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  • torres_335i's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    torres_335i replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    I Bought Line locks from summit racing for $43 & also bought -Brake Adapter Fitting -4 AN to Fem 10mm x 1.0, Fitting, -Straight -4 AN Female to 1/8 in. NPT Male
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    The McLaren 675LT test numbers from magazines show it is absurdly fast. Magazine times for the Lamborghini Huracan show it is absurdly fast as well running 10.4 @ 135. Based on the magazine test results you would think the cars are fairly even in a drag race, right? Well, they aren't. The McLaren 675LT is almost 500 pounds lighter than the Huracan. The Huracan's all wheel drive system comes with a weight penalty. The Huracan also has less power and its 5.2 liter naturally aspirated V10 has less torque at 412 lb-ft compared to the 516 lb-ft of the McLaren 675LT. On paper the Huracan should have an advantage in the 60 foot but beyond that it's all McLaren. The real world result plays this out with the McLaren on a worse 60 foot running 10.689 @ 135.84 and the Lamborghini running 10.945 @ 127.67. A spread of 8 miles per hour of trap speed is night and day. If the McLaren hooked better the elapsed time spread would be much larger. This race plays out similarly to an MP4-12C vs. tuned Lamborghini Huracan drag race from over a year ago. The Huracan has the better 60 foot thanks to all wheel drive but the McLaren is the faster car. Real world numbers and magazine numbers are very different things.
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  • F3ADM's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 PM
    Yeah the map is quite conservative, it's nice and safe for pump fuel. If I want to turn up the boost I'd need meth injection, as it is now it's dangerously quick, the suspension mods keep it firm and planted, no rear end wiggle. Stock brakes don't feel too strong now either, next mod before additional power will be better brakes, lsd and oil coolers. I could get dual nozzle methanol but want to wait for the port injection meth, that will be serious!
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  • F3ADM's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    This car was meant to be my daily driver, after the misfire and cylinder head issue it's been off the road since December, I don't have another car lol, glad I've got it back now but can't afford to have any more issues and just want it running perfect and safe. I'm recently married too, chose a wrong time for a project car :facepalm It's getting there now though, I'd be lost without the forums!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    Hey JameyKirkl: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    It's still a prototype, hence the 02 sensors missing and it is not divided. They get both of those fixed I can see this manifold becoming popular. Doesn't look that cheap to me... That cast FRS manifold for the supra I linked above made over 1100whp on a 3L 2JZ. There is nothing wrong with cast manifolds. A tubular built correctly will flow better up top but they are much more prone to cracking as there are a ton of welds and thinner walls vs a cast. I hope they also decide to make a top mount: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-M3-S54-engines-T4-Cast-Twin-scroll-Turbo-Manifold-TMB03T4-SPA-Turbo-/182050385652
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    Yeah but is it just me or does this manifold feel kind of cheap? I guess they are still working on it so who knows. Seems like we are being flooded with turbo upgrade options.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:43 AM
    Why desperate? We have plenty of good tuners. If he can't deliver might as well try someone else.
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    135pats replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    That exists! At least as a one-off. Major $$$$ though
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:36 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Care to provide more details? How much money, where did you buy it from, what you needed to do, etc.?
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  • Fishayyy's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    Fishayyy replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    Dry Sump
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    The BMW i8 is an interesting car as it showcases the future but also pushes BMW's styling language to the limit. BMW enthusiasts have waited a long time for a high performance BMW halo car but the i8 simply is not that. It's more of a promotional tool for BMW 'i' and a way for BMW to claim to be energy efficient while producing 5300+ pound twin turbo V8 SUV's. The current BMW i8 performs fairly well with 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a 1/4 mile sprint of 12.3 @ 114. Basically E92 M3 level performance except for more than twice the price. The i8 will struggle against a Porsche 718 Boxster S. For almost $140k you expect a big more from the i8 in the performance area. Well, an increase to 420 horsepower from the current 357 is modest but will do wonders. BMW is expected to increase output of the 1.5 liter B38 three-cylinder turbo engine as well as the electric motor. BimmerBoost says stick a B48 2.0 liter four-cylinder under the hood and be done with it but when does BMW ever do what the enthusiasts want to see these days? We will have to wait and see what the actual specs are and also if BMW increases the range with higher capacity batteries. For now, this is all speculation from an Autocar UK report. If they are right, the facelifted i8 will debut alongside a Spyder as a 2018 model year car. Source
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  • Terry@BMS's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    There are quite a few viable sensors. I documented the testing of a bunch of them in this thread: www.bimmerboost.com/showthread.php?71419-N20-and-Maxboost-trying-to-understand-exactly-what-maxboost-does The scaling varies by sensor and doesn't always match what you'd expect. One problem I've found with the Bosch sensors are the calibration. It's not as solid as the Continental sensors (factory and 3.5bar N20) and can vary up to around plus or minus 0.1v. To counter that in the latest JB4 firmware I've written in a calibration routine like the OEM uses where the Bosch sensor is calibrated against the MAP sensor in the intake manifold at startup and that value stored in JB4 memory for the next startup. Anyway we have no plans to offer anything other than the Bosch 4bar kit at this time. For everyone else just use the 3.5bar N20 sensor.
