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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    02-02-2016, 09:32 PM
    VTT is proud to announce our new cast turbocharger samples arrived today. I can say seeing my vision, and direction put into motion, and finally seeing a working production turbocharger is a really great feeling. These turbochargers we hope will shape the landscape of the N54 turbocharger market, and we are happy to share them with you, bringing you a true stock frame location turbo with no compromises. We will be installing, tuning, and testing these in the next couple weeks, and once we have the data, and numbers. We will be making a full announcement thread, with pricing, availability, buy back incentives, specs, as well as our plans for a giveaway. Until then, here are a few photos, we will post some more one we get it on the engine, and installed! Stay Tuned, things are about to get interesting...:music-rockout:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 05:57 PM
    Many of you do not seem to understand what took place or why. The idea was to give back to the community as we have several times. Additionally, to get exposure for BimmerBoost. This website is not obligated to give anyone any free parts but we have done many giveaways in the past to show appreciation for the userbase. I contacted Rob well before the RB EVO turbos were ready asking if he would like to help the community. Rob graciously agreed to discount a set of turbos but told me the turbos were not out yet and that he had people waiting and already paid up for set. I published information on these turbochargers for the benefit of the community before they were released. We had a contest and the contest expired before these turbos were released. I decided to extend the contest further but the dates I chose still did not align with development. The contest expired before the turbos could be delivered to the contest winner. That was the end of that. Now, some vendors have taken this as meaning Rob did something wrong. He did nothing wrong. He fulfilled the orders of his customers AS HE SHOULD. How you would feel having ordered and paid for a set of turbos only to be informed you would have to experience a delay due to a forum contest? Is that fair? No. Now, everyone had the best of intentions here. It did not work out as planned. That happens sometimes. The main thing is for Rob to worry about his business. That is his priority. Despite attacks and people accusing Rob of doing something wrong he is STILL WILLING to participate in a giveaway. I'm surprised as if I were him I'd tell people to go pound sand after the insults sent his way for doing nothing more than wanting to help. Once again, Rob did nothing wrong. We can revisit this and hold a new contest but the way people are acting is turning me off as well. I proposed a bigger and better giveaway that would include all of our vendors with you, the user, choosing what you want on your car. Unfortunately, some vendors want to do their own thing and own giveaway instead of participating. That is fine. That is their prerogative. However, it does make organizing things difficult. In summation, Rob did nothing wrong, contributed greatly, and did everything he was supposed to do and then some. It is not his fault development time and delivery time did not align with a contest that was not of his making. Everyone simply wanted to help. Nobody deserves any blame.
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  • Sam@ActiveAutowerke's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:59 PM
    Hi, my name is Sam Morgan and have recently joined the salesteam at Active Autowerke. Active leads the industry in service and modifying your BMW. I drive a 2008 135i named Nancy. Almost every turbo setup available to the public has been on my car giving me an edge the competitors simply cannot match. You can contact me at Sam@activeautowekre.comor 305-233-9300 ext. 229. Or you canjust call and ask for Sam! I will beglad to connect you with some of the best BMW performance engineers in the country.
