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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 04:59 PM
    we've had people do that in the Mazda tuning scene. a couple tuners would desensitize knock sensors heavily to make a lot of power on a customer car bragging rights. not realizing they were slowly and UN-doubtedly (or they just didn't care) killing the car. Well engine that is. And no, they had no det cans or anything of sorts to actually listen to the real threshold of real vs. fake knock. Thats crazy imo.
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    Because people expect everything for free around here, and want to copy / paste out of pro-tuned maps
    263 replies | 11138 view(s)
  • Chris@Boost Concepts Inc's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 PM
    Hmmm.. maybe the reviewer will chime in, I think he is running low boost on that setup and methanol so of course a single can be used but at what power level it taps out at should be taken into consideration. Perhaps we can get that info from the horses mouth. 3000gt MR can you add some information to this discussion to bring perspective to the review comment? Thanks!! Chris
    43 replies | 954 view(s)
  • ba114's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    ba114 replied to a thread Direct Port Nitrous Injection in N54
    direct port nitrous injection? better be careful or you'll blow the welds on the intake! Make sure you also run a standalone fuel management system. ...not a bad way to spend 10 grand... that's all. i have nothing useful to add here.
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    slightly off topic here with this simple question, as i've seen this mentioned a few times across boards. But.... Whats the issue everyone has with tunes being locked? only ask because i've been professionally tuning a slew of different platforms for almost 15years, and when the ability is there custom tunes were ALWAYS locked. reasoning was for theft and customer tampering if they had the ability to. So, my question honestly and respectfully as the new guy around here. Whats different on this platform, where locking a custom made tune is frowned upon? Thanks for any input. -Justin
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    thanks man. Just trying something a lil more off the beaten path. If it makes power, i have an interest in it....haha. Plus its worked very well in my other car. So why not.
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  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    One of the reviews on the website says this " As far as performance, it performs as you would expect a 450 to. Im running it on a single turbo 6466 and full e85 with PI and haven't found the limit yet." I didnt think a single 450 could support full e85 port injection on a 6466? Most PI guys run a dual walbro setup for the lpfp. Either this flows a lot of fuel and is amazing, it is a type o, or boost is low in this example. Can you elaborate, Chris?
    43 replies | 954 view(s)
  • Stubok's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Okay seems for now PI won't be an option for me. I'm looking at a custom throttle body injection option, using a Fuel-it N55 Kit as a base. Hopefully that will come to something. Otherwise it's going to be Meth. surprised no one has offered any comments on the pro's and cons of OTT fueling vs spraying meth.
    2 replies | 40 view(s)
  • Stucks's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 PM
    Stucks replied to a thread Direct Port Nitrous Injection in N54
    Awesome post. Dont see this much anymore on this platform, but its nice to see some people still have an interest in it. If i could rep you again, i would, but it says i need to spread rep around more before.
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • TTFS's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    This is a DynoCom AWD data linked load bearing dyno. We will be releasing a new piggyback system in the near future that is nothing like the current boxes on the market. We are working on OBD ecu tuning, it is not available just yet.
    29 replies | 1166 view(s)
  • 08_335i's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    08_335i started a thread For Sale: N54 VRSF Catless Downpipes in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Hey guys, so with my switch to single turbo I will no longer be needing my VRSF Catless DP's. I should have them off the car either tonight or tomorrow. They have been on for about 5k miles, and they are wrapped (you can remove if you don't want them wrapped). $260 + shipping for them.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    If the turbine wheel was clearly left out of the photos it is because we are not sharing any more information than we have to decided to share. Honestly we may not release specs on these at all. These are our own turbos, and we may keep all this information proprietary to ward off the copy cats as long as possible.
    94 replies | 3794 view(s)
  • Traf's Avatar
    Today, 03:52 PM
    I gotta say those look good ! But why no pictures of the turbine wheel ?
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  • vegasboy's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    Looks like a really nice kit, I will definitely be purchasing this when the time comes. I am a true DIY guy but for only $60 more to go with the Plug-n-Play version, it's almost not even worth my time. I love that you are providing a great option to us at a fair price! Really refreshing when someone shows up and takes a giant bite out of the price gouging that goes on around here. My guess is you will be taking away quite a few sales from "the other guy". Not to say the "other guys" product isn't excellent. I have heard nothing but great things about his customer service but, it's a little overpriced. Vendors take note: When your prices aren't fair, it creates a need for others to step up and provide a similar product at a better price. This is a small market with a small community, so either play fair or someone will come along who will.
    43 replies | 954 view(s)
  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    This is the secondary NX SAFE fuel supply system.....
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    N54_, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • lulz_m3's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 PM
    lulz_m3 replied to a thread DI Tuning Discussion in N54
    noorj I noticed your calcs used the low energy table for the inj PW, any reason you chose that over the high energy table/values?
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    While Nitrous doesn't directly increase octane. depending on the fuel you use to mix with the system it can. Nitrous does have an INSANE amount of intake charge cooling effect which can also be taken advantage of on the tuning end. This is in reference to a wet shot of course. Which is what i'll be running. To start will be setup for a 50 shot. I'll see how my car in particular handles the smaller shot and see how healthy it feels. Then go up from there. I dont think i'll go any higher than a 150-200shot. Again all dependent on how the engine handles it. For this, im still on the fence whether or not i want to supply the fuel for the nitrous via spliting off the LPFP feed line and having some flow reduced from fueling the engine at high load. OR, if i want to run a separate tank and pump completely separate from the car. NX sells a nice kit just for this. that way i wouldn't need to tax the factory fuel system to much more than it already will be supplying fuel for 20-22psi from the Stock turbos. Im kicking around the idea is if use the secondary fuel system setup to fuel the nitrous i may use METH or E85 in the secondary tank for nitrous fuel. Further decreasing chance of knock. Would just need to adjust the jetting to reflect the fuel used. Car tank fuel will be running no more than E30 for reference. So using the secondary fueling method i could add octane by using meth or e85 as the fuel.
