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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Well guys, after a lot of stress, grey hair, and I am sure a few months off my life span. Stage 3 is officially in stock, and can ship in as little as 2 weeks from order. This is because of the different turbo options, and custom welding needed to be done to the housings once the turbo choice is made. 3 full kits are leaving the shop tomorrow including Sammy's in Houston going on an ABR Punisher. I can't say its been fun, but it does feel good to have made it through, and built what we promised. That the people who have waited, actually waited is beyond me, and shows true patience. We thank you guys! We look forward to getting numbers soon. We will get some better product shots, but here is the full kit that will be boxed int he am. Thanks for the support!
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    The F82 M4 GTS is shaping up very well. The only downside is it will be fairly limited. 700 units for worldwide consumption? That means we expect less than half to come to the USA but for once you will not see BimmerBoost complaining as American M enthusiasts are still reeling from being passed over for the E46 M3 CSL and the E92 M3 GTS. BMW finally decided to do the right thing and reward its largest market. About time BMW and we still are never going to forgive you for the E46 M3 CSL and E92 M3 GTS. That said, this is an epic M car. Why? Because it takes performance seriously. It isn't an M badge thrown on an SUV that will never see the racetrack or some lame special edition that amounts to some new paint like the 'Championship Edition' E92 M3. This car actually gets real Motorsport division attention and not marketing division attention. Let's start with BMW reducing weight. They claim 3328 pounds. Does that 33XX number range sound familiar? It should because BMW originally claimed 3306 pounds for the F80 M3 and F82 M4. BMW missed that target badly and the F80 M3 came in at 3562 pounds which can go up depending on options. Something tells us this time the car will weigh close to what they are claiming but US cars no doubt will weigh more than European counterparts due to side impact crash regulations. Even if the US car is heavier expect a drop from the standard F82 M4. That is a very good thing and if BMW manages to shave some weight off the nose they can finally get the car to 50/50 front to rear weight distribution as it should be. The included water injection system will add weight though. Which brings us to the motor. Yes, the car has a water injection system for the S55 motor as previously reported. With the cooling and octane benefit BMW raises power to 500 horses no doubt with more aggressive tuning. As you know the S55 engine in the F80 M3 and F82 M4 is underrated and already at the 500+ horsepower mark so does this mean this figure is closer to 500 at the wheels than at the crank? We think it has to be. It would have been nice to see something along the lines of larger turbocharger or some hardware changes to the engine like E92 M3 GTS and E46 M3 CSL saw but in the turbo era this is how it goes. If we were to nitpick the car the lack of S55 internal hardware changes would be the spot to nitpick. You combine the higher power with less weight thanks to the CFRP parts and titanium exhaust system along with the improved aerodynamics adding substantial downforce and you get a 7 minute and 28 seconds Nurburgring laptime. This blows every production BMW out of the water. It is not even close. The vaunted E46 M3 CSL managed a 7:50 around the 'Ring and the E92 M3 GTS in the hands of Horst von Sauma only bettered the CSL by two seconds. The F82 M4 GTS is 20 seconds quicker than the E92 M3 GTS. If that is not evidence of a lot less weight and underrated power (on a track like the Nurburgring that loves power) we do not know what is. Not enough can be said about the BMW claimed Nurburgring laptime. It equals the Porsche Carrera GT in the hands of Walter Rohrl. If Porsche's own test driver and rally legend who knows the Nurburgring better than anyone can do a 7:28 in a vehicle of the Carrera GT's pedigree and the M4 can match that we finally have a serious BMW performance car that blows everything else BMW has ever produced out of the water to an extraordinary degree. You can read the full details and specifications from BMW in their M4 GTS presentation below but it is about damn time we got a car like this. By we, I mean American enthusiasts first and then BMW enthusiasts worldwide. Unfortunately it may be a bit too little and too late for some but at least it shows BMW can still produce when the M division is allowed to put in the effort. Unfortunately, the M division demonstrates this level of capability rarely these days. 'i' mean that.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    Just as in the BMW N54 world we are starting to see more piggyback and flash combinations on the S63TU platform. This F10 M5 is benefiting from such a tuning setup and it shows in its very strong 760 rear wheel horsepower and 816 lb-ft of torque at the wheels dyno pull. Here are the mods on the car: Flash + JB4 S2/BCM AMS downpipes RPI Exhaust MSR Intakes BMS Meth Upgraded Clutch packs Pure S1 Turbo upgrade Now we would like to know who is doing the flash tuning. Additionally, there are still some issues to work out regarding misfires up top so the tuning is not yet perfect. Tuning for upgraded turbos is going to evolve over time but this is already a very good sign for the S63TU. It is also important to note the meth injection here as the S63TU fuel system needs the methanol support at these levels and owners would be wise to use it until direct injection fuel system upgrades are available and commonplace on the platform. Spectacular numbers regardless that should get even stronger over time. More details from the owner below:
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    Yesterday, 11:41 AM
    1 member is celebrating their birthday on 10-08-2015: -CookieCrisp (Age: hidden or unknown) Happy Birthday!