    60 replies | 1410 view(s)
  • Chris@Boost Concepts Inc's Avatar
    02-07-2016, 10:49 PM
    To all Forum Members, Boost Concepts is proud to introduce it first product for the N54 N55 135i and 335i platform. We have been working for the last 7 months to bring this product to market to offer a high quality affordable solution to those wanting to upgrade their LPFP and enjoy the benefits of higher ethanol content fuel mixtures and the associated performance increases it offers. The FPM-1 DIY LPFP kit was designed from the ground up to have perfect fitment in the factory bucket, withstand the harsh nature of ethanol fuels with 100% ethanol compatible materials, be easy to install with full video documentation and come complete with all hardware to complete the installation by most if not all enthusiasts with a DIY mindset. The pump when completed has 100% OEM plug and play fitment with the factory fuel line and electrical connections for easy servicing. This kit solves the headache of core charges and tying up your valuable modding budget. The kit Utilizes a genuine Walbro 450lph e85 fuel pump for excellent reliability and performance. The kit comes pre-assembled and positioned for easy installation which takes between 1-2.5 hours depending on technical skill level. It includes a complimentary fuel tank lid ring removal tool so you won't have to wrestle the tank with the wrong tools. We felt the best approach was to keep production of this product discrete through its design, alpha and beta testing and hold off on announcing its official offering until all results were in its lengthy 6 month Beta testing period had concluded. We are happy to report that 100% of our beta testers reported zero issues and excellent performance from the kits. With tht said, finally the day has arrived to announce and we are happy to report that we are currently stocking kits for orders with only a 3-4 day shipping lead time. We hope to have kits fully assembled for same day shipping within the next 2 weeks, but could resist the opportunity to announce on Superbowl Sunday. We appreciate your patience and understanding. A special thank you to our Beta Testers who were diligent in reporting, and communication during the testing period. We never could have done it without you! Hopefully they will chime in with their 3rd party experience as customers, installers and enthusiast end users. And for those interested in our product more information is available on our newly launched website, Facebook page and Instagram account linked below: www.boostconcepts.net www.Facebook.com/boostconceptsinc #boostconceptsinc For those curious about the installation, you can view the installation video series on our Youtube channel linked under the product description on our website. We were pretty detailed and made it as a follow along to simplify the process and show exactly what is required to install the pump kit. And here are some of our pictures from along the journey of bringing the product to market. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we are glad to help in any way that we can! ****Edit Note**** It was recently brought to my attention that there is a demand for a Plug n Play bucket assembly as well. This was actually the original model for this product but during Beta testing 80% strongly requested to have it as a DIY to avoid the hassles of core charges and to maximize cost savings. So here is what I am going to do, I will add an option to have a Plug n play bucket assembly. Cost will be $349 and includes the lid ring tool, shipping will be what ever USPS calculates for size and weight which I will determine this week to add to the website. Hopefully this will give those who don't feel comfortable giving the DIY a try an option to still save some money and have the same performance as the DIY kit. Would love your thoughts and feedback on this! Thanks, Chris
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  • Luke.pitt's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 03:21 PM
    Luke.pitt started a thread Turbo dynamics UK in N54
    Hi thanks for the welcome. Love my 335i, had it for nearly two years now. So far have vrsf downpipes, tial charge pipe, mishimoto intercooler, bms dual cones, jb4 g5 and the exhaust pe mod. Looking to maybe get the stage 1 turbo dynamics hybrid upgrade. Any one here have any experience with them? Thanks in advance.
    32 replies | 629 view(s)
  • Stucks's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 02:01 PM
    Have spoke to a couple people regarding this. Meth is awesome for iat cooling, but port fuel injection is the best for distribution of extra fuel to cylinders when required for higher power output. In the sticky on n54tech regarding port fuel, its stated that if using both together, a smaller methanol injector like a cm3 or cm5 would be required. Anybody try this or used it? According to Terry, there have been plenty of people out there who have run both at the same time. Just wondering how it has worked and if any issues have arisen.
    23 replies | 559 view(s)
  • idratherbesurfing's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 02:13 PM
    So i am posting this thread for a friend since he does not have a forum account. Trying to help guage intrest in a Titanium Chargepipe option for the N54 motor. It will be just like the other chargepipes on the market available with meth bungs and different BOV flanges. Benefits: Lighter Less prone to heat soak Just a cool piece to personalize your car Price Estimate: $300 Long version $250 Short version Any input would be appreciated :handgestures-thumb:
    17 replies | 484 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 04:53 PM
