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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 AM
    In the N54 world there are three transmissions mated to the motor as sold by BMW. There is a manual 6-speed, dual clutch transmission, and an automatic from ZF (ZF Friedrichshafen AG) which has six speeds and has the model name 6HP21. High power N54's have thus far been relegated to the manual transmission as the clutch can easily be upgraded. The dual clutch transmission is in far less N54 powered cars and although upgrades are available the amount of DCT guys pushing big power with a huge single turbo for example is relatively small at least as it pertains to N54 motors. The odd man out has been the automatic yet it is numerically the option with the most cars on the road. Why? Why has the automatic been so tough to upgrade? Well, there are a few reasons. For one, nobody has (until now) cracked the TCU or transmission control unit. Additionally, even if you have software control of the transmission there really are not any serious material upgrades that can hold big torque from say a big turbo kit. Oh, sure, people will point to Level 10 transmission upgrades but the reality is Level 10 is only an option to replace factory parts and get a broken transmission working again. They have never demonstrated an ability to hold the kind of power the manuals hold. That is where Propulsive Dynamics comes in. Their proprietary G3 material works in concert with Kolene Steels, a proprietary patent-pend bi-metallic bushing alloy and increased surface area in the holding clutches, to result in an increase in holding capacity of 30.4%. This friction increase is not some number pulled out of thin air but a result of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) testing. Pretty awesome stuff, right? There is much more information to come but for now rest assured automatic N54 fans that a serious upgrade that can handle whatever you throw at it is on the horizon. That means we will finally see N54's take that next step forward especially when it comes to times on the drag strip. Is 2016 the year of the N54 automatic? It sure is shaping up that way.
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  • eric84405's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    My 2009 535 got totaled when an old guy ran a light and t-boned me, I took my cryogenic frozen rotors and pads off the car as they only had 500 miles on them. I forgot to take the cable that interfaces with the i-drive to tell you how much mileage you have left on the brakes. Can I use the ones from the brakes I am now replacing? Thanks. Eric
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    Yesterday, 06:25 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Asli.marouane.
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  • mykal's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    For sale N54 ER chargepipe long version, OEM DV style, anodized black, with one meth bung. Black anodizing has changed to a slight "purple" hue over time, also few scuffs to surface. I shaved down the meth bung a bit with a dremel to fit my CM meth injector flush. Also removed the brace that connected to the alternator. Will post more pictures. CP will ship with meth plug, tmap screws, 2.5" silicone hose with two clamps, and four connection tubes (two are extra) with four hose clamps as show. Price $275 Also for sale two black Forge diverter valves with yellow springs installed. DVs recently cleaned and serviced. Some scuffs to surface. Valves will ship with green springs, shims, and recirculating tubes with four hose clamps as shown. Price $225 Would like to sell these together but willing to split. I'm located in Las Vegas, NV. Will ship to 48 states, so 'Merica only please. PayPal payment preferred, price can include shipping if you pay fees, or we can work something out. Please reply or PM.
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    Yesterday, 06:37 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Thomas.hood.
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    Yesterday, 07:33 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum NextLevel.
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    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum presterone.
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    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum chabinnoir.
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    Yesterday, 09:06 AM
    hownella, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    Hey LottieRown: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum LatonyaWil.
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    AMZJenny5, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum e39M5s62.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum RoseanneJa.
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    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
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    Yesterday, 09:28 AM
    Welcome Cid Grad, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Welcome Because_sebass, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    Welcome JVE90RB, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 AM
    Whoa there McLaren! Not so fast. This talk coming from McLaren boss Ron Dennis sounds pretty good. He said, "I honestly believe that the next world champions after Mercedes will be McLaren. We'll get to that goal before other people." Will they though? McLaren has not won a race since the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2012. Mercedes-AMG won the Formula championship in 2014 and 2015. Is this year really shaping up any differently? The only thing that stopped Mercedes-AMG from winning the last race was their own drivers crashing into each other. The upcoming Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday is only the sixth race of the calendar so it is more than mathematically possible for someone to catch and pass Mercedes-AMG in the standings: It just does not look like it will be McLaren that does it. Only Ferrari and Red Bull seem to be putting up any kind of fight and Mercedes is still dominating. Realistically, McLaren doesn't have a shot until next year and Ron Dennis knows it. Plus, Honda really needs to improve their motor. Good luck with that. Source
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    So the BMW factory rod bearings are an N54 problem too?
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  • The Ghost's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 AM
    Routing three pumps is simple. Use the Radium tank which is setup for three, then use a 3-1 Y to a -8 or -10 line then T to your choice of lines for the HPFP/Pi split (I'm going to do -8/-6 split). Tony shared all of this in his thread linked above.
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  • J. Dub's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    J. Dub replied to a thread Nizpro cracked N54 6AT tcu? in N54
    I wait for you with held breath....
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  • J. Dub's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    God damn this is upsetting. I had a blown motor and I was all stock. (Last year at 75k miles) but it was covered under my CPO. Issue was rod bearing as well. What the fuck is going on in these N54's that we keep shitting rod bearings?
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  • hotrodmartin's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 AM
    Will the flywheel fit the twindisc clutch kits?
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  • J. Dub's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    SO what are people's thoughts on what AD-E offers vs RB's external PCV option A kit that Rob sells? BostonBeemah I see you run the RB external kit in your sig. Is yours the option A? Why did you switch to what RB offers? I have BMS OCC currently but figured I should also block the ports and tap but wasn't sure who to go with. RB's kit or AD-E's
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    This is something I can definitely make: Makes 9–12 INGREDIENTS: 2 large white onions 3–4 slices mozzarella cheese 2 cups flour 5 eggs 2 cups bread crumbs Oil, for frying Marinara sauce INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Peel and cut onions into 1-centimeter rings, then separate the rings. 2. Slice the mozzarella into 4 even strips, and place a smaller onion ring in the center of a larger one. Fill the gap between the rings with strips of mozzarella. Repeat with remaining onion rings and freeze them for 1 hour. 3. Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls. Dip each prepared ring into the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs, then back into the egg, and one last time into the bread crumbs. Repeat with the remaining onion rings. 4. Heat the oil in a pot over high heat. Fry the rings until golden brown, being careful not to fry them for too long as the cheese may ooze out completely. 5. Serve with marinara!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 AM
    I keep looking on Craigslist for a Weber 22 inch smokey mountain but the one that come up sold :( I'm going to keep it up but basically this thread is so awesome along with all the info posted that I can't wait to start smoking. I have a feeling that is what I'm going to be doing every NFL Sunday. Also been researching recipes and such. Look at this: Helpful Information Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Smoker Temp: 225-240F Meat Finish Temp: 160F Recommended Wood: Oak or Pecan What You’ll Need 2 lbs ground breakfast sausage (Jimmy Deans, JC Potter, etc.) 1 lb original or thin sliced bacon (16 slices approx.) lb ham, diced into quarter inch pieces 1.5 cups sharp cheddar, grated Jeff’s original rub recipe (purchase recipes here) Jeff’s original barbecue sauce (purchase recipes here) Foil and/or wax paper Also, been looking at thermometers. This thing looks like the choice:
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    Today, 12:10 AM
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