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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    How I feel when I see a car with a Dinan badge. Or an e$%post sticker.
    11 replies | 435 view(s)
  • Aces's Avatar
    Today, 04:53 AM
    Since Vivid is local to me I see a lot of stickers on windows at local meets. Kinda just lets me know those guys don't really know much.
    11 replies | 435 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 AM
    I think it might have been a good idea to space some of this stuff out into separate threads but your call.
    3 replies | 35 view(s)
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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 AM
    Hey Everyone, itís about time for some exciting announcements from VTT. This has been a long time coming! As most of you know, I've taken over online representation for Vargas -but that's not the only thing I do for fun. The overarching announcement is that VTT is now one piece of a bigger group; Vargas Performance Group, or VPG. There are 3 major parts of VPG: 1: VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies): Turbocharger Manufacture/Repair/Upgrades/Sales 2: VPP (Vargas Performance Products): Performance Parts Manufacture/Sales 3: VHP (Vargas Hi Performance): Turbocharger & Performance Parts Installation/Service Iíll quickly go over some announcements as they pertain to each category: VTT NEWS GC's: This is the one many of you have been waiting for. You know the ones -the stock location twin turbo setup that made 736 whp. Just look at the power under the curve! Street spool will be even better! The VTT GCís have started arriving and the first sets have shipped. We expect a second shipment shortly and the remainder of them by the first week in June. The plan is to quickly get caught up on all existing orders and soon after be in a position such that they are available for same day shipping. Note for those who got the ceramic coating; as of this week, itís adding around a week to the ship date. Bundles: GCís can now be bundled with installation ($1000 for inst. labor at VHP, more on that later) and/or a PTF tune ($249 for a MHD tune, $499 for a MHD tune with PI) 93 Octane Testing: I know there are some unfortunate souls out there who don't have access to E85 and for whatever reason don't want to use methanol. For them, we WILL be doing some pump gas testing. Expect this late 2nd quarter/very early 3rd quarter (read that: around July).I don't even want to speculate on dyno numbers -we'll find out while testing and post those results. VPP NEWS Vargas Performance Products. These are all teasers -think of this post as a quick look into the VPP crystal ball looking forward. Here are a few things in the works for VPP and one thing we're just too excited about not to share: Line Lock Kit: Here are a couple development pics -not final config by any means. This will fit all E9X and E8X, not sure about 535's or Z4's -we'll be looking for testers there down the road. Port Injection Plate with Top Mount Injectors: Anyone say they wanted an N54 port injection kit with top mount injectors? We heard you, and we agree -if you can fit them, top mounts are worth doing. We can and we are. ~3rd quarter 2016. S55 Love: We're not just playing with N54's here... the S55 gets some love too -how about some port injection (bottom mount -no room up top)? Oh, and GC's for the S55 are already in process -very late 2016/early 2017 release on those. Transmission Fun: By now everyone and their grandmother has heard the awesome news about Nizpro and the magic they're doing with transmissions. We're working directly with them and will have one the first fully built and flashed transmissions from them. While this (obviously) isn't a VPP product, we're very excited about this and have some high hopes for this really being a huge jump forward for the platform. VHP NEWS Wouldn't you rather have your turbos installed by the same guys who made them? A shop that understands turbos and has 100+ installs under their belts? If you're within driving distance of Hayward, CA, you can buy turbos, schedule an install, and have VHP install them for $1000 labor. Of course you still need to buy your gaskets (we have an installation kit for $230) and do an oil change while you're there, but it makes for a pretty good deal -especially after the GC's are in stock and available same-day. OTHER STUFF Expect more updates with more products, more accurate ship-by dates and more options for everyone. And I'm just getting started... Chris
    3 replies | 35 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:21 AM
    Let's give him a chance and not crucify him.
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • harms's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 AM
    harms replied to a thread Oscillating throttle issue in N54
    With Winkfp nothing happened- it programmed fully but the issue remained. I had a lot trouble getting ISTA-P myself to work correctly (long story), so ended up getting it all done at BMW for a huge cost. Their update using ISTA-P fixed the issue.
    98 replies | 3839 view(s)
  • harms's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 AM
    harms replied to a thread Oscillating throttle issue in N54
    Go to BMW, and ask them for a full re-program of the ECU and TCU modules using ISTA-P to the latest firmware. If already on the latest firmware, over-write it.