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  • sahyoun's Avatar
    Today, 03:00 PM
    So this "N55" doesnt use LDS? If the only difference between this N55 and the s55 are the cylinder liners, they might as well label the s55 and n55 or vice versa. I would honestly prefer having the cast-in iron cylinder liners instead of the .3mm LDS coating. I wouldnt be surprised if this block was a bit more rigid than the s55.
    35 replies | 5771 view(s)
  • ferocity02's Avatar
    Today, 02:57 PM
    ferocity02 replied to a thread My smoking addiction... in N54
    Do you mean RB's external vacuum-side PCV system? I'm thinking about doing that as well.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 PM
    Look what just showed up..:awesome:
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 PM
    I love the divided V-band Garrett flanges, I almost made a single with one, but decided to go the cast twins route instead, glad I did. Just did another spool test this am. Were seeing 30 psi basically aroundd 3200 rpm, 10 psi at 2250, 20 psi 2800, 25 psi 3K. We have not revved it out yet, just doing low RPM spool tests, but so far EBP has not even hit 1:1. Shits about to get real.
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  • BigM62's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    Quote: "A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency could mean bad things for racers and car enthusiasts across the United States. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the EPA wants to make it illegal to modify your roadgoing car for racing, and could even prohibit the sale of aftermaket parts that mess with emission control devices. Tucked away in an EPA proposal titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 is a section that indicates this sort of vehicle modification is a violation of the clean air act. Here's the exact wording, found on page 862 of an official EPA document: EPA is proposing in 40 CFR 1037.601(a)(3) to clarify that the Clean Air Act does not allow any person to disable, remove, or render inoperative (i.e., tamper with) emission controls on a certified motor vehicle for purposes of competition. SEMA met with the EPA to confirm the agency's intentions, and issued a statement saying, "The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal." The association added, "SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary." Cars used exclusively for racing have not always been held to the same emissions standards as their roadgoing counterparts. This EPA document outlines exactly how the Clean Air Act applied to cars used exclusively for racing, as well as new cars the EPA and various automakers classify as "competition" models. Here, it was simply not allowed to modify cars that would be used for both competitive and recreational use. "This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles," said Chris Kersting, president and CEO of SEMA. The EPA is expected to publish its final regulations in July. Scroll down to read SEMA's official statement.
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    Terry@BMS replied to a thread Single turbo VANOS testing in N54
    The VANOS is specific to the manifold anyway and we know the factory inspired high overlap setup has been doing wonders for the twin scroll setups. So I imagine they would run that. I could have sworn I saw a vband divided flange on some PTE turbo option. Must have been looking at a garret as I don't see it on their site now.
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  • RobNyc's Avatar
    Today, 02:43 PM
    I jumped into a X4 M40i instead :D I'm too tall for the 340 and realized being use to my current X3 there was no way I would go back down to a car.. North East calls for X cars, weather unpredictable =\ You guys are lucky in the south
    26 replies | 1120 view(s)
  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Nice. What are you using to supply and control the supplimental fuel?
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    Correct, basically exactly the same manifold, but with a T4 TS flange. But unless they both run the same turbo, same tuning, same vanos, etc for testing, its apples to oranges, and you really cant compare the two
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  • 3000gt MR's Avatar
    Today, 02:33 PM
    3000gt MR replied to a thread Single turbo VANOS testing in N54
    We can wait another year to see what steed speed or what ever it is to finally get finished. That's a twin scroll log mani right?
    149 replies | 4344 view(s)
  • Mrpikolo's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 PM
    Mrpikolo replied to a thread Direct Port Nitrous Injection in N54
    I have always played with the idea of running nitrous on my car as well. I don't think I'm as ambitious to run a direct port kit. I feel it would be a trade off of direct port meth injection. How much of a shot do you plan on running?
    7 replies | 83 view(s)
  • bcweir's Avatar
    Today, 02:25 PM
    Despite the cost per hp appeal of chevy lsx swaps into bmws, dont be deceived into thinking the swap only costs that of the hardware and mechanical labor. This is NOT a drop in swap and it is NOT plug and play with the oem systems. It involves some cutting of the frame, welding for the mounts, not to mention lots of rewiring work to get it to work with your e36 cluster and electronics. It should also be said that these crossbrand swaps tend to lower the car's resale value (if you care about that) and are generally viewed with greater skepticism by buyers, as there is generally no supported maintenance documention, and most reputable professional shops generally won't touch these bastardized vehicles lacking any documentation whatsoever and generally cant be used with the oem documentation or diagnostic equipment. Lastly if this conversion is done by someone or by an undrground shop lacking mechanical skills (cheap wiring, bad welds) leading to a catastophic failure of the car's structure resulting in serious injury or death to the car's new buyer, you could even get sued. Crossbrand conversions are probably not the place to go if you can't afford to have it done right by professionals. By comparsion, an M60/M62 swap probably involves a lot less welding and fabrication, and aside from a custom driveshaft, can be done almost exclusively with original bmw components. 282 hp is probably not in same class hp wise as an lsx swap, but its probably a lot easier and less likely to be viewed with skepticism by the next buyer.
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