    N54 owners have had a 'downpipe fix' available for some time. N55 owners have not. What is the issue? Basically, if you run a catless downpipe you will get codes from the ECU. This creates a problem when trying to pass emissions, run at a track day, clear codes, etc. In comes Area74 to the rescue with their i02 simulator. It's a fairly straightforward box designed to do one thing. Area74 describes the details and process best below. Here is the nuts and bolts, and a little more of our story/history. For obvious reasons I cant go into any great detail about the software. Many vehicle enthusiast enjoy modifying their vehicles, for appearance and/or power. One major modification happens to be exhaust, wether in be a header/DP with a "sport" cat or completley catless. Either way, increasing flow, increases power. We are in total support, as it's your ride, you paid for it... When cat's are removed, the PCM/ECM is very quick to determine (via testing) that they are missing. this results in a check engine light P0420 and/or P0430. There are lots of tunes available to eliminate this annoyance, either direct programming or an add on unit that will simply autoclear all and any fault codes. This is fine, however....."autoclear" means it clears ANY codes, so even if you have an issue, you will never really know.... Autoclear = erase codes instantly....how many codes do you have for your engine ? how will you know something went wrong when you should know? Direct tune = P0420, P0430 are often written out of the program, so you never get a readiness "PASS" it simply shows "not ready" or "x" So, how does the io2V3.0 CatSim help...... A programmed microprocessor reads the actual o2 sensor, then through software manipulates it into a voltage signal that resembles a known good cat. Autoclear can be disabled, you won't get a P0420/P0430, it passes the monitors and life is good. If the computer detects a fault, the check engine light will still notify you of a problem. If you run catless (for off road of course) wouldn't you want the check engine light active if a problem occurs? Autoclear is a double bladed sword. JB4 and Cobb use an autoclear. After receiving permission from another site, we spent 8 months developing and providing updates to members as we went along, we worked hard and became very attached to BMW owners, we wanted to provide a solution. KevBquick became our major tester about 6 months ago (we asked permission and for a long standing member to test and provide honest results) sample after sample were sent to KevBquick, data was collected and on Jan 18......of this year, we had great news, it was fixed!!!!!!! In 7 miles, KevBquick passed all readiness monitors for the o2's and cat, running catless and JB4 autoclear off......he called the io2 a "beast!" In all that time we tested on numerous models, Toyota, Honda, chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, ford, and nailed everyone!!!!! Product page: http://www.area74.ca/io2
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-05-2016, 07:24 PM
    Some good runs here but unfortunately all of the cars do not run each other. The camera car is a Paxton Blown Mustang 5.0 GT Coyote with roughly 700 horsepower. It captures the action as the cars go at it on the highway. The first run is the 700 horsepower STI vs. what is said to be an 800 horsepower Mazdaspeed 3. We would love to know the mods on the Mazda as it is fast! Very, very fast. It makes easy work of the STI from a 60 mph roll the STI itself being no slouch. They go at it again and the second time the STI gets a better start and holds off the Mazda. The STI then goes up against the Mustang camera car. The camera work is poor on this run but the Mustang gets the hit and holds off the STI. Next up is the Mustang and the C63 AMG and they do several runs. The first run has the Mustang jump and it takes an easy lead which it holds. The C63 gets a much better start in the second run and opens a quick lead thanks to the twin screw torque and holds it up top thanks to the M156 top end. The final run between the Mustang and the C63 again has a quick count with the Mustang getting on the throttle first. It is a good race between the two but the GT edges slightly up top. We wish we had more detailed specs on the cars but good runs nevertheless. Edit Mazdaspeed 3 specs: built 2.3 built head PTE6466 e85 lots of boost
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  • 8900120d's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 06:47 AM
    been trying to get a list of e92 M3 suspension parts that can go on an e92 335i. there seems to be alot of different opinions online. i have access to a m3 complete front and rear subframe (including arms, hubs, discs, lsd (3.15), brakes, ARB etc) for <$2000 which i currently think its more value for money than getting an aftermarket LSD. i know i will have to cut the drive shaft, weld and balance it. i have been told that i shouldnt use the M3 brakes due to differences in the Pump, does that mean i will have to use the 335i hubs? has anyone done this before, would appreciate some advice/information im running 500bhp+ and really need to up the handling, do i really need the complete subframes? it may be cheaper for me to get the parts separately, so if anyone has done this before and could send me a list of parts needed, it would help me get my head around what i need. thanks
    11 replies | 331 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 04:09 PM
    Things have changed a bit regarding rally racing spectators. Why? Well, take a look at the gif posted below and you will understand why. Back in the legendary 80's Group B days as well as other rally classes drivers would have to contend not only with the elements but spectators as well. This speaks for itself.
