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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    Decided to make my own intercooler using a Garret core and custom endtanks welded on. Mods are as follows; -6766 1.15ar -6mt spec3+ -33-34psi -c16 -ambient temp 96* -3rd-5th gear pull -MHD tuned by Ken
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  • R.G.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:13 AM
    R.G. started a thread HPFP general question in N54
    Can someone with a bit more fancy book learnin tell me why it's a bad idea to run a secondary high pressure pump in series with the stock pump? Not belt driven, not oem but mounted under hood T'd in to rail with a pressure regulator? Edit: This would be with a full surge tank low pressure solution
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  • victor247's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:53 PM
    Hi guys, I just got a 2008 335i E93 as a project car. I just got a donor 335IS that ill use the transmission off of since the car currently has an automatic transmission. I just ran a cross a Precision 6870 for a good price that I plan to buy. What do you guys think of the idea of doing a single turbo project on a convertible and piecing the kit together? Would it be better I just get a kit? Whats the max power the IS DCT will reliably hold? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Pretty good weights on these at 20 lbs front and 21.5 lbs rear considering the 19x9.5 and 19x10.5 size. At $6580 though.... Product Description Reducing unsprung weight and improving your BMWs grip on the road is what the Lightweight Performance Wheel Set is all about. These wheels are built to DINAN offsets and sizes to accommodate substantially larger tires without any rubbing or modification of the wheel well. Each wheel is cut from a single solid block of aluminum creating a very strong wheel that is also light in weight. Throw on top of that great looks from a popular design and it is a winner all the way around. Lightweight Performance Wheel Set Highlights: + Built to DINAN optimized offsets and sizes + Wheels accommodate substantially larger tires for maximum grip and reduction of understeer by bringing the front and rear tire sizes closer together. + Motorsport-inspired design for the ultimate in street performance + Aerospace-grade 6061-T6 forged aluminum for high strength-to-weight ratio + Engineered to minimize unsprung mass and rotational inertia for maximum performance and handling + CNC machined from a solid piece of aluminum + OE TPMS and lug hardware compatible for ease of installation + DINAN logo center caps + I-Beamed Spoke Technology + Extreme Stiffness + Extreme Fatigue Strength + 2100 lb. Street-Tire Load Rating (per wheel) Color: Satin Gunmetal Front Wheel Size: 19" x 9.5" Weight: 20 lbs Recommended Tire: Michelin Super Sport or Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires – 265/30-19 (For other tires see note below) Rear Wheel Size: 19" x 10.5" Weight: 21.5 lbs
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:52 AM
    The BMW N20 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder gets a bad rap despite being a potent powerplant at least in stock form and highly underrated in its output. However, the BMW enthusiast community has witnessed many failures from this engine when tuned. Why is that? In theory, shouldn't it be 2/3's as capable as an N55 motor? Well, Pure Turbos has a car with their Stage 2 N20 turbocharger upgrade showing some serious power. This is a Brazilian car and a Brazilian dyno so 380 wheel horsepower will not translate exactly to Dynojet power that US enthusiasts are accustomed to. What one should take away is not just the peak figures but that the N20 is holding together with a substantial turbo upgrade: -N20 JB4 -N20 PURE Stg2 -E25 fuel (Pump gas with some E85 mixed) 387 Cv power = ~382whp 61 Kgm torque = ~440wtq @Pure Turbos is trying to get a baseline from this Dynotech dynamometer so we can better understand these numbers in context. What @Pure Turbos tells BimmerBoost is that failures on the N20 tend to come from oil pressure issues. It's clearly not a track motor but then again neither is the N54 or N55. Maybe with upgrades to the oil system the N20 can become an interesting tuning option. Then again, with the introduction of the B48 motor the N20 ship might have already sailed.
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  • ttuner's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    ttuner started a thread 600whp Z4 video review in N54
    I let my buddy review my car for his youtube channel. go check it out.
    2 replies | 243 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    All hail UGR (Underground Racing). The second generation Audi R8 is basically a Huracan with an Audi skin. It features the same engine as its Lamborghini brother as well as the same dual clutch transmission. UGR showed what they could do on the platform running 7.8 @ 187 in the 1/4 mile. It was only a matter of time before UGR would tackle the second generation R8 with their twin turbo kit which they announced a few months back. The results are predictably outstanding. 9.025 @ 160.00 in the 1/4 mlie. This is an elapsed time world record and just a hair off breaking into the 8's which will happen as temps drop. What are the full specs? Fuel, boost, etc.? We don't know. UGR did not provide them. Apparently this car is getting more power which implies engine and transmission builds. It would be nice to know if this was done the stock motor though.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum banatjuniora5077.
