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  • 4doorbmwpower's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Can someone tell me more than just... its really hard? so is hacking into the pentagon and people still do it. WE PUT A MAN ON THE MOON! can we please find a company that can give us custom TCU flashing? I have emailed a company that does TCU flashing for Ferrari and Porsche, maybe they know a guy.
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  • MM Performance's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Ive been working on a project for the N54 community for a couple months but had not announced it since I wanted to be sure the concept was feasible. I have done enough now to know the concept is good so ready to share my R&D progress with the community. Description It is a TD04L-20T with true 20T native compressor housing. The 20T mistubishi profile compressor wheel is a forged billet wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner. The Turbo consist of a TD04 bearing housing modified to connect to stock oil lines, coolant lines and stock turbine housing. The turbine housing has been modified to accept the TD04L turbine and flange up to the TD04 bearing housing. The kit will include upgraded inlet pipe system and also charge pipe system optimized for the high flowing native 20T compressor housing which is over twice the size/flow of stock compressor housing. This will make sure the turbos are flowing to their maximum potential along with the upgraded plumbing for the turbo included. This turbo can push up to 35psi of boost and not sure what the actual WHP will be on the N54, but with proper fueling and meth cooling should be in the 750whp range theoretically at those boost levels near redline according to estimated compressor map and turbo HP calcs, only testing will prove if this is possible and I intend to test the prototypes to these levels with proper port injection and stage 3 LPFP. Schedule Current schedule is to finish development of the prototype set by the end of April/early May and install on my car and test and tune/dyno by the end of May. If all goes well I plan to get 10 beta test units out in June. If that goes well, start selling the kits to you all in July or August. I have completed my test fit on an N54 motor and finalized the designs for the wastegate actuator mounting and modifications and charge pipe (turbo to IC) design as well as making sure everything is going to fit on the engine. Everything went perfect on the fitup of the turbo to the engine so thats when I decided it was time to start sharing R&D progress with the N54 community. Pricing Dont have my final production pricing yet price point will be $3050 for both turbos, $450 for the basic inlet kit and $500 for the charge pipes from turbo to intercooler. If you already own my inlet pipe system, obviously no need to buy that. Only thing needed to adapt my inlet pipe system to the new turbos is two new elbows and everything else works Testing On my prototype system I plan to do dyno test and tune and push them to the maximum as I will have all the supporting fuel mods needed. I will be doing full logging of course. In addition, I will be doing custom turbo logging never before seen on the N54. Not only will I be logging EGT and backpressure (done before) to check health of the turbine but also I will log pressure and temperature at the turbo inlet and also at the turbo outlet which will tell me exactly what pressure ratios the turbo is working at and also at what efficiency. This compressor logging has never been done to my knowledge on the N54 but is the only real way to understand the compressor health during turbo operation. Quality The turbos are purchased from a large turbo supplier. I bought the CHRA from them to my specs which were basically TD04 bearing housing with 04L turbine and 20T billet 6x6 compressor wheel with extended tip technology from BorgWarner (for more boost). I also ordered the CHRA with upgraded thrust bearing, actually the highest upgrade possible, steel thrust bearing mitsubishi uses in the rally turbo cars where turbos REALLY get beat on and need bullet proof bearings. The compressor housing is the native 20T housing (over 2x more flow area) for TD04 and the entire CHRA is assembled and balanced by the manufacturer on a VSR machine they have in house and individual report provided for confirmation. I get the turbine housing machined at a CNC machine shop locally that deals with very high tolerance precision drilling tool parts and I assemble the CHRA to the turbine housing and wastegates "in my garage" and bench test wastegates on the turbos to ensure proper setting. Pics Now some pics to show you some progress :) Current Status update so quick update. We are doing a new manufacturing process for these hybrid turbos that has never been done before...well here is a sneak peak. The turbo manufacturer has designed a custom TD04 bearing housing that will flange up to the stock turbine manifold and bolt up to stock coolant and oil lines and will be investment cast to OEM (mitsubishi) specifications by a factory that also does casting