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    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
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  • OlegD's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    Thanks.This month I'm at work in Moscow. I will continue to engage with machine in November. Tomorrow I takin away carbon fiber triaxial sleeving, it had come from California.
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  • mj6234's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    It always seems to be just #5 . My car (2008 MSD80 335i) was also just #5 . Roy's DIY shows his as being #5 as well. I just replace the bad one. No issues since.
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  • cupra's Avatar
    Today, 07:35 AM
    cupra replied to a thread VTT Stage 3 is now in stock. in N54
    for example I'm one of them ;)
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  • cupra's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 AM
    sorry for the question if it seems silly.What do you mean by resetting the DME?I made several flash and I've never had to do anything different.
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  • Tzu's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    No, it's just common practise. It's happened to a lot of us over the years and just took trial and error to figure out. But for whatever reason, with throttle adaptation resets especially, if you don't reset the DME you'll be greeted with a bouncing tach and a chirstmas tree.
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  • Tzu's Avatar
    Today, 06:55 AM
    Move the coil from Cyl5 to Cyl 4/6 and retest. Wasn't there something that when a MOSFET blows, all coils are supposed to be replaced?
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  • sammy_0559's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    Yup still here lol! purchased an e90 n54 that the motor, stage 3s and goodies are going into. Going to be fun, hopefully I have time between work and school. I will try to get it done sometime soon. Having the kit Finally will definitely get the ball rolling on the build. Very excited!
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  • DisCiteFullRetard's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    In she goes!
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  • fastgti69's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    fastgti69 replied to a thread VTT Stage 3 is now in stock. in N54
    Awesome!!!!! Things are getting very exciting for the n54!
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  • PLF's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    PLF replied to a thread VTT Stage 3 is now in stock. in N54
    Ship these puppy's as the orders come in and you will get a nice market share ! Congratulations !!!
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  • mave198's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    mave198 replied to a thread VTT Stage 3 is now in stock. in N54
    More like a few years off your life with all the shit the stage 3 delays caused. You have to feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment finally getting these done with actual kits ready to ship. A lesser shop would've given up a loooooooooong time ago.
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  • Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    I am not going to disclose that, but there are others
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  • jlcf22's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    jlcf22 replied to a thread VTT Stage 3 is now in stock. in N54
    Nice...just curious how many people waited since day 1 besides Sammy?
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  • GiveEmTheDD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    LOL- this did make me laugh a bit- Cobb for forte- offer still stands man :) Hit a deer a few weeks ago- so car is being pieced back together and ill be back out at the strip. Took some advice from Steve/Fuel-it, and will be tuning shortly :)
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  • driver_02's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    driver_02 replied to a thread Motor build time in N54
    I can 100% relate! After two spun rod bearings I convinced myself that a Punisher was the appropriate replacement :flags-texas::naughty:
    79 replies | 3575 view(s)
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