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  • TwistedTuning's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 PM
    Hey whats up everyone. pretty much the new guy here on the boards. Just starting a thread to post updates to what im doing to my XI. I know Nitrous has been run on the N54 as i searched around just to see what people did and etc. Nitrous isn't always well welcome on some platforms for whatever reason. But i've always been a fan of any PROPERLY setup power adder. I'm choosing the Direct port route for my setup. Base kit being used here to start is: Nitrous Express Part Number: 80006EFI-10 Why am i choosing to go nitrous over a turbo upgrade currently? Partially because on this car in particular, im not looking for more power than the stock twins can support. And nitrous will work for those times i just want some added go. I've run nitrous with very good success in other cars. so i figured i'd do the same on the XI. On top of the base kit, im running the typical bottle heater and remote opener. Going to make a custom switchbox in the center console to hide everything. as well as have the purge kit which is a necessity if not using it all the time. Who wants to crack liines? Not sure if anyone is interested, but if you are feel free to follow this thread. I have a spare intake manifold in the mail to mock it all up on. and make it nice and pretty. And still on the fence about actually making a spacer plate for the intake manifold and putting jets there instead of the manifold runners. I opted for direct port, because i don't want to deal with pooling and uneven distro. Anyway, i'll post updates as i go. thanks for viewing. -Justin
    9 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 06:21 PM
    This is some hardware you do not see very often on the drag strip. These cars are more at home on the roadcourse but they certainly put up a good showing in a straightline as well. The hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder is well known with its naturally aspirated 608 horsepower 4.6 liter V8 that revs to 9150 rpm augmented by two electric motors for a total system output of 887 horsepower. Unlike the other two modern hybrid supercars the 918 Spyder sends power to all four wheels. That means the electric torque helps it get off the line quickly and it puts the power down effectively. How quickly does it move? Well, it makes a McLaren 650S look like it is standing still. The 650S is no slouch by the way capable of running low 10's at high 130's in the 1/4 mile thanks to its low curb weight and efficient rear wheel drive layout powered by a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8. The 918 Spyder gets the better launch with a 1.64 60 foot to the 650S Spyder's 1.88. The end result is the 918 running 9.835 @ 144.95 to the Mclaren's 10.912 @ 133.46. The video claims the best time for the McLaren was a 10.3 @ 137.5 from earlier in the day but no proof is posted. It certainly is believable and well within reason. It also means the Ferrari 488 GTB should be a good match for it. Great runs and a well done video with multiple camera angles.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 09:33 PM
    This is a great race to see with the two previous generation German rivals duking it out with some boost. The C63 AMG belongs to BoostAddict member @gzim335. You likely know the car as it was involved in a controversial race against an F82 M4 with upgraded S55 turbos. The C63 M156 V8 equipped with a Weistec Stage III 3.0 liter twin screw is fast. We know that and an example recently ran 10.1 @ 139 in the 1/4 mile. We do not know which AA supercharger kit is on the E92 M3. It is running meth and higher boost so it is possibly a Level III but hopefully clarification on that will come from the participants. What is clear is that on the stock internals the M156 V8 has an advantage over the S65 V8 on stock internals which is not surprising. The torque certainly pays dividends here as the C63 opens up just enough of a lead to pass the M3 before running into traffic at high speed. While the video is very much appreciated it goes to show how quickly one runs out of space at these speeds and power levels. Hopefully we can see a rematch with multiple runs on open road so it is safer for all involved and nobody has to let off to avoid an accident.
    7 replies | 94 view(s)
  • Artsoasis's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 11:58 AM
    Anyone running MHD with port injection using the following setup: (Port injection kit) AIC6 Fuel it Stage 3 LPFP +Hobbs switch Any issues? Anything I should look out for?
