. At what point does it just not make sense anymore ya know? No hate for the company, If their quality is on par with Doc race then it's nothing but good things moving forward (we are a vendor for Doc race and have nothing but respect for those kits). Im just tired of all those kids in their basements thinking they are some gods gift to the N54 and can throw some pipes together, pick a turbo and call themselves a company (JPwerkz).

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Who?
    You might have already wrote an article on them, You Wish.

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    Thats a good turbo for the money too.

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    I just installed this kit on my car last weekend. Fab work is top notch.

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    I BELIEVE this is the guy from AR Design?? Correct me if I'm wrong.
    2007 Jet Black E90 335xi "The Mistress" / RB Next Gens / RB EVO Intake / E50 / FuelitS2 / 5" Stepped FMIC / VRSF DPs / Synapse BOV and Charge Pipe / Alpina Flash / Muffler Delete w/ 4in Black Tips / DCI / 19x8.5 Satin Black Squared Enkei Raijins / 245/35/r19 Bridgestone Potenza S04 Pole Position / 20mm Rear Spacers / 2 10" Rockford Fosgate's Added to Logic7 (15 total speakers!)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by I6+TT=FTW Click here to enlarge
    I BELIEVE this is the guy from AR Design?? Correct me if I'm wrong.
    Can anyone confirm?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cd919 Click here to enlarge
    I just installed this kit on my car last weekend. Fab work is top notch.
    Would be great if you started a thread and posted some pics/details.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Can anyone confirm?
    Correct. Jon was the lead fabricator at AR for a few years.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cd919 Click here to enlarge
    Correct. Jon was the lead fabricator at AR for a few years.
    I'm familiar with him. He has talent.

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