for the OEM. To my knowledge this has never before been done on hybrid turbos for the N54. This will provide a true TD04 CHRA and will increase quality and reduce cost and be a MUCH cleaner solution in my opinion. This coupled with getting the right fittings designed and machined for the VSR machine is the reason I dont have my prototype turbos installed already but the delay is well worth it for the custom cast TD04 center section. I have partnered with the turbo manufacturer and he has made significant investments in the tooling required to manufacture the custom cast TD04 bearing housings but it will pay dividends in the long run in many respects. Also I am finalizing the charge pipes from turbos to intercooler and expect to complete those in a couple weeks and will have the turbo wastegate rod extensions complete also in a couple weeks as well as the wastegate mounting plate. Currently I expect to get the turbos delivered in early May and then in May I will be installing and working out the bugs and hopefully dyno tuning to max power by the end of May or early June. below is a sneak peak pic of the solid model design for the custom TD04 bearing housing design
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  • spxxx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:20 PM
    spxxx started a thread Bye Bye TunerPro ;) in N54
    Hey guys, Posting on behalf of a buddy who will chime in with more info... Hey guys. I've been very busy with a few projects I'm working on, but they are all coming together. I kind of pushed this one to the front because I don't like TunerPro very much. It is slow, a bit clunky, cell shading isn't the best, comparing bins is limited, and most of all, you need to define separate "tables" for axis breakpoints. Well, NO MORE! This took a large amount of "up front" manual work, but going forward it will be much easier adding new tables defs thanks to the different XML format. The de facto standard for editing bins going forward is going to be EcuFlash. If any of you come from the Evo / Subaru world, this will be very familiar to you. If not, there is basically no learning curve coming from TunerPro either. Just benefits. Added benefits: - you can edit table axis breakpoints right on the main table - no need to "load XDF" (correct def is loaded automatically when you pick your bin) - better performance 3D view - can have table windows on two different monitors easily - nicer colors - etc. I expect to have an XML ready for release by sometime next week. I've attached a screenshot below for reference. See if you can spot one of the new tables
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    Yesterday, 06:01 PM
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    Some awesome smack talk here from Cadillac. Specifically from Cadillac president (and GM Executive Vice President) Johan de Nysschen formerly of Audi. You may remember that Cadillac tried to troll the Germans last month but it came off somewhat forced. This is much better. Much, much better: Strong words from the Cadillac president but it is the type of thing as an enthusiast you like to see. He pulls no punches informing the Germans this is not about horsepower, torque, or acceleration as they are already beaten there. He is right, the LT4 supercharged V8 going in the CTS-V is no joke. He does not just point to the CTS-V but also the new ATS-V models. Cadillac is attacking across the spectrum but it is important to note the cars are being built to be well rounded. That is why de Nysschen brings up handling, braking, steering, and cornering performance. Is Cadillac-V the new Sheriff in town? Let's get the cars on the road first but one has to love the confidence here. This is much better than photoshopping pictures of an ATS-V next to an AMG or M car. The Germans needs a wake up call and if anyone is going to give them one it is going to be the Americans and in the luxury segment specifically Cadillac. Go get 'em boys, show them how overrated the Germans truly are (and have been for some time).
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    500+ wheel horsepower N55's are almost becoming routine. Recently we saw a Pure Turbo Stage 2 upgraded F30 335i cross the 500+ wheel horsepower mark. Well, here is yet another 500+ wheel horsepower N55 although what makes this one different is that it is a DCT car. Why does this matter? Well, because the DCT offers very quick shifts (which we saw pay dividends in a real world race) and because the stock transmission is holding this level of power and torque. How much power and torque? 520 horsepower and 517 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. This is achieved with full bolt ons in addition to the Pure Turbos upgrade, meth injection, and a Cobb/JB4 stack for tuning. The race to 600+ whp is on in the N55 scene.
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    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    dose anyone know what to use for a flax plate to mate the s85 to zf6hp. and is it posable to have two water to air intercoolers under the trucks rad.
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