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  • RSL's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    Nice. I thought it would take a bit more boost than that for 500whp on them. Timing up top seems plenty safe too, might be headroom, but I'll be really happy if I'm in the same ballpark on 93.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    It looks like it is still in development as there are no 02s etc. So no pricing yet afaik. Usually cast manifolds are cheap, they also are less prone to cracking etc: http://stores.ebay.com/spaturbo/ http://www.suprastore.com/2jcairtuexma.html http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/121704162406?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true Cast manifolds means options like this for the n54: http://fsrmotorsports.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=29&Itemid=87&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=87 I said it years ago and I will say it again: the days of upgraded stock frames are going to come to an end like on the Supra. Only people who run them will be for emission reasons. When I can buy a single capable of 600whp on 93 or stock frames which max out at 500 for the same cost with significantly higher reliability, easier install, etc.
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  • jyamona@motiv's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 AM
    Seems like it's still WIP, but will be another options eventually. Based on other offerings I'd guess around $700-800?
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  • torres_335i's Avatar
    Today, 11:09 AM
    torres_335i replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Here is my Line Lock setup i did.
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  • 135pats's Avatar
    Today, 11:08 AM
    135pats replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    I want moar revs and a proper automatic solution. Both are pie in the sky as of now.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    So this is another option? What does it cost?
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 11:02 AM
    Anyone?
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  • bimmerislife's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    found a site that might do it for my fellow unfortunate bmw owners its bpm motorsport. waiting for a reply
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    Last year back in August BimmerBoost member @RingMeister01 shared his ESS-Tuning horror story when attempting to get an S55 engine turbo upgrade from ESS. What followed was forum censorship, ESS saying he is not allowed to publicly share development details, and @RingMeister01 saying he will take them to court. That was almost ten months ago. What happened since then? Did this get resolved? Did ESS-Tuning step up to the plate and do the right thing? Hardly. Here it is from the horse's mouth as BimmerBoost asked @RingMeister01 what happened: Basically, the ESS 'dealer' a guy named IMG on the forums ran away with the money. Asbjorn Bohn and Roman at ESS-Tuning did nothing to help. They just did what they could to get this off the forums and ignored any resolution. Roman posted publicly that he could get a refund to quell the forums but it was just all talk and no refund was provided: Quality customer service, eh? Roman is now apparently gone from ESS-Tuning. That is a good thing. Who wants to deal with this? @RingMeister01 unfortunately was a guinea pig without knowing it and ended up paying for ESS development out of his own pocket. That brings up a bigger question though, what is the state of ESS-Tuning upgrades for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 S55 motor? You will notice these turbo upgrades are still not available for sale from ESS and you will be hard pressed to find any positive results with them. Well, BimmerBoost follows the aftermarket BMW scene very closely and we do not see anything significant from ESS on the S55 platform. Thus far, we have major tales of failure such as this one. Oh, sure, they will offer ECU flash tunes as the flash leaks out to everyone who claims to be a tuner. This highlights a bigger issue though with ESS-Tuning. Their sole domain of success is really S65 supercharger kits on the previous generation E9X M3 S65 V8. How does putting together a Vortech based supercharger kit thanks to having European software sources supplying them with a tune to make it work equate to them having ability across all BMW platforms let alone new turbocharged M's? It doesn't. If BimmerBoost were to guess Roman saw the writing on the wall and left. ESS-Tuning is not going to be much of a factor in the turbo era. You have plenty of experienced turbo tuners already dominating the platforms. ESS-Tuning can't compete with them. AMS realized ESS-Tuning's abilities were overrated a while ago. Frankly, they will likely have to source hardware and tuning from others just like they did previously. It's just that this time around they are late to the party and already overmatched. They can't and won't catch up. The supercharger market on the E9X platform is pretty much tapped out and ESS-Tuning did well controlling the largest S65 V8 forum which is available to the highest bidder. Dissenting opinions were squashed/deleted, users who did not support ESS were banned, and the consensus became ESS-Tuning was the best BMW tuner in the world. They made a lot of money this way at the expense of the community and open dialogue. Fortunately, the BMW turbo era is exposing ESS-Tuning for what they actually are which is nobody special.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Welcome Tiny, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Torgus replied to a thread N54 component wish list in N54
    cams and a 9k redline.
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 AM
    V8Bait replied to a thread MHD maps - my findings in N54
    If you're dialing in boost control you'll want ones like rpm, timing cyl 1, pedal position, throttle position, boost target/actual/mean, MAF, WGDC base/%/after PID, load req/actual etc etc. To make room I don't log individual cylinder corrections, iat, lpfp, STFT and afr only one bank etc. Once boost is dialed in I change that around some.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    I'd prefer for Andy to do it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Put it together! You're the vendor. I'll gladly help you promote it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread Line lock kit in N54
    Makes sense. When they struggled to pay their advertising bill here you could tell it was falling apart. If you can't afford to advertise here where the hell can you afford to advertise?
    45 replies | 653 view(s)
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