    8 replies | 197 view(s)
  • volcom8190's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 04:46 PM
    volcom8190 started a thread For Sale: N54 335i Partout in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Parting out a 335i (N54 Engine, RWD). All parts are OBO, some include shipping, some will have to be quoted due to size and weight. PM me if interested, I only take Paypal and ship to confirmed addresses. Curt e90/e92/e93 Trailer Hitch (Class 2) - 100$ + shipping N54 JB4 with Data Cable - 350$ Shipped VSRF 3in RWD N54 Downpipes (Including New OEM BMW Turbo Gaskets) - 280$ Shipped Index 09 Injectors - Used - 66k Miles, Perfect Working Order - 40$ a Piece, 100$ for all 3 - Shipped VSRF 5.5in FMIC with 09+ Lower Charge Pipe - 400$ Shipped BMS DCI - 50$ Shipped OneStop Electronics INPA Cable - 75$ Shipped BAVTech Cable - Basic - 1 License Remaining - 80$ Shipped Photos: Click Here
    7 replies | 222 view(s)
  • johmei's Avatar
    02-07-2016, 08:21 AM
    Hi, I am in the process of replacing turbos on my 2007 335i (yes hybrids). I just got turbo #1 off and inspected the exhaust ports. I was hoping for dry ports and valves indicating no problems with exhaust valve seals. Sure enough they are dry as they can be. However, the valves are extremely white, albino style. I rather have them on the white side than wet but is this normal or anyting I should look out for? Right before putting the car away for winter I had a HPFP failure where it could not hold rail pressure above 4500rpm at the last trackday (road course) of the year. Worked ok while babying it but pretty much as soon as I got on it hard the car would limp. I only test drove the car after replacing the HPFP and it performed as it should again. I am thinking the extreme white could be from running a lean at times while HPFP was failing?! Any inputs would be appreciated as well as any tips of what to look out for or do while replacing turbos. Thanks
    5 replies | 200 view(s)
  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    02-03-2016, 01:59 PM
    Luke.pitt, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • ferocity02's Avatar
    02-04-2016, 01:35 PM
    ferocity02 started a thread 6AT Transmisison Tag? in N54
    Anyone know where the transmission tag is located on our cars? I'm ordering new solenoids and the seller needs the 10 digit code that is located on the tag. They said it usually starts with 1071 or 1068. I looked last weekend when I was determining if I had a 6HP21 or 19, but I didn't see any tag. They need this number in addition to knowing that it's a 6HP21. I have no idea why...
    4 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Anytyme's Avatar
    02-06-2016, 04:58 PM
    Anytyme started a thread For Sale: N55 Stage 2 Part Out in Buy/Sell - Parts
    Selling my PS2's, AR Design Kittyless DP, & BMS Intake. Less than 4k miles on my setup and date stamped receipts. PS2's with upgraded DV's and installation kit Paid $2,835.00 Asking $2250 (throwing in pure inlet with turbo) AR Down Pipe Paid $729.00 Asking $550 BMS intake $199 Asking $155
    3 replies | 85 view(s)
  • dblack102091's Avatar
    Today, 06:30 PM
    Hello everyone, I am doing a group buy-in if anyone is interested. I have reached out to a local Hot-Rod/performance shop here in Wisconsin and asked if they would make me a full 3.5" SS exhaust, like the one previously produced by horsepower freaks for my N54 single turbo 135i build. I have used this company before when they made a side exit exhaust for a 91 mr2 turbo I use to have and there work is absolutely flawless, so I was thinking to myself how I see people post up all the time looking to buy used HPF exhaust and thought I should test the waters to see if anyone would be interested in this as well. They have agreed to make as many as needed using my car for a template and depending on how well this goes my close friend has an 08 335i that he would be willing to use for anyone with a 3 series interested.
    3 replies | 45 view(s)
  • BigM62's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 PM
    Quote: "A proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency could mean bad things for racers and car enthusiasts across the United States. According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the EPA wants to make it illegal to modify your roadgoing car for racing, and could even prohibit the sale of aftermaket parts that mess with emission control devices. Tucked away in an EPA proposal titled Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles—Phase 2 is a section that indicates this sort of vehicle modification is a violation of the clean air act. Here's the exact wording, found on page 862 of an official EPA document: EPA is proposing in 40 CFR 1037.601(a)(3) to clarify that the Clean Air Act does not allow any person to disable, remove, or render inoperative (i.e., tamper with) emission controls on a certified motor vehicle for purposes of competition. SEMA met with the EPA to confirm the agency's intentions, and issued a statement saying, "The EPA indicated that the regulation would prohibit conversion of vehicles into racecars and make the sale of certain emissions-related parts for use on converted vehicles illegal." The association added, "SEMA will continue to oppose the regulation through the administrative process and will seek congressional support and judicial intervention as necessary." Cars used exclusively for racing have not always been held to the same emissions standards as their roadgoing counterparts. This EPA document outlines exactly how the Clean Air Act applied to cars used exclusively for racing, as well as new cars the EPA and various automakers classify as "competition" models. Here, it was simply not allowed to modify cars that would be used for both competitive and recreational use. "This proposed regulation represents overreaching by the agency, runs contrary to the law and defies decades of racing activity where EPA has acknowledged and allowed conversion of vehicles," said Chris Kersting, president and CEO of SEMA. The EPA is expected to publish its final regulations in July. Scroll down to read SEMA's official statement.
    2 replies | 35 view(s)
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