    98 replies | 3839 view(s)
  • Forcedownunder's Avatar
    Today, 03:57 AM
    Nice announcement guys. Looking forward to what's in store for later this year. That line lock kit is particularly appealing. Keep pushing he platform forward. ��
    3 replies | 33 view(s)
  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    Hey Everyone, Itís about time for some exciting announcements from VTT. This has been a long time coming! As most of you know, I've taken over online representation for Vargas -but that's not the only thing I do for fun. The overarching announcement is that VTT is now one piece of a bigger group; Vargas Performance Group, or VPG. There are 3 major parts of VPG: 1: VTT (Vargas Turbocharger Technologies): Turbocharger Manufacture/Repair/Upgrades/Sales 2: VPP (Vargas Performance Products): Performance Parts Manufacture/Sales 3: VHP (Vargas Hi Performance): Turbocharger & Performance Parts Installation/Service Iíll quickly go over some announcements as they pertain to each category: VTT NEWS GC's: This is the one many of you have been waiting for. You know the ones -the stock location twin turbo setup that made 736 whp. Just look at the power under the curve! Street spool will be even better! The VTT GCís have started arriving and the first sets have shipped. We expect a second shipment shortly and the remainder of them by the first week in June. The plan is to quickly get caught up on all existing orders and soon after be in a position such that they are available for same day shipping. Note for those who got the ceramic coating; as of this week, itís adding around a week to the ship date. Bundles: GCís can now be bundled with installation ($1000 for inst. labor at VHP, more on that later) and/or a PTF tune ($249 for a MHD tune, $499 for a MHD tune with PI) 93 Octane Testing: I know there are some unfortunate souls out there who don't have access to E85 and for whatever reason don't want to use methanol. For them, we WILL be doing some pump gas testing. Expect this late 2nd quarter/very early 3rd quarter (read that: around July).I don't even want to speculate on dyno numbers -we'll find out while testing and post those results. VPP NEWS Vargas Performance Products. These are all teasers -think of this post as a quick look into the VPP crystal ball looking forward. Here are a few things in the works for VPP and one thing we're just too excited about not to share: Line Lock Kit: Here are a couple development pics -not final config by any means. This will fit all E9X and E8X, not sure about 535's or Z4's -we'll be looking for testers there down the road. Port Injection Plate with Top Mount Injectors: Anyone say they wanted an N54 port injection kit with top mount injectors? We heard you, and we agree -if you can fit them, top mounts are worth doing. We can and we are. ~3rd quarter 2016. S55 Love: We're not just playing with N54's here... the S55 gets some love too -how about some port injection (bottom mount -no room up top)? Oh, and GC's for the S55 are already in process -very late 2016/early 2017 release on those. Transmission Fun: By now everyone and their grandmother has heard the awesome news about Nizpro and the magic they're doing with transmissions. We're working directly with them and will have one the first fully built and flashed transmissions from them. While this (obviously) isn't a VPP product, we're very excited about this and have some high hopes for this really being a huge jump forward for the platform. VHP NEWS Wouldn't you rather have your turbos installed by the same guys who made them? A shop that understands turbos and has 100+ installs under their belts? If you're within driving distance of Hayward, CA, you can buy turbos, schedule an install, and have VHP install them for $1000 labor. Of course you still need to buy your gaskets (we have an installation kit for $230) and do an oil change while you're there, but it makes for a pretty good deal -especially after the GC's are in stock and available same-day. OTHER STUFF Expect more updates with more products, more accurate ship-by dates and more options for everyone. And I'm just getting started... Chris
    3 replies | 33 view(s)
  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    Usually companies test their products for performance and reliability before releasing them to the public. Along with some results. I guess that's not how business is done in Russia.
    5 replies | 141 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    ^^^Time to take advantage of the savings ^^^
    457 replies | 26348 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
    119 replies | 7531 view(s)
  • CS@MFactory's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    All PMs replied to :)
    225 replies | 12842 view(s)
  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    RNS-11Z replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I think some of you who have doubts should do some Google search on nizpro and what they have done with the zf box.
    30 replies | 691 view(s)
  • pr3ci5n335i's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    He only got neg rep'd 3x. Not sure what the big deal is. This guy is new so obviously he doesn't know how many people dislike VTT. He's learning. This is from BMS's MT E92 that had the shitty built motor. That motor is now out of the car and being replaced with a stock internal motor. What info are you looking for?
    118 replies | 25628 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 AM
    To tell you the truth I can always come to you regardless with or without Bimmerfest.
    28 replies | 1639 view(s)
  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 01:35 AM
    When I say bushings are the same I mean the same size. M3 subframe bushings are different (but interchangeable) with 335i ones.
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    I'm 90% sure that the subframe bushings are the same, two front diff bushings are the same but the rear diff bushing is different. M3 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=PM92-EUR-02-2010-E90N-BMW-M3&diagId=33_1408 135i/335i http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=UC92-EUR-12-2010-E82-BMW-135i&diagId=33_1407
    2 replies | 128 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    With the 5.5 liter M157 V8 on the market for a while now (and being slowly phased out) a lot of cars will be coming out of their warranty period and owners will be seeking more power. Fortunately, Weistec has them covered with upgraded forged pistons and rods. These pistons and rods are a direct replacement for the factory pieces meaning the bore and stroke stay the same. Additionally, the factory crankshaft can still be utilized. Take a look at the AMG factory M157 piston and rod vs. the Weistec design: The factory rod isn't a toothpick but the Weistec pieces are much beefier and able to support much more power and torque. Additionally, the Weistec wrist pin design is stronger than the OEM pin. You also have ceramic coated tops for the pistons which helps with heat resistance/dissipation and the skirts reduce friction thanks to a teflon coating. Yes, these do not come cheap at $7999.99 but you certainly get what you pay for. KEY FEATURES: Maintains Factory Compression Ratio Ceramic Coated Piston Tops Teflon Coated Pistons Skirts Billet Connecting Rods Improved Wrist Pin Design Performance Ring Set Included High Strength/Quality Design and Construction Increased Power Capacity and Heat Dissipation Product Page: http://weistec.com/weistec-forged-rods-and-pistons-m157.html
    0 replies | 92 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Maybe. It imported though now and works. Seems more like a network hiccup.
    118 replies | 25628 view(s)
  • m5james's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 AM
    Toolman, can you email me your parts list breakdown to m5james@yahoo.com. We'd spoken in the past about determining what could be used and what should be tossed from my f'ed over kit, but if you've compiled a nicely made list, I'd like to look into finishing this project off again. Ultimately I'd rather send you EVERRYTHING I got from Jens and have you make something out of it on your own time, but I'm sure you're a busy man as well.
    486 replies | 34245 view(s)
  • Nugs's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    Probably because it's restricted to members of the Facebook group. Reuploaded.
    118 replies | 25628 view(s)
  • PDU's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    Damn, I get it though. I don't even wanna go to be honest but I have a booth so now I'm stuck. I'll have extra chairs just in case you change your mind though. My car is almost back to stock so it won't even be on display, I'll have a pretty sweet M2 with our DP at the booth though which will be cool, great looking car.
    28 replies | 1639 view(s)
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