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    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    Welcome bnnattop3551, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    The BMW N20 2.0 liter turbo four-cylinder gets a bad rap despite being a potent powerplant at least in stock form and highly underrated in its output. However, the BMW enthusiast community has witnessed many failures from this engine when tuned. Why is that? In theory, shouldn't it be 2/3's as capable as an N55 motor? Well, Pure Turbos has a car with their Stage 2 N20 turbocharger upgrade showing some serious power. This is a Brazilian car and a Brazilian dyno so 380 wheel horsepower will not translate exactly to Dynojet power that US enthusiasts are accustomed to. What one should take away is not just the peak figures but that the N20 is holding together with a substantial turbo upgrade: -N20 JB4 -N20 PURE Stg2 -E25 fuel (Pump gas with some E85 mixed) 387 Cv power = ~382whp 61 Kgm torque = ~440wtq @Pure Turbos is trying to get a baseline from this Dynotech dynamometer so we can better understand these numbers in context. What @Pure Turbos tells BimmerBoost is that failures on the N20 tend to come from oil pressure issues. It's clearly not a track motor but then again neither is the N54 or N55. Maybe with upgrades to the oil system the N20 can become an interesting tuning option. Then again, with the introduction of the B48 motor the N20 ship might have already sailed.
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    Welcome Mario54, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    Welcome arobertostxaxdy9248, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Nisse Järnet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    One of my runs, more videos coming :) BMW E36 turbo with drag slicks vs. BMW E30 325ix turbo AWD with street tires and medium boost:
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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    Hey juanito237: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    Hey BrandonStu: :text-welcomewave:
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    Yesterday, 11:23 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum lombomtrangchu.
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    Today, 12:07 AM
    giasuhanoi, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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    Today, 04:20 AM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum CharissaGo.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    Earlier this month PorscheBoost took a look at the GIAC and Cobb software tuning options for the Macan Turbo 3.6 liter V6 model. The conclusion was that Cobb offered a substantial torque advantage. Well, now PorscheBoost will look at Cobb and GIAC ECU flash software for the Macan GTS and S with the 3.0 twin turbo V6. Let's start with the Macan S which in stock form offers 340 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. GIAC gets a baseline of 266 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque on a Mustang dyno: You will notice horsepower increases 301 at the wheels but torque jumps up by 110 lb-ft for a huge gain. Again, the majority of the gain comes down low in the curve which is no surprise. Cobb's curve is similar: The main difference is that Cobb shows they also have 100 octane race gas tuning available. They also top 450 lb-ft of torque at the wheels but once again there is likely a correction factor at play. We wish Cobb just posted uncorrected and raw Mustang dyno graphs with the peak figures as their graphs are not as easy to read or anywhere near as useful. Regardless, here are the gains: MACAN S POWER GAINS Stage 1 91 Peak Gains : +9.43% HP, +21.24% TQ Stage 1 91 Max Gains : +37.30% HP, +37.29% TQ Stage 1 93 Peak Gains : +12.48% HP, +22.38% TQ Stage 1 93 Max Gains : +40.94% HP, +40.94% TQ Stage 1 100 Peak Gains : +14.56% HP, +26.28% TQ Stage 1 100 Max Gains : +41.73% HP, +41.72% TQ Let's take a look at the Macan GTS now which features the same 3.0 liter V6 engine as the S model except in a higher state of tune offering 360 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The baseline from GIAC shows the GTS is substantially stronger than the S with 302 horsepower and 314 lb-ft of torque at the wheels: The tuned figures are 334 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque at all four wheels. More power in tuned form than the S model. This is difficult to explain as the turbos are supposed to be the same between the two models. The GTS has different camshafts though, a revised intake, and stronger pistons. That is likely the reason for more power from a tuned GTS. Now let's look at Cobb's results. Once again, without the peak figures on the graph Cobb's data is not nearly as helpful: Their tuned GTS figures do show greater separation between 91, 93, and 100 octane race than they do on the S. On race gas they are approaching 500 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. MACAN GTS POWER GAINS Stage 1 91 Peak Gains : +5.25% HP, +15.74% TQ Stage 1 91 Max Gains : +34.72% HP, +34.81% TQ Stage 1 93 Peak Gains : +9.26% HP, +19.04% TQ Stage 1 93 Max Gains : +36.31% HP, +36.59% TQ Stage 1 100 Peak Gains : +9.26% HP, +23.86% TQ Stage 1 100 Max Gains : +41.77% HP, +42.07% TQ To summarize this comparison is not perfect as despite both companies utilizing a Mustang dyno Cobb looks to be correcting their figures which show substantially more torque. We much prefer the raw uncorrected graphs that GIAC presents and commend them for doing so. The only way to really see the difference is to put the same car on the same dyno with software from each. In the end, the choice likely will come down to cost, support, and the variety of fuels supported. In these areas, Cobb has GIAC beat especially when you factor in the utility offered by the Accessport.
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    Today, 06:35 AM
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    Today, 08:05 AM
    Welcome Ferris, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 08:37 AM
    Welcome robertottsy7619, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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    Today, 09:46 AM
    Hey lamanh21: :text-welcomewave:
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    yes indeed. Already thought of that and was one of the changes i was putting into the V2 plate
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread IAT results: 1000hp Garret core in N54
    It might be if I wasn't forced to read Charles Dickens' garbage.
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    there are PLENTY of unlocked MAPS floating around. Not sure what they do, as i've never looked. But they are out there. And the stock BINS are there as well. I'm personally not going to be providing any unlocked maps aside from a Valet since i've had several people ask me for it for some reason. On another note, I8A0S, IJE0S, and IKM0S definition files are complete for this software package. working on INA0S now, should be done later today or tomorrow sometime.
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    Today, 09:45 AM
    Sticky replied to a thread NWS: BIMMERBOOBS in Off Topic - Not Work Safe
    Just rare.
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